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  1. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    Herman Cain in Michigan on Obama: ‘Beat him with a Cain!’ - Election 2012 - The Washington Post

    Perhaps Mr. Cain did not realize the reporters were not questioning his spelling - perhaps they were questioning him on his knowledge of history - or maybe they were questioning his sanity.

    Because it's hard to believe he would have said such a thing if he knew anything at all about Civil War history.

    Maybe someone need to connect Herman's dots for him.

    Or maybe he knew exactly what history he was alluding to.

    I don't know which would be worse.

    On May 19, 1856, Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, a prominent voice in the anti-slavery movement, delivered an impassioned speech denouncing the compromises that helped perpetuate slavery and led to the current confrontations in Kansas.

    Continuing his speech the next day, Sumner, singled out three men in particular: Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois, a major proponent of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Senator James Mason of Virginia, and Senator Andrew Pickens Butler of South Carolina.

    Butler, who had recently been incapacitated by a stroke and was recuperating in South Carolina, was held to particular ridicule by Sumner.

    One southerner, Preston Brooks, a member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina, was particularly incensed. Not only had the fiery Sumner ridiculed his home state, but Brooks was the nephew of Andrew Butler, one of Sumner's targets.

    The next day, Brooks walked to Sumner’s desk, and reportedly said: “You have libeled my state and slandered my relation, who is aged and absent. And I feel it to be my duty to punish you.”

    With that, Brooks struck the seated Sumner across the head with his heavy cane. Sumner, who was quite tall, could not get to his feet as his legs were trapped under his Senate desk, which was bolted to the floor. Brooks continued raining blows with the cane upon Sumner, who tried to fend them off with his arms. Sumner finally was able to break the desk free with his thighs, and staggered down the aisle of the Senate.

    Brooks followed him, breaking the cane over Sumner’s head and continuing to strike him with pieces of the cane.

    Southern newspapers published editorials lauding Brooks, claiming that the attack was a justified defense of the south and slavery. Supporters sent Brooks new canes, and Brooks claimed that people wanted pieces of the cane he used to beat Sumner as “holy relics.”

    It took Sumner's three years to recover from head injuries.


    Congressman Preston Brooks Beats Senator Charles Sumner Over Slavery Speech
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    Mrs.P, I appreciate the Civil War history(seriously, I'm a buff) but I'm pretty sure Cain was just going for a cute play on words. Now we have to add another phrase to the list of things we can't say?

    David Gregory just found himself in hot water over this one:

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    with a right-cross to the jaw and a heavy body punch?

    just guessin....
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    If you're the Republican minority in the House 2009-2010, you whip out a feather and throw it at him.
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    OMG this is incredibly stupid. When people wonder why we're in the position we're in as a world, nevermind a nation, they should think of stupidity like this. Hello, his last name is Cain. :rolleyes:
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    I thought we were #1?
    At least that's what the Bruins fan in you sig seems to be saying.
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    You nominate a strong candidate to run against him. Something the GOP seems incapable of doing.
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    Make the election about the economy ie the failure of the Obama presidency.
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    Just let me know when you decide to take me up on my wager.

    Unless, of course, you've changed your mind now...
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    What a load of crap (again).
    At least have the guts to admit who started and mishandled it from the beginning. This economic failure did not begin oin January of 2009. What we refer to as the economy might not exist today if the Old Fart and the Idiot Skank were elected.

    Those of you who hate Obama and have hated him since before he was nominated (for some reason) seem to have a mental block on the timeline of this mess. No one's happy with how this presidency has gone down for lots of different reasons. Maybe it's because no one's happy period.

    Remember these front pages? September of 2008!

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    Economics of Contempt: Newspaper front pages during the financial crisis
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    Wasn't Sam Adams beaten in the head with a cane and went crazy in his later years?
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    Wow. Almost 3 years into the Obama administration and they're still blaming Bush.

    Sad.
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    How Do You Beat Obama?

    Unplug his teleprompter ?

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    Wow, Wolfpack, why do you hate the brown man so much you connect his dots to lead him into the kitchen? Do you think that brown or black men are only good enough to make your breakfast for you?
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    Woulda bet the house on a response like this.

    Too funny! That was easy, huh?
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    Have you noticed that the GOP candidates never mention GWB? They treat Reagan like he was gods gift to politics and then get amnesia when it comes to Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2.

    What a joke.
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    We all know Bush was no bargain, what is comical about the whole situation is the Left Wing Goes Insane Over Bush while Obama hasn't changed a thing Bush was doing, it's almost like Obama is taking orders from Bush.
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    It is way too easy..
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    I find it amazing that there is so much finger pointing and "gotcha's" toward the "left or right" when there is no "Left or Right" :eek:
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    This is true for more things than not. You're right. At least there's still an EPA and Cheney is irrelevant.

    Do you ever wonder how things would be with a McCain/Palin administration?

    I can't.
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    It's almost as if someone else is pulling the strings no matter who is POTUS. Kinda makes me go "Hmmm"....
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    Don't be thinking about that stuff. Go back to your TV, keep your eyes down when a policeman approaches, and do what you're told.

    That is all.
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    I was born naturally defiant...my mom told me as soon as I came out of her womb, I flipped her the bird and said "gimme some frikkn milk!"
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    Bush was the flu, Obama is the ebola virus.
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    I was ok with McCain winning right up 'till he took Tim Paulenty(?) off the table as VP and went with Caribo Barbie. I know he had at least one sensible person on the short list, I can't remember who it was. I just kept coming back to his age and the historical rep of fighter pilots wrt boozing/partying, plus the fact that he'd had three bouts of skin cancer and I just didn't like his chances of making it 4 years. However, him being President was never a problem for me.
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    If you bothered to chart the course of the economy, you'd begin to understand how utterly divorced from reality this statement is.

    Of course, with the economic prospects brightening a bit, I understand why you'd be in a dour mood these days.
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    Yeah the economy is doing just great, keep telling yourself that.
    :rolleyes:
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    "prospects brightening a bit" = "doing great," huh? :rolleyes:
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    What specifically leads you to believe our economy is "brightening"?

    The situation in Europe?
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