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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:29 PM

Republicans still don't like the deal.

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Predictably, Republicans respond with outrage to the president's speech, although I have to say, I have no idea what speech they were watching:

Cantor's lead spokesguy // RT @dougheye: If Obama's goal was to harm the process and make going over the cliff more likely, he's succeeding.
@edatpost via HootSuite


RT @JakeSherman: a top McConnell aide --> RT @HolmesJosh: Potus just moved the goalpost again. Significantly. This is new
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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/31/1175102/-Obama-makes-fiscal-cliff-statement

Dear Democrats: Please stop trying to negotiate with these fuckers.

They're an embarrassment, and they're going to embarrass you in the process.

The deal is about appeasing the rich and protecting wasteful military spending.

Want real deficit reduction: Go over the cliff. Period.





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Reply Republicans still don't like the deal. (Original post)
ProSense Dec 2012 OP
lpbk2713 Dec 2012 #1
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #2
Harmony Blue Dec 2012 #3
dem4ward Dec 2012 #4
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #5
Dawgs Dec 2012 #6
Harmony Blue Dec 2012 #7
Dirty Socialist Dec 2012 #10
Harmony Blue Dec 2012 #13
gollygee Dec 2012 #8
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #9
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #15
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #20
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #21
NutmegYankee Dec 2012 #11
Harmony Blue Dec 2012 #16
NutmegYankee Dec 2012 #22
malaise Dec 2012 #12
Lex Dec 2012 #14
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #17
Harmony Blue Dec 2012 #19
budkin Dec 2012 #18
spanone Dec 2012 #23
davidn3600 Dec 2012 #24

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:31 PM

1. Naturally




They will never be content until the middle class is totally annihilated.


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:32 PM

2. And so it begins

[link:|

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:33 PM

3. If Republicans balk at such a deal

then they have only themselves to blame.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:35 PM

4. The don't like the air they breath... TOO DAMN BAD!

 

Assholes!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:35 PM

5. I'm entirely with you on this one.

Over the cliff. No negotiations with hostage-takers. You're just setting yourself up and emboldening them for next time.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:37 PM

6. GREAT NEWS!!! Going over is the best thing for America. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:38 PM

7. All I know if we go over the cliff

no one can accuse President Obama for not trying.

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:42 PM

10. Oh yes they can!

The right wing press will squawk about Obama not trying. Actually, they have been doing just that. then the MSM will say both sides are to blame. However, I don't think a majority will buy it.

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Response to Dirty Socialist (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:45 PM

13. Obama has purposefully made himself

available to the public the last few days which has already been ingrained into the American public perception. He even joked about spending the night in DC for New Years. The media can try all they want but they can't manipulate the President's presence, and earnest to make a deal.

Which is why if the Republicans bulk at the deal, it will only strengthen Obama's support with the American public.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:40 PM

8. That's because Republicans don't like deals at all

They like to get their way, and that's all they like.

Their idea of "compromise" is roughly equivalent to that of my 3-year-old.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:40 PM

9. To everyone up in arms over this happening:

 

Are you just pretending that you don't already know everything is already fucked?

Its been fucked for a while. Our civilization is a corrupt, rotting shit corpse. Every benefit it doles out to you is the result of exploiting numerous other humans and making their lives miserable. Every curse it throws your way stems from its natural exploitive nature that demands it hands out benefits to those above you on the heirarchy. Our very system of government is fucked lipstick hiding the true nature of this behemoth, making you root for the very elite that steer us toward human exploitation and planetary destruction. As long as you want to roll around in its excesses like pigs in mud, you gotta take the lashings inherent to the system. We have a good 50 years before the whole shithouse comes down (systematic failure from a combination of drought, resource depletion, climate change, and disparity of wealth), so why waste your time whining when you figure out this fucked game aint fair?

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:46 PM

15. Indiana Jones says:

[link:|

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Response to AldoLeopold (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:55 PM

20. Being born is a dangerous ordeal

 

No one gets out alive.


I don't really mean to sound like a doomsayer; we're all going to shuffle off eventually. But the agricultural system does face an impending threat that is likely unavoidable, unless we rebuild it from scratch focusing on local resilience and independence (something inherently contradictory to the nature of the system in my opinion). So yeah, for some, its not going to be a cheery end. Its to those I suggest either 1) clue in and build your own resiliency (perhaps by dropping out) or 2) spend it while you got it and don't waste time with the daily 10 Minutes of Hate.

Figure out how to live or live it up, because an exploitation-subsidized life aint going to last forever.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:56 PM

21. Nobody agrees more with you than I

They'll learn - it'll be too late, but they'll learn soon enough.

We're on the wall telling them about grumpkins and snarks right now - but the others are coming.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:42 PM

11. They are trying to shift the blame.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:47 PM

16. And it will fail

Obama has made it clear that he is willing to deal. The American public knows this, and the Republicans have painted themselves in a corner.

Bravo President Obama well played sir.

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:04 PM

22. Indeed.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:43 PM

12. Jump ReTHUGS

Jump right off the cliff - let the Bush tax cuts die on the last day of the year!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:45 PM

14. I believe I read that polling shows Americans will blame the Repukes if a deal isn't struck.

Most people know which side is fucking things up and protecting the super-rich at the expense of the well-being of the rest of us.



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:48 PM

17. The Democratic tactics seem to be working.

This time, we made a few concessions, and thankfully, this time, we didn't give away the whole store this time, though I would still ask the GOP to give more.

The GOP throws yet another hissy-fit and rejects the deal.

Result: Obama and Democrats come across as the adults in the room, GOP gets blamed for the fiscal speed-bump and will start feeling extreme pain shortly.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:55 PM

19. +1 That is how the public will percieve

the President and Democrats...responsible adults while the Republicans look like they are going throw a tantrum haha.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:52 PM

18. Let's give them MORE!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:05 PM

23. f.u.c.k.t.h.e.m.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:08 PM

24. They dont want taxes to go up for the super rich unless the middle class gives up entitlements

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