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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:26 PM

Holy Crap!! Why is the tea party getting an opportunity to respond to the POTUS.

Can someone explain why? Are all the majors carrying the response? If so Iím amazed that there is absolutely
no blow back by Dems.. Please someone explain..

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Reply Holy Crap!! Why is the tea party getting an opportunity to respond to the POTUS. (Original post)
busterbrown Feb 2013 OP
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #1
Thor_MN Feb 2013 #32
RudynJack Feb 2013 #44
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #45
RudynJack Feb 2013 #50
oldhippydude Feb 2013 #2
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
busterbrown Feb 2013 #7
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #10
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #40
onehandle Feb 2013 #4
Cha Feb 2013 #19
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #31
Cha Feb 2013 #37
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #49
brooklynite Feb 2013 #5
busterbrown Feb 2013 #9
brooklynite Feb 2013 #17
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #54
brooklynite Feb 2013 #57
2naSalit Feb 2013 #22
timdog44 Feb 2013 #25
2naSalit Feb 2013 #27
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #41
2naSalit Feb 2013 #42
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #43
2naSalit Feb 2013 #46
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #47
2naSalit Feb 2013 #48
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #53
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #6
busterbrown Feb 2013 #8
onenote Feb 2013 #60
Mr.Bill Feb 2013 #11
busterbrown Feb 2013 #14
Mr.Bill Feb 2013 #15
busterbrown Feb 2013 #18
Jamaal510 Feb 2013 #58
robertkdem1965_h89 Feb 2013 #26
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #12
Marie Marie Feb 2013 #28
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #13
busterbrown Feb 2013 #16
Cha Feb 2013 #20
busterbrown Feb 2013 #29
Cha Feb 2013 #36
mucifer Feb 2013 #21
2naSalit Feb 2013 #23
Generic Brad Feb 2013 #24
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #30
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #33
Teamster Jeff Feb 2013 #34
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #55
customerserviceguy Feb 2013 #35
sakabatou Feb 2013 #39
mac56 Feb 2013 #59
jazzimov Feb 2013 #38
UCmeNdc Feb 2013 #51
Sunlei Feb 2013 #52
Beaverhausen Feb 2013 #56
busterbrown Feb 2013 #63
NYC Liberal Feb 2013 #61
budkin Feb 2013 #62
Lisa D Feb 2013 #64
JHB Feb 2013 #65

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:28 PM

1. Idiot Bachmann did it last time.

 

I believe it was done on the Internet. Only CNN covered it live.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:24 PM

32. "Idiot Bachmann" is redundant

just saying...

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:20 AM

44. Bachmann was 2011

Herman Cain did it last year.

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Response to RudynJack (Reply #44)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:24 AM

45. Did he?

 

HmmmmÖgo figure. I guess Batshit Bachmann is less forgettable.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:14 AM

50. Heheh...

It's hard forget Bachmann not knowing what camera to look into. It was classic.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:30 PM

2. obviously they are fucking special......

they did it last year also..

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:31 PM

3. One question should be which one is the true Tea Party

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:35 PM

7. Why not a Green Party Response?

Does one just have to claim theyíre a political party? What are the rules on this.....If Cnn is covering, I would hope they get a ton of shit from us.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:38 PM

10. I was thinking Bernie Sanders should be able to give a response

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:50 AM

40. Another question is what is the "Tea Party"

What do they stand for? What's their platform? They're been *around* since 2009 and I still don't know what they believe, what they want, etc. All I know is that they hate President Obama and basically have projected all of George W. Bush's mess on to him- and that they are a bunch of anarchists here to basically blow up government (and the GOP).

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:31 PM

4. It's not real nor official. Might as well be a random circus clown. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:16 PM

19. Oh wait..

it is.

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:24 PM

31. Don't you love farce!

#t=126s



Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air..
Where are the clowns?

Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move...
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.

Just when I'd stopped opening doors,
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours.
Making my entrance again with my usual flair
Sure of my lines...
No one is there.

Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want...
Sorry, my dear!
And where are the clowns
Send in the clowns
Don't bother, they're here.
http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/judy_collins/send_in_the_clowns.html

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:28 AM

37. Yeah, we have a serious situation in our

country and what do we get from the opposition? An Enemy of the State with goPropaganda outlets catapulting the tragic Farce.


Just the right song for the teabag bunch, she!

At least the SOTU will be on Lincoln's birthday and that will give Pres Obama more power to shine.

Six years agoÖ.. Barack Obama announces his candidacy
Springfield, Illinois, February 10, 2007 Ė Photo: Pete Souza

http://theobamadiary.com/

she~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:45 AM

49. That was a brilliant performance! Thanks for posting that! -nt-

 

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:32 PM

5. Here's a clue...YOU are allowed to respond to the SOTU...as is anyone else.

The question is whether the networks will cover you. In the case of the Tea Party, they will because, as much as we like to belittle it, it remains a potent political force which influences Government decision, AND because it reflect an ongoing divide in the Republican Party that is newsworthy.

And, for what it's worth, have you forgotten that Michelle Bachmann gave a "Tea Party" response in 2011?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:38 PM

9. Thanks for the clue......I asked the question about the majors carrying in the original post..

How about a clue on that....

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:51 PM

17. If it's newsworthy....

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:23 PM

54. No tv media coverage of last year's with Herman Cain, none. 2011 CNN aired Bachmann but they

were the only tv outlet to do so, not even FoxNews ran it. Because of the fact that these 'Tea Party' Republican responses have had only one TV airing in history so far, I think the 'here's a clue' was a bit harsh.
Apparently last year in an election cycle, it was not seen as newsworthy. Nor the year before that.....

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #54)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:04 PM

57. Cain wasn't an elected official...

...and had already crashed and burned as a Presidential candidate.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:34 PM

22. I'm gonna make a wild guess and

I bet it's the right answer...

First let me ask, who owns the Teabagger society? And who owns all the major media outlets?

One answer, the corporatists or plutocrats or oligarchs or whatever you want to call them, they own it all so they get to call these shots. It won't end until they think it's a waste.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:53 PM

25. Correct.

I've said it before in other threads, they are playing a game of Monopoly. Winner takes all. Everyone else is a loser. The game has to end somehow.

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Response to timdog44 (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:04 PM

27. You're absolutely right

and I think it won't be ending on a happy note for a lot of us... It's the "system" that we can't shut down but have to in order to save ourselves.

Check this out...

I posted this earlier today because of the interview links, I'm reposting

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2342620

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:53 AM

41. I'm surprised that 2012 didn't finally turn them against them

TPTB spent vast sums of money to elect Mitt Romney and take the Senate but they lost........badly, mostly because of the teabaggers (in the case of the Senate).

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #41)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:04 AM

42. Or

you could say they lost in spite of their efforts because they were so cock sure of their ability to steal another election that it didn't matter who these clowns were so long as they were a warm body in a Congressional (and White House) seat with enough brains to hold a pen or press a "vote" button. All the policies are pre-written for them by the lobbyists so they really only had to show up. It wasn't hard to recruit people of that low a caliber to agree to run on the ticket because of the ownership of all the facilities they thought would pay off for them... and the perks that wold pad their pockets.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #42)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:18 AM

43. Well, Norquist did explicitly say as much before the election

All he and the Koch Brothers and their legislative exchange organization (ALEC) needed was a compliant Congress to hammer out their "model legislation" and somebody allied with them them in the WH who had enough working digits to sign them into law. Of course, they vastly overestimated their ability to win in November- with a lackluster candidate for POTUS that nobody in the GOP *really* wanted and Senate candidates that didn't know how to keep their mouths shut about rape and women. In the end, despite all of the money they poured into the race, it wasn't even close.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #43)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:25 AM

46. And thank goodness for that.

I was thinking about the Norquist/Koch claims when I wrote the comment. And of course, Norquist whose original claim to fame was lobbying for tobacco corps and even now for the NRA (though notice he seems to be MIA on the airwaves right now). These individuals need to be squelched. I don't know exactly how to do that but I have some ideas.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #46)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:52 AM

47. I would love to see them lose their influence..........somehow

I hate that people like him and ALEC command so much attention and influence in the political process and the average citizen so little of both.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #47)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:16 AM

48. It's enough to turn one's stomach

like finding out the love of your life has been cheating on you in broad daylight with your best friend.

I don't know if you watch The Daily Show, I do online, but he had an interesting guest on last Thursday night who was involved in oversight of the bank bailout of 09 and he's written a book about it. His comments are astounding to say the least and make you realize that all the darkest imaginings you might have had about that whole debacle are really true. All I could think of afterward was, I knew it... so what do you do when the conspiracy theories are reality?

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-7-2013/exclusive---neil-barofsky-extended-interview-pt--1


http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-7-2013/exclusive---neil-barofsky-extended-interview-pt--2


Sorry if it ruins your sleep but you should probably watch it at some point. Everybody needs to be awake for this.

Which reminds me of an old trucker joke; Leroy and Jethro get a job driving truck together as a team. All through the vetting process whenever Jethro was asked a question he'd say, "Well I'll just ask Leroy, he knows everything!" After a time the examiner was getting annoyed and so he got more complex in his questions and asked Jethro one more question; "So tell me, Jethro, if you were traveling down a steep mountain and the brakes weren't working and Leroy was sleeping in the bunk, what would you do then?" Jethro replied, "Well I'd have to wake up Leroy." The examiner asked him, "What for?" Jethro says, "Well I'd have to wake up Leroy cuz he ain't never seen a wreck like the one we're gonna have!"


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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:18 PM

53. 2011 Bachmann was covered by CNN only, Cain in 2012 was not on any tv not even

cable backwaters. So if they have not covered it in the past, why do you think they will this time? And in the past, only once was a Tea Branch Republican aired on then only on one outlet. Last year no coverage. None. Election cycle and all. Cain was flavor of the month, and still, no coverage...

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:35 PM

6. I wondered that, as well.

I think the Green Party should have a chance to respond, too, if the Tea Party gets to.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:36 PM

8. Thats what Iím saying..

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:32 PM

60. Who is stopping them?

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:38 PM

11. I hope it gets lots of coverage

Every time Rand Paul speaks he shows what an idiot he is. If the Teabaggers want to say he represents them, all the better.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:43 PM

14. He looks like a fool when heís speaks extemporarily. This will be a prepared speech which will just

spew lies! Thats way different..

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:44 PM

15. I disagree

He'll still look like an idiot.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:53 PM

18. I canít fucking stand it when idiots get to lie in front of millions.

Especially when idiots like Wolf Blitzgas gives political credibility to them

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:09 PM

58. "Especially when idiots like Wolf Blitzgas gives political credibility to them"

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the American Media's definition of neutrality and objective journalism--to give credibility to any extremist weirdo in the country and to act as if both sides of the story are equally correct.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:03 PM

26. Same here

 

The more America sees what loons the TPers are, the better. That way, the Dems would definitely win the next elections.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:40 PM

12. Look at the bright side...

It illustrates the divide in the GOP. It will likely illustrate the ignorance and extremism of the TP. And there might be some hokey costumes and misspelled signs...

Anything that keeps the GOP civil war going helps us.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:18 PM

28. My thoughts exactly. Giving the Tea Party credibility will only help to

split Republican votes. And that GOP Civil War is the one war I can support.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:43 PM

13. Why would the Dems blow back? This is the best news ever.

Some unhinged lunatic gets to bounce off the walls for ten minutes in front of a tv camera.

It should be the mainstream Republicans who are pissed off.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:45 PM

16. They learned their lesson last year about that from Bachman.

This year there will just be well written lies!!!

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:20 PM

20. We'll see, huh? You would think so..

but, never underestimate the power of their stupidity. We do know that the corporate media whores will treat it with the utmost respect

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:21 PM

29. Both responses are gonna be orchestrated to show very little differences between them.

I think they are both going to spend most of their time explaining how Obama is going to be responsible for all the damage done by the Sequester.......A preemptive strike....This will give all the repubs in the house cover..At least theyíll think it will. I hope Iím wrong. I just donít like the idea of back to back coverage of these idiots and their lying bullshit!

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #29)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:11 AM

36. I don't like it, either, buster..

you know Obama and Team know what they're going to do so maybe in the SOTU PBO will have some preemptive strikes himself?

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:21 PM

21. I'm guessing most people who watch it will turn off the tv when the President finishes nt

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Response to mucifer (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:38 PM

23. That's the only part I plan to watch online...

I don't suffer fools and liars gladly so are not not allowed on my computer screen.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:40 PM

24. Pure comedic gold

We could all use the laugh.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:21 PM

30. Fractured party. I love it. They can't even agree on who's going to rebut the SotU. haha!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:29 PM

33. Clown show coming up in Ring #4...

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:37 PM

34. They get to respond because its good for ratings

The RW droolers will all tune in



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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:25 PM

55. They had no coverage last year, and year before only CNN ran their response....

So there have been no ratings for it to be good for.....

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:47 PM

35. I welcome this

Give them enough rope to hang themselves.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:48 AM

39. +1

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:35 PM

59. this

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:37 AM

38. I say let them talk, because everytime they open their mouths

they just prove how stupid they are.

I'm sure that hard-core Tea Baggers - err, "Partiers" will fall for the red meat they are sure to spout, but it will make the rest of the country cringe.

As to "why", anyone can say anything they want, it's up to the media whether or not they cover it.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:06 AM

51. The Democratic Party should ask to have equal time with their own secondary speaker

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:24 AM

52. Currently the tea party drive$ the republican party $hort bu$, everyone else got off the bus.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:29 PM

56. Proceed, Senator. I think it's great

The more they are out there talking their crazy talk, the better.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #56)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:51 PM

63. They are gonna have a well orchestrated attack on Obama claiming heís responsible for the upcoming

Sequester. They will stay away from attacking each other and will be well funded for purchasing accomplished speech writers. They will practice not going off script....The bar is set very low thanks to their fiasco last year.. Listen, nobody more than me wants them to end up looking like complete idiots..Iím just saying..

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:05 PM

61. Personally I think the more coverage the loonies get, the better.

It will only hurt REPUBLICANS.

Shine the light on them.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:30 PM

62. No one gives a shit...eom

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:59 AM

64. Because the media wants conflict

and the tea party always delivers the crazy.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:52 PM

65. Because they stamped their feet about "liberal media"...

...oh, and they have well-connected billionaire-funded spin doctors calling all the right people.

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