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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:01 AM

A week of harsh truths, Day One: the sequester is NOT Obama's fault

The President cannot pass a budget: all he can do is sign it (or not): http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/a-week-of-harsh-truths-day-one-the-sequester-is-not-obamas-fault/

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Reply A week of harsh truths, Day One: the sequester is NOT Obama's fault (Original post)
riqster Feb 2013 OP
santamargarita Feb 2013 #1
riqster Feb 2013 #2
woo me with science Feb 2013 #3
riqster Feb 2013 #4
woo me with science Feb 2013 #5
riqster Feb 2013 #6
woo me with science Feb 2013 #7
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #9
Rosa Luxemburg Feb 2013 #8

Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:57 PM

1. No the hell it's not his fault. Blame the crying drunk!

How does someone turn orange like that crying alcoholic?

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Response to santamargarita (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:08 PM

2. I think he might have played the Carrot Man

On Lost In Space

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:32 PM

3. The scam was bipartisan from the start.


It was deliberately set up so that the only possible outcome was austerity. We were there, remember?

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:36 PM

4. Bipartisan does not = Obama

The Congress created the sequester. Blame them.

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Response to riqster (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:46 PM

5. That's utter nonsense.

We were here, remember? Obama has been intimately involved in this budget debate process since the very beginning, to the point of participating in lengthy closed-door meetings and making multiple public statements and speeches about the process. For you to claim that the President was insulated from any of this decision-making absolutely defies reality.

The goal by the one percent in both parties was austerity, and we get austerity no matter what. That was the goal and purpose of the sequester and the entire manufactured crisis. The knee-jerk attempts to insulate this President from a corrupt process that is destroying our social compact and obliterating what our party is supposed to stand for in the interest of millions of Americans does not help our party. If we are going to fix the problem we face, which is a SYSTEMIC purchase and co-option of our government by corporate interests in both parties, we need to be honest about what is really happening here.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:04 PM

6. Conspiracy theories and false equivalencies are not persuasive

Provide citations if you want me to buy your premise.

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Response to riqster (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:39 PM

7. Oh, that's just sad. nt

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:21 PM

9. The plural of anecdote is not data, dear.

Put up or shut up.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:52 PM

8. The state of Maryland will blame Republicans for cutting their services

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