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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:39 PM

President Obama to GOP: 'Stop Just Hating All the Time'

Source: Associated Press

Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.

"Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on," the president said in a boisterous and sharply partisan speech in Kansas City.

Addressing about 1,500 supporters at the historic Uptown Theatre, Obama cast the stalemate in Washington as a personal reaction to his presidency, accusing Republicans of choosing political stunts to undermine him over taking action on issues like immigration, transportation spending and tax reform.

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"I know they're not that happy that I'm president," Obama said. "I've only got a couple of years left. Come on, let's get some work done. Then you can be mad at the next president."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-prods-congress-fix-corporate-loopholes-24768034



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http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/obama-gop-stop-hating-109543.html




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President Obama's speech in Kansas City

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Reply President Obama to GOP: 'Stop Just Hating All the Time' (Original post)
cal04 Jul 2014 OP
volstork Jul 2014 #1
big_dog Jul 2014 #12
Jackpine Radical Jul 2014 #23
billhicks76 Jul 2014 #41
Jackpine Radical Jul 2014 #45
billhicks76 Jul 2014 #49
Jackpine Radical Jul 2014 #50
billhicks76 Aug 2014 #54
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #55
billhicks76 Aug 2014 #57
wilt the stilt Jul 2014 #2
savalez Jul 2014 #8
Boomerproud Jul 2014 #35
Stuart G Jul 2014 #3
yurbud Jul 2014 #6
tularetom Jul 2014 #7
LiberalLovinLug Jul 2014 #53
yurbud Jul 2014 #4
Botany Jul 2014 #5
yurbud Jul 2014 #19
QuestForSense Jul 2014 #24
Botany Jul 2014 #28
freshwest Jul 2014 #27
yurbud Jul 2014 #9
calimary Jul 2014 #14
savalez Jul 2014 #16
yurbud Jul 2014 #18
Plucketeer Jul 2014 #20
handmade34 Jul 2014 #34
Liberalynn Jul 2014 #39
santamargarita Jul 2014 #10
savalez Jul 2014 #15
C_U_L8R Jul 2014 #11
big_dog Jul 2014 #21
freshwest Jul 2014 #29
savalez Jul 2014 #13
reflection Jul 2014 #17
BumRushDaShow Jul 2014 #22
RedSpartan Jul 2014 #25
Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #37
albino65 Jul 2014 #26
freshwest Jul 2014 #30
Louisiana1976 Jul 2014 #32
rtracey Jul 2014 #31
Louisiana1976 Jul 2014 #33
Boomerproud Jul 2014 #36
Third Doctor Jul 2014 #44
blkmusclmachine Jul 2014 #38
Skraxx Jul 2014 #40
elias49 Jul 2014 #42
amandabeech Jul 2014 #43
Acornsouth Jul 2014 #46
quadrature Jul 2014 #47
Cha Jul 2014 #48
LibDemAlways Jul 2014 #51
candelista Jul 2014 #52
Kingofalldems Aug 2014 #56

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:43 PM

1. Haters gonna hate

It's what they do best

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Response to volstork (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:08 PM

12. Have you ever in your life met any hater doing better than you?? Cause I havent!!! lolz

 

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Response to big_dog (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:37 PM

23. There are many haters who make a lot more money than I do.

But none of them are doing "better" than me, just because of the nature of hate.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:06 PM

41. Voters Under 35

 

Most I talk to and that's a lot of people are mostly concerned with the Drug War ending and NSA surveillance. These are actions that directly affect these people here. They aren't ideas, foreign wars, future economic assistance etc. They don't want wars being waged on them here at home and are sick of the police state. Obama supports the Drug War and is against recreational and medical marijuana while supporting NSA spying. Hillary most definitely supports these for profit industries on the back if people's freedom. Her and her war profiteer friends have allowed Rand Paul to go after these votes. He could easily beat Hillary. If Hillary actually CARED about Americans she would support ending mandatory minimums, drug forfeiture and marijuana illegality as well as Stasi like NSA spying in which NSA whistleblower Willuam Binney suggesested yesterday that a grass roots revolution could emanate from.
But Hillary seems to only care about power and her own personal goals. All of us support ending the Drug War that's obvious. So why would Hillary let Rand Paul steal this issue and probably a win in 2016? And if you follow the details 95% of what NSA does is drug war duty on Americans as well as "leverage" gains on journalists, politicians, attorneys and judges. It stinks.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #41)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:11 PM

45. You get no particular dispute from me on your analysis.

Young voters have known nothing but Reaganism & one type or another of dysfunction in government across their whole lives. They have little concept of the post-FDR era, and little reason to think of it as anything more than a Democratic fever dream.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #45)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 04:55 AM

49. Dems Need To Wake Up

 

Last edited Fri Aug 1, 2014, 06:28 AM - Edit history (1)

Dont let Libertarian Republicans take all those legalization, Drug War reform and anti-NSA votes. It's very foolish. People will vote on these issues alone.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #49)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 09:06 AM

50. I've argued exactly that, at least with reference to weed legalization

as a way to get out the mid-term vote. Get it on the ballot one way or another--if only as an advisory referendum, associate it with Democratic candidates--and roll out the youth vote for the Dems. This would have been the perfect year for it in WI (we have only advisory referenda, not initiatives on the ballot). But the chickenshit Dem candidates are convinced Wisconsin's not ready for that!!!!!11!

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #50)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 06:34 AM

54. Leaders Not Followers

 

Thats what we need. You can't even be one step behind these days. Hillary and Biden are just that. No one wants a replay of the past. Same goes for Jeb Bush. If its Bush vs Clinton expect a 3rd party insurrection. People are sick of this crap and I believe it's gonna get real. Let's not be as stupid as the old guard Republicans. If they nominate Rand Paul Hillary would lose unless she suddenly decides to terminate the drug war and NSA coddling which are both directly related by the way. And if she does she will also have the hurdle to overcome of sounding sincere about it.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #54)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 10:00 AM

55. Ah, yes, Hillary…sincerity…

Sincerity is the most vital trait in a statesman (statesperson). Once she learns to fake that, she's got it made.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #55)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 06:07 PM

57. Lol

 

Shes trying but she's not very good at it. Her facial expressions can't hide her phonyness.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:47 PM

2. super dig- you can be mad at the next president

 

in other words you lose again.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:59 PM

8. yup

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 04:27 PM

35. Unless, of course, if the next president is a white Republican.

I just want it to stop already.

I know what you're saying Mr. President. They hate me too, for voting for you.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:50 PM

3. That simple sentence says it all. That is who they are..

They, the Republicans, hate everything this man has done. They hate in a way that is way beyond racism, it is against this country. It is a way that we hated the Germans and Hitler during WWII. They have never given him a chance. I recall very clearly, giving Nixon and Jr. a chance. Maybe they would work out. maybe. Perhaps something good would come out of them. They never, from day one, ever gave this President a fucken chance....It was all about Hate. Hate and more Hate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:53 PM

6. They even hate him when he agrees with them. At least they let Clinton carry their water.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:57 PM

7. I don't know about anybody else but I never gave Bush the Dumber a chance

I knew what we were in for when that dolt was installed as president and I was never surprised at anything that subsequently occurred.

That said I never hated him. I don't hate anybody. I'm an old guy and hating uses too much psychic energy.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 12:42 PM

53. Yet one of their talking points is how libruls HATE America

libruls HATE freedom
libruls HATE the troops
libruls HATE morality
libruls HATE prosperity

I've heard snippets of Fox News where they go on and on railing about how full of HATE the libruls are. Of course they are saying this with a suppressed shout, spittle and foam leaking from the sides of their mouths, with bugged out eyes and a red face.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:52 PM

4. "and by the president after that, you'll be an asterisk in history books."

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:52 PM

5. The Conspiracy to Commit Legislative Constipation

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott/2012/03/The-Conspiracy-to-Commit-Legislative-Constipation


These people are so consumed with hate about Brack Obama being President they are more then
willing to make the American people hurt in order to try to get at the President. One needs no more
then to look@ their handling of the Highway Trust Fund to see the levels they will go to in order to
hurt the President.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:40 PM

19. infrastructure is win-win pork from a pol's perspective normally

they bring some of that bacon home to their constituents.

But the GOP is even willing to screw the people back home to make Obama look bad.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:37 PM

24. I hate to sound cliché, but a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Response to QuestForSense (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:42 PM

28. You don't use a bridge till it breaks .... I 5 Washington state

The Highway Trust Fund always worked and it was paid for by a tax on gasoline aka
a user fee .. but even that proven formula is out wieghed by their hatred for Obama.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:41 PM

27. Excellent add and post. Deserves its own thread!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:01 PM

9. Obama has one last chance to do his presidency right: tell people "give me a Congress of Democrats

and watch what I can do for you.

I've gotten Harry Reid and the hold outs in the Senate who voted against ending the filibuster to agree to temporarily do so until the end of term in office if they retain the Senate and we win the House.

So from January 2015 until January 2017, you'll get a chance to see what the Democratic Party can do without obstruction and our party will entirely own the consequences of what happens during that time, no hiding behind the skirts of GOP obstruction or claiming that we had to dilute a proposal to break through Republican intransigence. It will all be us, undiluted.

Then in the 2016 election, you will have a clear choice between a Democratic Party that works for everyone and a Republican Party that only works for the very wealthy.

It will be an experiment in democracy, but only you can make it happen if you get to the polls this fall."

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Response to yurbud (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:22 PM

14. Sure like THIS script!!!

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Response to yurbud (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:25 PM

16. And we need to attack Boehner!

I mean an all out blitz. Bumper sticker, t-shirts, tv, radio. Just completely tear him down as public enemy number #1 and the reason why his congress has the lowest ratings in history.

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Response to savalez (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:34 PM

18. there is no pretty way to say a sentence with Boehner in it. Maybe "Let's pour cold water on the

Boehner, and give him shrinkage."

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Response to savalez (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:08 PM

20. Are there bumper stickers

 

hailing the most useless congress in history?

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:51 PM

34. ...





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Response to yurbud (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:03 PM

39. I like this

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:05 PM

10. Republicans don't know how to do anything else.

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Response to santamargarita (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:22 PM

15. It's called Trickle-down Tantrunomics

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:06 PM

11. I love our President

especially when he's poking Republicans.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:13 PM

21. and eating at Arthur Bryants!

 

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Response to big_dog (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:42 PM

29. Oh, man, wish I was there. Thanks for the pic!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:29 PM

17. Love the first comment under the story


LimbaughsPillDealer • an hour ago

Worst terror attack on U.S in history..... check. Thousands of U.S.
soldiers dead in the detour into Iraq.... check. Constitution
eviscerating Patriot Act.... check. Unfunded Medicare Part D....
check. Biggest welfare check ever cut in history gifted to Wall St.
in the form of TARP... check. Largest expansion of government in the
last 70 years in the form of the DHS... check. Impeach that guy? NO
WAY! Attempt to fix the very broken immigration and healthcare cans
that have been kicked down the road since the 80s.... Impeach!


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Response to reflection (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:22 PM

22. Perfect!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:40 PM

25. How can they not be angry?

Living under the thumb of an imperial, tyrannical Kenyan Mulsim Communist Socialist other who hates America, has no respect for the rule of law and tramples on the Constitution?!?!?

Wake up America!11!!!!

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Response to RedSpartan (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 07:12 PM

37. They pray at the brainwashing altar of Fox and their tribal alternate universe, so sad how some are

so easily manipulated by media.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:41 PM

26. He speaks to the republithugs like the children they are n/t

 

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Response to albino65 (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:45 PM

30. +1. His whole administration has been like talking to children. Here he is with Netanyahu, IIRC:



That look on his face speaks volumes to me. Hatred and egotism are not a part of Obama.

He looks tired, sad and exasperated. It's as if saying:

'With all due respect, no, you can't take your brothers' toys just because you can.'

He has said before that we must move from the 'Might Makes Right' paradigm to 'Right Makes Might' where everyone will agree on solutions that treat everyone as equals to be right.

That's how peace will come, first to the heart of those who choose to accept it. Those who won't, will destroy themselves and what they thought they were saving, a great loss in some cases.

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Response to albino65 (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:46 PM

32. Exactly.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:45 PM

31. They hate now....

 

Can you imagine whats going to be said and done when a black woman is elected president?

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Response to rtracey (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:48 PM

33. Yeah--they'll be even worse! They'll vote to impeach before she's even done anything.

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Response to Louisiana1976 (Reply #33)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 04:31 PM

36. Condi Rice being the exception.

n/t

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #36)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:06 PM

44. I think they would

treat Condi the same way. I wouldn't shed a tear for her either.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 07:25 PM

38. Stupid, clueless comment. It's like telling dogs to stop barking, ducks to stop quacking, etc. Less

 

than useless. Maybe BHO needs to take off his rose-colored glasses. He's 6 years in to the Presidency right now. If he still hasn't figured out the GOP at this late point, well, HE NEVER WILL!

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #38)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:00 PM

40. Uhh, The Clueless Person is the One Who Thinks Obama's Actually Speaking to the GOP

His message is not for the GOP, that's not his target audience, Mr. "I'm much smarter than the guy who was politically cagey enough to become the first AA President in history way before anyone even believed it was possible".

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #38)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:27 PM

42. ..." stupid, classless comment if you ask me.

 

The President knows exactly what he's saying. Good grief!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:59 PM

43. I don't like the way the words "hate" and "haters" are used in our current political

 

discourse to drive people into an absolute emotional frenzy. This negative emotional frenzy only feeds upon itself. Once you say that a person who disagrees with you hates you, or that a person whose viewpoint is different from yours is a hater, you hammer an iron wedge between you and that person that is almost impossible to withdraw. Is that what DU wants? Is that what the President wants? Is that the best thing for this country?

I don't care who is using it--Dem, Rep, Libertarian, Naderite--or what position he or she has. And yes, this means the President. Especially the President.

There hasn't been this much discord in the country since the late '60s, but even then, our political leaders, even Nixon, did not publicly refer to political and policy disagreements as "hate" and those who did not agree with them as "haters," even if that's what they were. Because words count.

Words count, Mr. President. Words count, DU. Words count, Sen. Cruz. Words count, Rep. King.

Yes, those that disagree with us, our political opponents, use crude words, and yes, some are racist, but mostly they are people who see things differently, and unless we have another civil war, we have to live in the same country. Why should we, with our choice of words, do more to tear this country apart? Why should we be as uncivil as some of our opponents?

Tomorrow night, CNN will re-air the episode of its documentary, "The Sixties," devoted solely to the year 1968. A few DUers, like me, are old enough to remember at least some things about that horrible year. For those who are too young to remember, both the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy gave their lives for their causes in that year.

Does anyone here really think that either of those two great men would cheer the divisive language of our current political discourse, particularly in a speech made by our wonderful President?

I think not.

Wake up, people, before you tear your own hearts apart with your hate for your fellow misguided citizens.


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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:36 PM

46. there is a more dire reason for the Impeachment Of Obama

this video will explain the real reason for Impeaching the president....&list=UU5jdZmxutobzwuzR0f8C1hw.....Very enlightening to the real reason....

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:23 AM

47. was anything else discussed?

 

perhaps one of these issues?

Ebola
Economic recession 2008-2016
Border/Honduras issues
western US water issues
Nigeria/Central-Africa war
Crimea/ Ukraine dispute
South China Sea dispute
IS/Syria/Iraq war
student debt crisis

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 02:10 AM

48. Yeah, they're haters. Good on President Obama for stating the obvious! mahalo cal

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 10:32 AM

51. Asking Repukes to stop hating all the time is

like asking fish to stop swimming all the time. They can't help it. It's who they are.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 10:39 AM

52. There are plenty of "haters" right here on DU.

 

Targets include: Republicans, libertarians, Putin, Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, Ed Snowden, Julian Assange, and many, many more.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Matt. 7:3

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Response to candelista (Reply #52)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:07 PM

56. Except no one is trying to take their job

and hurting the country at the same time. Guess you forgot.
Nice try.

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