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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I'm glad you brought that up. I'm damn sick of the military fighting for my freedoms that I'm sick of anyway.
    You do know that the overwhelming majority of the military isn't actually 'fighting' right? It's behind a desk filling out papers? I think you mean 'filling out papers for my freedoms'. However I'm glad you chose to back down from this fight. You're nothing more than a troll anyways. I don't expect you to have any serious commentary on any issues.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I'm glad you brought that up. I'm damn sick of the military fighting for my freedoms that I'm sick of anyway.
    Why don't you move to freeging Cuba along with that progressive Bernie Sanders and see how you BOTH like it.

    Bernie Sanders should go under a drug test.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    I thought the speech as a political act was almost entirely meaningless because it goes nowhere. I respect and admire Bernie Sanders but standing up and speaking for eight plus hours doesn't do anything. Bernie needs to show up with a shorter speech and sixty votes. Lately the speech making is taking too long and he's got at best 53 votes — Bernie can't even muster the whole of the Democratic Senate caucus to his cause. This leads nowhere.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    I realize this is a little late, but as far as a search on the topic can reveal, there's been no actual thread on it. Not sure if I should post it here, but C-SPAN seems to fit the description.

    Yesterday, Bernie Sanders, the Senator from Vermont, the only open democratic socialist in the Congress gave an eight and a half hour speech detesting Obama's deal with the Republican leadership to extend the Bush tax cuts for 2 years in exchange for 13 months of unemployment benefits.

    He brings up a variety of issues, including many those who agree with him brought up here. I've enjoyed it very much so far, and I'm only 2.5 hours in. I suggest you all give it a watch, no matter your political beliefs.

    A link to the full 8.5hr speech can be found here
    If you watch the full 8.5 hours speech, that's 8 1/2 hours that you'll never get back. I only watched what they show in the news, thank God!
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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do know that the overwhelming majority of the military isn't actually 'fighting' right? It's behind a desk filling out papers? I think you mean 'filling out papers for my freedoms'. However I'm glad you chose to back down from this fight. You're nothing more than a troll anyways. I don't expect you to have any serious commentary on any issues.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Crow View Post
    Why don't you move to freeging Cuba along with that progressive Bernie Sanders and see how you BOTH like it.

    Bernie Sanders should go under a drug test.
    Bernie Sanders should move his socialistic ass to anywhere but here.
    I'll be staying. Thanks but no thanks. :-)
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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do know that the American military is the perfect example of socialism within a rabidly anti-socialist society right?
    To the contrary, as a member of the military, i would have to describe is more of a fascist form of governing, not socialist.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    Umm yeah...I'm not spending 8.5 hrs (even broken up) listening to someone that is trying to filibuster something that is going to, in essence, raise taxes on me. He might say that he is for the "working class" or what not but that is bull crap. If it was true then he would do all that he could to get something passed now before the current tax cuts expire in 20 days.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Crow View Post
    Bernie Sanders should go under a drug test.
    presumably, the white house agrees

    Robert Gibbs says leftwing critics of Obama 'ought to be drug tested' | Richard Adams | World news | guardian.co.uk

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    Re: Bernie Sanders' 8 and a Half Hour Speech in Senate

    the longer socialist sanders' spiel, the less time for dadt, dream, start...

    despite all the pretty promises, promises

    here, demonstrably, leadership DOES know what it's doing

    5 days and counting

    no dream, no dadt, no start...

    only TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH (and that's IF obama gets his way)

    sorry

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