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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:28 AM
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Rachel Maddow: "Mob Rule" - It's Not About Health Care It's "Fact Free Paranoia & Rage"
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 03:34 AM by Turborama
 
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More excellent reporting from Rachel, she's firing with both barrels now!

Props to the Green Bay reporter for doing the research on that lying corporate/GOP shill, too.

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GivePeaceAchance Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:36 AM
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1. Great thing about twitter it makes it easy to compliment all her great work. K&R!!
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GivePeaceAchance Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:39 AM
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2. As I've said before just like the birthers they know they're lying and the bizarre thing they ....
think we buy it. Who are they trying to convince.
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:59 AM
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3. So what are you guys going to do about it?
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 04:59 AM by non sociopath skin
I'm really scared for what's going to happen over there but there's got to be fightback. You can't leave it all to Rachel, Keith and Cenk ....

The Skin
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:13 AM
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15. I know exactly what i'm doing about it: When my Senator, McCaskill tweets-
clairecmc "Real grassroots on both sides of the healthcare issue, both sides
organizing. Yay to both, yay for democracy,hope both are civil and polite."
8:06 AM Aug 7th from web

I will reply to her- "Please take a moment to watch this video: ..."

You see- there ARE things we can do that don't reduce ourselves to that level. Fight back, yes- but fight smart.
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 10:21 AM
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17. Good for you!
The Skin
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:06 AM
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:55 AM
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5. "why do we need the government to tell us we need a will, every 5 years"
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 06:56 AM by Turborama
Can you provide a source for your "fact", please, and then we can debate. Thanks.
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:51 AM
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8. yeah, another one of their made-up "facts," like "euthanasia clinics."
the morons have no other reason to oppose health care reform than to make Obama and the Democrats look bad and fail. They are so stupid, they'd rather pay for useless "health insurance" than allow affordable health care for all. They are true martyrs that way, I guess, sacrificing their health care for the insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and all they get for it are free bus rides to town hall meetings. oh, and maybe a free t-shirt with "I am a moron" spelled out for all to see (well, those of us with brains--the morons see "teabagger" or some such clever brand). true stooges.
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vision Donating Member (818 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:20 AM
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16. Living Wills
What is ironic is that most of the right wing talkers after attacking the attempt of the Dems to pay for establishing a living will, have a commercial on that promotes Legal Zoom and its living will.

Its all about the Benjamins, this would make their endorsements worth nothing so of course they are against it.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:59 AM
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6. Tell us black is white, up is down, that's the Rovian way.
Your youtube link even has comments about "liberal teabaggers"!
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:45 AM
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7. if you had any "facts," we might want to "debate" you
so far, you've cited Obama's advice to "get in their faces" (twice, here and in another post) and a fictitious "fact" that "the government" would "tell us we need a will, every 5 years."

Obama was talking about righteous anger, about bank CEOs getting "bonuses" from our tax dollars. In your post at http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... you include his saying What I want to do, though, is channel our anger in a constructive way. How is drowning out others speaking at a town hall meeting "constructive"?

and what are you assholes so "angry" about, anyway?
dumbasses will do whatever fox "news" and glen beck tell them to do, like lowlife animals without brains: don't think, just do, for no reason at all. If you had to formulate a coherent argument against universal single-payer health care, the effort would fry your few brain cells. None of the moron squad has yet to come up with a real "argument." They all just chant slogans and grunt out things like "euthanasia," "will every 5 years," "abortion," etc. that make no sense at all and have NO basis in reality.

so "enlighten" us, oh mighty moron. what are we who want affordable health care that is not serfdom to insurance companies missing?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:59 AM
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:05 AM
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11. do you or a family member have Medicare?
and I know you're too young to remember LBJ's Great Society, when we had all kinds of programs like Headstart, surplus food and so on that actually advanced us as a nation.

What do you actually get for your taxes? or are you one of the morons who likes paying for expensive health insurance ON TOP OF taxes, and then getting shafted by the insurance company?
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blackbart99 Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:51 AM
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9. we need action...
Start by reading their websites and go to these areas. Find the local hotel that the buses are at, and
find a way to delay the buses from leaving for 30 min. or so. Wait till they load up and park a car in front of the bus, get out and raise the hood, tell them you have called AAA or something. But instead call the police to protect yourself from them. Risky I know but when the cops show up, the car mysteriously starts again and get out of there. A few minutes delay is all we need.

Well what do you think? :evilgrin:
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:59 AM
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12. I don't want gov't bureaucrats to make health care decisions for me.
I want those decisions to be made by a clerk at my insurance company the way it ought to be! :sarcasm:

Jack Kevorkian went to prison just for helping people commit suicide, and now people want to believe the government will be killing people they deem irrelevant? Seriously, there's no plan to kill unproductive people - so Sarah Palin has nothing to worry about!
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Moostache Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:02 AM
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13. TRMS is the real MUST SEE TV!
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 09:04 AM by Moostache
The work being done to expose this current fiasco for what it is - a corporate-backed, Republican-organized "fact-free paranoia and rage" exhibition - is truly invaluable. I HATE the fact that so many people look at Rachel and say that because she is an openly gay American that somehow her views or her immense intellectual heft are lessened or compromised. Such bigotry is why America has entered a state of permanent decline unless we can get our dis-functional institutions back on track - our politics, our media and our print journalists.

Rachel Maddow has more integrity than all of Washington - including milquetoast President Obama - COMBINED! If nothing else, if health care is defeated and the smug asshats from the right claim that it was because of American's rejecting the idea, at the very least we will have a record for the future of what REALLY happened. I pray that enough sentient beings remain in America to note the difference in tenor, tone and content of what Rachel Maddow is saying and what Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh or even that gas bag moron Sarah Palin are saying.

We can disagree on an issue. We can argue about proposals and ideas. WE CANNOT COMPROMISE ON THE FACTS!!! Anyone who fails to support that sentiment is not rational, they are political and they are dangerous.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:00 AM
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14. kick and recommend!! more REAL journalism from Rachel Maddow
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