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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:55 PM
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Molly Ivins: Leading by misleading
Excuse me, but is that smoke in your ear?

I wouldn't go calling anyone a liar, but as we say in our quaint Texas fashion, this administration is stuffed with people who are on a first-name basis with the bottom of the deck. They've been telling us only four out of the 18 provinces in Iraq will be too unsafe to vote in. Doesn't sound that bad, does it? Unless you happen to know that about 50 percent of the population lives in those four provinces.

Will someone explain to me what earthly good they expect to do by misleading us? If, God forbid, the Iraqi election turns out to be a disaster, will we be better off for not having expected it? How long are Bush and Cheney going to sit there pretending the problem is that the media won't report the "good news" out of Iraq? Be a lot more useful if they paid attention to some of the bad news.

Resigned to the fact that Social Security will have to be dismantled because it's in such terrible, awful trouble, headed toward bankruptcy the day after tomorrow? Well, the $10 trillion in unfunded liabilities they keep talking about sure sounds like a load of trouble. Except that it's a completely phony number. Not based on what will happen in 25 years or 50 or 75, but on infinity. Forever and ever.

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:58 PM
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1. Leading by lying.
Let's DO call it what it is.
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gnofg Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:59 PM
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2. Republicans
have always hated Social security and Medicaid. Democrats must remind the populus that that is the republican history. They like the concapt of the poorhouse. It is good to punish old people. Teach them a lesson.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:05 PM
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3. "slicker than bus station chili."... ya gotta love Molly. ..n/t
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:40 PM
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4. Self kick for Molly
just in case the late night crowd needs a Molly fix.
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