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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 01:59 PM
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Haley Barbour: Obama a snake charmer

By ANDREW GLASS | 5/20/09 1:14 PM EDT Text Size:


Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) predicted Wednesday that despite his current popularity in the polls, President Barack Obama will eventually suffer the same reversal of political fortune that befell President Bill Clinton in 1994.

What they have in common is that everything for them is political. They wage a perpetual campaign. They are both extraordinary politicians. Either one of them could charm the skin off a snake, Barbour told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

Barbour, who was handily reelected to a second term in 2007, served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997. Barbour linked Clintons unpopular efforts to raise taxes and to reform health policy in 1993 to the GOPs capture of both the Senate and House in 1994 for the first time in 40 years.

The difference, Barbour suggested, is that Clinton, in time, made his peace with the Ronald Reagan revolution, informing Congress that the era of big government is over.

His policies were liberal, but not nearly as far left as those of Obama, Barbour said.

By contrast, Barbour went on, Obama has given up on capitalism. ... He is expanding the size of government beyond anything that anyone previously dreamed of. His efforts to deal with climate change by executive fiat would impose an enormous tax on the poor and the working class, dragging down the American economy.

Sweeping aside internal handwringing over the current state of the GOP, Barbour foresaw a bright future for the Republican Party.

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22763.html

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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:02 PM
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1. 'everything for them is political"?
oh, and it never was during the Bush years????

what a load 'a crap!!!!!
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:05 PM
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2. Amazin'! nt
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:07 PM
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3. Thank you haley
keep yapping as you will make sure that you are a small regional party
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:07 PM
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4. Gee, a southern Republican "takes issue!" I'm SHOCKED! Who woulda thunk it? nt
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:07 PM
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5. And who is better to recognize one unless he is one?
I still remember a story about a successful business woman from a conservative district who made headlines when she supported Clinton in 1992. And her story was that she was invited to a special reception to the Republicans after giving them $100K - a large sum those days - and thus being part of the "Club of 100."

Barbour then was the head of the RNC and he came to her and with his honey voice asked her: and who are you with, little lady? She coldly looked at him and replied: I am with the Club of 100.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:11 PM
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6. Obama on the campaign trail..
"They call me everything but a child of God."
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:12 PM
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7. Haley Barbour: Snake.
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centristgrandpa Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:17 PM
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8. Don't misunderestimate Gov. Barbour...
Gov. Haley Barbour is a snake, an idiot is more closer...
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asphalt.jungle Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:23 PM
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9. it's funny how each side views him
in one far corner we have him as a socialist who has given up on capitalism and in the other he's a corporatist who is in bed with the capitalist elite.
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rove karl rove Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:23 PM
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10. wtf is he talking about?
Clinton WON his re-election bid in 1996. Actually, I can't even stand to hear or listen to Halley Barbour - the dude just creeps me out, always has.
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WyLoochka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:45 PM
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12. He's saying he thinks the Repubs
can retake the House and Senate in the midterms - bwahahahahaha

with their affiliation rate at 21% and falling fast across every demographic except oldsters and fundies (and barely managing to hang on to those groups)

And people will turn to this party they loathe because they like and approve of the President?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 10:27 AM
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21. My favorite Halley pic
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:42 PM
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11. dear haley, blow me.
not intelligent, but hearfelt
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 02:54 PM
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13. CatWoman: Haley Barbour a Snake.
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NatBurner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 03:25 PM
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14. they're really being extra-dickish this week
amazing
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 03:26 PM
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15. sounds like ol haley's been reading DU?
sigh
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 03:30 PM
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16. If Haley said those exact same things in a DU OP, he'd get rec'd to the Greatest Page
....
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 04:19 PM
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17. Another day, Another Republican calling Obama a name
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 09:20 AM
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19. excuse me...
Edited on Thu May-21-09 09:26 AM by Blue_Roses
while I say this, but, Haley Barbour is one BIG FAT ASS BIGOT! When I lived in Arkansas, my neighbor was from Mississippi and her dad was an active GOP buffoon. She said she wasn't political, but I discovered she stole my John Kerry sign during the 2004 election right out of my front yard. I jokingly asked her if she took it and she said, "no, you know I don't care about that." I heard later from another neighbor that she did and laughed about it. These people are fucking nuts and so far behind the times it's ridiculous.

The last time I spoke with her was in October, before the election and she was asking me about Obama. She said she loved Sarah Palin, but would be open to hear what I said about voting for Obama. Needless to say, that was the biggest waste of my time. She had all the right wing talking points (I reminded her that I knew who her father was) and wouldn't listen. I haven't talked to her since and don't plan to. Sad because this is someone with a masters degree. I just don't get it. It is brainwashing in it's fullest.

But Haley Barbour...he's a fat joke...and I don't like calling people fat. He just brings out that side of me :argh:
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 09:39 AM
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20. meow2u3: Haley Barbour a snake
:D
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jxnmsdemguy65 Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 11:41 AM
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22. Biscuit-boy is a contemptible turd, simple as that....
Edited on Thu May-21-09 11:45 AM by jxnmsdemguy65
only a soul-less f**kwad would deny extended unemployment benefits to Mississippi's citizens at a time like this...
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 11:42 AM
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23. Coming from the party of the snake-handler preachers, that's really
some impressive denial.

Fuck Haley Barbour.
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