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Lawrence O'Donnell calls Red states"welfare" states; urges Blue states to secede

Posted on 11/07/2004 2:17:10 PM PST by bushisdamanin04

Sorry about the vanity, but this is a must read for conservatives.

On the McLaughlin Group this weekend, Lawrence O’Donnell actually stated that the Red states were “welfare” and that the Blue states paid for the Red states. He further urged the Blue states to secede from the Red states. And he was quite serious. In the past few weeks O’Donnell has had foaming-at-the-mouth mental breakdowns, especially on MSNBC, but when he made his comments on the McLaughlin Group, he was quite calm and collected.

First, are these the people to whom Bush is “required” to reach out to?

Second, as McLaughlin would say, “Bye, bye!”


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KEYWORDS: democratdepression; democratparanoia; kerrydefeat; odonnell; schadenfreude; secede; welfare
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1 posted on 11/07/2004 2:17:11 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: bushisdamanin04

Didn't Buchanan point out that it was the Republicans in those so-called "Blue" states that paid all the taxes?

O'Donnell is a lunatic.


2 posted on 11/07/2004 2:19:03 PM PST by Tribemike (Here is the text of the article....)
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To: bushisdamanin04

As somebody else has pointed out, the blue states aren't so much states as urban areas within otherwise red states. It'll be pretty lonely for them, but let them secede and then have to outsource their military protection to the rest of us.


3 posted on 11/07/2004 2:19:16 PM PST by x1stcav (John Kerry was the only hero from Vietnam; the rest of us were war criminals.)
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To: bushisdamanin04

No, the Blue states have the welfare people. Both the filthy rich big city people and the welfare leeches are in the big city.


4 posted on 11/07/2004 2:19:21 PM PST by GulliverSwift (Dukakis + Gore = Kerry)
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To: bushisdamanin04

This guy is infected with the same mental illness as Gore.


5 posted on 11/07/2004 2:19:43 PM PST by Tweaker
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To: bushisdamanin04

Main Entry: se·di·tion
Pronunciation: si-'di-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin seditio, literally, separation, from sed apart + itio act of going, from ire to go
: the crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction


6 posted on 11/07/2004 2:20:28 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Democrats strongly support voting rights for Necro-Americans)
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To: x1stcav

No to mention their groceries.


7 posted on 11/07/2004 2:20:42 PM PST by The Great Yazoo (Why do penumbras not emanate from the Tenth Amendment as promiscuously as they do from the First?)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Why doesn't O'Donnell do himself a favor and relocate to Cuba?

He'll be much happier there.


8 posted on 11/07/2004 2:20:50 PM PST by bear11 (God saved the Republic!)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Lawrence O’Donnell is such a dolt that none of the Dems told him they're all moving to Canada.


9 posted on 11/07/2004 2:21:14 PM PST by Lady Jag (YAHOOO!!! W2!!!)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Larry, Larry.

Quite contrary.


10 posted on 11/07/2004 2:21:25 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: The Great Yazoo

Their fuel?


11 posted on 11/07/2004 2:22:21 PM PST by x1stcav (John Kerry was the only hero from Vietnam; the rest of us were war criminals.)
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To: bushisdamanin04

The"Red States" are welfare? From a New Yorker take my word most of you don`t know what a welfare state is.


12 posted on 11/07/2004 2:23:29 PM PST by carlr
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To: Tribemike
Clearly, Blue = Government "workers" and welfare checks.

O'Donnell is a lunatic and a LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR... ( My O'Donnell imitation in a debate).

13 posted on 11/07/2004 2:23:39 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: bushisdamanin04
Suppose he's right, that the red states have a net gain from federal spending versus what they put in.

Big deal! In case they haven't figured it out, it is not mainly about the money. If someone told me that we would have local sovereignty over abortion and pornography and gun control and bureaucracy and tax policy, and in exchange I might not get prescription coverage in my Medicaid, I would take that deal in a Northeast Blue State Minute!!
14 posted on 11/07/2004 2:23:45 PM PST by sittnick (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Cool. Maybe now the left half of O'Donnell's brain will secede from the right half of his brain. On second thought, it appears that that particular act of secession may have already occurred.


15 posted on 11/07/2004 2:24:19 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: bushisdamanin04

Actually, it is the red suburbs that pay for welfare for the inner city and rural folks in almost every state.


16 posted on 11/07/2004 2:24:42 PM PST by comebacknewt
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To: bushisdamanin04

Why doesn't he just drop the pretense, fall on the floor screaming and kick his legs.

I love watching him. It just makes me feel warm and happy all over!


17 posted on 11/07/2004 2:24:48 PM PST by OpusatFR (Let me repeat this: the web means never having to swill leftist garbage again. Got it?)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Waaah! Democrat cying baby logo needed.


18 posted on 11/07/2004 2:24:50 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: x1stcav
...food and raw materials.

Big mistake to think that the "blue" can be self sufficient without the "red."

19 posted on 11/07/2004 2:24:56 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (How can 55,949,407 people be so (dumb/clueless/insane/deluded/evil)?)
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To: bushisdamanin04

let's use some aristotelian logic. let's get rid of welfare and see which states and counties scream the loudest!


20 posted on 11/07/2004 2:25:32 PM PST by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Not sure where O'Dumbel got his facts, but could he be looking at the percapta govt income vs. percapita govt spending? If so, then such things as defense spending to keep his blue state @$$ safe he has classified as "welfare".


21 posted on 11/07/2004 2:25:38 PM PST by leftcoaster
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To: bushisdamanin04

Hate to break to this to you Larry but there are no blue "states", just blue "cities".


22 posted on 11/07/2004 2:25:41 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: bushisdamanin04

Lol.....the DUmmies have latched on to this idea. They're itchin' for a fight and now want to learn about firearms for the Civil War they imagine to be coming. Funny stuff.


23 posted on 11/07/2004 2:25:51 PM PST by Godebert
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To: carlr

Those of us in the People's Republic of CA know very well what a welfare state is, too!

This guy got his colors mixed up, that's all. He meant to say blue states. Uh, sure, right.

He's yet another leftist loony.


24 posted on 11/07/2004 2:26:48 PM PST by Theresawithanh (WAAAAAAAA-HOOOOOOOOOO!)
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To: bushisdamanin04
McLaughlin Group this weekend, Lawrence O’Donnell actually stated that the Red states were “welfare” and that the Blue states paid for the Red states.

What a dumbass! The red states FEED the blue states. Succeed Blue States, PLEASE! You all be dead in a month....which is not a bad idea when you think about it!

25 posted on 11/07/2004 2:27:20 PM PST by Bommer ( Bush met the First Lady at a BBQ? That's Love brotha!" - stainlessbanner)
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To: bushisdamanin04
The blue "cities" should secede and learn to make soylent green since it's going to be their only food source.
26 posted on 11/07/2004 2:27:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (John Kerry was beaten like a rented mule)
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To: carlr

I hear that, I live just outside of Buffalo, NY


27 posted on 11/07/2004 2:28:01 PM PST by AirForceMom
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To: Tribemike

Yes, Patrick J. did point that out.


28 posted on 11/07/2004 2:28:18 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: CWOJackson

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1272262/posts?page=17#17


29 posted on 11/07/2004 2:28:18 PM PST by wimpycat (John Kerry has a fevah, and the only prescription is "MORE COWBELL".)
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To: bushisdamanin04

This is a running concept on DU that Blue states "support" Red States and they should cut off funding.

Other nutty ideas on DU:

1. The election was stolen.

2. Bush, Cheny will be impeached, indicted.

3. Blue states should secede.

4. Conservative media must be outlawed.

5. The Dems must move further left.

6. Cut off all contact with Republican relatives.

7. Bush and Rove are gay.

But the most popular is that the election was stolen. Many, many threads on this.


30 posted on 11/07/2004 2:28:50 PM PST by stinkerpot65
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To: Graybeard58

My thoughts exactly. Why can't we arrest these SOB's like he and Moore and Soros and try them for sedition? When they're convicted we can strip them of their citizenship and deport their worthless butts.


31 posted on 11/07/2004 2:28:55 PM PST by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free. ")
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To: bear11

Fidel won't have him.


32 posted on 11/07/2004 2:29:17 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: bushisdamanin04

Erring sister, go thy way!


33 posted on 11/07/2004 2:29:18 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: bushisdamanin04

Remember "let the bastards freeze in the dark" talk? Larry's mouth could add "hungry" to the thought.


34 posted on 11/07/2004 2:29:27 PM PST by niteowl77 (Next order of business: CBS, Viacom, and the RICO statutes.)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Who let Larry out of his cage?


35 posted on 11/07/2004 2:30:03 PM PST by freedom4me (Bush's win was the cake. Tom Daschle's defeat was the icing)
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To: CWOJackson

Exactly right....Im guessing Larry hasn't looked at the red/blue county map.....


36 posted on 11/07/2004 2:30:12 PM PST by mystery-ak (This military family thanks America for re-electing our CinC)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Was O'Donnell in the "bug house" when he spewed these pearls of wisdom?


37 posted on 11/07/2004 2:31:18 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Godebert

They would lose big time. Leftist in this country are way behind the "private ownership of firearms" curve.


38 posted on 11/07/2004 2:31:39 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (How can 55,949,407 people be so (dumb/clueless/insane/deluded/evil)?)
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To: bushisdamanin04

They're sooo cute when they're angry.


39 posted on 11/07/2004 2:32:16 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: OpusatFR

Funny thing is, the guy used to present a decdent argument. I may have most often disagreed with him, but at least he seemed mentally stable. As someone else has pointed out, O'Donnell has apparently experienced the same mental breakdown that Gore experienced - and which has gone untreated - a couple of years ago.


40 posted on 11/07/2004 2:32:39 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: mystery-ak
Let the cities become independent city-nations so they can insulate themselves from America: and American food, American trade, American markets...and even American military protection.
41 posted on 11/07/2004 2:32:58 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: sittnick
If someone told me that we would have local sovereignty over abortion and pornography and gun control and bureaucracy and tax policy, and in exchange I might not get prescription coverage in my Medicaid, I would take that deal in a Northeast Blue State Minute!!

Hmmmm.

Define "Northeast Blue State Minute"

42 posted on 11/07/2004 2:32:58 PM PST by AM2000
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To: bushisdamanin04

Pray for O'Donnell. He is clearly on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Although we don't know the reason--be it drug abuse, sexual identity confusion, addiction to gay porn--whatever the reason, let's hope he is able to pull through.


43 posted on 11/07/2004 2:33:04 PM PST by montag813
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To: bushisdamanin04

These people are so childish.


44 posted on 11/07/2004 2:33:25 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: MizSterious
...bring 'em down to Oklahoma and let them call us rubes, rednecks, ignorant, and stupid. I cordially invite them. (And I hope they have good medical coverage. I'd hate to have the taxpayers pay for patching them up.)

It's starting already...

45 posted on 11/07/2004 2:34:31 PM PST by Libloather (SURPRISE! Effin' Kerry failed the American Election Test...)
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To: stinkerpot65
2. Bush, Cheny will be impeached, indicted.

Call me all the names you want, but this will at least be tried. Under the right circumstances, with the right coordination with the MSM, it may even get off the ground. Fortunately, the Constitution requires a 2/3 vote for conviction and removal from office. And there are not 22 RINOs in the Senate, even on a good day.

46 posted on 11/07/2004 2:35:13 PM PST by GoBucks2002
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To: CWOJackson
Yes, the county-by-county map -- which is now my wallpaper! -- demonstrates that. Most of California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, and even New York, are ..... RED!
47 posted on 11/07/2004 2:35:42 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: CWOJackson

Since Im in central Illinois, all red south of 1-80...I agree...


48 posted on 11/07/2004 2:36:00 PM PST by mystery-ak (This military family thanks America for re-electing our CinC)
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To: bushisdamanin04

What a crock of horse manure. He's equating a win for Kerry in the blue states with a sufficient number of votes to carry a call for secession in a nation that has an established precedent for dealing with seceding states.

On the other hand, a motion in the Congress to boot out states like Massachusetts might be perfectly legit.


49 posted on 11/07/2004 2:36:04 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: bushisdamanin04

Let them secede and see who ends up providing them groceries at exorbitant prices.


50 posted on 11/07/2004 2:36:18 PM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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