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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:36 am, Thu Oct 27, 2011.

Senate Minority Leader McConnell brutally spelled out the GOP’s priorities one day after President Obama’s inauguration, which was to ensure that Obama is “a one-term president.”

His second priority is protecting “your (Republican) brand.” That’s right — the reason to worry about a downturn that could kill millions of jobs and wipe out what’s left of our retirement and housing values is that it might interfere with GOP positioning.

During the national debt ceiling negotiations, President Obama offered Speaker Boehner a 10-year budget deficit spending cut deal which offered $6 of spending cuts for each $1 of revenue. Speaker Boehner agreed with that plan. Speaker Boehner could not sell their plan to the Teabaggers in the U.S. House of Representatives. The plan did not meet their agenda of more tax breaks for large corporations, less government environmental regulations, small government, cut spending on the poor, seniors, student loans, etc.

Yes, Mr. Krueg, the U.S. government almost failed to pay its bills because of the Teabaggers in Congress. President Obama’s jobs bill was not a joke! It balanced spending and debt reduction.

During the last three months of George W. Bush’s administration, 700,000 jobs were lost per month per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was OK?

President Obama has made numerous efforts to negotiate bipartisan economic plans, only to be met by stonewalling, obstructionist Republicans in the U.S. Congress. They are hypocrites and only care about protecting “your GOP brand.”

Frank Caruso

Lodi

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50 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:26 pm on Thu, Nov 3, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Yep... fragile female feelings without doubt.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 3:19 pm on Thu, Nov 3, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Yep... fragile male ego indeed.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:07 am on Thu, Nov 3, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    k Lee stated...What fragile male egos I see here

    Oh my, so dramatic again... why can't a person have an opinion that someone else has no substance. The claim may be correct or not, however, it has nothing to do with ego.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 12:07 am on Thu, Nov 3, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    What fragile male egos I see here. You can't answer a simple respectful question with any measure of respect, so you blame the one with the query and go into personal attack mode. That's really pathetic, boys.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:28 pm on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    K lee... he doesnt think your comments have substance... thats all... you are so dramatic.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 4:21 pm on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Belittling the question doesn't make you right.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 4:20 pm on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Gary Musto wrote, "Darrell, do you notice how Mr. Lee just sits back and attacks anybodies post he disagrees with but never post anything substantial to the discussion? He loves to just sit back and just fling poo while making sure he doesn't soil his own."

    Oh my goodness, Gary, you are so upset and even angry. I didn't mean to send you into a tailspin over a simple question. Out of 40 or so comments made here I decided to jump into the fray and ask two respectful questions... just one line simple questions... and then you go after me with nasty personal attacks. I believe that tells me that you are not very confident in your positions here since you jumped down my throat at the first question that threatens your views. Be careful with all of that "poo" you "fling" so easily.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:17 pm on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Gary stated...Darrell, do you notice how Mr. Lee just sits back and attacks anybodies post he disagrees with but never post anything substantial to the discussion? He loves to just sit back and just fling poo while making sure he doesn't soil his own

    Gary,... perfectly put ! I have noticed without question...

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 11:49 am on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    Yesterday a reporter asked President Obama if Americans were better off than 4 years ago, the President responded, "Well, you know, I think we are better off now than we would have been if I hadn't taken the steps we took."

    Too bad the President did not get a chance to read the Department of Agriculture's recent report that indicated 8.1% more Americans are living on food stamps (45.8 million) than just one year ago.

    "Hope and Change" at your service.

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 9:57 am on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    Darrell, do you notice how Mr. Lee just sits back and attacks anybodies post he disagrees with but never post anything substantial to the discussion? He loves to just sit back and just fling poo while making sure he doesn't soil his own.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:42 am on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    The misleading part of the debate is that democrats argue that this figure is misleading as most pay FICA payroll tax. This argument is silly as FICA tax is eventually returned to the tax payer directly in the form of retirement or other social security benefit. Federal Income tax is obviously used in the general fund and is never returned to the people directly who pay it in the first place.

    I am curious, what difference does it make who these people are? Strange question.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:42 am on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    K Lee stated...Who are those people, Gary? ...

    uh...people with social security numbers...people who are here illegally may not count toward that 47%... some do and some do not.

    Other than that, it does not matter who these people are... there are poor, middle class, and rich people who manage to avoid federal "Income" tax. Some are retired, some working, some unemployed... which amounts to a big “ so what?” It does not change the fact that nearly half of our population pays, nearly half do not.

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 9:35 am on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    The White House, 12-17-2010, "We have some good news for the American people this holiday season, this is a substantial victory for the middle class families." Not only will middle class Americans avoid a tax increase but tens of millions of Americans will start the New Year off right by seeing that their first pay check is larger than the one the get right now." President Obama after signing his new $858 billion tax cut bill.

    Mr. Lee, why don't you quit being so lazy and do your own investigations instead of having someone else do it for you???

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 8:32 am on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Gary Musto wrote, "everyone got a tax cut even those 47% that paid no income tax."

    Who are those people, Gary?

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 8:06 am on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    George Bush's tax cuts were across the board, everyone got a tax cut even those 47% that paid no income tax. Why are the leftists complaining, Obama extended those same cuts for the 1% back in December, doesn't he shoulder some of the blame or are they just blind to the truth???

    The OWS clan that has set up tent cities all around the nation is now being joined by the teacher unions, and in Oakland the Teamsters Unions are helping with today's boycott of that city. Oakland is being held hostage by the "fleabaggers", who knew that the Democrat party had their own "bagger" movement??

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 12:12 am on Wed, Nov 2, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Robert Chapman wrote, "Perhaps of Obama could come up with an economic plan that didn't mirror the same disaster that he already tried"

    Do you mean the one that the Republicans previously supported?

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:14 am on Tue, Nov 1, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    President Obama offered Speaker Boehner a ten year plan in which the provisions stated $6.00 of deficit cuts to every $1.00 of tax revenue... '

    Can you give us the Bill number that reflects this offer... or was this another verbal offer that has no meaning. Obama says many things... but we know what happens when his lips move... he is a slick politician... after all when he ran for president, he ran as a conservative. We know how that turned out. He is actually to the left of liberals.

     
  • Frank Caruso posted at 10:13 am on Mon, Oct 31, 2011.

    Pancho Posts: 8

    President Obama offered Speaker Boehner a ten year plan in which the provisions stated $6.00 of deficit cuts to every $1.00 of tax revenue. It also ended President George W. Bush's tax cuts for the very wealthy( 1percenters ). The so-called job creators? This plan was rejected by the U.S. House of Representatives, because Representatives of the Tea Party Patriots rejected the plan their caucus leader made with President Obama. Again, in the last three months of the Georg W. Bush administration jobs were being lost at a rate of 700,000 per month. ( U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics ). The same U. S. House of Representative just rejected President Obama's recent Job's Bill. Besides closing some tax loopholes, this bill did contain a provision for raising taxes on the one- percenters( they can afford it ), this bill contained spending on this country's failing infrastructure which would definitely create thousands of construction jobs and the construction company's suppliers.

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 7:56 pm on Sat, Oct 29, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Perhaps of Obama could come up with an economic plan that didn't mirror the same disaster that he already tried, the GOP might sign off on it. Nothing new except tried and proven failure and more debt in this "new approach".

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 2:07 pm on Sat, Oct 29, 2011.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    DB, KP, FC, GM, DH and JK...God does not have to get involved in what is kind, generous, helpful, thoughtful. friendly, personal or a host of great traits nor does he have to be involved in what one sees as the right thing to do. God does have to be involved in the summation of your life and possible afterlife...some people know how to add some know only how to subtract. Thanks for adding to the world.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:54 am on Sat, Oct 29, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Kinderman stated...Those of us who still believe in God are the ones with real hope; I’m not giving up or giving in – ever.

    Well said Mr Kinderman! I do believe America needs principled good people who are not selfish, but giving and loving. In my experience, people who believe in God as you stated, are the backbone of America in doing what is right.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 10:54 pm on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    Frank, I'm sorry. wrong Frank.

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 9:34 pm on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2367

    Well Ms. Parigoris, what would you expect from people that celebrate the likes of those on Wall Street who find it acceptable to lower ones pants and defecate on a police car in broad daylight? This demonstrates the true character of those on the far left; it is prevalent in nearly every one of their gatherings. The Tea Party members' assemblages have been respectful and decent. I know of no arrests made and when they leave their venues, they pick up after themselves so that things are actually in better condition than upon their arrival.

    We’ve erased God from the landscape, at least the God of the Holy Bible. Kids are no longer being taught manners and to respect others, especially the elderly. Ever since the days of Roe v. Wade we’ve been in a constant state of decline insofar as our morality is concerned. We’re wandering in the desert with no one of true character to step up to lead us, unless anyone could consider the likes of Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Frank, Dodd, et al., leaders – I certainly don’t. They’re all disgraces to the offices they hold. They know it’s easy to lie, cheat and steal in order to get what they want because so far no one’s got the courage to actually stand up to them.

    Those of us who still believe in God are the ones with real hope; I’m not giving up or giving in – ever.

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 5:39 pm on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Frank: What you stated is laudable and defendable...your passion is as complete and boisterous as mine...I commend you. These blogs sometimes remind me of the movie "A Bridge Too Far". Stand your ground but be willing to listen and be open to change...like BO wants...or like many of us here want.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:10 pm on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Frank stated...President Obama has made numerous efforts to negotiate bipartisan economic plans...

    Obviously, Frank has a different opinion. Unfortunately, it is not based on reality. Obama's famous quote rings loudly... We won... you lost... so sit down and shut up...

    Obama Bipartisan???? That is comical.

     
  • Frank Caruso posted at 1:54 pm on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Pancho Posts: 8

    Stan. I have a different opinion and it is my First Amendment Right to express it. I am shilling for my children, grandchildren, etc... I have a different view of which direction the country should progress. Every registered voter can make that choice in November 2012. Go vote! I am.

     
  • Frank Caruso posted at 1:46 pm on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Pancho Posts: 8

    Stan. I have a different opinion and it is my First Amendment Right to express it. I am shilling. I have a different view of which direction the country should progress. Everyone will have choice to make in Novem

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 11:48 am on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Teabaggers.? REALLY?? What grade are we in, first or second? I just find it really hard to believe that there is so much hatred, and venom spewed from the left towards a goup of people that has 3 main concerns 1) Fiscal Responsibility 2) Limited Government and 3) Support of the Free markets. That's it- no more, no less. No social issues, nada, zilch- those 3 things. Just unbelievable to me, and I can not get my head around it. I had a young "woman" pull up beside me in her car yesterday to give me the finger, apparently because of my Tea Party bumpersticker.. Apparently the "Co-exist" sticker she had on hers only applies to a certain part of the population, but it is the kind of behavior I would expect from someone that just follows the hatred from the left. Angry angry hatred. No comprendo.

     
  • stan taves posted at 11:23 am on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Stan Taves Posts: 319

    Frank, you know we love you, so please pull that brain eating worm from your head before it's too late -- I think if you garb a pair of long-nose and poke 'em in your ear you just might be able to grab it by the tail. It's this simple Frank: One man's idea of a stonewall is another man's idea of " thank God someone in Wash is willing to take a stand against the beast that keeps licking his chops in our face". C'mon Frank, if govts could create wealth then we would had seen some evidence of it by now.

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 9:52 am on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    Not to be left out, First Lady Michelle Obama will attend a Houston fundraiser on Nov. 1st. at the home of a former "Enron" executive John Arnold, billionaire and former "Enron" trader.

    Tickets start at $10,000. The Democrats are for the little guy, yeah right??

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 9:24 am on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506


    "Obama Backers Tied to Lobbies Raises Millions", NY Times, Oct. 27, 2011.

    "Despite a pledge not to take money from lobbyists, President Obama has relied on prominent supporters who are active in the lobbying industry to raise millions of dollars for his re-election bid."

    Nothing to see here, looks like he's just trying to maintain the "Democrat brand" of lies and corruption.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:39 am on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2857

    Joanne,

    Your diatribe is full of intellectual dishonesties. The talking points are curiously similar to Keith Olberman's. You are on the right track. Olberman has made millions doing this. Unfortunately, he hasn't caught with the crowd looking for accurate and truthful news reporting.

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 7:35 am on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Obama was very clear about his intentions for this country even before he ran his campaign (which, by the way he has never stopped doing- he is like Elizabeth Taylor, loves the courtship and the pageantry of the wedding, but hates the marriage part) See the Global Poverty act which he sponsored and introduced in 2007 as a senator. This bill states "that wants to require the United States to add 0.7 percent of the U.S. gross national product (23 billion to 98 billion a year) to its overall spending on Humanitarian Aid," This is called redistribution of wealth...The US already comprises 22% of the United Nations budget, in addition to other foreign aid, and we need to give more??? Under his policies there would be an elite ruling class and the serfs. Believe me, he and Al Gore and mary Nichols are not going to be living in a condo next to a train station, like they have planned for you and me

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 7:17 am on Fri, Oct 28, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    Good job of shilling Frank, the DNC must be proud. Throwing around that "teabagger" phrase must make you somewhat of an expert huh? Maybe you and Ms B could team up and teach a class?

    Why of course some people have a negative opinion of Obama and it's not from just the Right, what has he really done to make anybodies life better since becoming President???

    Housing is in the toilet, 2.87 million properties received default, auction or repossession notices in 2010, banks seized more than one million homes, 14% higher than 2009. Housing starts are at record lows. Home prices are falling.

    14 million Americans unemployed, 5.7% of the population, that is up from 3.1% three years ago.

    44.1 million Americans are on food stamps.

    CNN Money reports that 46.2 million Americans are now living in poverty, 2.6 million more than 2010,

    What happened to those "green shoots" of the economy Obama promised when he signed that failed $787 billion dollar stimulus package that was going to keep the unemployment rate at or below 8%?

    In a July 1, 2011 "Seventh Quarter Report" on the stimulus prepared by Obama's own hand picked economic advisers they concluded that the stimulus has "saved" or created close to 2.2 million jobs at a cost of $666 million dollars, roughly $278,000 per job.

    Checking the numbers from the "Bureau of Labor Statistics" when his stimulus bill was being debated the unemployment rate was 7.3% it is now 9.1%.

    June 13, 2011, speaking before his "Job Council" he giggled, "Shovel ready was not uh, as shovel ready as we expected." Funny stuff.

    Well it's not all bad news, the leftists want him to pass another new and improved stimulus package, "Jobs Bill" at a tad over $447 billion dollars, he wants it passed yesterday. The Democrat controlled Senate voted it down 50-48 with the help of some Democrats, the bill was re-worked again by Harry Reid but this time it failed 50-50.


    "CBO" reports that under the Obama budget the debt to GDP ratio will increase to 90% by 2020. The national debt at the start of his term was $10.618 trillion dollars as of now it sits close to $14.467 trillion dollars and cost the US $383 billion per year in interest.

    Good to see that Frank is trying his best to keep the "Democrat brand" in office.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 9:48 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    Frank,

    Boy am I confused, but I stand by my thesis that the democratic and republican parties are indistinguishable. I exhausted all that energy writing and composing, and I couldn't tell which party you are in. Well, they are the same, anyway. I was criticizing the Republicans. Oh boy.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 9:40 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    Frank, I want to add that I think we've met at the Spaghetti Factory. Maybe not, but that is my hunch. I would also like to express my astonishment that the person who takes an interest in the use of his name to publish this letter, is apparently the same person who wrote the letter.

    I seem to recall that the religious congregation at the Spaghetti Factory worshiped the Republican President and his policies without question, no matter what he and his vice president did. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan people were wounded or lost their lives, or worse, suffered radiation poisoning in their reproductive cells resulting in grotesque birth defects, a result of radiation poisoning due to the convenient disposal of depleted uranium (“DU”) as weapons in the Iraqi war. Coincidentally, DU makes excellent armor piercing penetrators, and of course, it is radioactive.

    Specifically, I recall one gentleman who formerly operated a radio station, who was granted carte blanche use of the microphone and agenda to condemn anyone who questioned the Republican savior’s foreign policies.

    Hmmm let’s see…The republican saviors did the following:
    refused to allow a public and independent investigation of 9/11.
    invaded Afghanistan for 9/11 while Osama Bin Laden was claimed to be alive.
    violated habeas corpus in Guantanamo bay.
    exposed Valerie Plame who did an excellent job of antinuclear proliferation, and in fact, … [ I won’t go there… ]
    ignored Valerie Plame’s husband who was reporting that Saddam Hussein was not procuring yellow cake uranium, as was being said.
    justified the Iraqi war entirely upon the allegation of Saddam Hussein’s compilation of WMD’s which was entirely false.
    [again, I won’t discuss here, the relationship between Valerie Plame and the allegation of Hussein’s WMD’s]

    All this while, the congration at the Spaghetti Factory couldn’t admit that maybe their savior was doing maybe a little bit of something wrong, in violation of human rights and human life.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 8:58 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    Frank: If think I said that if you can spot it, you understand it because you've got it.
    (without my glancing below) Accordingly, I think you should justify how you can throw names like that at someone else. If you have an opinion like that, I think you should keep it to yourself.

    Honestly, if you think the Republican party is any different than the Democrat party, and then proceed to throw ridicule at them, when your own party has a gluttony of problems, just as do the Democrats, I think that fits the definition of hypocrite very well.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:25 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Frank stated...So if all of you hate President Obama so much, who is your choice for President...

    I think Frank has it wrong... most people who are against Obama do not hate him. In fact, he is very appealing and seems to be a good person. In my view, it is his policies and positions that I think hurt people and our country.

    If I had to select politicians that I think would implement policies that would help, it would be Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 5:24 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    First of all Frank, thank you for recognizing the use of language and refraining from such vile representations (I am assuming that by now you have grandkids). Second, let me know who the caller was (if they find their courage) and I will help you. Third, my references (the entire last paragraph) to VN were directed strictly to ms b. and the people like her during the VN war. Fourth, I am GLAD that you are speaking your mind and will defend it WITH you. Were it not for people on the other side there would be no middle...where I believe most of us would prefer to be. Fifth, my opinion of BO is just that an opinion...based on observations, history, business sense, political positions(school boards), committee experiences, preferences and a host of other experiences at the decision making level. One of those decision making processes includes not surrounding myself with "yes" men, my friends and cronies, nor even with like-minded people...nothing comes from that. Instincts, experiences and intuition steeped in the knowledge of people and their needs are a guiding factor for me. Listening to ALL of the people is the most important part of that process. Sixth, I hear, and I think you do also, the frustration people are having with this administration. Seventh, my condemnation was NOT of solar, but of the businesses that were invested into by this administration. I sell solar systems (good for your cousin). Lastly, your neighbor, my uncle wouldn't hurt a fly and is one of the best people I know...you are a lucky neighbor. Finally, there is a false accusation in the term hypocrite...fraud, knowingly trying to deceive someone is fraud...having an opinion or voicing that opinion however right, left or wrong, is your right...keep it up.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 5:02 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2081

    Problem is as long as we continue to vote only rep or dem then we keep the same people on who got us into this mess in the first place. I think the country would be better served if there was a limit on how many federal positions each party could hold. Say no more than a third or preferably 1/5th.

    I'm looking into the Libertarian party. http://2012.libertarian-party.org/Harris/ is interesting. Certainly more interesting than any of the rep candidates.

     
  • Account Deleted posted at 4:46 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Jesse Hallum Posts: 57

    It's amazing how polarized America has become. And I'm amazed at how angry people have become since Obama took office. I suspect that most everyone is angry at what Obama has done to America in such a short time, and I hope things change next November. We can't do another 4-years of this nonsense.

     
  • Frank Caruso posted at 4:16 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Pancho Posts: 8

    Daniel: Could you please explain to me why my opinions make me a HYPOCRITE?
    Facts are facts. I regret using the term " Teabaggers ". For that I apologize. So if all of you hate President Obama so much, who is your choice for President? Back in the innocent days of yor-say, six months ago- a politician who did not at least lip-synch concern for the welfare of the American people in the event of an economic tailspin would have gotten a drubbing in the press and a talking-to from his caucus leader. Now both Republican Caucus leaders worry only about the election in 2012, instead of doing what is right by the country. But it all depends, as a previous president might have noted, on what the definition of " the country " is. In today's Republican Party, that definition has shrunk to its narrowest point in at least half a century. From the debt ceiling negotiations to the present Jobs Bill, Speaker Boehner and the rest of the GOP brass are not only ignoring the needs of the majority of Americans, they are actively flipping all of us the bird. And that is something new. Boehner is the speaker of the House. The body that is supposed to, more than any other, represent the people-all the people-of the United States of America.

     
  • Frank Caruso posted at 3:33 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Pancho Posts: 8

    First of all I like you Pat. I will refrain from calling the Tea Party, Teabaggers, when right-wing extremists stop calling the President a Muslim, a witchdoctor, a socialist, Hitler, etc...basically good old fashioned BIGOTRY. Shoot Pat, you just called me a moron and a creep, what warrants those words, ask my next door neighbor Eddie Maple he might not like that. Next, I never disrespected returning serviceman from Vietnam, Koh Tai Island(Cambodia), Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I thank them for their service. A lot of them were my friends. They all served honorably and were heroes to me. Guess you were just stereotyping me. Sorry if I offended you Pat. To the " private caller" call I received today in response to my letter, who chose to call me " a typical liberal Democrat ", perhaps you should check your facts before you make such accusations. And be sure to check all sources besides right-wing internet sites(promoted and sponsored by the Tea Party), Yes, I am left-wing progressive Democrat and proud of it and no doubt you Tea Party members and other right-wing extremists believe in your opinions and are also proud of their beliefs. I respect everyone's opinion but I can disagree with those opinions. It is called free speech found in the first Amendment of OUR Constitution. But facts are facts. Check them. You can't stop trying to develop alternative energy because of the failure of one solar panel company. Solar panels are not pie in the sky. My cousin had them installed on his house and pays $125.00 a month to lease them. His PG&E bill dropped dramatically. Concerning China, I believe President George W. Bush borrowed money from the Chinese to finance the unnecessary war in Iraq, instead of imposing a War tax on all U. S. citizens, so the burden of the war did not only fall on the brave shoulders of the best Soldiers, Airman, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard. I hope you don't think I am a creep because of my beliefs. And I was thinking of joining the Occupation Movement. Again, First Amendment free speech rights. One more thing, the person who called my home today was a coward for not identifying himself. I am a left-wing Democrat, but I am not a pacifist. I will defend myself.

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 1:29 pm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Jobs? Jobs??? No body wants no stinkin jobs!!!

    Frank: You know me...please refrain from the name calling. The Dems have had over three years to pass a budget...where is it? Where are the two million jobs promised by the Trillion dollar stimulus package and the additional $4 Trillion spent (in debt) by this pocket pool president? The only thing he has created is dissention and animosity. The fact is that he has done nothing but pay back his cronies and political campaign contributors and blow a lot of money on pie-in-the sky phony businesses like Solyndra and electric car companies...and has held back any realisitc chance of the country getting out of the recession any time soon. If he is doing so good why is it that we have to borrow money from China?

    ms b: Once again you fail to rally around any sense of common decency...tea baggers? That comment is as offensive to me as the N word is to black people. How you find the gall to call anyone a name or connotation such as that deserves rebuke. Shame on you. I can imagine that you are one of those morons who stood for days in line at the airports just to be able to call returning VN Vets "baby killers" and then spit on them. Creeps like you make me angry and vengeful...I hope you learned your lesson and are not continuing the same practices today. Just remember you started the name calling. Go occupy city hall.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:29 am on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    "With each attempt to transform the United States to what President Obama wants it to be, our resolve has only gotten wider and deeper - this man should not be permitted to advance his agenda during another term."

    Interesting that this mantra of "transforming the United States," 'the (so-called) Obama agenda," and "taking our country back" has been repeated again and again from day number one, but no one, not even the TEA partiers, has been able to give one concrete example of what we are supposed to be taking it back from or what transformations Obama has made that have violated the Constitution (with the exception of the oft repeated "Obamacare" which, to date, has only had the individual mandate declared unconstitutional).

    The TEA baggers and other right-wing nuts blew into the House in January with promises of concentrating on JOBS. Where are they?

    Instead, they worked full-time on returning this country to the 19th century - attempting to abolish unions, making abortions difficult to obtain, trying to prevent women from receiving health care by defunding Planned Parenthood, attempting to pass a Constitutional amendment declaring that life begins at conception which will make 99% of birth control illegal.

    Where is the jobs bill they squaked about during the 2010 elections? They didn't attempt to even cobble one of their own together until the president sent his bill to the Senate.

    In order to defeat Obama, Republicans are willing to run this country into the gutter of even greater economic disaster by not compromising on a single item. They figure the American people are willing to suffer even more just so they can regain power.

    The funny part of this is that they have absolutely no viable candidate so they are unlikely to pull off their laughable scheme.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 7:46 am on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    Darrell: "that the left or right would attempt to politically castigate the other side in accusing the other that their motives are somehow tarnished because of wanting power back."

    You actually wrote something important.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 7:44 am on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1339

    Frank Caruso,
    Once again, this is Reps v. Dems.
    You said, "hypocrites."
    I think you know how to identify a hypocrite because that is your own behavior.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:28 am on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    It is very comical that the left or right would attempt to politically castigate the other side in accusing the other that their motives are somehow tarnished because of wanting power back. The day George Bush was elected, the democrats on a daily basis did everything they could to make sure he was a one term president. That should be expected. Can you imagine the hate any Democratic candidate would have gotten from fellow Democrats had they stated they wanted George Bush to be a two term president
    Below was a typical posting online back then...
    http://www.mjhinton.com/dumpbush/

    After the mid-term elections of 2002, many pundits opined that the Democrats had no "ideas" -- nothing to oppose Republicans with. Here's an idea: George W. Bush should be a one-term president. Simple, clear and clearly opposed to the neo-conservative view. mjh
    If we are going to stop Bush, we must all work together to make it happen. Are you registered to vote?
    See How Kerry Can Win

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 4:35 am on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2367

    Whoops! Double negatives are sometimes hard to identify. In my previous post "Since then neither McConnell, nor Limbaugh, I or many other Americans have found no reason to reconsider our positions" should have been written as "Since then neither McConnell, nor Limbaugh, I or many other Americans have found a reason to reconsider our positions."

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 4:28 am on Thu, Oct 27, 2011.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2367

    If Senator McConnell had flip-flopped on his desire to see President Obama limited to just one term, I could see the problem. The thing is even on Inauguration Day and certainly during the few weeks following his occupation of the White House, it was plain that a very big mistake had been made. While I wouldn't want to steal Rush Limbaugh's thunder as being the first to hope that Obama's policies would fail, that is precisely what I wrote on one of these forums very shortly thereafter.

    Since then neither McConnell, nor Limbaugh, I or many other Americans have found no reason to reconsider our positions. With each attempt to transform the United States to what President Obama wants it to be, our resolve has only gotten wider and deeper - this man should not be permitted to advance his agenda during another term. At least to some degree now he's controlled by the need to secure votes; after November 2012 (if he wins), all bets will be off as that need won’t exist. As he now only hints at bypassing Congress to move forward, starting the day after Election Day in November 2012 it will be full steam ahead, to heck with the Constitution and the United States of America.

    Limit Obama to a one-term president? You betcha!

     

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