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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:46 PM

At Long Last, Republicans Will Know They Can Trust Us

After so many years of rancor, I'm mighty proud that elected Democrats have gone the extra mile and extended a huge, huge olive branch when they didn't need to. By needlessly giving away the high ground to Republicans, we've shown that we're a party they can trust as partners. They'll no longer think of us in the same breath as meanies like FDR.

We can come in from the cold now.

Given this new-found spirit of unity, I expect that Republicans will return the favor during the upcoming debt ceiling talks. Peace and cooperation will reign as we work together to extend a hand to the Job Creators.

And yes, I will buy that bridge. Manhattan to Brooklyn, you won't believe how cheap this guy's selling it!

Austerity now! Austerity forever!

Third-Way Manny

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MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 OP
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #1
Summer Hathaway Dec 2012 #2
malz Dec 2012 #3
SidDithers Dec 2012 #4
Jack Sprat Jan 2013 #5
Melinda Jan 2013 #6
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #7

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:53 PM

1. Let's celebrate! Tax breaks for everybody in Congress!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:30 PM

2. Same old shit

over and over and over.

Have you ever considered finding a new hobby?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:50 PM

3. In related news...

 

let's welcome the new White House Chief of Staff, Donald Trump!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:53 PM

4. Third-Party Manny strikes again...nt

Sid

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:28 AM

5. Obama sent Biden over to dance with McConnell

 

How nice was that! Whenever the repubs are allegedly in confusion, done as a party, and completely politically checkmated (as our sheeple describe them), President Obama races to their rescue and bails them out with a New Year's Cave-In.

Not content to wait one more day and claim the high-ground unopposed, Mr President chose to give away the leverage of all the Bush tax cuts expiring at midnight. It also punts away any leverage that those expirations might have had during the debt ceiling talks.

I expect this has been carefully crafted to make sure that a good healthy portion of social security cuts and medicare cuts are cut from the budget in exchange for getting republicon agreement on raising the debt ceiling. Checkmate! Obama gets what he and his fellow republicans wanted from the start....Longterm overhaul of entitlement programs. And Obama will go before the people and eloquently state that he didn't actually pursue entitlement reform, but he had to submit to it to avert the threat of default and as an act of compromise to assure nervous markets.

Compared to Obama, Eisenhower was a socialist. Obama and Reagan are almost 2 of a kind politically conservative. However, the Congress allowed Reagan to spend lavishly. So it almost looks like Reagan was to the left of Obama, too.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:34 AM

6. I raise my glass...

Happy New Year, Manny. You always reinforce my belief in the human race.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:02 AM

7. Can you feel the love tonight!

 

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