A smaller tent

There are 60 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from May 2, 2009, titled A smaller tent. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter's decision to defect to the Democratic Party last week hastens the passage into history of the Republican moderate, of which Massachusetts and New England once boasted several.

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HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Falls Church, VA

#41 May 7, 2009
Eoin HIggins wrote:
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Capitalism requires the sale of one's labor and the freedom to do so, within whichever field one finds employment. It also requires the concept of the ownership of private property. This violates any social contracts whatsoever, and it is why capitalism only came to be after the Enclosure of the middle ages. So, as usual, you're wrong. Thanks for playing.
And you truly believe your gibberish based on what?
Does your field of historical view extend only to the Middle Ages and not before?
And even at that, you don't think Capitalism thrived during the Middle Ages?
There has been capitalist-based trade going on in the world since before the Phoenicians in 1500 BC!
What warped text of history do you consult, or is it just you that is warped?
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Falls Church, VA

#42 May 7, 2009
PDupont wrote:
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Iran-Contra ring a bell?
You consider Iran-Contra criminal?
You just can't handle greatness in a Republican president.
If Obama were to do that today, you and your Liberal buddies would declare him a hero of the revolution!
PDupont

West Chesterfield, MA

#43 May 9, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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You consider Iran-Contra criminal?
You just can't handle greatness in a Republican president.
If Obama were to do that today, you and your Liberal buddies would declare him a hero of the revolution!
Yes it was criminal. Reagan approved of selling missiles to Iran which was a clear violation of the law and some of the funds were funneled to the Contras, a band of right wing drug dealing thugs.
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Falls Church, VA

#44 May 9, 2009
PDupont wrote:
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Yes it was criminal. Reagan approved of selling missiles to Iran which was a clear violation of the law and some of the funds were funneled to the Contras, a band of right wing drug dealing thugs.
Seems to me Ronald Reagan was dealing at the time with a Democrat-controlled Congress.
Liberal Democrat Tip O'Neill (of Massachusetts) was Speaker of the House.
Why didn't the House just impeach Reagan if what he did was so criminal?
PDupont

West Chesterfield, MA

#45 May 10, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Seems to me Ronald Reagan was dealing at the time with a Democrat-controlled Congress.
Liberal Democrat Tip O'Neill (of Massachusetts) was Speaker of the House.
Why didn't the House just impeach Reagan if what he did was so criminal?
Because the Watergate affair was still an open wound and the Congress decided it was better to resolve the issue quietly instead of dragging the country through that hell again.

Since: May 08

Springfield, MA

#46 May 10, 2009
Dave HARDING wrote:
No question that the Republicans have gone off the deep end on social issues. As most Conservatives believe in the freedom of the individual and don't think that government should intrude in their private lives, the stance of the Republican party on issues such as abortion, gay rights, etc., makes no sense. BUT, when it comes to fiscal matters, the Republican Party is more relevant than they've ever been. The policies of the Obama administration in fiscal matters make absolutely no sense and will fail after providing temporary relief to the problems ailing the country. When they do, the Republicans will come back stronger than ever. There is no substitute for logical thinking, something that seems to be missing in the Democratic party.
How logical is the thinking that gives tax breaks to the wealthy with two wars going on?

Since: May 08

Springfield, MA

#47 May 10, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
Far from being 'bad' for Republicans, it's a relief that Specter is finally gone.
Republicans don't need 'moderates'.
Far from it.
Republicans do need to get back to the party's Conservative roots.
The thinnist book ever written is "Great Moderates of History", and even in those short pages Arlen Specter merits only a footnote.
Thank goodness he's gone.
And let's hope Democrats in PA will see through Specter's obvious self-centered machinations and vote for whatever opponent comes out against Spector in the Democrat primaries.
"Republicans do not need Moderates",thank you Mr. Heller,until the Conservatives are balanced by more moderates in the Republican party the Democrats will always be in power!

Since: May 08

Springfield, MA

#48 May 10, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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And you really believe this fantasy?
Name one piece of evidence that Bush, Cheney or Rumsfeld ever destroyed.
The missing E mails!

Since: May 08

Springfield, MA

#49 May 10, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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And you truly believe your gibberish based on what?
Does your field of historical view extend only to the Middle Ages and not before?
And even at that, you don't think Capitalism thrived during the Middle Ages?
There has been capitalist-based trade going on in the world since before the Phoenicians in 1500 BC!
What warped text of history do you consult, or is it just you that is warped?
I heard from a friend that some caveman named Uughe sold some embers from his fire to another dude for some Mastodon ribs!
In all seriousness,you are right Capitalism has existed since early civilization!
John Q Public

Rutland, VT

#50 Jun 1, 2009
ksk wrote:
Democrats are not "bullies" like Rush Limbaugh and other Fox News types...
I like that referrence
The republican party is the party of hate, greed and lies
They are funded by the billionaire robber barons
I do not care for the ultra liberal democrats
yet by comparison
they are most concerned with the common man
KSK from Albany; I think you have it HALF right!! When will most of you realize that NEITHER party cares for the "common man"?
test

Sparta, MO

#51 Jun 1, 2009
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Chicago Guy

Chicago, IL

#52 Jun 1, 2009
cbb wrote:
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It may take some time, but people are waking up to the fact global warming is a hoax. One day Al Gore will be in jail for crimes against humanity for this BS. How many millions of poor people will die when obama and Gore institute their global warming reduction measures?
Pathetic and criminal.
How will these "millions of poor people die" as a result of bad information?
Chicago Guy

Chicago, IL

#53 Jun 1, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
Far from being 'bad' for Republicans, it's a relief that Specter is finally gone.
Republicans don't need 'moderates'.
Far from it.
Republicans do need to get back to the party's Conservative roots.
.
Yeah. Who wants to win elections, anyway?

We'd rather be perennial also-rans who are MORALLY PURE.

LMFAO.

Way to slit your own throat(s).
Chicago Guy

Chicago, IL

#54 Jun 1, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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As though the silly theory of man-made global warming is something actually to be taken seriously.
Yeah, RIGHT!
Man, there's nothing more infuriating than people who have no idea what they're talking about, acting condescending while blindly parroting the party line.

How did you arrive at your conclusion, professor? By not like Al Gore?
mary jo

Syracuse, NY

#56 Jun 2, 2009
help me

please help me
mr kennnedy

Syracuse, NY

#57 Jun 2, 2009
I will be right back in the morning mary jo...hold your breath a little longer
mary jo

Syracuse, NY

#58 Jun 2, 2009
take your time.....I'm gonna find me some fresh water clams while I down here
Glasnos

Apopka, FL

#59 Jun 2, 2009
ramdan wrote:
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How logical is the thinking that gives tax breaks to the wealthy with two wars going on?
That depends on your perpective. Obviously you and your liberal democrats think all the money people work for belongs to the government ... and it is only due to governments good graces the worker is allowed to keep a part of his own earnings.
You have just described liberal socialism... and spit on freedom.
dubya

Syracuse, NY

#60 Jun 2, 2009
Glasnos wrote:
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That depends on your perpective. Obviously you and your liberal democrats think all the money people work for belongs to the government ... and it is only due to governments good graces the worker is allowed to keep a part of his own earnings.
You have just described liberal socialism... and spit on freedom.
actually it should all go to the oil companies and banks...anything else is not fair
jay leno

Warsaw, IN

#61 Jun 2, 2009
another dilusional libtard writes a story.

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