Thank you, Bill Maher

Jul 2014
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#33
You didn’t see it.

Fucking amazing,
Amazing, but strange.

I have watched his show for many years, and know how he operates.

He tells his audience what they want to hear.

I've seen him say the same thing many times before...

You should try watching him for a while and then you would understand that.
 
Jul 2011
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#37
Love it -the usual suspect's did not even bother to watch the video I'm guessing

Here is the actual article.


Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle to say something outrageous. What made West’s comment — right out of the McCarthyite playbook of the 1950s — so striking was the almost complete lack of condemnation from Republican congressional leaders or other major party figures, including the remaining presidential candidates. It’s not that the GOP leadership agrees with West; it is that such extreme remarks and views are now taken for granted.

We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.

The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.


“Both sides do it” or “There is plenty of blame to go around” are the traditional refuges for an American news media intent on proving its lack of bias, while political scientists prefer generality and neutrality when discussing partisan polarization. Many self-styled bipartisan groups, in their search for common ground, propose solutions that move both sides to the center, a strategy that is simply untenable when one side is so far out of reach.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin.../gIQAxCVUlT_story.html?utm_term=.74a2d30b0d7f

BTW, about the two authors,

Thomas E. Mann is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. This essay is adapted from their book “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism,” which will be available Tuesday.

AEI is actually a conservative group.



you should follow your own advice...


"The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics."



Do you truly believe this? Right here the opinion piece should be trashed....
 
Dec 2014
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#38
Leftist get most their news from Comedy Central.

Who are you kidding?

Who are you kidding? Again, the piece is not 'news', but political satire. It is obvious that you'll just post any old nonsense in order to attack 'leftists', and as a result, few take you seriously. You're a broken record and it is stuck on one monotonous theme.
 
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Jan 2015
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#40
Who are you kidding? Again, the piece is not 'news', but political satire. It is obvious that you'll just post any old nonsense in order to attack 'leftists', and as a result, few take you seriously. You're a broken record and it is stuck on one monotonous theme.
We know how uninformed you guys are ....

You want some ass pats for this?