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Reporters should get used to being treated that way. They have allowed members of this administration to say and do whatever they chose for 5 years starting in 2007. "Ask me any of these questions, but nothing else." They are now like children who were reared without hearing the word "no." They do not react at all well when they are refused or challenged.
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Dinah L. Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 4:32 PM
I think you'd better do a little research. Other than Jim Crow and white supremacy, the things you mentioned have been done for many years, true, but they have been practiced by different races, not just the "white man." And when the US South was in the post-slavery era it was the Democrats who fought to keep the white supreme, fought to keep segregation, held the political power that kept white-only voting for years. The first president in the 20th century to tackle segregation was Eisenhower. The senator who was chief in defeating his ideas was Lyndon Johnson.
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Dinah L. Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 4:24 PM
Oops! I AM assuming, not I as. Oy! Sorry for not checking before clicking.
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Dinah L. Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 4:23 PM
I read some of the comments posted below and was bemused by what I was reading. I am 66 years old and I don't know a single Republican that fits the descriptions in the comments. Just one example: I don't know any Republican who believes that handicapped people on disability or other federal funds are parasites. I do know one Democrat who does, though. @Pinee As for being so great at communicating with "all", does it ever occur to you that "all" includes Republicans? It's true, I as assuming you mean communicating successfully.
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Dinah L. Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 4:16 PM
@DerekHunter I was not planning to replace off-white curtains with eggshell to redecorate. I wanted to remove the one in office because he could not be trusted to tell the truth, nor could he be trusted to obey our Constitution. His attitude toward the rule of law was just plain stunning. His national defense efforts were pathetic. Battleships! He does not know how our military is supposed to work. I say supposed because they don't have much chance to do things right when they are receiving cut after cut. Anyone who thinks the world is a safer place now than when the "peace dividend" was paid during Clinton's years has not been paying much attention to the world news lately, say the last 10-15 years.
Having read BHO's books, I had a pretty good idea we were in for trouble before he was elected. I have been writing comments for 3 1/2 years about my concern for this administration's lack of respect for the rule of law. I have been amazed that Congress has allowed him to just ignore the laws that they created. I can't imagine being a member of the legislature and just quietly letting these issues go by. I understand that the MSM doesn't help with this, but I would think that enough "noise" from Congress would eventually get someone's attention. Of all the issues that are discussed, this one worries me the most. So many of the others come from breaking the law in one way or another.
I totally agree; conservatives don't read. At least not nearly enough. We just aren't aggressive enough. I don't mean aggressive in a nasty way. Just as the opposite of passive. Too many of the undecideds don't read enough either. They will hear from the aggressive, assertive liberals and settle for that. They won't trouble to search out the other side of important issues. As conservatives we must start making certain we get our information out there. It needs to be absolutely straightforward with no exaggerations or misinformation. Some undecideds I know will immediately turn away if they find anything they can find alternative information about. Not fair, but there it is.
@CalleeGirl I totally understand your sadness. Watching the direction my country has taken in the past years breaks my heart. I am sad, nearly to the point of being ill, and all my family says is, "Don't take things so seriously." I know every generation is reported as saying the new one is gone to blazes, but it is quite easy to make a list of the drastic changes since about 1960. Most of the changes seem to come back to the issue of what is considered moral today. Now that our government is so much into this "whatever I can do" mindset, I don't see much room for hope any more.
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