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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:31 PM

Merry Christmas Republicans, Rachel Maddow Just Ate Your Lunch

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Merry Christmas Republicans, Rachel Maddow Just Ate Your Lunch

By: Jason Easley
December 4th, 2012


In an epic moment of television, Rachel Maddow explained to America why Republicans are wrong to be focusing on the deficit when economic growth is the real problem.

Here is the video from MSNBC @ link~

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In the end, the dispute between the White House and congressional Republicans is about whether or not we add or subtract money from the economy.

As Maddow pointed out, todayís Republicans arenít making the connection between deficit reduction and economic growth. The GOP has the equation backwards. They think that an austerity path can grow the economy, when all historical evidence suggests that exact opposite is true.

Rachel Maddow attacked the philosophical and ideological conservative underpinnings that got the country into this mess. By pointing out, that the deficit conversation is distraction from the nationís real problem (economic growth), she pretty much ate the Republicans lunch.

The bad news for the GOP is that President Obama agrees with her
, and a look beneath the surface reveals a president who has one eye on stimulus, and another on long term deficit reduction.

These fiscal cliff discussions are revealing that Republicans didnít just lose an election, they also lost the philosophical battle over how to grow the economy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:41 PM

1. How can this NOT make you wonder why Republicans have no allegiance to the USA? add their

hatred for the UN "interfering" in our seeding wars all over Earth with our arms trade and it is impossible not to wonder why Republicans apparently hate this country and have no problem with seeing it destroyed the same way that daddy Reagan is supposed to have gotten the USSR to destroy itself, by denying economic justice to the people while depleting ALL of our resources with Endless War Profiteering.

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:43 PM

2. It's all about their conservative 'ideology', doncha know.

I cannot believe these people aren't aware of the damage they're doing. I think between the teabaggers and the rich folks buying their campaigns, they've made a choice. Pretty obvious to me.

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:10 PM

12. I think Chris Hedges had the answer. I can't remember which of his writings...

But basically the 1% have no national allegiance anymore. Look at the places where they have houses and money. They know once they wring every dime they can out of us, they can flee the chaos and go somewhere where they can hire a private security force to keep themselves "safe".
These are the ones that the NSA and the CIA are trying to protect (had to throw that in since the recent report on them storing all of our communications).

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Response to rwsanders (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:42 PM

13. Matt Taibbi, investigative reporter at The Rolling Stone, is also completely convinced that what you

describe is precisely what is happening at this very minute and from the looks of some of these gun-rights threads around here, I have to say that I think it pretty likely that he and Chris Hedges are correct.

Check this out: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1921879 - and - my latest contribution in same: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021921879#post243

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:46 PM

3. Historical evidence

ReTHUGs don't recognize no historical evidence - they make shit up!!!
Remember the South won the civil war

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:00 PM

4. Obama with Boehner, Cantor, and Ryan around the punchbowl at the White House Xmas party


He should stick their heads in the bowl and not let them up until January 21, 2013.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:41 PM

5. I love Jason Easley 'splaining things with Rachal's invaluble

analysis.. thanks babylonsistah!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:47 PM

6. What nobody is mentioning is that austerity does work, but only for the rich

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:58 PM

7. +1

Europe is an austerity train wreck.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:39 PM

16. Agreed and...

You absolutely have the best moniker on DU.

Love it!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:07 PM

8. 30 year old Starve the Beast strategy

GOP strategist Jude Wanniski came up with the "Starve the Beast" theory in the 1970's and Reagan applied it. It is basically slash taxes and spend heavily on defense to multiply the national debt. When a Dem president gets in office, start screaming about the national debt and how entitlements have to be slashed.


Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years
by Thom Hartmann
This weekend, House Republican leader John Boehner played out the role of Jude Wanniski on NBC's "Meet The Press."

Odds are you've never heard of Jude, but without him Reagan never would have become a "successful" president, Republicans never would have taken control of the House or Senate, Bill Clinton never would have been impeached, and neither George Bush would have been president.

When Barry Goldwater went down to ignominious defeat in 1964, most Republicans felt doomed (among them the then-28-year-old Wanniski). Goldwater himself, although uncomfortable with the rising religious right within his own party and the calls for more intrusion in people's bedrooms, was a diehard fan of Herbert Hoover's economic worldview.

clip........ https://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/26-0

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:46 PM

14. Two Santa Claus Theory should be an absolute requirement in every

civics class (assuming they still existed) in America today.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:08 PM

9. ewww can't wait! Up next over here.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:27 PM

10. Republicans

Wrong morally, wrong ethically, wrong economically, wrong for America, wrong for humanity and right for those who would exploit the working class appealing to the worst fears and lowest instincts. Kick 'em to the curb.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:29 PM

11. Suck it, Repukes. Your Shock Doctrine crap has been exposed. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:39 AM

15. Thanks for the tip.

I will have to see the video clip.

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