Is McDonnell a Socialist?

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    This is going to sound partisan, but I still struggle with how you cons define Socialism. Our recently elected Republican Governor, Bob McDonnell yesterday announced that he has requested money from the Federal Government to assist Virginia with digging out of our recent snows. Virginia's annual budget for snow removal is around $79M. Before last weekend's additonal snow, Virginia had already spent $84M. So, by begging the Federal Government for money, is McDonnell a Socialist?
     
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    The whole idea of the state paying for snow removal is Socialism! Why, can't folks just take care of that on their own without all this government interference?:lol:

    Self sufficiency! Be it digging out of a blizzard or taking care of the elderly who are now retired and have fixed incomes is the mantra of true Capitalism!
     
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    Well, the Interstates do fall under the states' supervision, no?
     
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    It's a federal highway system. The states shouldn't bear the costs of maintaining and clearing them.

    That's the argument that will come from some wacky teabagger!
     
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    This thread should put away any doubt you still might have that Rahm Emanuel was correct in labeling Democrats "fucking retards"
     
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    So, I will take the name calling and personal attack as deflection and a "yes" vote from LiarFrank...
     
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    Sure, McDonnell is a Socialist, Charlie Wilson beats the USSR and Global Warming causes record snowfalls. Does it hurt to always be so darn right about everything?
     
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    So you believe McDonnell is a Socialist. Check. Charlie Wilson enabled Afghanistan to beat back the Russian invasion. Check. And I for one, am growing tired of shoveling all of this Global Warming out of my driveway.
     
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    In Virginia, it is self sufficiency, rarely see a plow here. The sun is our chief method of clearing snow.

    That said, have to give the new gov credit for his charter school proposal. Long overdue, but our previous Dem governors were afraid of upsetting teachers unions.
     
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    Same thing with that filthy, socialist, marxist, fascist, communist, pig REPUGLICAN Governor of NJ, Christy. :lol:
     

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