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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:12 PM

Van Jones calls the GOP strategy what it is - Bodies on the Beach...

I'll use even more succinct terminology: TREASON.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/24/1149565/--Bodies-on-the-Beach-GOP-Strategy-Must-Fail

For four years, the right-wing calculus has been that prolonging and deepening the suffering of American families was a small price to pay - if it would put them back in power. This approach became the cornerstone of Republican strategy the day of the inauguration - when GOP leaders like Paul Ryan first sat down to plot against the new president. It was true in 2009, when Mitch McConnell openly admitted that the top GOP priority was defeating Obama. It was true just a few weeks ago, when Senate Republicans blocked the Veterans Jobs Act. They believe that by increasing America's economic pain, they can increase their own political gain.

Their theory is this: if enough dead bodies pile up on the beach, Americans will fire the lifeguard - and Republicans can get the lifeguard's job.

That is why Republicans in Congress have blocked traditionally conservative ideas like tax cuts for small businesses, simply because the President proposed them.

They have relentlessly opposed commonsense policies like helping young people pay less on student loans or making sure more folks whose mortgages are underwater can refinance their homes. They did all they could to block passage of the stimulus bill. They conveniently ignored the fact that the stimulus embraced many conservative principles: one-third was to help states and cities that were struggling to keep teachers and first-responders on the job. Another one-third was for tax cuts for 95% of Americans.

If they had stopped there, it would have been bad. But they went one step further. They brought our nation to the brink of default over a debt limit they had always raised in the past.

In short, they made things worse. On purpose.

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Reply Van Jones calls the GOP strategy what it is - Bodies on the Beach... (Original post)
backscatter712 Oct 2012 OP
porphyrian Oct 2012 #1
madrchsod Oct 2012 #2
flamingdem Oct 2012 #3
freshwest Oct 2012 #4
backscatter712 Oct 2012 #5
freshwest Oct 2012 #6
99Forever Oct 2012 #7
Laelth Oct 2012 #8

Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:14 PM

1. ! n/t

 

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:15 PM

2. yes it is...treason

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:18 PM

3. The "T" word, it's way past time to use it

and I'm sure glad to see it

Obama switched the tone at the last debate, the line is being drawn against bullies with huge resources and power

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:34 PM

4. Van Jones, one of my favorites, is right again. Not just the teahadists, the whole party.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:10 AM

5. Look at all the lockstep-voting from the GOP in Congress.

They were on a coordinated strategy of "Fuck President Obama by fucking the country."

Fucking traitors!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:31 AM

6. Since the GOP own the media, it's been made business as usual. Van Jones knows that very well.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:33 AM

7. I know that...

.. their strategy has worked on me and mine, as there is almost no hope that we will even have dignity left IF things ever turn around for us. Our lifetimes of work have been summarily and unceremoniously stripped from us as they played power games. What's even worse is that there are so many millions of others like us. I fear what the future will bring and know that it didn't have to be this way.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:30 PM

8. True. k&r n/t

-Laelth

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