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Congressional Extortion
Town Hall, by Bruce Bialosky

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/12/2014 9:37:49 AM

Some of the world’s most famous people became such by challenging conventional wisdom. Who does not know the name Galileo? He was scorned as a heretic in his day. Or what American does not know of Jonas Salk, who developed a nonconventional process and saved the world from the dreaded polio disease. Now comes along a man challenging conventional wisdom. The subject is not as lofty as curing polio or defining the center of the universe, but it challenges an accepted orthodoxy that has been beaten into our brains for decades. Though campaign finance reform dates back to 1867 when Andrew

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This is what the Republican Establishment and the democrat party are try to defend and exactly why they cannot stand by and let people of principle who will not play the game get a foothold in Washington D.C.. Its why they are trying to destroy Cruz,Lee, and others as well as why they hate Sarah Palin.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/12/2014 9:46:13 AM     (No. 9689092)

Who is trying to "destroy Cruz, Lee"? Both of them seem to be doing quite well. I will grant that the major media doesn´t mind standing in our way, however. It´s time to get off the whine train and see what you can do to help.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Joe vann, 1/12/2014 10:01:32 AM     (No. 9689119)

Who is trying to destroy Cruz,Palin and Lee ? My aching rear but I will give you a hint...it is not the Tea Party folks. I am not a member but I don´t recall them doing much whining. I do recall them standing up for American values, while the msm media was lying and distorting the truth about them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/12/2014 10:09:34 AM     (No. 9689131)

I think the point is that there seems to be way too much thumb-sucking in our ranks. The OP says someone is trying to destroy Ted Cruz. I don´t think Cruz feels that way. He´s all over the place giving speeches and interviews. Mike Lee, who is a really good guy, has problems with his own constituents. I don´t think they´re trying to "destroy" him, but are unhappy about some of his recent activities. I´m in favor of remembering who we are and who we´re fighting. Barack Obama is the one trying to destroy the country. By hook or crook, we have to block him any way we can. My opinion is that taking the Senate and strengthening the hold on the House in November is vital. Failing to do either may be fatal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/12/2014 10:21:12 AM     (No. 9689143)

Very interesting article. I had heard about "party dues" but never explained the way it was here.

#1-3 Go along to get along doesn´t really work with the current Congressional GOP leadership. They want rid of the Tea Party..not to work with them against President Obama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mikkins2, 1/12/2014 10:38:44 AM     (No. 9689161)

Sorry #3 but there are to many articles, quotes, and interviews to the contrary of you dismissal of attacks on Cruz, Lee, and you never mentioned Palin by the way.

As too who the enemy is. I know who the main enemy is but I cannot engage him when the "generals" and their staff of our army are trying to shoot me as I climb the trench wall to go out into no-mans land. Not only that, but "our" officer corp has no problem with meeting the enemies officers exchanging battle plans and showing them the route and time I will attacking from.

I want to win this battle, not have it be a continuous blood bath because the generals on each side are profiting off supplying the bullets.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/12/2014 10:45:17 AM     (No. 9689172)

It´s not that we hold elected officials in such low esteem, it is that we hold used car salesmen and infomercial spokesmen in much higher esteem.

I have two questions: 1. When does a politician know when a donor has been wrung dry? 2. Will it ever change since it has not since 1867?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/12/2014 10:59:08 AM     (No. 9689191)

That´s a good example of SceneryChewing101, #5. Not on topic, but a performance deserving a bit of applause.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rakasha, 1/12/2014 11:14:20 AM     (No. 9689212)

Actually, #7, I found #5 to be quite pertinent in addition to being well executed. Applause indeed.

Just out of curiosity, I note that you did not rate #1/3´s performance.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/12/2014 11:22:14 AM     (No. 9689225)

#8. all the comments are good, as is expected from L-Dotters.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 1/12/2014 12:58:26 PM     (No. 9689325)

I agree with #8 about 7. Poster #5 put it quite well and describes my feelings about our so-called leaders in the Republican party.

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