4:48 pm October 29, 2010, by jgalloway
Libertarian blogger Jason Pye brought this history lesson to our attention:
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October 30th, 20102:44 pm
As compared to President Bush’s signing statements basically stating, I will follow the portions of this law I have signed that I agree with”? The reason he vetoed so few bills is that he had no intention of actually following those laws, passed by both democratic and republican leaders.
Boy I sure do miss the Cheney version of the Imperial Presidency.
Second amendment fanatics, you can now carry your guns into federal parks. Mr. Obama signed that bill into law during his first year in office. How conveniently you forget all in the name of partisanship. How can people stand in front of a mirror and lie to themselves is beyond me. I’ll sit back and wait for some ludicrous retort devoid of substance or fact.
October 30th, 20102:49 pm
Rich, we could argue fascism, democracy, republic, law and policy all day…. I’m sticking by the president who was elected by the people and will stick by the governor who is elected by the people, no matter who it is, since the majority will speak. I mostly didn’t agree with Bush (and btw anyone with a Harvard MBA should be able to pronounce nuclear and other easy words correctly), but I didn’t disagree with all his policies either, unlike like most repubs who don’t agree with Obama’s policies simply because Obama is a democrat and they hate him for that. Rush, Sean, Neal, etc. have brainwashed a lot of reasonably intelligent people into equating dems with socialists, fascists, nazis and atheists… turn the radio off and think for yourself.
October 30th, 20103:00 pm
Last man @12:52
Please explain what President Obama has done that he did not run on, other than bipartisanship since the republican leaders of the minority have basically stated that they are against anything he was elected to do but they are willing to talk tax cuts and defense funding.
Obamacare? I believe that is the Frankenstein law created when they let the gang if six in the senate neuter the house bill, which the three republican butchers gang members did not support after they included their poison pills.
Financial regulation? I believe the Tea Party was started after a rant about Wall Street gaming the system and declaring that they were too big to fail so bail us out [during the Republican administration] or else we will create the next depression. Please remember that it came before the stimulus, which those honorable republicans voted against while creating a new earmark system of letter writing for my local pet projects.
Your limiting of rights to the original ten would leave slavery in tack and deny the right to vote to blacks, women, people between 18 and 21 [in that order], or direct election of Senators. Surely you would allow those constitutional amendments that have passed the legislature and have been ratified by the states wouldn’t you?
October 30th, 20103:02 pm
THIS ELECTION SEEMS TO BE LESS ABOUT THE REAL ISSUES AND WHAT’S BEST FOR THE PEOPLE..IDIOTS AND FOOLS ARE TO BLIND TO SEE THAT…ITS BEEN ABOUT MAKING YOUR OPPONENT LOOK CORRUPT…ITS A SELF CENTERED BASED ELECTION…WHICH IS REALLY SAD…AND IM NEITHER A DEM OR REP…BUT OMG REPUBLICANS ARE REALLY APPEARING TO BE VERY MEAN SPIRITED INDIVIDUALS…WOW..AND WILL DO IT WITH A SNEAKY SMILE…I PRAY THAT PEOPLES EYES ARE OPENED TO TRUTH…
October 30th, 20103:07 pm
Findog — watch your spelling – the word is in “tact” – not tack
October 30th, 20103:09 pm
Rich and Great ATL Guy,
As far as Georgia is concerned you are both wrong.
We have become a hybrid democratic-republic state like California where the elected leaders have become unwilling to honestly raise the taxes required for infrastructure or education and now do everything through constitutional amendment so that they can keep their precious seats by continually claiming to have never raised taxes while simultaneously blaming either the ghetto grandmothers or the federal government.
October 30th, 20103:12 pm
But President Obama will not let us carry weapons into the Georgia state capital. What is he afraid of, that second amendment remedies might drain our local swamp?
October 30th, 20103:13 pm
findog, I agree we are a hybrid of sorts (but we haven’t seen gay marriage on the ballot yet in GA)…. however, the mix is still 80% republic, so the republic prevails at this time.
October 30th, 20103:17 pm
AND TO THINK…GEORGE AND HIS POOR DECISIONS AS BEING IN THE POSITION AS PRESIDENT HAS LED TO THIS COUNTRY BECOMING EVEN MORE DIVIDED…THANKS DUDE!! THANKS..
Now really would it matter to Last Man?
Good catch and I stand corrected…
First Man Standing
October 30th, 20103:18 pm
Given the new security threat stories, it is time to ask: are any of these Tea Party candidates capable to dealing with national security? They all scream and cry about all sorts of issues, but not one of them mention national security.
October 30th, 20103:22 pm
Now that gay marriage has been brought up, should multiple spouses be allow. I think if we change the definition of marriage, we should include all types of marriage.
October 30th, 20103:35 pm
Rich, I am thought out for today, I’m going to watch the hot guys in the GA-FL game and think about gay marriage later
October 30th, 20105:09 pm
Amen to these ads from the Founding Fathers. That’s they way politics has always been done in America. This sudden fastidiousness comes only from liberals, and it only works one way. They had no problem with the fiercely malicious ads against Bush.
But almost no one today is capable of producing such literate ads as our Founding Fathers hurled at each other.
Last Man Standing Before a Urinal
October 30th, 20105:55 pm
8 years of ONE PARTY RULE in Georgia. Are you better off than you were before? 50+ bank failures, Bell South dead, Ford plant closes, GM plant closed, FT McMac closed, UGA ratings drop, public schools rankings fail to rise, unemployment over 11 percent, traffic in a mess, water wars lost. What is better since the years just after the Olympics? Boat ramps and what else? Please, prove me wrong. And just don’t throw out words like Obamacare and Pelosi. I am talking Peachstate politics right now.
October 30th, 20106:02 pm
If there’s a runoff, can y’all come up with some new posts?
October 30th, 20106:07 pm
findog @ 3:12- You’re wrong. The General Assembly doesn’t want you to carry a gun in the capital. They wouldn’t want anyone harming them. They passed the state law which regulates where guns can be carried in public. The city sued to keep them from the airport. Get your facts straight.
Jawja is about to elect a Re[ub gubner that an’t even run a lemonade stand profitably. If was the CEO of a company why in the world would I want to set up shop there? You incompetent citizens love voting for the same bottom feeders then expect the rest of the nation to bail you fools out. I say we demand you secede from the Union, letting Uncle Sam pull out all of it’s investment and let you idiots starve off cold hambone soup. I’m tired of my federl tax dollars going to bail out you incompetent citizens. GET A LIFE IDIOTS!!
October 31st, 20101:30 am
Why did Roy Barnes embolden and empower the most notorious serial pedophile in U.S. history? Why did Roy Barnes call Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills and tell him to “back off” of his investigation that sent Malachi York to prison for 135 years? Why did Roy Barnes take photos with the Nuwaubian cult members in the Governor’s office a mere month before the FBI raid on York’s compound? http://bibbrepublicanparty.com
November 1st, 20102:21 pm
Gordon S. Wood has an excellent new article on the most Divisive Election in American history (1800):
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