Whose Fourth of July is it, anyway?

Whose Fourth of July is it, anyway?

There are 633 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jul 3, 2012, titled Whose Fourth of July is it, anyway?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a withering speech commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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d-pants

Port Matilda, PA

#665 Jul 24, 2012
Terry Buckeye wrote:
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Fine, replace workers with jobs. How many jobs were sent overseas with stimulus money?
I see the word game you are trying here. So let me answer that question with another question.
What was the purpose of stimulus? To put Americans back to work and jump start the economy correct?
Obama also signed in two nafta style trade agreements.
d-pants

Port Matilda, PA

#666 Jul 24, 2012
Go lake Erie monsters!

Since: Dec 11

Fort Worth, TX

#668 Jul 24, 2012
d-pants wrote:
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I see the word game you are trying here. So let me answer that question with another question.
What was the purpose of stimulus? To put Americans back to work and jump start the economy correct?
Obama also signed in two nafta style trade agreements.
With which I wholeheartedly disagree and which I have written to him concerning. Jobs were created with the stimulus money, but if you choose to believe otherwise, that's your prerogative. Nonetheless, I am not willing to throw the baby out with the bath water. Just because I disagree with one idea he instituted doesn't mean that I don't think he's done a good job otherwise. And I am by no means ready to vote a conservative Republican into the White House, and MOST especially one in whom I have seen absolutely no sign of honesty or candor.
ffs

Columbus, OH

#669 Jul 25, 2012
Terry Buckeye wrote:
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With which I wholeheartedly disagree and which I have written to him concerning. Jobs were created with the stimulus money, but if you choose to believe otherwise, that's your prerogative. Nonetheless, I am not willing to throw the baby out with the bath water. Just because I disagree with one idea he instituted doesn't mean that I don't think he's done a good job otherwise. And I am by no means ready to vote a conservative Republican into the White House, and MOST especially one in whom I have seen absolutely no sign of honesty or candor.
Good I'm not trying to get you to vote for anyone. If you don't like facts, that's fine. How many net gain jobs did stimulus create?
The buckeyes of the world grew up in "the heart of it all", "the birthplace of aviation". Go bucks!
Ps: the answer is zero.
Reality Check

United States

#670 Jul 25, 2012
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Reality Check

Bronx, NY

#672 Jul 25, 2012
Why doesn't Romney simply start running ads saying "Vote Romney, he's whiter."

In an age in which it's apparently okay for Mitt Romney to repeatedly just make stuff up about President Obama, this interpretation of these incredibly inappropriate comments by a Romney advisers is more than fair. From ThinkProgress:

An adviser to Mitt Romney told a London paper that Obama has not been an effective partner for Britain because he doesn’t “fully appreciate” America’s “Anglo-Saxon heritage.” The racially tinged comments come hours before Romney lands in London for a series of high level meetings and the opening of the Olympic Games.

In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding:“The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”

Funny, because America's Anglo-Saxon heritage wasn't very important to the Romney family when they abandoned America and moved to Mexico in order to avoid US anti-polygamy laws (the 19th century's version of the Swiss bank account). Even Mitt Romney's father was born in Mexico. Not very Anglo-Saxon of him. Not that I care, but Romney obviously cares - so he needs to explain the contradiction: Does he love America or not?

I don't know about you, but my family never abandoned America. Romney's did.
d-pants

Greensburg, PA

#674 Jul 25, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
Why doesn't Romney simply start running ads saying "Vote Romney, he's whiter."
In an age in which it's apparently okay for Mitt Romney to repeatedly just make stuff up about President Obama, this interpretation of these incredibly inappropriate comments by a Romney advisers is more than fair. From ThinkProgress:
An adviser to Mitt Romney told a London paper that Obama has not been an effective partner for Britain because he doesn’t “fully appreciate” America’s “Anglo-Saxon heritage.” The racially tinged comments come hours before Romney lands in London for a series of high level meetings and the opening of the Olympic Games.
In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding:“The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”
Funny, because America's Anglo-Saxon heritage wasn't very important to the Romney family when they abandoned America and moved to Mexico in order to avoid US anti-polygamy laws (the 19th century's version of the Swiss bank account). Even Mitt Romney's father was born in Mexico. Not very Anglo-Saxon of him. Not that I care, but Romney obviously cares - so he needs to explain the contradiction: Does he love America or not?
I don't know about you, but my family never abandoned America. Romney's did.
Crickets.

Since: Dec 11

Fort Worth, TX

#676 Jul 25, 2012
ffs wrote:
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Good I'm not trying to get you to vote for anyone. If you don't like facts, that's fine. How many net gain jobs did stimulus create?
The buckeyes of the world grew up in "the heart of it all", "the birthplace of aviation". Go bucks!
Ps: the answer is zero.
I used to wrestle against Mansfield in high school. I don't like YOUR facts, that's certain. I suppose you wouldn't like mine, either. I'll see you at the polls.

Since: Aug 10

Hollis Center, ME

#677 Jul 26, 2012
ffs wrote:
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Good I'm not trying to get you to vote for anyone. If you don't like facts, that's fine. How many net gain jobs did stimulus create?
The buckeyes of the world grew up in "the heart of it all", "the birthplace of aviation". Go bucks!
Ps: the answer is zero.
Still using my screen name?

Why are conservative all so similar?
ffs

Greensburg, PA

#678 Jul 26, 2012
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>Still using my screen name?
Why are conservative all so similar?
Mord fustang.

Since: Aug 10

Rochester, NY

#680 Jul 26, 2012
ffs wrote:
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Mord fustang.
Its hillarious, regardless of whaich forum i post in, at least 2 conservatives will start using my screen name. Is this what conservatives consider clever? Youre all exactly the same. PREDICTABLE and WEAK!
had

Beijing, China

#682 Jul 31, 2012
RayOne wrote:
The job numbers will come out tomorrow, happy 4th of July.
The correction numbers will be out Friday, or Monday after the WH vacation.
Let's meet on the horse back, and a knight or princess of your mind to avigate the world together . Visit the fantastic Date A Cowboy website cowboyslove** c0m.
Reality Check

Bronx, NY

#683 Aug 1, 2012
There are people out there murdering, raping, and committing all sorts of crimes against humanity. Compared to negative attack ads and sleazy politics, that is truly evil. Karl Rove is certainly no model for morality, but merely a political machine, completely unrestrained by morality.

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