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(NYPost)   The Democratic Party is out of Centrists: Pat Moynihan, lion of liberalism but also of common sense and a strong military, must be spinning in his grave   (nypost.com) divider line 42
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2013-12-08 04:26:11 PM  
6 votes:
I see, it all makes sense now. I thought the Republican party had gone to the Right, but it only appears that way because of how far to the extreme Left the Democrats have gone. Presumably in part because all the moderate Democrats left to join the bi-partisan, grass-roots, centrist Tea Party movement.
2013-12-08 05:19:53 PM  
4 votes:

theknuckler_33: hubiestubert: Wall of text

Dude, I almost always agree with your comments, but you should consider trying to be more concise.


Yo, this be some whack ass bullsh*t...

That better?
2013-12-08 04:16:54 PM  
4 votes:
www.animated-gifs.eu
2013-12-08 10:50:55 PM  
3 votes:
The Democratic Party has gone so far left

i.imgur.com
2013-12-08 07:09:21 PM  
3 votes:

netcentric: OgreMagi: vygramul: OgreMagi:

One dimensional party.     There is a reason the US has no budget.


"Here's the plan.  We slash taxes, and we also invade Iraq, which was totally behind 9-11, cause, see, if we cut these here taxes, there will be more JERBS, and this Saddam feller has weapons uh mass destruction, this here yellowcake whatsit, and the war's gonna pay fer itself, and ok so we ain't found no weapons yet, but I kin make some jokes about it at a correspondent dinner, but ya still can't take no pitchers uh coffins, an' that Saddam feller was a pretty bad guy, an' hey, the surge worked!  Yay the surge worked!  Uh fellers, I need another one uh them $50 billion supplemental spendin' bill, cause ya know, freedum ain't free, an' now here's this defense feller tuh tell ya that stuff happens.  Now watch this drive."

The GOP:  The Party of Many Dimensions.
2013-12-08 04:30:36 PM  
3 votes:
I believe that if we keep pushing the Teatards through the event horizon of stupid, they'll come out on the other side and be radical lefties.

"As President, I believe a balanced approach to energy policy is in order - one that protects domestic fuel sources and only causes minimal effect on the precious beauty of our country"

"LIKE HELL YOU DO! THERE SHOULD BE NO DRILLING ANYWHERE! WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM THERE ANIMALS FROM MONSTERS LIKE OBAMA!!"
2013-12-08 02:34:57 PM  
3 votes:
Today on Republican Projection Theater
2013-12-08 11:20:23 PM  
2 votes:

hubiestubert: The knee jerk tossing of "Fascism" against ANY form of authoritarian elements in government is a misnomerization that allows folks to hide their agendas behind these errors. There are far more forms of authoritarian governments than just Fascism, and it would be nice if folks acknowledged that, instead of shaking the boogeyman at others...


"Shaking the Boogeyman" -- that was Kool and the Gang, right?
2013-12-08 10:05:58 PM  
2 votes:

jenlen: Progressives recognize almost no limits. They want a bigger government with more power, coming at the expense of individual liberty.

Truest statement ever linked by Fark.


George W. Bush must have been the greatest progressive in history then.
2013-12-08 10:04:44 PM  
2 votes:
The Democratic Party is out of Centrists: Pat Moynihan, lion of liberalism but also of common sense and a strong military, must be spinning in his grave

imageshack.us
2013-12-08 09:18:04 PM  
2 votes:
Oh look! The New York Compost (owned by Rupert Murdoch) has it's panties in a knot again.

I really, really do hope that this new liberal Mayor they're whining about will be every bit the liberal nightmare that they dread he will be. Anything that makes conservatives miserable is it's own good enough reason.
2013-12-08 06:11:43 PM  
2 votes:

Ned Stark: whidbey: Ned Stark: whidbey: Ned Stark: whidbey: Ned Stark: Yes just imagine what they could do with the white house and both houses of congress and a reasonably friendly supreme court? Why, the spooks could get their computers unplugged, the tsa could have their cop role-play booted back to their bedrooms, gitmo could be closed, we could have single pa...

Oh wait, they did have that? And what happened? Damn.

Oh the "Hurr durr they had a Supermajority" lie again.

Old trolls are so exciting.

I am sure you can direct me to where I claimed anyone had a super majority.

I'll wait.

Wait for what? More abuse? Condemnation?

You cant just pick whatever meaning you want for pronouns dude. You have to use context to divine what the author intended. I know its tricky, but that's the way English is. You can do it if you try.

Your entire post was the "hurr durr Supermajority" talking point. Move on.

Except for never mentioning or implying anything about a supermajority anywhere, sure.


Or don't. Yelling at clouds doesn't change anything.

The American people should have been fully supporting the Democratic Party the past 5 years, and utterly condemning the Republican obstructionist strategy. Yes, including you. I await your next Fark Independent™ type non-sequitur/denial/no u.
2013-12-08 06:05:49 PM  
2 votes:
The Democratic Party is out of Centrists  (SOURCE: NEW YORK POST)

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2013-12-08 05:37:17 PM  
2 votes:
If anything, the problem with the Republican Party has been that they've been too moderate, too willing to compromise, and too much on the side of big government and big business.

It's only been in the past few years that the party has grown a spine, as evidenced by the rise of the Tea Party and the election of actual leaders like Ted Cruz.

I don't want centrists, I want dyed-in-the-wool conservatives who will cut spending when they say they will, revamp the health insurance industry to promote market competition instead of more government subsidies and redistribution (not that the ACA is as bad as the system liberals really want, but that's more of an indictment against liberalism than praise for the ACA), and will take on Obama, Hollywood, gays, atheists, etc, and roll back regulations that hurt business, outlaw the degrading filth emanating from our TVs and computers, crack down on anti-American speech, deport illegal immigrants, and eliminate the minimum wage to promote job growth.

I want someone who wears being called a oligarch like a badge of honor, and who isn't afraid to say 'Yes, this is going to suck for the 47%, but so what? Fark 'em'.
2013-12-08 05:33:03 PM  
2 votes:
eat a farking dick submitter
2013-12-08 02:50:16 PM  
2 votes:
Centrist Democrats, otherwise known as Republicans.
Centrist Republicans, otherwise known as unicorns.
2013-12-08 12:32:22 PM  
2 votes:
i236.photobucket.com
2013-12-08 10:36:42 PM  
1 votes:
OgreMagi:  I am accusing you of being ignorant of the full definition of "fascism".  Nothing you have said has changed this opinion.

Because the marriage of nationalism with corporatism is so typically a "Lefty" position...

The charges of authoritarianism isn't entirely unfounded--with the charge for social justice in SOME cases--but the problem with the application of "Fascism" lobbed towards the Left in this country is that it isn't bound up in a bonding of state and corporate interests, nor is it tied to a hypernationalism nor a authoritarian love of the military state.

The Left in this country do have some socialist tendencies, but that isn't a natural leaning towards the hypernationalist binding of state and business that occur in Fascist states. The convenient conflation comes from that pesky "Socialst" portion of National Socialist that was the Nazi party, and they themselves were virulently opposed to anything looking like the lefty communal state. Mussolini himself described Fascism as a rightist movement, and that totalitarianism manifested itself in melding of state interest, and a party system that favored only select elements, and is very much the antithesis of the egalitarianism that typifies the Left, and the foundations of Fascism have deep roots in social Conservatism.

The only person who really seems to not understand this, is yourself. Not the history, not the movement, not even the theory, underlying Fascism.
2013-12-08 10:09:45 PM  
1 votes:

goodbomb: Democrat party


*chug*
2013-12-08 09:22:30 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Oh look! The New York Compost (owned by Rupert Murdoch) has it's panties in a knot again.


They should just stick to taking pictures of people committing suicide.

i.huffpost.com
2013-12-08 09:13:28 PM  
1 votes:

Cheesus: shamanwest: Doesn't he run a bank?

That's Brian Moynihan.


No, thats the guy who played Chris Farley's dad in Tommy Boy.

You're thinking of Brian Doyle Murray.
2013-12-08 09:01:27 PM  
1 votes:
So since this is the NY Post we're talking about, "centrist" really means a Republican?
2013-12-08 07:52:17 PM  
1 votes:
Conservative op-ed formula: 1) take a classic and valid criticism of conservatives (eg. they've gone nutso radical) 2) apply it to liberals 3) fame
2013-12-08 07:38:08 PM  
1 votes:

grumpfuff: Can we just agree to ban New York Post links? It makes the Daily Fail look like a shining example of good journalism.


I'd rather see Fox News Links become paid "featured partner" links first, frankly.
2013-12-08 07:27:30 PM  
1 votes:

netcentric: OgreMagi: vygramul: OgreMagi: The GOP is also out of centrists.  Neither party offers anyone I would vote for.

Note, I believe in a strong military, but spending more than all other countries in the world combined seems a bit excessive.

The military is not a linear proposition.

Don't care. We're spending too much.  How about we stop being the world's police and deal with our problems at home, instead?


They call them TAX and SPEND Democrats for a reason.    You can't get Democrats to cut anything anywhere.   A Democrat stronghold for example...Philadelphia.   Ask Democrats to close the Philadelphia Navy Yard.      Do it.    Go ask them to close it and redirect the money theoretically to all your favorite Liberal causes.    Windmills, windmills covered in art,  Solar art,  Solar windmills covered in art that homeless welfare recipients can live in with a windmill powered abortion clinic next door.

But they will not do it.     They will talk about it.   Say how it needs to be done.   Rail against repubs regarding it.



What is this I don't even.
2013-12-08 07:14:33 PM  
1 votes:

jenlen: whidbey: jenlen: Progressives recognize almost no limits. They want a bigger government with more power, coming at the expense of individual liberty.

Truest statement ever linked by Fark.

Grow the fark up.

Go back to your bong and dream of total control of everyone by your government.


I hope your taxes go up.

Because reason isn't going to shake your absurd childish delusions. Maybe paying more towards the social safety net will be just compensation.
2013-12-08 06:24:53 PM  
1 votes:

jenlen: whidbey: jenlen: Progressives recognize almost no limits. They want a bigger government with more power, coming at the expense of individual liberty.

Truest statement ever linked by Fark.

Grow the fark up.

Go back to your bong and dream of total control of everyone by your government.


absolutism the refuge of the blind
2013-12-08 06:13:54 PM  
1 votes:
OgreMagi:

I would say the Democrats are acting more like fascists than marxists.

Yes, but you're an idiot, so there's that.
2013-12-08 06:09:34 PM  
1 votes:

Captain Dan: If anything, the problem with the Republican Party has been that they've been too moderate, too willing to compromise, and too much on the side of big government and big business.


The Party of No compromises too much? That's just silly.

It's only been in the past few years that the party has grown a spine, as evidenced by the rise of the Tea Party and the election of actual leaders like Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz is not a leader. He's an attention whore who seeks political power purely for his own gain.

I don't want centrists, I want dyed-in-the-wool conservatives who will cut spending when they say they will, revamp the health insurance industry to promote market competition instead of more government subsidies and redistribution (not that the ACA is as bad as the system liberals really want, but that's more of an indictment against liberalism than praise for the ACA), and will take on Obama, Hollywood, gays, atheists, etc, and roll back regulations that hurt business, outlaw the degrading filth emanating from our TVs and computers, crack down on anti-American speech, deport illegal immigrants, and eliminate the minimum wage to promote job growth.

So you're an anti-single payer/universal health care, anti gay, pro censorship, pro-deregulation, anti free speech, anti-immigrant Republican who wants to reduce the once proud USA to a third world shiat-hole?

Essentially you're everything that's wrong with America.

I want someone who wears being called a oligarch like a badge of honor, and who isn't afraid to say 'Yes, this is going to suck for the 47%, but so what? Fark 'em'.

Well at least you are honest about being a sociopath which put you a step ahead of Cruz,
2013-12-08 06:08:46 PM  
1 votes:
"common sense and a strong military"="tax cuts for billionaires and oil wars"
2013-12-08 06:07:35 PM  
1 votes:
I always rely on the NYPost for sober, judicious analysis of LIBBY LIBS
2013-12-08 05:59:46 PM  
1 votes:

Ned Stark: whidbey: Ned Stark: Yes just imagine what they could do with the white house and both houses of congress and a reasonably friendly supreme court? Why, the spooks could get their computers unplugged, the tsa could have their cop role-play booted back to their bedrooms, gitmo could be closed, we could have single pa...

Oh wait, they did have that? And what happened? Damn.

Oh the "Hurr durr they had a Supermajority" lie again.

Old trolls are so exciting.

I am sure you can direct me to where I claimed anyone had a super majority.

I'll wait.


Wait for what? More abuse? Condemnation?
2013-12-08 05:43:54 PM  
1 votes:

Captain Dan: BSABSVR

2013-12-08 05:23:04 PM  
1 votes:

Ned Stark: Centrists are far to radical for the democratic party.


SVR.
2013-12-08 05:21:48 PM  
1 votes:
When I think of centrists the NY Post is the first paper that comes to mind.
2013-12-08 05:20:59 PM  
1 votes:

Ned Stark: Centrists are far to radical for the democratic party.

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Jesus that makes Communist propaganda look sane
2013-12-08 05:06:10 PM  
1 votes:
This is less a political discussion and more a topic for Newton's first law of motion as the GOP drift farther and father away while screaming at everyone else for moving away from them.
2013-12-08 04:30:00 PM  
1 votes:
We get it, he's black.
2013-12-08 04:17:52 PM  
1 votes:
The Democratic Party has gone so far left

So far left that GOP ideas from the early-90s are radical socialism destroying America.

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How far to the right of Joseph de Maistre do you have to be to think that the democratic party is too liberal?
2013-12-08 02:08:45 PM  
1 votes:
i44.tinypic.com

I suppose its easy to just talk a few sentences of shiat copypasta at a time if you don't actually have to back up your claims with anything resembling evidence. But then again, it is the NEW YORK POST.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-08 12:25:37 PM  
1 votes:
So there are nothing but moderate conservatives in the Democratic party?
2013-12-08 12:05:01 PM  
1 votes:
Wow. Check out the crazy on that guy. Modern Democrats are 90's Republicans.
 
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