Does this represent the Republican Base?

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    Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) referred to unemployed people as "bums" and "hobos" when talking about extending unemployment benefits.

    Sharon Angle: Unemployed are "Spoiled"; It's not my job to fight for Nevadans' jobs.

    Rand Paul referred to the unemployed as, "Whining belly achers".

    The governor of Virginia issued a proclamation for "Confederate history month." and failed to mention slavery.

    SC Lt. Gov: Poor Like ‘Stray Animals,’ Don’t Feed Them or ‘They Breed’.

    Rep. Barton said: "I apologize. I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong, is subject to some sort of political pressure that is, again, in my words — amounts to a shakedown, so I apologize." (referring to BP payments after BP destroyed a thousand miles of US Coastline, thousands of companies and throwing millions of Americans out of work).

    House Minority Leader John Boehner referred to the attempt to regulate financial institutions as being like "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon."

    In a 57-41 vote, just three votes shy of the 60 needed to pass, Republicans shot down any hope for the millions of jobless Americans who depend on government aid. Over Over 1.2 million people have already lost their weekly benefits with that number growing by 200,000per week.

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    I'm curious. When the Republican base reads these statements, are they in agreement? Do they disagree?

    Some people feel Republicans want as many unemployed people as possible, because they think it will get them elected.

    I couldn't find what percentage of the unemployed are Republican. What do they feel when they hear this rhetoric?

    This is NOT Flame Zone. I'm curious what the Republican base thinks when they hear these opinions. Do they share these views?
     
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    I do believe that is the political game here. Repubs want to do all they can to create the most unhappy electorate going into the November elections.

    Then they can say it's Obama's fault for not creating a vast, booming economy in less than 2 years, after a recession of epic proportions just occurred. That would obviously be a failure of his because any fair-minded republican would have ended all unemployment and jumpstarted the economy immediately. :lol:
     
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    Why can't Obama appoint all of the unemployed as some type of czar?
     
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    Thats because the Republicans believe they deserve what has happened to them. This is all part of their grand plan to "toughen" them up

    If you make it too easy on the poor.....everyone will want to be poor
     
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    Why should people need to own anything? Why can't Obama just figure out what we need? Is that so hard?
     
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    Evil happens because there was not a government program and strict regulations to stop it from happening.
     
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    Nope. But I'll take gaffes over bad policy any day.
     
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    Why can't you have a discussion, rather than resort to absurd hyperbole?
     
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    Did you read the OP?
     
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    We all know that Dems offer the dead a real chance to be represented, so it's only natural that they would vote overwhelmingly, 98%+ for Democrats. Should that surprise us?
     

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