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Dem McDermott: 'Little Baby Jesus And All This Stuff'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/02/2010 5:35:47 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Was Jim McDermott mocking Christmas? View the video and be the judge. On this evening's Hardball, the left-wing Democrat [but I repeat myself] from Washington was making the case for the extension of unemployment benefits.

MCDERMOTT: This is Christmas-time. We talk about Good Samaritans, the poor, the little baby Jesus in the cradle and all this stuff. And then we say to the unemployed we won't give you a check to feed your family. That's simply wrong.

Chris Matthews, interestingly, took umbrage at what he clearly took to be McDermott's mocking tone.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: christmas; jimmcdermott; unemploymentbenefits

1 posted on 12/02/2010 5:35:52 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

This guy ticks me off ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/02/2010 5:36:45 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

>>And then we say to the unemployed we won’t give you a check to feed your family.<<

Yeah - after 99 weeks who needs that stupid “work” thing when you can just start and end your day with a 40-ouncer and let the money continue to flow in.


3 posted on 12/02/2010 5:38:51 PM PST by freedumb2003 (FYI: everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON! [no offense -- I just like that word])
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Policy differences aside, I am truly ashamed of the McDermotts, Pelosis, Graysons, Weiners et al

They’re poor “representatives” and an embarrassment


4 posted on 12/02/2010 5:39:35 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

McDermott, the psychiatrist, refused to say “under God” in the pledge of allegiance and struts around in the gay pride parades. Atheists and perves love the man.


5 posted on 12/02/2010 5:46:39 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: freedumb2003

A lot of those unemployed people have working spouses, so it’s not like they won’t have any income at all.

Two years should be plenty of time to figure something out.

I really doubt anybody is gonna starve to death.

Dems are such drama queens.


6 posted on 12/02/2010 5:49:16 PM PST by derllak
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Nothing McDernott says or does will ever effect his Senate seat. He will pull 80% of his district even on the worst year
7 posted on 12/02/2010 5:49:58 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"We won't give you a check to feed your family????????"

You've got to be kidding me. What's the magic number, McDermott? 110 weeks? 150? Do I hear four years? What IS that magic number when we can finally say we have done enough? It doesn't exist, does it?

8 posted on 12/02/2010 5:51:47 PM PST by Faith
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Anyone who is still on UE after 2 years doesn’t and shouldn’t particularly plan on a gifty Christmas.


9 posted on 12/02/2010 5:51:54 PM PST by dforest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This guy is a waste of skin, but I don’t think he was mocking.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 5:52:34 PM PST by 'smith
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could build a nice, big fence around the 7th District? Or maybe just a nice, big fence around Jim McDermott?

Electrified and topped with curare-doped razor wire, of course.


11 posted on 12/02/2010 5:56:01 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just how much are these unemployment checks, anyway? Anyone know? I guess they are based on how much you earned at your job, but what is the max amount? Anyone?

(I collected unemployment for two weeks back in the 90’s. My check was $125 a week, and I felt guilty as hell about it. Money for nothing. I guess things have changed since then.)


12 posted on 12/02/2010 5:56:30 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I saw this......well part of it. My husband turned the channel after I started screaming at the screen.


13 posted on 12/02/2010 5:57:30 PM PST by ladyvet
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I hear you, but he does also happen to be the guy who made himself an atheist hero by accidentally-on-purpose omitting “under God” when he led the Pledge on the House floor.


14 posted on 12/02/2010 5:58:01 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I know. He should be hanged. Just not for this particular incident. ;)


15 posted on 12/02/2010 6:02:27 PM PST by 'smith
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To: Semper911

It varies from state to state. In New York, it is $425 a week right now.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 6:16:25 PM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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To: ladyvet

A lady after my own heart. Thank you for your service.


17 posted on 12/02/2010 6:19:32 PM PST by Rannug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-qH02g4DLI)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
CHRIS MATTHEWS: OK, well Christmas isn't just "that stuff," by the way, just to correct you from my point of view. I don't know what yours is, congressman, but I wouldn't call Christmas just "that stuff." It happens to be my favorite day of the year for every possible reason, including religion.


You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right.
18 posted on 12/02/2010 6:23:39 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mathews MacDermot,,,,,turds flock together.


19 posted on 12/02/2010 6:48:05 PM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: freedumb2003

I don’t have a problem with feeding their children, but stop calling it unemployment and call it what it is Welfare.

After 99 weeks it isn’t an unemployment check any more, It’s welfare.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 6:53:55 PM PST by Venturer
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“stop calling it unemployment and call it what it is Welfare.”

Bingo. In theory, it’s unemployment “insurance.” But once the contracted benefits run out, it’s absolutely welfare.


21 posted on 12/02/2010 7:03:38 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Semper911

In Kansas, about 325/week for a couple years. And then one usually decides to return to the workforce if so inclined.


22 posted on 12/02/2010 7:14:52 PM PST by petertare (--. of)
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To: Rannug

Thank you! :^)


23 posted on 12/02/2010 7:58:47 PM PST by ladyvet
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