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  •  That is, maybe you and I disagree with Obama (1+ / 0-)
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    about an offer in a deal that will never happen.  It does not make Obama evil.

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    by TomP on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:10:53 AM PDT

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    •  Keeps getting put on the table. (13+ / 0-)

      Unless you're arguing that this is Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football.

      And I don't like the idea of Social Security as the football.

      Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      —Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:41:25 AM PDT

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    •  We should demonize the President (2+ / 0-)
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      because if HE gets HIS way, HE will hurt people. What does it gain those at risk to treat his proposal, and thus him, with anything other than vociferous rejection?

      Will he be moved by our unconditional respect?

      We should make it clear that he will lose our support if he seeks to use it for harm.

      "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." Barack Obama

      by quagmiremonkey on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 07:54:56 PM PDT

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    •  I'm sorry TomP (6+ / 0-)

      I normally agree with you, but Obama has cut heating assistance, as well as other important safety nets and now he is trying to cut the three main safety nets, while he has been handing out trillions to Wall Street.  he listens to no one but Wall Street.  And it appears all his advice comes from Wall Street.  It was Lloyd Blankfein that made a public statement about cutting Social Security.  

      Obama is suppose to also listen to the people, not just Wall Street.  There are grey areas between good and evil and some of those grey areas really boarder on the bad side.  No President Republican or Democrat has ever offered up Social Security and Medicare as a barginning chip.  So, trying to see Obama in a good light is getting very difficult for me.  He is better than Republicans, but he is no Bernie Sanders.

      I'm sorry, but I learned long ago not to apologize to someone who is intentionally hurting me and others.  It boarders on the line of Dick Cheney's friend apologizing to Cheney for shooting him in the face.  I know the Republicans have been horrible to the President, but there are many like Bernie Sanders that would have the President's back in a fight against cuts, if that is what the President wanted.

      "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

      by zaka1 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 08:10:56 PM PDT

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