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  •  At this point (14+ / 0-)

    anyone who still  repeatedly conflates macro economics with micro economics is intentionally doing a disservice to the American people. It leads to these Facebook posts & wingnut emails where you should just chop off the 0's at the end of a budget and treat the list like house hold bills. It is idiotic to assume that a government body with the ability to print currency and has a system that operates in the billions & trillions should be treated like a family making poverty wages. Argh. Kos is right. It is expected that Republicans would lie and try and confuse people- it is nerve wracking to hear this garbage from Dems.  

    President Obama would have been a republican in the 1980's & 1990's. Go figure.

    by Tool on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 10:19:40 AM PDT

    •  Talking Points Push Back (3+ / 0-)
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      Families balance their budgets. Washington should too.
      At this point anyone who still  repeatedly conflates macro economics with micro economics is intentionally doing a disservice to the American people. [Tool]
      When I read Rep. Foxx's tweet, it just hit me in some seam in my consciousness that screamed loudly that these Republicans who just repeat their 'talking points,' like the above, must truly believe in the Big Lie concept: repeat something often enough and a certain number of people will believe it. Then, another thought hit me.

      The problem for the ConservaPubs like Virginia Foxx is that, IMO, due to their near endless repetition of these empty points, fewer and fewer people are believing them. And they just don't know when to stop! I speculate that's because they begin to believe their own points. With so many of them seemingly incapable of actual analytical thought, the talking points are in many cases at about at the limit of their depth of analysis.

      It's as if so many have internalized the workings of the minds of the conservative base, and found it far easier to actually believe that talking points are a form of in-depth analysis, rather than than actual thought and debate.

      You meet them halfway with love, peace and persuasion, and expect them to rise for the occasion ~ Van Morrison

      by paz3 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 11:56:44 AM PDT

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