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Cliffisher

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 1:05:29 PM

Of course there's also a small debate over whether or not Cruz, who was born in Calgary, Alberta, is eligible to run for President. He tried to blow that debate off. "My mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. She’s a U.S. citizen, so I’m a U.S. citizen," he said at first, but that wasn't enough: "I’m not going to engage in a legal debate. The facts are clear," he added. "I can tell you where I was born and who my parents were. And then as a legal matter, others can worry about that. I’m not going to engage." Sorry, Ted: your presidential dreams may be dashed by the law.
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:39:18 PM

I hope so
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 4:58:08 PM

He got an interesting result to a "facebook poll" he started:
people respond about ACA
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 12:01:27 AM

QUOTE :::: he's (Dershowitz) certainly far from being an unbiased prof... and as a religic, is bound to lie...::::


I gotta agree with this comment. Dershowitz is lying when he makes the statement :::"Twice because the computer kept him (Obama) out," Dershowitz said. "It wasn't my fault.":::::



He knew very well Obama was not intellectually up to speed for his class and kept him out. Dershowitz wanted only the best and brightest, like Ted Cruz in his classes. A slower student like Obama was out of his league and would have been an anchor.
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BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 7:45:26 PM

. Probably had to be Jewish to have a good chance of, or even wanting to, get into Prof. Dershowitz's class... he's certainly far from being an unbiased prof... and as a religic, is bound to lie...
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 7:14:45 PM

Is Sen. Rafael Edward Cruz still a Canadian citizen?
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 3:04:01 PM

According to that piece, Ted Cruz was one of Dershowitz'a students but Obama couldn't get into his class on multiple attempts. Hmmm, I wonder what the criteria were for admission?

Dershowitz paints a glowing and most complimentary assessment of Ted Cruz. Calls Cruz brilliant , if you read his comments.
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VERY liberal Harvard Professor Allan Dershowitz calls Senator Ted Cruz "OFF THE CHARTS BRILLIANT"!

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas): "Off-the-charts brilliant.

"There was also the Harvard Law student who couldn't get into a Dershowitz class despite multiple attempts: Barack Obama."

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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 10:17:01 AM

QUOTE ::::Is Cruz noticeably absent for votes more than most? Nope
Obama missed more votes than his peers
Wasserman-shouts misses more votes than her peers ::::


Good point. Perusing Cruz's voting record shows an excellent participation tally. You can't make the same statement for Obama or Shultz. Their voting record is abysmal. (Obama is notorious for voting 'present' )
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 8:18:41 AM

The last time I donated any money to a presidential candidate was George McGovern.
It's been a while.......
I probably won't be giving any money to any candidates.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 2:53:24 AM

"Real experience and real eloquence. You wouldn't understand. "

Talk is pretty cheap. Now may be the time for True Believers -- those who do understand -- to mortgage their homes in order to make the largest campaign contributions they can to their favorite standard bearers.

Can Senor Rafael count on your financial support?

[Edited by: KatmanDo at 3/11/2014 2:54:23 AM EST]
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 9:49:50 AM

Real experience and real eloquence. You wouldn't understand. You're satisfied with the Poser In Chief that's up there now.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 9:41:33 AM

What else do the GOPers have about Rafael than smoke and mirrors?
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 6:37:15 AM

"Compare Cruz with Obama"

Why? Cruz won't be running against Obama.
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e_jeepin
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 2:52:11 AM

Let's put it another way -- so it is easier for Mr & Mrs Obvious in the audience.

Compare Cruz with Obama

What was Obama doing his 140 days as Senator?

Serving his State as a good Senator or furthering his ambition to be President?

Is Cruz noticeably absent for votes more than most? Nope
Obama missed more votes than his peers
Wasserman-shouts misses more votes than her peers

Cruz hasnt walked away from his elected duties, your greatest heros have
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 7:42:49 PM

"More like non-served, with a single burning ambition to be on the National campaign stage, while her real elected job is just a direct deposit paycheck function in her bank account."

But... what about Cruz? You know... the topic of this thread?
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e_jeepin
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 7:07:49 PM

"He has the single burning ambition to be President. Rather than being a good Senator for his state, he is just using his elected position to further that ambition. His state is ill-served. "

I bet you don't think this way about #1 Democrat darling Debbie Wasserman-shouts -- The Congresswoman who is paid by the taxpayers to report to work in the House of Representative -- but instead works primarily at the DNC. She appears in MSNBC studios more than her Florida office.

Her experience is a University of Florida MA degree in political science with a "Certificate in Political campaigning" (no I didn't make that up).

More like non-served, with a single burning ambition to be on the National campaign stage, while her real elected job is just a direct deposit paycheck function in her bank account.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 5:08:10 PM

QUOTE ::::Sometimes you do get who you vote for. Elections sometimes do have consequences.:::


I agree, just look at the current occupant of the White HOuse for proof of your premise. We voted for a president now surpassing Carter as the worst in history.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 1:33:57 AM

"Rather than being a good Senator for his state, he is just using his elected position to further that ambition. His state is ill-served."

Sometimes you do get who you vote for. Elections sometimes do have consequences. So, perhaps his constituents will make another choice down the road.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 10:54:25 AM

He has the single burning ambition to be President. Rather than being a good Senator for his state, he is just using his elected position to further that ambition. His state is ill-served.
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 5:28:26 AM

I hope so
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JueceFlavour
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 2:49:12 AM

Hell, I hope not. He's for the amnesty bill. More illegals in this country to take our jobs..lol I hope he doesnt run. he could do more good in his seat now. And backing someone else that isn't going to let the immigration bill get in.

[Edited by: JueceFlavour at 3/8/2014 2:49:30 AM EST]
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 1:17:56 AM

"During his speech at CPAC, Cruz threw McCain, Romney and Dole under the bus."

The Canadian seems to have a vision which some conservatives in the USA can stand behind. I'll bet Senor Rafael is capable of raising substantial sums in campaign investments.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:39:34 PM

Cruz knows all about serving his county.

What?

He didn't?

He could have.

Then he may learned how to show respect for our wounded military vets.

My driver in Nam was from Ottawa, Canada.

Mike was a great Marine and returned to Canada after our tour in Nam.

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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 5:32:44 PM

During his speech at CPAC, Cruz threw McCain, Romney and Dole under the bus.

McCain said he and Romney can take the criticism but that Cruz "crossed a line" by dinging Dole.

“He can say what he wants to about me, he can say anything he wants to about Mitt. Mitt can take it,” McCain told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell of Cruz. “But when he throws Bob Dole in there, I wonder if he thinks that Bob Dole stood for principle on a hilltop in Italy when he was so gravely wounded and left part of his body there fighting for our country.”

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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 12:54:15 PM

Doesn't matter....it will start in 2014 and go on thru 2016...most Americans will not forget lying obama!!!

And when the economy takes off in Jan 2017, it will be a long time for the other party to get back in there....
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HotRod10
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 12:48:11 PM

The election is more than 2 1/2 years away; how long does the process of renouncing one's citizenship take? I'm guessing Cruz still has plenty of time to get it done IF he decides to run.

[Edited by: HotRod10 at 3/5/2014 12:48:29 PM EST]
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 11:46:49 AM

At last, someone else had to do the research .

Will Rafael renounce his Canada citizenship this year?

Will HE answer this one?
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 7:28:25 PM

At last! A direct answer. Remarkable. I trust that since you have now answered your own question, you will not repost the same question.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 4:06:40 PM

So for now it is No, he can not run for president.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 6:41:55 AM

QUOTE :::::We will wait for Him to research the subject.:::


Although Cruz has remarkable powers to inspire people, he is not a deity. No need to capitalize his pronoun when referring to Cruz. Save that for true gods, such as Gaia, the goddess of global warming.

And unlike the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Av., Cruz has never been immaculated.

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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 6:02:23 AM

"Can Raf be a USA president while he is still a citizen of Canada?"

"We will wait for Him to research the subject."

Already researched some time back, and discussed in this thread.
As a dual citizen he can't be President. The President of the USA and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces cannot have loyalties to 2 countries.
He will need to have that Certificate of Renunciation of Canadian citizenship if he wishes to serve as President.
Last August he announced he will be renouncing it, at this time we have not heard if the application, supporting documents and applicable fee have been filed or not.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 12:54:00 PM

I'm for the GOPer pros to show me their "Smoke and Mirrors".

Can Raf be president as an USA citizen?

Rafael sure can.

Can Raf be a USA president while he is still a citizen of Canada?

We will wait for Him to research the subject.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 10:37:53 AM

QUOTE Cliffisher ::::As long as "Rafael" (Raf for short) Cruz remains a citizen of Canada, can he still run for President?::::


The question remains unanswered.

Is Cruz legally able to run for US president? Cliffisher continues to avoid a direct answer. He employs the standard liberal technique of the 3Ds - dodge, duck, dance. If you don't know then the best response remains a direct answer of "I don't know".
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 9:59:42 AM

Rummble, please do not confuse "HIM" with facts.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 9:56:24 AM

Still waiting for "HE" to show where Cliffisher said that the Cuban-Canadian-American could not run for president.
As long as "Rafael" (Raf for short) Cruz remains a citizen of Canada, can he still run for President?
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 9:42:29 AM

QUOTE Cliffisher :::::Still waiting for Sen. Refael Edward Cruz to renounce his Canadian citizenship.
;::::


Still waiting for Cliffisher to admit whether Cruz is legally able to run for US president.

PS: If you are going to dish someone, people will take your comments more seriously if you spell their name correctly. It's Rafael.....


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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 9:32:44 AM

QUOTE :::::The constant nasty remarks about somebody you have never met shows a stubborn dark side to your character.:::;


I learned it from liberals. They taught me everything I know.

See comments made by liberals about Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin's children, Condelleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Michelle Bachman, Michelle Malkin, Anne Coulter, etc.

[Edited by: Hemond at 3/2/2014 9:33:05 AM EST]
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 4:55:21 AM

yes
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 12:22:51 AM

Will Ted Cruz run for President?
He should. He'd be a darn sight better than the milquetoast we have in there right now.

Ted Cruz: 'Vague Threats' Not Enough; Suspend Russian G8 Membership Now

"On February 28th, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) reacted to President Obama's "hastily arranged" speech against Russian military intervention in the Ukraine by saying the U.S. needs to suspend "Russian membership in the Group of Eight (G8)," and we need to do so "immediately."
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 9:42:51 AM

"The "stubbornness" was that of the White House (Obama) of not willing to negotiate to reduce spending."

Yes of course, which is why Boehner boasted that he got 98% of what he wanted. Can you say "sequestration?" Sure, I knew you could.

[Edited by: MiddletownMarty at 2/14/2014 9:44:12 AM EST]
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nstrdnvstr
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 9:02:58 AM

MiddletownMarty, "In 2011, for the first time ever, the credit rating of the United States was lowered as a direct result of the debt ceiling stubbornness."

In a way, you are correct. The "stubbornness" was that of the White House (Obama) of not willing to negotiate to reduce spending.

And then Geithner called S&P and threatened them about the downgrade. He followed through with that threat with a lawsuit about credit ratings. Funny thing is that the other credit rating agencies that acted the same way S&P did with regards to ratings were not targeted.

But we drift off topic.

Maybe Cruz will mention a presidential run while at CPAC.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 6:33:22 AM

"I'm willing to bet a year of $3000 birth control pills that if Sandra Fluke were to become pregnant, she would abort. She would not tolerate the inconvenience a child would pose to her career. I'd go on to wager a lifetime of $3000 birth control pills that if her pre-natal exam showed a Down's child, that fetus would be in the medical waste bin before you could say "Democrat Steering Committee Testimony"."

The constant nasty remarks about somebody you have never met shows a stubborn dark side to your character. Even Rush Limblob long ago stopped mentioning her.
Seriously, statements about "if she were to become pregnant" are just malicious unfounded gossip.
And, funny, you glibly talk about $3,000 birth control pills, but her statement talked of a possible total over a 3 year program, not per month, or per year.
For women with conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, or other issues, birth control pills or injections are far more than an anti-pregnancy measure. They are life-changing, and in many cases, life-saving therapy.
So while $1000 a year sounds like highway robbery when you compare it to a box of condoms, factor in doctor's appointments, pap-smears, lab fees, trans-vaginal-ultrasounds (particularly vital in assessing polycystic ovarian syndrome), and that is all before you even get to pay for the pills, $1,000 a years is not so ridiculous as you make it out to be.
No one ever said that the average Georgetown student spends $3,000 on contraception. No one said it costs $3,000 to avoid getting pregnant in law school.
Fluke's carefully-worded testimony was about medically necessary contraceptive therapy, not elective birth control.
"A friend of mine, for example, has polycystic ovarian syndrom and has to take prescription birth control to stop cysts from growing on her ovaries... under Senator Blunt's amendment, Senator Rubio's bill, or Representative Fortenberry's bill, there's no requirement that an exception be made for such medical needs. While they do exist, these exceptions don't accomplish their well intended goals because when you let university administrator or other employees, rather than women and their doctors dictate whose medical needs are good enough and whose aren't, a woman's health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body."

"In sixty-five percent of cases, our female students were interrogated by insurance representatives and university medical staff about why they need these prescriptions and whether they're lying about their symptoms. For my friend, and 20% of women in her situation, she never got the insurance company to cover her prescription, despite verification of her illness from her doctor."

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 2/14/2014 6:33:11 AM EST]
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:34:41 AM

Yes, a "creditable" plan to tackle the nation's long term debt would tend to necessitate ending the long-standing practice of rubber-stamping the next debt ceiling hike. Forcing the issue into active debate was a good step in addressing the nation's long term debt problem.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:22:48 AM

"Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's on Friday downgraded the credit rating of the United States, stripping the world's largest economy of its prized AAA status.

"In July, S&P placed the United States' rating on "CreditWatch with negative implications" as the debt ceiling debate devolved into partisan bickering.
To avoid a downgrade, S&P said the United States needed to not only raise the debt ceiling, but also develop a "credible" plan to tackle the nation's long-term debt." (CNNMoney)
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:21:13 AM

There is only one word a person can say to a right wing GOPer with a mind full of Faux Facts.

NOTHING!
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:18:24 AM

QUOTE ::::Palin puts a mirror to the face of modern liberalism, and its an ugly face.>>
What nonsense. You can't cite a single person who feels that way, and yet you consider your strawman to be the "typical liberal".:::;


I'm willing to bet a year of $3000 birth control pills that if Sandra Fluke were to become pregnant, she would abort. She would not tolerate the inconvenience a child would pose to her career. I'd go on to wager a lifetime of $3000 birth control pills that if her pre-natal exam showed a Down's child, that fetus would be in the medical waste bin before you could say "Democrat Steering Committee Testimony".
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 8:20:42 AM

Incorrect.
The debt rating was lowered as the rating agency Moody's determined that the USA was on a path of financial irresponsibility, showing no compunction to reduce spending or increase revenue, so that any additional debt would be riskier from an investment point of view.

It was the level of deficit spending, and not an artificially set number as a "debt ceiling" that led to the rating markdown.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 8:16:07 AM

In 2011, for the first time ever, the credit rating of the United States was lowered as a direct result of the debt ceiling stubbornness.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 8:06:47 AM

At least I don't have the mindset "I don't have enough money to pay all my bills right now, so I won't pay any of them at all"

Poor administrative skills don't impress me. Two years down the river and not a lesson learned.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 12:24:32 AM

"You would think that the managers of the Treasury would have worked out ways to pay debt-service while other items might go unpaid due to budget constraints."

Go ahead and practice the above with your personal finances. Pay your housing bill but skip your credit card bill or your utility payments and watch what happens to your credit score. Be sure to report back to us six months after beginning this experiment. Inquiring minds will want to know.
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