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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:35 PM
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***LIVE GOP Debate Thread*** ... Chronicling "teh crazy" in South Carolina.
For updates, Weigel and Ward are on the scene: http://twitter.com/#!/daveweigel and http://twitter.com/#!/jonward11

Tonights GOP Pre-Debate Rally Sponsored By Extremists: John Birch Society And The Oath Keepers

In Greenville, South Carolina tonight, five presidential contenders will meet for the first GOP presidential primary debate. According to the official program of the pre-debate Freedom Rally, is sponsored by several extremist groups, including the Oath Keepers militia group and the radical anti-communist John Birch Society. You can see a picture of the program here. Heres the John Birch Societys booth at the the pre-debate rally:



ABC News reports that The John Birch society, famous for its vocal opposition to the Civil Rights movement, represents the far-right fringe of American politics. The Southern Poverty Law Center has listed the John Birch Society as a group that advocates or adheres to extreme antigovernment doctrines. The group was so radical calling President Eisenhower a communist infiltrator and claiming that the Soviets used fluoridated water to control Americans mind that they were effectively exiled by conservatives until 2010. They even recently called Nelson Mandela a communist terrorist thug.

Here is the Oath Keepers booth at the rally:



<SNIP>

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/05/05/gop-debate-oathkeepers-birchers/


Preacher outside #sc debate: "Don't be fooled by what happened to OBL: Barack Hussein Obama is the same man."

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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:01 PM
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1. This is going to be such a shit show of crazy
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:06 PM
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2. All except Herman Cain would have published images of dead bin Laden.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:08 PM
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3. Herman Cain: Former CEO of Godfather's Pizza
Nice Chyron
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:12 PM
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4. And he just showed his deep policy understanding by announcing he would have to study up...
Edited on Thu May-05-11 08:15 PM by jefferson_dem
before offering a coherent position on Afghanistan. :think:
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:14 PM
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5. Santorum: We should invade Iran. Paul: We shouldn't invade anyone. Cain: I made delicious pizza.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:50 PM
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28. This just may be the best debate summary I've ever read . . .
And believe me, I've read plenty!

:toast:
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:16 PM
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6. Santorum says he's not "anti-Islam" but that the faith is in need of a "reformation"
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:17 PM
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7. This is so sad
Fox News has lost control of the crowd
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:19 PM
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8. The John F'ing Birch Society!?!!!
How low can the GOP sink?
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:19 PM
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9. Glenn Greenwald's favorite candidate, Gary Johnson, says we should abolish the corporate income tax.
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golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:02 PM
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18. That is an excellent idea actually..to abolish corporate tax
Edited on Thu May-05-11 09:21 PM by golfguru
A corporation consists of low paid workers and high paid executives. Corporation owners consist of those who own millions of shares, and also those who own 100 shares or less. Every worker with a 401-k plan or mutual funds owns a small share of corporations.

By taxing the corporation, every one of above people pay a price. Since 100% of corporation OWNERSHIP ends with some individuals somewhere, the fair tax would be a progressive tax on INDIVIDUAL incomes. Spare the small fry and tax the rich is where I stand.

Another significant benefit of eliminating corporate tax is that it will make American corporations more competitive with foreign corporations. It will discourage corporations from moving operations abroad to seek low corporate taxes. That can only help with more jobs staying in this country.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:38 PM
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24. You keep saying that.
Not everyone agrees.

"Another significant benefit of eliminating corporate tax is that it will make American corporations more competitive with foreign corporations."

Really?

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golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:34 PM
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30. Try it you might like it!
Note that in conjunction with reducing/eliminating the
corporate tax, I am for increasing tax rates on high
incomes, making the tax rates more progressive.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:48 PM
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32. Try this:
raise taxes on both corporations and high income earners. They haven't paid their fair share in decades.

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psychobueller Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:19 PM
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10. What an unimpressive group....nt
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:23 PM
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11. Lot of empty seats
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:49 PM
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15. and empty suits.
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agentS Donating Member (922 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:24 PM
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12. The stupid flows freely tonight
They all sound like idiots.
You can watch for yourself on ATDHENET.TV
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:25 PM
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13. Uninspiring bunch.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:45 PM
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14. This is awfully boring.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:50 PM
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16. I admit having no interest other than to see the DU comments
Edited on Thu May-05-11 08:53 PM by K8-EEE
which should be entertaining!
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:52 PM
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17. Its like the GOP's T-ball league.
none of these dopes could hit an actual pitch, so Fox will have to set the questions up on a little stand so these nuts can stand there and swing away, hit nothing, run to the wrong base, and then have mommy tell them they hit a home run.
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:12 PM
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19. Ron Paul gets an applause for legalizing heroin.
I love this!!
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:18 PM
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20. But that would call for a TAX INCREASE!
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:45 PM
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26. thats great mean more od's from strung out junkies...
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agentS Donating Member (922 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:19 PM
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21. These guys have no idea how to create jobs or deal with
pressing social issues.
Tax cuts is not a solution to the jobs problem or any problem.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:20 PM
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22. I need more crazy
This debate is nothing without at least Bachmann and Trump
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:34 PM
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23. Luntz Focus Group Loves the Pizza Man!
They say they like Herman Cain because he has a plan...even though he made a point of stating he doesnt have a plan.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:42 PM
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25. Fucking priceless... PIZZAMANMENTUM!
These know-nothing dolts are going to drive the rickety Republican bus right over the cliff.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 04:38 AM
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34. Love your rickety bus comment. I borrowed it as a reply to a FB post.
:hi:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 09:48 PM
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27. IF any of us think this being held in South Carolina is any accident we are kidding ourselves
South Carolina to conservatives means the Civil War. It's about black people....but no THAT wasn't about black people (in their minds)
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:12 PM
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29. Freepers think Cain is their "new Black friend"
I swear reading the posts over there reminds me of that Stephen Colbert skit!! LOL!! They don't approve that he doesn't demand the Osama Snuff Pix though....

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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:44 PM
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31. Rick Santorum Has Some Very Serious, Serious Issues
He just gives me the creeps. I worry about his family. He strikes me as the kind of person who turns to religion because he has some major self control issues, and he projects his control issues onto everyone else.
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MacNfries Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:52 PM
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33. Actually I think Donald Trump would have stood a chance in this one ...
Edited on Thu May-05-11 10:54 PM by MacNfries
Too bad old Donald wasn't there. They actually talked on his level of understanding about politics.

And to think, this was Fox News big event ... NOT!

Come October or so, Republicans will start yelling, "Will someone please step up and take one for the team?"
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