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Pat Buchanan Confused By 'Cyberattack' (VIDEO): Chris Matthews Explains Cyberattack To Conservative Commentator

Pat Buchanan Confused By 'Cyberattack' (VIDEO): Chris Matthews Explains Cyberattack To Conservative Commentator

Commented Apr 8, 2010 at 14:30:04 in Politics

“Will someone please blast this anti-Semitic, racist, xenophobe back to 1965 where he belongs? Why this man gets air time on MSNBC baffles me exceedingly.”
Kaine: GOP Is 'Going To Own' Tea Party's Rhetoric

Kaine: GOP Is 'Going To Own' Tea Party's Rhetoric

Commented Mar 25, 2010 at 11:35:10 in Politics

“Thank you! What in the world does this post have to do with the topic?”
Kaine: GOP Is 'Going To Own' Tea Party's Rhetoric

Kaine: GOP Is 'Going To Own' Tea Party's Rhetoric

Commented Mar 25, 2010 at 11:32:09 in Politics

“Yes there have been many prominent members of their party cheering them on (including their VP nominee for goodness sake), but honestly kjallyn, more frightening to me is the deafening silence of the rest.

One of my favorite quotes from MLK: "History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. "

Where is the integrity?”
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Defining Moment

Commented Mar 22, 2010 at 09:43:23 in Politics

“You "heard a rumor"? Seriously? Keep it movin folks. Nothin here to see.”
Republicans Voting 'No' On Health Care Reform At Their Own Peril

Republicans Voting 'No' On Health Care Reform At Their Own Peril

Commented Mar 20, 2010 at 19:26:59 in Politics

“Completely false.”

Photofarm on Mar 20, 2010 at 19:36:23

“Completely true, try learning some facts.

BTW, Bush's spending got him in trouble with conservatives.

Another fact, Washington DC took in more money every year, even with tax rate cuts, but they spent more than they took in.”
Virginia Thomas, Wife Of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Launches Tea Party Group

Virginia Thomas, Wife Of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Launches Tea Party Group

Commented Mar 15, 2010 at 15:04:59 in Politics

“I'm AA and I'm pretty tired of people railing against Clarence Thomas because he's a conservative that happens to be a black man. I don't agree with his views, but I would defend his right to believe whatever he chooses to believe regardless of his color.

I don't believe in the Negro Thought Police who decide what blacks can and can not think or believe. And to be honest, if we're going to go "there", I have a bigger problem with Ludacris, Snoop, et. al. who get on the airwaves calling black women everything but a child of God and promulgating negative sterotypes. They are "Uncle Toms" in their own way.

I'm perfectly able to disagree with his views without dragging his race into it. I'm just sayin'.”
Virginia Thomas, Wife Of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Launches Tea Party Group

Virginia Thomas, Wife Of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Launches Tea Party Group

Commented Mar 15, 2010 at 14:52:23 in Politics

“I always get nervous when people purport to be in or out of step with the views "most Americans". What does that have to do with anything? There was a time in this country when "most Americans" believed whole lot of things that have since been debunked.

All you can definitively state is what YOU believe. Period. You can't speak to what "most of the good people of this country believe". Who are the "good people"? The people you think are "good"?

You are just as bad as the liberals you seem to disdain so much. Making general statements about views some liberals have and then ascribing the most negative motives to those beliefs.

Most ironic is that you seem to think that "your point of view is superior" as well. And I see no evidence from this post that you aren't just as dismissive of "liberal" beliefs as you accuse liberals of being towards the beliefs of the Tea Party folks.”

TaggartSteel on Mar 15, 2010 at 16:05:39

“Have you read the posts here?

Thank you for writing Tea Party, most here go directly to Teabaggers. They have no understanding of the frustration people in the "flyover" country have for Washington and the Liberal agenda.

I am studying what the Liberals believe here and other places to better understand their points.

For the most part I read class envy toward the "wealthy" as a driving force for reform rather than the desire to help the uninsured. The poor are given a wink and a nod before going on a long rant about how the rich and evil corporations are sponging off the rest of us. Throw in some, "Bush gave tax cuts to the rich and corporations. Everything wrong with this country is his fault." and you've read 90% of the posts here.

I am open to the idea that health insurance might not be a "real" commodity and need special handling outside the free market, like police, fire and education, but I don't see that argument here. I see people saying that we need to redistribute the wealth and rewrite the Constitution.”
Virginia Thomas, Wife Of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Launches Tea Party Group

Virginia Thomas, Wife Of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Launches Tea Party Group

Commented Mar 15, 2010 at 14:29:27 in Politics

“I'm AA also, and the problem with Republicans on race is that they are ever so quick to point out "racism" or "reverse-racism" (their all time favorite!) in others, but VERY slow to call it out in their own party. The examples you state above are but a drop in the bucket. Their fundamental strategy for decades has been to use race as a tool to garner votes. And then they wonder why they have difficulty building trust in the AA community?”

trumpetman on Mar 15, 2010 at 15:02:51

“Yes you make some valid points and my examples are a drop in the bucket.”
Bart Stupak Abortion Claims Debunked: Health Bill Would NOT Force Federal Spending On Abortion

Bart Stupak Abortion Claims Debunked: Health Bill Would NOT Force Federal Spending On Abortion

Commented Mar 6, 2010 at 11:40:07 in Politics

“My thoughts exactly. Since I've abandoned cable "news" for this very reason, perhaps I should give ABC News a shot!”

mathme on Mar 6, 2010 at 11:43:55

“I'm thinking so, too. Besides, it's the only station that comes in on my TV :)”
Olbermann Compares CNN To TV Dinners, Calls Network Strategy

Olbermann Compares CNN To TV Dinners, Calls Network Strategy "Nonsensical"

Commented Nov 7, 2009 at 21:13:37 in Media

“When CNN did wall to wall coverage of "Balloon Boy" a couple of weeks ago they officially jumped the shark.”
Nancy Pelosi Warns Of Violence Over Heated Rhetoric, Chokes Up (VIDEO)

Nancy Pelosi Warns Of Violence Over Heated Rhetoric, Chokes Up (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 17, 2009 at 14:27:26 in Politics

“You statement is completely false. Are you a student of history at all?”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:39:06 in Politics

“What? Can you not at least acknowledge that your willingness to give the officer the benefit of the doubt and not Gates reflects your bias based on your experiences?”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:37:39 in Politics

“That's the problem oh clueless one - there is NOT only one set of rules in America. The fact that you don't see this is just a reflection of your own willful ignorance.”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:35:53 in Politics

“Exactly, This is what burns me... folks who are quick to talk about Gates behavior and give Crowley a total pass on his behavior. Half of the people complaining about Gates' behavior behave like fools themselves with far less provocation (like getting cut off in traffic). Like we're all civil and reasonable at all times. Like no one has ever been provoked to anger. If yelling is a crime then many of us are in trouble.”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:32:21 in Politics

“I think your username says it all.”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:29:57 in Politics

“True dat. But you do have to have a willingness and ability to put yourself in another's shoes and consider a perspective that may differ from your own. Sadly, too many folks are incapable of this.”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:26:58 in Politics

“Yelling at a police officer - disrespectful? yes. Arrest-able offense? Ah no. And that, would be the fundamental underlying point.”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:23:26 in Politics

“Your bias is showing dear.”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:22:10 in Politics

“The difference is that the odds of your son getting shot, handcuffed or jailed in an encounter with the police are significantly lower than the odds of this happening to my black son. (This is a statistical fact, there are many studies backing this up).

To have a discussion about race you have to start by being prepared to accept that your perspective might be very different from a black person's perspective. The anger you see reflected here is very real and not a figment of black folks' imaginations. The reason this Gates thing has struck such a nerve is that just about every black person 18 yrs or older has direct experience with this kind of thing.”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:14:07 in Politics

“You are so wrapped in your own sense of entitlement you don't even see how foolish your comment is.”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:12:46 in Politics

“True, but some white folks have an annoying habit of waxing on about what black people should feel and think.”
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White Men Can't Judge

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 23:11:16 in Politics

“Exactly. That response, more than anything else he said (well with the exception of mentioning that he had given a black basketball player mouth-to-mouth) spoke volumes.”
Kerry And Boxer Challenge Palin To Debate

Kerry And Boxer Challenge Palin To Debate

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 17:40:52 in Politics

“What in the world are you talking about? The last resort of the intellectually lazy is personal attacks. Do you have an intelligent arguments against the points/facts Boxer and Kerry make in their editorial? Are you saying that our nation should make policy positions based on personality (you like Palin better, so regardless of whether or not her positions make sense, you support her positions?). I don't particularly like Kerry, but that doesn't somehow suspend my ability to read, think and analyze.

In the words of Michael Douglas in the movie American President "these are serious times requiring serious people". Let's leave the personality contests to People Magazine.”

Cat401 on Jul 24, 2009 at 18:27:27

“Well Said”
Obama Addresses Gates At  Briefing, Says He Called Officer

Obama Addresses Gates At Briefing, Says He Called Officer

Commented Jul 24, 2009 at 17:32:37 in Politics

“Exactly right. How many of us have been in similar situations... We get heated, our egos get engaged, and then we do or say something that we wish we could take back? No matter how "decent" we are, we are all capable of indecent behavior from time to time when provoked. A police officer sweating you in your home would be a major provocation. A guy yelling in your face would be another.”
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