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  •  Oops. You have a typo. You obviously meant (1+ / 0-)
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    glynis

    REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS' war on workers, the poor and the disabled.

    Common mistake around here.

    Best. President. Ever.

    by Little Lulu on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 08:47:56 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly. I mean, just look at what the GOP (12+ / 0-)

      has done:

      Bernanke

      Summers

      Geithner

      Holder

      JP Morgan as White House Chief of Staff (who knew lobbying could be more efficient?)

      Secret meetings with Pharma

      Public calls for Patriot Act renewal

      Publicly defending their friends on Wall Street as "Savvy Businessmen" whose "hard work" deserves rich reward

      Looking to GE's Outsourcing CEO for advice on "jobs"

      Publicly calling for "Shared Sacrifice" when we all know they won't do shit about making the wealthy pay their fair share

      Publicly saying we should "look forward" and not backward, hence no investigations into the criminal cabal known as the Bush Administration

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      Damn that GOP!

      As a hardcore Democrat, Obama has shaken my faith. Imagine what he's done for independents.

      by Johnathan Ivan on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 08:56:25 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, if Barack Obama was taken hostage... (1+ / 0-)
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        SuWho

        ...it's because he gave them the gun, wrote the ransom note and then tied himself up...

        •  OMG, now using the debt ceiling to destroy jobs (1+ / 0-)
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          sethtriggs

          is OBAMA'S IDEA????  That is just beyond absurd!  If you imagine that ANY American believes that this economic debt ceiling train wreck in the offing was orchestrated by Obama, you'll believe me when I tell you I have a very nice bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

          LOL!!!!

          Best. President. Ever.

          by Little Lulu on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 09:05:59 AM PDT

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          •  Once he signs it into law... (1+ / 0-)
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            Williston Barrett

            ...he owns it.  What part of politics don't you understand?  Did you miss the 2010 election, where GOPosaurs ran ad after ad claiming that "BARACK OBAMA SLASHED MEDICARE!!!"???

            •  Rethuglican ads are always nothing but LIES. (0+ / 0-)

              When the campaign really gets going and we see some debates (if any Rethuglican is stoopid enough to debate this president), the country is going to rise up in huge numbers to GET RID OF RETHUGLICANS.

              I have never been more fired up to GOTV than I am today!

              REPUBLICANS VOTED TO DESTROY SOCIAL SERVICES FOR ALL AMERICANS SO A FEW BILLIONAIRES DON'T HAVE TO PAY ANY TAXES.

              That's all any average American needs to know.  It' the truth and it's gonna bite these bastards on their collective asses.

              Best. President. Ever.

              by Little Lulu on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 09:14:27 AM PDT

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              •  Except this time they won't have to lie... (0+ / 0-)

                ...take your statement:

                REPUBLICANS VOTED TO DESTROY SOCIAL SERVICES FOR ALL AMERICANS SO A FEW BILLIONAIRES DON'T HAVE TO PAY ANY TAXES.

                Now, after Obama signs the debt limit "deal", you can substitute Obama for the word Republicans and have a completely true (and effective) statement.

      •  Saving the US Auto Industry, providing (1+ / 0-)
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        4Freedom

        healthcare coverage for millions of Americans, creating over 2 million private sector jobs, bringing home over 100k troops from Iraq, raising standards for auto emmissions to the highest level in history, repealing DADT, sending two minority women to the Supreme Court, stopping Republicans from gutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, blowing Bin Laden's face off.  And that's just in his first term.

        Come 2013, we'll see an end to the Bush Tax Cuts for Billionaires and another stimulus package that will continue to create jobs, rather than the Republican Job Destruction for the Middle Class that was the whole idea when Bush stole two elections.

        Best. President. Ever.

        by Little Lulu on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 09:03:19 AM PDT

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        •  they haven't stopped ANYONE fm gutting SS (2+ / 0-)
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          Brooke In Seattle, dreamghost

          or Medicare.

          the current bill has provisions for Super Congress - per David Waldman:

          No filibuster of Super Congress bill allowed. 30 hour time limit on debate, no amendments allowed, non-debatable motion to proceed.

          consensus among the inside baseball types - cutting the safety net is it's raison d'etre

          Austerity, Fuck Yeah !

        •  Also come 2013, (1+ / 0-)
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          Johnathan Ivan

          I'll have massive shoulders and an island in the Caribbean, and all the right-wing hacks in the MSM will be replaced by Pacifica staffers.

          "Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous." -- Molly Ivins

          by dumpster on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 09:31:28 AM PDT

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