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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Most of the time, it is perfectly respectable.
    Yea, totally respectable...towards special interests.

    Whenever they can muster some respect for the Constitution and the precepts of liberty upon which this nation was founded then I'll be more inclined to give a damn about politeness.

    It is so respectful and procedural that most people would find it boring.
    Just because they speak nicely to one another while they screw Americans in the ass doesn't mean they're "respectable."

    And, really, lost respect a long time ago? What does "long time ago" mean?
    Don't know, really. It's never been a respectable place as long as I've been alive.

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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    The bland special interests complaints. Everyone complains about special interests, but it turns into a boogieman story rather than an acknowledgment that special interests are what drive American politics for the better as well as for the worst, or for not much at all. Special interests are yet another means for the American public to have a voice.

    But no politician has ever lost a vote by complaining about the influence of special interests to the American public, because it is a popular talking point.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    If the American people wanted a voice and wanted to limit the influence of special interests they'd just seek the repeal of the 17th amendment - a move that would restore the original checks & balances and representative essence of our Constitution.

    Sadly, we live in an era where a recently-deceased SENATOR is being lionized for a track-record of backing nearly every federal mandate or program that came down the line - a SENATOR against his own State's sovereignty at nearly every turn.

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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The bland special interests complaints.
    Bland? Perhaps. True? Absolutely.

    Everyone complains about special interests, but it turns into a boogieman story rather than an acknowledgment that special interests are what drive American politics for the better as well as for the worst, or for not much at all. Special interests are yet another means for the American public to have a voice.
    Special interests are a means for the American public to have a voice? That's rich...

    But no politician has ever lost a vote by complaining about the influence of special interests to the American public, because it is a popular talking point.
    I'm not a politician, last time I checked.

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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I am so disgusted with our government that this doesn't bother me in the least. They're all liars. They're all pieces of crap. Let them slit each other's throats for all I care...
    That would make for a very interesting Pay Per View.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Special interests is a generic term and people forget that special interests refers to something other than rich and powerful forces working against some vague notion of the American public and liberty. Special interests groups promote issues that are dear to many American people, whatever that issue may be. It is just that people associate it negatively, even though the very same kinds of people speak to congress about positions on issues that they also agree with.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    No Dara it was the Republican Leadership that told Mr. Wilson he had to go and kiss Mr. Obama's Butt. The funny thin gis that if you listen to his Press Conf.(Mr. Wilson) he never back down from his statement from lastnight what he apoligies for was the out burst but not the Statement which is true Mr. Obama lied threw his teeth an din Mr. Wilson Press Conf. today he (Mr. Wilson) even cite the two different Adm. to the Health Bill that Mr. Obama and the dems want to include in the Bill.

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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Last night I gave the Congressman Joe Tourette Wilson credit for apologizing on his but later on I found out that good men like John McCain and others had just about told him to apologize. Unlike Joe Tourette Wilson I do not have to be forced to admitt to being wrong on an issue so I will say that I was wrong in giving Joe Tourette a pass.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    No Dara it was the Republican Leadership that told Mr. Wilson he had to go and kiss Mr. Obama's Butt. The funny thin gis that if you listen to his Press Conf.(Mr. Wilson) he never back down from his statement from lastnight what he apoligies for was the out burst but not the Statement which is true Mr. Obama lied threw his teeth an din Mr. Wilson Press Conf. today he (Mr. Wilson) even cite the two different Adm. to the Health Bill that Mr. Obama and the dems want to include in the Bill.
    We an expext Joe Tourette Wilson to behave like as ass but what proof do you have to show us that POTUS O lied ? None you say, just feel like saying stuff like that !! Well Tourette's must be a very ba condition.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Why would Mr. Wilson be embarrassed? Only a Liberal would be embarrassed by the truth. I will grant you that this was not the proper venue but it is no less rude than the Democrats booing Mr. Bush during a State of the Union speech.

    There's that Democrat standard again....the double one.
    Joe Wilson needs to be embarassed becasue he behaved like an ass.
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