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Sun Jul 28, 2013, 02:18 PM

"...I do not understand the argument...."

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Reply "...I do not understand the argument...." (Original post)
babylonsister Jul 2013 OP
factsarenotfair Jul 2013 #1
freshwest Jul 2013 #2
pangaia Jul 2013 #3
freshwest Jul 2013 #5
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2013 #7
freshwest Jul 2013 #8
Cha Jul 2013 #10
grantcart Jul 2013 #4
Cronus Protagonist Jul 2013 #9
IrishAyes Aug 2013 #11
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2013 #6

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 02:55 PM

1. The problem is that if you're not a sociopath,

you can't fathom how they think or feel.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 03:08 PM

2. I wish there was a way to make soundbites of his reasoning. So many ignore his work for all of us.

America is at a crossroads. I am grateful to have him at the helm, and we must give him what he needs to fulfill the dream.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 04:55 PM

3. What does he need?

I really don't know.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 05:24 PM

5. I'm sure that's a rhetorical question, as most DUers know basic civics:



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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 07:28 PM

7. I'm so glad ...

 

you answered that question before I saw it ... you were so much more kind than I would have been.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:35 AM

8. Figured he just wanted to see that picture...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 04:44 PM

10. Excellent fresh!

Sometimes graphics just say it all.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 05:19 PM

4. To understand the Republican methodology a helpful analogy:


Imagine a person who is a diabetic and has been involved in an accident is bleeding profusely.

Upon taken to the emergency room the Republican doctor immediately starts treating the diabetes (long term debt) and ignoring the bleeding (unemployment and collapsing economy).

The administrators put the young talented intern on the case and he stops the bleeding and the patient has a remarkable recovery.

On further investigation it turns out that the Republican doctor was the driver that ran a red light and crashed into the patient before arriving at the hospital. Moreover it turns out that it wasn't diabetes (long term debt) that was the original condition but an iron deficiency (insufficient revenue) and the young intern, now a doctor has already been treating the iron deficiency.

Meanwhile the Republican doctor has taken to going to the homes of the aging benefactors of the hospital begging to close the hospital and open up clinics in the suburbs where people aren't sick nearly so often. In order to make his case the doctor gives foot rubs to the aging benefactors thinking that this is somehow an argument.

With the bleeding and the iron deficiency now resolved the doctor not only argues that the expansion plan proposed by the new young doctor not be accepted but that the hospital be reduced because no one is really fond of hospitals anyway. If he doesn't get his way the doctor has announced that he will soon be parking his car in front of the emergency room so that it cannot be used at all and the hospital will have to be shut down unless they accept his demands.

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Sat Aug 3, 2013, 03:48 PM

11. Never heard it said better.

Okay if I use this (with proper credit) for my next submission to the letters column of our hometown weekly? It has a surprisingly wide circulation reaching into other states as well.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 06:19 PM

6. Their central economic plan...

 

is to make the rich richer. Once that gets in your head, then everything they do makes sense.

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