Republicans driving country to ruin

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What are we thinking? Are we thinking? Have we lost our ability to reason? Remember the famous saying "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it"?

Let's look at the past 20 years or so. Yes, there were mistakes, but after eight years of the Democratic Clinton presidency, it left us with a surplus in employment. People had jobs.

On the other hand, Republican George W. Bush left us with the largest federal deficit since the end of World War II, and an unemployment rate averaging 10 percent. This administration made so many mistakes that it quickly becomes overwhelming to try to calculate them. We are simply blindsided by the enormity of its wrong calls. So, to name the most egregious:

There was the illegitimate war based on lies, which was willfully embarked upon against all of our own intelligence and in which thousands of our noblest young men and women were killed or tragically wounded, and over $1 trillion of our tax payer dollars were squandered. Then there was the underplayed fact that Iraq had nothing to do with our 9-11 tragedy.

Well it did give Vice President Dick Cheney's former corporation, Halliburton, the opportunity for obscene profiteering in the rebuilding of Baghdad and supplying of the military on no-bid contracts. Halliburton, Blackwater and others of their ilk became insanely rich on our tax dollars.

Another Republican strategy is taking away the power of the people by using the media, which is more and more corporate-owned, to confuse us with spin, lies and sloganeering. They have developed the most sophisticated spin machine in history to manipulate us into voting against our best interests.

Do you really want to lose Social Security? Are you happy with the outsourcing of American jobs so that millions of our citizens are jobless and homeless? Are you OK with turning our country over to corporate control, thereby becoming a "Republicorps" and no longer a democracy? We're almost there already.

At least take the power of your vote.

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Pu239
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Pu239 10/31/10 - 11:04 pm
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Barbara? Are you OK with
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Barbara? Are you OK with giving up all of your personal responsibility and turning our country over to government control? We're almost there already.

soldout
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soldout 10/31/10 - 11:06 pm
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I disagree with this letter

I disagree with this letter and can't vote for people that even an unborn baby can't trust. I also can't vote for people who don't know the difference in right or wrong. Republicans do wrong as well but they don't celebrate it and call it right.

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chascush 10/31/10 - 11:14 pm
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‘no longer a democracy?’ Very

‘no longer a democracy?’
Very typical Hussein supporter, Barbara we have never been a democracy we are a republic.

dashiel
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dashiel 11/01/10 - 12:15 am
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Barbara it might be unwise to

Barbara it might be unwise to recite a litany of Republican disasters to people who are in denial. It would be more helpful if you would point with pride to some actual positive achievement that the Bush Administration made in eight years. If you find one, please write again.

BobG
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BobG 11/01/10 - 12:33 am
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Oh Babs, you're living in a

Oh Babs, you're living in a fantasy world created in a deep and dark recess of your own mind. You Libs have trotted out the old rhetoric about Republicans killing social security so often that most Dems don't believe it anymore.
....And it's the Dems who outsource jobs by raising corporate taxes so high that profit (A dirty word, I know.) becomes impossible and relocation and lower labor cost is the only alternative.. (I know, a business should only exist to create jobs so why not stay at home and just go bankrupt.)

.....And I love the way you picked up on that new word coined by George Soros, "Republicorps"... That's sure to catch on, NOT!
.....Sleep tight, wrapped in your little blanket of wealth envy and the overwhelming fear of,one day, being forced to face your own freedom and independence.

...Can just barely control my anticipation..
.....Just one more day and a wake-up..

rockconner
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rockconner 11/01/10 - 12:36 am
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Tell 'em, Barbara. But you

Tell 'em, Barbara. But you didn't go far enough. The Republicans have sold out our country for their own personal gain. So too have the Democrats. A pox on both their houses. We have elected this corrupt Democrat/Republican coalition, so we deserve the plagues we now suffer. Let's elect a better Congress so we'll deserve & have a better government. Don't continue as sheep to follow the Democrat/Republican coalition. VOTE DIFFERENTLY!

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GGpap 11/01/10 - 03:51 am
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Ms. Wise, it does no good to

Ms. Wise, it does no good to write letters to the editor at the AC. What you apparently have failed to understand is that the folks that will respond to your comments (see Pu239, soldout, chascush, BobG) are a major part of the problem. Apparently, they have been unable to cut the umbilical cord to the Bush administration; tethered forever to a failure of monumental proportions.

GGpap

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wizzardx1 11/01/10 - 05:01 am
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I guess we will just have to

I guess we will just have to settle for whom ever the illegal immigrants elect.

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nofanofobama 11/01/10 - 06:17 am
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BARABRA**there are so many

BARABRA**there are so many factual errors in your letter but lets start with the easiest...unemployment average 10 percent during the bush era..this is so false its laughable...perhaps you meant the messiah term with an average of about 10 percent after the bogus stimulus plan and the recession official ending in june of 09 according to the board of economist.. see you at the pols........

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 11/01/10 - 06:46 am
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By repeating the

By repeating the misrepresentations of CNN, Barbra, you show yourself an easily tricked person. Dem voter? I would guess yes. As with almost all who represent your party (and misrepresent our country), the truth is not in you.

Techfan
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Techfan 11/01/10 - 06:51 am
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Bob: Next time you buy

Bob: Next time you buy something, look at where it was manufactured and see how much comes from Ireland, Iceland, Poland, or the Slovak Republic (the 4 countries with the lowest corporate tax rates 12.5%, 18%, 19%, 19%). On the other hand, see how much comes from China (25% corporate tax rate) or Mexico (28%). When companies can pay 13% of what an American earns (Mexico) or 4% (China), we don't stand a chance.

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southernguy08 11/01/10 - 06:51 am
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BARBARA, what we're thinking
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BARBARA, what we're thinking is we're tired of is a Dem controlled congress that spends like kids in the candy store with their dad's credit card, and no concern on how to pay for it. The Obama Administration has added over 3 trillion to the already high national debt his first year in office, and this congress, NOT CONTROLLED BY REPUBLICANS, has gone along and voted for it. It's time for some real "change" baby!

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 11/01/10 - 06:53 am
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Isolationism is another form

Isolationism is another form of unionism. Unionism is a major part of socialism.
Karl Marx also liked isolationism.
His system, like all socialist systems, failed.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 11/01/10 - 07:39 am
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***THIS COMMENT DELETED AS IT

***THIS COMMENT DELETED AS IT REFERENCED A REMOVED POST.***

Techfan
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Techfan 11/01/10 - 07:25 am
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It appears someone is a

It appears someone is a little thin skinned and has started flagging posts.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 11/01/10 - 07:37 am
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Techfan, the moderators are

Techfan, the moderators are EXTREMELY sensitive to insults or implied insults that they can understand. I don't think it's that they're thin skinned, it's just that they seem to have a drastically different perspective.

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crackerjack 11/01/10 - 07:38 am
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Democrats have been the

Democrats have been the Majority, and controlled our Government for the past four years.

ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW? Wait till the after the first of the year and say goodbye to your freedoms, and eventually some jobs.

Techfan
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Techfan 11/01/10 - 07:39 am
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Is that why you've gone

Is that why you've gone through 3 screen names?

Techfan
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Techfan 11/01/10 - 07:41 am
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crackerjack: Aren't the

crackerjack: Aren't the Repubs supposed to win big? Is that why the freedoms and jobs will disappear?

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 11/01/10 - 08:00 am
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Would ANY hussein worshipper

Would ANY hussein worshipper please explain why illegal immigrants voting is good for America?

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 11/01/10 - 08:04 am
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yeah, but it's more like 7.

yeah, but it's more like 7.

Scratch
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Scratch 11/01/10 - 08:20 am
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Techfan, I have viewed this

Techfan, I have viewed this site and others for a long time, searching fo."r a liberal who presents at least reasonable evidence for his positions. You may be the first to fit this description. I would enjoy dicussing with you your analysis of future political events. I particularly enjoyed your "setup" yesterday re WWII ending the Great Depression. You must have been a talented debater during your school years. I note, though, you did not defend any of this letter writer's statements of "fact." As earlier posters have stated, she clearly has distorted or misrepresented historical facts, e.g. Clinton's surplus of $256B (not a large amount and IMO the result of a Republican controlled Congress) and unemployment of less than 7% when Bush left office. What say you?

faithson
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faithson 11/01/10 - 08:50 am
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Its all about the money

Its all about the money honey... ALL of us have been hand fed what we want to here by the 'corporatocracy' that buys these elections on a scale that is unhearlded in american politics. 3 billion dollars and counting. Most being donated by corporations with an agenda, not good hearted americans. read and weap for a system that is corrupted by money.

draksig
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draksig 11/01/10 - 09:05 am
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The only reason any

The only reason any manufacturing jobs remain in this country is becasue transportation costs are too high. Why do you think that Japanese and Korean auto companies are building plants here? It costs a small fortune to ship cars on boats to our shores while raw materials are relitivly cheap to ship in bulk container ships.

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Chillen 11/01/10 - 09:08 am
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POLITICIANS are driving this

POLITICIANS are driving this country to ruin!!!! On both sides of the aisle. Frankly, I'm fed up with all of them.

This election will definitely help slow down the rapid transformation to socialism but the Republicans will take us down the same path, just slower. I'm afraid that they too will move to DC and get sucked into the big government/big power agenda.

As citizens we should be pushing for term limits. Limited Federal power. Budget controls. Minimal bills passed annually. No earmarks or pork spending.

We need to ban together (somehow) and reign in this pack of criminals who claim they represent US!

We can start tomorrow by voting for common sense candidates. Those individuals who you feel have the best chance of "surviving" as a normal human being in Washington DC.

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Jane18 11/01/10 - 09:10 am
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Republican strategy, using

Republican strategy, using the media?? Help me someone, did I read that correctly? What a joke... what a lie!!

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 11/01/10 - 09:13 am
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That's a great plan, chillen,

That's a great plan, chillen, but when you compare socialism to constitutionalism, where is the common ground for compromise?

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usafvet 11/01/10 - 09:31 am
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It almost looks as though

It almost looks as though lowell greenbaum has another screen name(letter writer). Maybe a relative. At any rate a liberal of the most socialist sort. The economy during the terms of the Honorable George W. Bush took a tumble in 2006 when democrats took over congress. It only worsened when dumbobama and pelosi took over congress. Even the democrats in congress should be outraged that dumbobama circumvents and usurps their rights and duties. With his appointment of czars, congress members are nothing but his pawns and a laughing stock. Hopefully beginning tomorrow there will be some restrictions on his socialist madness.

Chillen
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Chillen 11/01/10 - 09:58 am
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There is no common ground

There is no common ground johnston.cliff. That's why we are virtually at the point of civil war again.

dani
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dani 11/01/10 - 09:59 am
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I would say that just like

I would say that just like Obama is no Clinton, current Republicans are no George Bush. I, for one was proud of Pres, Bush for the courage he displayed after 9/11.
If you check history you will see that the economy was in the beginning of a decline before Clinton left office and there is no way to know if the projected surplus would have ever transpired.

Thank goodness we have some good common sense (along with a few not so common) candidates running in this election and let's pray that the best person wins.

Vote for YOUR beliefs, not a political party. I am a conservative in my beliefs and continue to hope for good representation.

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