Well ktj, we've hit some common ground in that I totally agree with your last sentence! Bob, if the tea party's influence should increase in the GOP, I believe they too will be sucked up by special interest groups.
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Of course there's not much substance in the name calling Laker. Because there is no substance in the name. He was, is and always will be an empty suit. Affordable housing for who , not middle class folks who are being gouged by property taxes. Just look what he did in Mass. by siding with Governor Patrick when he reneged on lowering property taxes. Quote Sen. John Kerry " I agree with the Governor now is not the time to be lowering anyone's property taxes. Yet you talk about his efforts for affordable housing. And everyone knew about Edwards touching everything but the 3rd rail for a long time. But because he was a 'bright young shining star in the right political party we shall look away'. Please Laker I lived in Mass. for 30 yrs. Anything he brokered you can be sure is shady and unstable. And how did he get them back to the table. By promising billions of dollars in other peoples money. That he has always been a success at. And by the way I think both political party's s--k.
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Laker, if by 'their political future' you mean their 'ideological' future, I could not agree more because that's where the real fight is. There are far too many progressives on both sides of the aisle and the Taxed Enough Already Party is here to ferret them out and expose them for what they are. That is the reason BOTH sides are trying to minimize and ridicule the TEA Party, they both see zealots they cannot control and they're scared to death of Representatives like Ryan, Rubio or Jindal. Good, Govt SHOULD fear the Patriotic citizen, NOT the other way around as it currently is. So far, it's our choice how this goes.
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ktj, "He's just incompetent", "He's a nincompoop", "village idiot"...not much substance in the name calling! And not even John Edwards inner circle knew about his "other life" until the singing started. Kerry was responsible for getting the Israelis and Pakistinians back to the table and talking. Israel released over 100 Pakistani prisoners. Just the fact that they're talking again is a plus. He led the fight for agent orange victims and mandatory funding for veterans health care. Google Kerry's efforts in Affordable housing. Overall I think he's been a good Sec of State so far. As I said to Bob, who knows if the Iran deal will work, is it too much of a gamble? The sad thing in our current political environment is that those on the other side would actually rather see it fail. The question of how issues will affect the country has been replaced with how issues will affect my "political future."
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Laker 88 no one thing that he has done makes him incompetent. He is just incompetent. He was for the Iraq war before he was against it. He was wind surfing while the middle east was in flames. He was a big proponent of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac[ gee that worked out great for the working folk]. He threw someone else's military medals over the wall at the White house instead of his own. He is just a complete*****and nincompoop. Just a village idiot with the proper pedigree in his blood line. Just like Bush and Obama. I mean come on Laker he picked John Edwards as his VP. But ok lets do devils advocate, tell me what he has done that makes him competent.
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In 3 years and 51 days Obama is OUT of the white house! The true problem with our country will be out of the way and some healing WILL begin! That is the light at the end of this horrible regimes tunnel. Lets hope that the murderous Hillary is not in that chair.
I for one hope for more "obstructionists" in this congress instead of the "get along go along" gang. If these socialist fools aren't stopped soon our country is doomed.
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Like most politics Laker, perception is the driving force whether it's correct or not. you're right about both sides being obstructionists but that's the way our system of Govt. is set up. There will always be at least two diametrically opposed points of view that will hopefully meet somewhere in the middle. Sometimes yes, sometimes no but with this deal, the perception is Kerry blew it big time.
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ktj, I don't care who a politician marries or what photo ops he had, what has Kerry specifically done that classifies him as "incompetent"?? Once again there is so much division in the country, when one party makes a decision or takes a stance, the other side is automatically against it, and actually hopes it fails... gridlock on every issue.
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Bob, I'll have to agree with you in one respect....the idea that someone has the respect of our pitiful congress isn't much of a compliment! Re foreign policy disasters, Iraq was a Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld idea that the Dems didn't have the guts to vote against. The problems we're now facing is the result of incompetence on both sides of the aisle, on all sides of the political spectrum, be it libs, conservs, progressives or whatever....
That's part of the problem TOT. In their quest for a Utopian paradise progressives have proven to create instead, one foreign Policy disaster after another. None of their Foreign or Domestic policies ever seem to work out the way these academic rubes figure they're supposed to. Reality meets the faculty lounge. Reality wins every time and the taxpayers always pay the bill, that's the part libs like, to break your economic back and you're easier to control when you're..ahem...bent over.
Hey John Edwards exemplifies the democrat spirit, he is what every liberal in the US strive to be like. Clinton is another example as is Hillary. Do not tread on the heroes progressives strive to follow.
One more thing laker 88. I remember when he was running for Pesident. He did a photo op at a Wendy's took the food on the bus and 3 miles away stopped to pick up dinner at an expensive French joint. A complete fraud through and through. Oh yes and 'John Edwards". Real smart decision there.
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Hey Laker 88, you say Liveshot Kerry was respected in the Senate. Please he was laughed at for being such a pompous a--. The only thing he has ever been a success at is marrying someone else's money. Hence his nickname "The Gigilo'. And while Bush and company were awful if Thurston Howell Kerry had been elected the only positive would be that the current President would not have been elected.
Laker, sure, those in Congress love and respect EACH OTHER, get outside the Beltway and there's a whole different picture that Americans see.
While we may want peace, the cult of islam demands submission. Saudi's want submission from those pesky Iranian mullahs, Iran wants the US to submit to their 'rights' and on and on...everybody in that sandbox is at each others throats to submit to something or other. What we have negotiating for America is an effete representation of the European propensity of bowing before any barbarian that comes over the hill. We need leaders and hero's not limp biscuits like Kerry.
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ktj...Kerry was respected in the Senate on both sides of the aisle. Had he been elected Pres over Bush, the Cheney/Rumsfeld gang would have been mercifully out of the picture.
Secretary of State John Kerry has reached a nuclear deal with Iran. Or to put it another way, America has just surrendered to Iran. –Jodi Miller
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It's not a bad deal because Saudi Arabia and Israel don't like it. We are supposed to do whats best for the USA not foreign countries.
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If John Kerry negotiated the deal then you know it is a farce and horrible for the U.S .
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Its right up there with the Iraq deal, and we saw how good that worked.
However, A good response would be for the U.S. to fix its own dysfunctions first. As the man said - "He can't even run his own life, I'll be d a m n e d if will run mine" - Jonathan Edwards.
Good idea taxtired, lets do it with many so, that from space, the crater damage spells out USA.
If they want nukes so bad why not give them one. Then detonate it.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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Yes, we should keep one eye on this and one eye on Isreal, the canary in the coal mine. Iran is Isreals biggest threat and there is no uncertainty in their thinking, no agreements the US or other Countries may have with Iran will stop them from dealing with Iran as they see fit.
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