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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:53 PM

Ed Rendell: Obama cutting Social Security would be like Lincoln freeing the slaves

This is beyond horrible.

RENDELL: Give the President credit, he said he would consider chained CPI, he said back in 2011 that he would raise the Medicare age, with carveouts. Those are things hes going to have to deliver. He has to lead. And boy Id love the whole Congress, this new Congress and the President, they should all go see a screening of Lincoln together, because Abraham Lincoln led on the 13th amendment when everybody on both sides told him he was crazy.

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Reply Ed Rendell: Obama cutting Social Security would be like Lincoln freeing the slaves (Original post)
Report1212 Jan 2013 OP
Skidmore Jan 2013 #1
Report1212 Jan 2013 #3
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #19
raouldukelives Jan 2013 #24
peacebird Jan 2013 #2
putitinD Jan 2013 #9
atreides1 Jan 2013 #4
bluethruandthru Jan 2013 #5
Scuba Jan 2013 #39
butterfly77 Jan 2013 #6
Skittles Jan 2013 #13
Report1212 Jan 2013 #14
RainDog Jan 2013 #7
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #8
ProSense Jan 2013 #10
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #11
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #12
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #15
Report1212 Jan 2013 #18
Zen Democrat Jan 2013 #16
TheKentuckian Jan 2013 #17
CreekDog Jan 2013 #20
W_HAMILTON Jan 2013 #21
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #22
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #23
diane in sf Jan 2013 #25
still_one Jan 2013 #26
RBInMaine Jan 2013 #27
still_one Jan 2013 #36
leftstreet Jan 2013 #33
still_one Jan 2013 #35
JEB Jan 2013 #28
Freddie Jan 2013 #29
Oilwellian Jan 2013 #30
bvar22 Jan 2013 #31
senseandsensibility Jan 2013 #32
Report1212 Jan 2013 #38
Faryn Balyncd Jan 2013 #34
kentuck Jan 2013 #37
butterfly77 Jan 2013 #40
jsr Jan 2013 #41
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2013 #42
SoCalDem Jan 2013 #43

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:55 PM

1. Ed Rendell is a corporate shill.

He works for a group of corporate heads in "Fix the Debt." I loathe that he is a go to for commentary from the left on MSNBC.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:00 PM

3. I wonder if they give him any money.

I don't think they disclose that.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:48 PM

19. I cannot believe he made that statement.

What a sad day.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:23 PM

24. Yep. Well paid and supported by every Wall St investor. nt

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:58 PM

2. Nope. Remove the cap on social security taxes and allow everyone to buy into medicare coverage

Healthy younger folks would help medicares bottom line and paying on all money earned, not just the first 108k would help Social Security.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:11 PM

9. Exactly

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:01 PM

4. Rendell is out of his ever loving mind...

...cutting social security benefits is like freeing the slaves?

WTF is he talking about...freeing the slaves was a good thing, cutting people's social security could lead to people dying from lack of food, shelter, and health care...but to Rendell this is a good thing!!!!

I've never seen anyone in more need of a baseball bat to the head then Rendell...but I'm sure the candidate list will grow over the next few months!


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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:01 PM

5. Horrible analogy!

A much better analogy would have been "Obama initiating universal, single payer healthcare would be like Lincoln freeing the slaves".

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Response to bluethruandthru (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:24 AM

39. +1,000

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:06 PM

6. He is the first one they are sending out...

to run the republicons' talking points "WE GOT TO CUT THE SPENDING!"WE GOT TO CUT THE SPENDING!

Another one is "THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO LEAD!or WE NEED LEADERSHIP! More to come who's next?

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Response to butterfly77 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:14 PM

13. yup - there's a reason it was put on the table

get ready for the onslaught - they're gonna make up that revenue somehow

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Response to butterfly77 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:21 PM

14. Him and Villaraigosa

The Vichy Democrats?

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:08 PM

7. Logic fail

Social security keeps the elderly from abject poverty...like slavery.

Cutting social security would be like Obama instituting Jim Crow laws for the elderly.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:11 PM

8. Fuck Ed Rendell and the DINOsaur he rode in on.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:12 PM

10. Ed Rendell is a tool n/t

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:12 PM

11. Ed's getting paid.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:12 PM

12. Why doesn't this piece of shit request cuts on his bloated pension first? nt

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:23 PM

15. I did see Lincoln. And not "everybody on both sides told him he was crazy."

Just the conservatives and racists told him he was crazy. The progressives (for example, Thaddeus Stevens, brilliantly played by Tommy Lee Jones) urged him to push for the 13th Amendment. The progressives were right then, and they are right now. Cutting Medicare benefits is dead wrong on so many levels. Fuck you, Ed Rendell.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:39 PM

18. Image of Lincoln as compromiser is overplayed

In reality he took some radical steps he was bitterly criticized for on behalf of progress

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:23 PM

16. Can't Stand Rendell. Obama needs to increase the SS wage limit to $150,000, minimum.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:23 PM

17. Rendell is an old box of putrid turds

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:50 PM

20. I always thought I'd oppose having anything get named in Ed Rendell's honor

but I could make an exception for the cat food aisle at the grocery store.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:52 PM

21. Nice to see the elimination of the payroll tax holiday end talks of cutting Social Security.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:59 PM

22. Ed Rendell reminds me of a mobster. n/t

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:14 PM

23. Ed Rendell has always been a blue dog asshole.

 

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:30 PM

25. Rendell, what an *sshole.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:33 PM

26. The Democrats today would not pass social security or Medicare

As it stands

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Response to still_one (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:36 PM

27. OK, enough of the purist bullshit.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #27)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:55 PM

36. It isn't purist bullshit. Except for a few Democrats, and some like Bernie Sanders, they would be

privatizing it all.

The FDRs and LBJs are far and few between

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Response to still_one (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:26 PM

33. +1 They'd mandate Medicare from private insurers

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:53 PM

35. That is exactly what I am saying. This isn't a "purest" of anything I am saying, this is what most

of the Democratic party have evolved into

It is all corporate lobbyists

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:43 PM

28. Rendell doing his best

Lieberman impression. Sold out so long ago he's rancid. Probably not safe to even have such putrid rot in the fridge.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:47 PM

29. Too many cheesesteaks, Ed

I liked him as PA Governor. God knows what's happened to him since.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:55 PM

30. And so it begins...again

Get ready to bend over, America. Grand Bargain III (third time's the charm?) is gearing up!

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:57 PM

31. Ed Rendell.... the perfect spokesman for the "Centrist" Wing of the "New Democrat" Party

"The DLC New Dem of The Week"
http://www.dlc.org/ndol_cif67c.html?contentid=254200&subid=116&kaid=104


He was but ONE of the traitorous conservatives masquerading as Democrats that Paul Wellstone was talking about in the following quote:

"There are forces within the Democratic Party who want us to sound like kinder, gentler Republicans.
I want a party that will STAND UP for Working Americans."
---Paul Wellstone


photo by bvar22
Shortly before Sen Wellstone was killed



You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their rhetoric, promises, or excuses.
Solidarity99!

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:06 PM

32. So no one on MSNBC is going to call him out?

Everyone on The Cycle just sat there in silence today when he gave his spell.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #32)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:56 PM

38. I heard Kornacki pushed back nt

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:32 PM

34. Ed Rendell should become a Republican.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:55 PM

37. If we had some ham, we'd have some ham and eggs...

..if we had some eggs.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:41 PM

40. K&R..

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:45 PM

41. Typical asshole

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:46 PM

42. Un freakin' real!

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:51 PM

43. I am sick-to-death of seeing 6 & 7 figure income pundits

gloriously extolling the virtues of cutting/tweaking/fixing/extending Social Security/Medicare.

NONE of these people will EVER truly need either of those entitlements.

I call them entitlements because they ARE entitlements..not a "charitable gesture" or a Federal bon mot to lazy folks".

They are an entitlement we earned by a lifetime of labor (mostly underpaid & overworked), and are but two of the ever-dwindling perks of being a citizen of this nation.

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