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Playinghardball

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To anger female voters in America is to tread on the tiger's tail...

Posted by Playinghardball | Sat May 16, 2015, 04:10 PM (6 replies)

Reagan's son on why he's not a Republican:



My exact same sediments...

Posted by Playinghardball | Sat May 16, 2015, 04:04 PM (8 replies)

Bernie Sanders: Maybe it's time to get our priorities right.....

Posted by Playinghardball | Sat May 16, 2015, 01:08 PM (14 replies)

Bernie Sanders: Richard Trumka

Posted by Playinghardball | Fri May 15, 2015, 02:53 PM (3 replies)

Whatís so authentic about Bernie Sanders?

The commentariat is all atwitter about Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, self-described ďdemocratic socialist,Ē running for president. The flyaway hair; the Nooh Yawk accent; the blunt talk; heís so ďauthentic.Ē

But Iíve always managed to keep my enthusiasm for Sanders under control. Itís all very well to prattle about the wonders of socialism, to praise Scandinaviaís state-funded child care, and to yammer ó yet again ó about breaking up the banks in the most capitalist nation on earth. But thatís not authenticity. Thatís just bushwa.

Before becoming a representative and a senator, Sanders was the popular mayor of Burlington, Vt., for eight years. So what did he socialize? What privately held entity did he transform to public ownership? Isnít that the definition of socialism? I put this question to his spokesman, Michael Briggs, who provided a list of accomplishments: affordable housing, a child-care center, a Little League program.

The late Boston Mayor Tom Menino could have made those same claims, and he didnít run around pretending to be a socialist.

As for breaking up the banks (Sanders filed some dead-on-arrival legislation to this effect last week), the Democratic Party had its shot six years ago and blew it. Barack Obama surged into the White House on the heels of a devastating recession, with a clear mandate for economic change. Instead, his appointees played patty-cake with the banks, as if they were drawing paychecks from George W. Bush. If Democrats really cared about breaking up banks, Elizabeth Warren might be running for president.

More: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/05/14/what-authentic-about-bernie-sanders/MiNx3PHdEsjzHsJjg62OOO/story.html
Posted by Playinghardball | Fri May 15, 2015, 02:48 PM (12 replies)

America is being persecuted by whackos....



http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/gop-congresswoman-warns-of-christian-persecution-in-america-cant-name-one-example/
Posted by Playinghardball | Thu May 14, 2015, 03:38 PM (2 replies)

GOP Senator Blames Own Party For Being Incredibly Irresponsible' On Highway Funding



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/corker-highway-trust-fund_n_7275980.html
Posted by Playinghardball | Thu May 14, 2015, 03:05 PM (1 replies)

A Moral War On Wall Street...

Posted by Playinghardball | Thu May 14, 2015, 01:18 PM (3 replies)

Bernie toon...

Posted by Playinghardball | Thu May 14, 2015, 01:14 PM (4 replies)

People are afraid of what they don't understand..

Posted by Playinghardball | Thu May 14, 2015, 01:04 PM (1 replies)
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