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The Vanishing Anti-War Left

Happy Jake Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 12:16 PM
Leftists don't stand on principle against favored party elites (like Barack Obama now and Bill Clinton before him) because the Left HAS no principles to stand on. A Republican is accused of looking sideways at a woman and it's sexual harrassment. A Democrat is caught in flagrante delicto with an employee, and no one bats an eye. A Republican fights a war, and America is a terrorist nation. A Democrat fights a war and he's a hero. A Republican administration is accused of using NSA files, and it's invasion of privacy, and 4th Amendment violations. A Democrat uses NSA files and it's protecting national security. A Republican supports businesses, and he's "a friend of big business special interests." A Democrat supports businesses and he's "supporting workers or green energy or helping the economy."
goldilocks Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 4:47 PM
except we are libertarians!
Alex_P Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 2:57 PM
Don't you love it when two leftist trolls are having a lovefest?
Reminds me of a prank someone played long ago, connecting two Elisa programs so that they analyzed each other.
ericynot1 Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 2:45 PM
Yeah, about as much as we'd miss ants on the kitchen counter.
goldilocks Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 2:37 PM
you know we would miss her -eventually.
ericynot1 Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 2:11 PM
If only she'd fallen and couldn't reach her keyboard.
goldilocks Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 2:02 PM
eric, she has fallen and can't get up
Englishlass Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 1:16 PM
A leftist liberal idiot "tries" to claim some shred of self respect even if it is a lie.
ericynot1 Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 1:16 PM
liberty, if your comment is directed to me, how do you figure? I didn't vote for Bush and I didn't vote for Obama the second time around (I'd probably have voted for McCain in '08, but Palin made that a no-go for me). I voted for Gary Johnson in '12. He certainly did not represent "more of the same".
restoreliberty Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 1:10 PM
but you will keep right on voting for more of the same
ericynot1 Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 12:52 PM
Jeff, if I thought impeachment had a snowball's chance to succeed, I'd push for it. But it doesn't because too many in Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, support the NSA nonsense and the military interventions. As a result, impeachment hearings would accomplish nothing more than further roiling an already too-divided country.

I don't believe in starting fights that have no chance of success.
Jeff1138 Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 12:39 PM
So you support impeachment, but are unwilling to see the step actually taken? Now that's demonstrating the courage of your convictions! And if you and tens of thousands of like minded leftists made it quite clear to your Representatives and Senators that Obama ought to be impeached over NSA and his illegal wars, I guess they wouldn't respond to their constituents' concerns either, right?
ericynot1 Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 12:31 PM
Jake, you need to start on a fish oil regimen or something to perhaps preserve what's left of your memory. Lyndon Johnson, once a hero of the left, was drummed out of office because of the Vietnam War. His would-be successor, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, failed to win election because of his association with Lyndon Johnson. Anti-war people, myself included, don't pick and choose wars based upon the president's political affiliations. I opposed Obama's foray into Libya. I oppose his proposed attack on Syria. And I think he's waited much to long to withdraw from Afghanistan.

I also, BTW, am furious about the whole NSA thing. I believe Obama deserves to be impeached because of those activities (as did Bush before him), but I do not support impeachment hearings because they would fail and leave the country in a more fractured state than before.