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Rep. Steve Cohen: Tea Party Republicans 'Domestic Enemies' We Took Oath To Defend Against
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/19/2013 8:05:12 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Watch out, Alan Grayson: you've got competition when it comes to uttering the ugliest slur on Tea Party Republicans . . .

Sure, you've compared them to the Klan. But fellow Dem Steve Cohen has upped the ante. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show this morning, Cohen called Tea Party members of congress: "domestic enemies" that congressmen have taken an oath to defend the country against. Kornacki didn't challenge Cohen's libel, managing only to feebly observe that Cohen sounded "pessimistic." Think of it: a congressman has just accused many of his colleagues of treason, and the most you can muster is to call him "pessimistic"?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: anewciviltone; democratscandals; domesticenemies; msnbc; obamalies; stevecohen; teaparty; teapartylibel; teapartyrepublicans; teapartyslander; zogbyism
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1 posted on 10/19/2013 8:05:12 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Has Steve Cohen outdone Alan Grayson? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 8:05:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sounds like he’s just repeating something he’s heard a conservative say, and turning it around.


3 posted on 10/19/2013 8:06:18 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How soon will he appear on “The Morning Schmoe”?


4 posted on 10/19/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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Rep. Steve Cohen: Tea Party Republicans 'Domestic Enemies' We Took Oath To Defend Against

Yeah, I think you got that just backwards....Bich!

5 posted on 10/19/2013 8:09:08 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bring it on, Steve. We’re sittin’ right here, what you waitin’ for?


6 posted on 10/19/2013 8:09:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Commie loving filth on the Left denounce Americans who believe in the Constitution and limited government.


7 posted on 10/19/2013 8:12:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL! If he only knew ... dissent is patriotic.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 8:13:35 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It was the bastard little dic tator in the White Hut who permitted Occupytards to squat for weeks on public land but erected Barrycades at public monuments to put the squeeze on aging veterans and the like.


9 posted on 10/19/2013 8:14:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: darkangel82

Look for more of this kind of rhetoric now that liberals have warped the meaning of Constitution. This line of attack is just beginning.


10 posted on 10/19/2013 8:14:17 AM PDT by Honcho
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well then, what he’s saying is he took an oath to defend against our Constitutional form of government.

I have no trouble whatsoever believing him but wonder who administered that oath.


11 posted on 10/19/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Immature, racist, panderer

That’s Stevie Cohen


12 posted on 10/19/2013 8:16:04 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bring it on Cohen! If liberal scum like yourself try anything, you will be very disappointed in the results.


13 posted on 10/19/2013 8:17:47 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: FReepers
"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others." James Madison Federalist No. 58, 1788

Click The Pic

14 posted on 10/19/2013 8:19:12 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: Honcho

Letting this go unchallenged is dangerous, period.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 8:19:20 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Liberty Valance

16 posted on 10/19/2013 8:20:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

His face reminds me of the scene in “The Cowboy Way,” where the Woodie Harrelson character tells another guy that he looks like a “hat full of ***holes.”

I bet he’s fun at parties, too.


17 posted on 10/19/2013 8:21:19 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

Oh, and I forgot to add that he’s projecting, like liberals always do.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 8:22:09 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Cohen, like all Communists and Alinskyites, is projecting his own evil incarnate on the true defenders of our Republic. Rot in hell you bastard!


19 posted on 10/19/2013 8:23:52 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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Go ahead boy. Skin it.
20 posted on 10/19/2013 8:24:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We must be scaring the hell out of them.


21 posted on 10/19/2013 8:26:21 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I've come to hate this country so much I almost hope the liberals get their way, control of the House and Senate, the Courts and the media.

I have no children so I don't give a f*ck anymore.

Let their offspring suffer. The beginning is the $53,000 debt each and every Liberal's child owes to China and other US "Investors."

It's only going to get worse.

22 posted on 10/19/2013 8:28:29 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This. crap has become a regular part of conversation in this country.

Sooner or later the shooting and mass arrests will begin.


23 posted on 10/19/2013 8:30:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: eCSMaster

Quit jabberin and go then.


24 posted on 10/19/2013 8:31:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No...the Congressional Progressive Caucus are the ones you took an oath to fight.

They are Communists. And many admit it


25 posted on 10/19/2013 8:37:19 AM PDT by digger48
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I see where moron.org and other lefty-dingbats are demanding sedition charges against some Republican Congressmen..

Once again I say (the scroll bar is right over there -->) the left is moving rapidly to initiate a Great Sedition Trial of 2014 that matches what FDR tried to do to opponents with the Great Sedition Trial of 1944.

FDR failed. Obama might succeed the Establishment today is arguably aging 1960s New Left Marxist-Alinsky radical, campus spoiled brats and their ideological issue. The Establishment in FDR's days did not go along and eventually stopped:

". . . one of the blackest marks on the record of American jurisprudence. In the legal world, none can recall a case where so many Americans were brought to trial for political persecution and were so arrogantly denied the rights [guaranteed] an American citizen under the Constitution.”

The radical, campus spoiled brats will praise Obama one of their own. The most enthusiastic among them will be the employees of the MSM.

Yes FDR DoJ included a couple of known members of the Bund along with the citizens falsely accused but that was strickly to smear the citizens in the eyes of the public.

26 posted on 10/19/2013 8:38:17 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, Democrats are communists, socialists, and fascists. I think they’re the “domestic enemies” we swore to defend America from.

The left would like us to believe a scale of government has communism on the far left and fascism on the far right. That’s not so. The scale of government has statists on the left and liberty on the right. Fascism, communism, and socialism are all big government, totalitarian ideologies. The GOPe is center left on this scale, because they always vote to increase the power and scope of government.

On the right, you have conservatives, libertarians, and anarchists. Conservatives, as my tagline notes, are not anarchists. We want less government, not no government.

What about the Tea Party? For one thing, it doesn’t even exist. There is no “Tea Party.” At best, the “Tea Party” is a very loose collection of Americans with similar small government views of liberty, self reliance, and morality. It could include everything from people who want lower taxes to people who want to roll the federal government back to its constitutional boundaries.

I guess the left is focused on attacking the “Tea Party” (even though it doesn’t exist as a political party or formal organization) simply because they have nothing else to call us. In order to attack the amorphous blob of like-minded people on the right, you have to call them something. You can’t even use the word “conservatives,” because most of the GOPe (wrongly) claims to be the true conservatives. I guess that means they want to conserve big government as usual.


27 posted on 10/19/2013 8:38:19 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Conservatives are not anarchists!)
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There's a lot of this and other blonds when you do an Image search on google. He really enjoy his taxpayer-funded lifestyle.

I bet he'd sell out the Country to keep what he's got going.

28 posted on 10/19/2013 8:45:53 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes, eventually they will have to put up or shut up. It is all coordinated by the White House. If you can criminalize you opposition in the minds of a majority, you can “fundamentally transform” the nature of American politics.


29 posted on 10/19/2013 8:50:45 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: CitizenUSA
What about the Tea Party? For one thing, it doesn’t even exist. There is no “Tea Party.” At best, the “Tea Party” is a very loose collection of Americans with similar small government views of liberty, self reliance, and morality.

I talked to a former OWS type the other day who says she realized that what the Occupy Wall Street crowd wants, it already has and its a disaster. She now thinks the small government tea party / libertarian ideals might make more sense.

I pushed her on it and suggested keeping taxation and control local might make her happier.
30 posted on 10/19/2013 8:55:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m proud to be an Enemy of the State considering the state of the State.


31 posted on 10/19/2013 8:57:41 AM PDT by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: darkangel82

Let us be separate then.

I have no more desire to be bound to tyrants to like Rep. Steve Cohen & the thieving voters of his district than he does to me & mine.

The peace, happiness, and “general welfare” of our people would be best served by going out separate ways while we still can in peace.


32 posted on 10/19/2013 9:00:59 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: a fool in paradise

Somebody should ask Rep. Steve Cohen and all other democrats why their president Obama was threatening not to spend 1/10th of the shutdown revenue paying the interest on our debt. (thus defaulting)

This question should be repeated to every democrat we see on a public form, to hammer in the fact that it was an Obama manufactured crisis.


33 posted on 10/19/2013 9:05:00 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: darkangel82

Sounds like he’s just repeating something he’s heard a conservative say, and turning it around.

That's exactly right. And when the Republicans start doing something that is good (like not raising the debt ceiling or funding ObamaCare) and then cave and help the liberals get their way, it provides credibility to statements like this. The Republicans have *got* to learn to HOLD THE D*MN LINE. Otherwise ...


34 posted on 10/19/2013 9:05:08 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Flick Lives

Cohen survives and thrives because he has one of the poorest constituencies in the nation, inner city Memphis, Tn. and for him the lie is always more practical than the truth.


35 posted on 10/19/2013 9:05:41 AM PDT by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Beware of the Obama Administration security efforts:

They vet the enemy and he is us.

36 posted on 10/19/2013 9:06:58 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Start defending then. On second thought, I guess you did get started when you siced your goons, a/k/a Park Service Rangers on the World war II vets and abused and publically humiliated them. And to the everlasting shame of the other Conservatives there, they did nothing to stop it. In fact, one of a group of Rangers was photographed bowed up with his hand on his pistol.


37 posted on 10/19/2013 9:07:18 AM PDT by sport
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To: DJ MacWoW

Good quote.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 9:10:37 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (With Republicans like this, who needs Democrats?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The demons and the rino’s have something on which they agree, without dispute...

Destroy any and all who desire the restoration of a Free Republic.


39 posted on 10/19/2013 9:23:17 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If Dems were really serious about defending against domestic enemies, they would all commit suicide ASAP. It would also bolster their stance on minimizing human damage to Mother Earth.


40 posted on 10/19/2013 9:41:07 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: darkangel82

By implication, he has slandered every person who agrees with TEA Party principles - smaller government, lower taxes, no DeathCare, etc. Slander is a “high crime and misdemeanor” under the Constitution and civil tort, since it was not uttered on the House floor.

Is there a lawyer in this country who would undertake a pro bono case like this? Say $1 million to be donated to keep FreeRepublic going and resignation from office. It’s past time we started fighting back.


41 posted on 10/19/2013 9:41:57 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

I see “support and defend the Constitution” - - don’t see much about defending the country or government...


42 posted on 10/19/2013 9:43:01 AM PDT by Plain Old American (Remember who said what; Remind those who don't Remember; Vote and take a friend to the polls)
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To: Monorprise; paythefiddler; LucyT; null and void; rolling_stone; bitt; Nachum; Venturer; ...

Ping to my list, asking for help on compiling information.

This is what needs to be said. In all the talk about “strategy” what got lost was that once the government is non-funded it is legally up to the chief executive (POTUS) to decide which “services” are essential and which are not. This means that we have the rare opportunity of seeing exactly what the priorities of the POTUS are. The continuing resolutions were all about taking the choice away from Obama - saying which things ARE DEFINITELY essential and should not be left to the President’s discretion to left unpaid. The House put forward CR’s to take assistance programs like WIC, military benefits, and America’s debts off of Obama’s chopping block so he could not choose to fund stuff like Planned Parenthood and NPR but refuse to pay our vets (for instance).

And what we found out was that Obama would spend MORE money than is normally allocated, in order to keep national monuments closed. He would spend money on Planned Parenthood and NPR but would not pay vets. Things that required no maintenance, like websites, were NOT allowed to simply continue but money was spent to shut them down. Amber Alert, cancer treatment, debt payment, etc are all considered “non-essential” by Obama, while the Obamacare roll-out (tons of money spent for a total failure), NPR, etc were considered “essential”.

We need to compile a list of what Obama axed, what he funded, and what he considered SO ESSENTIAL that he actually spent MORE money than was used when the priority wasn’t left to Obama - stuff like shutting down the monuments, state roads and turnarounds that would allow viewing of monuments, Amber Alert and other websites that required man-hours to shut down and enforce.

I am pondering whether Cruz and Lee gave up when they were informed that Obama was willing to end foodstamps on Nov 1, with the likely result that riots would follow in the major cities, enabling Obama to declare martial law and do a total end run around the Constitution. That signaled that Obama was truly wanting to inflict the MOST harm on this nation, and that his options could - and would - tear the country apart. This may well have been why Valerie Jarrett said that Congress would not get in the way after the 2012 election, and Obama told Medvedev he would have “more flexibility” after the election. They couldn’t get the country destroyed within 4 years so they had to hold back in order to get another 4. Now they are ready to go to phase two, which involves getting really serious about using the weapons available to a foreign enemy combatant in the White House.

What we need to do is expose to the public the fangs that Obama just exposed to Cruz and Lee. I’m asking help in compiling a list, with links to document what Obama funded, what he axed, and what he spent EXTRA money to axe. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Obama bared his fangs and it’s up to us to make sure that the media can’t hide that fact.

Kristinn, any insights you have about how this exposure can best happen would be greatly appreciated. If anybody has a ping list it would be great to ping as many people as we can so we get the best compilation possible.


43 posted on 10/19/2013 9:45:42 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s even got his cute Alinsky glasses on. If he had hair, he would look just like his idol Alinsky. Someone should post a side by side pic.


44 posted on 10/19/2013 9:53:32 AM PDT by xyzzy7
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"...we take an oath to support the country against all enemies foreign and domestic, and these are the domestic enemies." - Steve Cohen, D-TN

Rep. Cohen and I have sworn the same oath on multiple occasions, and he obviously wasn't paying attention. We never swore to protect the county; we swore to protect the Constitution of the United States. Here is the exact wording of the oath:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

Ignorance is every bit as dangerous as treachery, and anti-Constitutionalist like Steve Cohen embodies both threats.

45 posted on 10/19/2013 9:58:12 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: ScottinVA
>>This. crap has become a regular part of conversation in this country.<<

Bingo. I rarely peruse the local paper online "comments" section, because it's always the same group of people bickering with each other - those on the left parroting the pabulum spoonfed to them by the likes of MSLSD. Last night, I noticed triple the usual number of comments in response to a letter to the editor titled Tea Party may destroy way of life... curiosity got the better of me...

I used to find amusement in the left's comments, and lack of knowledge regarding the Constitution. The tide has dramatically turned. The sheeple seem to truly believe we are a domestic threat. It's no longer amusing ... it's macabre.

46 posted on 10/19/2013 10:04:42 AM PDT by fone (God save us.)
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Oh, if you're curious: Tea party may destroy way of life
47 posted on 10/19/2013 10:11:34 AM PDT by fone (God save us.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

National debt + no jobs + ACA + democrats =Domestic enemies.


48 posted on 10/19/2013 10:17:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: butterdezillion

I cannot say I disagree, Althou I have been out of the loop for a little too long.

We obvious have a wide assortment of targets the general theme of the ones you seek to go after being Obama’s judgement.

I do not know much of the current political winds but it seem to me we should address Obama’s threat to default on the debt rather than spend less than 1/10th the post ‘shutdown’ revenue to finance it.

As the democrats have been going after us both at home and abroad on this very issue we should not hesitate to point that out in question every-time we see them in every form. It was Like all theses other things Obama’s own funding priorities that WAS the crisis.


49 posted on 10/19/2013 10:29:30 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I feel like Im living through the Hitler era..being called terrorists, extortionists, domestic enemies..I think what the left wants is another Holocaust, except they want Republicans to be put in the ovens..I think nothing would make them happier than to see that happen


50 posted on 10/19/2013 10:33:12 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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