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    There are questions I'd like to ask of Progressives and what better place than here:

    1. Is government the answer to every problem?

    2. Why did Obama run as a fiscal Conservative?

    3. If mankind is warming the planet with CO2 how come you can't replicate the results in even a single laboratory experiment?

    4. Are you ever going to address the funding shortfalls in the Federal social programs?

    5. Is there any Democrat currently in government that is "too far Left"?
     
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    I agree....this is a fine place

    no. and I know of no progressive who has even suggested otherwise

    he didn't.

    I am not an environmental scientist, and, I don't think you are either, so any answers or rebuttals that either one of us gives will just be what we've read from one of a zillion partisan sources on each side. My layman's view is that it is just plain common sense that if we shit in our own nest with excrement fouler than anything seen in the history of the planet and in volumes that dwarf anything seen in the history of the planet, it is not that much of a stretch of the imagination to think that there would be some horrific negative consequences

    not just yet. Neither did you all when you ran everything for six years. we'll get to it about as fast as YOU got to it.

    I don't know the political philosophies of every democrat currently in government, but even if I did, I know that every political movement needs people on the fringes to remind the rest of them where they come from, and people in the middle who remind those on the fringes that finding common ground is, and has always been, the mark of good government.
     
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    Clearly not, you're still here. :eusa_eh:

    He didn't. Nice try though.

    Dunno....might be they got the wrong brain.

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    No. We're planning on blaming that on the next president.

    I'll have to get back to you on that, we're still working on the litmus test for that one.


    I'm curious....if the new term for "liberals" is Progressives....does that mean the new term for "conservatives" is Regressives?
     
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    And I've never seen a progressive, leftist, socialist, fabian, marxist suggest anything BUT government solutions.

    That's because both Bushes were big government conservatives of the 'progressive' wing of the Republican party. Not of the Libertarian or conservative wing that is currently showing it's strength through the Tea Party movement. Both Bushes just wanted to grow "Republican Government" which is nothing more than religious progressivism. Same road, just the other side of the street in hell when you get there.
     
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    Wait, Obama DIDN'T run as a fiscal Conservative?

    Didn't he promise to go through the budget with a fine toothed comb and wasn't he against earmarks?

    Q: This year’s deficit will reach $455 billion. Won’t some programs you are proposing have to be eliminated?

    OBAMA: Every dollar I’ve proposed, I’ve proposed an additional cut hat it matches. To give an example, we spend $15 billion a year on subsidies to insurance companies. It doesn’t help seniors get better. It’s a giveaway. I want to go through the federal budget line by line, programs that don’t work, we cut. Programs we need, we should make them work better. Once we get through this economic crisis, we’re going to have to embrace a culture of responsibility, all of us, corporations, the federal government, & individuals who may be living beyond their means.
     
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    No. Neither is anarchy.

    he did? And people believed a word of it? :eusa_eh:

    'prices will necessarily skyrocket'
    the court is out on agw; focus on pollution


    end social security and let the member States run pretty much everything except veterans' benefits and other programs related to the armed forces as they see fit (and risk their own economies and not the national economy if they decide to do something stupid)
    obama, at least if he believes half of what he and those around him have said

    most , if not all, in office are clearly statistics who love power and their job perks more than they care about the People, which makes them enemies of the People

    of course, I must wonder why you only ask about the Democrats
     
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    1) ummmm

    2) uhhhhhh

    3) DENIER!

    4) Why do you hate the elderly, pooooooooor and the chiiilllldrreennnn?

    5) There is no "far left", you reactionary Nazi!
     
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    you can't be a Progressive and a Marxist and a Fabian any more than you can be a catholic, a hindu, and a biblical Christian.


    You just throw labels around without knowing what they mean, don't you?
     
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    shut up neocon :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    there are PLENTY of problems for which government solutions are inappropriate. The dandelions in my lawn that get there because my lazy neighbor won't treat HIS lawn and the seeds drift over onto mine. The catbird that hangs around my birdfeeder and drives all the other birds away... those are problems that goverment has NO businesss in at all

    hey... if the Bushes are so terrible, why did your party nominate them for the presidency four times in the last twenty two years? quit yer bitchin'.:razz:
     
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