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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    A buddy of mine was there, thinking it was REALLY just some vets getting together, not some super right-wing protest. He left when he heard Palin say it was disgusting how the Democrats were using vets for political purposes, disgusted by the irony.
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    I don't mind conservatism as much as I do complete ignorance and reducing politics to little more than a child's game of Cowboys and Indians.

    If people could come to realize that liberalism and conservatism are political ideologies rather than personal identities, they might be able to discuss politics more intelligently instead of all this simple-minded finger pointing. You can tell them all day that Nazis were extreme right and Stalinist Russia extreme left, try to explain to them that authoritarianism is a common component to both and try to lead them to an actual understanding of the political terms they bandy about, but all they know is "My guys good. Your guys bad".

    It's the politics of children.

    I don't disagree with your general characterization of the population when it comes to political matters, or discerning differences. Hell, all one has to do is visit the myriad of "man on the street" interviews designed to mock these very people....But, I don't think that necessarily true for people that take the time to regularly visit, and post on boards like this. You have to admit that we are not the norm of society following politics today, the way we do.
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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    A buddy of mine was there, thinking it was REALLY just some vets getting together, not some super right-wing protest. He left when he heard Palin say it was disgusting how the Democrats were using vets for political purposes, disgusted by the irony.
    Yeah, I was wondering when someone would notice that...


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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yeah, I was wondering when someone would notice that...
    Yeah, I don't think the guy isn't particularly liberal (or conservative) but he heard that and saw the signs and was like "wtf, this isn't vets protesting the idea that these monuments are closed down and saying this is a failure of the government, this is just a conservative rally that just happens to have some veterans in it, **** this noise".
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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Yeah, I don't think the guy isn't particularly liberal (or conservative) but he heard that and saw the signs and was like "wtf, this isn't vets protesting the idea that these monuments are closed down and saying this is a failure of the government, this is just a conservative rally that just happens to have some veterans in it, **** this noise".
    Why were they closed in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Why were they closed in the first place?
    Seems like there was some kind of government shutdown. Did you hear anything about it?
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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Seems like there was some kind of government shutdown. Did you hear anything about it?
    OH sure did, that shutdown that Obama, and Reid made happen by refusing to even talk? Yeah I think that was it....

    Oh, and btw, out the last 18 shut downs, can you point to one where open air monuments were blocked off from the public?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    OH sure did, that shutdown that Obama, and Reid made happen by refusing to even talk? Yeah I think that was it....
    So they made it happen and not any Republicans for refusing to pass a funding bill because they disagreed with a law already passed?

    Oh, and btw, out the last 18 shut downs, can you point to one where open air monuments were blocked off from the public?
    I don't care enough to bother to look. We just all laughed at Palin talking about how bad it was to use vets politically while...using vets politically.

    But, this is why Tea Partiers aren't popular.
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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    So they made it happen and not any Republicans for refusing to pass a funding bill because they disagreed with a law already passed?
    So who has the power of the purse? Um....I think that is the House....Right?

    I don't care enough to bother to look.
    Uh huh....I figured as much....

    As for the rest, it is irrelevant...No one cares about your petty little slam against the TP....Plus I think you are underestimating them...Just watch.
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