Biden lashes out at Palin's 'pro-America' comment

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    Palin just added fuel to the fire. I swear when this woman speaks, its like dumping gasoline on a forest fire.

     
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    I like Biden, but i hope he isn't saying he is more pro-american than palin.....
     
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    The people who hate American are those who believe America owes them something. This includes those who collect welfare, but are able to work; those who want healthcare given to them by the State, but can afford it; those who believe that because they are of a certain religious or ethnic background are afforded certain rights because of who they are.
     
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    I don't see where that is so different than Biden saying you have to pay more taxes to be "patriotic". do you?
     
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    Yes, I do believe it's different. First of all, Biden did not say you have to pay more taxes to be patriotic. He said that when wealthier citizens pay higher taxes it is an act of patriotism. Just like when soldiers make sacrifices it is an act of patriotism. It doesn't mean that not doing it is not patriotic. However, by stating that some areas are Pro-America and Real America, then it is inherently implied that other areas do not fit that category. The designation is nonsense in the absence of contrast. Furthermore, she goes on to say that they believe the "best" of America is in small towns. Well, being from a town less than half the size of Wasilla, I can tell you that there is good in small towns and some very ugly parts of America in small towns- just like in the cities. Why do they have to pander and divide citizens like this, claiming these citizens are the best or those places are "real America". Real America is all of this. Real America is large cities, small towns, isolated farms, and pre-planned suburbs. Real America is the outdoorsman, the female ceo, the soccer mom, the nascar dad, the college professor, and the slacker student. Real America is black, white, hispanic, asian, muslim, christian, jew, atheist, hindu, buddhist, democrat, republican, liberal, conservative, straight, gay, married, single, and everything else from sea to shining sea. Real America even has a place for ignorant people like her, who don't think all of these things are America.
     
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    No, it's not patriotism. It's fulfilling a legal requirement. When wealthier citizens give to charities of their choice, THAT'S patriotism and that's decent humanity. Being forced to give up your wealth to benefit those less fortunate is socialism, not patriotism.
     
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    Good, then the wealthy should give up a portion of their money willingly to the government or they are making us into socialists. :lol

    How about this. What if they gave up their money without complaining. Wouldn't that be patriotic? No one is forcing them to complain. By not complaining, they are demonstrating their desire to benefit the country without reservation. As a matter of fact then, if they want to be patriotic, the very wealthy should vote democrat since that amounts to freely giving away an extra 3% or so of their income for the benefit of the nation. I see now...Rich people- Vote Democrat. It's patriotic! :)
     
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    This is by far one of the most retarded posts I've ever read, seriously. "Give us your money, and don't bitch about it." Not only is that socialism, it's pushing communism.
     
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    It was meant to be funny. Satirical. Facetious...
     
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    Palin was asked about this today and she actually spoke to reporters! It was an off-the-cuff interview and all, but it was just lousy. She kept rambling on and on and on and on about how she could step in at a moment's notice in case something happened to John. There isn't one conservative, NOT EVEN PEGGY NOONAN, who thinks this woman is anywhere near qualified.

    This isn't about experience.

    This is about UNDERSTANDING of the issues.

    While she was up hunting wolf and reading the latest sports off of the teleprompter, Obama was busy helping people who were lost in life finding their way.

    This woman doesn't have a clue about what America is really like. Alaska is only a state because of its oil. The people up there live in a completely different country.
     

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