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Re: “Tennessee Democrats Aren't Alone in Their Woes

Tennessee is a welfare state that spends more money than it takes in - just like the rest of the Southern "red" states (except Florida, who can get by by soaking tourists).

The South has been propped up by the liberal blue states, many of which are in financial peril, since Reconstruction and its their welfare is the only reason why the South isn't entirely a third world country. Low taxes and low wages have kept it that way.

The solution?

Cut Tennessee off from any Federal funding that they are not helping to contribute to. That means no more matching funds or grants for roads, Tenncare, education, or federally-subsidized cheap electricity from the TVA, just to name a few.

Let's see if the South will put its (lack of) money where its mouth is and see what happens. Because at the end of the day, the only thing that will convince people like bobsguns, gast, and moost that their trickle-down theories are bullshit is to have them see first hand right where they live. That Ayn Rand nonsense has already been debunked at the national level, now its time for politics to get local.

Let's cut Tennessee off from the federal teat and stand on our own for a few years.

Who's with me?

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Posted by morpheus120 on 06/11/2012 at 9:48 AM

Re: “After Rewrite, Hurley-Campfield Bill May Be Within Sight of the Constitution

You buried the lede, Mr. Hale...

"In Florida, a program that required testing for all applicants - which was halted by a federal judge and is now being contested in court - resulted in only 2 percent of applicants testing positive, just slightly lower than the percentage of Tennessee state legislators arrested in the last year."

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Posted by morpheus120 on 04/20/2012 at 4:28 PM

Re: “House Dem Leader Lashes Out at GOP as Tennessee Taliban

David, remember that the TN Democrats have been the ones proposing legislation with heavy fines for businesses who hire illegals for the last 3 years and it's the GOP who have been in opposition.

Get your facts right. Oh wait, your team doesn't believe in facts.

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Posted by morpheus120 on 03/22/2012 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Why Can't Romney Gain Traction in the South? If He Can't, Is It Bad for Republicans in General?

And yet, gast, despite all of the supposed flaws you mention about Obama, in the end, the independents will vote in droves for him.

What does that tell you about what America thinks of the Republican Party?

And you know why they think that, gast? Because they know the GOP is a big fat bunch of f**king liars and that their policies are what has weakened our once great nation.

This is what happens when you make radio shockjocks and multimillionaires your party bosses. Get ready for four more years of socialism, buddy. It looks good on you.

Posted by morpheus120 on 03/21/2012 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Fresh from Jail, Rep. Hawk Receives Fist Bump, Hugs from House Colleagues

Ever notice how people like David Hawk and that idiot working for Rand Paul never seem to run their mouths or take a swing at grown men who can defend themselves?

No wonder these wingnut p**sies need to carry guns all the time-wouldn't last a minute in a fair fight.

Man, I'm glad I'm not a conservative. I'd hate to have to walk around and be scared of everyone every day.

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Posted by morpheus120 on 03/21/2012 at 8:58 PM

Re: “The Economist: White Southern Democrats Have All But Vanished

Pseudonym, HERE is what the Constitution says:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

If we are to use the strict interpretation of the Constitution instead of a LIBERAL one like the NRA and you do, it's pretty obvious that unless you are in the National Guard (well-regulated militia), you actually have no gun rights at all.

So which is it going to be? The literal word of the Constitution or your activist, liberal one, Pseudonym?

Posted by morpheus120 on 02/10/2011 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Democrats Form Circular Firing Squad Even Before the Voting Ends

Harrison, you ARE Dr. Jellyfinger. The folks here might not know that, but the crowd at PP figured that out a long time ago.

As for you, "Chip Must Go" (probably another Harrison alias) -- Barack Obama himself would have a hard time getting his people to go out and campaign for the shitty DINO candidates that Beecher, Fletcher, and Barclay dug out of the GOP reject pile.

Give the grassroots some decent candidates who can give us a straight answer about why they're Democrats or to tell us what POLICIES they will push for that are actually Democratic, and you will get them out there doing some work. Who is going to knock doors or make calls for a Democratic candidate who likes to brag about how he's more pro-gun, pro-life, or pro-business than his Republican opponents?

Posted by morpheus120 on 10/27/2010 at 5:11 PM

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