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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Speaking of joke, I keep looking at this title and it just struck me...

    "Don't call my bluff". I know it wasn't his intent, but I had to chuckle a bit once I stopped and read that back to myself and realize why it was tickling me the past few days. He's essentially saying that his stance and position is a bluff and threatening Cantor not to "call" it. Can I play poker with this man? (Not really, because I don't think he's bluffing, but he's basically saying its a bluff, which that in and of itself is a bluff for you to call his bluff so he can reveal pocket aces so he really wasn't bluffing but wa rather bluffing that he was bluffing.....oof)



    I know what his intent was, which is why I probably read it and it didn't click at first, but it still make me chuckle a bit.
    I had the same reaction, but I know I likely would have said it the same way, even if what I was thinking was "You're a fool if you think I'm bluffing."

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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I already said this...
    This htread is long and has given me a headache, I haven't read every post

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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    What's with the lack of honesty?

    Why use the term "increased revenues" as code for "raising taxes"?

    There is no dishonesty, because raising taxes increases revenues. They are synonomous.
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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    There is no dishonesty, because raising taxes increases revenues. They are synonomous.


    They are not, and it's dishonest because you want folks to pay more. say "raise taxes" own it. don't hide behind wordsmithing...
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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    You ignore the proof and think you are funny. This issue is not a joke. The only joke in this isssue is the cry baby President
    You want to be taken seriously? Stop with the rhetoric.

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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    You want to be taken seriously? Stop with the rhetoric.
    I wouldn't even say its rhetoric, because rhetoric is meant to be persuasive. He's just being hateful for the sake of being hateful.
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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    They are not, and it's dishonest because you want folks to pay more. say "raise taxes" own it. don't hide behind wordsmithing...
    Maybe later we can discuss actually raising taxes. First thing we need to do though is eliminate the Bush Tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, along with spending cuts.
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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I'm not ignoring anything, and I don't care if I'm being funny, because I'm having fun here.

    You're being all serious with this, and think you have a legitimate foundation for your claims, and it's just so funny.
    So you don't care Obama is bankrupting this country?

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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    There is no dishonesty, because raising taxes increases revenues. They are synonomous.
    Not according to the gang of 6

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    Re: Breaking: Obama Warns Cantor 'Don't Call My Bluff' As Debt Talks Stall

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    You want to be taken seriously? Stop with the rhetoric.
    It is facts and sources

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