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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:26 PM

Stand Your Ground, Mr. President

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Reply Stand Your Ground, Mr. President (Original post)
arely staircase Dec 2012 OP
Luminous Animal Dec 2012 #1
arely staircase Dec 2012 #2
Luminous Animal Dec 2012 #3
Earth_First Dec 2012 #4
arely staircase Dec 2012 #5
Earth_First Dec 2012 #6
arely staircase Dec 2012 #7
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #8
arely staircase Dec 2012 #22
melody Dec 2012 #9
Rosa Luxemburg Dec 2012 #10
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #11
Luminous Animal Dec 2012 #14
plethoro Dec 2012 #12
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #15
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #13
newfie11 Dec 2012 #20
hopemountain Dec 2012 #16
6502 Dec 2012 #17
arely staircase Dec 2012 #23
6502 Dec 2012 #26
arely staircase Dec 2012 #27
Kablooie Dec 2012 #18
Skittles Dec 2012 #19
arely staircase Dec 2012 #24
Skittles Dec 2012 #25
Demo_Chris Dec 2012 #21
ProudProgressiveNow Dec 2012 #28

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:29 PM

1. Huh? The President's ground includes cuts to SS, Medicare, and Medicaid.

I think you meant to say, "Walk back up that hill and stand on higher ground."

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:32 PM

2. and sharia law and government mandated light bulbs

and fluoride in the water to rob us of our precious bodily fluids.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:43 PM

3. Do you think I am stupid? Carney, Pelosi, and Reid admitted such. Were they lying?

And, if as you say, the President is against cuts to SS, Medicare and Medicaid, where is his proposal that he is urging an up or down vote if Congress cannot reach a deal?

Why haven't we seen it? Don't we deserve to see the details so that We The People can petition our representatives if we disagree with them?


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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:45 PM

4. Relax, it's 40-dimensional chess...

Just wait.

You'll see...

Just.Wait.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:57 PM

5. new material desperately needed

the (insert nerdy Trekkie reference here) chess bon mots are so 2009.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:01 AM

6. Just wait for the White House rebranding of a tax increase on the Middle Class...

...and a by and large increase in the size of the working class poor.

Just.Wait.

Is that new enough for you?

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:10 AM

7. and when they don't

you will move to your next imagining of something evil obama must certainly be planning on doing. can't wait to read it. have you made it up yet? and please make sure you have some kind of cylon/wookie chess metaphor to illustrate it.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:14 AM

8. It's not chess, it's not even poker, it's chicken

Two cars speeding towards each other, the first one to flinch is the chicken.

It would be more relaxing for the passengers if the driver were to be in some personal danger from the crash but sadly that's not the case.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:27 AM

22. not a bad analogy, fumesucker

just this time the dems are in an 18 wheeler and the gopers are on a tricycle.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:21 AM

9. No, because -- of course -- only a Trekkie would know about three-dimensional chess

Oy ...

Three-dimensional chess was a cognitive model LONG before Spock.

But hey, just keep imagining we live in a perfect world where this President is all-powerful and can do anything ... now THAT is so 2009

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:27 AM

10. Call him

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:31 AM

11. And call your Congress critters. nt

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:35 AM

14. I have. And Pelosi (my rep) and emailed her as well. No response.

My one question is: Is chained CPI on the table? Apparently, We The (little) People do not deserve an answer.

Rather, we get a 'strong resolute President who directs 'leaders' of congress to, DO IT NOW! Do what? Hammer out a 4000 page budget over the weekend to deliver to their members on Sunday night so they can vote on it on Monday without reading it (Let alone We The People reading it)? Because WE'RE ALL GOING TO GO OVER THE CL-I-I-I-I-I-I-F AND D-I-I-I-I-I-I-E ON MONDAY!

Obama and our Reps knew what was on the table back in 2011 but we only heard about that through strategic leaks and when unions, SS advocates, and others (including those on DU) tried to rally people to protest, we were told that we were Firebaggers and that the main street media always lies... we were mocked and ridiculed.

Ah well, our elected "leaders" have been lying to us for a year and a half (in order to, supposedly, play some master chess game) and, instead of having the opportunity for open debate and to petition our government, we are all led by the nose to the totally fictional FISCAL CLIFF!!!!



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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:02 AM

12. I have a strong suspicion there are going to

 

be quite a few non-plussed persons here tomorrow. I just hope the Republicans don't do what I fear the most; that is, walk back up the hill themselves with a sudden concern for the social contract. I'll be watching MTP tomorrow, even though I haven't watched tv in a long time.

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Response to plethoro (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:28 AM

15. Thats exactly what would happen

They would blame it on Obama and run against it in two years.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:16 AM

13. Just because it was discussed doesn't mean it's going to happen.

Shit, it is starting to look like the R's are going to get nothing at all.

Hang on to your hat, but by all means, keep letting the White House know you don't accept any deal with mods to SS/Medicare/Medicaid. Have a little faith.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:29 AM

16. yes, stand your ground - our ground, President Obama...

and don't take any crap from david gregory.
and for the rest of you negative ninnies, have some faith. cheeeeeeez!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:31 AM

17. Who didn't y'all get out there in the streets, instead....

... of swapping around feel-goody photoshopped images?

You know...
... actually showing physical numbers in the street so that Obama knows he can just point outside and say, "The people appear to have spoken on this, already."

Think about it?

If things don't go your way, it'll be your own fault.
If things happen to go your way, it'll have nothing to do you.
And will have nothing to do with all of the people who just spent their time just swapping JPEG files.

Just saying.

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Response to 6502 (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:31 AM

23. sure, dude

float me the airline and hotel money and i am there. JPEGs are all I can afford.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:42 AM

26. I can help you....

... I am on the other side of the world and I am able to participate actively.

The problem is that I know how to be active.
Even that I am overseas.
Even that I am a 99%er.
I can't afford to come back to rally...
... but I am involved.

And here is how you can too:

http://www.barackobama.com/


Sign up.
Get connected with people in your area.
And make things happen.

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Response to 6502 (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:35 PM

27. thanks

I appreciate that.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:09 AM

18. He's a negotiator, not a ground stander.

Of course he will give a lot away if the Republicans say they will finally vote for it.
It won't be everything but prepare for a shock if the fiscal cliff is avoided.
It won't be pretty.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:37 AM

19. how old is this?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:32 AM

24. i don't know, skittles

why?

don't you know what a metaphore is!!!!???

just kidding - sorry about that the other day.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:35 PM

25. YEE HAW!

no worries

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:21 AM

21. Relax guys. If anyone can afford this it's old people (nt)

 



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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:35 PM

28. K&R nt

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