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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    And what does his education speech have to do with this speech? Different day, different venue, different topic. I am betting they are different speeches.
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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You of course can prove this assertion. I would be interested, since Obama has publically opposed the Fairness Doctrine.
    No no, Obama gives lip service to the one specific bill "Fairness Doctrin", but very much wants those laws to be on the books.

    And where is this "script" thing coming from? What the hell is that all about?
    My son's school was given a written copy of what Obama wants to say = "script". What other word did you want me to use for Obama's prepared address?

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No no, Obama gives lip service to the one specific bill "Fairness Doctrin", but very much wants those laws to be on the books.
    That is an allegation, that is not proof, or evidence, or anything remotely beyond an allegation.

    My son's school was given a written copy of what Obama wants to say = "script". What other word did you want me to use for Obama's prepared address?
    The speech that republicans want airtime to rebut is not the speech about education. It's about health care, and to the best of my knowledge, there is no script available. Obama will probably be talking about the importance of reading for understanding in his education speech though, so you might want to watch the speech.

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No no, Obama gives lip service to the one specific bill "Fairness Doctrin", but very much wants those laws to be on the books.
    Whatever you think about Obama's evil motives, the fact is that it is NOT currently the law. I completely agree that networks should give the Republicans equal time, but they are under no legal obligation to do so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry
    My son's school was given a written copy of what Obama wants to say = "script". What other word did you want me to use for Obama's prepared address?
    What's wrong with having a prepared speech? You'd rather he just rambled for an hour about whatever thought popped into his head? I don't understand this idea that speech writing is somehow inherently deceitful.
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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address - Yahoo! News

    Battle-ready Republicans are lobbying US television networks for airtime after President Barack Obama's crucial health care address to Congress next Wednesday.

    In a letter to television network bosses, top Republican lawmaker Senator John Boehner asked for time "immediately following the president?s address to a joint session of Congress" on September 9.



    Question is, how are they going to fill up 15 minutes or so with their party mantra: "No".

    Seriously,
    I think its always good though to give both sides time, that way Americans get to see both sides of the issue. I think this can only be helpful to educating people about the facts because whatever is said is going to be scrutinized and it is unlikely either side won't be called out on distorting facts.

    I've got an idea though....the GOP should let that Louisiana guy do it again...you know.... that guy who is supposed to be their strong candidate for President...the guy to take on Obama....who gave such an incredible and stunning response for the GOP once before.
    I am sure that this has been said before in this thread but if the only thing Obama says is" stay in school, education will help you get a good paying job and help you achieve your goals in life", then no there should be any republican opposition speach. If he tries to cram some agenda then yes they should be allowed to say their piece and it should be mandated that the schools show this too not just turn the tv off when Obama is done speaking.
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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am sure that this has been said before in this thread but if the only thing Obama says is" stay in school, education will help you get a good paying job and help you achieve your goals in life", then no there should be any republican opposition speach. If he tries to cram some agenda then yes they should be allowed to say their piece and it should be mandated that the schools show this too not just turn the tv off when Obama is done speaking.
    And another one. Obama has two big scheduled speeches next week. Tuesday, he talks to school children about staying in school, Wednesday he talks to a joint session of the house and senate about health care. Republicans want time to counter his Wednesday speech on health care, not his Tuesday speech on education.

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    And another one. Obama has two big scheduled speeches next week. Tuesday, he talks to school children about staying in school, Wednesday he talks to a joint session of the house and senate about health care. Republicans want time to counter his Wednesday speech on health care, not his Tuesday speech on education.
    Then they should be allowed that, just like how some Nancy Pelosi or some other democrat got to speak when Bush was done with his speech..
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Then they should be allowed that, just like how some Nancy Pelosi or some other democrat got to speak when Bush was done with his speech..
    That is up to the networks, unless of course you are now in favor of the fairness doctrine?

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Obama will kill Trig:

    Wonkette : Sarah Palin Thinks Barack Obama Will Kill Lilí Trigger
    Notmuchin this article this a short parg. about Mrs. Palin not much of a story nice try
    Democrats will use voting records to deny care to Republicans:

    The Washington Independent Obtained: The RNCís Health Care Survey
    Did you read the article?? It was about Political mailings that hav ebeen going out for year
    Accusations that Democrats are supporting Nazi Policies:

    YouTube - Barney Frank Floored By Nazi Insult at Town Hall
    Ha ha that was funny you posted something from the very biaist ABC Network till they can show they aren'y Mr. Obama personla New Agency then I don't give them any crediblity
    Concentration Camps for Obama dissidents:

    Bill creates detention camps in U.S. for 'emergencies'

    Hmm I guess you don't know much about your History then next time when I ask for a link provide some real stories not this crap.

    And we all know about the the whole "birther" nonsense and how the nut jobs are calling Obama a committed communist.

    What crap the bottom line on the whole Birth Cert. is this all of the folk son the Left Screamed for Mr.W Bush Military Record to be release and when it finally was it proved that he was never AWOL, all we are asking is that Mr. Obama order that his Long Form Birth Cert. be release hell I don't understand why he hasn't already you would think it would give him a chance to shut these folks up.

    As for being a committed Communist well according to his books he sort is.

    Anyway nice try I suggest you go back tot he drawing board and come back with some real link(s) if you can.
    Look another birther. Actually it was never proved Bush wasn't awol. Rather got nailed because there was no way the documents he had could be authenticated because they were copies. Killian's own secretary attested that her boss felt that way about Bush. But they never found what happened to that missing year and the documents in Bush's record that went missing.

    So what sources do you trust? I'm surprised worldnetdaily wasn't on your list of reliable sources
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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    That is up to the networks, unless of course you are now in favor of the fairness doctrine?
    If Obama is paying for airtime out his own pocket or some private group is paying for that airtime then no the networks shouldn't have to air the opposition speech. If the networks are getting some sort of tax break or the tax payers are footing the bill then yes the networks should have to air the opposition side.

    You seem to be purposely mixing this up with the fairness doctrine with how the government spends tax payer's money. Liberal fairness doctrine is requiring radio stations to air both sides of any issue they choose to air or talk about. Actual fairness doctrine would require that both sides of an issue be aired and it would apply to tv, newspapers, radio and bloggers, not just only radio.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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