Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Angel Heart, Apr 29, 2009.
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Am reluctant to say this, but it is still my gut reaction after sitting here for awhile thinking about it. As stated, this looks like a potential trap that could marginalize the nascent Tea Party movement.
Obama has a huge well of knowledge available from his policy people (whether one agrees with them or not) that, at least right now, the Tea Party leaders are unlikely to possess. If they go out and prepare themselves, that may be help.
It is also in a town hall atmosphere where true debate over complex issues is not possible. Lastly, Obama is the most skilled orator of our time and the public is emotionally involved in these issues but not particularly well informed. And the public is still in his thrall. No one in the Tea Party movement will have that level of currency with a national audience.
It is a mud cocktail by my lights.
Tea bags? Oh yeah, That sounds partisan.
Just in the way Obama stated it, shows that it is a trap...
"how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term"... that insists that the govt is responsible for your personal healthcare... and by simply stating they want to keep the costs down, shows here is not a willingness to keep it out of government like it should be
I applaud the president is willing to hear out and debate his most strident opposition. What a change from the previous situation.
BO has no intention of meeting with this movement, he was trying to mock it.
That is how it's done with budding tyrants, mock the people who don't support you, BO is only your president if you support him 100%, according to BO that is.
He's my president but I certainly don't agree with him 100%, so I guess that's another thing I don't agree with him.
Right over their heads.
that's par for the course!
I still really don't know what the tea-baggers were protesting on April 15th. It just seemed like a hodge-podge of people protesting right wing-nut red-meat issues like abortion, illegal immigration, bank bail outs loans to the auto industry...oh, and something about unfair taxation, which isn't going to be an issue for anyone making les than $250,000 a year.
Oh and, Mr. Leahy should review the definition of "socialism". After all anyone who has Tim Geithner and Larry Summers as part of their administration is most definitely NOT a socialist. And where was Mr. Leahy when Chimpy McPresident, a.k.a. Dubbyuh or Shrub, was running up budget busting deficits?
Last, but not least, he might want to consider dropping the tea-bag motif. It has led to some unfortunate, but amusing, faux pas and double entendre.
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