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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:29 PM

"Lies, lies, lies, lies, nothing but lies, lies, lies, that is all they got"

My benefits practice has a large percentage of border securtiy law enforcement clients.

I ask them how things have been for their 401k, most of them are quiet types, not that into politics. I show them how their 401ks go up under Democrats and crash under Republicans. All are surprised. Most murmur something like "I thought so", a few are die hard Republicans who stare at the numbers speechless. Most are Hispanics who I can tell identify with Democrats.

This afternoon a senior guy close to retirement asks me to come over. I have to help him with a few forms. I mention that today the Affordable Health Care Act is expanding today to include more prevention coverage for women.

There are 5 law enforcement people in this guys family, brothers, and nephews.

"Lies, lies, lies, lies, nothing but lies, lies, lies, that is all they got.

Given the demographics and the strong law enforcement background I thought I touched on a Rush Limbaugh fanatic.

Gave him a second and then he was off,

"Romney lied from day one and he has lied every day since. It is all they got. My brothers are Republicans and we get together and everyone is pissed. Everyone knows that the health care industry was collapsing and it was either going to be socialized health care or this plan that they did in Mass. All of our nephews and nieces are still on our plans and now everybody is going to be able to get it."

"All they have against Obama is their lies and if this country lets them get away with it, it will sink like lead in water."

These are people that are conservative Catholics, law and order folks who fit the Republican demographics very well. I was astonished at their anger.

As Lincoln said

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and you can fool all of the people some of the time,

but

You can't fool all of the people all off the time".

Some of the people are getting really really angry about Romney and his machine of lies.

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Reply "Lies, lies, lies, lies, nothing but lies, lies, lies, that is all they got" (Original post)
grantcart Aug 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #1
annabanana Aug 2012 #2
1StrongBlackMan Aug 2012 #3
spanone Aug 2012 #4
KauaiK Aug 2012 #5
longship Aug 2012 #18
Jessy169 Aug 2012 #6
panader0 Aug 2012 #7
freshwest Aug 2012 #8
TahitiNut Aug 2012 #9
Blanks Aug 2012 #16
flpoljunkie Aug 2012 #10
blkmusclmachine Aug 2012 #11
Volaris Aug 2012 #19
Doctor_J Aug 2012 #12
eridani Aug 2012 #13
DaveJ Aug 2012 #17
DCKit Aug 2012 #14
BlueToTheBone Aug 2012 #15
sa2968 Aug 2012 #20
Cracklin Charlie Aug 2012 #21

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:32 PM

1. Sweet, grantcart!

Let's hope this man is representative of a growing number of voters out there.

K/R

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:32 PM

2. And when they stop being able to fool all those people.. They have bupkis.

When the dam finally breaks with someone who finally sees how they've been played. . Well... They will have no place to hide.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:45 PM

3. Let's just hope ...

that this are conservative Catholics, law and order folks can make the next realization ... it's not just romney; but the whole GOP!

On a side note ... what State are you in?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:47 PM

4. k&r..

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:50 PM

5. Lies, lies, lies

WOW - I'm almost afraid to hope.....especially in view of the strong win by the tea-bagger in Texas yesterday.

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Response to KauaiK (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:32 PM

18. Welcome to DU!

Good show!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:11 PM

6. Definitely a feel good story!

For those of us including myself who are in stunned awe at the amount of lies and utter stupidity that we see daily in the Republican Party, it is SWEET to know that not all of them are lost souls. It is great to see a Republican open his/her eyes and see reality for the first time. I remember when it happened to me -- it was a true awakening where I suddenly one day sat down, started thinking and realized that I was on the wrong side. That was a rush, a real WTF moment. Hopefully your clients will continue on the same path. Your story also gives me hope that my efforts -- OUR efforts -- at trying to help other Republicans see the truth aren't wasted.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:17 PM

7. Good work grantcart.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:38 PM

8. +1,000. Thanks for that.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:40 PM

9. There just HAS to be some limit.

I just shake my head in amazement at how many LIES reich-wingers tolerate. Virtually everyone I've ever known places "LYING" at the top of the list of what they just won't tolerate with any neighbor, co-worker, friend, spouse, or other family member. Of all the possible things I know of, short of outright mayhem, lying is responsible for the most splits, break-ups, and disassociations. No matter what else, our education, our religion, our politics, I've always thought this was something humans had most in common. There's just no way in the world I'd support a candidate that lied to get my vote, especially as habitually and frequently as the MittWit has lied.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:29 PM

16. Lying is responsible for impeachments, that sort of thing.

It's amazing how the party that had so little tolerance for lying a decade or do back; has no problem with it anymore.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:50 PM

10. Thanks, grantcart. Great to hear!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:51 PM

11. The GOP's be trying to drown the Government in Norquists bathtub for a long while now.

If the GOP is successful, GONE will be free public education, reliable infrastructure like roads and bridges and utilities, freedom to retire, freedom to be a child, freedom from compulsory rightwing state religion, freedom from unhealthy air and bad water, freedom from contaminated foods, freedom from sickness and epidemics, freedom from debtors prisons, freedom from life-saving information about tornadoes and hurricanes and floods and fires, freedom from police and fire department service, freedom to get your news from independent sources, freedom from basic preventative health programs for infants and women and the poor and elderly, freedom from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans Benefits, freedom from the Post Office........basically, freedom from everything people want in their lives.

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:05 PM

19. Yep. And after that happens,

the people who rely on consumers to buy the stuff they sell to earn a living will bitch to HIGH HEAVEN that they don't have roads to drive trucks on.
"What do you MEAN I have to repair my own road? That should be the cities job. Lazy damn Government...mumblegrumblegrumblemumble..."

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:53 PM

12. And voter purges and the biggest propaganda machine in history

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:22 AM

13. And that's what Romney supporters say about us

Just got an earful doorbelling tonight. OK--there are not all that many of them, but they still refuse to believe anything good about Democrats.

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Response to eridani (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:15 PM

17. All politicians do lie, but Rmoney seems to have nothing but lies left.

Either party can point at the other and yell "lies" and actually I'd agree that all politicians lie. But their griefs lack logic. How do you debate people who totally lack reasoning capability?

Their biggest issues:

Spending: Fact is, Dems spend less than Republicans.
Healthcare: Fact is, Every developed country provides healthcare, there is not rational argument for denying it.
Welfare: Republicans have no way of reducing the number of people who need help (they'll probably increase it.)
Economy: The stock markets have nearly doubled since Obama's been elected.

List goes on and on. All Repukes have left is totally irrational arguments, and therefore, must lie in campaign ads.

It is so annoying seeing all the irrational adolescent whiny complaints coming from the Riecht.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:01 AM

14. What ^ they said. nt

 

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:44 AM

15. Great post...but I thought that was PT Barnham?

Who was a great huckster.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:06 PM

20. I have a strange feeling...

...the Republican convention is not going to be a smooth ride for Romney.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:24 PM

21. From President Truman

"The American people can always see through a counterfeit. It sometimes takes a little time, but eventually they can always spot one."

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