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Re: “Mitch and John in Dreamland

flizz, isn't it obvious? McConnell does not represent the poor dregs of humanity of his home state who vote for him. He represents the monied interests, both in-state and out-of-state, who contribute to his campaign. The poverty of his constituents ensure there will never be enough money to mount a popular challenge to his domination.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 11/23/2012 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Mitch and John in Dreamland

McConnell's stated goal for the last four years was to prevent President Obama from winning a second term. He failed. He should acknowledge his failure and resign.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 11/23/2012 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Mitch and John in Dreamland

@tejontech - I hope your intentionally distorting your facts. Kentucky, the state Senator McConnell represents - is one of the poorest states and per capita it's residents receive more money from the federal government then over 40 other states. Kentucky is being carried by the blue states.

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Posted by flizz on 11/23/2012 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Mitch and John in Dreamland

Why should McConnell resign...he represents the half of the country making all the money, creating all the jobs, paying all the taxes that fund the slugs on the dole. The haves still have a voice and representation, much to the distaste of the have nots.

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Posted by TejonTech on 11/23/2012 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Mitch and John in Dreamland

Mitch McConnell ought to acknowledge his failure as minority leader and resign the position.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 11/23/2012 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Mitch and John in Dreamland

"I guess we should've expected as much from a party so deeply mired in delusion that its chief political guru, Karl Rove, kept hotly insisting on election night that Mitt Romney had won, even though he'd clearly lost. Later, it was surreal to hear Republican House leader Boehner declare: "We'll have as much of a mandate as [Obama] will." Then, going from surreal to insane, the Republicans' Senate sourpuss, McConnnell, proclaimed, "Now it's time for the president to propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House."

Jim: This is just GOP stonewalling ...."nothing has changed, we're still in charge" as well as the Big Lie that was perfected in Germany 75 years ago....

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Posted by OldCrank on 11/21/2012 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Election fraud blowback

As has been said many many times, if there is evidence of voter fraud, lay it out. Let's see it. I'm all for keeping things honest, and if there are cheaters out there, let's deal with them.
On the other hand, let's take a close look at voting machines - although it should have been done months, if not years ago. It's way too easy to literally change voting results with those systems - so what's the easy solution? A paper trail! It's simple and removes the doubt. How much is being done about that?
Harrassing the everyday voters with restrictions and complications for getting valid IDs is simply voter supression. If there is evidence that this isn't true, let's see it! Otherwise, go vote and STFU about this.

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Posted by gregR on 10/26/2012 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Election fraud blowback

Okay Bobby manboy that's all you got? Fear and smear, strong and wrong, a rush-boy repeat? So, sad. People like you haven't had a happy day in years. Feel for ya bud.

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Posted by longtooth on 10/26/2012 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Election fraud blowback

In El Paso county we have a darn tight ship. Balink got things well in hand, for which we all should be thankful to him. Let's hope Wayne doesn't unravel the whole thing like he has getting licenses.

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Posted by TejonTech on 10/25/2012 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Election fraud blowback

If anyone at all was truly "on record" as having "a history of voter fraud" then the Republicans gleefully would have trotted out the evidence in court, but they have been forced to concede for the record that they have no such evidence. Charges against Republican operative, Nathan Sproul, on the other hand, are based on abundant evidence.

Republicans find the myth of widespread Democratic voter fraud necessary to rationalize their own fraudulent activities, and as with all myths, true believers will pay no attention to facts or reason.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/24/2012 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Election fraud blowback

You guys can make up voter irregularity charges, but you left-wignuts are on record and have a history of voter fraud. Un-American Rat Party pimps!!!!

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Posted by Robert Manwiller on 10/24/2012 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Suppressing the minority vote

Rabbit, agree on most of what you say.

But. There is no deity, no God, no heaven, no hell. The greedsters among the wealthy class will not answer to anyone. All religions are fiction, designed to control the masses and get you to turn the other cheek so the wealthy can slap the crap out of you and send you home to a hovel on a trash filled street and dressed to the nines in the latest Salvation Army "fashions."

By FDR's standard of progress that you quoted, we are going backwards, FAST.

I will not take that crap from anyone. I will not be a fool who thinks there's a better life waiting in the afterlife as a reward for being abused for a lifetime. There is NO afterlife.

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/03/2012 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Suppressing the minority vote

OldCrank, after you asked the question how much is enough it reminded me of a quote that a friend told me that one of the rich Americans made. The answer from the rich man was " A little more".

I think I read somewhere you stated not a religious man. Well I am not religious, but I love God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe that we will answer to God in the end. To those whom much has been given, much is required.

I find it odd that a Mormon, who supposedly believe in a god, should be among those who would seek to take away from those who need, and libel them as people who do not take responsibility. That is hogwash. While there may be some or many that abuse the system set up through our tax dollars, it does not excuse our govenment from providing for those in need.

Here is a good quote I found online...These rich folks, no matter what their political leanings, should make this a practice.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Read more at…

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Posted by WhiteRabbit on 10/03/2012 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Suppressing the minority vote

These voter suppression efforts are aimed at DEMs and minorities, bought and paid for by Charles and David Koch, two of the creepiest billionaire bastards in the nation. Their agenda is raw racism and even more power over the already powerless masses.

One of their goals is the decades old "conservative" goal to kill Medicare and especially Social Security; more than a few of the wealthy hated Social Security from the start.

Among their other goals are to destroy unions, especially public service unions (teachers, police, fire, et al), cut wages, and to do anything it takes to increase their existing $60B net worth. How much is enough?

Our own mayor kneels before these creeps and takes his orders from the Koch's commissar for this region, the AFP and its rep Jeff Crank (no relation).

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/03/2012 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Suppressing the minority vote

smartestman, your post is as mendacious as it is predictable. What you describe is Republican behavior, as evidenced right here in Colorado. Republicans routinely violate fair election laws and just as routinely blame Democrats for doing the same thing, even though they know better, just to cover their tracks.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/03/2012 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Suppressing the minority vote

and speaking of "ballot integrity"...
The Dems routinely count on votes from illegals, the dead and comic strip characters. I suppose that is how they get illegal, (brain) dead, comic strip character candidates to actually win elections. Nice system. It is no wonder they fight "you must be a real US citizen to vote" efforts.

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Posted by smartestman on 10/03/2012 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Mitt 'it's all good' Romney

scroat - what is a government "teet", you simpleton? ... and the "feeling" you are getting is your thumb up your ass.
You are so freaking wrong in every one of your guesses. When I get to Social security and medicare age (still a considerable distance in the future), I'm seriously considering donating it, although I've contributed several hundred thousand dollars to that effort. I don't need it because I actually worked in my life. (Unlike you, the low-life scum parasite.)
As to politics, have your big sister read the Libertarian platform to you and then you might know where I stand (assuming you can understand any of it).
Why don't you get a job and contribute to society instead of being a blood sucking leech?

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Posted by smartestman on 09/26/2012 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Mitt 'it's all good' Romney

typical dumbassman repubican... lives off the gov. but complains about everyone else. i have a feeling you are one of these "keep your government hands off my medicare" morons. keep sucking at the gov teet and keep whining you teabagger dumbassman.

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Posted by Daytripper on 09/26/2012 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Mitt 'it's all good' Romney

scroat - everyone is still waiting to hear what you have EVER given in your life. It is low-life scum like yourself that points your stinky finger (you know, the one you either have in your butt, your nose or your mouth) at people that actually do give back and insist they not give enough.
So here is a question slime-ball, why are you not supporting me?

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Posted by smartestman on 09/26/2012 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Mitt 'it's all good' Romney

i see dumbassman is throwing another repubican tantrum after reading the indy. most faux news and limpballs listeners can't handle facts...thus the tantrums.

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Posted by Daytripper on 09/26/2012 at 1:56 PM

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