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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:09 PM
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Meanwhile in Repub bizzaro world...
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 05:16 PM by Contrary1
"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done" is the same as "stop listening to Rush Limbaugh"

The Rotund Rush Retort:

"There are two things going on here. One prong of the Great Unifier's plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. He is hoping that these Republicans will also publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me. And who knows? Are ideological and philosophical ties enough to keep the GOP loyal to their voters? Meanwhile, the effort to foist all blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated when most of the blame for this current debacle can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents. And there is a strategic reason for this.

Secondly, here is a combo quote from the meeting:

"If we don't get this done we (the Democrats) could lose seats and I could lose re-election. But we can't let people like Rush Limbaugh stall this. That's how things don't get done in this town."

To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective. Obama's plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR's New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts. It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward. It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy. Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing "eternal" power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy. If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle.

Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn't Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor? Didn't they have to buy the new furnishings? What's the difference in that and Merrill loaning that money to a decorator, contractor and goods supplier to remodel Warren Buffet's office? Either way, stimulus in the private sector occurs. Are we really at the point where the bad PR of Merrill getting a redecorated office in the process is reason to smear them? How much money will the Obamas spend redecorating the White House residence? Whose money will be spent? I have no problem with the Obamas redoing the place. It is tradition. 600 private jets flown by rich Democrats flew into the Inauguration. That's fine but the auto execs using theirs is a crime? In both instances, the people on those jets arrived in Washington wanting something from Washington, not just good will.

If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of the trillion dollar debacle..."

Yeah Rush, it's all about you. You hold the key to the future of America in your pudgy paw. :rofl:

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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:12 PM
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1. Nice to see the Republicans get smacked down for a change.
This week, Obama and the Democrats delivered a message to the Republicans. You lost. You can no longer expect to get your way by filibustering and throwing temper tantrums. If you have something productive to say, we're listening, but if you're going to act like douches, expect to be told to pound sand.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:13 PM
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2. I stopped listening to that fat f--k years ago...
And his recent comments about bending over and grabbing his ankles - a disgusting mental image to be sure - just reinforces my belief that Rush has nothing useful to say.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:21 PM
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3. 50 years isn't nearly long enough for the Republics to be out off power OxyRush...
but I wouldn't mind seeing them on the endangered species list. And, if we have to trade one for the other, how 'bout we keep the polar bears and lose the Repukes altogether?
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metapunditedgy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:21 PM
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4. Finally an explanation of how trickle-down works in practice...
Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn't Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor?

See, ordinary people produce wealth, and then the government makes sure it gets handed over to rich people, who dole it out as they please, buy luxuries for themselves, etc. When they buy luxuries, the rich people make sure they give the money to suppliers who will support them in their rich-people standing in society, to make sure society stays stable.

Couldn't be more clear.
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:24 PM
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5. How much is this guy making ?????
This reads like a bunch of "gibberish" ---what ever the hell that is-- spoken by a drunk or druggie.

Oh, wait, druggie...got it !

:evilgrin:
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:25 PM
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6. If he has all the answers, why doesn't he run for office?!?!?! n/t
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billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:43 PM
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7. WOW Dopey the Mental Dwarf is talking
WAAAAAY over the heads of his less than average listeners,

"There are two things going on here. One prong of the Great Unifier's plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. He is hoping that these Republicans will also publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me. And who knows? Are ideological and philosophical ties enough to keep the GOP loyal to their voters? Meanwhile, the effort to foist all blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated when most of the blame for this current debacle can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents. And there is a strategic reason for this.

Who's he talking to ELITISTS?
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