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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:59 AM

Rep. Grayson: Republicans using debt ceiling as ‘legislative terrorism’

He said Republicans saw the debt ceiling as “a device to extract concessions they would otherwise never be able to accomplish.”

“That is why it is legislative terrorism,” Grayson continued. “They are using the debt ceiling as a means to cut Social Security benefits, cut Medicare benefits, cut unemployment insurance, cut anything of any use to any ordinary human being in this country simply because they want more money for tax cuts for the rich.”


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Reply Rep. Grayson: Republicans using debt ceiling as ‘legislative terrorism’ (Original post)
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #4
willhe Jan 2013 #8
Lasher Jan 2013 #2
merrily Jan 2013 #9
longship Jan 2013 #3
coldbeer Jan 2013 #5
90-percent Jan 2013 #6
loyalkydem Jan 2013 #7
marble falls Jan 2013 #10
bigdarryl Jan 2013 #11
BVictor1 Jan 2013 #12
Ian_rd Jan 2013 #13
amuse bouche Jan 2013 #15
markbark Jan 2013 #16
mostlyconfused Jan 2013 #17
amuse bouche Jan 2013 #19
mostlyconfused Jan 2013 #20
mostlyconfused Jan 2013 #22
LukeFL Jan 2013 #23
amuse bouche Jan 2013 #14
pscot Jan 2013 #18
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #21
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #24

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:02 AM

1. We need to be calling them terrorist all the way through this process

They have acted as terrorist for the last 4 years and it is time we call them out on it.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:14 AM

4. +42,294

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:22 AM

8. I've been calling them terrorist for years

I always say dont want smaller government they want no government. The believe in a starve the beast philosophy. The end result of starvation is death.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:05 AM

2. Tell it like it is, Rep. Grayson

The importance of his return is beyond exaggeration.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:24 AM

9. He can make speeches in or out of office.

He does have to be in office to get legislation passed, though, but I am not sure yet if that is his priority.

Kucinich was in office a lot longer and did not get legislation passed either, yet, for some reason, I did not think Kucinich's priority was grandstanding.

What made the difference for me? I have no explanation. Just a gut reaction that I cannot defend at all.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:10 AM

3. There he goes, mincing words again.



I love this guy. He speaks truth to power.
Way to go, Rep. Grayson.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:22 AM

5. I say let's go for it!

I will be because of the G.O.P. Wall Street will scream.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:49 AM

6. Alan nails it in a soundbite-ready statement his first day on the job!

".....cut anything of any use to any ordinary human being in this country simply because they want more money for tax cuts for the rich.”


It should be completely clear to all Americans by now that Republicans serve only their wealthy masters.

Not the people they were elected to represent.

LEGISLATIVE TERRORISM!


-90% Jimmy

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:05 AM

7. It's so good to have this man back in office

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:35 AM

10. Heeeeeeeeeee's baaaack!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:37 AM

11. MY MAN!!!!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:43 AM

12. Anyone who calls and or pisses off the right is a fan of mine.

 

Grayson has always been direct and told it like it is.

That's one reason why righties can't stand him.

It's going to be fun watching him make conservatives squirm as he calls them out from the house floor.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:47 AM

13. How about we not minimize the word "terrorism?"

As far as I am aware, they are not actually killing civilians hoping to effect their desired economic policy.

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Response to Ian_rd (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:01 AM

15. "actually killing civilians" is not really the meaning of terrorism

terrorism--: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion

So it was used it correctly

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Response to Ian_rd (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:24 AM

16. Oh I dunno...

Savaging Medicare/Medicaid and defunding SS would certainly lead to quite a number of premature deaths.
How many people have died because of inadequate/non-existant health care?

Just because they're not pulling a trigger doesn't mean that they're not actively killing certain segments of the population.

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Response to Ian_rd (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:32 AM

17. Agreed. It's a bit like using the word "nazi"

There is a meaning in those words that goes far beyond a disagreement on political points of view or government policies. To use them in a policy debate instead of (or even in addition to) actually debating policies is a bit small-minded IMO.

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Response to mostlyconfused (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:43 PM

19. No

The word was used in the correct context. I provided the definition to the whiner

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 04:03 PM

20. Agree

that the word has multiple definitions. Disagree that it is even remotely applicable to any of this conversation. Kinda like a righty calling Obama a communist. Vitriol instead of meaningful conversation.

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Response to mostlyconfused (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 04:38 PM

22. Hey look...

I made it to 100 posts on DU. That must relate some instant credibility around here, right? No? Then I'll just celebrate it myself.

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Response to mostlyconfused (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:30 PM

23. Menungful conversation with repubs?

With the likes of boner telling Reid to fu*k off?

Really?
Now you are being naive.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:49 AM

14. It's wonderful to have him back

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:34 AM

18. I'm glad he's decided to tone it down a bit

It would be a shame if he offended the Republicons.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 04:20 PM

21. So good to know he went right back there. Best wishes. n/t

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:33 AM

24. I am soooooooo happy that Grayson is back :) n/t

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