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Let's just call them the "Deadbeat Party" (Barf Alert)
Salon.com ^ | 7/27/2011 | Gene Lyons

Posted on 07/27/2011 9:36:28 PM PDT by Beave Meister

GOP cultists occupy a metaphysical netherworld where basic arithmetic is scorned as an elitist tool.

As I write, it's impossible to guess how the latest made-for-TV partisan crisis in Washington will end. We've reached the point where the president of the United States felt he needed to deliver a prime-time speech essentially defending the post-Enlightenment values of reason, evidence and compromise against an obscurantist movement more like a religious cult than a political party.

But has President Obama got the guts to deal with the reality facing him? Signs are not encouraging. The standoff has two major components: the adolescent nihilism of the Republican right, and the intellectual sloth of the American people. It's unclear that Obama has the political courage to confront the first, while the White House has scarcely made a serious effort to inform the public what's at stake, and why.

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KEYWORDS: cantor; democrats; gop; salon
Unbelievable. What planet are these people from?
1 posted on 07/27/2011 9:36:32 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

The author seems to have a rare grasp of the cultist’s mind, but I would expect nothing less from someone advocating that we follow the same fiscal model as Greece, while lecturing us about our scorn of “basic arithmetic.”


2 posted on 07/27/2011 9:45:48 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Beave Meister

A deadbeat is someone who does not pay the tab they run up themselves.


3 posted on 07/27/2011 9:53:47 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Beave Meister

Another leftist, I’m smarter than you, elitist who spouts a lot of words and doesn’t understand what they mean.

Or, in the vernacular, “I have no idea what you are talking about, and neither do you.”


4 posted on 07/27/2011 10:02:57 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Beave Meister

I’ll call them the “Dem-beat” Party.

They beat the dems like a drum in Nov 2010; and now they’re holding a straight-flush in this debt-ceiling hand. So the nitwits want us to negotiate when we’ve got the nuts?

Little boy brocko will sign our bill, and he’ll have to do it again in a few months.

On obamacare, he held all the cards and crammed it down our throats.

Now, we’ve got a straight flush and they want us to fold. No sir. We’re all in.


5 posted on 07/27/2011 10:05:55 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Beave Meister

If you note, the Journolist cue from the White House (Pfiffer or some other Media Matters liar) is the word, “Cultist” when referring to the TEA Party or people with fiscal discipline.

I read this guys bio, he is a staunch Marxist who went to Rutgers, UVA and taught at U. Texas.

He is another Left Wing asspimple who continue to lay across the tracks for Obama’s “skill, cool and intellect” when Trigg Palin can see the Marxist Muslim Messiah is a f*ing disaster.


6 posted on 07/27/2011 10:08:16 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Migraine

Hopefully the GOP won’t take their foot off their throats until after Nov. 2012.


7 posted on 07/27/2011 10:24:57 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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GOP cultists occupy a metaphysical netherworld where basic arithmetic is scorned as an elitist tool.

Wowsers, Gene, your thesaurus must be in tatters after all the searching you did to come up with THIS load of leftist gibberish!! Problem is, none of your elitist buddies in looney left land have a clue what you were trying to say.

And, those of us on the right simply don't care!

8 posted on 07/27/2011 11:51:50 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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“Unbelievable. What planet are these people from?”

The planet Democrat.


9 posted on 07/28/2011 3:45:19 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Beave Meister

“We’ve reached the point where the president of the United States felt he needed to deliver a prime-time speech essentially defending the post-Enlightenment values of reason, evidence and compromise”

Translation: The Kenyan lizard king gave a speech defending his communist coup


10 posted on 07/28/2011 8:52:19 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Beave Meister

Oh, I get the math, Gene. You people have spent more than we can afford. We can’t spend any more unless we raise the debt limit. You want to solve that by raising the debt limit. I prefer the more realistic solution of looking at all that spending approved in the last two years and deciding that some of it wasn’t really necessary. I get the math just fine. The question is, do you?


11 posted on 07/28/2011 9:00:56 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Beave Meister; wac3rd
Planet Journolist.

Google "Tea Party" and "Cult" It's the latest meme from the lunatic left.

12 posted on 07/28/2011 9:02:54 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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