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The Left and "Progressives" Are Becoming A Cancer Of This Nation!

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posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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There was never this much partistan bickering, and I am not saying ok there's a little more
No I see a surge!
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The surge I'm seeing is in Repub right wing propaganda and fear mongering.
I don't remember anyone accusing Bush of all the nonsense the mainstream right is doing.




posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by OldDragger
The surge I'm seeing is in Repub right wing propaganda and fear mongering.
I don't remember anyone accusing Bush of all the nonsense the mainstream right is doing.


Do you have any examples?

Nonsense?

Please, Obama started 2 new wars with 2 new countries bypassing congress and sent unmanned drones to Pakistan on his FIRST day in office and he got a nobel peace prize.

Come on man


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posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
especially when Obama was voted in to unite the country.
Instead there is a surge of a division,


I understand that "Obama was voted in to unite the country" is a very convenient conservative rhetorical theme, but it fails on the reality check.

President Obama was voted in for many reasons, but uniting the country can fall under "aspirations" of every POTUS ever to serve. It certainly was NOT the REASON he was elected.

It also reeks of hypocracy when the far right looks to blame him for divisivness when they have spent the last 18 months calling him a Muslim Terrorist born in Kenya and filbustering more than any congress in US history...no exageration there...

President Obama has extended more olive branches than seems humanly possible and the GOP has simply not found it in thier best interest not to afford him any claims of bipartisanship.

- Deny him bipartisanship
- Deny him any legislative victories (Now ponder this...if something is considered a legislative victory...something that appeals to voters...doesn't that mean it is likely to be generally good for US citizens?)

Thus they block healthcare for 9-11 responders.
Unemployment benefits
Financial regulation reform
Extending tax breaks for the Middle Class and Small Businesses

GOP Filibusters Small Business Aid Bill - The Daily Hurricane
dailyhurricane.com...


Say What?! Republicans Filibuster Tax-Cutting Jobs Bill - Jobs
politifi.com...

Senate Republicans: Filibuster everything to win in November?
www.mcclatchydc.com...


"Republicans have ratcheted use of the filibuster up to completely unheard of levels. Look at the things that the House (of Representatives) has passed that can't make it through the Senate. The list just keeps growing," said Norman Ornstein, an expert on Congress at the American Enterprise Institute, a center-right policy organization.

"Republicans are gambling they can convince the American people Democrats can't get much done, and at the moment, their gamble is paying off," said former Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Nebraska Democrat and the president of the New School in New York.


Now, Honestly...I expect politicians to play politics, but when the American people suffering becomes a strategic goal...When the goal is to prevent government from working...when the goal is deny the party in power any "successes" (Again anything that could be beneficial to voters come election day) I draw the line.

To the GOP...regaining power is more important than Americans. The Democrats are stupid and sometimes corrupt, but for the GOP...screwing Americans IS THE PLAN FROM THE GET GO.




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posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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God, I hope that Palin does get elected. If nothing else, maybe is will put an end to all this crybaby BS from the right.

I'm listening to Rush right now. No plan, no ideas for change, just trash the liberals. Who's divisive?



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia


Please, Obama started 2 new wars with 2 new countries bypassing congress and sent unmanned drones to Pakistan on his FIRST day in office and he got a nobel peace prize.

Come on man


Uhh.. Obama started 2 new wars? 2 New Countries? I don't follow Fox news, please explain.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
God, I hope that Palin does get elected. .

you and me both


Originally posted by whaaa
I'm listening to Rush right now. No plan, no ideas for change, just trash the liberals. Who's divisive?

Pshhhh
Rush Limbaugh????


And you call me a conservative?
Even I don't listen to that loonie, he's a double agent trying to destabalize the conservative party.

He is the equivalent to that religious guy on TV, you know the one with the scary stepford wife.
Van winkle or something?



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:36 PM
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posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by maybereal11
Uhh.. Obama started 2 new wars? 2 New Countries? I don't follow Fox news, please explain.


Ummm I didn't even read that on Fox News when I heard about it.

Why did the underwear bomber want to bomb that plane?
It was in response to Obama attacking Yemen, do some homework at least.
www.abovetopsecret.com...





I assume you already know about Pakistan..... right?



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia

Originally posted by maybereal11
Uhh.. Obama started 2 new wars? 2 New Countries? I don't follow Fox news, please explain.


Ummm I didn't even read that on Fox News when I heard about it.

Why did the underwear bomber want to bomb that plane?
It was in response to Obama attacking Yemen, do some homework at least.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I assume you already know about Pakistan..... right?


You are confused. We did not start a war with Yemen. Yemen is an ally. Ditto Pakistan.

We have struck Al-Qaeda training camps in both countries...


FYI - Underwear Bomber...Yemen? Al-Qaeda attacked our embassy in Yemen before 9-11...Yemen has been a nest for AL-Qaeda long before we struck a training camp there...with the approval of the Yemini gov. I might add.


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posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 02:01 PM
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It's common knowledge within the psychology world that Conservatives respond to short, quick answers that hit the heart. Like these red alert words:

Taxes
Regulation
Bureaucrat
Bureaucracy
Red Tape
Big Government
Liberty
Common sense
Small Government
Family
Values
God
Jesus
Christian
Community
Individual
Guns
Elite
Liberal
Democrat
Ivy League


Those are hot button words that the right uses to demonize their opponents. I guess we can through Progressive in their now, because now 'Progress' is to be termed as a bad word. What word should we replace it with, Regressive? Will that be their new nicknames, "I am a Regressive!".

Why do the Democrats not resonate with what is considered 'Average Joe'? Because they try and explain through process the way of fixing things. Liberals, Progressives, Socialists and Libertarians think long-term while Conservatives, Religious-Right think short-term.

Why do Democrats not receive huge votes? Because Americans want the job done now, not set us on a plan where over the next decade we will be stronger, they want it done now, today! But we know it the world of reality that is impossible, but that is the promise of Republicans. They give the Democrats just 2 years of complete control of every branch of legislature and the executive and by the end of these two years it's not that we aren't recovering, it's not that wars are winding down, it's not that jobs aren't coming back, it's that all these things are done NOW.

Republicans have the ability to feed of that now logic and actually nurture and encourage it. The Republicans had 6 years with complete control and what did they do with it? Two wars, Patriot Act, Deregulation, Corporatization, Cut Corporate Taxation, Tax incentives to send jobs oversees and setting the foundation for total collapse. Now they let the Democrats have just TWO YEARS to clean up their mess of 12 years and are railing against them every step of the way.

Republicans, "Why haven't you created jobs?"

Democrats, "You have filibustered everything!"

Republicans, "Why isn't the economy recovered?"

Democrats, "You have filibustered everything!"

We have given the Democrats just 2 years to clean up everything the Republicans have done in 6. Not to mention that Republicans controlled Congress from 1995-2007. Altogether the Democrats have had 2 years under Obama and 2 years under Bush. The Republicans had 6 years under Bush and 6 years under Clinton.

HOW THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO CLEAN UP THEIR MESS IN JUST 2 YEARS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY VOTE 100% NO ON EVERYHING!!!

Should we stop insurers from dropping covering on the sick?

Republicans - "No, we must make this Obama's Waterloo!"

Should we help small businesses get access to lines of credit?

Republicans - "No, we must not help small businesses!"

Should we keep the Middle Class and Poor tax cuts?

Republicans - "No, we will filibuster unless the top 3% get the tax cuts too. We don't give if taxes go up on everyone else!"


Are you ready America? Are you ready for 2001-2007 on steroids? Are you ready for the most Paranoid, Hypocritical, Right-wing, Theocratic politicians ever to govern you? Are you ready for this?


You can call us Progressives any name you want, but we just look at where it is coming from and laugh. HAHAHA



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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Oh I see. When Republicans trash Democrats (which they do in every speech and on Fox 24 hours a day) that's constructive criticism. It's not divisive or anything to insist our president is in power illegally because he's secretly foreign, secretly a Marxist, and secretly a Muslim. It is pure rational truth when they say the party in power cannot do anything right. Ever.

Yes, Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow and some other commentators on MSNBC criticize the right on many issues. In my opinion they give rational reasons for doing so. If they get under your skin maybe it's because they've hit the nail on the head, at least on some occasions.

Since when is debate not part of the American political process? Yes, much of it is moronic on both sides. As H.L. Mencken said, "Nobody ever went bankrupt by underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

As you call yourself "Modern Academia" I expected more of you in terms of a rational, intelligent debate.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia

Originally posted by MrSpad
Not only is the country not more divided then ever is not even as divided as its was under the last administration. Maybe you missed all the massive anti war protests a few years ago

You bring up an interesting topic here
There were many anti-war protests
Now there are none even though TWO MORE COUNTRIES have been added to the list of invasions, Yemen and Pakistan, under Obama's clock.

Where are the anti-war protests though?

This leads me to believe that those anti-war protests were not full of anti-war people but anti-republican people.

If you could show me some logic that suggests otherwise I would apreciate it.


Originally posted by MrSpad
Obama is a new President who has had the misfortune to come into power with a collapsing economy and 2 wars.

Correct!
And what do you do when you have a collapsed economy caused by overspending? You spend more right?
That's what Obama did, he increased military budget by 11% which means trillions and not to mention all those bailouts.

Oh ya and 2 wars, so what do you do when you have two wars? You multiply it by 2 and now it's 4 wars, Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq.

But poor Obama right???

Thanks for the explanation!!



Ding, Ding!

A thousand stars for that point alone. Why has the anti-war protesting stopped? It certainly isn't because the wars have stopped, in fact by month more troops are dying now than ever before in Afghanistan. icasualties.org... The true irony will be in 2012 when Obama gets landslided out of office and a Republican takes control all we'll sudden start seeing antiwar protests and troop death numbers on the news again every night. It doesn't get any lower than pretending to care about troop deaths for political gain.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 02:51 PM
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I never protested even under Bush, I still hate the wars and foreign military bases and any other form of imperialism/colonialism.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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"Communist Party USA Tells Us They Are "Progressives."

www.associatedcontent.com...


Their slogan is "Radical Ideas. Real Politics." On the home page of the CPUSA site they proudly offer a snippet of their history - the struggle as it were - where they tell us "The Communist Party has an unparalleled history in the progressive movement of the United States . . . ." Huh? American Communists admitting a connection between progressives and Communists? Who knew?...


They say so themselves.

Welcome to the USSA,the Soviet States of America...






posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:01 PM
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I have railled against this kind of polarizing 'my-team-is-better-than-your-team' crap for years on this site and elsewhere. Until people can get their pointy little heads past it we are screwed. And ladies and gentlemen I am here to tell you that time is running out. IF the 'other team' (i.e., Republicans, conservatives, right, whatever) actually HAS a plan to fix all the problems they like to talk about, they have certainly kept said plan to themselves all this time. So, what does that make them? Hypocritical liars if they actually DON'T have a real plan and are simply bashing the 'other team' in an attempt to drag them down... OR... if they somehow really DO have a plan and have been sitting on it all this time while the country implodes then they are beneath repugnant to allow a country they 'love' to come unglued for their own political gain.

Face it, the OP and the subject in general is a red herring. The government has been screwed for years. It's owned and operated by private interests but everyone would rather take sides than see what is right in front of their collective shiny faces. Everybody in government, and I mean EVERYBODY has to go. All incumbents, all Republicans, all Democrats. Anyone endorsed by either major party gets kicked to the curb. Only vote for and elect third party and real Independents. It really doesn't mater who we put in office because they are incapable of doing anything anayway. It's only important whjo we NOT put in. We need to throw a spanner into the machine and see what happens. Short of this there is no fix and we are all doomed.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by OldDragger
No, it's guys like you that demonize people that think differently than you that are polarizing the nation.
Right or left, the unwillingness to compromise and seek realistic solutions seems to be a thing of the past.
The Republicans in Congress have publicly stated their only goal is to oppose everything the Obama administration proposes. Great. Thanks guys.
Stop whining about Socialism. You don't even know what it is.


We don't always see eye to eye, but I stand firmly here with Old Dragger and agree completely.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:22 PM
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If you want to side with Communism,then the Democratic party is the one you want. They say so themselves!


U.S. Communist Party Sees Democrat Victory as Its Own


“The right-wing stranglehold on Congress has been broken,” declared Joelle Fishman, chair of the Communist Party USA’s (CPUSA) political action commission. “Electing the Democrats to control congress is a victory for communism.”

Fishman delivered her report to the committee as it discussed the results of the election. “With Democrats in charge the future of the Communist Party looks bright,” said CPUSA’s Executive Vice-chair Jarvis Tyner.

“The Democratic leadership in the House is in agreement with key elements of our near-term agenda. The long struggle to bring communism to America is nearer success than it’s ever been.”

Erica Smiley, National Coordinator of the Young Communist League, was bouyant, “The results of the 2006 election indicate a major turning point in our struggle to communize America.”

www.azconservative.org...



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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You said it, brother. I mean, I was going to point out practically everything you pointed out. I starred your excellent post, but I thought I'd also commend it here. This kind of reasoned, point for point, intelligent debate is why I love this site. Emotional language is only effective if unchallenged. Nice job.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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yeah there sure hypocrisy in this thread.

there sure is demonizing....

starting with your president mr obama calling and and vilifying, bashing and berrating all those who oppose him.

the president of this country is acting like a 2 year old feeding the divide when awww someone says something he didnt like

the evil republicans stopped all those good little liberals in dc not have their way-

and all the mindless zombies join right on in

complete bs fact is democrats have the majority if they cant get anything done its cause they know what they are doing and try to do is crap- maybe there is actually some politicans in washington dc that DO have a conscious.

there are mindless zombies and they are the leftists who buy his every word hook line and sinker.

i got some hot words for you too.

racist
bigot
nazi
islamophobe
stupid
moronic
redkneck
jesus freak
bible thumber
" oh know god speaks to them"

all those key words the left uses every chance they get.

other saying is the non stop hating of any conservative in the country:

show me any article or video where any leftist has said anything remotely civil about:

sarah palin
glenn beck
rush limbagh
michael steel
george w bush
etc..

the mindless zombies of the left wish death to those people and all us conservatives.


the so called antiwar protests wasnt about war that poster was right it was anti bush.

it is a fact being a christian or a conservative or opposing obama and you ARE TRASH.

build a mosque and not be respectful or kill americans in the name of allah and the leftists are their best friends and instead of anger.....

ask any liberal whose more evil a suIcide bomber and the 9-11 hijackers or a conservative republican---every single time the answer is a republican...

that is the world of that we live in today the op is right

THE LEFTISTS THE PROGRESSIVES are the cancer that is killing this country....

you people pay people not to work ie unemployemnet benefits-- how much taxes do they pay? hardly any

where are the jobs? for years it was all about how bad the economy was- well its still crap

all you lefists were screaming and crying bout iraq and afghanistan and we are still there.

all you leftists scream about gitmo its still there.

in two years all you leftists screamed and cried about bushes massive spending well you fired the republicans but the check writers are still there.

people are still losing their homes- fanny and freddie were the symptom of the disease and you leftists have done nothing

you leftists are all about big unions were you suppose to be about the middle class? all your policies and actions are leading to the destruction of the middle class.

it is a simple fact businesses move overseas because its too expensive to do business here.

if this country has the biggest and highest paying economy in the world why the hell are we borrowing any money from anyone else and the borrowing from china continues to get larger every single day/

heres a thought put people back to work kill unemployment benefits create jobs and maybe they will earn income that can be taxed and stop freaking spending and borrowing.

and its not nancys pelosis statement that unemployement "create" jobs unemployement costs more income than it produces.

its a simple concept sure the hell isnt a liberal idea their solutions are to spend and tax and spend and tax and have NO SOLUTION.


the op is RIGHT they are the cancer that is killing america.

because the mindless zombies are either too blind and too stupid and see and dont care guess they want the feds to do everything in theirs lives.

tell them what to think
what to eat
what they can look at
who they like
who they can agree with.


bah on all you zombies ats preaches to deny ignorance well i see it has along way to go








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posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:27 PM
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Well you know, you might be tired of "Bush this and Bush that". but I believe giving credit where credit is due. It was Bush who started this war for no real reason that was expressed. He lied. It was Bush who gave tax cuts to the rich to "help the economy when his Dad called trickle down, "voodoo economics"and he spent this economy into oblivion to "protect us from terrorists". More lies. It was Bush who bailed out the banks and saved his biggest backers. So when you hear "Bush haters", you might just as well call them "truthers".

So the left and progressives are a cancer???? I think the right and their ignorant followers are the cancer I mean really, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin?? Really? How stupid can you get?



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