"Rewarding the base" AKA "The bribes continue..."

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  1. RadiomanATL
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    On Monday:

    Trumka: Democrats Are Inviting A Repeat Of 1994

    Then on Wednesday:

    The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : Report: Dems to Grant Special Exemption to Unions on "Cadillac Tax"
     
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    Funny how the Barry supporters don't want to discuss this.

    I wonder why....
     
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    Obamacare has become a tar baby for the Democrats. Their desperation to pass something--anything-- has led them to pander to the worst impulses of the party, cutting back room deals and empowering and enriching small segments of their base.
    The more they do this kind of stuff, the worse they look to the average American. Now even if Obamacare gets defeated they have lost. The damage is done.
     
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    Where is Jillian to defend this?
     
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    discuss it with whom?

    people who haven't stopped whining since november 2009?

    or people who would do anything to be obstructive?
     
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    How about people like me who just want the bullshit, bribes and non-transparency to stop?
     
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    you're better than most. but i still find 99% of the complaints disingenuous. there are things i agree with. things i don't.

    still 1,000% better than the prior eight years.

    btw...that should have said 2008 in my initial comment.
     
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    I find it the same as the previous 8 years. Almost exactly the same when it comes to tactics, methods, and political bribes.

    Unions have replaced Haliburton.

    Nebraska has replaced Blackwater.
     
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    Hey - It's only $60 billion. They can make that up by cutting Medicare. Oh wait... How about taxing the rich.? Oh wait.... What about a tax on Botox? Oh wait...

    Jillian I don't pretend to be a lawyer, but this sounds like an "equal protection violation" to me.
     
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    hey, you're certainly entitled to your opinion. but i'm content that military decisions are being made more thoughtfully now. that there's no lunatic cheney pulling the strings. i'm confident that no one's gifting the richest 1% anymore. i'm also confident that future court appointments won't endanger roe v wade and a myriad of other issues like that.

    for me one isn't like the other because perhaps many of the issues that matter to me are the right wing wedge issues.

    and no, you can't compare Nebraska with mercenary forces who like to use civilians for target practice and whom the goverment then absolves from accountability.

    it's that type of rhetoric which makes it appear that things don't change.... false analogies.
     

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