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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Blast View Post
    Especially not when they aren't anywhere near as entertaining as the ridiculous scenarios he gets in to in real life.
    Well there's that. Plus, how many jokes can you make about the kid being fat and stupid? We get it ... he's fat and stupid.
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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    It looks like both Democrats and Republicans acknowledge that the debt limit should increase, even though the U.S. public overwhelmingly opposes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BINGLEBOP View Post
    It looks like both Democrats and Republicans acknowledge that the debt limit should increase, even though the U.S. public overwhelmingly opposes it.
    The U.S. public is against it because they don't realize how bad a potential default on the debt would hammer the economy. People got so swept up in this Teabagger nonsense that the actual practical things to do now seem like "OMG WTF SOSHULIZM" to them. The idiotic lies and misrepresentations of the faux-populist Tea Party movement are now biting them in the ass.

    The most catastrophic thing that could happen to our economy would be for the debt limit NOT to increase. But if by some chance it doesn't, I'm sure there will be some way to blame it on the bailouts.
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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    This is why being a politician is such a great job, you get to be popular by spending other peoples money, and the more you spend the better job people think you are doing.
    Its amazing that most Americans see no relationship between the taxes taken out of thier paycheck each week and Gov't spending.


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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    Quote Originally Posted by BINGLEBOP View Post
    It looks like both Democrats and Republicans acknowledge that the debt limit should increase, even though the U.S. public overwhelmingly opposes it.
    on this issue, did you guys see harry reid last week on meet the press? Gregory was surprisingly tough on him and Reid did a terrible job explaining his change of thought.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...006-opposition

    I don't see anything wrong with Americans not wanting to increase the debt. Most in congress if asked wouldn't WANT to either. The republican offer to increase only if coupled with significant spending cuts would I think be welcomed by most Americans if that were the poll question.

    Apparently, Obama doesn't believe the teabaggers comments were "nonsense";

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/us.../26budget.html

    I'm not so sure however that Obama is sincere in his comments and this isn't just political posturing. I've read that these cuts basically must be agreed upon by Congress and that the agencies he's proposing cut spending would be the ones determining where and how much they could cut. Thats surely going to work well.

    But i'm hopeful....Obama seems to be running to the center of late.

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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    The House is voting on "Obamacare" repeal today.

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    I heard that bill is job-killing, and creates these death panels, and gives free healthcare with only the best doctors to illegal immigrants, and there's like a billion pages of regulations if you own your own business. It also makes healthcare Nationalized or Socialized, somehow, despite not offering a public option and insurance still being provided by the private market at a huge profit. Weird.

    Anyway, I hope they repeal that sucker! I want lifetime caps reinstated, coverage to be terminated as soon as I need it, and for all my medical needs to be denied or underpaid as often as possible. What the heck were they thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloutwar View Post
    I heard that bill is job-killing, and creates these death panels, and gives free healthcare with only the best doctors to illegal immigrants, and there's like a billion pages of regulations if you own your own business. It also makes healthcare Nationalized or Socialized, somehow, despite not offering a public option and insurance still being provided by the private market at a huge profit. Weird.

    Anyway, I hope they repeal that sucker! I want lifetime caps reinstated, coverage to be terminated as soon as I need it, and for all my medical needs to be denied or underpaid as often as possible. What the heck were they thinking?
    Obama is a muslim, or has a name that sounds Muslim

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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    Quote Originally Posted by filihok View Post
    Obama is a muslim, or has a name that sounds Muslim
    And if you believe what you read on the internetz now, the governor of Hawaii can't find his birth certificate. Luke Scott will be speaking up about this again soon.

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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    Quote Originally Posted by BINGLEBOP View Post
    And if you believe what you read on the internetz now, the governor of Hawaii can't find his birth certificate. Luke Scott will be speaking up about this again soon.
    Did that socialist, Communist, Fascist Nazi really think he could get away with it?!?

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    That didn't last long.

    Rep. Steve Cohen Compares Republicans to Nazis

    ABC News Jonathan Karl reports: The newfound civility didn’t last long. Political rhetoric in Congress doesn’t get much nastier than the words of one House Democrat during the debate on repealing the health care law.

    In an extraordinary outburst on the House floor, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) invoked the Holocaust to attack Republicans on health care and compared rhetoric on the issue to the work of infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

    “They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels," Cohen said. "You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That's the same kind of thing. And Congressman Cohen didn’t stop there.

    “The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it--believed it and you have the Holocaust. We heard on this floor, government takeover of health care. Politifact said the biggest lie of 2010 was a government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover," Cohen said.

    Cohen made his comments late last night, but they have attracted no attention because his speech was made to a virtually empty House chamber with no reporters around to watch.

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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    Quote Originally Posted by BINGLEBOP View Post
    And if you believe what you read on the internetz now, the governor of Hawaii can't find his birth certificate. Luke Scott will be speaking up about this again soon.
    Since that link goes to World Nut Daily, home of every inane Obama conspiracy theory you can find, I'll file that rumor under "B" for bull **** until I hear otherwise.
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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    Quote Originally Posted by BINGLEBOP View Post
    Nazi comparisons are always poor form...but everything else is just about spot on. about 90% of the fear about the healthcare bill is linked to death panels, takeover, socialized medicine and all the other nonsense spewed non-stop by propaganda machines.

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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alloutwar View Post
    I heard that bill is job-killing, and creates these death panels, and gives free healthcare with only the best doctors to illegal immigrants, and there's like a billion pages of regulations if you own your own business. It also makes healthcare Nationalized or Socialized, somehow, despite not offering a public option and insurance still being provided by the private market at a huge profit. Weird.

    Anyway, I hope they repeal that sucker! I want lifetime caps reinstated, coverage to be terminated as soon as I need it, and for all my medical needs to be denied or underpaid as often as possible. What the heck were they thinking?
    a) they know they can't repeal it. its political posturing like the 9/11 bill votes the dems played. BS from our congress but typical in fashion.

    b) the exaggerations you list you "heard" are no different than these exaggerations:

    I want lifetime caps reinstated, coverage to be terminated as soon as I need it, and for all my medical needs to be denied or underpaid as often as possible.

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