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    GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    DENISON, Iowa – Republican activists in this key presidential state have a dark, foreboding feeling that America is in decline. They believe the nation is hurtling in the wrong direction and, worse, on the brink of losing its unique place in the world.

    That sentiment is hardly new to American politics, but it’s one that’s been reanimated by the presidency of Barack Obama. Some see him as hostile to the notion of American exceptionalism. Others simply don’t believe he’s an American at all.

    GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline' - Jonathan Martin - POLITICO.com
    Unbelievable! Politico is showing its liberal bent here. I don't know about you, but I do see Obama as hostile to American exceptionalism. But to throw in the "birther" crap is over the top in my mind. What say you? To both questions: Is Obama responsible for American decline? and Is Politico a now hack site for using "birther" nonsense to make its point?

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    Re: GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    Obama responsible for American decline?



    If you think our problems are less than two years in the making, I don't know what to tell you.

    edit: Generic "you," not referring to any individual.
    Last edited by Deuce; 03-15-11 at 05:28 PM.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Obama responsible for American decline?



    If you think our problems are less than two years in the making, I don't know what to tell you.

    edit: Generic "you," not referring to any individual.

    Did you even read the quote, or the article?


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    Re: GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Obama responsible for American decline?



    If you think our problems are less than two years in the making, I don't know what to tell you.

    edit: Generic "you," not referring to any individual.
    He tripled our national debt in two years.

    You don't find that notable?

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    Re: GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Did you even read the quote, or the article?


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    What do you mean? I was responding to your question.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    He tripled our national debt in two years.

    You don't find that notable?
    No, "he" didn't. The largest pieces of the deficit jump were the economic downturn and the bush administration's tax cuts.

    Numerous factors are at play here. Blaming Obama for everything is just nonsense.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    What do you mean?

    *in my best Obama impression* Ahem, let me be clear....Again.....Did you read the quote, or the article I provided?


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    Re: GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, "he" didn't. The largest pieces of the deficit jump were the economic downturn and the bush administration's tax cuts.

    Numerous factors are at play here. Blaming Obama for everything is just nonsense.

    Debt, and deficit are different things.


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    Re: GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    *in my best Obama impression* Ahem, let me be clear....Again.....Did you read the quote, or the article I provided?


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    Why do you ask? I was responding to your question and I'm not sure what part of the article you think is relevant to... uh... whatever point you're trying to make to me.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Why do you ask? I was responding to your question and I'm not sure what part of the article you think is relevant to... uh... whatever point you're trying to make to me.
    So the answer is no...thanks for playin' I'll wait for someone who actually wants to talk about this and not just blather on talking point hyperpartisanship.

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