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Old 03-22-2015, 06:14 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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"Rest assured he would not have passed the AHA as written without significant changes and compromise, if at all with an opposition party in control."
As John Boehner is fond of saying, if ifs and buts were candy and nuts ...
The point stands.

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"Interesting how you view the (D's) in the 1980's as "sane", yet the (R's) from the 90's as crazy.
Lets start with Reagan. He was pretty conservative, and Tip O'Neal was pretty liberal, yet they forged a path together. They also put politics aside to some degree on got on with the business of governing by compromise, not rigid ideology."
Right, and Reagan raised taxes and granted amnesty to a hoard of illegal immigrants, so it's doubtful he would even be tolerated in today's Republican Party. Good example.

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"The same is true of Clinton who was pretty liberal, and Newt Gingrich was pretty conservative. Clinton was pragmatic enough to compromise."
Lotta good it did him. As I noted, the batsh!+ crazy opposition party shutdown the government, accused him of rape and murder, and attempted to remove him from office. Served him right for trying to compromise with Republicans.

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"Obama has been a failure compared with past presidents on that score. The two most recent examples of presidential leadership still make him look inept comparatively."
Obama faced more challenging circumstances than either Clinton or Reagan, and accomplished more than both. That hardly makes him look inept.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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Not surprised by his support within a party that which favors race over qualifications.
Very rarely do you come up with something so outrageously stupid that it gets my attention but this certainly caused a larger than normal laugh at your posts.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:29 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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""Significant" can be a plus or minus."
Agreed. G.W. Bush had a more "significant" term than Bill Clinton, but I'd hardly describe it as a net positive.

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"The allegation by Juanita Broaderrick of rape was very credible. Clinton settled Paula Jones to the tune of $800,000. I once asked an HR person at the fortune 500 company where I work what would have happened to CEO Clinton following the blue dress incident. The reply was that he would have been terminated."
All irrelevant. You can either prove the charges in question or you cannot (and no, a settlement isn't proof). Absent dispositive proof, a responsible opposition party ought not to act on its unconfirmed suspicions.

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"Clinton's sex addiction escapades continued after he left office, not according to me, but according to liberal writers Halperin and Heilemann who wrote about it in Game Change."
Yeah, I read the same thing. Might be true. And for the record, I'm not a huge fan of either of the Clintons, but the GOP doesn't do itself any favors treating them like the second-coming of Richard Nixon/Vito Corleone.

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"Making a guy like that POTUS and then 20 years later thinking about making his wife POTUS...now that is insanity and mental illness on the march."
If Bill's still got a raging libido at age 70, I'll be impressed.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:06 PM
 
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If Bill's still got a raging libido at age 70, I'll be impressed.
It may or may not be impressive, but I think 8 years of it in the White House was sufficient.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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A person can't get a job as secretary in the White House without a degree.

You need a degree to be a commissioned officer in the military.

You can't join the FBI, the CIA or virtually any federal position without a college degree.

Should we remove the college requirement from these positions so we don't have all federal employees with more education than the president? After all, he would be their boss.
Of course they don't care. Why? Because the majority of his supporters also have no higher education or couldn't hack it in college. Why else do you think they're so vehement about him? Like minds & all. Keep em stupid so they can be easily swayed.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Of course they don't care. Why? Because the majority of his supporters also have no higher education or couldn't hack it in college. Why else do you think they're so vehement about him? Like minds & all. Keep em stupid so they can be easily swayed.
Why? Because intelligent people know the difference between knowledge and a purchased piece of paper. Why is it most high school dropouts are democrats? Why do the least well informed vote dem? Because the stupid are easily swayed.

Pew Research: Republicans More Knowledgeable Than Democrats


In a 2010 Pew survey, Republicans outperformed Democrats on 10 of 12 questions, with one tie and Democrats outperforming Republicans on just 1 of the 12. In the latest survey, however, Republicans outperformed Democrats on every single one of 19 questions.

“Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated.” Shattering widespread myths, that survey revealed that Tea Party supporters were more likely to possess a college degree than their counterparts (23% to 15%), and also more likely to have completed post-graduate studies (14% to 10%). Tea Partiers were also more likely to have completed “some college” by a 33% to 28% margin, and substantially less likely to have not completed high school than non-supporters (3% versus 12%), or to possess only a high school degree (26% versus 35%).
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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They each have college transcripts, so they can each comply.

Hopefully, we'll be able to compare graduation invites as well.
What did Walker graduate from?
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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What did Walker graduate from?
High school.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Why? Because intelligent people know the difference between knowledge and a purchased piece of paper. Why is it most high school dropouts are democrats? Why do the least well informed vote dem? Because the stupid are easily swayed.

Pew Research: Republicans More Knowledgeable Than Democrats


In a 2010 Pew survey, Republicans outperformed Democrats on 10 of 12 questions, with one tie and Democrats outperforming Republicans on just 1 of the 12. In the latest survey, however, Republicans outperformed Democrats on every single one of 19 questions.

“Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated.” Shattering widespread myths, that survey revealed that Tea Party supporters were more likely to possess a college degree than their counterparts (23% to 15%), and also more likely to have completed post-graduate studies (14% to 10%). Tea Partiers were also more likely to have completed “some college” by a 33% to 28% margin, and substantially less likely to have not completed high school than non-supporters (3% versus 12%), or to possess only a high school degree (26% versus 35%).
Just sayin:

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for every one percentage point increase in college graduates in a state, the percentage of people who identify themselves as Democrats increases by 0.75 percent.
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Check out the rest of the charts showing the correlation between education investment and liberalism over at Progressive Policy.
Proof: Republicans Really Are Dumber Than Democrats - Business Insider
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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Pretty much common knowledge.
Congratulations to JoJaJn for the answer of the year to my question about whence she (he?) gained their knowledge. Here was the question and response.

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If Walker hasn't released his transcripts how do you know he did "four years of doing nothing constructive" and "Walker wasn't on track to graduate". I'll take your source for those.
And the answer of the year!

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Pretty much common knowledge.
Don't you just love it! The new answer for everything.

Q: How do you know Obama is a Muslim?
A: Pretty much common knowledge.

Q: How do you know Obama was born in Kenya?
A: Pretty much common knowledge.

Q: How do you know Hillary Clinton is a liar, cheat and should be a felon?
A: Pretty much common knowledge.

Q: How do you know Elizabeth Warren thinks women should be sex slaves?
A: Pretty much common knowledge.

The possibilities are just endless!
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