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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 07:24 PM
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The Road Not Taken by David Brooks
There was a Democratic president eager to move to the center. He floated certain ideas that would be normally unheard of from a Democrat. According to widespread reports, White House officials talked about raising the Medicare eligibility age, cutting Social Security by changing the inflation index, freezing domestic discretionary spending and offering to pre-empt the end of the Bush tax cuts in exchange for a broad tax-reform process.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/opinion/19brooks.html

saw this on the Lawrence O'Donnell show
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 09:19 AM
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1. How bizarre
Edited on Wed Jul-20-11 09:22 AM by Doctor_J
Opinion polls showed that voters are eager to reduce the federal debt, and they want to do it mostly but not entirely through spending cuts.

THis is a lie - the second sentence. The voters want taxes on the hyper-rich to be raised. How can you trust any article that begins with a whopper like this?

Toward the end:

Fortunately, there are still practical conservatives in the G.O.P., who believe in results, who believe in intelligent compromise. If people someday decide the events of the past weeks have been a debacle, then practical conservatives may regain control.

Brooks has lost his mind. Please point me to a single Repuke believes in "intelligent compromise"
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:07 AM
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2. +1.
Lies indeed, as is Mr Brooks frequent practice.
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July16th-20th Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:46 AM
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3. David Brooks, Carrying the Establishment's Water since 1988
Ptuh!
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