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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    As Zyphlin pointed out, both the Republicans and the Democrats would be dealing with the Bush tax cut trigger regardless what the super-committee came up with...so that is a separate issue. When the time comes to deal with it, we'll see what happens, eh?

    In regard to the failure of the super-committee to work something out, I think it's just as bad for the Democrats as for the Republicans...but for different reasons. The Democrats don't want ANY spending cuts...in fact, they want spending increases. Kind of sucks for them. I wonder how Obama is going to react when his Defense Department can't continue the war on terror? The Republicans don't really want Defense spending cuts...it's against their nature.

    Both sides will continue to demagogue the other side and we'll ultimately find out what the People think come November 1012.


    One thing is for sure: The Tea Party came out winners.
    that post marks the first time i became aware that the teabaggers were going to be thankful for $3 of added taxes for each $1 of spending cuts ... especially recognizing those spending cuts will be from DoD and not the social safety net



    thanks to the OP for an interesting article. this is one of those times when we can actually hope an intransigent congress will do nothing
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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    that post marks the first time i became aware that the teabaggers were going to be thankful for $3 of added taxes for each $1 of spending cuts ... especially recognizing those spending cuts will be from DoD and not the social safety net



    thanks to the OP for an interesting article. this is one of those times when we can actually hope an intransigent congress will do nothing
    The $3 in added taxes is not a done deal yet, so that doesn't enter into the picture. What does is the spending cuts. It's too bad the Republicans agreed to the bulk of them to come from Defense, but at least the government WILL be spending less. And that's what the Tea Party wants.
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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    But...but...but...didn't he chastise us for the use of violent rhetoric?
    Obviously President Obama is NOT in a bar fight. He is NOT fighting a motorcycle gang. He is NOT wearing boxing gloves. He is NOT asking for the Marquis of Queensbury rules.

    I was speaking metaphorically.

    And the comparative comment about the baseball bat was also part of the same metaphor. He is NOT doing that either.
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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    But...but...but...didn't he chastise us for the use of violent rhetoric?
    Even better, Haymarket was far and away the most vocal person on this forum chastising people for "Violent Rhetoric" and blaming the Arizona shooter on hte "Violent rhetoric" of the "Tea Party, Rush Limbuagh, and Sarah Palin" so much as to suggest they were almost just as guilty due to their "violent rhetoric".

    The irony of this ridiculous baseball bat analogy is so thick you'd need a machete.

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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Obviously President Obama is NOT in a bar fight. He is NOT fighting a motorcycle gang. He is NOT wearing boxing gloves. He is NOT asking for the Marquis of Queensbury rules.

    I was speaking metaphorically.

    And the comparative comment about the baseball bat was also part of the same metaphor. He is NOT doing that either.
    I agree with all that and understood it when you posted it. But let me remind you that you said 'he should'.

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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Even better, Haymarket was far and away the most vocal person on this forum chastising people for "Violent Rhetoric" and blaming the Arizona shooter on hte "Violent rhetoric" of the "Tea Party, Rush Limbuagh, and Sarah Palin" so much as to suggest they were almost just as guilty due to their "violent rhetoric".

    The irony of this ridiculous baseball bat analogy is so thick you'd need a machete.
    OH THE IRONY AND HYPOCRACY...I guess as I was not on DP at that time so I'll have to take your word on it.

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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Even better, Haymarket was far and away the most vocal person on this forum chastising people for "Violent Rhetoric" and blaming the Arizona shooter on hte "Violent rhetoric" of the "Tea Party, Rush Limbuagh, and Sarah Palin" so much as to suggest they were almost just as guilty due to their "violent rhetoric".

    The irony of this ridiculous baseball bat analogy is so thick you'd need a machete.
    There is something far thicker at work here and it is evident in your post.

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    Obviously President Obama is NOT in a bar fight. He is NOT fighting a motorcycle gang. He is NOT wearing boxing gloves. He is NOT asking for the Marquis of Queensbury rules.

    I was speaking metaphorically.

    And the comparative comment about the baseball bat was also part of the same metaphor. He is NOT doing that either.

    What about that do you not comprehend?

    Or do you have evidence Obama is in a bar fight with a motorcycle gang which then takes my words and changes them from metaphor to reality?

    Here is the post that a few right wingers seem to be metaphorically challenged in interpretating

    You could be right.... I hope you are right.... sadly, I have watched him cave twice already in the past year on taxes and budgets and a third strike is not something I look forward to.. I really think that Obama is not a street fighter and actually loathes that part of the process. He wants to convince people and charm people. I have said it before and I will say it again, he is in a bar fight with a motorcycle gang in side a steel cage and he wants to fight with boxing gloves and Marquis of Queensbury rules. He should be reaching for a baseball bat with a nine inch nail drive through it and aiming for the forehead.

    Again, do you evidence that I was talking about an actual event here which changes the tone of it and finds me advocating violence?

    from Dickieboy

    OH THE IRONY AND HYPOCRACY...I guess as I was not on DP at that time so I'll have to take your word on it.
    And if you do you would be taken in the fraud and gross intellectual dishonesty. Did you notice the offending poster did NOT reproduce any actual quotes from me but only gave you his words?
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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    With all their chest pounding and whining...the teaparty in the end WILL have tax hikes...

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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    With all their chest pounding and whining...the teaparty in the end WILL have tax hikes...
    And who will you blame for the tax hikes?

    The GOP who will fight against them?

    Or the Democrats who will fight for them?
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    Re: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I was speaking metaphorically.
    Of course you were, that was obvious. However, based on previous statements by you metaphorical violent rhetoric is still "violent rhetoric".

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