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Tony Auth for April 29, 2011

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  1. Tarot
    Nighthawks Premium Member over 9 years ago

    oh, they’re not paranoid fantasies….they just want their country back…..from the black guy

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    Wildcard24365  over 9 years ago

    Well, there’s GOT to be SOMETHING the GOP can run on… I mean, for the last 30 years, they’ve been fighting the good fight against… uh, against… wait, hold on… well, come to think of it, they really haven’t had a lot to work with since the Soviets imploded.

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    Simon_Jester  over 9 years ago

    Not so Wildcard, the Repubs DID successfully exploit 9/11 in two elections.

    Though let’s be honest here. What did the Dems do to THEIR base, soon as they got in two years ago? Threw ‘em under the bus in the name of ‘bipartisanship’.

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    Doughfoot  over 9 years ago

    No, they’ve been fighting the good fight against the interests all the terrible people in this country who are “real Americans” – you know, what’s usually called simply ‘the majority.’

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    Nemesys  over 9 years ago

    Who’s black???

    The 911 “Truthers” in the Democratic party were able to move on, so I’m thinking that the Republicans will too.

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    pirate227  over 9 years ago

    ^ You got it in one.

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    Simon_Jester  over 9 years ago

    Don’t you just LOVE how desperate the righties are getting, trying to put the spin on Obama producing the birth certificate?

    “He’s playing the race card….no, no wait, can you believe he was focusing on this instead of important issues?…I-I mean what took him so long? Okay, but it was Hillary who started it, so THERE!”

    And again Jmatt….just because the ultra-cons treated Bush as THEIR ‘Dear Leader’,doesn’t mean us Dems do the same with Obama.

    Much as you might wish that were so.

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    Bluejayz  over 9 years ago

    ^At the risk of sounding terribly politically incorrect, I truly believe that Mr. Reagan was suffering from Alzheimer’s while he was still in office, and he just happened to be the Current Resident of the White House when the USSR imploded with no help from US. He was asleep at the wheel. The conservatives who idolize Reagan are simply lost in the same fog that he was in.

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    WarBush  over 9 years ago

    ^Didn’t you hear the “Tear down this wall” speech? After that the commies went down. Or so the story goes.

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    Kylop  over 9 years ago

    Tony, When I read the elephant’s comment - “…gotta move on.” It just brings to mind Lipps Inc. “Funkytown”. Which is something that elephant would never sing.

    Wonderful image though :)

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    myming  over 9 years ago

    look where the “paranoid fantasies” hosenoses have led their people. when one has to check ‘snopes” three times a day, it’s not a fantasy, it’s total paranoia and basic doubt in our guvment, duh…

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    myming  over 9 years ago

    snopes.com won’t have to be checked threee times a day by those who doubt political theory…

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    Doughfoot  over 9 years ago

    Reagan really was a worse president than even the Bushes precisely because he was so ideologically successful: he fooled the country, and the country stayed fooled. He resurrected chest-thumping, myopic, xenophobic, self-righteous so-called “patriotism” and made out-and-out self-serving greed and selfishness respectable again. He did more damage to the country in the long run than either Nixon or Bush.

    Unfortunately, the democrats have only given us Carter and Clinton since, and now Obama. Obama is the best man we have had in the white house in my conscious lifetime (I’m only 55), but that isn’t enough. “Be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves,” was the advice given by a genuine “dear leader” to his apostles. Perhaps “crafty as foxes” would be the better metaphor now. It is a rare combination.

    The president needs to have more than virtue, and even more than personal wisdom, he needs to be a subtle and crafty chess player. We’d probably be better off with a reformed crook than a Sunday-school teacher.

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    Simon_Jester  over 9 years ago

    Which songs of praise are you talking about, jmatt? I haven’t heard any?

    And don’t give me that, ‘we had beefs with Bush’ tripe. The Far Right only decided they didn’t like him when he became a poltical liablility. Before that, anyone who didn’t agree with his policies was labeled, a ‘traitor’ and ‘un-American.’ After the 2010 election, when the cons could afford to embrace him again, I saw several cartoonists who criticized Bush’s book accused of being ‘Bush haters’ by the righties on this forum.

    Yeah, I know what you’re going to say. “Oh yeah, well anyone who criticizes Obama is called a racist.”

    Not true. There’ve been a few such cries from the fringe, but that’s never been the mainstream progressive view. We have never, for example, seen a bestselling book entitled ‘Racist’,aimed at Obama’s critics, the way we once saw a bestseller entitled, ‘Treason’. aimed at those who questioned Bush’s policies.

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    Simon_Jester  over 9 years ago

    Now, I have have another question for the conservatives here.

    If a Republican agreed to raise taxes 11 times, would you call him a RINO? ( Republican In Name Only)

    Okay, well then, how about if he granted amnesty to iIlegal immigrants? Would that make him a RINO?

    Still not convinced? All right, what if he sold missile parts to a country that sponsored a terrorist bombing that killed 300+ American servicemen? Now is he a RINO?

    All right, how about this? Suppose, in the wake of Saddam Hussein’s gas attack on his own people, he helped kill a Senate Resolution aimed at cutting off ties between the US and Iraq. RINO anyone?

    Well then, what if, as Governor, he signed a law granting abortions rights to women? You couldn’t possibly call THAT guy anything but a RINO.

    Unless, of course, he’s nothing but a stage prop to you.

    Which is all Ronald Reagan has EVER been to the Tea-Party Republicans

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    Doughfoot  over 9 years ago

    ^And Reagan was well to the right of Eisenhower or Nixon. Nixon had a plan for universal health insurance.

    The modern GOP openly disavows what Americans have for a hundred years called progress. They have forgotten all the horrors that made the progressive Republican Square Deal of 1908, and the Democratic New Deal of 1932 both necessary, if imperfect, advances.

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    fogey  over 9 years ago

    LBJ’s lies in the Gulf of Tonkin resolution got us into a war we lost. GWB’s lies about WMD got us into Iraq. Reagan’s SDI (Star Wars) was a bluff which lost zero American lives, but brought down the Soviet Union. And by golly, Obama just nailed Osama and thrown some fear into Khadafi while (possibly) making some progress in fighting GWB’s wars.

    As a former Goldwater/Reagan Republican, never a Democrat, now an Independent, I am proud to have our present President - and neither party has a candidate who is fit to replace him when he leaves office (except maybe Hillary, a Goldwater favorite).

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    4uk4ata  over 9 years ago

    “Reagan’s SDI (Star Wars) was a bluff which lost zero American lives, but brought down the Soviet Union”

    Eh, I doubt it ranked in the top 10 reasons. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if Reagan’s talks with Gorby did more to weaken the USSR than “star wars”.

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