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  •  Harry Reid can show his pride... (0+ / 0-) knocking this shit off as well:

    This has gone viral and threatens to stall the momentum our side has build. I know he is probably physically and emotionally exhausted, but words matter...and context means squat in politics when the words are looped over and over again.

    Adequate health care should be a LEGAL RIGHT in the U.S without begging or bankruptcy. Until it is, we should not dare call our society civilized.

    by Love Me Slender on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 05:23:36 PM PDT

    •  Oh please (1+ / 0-)
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      This is minor.

      The main story is that Republicans have shut down the government. Virtually all objective sources are reporting that. One minor misstatement from anyone isn't going to change that overwhelming narrative.

    •  You've been duped (4+ / 0-)

      When Harry Reid said,
      “Why would we want to do that?”

      He was answering this:
      "Why put one against the other?” said Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York.

      Yet, the duplicitous 'wingers are having a field day flooding the internet and YouTube with a misquote that leaves out Chuck Schumer's question and, instead, portrays the conversation as if Reid's answer was to the question:
      “But if you can help one child who has cancer why wouldn’t you do it?” asked CNN’s Dana Bash.

      I read about this malarkey earlier today but I can't find the article.  I've googled and come up with this one that includes this:

      In the [undoctored] video, it's clear that Reid was responding to the point brought up by Schumer — why fund kids with cancer, while ignoring, say, other vulnerable kids, or other populations impacted by the shutdown?

      It's not a question of whether our founding fathers are rolling in their graves but rather of how many RPM they're clocking.

      by Eyesbright on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 07:02:16 PM PDT

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