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Sen. Al Franken goes after Uber

On the first point, I thought I recognized some of my own words in your post. Since, you do not recognize them yourself, I must admit I may have been wrong. Alas. But the second point you make is worth discussing. You use the word "exploit " while I prefer the word "appeal. " In your earlier post, you used the word "explain " but I would have used the word "convince. " I don't say this to be pendantic. I am just pointing out some obvious areas where we disagree; our choice of words. The choice of words we use is meaningful. A party of representatives who appeal to the sensibilities of their constituents will always be successful. Whether that is a good or bad thing, you must agree. Where the Democratic Party got it wrong is that it chose to convince rather than to explain. And when Pelosi made here infamous statement about passing before reading a bill, it started to become clear that the Party itself had given up trying to convince or explain. It was trying to indoctrinate. And that indoctrination was based on a lie as we all now know. We know not only because Obama was caught in the "lie of the year" but also because of Gruber's statements. So, when you say "exploit peoples' simple-mindedness and prejudices" you reinforce the idea that you are trying to convince rather than explain. And, this suggests you are trying to indoctrinate. We Americans know of this. At least as far back as JFK, we have been warned of the communist penchant for re-education. Read Solzhenitsyn! Read Sakharov! Re-education by the Government is indoctrinization. Would you rather live under a Government that appeals to your (or my) simple-mindedness and prejudices or one that exists to indoctrinate? Under which Government is the individual free?  (5 hrs ago | post #38)

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Republicans challenge Obama's executive actions, file law...

Roll it slow, John. Slow, but sure. The issue is not Obama's policies. The issue is the preservation of democracy in America. But, on this particular instance of Presidential overreach, you've got it right. http://www.ijrevie w.com/2014/11/2052 32-22-quotes-prove -obama-knows-creat ing-immigration-la w-illegal/  (5 hrs ago | post #22)

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Sen. Al Franken goes after Uber

I'm impressed! You clearly have started to grasp the ideas that I have been tossing out here. You even use my own words. I am truly gratified! Now, consider this... There's nothing wrong with appealing to the lowest common denominator. At least it is common. But, there is no commonality in lying. Even the speaker knows what he says is false. So, given a choice, which would you truly prefer: The lowest common denominator or a lie? If you prefer the lie, what do you believe?  (6 hrs ago | post #35)

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Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

In April 1999, about two months after being acquitted by the Senate, Clinton was cited by Federal District Judge Susan Webber Wright for civil contempt of court for his "willful failure" to obey her repeated orders to testify truthfully in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit. For this citation, Clinton was assessed a $90,000 fine, and the matter was referred to the Arkansas Supreme Court to see if disciplinary action would be appropriate. In January 2001, on the day before leaving office, William Clinton agreed to a five-year suspension of his Arkansas law license as part of an agreement with the independent counsel[clarificat ion needed] to end the investigation of the charge that he obstructed justice. Based on this state bar suspension, Clinton was automatically suspended from the United States Supreme Court bar and allowed 40 days to appeal an otherwise-automati c disbarment; Clinton chose to resign during the appeals period. So, he was assessed a fine, his license to practice law was suspended and and he resigned his position. But, you are correct. He was never convicted. He simply agreed that he was guilty of contempt of court. A fine distinction!  (7 hrs ago | post #36)

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Boehner weighs expanding suit over Obama executive powers...

When Obama laughs at Boehner, he laughs at you too. You may dislike Boehner and you may even hate him and his policies. But, to stand in support of a despot who so brazenly ignores the voice of his countrymen is insane. It is suicidal. Perhaps, Obama speaks for you today. Even if you believe him, ignoring his penchant for lies, you would be wiser to recognize that the American Presidency should be weaker than the legislature. The legislature is the voice of the people. It is your voice. You have only one President, but how many representatives do you have? Do you really want the voice of all those representatives to be silenced by only one voice? Obama will not be President for much longer, but the Presidency will remain. And, the time will come when you will dislike, even hate, the person who holds the office of President. And, when that time comes, you will wish that you were not so short-sightedly partisan today. You will wonder why you ever wanted a Presidency that can continue to laugh at you.  (7 hrs ago | post #244)

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Sen. Al Franken goes after Uber

John Gruber couldn't have said it better! But, we'll remember he said it first!  (7 hrs ago | post #32)

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Who poisoned the well in Washington?

Obama's been working hard to destroy representative Government in America ever since he was elected in 2007, if not earlier. His signature act, Obamacare, was enacted behind closed doors in the dead of night over the objections of the people's representatives. He refused to listen the and he arrogantly refuses to listen today. Not a week after hearing that America has finally and resoundingly rejected his policies, he threatened to ignore That old voice and act on his own yet again. Now, he has made good on his threat. And yet we are expected to believe that this is illegal in spite of his own statements that it is not: http://www.ijrevie w.com/2014/11/2052 32-22-quotes-prove -obama-knows-creat ing-immigration-la w-illegal/ Unbelievable, but what else should we expect from this consummate liar? What is even more unbelievable is that, even though the Democratic Party has so clearly demonstrated its disregard for representative Government, the very foundation of democracy, there still remain some who cheer this change. They cheer the eradication of Democracy by the Democratic Party!  (8 hrs ago | post #82)

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Obama to announce immigration action Thursday in defiance...

Hillaryious Clinton for President! Ben Ghazi as her running mate! Wish upon a Starr!  (8 hrs ago | post #32)

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Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

Clinton was the most recent President impeached. He was not convicted of perjury or obstruction of justice by a Senate controlled by the Democratic Party. But, this same ex-President was convicted in a less-partisan venue of contempt of court. And this Rhodes Scholar ex-President presumes to give legal advice to a "constitution al scholar."  (8 hrs ago | post #34)

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Immigrants Wait, Hope, Plan For Obama Order

Got your attention, though!  (9 hrs ago | post #21)

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Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

No, I'm a veteran who has never been charged with any crime let alone convicted of contempt of court.  (Yesterday | post #23)

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Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

LOL! The most recent President to be impeached offering legal advice to a "constitution al scholar!" And we're supposed to take these guys seriously?  (Yesterday | post #21)

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Sen. Al Franken goes after Uber

Yes! And witty! He's just as witty as he is a brain. In fact, one might say he's a half brain and a half wit.  (Yesterday | post #9)

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Immigrants Wait, Hope, Plan For Obama Order

Apparently, Obama cares more about 5 million Illegal aliens than he does for over 300 million Americans.  (Yesterday | post #9)

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The 2014 electorate would have elected Mitt Romney. So what?

Meanwhile, Obama actually is bombing the Middle East, Near East and East Africa. Meanwhile, Obama actually is committing troops to fight in Iraq and Syria. Meanwhile, Obama actually is trying to form a partnership with the regime supporting ISIL.  (Yesterday | post #24)

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