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62 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
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Who Lied About the Attack on 9/11/12?

It is incredible that democrats keep blathering about Romney lying, when we have the shock and disgust of seeing the president and his administration lying to us about the security of Americans. Unbelievable .

 
 

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I was simply sharing some facts, not trying to build an army.

Posted 526 days ago.

RANDOM21

Quite a few WV government employees register as Independent so they don't automatically lose their jobs when a new administration of a different party takes control. Civil service designation has relieved some of this turmoil but other jobs are still at the will of the Governor.

Posted 526 days ago.

Why is everything that goes wrong under the Obama Administration still Bush's fault? When is Obama going to take ownership for his actions, particularly when there are lies as proven these are?

Posted 526 days ago.

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aarons, you probably would be dismissed from a jury selection before the initial inquiry ever began.

Posted 526 days ago.

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It would seem that this person could direct this particular flex of irs muscle, tiredofit .

Posted 526 days ago.

It must have been a Bush appointee at the State Depaetment that's covering up Benghazi.

Posted 526 days ago.

moderation

It seems that the irs official responsible for this 'indiscretion' was a BUSH appointee.

Posted 526 days ago.

"Can't independents and other parties have candidates? What was Ross Perot?"

Yes they can have candidates IF they jump through all hoops put up by the 2 parties. Ross Perot was the exception that had the money that allowed him ballot access in all 50 states but it cost him millions of his own money.

Posted 527 days ago.

RANDOM21

Ross Perot was why Clinton won the election. Of course they blame Ralph Nader for Gore's loss.

Posted 527 days ago.

I think the current process is destroying America Harry. You have to satisfy the base, extremist on both sides to win a primary. The candidate is pandering to ~25% of the registered party and end up making statements you spend months trying to defend. Yeah, it's broken.

Posted 527 days ago.

Can't independents and other parties have candidates? What was Ross Perot?

Romney was an honest and competent candidate. What we need is honest and fair media coverage. Not Benghazi type cover ups.

Posted 527 days ago.

Betsy's gem of the day is saying Christians and muslims are alike. Yeah Sharia law is like the laws Christians obey. You betcha.

Sharia : • " Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above). • Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death. • Criticizing or denying Muhammad is a prophet is punishable by death.

• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death. • A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old. • A woman can have 1 husband, but a man can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more. • A man can unilaterally divorce his wife, but a woman needs her husband's consent to divorce. • A man can beat his wife for insubordination. • Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape." Etc etc.

Posted 527 days ago.

harryanderson

Maybe you're right. Is it fair to say that we both find the current process destructive?

Posted 527 days ago.

I've been a registered independent for over a decade Harry. I don't share your optimism because I’ve seen good people on the local and state level put back in their place for not supporting the agenda of the two established parties.

Too many times, the rules are such that if you don’t have enough money or support from the parties, you don’t move forward. That’s simply how it is and as much as Republicans and Democrats dislike each other, they’re in agreement in retaining a 2 party system.

Posted 527 days ago.

harryanderson

At least I'm hoping. We have to stop tearing ourselves apart or perish.

Posted 527 days ago.

harryanderson

And, as I pointed out before, the 2 parties have entrenched themselves so deeply in the process that independents will have to be very assertive, even should they become a majority.

If independents grow larger and vote more effectively, I’d guess that the 2 major parties will move away from their recent highly partisan stances

Posted 527 days ago.

harryanderson

That's true for now because independents have not yet demanded candidates who reflect their views. Maybe independents aren't naturally hysterical and loud, so they're not the squeaky wheels who get the grease.

Here's hoping that truth-seekers and reasonable people will begin to assert themselves.

Posted 527 days ago.

It doesn't matter how many people register Independents if Republicans and Democrats supply the Candidates?

Posted 527 days ago.

harryanderson

House rules perpetuate the power of the majority. Here’s what we’re paying for: a House Oversight Committee that refuses to investigate malfeasance when the President belongs to the same party that controls the House, but conducts a permanent witch hunt when the President belongs to the party that doesn’t control the House.

Since Congressional rules freeze even large minorities out of the rulemaking process, lone independent Congresspeople confront an insurmountable mountain blocking their path to legislation .

It’s wrong. Is it any wonder that people have no confidence in Congress and that independent-minded voters are deserting the 2 parties in droves?

But I have hope that the American people will wake up, vote independently, drive these power-mad parties out of Congress, and institute more reasonable rules.

Posted 527 days ago.

harryanderson

I feel the same way as Aaron—the two parties are driving Americans apart. I don’t, however, think we need a “viable third party” to solve the problem. I think voters have begun addressing this problem by deserting the two parties and registering as independents.

However, the two entrenched parties have powerful weapons to keep their power. They have extensive fundraising networks, for example.

The most egregious power grab, in my opinion, results from Congressional rules that give the majority party complete control over the agenda, particularly in the House.

This past week, we witnessed a House leader’s unconscionable use of “majority rule” to promote a partisan agenda. House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa is making good on his 2010 promise to tie up Administration by using the subpoena power.

Issa abuses his power, just like his predecessors. Henry Waxman did it to Bush, and Dan Burton did it to Clinton.

Posted 527 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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