Obama Campaign Copies Commercial Ideas from Russia's Vladimir Putin

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    Oct 26, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/25/is_obama_taking_ad_ideas_from_vladimir_putin




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    Oct 26, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    I can't imagine that silly moo ever needing birth control.
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    Oct 27, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidWrong again, as usual piddler. icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's the Republicans that want to turn America into a plutocracy, a la Putin's Russian. Let the oligarchy ---pardon me---the "job creators" rule, tax-free, and maybe they'll give the middle class the scraps from their banquet.


    And yet, it's the Democrats who are copying from Putin. Secondly, it's difficult to argue that the Republicans are arguing for a plutocracy when the most significant movement within the Republican party is about shrinking government while Democrats are more interested in having government be increasingly involved in social and economic policy.
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    Oct 27, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    A parody of the ridiculous:

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    Oct 27, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
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    yourname2000 saidWrong again, as usual piddler. icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's the Republicans that want to turn America into a plutocracy, a la Putin's Russian. Let the oligarchy ---pardon me---the "job creators" rule, tax-free, and maybe they'll give the middle class the scraps from their banquet.


    And yet, it's the Democrats who are copying from Putin. Secondly, it's difficult to argue that the Republicans are arguing for a plutocracy when the most significant movement within the Republican party is about shrinking government while Democrats are more interested in having government be increasingly involved in social and economic policy.


    Republicans have never once in modern history shrunk government. In fact, the size of government exploded under Reagan and Bush.

    And Romney is not even talking about shrinking the government. He's talking about eliminating programs that help Americans to increase the size of the military. No shrinking is in the offing. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 27, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
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    riddler78 said
    yourname2000 saidWrong again, as usual piddler. icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's the Republicans that want to turn America into a plutocracy, a la Putin's Russian. Let the oligarchy ---pardon me---the "job creators" rule, tax-free, and maybe they'll give the middle class the scraps from their banquet.


    And yet, it's the Democrats who are copying from Putin. Secondly, it's difficult to argue that the Republicans are arguing for a plutocracy when the most significant movement within the Republican party is about shrinking government while Democrats are more interested in having government be increasingly involved in social and economic policy.


    Republicans have never once in modern history shrunk government. In fact, the size of government exploded under Reagan and Bush.

    And Romney is not even talking about shrinking the government. He's talking about eliminating programs that help Americans to increase the size of the military. No shrinking is in the offing. icon_rolleyes.gif


    The growth in sheer size is not what is meant by "big government" -- in that sense government "grew" under Reagan. If society grows and gets bigger then government inevitably gets bigger. "Big government" means when government strives to take on more and more functions that would be better off remaining in the hands of the private sector for the sake of efficiency.
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    Oct 27, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles said
    Christian73 said
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    yourname2000 saidWrong again, as usual piddler. icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's the Republicans that want to turn America into a plutocracy, a la Putin's Russian. Let the oligarchy ---pardon me---the "job creators" rule, tax-free, and maybe they'll give the middle class the scraps from their banquet.


    And yet, it's the Democrats who are copying from Putin. Secondly, it's difficult to argue that the Republicans are arguing for a plutocracy when the most significant movement within the Republican party is about shrinking government while Democrats are more interested in having government be increasingly involved in social and economic policy.


    Republicans have never once in modern history shrunk government. In fact, the size of government exploded under Reagan and Bush.

    And Romney is not even talking about shrinking the government. He's talking about eliminating programs that help Americans to increase the size of the military. No shrinking is in the offing. icon_rolleyes.gif


    The growth in sheer size is not what is meant by "big government" -- in that sense government "grew" under Reagan. If society grows and gets bigger then government inevitably gets bigger. "Big government" means when government strives to take on more and more functions that would be better off remaining in the hands of the private sector for the sake of efficiency.


    Except that puts the lie to the other conservative argument about decreasing the cost of government. And, of course, not a single thing ever privatized for the sake of efficiency has ever worked better or costs less than it did being run by the government. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 27, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    mocktwinkles said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    yourname2000 saidWrong again, as usual piddler. icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's the Republicans that want to turn America into a plutocracy, a la Putin's Russian. Let the oligarchy ---pardon me---the "job creators" rule, tax-free, and maybe they'll give the middle class the scraps from their banquet.


    And yet, it's the Democrats who are copying from Putin. Secondly, it's difficult to argue that the Republicans are arguing for a plutocracy when the most significant movement within the Republican party is about shrinking government while Democrats are more interested in having government be increasingly involved in social and economic policy.


    Republicans have never once in modern history shrunk government. In fact, the size of government exploded under Reagan and Bush.

    And Romney is not even talking about shrinking the government. He's talking about eliminating programs that help Americans to increase the size of the military. No shrinking is in the offing. icon_rolleyes.gif


    The growth in sheer size is not what is meant by "big government" -- in that sense government "grew" under Reagan. If society grows and gets bigger then government inevitably gets bigger. "Big government" means when government strives to take on more and more functions that would be better off remaining in the hands of the private sector for the sake of efficiency.


    Except that puts the lie to the other conservative argument about decreasing the cost of government. And, of course, not a single thing ever privatized for the sake of efficiency has ever worked better or costs less than it did being run by the government. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Wow, just. wow.
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    Oct 27, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    So then, Mock, provide links to examples where privatization HAS worked better and cost less.

    *sits waiting*
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    Oct 27, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    meninlove said So then, Mock, provide links to examples where privatization HAS worked better and cost less.

    *sits waiting*


    He can't because it hasn't.