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Why the 'O'-ministration will implode in weeks
Townhall.com ^ | 8-29-2009 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 08/30/2009 4:31:29 AM PDT by Kaslin

Never has an administration who had more firepower at their disposal, been set to so totally fail in the next six to eight weeks. It is nearly a foregone conclusion. It is nearly unavoidable. And it defies all logic given the sizable majority the administration has in both houses of Congress.

Since I was the first pundit to predict Obama's presidency (Dec 2006) it behooves me to tell you the course I believe the next few weeks will take and effectively halt the radical transformation that the left appeared unstoppable with only months ago.

1. Health Care's long and painful death.

Barring the existing possibility that the Democrats cram a reform bill down the throats of actively protesting Americans through an ultra-partisan process that would shut out conservatives and Republicans from even being allowed to contribute to the discussion, health care reform is dead. It actually died a good while back when the President decided to pivot and create a new issue that no one had been discussing--health insurance reform. The American people will want to know why we should spend $4 billion to cover everyone in America "efficiently," when we already do so with inefficiencies like people using the emergency room as their general practitioner for $2.5 billion. Deep thinkers on the issue want to know why the President hasn't entertained one item of tort reform--protecting his friends, the trial lawyers--yet is willing to claim that doctors are eager to lop off feet, tonsils, and foreskin just to make a buck.

2. Cap & Trade will be the largest tax increase in American history.

With the 2010 election cycle just around the corner, campaign ads are not far off from being drafted. With Cap & Trade still sitting in legislative limbo, with the President's own advisor--Warren Buffet--now opposing it openly on media, with the 9.12 project in the works in which the largest gathering of anti-tax Americans from the left, right, and middle will be coming to Washington DC on September 12, and with blue dogs getting absolutely hammered in their home districts supporting it, the chance of single-party ram through victory on the matter is not wise. Cap & Trade, if passed, will contribute to unemployment, Wall Street stop and starts, and ultimately reduced treasury revenues. It would serve as the single largest tax increase on the average American in all of American history. Even President Obama admitted as much, predicting that electric bill prices, in his words, would, "skyrocket." Those that have looked at the specifics tell us that the average utility bill in America will go from $167 to $307 per month, per family.

3. Unemployment to remain high.

Now several Washington organizations from left and right, and one of note consisting of both--the Congressional Budget Office, predicts that unemployment will not shrink from the predicted "Obama high" of 8%. Instead, nearly without fail, economists are predicting unemployment at or over 10% for up to the next 24 months. That is nearly 250% the increase in unemployment under Bush for nearly the duration of his two-term presidency. If people were working, higher taxes and possible new health care entitlements could be considered, but without them working it is political suicide for Democrats to even think of it.

4. Obama's integrity tarnished in August.

Not a great deal has been made of the whoppers that the President has been spewing while the Federal Government has been in recess, but it is worth noting that many more people than I had previously realized have notice the President "exaggerating" badly in his talks on health care. For instance confusing he actual $500 physicians get to amputate a foot as opposed to the $50,000 that he claimed they got. He has shown an utter disregard for the reputation of those he talks about, the "facts" he uses to make his argument, and is highly overly optimistic about the results of his policies. Long story short, at the beginning of the summer Americans mostly trusted him, his passion index was at +10, he heads into the fall at -14.

5. A $3 trillion dollar budget.

New spending for this and that sure added up. And that brings me to number 6.

6. A coming middle class tax hike.

They will hem and haw. There will be an official, and ever arrogant Robert Gibbs explanation from the White House Press room as to why they must to do this to be "good stewards" and to be a "responsible administration" that, "pays as it goes." But the truth is, in order to pay for everything they've promised and budgeted for, a tax is looming for small businesses and working families that President Obama promised would never come. And as an aside, he was going to break that promise all along. Because the minute the "Bush tax relief" runs out in 2010, middle class taxes would be going up in an "Obama administration." Hence fundamentally Obama's "not a single dime" pledge on the campaign trail was bollocks start to finish.

Of course the President, the Democrats, the left, and Congressional leadership could surprise me. They could show up in September and endorse the Coburn health care bill in the U.S. Senate and swipe the credit for it. They could show up next week and fight with all their might to not allow the tax rates to skyrocket in 2010. They could decide to scrap Cap & Trade and re-think the use of public money for true job-based economic stimulation.

But I'm not holding my breath, and I'd advise you against it as well.

They've awakened the American worker, the American small-business owner, and the American voter.

All three of which are now wondering aloud, "What on earth have we done?"


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All three of which are now wondering aloud, "What on earth have we done?"

They should have thought of the consequences when they all voted for him

1 posted on 08/30/2009 4:31:29 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I hope peope realize this is One Big Assed Mistake, America - and sooner rather than later!


2 posted on 08/30/2009 4:37:54 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Kaslin

I am never going to forget the weepy woman who called C-SPAN about a year ago and claimed to be “a Republican” and who said “Obama and the Democrats may be proposing what people would call Socialism, but we’ve got to give something else a chance.”

OK, Sweetie.

Here it is. We’re giving Socialism a chance.

What do you think now?


3 posted on 08/30/2009 4:39:47 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Kaslin
They should have thought of the consequences when they all voted for him

A good portion of the American people are completely taken over by marketing. Obama used infomercials to get elected and he's still doing them. People sit there and stare at him and what he's saying and after about two minutes are in a trance. They don't actually hear what he's saying. Further, they never bother to look past the sales receipt (vote).

I don't really think it's going to change much unless we are in a much worse situation financially and each person starts feeling it. So far, they've been pushing off the financial pain to the coming years. Unless people look at the future this idiot in the WH is bringing us nothing much will change.

4 posted on 08/30/2009 4:42:16 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Kaslin

Hence from that thought will bring a new age of public enlightenment to the reality of the world we live in and what it takes to move past these times. Those who refuse to accept the reality of what liberals, and the apathy to them, have done will be forever marked and scorned, rightfully so, that nobody will want to associate with them.

But as Rush has always said, he doesn’t want a society without liberals because everyone needs to be reminded of what they are and what a better way than to see them.


5 posted on 08/30/2009 4:42:20 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: Kaslin
All three of which are now wondering aloud, "What on earth have we done?"
They should have thought of the consequences when they all voted for him


Oh but wait, that phuckwit McCain told America that we "had nothing to fear from an 0bama Administration"

If the GOP had any REAL leadership they would bounce that doddering old fool out of the Party for throwing the election to the Usurper in the first place.
6 posted on 08/30/2009 4:44:12 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hey Comrade 0bama? No documentation = No eligibility, ok? Now GTF out of OUR White House!!!)
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To: Kaslin


7 posted on 08/30/2009 4:44:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Kaslin

” They should have thought of the consequences when they all voted for him “

When ya elect a ‘Rorschach’ candidate, is it any surprise that you get an unfocussed, directionless, Administration?

The point Mr. McCulloch misses is that this Administration is comprised of a leaderless gaggle of Cabinet Secretaries, Czars, Aides, and Hangers-on - each pursuing his/her own, not necessarily compatible, agenda...

While the ‘policy’ issues the author lists are important, he’s confusing ‘symptom’ with ‘disease’.....


8 posted on 08/30/2009 4:44:53 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Kaslin; Joya

Should read every line . . . however . . . my first scan concludes that the analysis is flawed.

The OThuga admin may collapse . . . but

only by design.

He has been tasked with shredding the USofA as much as he can get away with—which appears to be an enormous amount.

He is likely also being set up as a fall guy for all the destruction. He deserves it, the demonized stooge of the oligarchy.

The oligarchy wants war in the streets. They want civil war. They want WWIII. They will light off lots of terrorist attacks, likely including nukes. They want lots of death and bloodshed.

Will the festivities begin in 6-8 weeks? Possible. Not certain, I don’t think.

To the oligarchy, the bulk of the population is so many useless eaters threatening survival of mankind and the planet as well as being too troublesome a number to enslave easily and smoothly. So—kill-em-all-off-down-to-200 million became the goal [used to be 500 million—see Georgia Guidestones].

OThuga has been carefully reared and trained to fill this role—as were the Klintoons. Preparing for the AC is dirty work but someone had to be chosen and prepared well. OThuga is a good empty shell of a puppet. He does Teleprompters reasonably well. He mass hypnotizes 70% of his audience with Neuro-Linguistic Programming methods very well.

He’s as ruthless as hell very well.

He could probably grin that sickening grin while slicing his granmummy’s neck . . . and then put his nose in the air in his characteristic Olympic arrogance as if to say—’what’s it to ya.’

What a creature.

It’s amazing how many Americans are still utterly blind and clueless about him. Willful blindness seems to be a big part of the answer for that.

Though sometimes it seems to be genetic political insanity.

The destructiveness and his evil aims are even cropping up in the MSM and still they are clueless and think he’s wonderful. Talk about END TIMES DELUSION from hell. Sheesh.


9 posted on 08/30/2009 4:45:07 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Kaslin

It’s not enough to stop socialism. The trend that has occurred over the past several decades needs to be reversed in order to take back the country and restore it to the way our founding fathers intended when they wrote the Constitution.


10 posted on 08/30/2009 4:45:57 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Kaslin
The author hedges, but he fundamentally underestimates the Obama Administration, I think. Obama Reid and Pelosi will pass health care by whatever means necessary. They will also pass some sort of cap and trade (tax) bill that hurts the economy and rewards their benefactors like GE.

There will be a backlash in the 2010 elections, but an army of Democrat activists, ACORN workers, pretty open vote fraud, illegals and a supportive media and legal system will blunt the backlash.

It will take more than standard protests and the ballot box to stop the Obama remaking of America. There needs to be massive demonstrations starting with the 9/12 project march on Washington and assertions of state primacy in most domestic affairs, just to start. Beyond that, the course is not clear, but it is perilous.

11 posted on 08/30/2009 4:48:52 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Kaslin
If just a little scandal with an intern in the Oval Office.

“No Michelle. He's down there looking for a cigarrette I dropped.”

12 posted on 08/30/2009 4:49:29 AM PDT by ExiledChicagoan (I see a red door and I want it painted black. But that's just me.)
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To: raybbr
A good portion of the American people are completely taken over by marketing.

Coupled with this is a fair number of Americans, particularly younger Americans, who have absolutely no sense of history. They don't know what a Marxist is. Therefore, they didn't recognize what they were voting for. Most have no real concept of economics or mathematics, either. So, the concept of debt and deficits is also foreign to them. It's a very, very bad combination and one that Obamalamadingdong is exploiting to the fullest extent possible.....

13 posted on 08/30/2009 4:51:53 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Kaslin

I hope, I pray he’s right!


14 posted on 08/30/2009 4:53:30 AM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: mkjessup
we "had nothing to fear from an 0bama Administration"

That was the final straw. McCain, who loves the townhall format, should have responded immediately to the boos that resounded from the crowd. They were informed and knew better.

Don't Blame Me, I voted for Sarah!

15 posted on 08/30/2009 4:53:52 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (A non-posting Freeper makes no spelling errors (Have a Misspell on me))
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To: Kaslin

“Six to eight weeks” would work for me, even though it IS “six to eight months” later than I would prefer.


16 posted on 08/30/2009 4:55:02 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Kaslin
The EPA needs to be de-funded, he is going to rule by Executive Order, the EPA was tricky Nixon's biggest mistake.
17 posted on 08/30/2009 4:56:45 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Kaslin

bookmarked for accuracy check


18 posted on 08/30/2009 4:56:52 AM PDT by NewLand (What does 0bama know and when did he know it?)
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To: Quix

“It’s amazing how many Americans are still utterly blind and clueless about him. Willful blindness seems to be a big part of the answer for that.”

” because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: “ - II Thess. 2:11


19 posted on 08/30/2009 4:57:07 AM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: Kaslin

“campaign ads are not far off from being drafted”

Unfortunately, the major media has already made an issue of turning down conservative ads—so I think this will have to be mosatly word of mouth(or internet) and youtube.


20 posted on 08/30/2009 4:57:12 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: mkjessup

” If the GOP had any REAL leadership they would bounce that doddering old fool out of the Party for throwing the election to the Usurper in the first place. “

The GOP put McCain up as a Dole-esque (because it was ‘his turn’) sacrifical lamb to lose ignominously to President Hillary (because it was ‘*her* turn’)......

OOPS.....


21 posted on 08/30/2009 4:57:54 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Kaslin
4. Obama's integrity tarnished in August.

Oh no, he's still everything we warned against before the election. Maybe his fabricated FAKE integrity is damaged, but the real one is just fine.

22 posted on 08/30/2009 5:00:06 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: Kaslin
"All three of which are now wondering aloud, "What on earth have we done?"

More importantly, what will they do to retain their grip on power? They didn't come this far only to say "OK. We'll play by the rules now, and graciously concede defeat." I'm not entirely comforted by the prospect of an imploding and hamstrung administration in Washington. Especially this one. A wounded and dieing animal is a very dangerous animal.
23 posted on 08/30/2009 5:01:52 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo.)
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To: Thermalseeker

“Coupled with this is a fair number of Americans, particularly younger Americans, who have absolutely no sense of history. They don’t know what a “They don’t know what a Marxist is. Therefore, they didn’t recognize what they were voting for. Most have no real concept of economics or mathematics, either. So, the concept of debt and deficits is also foreign to them. It’s a very, very bad combination and one that Obamalamadingdong is exploiting to the fullest extent possible..... “

” - - - we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. “ - Ephesians 6:12


24 posted on 08/30/2009 5:02:15 AM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: HollyB

ping to read.


25 posted on 08/30/2009 5:02:38 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Kaslin

26 posted on 08/30/2009 5:03:24 AM PDT by paulycy
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To: Truth29

“The author hedges, but he fundamentally underestimates the Obama Administration,”

I agree, When They realize the jig is up and the people are on the edge of revolt they are going to clamp down hard and take control whether the people want it or not. Forget voting our way out of this mess. They will throw off the pretense of being a legal governing authority and will show their teeth!

Am I paranoid? perhaps but things are getting a little scary!


27 posted on 08/30/2009 5:04:09 AM PDT by timetostand
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To: bigbob

Exactly


28 posted on 08/30/2009 5:06:05 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
(The current President will)... totally fail in the next six to eight weeks. It is nearly a foregone conclusion. It is nearly unavoidable.

Heard the same song back in the summer of '93.

29 posted on 08/30/2009 5:09:43 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: ExiledChicagoan
“No Michelle. He's down there looking for a cigarette I dropped.”

That is rich. There were reports early in the campaign (suppressed and ignored) that Obi Wan Nairobi has a history in this area.

Don't get caught with a dead girl or a live boy.

30 posted on 08/30/2009 5:10:50 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (A non-posting Freeper makes no spelling errors (Have a Misspell on me))
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To: mazda77

I differ with Rush there. I would love to see ALL liberals as a whole erased from existence.


31 posted on 08/30/2009 5:10:51 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: mkjessup

Not only should they toss McLame out on his ass, they should toss his plus-size spawn Meghan out as well. True, she doesn’t hold political office.....let’s boot her in the butt based on general principles.


32 posted on 08/30/2009 5:10:54 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The AFL-CIO and SEIU.....two domestic terrorist organizations doing Obama's dirty work for him.)
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To: Kaslin

A large number of people did consider the consequences, and then voted themselves more pie. Unfortunately as long as Obama comes through with the goods for the government dependent class, it matters less and less what the rest of us think.


33 posted on 08/30/2009 5:11:41 AM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: Uncle Ike
I wish I were this sanguine. There is a definite sense of orchestration to this whole mess.

The czars will replace the congress and SEIU, ACORN and AmeriCorps will become Obama's army - the coup is realized.

This is the way reparations will come to pass.

34 posted on 08/30/2009 5:12:01 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Been collecting pitchforks for years - now I know why!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I completely agree. That bimbo Meghan McCain needs to find herself a position commensurate with her intellect, maybe selling her panties on some BBW-fetish website.


35 posted on 08/30/2009 5:12:40 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hey Comrade 0bama? No documentation = No eligibility, ok? Now GTF out of OUR White House!!!)
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To: timetostand

Be ready this fall when the swine flu hits again, harder this time.


36 posted on 08/30/2009 5:13:05 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: bigbob
There is a two year old still shiny black Toyota Pickup truck in this town that has

OneBigAssMistakeAmerica

PAINTED white on the tailgate.

37 posted on 08/30/2009 5:13:05 AM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Kaslin

And what, does one suppose, is here meant by “implode?” Does that mean all his advisors quit?


38 posted on 08/30/2009 5:14:21 AM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

39 posted on 08/30/2009 5:14:26 AM PDT by paulycy
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To: timetostand
Just because we are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get us...
40 posted on 08/30/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Proud Graduate of the Robert Mugabe School of Government and Economics)
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To: Kaslin

It would be better for America to be taken to the brink by these people so that the USA will never vote for a Maxist revolutionary again. However I fear that if they get to the brink they won’t hesitate in taking you all with them!

Mel


41 posted on 08/30/2009 5:14:48 AM PDT by melsec (A Proud Aussie)
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To: raybbr

“A good portion of the American people are completely taken over by marketing.”

While at the same time for attacking and denouncing America for being a bunch of consumer-driven, selfish sheep.

The selling of communism in this country has been both the greatest propaganda and Capitalist success story so far in the 21st century.


42 posted on 08/30/2009 5:15:30 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Impeach President Bernanke.)
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To: Kaslin
They have taken ACORN funding and have made posters, have recruited paid “activists”, purchased buses to move their “supporters” to Town Hall meetings, Union Thugs, etc.

They are now given the front rows at these meetings as well as a priority to fill the meetings, while Conservative activists and those who oppose the plan are rejected or made to stay outside. And NOTHING is being said by the media about this underhanded propaganda.

They are also given planed signs and posters that clearly resemble a DNC election campaign. Then there is the money. Many of these “supporters” are paid to be there. The money comes from funds from Soros, ACORN and it's countless shadow agencies and was surely funded by the recent “Porkulus” Bill due to all the buses and paid “Community Organizers” that are disrupting our voices.

So, I am not so confident that we will stop them. They are on a mission and will not settle for being defeated. They will likely cram this through without a Conservative or Republican vote in the Legislature by underhanded measures in Committee or a loop-hole in the Constitution. Reid & Pelosi herself said that there WILL be Health Care & Cap & Trade Legislation in place before the year is out. “We can be sure of that fact.”

43 posted on 08/30/2009 5:15:34 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Give me LIBERTY or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: mkjessup

Oh no. I had almost forgotten McLame. UGGHHHH! Please Arizona get rid of that idiot.


44 posted on 08/30/2009 5:15:52 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: mkjessup

McCain was just trying to be nice and that was a big mistake


45 posted on 08/30/2009 5:15:56 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Quix

I must agree. I have thought all along his mission is to destroy Capitalism from within.


46 posted on 08/30/2009 5:17:23 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

” I wish I were this sanguine. “

Did I give the impression that I’m sanguine??

Au contraire — I’m scared sh!tless...

Whether it’s the scenario that you outline, or the prospect of our nation being rudderless in a dangerous world, no good comes of this.....


47 posted on 08/30/2009 5:17:40 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Kaslin
nearly without fail, economists are predicting unemployment at or over 10% for up to the next 24 months. That is nearly 250% the increase in unemployment under Bush for nearly the duration of his two-term presidency.

Yes, but we were in a recession under Bush. The economy is recovering now.

Either /bitter, angry sarc or:

/loony left DU/DailyKos/HuffPo talking points

"What on earth have we done?"

FR has been wondering that for a LONG time - what on earth did you do to our beloved country, Zero voters? Or more properly, what were you thinking?

48 posted on 08/30/2009 5:17:41 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I long for the days when advertisers didn't constantly ask about the health of my genital organs.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Forget Pubbies running against Pelosi, some Dems have already started it. Parker Griffin from Huntsville is now on record saying Madam Botox needs to be replaced.


49 posted on 08/30/2009 5:18:21 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Proud Graduate of the Robert Mugabe School of Government and Economics)
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To: melsec

And while hovering at the brink, they will then be able to claim, “Well, if you’d let us do what we wanted to do, we could have bridged that gap to justice and prosperity for all,” which sets them up for their next cyclic push to the left in a decade.

Yes, it may be better to go full bore and take that swan dive and hope the phoenix emerges from the ashes.


50 posted on 08/30/2009 5:18:31 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Impeach President Bernanke.)
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