Dear Tea Party: You Will Now Get Yours

Submitted by: Shnard-dog 7 years ago in
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fg%2Fa%2F2010%2F11%2F10%2Fnotes111010.DTL

Dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuummmm!!!
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Male 5,413
Was pretty interesting but then I realised, `It`s not my country` so I don`t care.
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Female 85
TL;DR.
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Male 313
[quote">republicans in general don`t give a sh*t about their fellow americans, too many ideologies and/or personal interests[quote">
It is a fact that Conservatives donate more of their personal time and money than Liberals. click here
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Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates.....Conservatives also appear to be more generous than liberals in nonfinancial ways. People in red states are considerably more likely to volunteer for good causes, and conservatives give blood more often. If liberals and moderates gave blood as often as conservatives, Mr. Brooks said, the American blood supply would increase by 45 percent.
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Male 1,882
Wow, whoever wrote this article is severely butthurt, and this coming from the guy in a state that just voted in an imbecile as governor just because she was "tea party" chosen.

Republicans only have to hold ship for another 2 years. Reduce the Democrats into a stalemate and drum up more angst against Obama. Then another round of Democrat senators lose their jobs and (as much as I don`t like it) more than likely we will have Palin as the president. They are propping her up in the media to make her a celebrity. Reality show to humanize her + idea of first woman president + really dumb voters = Palin victory.

America is doomed, but I figured that out back when Bieber first became popular.
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Male 1,360
some of it is well said, republicans in general don`t give a sh*t about their fellow americans, too many ideologies and/or personal interests.
But they will the first to wave the flag.
good post anyway.
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Male 270
TLDR.
Thanks though.
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Male 813
It`s funny seeing who all the Republicans are, because anyone who isn`t totally brainwashed or a massive idiot sees the writing on the wall.
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Male 87
i dont know, i saw few facts muttled up by a bunch of colorful language.
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Male 94
And he simply does exactly what he said, he just used a different type of strategy.
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Male 7
There is basically no evidence that supports this, or at least, that he will show or try to argue for.
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Male 313
When it works, it works, don`t you think?
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Male 3,482
@tridirk

Funny you should post a video like that...

Pete Townshend SUPPORTED Obama.

Yeah, mull that over for a while.
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Male 3,076
TMDR
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Male 186
What the drat is this lame political article doing on this site?
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Male 167
@ theHUN
Your simple statement only reveals how much of an intolerant, ignorant sheep you are and everyone would be better off if you refrained from posting. You have nothing legitimate to add to the conversation so you resort to unfounded ad hominem attacks. At least, you think you are... but there is nothing wrong with being gay, so your attempt to insult him fell embarrassingly short. I am sorry that you are so pitiful.
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Male 3,372
@ theHun: How`s your hangover this morning?
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Female 42
Dayyyyyuuuuummmm!!! is right.

He may have been a little zealous and ranty, but it`s true. I can`t really make up or down about the Tea Party agenda. They say a great deal without saying anything at all. I can`t help but find them ridiculous.

And being a middle-class college student, I know it just doesn`t behoove me to vote republican or Tea Party. The trickle down theory is bull because we live in a greedy, power-hungry nation where everyone sings about brotherhood and togetherness while hoarding away as much as they can. Until we understand that the only way to succeed is a unified spirit, we will always be in the predicament we`re in now. But people are impatient and short-sited. It`s in our nature as humans, so we can`t see all that`s been accomplished.

Flip-floppers will continue to flip-flop. Right-wingers will be right wing and left-wingers will stay to the left. We`ll stay divided and keep falling. It`s just the way the great nation works. Yay Amer
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Female 448
IAB, if you are going to post angry rants by sore losers, change your name to "I-Am-Bitching.com"

Otherwise you are just misleading.
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Male 2
The opinion of a guy who cant even figure out that a penis goes into a vagina and not a drunk leather clad lad`s anus. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Female 8,123
I rather liked this- read a few more of his columns - very good writer.
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Male 17,511
[quote]Propaganda bullsh*t. I don`t often rail against my own website, but who approved this crap?[/quote]

I was glad to read that Davy, I`ve tried to submit some counterpoints (a lot milder than this) to other political postings here and they never get approved.

But even as partisan as I am, I wouldn`t submit something like this (From the opposing view). This article was so stupid I didn`t even attempt a rebuttal.
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Male 2,402
@TxTnViolence

The press used to say that about LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, and The Bushes also. The press also implies and exaggerates that the Russians, Chinese, India, Pakistan leadership as well. Did we ever have WWIII yet? Give people some credit on not blowing up the world yet. Your hyperbole is out of line.
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Female 275
It`s really sad that, because the first article by Mark Morford on IAB is this one, nobody will go and find out how awesome of a writer he is. I`ve been getting his articles in my inbox for years now, and I love 90% of it. Especially the ones about wine and sex toys :)
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Male 3,482
[quote]More nutshots, less political posturing, please.[/quote]

My GOD!

A MOD is actually agreeing with a point I gave up trying to make a while ago?

I might have to pick up the flag again!
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Male 12,138
Propaganda bullsh*t. I don`t often rail against my own website, but who approved this crap?

More nutshots, less political posturing, please.
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Male 559
douchebag journalism isn`t very effective
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Female 165
Some people are so ill-informed and ignorant. It honestly depresses me that people can`t even fathom what goals and ideas America was founded upon. One of the comments actually offended me. Supposedly what Right-wing America calls "socialism" the rest of the world calls common sense. ....Really? Are we becoming that dumb in this day and age? -_-
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Male 243
Please stop saying, "Republicans are all like this..." and "Democrats are all like this." It makes ya`ll look like a bunch of damn ignorant f-tards. While the rest of the world laughs at us, why don`t we just take a minute and say, "Hey... We have our views, and the other side has theirs - why don`t we have an intelligent debate and STOP ACTING LIKE SPOILED ASS HIGHSCHOOLERS THAT GET TO BE ON MY SWEET 16."

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Male 1,505
"Just wait, you`ll see!" is always the cry of the losing party, regardless of blue or red.
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Male 3,482
[quote]In case Altaru misses the point (abiut 100% likely) His ARTICLE sux, m-kay? It`s one-sided hate-filled whining. The SF and fruity part is just icing on the cake.[/quote]
Oh, I see the point, and I know the article is retarded. It`s a whole bunch of nothing, I can tell that quite clearly.

I`m just calling out hypocrisy in the form of the cons that are on here flinging insults at him when they`ve clearly stated in the past that only libs like to throw out insults...

Not to mention, in case you don`t know what ad hominem means, it`s criticizing the person in order to discredit their point.

Whether he has a point or not isn`t the issue, it`s a logical fallacy.

Not only that, but whether a person`s gay or not shouldn`t matter in the least. If it does to you, then that`s called homophobia, and bigotry. Just so you know.
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Male 1,399
Can`t wait to prove him wrong.

Not that he`ll admit it.
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Male 41,141
[quote]So he wrote 2 pages just to call people stupid? Lame. - BenTheBug[/quote]
Actually that`s what passes in lefty-land as "well researched"...
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Male 41,141
This guy is a ranting idiot, why should I even remotely care what some kool-aid guzzling fruitcake from San Fran writes in his leftist article?
In case Altaru misses the point (abiut 100% likely) His ARTICLE sux, m-kay? It`s one-sided hate-filled whining. The SF and fruity part is just icing on the cake.
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Male 541
He is a good writer, and also a major idiot.
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Male 199
I remember reading a quote a while back, said something along the lines of "Once being a politician becomes a career, democracy will fail." or something like that. Anyone have the original quote?
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Male 590
Wow, what an ill-informed, biased, moron. Anybody who states that ALL politicians who belong to one party are corrupt and ALL politicians who belong to their party are great immediately reveals themselves as a useless, pathetic tool.I don`t support the tea party although their initial message is to stop government expansion and spending. And I don`t think even most republicans think this is some great republican victory, even Fox News is going around saying this is just a rejection of the current congress.
And yeah, when someone has been in congress and helped write pooty policies for 20+ years it`s time for them to go even if it`s for some idiot newby who will be out in 2 years and has nothing intelligent to say or do
I think the tea party is sort of silly at this point, but this article is poorly written and sour grapes. Honestly it`s clearly just written by your stereotypical metropolitan know-nothing, ego-centric, progressive brainwashed fag
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Male 3,482
I also like how, right off the bat, people started flaming him about being gay, and who published the article, etc.

Ad hominem, much?
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Male 171
Don`t really care. If it`s anyone who calls themself a politician, they aren`t working for us. Politics is a money making scheme. Always has been, always will be.
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Male 2,441
Not very constructive, but I won`t deny he is a good writer. Even if I disagree with a number of his points.
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Male 1,021
At least the tea party is trying to fix things. Voting R D R D R D is a proven failed system. I stopped voting 8 years ago.

Good luck to the few in the tea party that still care. I won`t rain on that, even if some bad loser Democrat does.
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Female 3,562
The problem with such a well articulated post like this (why did this get on IAB anyway?) is that the people he`s calling out won`t read past the first sentence or two. People that blind simply won`t listen to some one telling them how they`re wrong.
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Male 955
pretty much
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Male 3,482
[quote]they put too much value on the human life.. call me heartless but i dont care if ppl and babies die... if i didnt love them and are not my family then it doesnt affect me in the least..i am just ready for A ZOMBIE TAKEOVER ALREADY .. [/quote]
Wow, so...

"I don`t give a sh*t about anyone but myself."

Is that what you`re saying?

That`s a GREAT policy for moving forward into the future, and making our world better. Totally not stone-age reasoning at all...


That said, I do agree about the zombie take-over, though...
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Male 40,254
republicans
democrats
republicans
democrats

Does it make a differance? Has one really done that well over the other?
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Male 1,195
So he wrote 2 pages just to call people stupid? Lame.
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Male 2,440
[quote]@Pooptart Such a mature response.[/quote]
[quote]Constructive and mature much?

Massive fail.[/quote]
This is the internet, not goddamn NPR, you blowhards.
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Male 207
Yeah, I`ve known nobody in congress cares about me for awhile. It occured to me at a young age when I found out that politicians get to vote on their own salaries. Seriously, what kind of country is this where we have given all the power to a small group of people? Why don`t we get to vote on their salaries based on the job they are doing? Why didn`t I get to vote for the new healthcare bill?
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Male 127
@ Billito
Your friend who err ahh happens to be both girl and friend is a smart cookie, I bet those fries were the freshest! I learned a new trick in the land of McDonalds, next time I go there Rotten Ronnie won`t know what hit him! Thanks dude. One man`s junk post is truly anothers treasure!
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Male 153
Pooptart19
Male, 18-29, Southern US
1301 Posts Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:43:46 PM
@Pooptart

Constructive and mature much?

Massive fail.
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Male 1,547
honestly, better to have people sit on their asses, not spending our money, than people spending it wrong on useless sh*t.
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Male 197
If tea-party get one of their guys in the presidency how much you want to bet we see a nuclear winter. Anyone watch that show Jericho?
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Male 17,511
So, Sour grapes blogs by libs get approved for posting now eh ?
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Male 121
@Pooptart Such a mature response.
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Male 756
WE NEED EZIO!
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Female 2,927
my philosophy on politics, its all the same crap with different people. its not who would do the best job its who you think might f*ck up the least. might as well just throw darts.
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Male 21
Oh silly San Fran what won`t you publish...
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Male 2,440
[quote]@Pooptart

Whiny or not, what he`s saying is the truth.[/quote]
Blow me.
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Male 886
"But these days, one source of anger trumps all others. We are perhaps most furious about our dysfunctional political system, one that cherishes acrimony over cohesion, backstabbing over unity, bickering over a calm and respectful, unified vision."

Took the words out of my mouth. I hate modern politics.
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Male 541
@Pooptart

Whiny or not, what he`s saying is the truth.
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Male 74
I went to McDonalds with a girl friend. I mean she wasn`t my girlfriend, just a friend that was a girl. I ordered The two cheeseburger meal. It used to be a #2 on the menu but they have changed since then. Now it isn`t on the menu at all but you can still order it, you just have to ask for the two cheeseburger meal instead of the #2. She got the big mac. I don`t understand the point of having the extra bun in the middle but I suppose some people like it. She asked for fries with no salt. While we were at the condiment bar, she got those little packets of salt. She started putting the packets of salt on her fries and I said, "You are putting salt on your fries." She said,"I know". I said,"But you specifically asked for them without salt." She said,"I know. If I order them with no salt they have to make fresh fries for me."

This comment, much like the article was too long to bother reading.
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Male 2,440
Just another whiny little progressive douche from San Francisco.
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Male 2,049
And no I do not support the Tea Party.
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Male 2,049

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Female 798
TL;DR and not an interesting enough topic
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Male 25,416
Meh....
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Male 605
wow this guy is really mad and jealous
but he is a liberal and so is Fancy those ppl just piss me off, they put too much value on the human life.. call me heartless but i dont care if ppl and babies die... if i didnt love them and are not my family then it doesnt affect me in the least..i am just ready for A ZOMBIE TAKEOVER ALREADY .. fudgeIN political ppl are just corrupt as hell!
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Male 1,451
I`ll say this, I agree with most of this (honestly I only read the first page), but his writing style does not flow well enough for me to keep reading.
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Male 1,252
US currency is dead, and China holds ALL the cards. Us is purposely destroying the dollar because china refuses to over inflate theirs, wich would help the US stock markets and export potential for the US. but seriously you CAN NOT compete with the labour in Brazil, Indonesia and China. You cant even try. "we loan you paper, we loan you ink, you make inked paper and trade for our resources and technology?" Seriously the US currency is DEAD, its just gonna straggle along until the middle class become lower class and then the fed introduces the "amero" or some poo so they can try to financially enslave more than just their own financially flawed country.
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Male 1,625
Handys: Well spoken amigo. Couldn`t agree more. Apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
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Male 649
I have to agree with you Taco. Watching the MSNBC crowd go all, "How dare he say we`re part of the problem!" after Jon Stewart`s rally really did them in for me. Maybe our opinion guys don`t outright lie and distort as much as the other guys, but they do still use the same playbook.

I`m tired of being told how to think and feel about issues by people who are not at all reasonable.
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Male 2,402
continues...it`s like a vicious cycle of addiction, We are stuck with the old Roman Senate and they are bankrupting us all. The debt needs to be paid off somehow and someway, and it will hurt all of us for a time. However the benefit is the currency will bounce back and be stronger and have more buying power.
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Male 15,832
Yeah, what msieg007 said.
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Male 2,402
@ ElMustache

OH don`t get me wrong I`m not in agreement with those clowns either. Usually you will find historical trend that when the general public is dissatisfied with the status of their pocket book change will incur. Good or bad. My big problem is this has been going on for decades with both parties and political views. Both have only been self serving toward duping the public that their cause is righteous. When in reality they only have been serving themselves. Not all are like that and have good intentions. However the majority have only demonstrated a course of action that only subverts the nation itself in perpetuated spending of currency not there and keeping what they have for themselves. We as the public are just as guilty with apathy in allowing only a two party environment to dominate the political spectrum, Sure there are others, but basically your stuck with a few poor choices. I think you understand that. New ideas are needed. The reality we have few choices.
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Male 1,625
Auburn: There is a real lobbying problem, on both sides. It`s the revolving door of politics. "Sunshine is the best disinfectant". Transparency and a better source of journalism is needed to expose and rid ourselves of the dregs that keep congress from ratifying bills that would benefit you and I.
As for socialist, anti americans? Just what does an american look like? Is it the "conservatives" who provide tax loop holes for corporations to send your job to india or china so the CEO`s can make a few more million a year, and in return they finance their re-election? Is it you? Is it me? Stop drinking the Glenn Beck Kool Aid. Glenn beck is a man who embraces conservatism and the tea party to further his personal wealth and career.

"If you take what I say as gospel, you`re an idiot."- Glenn Beck.
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Male 67
Note that this is the second in a series, the first of which was addressed to "whiny young Democrats" so he just spreads rainbows and sunshine wherever he goes. The only difference between the author and a two-year old having a tantrum is an college degree and typing skills.
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Male 2,034
Sounds like someone`s just a bit of a sore loser...
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Male 4
i love how he argued there were no liberal equivelents to the Conservative Lords of Bullcrap (beck, limbaugh, etc ...) while doing exactly what they do. While I am fairly liberal, I just can`t support this level of trolling, even if I agree with some of what this guy has to say. a grain of truth doesn`t do much good if it`s covered in flame. Trolling FTL.
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Male 1,054
"scroll to top of page..see San Fran in title.. "

This is classic fallacy in action - dismiss material because you do not like the source

Norris, you are not smart enough for the internet, please return to the sandbox and play with your playskool Play Favorites Busy Elephant:

"Babies will tickle their senses as they explore this squeezable elephant that features seven different engaging activities. Soft, crinkly ears, a squeaker and a clicking dial will delight babies’ sense of sound. "
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Male 1,610
a troll post, posted by a troll.

"Are you slightly offended? Are you scowling and mistrustful of the notion? I`m delighted to hear it. Also: It doesn`t really matter."



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Male 10,338
"Blatant racists, former lobbyists, white supremacists, anti semitics, all frothing at the mouth."

What about the class warfare, current lobbyists, socialist, anti-Americans, all with sand in their vaginas?
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Female 2,120
I`m going to dig a hole in the ground and live there forever
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Male 2,436
Uses phrase "Oh darling..." + San Francisco = left wing homo. For all I care California can suscede and become their own country. This was rubbish.
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Male 1,625
You bring up a good point handy, however, when the stated agenda from mitch mcconnell and john boehner has been only to reverse what the president has done, and saying nothing of how the are going to create jobs. Save for reprising the bush tax cuts for the wealthy that would only serve a 4 trillion dollar loss. And with the raving about the deficit spending, does adding that much to our economy really create jobs? They certainly didn`t under bush..
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Male 2,402
@ElMustache

That`s all a matter of perspective on which side of the fence your on. Do you not think that the conservative right looks upon the ultra left the same way as you do now as stated such?
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Male 1,625
He`s exactly right. There`s always bashing and name calling but with the rise of the tea party (via the koch brothers) our process of candidacy has given to sheer insanity. Blatant racists, former lobbyists, white supremacists, anti semitics, all frothing at the mouth.
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Male 1,011
whine whine whine whine whine whine whine whine

scroll to top of page..see San Fran in title..

oh left wing baby..understood../close window
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Male 2,402
Got a newsflash for this bubba. The world has been headed for this problem for a very long time. Even befeor the writer was born. It starts the very first time you get into debt. You never write a check for money you don`t have in the bank. Your broke already. No government is going to recover until their debt is paid off.
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Male 10,855
Normally I wouldn`t say this.

This is just rampant mud-slinging.
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Female 157
This did not cure my boredom
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Male 121
This was amazing
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Male 240
Who is this gay twit?
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Male 3,894
inb4 political debate.

Also, I really enjoyed the reading.
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Male 10,338
San Francisco Chronicle?

Whiny liberal newspaper doesn`t take the loss of the house well. News at 11.
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Male 229
Link: Dear Tea Party: You Will Now Get Yours [Rate Link] - Dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuummmm!!!
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