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Bumper Sticker Politics From GOP's Boehner (Barf Alert)
IBD Editorials ^ | August 24, 2010 | Leftwing Lunatic RUTH MARCUS

Posted on 08/24/2010 6:01:51 PM PDT by Kaslin

There are times when I flirt with the notion that the country would be better off with divided government.

If Republicans took control, say, of the House, there would be pressure on both parties to behave more responsibly. The GOP would be pushed to stop carping and posturing, and start governing. Democrats would have political cover to make hard choices on entitlement spending, taxes and the like. As every politician knows, bipartisan cliff-jumping is a safer sport than going solo.

That's the theory. Then there's John Boehner.

The man who would be speaker outlined his agenda Tuesday in a speech to the City Club of Cleveland — economic policy reduced to, literally, five easy tweets. The Ohio Republican offered up a depressing blend of tired ideas, tired-er one-liners ("We've tried 19 months of government-as-community organizer") and cheap attacks. The cheapest: calling for the firing of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and economic adviser Larry Summers.

Boehner said recently that House Republicans would spend August listening to voters before announcing an agenda. Judging from Boehner's speech, they mostly listened to pollsters, whose big idea apparently was to say "job-killing" as often as possible.

Twelve times, actually. As in "job-killing tax hikes," "job-killing bills," "job-killing agenda," "job-killing federal regulations." This is bumper-sticker politics, not a real economic plan.

I've been skeptical that Democrats would get much political traction with their argument that the Republican agenda is just George W. Bush recycled, but speeches like Boehner's make me rethink

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1 posted on 08/24/2010 6:01:53 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

He will be replaced.


2 posted on 08/24/2010 6:04:16 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: screaminsunshine

Who will be replaced?


3 posted on 08/24/2010 6:07:42 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Boehner will be replaced! If that does NOT happen, the GOP will lose the initiative and fall flat regardless of their supposed platform (Have we not all had enough?).

I’m sure that you don’t see this, but maybe you should look at our GOP representatives and make a decision. Are you for the GOP or for the Republic?


4 posted on 08/24/2010 6:13:00 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Kaslin

I would say Obama long ago cornered the marked on bumper sticker slogans, and look where it got us. “Hope and change” “Change you can believe in” “Yes we can” “Organize for Change”


5 posted on 08/24/2010 6:22:31 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I have an 0bama bumper sticker on my car. It says: “One Big Ass Mistake America”


6 posted on 08/24/2010 6:36:14 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
This is bumper-sticker politics, not a real economic plan.

Good. We need more bumper stickers, and fewer economic plans.

If there's one thing we've had quite enough of, it's "economic plans" from the government. Here's an idea: how about we have the government sit down, shut up, quit telling everyone what to do, and quit spending all the money. No more "plans." No more "programs." No more government trying to "plan" the economy. Get the damned government out of the economy!


7 posted on 08/24/2010 7:55:02 PM PDT by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: screaminsunshine

I hope so but I wouldn’t bet on that. He’ll likely be Speaker. Winning parties usually don’t jettison their leaders.


8 posted on 08/25/2010 3:51:14 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: Kaslin
Democrat Party Activists in media rush to defend incompetent Obama Economic team.

Obama's Jobs Defecit

9 posted on 08/25/2010 4:34:29 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Deagle; screaminsunshine; Impy
So Republicans take the offense and the usual suspects come here to keep screaming their usual daily bile at the GOP.

Time for YOU people to decide. Are you for the Republic or for you emotion based feelings about the GOP? Like it or not, the ONLY alternative right now to the Obama machine is the GOP. So which side are you on?

Past time you screamers quit acting as unpaid propaganda agents for the DNC and try fighting the Progressive Fascist media/political complex for a change. Time to actually try thinking for once instead of just clinging mindlessly to your knee jerk habit of shooting your own side in the back day in and day out.

10 posted on 08/25/2010 4:39:31 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie

Oh please. I am from Florida. The big government GOP here has expanded the size and scope of government and raised taxes and regulations. They Have been Bush style RINOS. We want less government and more freedom. You can hardly do business in this state with all the regulations. Illegals are running wild and the schools are filled with socialists. They are like the last Republican Congress under W. I say shake em up. And they are shaking this morning.


11 posted on 08/25/2010 4:48:08 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: screaminsunshine
Instead of mindlessly clinging to ignorance and emotions, try thinking for a change.

When the house is on fire, you worry about the fire, not the cockroach problem you have in the basement.

If you cannot understand the difference between $160 billion deficit for the whole year with the GOP and $164 billion deficit for the month of July 2010 alone, you are too willfully ignorant of what is currently going on in DC to be wasting our time commenting here.

Defecit,Spending

12 posted on 08/25/2010 4:57:01 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie; sickoflibs

Are you talking to me chief?

I am a Republican, I’ve voted straight Republican up till now. That doesn’t mean I’m not gonna criticize GOP officials when it is warranted (which unfortunately is often). That doesn’t make me a “screamer” (?) or “ unpaid propaganda agent for the DNC” anymore than being self-righteous and hostile makes you correct or intelligent.

(Yes I pinged a chum in the hopes he’ll aggravate you ;), have a nice day.)

Boehner is a milktoast leader and we would be well served if someone else became Speaker.


13 posted on 08/25/2010 7:42:14 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: Impy; Deagle; screaminsunshine; MNJohnnie; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; ...
RE :”(Yes I pinged a chum in the hopes he’ll aggravate you ;), have a nice day.) Boehner is a milktoast leader and we would be well served if someone else became Speaker.

I did get a kick out of Boehner’s Sarah Palin type one liners on democrats. It is always fun to see Dems squirm especially on the economy. But I wouldnt call that 'leading' at all. That is 'opposing'.

I agree 100%, Boehner has to go just like Republicans 17 years ago purged their RINOs in charge. He just is not a credible alternative to democrats on spending for the next Speaker. He even tried to say that Republicans in charge would not act like they (he) did when they (he)last held the congress. House Republicans need to elect someone as house leader that actually opposed those big spending policies, and someone who voted against TARP, to pass the laugh test.

The RINOs have their defenders of statism here, pay no attention to them. A few weeks ago MNJ actually cited No Child Left Behind and Medicare Prescription Drug entitlements as POSITIVE Republican ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

14 posted on 08/25/2010 8:33:56 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs; All

McConnell is worse than Boner.

Fox News on Monday:

MM: “ President Obama says he is a Christian, and I will take him at his word “

(verbatim)


15 posted on 08/25/2010 8:38:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; Deagle; screaminsunshine; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
Rather the pinging the rest of the Dembots to help you keep screaming your "Hate the GOP" slogan du jour, answer the question for once.

Are you Freeper Dembot propagandists wholly incapable of recognizing the difference between a GOP Congress with a $160 billion annual Federal Deficit and a Democrat Congress $164 billion deficit for the Month of July 2010 alone?

Defecit,Spending

16 posted on 08/25/2010 9:07:04 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie; Impy; Deagle; screaminsunshine; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; ...
We recognize that you think it's great when Republicans do it but evil when democrats do it.

Big government and deficits for me but not for thee” is your motto.

If Bush passed Obama-care you'd be defending that too.

17 posted on 08/25/2010 9:18:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

????


18 posted on 08/25/2010 9:36:25 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: sickoflibs

I think MNJohnnie is really Jeb Bush.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 9:41:39 AM PDT by ZULU (God, guts and guns made America great,)
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To: ZULU

RE :”I think MNJohnnie is really Jeb Bush.’

I was thinking he was Martha :)


20 posted on 08/25/2010 10:03:14 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; Deagle; screaminsunshine; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
So the answer, after we scrape away all the usual posturing and useless rhetoric away is NO.

No, the Freeper Dembots propaganda agents are too firmly welded to their emotion based slogans about the GOP to ever actually think about any facts that challenge their little bubble world political dogmas.

You people are the best propaganda bots the Democrat Party has working for it. So busy shooting at your own side, you never have any time or resources left to ever fight the Progressive Fascists on anything

21 posted on 08/25/2010 11:18:57 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: sickoflibs
A few weeks ago MNJ actually cited No Child Left Behind and Medicare Prescription Drug entitlements
as POSITIVE Republican ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

If only Republicans could have passed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act,
then they would have been deemed REALLY successful!

22 posted on 08/25/2010 11:52:22 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("California just got the best politicians money can buy." -- AuntB, June 9, 2010)
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To: Kaslin
...cheap attacks. The cheapest: calling for the firing of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and economic adviser Larry Summers.

Well, those objectives are certainly worthy! Those two have not been cheap at all, costing trillions to the US taxpayer.

23 posted on 08/25/2010 11:56:14 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("California just got the best politicians money can buy." -- AuntB, June 9, 2010)
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To: MNJohnnie; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne
So the answer, after we scrape away all the usual posturing and useless rhetoric away is NO.

MNJ, your post is a reply to post #1 by Kaslin, in which I can't find a question.

BTW your TO: list doesn't include the single poster, Kaslin.

Are you losing it?

24 posted on 08/25/2010 12:25:53 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne
So, stripping away all the Demobot slogans and emotional ranting, the answer is still NO.

No, the Dembot Freepers are too emotionally welded to their "Hate the GOP" dogmas to ever bother to learn even the most basic facts that challenge their bubble world political dogmas.

25 posted on 08/25/2010 12:32:02 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie

Still replying to post #1, are you?

News flash: I didn’t write post #1.


26 posted on 08/25/2010 12:36:21 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Perhaps you can flesh out exactly what it is that set you off on this tangent, and we’ll try to discuss it with you.


27 posted on 08/25/2010 12:37:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; MNJohnnie; MaggieCarta; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; ...
RE :”So, stripping away all the Demobot slogans and emotional ranting, the answer is still NO.” MNJ

Did you notice MNJ posts exactly the same text over and over? Repeated Text saying we are repeating slogans?

Did I say this slogan before the last time HE posted the above text? LOL

28 posted on 08/25/2010 12:38:42 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

Right now it seems like he’s referring to us as Dembots for not backing McCain. If that’s true, then he’s the Dembot.


29 posted on 08/25/2010 12:41:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: sickoflibs; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; MNJohnnie; MaggieCarta; stephenjohnbanker; ...

Did you notice MNJ posts exactly the same text over and over? Repeated Text saying we are repeating slogans?

No........


30 posted on 08/25/2010 12:58:54 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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To: DoughtyOne
RE :”Right now it seems like he’s referring to us as Dembots for not backing McCain. If that’s true, then he’s the Demb

This is the RINO statist that cites Ted Kennedy 'No Child' and 'Medicare Prescription drug' entitlement as POSITIVE accomplisments.

He routinely goes from thread to thread attacking conservatives for opposing elected statist RINOs.

31 posted on 08/25/2010 1:00:03 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs; MNJohnnie; DoughtyOne; All

Johnnie stick to your very useful posts like 9 and 11, and lay off the rest of us if you want to affect positive change. Even a dedicated RINO like you can be a source for good, if you stick to what you are good at.


32 posted on 08/25/2010 1:35:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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To: MNJohnnie; All

Correction: posts 9 and 12


33 posted on 08/25/2010 1:37:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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RE :”Johnnie stick to your very useful posts like 9 and 11, and lay off the rest of us if you want to affect positive change. Even a dedicated RINO like you can be a source for good, if you stick to what you are good at.

MNJ didn't write:#11

screaminsunshine did defending himself against MNJ’s RINO attacks.

34 posted on 08/25/2010 1:40:21 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Kaslin

RUTH MARCUS - is married to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz.

35 posted on 08/25/2010 1:43:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Did you notice MNJ posts exactly the same text over and over? Repeated Text saying we are repeating slogans?

No........

LOL! Now that you mention it...

Have a great day!

36 posted on 08/26/2010 2:34:47 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Post your tagline here. Reasonable rates. Fast turnaround time.)
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To: sickoflibs

Thou shalt not skip post 33....;-)


37 posted on 08/26/2010 6:32:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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To: MaggieCarta

You too ;-)


38 posted on 08/26/2010 6:33:05 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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To: MNJohnnie

This is not longer about the DNC or the GOP! That is something that seems to be beyond you. We are for America and Freedom - less government and less taxes. That unfortunately leaves out both parties.

It is not time to vote for and support “others” regardless of party...but to take over one of the parties. At this point, that would seem to be the Republicans. We will take over this party over and eventually gain control for the country.

You on the other hand may just sit back, yell at those that disagree with you and continue your support for the RNC. You are destined to become very lonely...


39 posted on 08/26/2010 2:14:36 PM PDT by Deagle
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