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Thread: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    ..and zygotes.
    Those bastards..

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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

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    Those bastards..
    correction: basturds. Bastard implies they were born out of the womb.

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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Many can be considered compassionate conservatives. However, the Tea Party has declared war on that, and some of the base have labeled Bush-style compassionate conservatism as "too liberal." Myself, I was more aligned with that style of conservatism than most other styles.

    And those Tea Partiers themselves are more likely to actually give of their own money, time, effort, and even blood. I would count that as more worthy of the title "compassionate" than the willingness to give others money, time, etc.

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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    And those Tea Partiers themselves are more likely to actually give of their own money, time, effort, and even blood. I would count that as more worthy of the title "compassionate" than the willingness to give others money, time, etc.
    Yeah, but to those that receive services, that hardly does any good and only harms them.
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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    And those Tea Partiers themselves are more likely to actually give of their own money, time, effort, and even blood. I would count that as more worthy of the title "compassionate" than the willingness to give others money, time, etc.
    Yes, but you're McConnell's target audience. Those who want to hear good things about the Republican party.


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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I noticed the GOPs compassion for the effects of the sequestor didn't kick in until it effected the GOP congressmen personally.

    The GOP doesn't have a soul so how could they have compassion?
    You mean because they did not yield to liberal extortion they are are evil people, dontcha? Obama is the one who said he would not accept any legislation to avoid sequester that did not involve raising taxes so the GOP did not let themselves be blackmailed. No more; no less.

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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

    Compassion means different things to different people. To many, compassion means coddling, crippling, and providing cradle to the grave services because life isnt fair. To some of us...thats not compassion...its about the worst thing you can do to people and it creates not just a life of dependency but generations of dependency. To others...compassion means providing a means to achieve success, having high expectations, promotion of personal responsibility, creating areas of opportunity, and yes, a hand up to those willing to work to achieve success. Compassion extends to those that cannot through no fault of their own provide for their own needs. If anyone thinks they are getting 'compassion' from the federal government, you are sadly mistaken. You dont have to look very far into our current state of social dysfunction to see just how government 'compassion' has 'helped' people.

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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Compassion means different things to different people. To many, compassion means coddling, crippling, and providing cradle to the grave services because life isnt fair. To some of us...thats not compassion...its about the worst thing you can do to people and it creates not just a life of dependency but generations of dependency. To others...compassion means providing a means to achieve success, having high expectations, promotion of personal responsibility, creating areas of opportunity, and yes, a hand up to those willing to work to achieve success. Compassion extends to those that cannot through no fault of their own provide for their own needs.



    If anyone thinks they are getting 'compassion' from the federal government, you are sadly mistaken. You dont have to look very far into our current state of social dysfunction to see just how government 'compassion' has 'helped' people.

    I spaced these out to suggest that the former statement contradicts the latter.
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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I spaced these out to suggest that the former statement contradicts the latter.
    Hamfisted response perhaps. Point being...there ARE those that simply cannot provide for themselves or their families through no fault of their own. There are people we should ALWAYS take care of. That support should NOT come from the federal government...rather from private, local, and state.

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    Re: McConnell Video Touts GOP: ‘We Are The Party Of Compassion’

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