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Comment: Re:Who are you? (Score 1) 103

by JDAustin (#49001995) Attached to: Bipartisan Bill Would Mandate Warrant To Search Emails

1) Liberals call out and vilify their extremists. The Conservatives ELECT them. This is a major difference. There is no liberal equivalent in national politics of Palin, Cruz, Bachmann, or Christine O'donnell.

So first off you saying Ted Cruz is more extreme then Liz Warren? Why is Ted Cruz extreme? Because he want's to control the size of the federal government using the tools made available by the constitution (congress is not intended to rubber stamp the presidents spending wishes). And comparing Cruz to a Senator who says that a business owner did not build their business, it was government that did it.

Michelle Bachmann - no longer in congress. Why? Because she would have been primaried due to being wacko.
Sarah Palin - Hasn't won an election since 2006; hasn't run for office since 2008.
Christine O'Donnell - (you're stretching by using her). Hasn't been on a ballot since 2010; and the main reason why she won the primary is because Mike Castle was a Liberal Republican.

The thing is, Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House is more extreme then any of the Republicans you mentioned.

It's just only conservatives can be extreme, not liberals. Proof: The Tea Partiers vs the Occupiers. The Occupy movement is a lot more extreme then the Tea Party movement, yet is not called out as such.

2) The Democrat party accepts moderates and centrists, while the Republicans kick them out.

Who are these moderates and centrists you speak about and where are they? They are no longer in the House as they were wiped out by the Republicans in 2010 and 2014. Why? Because the party has tilted so far to the left that the populance elected more moderate republicans instead. Also, if you don't accept the Dem party line on abortion and gay marriage, then you are no longer accepted in the party.

Comment: Re:"equal treatment" (Score 1) 779

by JDAustin (#48960445) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

Until that "equal treatment" extends to marriage. Then they suddenly oppose equality.

Ok...here we go. The state already has the ability to restrict who you are allowed to marry. You cannot marry close relatives. You cannot marry someone under the age of consent. You are allowed to marry someone of the opposite sex though. Are you suggesting all restrictions be removed on marriage or just those you don't like? Additionally, once restrictions on marriage are removed, how long untile we have polygamy, polyamary, group/line marriages?

Disclaimer: I don't have a personal issue w/ gay marriage. I do have a issue with how's its been pushed on the country via the courts rather then referendums. As we saw with Roe v Wade, when a divisive social issue of this magnitude is decided by the courts before the popular support is there, it stays divisive. Unfortunately, that's what will happen w/ gay marriage.

Comment: Re:This was done so Republicans can criticize it.. (Score 1) 316

by JDAustin (#48840443) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

What is it with your wanting to pin Obamacare onto Heritage any way you can? Is it because you think it then insulates criticism of it from conservatives?

You don't realize how much you are trying to stretch this do you.

If Think Progress came out with a study saying that gun control needs to be removed and conceal carry be allowed everywhere, and then they decided to say that that study is unworkable; would Dems be beholden to it for 20 years? Because thats what you are doing with Heritage and health care.

Comment: Re:This was done so Republicans can criticize it.. (Score 1) 316

by JDAustin (#48837553) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

Does Obamacare require:
      Only minimal catastrophic coverage?
      Minimal regulations on insurures?
      Tax changes to eliminate employer-sponsored insurance?
      Replacing medicare w/ vouchers?

These are all parts of the Heritage plan.

Saying that the Heritage plan is the same as Obamacare is like saying that the Ryan voucher plan is the same as the NHS as they are both health care plans.

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