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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 9 minutes ago

Re: GOP struggles with war

"How many? How do we keep them from being killed?"

"Never said it wouldn't entail risk."

This is the problem that invites 'mission creep'. It starts small, but then we need to add more manpower to reduce [more]

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nigelwhalmsley posted to the Political Asylum board. 3 hours ago

Reagan advisor: Fox is destroying GOP

By brainwashing its viewers.

"a former adviser to both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, warned over the weekend that Fox News had damaged the Republican Party by creating a bubble for conservatives to brainwash [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 3 hours ago

Re: Losing what we fought for...

"Hillary Clinton voted to support giving W unchecked authorization to use force."
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"Even if you are stupid enough to believe this..."

You'd be pretty stupid not to believe it, since it is a [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 3 hours ago

Re: Losing what we fought for...

"Hillary Clinton also supported the war in Iraq."

"Hillary Clinton voted to support giving W unchecked authorization to use force."

There two things are not the same thing. Congress abdicated their [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 3 hours ago

Re: GOP struggles with war

"OK, assuming your analysis is correct, now what? I've asked this a few times now. How do we go about stopping them? I don't see any good options."

"Well, for one, we need eyes on the ground to make air strikes more [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:31 PM

Re: GOP struggles with war

"I don't see that ISIS compares to Hitler's Reich at this point"

"At a point when Germany could have been stopped early, we didn't think Hitler compared to "Hitler" either."

Interesting thought, [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:22 PM

Re: Losing what we fought for...

"A long list of quotes about denying Saddam Hussein weapons of mass destruction."

Lots of politicians are on record expressing concerns about Saddamm having WMDs. Only one prez decided us into a long, very expensive and very bloody [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:19 PM

Re: Losing what we fought for...

"These vets won the war......"

They fought gallantly, and did what was asked of them. But we didn't win anything. Not their fault, but there it is. Like the man who was there said;

"Because even though I was there, [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:15 PM

Re: GOP struggles with war

"There SHOULD be a draft, and there SHOULD be skin in the game for everyone. Once Congress critters' kids and their big donors kids are at risk, we will be much more cautious about sending them into harms [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:14 PM

Re: GOP struggles with war

"You could just as well be talking about the pre-WWII strategy, until the war came and bit us on the butt."

I don't see that ISIS compares to Hitler's Reich at this point.

"I assume your strategy here would be to [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:11 PM

Re: Robin Hood and anti-Robin Hood States

Since they make most of the income, they should pay most of the taxes. Do you think they shouldn't?"

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"Why not have everyone pay the same tax rate?"

Why not have everyone get the same income? Makes [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:32 PM

Re: GOP struggles with war

"See if there are 10k "volunteers" from the RWNJ FAC army. If not, problem solved: Draft and send their kids/grandchildren. THEN it suddenly becomes important to them."

The reality is that they have no clue how to deal [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:21 PM

Re: Jeb looks like a terrible candidate

GH, that was hilarious. Too funny! (The best humor is truth based humor.)

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:45 AM

Re: Jeb looks like a terrible candidate

Nigel, it would be very easy for me to provided those details. The walker lie was discussed here, was only a few months ago.

However, that would just lead to more feigning, willful incomprehension, or similar dissonance by
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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:36 AM

Re: GOP struggles with war

"While such a balanced approach is certainly what is needed, there is no consensus on what, exactly, we can or should do about ISIS."


"What we do know, which can no longer be argued, is that the CURRENT strategy has been [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:52 PM

Re: Jeb looks like a terrible candidate

"Well, the OP-ED writer is dishonest, that's for sure. I hope you read something other than Gail Collins on the NYTimes op-ed."

Anything specific you can call out as dishonest?

"Her earlier Scott Walker lies [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:16 PM

Re: Jeb looks like a terrible candidate

"Well, the OP-ED writer is dishonest, that's for sure. I hope you read something other than Gail Collins on the NYTimes op-ed."

Anything specific you can call out as dishonest?

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:18 PM

Re: Robin Hood and anti-Robin Hood States

"A 'poor person' still has to consume (although most food is exempt in most states)...but even states like TX have 'sales tax holidays' on 'school supplies' each fall, so 'poor people' pay very little in sales taxes on most things they [more]

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:03 PM

Re: GOP struggles with war

This article is titled "GOP grapples with ground troops in Iraq"

"Did you see the article titled "Iran has boots on the ground in Iraq."?"

No. Link?

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nigelwhalmsley replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:39 PM

Re: Today, you people are MINE

By saying "Your President, and his opposition...", JediGALT was saying he's not an American.

The curious thing is that why, if he's not American, he cares so much.


Ah, I suspect it is one of those moments of [more]

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