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“John 3:16”

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“John 3:16”

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Nov 15, 2010
 
By Ken Connor
11/14/2010
With great power comes great responsibility. When things go well, the person in power tends to get the credit, and when they go poorly, that same person will bear the brunt of the nation's outrage. Nowhere does this maxim ring more true than in Washington, D.C, and this election cycle the American people sent a clear message to the party in power: We reject your policies and your agenda, and we hold you responsible for the mess you've created.
Since (with the exception of the President) no one represents the face of the Left more than Nancy Pelosi, a sizable cadre of Democrats have made it clear that they'd like to see her step aside as the top Democrat in the House. Much to their chagrin, however, Ms. Pelosi is unwilling to cooperate. In refusing to step aside, Ms. Pelosi is sending a message to her fellow Democrats that she values her own power more than the future of her party or the future of the country. This is a perfect example of the kind of selfishness, arrogance and tone deafness that the American people overwhelmingly rejected on November 3rd .
One thing that both parties seem to agree on in the wake of the midterm elections is that the American people sent a strong message that they are sick and tired of business as usual in Washington. The victorious GOP wasted no time in making it clear that they did not view the election as an endorsement, but as a second chance to earn the voters' trust. On the losing side, President Obama spoke for Democrats everywhere when he pledged to work harder and do better for the American people. The one Democrat that didn't perceive the elections as a referendum on the party in power was Former Madame Speaker Pelosi. Despite the wild success of the Tea Party movement and the widespread embrace of a limited government philosophy among successful GOP candidates this fall, Ms. Pelosi absolutely refuses to concede that the success of conservatives at the polls implies dissatisfaction with the policies of the Democrats in recent years. From the Huffington Post:
"Pelosi said that the vote was not a rejection of Democratic ideas, but frustration that those policies didn't work fast enough to create jobs.'The election was no ringing endorsement of Republicans,' Pelosi said.'We do not accept their version of what this election means. It's not about rejecting what President Obama has done. It didn't go fast enough to create jobs. That's what it's about.'"
These remarks bear striking resemblance to Ms. Pelosi's refusal to "accept" the concerns expressed about the trajectory of government spending and the pending health care legislation at townhall meetings and Tea Party rallies across the country during the summer of 2009: "This [tea party] initiative is funded by the high end – we call call it astroturf, it’s not really a grassroots movement. It’s astroturf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class."

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Nov 15, 2010
 
Notice a pattern here? If your opinion is contrary to Nancy Pelosi's opinion, then your opinion is illegitimate, period. If you say something that Nancy Pelosi doesn't want to hear, then you aren't really saying it. If you support an idea that Nancy Pelosi rejects, then you must be misguided, or confused, or a Nazi, or a racist.
Well, Ms. Pelosi was wrong about the Tea Party movement in 2009, and she is dead wrong about the meaning of the midterm elections today. The same citizens that she arrogantly dismissed as "astroturf" went on to found a new movement in American politics, a movement that has challenged the status quo in Washington and given rise to a new generation of Americans dedicated to restoring America to its founding vision. But instead of acknowledging the voice of this new movement, taking responsibility for her role in the Dems' electoral thrashing, and gracefully stepping aside, Ms. Pelosi has decided to run again. She even hosted a special reception this week celebrating “the accomplishments” of the 111 Congress!
It's no wonder that this unprecedented display of arrogance is not playing well with Democrats on the Hill, who are eager for a fresh start with the American people. They know that allowing Pelosi to retain her position as the top Democrat in the House would send a terrible message to the Republicans, and a worse message to the American people. Even though no one has stepped up to challenge Pelosi's bid for Minority Speaker, several Democrats have made it clear that they that they are not willing to sacrifice the future of their Party on the altar of one woman's oversized ego. Rep. Jim Matheson, Democrat from Utah put it this way:
"There's a growing number of people in the caucus saying,'Why's she running for minority leader in the first place?' We just got thumped in this election in a major way, and to act like we can just go back and do the same thing over again. It just seems like a very obvious situation when change is called for."
Time is running out for Ms. Pelosi to execute a dignified and graceful exit. In the end, it may take an Act of Congress for her to get the message that her time has run out.
Ken Connor
Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.
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hardtruth

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#245
Nov 17, 2010
 
Sunflower wrote:
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My husband and I both worked out of the state all of our working lives, however, it was pretty much by choice because we wanted to do only specific jobs, we could have found a job in Lucedale, I was offered a good job and turned it down. Time will tell about Palazzo, but I do not think the ship yard will be coming back soon, the government is cutting the number of ships. We have to start somewhere to get government spending under control, and we may all be in the poor house if we don't. Good Luck and I wish you and your family the best in finding good jobs
No, we're not going to be in the poor house if we don't get govt. spending under control. There's plenty of money to go around.

You people just listen to Glenn Beck and make up your minds based on what he tells you to do.

By the time they get federal spending under control we'll all be dead.

You people are delusional if you think electing this freshman nobody is going to bring jobs to our area. We're already in big trouble WITH the govt. money.

Enjoy your poverty idiot.
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#246
Nov 17, 2010
 
FishyWoman wrote:
The shipyard has already laid off alot of people, Gene did not stop that. If he had been reelected there is a good chance he would not have been on the same committees and would have lost most of his power because the democrats have lost the majority. I think the federal government and state government need to be cut. They have gotten way to big and controlling.
You're not even in Gene's district. Florida and Georgia are closer to us than you are.

Mind your own business.

Vote for your own guy up there.
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Nov 17, 2010
 

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I completely agree with you = government is taking over our lives - the more dependent we become on them - the more our country goes down the tube. Obama is going to do as little for the South as he can - we did not vote for him - won't vote for him again and he knows it. The Dems are having a big shake up on all the committees, they are running scared.
And they're going to have BIG gains in either 12' or 14' when that idiot Sarah Palin runs against Obama and he BURIES her in a landslide.

It goes both ways and hopefully Gene will come back in 12' and this time the people like us who took him for granted will bring him back with a vengeance.
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#248
Nov 17, 2010
 
Sunflower wrote:
That is exactly what I was thinking, we really did not have much choice. I haven't looked into it, but I am told that the Washington Post is urging Obama to come out and say he will not run for re-election, will check that out tonight when things are quieter around here
I didn't vote for Obama but my God -- if you think Palin or that billionaire Romney can beat him you're delusional.
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#249
Nov 17, 2010
 
Scoop The Report wrote:
Notice a pattern here? If your opinion is contrary to Nancy Pelosi's opinion, then your opinion is illegitimate, period. If you say something that Nancy Pelosi doesn't want to hear, then you aren't really saying it. If you support an idea that Nancy Pelosi rejects, then you must be misguided, or confused, or a Nazi, or a racist.
Well, Ms. Pelosi was wrong about the Tea Party movement in 2009, and she is dead wrong about the meaning of the midterm elections today. The same citizens that she arrogantly dismissed as "astroturf" went on to found a new movement in American politics, a movement that has challenged the status quo in Washington and given rise to a new generation of Americans dedicated to restoring America to its founding vision. But instead of acknowledging the voice of this new movement, taking responsibility for her role in the Dems' electoral thrashing, and gracefully stepping aside, Ms. Pelosi has decided to run again. She even hosted a special reception this week celebrating “the accomplishments” of the 111 Congress!
It's no wonder that this unprecedented display of arrogance is not playing well with Democrats on the Hill, who are eager for a fresh start with the American people. They know that allowing Pelosi to retain her position as the top Democrat in the House would send a terrible message to the Republicans, and a worse message to the American people. Even though no one has stepped up to challenge Pelosi's bid for Minority Speaker, several Democrats have made it clear that they that they are not willing to sacrifice the future of their Party on the altar of one woman's oversized ego. Rep. Jim Matheson, Democrat from Utah put it this way:
"There's a growing number of people in the caucus saying,'Why's she running for minority leader in the first place?' We just got thumped in this election in a major way, and to act like we can just go back and do the same thing over again. It just seems like a very obvious situation when change is called for."
Time is running out for Ms. Pelosi to execute a dignified and graceful exit. In the end, it may take an Act of Congress for her to get the message that her time has run out.
Ken Connor
Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.
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PELOSI IS FROM SAN FRANCISCO NOT MISSISSIPPI.

If you want to vote her out of office -- go move to California.

As if John Boehner is going to be any less corrupt.

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Nov 17, 2010
 
He's certainly less crazy than her.
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"Hardtruth" I have to disappoint you, but I don't live in poverty nor does anyone that I know personally. Gene lost and that is it - I don't understand why adult people cannot have a discussion without slurs and name calling. You have no idea who you are talking to and what their circumstances are. If your circumstances are bad, I am sorry for you. Our government is broke and people must quit depending on it, we will all have to learn to speak Chinese soon. The Washington Post is already calling for Obama not to seek re-election, I believe Clinton will come out and oppose him. I don't want Obama or Palin - I would love to see a Romney/Huckabee ticket - they are both very intelligent men. We have voted Nancy our of power and we didn't have to go to California, she will give up and retire. She is 70 years olds.
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#252
Nov 18, 2010
 
hardtruth wrote:
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You're not even in Gene's district. Florida and Georgia are closer to us than you are.
Mind your own business.
Vote for your own guy up there.
I live in Greene County, thank you very much! Topix puts whatever they want about where you live. I lived in George County for 47 years and now in Greene County. I think a lot of the people on here will agree, you are a loudmouthed ignorant fool!

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Nov 18, 2010
 
hardtruth wrote:
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You're not even in Gene's district. Florida and Georgia are closer to us than you are.
Mind your own business.
Vote for your own guy up there.
Thanks for noticing my location was wrong. I do live in Greene County now, but lived in George County for 47 years. I think everyone on here will agree you are a childish, ignorant idiot yourself. Now, how do you like being called name?
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I live in Greene County, thank you very much! Topix puts whatever they want about where you live. I lived in George County for 47 years and now in Greene County. I think a lot of the people on here will agree, you are a loudmouthed ignorant fool!
Amen - Unless you live on the coast of Miss - you are apparently low class to "Hardtruth" I think he is having some personal problems beside Gene Taylor
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#255
Nov 18, 2010
 
The_SCOOP wrote:
He's certainly less crazy than her.
Are you even from my district?

If so -- move to San Francisco -- vote her out. But don't vote on stupid Limbaughesque reasons.

You might be laughing and chuckling now but when they come for your job next due to budget cuts and/or the economy gets so weak your employer axes you, don't come bitching to people like me who warned you.
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#256
Nov 18, 2010
 
Sunflower wrote:
"Hardtruth" I have to disappoint you, but I don't live in poverty nor does anyone that I know personally. Gene lost and that is it - I don't understand why adult people cannot have a discussion without slurs and name calling. You have no idea who you are talking to and what their circumstances are. If your circumstances are bad, I am sorry for you. Our government is broke and people must quit depending on it, we will all have to learn to speak Chinese soon. The Washington Post is already calling for Obama not to seek re-election, I believe Clinton will come out and oppose him. I don't want Obama or Palin - I would love to see a Romney/Huckabee ticket - they are both very intelligent men. We have voted Nancy our of power and we didn't have to go to California, she will give up and retire. She is 70 years olds.
"Well I'm sorry if you're in trouble and the region is but as long as I'm ok...."

All I needed to hear.

I'm going to laugh when budget cuts on the state level cause them to lay you off.

Enjoy your move to another state and/or your descent into poverty.
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Nov 18, 2010
 
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I live in Greene County, thank you very much! Topix puts whatever they want about where you live. I lived in George County for 47 years and now in Greene County. I think a lot of the people on here will agree, you are a loudmouthed ignorant fool!
You changed it. Crenshaw is way the hell up near Memphis.

You don't live down here. Go discuss the issues in the Tupelo or Southhaven forum, you have no place or right to vote or participate in our region's discussion.

If you want to, move back down here and stop making stuff up. You don't live in Greene Co.

Alan Nunnalee is your congressman. Talk about his district, not ours.
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Nov 18, 2010
 
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Amen - Unless you live on the coast of Miss - you are apparently low class to "Hardtruth" I think he is having some personal problems beside Gene Taylor
Not really.

You're not trash, you just have no right discussing issues that have no relevance to you. Alan Nunalee is that idiot's congressman. They put Glenn Beck's needs over their own, and that's an idiot.

Look -- you people want fewer defense jobs, of which Gene was king of, go ahead. Enjoy your poverty. Your lifestyle is about to take a big hit.
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#259
Nov 18, 2010
 
Tell you what -- time for me to scoot on out of this thread.

You want to vote for Palazzo and the Republicans who have sold us down the river and will still sell us down - have fun w/that.

I'm done here.
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Nov 18, 2010
 
Hardtruth wrote:
Tell you what -- time for me to scoot on out of this thread.
You want to vote for Palazzo and the Republicans who have sold us down the river and will still sell us down - have fun w/that.
I'm done here.
Thank goodness "Hardtruth" is gone, If they close the shipyard today - life will go on - many, many people will be hurt, but they won't die. I think things will start to look up if we can get the right people in office.

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Regardless, Pelosi affects all the people of the USA with her immoral policies. If she kept to her own state, I couldn't care less. Its when she puts her nose in national issues, that concerns every american citizen.

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