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In embrace of 'Duck Dynasty' star, 2016 hopefuls make bid for evangelicals

There are 478 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 19, 2013, titled In embrace of 'Duck Dynasty' star, 2016 hopefuls make bid for evangelicals. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Few could have predicted that the story lines of the hit A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty" and the 2016 presidential contest would converge.

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Billy Ringo

Forest Hills, NY

#384 Dec 25, 2013
This whole thing is one big work.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#385 Dec 25, 2013
Roger That wrote:
<quoted text>
Right during a DD marathon on A&E only interrupted by non-stop advertising for Season 5.
The homosexual A&E exec who did this is already begging Phil for forgiveness and is going to be unemployed. Read the papers.
If your last sentence is through then hopefully you will all stop bitching and whining.

But you won't.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#386 Dec 25, 2013
sorry meant to write true not through.
happy happy happy

London, KY

#387 Dec 25, 2013
Love duck dynasty!!!!

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#390 Dec 26, 2013
Roger That wrote:
<quoted text>
The cable stations all have to obey laws such as public interest programming because we own all the airwaves, you nitwit.
No actually all they have to do is provide relevant information during time of national emergency(or from State and Local Authorities) there's no onus for any of them to carry your crap.
Roger That wrote:
Those programs are on Sunday mornings when you're recuperating from being shoved into the nose cone of a V-2 rocket and launched,
Nope, No they aren't. Some of the locals run your jeebus crap until the National Network contract says they have to turn back over to the regularly scheduled programming.
Roger That wrote:
which is what a homosexual rocket scientist does to his midget lover in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. All great thinkers despise you--not just Phil Robertson and the Bible.
You wouldn't know, you haven't had a thought in your life of your own. That fiction book was from 1973, that's not great thought, that's sci-fi, moron.
Roger That wrote:
Kids watch tv and Phil is a role model.
Kids watch because mommy and daddy are goobers living in a hand me down trailer, children with Intelligent parents aren't watching that crap..
Roger That wrote:
You're recruiting in schools, ya dope ya.
No, there's no need to recruit, its something they're born with.
Roger That wrote:
I'd never have heard of Phil if not for GLAAAD, so Merry Christmas.
Christmas is over dimwit.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#391 Dec 26, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>no its the Modern Liberals that are out of touch with America besides have no use for the US Constitution and what it stands for which Liberal FDR proved that and next the Liberals will say serial killers are no different and are equal who are mentally ill like the GLBT members of Society.
The liberals who constructed the Constitution already provided a provisions that says what you think the modern day liberals will. Those of us who respects the reading of the US Constitution have already accepted that reading and instruction from the constitution.

There is no citizen in America more subject too or deserving of the guarantees of access and protection provided to every other American.

You're seemingly think there are some more deserving than others, that's Marxist in nature to think along those lines. You may want to rethink that position.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#392 Dec 26, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>A&E proved otherwise and are for promoting abnormal social behavior which the majority of people are not accepting and reject and here is one of A&E sponsers siding with Phil Robertson.
Another Sponsor Sounds-off on Duck Dynasty Controversy
By Jeff Easterling
December 23, 2013 10:54 PM
http://kygl.com/another-sponsor-sounds-off-on...
That's not a bad thing, that's good. Robertson has a cousin to fall back on at his next stop. You're exaggeration with there being a majority that supports Robertson..........

Robertson's characterization of gays and revised history of southern blacks is not accepted by the majority of Americans and is unacceptable in the court of public opinion. But that in no way precludes his right to say how he feels.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#393 Dec 26, 2013
"cushion to fall back on"

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#394 Dec 27, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
<quoted text>
Wingnuts and GOPers have NO ideas about how to reform the healthcare/insurance industries. They can onl attack Dem plans.
Which interestingly include "Obamacare," which first gained notice thanks to the Conservative Herigatge Foundation.
We need single-payer, and we need it NOW.
Some Republicans and Democrats wanted to repeal the McCarran–Ferguson Act so people could buy health insurance across state lines but that is what the Liberal Majority wanted but want they want is power and control of Society instead Socially and Economically.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#395 Dec 27, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
<quoted text>
Yawwwnnn...yet another 'wingnut living in the past.
We ALL KNOW the Dems were racists and supporters of slavery...a long time ago. Since the Civil Rights era they've become the party of civil rights, and reTHUGlicans have taken up the mantle of racism.
Dumbass.
Dumbass Democrats still hold onto the Mantle of Racism even Black Racism today as we know it and why do you think the Liberal Demcrats like to side and take sides with Minoritie Groups of Voters because they know all about Racism and how to play Racism politically which is ingrained to the the Democrat Party.

Racism (Communism)

Racism is a Europhobic epithet and conceptual framing in Trotskyist and especially cultural Marxist agitprop discourses. The term is meant to intimidate the person on the recieving end and disuade them from investigating the science of race realism, as well as the conclusions drawn from that. The primary functioning purpose of the epithet is part of a Jewish group evolutionary strategy to maintain hegemony by undermining and demonising their most able competitors, ethnic Europeans from organising for their own socio-political and cultural interests, completely independent of Jewish leadership, influence or ideology.

While some true believer race denialists are to be found amongst the useful idiots who parrot the line of "that's racist!", it is unlikely that the malicious, mostly Jewish, ideologues behind the epithet genuinely believe in genetic egalitarianism between the races. In its initial 1930 coining by Leon Trotsky,&#10017; a communist Jew and mass murder, the term "racists" is used in an arrogant sneer at what he calls "Slavophilism", the "messianism of backwardness" and also the "Teutonic jackasses". It is along this line, always attacking European self-determination specifically, that the phrase continued to be developed by various Marxist perverts such as Magnus Hirschfeld&#10017; and the Frankfurt School.

http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Racism_ (Communism)

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#396 Dec 27, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
<quoted text>
Wingnuts and GOPers have NO ideas about how to reform the healthcare/insurance industries. They can onl attack Dem plans.
Which interestingly include "Obamacare," which first gained notice thanks to the Conservative Herigatge Foundation.
We need single-payer, and we need it NOW.
What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels

By John H. Cochrane


Dec. 25, 2013 3:51 p.m. ET

The unraveling of the Affordable Care Act presents a historic opportunity for change. Its proponents call it "settled law," but as Prohibition taught us, not even a constitutional amendment is settled law—if it is dysfunctional enough, and if Americans can see a clear alternative.

This fall's website fiasco and policy cancellations are only the beginning. Next spring the individual mandate is likely to unravel when we see how sick the people are who signed up on exchanges, and if our government really is going to penalize voters for not buying health insurance. The employer mandate and "accountable care organizations" will take their turns in the news. There will be scandals. There will be fraud. This will go on for years.

Health insurance should be individual, portable across jobs, states and providers, and lifelong and renewable.

Yet opponents should not sit back and revel in dysfunction. The Affordable Care Act was enacted in response to genuine problems. Without a clear alternative, we will simply patch more, subsidize more, and ignore frauds and scandals, as we do in Medicare and other programs.

There is an alternative. A much freer market in health care and health insurance can work, can deliver high quality, technically innovative care at much lower cost, and solve the pathologies of the pre-existing system.

The U.S. health-care market is dysfunctional. Obscure prices and $500 Band-Aids are legendary. The reason is simple: Health care and health insurance are strongly protected from competition. There are explicit barriers to entry, for example the laws in many states that require a "certificate of need" before one can build a new hospital. Regulatory compliance costs, approvals, nonprofit status, restrictions on foreign doctors and nurses, limits on medical residencies, and many more barriers keep prices up and competitors out. Hospitals whose main clients are uncompetitive insurers and the government cannot innovate and provide efficient cash service.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#397 Dec 27, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
The liberals who constructed the Constitution already provided a provisions that says what you think the modern day liberals will. Those of us who respects the reading of the US Constitution have already accepted that reading and instruction from the constitution.
There is no citizen in America more subject too or deserving of the guarantees of access and protection provided to every other American.
You're seemingly think there are some more deserving than others, that's Marxist in nature to think along those lines. You may want to rethink that position.
Modern Liberals have no use for the US Constitution which FDR proved when he attacked the US Constitution and yes Modern Liberalism is based on a false foundation and is Unconstitutional according to the US Consitutiton which was the purpose of FDR's Court packing scheme and the goal of the Liberals is to destroy the US Constitution and what it stand for and against which is why Modern Liberals have problems with the US Constitution.

Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judicial_Procedu...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#398 Dec 27, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not a bad thing, that's good. Robertson has a cousin to fall back on at his next stop. You're exaggeration with there being a majority that supports Robertson..........
Robertson's characterization of gays and revised history of southern blacks is not accepted by the majority of Americans and is unacceptable in the court of public opinion. But that in no way precludes his right to say how he feels.
come 2014 you are going to see the Majority come out and vote for change and vote out with this bogus Liberalism and these Liberals that are trying to force their Social Change onto US Society.

Phil Robertson update: Support swells for 'Duck Dynasty' star reinstatement petition

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/entertainment/celebr...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#399 Dec 27, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
"cushion to fall back on"
Cushions are not going to help the Liberals.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#400 Dec 27, 2013
I don't know, nor care the agenda of the modern liberals, but you've proven in the post above that you stand in opposition to the founding values and Constitution prepared by those liberals that founded America.

It's actually crystal clear what drives your apparent hatred for American values and principals and why and what embraces you to those Marxist theories and tenants you carry in here.

All that you're selling and representing Americans aren't buying........ yours is a idea that has been undeniably rejected.
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Modern Liberals have no use for the US Constitution which FDR proved when he attacked the US Constitution and yes Modern Liberalism is based on a false foundation and is Unconstitutional according to the US Consitutiton which was the purpose of FDR's Court packing scheme and the goal of the Liberals is to destroy the US Constitution and what it stand for and against which is why Modern Liberals have problems with the US Constitution.
Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judicial_Procedu...
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#401 Dec 27, 2013
Come 2014, as in 2010 Republicans are going to benefit from stacking the deck in Red States under Republican legislators where they muzzled minority voices. That in many opinions based on the obstructions we've seen over the last several years will have no consequence when democrats turn out to vote.

Republicans have been promising a competitive election since 2008 and have yet to deliver on those promises and, or threats. It's become boring.......

The Republicans aside from hate have no idea or solutions that benefits the good people of America. American hate republicans and the 7% approval rate along with the internal battles within the Republican caucus indicates there's no direction, Speaker Boehner has a negative 63% favorability rating, The Tea Party is sporting a negative 51% rating. The sluggishness in the economy to middle class Americans is blamed on Republicans.

You or no other GOP supporter can strike fear in the electorate....... you're viewed as entertainment at best a minstrel and variety show.
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>come 2014 you are going to see the Majority come out and vote for change and vote out with this bogus Liberalism and these Liberals that are trying to force their Social Change onto US Society.
Phil Robertson update: Support swells for 'Duck Dynasty' star reinstatement petition
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/entertainment/celebr...

“Still an outsider”

Since: Jan 07

Dagus Mines, PA

#402 Dec 27, 2013
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>Bull. There has been nothing BUT an attempt to push Gays and Lesbians back in the closet from the majority of the Republican/Tea Party, it's simply not working. Growing a thicker skin? No. There's no damn reason to put up with such harassment.
I say push them in the closet and screw the door shut.

“Still an outsider”

Since: Jan 07

Dagus Mines, PA

#403 Dec 27, 2013
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text> No actually all they have to do is provide relevant information during time of national emergency(or from State and Local Authorities) there's no onus for any of them to carry your crap.<quoted text> Nope, No they aren't. Some of the locals run your jeebus crap until the National Network contract says they have to turn back over to the regularly scheduled programming.<quoted text>You wouldn't know, you haven't had a thought in your life of your own. That fiction book was from 1973, that's not great thought, that's sci-fi, moron.<quoted text>Kids watch because mommy and daddy are goobers living in a hand me down trailer, children with Intelligent parents aren't watching that crap.. <quoted text> No, there's no need to recruit, its something they're born with.<quoted text>Christmas is over dimwit.
Go play with your pentacle.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#404 Dec 27, 2013
frilled2b wrote:
<quoted text>
I say push them in the closet and screw the door shut.
That's what is happening to all of the anti-gay and bigots out there. They are the ones getting pushed in the closet. Give them some cheese with their WHINE! LOL
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#405 Dec 27, 2013
Roger That wrote:
<quoted text>
What you missed in your misanalogies is that the public owns the airwaves.
We own the airwaves, and one limited point of view shouldn't dominate.
Phil won. GLAAAD are suffocating themselves in GLAD bags--but that's no one's business and is in the privacy of their boudoir.
The public does own the airwaves, and so the government controls access to certain frequencies. They do NOT have the power to regulate content outside of the usual bounds regarding porn during hours when children are awake, etc.

The public does not own A&E. A&E has free speech rights here, you know. They control the content. The FCC is not invovled here, nor any other branch of government.

SO - ONCE AGAIN. This is not a Free Speech issue. It just isn't.
Regulating the "airwaves' in the matter you suggest is EXACTLY what free speech is meant to prevent.

You've got it all backwards.

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