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    A little history lesson: If you don't know the answer make your best guess. Answer all the questions before looking at the answers. Who said it? [
    1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

    A. Karl Marx
    B. Adolph Hitler
    C. Joseph Stalin
    D. None of the above

    2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."

    A. Lenin
    B. Mussolini
    C. Idi Amin
    D. None of the Above

    3) "(We)...can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."

    A. Nikita Khrushev
    B. Josef Goebbels
    C. Boris Yeltsin
    D. None of the above

    4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own...in order to create this common ground."

    A. Mao Tse Dung
    B. Hugo Chavez
    C. Kim Jong Il
    D. None of the above

    5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."

    A. Karl Marx
    B. Lenin
    C. Molotov
    D. None of the above

    6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."

    A. Pinochet
    B. Milosevic
    C. Saddam Hussein
    D. None of the above









    Answers:

    (1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004
    (2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007
    (3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
    (4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
    (5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
    (6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005

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    These are the best things about Hillary Clinton. Now lets see the worst.

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    Does anyone not understand how quotes devoid of any context can be used to misrepresent the speaker/writer's point of view? I mean, I thought talk radio audiences were the only ones dumb enough to fall for this stuff but I guess not.

    Note how the listing of all the bad guys above (all false answers) subtlely ties them to Clinton.

    The message of the purported history quiz (and its connection to history is?) is clearly to get us to fear and loathe Clinton, not to teach anything of substance. Political manipulation 101.

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    Silly me, I actually thought many of the guys above were great guys. Afterall Bush and Cheney were not on there.

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    You are not the target audience for that quiz, Big. For one thing, you have an education. And I hope you admit that some of them were bad guys or at least that they did bad deeds (Goebbels for example).

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    I just figured the only bad guys on the quiz are the Nazi guys and Khruschev and Yeltsin. But, yeah I am hardly the target of this quiz.

    Take Saddam for example. History will prove he was a good guy in light of keeping Iraq in tact the best way it could possibly stay in tact after the British arrogantly put it together. Only idiots can ignore history and claim Saddam a bad guy with a million Iraqis dead now in just 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    You are not the target audience for that quiz, Big. For one thing, you have an education. And I hope you admit that some of them were bad guys or at least that they did bad deeds (Goebbels for example).

    You're talking about educated people, but you don't know that a budget deficit and the national debt are different things. Perhaps you're not as educated as you think you are.

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    ...Perhaps you're not as educated as you think you are.
    Oh Jeez, here we go with the eye poking contest again.
    "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipster View Post
    Perhaps you're not as educated as you think you are.
    Perhaps not. But I think I'm a pretty fair bullshit detector.

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