by Goldy, 06/28/2008, 11:42 PM

11 Responses to “Open thread”

1. My Left Foot spews:

Obama needs to hire Richard Pope to vet his VP candidates. My God, this man can research.

2. ByeByeGOP spews:

Of course Smith is a liar – he is a republican.

And look how funny he is. . . trying like Hell to run from the republican label. Remind you of another traitor in Washington state named Rossi?

3. countrydoc spews:

There’s been little to no coverage this week on Republicans blockage of a bill that would delay a 10% cut in Medicare Part B. Failure to pass this extension means that after July 1st seniors may find it much more difficult to get in to see a physician. Again we see that Republicans are truly not serious about preserving health care for those most vulnerable. More in my blog: countrydocreport.blogspot.com

4. Rujax! spews:

Uhhhhhh….

…is this a trick question?

LOL

5. michael spews:

Gordon Smith is going down.

6. All Facts Support My Positions spews:

The Republicon Party will be a pair of cement boots stuck on the feet of every one of their candidates. My suggestion. Become Democrats, or Independents. It is simple

Smith = Republicon = Criminal

Calling yourself a Republicon these days is like calling yourself a NAZI after the concentration camps were discovered.

Their crimes are only overshadowed by their hypocrisy.

Once every single Republicon is either voted out of office, or put behind bars, where they all belong, we can concentrate on cleaning up the Democratic Party full time.

7. I-Burn spews:

@6 That is some ridiculous bullshit right there. Every single one of your political opponents is a criminal? Uh huh. And I’ll bet you’re considered a moderate in Dim circles too.

You have the temerity to compare the Republicans to Nazis and then offer unilaterally locking up every one of them as a solution to the problems facing the nation. If you weren’t being facetious, then you are a sick, sick, individual.

8. Jim, (a genuine musician) spews:

7:
We all like to use hyperbole sometimes, but if you don’t think W is going to autostink every ballot in the USA, hurry up and donate your entire 401k, your IRA, and sign over the title to your house.

9. I-Burn spews:

@8

Not a chance. If people of that ilk feel such about Republicans, then what could we Libertarians expect? Summary execution, perhaps? And that is not hyperbole. There are folks on this board who would be willing to pull the trigger, without a second thought. Can you deny that? So no, I will continue to call out crap like that post @ 6 as that kind of thing really is a slippery slope. Once you’ve demonized an opponent sufficiently, it’s a lot easier to go on from there.

10. Reformed republican spews:

@9: So I-burn is voting for Barr?
Or is he a closet McCain supporter?

I notice that the taliban are doing quite well in Pakistan right now (according to our own Pentagon) – the real enemy we have NOT gone after:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2008/06/pentagon_taliban_a_resilient_f.php

I also notice that Mr. reformer maverick did not pay his taxes (for four LONG years!). I sure would trust HIM with my governments money!

11. rhp6033 spews:

In November, 1972 Nixon had won by a landslide, by early 1973 the Vietnam Peace Accords were signed, and Nixon made historic trips to China and the Soviet Union. Nixon’s popularity was very high, and it was hard to find anyone who admitted to voting against him.

A little more than a year later, the situation was completely reversed. The Watergate Hearings revealed the scope and breadth of the Nixon administration’s attempts to subvert the election process; the use of the CIA, IRS, and Justice Dept. to silence & punish critics; and the attempts to obstruct justice through perjury, lying to Congress & the American people, making false claims of executive priviledge and national security, forbidding prosecutors to subpoena tapes and records, etc. Eventually Nixon resigned to dismal approval ratings and threats of impeachment when even most of his Republican allies deserted him.

At that time, it was very hard to find ANYONE who would admit voting for him, a situation I found humerous considering his landslide election victory in 1972.

I’m seeing a similar situation today. Republican candidates running away from the party label, trying to distance themselves from the Bush administration, etc. And it is getting REALLY HARD to find people who will admit to having voted for his re-election in 2004.