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filthy
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Posted - 05/15/2010 :  04:06:35  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Now these cretins want to take away your vote for US Senator, causing a rash of crawfishing amongst the Republicans who filled out their forms during conservative suck-up attempts.
There are signs that tea party calls to repeal the 17th Amendment -- taking the selection of U.S. Senators out of the hands of voters and putting it in the hands of state governments -- are proving to be a bridge too far for Republican candidates desperate to steal some of the movement's mojo. In the past couple weeks, at least two mainstream Republican candidates have found themselves walking back from pledges to support repealing the amendment, suggesting there's a limit to how much support the tea parties can provide.

The "Repeal The 17th" movement is a vocal part of the overall tea party structure. Supporters of the plan say that ending the public vote for Senators would give the states more power to protect their own interests in Washington (and of course, give all of us "more liberty" in the process.) As their process of "vetting" candidates, some tea party groups have required candidates to weigh in on the idea of repeal in questionnaires. And that's where the trouble starts.

In Ohio, Steve Stivers -- the Republican attempting to unseat Democratic Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy in the state's 15th District -- came under fire from Democrats when it was revealed he had checked the box saying he would repeal the 17th Amendment on a tea party survey (see question 11

There's nothing particularly new about this, the idea's been around for a while and endorsed by various, in-the-closet neo-Nazis. The 'baggers have merely shoveled it up out of the dung heap and subjected it to the daylight.

Oh, and while on the topic of neo-Nazis, there's gonna be too many frakin' Jews on the Supreme Court!

Me, I think there's too many frakin' Catholics on that bench and demand to see some frakin' atheists nominated.




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HalfMooner
Dingaling

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Posted - 05/15/2010 :  04:36:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Day-yam! That's a new one to me. The Teabaggers are demanding an actual anti-democracy pledge? The fascism is strong in these folks. Not content to wallow in their own deathspiral of mastrubatory persecution complex and FAIL, they require GOP candidates to go down with them.

Gotta love it!

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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