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Can Republicans Win a Government Shutdown?

Giron Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 1:22 PM
Shut it down. The single biggest threat that this country faces is fiscal/economic collapse. Every month that we spend $125B more than we take in brings us closer to the brink. We might already be too far gone to avoid an economic collapse, but for the time being let's assume that we still have a LITTLE time left to fix things. We have to do it NOW. Any argument saying that we should postpone this (like until when the "government's general operating budget expires") is just kicking the can down the road again. Boehner and the Republicans really screwed up when they raised the debt ceiling in August 2011. Basically Obama rolled them, was able to tack on an additional $2T worth of debt, and was able to buy votes.
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Adams 2016

Giron Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 7:10 AM
What a bunch of garbage, HenryVIII. The Tea Party opposes Obama because he is an American hating, gun grabbing, partial birth abortion loving marxist who is bringing financial ruin upon this country. In fact he is orchestrating that financial ruin.
What makes anyone think that www.PrayForPaulsChangeOfHeart.org is the Catholic Church? It's nothing but a small subset of Catholic lay people (probably lapsed Catholics) who started up their own little partisan group.
It won't make a difference. There could be videos of Obama murdering someone and it would not change his support among black voters. They'll vote for him because he's black and somehow justify what he did. Period. I think that the author is correct. Obama's about face on gay marriage will only serve to energize a small but wealthy group of wealthy "fellow travelers". It won't strengthen the opposition. Now Obama's attack on the Catholic Church (and by extension, the 1st Amendment) is a different story. I can see Catholics (and non-Catholic constitutionalists) who voted for him in 2008 switch sides, especially if the Bishops and parish priests continue to speak out against it between now and November.
Except that the Army helped to forcibly confiscate privately owned firearms in New Orleans in the Katrina aftermath. Don't delude yourself into believing that military officers, who swore an oath "to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign & domestic" would side with the people. It would be a mixed bag at best.
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The Eternal Liberation Movement

Giron Wrote: Apr 07, 2012 5:40 PM
SdAufKla, the IMMEDIATE problems in the Middle East might have their roots in European colonialism, but the real root of the problem is Islam. That has been a troublesome part of the world ever since Mohammed conquered it in the 7th century, destroying the Judeo-Christian cultures that were there, supplanting the inhabitants with Arabs and forcibly converting most of the population. The "terrible" Crusades that Muslims always mention were precipitated by the Muslim conquest of what were previously Christian lands. Modern day European colonialism in North Africa began with the French conquest of Algeria in in the 1830s in response to raids by the Muslim pirate states there. At the time modern day Palestine was part of the Ottoman Empire.
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