what philo and other republican voters have done for us
The boost in troop levels in Iraq has increased the cost of war there and in Afghanistan to $12 billion a month, and the total for Iraq alone is nearing a half-trillion dollars, congressional analysts say.
All told, Congress has appropriated $610 billion in war-related money since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror assaults, roughly the same as the war in Vietnam. Iraq alone has cost $450 billion.
July 20th, 2007 9:08pm
But universal health care is simply too expensive. Rubbish.
son of parnas
July 20th, 2007 11:31pm
Philo is NOT a Republican. Read his stuff again.
The voice of reason
July 21st, 2007 12:32am
>Philo is NOT a Republican. Read his stuff again.
The guy repeats right wing barking points without any second thought. That is a sign of loyalty to the republican'ts and to the current regime.
July 21st, 2007 9:26am
Are we talking about the same Philo? Just because he's not 100% knee-jerk liberal doesn't make him a rabid Republican either.
From what I can see, his opinions and viewpoints are all over the place depending on the issue, and seem to emerge after some thought, not an automatic reaction. As it should be.
July 21st, 2007 11:05am
> he's not 100% knee-jerk liberal
The standards for being a knee-jerk liberal have fallen quite a bit. Now you just need to doubt Jesus will come again when the last tree falls. So he may indeed be a jerky kneed liberal.
son of parnas
July 21st, 2007 11:14am
I AM usually a knee-jerk liberal. I admit it. I almost always agree with Peter, in fact. So I think that if Philo was indeed a rabid supporter of the "other side", I would have noticed and reacted. Instead, his opinions are somewhat nuanced (the man IS a trained lawyer, for god's sake), so perhaps from the viewpoint of someone way to the left, anything else would therefore have to be to the right.
Philo told me once that his friends on the left accuse him of being a conservative, and his friends on the right accuse him of being a liberal. Doesn't that tell you something?
July 21st, 2007 11:42am
"Philo told me once that his friends on the left accuse him of being a conservative, and his friends on the right accuse him of being a liberal. Doesn't that tell you something?"
His ego is tied up in feeling like an independent thinker?
July 21st, 2007 1:19pm
>Philo told me once that his friends on the left accuse him
>of being a conservative, and his friends on the right accuse
>him of being a liberal. Doesn't that tell you something?
Not necessarily. Possibly that half of his friends are fascists and the other half are moderate.
I'm not too concerned about the right/left wing divide. For me, people split into groups based upon whether they think about what they believe or whether they just accept what they're told. Philo is a "moderate" in that sense.
I do believe he reads right wing talking points a fair bit because he often regurgitates them. He also thinks about what he reads and rejects bad stuff too.
July 21st, 2007 7:32pm
"I do believe he reads right wing talking points a fair bit because he often regurgitates them."
So where do you get your left wing talking points? Because you regurgitate them all the time.
Obviously it's impossible that anyone can actually develop similar ideologies independently.
And please do tell me where to find the following Republican talking points which I often espouse on here:
- Moving power from the Federal Government to the states
- Legalizing marijuana
- Helping low-income and unemployed to get back on their feet
- Legalizing gay marriage
- Restricting CEO compensation
- Immediate withdrawal from Iraq
Really - please let me know. Peter, you're welcome to point me to a Youtube clip showing these on Fox News or from Tony Snow.
I suspect all this "regurgitating Fox News talking points" crap results from three things:
1) Bill Clinton committed perjury
2) Al Gore likes to inflate his own importance with fuzzy rhetoric
3) Hillary Clinton is not the best candidate for President
OH MY GOD - I'm questioning Democrats. I MUST BE A REPUBLICAN and must be burned at the stake.
You lot are pitiful - you are as much knee-jerk partisan bitches as Daily Kos and you accuse "Red Staters" of being.
Independent thinkers my ass.
July 21st, 2007 8:54pm
People believe what they want to believe.
The voice of reason
July 21st, 2007 9:03pm
>So where do you get your left wing talking points? Because
>you regurgitate them all the time.
There aren't that many, actually. The Democrats don't have it together enough to put them together (ironically this is one of your major beefs with them).
>Obviously it's impossible that anyone can actually develop
>similar ideologies independently.
Give yourself some credit. I did state that you rejected a lot of the bad stuff. I know you aren't on a diet of 100% Fox News. You're a good little moderate, you are.
July 21st, 2007 10:09pm
>OH MY GOD - I'm questioning Democrats. I MUST BE A
>REPUBLICAN and must be burned at the stake.
It's not the fact that you question them - it's that the questioning seems to mirror Republican questioning.
There is plenty of left wing and independent criticism of Democrats, but it tends not to be the same questions.
July 21st, 2007 10:14pm
>OH MY GOD - I'm questioning Democrats. I MUST BE A REPUBLICAN...
Walk like a duck, quack like a duck.
July 22nd, 2007 4:01pm