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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:16 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong (I know you all will) BUT, wasn't the GOP mantra
deregulation of big business so that "competition" would take care of the marketplace? Now, the mantra is that the GOP is for small business. Senator Kay Bailey Hucksterson of Texas said this yesterday, and I have heard it more and more in soundbites by the Reich wingers. When did they make such a seismic switch in policy? And who in their right mind is going to believe this line of bullshit?

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/kay-bailey-...
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bluebellbaby Donating Member (275 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:23 PM
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1. Oh come on now...I belived it...really...honest...
NOT!

But don't forget were talking about republicans...those same republicans that think Steven Colbert is on their side...

And NOT making fun of them!
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OHDEM Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:28 PM
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2. The thing is, their dereg has allowed some businesses to get...
too big which crushes the (smaller) competition. Plus it hurts consumers many of whom are *shock* small businesses.

During the Presidential campaign, I tried to find a definition of "small business" in a legal sense. My husband is a business owner and makes far less than $250K, but we're still probably upper middle class so I wanted to prove that "small" doesn't mean they're not wealthy and able to afford Obama letting Bush's tax cuts expire. Never could truly define "small business". It's typical of the GOP to use a catch phrase like that to try to make it seem as though they're defending the average joe but they can't back it up.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:28 PM
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3. Their mantra, my friend, is blowing in the wind. Their mantra is blowing in the wind. nt
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:29 PM
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4. I also remember 'Rule of Law'
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Optical.Catalyst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:31 PM
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5. The Republicans are for any business that contributes to their campaign war chests
Money talks, and Republicans like the sound of money
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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:46 PM
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17. Yeah, but small business need not apply. I don't want to speak for the OP, but
Edited on Sat May-02-09 09:46 PM by Mike 03
it's important to acknowledge the hypocrisy of this point of view.
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:37 PM
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6. The GOP is for whatever puts the most money in their pockets today.
You should have heard me laugh the first time I heard a GOPer on the TeeVee yammering on about "energy independence". Ok first I laughed and then I got mad. Because as soon as one of those predators gets their hands on solar or wind they'll suck the life out of it.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:52 PM
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8. T. Boone Pickens, for example.
He's in it solely for the money, of course, but he manages to fool a lot of people by hiding behind the "energy independence" banner.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:10 PM
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11. T.Boned Picker is a scumbag and schyster
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:31 PM
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13. Agreed.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:04 PM
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18. Last summer there were deadenders here cheering his 'proposals'. What shit.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:16 PM
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20. He's managed to get the label "environmentalist" attached to himself.
Sometimes, that's all it takes.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:49 PM
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7. they want to feed the small businesses to the mega-corporations
Sure, they are *for* small business, but only as a snack for their contributors. Gotta keep feeding the beasts to keep that cash flowing.
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OHDEM Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:54 PM
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9. Kinda like one of the reasons religious right is pro-Israel. nt
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:56 PM
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10. yep. Hammer meets nail. n/t
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:17 PM
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12. Re-Marketing season DB.
And the Base will swallow it. The 30% that never gets that they're being lied to will embrace these lies without thinking twice.

Or once.


:hi:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:36 PM
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14. Lets LOLcat them into submission..................
:hug:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:41 PM
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15. Teh grammerz wud maek deir heds essplode.
:D
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Dark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:18 PM
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21. Eh. Keep in mind, these are the geniuses who came up with "Let's get together and teabag each other!
That'll show 'em."

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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:44 PM
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16. You couldn't be more right if you were an arrow stuck in a bull's eye.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 09:48 PM by Mike 03
That is so true that it is uncontroversial, and your point merits kicks and recommendations, to say the least.

This is yet another primary, central hypocrisy of the right.

Thank you for making it so clear that anyone can get this.

It's true.

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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:07 PM
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19. Small business, I guess these hucksters realized their big business bullshit didn't work.
And just what is their definition of small business, Mom and Pop bodegas in the cities? A guy with a reposession business in Miami? I'd like to know.
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