Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 August 2012
Posted on 08/19/2012 5:14:43 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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O’Biden used “y’all” so he could be perceived as relating to southerners. He missed that boat too. He’s always been a damn yankee.
Nobody is afraid of Paul Ryan, save for the democrat machine....LOL.
Younger voters love him and his straight talk and honesty and the older seniors aren’t stupid. They know their medicare won’t be touched!
Below is my first post in case anyone would like to read.
Well done Pat. When they go to criticizing grammar, phrasing you know you have them on the run.
They live behind the keyboard...
Your commentary forces them into the real world where , like the wizard of Oz, their high and mightiness is exposed for smallness and gimmicks.
I caught a bit of that panel regarding “is America headed for bankruptcy?”. The person to listen to on that panel was Kimberly Stassel from the Wall Street Journal. Goolbey, Hollins, and the idiot from TARP (the dem’s) did everything they could to deny her points. Toomey and Norquist were okay, but Stassel was very good.
Every time I hear a lib whine about the Swift Boaters, I ROFLMAO.
The Swifties were largely Officers-and-Gentlemen and conducted themselves as such. Told the solemn truth, signed off on every word and stood by it ‘til the last cat got hung.
Never did let the rest of the Navy (or Marines, Army, Air Force or Coasties) in on the deal, although that might just have been a good thing.
I don’t think the average cutsie-news-reader from the TV stations around here would have kept from fainting dead away after the first ten words I’d utter on the subject of kerry/VN, and I’m merely an old Naval Air enlisted type.
That GunnySergeant down the road......Sheesh.
Old Hillary cant plug all the holes in a sinking ship. Our foreign policies and relations with other countries is a horrible failure.
Agree 1000 %. Had the same thought this AM watching the Iraq/Iran financing commentary
Same old, same old. Pentagon denies to cover their utter embarrassment. Scuttlebutt says it’s true.
Even better, rumors are that Hillary had a lunch with the defacto potus Valerie Jarrett last week. Although rumors are she never really brought it up about being VP she did let it be known that if she(hillary) was at all interested she could talk with zero.(valerie would of course tell zero what to say first!)
Seems hill was not interested!! Reasons appear to be the following.
1. If she runs with zero and loses 2016 is over for her. She will be seen as a loser.
2. If she runs with zero and wins it all but kills 2016 since she would spend a lifetime trying to explain why an administration she was part of failed so miserably.Kills 2016 again.
3.If she does nothing but stay home and bake cookies for four years she can run in 2016.(Of course by then Mitt will have turned things around and she will lose again!!!)
Blue collar Dems are weird. Politics for them is almost a religion. Their loyalty to party is bred into them. But even that bone deep loyalty has a end point. Carter and the Democrat machine found that out in 1980.
So why am I optimistic this is happening? 2 reasons.
1st how far off the polls were in Wisconsin during the recall. A whole lot of blue collar Dems told pollsters they were voting again Walker then either voted for him or stayed home.
The other reason is this interesting bit from Gallup. Currently Gallup shows the Economy and Corruption as the two most important issues on voters minds. When "Corruption" has scored this high in the polls in the past the party holding the White House has taken a serious hit on election day.
So while anything can happen in politics, the trends right now are looking particularly bleak for the 0 Democrats.
I had not thought of it this way but it sounds logical as you’ve written it.
Your personal circumstances aside, the premiums paid for Medicare Parts B and D cover only 25% of the costs. The premiums are adjusted annually based on a formula and now we have different tiers based on income for the premiums, i.e., it is a form of means testing. This has nothing to do with the drug companies and what your co-pays are. This has to do with the costs to the federal government to support these programs, which are unsustainable. Medicare Part D represents an unfunded liability of $7.2 trillion. When the Dems tout eliminating the "donut hole" for the prescription drug program, where do you think the money comes from to do this?
As more and more people retire, the costs to the General Fund will continue to increase. If nothing is done to reform these programs, the costs will eventually consume the entire federal budget. These are just the facts. Take a look at the Trustees Report.
I like Ted Cruz, however he was on that ridiculous program MTP today, he had multiple opportunities to at least say a kind word about Gov Sarah Palin, her name was mentioned negatively numerous times. He said nothing
I went to church yesterday.
When all you have is communist indoctrination with hate and envy how could you ever get it?
Pray for America
Just as I suspected 60 million more over 20 years!!How the hell will we ever pay for that without completely revamping it all?
Don't sign up and keep/take out private insurance if you have the option. We still have that choice - for now.
Received this a few days ago. Sounds like a good response to me.
“So the Romneys are selfish for keeping a horse? And employing a groom with a family to support. And paying for feed thats sold by someone with a family to support and transported in trucks by someone with a family to support and manufactured in a factory by people with families to support from stuff thats grown by farmers with families to support. And having a barn built by construction workers with families to support with materials trucked by drivers with families to support from factories with workers with families to support.
Van Hollen is right up there with Stephanie Cutter,others who are middle aged good looking well spoken and yet every other word is a lie, distortion or leaves out key items. We need to conquer these types if we want to win in November. They make everything seem so true when in actuality all they do is lie all the time.
I do the same thing. Gives us a “heads up!” Watched Gibbs on Fox and what struck me 1st was the yellow band he was wearing all the while pushing the wonders of ObamaCare!
There are people/criminals in dade/broward counties who stage wrecks and then go to certain doctors who go to certain lawyers who go to certain judges and then receive almost fixed amounts without even going to court. "Out of court settlements" are common since it costs so much to litigate. Its so easy to collect 10k-50k that huge criminal groups are out there doing it and ground zero is South Fla. the stolen car/third world capital of the world.
Rodguy, be sure to watch FNS when it’s on. I have never heard any Democrat lie and spin as fast as Gibbs did. He was much better than Axelrod, unless one knows the truth. It amazes me that he might believe what he’s saying. Talk about living in a bubble of fantasy!
You are way ahead of me on the Twitter chatter. Goodness...I didn’t know there were so many idiots out there!!
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It had some 300 views when I saw it earlier in the week. As of today, it has had 2,024,948 views.
I’d have to look at it again but if I remember right tort reform included caps on lawsuits and a loser pays provision to stop frivolous lawsuits.
Thanks MM I figured it was. I think we got most of our information from retired swabbies.
Wow, totally unsustainable!
I think we get it at 2pm eastern
"In 2012, the projected difference between Social Securitys dedicated tax income and expenditures is $165 billion. For HI, the projected difference between dedicated tax and premium income and expenditures is $38 billion. The projected general revenue demands of SMI are $217 billion. Thus, the total general funds for Social Security and Medicare in 2012 are $420 billion, or 2.7 percent of GDP. Redemption of trust fund bonds, interest paid on those bonds, and transfers from the general funds provide no new net income to the Treasury, which must finance these payments through some combination of increased taxation, reductions in other government spending, or additional borrowing from the public."
Remember that the $420 billion is coming from the General Fund above and beyond what is collected in revenue from the payroll tax and premiums. And this number will grow rapidly as the baby boomers retire. And it is also worth stating that we must borrow 42% of that $420 billion.
You’ll enjoy it. Gillespie was okay but Gibbs was amazing (not in a good way). I didn’t know whether to laugh or cuss at the TV. I thought for a minute that we had changed channels and we were watching the Disney channel.
I also think Gibbs believes exactly what he’s saying. But he can only do that by ignoring reality and the facts.
Sounds like Trickle-down Economics to me.
Well thank you PP. Really didn’t expect anybody to read it.
That web site is read by everybody in Delaware. Before this I was more well known as a commenter, as you might understand. But I do have a category of Delaware Politics on my Blog and they read it, yes they do!
I’m a truth-teller is all, a scribe of the Tea Party, admittedly self-appointed.
I feel like there will soon emerge, like a beautiful monarch butterfly from its cacoon, a class of writers which will have no bounds....no editors, no political-correctness save common sense, a class able to offer thoughts and hey, you don’t gotta read, you can pass on by.
It’s what I do best and frankly, even in my aging age, I feel like I have been called.
So okay, maybe that’s crazy.
The link I put up is to a post very much about Delaware local stuff but folks, please remember, WE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO KICKED OUT MIKE CASTLE!!!
We’ve got sheriff’s getting kicked in the groin, councilman getting spinal injuries whilst riding some sort of play airplane thing, councilman....same one! seen riding all about town with a young thing on his arm....UNDERAGE!
Well, at the time anyway.
Next week I will make my endorsements.
I figure my endorsements are as good as Dick Morris’, who swore the 2008 race would be between Hillary and Condaleeza.
I interviewed the guy of my first endorsement. He’s a friend, got kicked out of the Republican party as a Representative District chair....cause, get this, a DEMOCRAT wrote a letter to the editor complaining about something he said on the radio air waves.
The pubs.....in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost....they will reach across the aisle with manicured hands but will rip off the heads and crap down the necks of any GOP type who would dare insult the Democrats.
Serious, folks, it’s the place to live if you’re a political junkee and now why did God drop me off right here in the middle of it all but hey, I’m up to it.
Plus I filed TWO campaign finance reports and I am fascinated at what a big day these filings are in the world of politics!!! Everybody signs on cause these things are open to anybody....and checks out who’s supporting who, who gave money to who.
Then got to file again a week before the primary election. Got yard signs, teaching my fellows how to do it.....
Yeah....I’m pretty good with it all.
Pray for God to guide me right. I only want to tell the truth is all. What on earth could be wrong with that?
One of Obama’s and his surrogates unrelenting themes is that we should raise taxes on wealthy so they pay their fair share and we can get the deficit under control. Polling has shown that this line of attack is pretty effective with blue collar voters Romney needs in Ohio and the Midwest.
It is mind boggling that the Romney surrogates don’t hammer home the simple following facts home repeatedly on these shows:
1) Even if you dramatically raise taxes on those making over $250,000, the resulting increase in tax revenues (even assuming no change in behavior) does not come even remotely close to covering JUST OBAMA’S PROPOSED INCREASE IN SPENDING.
2) The real problem is the SPENDING. It is not a revenue problem.
3) The wealthy already pay way more than their fair share.
The bottom line is that Obama has increased spending exponentially and he and the democrats know that the only way to balance the budget without reducing spending is to raise taxes on the middle class. The Republicans cannot give the democrats a free pass on this as they have done so far. Every Republican who appears on these shows has got to make it clear that if spending is not reined in, taxes for everyone will have to go up and a tax increase on just the wealthy will not even come close to getting the job done.
Grover Norquist couldn’t even make the right argument this morning. Good grief.
Surrrrreeee. Fifteen Ozero cronies are going to analyze thousands of pending procedures and treatments for thousands of patients DAILY? Bull pucky. It will be First consideration; Party affiliation. Repub? Denied. Income based on SSI? (IOW, no high taxes paid) Denied.
Another point. Obama has a commercial in which he says that This great country has been prosperous for years and changing to a ‘trickle down’ economy will destroy the country. POOP, we have been using trickle down for >100 years which is what made this a prosperous country.
It did to me too! LOL
Actually, that sounds like a perfectly reasonable private sector "home-remedy" for the infestation of litigation parasites.
Otherwise, considering the trial lawyer lobby's pushback, we may well die of old age waiting for legislative tort reform.
So here’s the choice that Republicans have to lay out for people in response to Obama’s claim that we need to raise taxes on the wealthy to balance the budget.
“The numbers clearly indicate that raising taxes on the wealthy will not allow us to close the deficit if spending continues at the current level. The choice we face is to either rein in spending or raise taxes on everyone. Its as simple as that.”
The Republican job between now and the election is to make sure people know that that is in fact the choice. And I think if people understand the truth and that Obama is now lying, then we can win the argument.
Exactly, for many South Fla. doctors it was a do or die decision.
That was one of the 1st things that I noticed....such a hypocrite!
And whatever tax increase revenue is raised will just be ploughed into the welfare state to keep it on life support. What many of the people seem to be missing is that increased revenue will not solve our problems if we continue doing the same thing with the money.
Let’s spread the word brother!
Don’t know if anyone here has started a thread on this one yet but it could be some fun. Who are the top ten conservative writers of the day? Some notable ones like Anne Coulter and Michelle Malkin left off the list!!
I like your comment, ROCKLOBSTER, GOd is everywhere and so many churches have that left wing agenda. And you said it!
Better to be defending out liberty here and now.
from Winston Churchill: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they've tried everything else."
That does bring hope to this election cycle. Now it's time to get back to the jobs reports, the unemployment numbers, and the lack of a plan from Barack Obama. Too many free rides on the merry-go-round for him.
lol, Rocklobster. I think Evan Bayh’s political days are over.
Really, that little girl looks like she has 1% body fat, so one sandwich from McDonalds is not going to destroy her. Especially when a wide-beam like Michelle is delivering the criticism. At least Michelle did not offer to take her shopping to buy more sytlish clothing. Talk about liberal do as I say, not as I do. Sounds like the Obamas are auditioning to become Kennedys.
Truth Teller is an honorable profession / name.
Keep up the great commentary/work.