Alabama Rep. Bachus Says 17 House Members Are Socialists

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  1. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Haven't we seen this movie before, and wasn't it in black-and-white?
    Another conservative who doesn't know the definition of 'socialist'...
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    He and Michele Bachmann seem like they'd make a nice couple.
     
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    Just a petulant cry for attention from a politician that is stuck in a party that has found itself cast into irrelevance. It's entertaining to watch the republican's increasing desperation. If they want any chance of coming to power next election they're going to have to find an adult amongst their ranks with the capacity to approach problems and issues with intelligence. This kind of thing is just white noise that is further casting the party as a joke.
     
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    Nothing like bringing back the classics--


    Bell-bottoms
    Old records
    McCarthyism
     
  5. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    I assume this is supposed to be a bad thing in his mind.

    edit: I'm also impressed that there are so many socialists and socialist agnostics in the US.
     
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    And the trend continues: Alabama cannot make national news except to embarrass itself.
     
  8. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Can we all imagine the traditional media response if Barbara Lee had said in 2002 that she had evidence that there were 17 Nazi sympathizers in the HoR? What would Limbaugh have said? Hannity? Will? Krauthammer?
     
  9. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    This is untrue, and I take offense at the notion that all national news-making of Alabama is an embarrassment. For example, Jefferson County (my county) is about to file the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history. Oh, wait; maybe that's not a good example. How about this, the mayor of our largest city was just arrested and indicted for bribery. Hmmm. I guess that's not a good example either. Oh wait, here's one - we are the home of HealthSouth. Dang, that doesn't work either. I'll try again - we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the United States. Wait...

    I'll have to get back to you on this... :p
     
  10. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    To the Romans, Bacchus was the god of wine and drunkenness.

    'Nuff said.
     
  11. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    I've been researching this a very long time. :)

    In the interests of scientific experimentation, it's helpful to get the hell out and move far, far away so you really only hear what the rest of the country hears. You know, for science. :p
     
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    Pfff. He's got nothing on Buddy. :p
     
  13. RollTide macrumors 6502

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    This coming from a guy that lives in San Francisco? wow

    As far as politicians go, conservatives and liberals all are dirt bags once in a while, maybe there is some sort of cycle that we are unaware of.

    Socialism refers to economic theories and relates to private/public sector, and hasn't Congress and the President approved the buying out of private businesses?

    But hey what do I know, I'm just an uneducated hick from Alabama(who at least has a job because more companies are moving to the Southeast than any other region of the country)
     
  14. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Socialism refers to a lot of things. Read up! :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism
     
  15. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, nobody who lives in San Francisco ever escaped someplace else.
     
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    Most people who live in bigger cities escaped much smaller places. I know I escaped Ohio. You don't know how bad it is til you leave.
     
  17. RollTide macrumors 6502

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    Then you must be really intelligent in order to criticize Alabama, as if you've been there, although you have never escaped the confines of San Francisco.
     
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    Sorry, but the fact that a group of Alabamians elected some McCarthy wannabee on a witchhunt for people who don't agree with his political beliefs doesn't make Alabama look good. Elected officials represent the brains, or lack thereof, of the people who elected them.
     
  19. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    Okay, for somebody trying to make this about intelligence, you're pretty slow on the uptake there. Let me try to be specific enough for you:

    I spent the first twenty-seven years of my life in Alabama, used that time to get a good education, which is therefore clearly possible, begin a career, work very hard, and then use that education and experience to catapult myself the hell out of there.

    Along the way I met a great number of other smart, well-educated people who, perhaps you will be surprised to learn, almost universally also didn't want to spend the rest of their lives in that environment.

    Call me biased. I am. Don't call me ill-informed on the subject.
     
  20. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    Ah well, maybe Bachus just has a late blooming case of Zune-o-phobia ("welcome to the social") ;)
     
  21. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh. There's your problem, when you turn 28 years old here, you can have a state-funded frontal lobotomy. You just missed the cutoff. :p

    I've met Bachus and generally think he's a decent guy and legislator. That said, he seems to be trying to jump in front of and lead a parade already in progress - The It's-them-socialists Parade. Without getting into the merits of bailouts, stimulus packages, and "socialism," I'm simply bothered by any politician who panders like this. Very dull.
     
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    Alabama Getaway

    Words by Robert Hunter
    Music by Jerry Garcia

    Alabama cryin for none
    Before I have to hit him
    I hope he's got the sense to run
    Reason those poor girls love him
    Promise them anything
    Reason they believe him
    He wears a big diamond ring
    Alabama getaway
    Alabama getaway
    Only way to please me
    Turn around and leave
    and walk away

    Majordomo Billy Bojangles
    Sit down and have a drink with me
    What's this about Alabame
    Keeps comin back to me?
    Heard your plea in the courthouse
    Jurybox began to rock and rise
    Forty-nine sister states all had
    Alabama in their eyes
    Alabama getaway
    Alabama getaway
    Only way to please me
    Turn around and leave
    and walk away
    Why don't we just give Alabama
    rope enough to hang himself?
    Ain't no call to worry the jury
    His kind takes care of itself
    Twenty-third Psalm Majordomo
    reserve me a table for three
    in the Valley of the Shadow
    just you, Alabama and me
    Alabama getaway
    Alabama getaway
    Only way to please me
    turn around and leave
    and walk away
     
  23. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    What is a socialist anyway? Is there one you can point out in real life?

    I think even socialists would disagree on what one actually is.
     
  24. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I gave a link earlier.
     
  25. Peace macrumors P6

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist

    Woody Guthrie was a Socialist.

    /edit

    A social democrat actually. Although McCarthy thought he was a communist.

    I might add there has never been a "pure" communist state since the idea came out.
     

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