Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Admit No Evil

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    This morning I watched one of those talking head interviews with a prominent Democrat who was given three specific questions about why the Democrats had not voted on this or that legilslation. Every single question was answered with a diatribe against the Republicans, twice going back to George W. Bush.

    The GOP was voted out of office in 2006 because they refused to acknowledge or address their own 'sins'.

    How do the Democrats justify continuing to attack the Republicans for all the nation's ills when they have had the House and Senate for four years now, a super majority in the Senate for more than a year, and have had the White House too for almost two years?

    Wouldn't you think they would have been able to fix something they're complaining about in that four years' time?
     
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    THE DEM SHEEP EAT UP THE BUT BUT BUT DEFENSE

    It happens when you have been instructed to not discuss your accomplishments.
     
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    This is true. The Democrats are playing the wrong game. THEY couldn't pass a real healthcare bill because THEY couldn't get everyone on board. The Democrats have done some good and they need to showcase that, along with showcasing the GOP's "Pledge to America". The "pledge" is as hollow as Boehner's head and the Democrats should showcase that to the American people.
     
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    How do they justify it?
    Win, baby, win!
    It was the winning formula in '06 and '08 so why not now as well? They don't have anything else. They've failed on every promise they made in '06 as well as '08. They're corrupt and the budget is so out of control we don't even have one. Foreign affairs are a mess, the U.S. staggering from one thing to the next with no coherent plan. The war in Afghanistan is a loser, unless Karzai throws us out first. Iran is walking all over us. The Chinese are walking all over us, taking initiatives in Africa and Asia. Our allies don't know which way is up. Our enemies think we're cowardly and powerless.
    So without any achievement the best they can muster is, "The GOP screwed things up really badly."
     
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    When all the things you have achieved piss people off.

    What do you claim as a win?

    $1.4 trillion in spending bills for a top claim of 3.3 million jobs saved or created? That's $424k per job! They coulda just taken the working Americans and given them about $50k each, for all that would have been worth.
     
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    The stimulus package and other spending initiatives wre all billed as absolutely essential NOW to get people back to work.

    But now they tell us that the results were never intended to kick in THIS year but would make a difference later on.

    And you folks who still support Obama are buying that? How can you? How do you justify that kind of disingenuity and obvious bad intent?
     
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    Because it would have been WORSE under George W Bush! That's how! It is Bush and the GOP's fault. Obama wanted to do more but hte GOP wouldn't let him.
     
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    Show me the "obvious bad intent" and we will discuss.
     
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    That type of open ended talking point is all part of the plan. ( Let's say the R's take back control of congress) If the economy continues to flounder, it's because of the R's , if the economy recovers than they will say it was all their doing. ... regardless of the outcome, they think it will give them political cover.
     
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    And we can post again some of the ridiculous projects that the stimulus money has been allocated for, how the unions have been paid off, and how most of the money has gone to Democratic districts to boost the fortune of Democrat re-election efforts, etc. But sure you have seen all that posted all over USMB and the rest of the internet?

    Now show me evidence that the President and/or the Democrats gives a sh*t about whether they are actually producing results with the money they have allocated. Show me where they have admitted that they have failed to produce real results with the trillion dollar deficits they have voted. Show me where they acknowledge that they were wrong about anything other than how bad the economy that George Bush left them was going to be.
     

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