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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:33 AM
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OMG...Buchanan asks Eugene Robinson "What was wrong with the fifties?"
Edited on Fri May-27-11 08:05 AM by Atman
Robinson has class, so he kind of laughed, and said "We'll, you can ask my parents. They didn't think the fifties were so great." Great comeback to the old racist prick.

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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:34 AM
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1. Pat is losing what little he had left
upstairs
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:37 AM
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2. Nothing if you think equal rights are absurd and needless
Edited on Fri May-27-11 07:39 AM by lunatica
I'm sure Buchanan remembers the 50s fondly when everyone was in their righteous role as an underling to his gender and race.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:37 AM
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3. Segregation,
women as second-class citizens, domestic violence and incest de regueur, birth control illegal in many states, yeah, the 50's were just super duper!
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:37 AM
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4. Well, I liked the tax rates for the wealthy in the 50s.
We could bring those back and balance the budget very quickly.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:39 AM
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5. You have to remember, Pat thinks these were the wonder years:
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:40 AM
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6. What was wrong with the 50's? No air conditioning when you're living in an area hot as Hades.

Seriously, what a dumbass Buchanan is...

Not only domestic violence, but alcoholic parents driving all over creation with their spouse and/or kids in the car. If you don't believe me talk to some older people who had alcoholic parents.


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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:49 AM
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18. or an alcoholic husband
who beat the crap out of you because of his sexual inadequacy, and got a wink and a nod for it while he soaked up the grocery money
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:45 AM
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7. McCarthyism
:grr:
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:46 AM
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8. He keeps forgetting to include "for white people?"
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:43 AM
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15. More like "For White, rich men"
The 50's weren't so good for women, or the poor in general.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:45 AM
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17. that's what I was going to say...and heaven forbid you were Gay!
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:52 AM
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9. The 1950s was exactly like 'Happy Days', wasn't it?
:sarcasm:
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:00 AM
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10. OK, we've got Pat on board
Any more of you Repubs ready to raise the top tax rate back up to 91%?
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:06 AM
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11. It was an Ozzie and Harriet world. Life was grand.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:09 AM
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12. Racism, 91% tax rate, McCarthyism...let's not forget highest teen pregnancy rate...
...and coat hanger abortions. Anything else you can think of that made the fifties "great?"

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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:22 AM
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14. Oppressive sex discrimination on the job
The list goes on and on...
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:35 AM
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22. Lots of shotgun weddings. nt
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:17 AM
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13. 1950's or 1850's? n/t
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:43 AM
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16. Good point n/t
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:51 AM
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19. Sadly, there are millions more just like her out there.
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:58 AM
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20. Say what you will of the fifties
I was a time that the country was recovering from a terrible depression, the ecological damage of the dust bowl, a major war fought on two fronts, not to mention all the social issues boiling under the surface.
What the country did at that time is what is important to remember.
Low interest loans to veterans.
College grants to qualified students.
Investments in American infrastructure that fueled the economy.
The emergence of an American Ideal that life would be better for future generations
FDR's social programs kick in and elderly Americans can live in dignity.
For the first time in history a growth of a middle class that began to question the inequities of racial and sexual status.
Out of all this came the people and power to make changes that we take for granted today.
I for one would love to see a world more like the fifties for my grand children to grow up in.
I remember it as a time that people grew to love and respect one another and gathered the strength to challenge the problems we faced with a creative spirit.
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:58 AM
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21. Pat knows exactly what he's saying.
Earlier he was talking about how Palin is the voice for the group of Americans who are left behind nowadays. :nopity:
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