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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:09 PM
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*********** OFFICIAL TOWN HALL THREAD #1 *****************
He's up. Entered to a huge applause. Calm crowd. Enthusiastic. Watching it live on CSPAN.

Looking forward to hearing Obama lay it down today and dispell the lies.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:10 PM
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1. RED MEAT
I haz it
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:10 PM
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2. yep, i'm watching it unfiltered on cspan, too. nt
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:11 PM
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3. i don't think this crowd is gonna allow mob rule! they're lovin' obama!!!! nt
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:12 PM
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4. The freak show will be outside... nt.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:13 PM
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6. Loved it when he said "we need to stand up for health care" and the majority stood and applauded!!
The false memes won't fare too well in this arena today.
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:13 PM
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Wish I could watch but just got to work.
Keep to cube rats informed.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:13 PM
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5. He's talking about the economy now
About how it's slowly but surely coming back.
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:15 PM
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7. not a SINGLE protest sign spotted so far. nt
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:15 PM
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8. Health care works better for the insurance companies than it does of ordinary Americans
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:16 PM
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9. Here he goes setting things straight. Dispelling rumors. I hope he brings up the 'death panels.'
Said he doesn't think gvmnt should meddle, but also doesn't think insurance companies should be meddling. Big applause.

Explaining huge problems with refusals of care/insurance based on pre-existing conditions.
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:16 PM
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10. !
"insurance company bureaucrats should not be meddling either."
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:16 PM
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11. "I don't think government should be meddling, but don't think ins. co. bureaucrats should be either"
:applause"
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:17 PM
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13. Loved that!!
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Lost Jaguar Donating Member (193 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:16 PM
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12. Does anyone know...
...how much screening this crowd went through? Are they excluding anyone?
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:17 PM
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14. He is kickin' ass. I voted for him!!
:kick:
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:17 PM
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15. I don't think the Secret Service will allow a nutcase like the one at
the Spector rally to stand up and point and wave his fists and hands in front of the President's face.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:19 PM
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20. No chance at all. They will be on them very fast if they do. I hope some questions from the
opposition are asked though so Obama can knock down their false premises.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:22 PM
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23. "I do hope we talk with eachother, not over eachother." Laying out the expectation from the start.
Calling out the bullsh@t memes. "This is an important and complicated issue that deserves serious debate."

He's gonna smash it out of the park right now in the Q&A.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:18 PM
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16. Watching now on C-Span
Stuck at home today as my car is in the garage. Guess that's a good thing, so now I can watch Obama's town hall meeting live.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:18 PM
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17. Take notice that Obama is able to keep the discussion lighthearted AND serious.
He keeps his cool like nobody who's come before him.

Not in my 52 years, anyway.

What a pro!
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StevieM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:18 PM
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18. Wow....he's doing so great. I can't remember ever being this impressed by an Obama speech (eom)
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:18 PM
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19. He's setting up the arguement - the insurance companies are the problem, not the solution.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:21 PM
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21. We already know that
so what's he going to do about it? To date he seems determined to keep them in the game.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:21 PM
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22. rec 3
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:23 PM
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24. I wonder how much of this will be covered on the evening news?
Wanna bet they spend most of time focusing on the nutjobs outside?
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:24 PM
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26. The only thing they'll show is the idiot outside with his gun strapped to his leg. The substance
doesn't help their angle.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:23 PM
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25. Calling out special interest groups. "We can't let them do it this time, not now."
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:25 PM
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27. "I never said change would be easy. Change is hard. Change doesn't start in Washington."
Huge applause. Now it's question time. Here we go!!

"Yes we can" being chanted!!!
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:26 PM
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28. YES WE CAN!
:bounce: :kick:
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:27 PM
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29. Uh oh, "YES WE CAN" chant just broke out.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:27 PM
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30. Talking over people is not democracy. He is framing this really well.
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StopTheNeoCons Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:28 PM
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31. Awesome, Medicare user up FIRST...nt
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:28 PM
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32. Asking for questions from people who disagree with him?
Boy, that'll never catch on.....
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:29 PM
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33. First question: If Republicans refuse to help, isn't it time to just pass what is good for us???
Obama just called out the "I don't want government in my business, keep your hands off my medicare." HAHHAHAHAAHA
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:29 PM
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34. Kickin' ass, takin' names! nt
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:32 PM
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38. I hope some here realize this is the way to pressure the President
Ask him questions, ask other congressmen questions. Don't just decided that we should not attend town hall meetings at all.
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:30 PM
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35. Reminds the oldsters that Medicare needs protection too...
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:31 PM
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37. We will have health care reform with or without republican support.
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ObamaKerryDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:30 PM
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36. Yelling, screaming, talking over people--Anti-reform people=FAIL. Calm, Cool, Common sense--
--President Obama=WIN. :D

The crowd looks rational so far. Let's hope the crazies don't rear their heads again..

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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:33 PM
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39. Obama just took that question from the kid...I have ten bucks on the fact
that someone will IMMEDIATELY start screaming "PLANTED QUESTION! PLANTED QUESTION!"
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:35 PM
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42. They always accuse you of what they would have done. n/t
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:00 PM
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79. Please share....what was the question? Some us aren't in front of the TV.
Thanks! :hi:
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:34 PM
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40. LOL, making fun of "Death Panels".
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:35 PM
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41. A REPUBLICAN came up with the end of life support services (Johnny Isackson)
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:40 PM
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44. Yup!
thats where the death panels came from....if anything this has helped exposed
them (republicans in senate and congress) that you can't trust them, they will
include a portion in the bill just to create pandemonium, they did it with the
stimulus package, this is the second or third time they've done that.
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:36 PM
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43. Dismantling the opposition one step at a time...
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:41 PM
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45. So methodical and precise with his destruction of their false memes.
Obama is very good at making someone who felt slighted feel like he totally understands them and can relate to their concerns.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:44 PM
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47. Well said. He didn't just dismiss "teh stupids" out of hand -- he addressed the whole argument. nt
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:47 PM
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51. This is why I wish they'd fill an auditorium with the loonies and let them ask questions
so that Obama can set them straight and give them real information.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:43 PM
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46. Crowd is very well-behaved...
Watch for our FRiends to claim the audience was pre-screened, which of course Republicans would never do...
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:44 PM
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49. They had to register and get a card to come in
Apparently they were not smart enough to do so.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:44 PM
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48. He's blowing up the "dismantling medicare" crap that's been out there.
Speaking to seniors and acknowledging that they are the ones with greatest concerns and that they will receive excellent benefit from this program.
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:45 PM
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50. Has anyone mentioned that he said he favors a public option to control costs?
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:49 PM
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57. Yeah, but he didn't say he'd resign....
...unless there's a public option, or veto anything that isn't single-payer.

That's not enough. Not for real Democrats.

Kucinich 2012!
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:44 PM
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109. Yeah....
good luck with that.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:47 PM
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52. Don't FedEx and UPS vs the USPS blow a hole in the "no one can compete
with the govt" meme? Insurance companies would have to clean up their act to compete with a public option, but they could do it.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:48 PM
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53. Good point. nt
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:49 PM
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56. yeah, great point! nt
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:50 PM
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60. obama just mentioned this! nt
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:51 PM
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65. Hey! The president is somehow reading DU AND speaking at the same time!
Just used my UPS/FedEx argument.

You're welcome, Mr. President!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:52 PM
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66. "The Post Office is the one that's always having problems" Ooops, Mr. President...
Faux News is going to jump on that one. :(
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:48 PM
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54. republicans....
always looking out for the corporate interests.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:51 PM
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63. I'd bet most of them have no idea why they do it either. Just the herd mentality. nt.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:52 PM
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67. That's true, but
why would they be against giving businesses a break in the costs of insurance since that is the main obsticle of new industry here. I've seen factories pass at building in the States and going to Canada. It isn't the wages paid here - it's insurance and pension costs.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:48 PM
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55. wonderful stuff so far...
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:50 PM
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58. He is still the smartest guy in the room...
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:50 PM
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59. I'm off the TV Matrix,
Edited on Tue Aug-11-09 12:53 PM by pnorman
so I'll have to check this thread from time to time, to keep up. A somewhat late supporter of Obama, I'm now a FERVENT one! I have NEVER seen a President who can think on his feet and instantly respond to his opponent, and still be civil. And does he CONNECT with the audiences! I really PITY a teabagger who tries any of that silly shit!

pnorman
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:53 PM
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70. I couldn't agree with you more. His teaching background is an enormous asset to his ability
to be able to connect to, consider thoughtfully the opinions of, and respond in a civil manner to people who share opinions diametrically opposed to his own.

He never makes someone feel stupid for asking or suggesting an alternate view, opinion, or question.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:51 PM
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61. Quick thanks for this thread. I missed most of it up til now and appreciate
Edited on Tue Aug-11-09 12:51 PM by nc4bo
the comments.
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:51 PM
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62. And he uses the Fed Ex, UPS, USPS analogy
Edited on Tue Aug-11-09 12:51 PM by BlueIdaho
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:51 PM
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64. "UPS and Fedex are doing just fine. It's the postal service that's having problems" - haahhaah!
In response to republican question about "how can the private sector possibly compete against the government?".
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:53 PM
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68. The opposition is going to jump on that one
Edited on Tue Aug-11-09 12:54 PM by eleny
~If the P.O. is always having problems, do we want health care to be the same?~

I can hear it already. :cry:
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:55 PM
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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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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:57 PM
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75. Sure, but I can see them twisting the truth into a soundbite pretzel
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:58 PM
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77. Yeah, I was like, DAMN!..Coulda stopped it where he did, but those extra few words will now be
fodder for the liars. Not too much of a worry though. He's so good at this.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:02 PM
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82. Well, truly, I didn't hear anything else today that made me gasp
So if that's all they have, it'll be hard to milk as other government entities provide very good services. And I for one love the P.O. Our service has been excellent.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:04 PM
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84. I'm so pissed at the United States Post Office
Edited on Tue Aug-11-09 01:14 PM by Cha
right now for breaking 3 of my pottery plates that I mailed one at a time over the course of a year with bubble wrap and "Fragile" written all over it..and insured, of course.

I'm thinking "wtf"..no wonder they're having trouble.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:07 PM
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86. Should have either a.) bought supplementary private health insurance...
...or b.) used FEDEX or UPS.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:12 PM
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89. That's awful!
Btw, you make pottery? Do tell! PM me if you think that's best. :D
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:38 PM
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108. It has been very traumatic 'cause I was
sending them to my daughter-in-law on Kaua'i..and I won't try again.

My friend makes the pottery and each time I have to get a receipt from her for the plate(that says "It All Good" on it) to send to the PO on Kaua'i. I insure it for $100.00 and the receipt is for $84.00 ..so that's the one check I've gotten from the PO but one time they said it was too late to file.

So here we go again because the latest happened about two weeks ago. I'm thinking they don't care about The Fragile alerts.

Thanks for letting me vent..very important..It's All Good :)
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:58 PM
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111. I was wanting to sell some fragile things on ebay but hesitate
I just hate to take a chance on old things getting broken even though I've purchased things and have had good luck.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:53 PM
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69. The other good point to make is that...
UPS and Fedex provide services to a limited pool of customers at a premium cost, while the USPS delivers to everybody at a subsidized rate.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:55 PM
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71. Do you get the impression that Obama's getting tired of Republican intransigence?
Edited on Tue Aug-11-09 12:55 PM by brooklynite
Seems to be taking swipes wherever the opportunity presents itself...
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:59 PM
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78. I like how he pointed out that a Repuke is the major supporter of that "end of life issue" amendment
More than anything these past few days, I was hoping he would touch on that. He didn't just touch it, he took a hammer to shattering that myth.
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:55 PM
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73. Brings up hypocracy of the republicans passing perscription drug bill without paying for it
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:57 PM
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74. fox business channel split screen: obama one side; astroturfers on the other.
faux news showing pundits and commercials.
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:57 PM
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76. Off topic, but has anyone noticed that he's dyed his hair?
There was a lot more gray in it during that last press conference. He looks younger now. I guess it could be the light...but I seriously doubt that.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:17 PM
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98. He might have just cut it, my hair does same thing when I cut it
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:35 PM
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107. I had that thought as well a minute after I posted.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:01 PM
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80. We got a hot one - straight from the GOP mothership. nt
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:02 PM
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81. A death panel question. Why don't these people listen? nt
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:03 PM
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83. Because they are all about asking questions and not about listening.
It's never about the truth or facts, those things just get in the way of a good whine/screech.
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:06 PM
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85. They are in favor of creating fear and confusion - they are not part of the dialogue.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:10 PM
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87. Obama takes on the "Enemies List" charge...
Not a lot left to cover...
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:11 PM
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88. The last question and answer were brilliant - game, set, match.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:12 PM
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90. Damn, my MSNBC link froze just at that point - more details, please? nt
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:14 PM
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91. Guy asks about getting health care like congress
Edited on Tue Aug-11-09 01:14 PM by BlueIdaho
The President says - that's what I'm trying to give you... Then goes on a roll with a big pitch.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:14 PM
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93. Thanks. :) nt
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:14 PM
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92. Obama yelled at the questioner, "No Soup For You!"
sorry, I'm in a cube too, I have no idea what he said.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:15 PM
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95. Lol! nt
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:14 PM
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94. Headline should read: "Obama pwns skeptic".
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:16 PM
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97. Looking forward to catching that when I get home. nt
Edited on Tue Aug-11-09 01:17 PM by quiet.american
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:15 PM
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96. CNN just made a point of saying the audience was not hand picked. nt
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:18 PM
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100. The level of civility by the moron set in the room is explained by the
really big Secret Service agents that take no shit. "you either behave yourself like an adult or you are politely escorted out via the seat of your pants". the repukes once again show us what they are made of. :rofl:
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:21 PM
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102. And on MSNBC a GOP idiot is saying how it did seem staged. What a joke.
He specifically asked the audience for critical questions.

Part of me believes that these fools in the town halls disrupting are following the script to such a degree that if put into an arena like today where they are clearly outnumbered, without their script, and forced to articulate real questions based on their concerns, they fail because they simply can't. All they can do is yell, scream, disrupt, and like their party in Congress, they cannot present any thoughtful or realistic approaches/solutions to the problems.

Once again, intelligence and measure trump misinformation and outrage.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:17 PM
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99. (facepalm) Andrea Mitchell really bites.
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:18 PM
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101. She is the worst.
A republican operative suggests the audience was hand picked and Andrea rolls over - does not challenge his assertion. What a tool.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:22 PM
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103. Complete and utter FAIL. n/t.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:31 PM
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105. yup
I turned it off as soon as she didn't challenge that bs. someone said, "can you prove that?" and the R just changed the subject and kept on rolling...

so, I rolled over the remote and killed that meme.

Buh bye msm. Charlie Gibbons did a better job of fact-checking and saving the country than these clowns.
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:26 PM
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104. one of obama's best townhall! two more to go this week!
meanwhile, claire mccaskill is being mobbed live on msnbc.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:33 PM
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106. When/where are the others? nt
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 01:44 PM
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110. Crap, I missed it! Is it online yet?
:shrug:
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downeyr Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 06:22 PM
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112. The transcript is online in its entirety if...
you don't mind reading it.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/08/obam...

^^There ya go!
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 07:10 PM
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113. Thanks
and welcome! :hi:
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