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Coons Shifts on Tax Cuts for Wealthy: Extend Them All (Coons becomes latest Dem flip-flopper)
ABC News ^ | 10/21/2010 | George Stephanopoulos

Posted on 10/21/2010 10:13:28 AM PDT by Qbert

Chris Coons changed his previous position on the Bush era tax cuts this morning telling me that he would support extending all of the tax cuts for everyone for "several years."

"I am committed to extending the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans for everybody making up to $250,000, but I would extend them for everyone," the Democratic candidate for Delaware’s Senate seat told me on “GMA.”

"I’d be willing to extend them for several years for all Americans, of whatever income if that also allows us to reach a bipartisan compromise that makes real progress in offering tax relief to small and medium businesses, to the home office exception, to research and development," he said. 

That contradicts President Obama’s position and Coons’ own campaign website, which states “High-Income Bush Tax Cuts Should Expire on Schedule.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: chriscoons; christineodonnell; coons; de; delaware; tokyorove
Hhmm...why change your position if this race is supposedly such a blow-out in 'blue' Delaware?
1 posted on 10/21/2010 10:13:35 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

I’ll say anything, promise anything, just PLEEEEEEZE elect meeeeeee


2 posted on 10/21/2010 10:15:35 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Think. It isn't illegal yet.)
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To: Qbert

“I am committed to extending the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans for everybody making up to $250,000, but I would extend them for everyone”

And..... I promise that I won’t c*m in your mouth if elected and I promise really hard that I WILL love you in the morning.

Any undecided that buys that feint deserves Coons.


3 posted on 10/21/2010 10:18:02 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Qbert

Christine must be gaining on him, causing the Bearded Marxist to shift right.


4 posted on 10/21/2010 10:19:09 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house. Christine turned me into a Newt. I got better.)
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To: Qbert
EXACTLY right. First Nobama visits, then Coons starts softening his positions.

Apparently Coons isn't expecting a "blowout" as the press tells us to expect.

5 posted on 10/21/2010 10:19:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Coons hears footsteps..........
6 posted on 10/21/2010 10:21:46 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: Qbert

I think that might be the most racist headline I’ve ever seen here at FR...

;-)


7 posted on 10/21/2010 10:22:37 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Qbert
PLEASE REMEMBER: a dem/lib/prog/pop has no conscience, no morals, no qualms. They will do anything, say anything, steal anything, kill anything, lie, cheat, "misspeak", be "inartful"....anything to remain in power.

There is no such thing as a dem/lib/prog/pop taking a firm stand on any thing or issue....unless it it this:
they will - through any means, fair or foul, legal or illegal, take (read: steal, expropriate, rob, or otherwise acquire) from the rich (read: anyone who has anything they want and which increases their own self-agrandizement) and give (read: with as many strings attached as they are capable of attaching) to the poor (read: anyone who will blindly and without thought give them their vote).

Think about the little tin god.....peee-lousy....dingy harry....and almost all other dem/lib/prog/pops you've read about, heard about, or have known personally....then tell me it isn't a true statement.

8 posted on 10/21/2010 10:24:48 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; it still ain't a jelly donut)
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To: Qbert

Hehehehehe. I think you guys are right. Coons is hearing footsteps gaining on him. He is moving to Christine’s positions.


9 posted on 10/21/2010 10:25:19 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: NeoCaveman
I thinks he is really feeling the heat. This is awesome! TCJ has it down to a 7 point race today. On the ground here it feels like the momentum is real.
10 posted on 10/21/2010 10:26:59 AM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: Qbert

On the bright side, at least we know no matter who wins that race, we have another vote for an extension of the Bush tax cuts.

If he actually means what he said.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 10:27:12 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Parley Baer

“Hehehehehe. I think you guys are right. Coons is hearing footsteps gaining on him. He is moving to Christine’s positions.”

It’s pretty quiet here without all the COD-bashers. Where’d they all go?...


12 posted on 10/21/2010 10:27:44 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Excellent! COD’s Taxman ad must have broken through!


13 posted on 10/21/2010 10:28:38 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Qbert

“It’s pretty quiet here without all the COD-bashers. Where’d they all go?...”

Probably back to dimoKKKRAT underground.


14 posted on 10/21/2010 10:30:04 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Qbert
It’s pretty quiet here without all the COD-bashers. Where’d they all go?...

They must be angry at Coons' flip flop. Now it's less likely that "the rich" will pay their "fair share."

15 posted on 10/21/2010 10:30:55 AM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: Dan Nunn

Almost 2 weeks still gives her plenty of time.


16 posted on 10/21/2010 10:31:10 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Qbert
It’s pretty quiet here without all the COD-bashers. Where’d they all go?...

If Christine pulls this off, it will be so sweet on so many levels. The fifth column here has been so disappointing.

17 posted on 10/21/2010 10:35:31 AM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: outofstyle
If Christine pulls this off, it will be so sweet on so many levels. The fifth column here has been so disappointing.

In 2004, the sweetest victory for me was Tom Coburn's in OK. Mainly because I taunted the staffer of an Ohio (GOP) Senator with the news. She, and I'm guessing he, didn't care for Dr. Tom.

18 posted on 10/21/2010 10:42:46 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house. Christine turned me into a Newt. I got better.)
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To: JPG
Coons hears footsteps..........

Stilettos to be more precise...

19 posted on 10/21/2010 10:54:56 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Qbert

Its funny how the conservative message consistently sells and yet the RINOs say the party should move to the left....


20 posted on 10/21/2010 10:59:25 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Qbert
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
21 posted on 10/21/2010 11:05:26 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Qbert

Coons will quickly “revisit” that new position if he staggers to victory.

C’mon Delaware, you can put this guy away. Don’t fall for it!


22 posted on 10/21/2010 11:07:25 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: Mad_as_heck

“Its funny how the conservative message consistently sells and yet the RINOs say the party should move to the left....”

Exactly.


23 posted on 10/21/2010 11:13:40 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; dervish; ...
"I'd be willing to extend them for several years for all Americans, of whatever income if that also allows us to reach a bipartisan compromise that makes real progress in offering tax relief to small and medium businesses, to the home office exception, to research and development," he said. That contradicts President Obama's position and Coons' own campaign website, which states "High-Income Bush Tax Cuts Should Expire on Schedule."
It probably contradicts plenty of other Coons campaign speeches made up until. Thanks Qbert for topic and this great comment:
Hhmm...why change your position if this race is supposedly such a blow-out in 'blue' Delaware?

24 posted on 10/21/2010 11:21:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Qbert

Coons hasn’t changed his position. He’s merely lying about his position.


25 posted on 10/21/2010 11:29:14 AM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: NeoCaveman

“Christine must be gaining on him, causing the Bearded Marxist to shift right.”

Glenn Reynolds is on this story too. http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/108334/

UNDER PRESSURE: Coons Shifts on Tax Cuts for Wealthy: Extend Them All. “Chris Coons changed his previous position on the Bush era tax cuts this morning telling me that he would support extending all of the Bush era tax cuts for everyone for ’several years.’”

UPDATE: Reader M.L. Johnson writes: “If nothing else, O’Donnell has pulled Coons to the right on this issue. Maybe any generic Tea Partier could have done the same. The weight of the electorate is tilting the playing field, just like it’s supposed to. I just hope it stays tilted.”

And reader Chris Woods writes: “Do you suppose that all the folks bellyaching about the O’Donnell primary win can see it as something other than Quixotic now? Had the Tea Party gone along with the Republican establishment whichever candidate that won would have been a ‘no’ vote for extending the Bush tax cuts. By standing in O’Donnell for Castle the Democrat has been forced to flip. No such flip would have occurred with Castle as the opposition. Castle and Coons would more likely have found themselves in substantial agreement on the matter. As I see it the O’Donnell candidacy — even if it be doomed — has had more policy import than Castle’s ever would have.”

Plus, DaTechGuy wonders: If O’Donnell is such a sure loser, why is Coons flip-flopping all of a sudden? “The MSM has been making fun of Christine O’Donnell’s debate performances for the last three days. Yet this morning, after Delaware voters saw those same debates that the MSM laughed at it is Chris Coons NOT Christine O’Donnell who feels compelled to change positions.” It’s after voters saw the debates. It’s also after Coons saw his tracking polls . . . .

ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Dean Gay quotes Milton Friedman: “It’s nice to elect the right people, but that isn’t the way you solve things. The way you solve things is by making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right things.” Heh. Indeed.


26 posted on 10/21/2010 11:30:28 AM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: JPG

“Coons hears footsteps.......... “

So does karl rove, I would venture to guess. He stands to lose face should Christine O’Donnell win.


27 posted on 10/21/2010 11:38:48 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: NeoCaveman

Ok, I have to ask because can’t find the answer... why is he the “bearded Marxist?” He’s clean shaven from the pics.


28 posted on 10/21/2010 11:57:39 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: fwdude

Back in college he wrote a paper how when he returned home from a semester in Kenya he had gone from a Reagan Republican to a “bearded Marxist”.

Of course he has been clean shaven for years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_A._Coons


29 posted on 10/21/2010 12:01:50 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house. Christine turned me into a Newt. I got better.)
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To: fwdude

“Ok, I have to ask because can’t find the answer... why is he the “bearded Marxist?” He’s clean shaven from the pics.”

A clever deception...


30 posted on 10/21/2010 12:08:54 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: NeoCaveman

Those polls from TCJ are interesting, how come those polls don’t make it over the Real Clear Politics averages. They use DailyKos polls over there all the time. For example there is one for Ben Quayle’s district that has changed their forecast because it’s the only poll.


31 posted on 10/21/2010 12:21:06 PM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: outofstyle
Where did the COD bashers go ? I think you mean fetishists , thats what it became . It was gettng creepy and by creepy i mean ball gag stalker creepy . If she should win , it would be a serious blow to the Rovian rump swabs as well .
32 posted on 10/21/2010 12:40:12 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: NeoCaveman
Other than Ras, the polls are suspiciously missing in the Delaware Senate race??? Yes I am aware of the TCJ poll that had Our Precious Christine only down by 8 points a few days ago, so perhaps prayers are being heard and she is closing!?

Surprised that the MSM isn`t flooding the airwaves with bogus polls showing her down 25 points etc, so what`s up??

33 posted on 10/21/2010 1:06:27 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Palin 2012 or bust)
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To: Qbert
LOL! Coons trying to recover from OBummer and Slo-Joe campaigning for him.
34 posted on 10/21/2010 1:12:04 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: Qbert

Quick, tell all of the leftist voters in Delaware that all of the choices are for tax cuts, so there’s nobody to vote for! To all leftists in Delaware: Don’t vote on November 2!


35 posted on 10/21/2010 1:42:07 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Kenya? Is that where he met the other Marxist?


36 posted on 10/21/2010 1:47:52 PM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

(Rove) stands to lose face should Christine O’Donnell win.

Think how bad he loses face if she only loses by a few!


37 posted on 10/21/2010 4:45:49 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Qbert
Nov 2d, Delaware!!!!!

(we should send this to Christine's campaign :-)

38 posted on 10/22/2010 12:32:14 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats are for free speech. Just not for you.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bump! Thank you for your hard work.


39 posted on 10/23/2010 8:17:39 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Economic reform without education reform and originalism is a penny in the fuse box.)
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To: Qbert

“Hhmm...why change your position if this race is supposedly such a blow-out in ‘blue’ Delaware?”

Exactly what I was thinking. If you’re so far ahead in the polls because Delaware voters love the dem policies, then be proud and stand by them!


40 posted on 10/23/2010 8:44:43 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Come on November!!!)
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