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That Pesky ‘Itty-Bitty’ Letter Should Mean Something

January 18, 2011 at 7:13 am 87 The Loft
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We are approaching Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, and in the spirit of “unity” and “healing,” there is an effort underway by some legislators in Washington for “bipartisan seating” of Congress at the annual speech. Make no mistake, the idea is the direct result of the unsubstantiated claim that “vitriol” and partisan (read that as “right wing”) rhetoric caused the violence in Tucson. As a result, Sen. Scott Brown, who will take part in the new seating arrangement, said that “people need to move past the itty-bitty letter” at the end of his name that signifies he’s a Republican. My question is this… Does that itty-bitty letter matter?

As reported by the Boston Herald, Brown spoke a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Boston and said:

“That’s the type of attitude we need to have not only in Washington but here in our local political system where people need to forget about the little itty-bitty letter behind my name and other people’s names and just kind of get going and get our jobs going and do what’s best for this state and this country.”

The idea of the bipartisan seating arrangement was proposed by Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) as a “symbolic act to tamp down the bitter political fighting between the two parties.” In a press release, Udall said the current partisan seating serves “to symbolize division instead of the common challenges we face in securing a strong future for the United States.” Hmmm… why don’t we all hold hands and sing kumbaya in the process?

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not for division for the sake of division. But I’m also not for fake unity either. I guess I’m just irked by Brown’s statement about the itty-bitty letter. To me, it does matter, and it should.

Brown noted in his MLK speech, “Some of my best friends are Democrats. We go out and try to work things through and try to move our country forward.”

Question… and this goes to everyone who writes in saying that we all need to “work together” so that we can “get things done”… What does “move our country forward” mean? There IS a difference between someone who believes in lower taxes, less spending, and small government that someone who believes in higher taxes, more government control, and increased spending. If “moving our country forward” means higher taxes, then I’m not for it. If it means cutting wasteful programs so that hard-working Americans can keep more of their own money, than I am for it.

I would rather have grid lock than bad legislation all in the name of “getting something done.”

Again, I realize his comment was made in reference to the bipartisan seating idea. But it touches on larger issues. The seating idea was the result of trumped up “outrage” by the left and the media at conservative rhetoric. The whole idea of “working together” is a feel good term for passing big-government legislation.

I want that itty-bitty letter to mean something. Sure… hold hands and sing during the State of the Union address. That’s fine with me. But when it’s done, can conservatives please act like conservatives and help lower taxes and bring our runaway federal government under control? Thanks!

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  1. onewildman January 18, 2011 at 8:47 am

    This is just an attempt to pull the wool over the People’s eyes. This is to give the illusion of more Democratic’s in the house and try and shame the Republicans into standing ovations where none are deserved. They don’t want you to see how strong the Republican numbers in the house. The Democrats do nothing without an ulterior motive. They always have some dirty trick up their sleeves. The only thing the democrats think bipartisan means is: you do what we want, what you want is irrelevant. i say don’t fall into the trap for the Democrats hold out the olive branch with one hand while the other hand is behind their back with a dagger in it.
     
    IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Dingbat36 January 18, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Bravo, well said.  My state has only one Republican left standing but he does have quite a bit of clout with the party. He’s not in my district but I do contact him. I will be writing him urging the Republicans to stand (and sit) together in solidarity. I don’t want anywhere for RINOs like Scott Brown to hide.
      Someone needs to tell these people that compromise is for losers………remember what Obama said when McCain asked for compromise on a proposed bill?  As close as can I remember he said “The campaign is over John, I won”.  If that is the way he wanted to operate then, I say take a page out of his book and repeat exactly what Obama said when challenged about anything. They never compromised and neither should we…………..they made the rules….I hated the rules then but things do change, don’t they?

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    • onewildman January 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

      Dingbat36, You made me think that at the first opportunity Boehner should say the same thing to Obama hood and his merry band of thieves and tax cheats.
       
      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • chuck006 January 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

      This was my thought EXACTLY! By diluting the appearance of the voting block, they are trying to fool the public into believing BO has more support than he has.

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    • Cape Conservative January 18, 2011 at 11:12 am

      Once again, we see how the Democrats view the Republicans…as DUNCES!
       
      And, sad to say, too many are willing to go along with this BLATANTLY FALSE promise of ‘can’t we all just get along’ blather!  They speak with forked tongues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
       
      I say…STAY STRONG! & UNITED WITH THE STRENGTH OF VICTORY ON NOVEMBER 2!!!  LISTEN TO WE, THE PEOPLE!!!!  WE SPOKE AS CLEARLY AS WE COULD!!!!!!!!

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    • Rocky Mountain Patriot January 18, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      Spot on, onewildman.  Udall’s my senator and he’s merely carrying the dems water to try to dilute Republican unity shown by a large block of legislators not giving standing O’s at every Obama word to avoid embarrassment to the president.  Pure smoke and mirrors.  Also, when a dem says they “want to work together”, translate “you come over to my side and we’ll call it bi-partisan”.   They fool no one.  I’m doing as some of the others and calling my only Repbulican Rep., Doug Lamborn and insist he doesn’t comply with this sleight of hand.

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    • Edward January 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

      The OLD method of sitting on opposite sides of the aisle must be maintained. If nothing else, it will make it a LOT easier for Americans to see just who it is that still supports the nut-in-chief in the White House’ agenda.
      I know I dont’t want to see MY party “consorting with the enemy”. It would send the WRONG message to the public.

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  2. JR January 18, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Scott Brown is a deceiver.  When seeking election he convinced tea partiers he was a constitutional conservative, then once elected showed his true colors.  He, like John McCain is a RHINO and belongs in the Democratic party, not Republican, Independent, or Libertarian.

    He most likely will be a one timer in congress.

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    • Dave.Rock January 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

      You are absolutely correct.  Brown is a RINO & a deceiver and will do what it takes to pull the wool over your eyes.  He can not be trusted.

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    • TRUTHTELLER January 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      Right on, JR.

      It is amazing to me,  it took so long for Brown to show his colors.  I had a sinking feeling when Brown so easily won election.  I noticed that during his campaign, the lefty opposition was weak to nil at best.  No SEIU demonstrations, no dirty tricks, no ACORN stuffing the ballot boxes. 

      Now we know why.  Brown is another Scozzafava.  The lefties knew he was an ally. He is a Benedict Arnold in our midst.  Brown is a liberal RINO and worse than McCain.  At least, we know where McCain stands.

      We must constantly hold Brown’s feet to the fire, with regard to Conservative values.

      My other big question is:  Why are all of the new Republicans in the House, apparently going along with this seating farce?  This is just another sly trick being pulled by Obummer’s handlers to make him look good.  Is the reaching across the isle, (capitulation) starting, even before the new members are seated?

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    • RoBoTech January 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      Brown was always a RINO.
      So to be surprised that he is, is the same mistake that got Obama elected. NOT RESEARCHING THE CANDIDATE.
      Even the slightest research would have told even the Tea Party people Brown was a Snowe type RINO. What did they expect, even from a Republican, in Mass?
      I actually financially supported the guy even tho I knew he was a RINO.
      Two reasons. He took what the Progressives THOUGHT was a Kennedy seat. THAT was worth the price of admission. Seat was still up in 2012, so he only got a 1/2 term.
      And he SWORE he would vote against Obamacare. He did. Now let’s see if he will vote to repeal it.
      But, make NO mistake, he will lose in 2012. The DEMs will run a strong candidate, and the Tea Party will not be backing Brown. He won’t make it past Jan 2013.
      So, that’s a 2012 GOP loss, as lightning won’t strike in Mass again.
      So, we need Kent Conrad’s seat. IF he was running, that would be a GOP pickup, easily. He’s not. So the Dems have a 20-25% chance of saving that seat. But at this time, it is probably a GOP pick up in SD.
      They will need it to offset Brown’s loss.

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    • lethrneck January 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      Brown is not a conservative; he is a RINO who votes with the Democrats on socialist ideas and money spending.

      Kick him out.  DO NOT VOTE FOR SCOTT BROWN IN 2012.
      Too bad we can’t get rid of him sooner.  At least Ted Kennedy was dependable; you always knew he would vote liberal; but Brown is sneaky and votes both ways.

      Anybody but Brown in 2012; he can join Snowe from Maine in the unemployment line.

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    • Badger January 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      The unfortunate thing is that we are talking about MA here.  This was Ted Kennedys seat and I totally believe the Tea Party had almost nothing to do with this guy winning anything more than the Republican Primary there.  They knew what they were getting and most likely he’ll spend the rest of his life in the Senate if he so desires.  A real Republican couldn’t keep that seat.   Remember, if you can’t beat them, join them and work from within to destroy them.  It started in Hollywood in the 50’s, Mcarthey tried to warn us but they owned Hollywood and everyone who has a contract in it, just like today.  If we don’t weed these people out of the Republican Party all we’ll be left with will be a party of smoke, and a party of mirrors.  I bet two thirds of the salaries paid in Hollywood are direct paybacks in the form of Political Advertising.    Another topic though …

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    • RoBoTech January 19, 2011 at 11:40 am

      Badger
      You can totally believe the Tea Party (TPM) didn’t drag Brown across the finish line all you want.
      But, the FACTS are 6 weeks from the Election, Brown was down by 26%. 3 weeks from election Brown was down 20%. 6 DAYS before the election he was down by 12%
      TPM got behind him and pulled in over $350,000 in the last 10 days. In MASS!
      Brown was down by 5% two days before the election, and won by a sizable amount.
      Oh no, the Tea Party (TPM) had nothing to do with it. Riiiiight.
      OK, we’ll just see whether Brown wins his seat back in 2012, because he WON’T have their support next time.
      I am not a TPM member. I do, however, pay attention. TPM made a difference in MANY elections in the past year, including STATE candidates. And I am thankful for it. They won some and lost some, just like all the other advocates for both sides.
      But, they won MORE for Conservatives than they lost.
      Like their principles or not, at least they try to make a difference.

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    • PeruvianMarine January 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      I agree with you lethrneck. Not on ly should Scott Brown go but also anyone of the other 22 or so Senators due up for re-election. Even if they do vote to repeal Obamacare. I don’t care!! Vote them out!!!And focus more clearly on those RINOS. Get ’em all out. Clean house is what I say. Semper Fi.

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  3. ter334 January 18, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I would rather have grid lock than bad legislation all in the name of “getting something done.”
    ************

    With Obama care we have bad legislation so we should move fwd to rescind it.  Apparently the liberals want cooperation when they are no longer in the majority and the majority wins in congress, but minorities and even a single voice can overturn laws in the court system completely populated by liberals! 

    The same in the military.  Gays knew the law was don’t ask, don’t tell so if they felt like that was discirmnatory they should have not volunteered.  Same for women in combat.  Do you want your mother in combat?  The purpose of the military is defense of the nation.  It’s purpose is not to be a model of perfect harmony, unity purged of discrmination!  The main source of discrimination in the military is by rank.  Is the next target for the liberals to eliminate rank in  the military?  Hey, ban the Spkr of the House, etc. 

    The root cause of all the PC and political dissention and unrest is the Civil Rights Act of 1964/65!  It too is bad legislation since it is more like a commandment rather than a law by saying.  Thou shall not discriminate but is not specific since it does not define or explain what is discrimination.  It is a WPA for lawyers and pushes the responsibility of making a decision out of congress into the courts! 

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    • Eve January 18, 2011 at 11:45 am

      Yes so true. And have you noticed the long hair on the women in the military? What is that for? So someone can yank back their hair and slit their throats?? Or head lice? They should get a military buzz if they want to serve and if they get preggers out they go! Where has all the common sense gone? Gays are protesting what???? That they can’t advertize their sexual preference??? This has always seemed ludicrous to me. Now is the time to bring back some moral values and sanity to this country!!

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    • komincents January 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      Eve – I agree with your call for a return to moral values and sanity. However, you can get head lice even if you have very short hair (like my daughter did from daycare at the age of about 8 months).  Women in the U.S. Army are required to have their hair above the bottom of their collar (cut or pinned up – never down) many of us (me included) had hair as short as many men when I went to airborne (parachute) school – and I would gladly have shaved my head in order to serve my country, which for me was all about patriotism. During my pregnancy, I worked through Friday, May 3rd and had my son on Sunday, May 5th. You do have the option to leave the military when you are pregnant IAW the applicable reg. The problem with excluding women from things is that you automatically surrender 50% of your country’s potential from the start. FYI – if you were in a combat situation and needed to slit someone’s throat you might just grab their kevlar or their face – it wouldn’t matter if there were hair beneath it!

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    • Eve January 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      komincents Men in the military have to cut off their long hair for reasons and I can’t understand why the same reasoning doesn’t apply to the women. I don’t think if you are sent to serve as many civilians as well do in office work it would matter with pregnancy but if you are in the field it does make a difference. And all the training you recieved no longer matters because you are not battle ready. The navy is a example of this as a lot of pregnancies have been the cause of not being able to ship out. I think once you become pregnant you have a responsibility as a mother to see to your child as well and not endanger the child’s mother who is needed at home.

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  4. Boiseshep January 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Not to leave the subject entirely, but Brown has been a RINO from the start.  Anybody doubt it?  I believe he’s just a mole for the Dems the way his voting record has gone.  Teddy with an “R”, he’ll go the way of Specter soon.  Problem is, in MA he’ll keep his seat.

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    • linda7965 January 18, 2011 at 11:06 am

       
      “Problem is, in MA he’ll keep his seat”.

      Yep…the state who clung to Frank, Kerry, and Kennedy, (the sewer three) for decades certainly loved replacing Kennedy with what Beck calls a “Fabian Socialist” (a wolf in sheep’ clothing). Brown definitely fits that profile.  But then…didn’t those of us who have a conscience and adhere to the principals of a free and sovereign America expect this coming from MA?  I know I did. 

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    • linda7965 January 18, 2011 at 11:09 am

      Opps…spelling error s/b principles.

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    • Dave.Rock January 18, 2011 at 11:39 am

      Correct again.  I hope you are right, I’m very happy that Specter is gone and believe that all RINOS need to go as well.

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  5. georges January 18, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Scott Brown is like Tom Coburn both who seem to forget that for the last 2 years the Democrats didn’t want anything to do with the Republicans. Now all of sudden they want to be buddy buddy. The last one I would want to be sitting beside of would be Chuck Schumer, or Weiner or Nadler. All of the nuts sure ain’t on bolts in the Capitol.

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    • Eve January 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      Just goes to show nothing is screwed down and secure in the Capitol but let’s hope the Republicans can pull out the good ole screwdrivers!

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  6. ter334 January 18, 2011 at 9:59 am

    By Georges!  

    All of the nuts sure ain’t on bolts in the Capitol.
    ***********
    You made my day!  lol.

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  7. godsgirl January 18, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Senator Brown will reveal himself to be a RINO as time passes. Senator Udall has voted straight down the Democratic party line, and does not need totalk about the ability of the two parties to work together.

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  8. darter36 January 18, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Maybe we should leave a litty-bitty “x” by some other Republican in the next primary and show Scott Brown how much a litty-bitty letter means.

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    • NJNurse January 18, 2011 at 11:10 am

      I think you are right Darter.  Lets put an X after the names of all we want gone in 2012.  That makes it easier to spot the bad guys.

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  9. URKiddinMee January 18, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I have FOUR “itty bitty letters” I’d LIKE to use in one word to Scott Brown just ahead of the word “YOU!”

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  10. armyvet January 18, 2011 at 10:55 am

    We didn’t hear of this bipartism and working together when the Democrats controlled the House!  Now that they are the minority they want to be treated different from they way they treated Republicans as a minority!

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    • NJNurse January 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

      You sure are right armyvet.  Now the Democrats want the majority party to work with them when they refused when they were majority.  Obama himself started this the day he came home from his vacation after the shellacking his party got from the elections.  Remember, Obama is a coward and whenever something bad happens to this party he disappears to allow all this party members take the brunt.  What a guy. 

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    • Double Ace January 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

      Army Vet, You are right on target. Isn’t it funny how the dems change the rules to fit their needs. Much like the exercise sorry Harry is trying to play with the rules for filliuster in the Senate. Then when they need the fillliuster they will change it back.

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    • Double Ace January 18, 2011 at 11:48 am

      oops! Looks like the B key is messing up. Should be fillibuster.

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  11. bobnip January 18, 2011 at 10:59 am

    The letters we have to look out for are: O-N-E. There is so much rhetoric fostering a move toward oneness. One Voice….One thought….One feeling….One education…One News Media…One World….One Religion (Islam)…ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT….
    The thing that has made America so unique has been our individuality and right for self-determination. Liberty is something you don’t think much about until it is being taken away from you. Rep. Brown is suggesting one voice in the House, followed by some Dimwit like Harry Reid suggesting the same thing for Senate. Then, we might see the collapse of the Legislative Branch all together…because it will be necessary to follow the one voice of Herr Obama, who was circumventing that branch by Executive Order anyway.  I could see Obama declare the Judicial Branch null and void because they  are not voicing the same oneness voice of the Executive Regime. The Supreme Court may very well go away…and our corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder may become an One Judge entity.  We are just seeing the start of the Czar leadership in this Country. Every department will be lead by a hand picked Communist of Herr Obama’s choosing. Welcome to the ONE WORLD ORDER.

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    • SilentThunder January 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Not intended to be personal, but somebody tell me how in the world the MSM managed to get us to start calling Commisars Czars?

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    • Eve January 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Yep that is the exact sentiment of the speech Obama gave in Germany. One world government, army, social community jobs for everyone in the world. Share the wealth with him at the helm of the ship. That is the change he was planning to begin if not implement.I was scared out of my wits as were a few Germans who went to see the FOUR concerts held there and not Obama but had to listen to him.

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  12. Will January 18, 2011 at 11:03 am

    The Dems lost big in Nov 2010 and have fewer seats for the State of Union so the idiot Dems want to look like everyone is in favor of whatever Obama will say by jumping up and cheering his left wing junk.  Separate the two parties and only a small section of the representative will be jumping.  Repubs are to stupid to understand how the Dems use lies and pictures to support their radical agenda. 

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  13. Cape Conservative January 18, 2011 at 11:06 am

    It will be an interesting 2012 election when those with the ‘itty-bitty’ D’s don’t cast their votes for him…and those disappointed voters registered with an ‘itty-bitty’ R don’t vote for him either…and the vast majority of registered Massachusetts voters, those wishy-washy, on the fence, no guts to stand for what they believe in, the ‘unenrolled’ with NO ‘itty-bitty’ letters by their names…will also question his voting record.  Yes, indeed, ’twill be an interesting 2012 election!  Most of the voters I know with ‘itty-bitty’ R’s by their names are tired of Teddy-lite and will probably leave the box empty!

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    • Eve January 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      You know what is going to really be interesting? If Obama runs he will have to prove he is a natural born American citizen.

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  14. one2stupid January 18, 2011 at 11:10 am

    For most of my life the main stream media has had a definite “left hand” spin. All of the major networks, public broadcasting and the newspapers pushed the Democrats agenda. Then talk radio, the internet and FOX News appeared on the scene. For the first time there were outlets for conservative ideas. Then the Obama Administration takes office and rapidly moves America to the hard left. The normally complacent middle class wakes up! The nerve of these people! Questioning the “elitist” of the progressive Democrats. This is what has angered them. They don’t know what to do except attack and demonize. They no longer have a monopoly. Keep it up America, take our country back to Constitutional principles.

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    • Eve January 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

      Yes! Yes! Yes! And let’s see some decent conservative movies for a change that we can sit down with our kids and watch and there is no cursing or soft porn to embarrass us or raise questions that should be brought up by parents not tv or teachers!! The kids in this country are suffering and don’t even know that once there was a great moral society in this country that the whole world respected.

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    • Lardo January 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      Eve, if you want to see more (any?) conservative movies, check out http://declarationentertainment.com/

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  15. rontex January 18, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Mr. Eberle makes the exact point I have been struggling with ever since Obama was elected on the campaign promise of ‘changing’ or ‘transforming’ America.
    My question has always been, “Change it and transform it into what exactly?” That question was never answered before the election, as voters were free to simply use their own imaginations to fill in the blanks in the absence of concrete proposals and workable solutions rather than the appeal of BHO’s flowery speeches and political abstractions. At least one now understands what that ‘change’ meant: historic debt and spending; denial of American exceptionalism; the throttling of, if not vanquishing, American entrepreneurship; radically expanding government regulation into virtually every corner of our lives, effectively reducing (even castigating) the ‘concept’ of individual freedom; transferring nearly 75% of the U.S. economy from the private sector to government control; populating the cabinet with avowed (and published) Socialists/Marxists, not to mention every Chicago Daley Machine crony not in jail or under indictment; ad infinitum.
    I suppose this is Change a certain segment of the populace can believe in.

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  16. ter334 January 18, 2011 at 11:18 am

    bobnip may be correct.  This scenario makes one think of how Hitler took over.  As one Germany lady once said.  It was one drip at a time, like an anesthetic.  Until he did something that affected you you then realized what was going on, but then it was too late!  Chavez seems on the same type of path as Hitler, and as O seems to be following as well.  Honduras, when they exiled their prez becase he was trying to circumvent their constitution, is the example we should following.   The rule of law in America has pretty much been breeched, like an armies defense, front line, by enemy forces.  Say, like the Battle of the Bulge in WWII.  Except this is a political/legal assault on our Constitution not a military action

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  17. pypypypy January 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I am suprised that no one has suggested that they all have a sing along song, with the theme song, Kumbaya, everytime they meet up. How pathetic.

    Yes, I find it hard to trust majority of Democrats cos you never know what trickery they have up their sleeves. Well, there are many Republicans that cannot be trusted either.

    It was only this morning that the WH published a report today, that millions in the future will be excluded from HealthCare with pre-existing condition without ObamaCare. How convenient, now that repeal of ObamaCare will be voted upon tomorrow.

    So typical of Mr Obama, using the politics of FEAR. Yet time and time again, he consistently accused the other party of using FEAR!!!

    Gov Palin ( a patriot indeed) hit the nail on the head yesterday on Hannity, that the day we all shut up is the day America has been transformed.

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  18. Phillydawg January 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

    The Dems need to change their “little letter” from a D to a C really.  

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  19. JDZ January 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I would not trust the motives of the career politicians like Udall, who all of a sudden wants to intermix at the state of the union address. They know what happened the last time with the Supreme Court judges and the lack of Republican support to some of the comments made by Obama, and they are looking for some way to minimize the strong polarization in Congress about ISSUES, and to avoid making it so obvious by the way the Dems acted the last time with the standing up, etc.

    The intermixing could have some benefit if the behavior at the session was controlled and professional, but, how would you get these people to actually behave in front of a TV camera. 

    My advice for this particular session is to not intermix and just do it the way it always has been done, and next year, based on the progress made toward bi-partisanship in Congress, then maybe go to the intermix as a sincere showing of progress and not just some photo op opportunity.

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    • Cape Conservative January 18, 2011 at 11:33 am

      NEXT YEAR – EXCELLENT suggestion!!!!
       
      Otherwise, we are simply playing by THEIR rules!  Now, when they choose to stand up one hundred times to hoot and holler, will they pull up the Republicans sitting beside them as well…you know, to ‘show unity’ – PUKE!

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  20. NJNurse January 18, 2011 at 11:26 am

    My first thought when hearing that Udall wanted to put everyone together was, Oh my, are we in Kindergarten on Capitol Hill?  The answer is yes, Obama kindergarten.  He thinks everyone is stupid so lets put them together and convince them we are their friends and get what we want.  It is to me is a pathetic last chance to get back some power.  I do hope the Republicans just pass and do what they need to do to save our country.

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  21. Lardo January 18, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I remember telling folks, back when Scott Brown was elected, that they shouldn’t get overly excited. He may be registered as a “Republican”, but keeep in mind… he is from Massachusetts. I’m not happy to say “I told you so.”, but… I told you so.

    As for bipartisanship…. it’s waaaaaaayyyy over rated. Not to mention that to liberals, bipartisanship means; “Do it our way.” If you ain’t got the guts to stand your ground, get out of the way of those of us who do.

    And lastly, I have no problem with government at a stand-still. In fact, I prefer it. Especially over moving “forward” in the wrong direction. Go ahead. Shut down Washington. Whether they realize it or not, the country will survive. Heck, without their interference, we might even prosper. Just like in the old days.

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  22. Daniel from TN January 18, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Q. If Liberals are actually concerned about unity then why didn’t they insist on the new seating arrangement when they were the majority? A. Unity has nothing to do with seating. The Liberals got their butts whipped in November. They don’t want the country to see how bad they got whipped, which partisan seating will do. Non-partisan seating will attempt to show the appearance of unity. Even if the new seating arrangement occurs the people are not stupid; the people will see it for what it is, a pretending of unity.

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  23. linda7965 January 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I am all for the Republicans quoting Obama’s take on election wins:  to McCain…  “The election is over and we won and elections have consequences”. 
     
    The American people did not go through the difficulties of flipping the house and trimming the left from the Senate only to watch the Marxist remain in control.    

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  24. Eve January 18, 2011 at 11:33 am

    When the Democrats were doing back room deals and shoving this health care monstrosity down our throats as well as the omnibus bills covering every pet project they could think up you didn’t see them want to sit beside a Republican. They shut out the Republicans just as they shut out the American people. All this is propoganda because they know they have lost their lead. So go sit by them but STAND up for the American people no matter how nice they try to be behind their fake smiles. I knew this was coming. They are shallow no matter how hard they try to put up walls the public can’t see through.

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  25. keithm2010 January 18, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I agree with the other posters – this is a ploy by the Dumocraps to again fool the American people. They know their followers are easily fooled and want to confuse them with symbolism. There is no way they should allow the mixing of the two parties in the House. There are many fools out there who will watch and see all of the gophers jumping up whenever Obama says something they like and be fooled into thinking that both parties are in favor of his lies. Keep them seperate so that people will see that only the Dems like what Obama says. And for those representatives who want to be Democrats but have an R by their names, please declare your affiliation so we will know better who to get rid of in the next election. It is time to take back our country and send the socialists to places where they can be happy. And to any one who wants to move to Venezuala, I will gladly come by and help you pack your bags. We will not miss you.

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    • Eve January 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      Yep they can’t stand the reality that now there is so few of them! And they don’t want the American people to see thier defeat by their low numbers, so they are using the good nature of Republicans to cover it up. Our founders would have left them sitting in the corner. As for ‘hate’ speech read what our founders had to say to each other.

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    • TRUTHTELLER January 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      I am waiting to see if the new House Republicans agree to this seating scam.  If they do, I am afraid it is just the beginning of the 2011 reach across the isle, capitulation that Republicans have been so famous for, over the last few years.

      I really hope I am wrong.

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