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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:01 PM
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Inhofe admits he値l vote against health care bill without even reading it.
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/27/inhofe-without-even... /

Inhofe admits he値l vote against health care bill without even reading it.


One of the most vociferous opponents of health care reform has been Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who previously promoted blocking reform because it would be a 塗uge gain for the GOP. The Oklahoma-based Express-Star reports that Inhofe told a town hall crowd yesterday that he will vote against health reform legislation without even reading it or knowing what痴 in it:

At a town hall meeting Wednesday Sen. Jim Inhofe told Chickasha residents he does not need to read the 1,000 page health care reform bill, he will simply vote against it.

的 don稚 have to read it, or know what痴 in it. I知 going to oppose it anyways, he said.


He went on to tell the crowd we are 殿lmost reaching a revolution in this country due to opposition to health reform. Inhofe is not alone in saying he will vote against any health reform bill. Last week Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) told Fox News that he doesn稚 think a 都ingle Republican will vote for health care reform.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:02 PM
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1. K&R, that lazy do-nothing loser shouldn't have a job.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:03 PM
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2. Non of them voted for the SSA of 1934 either
True t form.

I think we should go on without them and stop trying to cater to them.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:05 PM
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11. Aint' that the truth.
FDR and ER: So true!
F: Economic royalists!
E: Selfish twits!

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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:24 PM
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28. From Teddy's 1980 DNC speech
The Grand Old Party thinks it has found a great new trick, but 40 years ago an earlier generation of Republicans attempted the same trick. And Franklin Roosevelt himself replied, "Most Republican leaders have bitterly fought and blocked the forward surge of average men and women in their pursuit of happiness. Let us not be deluded that overnight those leaders have suddenly become the friends of average men and women."
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:14 PM
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19. I didn't know that.
:banghead:

I agree... end the charade that is 'bipartisanship'.

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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 01:12 PM
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34. I didn't realize that there was a 1934 Social Security Act. Link please?
The current Social Security Act has it origins in legislation introduced in January 1935 and passed by Congress later that year and signed into law by FDR in August.

For the record, and in the interest of historical accuracy, the vote on the 1935 SSA was pretty bi-partisan in that a majority of both parties' members voted in favor:
In the House: 372 Yeas (284 Democrats/81 repubs) v. 33 nays (15 Democrats/15 repubs)
In the Senate: 77 Yeas (60 Democrats/16 repugs) v. 7 nays (1 Democrat/6 repubs)
http://www.ssa.gov/history/tally.html
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 01:28 PM
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37. How many do you think have
read it or will read it?
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:03 PM
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3. Sure am glad that we weakened the bill to compromise with them.
:eyes:
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:19 PM
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24. Yeah, it's so frickin' wonderful that Obama loves "bipartisanship".
:grr:
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donquijoterocket Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:57 PM
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32. value in the appearance.
I think too many people disregard the value of the appearance of bipartisanship. IMO it has made the wingers look like the zealots they are and cast them as close-minded, uncaring solely political hacks with little or no regard for the cares and concerns of everyday Americans. In other words while strategically on the legislative level it's not accomplished much of anything it has at least forced the wingers to reveal their true nature for the whole country to see.And I think that in the long run there's a value there hard to see and measure.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:03 PM
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4. I hope someone got it on tape
it will make a great campaign ad for his opponent next time he runs.
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:08 PM
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12. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Unless there is video of him sacrificing babies I wouldn't give the Democrat running against him very good odds.
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:04 PM
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5. From his previous rhetoric I believe that is how he approaches all votes.
He doesn't read them or care what's in them. He votes how his Party/Rush Limbaugh tells him to vote.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:04 PM
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6. Ain't that just grand! Ignorant and proud of it! nt
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:04 PM
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7. True karmic justice would involve him losing everything he owns
and then him getting sick.

I have no sympathy or mercy for these bastards.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:04 PM
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8. Perhaps he is unable to read.
:shrug:
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:11 PM
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15. +1
And if he can read, he can't do so in a critical fashion.

"Give a hoot, read a book." Krusty the Klown's literacy motto.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:12 PM
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16. Maybe he's waiting for the picture version to come out?
Kind of like, "My Pet Health-Care Bill"
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:20 PM
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26. He probably only knows how to read, "payable to"...
"in the amount of" and, of course, "no".

moran.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:20 PM
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27. well, 20% (at least) of Oklahomans are functionally illiterate...
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:05 PM
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9. or Medicare. I want some of whatever Obama is smoking
Edited on Thu Aug-27-09 12:06 PM by librechik
since he seems to think he can turn a couple of these cyborg satans. It's not in the programming. They go down like headless zombies if they even think about defying the program.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:05 PM
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10. That's what parties are for...
...and I expect the same thing happens all the time -- just more quietly -- on the Democratic side.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:08 PM
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13. he's proud of his ignorance -
which makes him pretty stupid as well.

What a "representative" he makes.


:shrug:
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:13 PM
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18. Seems pretty stupid to flaunt your laziness in front of your employers.
Isn't "read the bill" one of their main battle cries?
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 01:36 PM
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39. not sure if it's simply laziness or arrogance-
but neither one is very admirable.

I pity him- he's proud of his foolishness.
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JimWis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:09 PM
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14. Yup - he's talking to his Republican base of voters - and under
the delusion that there are enough of them to reassure his re-election. Actually I think that is what all the Repugs are about. I hope they get a great big surprise when it is their time to run again.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:13 PM
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17. See? How can we negotiate with that? Go all out.
Leave them in the dust and do what's right for this country's citizens... single payer.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:14 PM
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20. +1
:thumbsup:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 01:12 PM
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33. Yep - no point in bipartisanship with that kind of stupid.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:15 PM
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21. Inhofe's quote should forever put to rest GOP complaints about "bipartisanship." nt
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:16 PM
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22. Can he read?
One day he'll realize that they lost
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Kermitt Gribble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:18 PM
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23. And some DUers are still suggesting we compromise with these
idiots. I don't get it.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:19 PM
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25. Has it been established that Inhofe can read?
I know he has a problem with understanding science, so I'm wondering if this is related to a deeper literacy issue?
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:25 PM
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29. What a useless sack of shit.
The party of "NO" strikes again.

Oh how I wish health care for Congress could be put to a public vote.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:36 PM
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30. He loves America. He just hates Americans. nt
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 12:38 PM
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31. Yay Oklahoma
Edited on Thu Aug-27-09 12:38 PM by kwolf68
That state is an embarassment. Absolutely no diversity of thought there in their congressional delegation.
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Okie4Obama Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 01:22 PM
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35. And this is why I do not plan on going to any town halls in my state.
Reactionary, anti-intellectual, know-nothing twits.

I have a 24 month plan to leave this place. Let's hope nothing stops it.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 01:24 PM
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36. Not surprising for this useless ass hole
He'd shoot his mother for a dollar, so nothing new here.
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 01:33 PM
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38. Hmmm, isn't this proof positive that the cons' base have absolutely no idea why they do what they do
and that they simply operate by "hating" any and all things liberal regardless if those feelings even hold merit..at least he is honest in how his base operates....I will give him that much.
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yesphan Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 01:41 PM
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40. Lazy,
partisan hack. Beholden only to the highest bidder. It's worked well for him thus far.
He's been one of our senators since what, 1934 ?
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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 02:40 PM
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41. He's in The Family. Helping the poor instead of dictators makes Free Market Jesus mad!
The Family: power, politics and fundamentalism's shadow elite
By Jeff Sharlet
http://books.google.com/books?id=NVmcx-8zdGEC&q=Inhofe

Sen. Inhofe, C Street, and the "Jesus Thing"
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/sen-inhofe-c-stre...



The entire thing is fascinating and worth reading, but I was particularly interested in Sharlet's explanation of how the organization regularly funds junkets overseas for its members that are, in essence, missionary trips:

Most of the trips sponsored by the Family aren't pleasure junkets. They're missionary work. Only the Family missionaries aren't representing the United States. They're representing "Jesus plus nothing," as Doug Coe puts it ... when they arrive in other countries, on trips paid for by the Family, at the behest of the Family, they are still traveling under official government auspices, on official business, with the pomp and circumstance -- and access -- of their taxpayer-funded, elected positions.

Considering that Sen. Jim Inhofe is reportedly a member of the organization as well, this goes a long way toward explaining this video we posted earlier this year in which he bragged to Faith and Action's Rob Schenck about this missionary trips through which he uses his standing as a US Senator to bring people to Jesus:

In fact, in this video posted today by Faith and Action痴 Rob Schenck, it sounds an awful like Inhofe is using these trips for exactly that purpose, as he relates how, before his first trip to Africa, he found out that his daughter was also going to be there doing missionary work and told her that 妬f you go with me, it痴 free. He also explains that the trips are part of the 菟olitics of Jesus whereby Christians are instructed to take the name of Jesus to the kings. Being a US Senator, Inhofe says, means Africans think he is important and so he can always get in to see the kings, where he can tell them that he has come 妬n the spirit of Jesus. Inhofe even holds up a copy of the Oklahoman featuring the above-mentioned article to defend himself, saying the article is an example of 菟ersecution and insisting that he is doing this work as a private citizen before trumpeting the fact that, through his work, he has managed to bring entire African villages to Jesus.


Senator Inhofe takes love of Jesus to Africa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89tb3rBDvoU

my previous posting of this article & video here at DU:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-28-09 10:31 AM
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42. *Facepalm* My senator...ugh...
If I could pull up stakes and move out of Oklahoma, I'd do it in a heartbeat...the only reason being to get away from the wingnut politicians and media. :banghead:
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