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#16 cookinwithgas

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:39 AM

Cooking there is no evidence of that at all. Doesn't seem to be any hostility from either side, well except for a few message board posters and political pundits, but thats to be expected.


No evidence that he knew about the stimulus plan and the census? No chance that he would have served the country more effectively as an Administration insider?

If he discovered that perhaps he was going to be just a marginal player in the Administration or not be let in on certain things, that's a good reason. Quitting over things that he had knowledge of prior to accepting the position is not.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:41 AM

quitting from extreme pressure on the right to do so.


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#18 Matt Foley

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:09 AM

Let's recap, boys and girls.

Joe Lieberman..."forget party lines, I think John McCain is the best man for the job because I have worked with him in the Senate for all these years and I know he's sincere when he talks of bipartisanship."

Dems...."Traitor! Scumbag!"

Flash forward...

Gregg accepts job in Obama's administration, then finds out his ideas aren't really welcome, it's just the R by his name so that Obama can claim he works with the other side. Gracefully, he steps down, saying this was his mistake and not Obama's.

Dems...."The Republicans made him do it! They have no interest in bipartisanship!"

#19 cookinwithgas

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:19 AM

1. Lieberman was a scumbag and traitor before McCain was running. He is an independent now.

2. You seem to know a lot about how his ideas were received. Unless you mean, he came in and wanted to install the RNC platform instead of you know, the one that was elected in.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:25 AM

quitting from extreme pressure on the right to do so.


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Link, please ... is it not within your ability to understand when people stand up for principles? Yes, he knew about the stimulus package and the census (that's hugely messed up that President Obama is going to politicize that process, but that's for another discussion). They had had conversations about those issues and there apparently were understandings that didn't pan out.

I know you think that only Democrats have principles.

#21 cookinwithgas

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:38 AM

Both parties are guilty of gerrymandering; and all it is is a political process. See: Texas in the 90's.

The good thing for Dems is that historically they get more support from counting actual people, Republicans get more support from not counting actual people, so at least the Dems are actually approaching the problem from a more honest perspective (in theory).

#22 Matt Foley

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:09 AM

Both parties are guilty of gerrymandering; and all it is is a political process. See: Texas in the 90's.

The good thing for Dems is that historically they get more support from counting actual people, Republicans get more support from not counting actual people, so at least the Dems are actually approaching the problem from a more honest perspective (in theory).


See: Mickey Mouse and all the other voters signed up by ACORN, which stands to get billions out of this pork-filled "stimulus package"

#23 cookinwithgas

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:21 AM

Oh yeah, you mean the forms filled out so the guys would get paid more, yet are useless for actual voting?

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:36 AM

Yeah, 'cause we know voter fraud doesn't occur .... ever.

#25 Matt Foley

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:53 AM

Oh yeah, you mean the forms filled out so the guys would get paid more, yet are useless for actual voting?


I understand that, but....they want to include billions of dollars for this group in a stimulus package? Even you have to admit that is ridiculous.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:10 AM

http://mediamatters....ms/200901290026

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#27 Matt Foley

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:25 AM

http://mediamatters....ms/200901290026

morans


Doesn't change the fact that it is/would be ridiculous, now does it?

:P

#28 cookinwithgas

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:19 PM

Yes, as well as 87 trillion for giraffe neck extensions. That's outrageous!

#29 Matt Foley

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:49 PM

Yes, as well as 87 trillion for giraffe neck extensions. That's outrageous!


I guess so. But not like the ACORN thing.


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