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Lincoln

United States

#844420 Jan 22, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uronme
ntal_Protection_Agency
EPA and Global Warming important. Global warming hurricane, Sandy did a bit of damage to the republican ticket in 2012.

Biden-Christie in 2016

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#844421 Jan 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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How can you be in such denial? Why are all the southern states red now?
Those are rhetorical questions since this has been shown to you many many times, you just refuse to accept that your party actively sought to bring southern racists rebelling against the Democratic Party into the Republican Party and that's where they've stayed until today and that's why the southern states are red.
Four years of this and it still hasn't sunk in; maybe she has an aneurism or alzheimers or something. I like this article on MLK:

Why Conservatives Call MLK Their Hero

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/19/us/mlk-conserva... []

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#844422 Jan 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Forgive me, I didn't watch the speech but here's a transcript:
http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_22...
Can you show me where he mentions jobs for illegal aliens please?
Thanks in advance.
That would be the world according to Jane, Carol and the entire conservative movement...Although unfortunatly [for them] their movement is in a downward spiral.

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#844423 Jan 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
6. Tearing von Mises to pieces. Right-wing leaders -- as well as Wall Street bankers, industrial polluters, processed-food producers, and any number of one-percenters -- have their resentful followers believing that there’s no such thing as a good government regulation. Much of their reasoning is found in what is known as the Austrian school of economics, notably in the work of Ludwig von Mises and Frederick Hayek. With a single sentence, Obama dismissed that entire branch of quackonomics with the back of his hand:
Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/12-...
Who's the biggest polluter in the US?

Yep, the government y'all want to regulate pollution.

Who capped BP's liability for the Gulf oil spill? In a free market BP would have been held completely liable and would likely have been driven into bankruptcy. Why does the US government sacrifice US citizen's lives, health, and property to protect a negligent foreign corporation's profitability?

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#844424 Jan 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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How can you be in such denial? Why are all the southern states red now?
Those are rhetorical questions since this has been shown to you many many times, you just refuse to accept that your party actively sought to bring southern racists rebelling against the Democratic Party into the Republican Party and that's where they've stayed until today and that's why the southern states are red.
She doesn't understand.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#844425 Jan 22, 2013
All for one and one for all or just me - Homer 2016
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#844427 Jan 22, 2013
Liberals bans plastic bags....

Yay!

Wait...

Causes 25% increase in E Coli infections in humans!!!!!

http://conservativecritic.wordpress.com/2013/...

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#844428 Jan 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.
Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/12-...
More socialist pap. A person should be paid what they are worth to the person who hired them.
Open more polling places. Problem solved.

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Lincoln

United States

#844429 Jan 22, 2013
carol wrote:
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(In case this didn't post the first time...)
Well, that Nixon doesn't align very well with this Nixon.
In 1952 and 1956, a majority of blacks backed the Republican Party. After the landmark 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education was handed down, Eisenhower ordered desegregation of the Washington DC public schools. In 1957 and 1959, Eisenhower proposed strong civil rights bills to enforce the long-neglected 15th Amendment and give Southern blacks the right to vote. Senate Southern Democrats filibustered the bills. When the Southerners demanded that violators of the new civil rights bill have the right to jury trials (before all-white Southern juries), Democratic senator John F. Kennedy voted with the South, while Republican vice president Richard Nixon broke a tie in the Senate to kill the Southern amendment.
The Nixon years witnessed the first large-scale integration of public schools in the South. Nixon sought a middle way between the segregationist Wallace and liberal Democrats whose support of integration was alienating some Southern whites. By September 1970, less than ten percent of black children were attending segregated schools. By 1971, however, tensions over desegregation surfaced with protests over the busing of children to schools outside their neighborhood to achieve racial balance. Nixon opposed busing personally but enforced court orders requiring its use.
In addition to desegregating public schools, Nixon implemented the Philadelphia Plan in 1970 — the first significant federal affirmative action program. He also endorsed the Equal Rights Amendment after it passed both houses of Congress in 1972 and went to the states for ratification. Nixon also appointed more women to administration positions than Lyndon Johnson had.
What you accuse Nixon and, by mere association, all Republicans of doing in the South doesn't add up to the overall picture.
Some sources referred to the "Southern Strategy" as Republicans using "wedge issues" such as "family values and protection of gun ownership rights" to gain the Southern vote.
Wow...family values is a "wedge issue"?
when Barry Goldwater voted against the JFK/LBJ Civil Right Act of 1964 people of color lost their love for republicans.

Carol, If you can remember Jackie Kennedy's dress you most likely are on Medicare and Social Security?
Peace

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#844430 Jan 22, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
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"“Until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce, rather than expelled from our country.”
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-...
of course what that really means is:
"Until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce, and MS-13 and other gang bangers can continue draining our social services, educational, prisons, maternity wards and all tax-payer funded systems rather than expelled from our country.”
You are a f*cking idiot.

First of all, the students are LEGAL aliens when they come to our colleges & universities.

Second they currently leave when they can not become legal after college.

Third, we would enable them to be legal if they wanted to stay.

There is not "illegal" anything.

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forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#844431 Jan 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.
Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/12-...
Put your money where your flapping pie hole is!!!!
Sell your mansion and help a 47%'er out!!!!!

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#844432 Jan 22, 2013
Does anyone remember Sarah Palin and all her stupidity?

I thought she was going to be a rising star in the Republican Party.

Is the right to keep and bear arms the same as the right to own arms?- Homer 2016
Jane Says

New York, NY

#844433 Jan 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
12 Ways Obama Smacked Down the Tea Party and the Right in Inauguration Speech
Reclaiming the language of patriotism, Obama then threw it back in the faces of right-wing Republicans to advance a liberal agenda.
1. Reminding the nation who won the Civil War.
2. Reminding the nation of the history of the civil rights movement.
3. Reclaiming the founding documents for liberalism.
4. Throwing right-wing rhetoric right back at them.
The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.
And Ayn Rand wept.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/12-...
And the Founding Fathers turned over in their graves.

but Obama's right. I know a lot of ill 90 year olds and social security disability collectors who have started new businesses and created jobs.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#844434 Jan 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Who's the biggest polluter in the US?
Yep, the government y'all want to regulate pollution.
Who capped BP's liability for the Gulf oil spill? In a free market BP would have been held completely liable and would likely have been driven into bankruptcy. Why does the US government sacrifice US citizen's lives, health, and property to protect a negligent foreign corporation's profitability?
Just because.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#844435 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Goldwater voted against the Civil Right Act.
Northern Republicans and Democrats voted for it.
Civil Right Act and Voting Rights Act helped elect President Obama, a Chrstian moderate.
Sooo the bonehead arrow seems to be pointing towards Jimmy. When will they ever learn. The conservatives always attempt to reconstruct history to their liking, while failing miserable.

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#844436 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Goldwater voted against the Civil Right Act.
Northern Republicans and Democrats voted for it.
Civil Right Act and Voting Rights Act helped elect President Obama, a Chrstian moderate.
Cherry picking, eh? Numbers cannot be ignored, except by extremists like you loons here.

If Obama is a "moderate" then you are not a liar and you are very smart, none of which is true.

The National Journal, in its 27th annual vote ratings, identified Obama as "the most liberal senator"

Since: Dec 12

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#844437 Jan 22, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>
"“Until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce, rather than expelled from our country.”
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-...
of course what that really means is:
"Until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce, and MS-13 and other gang bangers can continue draining our social services, educational, prisons, maternity wards and all tax-payer funded systems rather than expelled from our country.”
Nah, I understand that. When y'all can't make a point with facts you just make up "facts" to make your point.

BTW, its clear from the quote you posted he was referring to students on student visas not illegal aliens.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#844438 Jan 22, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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That would be the world according to Jane, Carol and the entire conservative movement...Although unfortunatly [for them] their movement is in a downward spiral.
you're absolutely right, because we are marching towards becoming New Greece or any other failed nanny state.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#844439 Jan 22, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
All for one and one for all or just me - Homer 2016
Liberalism is a mental disorder. Thanks for sharing.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#844440 Jan 22, 2013
Virginia Democrats are raising hell after Republicans unexpectedly rammed a controversial redistricting bill through the state Senate on Monday, capitalizing on the absence of a Democratic lawmaker and civil rights leader who was in Washington for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

The Virginia Senate is currently split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, each occupying 20 seats in the legislative body. Democratic State Sen. Harry Marsh's absence paved the way for passage of the previously unannounced legislation by a count of 20 votes to 19.

"The new redistricting map revises the districts created under the 2011 map," writes Talking Points Memo's Evan McMorris-Santoro, "and would take effect before the next state Senate elections in Virginia and would redraw district lines to maximize the number of safe GOP seats."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/virg...

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