Playing to the Totalitarian Left: Two Democratic Candidates Appeal to Their Party's "Core"

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MY WORTHY OPPONENT TRIES TO COME OFF AS A "PROGRESSIVE" WHEN HE'S ANYTHING BUT ...

IN FACT, HE EVEN OPOSES GUN CONTROL.

THAT, SIR. IS A GROSS MISINTERPRETATION OF MY RECORD ...

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I SIMPLY EXPRESSED SYMPATHY FOR SOMEONE WHO USED A STUN GUN TO DEFEND HIMSELF AGAINST A GANG OF HEAVILY ARMED HOMICIDAL MANIACS ...

WHICH ONE COULD ARGUE WAS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

NONSENSE. IT'S A KNOWN FACT THAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE DRUNK WHEN THEY WROTE THE 2ND AMENDMENT.

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AHH, BUT IT WAS YOU, SENATOR, WHO ONCE PROPOSED REDUCING THE SIZE OF SEVERAL KEY FEDERAL AGENCIES ...

INCLUDING THE ALL-IMPORTANT "OFFICE FOR THE REDUCTION OF THE SIZE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES"!

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, GOVERNOR YOUR "INFORMATION FLOW" IS SERIOUSLY BACKED UP ...

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I WAS SIMPLY PAINTING A HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO TO ILLUSTRATE WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF WE WERE AT THE MERCY OF SOME IRRESPONSIBLE BUDGET-TRIMMER LIKE YOU . …