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Democrats out of touch

August 4, 2013

Marlene Axtman, Jamestown Recently, Democrats have really out done themselves in the outlandish name-calling category....

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Aug-04-13 11:35 AM

Pentions,unions,have done in so many. Plus look at the post-office. Food stamps, and all the give away programs,by Democrats.

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Aug-04-13 7:28 PM

ND did not change the rules when oil came in. Oil wanted a lower extraction tax but did not get it. Just what did repubs do to prompt this drilling Marlene? Be specific. Those same vague accusations did not work in the last election. We are a red state and until the USGS discovered the shale oil,we were struggling to exist . I can match you examples of failing Dem states with scores of struggling red states. Bush gets credit for the economic collapse and the resulting rise in food stamps. It is much harder to build an economy than it is to collapse one. Four ND repub politicians took credit for the oil boom during the last elections--ask Berg and Kramer how that worked out and what they did for oil.

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Aug-04-13 9:54 PM

forbes . com/sites/chrisconover/2013/01/31/are-republican-bigger-spenders-than-democrats/

Here's one source for willgrr's #8 that I found interesting.

Look it up.

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Aug-05-13 3:59 PM

The Republican party is certainly in touch with the priorities of North Dakota's baggers:

Guns, God, Gasoline and Beer.

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Aug-05-13 7:32 PM

willgrr's #2 "Women are equal citizens who deserve equal rights."

Let's see now...willgrr has before waxed eloquent in his praise of a "President Hillary Clinton" that he would happily see in the White House in 2016.

Isn't it too bad that Mrs. Clinton's husband has seen fit to disrespect her and their marriage vows by his several affairs, many which have been made public?

So that's what "equal rights" for women entails? The right to remain silent when a husband has peccadillos aplenty? The right to "stand by your man" in order to reap political rewards for oneself? The right to support male disrespect of women--misogyny--by "allowing" a husband's renegade behavior?

Sorry, but for this voting woman, that's not equal rights. That's something entirely different.

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Aug-05-13 7:37 PM

So much for the "appearances" Veritas. All it took was a little time...

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Aug-05-13 8:39 PM

"No support needed from you...I've earned my opinion!"

In spades, Veritas.

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Aug-05-13 8:41 PM

Faux flattery = mad mockery = Veritas' veritas

Opine away.

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Aug-05-13 11:27 PM

Hey bdgi: Bush was in fresh after 911 and longer than potus--how was his border protection? I vote FOX news change its name to bengazi. We failed on security warnings before 911 than were hoodwinked into irag through false warnings. Anyone upset over bengazi should be so mad about irag and 911--that they could not even pronounce bengazi.

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Aug-06-13 11:29 AM

Where do you get your information, BDGI? Off of looney tunes! Even the biggest loser of them all, Issa, has backed off on Benghazi. How can you tell lies like Obama watched it live? That has been proven false since the right wing lie machine brought it up. You still standing behind the door on information? We went into Iraq on lies because of oil contracts for Bush's buddies. Bush ignored warnings he got on terrorist attacks using airlines. You have to be below average on the intelligence scale.

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Aug-06-13 11:51 PM

There are two very different sides to political news. One side, like this article suggests this ND oil success is from right action. The same right has controlled ND for ages when we were a low wage state with a mere existance. They worships anything of wealth, deny Bush deserves credit for the crash and resulting unemployment and food stamps. They promote any corporate welfare and despise any help for the working class and poor. Their last idol was Mitt Romney--a specialist on moving our work and wealth to China. They object to anything Obama wants to do because they are afraid it will spur the economy and make the left look good. T. Roosevelt would label their behavior as unAmerican.

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Aug-07-13 8:26 AM

Regurgitated posts with clever edits do not an opinion make.

Go on and tell us what you REALLY think. Veritas unbound!

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Aug-07-13 9:59 AM

Veritas: "Your bias's for bloggers & your introspect imposed on others is truly distasteful..."

This quote is good for most of this forum's participants. Duh...

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Aug-07-13 10:02 AM

This letter from Marlene Axtman is chocked full of nebulas platitudes like "sound leadership" "right policies" and credit goes for the economic growth to.. "Republican policies that brought it about". Not unlike Rush Limpman stating his "core principles".

Axtman simply dismisses the assertion that the economic boom is a fortuitous resource windfall..."Democrats try to say all of the prosperity is because of natural resources". What is the source of all this growth I ask? The abundant snowfall? Sunshine? Bitter cold winters? Or, sound Republican policies? All of which have been a part of the State since inception, but by golly the oil price goes up, Texans arrive and the State gets wealthier.

Must be "Sound Republican policies", nothing else could explain economic growth.

By the way, California's economy is the 12th largest economy in the world. But some small thinkers judge an economy by it's debt level...witne

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Aug-07-13 10:24 AM

Republicans are an antiquated group that hate progress, but yet spend their entire day typing away on their computer that was probably invented by a democrat, complaining about pretty much everything. If democrats are out of touch then I guess we will get to see another Bush become president in the future since they seem to be the only Republicans who can get

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Aug-07-13 12:38 PM

"...typing away on their computer that was probably invented by a democrat..."

Really. I've heard everything now.

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Aug-07-13 1:57 PM

I'd have to cite a recent example of a Democrat being in touch, or rather, a Democrat touching another being...

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

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Aug-07-13 5:16 PM

It is easy to identify a fox talk believer. Clinton is responsible for ignoring terrorist intel leading up to 911. He chose not to take out binladen because he was with saudi royalty--and remember oil is red and reds are oil. Obama is responsible for the 2008 crash because you can't blame it on bush forever. Sorry we don't rewrite history for cons as bush and cheney want. I for one am not willing to deface western nd to export even 1 barrel of oil. Have you noticed we no longer get oil leak/spill reports as those occur. Call me out of touch for wanting to know when and where our pristine badlands are polluted.

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Aug-07-13 6:36 PM

Most Republicans ****** because they were Reagan lovers.... 30 years later nothing but broken Reagan pipe dreams ....

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Aug-07-13 10:18 PM

"His legacy will be that he confirmed, rather than challenged, the errors made by his predecessor."

This sentence is interesting. If what former Pres. Bush did was so awful, so wrong when he was in office 5 years ago, why would Pres. Obama be doing anything similar?

How about the executive orders? Are all those enacted by either president super popular? Or should this just descend into a partisan thingy, like "my president's EOs are better than your president's EOs - nyah, nyah!"

Wait for it...

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Aug-07-13 10:52 PM

I think it's not just in the numbers, it's in the content, as any who are trying to uphold EOs might say.

Some are benign, some are...well, not so benign.

Some reach a little, some reach very, very far.

I do thank you for the source, willgrr. Have a great evening.

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Aug-08-13 11:21 AM

Well, you know what they say: Fool me once, shame on you, fooolll me, err, err again, well , don't fool me again.

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Aug-08-13 3:18 PM

Veritas Aug-08-13 8:06 AM

The source?

thedemocraticstrategist . org/strategist/2013/08/why_seniors_are_turning_agains

"A Message from Managing Editor Ed Kilgore"

"The Democratic Strategist has three editorial goals--(1) to provide an explicitly and unapologetically partisan platform for the discussion of Democratic political strategy, (2) to insist upon greater use of data and greater reliance on empirical evidence in strategic thinking and (3) to act as a neutral forum and center of discussion for all sectors of the Democratic community."

"As The Democratic Strategists' editorial philosophy states, the publication will be "proudly partisan, firmly and insistently based on facts and data and emphatically open to all sectors and currents of opinion within the Democratic community"."

"Sincerely Yours, Ed Kilgore, Managing Editor"

"Neutral forum and center for discussion" my little toe.

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Aug-08-13 4:22 PM

Seniors saw the prosperity of the fifties and sixties when one wageearner could support an entire large family. They saw the prices on fuel, healthcare and higher ed. skyrocket while wages did not keep up. seniors witnessed the value of Social Security and realized it should have been expanded to cover some inflated costs. Then they saw the 2008 market crash and retirements stolen. They witnessed the value of labor protections like the minimum wage and have watched those dwindle. Lately they see voter supression in 1 republican state at a time. The vast majority of seniors are not wealthy and are concerned about all of the above. I think they are very in touch because they have seen so many republican policies for the wealthy threaten or ruin their well being.

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Aug-08-13 6:04 PM

Q: What do you get when you cross a pig with a Republican?

A: Nothing. There are some things even a pig won’t do.

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