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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:12 pm 
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Re: The televised Obama-GOP Conference:


Truly the shining moment of his presidency so far. It was a pleasure to see him articulate and school these talking-point robots into submission - right in front of the whole world to see. Well done!

You know, love him or hate him, Chris Matthews really hit the nail on the head when he spoke of the Republican "plans" for health care reform in his analysis of the conference. That is, they've had 60 years to try to initiate and pass their own so-called "cost-effective" HCR plans. Instead, what we see now is merely a cobbled together piece of puffery designed to dupe the American public into feeling that their party's voice is being disregarded in this debate. In reality, it's a totally reactive measure that allows the 'Pubs to continue to gleefully obstruct for purely political reasons, while ignoring their own massive historical failure on the HCR front. Bless our President for exposing these hypocritical frauds yesterday for who they really are. And while we may have a few opportunistic turncoats within our own ranks, make no mistake of who the real *collective* obstructionists to progress are.

The stimulus/ribbon cutting moment was priceless too...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:43 pm 
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Yeah, that was great. Conservatives must realize they got their asses kicked, because the right-wing websites are downplaying the whole encounter. (Fox News even cut away from it while it was live!)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:45 pm 
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It definitely won't change any minds on the edges, but might make an impression on the middle. I don't see much of a downside, and thought Obama handled himself well.

I overheard a couple coworkers watching it. One reacted very negatively to Obama's explanation of how he inherited an economic disaster, saying he was trying to pass the blame instead of solve the problem. (Facts be damned.) The other was much more receptive to that idea.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:55 am 
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Seriously...what the hell were these GOP folks thinking? "Boutique" tax cuts? It's like they figured they could spew out anything that sounded just sexy enough to maybe stick. What they weren't expecting was to have their nonsense methodically dissected and thrown back in their face - looking like sheep in the process. Watching, I kept thinking...what would Sarah Palin do in the President's situation? Easy. She'd deflect with a conversation about "soccer moms and Joe Sixpack." Maybe throw in a "tort reform" or two.


Sadly, Yahoo with their obvious right-wing slant could only muster up the headline "GOP Grills Obama."


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