DeMint destroys Heritage

DeMint destroys Heritage

There are 179 comments on the The Washington Post story from Oct 21, 2013, titled DeMint destroys Heritage. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

In addition to the damage done to the GOP by his penchant for right-wing antics, of which the shutdown fiasco was only the latest, Jim DeMint, the president of Heritage Foundation, has ushered in a new era in the once-proud conservative think tank's history.

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#95 Oct 22, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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Don't you mean the Bush---Reid/Pelosi Recession. The economy was doing fine
Let's review: Bush was handed a budget surplus when he took over, he cut the income with his tax cut for the very wealthy turning the surplus back into a deficit, he started two wars, and all this happened by 2006.

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#96 Oct 22, 2013
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Let's review: Bush was handed a budget surplus when he took over, he cut the income with his tax cut for the very wealthy turning the surplus back into a deficit, he started two wars, and all this happened by 2006.
Let's review: 1) Clinton was handed Osama Bin Ladin on a silver platter by foreign intelligence and he said, "No, Thanks," and we had 9/11. 2) Clinton pushed for and signed the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) which forced banks to loan to minorities and unqualified applicants, with 0% down payments and subprime loan programs, and we had the collapse of Wall Street and the loss of equity of homeowners. 3) Clinton pushed for and signed the "PC Law," which turned our society's culture upside down. Hmmmmmm.

All 3 Clinton decisions exploded under Bush 42, for the simple, universal truth that "only time will tell."

ON TOP OF ALL THAT, Osama Bin Laden -- who Clinton passed on -- perpetuated 9/11. Bush had no recourse but to go to war. IF CLINTON HAD ONLY TAKEN BIN LADEN WHEN HE WAS OFFERED HIM, 9/11 WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. This FACT is documented and verified, but swept under the rug by Democrats for political reasons.

This is why I distrust Democrats today; they are not the same Democrats of JFK, who to me was a great patriot. Democrats today are NOT the Democrats of JFK'as time. Democrats today are more worried about votes than of what's good for this country. I've heard it said that if JFK were alive today, he would not have been admitted into the Democratic Party. He was too patriotic, Christian, and conservative -- the direct opposite of the Democrats of today. I AGREE.

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#97 Oct 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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There's your lie, Shug.
Nobody knows what "Shug" means. I googled it and it came up blank.

Is this your shortcut for "sugar" or does it mean something else? Is it gay-speak? Please enlighten us. The inquiring minds would like to know...

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#98 Oct 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Certainly: if you are still breathing, Au LyingC*t74, we can be sure someone is lying.
Tell me, does it make you feel good to call people names? Only bullies do this. Gentle, sensitive people commit suicide because of bullies like you.
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#99 Oct 22, 2013
I Collect as much Heritage as possible....The article about the Illegal Louisaiana Purchase...And the confusion on colored....
Halito

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#100 Oct 22, 2013
Purchase of mining rights....100,000 donaion to congress....

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#101 Oct 23, 2013
Purple Independent wrote:
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Let's review: 1) Clinton was handed Osama Bin Ladin on a silver platter by foreign intelligence and he said, "No, Thanks," and we had 9/11. 2) Clinton pushed for and signed the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) which forced banks to loan to minorities and unqualified applicants, with 0% down payments and subprime loan programs, and we had the collapse of Wall Street and the loss of equity of homeowners. 3) Clinton pushed for and signed the "PC Law," which turned our society's culture upside down. Hmmmmmm.
All 3 Clinton decisions exploded under Bush 42, for the simple, universal truth that "only time will tell."
ON TOP OF ALL THAT, Osama Bin Laden -- who Clinton passed on -- perpetuated 9/11. Bush had no recourse but to go to war. IF CLINTON HAD ONLY TAKEN BIN LADEN WHEN HE WAS OFFERED HIM, 9/11 WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. This FACT is documented and verified, but swept under the rug by Democrats for political reasons.
This is why I distrust Democrats today; they are not the same Democrats of JFK, who to me was a great patriot. Democrats today are NOT the Democrats of JFK'as time. Democrats today are more worried about votes than of what's good for this country. I've heard it said that if JFK were alive today, he would not have been admitted into the Democratic Party. He was too patriotic, Christian, and conservative -- the direct opposite of the Democrats of today. I AGREE.
Why did Bush "have no recourse but to go to war" when the people he waged war against had nothing to do with 9/11?

Why was Bush the first president ever to go to war (TWO wars) without raising taxes to PAY for the wars.

You call yourself an independent but only place the blame on one party when both parties have managed to f#ck up the last two decades?

Nice try...
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#102 Oct 23, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Let's review: Bush was handed a budget surplus when he took over, he cut the income with his tax cut for the very wealthy turning the surplus back into a deficit, he started two wars, and all this happened by 2006.
Of course we have gone over this before. A BUDGET is an estimation and, yes there was a budget surplus, thanks to Bill Gates, Newt Gingrich and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

But the budget surplus did not translate into an ACTUAL SURPLUS according to US Treasury records.

As for Bush starting two wars I will say GUILTY on the Iraq War, making him a war criminal for attacking a country which did not attack us.

As for Afghanistan, it was supporting and providing a base for Al Quada and when the US asked the Taliban to turn over bin Laden and his cohorts they refused. So I would say the 9-11 attacks started that war ALTHOUGH I think the War was handled badly by Bush and now his sucessor, Obama.

The HOUSING Market collapse was precipitated by the dems mainly, becaused they forced banks to make unsecured loans, although Bush being a neo-con(Rockefeller Republican) was also to blame.

Add to that the fact that Bush went to Congress for Authorization for the Iraq War and got MANY Democratic Votes.

Yes, the Bush--Reid/Pelosi Recession seems a fair assessment
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#103 Oct 23, 2013
Purple Independent wrote:
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I've heard it said that if JFK were alive today, he would not have been admitted into the Democratic Party. He was too patriotic, Christian, and conservative -- the direct opposite of the Democrats of today. I AGREE.
JFK warned the American People and paid for that with his life.



Now those very people have put Obama the Opaque in the White House.

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#104 Oct 23, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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Clearly, you don't have a clue as to what fascism is.
The Fourth Estate should remain independent, as much as possible, from any powerful special interest group.
Certainly this is difficult say when BIG Pharma is paying for advertising on a network or paper, and a reporter has to look into the business said Big Pharma concern.
However, any newspaper, periodical or network has a duty to preserve freedom in a democracy by reporting accurately and fairly on government activities. IF Certain News Outlets form a symbiotic relationship with the government, as ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC have with this President, then yes, they are FASCIST.
"Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power."
Benito Mussolini
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The Washington Post Owners, the sleazy Graham family, had to sell the paper to keep it from folding to a man with deep pockets,
Jeffrey P. Bezos. Jeffrey will have to restore some integrity to that BANKSTER's Tabloid if he hopes to revive it.
"When fascism comes to America, it will be draped in a flag and carrying a cross."

You, bottlecrap, and all the teapublicans are the fascists. Every time they publicly pray or use Jesus's name or sing "Amazing Grace" during an open session of Congress, on the taxpayers dime (taxpayers, many of whom are not Christians), they are displaying their fascist tendencies.

This is a free country and freedom of religion is what keeps us from becoming a fascist nation. G'day.

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#105 Oct 23, 2013
Purple Independent wrote:
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Let's review: 1) Clinton was handed Osama Bin Ladin on a silver platter by foreign intelligence and he said, "No, Thanks," and we had 9/11. 2) Clinton pushed for and signed the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) which forced banks to loan to minorities and unqualified applicants, with 0% down payments and subprime loan programs, and we had the collapse of Wall Street and the loss of equity of homeowners. 3) Clinton pushed for and signed the "PC Law," which turned our society's culture upside down. Hmmmmmm.
All 3 Clinton decisions exploded under Bush 42, for the simple, universal truth that "only time will tell."
ON TOP OF ALL THAT, Osama Bin Laden -- who Clinton passed on -- perpetuated 9/11. Bush had no recourse but to go to war. IF CLINTON HAD ONLY TAKEN BIN LADEN WHEN HE WAS OFFERED HIM, 9/11 WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. This FACT is documented and verified, but swept under the rug by Democrats for political reasons.
This is why I distrust Democrats today; they are not the same Democrats of JFK, who to me was a great patriot. Democrats today are NOT the Democrats of JFK'as time. Democrats today are more worried about votes than of what's good for this country. I've heard it said that if JFK were alive today, he would not have been admitted into the Democratic Party. He was too patriotic, Christian, and conservative -- the direct opposite of the Democrats of today. I AGREE.
Wow! You hit EVERY FOXbot talking point. Well done, parrotboy. Since most FOX viewers aren't well educated, I'm not surprised that you don't know the REAL reason Osama bin laden hated America.

It was Ronald Reagan that created the deep seeded hatred Osama had for America. When Reagan pulled out and stopped backing the Mujahadin's fight against Russia, Al Qaeda was created as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Let's review;
After the 1st WTC attack, President Clinton captured all terrorists involved, tried them and convicted them. They are all dead now.
After the WTC attack, President Clinton studied our new enemy.
President Clinton became obsessed with public enemy #1, OBL.
PResident Clinton was warned by his staff to stop focusing so much on OBL. He ignored their request.
President Clinton received intelligence of OBLS whereabouts and sent F-16s to Afghanistan. They bombed a school and killed innocents but OBL, unfortunately, was not there.
AFter that failed mission, President Clinton backed off his obsession with OBL. As his 2nd term came to an end, he warned Bush about OBL.

Bush ignored him as well as the memo that read "OBL determined to attack US with passenger jet." OBL then attacked us with passenger jets, 4 to be exact, and Bush was as shocked at the news as the average American. Why? Because he spent the first 9 months of his term golfing, clearing brush, working out and watching baseball games.

Bush then lied to Congress and took us into 2 unnecessary, unfunded wars without raising taxes, in fact he did the opposite. He sent out refunds. Both wars failed, the economy collapsed and now when we need Britain to go into places like Syria as our ally, they won't because they haven't forgotten how Dick and Bush lied to them in 2001 and as a result, over 100,000 Iraqis are dead as well as 6,000 U.S. soldiers.

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#106 Oct 23, 2013
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<quoted text>I guess the Corporate Fascist Network FOX news failed to tell you that on-line sales of all those papers are stronger than ever. It's the printed papers that are dying which is awesome because that means more trees are living.

Oh, FOX news....will you ever turn into a legitimate news organization or do you just enjoy being laughed at by the global community?
You're right. They just keep laying off workers because it's fun.

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#107 Oct 23, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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Of course we have gone over this before. A BUDGET is an estimation and, yes there was a budget surplus, thanks to Bill Gates, Newt Gingrich and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
But the budget surplus did not translate into an ACTUAL SURPLUS according to US Treasury records.
As for Bush starting two wars I will say GUILTY on the Iraq War, making him a war criminal for attacking a country which did not attack us.
As for Afghanistan, it was supporting and providing a base for Al Quada and when the US asked the Taliban to turn over bin Laden and his cohorts they refused. So I would say the 9-11 attacks started that war ALTHOUGH I think the War was handled badly by Bush and now his sucessor, Obama.
The HOUSING Market collapse was precipitated by the dems mainly, becaused they forced banks to make unsecured loans, although Bush being a neo-con(Rockefeller Republican) was also to blame.
Add to that the fact that Bush went to Congress for Authorization for the Iraq War and got MANY Democratic Votes.
Yes, the Bush--Reid/Pelosi Recession seems a fair assessment
President Clinton and Al Gore campaigned on the premise of cutting spending. Unlike Bush, they came in and actually did what they said. They cut frivolous, wasteful spending, worked with republicans in Congress and helped spur one of the greatest growth periods in our history. They left office with a surplus to which Bush immediately turned into a $10 trillion deficit.

Funny that you think Bill Gates and Newt Gingrich gave us a surplus and you couldn't even bring yourself to give credit to President Clinton and VP Al Gore.

You crazy little FOXbot!
Y'all make me chuckle till I tinkle a bit.

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#108 Oct 23, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>of course I was just applying the needle a little bit....I always say, if you cant dish it out, don't take it, or something....besides, I like the Kardashians, who doesn't like bimbos with big ta-tas.....that's why the blondes on Fox are so popular, their cleavage is better than that Maddow persons. show me a guy that does not like cleavage, and I'll show you Barney Frank.
manufactured, just as Obama's history is.

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#109 Oct 23, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>You should surround yourselves with men with brains and intelligence and they will "show" you. LOLL
Wish you would have told Obama that.

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#110 Oct 23, 2013
Purple Independent wrote:
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Let's review: 1) Clinton was handed Osama Bin Ladin on a silver platter by foreign intelligence
He wasn't.

Try finding a source outside the National Enquirer.

Bush DID have him at Tora Bora.

And Bush was warned a month before bin Laden hit the towers... but he was busy wacking weeds on on of his many vacations.

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#111 Oct 23, 2013
Purple Independent wrote:
2) Clinton pushed for and signed the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
Reagan deregulated the banks.

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#112 Oct 23, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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He wasn't.
Try finding a source outside the National Enquirer.
Bush DID have him at Tora Bora.
And Bush was warned a month before bin Laden hit the towers... but he was busy wacking weeds on on of his many vacations.
google, or read the amazon excerpt of Buzz Patterson's book, Dereliction of duty. Buzz was the guy that carried the football, and was at Clintons side at all times. Bubba was at a golf tournament with Vernon Jordon, partying in a VIP corporate tent, when the CIA guy came to him and said he needed to speak to him, they had OBL spotted, and had a 15 minute window to act, abd bubby said he was busy right now, don't bother me.

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#113 Oct 23, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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You're right. They just keep laying off workers because it's fun.
Newsflash:
No one in Corporate America is hiring, only downsizing.
Since the Bush collapse in 2007, corporations have realized
they can get just as much work done with less workers at a greatly reduced cost which adds to their profits. DUH!

But you knew this....
Nice try.
Try again, Le Lame-o.
Tell me why on-line sales
of mags like TIME are at
an all time high?

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#114 Oct 23, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Reagan deregulated the banks.
Purple Haze seems to get
all their info from FAUX news.
Are you surprised it's so flawed?

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