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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:40 AM

Are Democratic Politicians really that stupid?

To place themselves in a political bomb and be labeled as the ones who cut Social Security?

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Reply Are Democratic Politicians really that stupid? (Original post)
UCmeNdc Dec 2012 OP
fasttense Dec 2012 #1
TahitiNut Dec 2012 #2
delrem Dec 2012 #6
Ford_Prefect Dec 2012 #3
INdemo Dec 2012 #10
forestpath Dec 2012 #4
jerseyjack Dec 2012 #5
jreal Dec 2012 #7
dotymed Dec 2012 #9
demwing Dec 2012 #15
nenagh Dec 2012 #8
PADemD Dec 2012 #11
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #12
Cosmocat Dec 2012 #13
another_liberal Dec 2012 #14
NorthCarolina Dec 2012 #16
andlor Dec 2012 #17
bonniebgood Dec 2012 #18

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:15 AM

1. In a word - Yes

They are eating from the same pig trough as the RepubliCONS and unless people start protesting madly, nothing is going to change.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:33 AM

2. They're trying to appease hostage-takers.

Appeasement ... nearly always wrong.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:05 AM

6. no they aren't.

They're collaborating with their partners in the Rep party to shaft you.
Both parties take orders from the same base. Both parties use the same language. Both parties have the same ideas.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:59 AM

3. They believe whatever dogma FOX tells them, it seems. They are not the Democrats I elected.

Or are they merely responding to the call of another master?

Drip, drip, drip drip...the sound of our parent's legacy draining away because it was inconvenient to fight to preserve it.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:48 AM

10. Only reason most of them get elected is because voters think

Republicans are so much worse..but in reality Democrats may be better able to fool the voters more easily because of what we expect of them.(They are Better bullshitters) The end result,no difference between the two.
So what if theres was talk about forcing Congressional members to pay their own health care premiums and take a 20% pay cut .How much attention would that get?...
Congress stole 2.7 trillion $ from Social Security to fund the Bush tax cuts now they just don't want to pay it back ...thats all it is...they would rather write off what they owe Social Security and make everyone think that the rich will be sacrificing too but in the end there will be some watered down version of tax cuts just like the watered down version of the healthcare bill...

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:00 AM

4. They are not Democrats.

 

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:02 AM

5. Get real clear... Obama is gonna cave. Pressure on Congress, especially Repubs is the only solution.

 

Remind them to reduce military spending, raise the cap on ss contributions, end the oil subsidies.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:18 AM

7. Where's the content here?

So now I gotta go google? I'll pass.

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Response to jreal (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:46 AM

9. No need to google, just read (or watch) the "news."

"Our" Democratic President and politicians are already willing to cut social security benefits, raise the age limits, etc..so we don't fall off their invented fiscal cliff. Instead of honoring the promises made during their campaigns, it's back to screw the poor and needy as usual.
We currently (for many years) have one corporate party with two different names but the same goal, everything for the elite...their base.

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Response to dotymed (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:34 AM

15. The same.news that predicted a Romney win?

Those.morons? That's your source?

Holy fuck...

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:46 AM

8. Another day...another email to the White House...

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:07 AM

11. Is Tim Geithner the negotiator?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:23 AM

12. As somebody on DU said several years back

Democrats never fail to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:24 AM

13. It is just fucking mind boggling

More democrats than republicans will vote for this garbage in both the House and Senate.

It moves FAR too close to what the Rs are pushing for, but they won't vote for it, will get it AND will slam the Obama and the Democrats for BOTH how horrible it is AND for cutting benefits, depending on how the wind blows at any given time.

Whisky
Tango
Foxtrot

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:29 AM

14. Just postpone when the law goes into effect.

The law should be written so that its changes only go into effect two or three years from now. That way a Democratic super-majority can change it back before any elderly see a cut.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:35 AM

16. You are dreaming if you think it would be changed back.

Further cuts maybe, but they would never undo that which they have collaborated so hard, and for so long, to accomplish.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:42 AM

17. No,

They not stupid, they absolutely sure we are stupid.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:29 AM

18. Two Headed Beast of the Same Body. I turned off Cable because

I dont want to see the Talking Heads Democrats twisting like a pretzel supporting the Democrats (head of the same beast) to keep their jobs. This site like others have little to no respect for the likes of Cenk and Mike Malloy who has been telling the truth from the beginning. We "Liberals" lose even when we Win. Who in their right/left mind will vote Dem if this goes down?

http://livingtheimpossibledream.com/2012/07/the-nasty-ruse-of-politics/

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