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Old 02-25-2015, 05:43 PM
 
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"You can go to prison for this," Chaffetz, an young and ambitious Republican from Utah with Tea Party credentials, added in a Washington Post interview.

"We're not playing a little game here."
Backlash looms as Washington legalizes pot

Hypocrites.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:34 PM
 
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so enforcing federal law is now hypocrisy? if you dont like it, then work to get the FEDERAL LAW changed.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:35 PM
 
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Texas is overturning local anti-fracking ordinances
Arkansas is repealing local anti-discrimination laws
South Carolina and other states are prohibiting local governments from building municipal broadband.
Alabama and Oklahoma are blocking local paid leave ordinances....

The list goes on and on with the party that claims to believe in local and limited government having no issue with overturning popular local laws when they are counter to their corporate interest or own prejudices.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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Dems love big, nanny GODvernment, except when they don't
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:37 PM
 
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so enforcing federal law is now hypocrisy? if you dont like it, then work to get the FEDERAL LAW changed.
Many people are. I know, shocking.

This is a unique situation, They're talking about Washington DC, that got over ruled by conservatives when they voted for legalization. This Washington is not a state.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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so enforcing federal law is now hypocrisy? if you dont like it, then work to get the FEDERAL LAW changed.
We are.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:28 PM
 
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Many people are. I know, shocking.
then until such time as the law is changed, stop complaining.

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This is a unique situation, They're talking about Washington DC, that got over ruled by conservatives when they voted for legalization. This Washington is not a state.
no, really? and here i always thought washington dc was a state, you know the 57th state that obama visited.

and what about obama and his attempts to overrule things the states do?

Obama Administration Usurps Will of Texas | SBA-List
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:32 PM
 
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The republican party has NEVER been a party of small government.

Don't know why that myth persists.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:43 AM
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It persists because it is part of the Big Lie that right-wingers need to tell to dupe enough weak-minded sycophants into supporting their candidates. They realize that if truth was told most people would support the compassionate over the callous, the inclusive rather than the exclusive.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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The republican party has NEVER been a party of small government.

Don't know why that myth persists.

Although I absolutely despise the arrogance and hypocrisy of the democratic party. I do agree that the whole narrative that Republicans are for "small government" is an outright lie. At best Republicans want to spend less money, but they no less want to regulate and regiment all of our lives. To that extent, I would say that Republicans are bigger hypocrites than Democrats, but less arrogant.


With that said, groups that are actually for small government(IE libertarians/minarchists) are forced to support Republicans as the lesser of two evils.
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