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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 06:56 PM

Al Franken: GOP Wants To Use ‘Wayback Machine’ On Healthcare

Source: Talking Points Memo

10:27 AM EDT, SATURDAY JUNE 30, 2012
Al Franken: GOP Wants To Use ‘Wayback Machine’ On Healthcare


Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) urged Democrats in a fundraising e-mail not to let their guard down after the Supreme Court’s health care ruling, likening Republican’s efforts to dismantle the law to the “Wayback Machine,” an internet time capsule that archives the web over time.

“I know you’re sick of getting fundraising emails this month,” Franken wrote on behalf of the DSCC. “Sorry. But, frankly, I’d rather annoy you than watch the far right unleash their Wayback Machine and erase health care reform and everything else we’ve fought to do.”

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/al-franken-gop-wants-to-use-wayback-machine

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Reply Al Franken: GOP Wants To Use ‘Wayback Machine’ On Healthcare (Original post)
kpete Jun 2012 OP
still_one Jun 2012 #1
truthisfreedom Jun 2012 #2
0rganism Jul 2012 #9
drm604 Jul 2012 #10
bupkus Jun 2012 #3
CBHagman Jun 2012 #4
SomeGuyInEagan Jun 2012 #5
onehandle Jun 2012 #6
Odin2005 Jun 2012 #7
ThoughtCriminal Jul 2012 #8
freethought Jul 2012 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:18 PM

1. In 2010 a lot of so-called democrats ran away from the ACA. They "distanced" themselves from it.

There are so-called democrats in certain states, distancing themselves from the President

It is way past due for REAL Democrats to take back their party. There were basic issues that Democrats refused to negotiate on, among those were Civil Rights, Women's Rights, The rights to privacy, Social Security and Medicare

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:22 PM

2. I don't think he's talking about archive.org. I think he's talking about this:

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 02:32 AM

9. alternate image if that one didn't load for you



Odd that no one writing the article would remember Sherman, Peabody and their Improbable History interludes to the Rocky and Bullwinkle show. Perhaps those of us who do are becoming anachronistic in this day and age.

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 07:57 PM

10. That's what I though to.

The "internet archive" interpretation doesn't even really make sense. Mr Peabody's wayback machine was a time machine; which fits perfectly in the context of Franken's statement.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:37 PM

4. Last night I read in POLITICO...

...that the GOP did indeed have a plan to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), assuming they can hold the House and pick up enough Senate seats. They mean to use reconciliation as well, and withholding funding.

This is serious stuff.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:48 PM

5. My Senator fuckin' rocks!

Al is kicking ass on behalf of Minnesotans.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:57 PM

6. Cut loose, Al. Cut loose.

You need to be more vocal.

I think he's been holding back, because he's an 'entertainer.'

More of this, Senator Franken.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 10:16 PM

7. He's still the funny man!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 02:29 AM

8. But if they set the Wayback Maching to say, between 1993 and 2009

They were for individual mandates for health insurance.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:18 PM

11. Wow! That was a great reference!

I have to give Al Franken credit for pulling that one out of his hat. That was brilliant! I am willing to be a number of DUers reading this thread are saying to themselves "What the hell are they talking about?"

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