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Tanner makes general statements about what "Tea Partyers" support or oppose in the debate on illegal immigration, and I think he would have presented a more convincing case if he could cite specific examples of individuals who have made any statement on specific issues, and then if he had refuted their arguments.
That's a very good point. He likes presiding, which is fun, but hates to govern, which is work. He is basically a spoiled, upper-middle class college kid, who didn't have to work hard for anything in his life, and he's lazy because of it. He is a living example of the fallacy of "giving" someone self-esteem.
Yep, understood. Actually, in my experience, Leftists/Progressives are more likely to drink wine, though again, many of my other conservative friends do, too, but they are true connoisseurs, just as I am with beer. The real test is to light up a cigar and see how they react.
I agree with everything about this column, except that crack about the "he 6-pack of micro-brew beer they keep in a small cooler that never leaves their side so no one can grab one". I'm conservative, but I like German beer, more specifically, Bavarian beers, and most specifically, Franziskaner. I always take a cooler with me, but I always do offer to share. I'm sorry, but good beer is important to me, and I can't let that remark go unanswered.
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Politics and Minimum Wage

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:52 AM
We can cite studies all we want, but it won't do any good. Politicians can promise an increase to their constituents and paint opponents as greedy misers. And people will vote for them. Orwell was remarkably insightful when he formulated this as "Four legs good, two legs bad". That is the level to which we've sunk.
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Dumb Politicians Won't Get Elected

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:37 AM
You miss his point. Whatever we think of a particular politician, and however we think someone is an idiot, no politician seeks to lose his office. It's clear from the column that this is what Williams meant. It's not an argument original to him, either. Michael Medved points this out frequently in discussions with his listeners. Nearly all politicians want to get re-elected, and they will not do something that jeopardizes getting re-elected.
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Dumb Politicians Won't Get Elected

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:37 AM
You miss his point. Whatever we think of a particular politician, and however we think someone is an idiot, no politician seeks to lose his office. It's clear from the column that this is what Williams meant. It's not an argument original to him, either. Michael Medved points this out frequently in discussions with his listeners. Nearly all politicians want to get re-elected, and they will not do something that jeopardizes getting re-elected.
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Black People Duped

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:13 AM
How is Williams duped? What is your basis for this? Has he voted for candidates who sought to expand the State and its power over individuals?
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Black People Duped

the Black Baron Wrote: Mar 05, 2014 11:12 AM
The establishment of State welfare *eliminates* any pathway out of dependence.
Even Bob Casey jr crawled out of the woodwork to weigh in on this one, and he's usually MIA.
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