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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:10 PM

OH MAN!!! this proposal is bad

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/obama-social-security-fiscal-cliff_n_2319850.html

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Reply OH MAN!!! this proposal is bad (Original post)
bigdarryl Dec 2012 OP
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #1
still_one Dec 2012 #2
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #4
still_one Dec 2012 #12
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #13
still_one Dec 2012 #15
MjolnirTime Dec 2012 #9
still_one Dec 2012 #10
budkin Dec 2012 #3
DJ13 Dec 2012 #5
bigdarryl Dec 2012 #6
DJ13 Dec 2012 #7
Cali_Democrat Dec 2012 #8
Myrina Dec 2012 #17
LoisB Dec 2012 #11
mucifer Dec 2012 #18
savalez Dec 2012 #14
davidpdx Dec 2012 #16

Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:15 PM

1. Reports from whom?

It'd be nice if there were some source other than "unnamed top GOP aide"

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:17 PM

2. It is all over the news today, and the administration is not denying it

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

4. But what are the sources?

"MSNBC says that Fox is reporting that a post on facebook referenced to an Email from MoveOn.org that says the Huffpo was writing an article about Harry Reid's reaction to rumors that an unnamed source hinted at a possible deal" is not actually a news report.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:53 PM

12. It is funny because they are quoting members of Congress. So is that misreported too?

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Response to still_one (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:02 PM

13. They're asking members of Congress a question... based on the unsourced rumor

"If Still_One eats puppies, as some sources claim, would you think less of him?" MSNBC asked Harry Reid today.
"Well... Yes, I suppose I would" Reid replied


Doesn't actually mean you eat puppies, does it? But it does allow someone - an unnamed someone - to accuse you of doing so, and the media to promulgate the accusation.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:16 PM

15. At least for now it could end up a moot point since it looks like if this was true, the repugs won't

Accept it

However, I understand the point you made, and it is valid, though most sources are unamed, which is how Washington has always played their trial balloons

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:39 PM

9. So it must be true, right?!?!?! You'll bite at anything that feeds your animosity towards Obama.

 

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Response to MjolnirTime (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:44 PM

10. How much did you donate to Obama's campaign that you make the inane remark about my "animosity" to

Obama?

I donated a good chunk of change not only to the President but also to the Democrats, so don't call me an Obama hater

I supported him big time in both elections

However, if this story is true, and he gets rid of COLA, are you still not going to criticize, unless of course you are for those kind of "tweaks" to social security and medicare



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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:25 PM

3. We need to flood the White House communication channels. This is unacceptable.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:28 PM

5. A sign that Obama is leading the negotiations

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:33 PM

6. would have been better to show a picture of him bending over saying SCREW ME!!

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:34 PM

7. I tried, but I didnt see one of those

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:37 PM

8. Ya that is a pretty shitty deal

If this is true, I don't understand why Obama would want to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

It makes no sense. Also, he's already played into GOP hands by detailing entitlement cuts. He needs to make the GOP detail the entitlement cuts they want.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:42 AM

17. ... because it's the type of deal he wanted from the beginning?

He's not a Liberal. DEFINITELY not a Progressive.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:53 PM

11. I've sent two emails; called the White House comment line (which is busy). Fuck 'em!

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Response to LoisB (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:47 AM

18. Call your congresscritters and get your friends and family to do so.

It might not help but it can't hurt.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:12 PM

14. You may post up to 4 paragraphs. n/t

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:35 AM

16. For Christsakes really?

The Huffington Post? Please come up with something better next time.

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