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(LA Times)   "The Tea Party now has direct control over their representatives. Fear will keep the Republicans in line. Fear of this think tank"   (latimes.com) divider line 27
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2013-10-14 12:29:53 PM
4 votes:

SilentStrider: Dinobot: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 400x400] 
"Direct intervention is necessary."

So in this scenario, Obama is Shepard?

I like that.


I am Cmdr Shepard and this is my favorite govt shutdown in the Citadel.
2013-10-14 01:10:03 PM
3 votes:
images1.dailykos.com
2013-10-14 01:40:36 PM
2 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: Weaver95:   Read up on the prosperity gospel sometime. That's the biggest theological faction among GOP evangelical groups within the party. A very toxic and corrupt variant of heretical christianity that justifies almost any action taken by the rich and powerful.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x313]

you need a hobby


Coming from Mr. "I come into threats to post one-liners and/or terrible jpgs and gifs", that's rich.
2013-10-14 01:36:08 PM
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: grumpfuff: You mean the same Rand Paul who just said there's a worldwide war on Christianity, and the duty of America is to protect Christians from Muslims?

I said less. And that's not exactly "God told me to" which frankly is the scariest thing a politician can say.

Well, maybe second to "We're from the government and we're here to help"


Take faith in Reagan's ancient campaign slogans, for they are true and righteous and wise. Never trust your own elected government and fill it only with men pledged to be its enemies. And buy lots of gold for when your society collapses into ruin.
2013-10-14 12:08:35 PM
2 votes:
farm3.staticflickr.com

/hot
2013-10-14 11:20:19 AM
2 votes:

TheDumbBlonde: Peter von Nostrand: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've never understood how representatives being in line with their constituency is a bad thing.

That is kind of what representative means.

Except the represent all of their constituents. Not 10% of them

That would imply that only 10% elected him/her.


Only if you're dumb... Oh wait, disregard
2013-10-14 10:28:55 AM
2 votes:
userserve-ak.last.fm 
"Direct intervention is necessary."
2013-10-14 02:45:44 PM
1 votes:
To the tea party, a "think tank" is were you take people that think about things, and drown them.
2013-10-14 02:15:43 PM
1 votes:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Zeb Hesselgresser: Turned out to be a bigger f#cking deal than thought, eh?

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

are any of the things you post supposed to make sense, or are you just proud of your newly found ability to post pictures?


i.imgur.com
2013-10-14 02:09:23 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: Turned out to be a bigger f#cking deal than thought, eh?

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]


are any of the things you post supposed to make sense, or are you just proud of your newly found ability to post pictures?
2013-10-14 01:27:48 PM
1 votes:

neversubmit: The tank is empty.


i236.photobucket.com
2013-10-14 01:14:56 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: No, I think its fair to characterize the GOP goals and idology as monsterous. They want to turn this country into a theocracy and force us to worship their gods. I'd call that pretty monsterous. ESP since theocracies tend to do very bad things to unbelievers and heretics.


You see that's why I like the Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio of the party. A lot more smaller government talk with much less Jebus talk.

"I am always skeptical of politicians who say, 'I'm running because God told me to." -Ted Cruz
2013-10-14 01:10:41 PM
1 votes:
It's the internet's fault.

It's now too easy for someone to fire up their eMachine and open up AOL and find their Congressperson's email and take virtual crayon in fist to bleat "Yew's gonna get piemarried if'n Fartbongocare interferes with my SSI Disability."

I'm not blaming the email writer, but the craven cowards who fire up the Confirmation Bias 5000 and say "See!! This person is saying what *everyone* is saying, and, I have a nice house and need my paycheck, so, nation be damned!"
2013-10-14 01:06:22 PM
1 votes:

GhostFish: I know it might be heretical to suggest, but I have to wonder if maybe Left leaning individuals should swallow their pride and start throwing serious support and votes to the more moderate GOP candidates in red states. The principle of the lesser evil sucks, but if there's little to no chance of a Democrat victory somewhere...wouldn't you rather have the less insane Republican? And one who knows that he won because he received help from Democrats? Yes, accepting that help might hurt him some. But there has to be a point where the tradeoff is acceptable, doesn't there?

The Tea Party has been dragging the GOP further and further to the right by threatening to deny support. Maybe we could drive them more to the left by offering it?



Typical GOP solution: let the Dems fix the problems we created.
2013-10-14 12:45:22 PM
1 votes:
The tank is empty.
2013-10-14 12:44:36 PM
1 votes:

Dinobot:  
"Direct intervention is necessary."


THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS.
2013-10-14 12:39:20 PM
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: Mugato: orclover: Well if praying didnt fix the cancer, then you were not praying hard enough.

That sort of belief indicates a belief in a God who is a real dick. I don't see how anyone could argue that point.

I think that God's got a sick sense of humor.


That's a blasphemous rumor.
2013-10-14 12:23:32 PM
1 votes:

deeproy: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x376]

/hot




i11.photobucket.com
2013-10-14 12:02:40 PM
1 votes:
FTA The government shutdown, he insisted, was a step on "a path to electoral success."

Yes, success for Democrats though.
2013-10-14 11:45:12 AM
1 votes:

TheDumbBlonde: What sort of alternate universe do you exist in?


One where math works, and where the Federalist Papers expressed a desire for the Representatives to be open to merit of all origins.
2013-10-14 11:25:01 AM
1 votes:
The more you tighten your grip, the more voters will slip through your fingers.

/Really? No one got to this before now?
2013-10-14 10:59:13 AM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Now-a-days the representative doesn't have to guess about what the people want.


Doesn't mean that the Constituents know what they need.
2013-10-14 10:47:47 AM
1 votes:
I find your lack of votes disturbing.
2013-10-14 10:47:46 AM
1 votes:

Dinobot: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 400x400] 
"Direct intervention is necessary."


So in this scenario, Obama is Shepard?

I like that.
2013-10-14 10:43:10 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-10-14 10:38:04 AM
1 votes:
Jim DeMint: Jesse Helms without the charm
2013-10-14 10:33:01 AM
1 votes:
I believe "think tank" is a bit gracious.  But snark aside, it's not a factual definition of Heritage.

Demint's definitely a man to watch, though.  It will be interesting to see how he chooses to balance his ideological backers (The Family, teabaggers, et al) and his financial backers.  This fabricated crisis has made many of the latter reconsider this dangerous path.
 
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