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Cokie Roberts on Downgrade: 'The Problem That We Have Here is the Constitution'
Newsbusters ^ | 8/7/11 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/07/2011 11:49:09 AM PDT by Nachum

ABC's Cokie Roberts said something on national television Sunday that made her colleague George Will shake his head on camera.

During a "This Week" discussion about the recent credit rating downgrade by Standard and Poor's Roberts said, 'The problem that we have here is the Constitution of the United States of America which actually does require people to come together from different perspectives" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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That is the problem Cokie- to save us from people like you.
1 posted on 08/07/2011 11:49:14 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Sedition!

She should be put on trial as well at the execs from her network.

Openly advocating thoughts that out Constitutional form of Government is the problem?!


2 posted on 08/07/2011 11:51:13 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Nachum
"Cokie Roberts"

It is time to put his old horse out to pasture.

3 posted on 08/07/2011 11:52:50 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Nachum
Have yet to meet a Liberal who doesn't want to get rid of the Constitution
4 posted on 08/07/2011 11:53:24 AM PDT by txroadkill (457 days until this nightmare ends)
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To: Average Al

his = this


5 posted on 08/07/2011 11:53:29 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Nachum

Well Cokie. The Constitution has been around almost as long as you have. The American people decided that the Constitution would lay out the type of government we were going to have here in America. DEAL WITH IT!


6 posted on 08/07/2011 11:53:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Average Al
I dont think America realizes what is lost - do they?

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

7 posted on 08/07/2011 11:55:41 AM PDT by expatguy (The Expat Needs Beer Money - Cough Up!)
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To: R0CK3T

What do you expect from the offspring of two Dem operatives.


8 posted on 08/07/2011 11:56:06 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Nachum

Hmmmm, after watching the video I think this is taken out of context, and George looked to be agreeing, not disagreeing. Perhaps I’m not seeing this correctly....


9 posted on 08/07/2011 11:57:02 AM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Nachum
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First .. I'm clearly suspicious about anything from ABC's Cokie Roberts ...


Second ... I have no doubt that "serious" SECRET conversations have occurred between Zero, Harry Reid and Nancy (ad nauseum) ... with Bill "The Terrorist" Ayres in attendance about "functionally scrapping" the U.S. Constitution before 2012 ...


However ... the brief soundbite that I watched (frankly) gave no hint to Cokie Robert's alleged trashing of the Constitution ...


Would she like to see it happen, to further her semi-socialist political agenda ?

Yes ...

Did she say that today ? No ...



Thanks for the post, however ... and thanks again ...


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10 posted on 08/07/2011 11:58:11 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: Nachum

I wish George would move to a relevant program, where we could benefit from his analysis.


11 posted on 08/07/2011 11:58:31 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: ScreamingFist

Whether she is agreeing or not, the choice of words here is rather strange, and suggestive even if she is being ‘creative’.


12 posted on 08/07/2011 11:58:32 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ScreamingFist

Some sites exist to churn news stories - if they have to spin them...well, so what?

I personally want to keep my focus on the actual problems - God knows we have enough of them that we don’t need to be distracted with b.s.


13 posted on 08/07/2011 12:00:16 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Nachum
I have not watched THAT show since David Brinkley died because of the idiocy of the panel. Cokie, Cookie - whatever your name is, you should be ashamed of having said that. Shame, shame.
14 posted on 08/07/2011 12:00:38 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Nachum
Whether she is agreeing or not, the choice of words here is rather strange, and suggestive even if she is being ‘creative’.

True. Cokie is a commie from way back.....I'm just not sure what she is trying to say.

15 posted on 08/07/2011 12:00:51 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Inwoodian
What do you expect from the offspring of two Dem operatives.

Yep, old Hale Boggs was about as crooked a Rat as they come.

16 posted on 08/07/2011 12:00:58 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Nachum

A problem for talentless, elitist-oriented Commies like you Croakie, your parasitic Beltway cbal and your RaceMarxist in Chief.

God Bless the Founders in their wisdom and prescience, who knew EXACTLY what they were doing.


17 posted on 08/07/2011 12:02:01 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: americanophile

[I wish George would move to a relevant program, where we could benefit from his analysis.]

The fact that he hasn’t should tell you where his loyalties lie.


18 posted on 08/07/2011 12:02:59 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Nachum

If the goal is to uncover the anti-Constitutionalists, it should be done with credible information.

Regardless of Roberts’ past denouncements, here it seems, no thanks to the limited context, that Roberts is ridiculing the parliamentary system, while pointing out the virtue of the Constitution and the “problem” it creates for ‘misrepresentative’ govt.


19 posted on 08/07/2011 12:04:50 PM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: DaxtonBrown
Don't be too quick to write off George Will.
As a national correspondent, he needs to be able to criticize the GOP and then Donks.
20 posted on 08/07/2011 12:05:51 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Nachum

At least she admits it’s a problem. Obama just stomps on it and then flushes it down the commode.


21 posted on 08/07/2011 12:07:37 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: R0CK3T
IMHO, Roberts was profoundly wrong — about just about everything she said. However, Article 5 of the Constitution of the U.S. establishes the means for amending the Constitution itself (27 amendments so far). Therefore, it cannot be seditious to suggest that it could be improved upon.
22 posted on 08/07/2011 12:09:50 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Nachum

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts


23 posted on 08/07/2011 12:11:47 PM PDT by Em and Brets Mum ("Lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel." - Proverbs 20:15)
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To: Nachum

The ‘problem’ Cokie, is that ‘elite leaders’ never seem to make countries work for anyone but themselves. Can anyone point out a country run by elites that isn’t basically a banana republic? A few elite rich and their friends and large numbers of ignorant poor holding them in power? Kind of like the modern democrat party...


24 posted on 08/07/2011 12:15:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (The end of our great nation - caused by 'give it all away' dems. May dem scum reap what they sown...)
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To: Nachum

If you’ll pardon me, but I’m not that impressed by “inside-the-beltway” types like Will. So we’re supposed to be impressed he shook his head at Ms. Robert’s obsurd statement? Sorry, but this Wizzard of smart was one of the establishment types saying this increase in the debt ceiling was good.

I guess it just takes more to impress me than the obvious.


25 posted on 08/07/2011 12:17:40 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Nachum

The flag and the Constitution have become like the rebel flag to these bastards. Not that I mind the rebel flag but you know what I mean. We may have to become who they say we are, they’re out of control. The media were always terrible but it’s like Obama has put them under some spell. It needs to bloody stop.


26 posted on 08/07/2011 12:19:24 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Nachum

Unbelieveable, but true.

A Constitutional Republic can stand, but only if the citizenry remains involved. The Founding Fathers knew that.

As a side note: “Secrets of the Koran” author, Don Richardson points out that the most vulnerable government to Sharia Law in Western Civilization is.....(wait for it)......Parlimentary.


27 posted on 08/07/2011 12:19:26 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Nachum

Leftists hate rules that limit their tyrannical ways.


28 posted on 08/07/2011 12:26:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

Jesus H. Christ!

This country is just full to the brim with the dumbest people on the face of the earth...


29 posted on 08/07/2011 12:27:31 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: chris37
How did she get a name like Cokie?


30 posted on 08/07/2011 12:32:45 PM PDT by null and void (Day 927. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: null and void

Hahah! I always just called “her” Smokie” Roberts, cuz she looks like she smokes about 3 packs a day...


31 posted on 08/07/2011 12:34:28 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: Nachum

She’s more Establishment Washington than David Broder. These people are very clear that the constitutional system required checks and BALANCES. In fact, they forget about the checks part. The constitution was designed to create a government that was very powerful when everyone agrees and almost non-existent when one of the three branches doesn’t. To check something, one faction only needs one of the three branches to agree. (Hear that Republicans?)


32 posted on 08/07/2011 12:44:44 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

The Constitution, as you outlined, is the answer to our problem.

Roberts stipulated that it was THE Problem and so in that I made the point that she is ant-contitution and therefore advocating that the BASIS for our form of Government is a “Problem”.

Did she follow-up her point stating that the Constitution could be the solution with some improvement?

I didn’t here that she did.


33 posted on 08/07/2011 12:44:52 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Nachum

If the liberals could only just disenfranchise the Tea Party and other Conservatives and put them in the FEMA camps where they belong we would’t be having these disagreeable differences of opinion.


34 posted on 08/07/2011 12:49:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Nachum
Kookee’s problem is between her ears. It's dog doo.
35 posted on 08/07/2011 12:58:50 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: null and void

You’ll have to ask her brother Crackie.


36 posted on 08/07/2011 1:00:00 PM PDT by logitech
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To: Nachum

Aging diva said something controersial in order to garner attention.


37 posted on 08/07/2011 1:03:59 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Nachum

The Constitution and the country’s credit union had been doing fairly well for a couple centuries. Has something changed recently?


38 posted on 08/07/2011 1:11:15 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: R0CK3T
I take your point.

IMHO, the system of checks and balances is the best feature of the U.S. government model. Here, in Canada, a lot of people prefer minority governments -- because it provides more checks and balances than we usually have. A majoritarian type of government can get things done faster -- unfortunately, those are often the wrong things.

Roberts, and her ilk, would be saying exactly the opposite things; if there were a conservative President in power. They'd want to keep Presidential power in check.
39 posted on 08/07/2011 1:17:11 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Nachum

Cokie, it would be the balanced budget amendment and your guys oppose it.


40 posted on 08/07/2011 1:20:33 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (I'll follow an eloquent Allen West out of hell.)
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To: Nachum

Did she get the name “Cokie” from snortin’ that stuff?


41 posted on 08/07/2011 1:30:48 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: VideoDoctor

Mary, AKA Cokie because her brother couldn’t say her middlle name Corrine, is the daughter of former Democrat House Majority Leader Hale Boggs. He disappeared in a plane in Alaska. She is, of course, like all clear thinkers, a Roman Catholic.


42 posted on 08/07/2011 1:40:16 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Average Al

(Make dogfood?)


43 posted on 08/07/2011 2:58:42 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: jjotto

She’s a CINO - Cathlolic in name only. There are many FR members who are staunchly conservative and Catholic.


44 posted on 08/07/2011 3:00:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.


45 posted on 08/07/2011 3:13:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: little jeremiah
"(Make dogfood?)"

Lots of glue....

46 posted on 08/07/2011 3:21:50 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Nachum
Poor thing starting to get oldtimers.
47 posted on 08/07/2011 3:45:47 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: R0CK3T

Back in the day she would have been considered a traitor. Sedition, throw her in the slammer.


48 posted on 08/08/2011 6:39:25 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: Nachum

This fits right in with Obama’s “big, messy, tough democracy...” standing in the way of progress...


49 posted on 08/08/2011 6:47:21 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Nachum

ABC = All But Communist


50 posted on 08/08/2011 6:56:55 AM PDT by Portcall24
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