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  •  Chris Matthews had David Walker on... (10+ / 0-)

    ...and told him he was presidential material and slathered all over him. The PetePetersonites have sold the villiagers.  

    Alan Simpson hates AARP so much because he's old and remembers the old AARP that was a consumer advocate. When Walker at al gets done with scolding today's AARP toadies to get on board or be set adrift smart money is on AARP folding just like they did with hc.

    I'm for a Norquist type oath and ultimatum - no contraction of SS or Medicare or it's impeachment. No cuts for future generations or we cut whoever signs the bill.

    No Dem should have any trouble signing on to such an oath.

    Eliminate the Bush tax cuts Eliminate Afghan and Iraq wars Do these things first before considering any cuts

    by kck on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 02:06:05 PM PDT

    •  My Oath (4+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO, Lucy2009, ichibon, musiccitymollie

      I will vote for no candidate who puts Social Security or Medicare benefit cuts on the table.  In fact Obama does not have my vote yet due to his waffling.  He needs to do some fence mending.  So does Klobuchar.

      •  Obama has already walked that back. (0+ / 0-)

        But, of course, the switcheroo always comes after the election.  

        Eliminate the Bush tax cuts Eliminate Afghan and Iraq wars Do these things first before considering any cuts

        by kck on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 03:50:48 PM PDT

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        •  Don't trust him, keep pushing him, (1+ / 0-)
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          musiccitymollie

          Never let up on the pressure. That's the only good thing about wafflers - you can sometimes pressure them enough that they waffle over to your side.

          But it takes a tremendous amount of effort (that should have been unnecessary). OTOH when it's wafflers vs. velociraptors, well....

          If it's
          Not your body,
          Then it's
          Not your choice
          And it's
          None of your damn business!

          by TheOtherMaven on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 05:03:17 PM PDT

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