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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:26 PM
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Boehner defends criticism of financial overhaul as excessive
Source: Washington Post

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) fired back at the White House Wednesday, arguing that "they're the ones who are out of touch" with the American people while defending his critique of the financial regulatory reform bill as excessive regulation.

Led by President Obama, Democrats pounced on the Republican leader for comments he made to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review earlier in the week, when he likened the pending financial legislation to "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon."

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"If the Republican leader is that out of touch with the struggles facing the American people, he should come here to Racine and ask people if they think the financial crisis was an ant . . . These Americans don't believe the financial crisis was an ant," Obama said in prepared remarks that were released by the White House.

The rhetorical volleys helped frame the debate that will dominate the fall elections. Boehner and the Republicans claim that Obama has unleashed a torrent of government spending and regulation that threatens the economy and the personal freedoms of Americans. The president and his Democratic allies argue that Republican indifference could have turned the deep recession into a depression and that the GOP is more interested in protecting banks and big corporations rather than struggling families.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...



Well, there you have it. Republicans are looking to the November elections to validate their arguments that the American people demand deregulation and tax cuts. Wait a minute! Where did I here that before? Oh yeah, during the eight years under Bush!
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TerribleLarryDingle Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:27 PM
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1. LOL Keep on talking Boner
Are the Repubs campaigning for Dems now?
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activa8tr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:30 PM
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2. Gift that keeps on giving.. Tell us how you really feel, John, spit out
all your racist homophobic ignorant insensitive bile.

The voters will get the message and send you into retirement, or maybe a spot on Fox News with loony Sarah P.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:32 PM
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3. LOL! Man Are They Blowing It. Big Time.
I really cannot believe how fucking stupid they are. It's incredible. Obama has really driven them completely insane, they've lost all sense of tact and subtlety. In the past they've been MUCH more circumspect with their insidious and devious plots to destroy the country.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:35 PM
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4. "The rhetorical volleys helped frame the debate..."
"Rhetorical volleys?" Saying Boehner's retort to Obama's criticism is a "rhetorical volley" is like saying an ant can target a nuclear weapon!
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:38 PM
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5. This fool is one of the best dems have going for them. It's a toss up which is
better for dems. Palin or Boner (oops, I mean Boehner).
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:52 PM
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6. And then he ordered another drink...
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 02:50 PM
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9. and smoked a few more Camels and went to the tanning salon
Edited on Fri Jul-02-10 02:51 PM by wordpix
great prep for wooing the women :rofl:
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:06 PM
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7. Our Democratic leaders need to attack the republicans
on every stupid thought, idea, word they have. And then we need to remind the democrats that we are going to hold them to their promises. It is the only way we can get out of this mess.
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 02:33 PM
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8. Boehner's Comment Shows How Out of Touch The Republicans Are...
...The better analogy might be the financial reform is like trying to kill a Mastadon with a blow dart. Then he would be in the ball park, and indeed, Russ Feingold would probably agree that financial reform does not go far enough. But, from a Republican perspective, the modest reforms go way too far. Democrats may not always be right, but they are far less wrong than the Republicans.
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