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Okay....lets see the 1st black US president has been subjected to all manner of disrespect, and that has been a real turn off for black Americans.
Mainstream repb'n power players took the base for granted.....they seek power, while the base demands adherence to principle.
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Gifted Hands

Cooperwise Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 6:46 PM
I suspect Carson is a very competent specialty surgeon.......and there would be no earthly reason to diminish that fact.
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Even If Your Child Is Gay...

Cooperwise Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 6:42 PM
What you want is for you to decide for yourself, not another person. You don't favor marriage equality? Marry a person of the opposite sex....and be happy about it.....then MYOB.
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Even If Your Child Is Gay...

Cooperwise Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 6:34 PM
The tension isn't between 'compassion,' and "standards." The tension is between constitutional protection of individual rights of minority people and the opinion of disagreeable others.
If an honest appraisal of GWB tenure was done, he'd get an "F". This habitual laziness, deceit, and missing deadlines is grounds for impeachment beyond the stinky stuff he's been associated with. Its going to take an honest, hard working president to undo all the damage GWB has done to the office. that was easy.
.Are you referring to Social Sec and Medicare?
thx for citing references. Appreciate it. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2011/02/08/under-obama-taxes-reach-lowest-level-since-truman
I think we fundamentally disagree on the role of government. Leaner and meaner, yes.....but investment in common good is acceptable to me....
The average income tax rate under Reagan in 1983 was 11.06 percent. Under Clinton in 1992, it was 9.18 percent. And under Obama in 2010, it was 4.68 percent. http://www.rgj.com/article/20110421/NEWS20/110421053/Fact-checker-taxes-lower-under-Obama-than-under-Reagan-Clinton-
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