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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    How much would you care to wager that if HRC is the democrat nominee you will PROUDLY vote for her?

    Guess what her position was on Saddam and WMDs...both long BEFORE George Bush became president and after...
    Depends on how you define "proudly." I won't vote for her in the primary, and I don't have to know who the alternatives are. Didn't vote for her in the 2008 primary either. I'm not a big fan. I suspect I'd vote for her in the general as the least bad of bad options, but I wouldn't call that vote a 'proud' vote, just a necessary choosing between flawed alternatives.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    Sounds like a fairy tale. Everyone knows democracies function for the private interests, not public. Democracy isn't the problem, the people that are supposed to run the democracy are the problems. When corruption is involved, all good-will goes out the window for money and power. Thats why people go into politics, not to serve the people and do whats "right".
    But what happens when someone who does want to serve 'the people' runs? They'll either suck up to the people with money, or lose. And if by chance they win, and take on the big boys, they'll have a supertanker load of manure dumped on them in the next primary, then the general, and the person running against them committed to serving the big boys. Heck, right now the average House member spends roughly half of every working day raising money.

    Seems to me the system, especially post Citizens United, almost guarantees we WILL get those who are more interested in power and serving powerful interests. But that's not a problem with the people who run except indirectly - it would be like blaming the problem of drugs on drug dealers. Well, can we have 'ethical' drug dealers?

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Depends on how you define "proudly." I won't vote for her in the primary, and I don't have to know who the alternatives are. Didn't vote for her in the 2008 primary either. I'm not a big fan. I suspect I'd vote for her in the general as the least bad of bad options, but I wouldn't call that vote a 'proud' vote, just a necessary choosing between flawed alternatives.
    I will bet cash money that if you are still on this site during the 2016 elections you will be touting her, defending her, and promoting her...and not just saying..."oh hell no...I think she blows but I'm going to vote for her anyway because she is the lesser of two evils."

    Guaranteed.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I will bet cash money that if you are still on this site during the 2016 elections you will be touting her, defending her, and promoting her...and not just saying..."oh hell no...I think she blows but I'm going to vote for her anyway because she is the lesser of two evils."

    Guaranteed.
    Believe what you want. And whether I'm defending or promoting her will have more to do with who she's running against on the GOP side than Hillary. She is far from my top democratic pick.

    Besides, it's just as easy for me to assert you'll be defending and promoting whichever GOPer the big money boys select for you as candidate on that side. Or maybe you'll vote third party for a candidate who'll get 4% or something to make a statement, which I encourage, because it's as good as voting for democrats.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I posted an opinion by Bush's former press secretary, Dana Perino. Because of her experience in the WH and talking to the press, I think she has a bit more credibility on the subject, than the average FoxNews host, don't you?
    Actually, you posted an opinion by a conservative talk show on Fox news. If that is credible to you, just say so-and from here out we will know that Fox is an acceptable news source for you.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Believe what you want. And whether I'm defending or promoting her will have more to do with who she's running against on the GOP side than Hillary. She is far from my top democratic pick.

    Besides, it's just as easy for me to assert you'll be defending and promoting whichever GOPer the big money boys select for you as candidate on that side. Or maybe you'll vote third party for a candidate who'll get 4% or something to make a statement, which I encourage, because it's as good as voting for democrats.
    Make that bet then. If she is your parties nominee youwill be singing her praises, not sadly and disgustedly holding your nose while you vote for her.

    I vote Libertarian or write in. Wouldn't vote for either party on a dare. Thats the kind of bull**** that has put us in this mess in the first place.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Make that bet then. If she is your parties nominee youwill be singing her praises, not sadly and disgustedly holding your nose while you vote for her.

    I vote Libertarian or write in. Wouldn't vote for either party on a dare. Thats the kind of bull**** that has put us in this mess in the first place.
    Great! Like I said, LOVE it when conservatives vote for people with no chance of becoming President - it's like you staying home or a voting for democrats!

    BTW, I'm not a fan of making bets with strangers, so I'll pass. Besides, who would we get to judge whether I'm "singing her praises" or not. You?

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Great! Like I said, LOVE it when conservatives vote for people with no chance of becoming President - it's like you staying home or a voting for democrats!

    BTW, I'm not a fan of making bets with strangers, so I'll pass. Besides, who would we get to judge whether I'm "singing her praises" or not. You?
    Of course you love it. You look at the two parties and think yours is actually HELPING.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows | The Weekly Standard

    Timothy Geithner, the former secretary of the Treasury Department, says the White House wanted him to lie in scheduled appearances on the Sunday TV talk shows. As Geithner writes in his new memoir:

    “I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday shows, I objected when Dan Pfeiffer wanted me to say Social Security didn’t contribute to the deficit. It wasn’t a main driver of our future deficits, but it did contribute. Pfeiffer said the line was a ‘dog whistle’ to the left, a phrase I had never heard before. He had to explain that the phrase was code to the Democratic base, signaling that we intended to protect Social Security.”

    Of course, Geithner would not have been the only official from the White House to have misled the American people on the Sunday talk shows. Susan Rice famously came under fire for blaming a terrorist attack on a YouTube video in appearances on the shows.
    Well that explains why they are so big into supposed "dog whistles" on the right. Everything these people accuse conservatives of they do themselves.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows | The Weekly Standard

    Timothy Geithner, the former secretary of the Treasury Department, says the White House wanted him to lie in scheduled appearances on the Sunday TV talk shows. As Geithner writes in his new memoir:

    “I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday shows, I objected when Dan Pfeiffer wanted me to say Social Security didn’t contribute to the deficit. It wasn’t a main driver of our future deficits, but it did contribute. Pfeiffer said the line was a ‘dog whistle’ to the left, a phrase I had never heard before. He had to explain that the phrase was code to the Democratic base, signaling that we intended to protect Social Security.”

    Of course, Geithner would not have been the only official from the White House to have misled the American people on the Sunday talk shows. Susan Rice famously came under fire for blaming a terrorist attack on a YouTube video in appearances on the shows.




    LOOKs like that is all the admin knows how to do is TELL BIG FAT LIES.
    Always nice how they save their honesty till after it matters, and till they can make money off it.

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