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(RealClearPolitics)   What Tea Party voters don't understand: compromise, vote counts, math, laws, gravity and possibly magnets   (realclearpolitics.com) divider line 274
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2013-09-25 12:43:13 PM  
...and blankets.
 
2013-09-25 12:45:38 PM  
What Tea Party voters understand:
 
2013-09-25 12:47:42 PM  
They don't have to understand America to love America, socialistmitter.
 
2013-09-25 12:52:46 PM  
Tea Party Patriots understand that instead of start writing new laws and implementing fresh, untested an unproven policies, you should repair and reform the tried and trusted laws, programs and procedures that have served these United States so well throughout its history.

Or, in short:

FIX OLD NO NEW.
 
2013-09-25 12:54:37 PM  
They apparently have trouble with Dr. Seuss books, too.
 
2013-09-25 12:56:29 PM  
study it out!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-25 12:56:44 PM  
I would say definitely magnets.
www.jillshealth.com
 
2013-09-25 12:57:29 PM  
That there will never be a late-night knock at the door by Michele Bachmann wearing one of Prince's old blouses and Sarah Palin wearing a teddy made of actual bear and Sarah saying "We've been reading FreeRepublic and we wanted to show you how we thank a REAL American, you betcha" before giving you a Reverse Bridge to Nowhere and a Duluth Antler Squat?
 
2013-09-25 12:59:18 PM  
What's ironic, subby, is that understanding something -- or, more appropriately, thinking you understand something -- actually limits your ability to think creatively about it and, in the end, grasp its full potential. Let me provide an example from the list you provided in your headline. See, back in the old days, everybody understood that people stayed on the earth and didn't go flying off into space. I mean, of course they understood that. But they didn't really understand it, see? They thought it was just their own weight keeping them on the ground, or maybe there were little fairies on the earth who held them there, or that God was just hugging them tight enough to keep them rooted on the ground. It took a guy named Isaac Newton to sit down under an apple tree one day, and get hit in the head by a falling apple, to really understand that what was keeping him on the earth had nothing to do with weight or fairies or God, but rather with this magical force called "gravity" that permeates the entire universe. The bottom line is that there's a difference between "understanding" something and understanding something, in other words. People mocked Newton for his theories when he first started talking about them, but now almost everybody believes in gravity and the people who didn't believe him at first just look like fools. What will you look like, subby, when it turns out that your understanding wasn't what you thought?
 
2013-09-25 01:01:36 PM  
That an investment portfolio consisting of a bucket of Apocalypse Chow from TheBlaze.net, a laserdisc of "Smokey and the Bandit II" and a Thomas Kincaide painting of Davey Allison and Dale Earnhart going for the checkered flag at Heaven International Speedway doesn't actually make one a "One Percenter?"
 
2013-09-25 01:02:37 PM  
How about we just include 'science, history, and the bible'.  That should cover everything.
 
2013-09-25 01:06:01 PM  
Zoidberg Tea Pary wants to buy gold on margin
 
2013-09-25 01:06:44 PM  
Any logical argument with facts involving more than one step.
 
2013-09-25 01:06:46 PM  
Headline: What Tea Party voters don't understand:

I think there's not enough room in the headline for that list.  maybe if you write what they do understand...
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-25 01:10:09 PM  
There are understood understandings; there are things we understand  that we understand.
There are understood misunderstandings; that is to say, there are things that we now understand we don't understand.  But there are also misunderstood misunderstandings - there are things we do not understand we don't understand.
 
2013-09-25 01:13:26 PM  
Other things Tea Party voters don't understand: Indoor plumbing, female orgasms, how to say no to a 5th helping of deep-fried dough.
 
2013-09-25 01:16:58 PM  

vpb: There are understood understandings; there are things we understand  that we understand.
There are understood misunderstandings; that is to say, there are things that we now understand we don't understand.  But there are also misunderstood misunderstandings - there are things we do not understand we don't understand.


Reading that made my brain tell me to go fark myself.
 
2013-09-25 01:17:06 PM  
That when one dons the uniform of the Hessian Mercenary and holds a sign with "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESANTATION" while speaking to one's elected representative one is not seen as a true Patriot, but rather a true Potato?
 
2013-09-25 01:21:29 PM  

vernonFL: FIX OLD NO NEW.


FlashHarry: study it out!


imageshack.us
 
2013-09-25 01:23:09 PM  
Farking taxes, how do they work?
 
2013-09-25 01:23:37 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-25 01:24:04 PM  
Yeah, but they know a moran when they see won.
 
2013-09-25 01:24:18 PM  

vpb: I would say definitely magnets.
[www.jillshealth.com image 500x436]


There's a good discussion about magnets in the Geek tab.
 
2013-09-25 01:24:24 PM  

vpb: There are understood understandings; there are things we understand  that we understand.
There are understood misunderstandings; that is to say, there are things that we now understand we don't understand.  But there are also misunderstood misunderstandings - there are things we do not understand we don't understand.


zakdegrassi.blogs.com
 
2013-09-25 01:24:43 PM  

doyner: ...and blankets.


...and proper diets
 
2013-09-25 01:26:18 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Other things Tea Party voters don't understand: Indoor plumbing, female orgasms, how to say no to a 5th helping of deep-fried dough.


Okay that last one is true for everyone .
 
2013-09-25 01:26:41 PM  
I'm fine with compromise.

My position is that ObamaCare should be repealed completely. Your position is that ObamaCare should remain in place.

At what point in the middle shall we meet?

Because at the moment crying about how one side doesn't understand 'compromise' just makes you look like an idiot when you're not moving an inch either.
 
2013-09-25 01:27:09 PM  
"Mark Salter is the former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain and was a senior adviser to the McCain for President campaign."

RINO!
 
2013-09-25 01:27:21 PM  

KellyX: doyner: ...and blankets.

...and proper diets


www.rawstory.com

And the underlying theme and message of Green Eggs and Ham
 
2013-09-25 01:27:29 PM  

ManateeGag: Headline: What Tea Party voters don't understand:

I think there's not enough room in the headline for that list.  maybe if you write what they do understand...


I was going to say, why did the second part of the headline say anything other than "everything"?
 
2013-09-25 01:27:53 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: That there will never be a late-night knock at the door by Michele Bachmann wearing one of Prince's old blouses and Sarah Palin wearing a teddy made of actual bear and Sarah saying "We've been reading FreeRepublic and we wanted to show you how we thank a REAL American, you betcha" before giving you a Reverse Bridge to Nowhere and a Duluth Antler Squat?


The Win density of this sentence is enormous.  It's like a black hole of lulz.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-09-25 01:28:49 PM  
hypocrisy is just one of those concepts they teach in those liberal college classes.
 
2013-09-25 01:29:20 PM  
I was gaving a conversation with some guy about religion and he said,"take all the parts of my watch and put em in a bag. shake it up for 200 million years and see how great the watch works when you pull it out. That's why the Big Bang "theory" is full of shiat".

I weep .
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-09-25 01:29:48 PM  

KellyX: doyner: ...and blankets.

...and proper diets


Now that Michelle Obama said we should drink water, they are drinking antifreeze or something and the problem is beginning to take care of itself.
 
2013-09-25 01:30:12 PM  
Having. I was having a conversation. /sigh
 
2013-09-25 01:30:51 PM  

WittyReference: "Mark Salter is the former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain and was a senior adviser to the McCain for President campaign."

RINO!


Just watched 'game change' for the first time the other night and as I remember it, that guy was the only on who disliked Palin from the very start.
 
2013-09-25 01:31:11 PM  
The author is deeply concerned about the Republican Party.

He however isn't concerned about America crashing due to bad policies.
 
2013-09-25 01:31:57 PM  
You could've just said "reality" subby, and it would've covered it.
 
2013-09-25 01:32:33 PM  

anfrind: vpb: There are understood understandings; there are things we understand  that we understand.
There are understood misunderstandings; that is to say, there are things that we now understand we don't understand.  But there are also misunderstood misunderstandings - there are things we do not understand we don't understand.

[zakdegrassi.blogs.com image 300x243]


Rumsfeld actually had a good idea but a shiat way with words.  And smart ideas don't count for shiat if you're a poor communicator.

What he was trying to say was:
There are 3 classes of intelligence knowledge:
1.  The intel we are certain about
2.  Things that we know exist but don't know the details to.  Like specific troop movements or what is inside a specific building.  These things are goals our intelligence worries about and goes after.
3.  Out of left field secret goings on under the radar.  Things we don't even expect to be happening that blow up in our faces.  We should be striving to plan for these things but their very nature makes that nearly impossible.

Of course this is just a paraphrasing.
 
2013-09-25 01:32:41 PM  

randomjsa: I'm fine with compromise.

My position is that ObamaCare should be repealed completely. Your position is that ObamaCare should remain in place.

At what point in the middle shall we meet?

Because at the moment crying about how one side doesn't understand 'compromise' just makes you look like an idiot when you're not moving an inch either.


I know I'm feeding the troll, but...

The ACA was a compromise. It's based on the Heritage Foundation's proposals, and the system Romney instituted in Mass.

If liberals had their way (and I'd argue that Democrats are only liberal relative to Republicans) there would be a UHC system, like every other industrialized nation in the world.
 
2013-09-25 01:32:56 PM  

randomjsa: I'm fine with compromise.

My position is that ObamaCare should be repealed completely. Your position is that ObamaCare should remain in place.

At what point in the middle shall we meet?

Because at the moment crying about how one side doesn't understand 'compromise' just makes you look like an idiot when you're not moving an inch either.


Well, The GOP supposedly wants the government funded and the ACA repealed, how about we give you half? That seems fair for a party who received fewer votes and only controls half of one branch of government.
 
2013-09-25 01:33:15 PM  
it's too easy.

don't you feel like you're beating up a deaf, blind, elderly potato ?
 
2013-09-25 01:33:57 PM  

Infernalist: WittyReference: "Mark Salter is the former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain and was a senior adviser to the McCain for President campaign."

RINO!

Just watched 'game change' for the first time the other night and as I remember it, that guy was the only on who disliked Palin from the very start.


Like I said.
 
2013-09-25 01:35:03 PM  
The Tea Party is still a force to be reckoned with?
 
2013-09-25 01:35:05 PM  

randomjsa: I'm fine with compromise.

My position is that ObamaCare should be repealed completely. Your position is that ObamaCare should remain in place.

At what point in the middle shall we meet?



Let it remain in place, keep what we agree we like, and work on fixing what we don't like about it rather than junking it all together.

Was that so hard?
 
2013-09-25 01:35:40 PM  
If they are such a bunch of ineffectual morons, why is every worthless douche in Congress freaking out?
They must be doing something right.
 
2013-09-25 01:35:45 PM  
They're all classmates of Tea Party Ted.

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2013-09-25 01:35:45 PM  

Butterflew: I was gaving a conversation with some guy about religion and he said,"take all the parts of my watch and put em in a bag. shake it up for 200 million years and see how great the watch works when you pull it out. That's why the Big Bang "theory" is full of shiat".

I weep .


My answer to that is put two watches in a candle-lit bedroom with sexy music and see how long it takes for them to make a baby watch.

And I'm being completely serious.
 
2013-09-25 01:35:47 PM  

randomjsa: I'm fine with compromise.

My position is that ObamaCare should be repealed completely. Your position is that ObamaCare should remain in place.

At what point in the middle shall we meet?

Because at the moment crying about how one side doesn't understand 'compromise' just makes you look like an idiot when you're not moving an inch either.


You really don't understand how this "voting" thing works, do you?
 
2013-09-25 01:36:36 PM  

rustypouch: If liberals had their way (and I'd argue that Democrats are only liberal relative to Republicans) there would be a UHC system, like every other industrialized nation in the world.


so much this :(

this is one case where Capitalism stands in the way of progress for a society & profit trumps common sense.
 
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