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  •  I agree, too, Wendy. She didn't go far enough, IMO (4+ / 0-)
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    sockpuppet, PinHole, CanyonWren, elwior

    unless there was a lot more that isn't in the video clip. She did argue with him about whether he voted for it, but she let him weasel out.

    Eliminate tax breaks that stimulate the offshoring of jobs.

    by RJDixon74135 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 07:07:09 PM PDT

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    •  She let him have the last word... (6+ / 0-)

      according to this clip.  Her simple question was blathered over with lies that most people watching would say he came out ahead.  

      He speaks very authoritatively, which to many would send the signal that he knows what he is talking about.  She doesn't force him to simplify, to answer 'yes' or 'no' - but allows him to embellish.

      Hope Biden is prepped for this kind of response during the 'debates'.  

      She may have done better than in the past, but I'm not jumping up & down about this.  Very sorry to say.

      •  He'll try to confuse with baseless details (5+ / 0-)
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        to make himself appear brilliant on the budget.  I hope Team Obama/Biden are ready for that tactic--it's classic Ryan.....another SNL skit!  I should send all of these in.  

        Republicans...What a nice club...of liars, cheaters, adulterers, exaggerators, hypocrites and ignoramuses. Der Spiegel -6.62, -6.92

        by CanyonWren on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 10:01:21 PM PDT

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        •  thanks - (4+ / 0-)
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          nice to know others picked up on this tactic.  I don't think any undecideds went our way on the basis of this.

          I live in a red county.  In-laws 2 states away are scarlet.  It took me about 2-3 yrs to catch on, but once I did -- I now recognize what positively pushes their buttons.  

          And if it weren't for my husband, I wouldn't keep as quiet on pushing their buttons and shove some of the BS back in their faces.  Unfortunately, I know these people.  There's a reason President Obama doesn't go into West Virginia too often.  And there are WVaians in Ohio, PA, NY, KY, VA.

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