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Poll: Will Obama's broken CSPAN pledge be his undoing?
The Macon County Conservative Examiner ^ | 1-8-10 | Robert Moon

Posted on 01/08/2010 6:33:02 AM PST by aquapub

Obama repeatedly looked the American people in the eye and promised them that these health care negotiations would be televised live on CSPAN so we could all see who was arguing on behalf of the special interests.

But once voters started noticing what a corrupt, deficit-exploding assault on the free market this was and turning against it in droves, Democrats reneged. Now, contrary to everything we were told, this illegal trillion-dollar government takeover--which will impose staggering tax hikes in the middle of a severe recession--is being negotiated through blackmail and kickbacks in smoke-filled rooms...

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cspan; obama; poll; promise

1 posted on 01/08/2010 6:33:03 AM PST by aquapub
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To: aquapub

Nahh. The masses are so stupid they think C-SPAN is a bridge.


2 posted on 01/08/2010 6:34:49 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: aquapub

I hope people will see it as Congress’ undoing, too.


3 posted on 01/08/2010 6:36:41 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: screaminsunshine
"Nahh. The masses are so stupid they think C-SPAN is a bridge."

Huh? It's not?

4 posted on 01/08/2010 6:36:50 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: aquapub

Sign the petition - Let the Cameras In! (Obamacare Negotiation)

http://letthecamerasin.com/?done=1

21,409 signatures at this time.


5 posted on 01/08/2010 6:37:39 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: aquapub

There are many other reasons for Zero’s undoing. If anything, I believe it will be the undoing of Reid and Pelosi. Reid is probably done. Nan will still be around, due to her loony constituency, but I doubt she remains speaker, whether they lose the majority or not. She’s polarizing and a huge liability.


6 posted on 01/08/2010 6:38:10 AM PST by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: screaminsunshine

“Nahh. The masses are so stupid they think C-SPAN is a bridge.”

Bingo, couldn’t agree more.

The masses get their info from the MSM. The MSM isn’t going to give this story legs.


7 posted on 01/08/2010 6:38:41 AM PST by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: aquapub

will this lie be his undoing?

why should it. what can the people do? shout louder? wave their signs more strongly? make even more phone calls or write even more letters?

maybe clicking on this poll will do the trick. yeah...that’s the trick...really click hard


8 posted on 01/08/2010 6:40:10 AM PST by mreerm
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To: edpc

“She’s polarizing and a huge liability.”

I think the RATS love that about her. You have to realize, that the fact that she... can’t understand normal thinking... endears her to the base.


9 posted on 01/08/2010 6:41:42 AM PST by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: aquapub

As long as mainstream media propagand machine is intact and the people have their sports, reality shows, sitcoms etc., the people will be just fine. They won’t care who owns them.


10 posted on 01/08/2010 6:42:19 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: brownsfan

Sure. Look who they elect. Pathetic.


11 posted on 01/08/2010 6:43:11 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: edpc

I don’t see how the D’s get rid of Nancy as Speaker if they maintain the majority. OR how she would step aside. It’s not in her nature. Complicating that is that Steny Hoyer would replace her, and their personal animosity goes back to their college days. She won’t have it. The obvious solition is to make them the minority party !


12 posted on 01/08/2010 6:44:21 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: aquapub

I didn’t read the bulk of this article, just what appears on the top of the thread page.
I have been saying since Day One of this ‘controversy’ kick-started by Brian Lamb again, that this would INDEED be his undoing, if they barged ahead and sneakily tried to get it all passed under the radar. They will probably find a way around it, a way to spin the idea that they’re still in the early stages of “real, comprehensive HealthCare Reform”, and
“not to worry, the debate will come later”, BUT when this hit talk radio just a few days ago, I heard a NEW AND RENEWED sense of outrage I haven’t heard in many months: as though everyone just came awake all over again at suddenly realizing, courtesy of an independent party, Brian Lamb, that yes, indeed, this IS one of the countless broken promises THAT HELPED GET OBAMA ELECTED AND ARE NOW BEING CASUALLY DISMISSED AND BRUSHED ASIDE. Nancy Pelosi’s ‘response’ to the criticism, by reaffirming the Administration’s ‘transparency’, and claiming that everything’s been discussed ALREADY because of what went on in the Town Hall meetings months ago, just proves that she is literally DEMENTED. If the Dems go on blithely with this and DON’T agree to transparency on CSpan, DON’T ALLOW
the loyal opposition in as part of the debate, it will create the backlash I have been waiting for. It will engender a new round of demonstrations the size and scope of which will far exceed anything we’ve seen so far. We should be ready to act WHEN this happens.


13 posted on 01/08/2010 6:45:34 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: aquapub; Clintonfatigued

When just one guilty participant in the Obama/Soros treason plot feels enough remorse about their treason comes forward and exposes the current plot to destroy our country, this thug Administration, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of their cohorts in the US Congress will be impeached and thrown out in disgrace. Their names will be synonymous with treason for all time.


14 posted on 01/08/2010 6:46:10 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: aquapub

What will be his undoing will be him signing the Healtcare Bill. That will be his Waterloo.


15 posted on 01/08/2010 6:49:27 AM PST by godlovesrepublicans
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To: aquapub

As in: “READ MY LIPS, NO NEW TAXES”.

Could be. Even CNN and CBS are coving the story.


16 posted on 01/08/2010 6:49:29 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: aquapub
in smoke-filled rooms

The larger scandal is why are the rooms allowed to be smoke-filled.

You know they can't smoke inside anymore.

17 posted on 01/08/2010 6:53:54 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: EDINVA

Making them the minority for a long time would be my preference. However, internal party pressure works in strange ways. Just ask Newt or Delay. Nancy has a lot of enemies, Hoyer and Harmon among them. I would expect the long knives to come out if it starts looking really bad for the Dems in the late summer polls.


18 posted on 01/08/2010 6:57:49 AM PST by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; godlovesrepublicans

See my #13
Yes, there could be many things that will be their undoing, but THIS is the one issue everything else ‘counts on’ to get passed into law. They’ve tied this ‘bill’ to every other fond dream for Dystopian Control, so it’s essential to get the HealthCare Trojan Horse passed.It’s a 2500 page Master Plan for Government Control of Everything, and NONE of them has read it, but a few of us have. Fortunately most of us understand on a visceral level at least,what they aim to do with this bill, precisely BECAUSE of the dishonest way it’s been presented and promoted from Day One.
We WILL rebel.


19 posted on 01/08/2010 7:04:25 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Reagan69

This is SO far beyond the hypocrisy of “read my lips, no new taxes”, that it’s more like “Read my lips, NO MORE COUNTRY”.


20 posted on 01/08/2010 7:06:54 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: aquapub

It should hurt him if the pubbies handle it right.

Zer0 did everything but say, “read my lips.”

All those clips could be tied together into a very effective political ad.


21 posted on 01/08/2010 7:12:20 AM PST by Scanian
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To: aquapub

When the terrorists strike again, successfully, the ‘bama’s coddling of terrorists will be the last straw for the American people, because that will be the kind of incompetence that everyone can comprehend.


22 posted on 01/08/2010 7:28:15 AM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: mreerm
"why should it. what can the people do?"

How about demonstrating against the MSM? Outside their studios. Inside their studios. Inside their buildings. Outside their anchors' abodes so that they are inevitably late for their therapy sessions, their lying broadcasts, their evening suck-up dinners.

We need to get their attention, and apparently 100,000 Tea Party People in the Mall doesn't do it - so to use one of their very own phrases - we need to take it to the next level.

23 posted on 01/08/2010 7:29:39 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: mreerm
"why should it. what can the people do?"

How about demonstrating against the MSM? Outside their studios. Inside their studios. Inside their buildings. Outside their anchors' abodes so that they are inevitably late for their therapy sessions, their lying broadcasts, their evening suck-up dinners.

We need to get their attention, and apparently 100,000 Tea Party People in the Mall doesn't do it - so to use one of their very own phrases - we need to take it to the next level.

24 posted on 01/08/2010 7:29:39 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: aquapub

C-Span was never Obammy’s to promise in the first place, but nobody in the media bothered to point that out in any of the numerous places he told that lie during the campaign. Obammy used that “promise” to sell the most transparent government ever conceived, when in fact his Party is responsible for building a new Berlin Wall around Washington DC...

Some of us old Cold Warriors thought we had defeated world communism when we saw the first Berlin Wall come down and the old Soviet Union dissolve. Boy were we wrong!!


25 posted on 01/08/2010 7:29:50 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Bread and circuses, welfare and football.

Same s##t, different millenium.


26 posted on 01/08/2010 7:34:40 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Will Algore give me carbon credits for using treehuggers as home heating fuel? ~~ Galt/Reardon 2012)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

“How about demonstrating against the MSM?”

got it...even more/bigger protests, but against the MSM this time.

maybe some MSM member like C-SPAN would do something like televise the 0bamacare debates as a result.....


27 posted on 01/08/2010 7:44:10 AM PST by mreerm
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To: brownsfan
The MSM isn’t going to give this story legs.

You are probably right. This should be a much bigger story than the the "Read My Lips...." mistake of George senior but will get little coverage outside of Fox.

28 posted on 01/08/2010 7:52:21 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: brownsfan

Can’t understand normal thinking, would that be like c u next Tuesday? LOL


29 posted on 01/08/2010 7:53:50 AM PST by printhead
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To: aquapub

mark


30 posted on 01/08/2010 7:57:19 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: mreerm

NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Make it impossible for the MSM to use their major weapon which is to totally ignore (for instance) the Tea Party Movement - like TOTALLY. So we do things which make it IMPOSSIBLE for them to ignore us - like TOTALLY impossible!


31 posted on 01/08/2010 8:23:21 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: I am Richard Brandon

“So we do things which make it IMPOSSIBLE for [the MSM] to ignore us - like TOTALLY impossible!”

and that stops 0bamacare, how???

you’re talking about possible influence.
i’m asking ‘what can be DONE’?
the ONLY people who can DO something are the legislators.
they’re SUPPOSED to represent YOU, but they DON’T HAVE TO.
just like 0bama, they can SAY one thing and DO something else and there’s nothing you can do about it...till next election...when you can end up in exactly the same situation.

the dems aren’t even representing the libs now-days.

so i re-ask...what can be DONE


32 posted on 01/08/2010 8:47:20 AM PST by mreerm
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To: aquapub

Unbelievable from CNN!

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=8pO1oJPps1I


33 posted on 01/08/2010 9:46:49 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: aquapub

Joe Wilson was right. In fact, I will add my voice to the growing chorus ... obama lies.


34 posted on 01/08/2010 10:46:15 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: aquapub

People do not even pay any attention or put forth any effort to listen to anything he says while his lips are move.


35 posted on 01/08/2010 11:43:49 AM PST by chiefqc
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