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View Diary: Sen. Corker (R-TN) to GOP on financial reform: "You've got to be kidding me." (update x4) (262 comments)

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  •  Where have we seen this before? (21+ / 0-)

    Oh right, "death panels." Wasn't the Medicare end of life counseling provision an bipartisan idea & a GOP amendment (Issakson-GA, I think)?

    I'm beginning to sense a pattern--the GOP bait & switch. Offer up reasonable plans in a bipartisan fashion & then attack your own work for political gain & claim the Dems aren't being bipartisan.

    Truly breathtaking in its shamelessness and hypocrisy. Which is why McConnell & the GOP are so good at it.

    "Mr. Reagan continues to try to blame Mr. Carter for the economy's present troubles, including unemployment." - NYT, Jan. 20, 1982

    by Aviate on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 08:38:49 AM PDT

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    •  They're good at it (5+ / 0-)
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      but they're being called on it more and more.  And this time the Dems didn't weaken the bill, but instead strengthened it.  And there are signs that the traditional media - the Wall Street Journal even - may be on to them and willing to call them out on their hypocrisy.

      "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm just a piano player, but tonight God is in the house." --Fats Waller, upon recognizing Art Tatum in the crowd

      by wildcat6 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 08:42:02 AM PDT

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      •  I think it's partly because (4+ / 0-)
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        the market has gone up. They realize that Obama isn't killing the economy, he's not nationalizing them, he's not making things worse. If anything, he's going to make them MORE money and make them all play by the same rules (maybe).

        Hell, he might even break up some of the bigger companies, which will make them even MORE money.

        Once they realize that the Dems aren't going to take everything away, but try to make the pie BIGGER and get people to spend more money, they'll be more on his side.

        Not right away though - that would be just too obvious. They're a bit more subtle than that.

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