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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 05:54 PM
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Republicans have lost control of their narrative by voting against the American people today

The Swift Evolution Of Chickencrap

Brian Beutler

John Boehner in September: "If the only option I have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, I'll vote for them."

John Boehner today: "I'm trying to catch my breath so I don't refer to this maneuver going on today as chickencrap, alright? But this is nonsense."


Pelosi rips 'grossly unfair' GOP approach to taxes, jobless benefits

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lambasted the Republican approach to the expiring Bush tax cuts and a stalled extension of jobless benefits in a rare floor speech Thursday.

Speaking in support of a Democratic bill that would extend the Bush tax cuts for only the middle-class, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Republicans have taken a hypocritical stance by demanding unemployment assistance be paid for while supporting $700 billion tax cuts for high-income earners.

"This is so grossly unfair," Pelosi said.

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HOUSE DEMOCRATS APPROVE MIDDLE-CLASS TAX CUT....

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Regardless, there are now 168 House Republicans on the record on this issue -- they were willing to kill breaks for the middle class because it wasn't generous enough to the wealthiest people in the country.

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Think Progress: 157 Republicans Vote Against Deficit-Reducing Bill That Gives Free, Healthy Meals To Hungry Kids


Statement from the First Lady on the House Passing Child Nutrition Legislation

I am so thrilled that the House of Representatives has passed The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act a groundbreaking piece of bipartisan legislation that will significantly improve the quality of meals that children receive at school and will play an integral role in our efforts to combat childhood obesity. I particularly want to commend Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer, Majority Whip Clyburn, Chairman Miller, and Chairwoman DeLauro for their leadership in ensuring passage of the bill in the House, and I am grateful to all the Senators and House Members who worked so hard in recent months to make this critically important legislation a reality.

Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of speaking with parents, educators, governors and mayors, medical professionals, community and business leaders, and students all across the country all of whom are determined to ensure that our children have access to the nutritious food they need to learn and grow and fulfill their potential. Im proud of what were doing to support these efforts through our Lets Move! initiative, and I am confident that, together, we can turn the tide on childhood obesity and give all our children the happy, healthy lives they deserve.




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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 06:36 PM
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1. As long as they control the airwaves, none of their policies make a fucking bit of difference
no media demolition = no democracy.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 07:18 PM
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5. the Republican soundbites control people in this country
like sheep
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 06:45 PM
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2. Anyone know if this was mentioned on the evening news shows or did they ignore it?
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 06:56 PM
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3. But Obama has never gained control of the narrative. He won't take a clear position
Edited on Thu Dec-02-10 06:57 PM by Lorien
on the issues. The Democrats could nail the GOP to the wall with the tax and unemployment benefits issue-but they seem unwilling to stand up for anyone worth less than eight figures.
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 07:00 PM
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4. They should've done this before the election.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 07:23 PM
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6. K&R..
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 07:47 PM
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7. Don't Ever Underestimate The Malignant Ability.......
....of the current Democratic leadership to squander a political opportunity.
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