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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:42 AM

Obama Suggests Lame-Duck Congress Take Tips From 'Schoolhouse Rock'

Source: Talking Points Memo

President Barack Obama scolded Republicans for failing to carry out the core responsibilities of Congress, including passing a budget, in an interview with CNN that aired Friday.

Obama compared the legislative process to the series "Schoolhouse Rock," which produced an animated short film that explained how a bill becomes a law on Capitol Hill, to express his frustration with the slow pace of the legislature.
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"Now what we've got is Republicans talking about the idea that they would shut down the government," he said. "Nobody thinks that's good for the middle class."





Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-suggests-lame-duck-congress-take-tips-from



This looks like it was meant to be insulting and demeaning. A welcome development.

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Reply Obama Suggests Lame-Duck Congress Take Tips From 'Schoolhouse Rock' (Original post)
geek tragedy Aug 2013 OP
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2013 #1
reflection Aug 2013 #2
mac56 Aug 2013 #4
mehrrh Aug 2013 #3
Bonobo Aug 2013 #5
BumRushDaShow Aug 2013 #6
DissidentVoice Aug 2013 #7
AmyStrange Aug 2013 #8
Safetykitten Aug 2013 #9
MADem Aug 2013 #10

Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:45 AM

1. Conjunction Junction: GOP can go to hell AND bite me.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 11:02 AM

2. Dysfunction Junction, what's your function. n/t

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Response to reflection (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 11:32 AM

4. DUZY stuff!

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 11:27 AM

3. schoolhouse

When the rest of us were having our understanding of civics augmented with these clever cartoons, what were the republicans doing?
Evidence shows they didn't learn civics in school and didn't even watch the cartoons -- what were they doing instead.
My imagination runs wild.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 11:35 AM

5. Yeah, like a majority vote to pass a law, like we all learned.

That'd be nice.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 11:49 AM

6. HELL to the YEAH!! Been trying to educate DUers too



I am so glad that he said that!

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 01:28 PM

7. Priceless!

Schoolhouse Rock was very much a part of my childhood. "I'm just a Bill" was one of my favourites.

I would also suggest "Verb" because it requires DOING something, rather than just sitting around with their finger in their collective arses that the Congressional GOP does.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=US8mGU1MzYw

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 02:06 PM

8. What's the problem?

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is there some kind of special election coming up that no one knows about yet?

You know, the gotta look good for the electorate, kind of thing?

Basicly, the GOP's job is to keep Reagan's idea of a trickle down kind of economy going, and that it works fine, if you leave it alone. Or that, a market society can fix itself without government intervention.

Leaving the masses to fend for themselves in favor of treating the 1% like kings and queens. They ARE America's Royalty.

Personally, I believe we should give every one of them a gun and send them to the front lines to get shot at.

Our Veterans are doing that now and when they come home, they get fucked. It's happening right now. Watch the news.

They should not have to pay taxes for the rest of their lives and also while they are defending our country.

And the top 1% should pay more to help take care of the people (our vets) who are making their millions and billions of dollar incomes possible.

Sorry for the long rant

d

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replaced "or" with "and also" in the seventh sentence

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 02:10 PM

9. Who is advising him on these little throw-aways? Kinda sad.

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:10 PM

10. I have been saying that shit for a couple of years now! nt

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