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Republicans Strike Again!

Let’s get something straight … the values of fiscal responsibility, free market economic ideology and individual liberty are colorblind. They also don’t care what your nationality is, whether you’re gay or straight, short or tall, pretty or ugly, young or old, rich or poor … whatever. It’s all about growing…

Let’s get something straight … the values of fiscal responsibility, free market economic ideology and individual liberty are colorblind. They also don’t care what your nationality is, whether you’re gay or straight, short or tall, pretty or ugly, young or old, rich or poor … whatever.

It’s all about growing the pie for everybody … and making sure everybody is able to enjoy their piece of the pie. You know … like Thomas Jefferson said (and George Jefferson, for that matter).

Unfortunately, “growing the pie” is anathema to leaders of both parties in Washington, D.C. In fact look no further than the expanded welfare spending included in the recently approved U.S. Senate budget and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about.

These big spenders know their policies have failed. And their budgets bear witness to that ongoing failure moving forward.

Anyway … Republicans are supposed to be the party of limited government, but as we’ve seen increasingly in recent years the GOP is every bit as committed to tax hikes and government growth as Democrats.

But not only is the GOP failing to offer a legitimate alternative for fiscal conservatives, it is further compounding its problems by alienating huge swaths of the electorate with ridiculous comments like those offered up this week by U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).

“My father had a ranch,” the 79-year-old lawmaker told a local radio station. “We used to have fifty to sixty wetbacks to pick tomatoes. It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.”

Wwwwww … wetbacks?

Nice … naturally, the liberal mainstream press went nuts over this slur – as they should. They’ll probably raise several million dollars off of it, too, while once again effectively portraying the GOP as the party of racial exclusiveness.

Young has since said he “meant no disrespect” by his comment.

“I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays,” he said.

Sheesh … nowadays?

And if you knew that, guy, why did you say it anyway?

Ah, Republicans. “Same big spending ideology … limited admittance.”

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60 comments

BigT March 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Wow: It’s amazing to see the HIT (or comment) count bottom out on FITS…as FITS becomes more of a blatant Shill for Sanford…and a weapon for the democrat party….
I don’t think it’s only content (a lack of content and intellect) that’s damaging FITS’ site… but more his Dis-honesty about who he is, and who he represents…
Even liberals don’t like a consultant hack, trying to pass himself off as a journalist…
FITS: You might need to invent some other scandal…you seem to be treading water…

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Buz Martin March 30, 2013 at 7:57 am

You amaze too easily. Hit count and comment count are not the same thing. Apparently people don’t like the Disqus commenting system as much as the old one. Either it will catch on or not. The blog will adjust one way or another, and the hit count will not suffer as a result. You, on the other had, are rendered more and more irrelevant since you are a chickenshit pussy who won’t stand behind your own words with your real name, or let us see your face. Now you apparently can’t figure out how to get an avatar for your alias here in a way that will shield your identity, so you became less noticeable with each passing day. Dipshit.

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BigT March 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm

The resident FITS apologist…

You better HOPE I am not rendered irrelevant…because if I am, this site becomes much less relevant.

Even the liberals are here to read what I post (especially about them) because they know they will find truth. Truth is irresistible, even to mis-guided and immoral people…

It’s why Jesus was crucified (such an appropriate message on Easter) , and fakes like you, HATE me…

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Liberal=Science=Equality March 31, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Damn, haven’t you had your ass kicked enough on this thread? Find truth? Lol! Better off finding my Ouija Board…

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BigT April 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Dumb@$$ condoning Dumb@$$ is YOU getting your @$$ kicked, Idiot…

BigT March 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Wow: It’s amazing to see the HIT (or comment) count bottom out on FITS…as FITS becomes more of a blatant Shill for Sanford…and a weapon for the democrat party….
I don’t think it’s only content (a lack of content and intellect) that’s damaging FITS’ site… but more his Dis-honesty about who he is, and who he represents…
Even liberals don’t like a consultant hack, trying to pass himself off as a journalist…
FITS: You might need to invent some other scandal…you seem to be treading water…

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Boz Martin March 30, 2013 at 7:57 am

You amaze too easily. Hit count and comment count are not the same thing. Apparently people don’t like the Disqus commenting system as much as the old one. Either it will catch on or not. The blog will adjust one way or another, and the hit count will not suffer as a result. You, on the other had, are rendered more and more irrelevant since you are a chickenshit pussy who won’t stand behind your own words with your real name, or let us see your face. Now you apparently can’t figure out how to get an avatar for your alias here in a way that will shield your identity, so you became less noticeable with each passing day. Dipshit.

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BigT March 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm

The resident FITS apologist…

You better HOPE I am not rendered irrelevant…because if I am, this site becomes much less relevant.

Even the liberals are here to read what I post (especially about them) because they know they will find truth. Truth is irresistible, even to mis-guided and immoral people…

It’s why Jesus was crucified (such an appropriate message on Easter) , and fakes like you, HATE me…

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Hot Air Balloon March 31, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Damn, haven’t you had your ass kicked enough on this thread? Find truth? Lol! Better off finding my Ouija Board…

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BigT April 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Dumb@$$ condoning Dumb@$$ is YOU getting your @$$ kicked, Idiot…

Fleet March 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Ah, Republicans. “Same big spending ideology … limited intelligence.” There you go, I fixed it for you.

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Fleet March 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Ah, Republicans. “Same big spending ideology … limited intelligence.” There you go, I fixed it for you.

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Purdy Boy March 29, 2013 at 4:49 pm

“… and making sure everybody is able to enjoy their piece of the pie. You know … like Thomas Jefferson said (and George Jefferson, for that matter).”
Good one!
Republicans must love the taste of their feet and the smell of their asses.

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Purdy Boy March 29, 2013 at 4:49 pm

“… and making sure everybody is able to enjoy their piece of the pie. You know … like Thomas Jefferson said (and George Jefferson, for that matter).”
Good one!
Republicans must love the taste of their feet and the smell of their asses.

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JC March 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

While Mr. Young’s comments demonstrate his own ignorance, I am amazed how mainstream liberal stations like MSNBC can profess outrage at comments such as these, but yet continue to ignore the much more vital issue of institutional racism.
Things like the drug war are institutionally racist. Federal sentencing laws for most drug crimes are institutionally racist. These are issues that mainstream liberals never address, and many even support these institutionally racist policies.
We live in a society in which one is racist if they say “wetback” or the N word. But if one continues to support institutionally racist policies, there is no similar charge. Incidents such as this are in my opinion much less harmful than the continued policies both parties push so willingly.

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Smirks March 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm

MSNBC does talk about legalization of weed, but yeah, they are fairly quiet (with rare exception) regarding the drug war because arack-Bay isn’t putting in anyone who would even dream of scaling it down.

You have to wait until the Republicans are in charge, that way they can raise hell about it without having to do anything about it.

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sweepin March 29, 2013 at 9:34 pm

While I share some of your concerns, JC, it’s just not true that mainstream liberals as you call them don’t speak against the the drug war. Nor do they condone Federal mandatory sentencing laws.

Just because your antennae don’t pick up the signals doesn’t mean they aren’t emitted.

In my 61 years I have gained enough experience to write volumes about institutional racism including that of my neighbors from birth to young adulthood expressed overtly, until present day suppressed racism while not overt, yet evident none-the-less.. As one who has witnessed the silliness and absurdity of ruining young people’s lives for a simple possession conviction I can speak to that as well.

I know of no Liberal who condones either. You aren’t guilty of a bit of rhetorical excess, are you?

Oh, by the way, why would you use the term “wetback” in full spelling while using the term N word? Let’s be honest with each other, “wetback” is full throated bigotry while using the term “N word” is a reference used by those who either 1) can’t or won’t accept the reality of the commonly used historical terms Nigga, NIgger, or Boy or, 2) don’t understand or comprehend the commonality of derogatory reference that the term “Wetback” and “Nigger” share. I think it likely that you know better and made and honest mistake.

To extend the quote of a fellow white South Carolinian who spoke from his deathbed to his brother as he named his Black friend as his head pallbearer for his funeral why he did so, “As far as we have come, nobody will even notice it.” He was ahead of his time…..acceptance of both is still commonly uncommon in this State.

Incidentally, I don’t think you are either a bigot, a racist, a nativist, nor a xenophobe.

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JC March 29, 2013 at 10:40 pm

You are wise good sir

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JC March 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

While Mr. Young’s comments demonstrate his own ignorance, I am amazed how mainstream liberal stations like MSNBC can profess outrage at comments such as these, but yet continue to ignore the much more vital issue of institutional racism.
Things like the drug war are institutionally racist. Federal sentencing laws for most drug crimes are institutionally racist. These are issues that mainstream liberals never address, and many even support these institutionally racist policies.
We live in a society in which one is racist if they say “wetback” or the N word. But if one continues to support institutionally racist policies, there is no similar charge. Incidents such as this are in my opinion much less harmful than the continued policies both parties push so willingly.

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Smirks March 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm

MSNBC does talk about legalization of weed, but yeah, they are fairly quiet (with rare exception) regarding the drug war because arack-Bay isn’t putting in anyone who would even dream of scaling it down.

You have to wait until the Republicans are in charge, that way they can raise hell about it without having to do anything about it.

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sweepin March 29, 2013 at 9:34 pm

While I share some of your concerns, JC, it’s just not true that mainstream liberals as you call them don’t speak against the the drug war. Nor do they condone Federal mandatory sentencing laws.

Just because your antennae don’t pick up the signals doesn’t mean they aren’t emitted.

In my 61 years I have gained enough experience to write volumes about institutional racism including that of my neighbors from birth to young adulthood expressed overtly, until present day suppressed racism while not overt, yet evident none-the-less.. As one who has witnessed the silliness and absurdity of ruining young people’s lives for a simple possession conviction I can speak to that as well.

I know of no Liberal who condones either. You aren’t guilty of a bit of rhetorical excess, are you?

Oh, by the way, why would you use the term “wetback” in full spelling while using the term N word? Let’s be honest with each other, “wetback” is full throated bigotry while using the term “N word” is a reference used by those who either 1) can’t or won’t accept the reality of the commonly used historical terms Nigga, NIgger, or Boy or, 2) don’t understand or comprehend the commonality of derogatory reference that the term “Wetback” and “Nigger” share. I think it likely that you know better and made and honest mistake.

To extend the quote of a fellow white South Carolinian who spoke from his deathbed to his brother as he named his Black friend as his head pallbearer for his funeral why he did so, “As far as we have come, nobody will even notice it.” He was ahead of his time…..acceptance of both is still commonly uncommon in this State.

Incidentally, I don’t think you are either a bigot, a racist, a nativist, nor a xenophobe.

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JC March 29, 2013 at 10:40 pm

You are wise good sir

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Smirks March 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm

The GOP is like a sitcom. We need to relate to women? Transvaginal probes and aspirins between the knees! We need to win the ever-growing minority voters? Time to refer to them using offensive racial slurs! People becoming more accepting of rights for gay people? Call in Scalia for his incredibly hilarious and narrow point of view! Middle America demanding higher taxes on the rich? Call almost half of the entire country moochers and takers!

“W-w-why are we losing elections? I don’t get it!” *cue laugh track*

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Liberal=Science=Equality March 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm

It’s truly amazing! I noticed once McCain picked Palin, it was obvious these guys are clueless.

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BigT March 29, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Ever hear of Joe Biden?….Dumb@$$

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Liberal=Science=Equality March 29, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Yep, I sure have. But guess what? He doesn’t even ante up to that freak…

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dwb619 March 30, 2013 at 1:00 am

Yeah,but he knows there are two Korea’s and why.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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dsmith April 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Since you brought up Sarah Palin, here is the latest crack in the Republican facade…read em and weep. Can I get a…I TOLD YOU SO!!!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/29/palin-s-sarahpac-embarrassment-consultants-are-cashing-in.html

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Liberal=Science=Equality April 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Lol!

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shifty henry April 1, 2013 at 10:36 am

—- this speaks for itself

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Smirks March 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm

The GOP is like a sitcom. We need to relate to women? Transvaginal probes and aspirins between the knees! We need to win the ever-growing minority voters? Time to refer to them using offensive racial slurs! People becoming more accepting of rights for gay people? Call in Scalia for his incredibly hilarious and narrow point of view! Middle America demanding higher taxes on the rich? Call almost half of the entire country moochers and takers!

“W-w-why are we losing elections? I don’t get it!” *cue laugh track*

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Hot Air Balloon March 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm

It’s truly amazing! I noticed once McCain picked Palin, it was obvious these guys are clueless.

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BigT March 29, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Ever hear of Joe Biden?….Dumb@$$

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Hot Air Balloon March 29, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Yep, I sure have. But guess what? He doesn’t even ante up to that freak…

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dwb619 March 30, 2013 at 1:00 am

Yeah,but he knows there are two Korea’s and why.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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dsmith April 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Since you brought up Sarah Palin, here is the latest crack in the Republican facade…read em and weep. Can I get a…I TOLD YOU SO!!!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/29/palin-s-sarahpac-embarrassment-consultants-are-cashing-in.html

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Hot Air Balloon April 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Lol!

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shifty henry April 1, 2013 at 10:36 am

—- this speaks for itself

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lowcorider March 29, 2013 at 7:07 pm

In my childhood it was common to hear a well respected black referred to as “a good nigger” or a “damned good nigger”. Unfortunately as some of us overcame such ignorance many more just put it under their breath. Ignorance is not the sole domain of republicans but they seem to have a lot of pride in the stock they hold.
Ramble on you honkey mofoes, ramble on.

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BigT March 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Sounds like you were raised by Racists….Why don’t you pay back all the @$$holes, getting rich by convincing er’body that the whole country is as @$$-backwards as your dumb@$$ family raised you..

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lowcorider March 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

There are only two assholes on this blog and you are both of them.

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dwb619 March 30, 2013 at 1:02 am

SHAZZAAM!

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Buz Martin March 30, 2013 at 7:46 am

BAM SHAMALAM!

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EJB April 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Honkey, did you say honkey!!!!!

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Lowcorider March 29, 2013 at 7:07 pm

In my childhood it was common to hear a well respected black referred to as “a good nigger” or a “damned good nigger”. Unfortunately as some of us overcame such ignorance many more just put it under their breath. Ignorance is not the sole domain of republicans but they seem to have a lot of pride in the stock they hold.
Ramble on you honkey mofoes, ramble on.

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BigT March 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Sounds like you were raised by Racists….Why don’t you pay back all the @$$holes, getting rich by convincing er’body that the whole country is as @$$-backwards as your dumb@$$ family raised you..

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Lowcorider March 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

There are only two assholes on this blog and you are both of them.

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dwb619 March 30, 2013 at 1:02 am

SHAZZAAM!

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Boz Martin March 30, 2013 at 7:46 am

BAM SHAMALAM!

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EJB April 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Honkey, did you say honkey!!!!!

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Vanguard16 March 29, 2013 at 10:34 pm

And the Pubs can’t figure out why they are being taken to the woodshed??!! And the one that get it, all the pandering is false. Too late to get those votes. LOL!!

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Vanguard16 March 29, 2013 at 10:34 pm

And the Pubs can’t figure out why they are being taken to the woodshed??!! And the one that get it, all the pandering is false. Too late to get those votes. LOL!!

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9" March 30, 2013 at 2:09 am

Unbridled CAPITALISM is the source of America’s problems.Way too many people;military,’big pharma’,and ,OIL COMPANIES ,who control this fucking country ,are robbing us blind.Welfare mothers,’government schools’,and taxes on the middle-class are not the problem.People like Fits and his fake ‘libertarian’ ilk,who’re shilling this bullshit for the likes of ,Howie Rich are exacerbating the wealth of disinformation,but make this a great blog,because it’s so easy to see through their bullshit .Not dissing Fits;he should get it while he can!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ0Bn_ItMpM

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9" March 30, 2013 at 2:09 am

Unbridled CAPITALISM is the source of America’s problems.Way too many people;military,’big pharma’,and ,OIL COMPANIES ,who control this fucking country ,are robbing us blind.Welfare mothers,’government schools’,and taxes on the middle-class are not the problem.People like Fits and his fake ‘libertarian’ ilk,who’re shilling this bullshit for the likes of ,Howie Rich are exacerbating the wealth of disinformation,but make this a great blog,because it’s so easy to see through their bullshit .Not dissing Fits;he should get it while he can!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ0Bn_ItMpM

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9" March 30, 2013 at 8:55 am

Is a republican the same thing as a RIOJASAURUS? Fits seems to be, the ‘go to guy’ when using political pop terminology.He buy’s this shit from out some other stupid conservatives’ purple rectums,I suppose? He needs to go back to school and double -up on the creative-writing classes,like a Mandrill-typing moron….but,he can’t help it if he’s a stupid idiot,just like ,’Smirks’ can’t help his fucking face,I guess…..whatever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZeTlMpnfHk

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9" March 30, 2013 at 8:55 am

Is a republican the same thing as a RIOJASAURUS? Fits seems to be, the ‘go to guy’ when using political pop terminology.He buy’s this shit from out some other stupid conservatives’ purple rectums,I suppose? He needs to go back to school and double -up on the creative-writing classes,like a Mandrill-typing moron….but,he can’t help it if he’s a stupid idiot,just like ,’Smirks’ can’t help his fucking face,I guess…..whatever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZeTlMpnfHk

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shifty henry April 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

My kid says, “that eyball creeps me out, but he does have a nice house.”

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shifty henry April 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

My kid says, “that eyball creeps me out, but he does have a nice house.”

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Crooner April 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

79 year old men should be free to say whatever they want to say. This old codger was simply using the the accepted (by the majoriy, anyway) language of a bygone era.
Of course, whether or not a 79 year old codger who says what he wants to say should be a congressman is a separate question.

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Crooner April 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

79 year old men should be free to say whatever they want to say. This old codger was simply using the the accepted (by the majoriy, anyway) language of a bygone era.
Of course, whether or not a 79 year old codger who says what he wants to say should be a congressman is a separate question.

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