Remembering The 111th Congress

Posted Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at 1:25 AM
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    Just to prove my point, take a minute and watch this video of Democrats praising Socialism as they wait on line to watch their messiah, Obama, speak. You cannot make this stuff up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3etggiPwiU&feature=player_embedded

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 1:46 AM
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    Just for clarification sakes ocho, I know how easy it can be to make claims when you leave context out but here is the full quote from President Obama:

    "If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder," Obama said.

    He is referring to Latinos punishing (not voting for) those politicians that make laws against Latinos and voting rewarding (voting for) politicians that will stand with the Latino community.

    A little context goes a long way.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 10:33 AM
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    Mike,

    Your context helps a bit, but that is still pretty inflamatory rhetoric for the President to be using. Urging his supporters to "punish" anyone is questionable in my view.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 10:58 AM
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    Actually ochocinco your previous posts give an indication of your thought and belief process.

    You didn't give the voters a thought as they went to vote, you posted a comment, with no subtext and no context to it, knowing exactly how the posters on this site would interpret it, and then became defensive yourself when I added the context to it.

    SW, the context, I think is pretty clear on what the President was talking about. It was, of course a bad choice of words to use, but it is still important when quoting someone to add the context because what ocho posted has a very different meaning that what the actual quote in it's entirety is.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 1:11 PM
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    "The 111th Congress, setting new lows."

    I disagree. I think the lows have been set for a long time. It just happens to be now that they are ACHEIVING these new lows.

    "I wonder if some of these posters take their questionable people skills and coping skills into their businesses, their jobs, their classrooms, etc"

    Good point ocho...I think they DO take their questionable skills to work (etc) with them...but I also believe that they are very adept at hiding their views from people who do not agree with them.

    Notice how many Dems are running on the accomplishments of the last 18+ months?

    -- Posted by Mickel on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 1:15 PM
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    Another thought on "punishing our enemies"

    I see this as a large part of the problem in the political process these days. Why are people who disagree with us "enemies"? By labelling them as such we seek to minimize their humanity and once again set them up as something "other" than ourselves. They become an evil to be defeated rather than a person to convince. If more people practiced a little empathy and tried to understand why people disagree with them rather than labelling them as "enemies" for doing so, I'd imagine our system would run much more smoothly and we might even be able to accomplish something.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 1:48 PM
  • In a couple of days Obama is getting out of Dodge with 3,000 of his closest friends, using 40 aircraft, and $200,000,000 A DAY of OUR money!!. Is the Loser in Chief going into exile to India??

    -- Posted by marcus elvis erogenous on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 2:18 PM
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    marcus,

    You do realize that is his job right?

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 2:39 PM
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    ochosinco,

    1. Yes I don't think anyone in politics should be talking about "punishing our enemies", even our actual enemies, such as Al Qaeda don't need to be "punished" in my view, rather controlled and corrected. Punishment is the resort of those who cannot forgive, like Frank Castle.

    2. I don't think Obama is paranoid in the same manner as Nixon, I don't think he is paranoid at all actually. I think he is so convinced his way is the only way to see things that he refuses to listen to any evidence to the contrary. He doesn't seem to think that those who disagree with him can possibly have a valid reason for doing so or even the ability to reason.

    3. Yes, in that I think many of the posters seem to exhibit the characteristics I assign to Obama.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 3:14 PM
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    A difference as I see it is that a belief that one is always right leads not to paranoia but rather to a superiority complex. Someone who is paranoid is worried that there are people out to get them when they aren't. If one refuses to allow that opposition can have any valid point doesn't worry that opposition disagrees because to worry what the other side thinks would be to admit that they have reasons for thinking as they do.

    *any psychologists please forgive my layman's use of terms I realize I am not using them in a clinical sense, rather in the way that real people talk*

    I feel that the use of the word "enemies" is clearly out of bounds, hopefully we are all on the same team here even if we disagree on what the game strategy is, we should all agree that we want our team to win.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 3:53 PM
  • Sam,

    You need to use the Van Helsing quote to open all your blog posts. It's the truth.

    -- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Tue, Nov 2, 2010, at 4:58 PM
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    Isn't Van Helsing the guy who fought Dracula....hmmm. Wait a minute! Transylvania is in Romania. Romania was a Communist/Socialist country. Van Helsing must obviously fight communism/socialism. It all comes full circle and is now clear to me.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Wed, Nov 3, 2010, at 8:39 AM
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    Marcus - The guy seriously believes that he is entitled to whatever he wants. This kind of shameless behavior with money he did not earn is consistent with his narcissistic nature. After all, he went to Harvard.

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Wed, Nov 3, 2010, at 5:20 PM
  • Well Sam,the Socialist do respond as you say they will...All I have to say is,if you like Socialism so much,Please move to the places that they have it..and for those that move HERE to get away from it...PLEASE LEAVE MT COUNTRY ALONE...I like it the way it was...I am talking to Both PARTYS HERE...

    -- Posted by orville on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 3:21 PM
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    Eddy, your public school indoctrination has got the best of you. Your ignorance and brainwashing has you babbling like a fool.

    Highways, the police or water departments are not Socialism. I don't know anyone who claims that it is.

    Socialism is the ten trillion dollars of wealth stolen from the producers of this country and given to folks who do not produce in the name of fairness. You libdogs have cried and complained about the poor for years, and yet after all that transfer of wealth, you still complain. Doesn't seem as though your theft has worked.

    Considering the level of your personal attack on me, I think you protest a bit much. If you want, I'll be glad to arrange a meeting with you in person, and you can call me those names to my face. How about it?

    Oh, and Eddy, I am a native American. My mother was born on a reservation. I agree that much of this land was stolen from native Americans. Just how does Socialism correct that?

    It is your hate that is showing through for all to see. I am asking you nicely to try and elevate your discourse, or do enjoy being just a mouthy punk?

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Nov 5, 2010, at 12:37 AM
  • Eddy, You need to take it down a notch, dont be so judgemental, remember Judge not least ye be judged. What that means is that its not your place to judge other people. Think about it Eddy, its just not your place to judge. God bless

    -- Posted by boojum666 on Fri, Nov 5, 2010, at 6:11 PM
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