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Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« on: September 27, 2013, 11:56:28 AM »

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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 11:59:32 AM »
Oh for God's sake.   I knew this HAD to come from one of the ultra-partisan clowns when I read the headline.

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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 12:00:59 PM »
Hyperbole is the last resort for those who have run out of ideas.
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 12:34:27 PM »
"Since they can't get their way," Harkin said, "they're going to create this confusion and discourse and hope that the public will be so mixed up in who is to blame for this, that they'll blame both sides."

How about, "Since you can't get your way...", hmmm?

Without a doubt, you'd be riding that horse if the shoe was on the other foot.

Lying fool...


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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 12:43:49 PM »
Well, when people become ignorant and stupid, dumbed down by public education, corrupted "science," and a perverted media, you are bound to have irreconcilable elements of radicals, because everyone believes they are entitled to their own facts.

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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 01:08:41 PM »
Well, when people become ignorant and stupid, dumbed down by public education, corrupted "science," and a perverted media, you are bound to have irreconcilable elements of radicals, because everyone believes they are entitled to their own facts.

You're on to something there. But, in a society of the kind you describe (sadly: ours), the problem is not simply one of people selecting which facts they choose to accept as truth.

The far greater problem is that having been torn from the moorings of their foundational principles and subjected to propaganda in place of information, people no longer know what to believe. They are uncertain of who they can trust.

It is a supreme irony of our times that in an age of mass, instantaneous, ubiquitous communication, people can no longer easily identify what is real.

The yawning chasm in our politics is a function of diametrically opposed visions of government now being promoted by Progressives on one side, and Republican Constitutionalists on the other. The confusion in the public sphere largely results from a learned and intentionally promoted dependence on politicians and cultural institutions for the discernment of Truth, as opposed to a former reliance on reason, accumulated human knowledge, history, and traditional religious faith.

That widespread anger, fear and depression result from such a condition ought not surprise us. For traditional conservatives and libertarians, the great challenge of our age is how to wrest control of our culture from those who are steering it toward the rocks.
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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 01:21:27 PM »
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It's starting to feel more like 1775.   
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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 04:18:53 PM »
Did he mean slavery was back in style, because it sure feels like it.
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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2013, 09:28:59 PM »
Hyperbole is the last resort for those who have run out of ideas.

Or, in the case of the democrats, never had any ideas worth mentioning in the first place.

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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2013, 09:33:45 PM »
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Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels

Not yet.  We need a member of one party to beat a member of the other party senseless with a cane on of the floor of the Senate.

And for those who don't know what I'm taking about.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
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Re: Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2013, 09:40:12 PM »
How about, "Since you can't get your way...", hmmm?

Without a doubt, you'd be riding that horse if the shoe was on the other foot.

Lying fool...

This man is an out and out communist and doesn't think he should have to listen to dissenting opinions!


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