“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
It is convincing to those who wish it to be convincing, and it is not convincing to those who do not desire it to be convincing. A great deal of the time, it is mere political hackery no matter what side of the fence you observe.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Now, before someone foolishly points me to the Cheney or Rummy quote (can't remember who said it), you can ask people around the forum rather I'm a giant Bush lover or if I was fond of Bush's spending.
There absolutely is when some of them, and I'm not saying you, are the same types of people who 4 years ago were going "The Deficit! The Deficit! Bush is stealing from our kids!"Now, if Obama keeps running up deficits with no effort to reign them in as the economy improves, then we will have a very legitimate complaint, and I will be leading the people making it. However, in the current climate, where some of our conservatives are doing the "OMG, the deficit, OMG, we need to cut taxes" tango, I think there is nothing wrong with pointing out that foolishness.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
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