twenty five (25) Republicans are holding America HOSTAGE!!

  • rnch

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    Jul 29, 2011 8:31 PM GMT
    all it will take is 25 moderate, concerned, patriotic, reasonable republicans to agree with the Democratic plan to end this stupidity.





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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 29, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    Funny how it seems to some of you the only way to be "Patriotic" is to agree with the Democratic plan. What about some compromising to come up with a true solution?
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidFunny how it seems to some of you the only way to be "Patriotic" is to agree with the Democratic plan. What about some compromising to come up with a true solution?





    It's the Repubs who have failed to compromise.
    They've proven that they're too bitterly divided and extreme in their ideology to be able to govern.
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidFunny how it seems to some of you the only way to be "Patriotic" is to agree with the Democratic plan. What about some compromising to come up with a true solution?


    The Democrats and Obama have bent over backwards to satisfy the Tea Bagger demands. The removed revenue from the Reid package, which is completely fucking ridiculous when trying to close a $14 trillion gap.

    If a foreign country was threatening the US this way, we would bomb them.

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    It's too late. The hostage has already been shot fatally, and we just haven't opened the trunk yet.

    Witness what happened over in Britain where austerity has basically killed any recovery:
    http://news.yahoo.com/uk-economy-grows-paltry-0-2-pct-q2-094612885.html
    Even with austerity, Britain might still get their bond rating down...exactly because growth is so anemic. Here's what premature contraction looks like in Britain:
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    http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/austerity-warning-135-when-did-masochism-become-a-viable-economic-policy/

    [url]http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/%e2%80%9cit%e2%80%99s-unbelievable%e2%80%9d/[/url]–How could it be that we’re a less than a week out from a totally self-inflicted wound to our already frail economy?

    –Why are policy makers spending every waking minute on deficit reduction when jobs are the most immediate problem facing the economy?

    –How did a relatively small group of far right activists totally highjack the national debate?

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    Jul 29, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 said...–How could it be that we’re a less than a week out from a totally self-inflicted wound to our already frail economy?

    –Why are policy makers spending every waking minute on deficit reduction when jobs are the most immediate problem facing the economy?

    –How did a relatively small group of far right activists totally highjack the national debate?





    good questions!
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    Jul 29, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
    What happened to job creation for which the Tea Party was elected?

    The debt ceiling debacle is going to kill more jobs than health care reform (if making insurance affordable so people can retire can be said to "kill jobs").

    Austerity has already and is going to kill FAR more jobs than this debt ceiling debacle.
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    Jul 29, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidFunny how it seems to some of you the only way to be "Patriotic" is to agree with the Democratic plan. What about some compromising to come up with a true solution?


    Oh you're so adorably dumb! How do you even live?
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    Jul 29, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidWhat happened to job creation for which the Tea Party was elected?


    It's a bait and switch thing. You know like:

    (1) Elect Tea Party
    (2) ?????
    (3) Profit!

    After all, it worked for the underpants gnomes!
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    Jul 29, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    You do make me laugh something silly sometimes, TigerTim!
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    Jul 29, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    You've got to admire the genius behind it all though.

    6 months from now--another manufactured crisis, just around Christmas time when spending is expected to increase. What a perfect way to dampen the economy to make the president's reelection that much harder!

    If only they'll use their powers for good.
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    Jul 29, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    TigerTim said
    CuriousJockAZ saidFunny how it seems to some of you the only way to be "Patriotic" is to agree with the Democratic plan. What about some compromising to come up with a true solution?


    Oh you're so adorably dumb! How do you even live?



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    Jul 29, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidYou've got to admire the genius behind it all though.

    6 months from now--another manufactured crisis, just around Christmas time when spending is expected to increase. What a perfect way to dampen the economy to make the president's reelection that much harder!



    Ahhhhh, I get it...NOW you're going to blame Obama's difficulty getting re-elected on the Republicans TOO. You're right, that really IS genius!! icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 30, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
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  • rnch

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    Jul 30, 2011 11:33 AM GMT
    was CJAZ drunk/high yesterday afternoon?


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    Jul 30, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    As recently as 2002 and 2004, the same Republicans said this about debt ceiling:

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    Jul 30, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    rnch saidwas CJAZ drunk/high yesterday afternoon?


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    I don't do DRUNK or HIGH. You're the one who started the thread. Two Martini lunch perhaps? icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 30, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    rnch saidwas CJAZ drunk/high yesterday afternoon?


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    I doubt it.
    He's just getting progressively more radical and desperate in his constant attempts to try to defend and make excuses for his beloved Republican party.

    Actually, all the RJ right-wingers seem to have become more strident and desperate in their comments.
    They can feel the public turning against the Republican party.
  • rnch

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    Jul 30, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidAs recently as 2002 and 2004, the same Republicans said this about debt ceiling:





    that was wayyyyyy back when they all truly believed that "deficits don't matter"...




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    Jul 30, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    rnch said
    that was wayyyyyy back when they all truly believed that "deficits don't matter".../>


    What do you mean, way back then? They STILL don't. They only pretend to care when it's nickels and dimes with defunding PP and NEA. "No new revenues" proves my point.