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80 Years Of Republican Bullsh*t (QUIZ)

Posted by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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80 Years Of Republican Bullsh*t (QUIZ)

July 30, 2013 1:30 pm

 

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See if you can match these Republican quotes with the appropriate Republican. Good luck! Image from BlogComplete.

Welcome, Mr. and Mrs. America, to the latest quiz game sensation -”Pin the Quote On the Republican.” In this game you will be given quotes from Republicans about some of the most popular programs passed by congress over the past one hundred years. You have to match the quote to the issue involved and the Republican who made the statement. It’s that simple!

Here we go!

Quote #1:

“America faces its stiffest economic competition in history. If our Nation’s employers are to succeed in an increasingly complex and competitive global marketplace, they must have the flexibility to meet this challenge. It is vital that we do not mandate Federal policies which stifle the creation of new jobs or result in the elimination of existing jobs.”

Who said that, on what issue?

  1. Senator Jim DeMint on the Affordable Care Act
  2. Representative Bob Doran on the Family and Medical Leave Act
  3. Senator William Borah on Social Security
  4. Representative Clark MacGregor on Medicare

Quote #2:

 ”I have always maintained that if a program is to be successful, it must… be voluntary… based on need and must not be financed through a payroll tax.”

The person who said that was

  1. Senator Thruston Morton on Medicare
  2. Representative Eric Cantor on Obamacare
  3. Representative William Hess on Social Security
  4. Ronald Reagan on Medicare

Quote #3:

“I think people have no idea what’s coming down the pike. This is the crown jewel of socialism. And we only have next week to stop it …”

That quote came from

  1. Representative Tom DeLay on the Family and Medical Leave Act
  2. Representative Charles Wolverton on Social Security
  3. Representative Carl Mapes on the minimum wage
  4. Representative Michele Bachmann on Obamacare

Quote #4:

“Kids will lose their jobs, minorities will lose their jobs, senior citizens will lose their jobs. In small towns, in center cities, marginal businesses will be devastated.”

The Republican and issue connected to that quote are

  1. Senator Bob Dole on the Family and Medical Leave Act
  2. Representative Vincent Carter on Social Security
  3. Representative Mark Souder on the minimum wage
  4. Representative Louis Gohmert on Obamacare

And our final quote of the contest, #5:

“Never before in the history of the world has any measure been brought in here so insidiously designed as to prevent business recovery, enslave workers and to prevent any possibility of employers providing work for the people.”

That quote came from

  1. Representative John Taber on Social Security
  2. Ronald Reagan on Medicare
  3. John Boehner on Obamacare
  4. Senator Alan Simpson on the Family and Medical Leave Act

Now for the answers!

  • Quote #1: This quote came from former Texas representative Bob Doran, and was made in reference to the proposed Family and Medical Leave Act in 1991.
  • Quote #2: Those words came from Kentucky senator Thruston Morton regarding Medicare in August 1965.
  • Quote #3: Spoken by congresswoman Michele Bachmann, regarding Obamacare, in an interview with Sean Hannity in 2009
  • Quote #4: Indiana representative Mark Souder said that on New Year’s Day 1996, commenting on a proposed increase in the minimum wage
  • Quote #5: From New York Representative John Taber in regard to the Social Security Act of 1935

Don’t be ashamed if you weren’t able to match any of those speakers with the quotes. Republicans like to claim that they have new, bold ideas, and the media loves to repeat that claim. But one look at what Republicans have had to say about a variety of proposed programs over the past century reveals that all they do is read from the same playbook, and make the same ridiculous claims, over and over again.

[Note: The quotes in this post were all taken from the site CryWolfProject.orgwhich is an excellent resource for finding outrageous quotes on a large variety of political topics.]



Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/30/republican-bullshit-quiz/#ixzz2aYzax2s4

by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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miss_maya
by Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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I'm confused.  What is outrageous about the quotes?  I'm not seeing it. 

"But one look at what Republicans have had to say about a variety of proposed programs over the past century reveals that all they do is read from the same playbook, and make the same ridiculous claims, over and over again." 

 ...smh. Well, first one would have to flat out ignore economics and human behavior to call the claims ridiculous.  Second, things that are true tend to be repeated.  Calling them a "play in a playbook" in a weak attempt to belittle them is just a cheap and meaningless tactic.  But, I suppose when an argument cannot be overcome with reasoning, tactics are all that are left.

So what if what the Republicans are saying now is in lock-step with what has been said in the past?  Does that make what they say any less relevant?  They were right then, and they are right now.

We are experiencing the results of decades of liberal policies.  Is the author trying to claim that these things worked, and were good and indisputably so, therefore anyone who would put them down is simply ridiculous?  Is the world we live in now supposed to be what 'success' and 'working' looks like? 

Job participation rates at all-time lows, unemployment continuing to remain staggeringly high, lack of new growth in any major industry, rapid inflation stealing the wealth of the middle and lower classes, costs of everything from education to health-care to the most basic of daily goods and services going nowhere but up, major cities going bankrupt, major industries going bust, nearly 17 trillion national debt, a "recovery" that's barely distinguishable from the recession...the list goes on and on and on.  How bad does it have to get before we acknowledge the harm of these types of policies and others like them?  


29again
by Gold Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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And the point?  They were pretty much correct in their statements.  It is all still true today. 

I think that site is rotting your brain.

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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I am having problems figuring it out as well.  Stupidinfo.com

Quoting miss_maya:

I'm confused.  What is outrageous about the quotes?  I'm not seeing it. 

"But one look at what Republicans have had to say about a variety of proposed programs over the past century reveals that all they do is read from the same playbook, and make the same ridiculous claims, over and over again." 

 ...smh. Well, first one would have to flat out ignore economics and human behavior to call the claims ridiculous.  Second, things that are true tend to be repeated.  Calling them a "play in a playbook" in a weak attempt to belittle them is just a cheap and meaningless tactic.  But, I suppose when an argument cannot be overcome with reasoning, tactics are all that are left.

So what if what the Republicans are saying now is in lock-step with what has been said in the past?  Does that make what they say any less relevant?  They were right then, and they are right now.

We are experiencing the results of decades of liberal policies.  Is the author trying to claim that these things worked, and were good and indisputably so, therefore anyone who would put them down is simply ridiculous?  Is the world we live in now supposed to be what 'success' and 'working' looks like? 

Job participation rates at all-time lows, unemployment continuing to remain staggeringly high, lack of new growth in any major industry, rapid inflation stealing the wealth of the middle and lower classes, costs of everything from education to health-care to the most basic of daily goods and services going nowhere but up, major cities going bankrupt, major industries going bust, nearly 17 trillion national debt, a "recovery" that's barely distinguishable from the recession...the list goes on and on and on.  How bad does it have to get before we acknowledge the harm of these types of policies and others like them?  



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susan115
by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

You should be ashamed of yourself, but then again you sound like someone who wants to be liked.  Critical thinking skills lacking, today.  I know you can do better.

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