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  •  The Republicans are spinning this like they spun (13+ / 0-)

    HCR. "We were not allowed to write the bill so we will not vote on it", or allow it to come up for debate until we are given a seat at the table, or at least have a bill with our input.
    The Democrats should have learned something from the whole HCR episode. They need to make it crystal clear that there was Republican input in this bill and this is nothing but Republicans giving Wall Street the opposition to reform and regulation that they paid for. Exposing this for the lie that it is will not only help to get this financial reform passed, but it will also show once and for all what liars the Republicans really are, and how this is exactly what they did with HCR. The people need to know and we need to do all we can to expose these jerks for exactly who and what they really are.

    •  we need our fellow progressives to stand firm (11+ / 0-)

      We must insist that reform not be watered down.  
      Chuck Grassley will take credit for the parts of the bill he likes even when he opposes it - that's exactly what he is doing with HCR - despite telling Iowans they should fear the gov't could "pull the plug on grandma"

      •  I can not wait to hear what catchy lie they (2+ / 0-)
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        Shaking the Tree, elwior

        will come up re: financial reform. Remember it has to compete with the "death panel's" and "the plug on granny". Some catchy one liner that the masses will eat up. Where is Frank Luntz when they need him?

        •  I don't want to hear their lies anymore (2+ / 0-)
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          elwior, thethinveil

          But, since that's all they know to do, and they aren't wont to stay quiet, we're going to continue to be subjected to their shenanigans.  It's just so sad...

          I would rather see and hear the Democrats screaming from the rooftops, and unanimously repeating that the republiCONs, including the cynical wordsmith Frank Luntz, are MANIPULATING PEOPLE!  Here's a good one:

          RepubliCONs aren't great politicians; they're great manipulators & con artists!

          Nobody likes to be played; yet, the entire republiCON machine is designed to cheat, lie, and manipulate people into believing them and following them.  If we could just get that point through to people, perhaps they would begin to see that even Faux "news" has a huge role in this endeavor!

          Stop being manipulated!  Think for yourself!  Learn the TRUTH and do your own research!

          Seems easy to me...sure would love to see the Dems do this!

          •  "learn the truth and do your own research" (0+ / 0-)

            Now that would be too hard for them, don't you think? I am afraid there are two groups of folks here, the racist and insane, those are the ones who are looking for justification and validation of their beleifs, and the stupid and lazy, who are looking to have everything defined and digested for them.

    •  But we've seen it before and we're ready. (3+ / 0-)
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      Shaking the Tree, elwior, Eric Nelson

      This time, they won't prevail.

      Full Disclosure: I am not Ben Leming. But I think he's pretty cool.

      by Benintn on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 07:40:05 AM PDT

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