Gingrich: Civil Rights Laws Weren’t Worth the Political Price

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Of the many reasons to oppose health care reform, this is probably the worst. From today’s Washington Post:

Former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich said Obama and the Democrats will regret their decision to push for comprehensive reform. Calling the bill “the most radical social experiment . . . in modern times,” Gingrich said: “They will have destroyed their party much as Lyndon Johnson shattered the Democratic Party for 40 years” with the enactment of civil rights legislation in the 1960s.

So by Gingrich’s logic, lawmakers should really just shy away from the toughest issues of the day because changes in the status quo might haunt their political careers. And this guy wants to be president?

Update (March 22): Gingrich has contested the Post’s characterization of his comments, claiming that he never meant to imply that the Civil Rights Act was a bad move on Johnson’s part. That claim led Post reporter Dan Balz to issue this addendum on March 22. (More about that here.) It’s worth noting that Balz did not change the original story, meaning that he stands by his characterization that Gingrich compared the health care vote directly to the civil rights votes of the 1960s.

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DangerGirl
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

Newt Gingrich is an ass. And people need to stop comparing this bogus HCR reform to the Civil Rights reforms of the 60's and to the Lincoln's emancipation of slaves. This is NOT in the same league. Not Close. No.Way. No.How.


justinslot
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

Strong like. This bill isn't much of anything.


Steven Barnes
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

I'm sure Gingrich is speaking from a very specific perspective: a privileged white heterosexual male, with little empathy. For such people, I'm sure Civil Rights legislation seems excessive and pointless.


SufferinSuccotash
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

Gosh, since Newtster is obviously so concerned about the future of the Democratic Party I guess the Dems had better follow his advice pronto!

BTW, was the party really “shattered” for 40 years?
Admittedly they didn't win five Presidential elections in a row or anything like that, but then neither to my recollection did the GOP.


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spense
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

Why is Gingrich the “go to” guy for GOP quotes? Since the GOP is so sensitive to family-values you'd think this multiple adulterer/wife-abuser would be forced to stay on the sidelines.


Irish_Wake
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

Before signing the civil rights bill into law, LBJ said it would cost the Democrats their southern support for a generation. He was correct.

Regardless of one's opinion of LBJ (he was a sunuvabitch), he did the right thing, even though he knew the political cost.
He crafted legislation that made America a better country; improving upon the ideas of the Founding Fathers.

With no disrespect for the history professor from Georgia, I believe that America, not health care reform, is “the most radical social experiment . . . in modern times”.


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younlady
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

Extending health insurance coverage to 30 million people isn't nothing.


monkey99
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

Why is Gingrinch using that tired old line again? Ask any retiree about Social Security and Medicare, then tell them it will be repealed. There would be such a stink that the GOP wouldn't recover.
As it is, they are in real trouble by continuing to oppose this bill. Both SS and Medicare started out almost EXACTLY like this, and they both have been accepted and DEFENDED by the American people.

Healthcare reform is absolutely needed now. The HII has victimized the American people long enough. Like both SS and Medicare, it's just the start (I'm still waiting for the repeal of the anti-trust exemption), and will get better.

For all the hate mongers and Chicken littles out there, Look, it's STILL the United States of America! The sky isn't falling! You are on the wrong side of this issue, and will be on the wrong side of history.


eat it
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 3:39 am

The Civil Rights Act may have cost the Dems southern support for a generation (good riddens, btw), but I don't think they'd have traded it. Oh, and they got the first black President. In your faces. The Republicans can continue to be on the wrong side of history for the next 50 years if they want. They are fighting a losing battle.


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mavickers
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 10:31 am

Wonder what the actual quote was since it was truncated/edited at the punchline.


WiscoGreg
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

Go ahead Newt campaign on no more government health care: start with Medicare & Medicaid. Good Luck! We could be just like that one great country that doesn't take care of their elderly or poor. Help me out here I'm blanking.

LAME.


Joe DeSantis
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

Hello,
Dan Balz, the writer from the Washington Post, has since corrected the way he quoted Gingrich in the article you cite. In fact, Gingrich was not drawing an analogy between the health care bill and civil rights legislation. Balz’s clarification is here: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/03/gin… You should update your article appropriately.
Best,
Joe DeSantis
Communications Director
Gingrich Communications


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smiles_davis
Comment posted March 23, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. More Republicans voted for the civil rights act then Democrats did. In fact, Robert Byrd filibustered the civil rights act. But who on the left is calling for him to be removed from his comittees? Oh, that's right, no one. Because he's a democrat, so he's excused from his moral obligations. Don't let a thing like the truth stop you. Fill your life with hatred for those you disagree with. Enjoy!


truth
Comment posted March 23, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

Well, this is incorrect on a few levels. First, the Democrats held large majorities in both the Senate and the House in 1964, and by counts, more Democrats voted for it than Republicans. By overall percentages, a greater percentage of Republicans voted for it, but this ignores the regional disparity. Southern (referring to states in the “Confederacy”) representatives and senators voted overwhelmingly against this act (in fact, not a single southern Republican voted in favor of it), but there were more southern Democrats at that time than southern Republicans (94 Democrats in the House vs. 10 Republicans, and 21 Democrats in the Senate vs. 1 Republican). Just looking at votes in the north, a greater percentage of Democrats voted for it than Republicans (94% in the house, 98% in the senate). So there's the truth you were talking about.


Rufus_T_Firefly
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 4:53 am

Who would have ever guessed that Newt Gingrich was a one of those crazy, misinformed Teabaggers? Run for President? I wouldn't try it, Newt.


Rufus_T_Firefly
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 4:57 am

“Fill your life with hatred for those you disagree
with?”

Like you're doing now?

You might try unclenching those buttocks once in a while.


Rufus_T_Firefly
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 5:00 am

Like most of mentally-neutered and reality-challenged Republicans, the best he can do is run to the end of his chain and bark.


Linus
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 5:59 am

Ha! I was working on Capitol Hill when this all went down and the real truth is that the bill could not get passed because of a group nicknamed the “Dixie Democrats” — Democrats from the South who would not vote for the Civil Rights Act. The REPUBLICANS were the ones who fought to pass this bill and who actually brokered deals with DEMOCRATS to get it passed, even though the Democrats had the majority in Congress. All of you should actually talk to someone who was there rather than read some slanted liberal revisionist re-hash of what went down. By the way I worked for a Democrat who voted for the act repeatedly.


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

Maybe you can clarify for me? I'm not sure what I said that was hateful. When you call someone a teabagger, it's a sexual slur akin to calling someone a f*g. That sounds hateful to me. Especially when it's a broad brush used to paint every individual in a movement. The point is to dismiss their humanity. You place them beneath contempt and unworthy of debate. That also seems hateful. Telling someone to unclench their buttocks may be puerile, but at least it's not hateful.


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

It's only incorrect on one level, and thank you for pointing that out. As a percentage more Republicans voted for the civil rights act than Democrats. About 80% to 60%. It was the Republicans supporting Minority Leader Everett Dirksen who made cloture possible. All this nonsense about region is meaningless. They were either Democrats or they weren't. LBJ was a southern Democrat wasn't he? And so was George Wallace. You all need to accept your parties history. It doesn't define who the party is today (accept for Robert Byrd) but it is part of it.


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

Indeed DeSantis. If you read the article Balz never put the part about civil rights legislation in quotes. Gingrich did however say To the CONTRARY, the civil rights revolution of 1956-1965 was “MORALLY ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY” and Johnson was CORRECT in pushing for the legislation. He went on to say “Johnson's mistake on civil rights was not in signing major legislation but in later getting ahead of the country by supporting school busing and failing to take a firmer stance AGAINST racial violence in the cities.”

The first piece isn't in quotes which makes it suspect. Gingrich feels he was misrepresented. Those of you not willing to accept that he believes it was “morally absolutely necessary” are just playing political gotcha. Which you can do, it's just not something that really interests me.


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

“Teabaggers” a degrading sexual slur that allows you to dismiss the humanity of those you disagree with while being snide, vulgar, and cynical all at the same time. Oh, and it's sooo original too!


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smiles_davis
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

The people who supported democracy in China were on the wrong side of history too. Being on the wrong side of History doesn't mean that you're on the wrong side. Of course the sky isn't falling. It takes years to figure out what the repercussions for this type of thing are going to be. Medicare isn't insolvent yet, but it will be. I don't know anybody that believes SS will be there for them. It's become little more than a tax and an ID card for most Americans.


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

Are you saying the Democrats don't believe in family values? So i guess that means what John Edwards did was ok? He doesn't really believe and niether do the Democrats that a man should be faithful to his wife or vice versa? Of all the arguments I hear from the left this is the one that confuses me the most.


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

You're obviously none of those things? So that means your opinion is worth more? Do you also believe that unless you're in or were in the military that you shouldn't have an opinion on the wars we're fighting?


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

It's only extending it to about 10 million. The other 20 can afford it, and it's not being extended, they're being forced to buy it.


monkey99
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

Gingrich says HCR is a social experiment. America is a social experiment. SS and Medicare will be defended because of the millions who enjoy it today. I know of no senior on Medicare who wants to see it die. Social Security was used as a “slush-fund” by Congress for decades, which is why it is as you say, but fixes will be enacted for the same reasons Medicare will be.

By the way, China's history is not our history. It's a bad analogy.


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

America was a social experiment. Now it is the longest running contiguous democracy in existence. Look, millions of people, including myself, have paid into these systems. People are loath to give up benefits they feel they have paid for even if it means the country goes bankrupt.

Fixes will be enacted which will require more fixes and more patches etc. The system will collapse or be severely reduced at some point. Democrats won’t cut programs and Republicans won’t raise taxes so we’re all screwed.

Of course our history isn't China's. You're confusing analogies and metaphors. I don't know where I wrote that our history was China's. I clearly wrote “Being on the wrong side of history doesn't mean that you're on the wrong side.” The people who opposed the Vietnam war before it began were on the wrong side of history because we fought that war. They were right, we shouldn't have, but we DID. That's the point. You can be right on an issue and still be left in the dust by history. Unless you think that winning necessarily makes you right


Rob_Grant
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

I agree neither party can claim much moral highground based on history, either recent or in the early development of the country. I vote for the individual and the platform presented. McCain lost my vote by choosing Palin. Obama gained my vote for promises he better keep. I don't regret my vote, but he has still got some work to before I consider him succesful.


Irish_Wake
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Actually, teabaggers christened themselves. We do love the irony.


monkey99
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 1:50 am

Well, consider that history is written by the victors. There is a right and a wrong. In this case, Gingrich has walked from his remarks, either realizing the mistake his remarks reveal, or that he doesn't want to be viewed a poor loser.

Were it not for the civil rights fight in the 60's, we would not have seen the historical election of a black man in the White House, nor the Speaker of the House being a woman. Those are victories of the result of the fight for equality this country promises.

I refuse to believe the fear-mongers when they spout how this country is going to h**l in a handbasket. If it were not for the Bush administration's failed policies, we would not be at this juncture in our history. Government has a role to play in getting this country back on it's feet. HCR is a small part of that. Whether you believe it or not, that is what has to happen before we can be proud of ourselves again.

By the way, thank you for this discourse. Vitriol solves nothing. I am glad we can agree to disagree without being disagreeable.


ellid
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 3:29 am

I would call Newt Gingrich “scum,” but that would be insulting to algae.


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smiles_davis
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

Perhaps you could expound a bit?


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

Clever.


smiles_davis
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

Victors write history in their own countries. I bet if you ever read a Japanese history book you'd be surprised by the section on WWII.

A lot of people were shouting that this country was going to hell and a hand basket during the Bush years. You seem to echo that sentiment. I don't have a problem with that. You may think they were right in doing so, but as the saying goes (paraphrased) if you're only for dissent from the left, then you're not for dissent. And if you don't think the left was fear mongering – then I don't think it's fair to say the right is. We have different visions for the country. We are obligated to raise our voices when we think our leadership is doing the wrong thing.

When Bush tried to reform SS the Dems said NO – period. They didn't have an alternative plan. They didn't work with the Whitehouse to make something happen. They just said no because it was good politics or perhaps they even thought it was the right thing to do. They prevented up or down votes on Judges based on politics instead of qualifications… They did all the things they accuse the Republicans of doing.

As far as where we are in this juncture… I think much of it, especially the financial portion would have happened regardless of who was in the white house. The Dems were the majority party since '06. They proposed nothing and did nothing that would have prevented the collapse. Nobody saw this coming on the right or the left. Not on this level or magnitude.

I support HCR. I just don't think this plan will do us any good. People are still going to go bankrupt because of doctor bills or disabilities. Premiums are still going to go up. The deficit will still increase by far more than the estimates provided. More people will be covered but there won't be more providers. Our emergency rooms will still be packed because of the convenience factor (they discovered this in Massachusetts).

I also agree that government has a role to play. The argument between the left and right is never about whether there should be a government. The argument is over how limited it should be. I know a lot of people on the left who want limited government in abortion or the patriot act for example.

And you're right. We can agree-disagree and do it all without malice. What a boring world it would be if everyone agreed.


Rufus_T_Firefly
Comment posted March 26, 2010 @ 7:56 pm

Irish Wake is absolutely correct. They proudly announced themselves as Teabaggers. I can't help it if they're not smart enough to google the term before wearing the moniker. If they seek credibility, it's obvious that they're going about getting it in the wrongest way possible. Information and education are the politico's best weapons, so it is apparent that they (the Teabaggers) choose to be clueless. It doesn't help their case when they degrade those with medical problems or spit at and shout racial slurs at black Senators or Congressmen either. They have rendered themselves idiots and that's the only thing they've done right.


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raderjohnson
Comment posted March 28, 2010 @ 5:45 am

Puleeze try it, Newt! We want to teach you a lesson in humility and degradation, and trust me on this, you will be accepted as a legitimate candidate for President about as well as Barney Fife would be. We want to rub your nose in it, Newt, so please run! Let us humiliate you once and for all, you wife-swapping elitist scum!


omonubi
Comment posted March 28, 2010 @ 7:36 am

Well, Linus, you would be in error. It was LBJ that enjoined Humphry to court Dirksen and the Republicans to join in bringing the cloture motion against Dick Russel and the Southern Dems. This required (back then) 67 votes, not just a “majority”. Dirksen astutely bided his time as long as possible in order to get as much credit as possible, and LBJ *gave* that to him. And remember, this was a DEMOCRATIC bill that was being filibustered, not a Republican one. The elephants had little interest in the issue.


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smiles_davis
Comment posted March 29, 2010 @ 12:56 am

Perhaps you could provide a source for this? A legitimate source. Not the Daily Kos. I'm open minded enough to accept what you say if you provide proof. The real question is – are you man enough to admit you're wrong if you can't provide a legitimate source for your claim? And even if you are correct that they gave themselves the name, that's not the way you're using it so my criticism stands. Don't degrade unless you want to be degraded.


Rufus_T_Firefly
Comment posted April 3, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

First off, the source was Fox News itself, which is, of course, somewhat less trustworthy than even The Daily Kos. Sorry if I don't remember the exact time or date of the instance, but it DID happen and I really don't give a shit if some overcritical troll believes me or not. If you are so sympathetic to their cause, you probably know a lot more about navigating the Fox News website than I. Secondly, who the hell are you to imply what my thoughts might have been. I used the term in the same context in which those who originated it did. One could assume that you neither watch or read the news, because if you did, you would have seen or heard that reference long, long ago on several different networks. The Teabagger's racist comments and deeds were all over the news during the last week or so and were covered by nearly EVERY major media outlet. Do your own damned homework, I'm not your butler and I'm certainly not here for your amusement. If you're incapable of researching your opinions before opening your mouth, then I don't really give a flying shit about your opinion or the opinions of a bunch of under-educated Teabaggers who can't even spell socialism or communism, much less correctly define the terms. But, as you said, don't degrade unless you want to be degraded.


smiles_davis
Comment posted April 6, 2010 @ 1:55 am

Game, set, match. You may not be here to amuse, but you are amusing. I do love the irony. To quote a great philosopher “You might try unclenching those buttocks once in awhile” You're dissembling. Your diatribe is pure puerility. You can't provide a source because there is none. “Uhhh, I think I saw it on Fox News…” There is no difference between you and those you call “teabaggers.” Reason is lost. There is no Aristotelian logic involved. You need an enemy, and they fit the profile. Were you abused as a child? You find the internet a safe place to lash out at those who have victimized you somehow? You call people names online because you don't have the courage to do it in real life. It's called authoritarian personality disorder. When you're challenged with questions you don't have the answers to you become enraged and try and gain control over the situation through verbal (or in this case written) violence. Well my friend, good luck with that. I'm sure you'll have a snappy well thought out response like f-ck off, or go to hell, maybe even the classic I'm the rubber and you're the glue? Whatever works. I'm glad that you have a safe place to vent.


Rufus_T_Firefly
Comment posted April 8, 2010 @ 5:44 am

Nice assumptions but, like most Teabaggers thoughts, they're completely wrong and based only in the shadowy fiction lurking between their/your ears. You speak of the puerility of others, but what could be more adolescent than your insistence that I've somehow slandered you. Why would I even bother when you're doing such a splendid job on your own?

So, what's the problem? Are you still too lazy to Google the source on your own? No… no, it's probably not something as simple as sloth. it's probably just the fact that most Teabaggers (yourself included) never really gave a damn about applying themselves when they were in school, and as a result their grades, their capacity to understand rational thought and their ability to function within normal societal parameters have suffered greatly. Your post, as well as the Teabagger's laughable and continually misspelled protest signs, have already proven my point. They, like you, are apparently content to ride the waves that others have ridden before them and to let someone else do their studying and their thinking for them while they occupy their dust-filled minds by tilting at windmills.

You have cleared up one question, though. I'm becoming fairly certain that your parents were far too closely related. And to think your mom was only one blowjob away from preventing this whole unfortunate discussion. I wouldn't dwell on it too much, though. No one ever really expected you to achieve more out of life than abject mediocrity.

LOL! I'll just bet your next syllable will be a doozie! Later, troll.


smiles_davis
Comment posted April 8, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

“Yes, finally! The Happy Sappy Children of Many Lands ride! Where cheering music will spread the message that a mouse should rule the world!”

I though about quoting Don Quixote back to you, but I figured Pinky and the Brain was more appropriate.

My next syllable? Not even sure what that means. Maybe you meant vowel? Who knows, maybe I should look it up for you? I could find a source for your claims! Wouldn't that be great!!! I could be your gopher for your diabolical takeover of the internet.

That's right. If my mom had only given head I would have never been born and the world would be so much better off. If only there were a way to get rid of all the people who disagree with you. Maybe one day you can round them all up and put them in some sort of gulag where their opinions will never bother you. Wouldn't that be great?!?

Why is everything sexualized with you? If it's not “teabagging”, it's incest, and if it's not that you're fantasizing about the kind of sex my parents are having. Maybe you can throw in couple of fart jokes? That would be awesome.


Rick W
Comment posted April 9, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

No, not really. After all,, you haven't looked anything up on your own since this began, have you? And, fart jokes would be redundant as long as you keep speaking. No, I wouldn't get rid of everyone that disagrees with me, just those that argue for the sake of arguing, like yourself. To correct your error, which was caused by YOU taking words out of context, I only mentioned that one small act of sex would have prevented this mountainous wasted of time. It also would have prevented any enjoyment that you get out of it as well. Typical conservative gasbag.


Rufus_T_Firefly
Comment posted April 9, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

You can forget about enlightening Smiley. He'll only ask you to look the source up for him. He's just a troll and not worth the energy spent.


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smiles_davis
Comment posted April 9, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

“Mountainous wasted of time?” That’s almost as great (and by great I mean stupid) as “I'll just bet your next syllable will be a doozie!” This from a man who mocks people for spelling errors…

No dear, I’m sorry; I haven't had time to research your claims for you. I do apologize. Maybe if you submit a request and fill out the proper forms in triplicate we can get some funding. Then I can, um, find a source from, um, fox news or something. I’m sure there are some peer reviewed journals that have looked into the “teabagger” question, but have they really explored and analyzed it deeply enough? After all, enquiring minds do want to know if “teabaggers really call themselves teabaggers?” It’s the great mystery of the 21st century.

Have you stopped to think that none of this “Mountainous wasted of time” would have occurred had you been able to provide a source for your original claim? You could have proven the null hypotheses and I would have accepted that and moved on. Your too arrogant, though, aren’t you? You’d rather insult people and rant and rave. Like most extremists, your political views are a substitute religion. Sad really.


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Comment posted June 27, 2010 @ 9:52 am

They proudly announced themselves as Teabaggers. I can't help it if they're not smart enough to google the term before wearing the moniker. If they seek credibility, it's obvious that they're going about getting it in the wrongest way possible. Information and education are the politico's best weapons, so it is apparent that they (the Teabaggers) choose to be clueless. It doesn't help their case when they degrade those with medical problems or spit at and shout racial slurs at black Senators or Congressmen either.


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[...] Gingrich: Civil Rights Laws Weren't Worth the Political Price …That's right. If my mom had only given head I would have never … In fact, Gingrich was not drawing an analogy between the health care bill and civil rights legislation. … Gingrich did however say To the CONTRARY, the civil rights …. It was LBJ that enjoined Humphry to court Dirksen and the … [...]


Rickwebb253
Comment posted August 1, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

Don't go away mad, just go away. I certainly don't wish to waste valuable time insulting trolls like you. Especially when you're doing a bang-up job without any additional assistance from me. As for ranting and raving, it's clear that you are. Like most Tebaggers, you've got nothing but hyperbole to fuel your argument.


Smiles Davis
Comment posted August 1, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

Rick, you're an idiot…


Recovery CD
Comment posted August 18, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

Well whats new man the usa been going down the tube.. it makes us all very very sad indeed


Rick W.
Comment posted September 2, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

And yet, I'm still far more intelligent and aware than you, Teabagger.


Rickwebb253
Comment posted September 2, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

No, it's just that the Democrats get caught with their hand in somebody else far less often and get outed for latent homosexual behavior far, far less often than the Republicans.


smiles_davis
Comment posted September 3, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

Still an idiot, and a troll…


smiles_davis
Comment posted September 3, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

Yes, don't provide sources for your attacks. That would make you look reasonable like you had a clue.


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Comment posted November 8, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

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Notebook Ratings
Comment posted December 21, 2010 @ 6:31 am

Its so nice to know that Balz did not change the original story, Great Job!


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Comment posted December 23, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

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Anonymous
Comment posted January 7, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

Keep striving for mediocrity. You’ll never get that far, but at least you can proudly say that your shoe size is larger than your IQ.

BTW, Miles Davis sucked ass.


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Comment posted March 13, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

JAY NORDLINGER / National Review

The first big day for this movement was Tax Day, April 15 (2009). And organizers had a gimmick. They asked people to send a tea bag to the Oval Office. One of the exhortations was “Tea Bag the Fools in D.C.” A protester was spotted with a sign saying, “Tea Bag the Liberal Dems Before They Tea Bag You.” So, conservatives started it: started with this terminology. But others ran with it and ran with it.


Apollo
Comment posted June 16, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

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