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  •  well, he did say he'd met too many struggling (2+ / 0-)
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    seniors, so he would not be cutting social security.
    And he prefaced that with "Let me be clear"

    That's just tough luck for the poor.
    seems to be.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 06:41:42 PM PDT

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    •  In 2008, he flat out lied: (1+ / 0-)
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      he said I will not raise the retirement age or change the cost of living index for Social Security.  As you said, he prefaced that with "Let me be clear."

      In 2012, he said he shared the same position as Romney, that Social Security needed "tweaks" or some other itsy-bitsy little word.

      In 2006, he said that the left has been defending "programs written in 1938 as though they were written in stone" for too long.

      If you ask me, he was a massive liar in 2008.  He lied his way into office.  In 2006 & 2012, he told us what he really believed.

      He's a neoliberal who intentionally employs the "blank screen" tactic so that people of all political stripes project upon him (his own words).   When conservatives did this in the 1980s and 1990s, we called them "stealth candidates."

      They'd never mention destroying the board of education or banning the teaching of evolution, but then go after everything in sight. Today, the Tea Partiers are out in the open with their former stealth goals, but the president of the USA is a prime example of a "stealth candidate."

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:51:12 PM PDT

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      •  no argument from me, just full agreement (1+ / 0-)
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        I bought his line, hook, line and sinker, back in 2008.

        I did not buy it again. I feel a certain dread about the next 4 years, not the level of angst of the Cheney regime, but who knows? It may wind up topping it, as the only thing we have to get thru those long 8 years was the hope for when they were gone.

        If you ask me, he was a massive liar in 2008.  He lied his way into office.  In 2006 & 2012, he told us what he really believed.

        He's a neoliberal who intentionally employs the "blank screen" tactic so that people of all political stripes project upon him (his own words).   When conservatives did this in the 1980s and 1990s, we called them "stealth candidates."

        "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

        by allenjo on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 08:44:51 PM PDT

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        •  Only Nixon could have gone to China. (1+ / 0-)
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          Only Obama can tear down the New Deal.

          just an awful thought

          "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

          by YucatanMan on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 10:56:53 PM PDT

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