You can fool some of the people all of the time

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    RepubliCONs are beside themselves, their strategy of trashing President Obama from day one appears to be paying off. Polls indicate that the RepubliCONs may take the Congress in November.

    Well, we will get what we deserve if they do. What will that be? More of what got us into this recession. More tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. More wars. More debt.

    The only bulwark against this tide of insanity will be President Obama. He will have to break out his veto pen to prevent such stupidity.

    Of course the RepubliCONs will craft legislation in such a way that he will look bad if he does veto the RepubliCON bills. They'll put tax cuts together with funding for the troops and then accuse the President of not supporting the troops if he vetoes the bill.

    Meanwhile the RepubliCONs will open a flood of "investigations" into the Obama Administration in an attempt to further hamstring the President. All this will be promoted by FAUX News and the right wing echo chamber.

    Nothing will be accomplished for the People. They will be told that only tax cuts for the wealthy can create jobs and the easily fooled will believe, never asking why it is that for the last ten years we had tax cut for the wealthy and it resulted in a zero net gain in jobs.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, unfortunately for America, some of the people may add up to over 50%.
     
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    On the subject of 'fools'..... "It is better to say nothing and be thought a fool, than open your mouth and confirm it".
     
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    I think you are right, and that legislation will bottleneck after the 2010-elected Congress takes its seats...but I'm not so sure that's a bad thing. I have whiplash from watching all the megabills go whizzing past me. Wouldn't harm us any to give some of this more thought.
     
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    Oh you're so clever Calif Girl, but do you have an answer for the question, if tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs, why has the last tens years of tax cuts created a net gain of zero jobs?
     
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    Madeline,
    You prefer to see mega spending done with the slight of hand the RepubliCONs used during Bush's term?
     
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    Bush's admin did not pass legislation as massive as the health care bill. And I don't think that Congress was any sneakier under him than at other points in time.
     
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    How about starting wars to "liberate Iraq and Afgahnistan" and then awarding no bid contracts to cronies? Gee, that's only cost us a trillion dollars. Oh let's build infrastructure for the Iraqis and the Afgahni's but there's no way we can afford it for Americans who get stuck with the bill.

    Slight of hand.

    By the way, the health care bill will end up saving us money.
     
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    Nobody even knows what the health care law does, nevermind what it will cost. I happen to support the measure, but it was not done well and acknowledging that fact ain't the end of the world.

    Bush was all over the tv ranting about WMD...that was hardly a secret.

    Government contracts are never done by Congress.

    Draw a breath, wihosa. Obama has been maybe the most effective president (as measured by the size and scope of his agenda) since FDR. T'aint a bad thing to slow him down.
     
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    In murka, they've already proven that, without any doubt, you can fool 95% of the people all of the time.
    This will be proven in Nov and again in 2012.
    It'll either be Demons or Repugs.
    Either way you're going down hard.
     
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    Douger, I don't know what has made you despise America so much, but this constant "murkins are idiots" drum beat of yours is getting old. Change to a Costa Rican political message board already, if all you can write is that you hope we suffer.
     

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