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72. Where the right makes the mistake is saying that the PO
isn't running profitly...they aren't supposed to make a profit, just deliver the mail at a reasonable cost...
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  -*********** OFFICIAL TOWN HALL THREAD #1 ***************** Parker CA  Aug-11-09 12:09 PM   #0 
  - RED MEAT  Hutzpa   Aug-11-09 12:10 PM   #1 
  - yep, i'm watching it unfiltered on cspan, too. nt  RepublicanElephant   Aug-11-09 12:10 PM   #2 
  - i don't think this crowd is gonna allow mob rule! they're lovin' obama!!!! nt  RepublicanElephant   Aug-11-09 12:11 PM   #3 
  - The freak show will be outside... nt.  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:12 PM   #4 
  - Loved it when he said "we need to stand up for health care" and the majority stood and applauded!!  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:13 PM   #6 
  - Wish I could watch but just got to work.  SIMPLYB1980   Aug-11-09 12:13 PM   # 
  - He's talking about the economy now  Bluzmann57   Aug-11-09 12:13 PM   #5 
  - not a SINGLE protest sign spotted so far. nt  RepublicanElephant   Aug-11-09 12:15 PM   #7 
  - Health care works better for the insurance companies than it does of ordinary Americans  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:15 PM   #8 
  - Here he goes setting things straight. Dispelling rumors. I hope he brings up the 'death panels.'  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:16 PM   #9 
  - !  RepublicanElephant   Aug-11-09 12:16 PM   #10 
  - "I don't think government should be meddling, but don't think ins. co. bureaucrats should be either"  NYC_SKP   Aug-11-09 12:16 PM   #11 
  - Loved that!!  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:17 PM   #13 
  - Does anyone know...  Lost Jaguar   Aug-11-09 12:16 PM   #12 
  - He is kickin' ass. I voted for him!!  Critters2   Aug-11-09 12:17 PM   #14 
  - I don't think the Secret Service will allow a nutcase like the one at  chelsea0011   Aug-11-09 12:17 PM   #15 
  - No chance at all. They will be on them very fast if they do. I hope some questions from the  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:19 PM   #20 
     - "I do hope we talk with eachother, not over eachother." Laying out the expectation from the start.  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:22 PM   #23 
  - Watching now on C-Span  RebelOne   Aug-11-09 12:18 PM   #16 
  - Take notice that Obama is able to keep the discussion lighthearted AND serious.  NYC_SKP   Aug-11-09 12:18 PM   #17 
  - Wow....he's doing so great. I can't remember ever being this impressed by an Obama speech (eom)  StevieM   Aug-11-09 12:18 PM   #18 
  - He's setting up the arguement - the insurance companies are the problem, not the solution.  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:18 PM   #19 
  - We already know that  dflprincess   Aug-11-09 12:21 PM   #21 
  - rec 3  helderheid   Aug-11-09 12:21 PM   #22 
  - I wonder how much of this will be covered on the evening news?  bluethruandthru   Aug-11-09 12:23 PM   #24 
  - The only thing they'll show is the idiot outside with his gun strapped to his leg. The substance  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:24 PM   #26 
  - Calling out special interest groups. "We can't let them do it this time, not now."  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:23 PM   #25 
  - "I never said change would be easy. Change is hard. Change doesn't start in Washington."  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:25 PM   #27 
  - YES WE CAN!  Critters2   Aug-11-09 12:26 PM   #28 
  - Uh oh, "YES WE CAN" chant just broke out.  phleshdef   Aug-11-09 12:27 PM   #29 
  - Talking over people is not democracy. He is framing this really well.  Jennicut   Aug-11-09 12:27 PM   #30 
  - Awesome, Medicare user up FIRST...nt  StopTheNeoCons   Aug-11-09 12:28 PM   #31 
  - Asking for questions from people who disagree with him?  brooklynite   Aug-11-09 12:28 PM   #32 
  - First question: If Republicans refuse to help, isn't it time to just pass what is good for us???  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:29 PM   #33 
  - Kickin' ass, takin' names! nt  Critters2   Aug-11-09 12:29 PM   #34 
  - I hope some here realize this is the way to pressure the President  Jennicut   Aug-11-09 12:32 PM   #38 
  - Reminds the oldsters that Medicare needs protection too...  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:30 PM   #35 
  - We will have health care reform with or without republican support.  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:31 PM   #37 
  - Yelling, screaming, talking over people--Anti-reform people=FAIL. Calm, Cool, Common sense--  ObamaKerryDem   Aug-11-09 12:30 PM   #36 
  - Obama just took that question from the kid...I have ten bucks on the fact  Arkana   Aug-11-09 12:33 PM   #39 
  - They always accuse you of what they would have done. n/t  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-11-09 12:35 PM   #42 
  - Please share....what was the question? Some us aren't in front of the TV.  rvablue   Aug-11-09 01:00 PM   #79 
  - LOL, making fun of "Death Panels".  phleshdef   Aug-11-09 12:34 PM   #40 
  - A REPUBLICAN came up with the end of life support services (Johnny Isackson)  brooklynite   Aug-11-09 12:35 PM   #41 
  - Yup!  Hutzpa   Aug-11-09 12:40 PM   #44 
  - Dismantling the opposition one step at a time...  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:36 PM   #43 
  - So methodical and precise with his destruction of their false memes.  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:41 PM   #45 
     - Well said. He didn't just dismiss "teh stupids" out of hand -- he addressed the whole argument. nt  quiet.american   Aug-11-09 12:44 PM   #47 
        - This is why I wish they'd fill an auditorium with the loonies and let them ask questions  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:47 PM   #51 
  - Crowd is very well-behaved...  brooklynite   Aug-11-09 12:43 PM   #46 
  - They had to register and get a card to come in  Jennicut   Aug-11-09 12:44 PM   #49 
  - He's blowing up the "dismantling medicare" crap that's been out there.  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:44 PM   #48 
  - Has anyone mentioned that he said he favors a public option to control costs?  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:45 PM   #50 
  - Yeah, but he didn't say he'd resign....  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-11-09 12:49 PM   #57 
     - Yeah....  sharp_stick   Aug-11-09 01:44 PM   #109 
  - Don't FedEx and UPS vs the USPS blow a hole in the "no one can compete  Critters2   Aug-11-09 12:47 PM   #52 
  - Good point. nt  quiet.american   Aug-11-09 12:48 PM   #53 
  - yeah, great point! nt  RepublicanElephant   Aug-11-09 12:49 PM   #56 
  - obama just mentioned this! nt  RepublicanElephant   Aug-11-09 12:50 PM   #60 
  - Hey! The president is somehow reading DU AND speaking at the same time!  Critters2   Aug-11-09 12:51 PM   #65 
  - "The Post Office is the one that's always having problems" Ooops, Mr. President...  eleny   Aug-11-09 12:52 PM   #66 
  - republicans....  RepublicanElephant   Aug-11-09 12:48 PM   #54 
  - I'd bet most of them have no idea why they do it either. Just the herd mentality. nt.  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:51 PM   #63 
  - That's true, but  EC   Aug-11-09 12:52 PM   #67 
  - wonderful stuff so far...  Blue_Tires   Aug-11-09 12:48 PM   #55 
  - He is still the smartest guy in the room...  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:50 PM   #58 
  - I'm off the TV Matrix,  pnorman   Aug-11-09 12:50 PM   #59 
  - I couldn't agree with you more. His teaching background is an enormous asset to his ability  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:53 PM   #70 
  - Quick thanks for this thread. I missed most of it up til now and appreciate  nc4bo   Aug-11-09 12:51 PM   #61 
  - And he uses the Fed Ex, UPS, USPS analogy  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:51 PM   #62 
  - "UPS and Fedex are doing just fine. It's the postal service that's having problems" - haahhaah!  BlooInBloo   Aug-11-09 12:51 PM   #64 
  - The opposition is going to jump on that one  eleny   Aug-11-09 12:53 PM   #68 
  - Where the right makes the mistake is saying that the PO  EC   Aug-11-09 12:55 PM   #72 
  - Sure, but I can see them twisting the truth into a soundbite pretzel  eleny   Aug-11-09 12:57 PM   #75 
  - Yeah, I was like, DAMN!..Coulda stopped it where he did, but those extra few words will now be  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 12:58 PM   #77 
  - Well, truly, I didn't hear anything else today that made me gasp  eleny   Aug-11-09 01:02 PM   #82 
  - I'm so pissed at the United States Post Office  Cha   Aug-11-09 01:04 PM   #84 
     - Should have either a.) bought supplementary private health insurance...  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-11-09 01:07 PM   #86 
     - That's awful!  eleny   Aug-11-09 01:12 PM   #89 
        - It has been very traumatic 'cause I was  Cha   Aug-11-09 01:38 PM   #108 
           - I was wanting to sell some fragile things on ebay but hesitate  eleny   Aug-11-09 01:58 PM   #111 
  - The other good point to make is that...  brooklynite   Aug-11-09 12:53 PM   #69 
  - Do you get the impression that Obama's getting tired of Republican intransigence?  brooklynite   Aug-11-09 12:55 PM   #71 
  - I like how he pointed out that a Repuke is the major supporter of that "end of life issue" amendment  eleny   Aug-11-09 12:59 PM   #78 
  - Brings up hypocracy of the republicans passing perscription drug bill without paying for it  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 12:55 PM   #73 
  - fox business channel split screen: obama one side; astroturfers on the other.  RepublicanElephant   Aug-11-09 12:57 PM   #74 
  - Off topic, but has anyone noticed that he's dyed his hair?  Phoonzang   Aug-11-09 12:57 PM   #76 
  - He might have just cut it, my hair does same thing when I cut it  uponit7771   Aug-11-09 01:17 PM   #98 
     - I had that thought as well a minute after I posted.  Phoonzang   Aug-11-09 01:35 PM   #107 
  - We got a hot one - straight from the GOP mothership. nt  nc4bo   Aug-11-09 01:01 PM   #80 
  - A death panel question. Why don't these people listen? nt  Critters2   Aug-11-09 01:02 PM   #81 
  - Because they are all about asking questions and not about listening.  Javaman   Aug-11-09 01:03 PM   #83 
     - They are in favor of creating fear and confusion - they are not part of the dialogue.  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 01:06 PM   #85 
  - Obama takes on the "Enemies List" charge...  brooklynite   Aug-11-09 01:10 PM   #87 
  - The last question and answer were brilliant - game, set, match.  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 01:11 PM   #88 
  - Damn, my MSNBC link froze just at that point - more details, please? nt  quiet.american   Aug-11-09 01:12 PM   #90 
  - Guy asks about getting health care like congress  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 01:14 PM   #91 
  - Thanks. :) nt  quiet.american   Aug-11-09 01:14 PM   #93 
  - Obama yelled at the questioner, "No Soup For You!"  Javaman   Aug-11-09 01:14 PM   #92 
     - Lol! nt  quiet.american   Aug-11-09 01:15 PM   #95 
  - Headline should read: "Obama pwns skeptic".  BlooInBloo   Aug-11-09 01:14 PM   #94 
     - Looking forward to catching that when I get home. nt  quiet.american   Aug-11-09 01:16 PM   #97 
  - CNN just made a point of saying the audience was not hand picked. nt  Critters2   Aug-11-09 01:15 PM   #96 
  - The level of civility by the moron set in the room is explained by the  Javaman   Aug-11-09 01:18 PM   #100 
  - And on MSNBC a GOP idiot is saying how it did seem staged. What a joke.  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 01:21 PM   #102 
  - (facepalm) Andrea Mitchell really bites.  BlooInBloo   Aug-11-09 01:17 PM   #99 
  - She is the worst.  BlueIdaho   Aug-11-09 01:18 PM   #101 
  - Complete and utter FAIL. n/t.  Parker CA   Aug-11-09 01:22 PM   #103 
  - yup  CitizenPatriot   Aug-11-09 01:31 PM   #105 
  - one of obama's best townhall! two more to go this week!  RepublicanElephant   Aug-11-09 01:26 PM   #104 
  - When/where are the others? nt  Critters2   Aug-11-09 01:33 PM   #106 
  - Crap, I missed it! Is it online yet?  mzmolly   Aug-11-09 01:44 PM   #110 
     - The transcript is online in its entirety if...  downeyr   Aug-11-09 06:22 PM   #112 
        - Thanks  mzmolly   Aug-11-09 07:10 PM   #113 

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