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  •  Alan Simpson has become an embarrassment to (14+ / 0-)

    himself, his family, and our nation.  And, to President Obama, who for reasons I do not understand, appointed him to head this commission.

    His family and loved ones should get Alan Simpson off the national stage, before he shreds to tatters every last dignity he once had during his long career.

    How sad.

    It's like when boxers go back into the ring after one to many head injuries.

    But, in addition to being ignorant of the facts, and unwilling to learn, he has shown a mean spiritedness that makes difficult to have much sympathy for his cognitive and emotional decline.

    President Obama should take him, and his family aside, thank him for his services, and recommend that he not make any more public statements.

    And, also then the President should disavow all of Alan Simpson's hateful, and destructive statements about our elderly, our working class, and our worthwhile Social Secuirty, Medicare, and Medicaid recipients.  And, apologize to the nation for allowing this travesty to go on for so long.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Wed May 11, 2011 at 07:32:30 PM PDT

    •  Apparently Obama agrees with him (5+ / 0-)

      or Simpson would have been gone from this discussion months ago.

      This isn't the first time he's made ridiculous, false, insulting, hurtful remarks. Yet he's still there.

      It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

      by Betty Pinson on Wed May 11, 2011 at 08:44:22 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, this is who he is. (1+ / 0-)
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        Anyone remotely interested could have looked it up. So, assume Obama knew all about Simpson's opinions. And chose him for those "qualities".

        How do the clap louder brigade respond to this sort of thing?

        How far to the right do the Dems have to move before you stop calling them Dems?

        by Diebold Hacker on Wed May 11, 2011 at 09:22:09 PM PDT

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        •  I am a supporter of the President (0+ / 0-)

          and have learned to get information from all sides of a issue before I form an opinion because so often I have discovered prejudice and ideology can drive people as much on the left as on the right.  

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