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EPIC - Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation on House floor
« on: May 01, 2014, 07:39:08 AM »
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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: EPIC - Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation on House floor
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 09:27:37 AM »
Yeah, so.............

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Re: EPIC - Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation on House floor
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 09:39:36 AM »
Just looking for positives, however small.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: EPIC - Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation on House floor
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 10:04:58 AM »
Just looking for positives, however small.

I don't know that this is "small."

This is an outstanding speech about a critical subject, and it's refreshing to see that it was well-received.

Maybe Gowdy, with his passion for law, can light a fire under some complacent, do-nothing Congressmen.
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Re: EPIC - Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation on House floor
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 11:49:17 AM »
Just looking for positives, however small.

The somewhat jaded comment was directed at congress, not you

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Re: EPIC - Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation on House floor
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2014, 11:53:58 AM »
The somewhat jaded comment was directed at congress, not you

No worries!  Thanks. 
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: EPIC - Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation on House floor
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2014, 12:04:21 PM »
I trust five minutes after the speech and applause they were back to fund raising and business as usual.

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Re: EPIC - Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation on House floor
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 12:54:07 PM »
I don't know that this is "small."

This is an outstanding speech about a critical subject, and it's refreshing to see that it was well-received.

Maybe Gowdy, with his passion for law, can light a fire under some complacent, do-nothing Congressmen.

We need 434 just like him.  :patriot:

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Re: EPIC - Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation on House floor
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 12:58:09 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2014, 01:38:06 PM »
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