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Old 10-12-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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Originally Posted by TexasLawyer2000 View Post
Actually, the definition of stupid is: "having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense."

I would consider that definition common sense, but not everyone has that. Interestingly, that is the very definition of stupid. How ironic.

source: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/stupid
I said "a definition", not THE definition...

You're too clever by half
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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If they had any humanity or sense of compassion, they wouldn't be conservatives. You couldn't expect Trump to have much interest in Puerto Rico, because they don't cast ballots for presidents or send voting members to congress. He knows he'll get no electoral votes or support from California, so what will he provide for the fire-devastated people there?


What's it like to be so arrogant? To suggest that conservatism has no humanity or compassion is probably the most insulting falsehood I can imagine! Leftism defines compassion as how many people are dependent on government pittances (which is really just buying votes), conservatism defines compassion by how many people no longer NEED government help.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:40 PM
 
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name the conservatives who think this.
Ted Cruz
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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Originally Posted by ChiGeekGuest View Post
Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Koch brothers, Koch-Backed CATO Institute, ...
Where and when did these people say this, and please put it all in proper context, without spin, stretching, eye-catching propaganda headlines/outright lies by their political and media opponents.

By the way, Cato is LIBERTARIAN, NOT conservative.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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name the conservatives who think this.
I guess you could start with the 69 Republicans who voted against the FEMA aid bill, huh?
69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites | TheHill
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:04 PM
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Location: *
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Where and when did these people say this, and please put it all in proper context, without spin, stretching, eye-catching propaganda headlines/outright lies by their political and media opponents.

By the way, Cato is LIBERTARIAN, NOT conservative.


That's Mr. Romney ^ above. He & Mr. Paul both say similar about FEMA ~ in Mr. Paul's words: "it’s bad morality."

Sheeesh. Libertarian lapdog or the typical black/white thinking of many conservatives? Is there a significant difference? Get real.

Accommodating improvisation tends to be at odds with 'conservativism' because of its general tendency to deny the necessity of adapting systems relative to changes in conditions.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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PR's corrupt officials destroyed their own country and now they want my and your money for a shiny new country. Of course they will skim their share off the top. Why can't we just cut PR loose? What good are they?
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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Eugene Robinson wrote today that "This may be the most un-American thing Trump has ever said or done. I am serious that if he actually withdraws emergency assistance while Puerto Rico is still in such condition, Congress should begin impeachment proceedings."

If Trump turns his back on Puerto Rico it is a "high crime" and he should be impeached.

Trump is beyond despicable for even threatening Puerto Rico and making nasty tweets about the enormous crisis the island faces. He has no humanity or empathy, not to mention that his administration is responsible for ALL Americans, not just the ones that look like him.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.92aca7c8f8ed
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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He would NEVER make such a comment about Florida or Texas.

After Sandy we were without power for eight days. Crews from many other states came in to help repair our power lines. The comments we heard were that it was a mess - basically held together with chewing gum and duct tape. Was that our fault? Should we abandon American citizens because they haven't been able to afford to update their power grid?
Let me fix this for you....They wasted the money they were supposed to use to fix the power grid. Now reports are coming out that Mayors are withholding FEMA supplies from the people. The loudmouth militant mayor of San Juan is right. It is genocide, by her own people. Puerto Rico is turning into Rwanda. Maybe it's time to pull FEMA out and send it the military as peacekeepers.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:39 PM
 
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Let me fix this for you....They wasted the money they were supposed to use to fix the power grid. Now reports are coming out that Mayors are withholding FEMA supplies from the people. The loudmouth militant mayor of San Juan is right. It is genocide, by her own people. Puerto Rico is turning into Rwanda. Maybe it's time to pull FEMA out and send it the military as peacekeepers.
From what I understand, some of the mayors want to have local control of the distribution of supplies because they can do it more effectively than the Feds. There may indeed be a corrupt mayor or two but the vast majority are not withholding supplies from their citizens. Nevertheless, even if there is some corruption on the island, that is no reason to punish all the people who are in crisis in Puerto Rico.

Eighty per cent of the island still does not have electricity, one third do not have clean drinking water. It is a disgrace, this slow federal response, a total and absolute disgrace. It is an obligation and federal responsibility to help Puerto Rico, they are not doing them a favor.
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