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Date: 08/16/11 12:16 PM

63 Responses to Obama And Tea Party Spar At Iowa Town Hall

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    Link: Obama And Tea Party Spar At Iowa Town Hall - Obama confronted in by a Tea Partier and asked why Biden called them terrorists when all they want is limited government
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    bentley22 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    I think dana`s is purty.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    Am I supposed to be understanding what is said?
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    Errand_boy Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    Suck it up, people have become such little bitches.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    the doom and gloom music was a nice touch, rather comical really
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    Some drating subtitles would be nice.
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    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    Hey dude, stop bringing up political crap. I`m not here to do my job, I`m here to shake some hands. Cause if I shake someone`s hand, they are more likely to vote for me, and that is what is important right now.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    I`m so glad he`ll be a 1-term president.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    According to the media:

    Asking the President an unpopular question is: "TEA BAGGERS AMBUSH OBAMA WITH UNFAIR AND MISLEADING QUESTIONS".

    Same situation, but with rabid leftists asking a Republican Presidential Candidate a question is: "Republican unable to respond to courteous questions by completely sane (we promise) Code-Pink member".

    And was it REALLY necessary to spend over $2million in tax dollars for some ugly, black buses to make it seem he`s more `down-to-earth`?

    (uh-oh, I pointed out the buses were black and called them ugly..I`m gonna get called a `Racist` in 3...2...1...)
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    American politics is so base and puerile, filled with half-truths and misinformation. Most Americans aren`t smart enough to understand the nuanced components of political discourse and follow slogans, or worse, instinct. I kind of wish Obama didn`t care about the country and had just gone into Corporate Law like everyone one else in his class at Harvard. Then we could let this country die a faster and less painful death.
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Scum gonna scum!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    Doesnt the stance... hes the pres, he is right! usually sum it up!
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    I-See-U Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    At least hes got the balls to carry a conversation with the average person.
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    cloud7zero Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    obama being assaulted by 2 peopele who wont let the president finish a sentence. they really make their cause look good by INTERRUPTING THE PRESIDENT! And Fox, obviously the best news to report fairly on politics
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Not a fan of Big-O, but at least he has contact with people and the crowd isn`t carefully screened.

    The only contact Bush had with a real person he had shoes thrown at him.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    madest-"You think the president was at ArmoredVehicles R Us and said"

    No, I think Obama said, "Have the Secret Service make me a bus! I gotta look like I`m `on the same level` as the scum..er.. `Voters`."

    madest-"The president doesn`t control the secret services budget nor what they spend it on."

    You seriously don`t think `The One` is not capable of telling the Secret Service, "Buy me a BIG BUS!"?

    madest-"put aside the hatred for the guy...you might actually get mad at real issues"

    Ya ever thought it was the REAL ISSUES that cause people to hate him? (nah, MUST be `racism` right?).

    REAL ISSUES such as:
    -Annual Budget Deficit of 9.5%,
    -$1.8TRILLION annual increase in federal debt,
    -High unemployment (ya know, the one that `wouldn`t get above 8%),
    -`Stimulus` that was nothing more than payback to unions and banks.
    -`Corpse`man, 57 states, `they acted stupidly`..
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    FN? pass... why do you even post this?
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    ghettoelf Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IIIIIMMMMMPPPPEEEEAAACCCCHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    @madest is full of poop YET AGAIN!
    The stimulus created jobs? Where are they? There`s MILLIONS more unemployed than when Bush was in office, how does that math work again? Democrat math: 2+2=5!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33134 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    Oh look! Obama has another "Joe The Plumber" moment, lolz!

    I guess he couldn`t see the teleprompter, thus could not answer a simple question.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    Because job creation was still slower than the number of people coming into the workforce. There were between 1.3 million and 3.7 million jobs created.

    Democrat math goes beyond addition, that`s why you don`t understand, it`s also why you shouldn`t be running an economy.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    Number of people who enter the workforce each month btw, is ~200K, so a rate slower than that doesn`t offset it.

    Also, 5 Cats, are you suggesting tax breaks for the wealthy (extended and amplified) and spending cuts don`t work?
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    Another Joe the Plumber moment?

    When asked whether Obama`s proposed $250,000 tax threshold would affect him, Joe the Plumber replied: "Not right now at presently, but (...) he`s going to do that now for people who make $250,000 a year. When`s he going to decide that $100,000 is too much? (...) You`re on a slippery slope here. You vote on somebody who decides that $250,000 and you`re rich? And $100,000 and you`re rich? (...) Where does it end?"

    Has the bracket changed?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    @Baalthazaaq

    For once I`m against you.

    How do you honestly think a tax hike will help anyone? As Republicans have rightly pointed out we have a SPENDING problem.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    Screw it I gotta go to bed.
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    What did Obama expect when he contracted with a mouthy b*tch?
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    I guarantee that guy had at least two sets of cross hairs on his head.
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    The antagonistic girl showed up in a woman costume and brought her doughy man-child to shout down the president of the United States. Nothing terrorist about being obnoxious and interrupting a person who tries to answer your question. Luckily, they read their Freedom Works Tea Party instruction guide: When the Democrat/Liberal/Commie/Black Kenyan/Maoist/Atheist/Muslim starts to respond, immediately shout another question, comment or slogan, change the topic and repeat until no one can communicate at all! Step 3: Profit!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm
    Madest="The president was busy running the country."

    That`s just it. He NOT. He`s too busy: Playing golf, going on vacation, fundraising and apologizing for America.

    Madest-"The Cabridge police did act stupidly."

    Nope, that acted appropriately for police responding to a reported break-in, finding a jimmied lock and facing and a beligeren (dare I say, `racist`) individual refusing to present proof that he was in his own residence.

    Madest-"The stimulus created more jobs than Bush Created in 8 years."

    Ah, yes. The old `Created or Saved` bullcrap. Look I just `saved` 5 billion jobs! (not to mention your facts are wrong. The `official` numbers for the stimulus are between 1.3-3.3 millions jobs created, whereas Bush is credited with 4.8 million created).

    Oh L
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 16, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    Madest-"saved the auto industry."

    Which autocompany did NOT take any stimulus money? Ford.
    Which autocompany had the best selling auto for 2010? Ford.
    Which autocompany had TWO in the top ten sellers for 2010? Ford.
    Which autocompany posted the highest profit for 2010? Ford.

    (btw, the only thing the bailout `saved` was the Union pensions.)
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    Madest-"You didn`t vote for him for one of two reasons."

    I didn`t vote for him becuase of his (very little) past record, his stance on issues and the fact I though he` d make a horrible president (guess what, I was right).

    Madest-"You`re republican"

    I`ve voted Republican, Democrat and Independent. I vote for the PERSON, not the party.

    Madest-"you`re racist."

    Ah, the Race Card. You finally admit defeat in the only way you know how. Whipping out the old `Race Card`.


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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    You`re republican and will go to your grave voting party before country or you`re racist.

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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    Yeah `cuz whoever wrote that clearly isn`t fit to be a mod.
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    kameo360fan Female 13-17
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    August 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    Couldn`t hear what he was saying.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    August 16, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    "And was it REALLY necessary to spend over $2million in tax dollars for some ugly, black buses to make it seem he`s more `down-to-earth`?"

    The Republican nominee gets to ride in the other one you dumb-ass. These reinforced busses are long overdue.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    You`re republican and will go to your grave voting party before country or you`re racist.
    WOW @madest, that`s a new low, even for you! Seriously, resign your Mod status, you are an embarrasment to IAB and need some BAN-time to cool off.

    @Baalthy: See? 3.7 > 4.8! Democrat math! You`re right, I do not understand it. And those 3.7 "created OR saved" jobs saved? How the drat does one come up with that stat? One pulls it out of one`s arse of course. Using one`s LEFT hand of course!

    Thanks @Cajun for knowing right from wrong, eh?

    @markust123 is telling the truth, the Challenger gets the other bus. 2.2 million for them isn`t that expensive, compared to Air Force One`s massive pricetag, it DOES save money!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    @Madest: NOT a Plumber?

    @Baalthy: You take the meeting I mention, and add a quote from SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY: What`s that called? Changing the subject!
    Or lieing, your choice.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    @Baalthy Bonus: You got that Joe quote right off the Wiki page (linked below)!
    You KNOW it was from a TV interview! Joe DID NOT SAY those words to Obama! That would be the "incident" I mention, not meeting Couric ffs.


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    HeadiesRusH Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    She says, "I think that president Obama and his team also were the first ones to make things so political, from the very beginning. Even after they won, they made everything about partisanship."

    Does she actually believe that poo spewing from her mouth?

    Has it not been the Republicans filibustering every god forsaken bill that congress has tried to pass since Obama got elected?

    Either she`s talking complete nonsense or I need to see a doctor.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2011 at 12:38 am
    What a shock, Madest pulls out the tired old race card again.



    I guess these South Central LA Tea Party members are racist too eh ?

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    dub47 Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2011 at 12:54 am
    Porky Pig would have stuttered less than him.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2011 at 2:52 am
    Obama`s listening tour: he talks, you listen.

    HeadiesRush

    Since what you quote is entirely true, I hope she does believe it!

    Face it, Obama is nothing like any characterisation of him from either his party or from the news media during his election campaign. Specifically in this instance he is utterly partisan. Remember "I won"? Remember his promise to put everything on C-SPAN? Remember him threatening opponents with IRS audits? Remember his appointment of communists without congressional oversight? Remember his Justice Department`s dropping of charges against his violent supporters, their racist policy in application of voting law and their refusal to enforce other voting laws, where that refusal helps Democrats vote multiple times and hinders primarily republican voting military?

    Obama is a crooked partisan. He has never been conciliatory.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2011 at 2:56 am
    cloud7zero

    They interrupted the President because he was not answering them. He was changing the subject. They managed to pull him back, and he simply lied. He straight said something that was not true, according to three Democrat politicians who witnessed the event they are discussing.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2011 at 3:03 am
    Baalthazag

    The stimulus did not create those jobs. The stimulus prevented more jobs from being created.

    Note that when more people come into the work force the economy expands due to that increase, so unemployment should not increase as a percentage. So when Obama said that without a stimulus unemployment might hit 9% he was not being unrealistic.

    Of course if we take Obama`s word for likely unemployment, the stimulus appears to have destroyed a large number of jobs. That, too, is realistic.

    See, no unnecessary criticism of Obama. I take his word. I just remember it better than his groupies do.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/6fo2pyx

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33134 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 5:45 am
    That`s right @randomnxp: With the Obama stimulus: 10% unemployed. Without it? 8%
    THEREFOR Obama saved 2% unemployment! Democrat math!

    @HeadiesRush: No, actually, it has NOT been Republican filibustering that caused anything! Since the Democrats had a filibuster-proof House and Senate until the mid-term election. The Republicans have filibustered exactly ZERO bills.

    Oh and those busses the Secret Service bought?

    Made In CANADA!
    LOLZ! Y`all are welcome! (Actually it`s nice they honoured the Free Trade Agreement, I just think it`s funny for some reason)

    You can tell it`s Canadian because THIS Song is pre-programmed in it`s stereo...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 17, 2011 at 5:49 am
    vv @madest by "lemmings" you mean the Democrats eh?
    And no illegal wars for Obama? I have two words for you:

    Libya.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 7:09 am
    Madest: You can complain about Obama all you want. He hasn`t taken us to war based upon lies

    Obama has said that our military action in Libya isn`t a `war` so he doesn`t need congressional approval. That`s one of the biggest whopping lies I`ve heard since "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky."
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2011 at 7:33 am
    What a couple of asshats. Hey, let`s all go argue with the president! That will fix things!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 7:51 am
    madest: It`s Obama`s massive spending that has got us into this, the unfunded liability of Obamacare, the wasteful way the TARP funds were handed out, and the stimulus package that didn`t stimulate a damn thing except a thrill up Chris Matthew`s leg.

    Your on the verge of being forced to take care of yourself for a change.

    I`ve been working since age 12, started out mowing lawns, became disabled 4 years ago, would rather be able to work but the doctors say I can`t. I put in my time, paid into my social security and don`t feel guilty about taking the small amount that`s given.

    Obama threatened to not pay Social Security or Veterans their benefits just last month which just how little he really cares for the downtrodden. Wake up madest, your taxes have went to enrich criminal bankers and Obama`s cronies, not me.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2011 at 7:55 am
    diylobotomy: The 1st amendment gives us the right to `argue with the president`. The president is not a king, presidents have taken criticism from the very beginning with our 1st president George Washington.

    If Obama can`t handle a little constructive criticism then he shouldn`t be president at all.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 11:16 am
    madest: I had insurance, when I was working, and paid into the system. That doesn`t mean my political beliefs should change just because my circumstances have. I don`t complain about Social Security benefits, mine or otherwise.

    What I am complaining about is the ransacking of that system to benefit the greedy bankers that contributed to Obama`s presidential campaign. The same greedy bankers that took enormous commissions on insanely risky loans, bundled them up, and sold them like stocks on the market to make even more money. After that Obama paid back his insurance buddies by demanding in Obamacare that everyone buy insurance, even if they and their employers can`t afford it. Btw, that last part was found unconstitutional recently, Here.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2011 at 11:22 am
    CrakrJak, I`m not saying you don`t have the right to do it. I`m saying its stupid and helps nobody. Ever.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2011 at 11:38 am
    diylobotomy: The president, and I don`t mean just Obama, lives in a bubble. Presidential `handlers` carefully plan and arrange where he goes, who he sees, and what he does. That`s the way it has been since JFK died because the secret service is pledged to protect him at all times.

    Obama, and every other president, does need to hear what the people think and that includes dissenting opinions outside the press pool.

    Unfortunately, The people with the best access and most influence, in politics, are also those with the most money. So please don`t come here complaining about some average people that got to ask Obama a few questions, it`s a rare enough occasion as it is.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    CrakrJak, I agree with you, but not in this situation. They`re just pissed because Biden called them "extremists" which they are. Complaining to Obama isnt going to do anything. Its like watching drating children bickering.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    madest: Why not do the right thing and voluntarily get off medicaid? Insurance companies have to accept you now.

    That`s not a viable option and would not be any better than what I have now. Also, No republican plan I`ve seen would toss existing medicare patients off medicare, so you`ve built a straw man there.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    diylobotomy: Biden did not just call the Tea Party members "Extremists" he called them "Terrorists" which is beyond the pale. If you really believe that, then you`re just as bad as him.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    CrakrJak, "Boo hoo! Biden called me a name!" Get the drat over it. The tea party has been called a lot of things.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    madest-" There`s no more pre-existing condition denials"

    In this, like most else, you are incorrect.

    The `Pre-existing Condition` portion of Obamacare, for anyone over the age of 19, will not go into effect until 2014. Only those below the age of 19 can not be denied access to their parent`s health plan based on a pre-existing condition.

    It`d be nice (and a pleasent change) if you actually knew of which you speak.

    madest-"hypocrite"

    Ignorant.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33134 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    @madest: you like attacking disabled people for collecting on the insurance they paid for themselves?

    You`re out of line mister. STFU and GTFO.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    diylobotomy & madest: And you two have the gall to call Tea Party members mean, both of you are not only mean but nasty, perfect examples of democrat/Daily KOS/HuffPo trolls.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    CrakrJak, I never called them anything.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    diylobotomy: You agreed with Joe Biden that the Tea Party is "Extremist". Extremists are by definition mean, in fact extremists would be worse than just mean.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    August 18, 2011 at 12:30 am
    Just look at how fat the tea partier is... could easily be hiding explosives under his shirt. It`s no wonder everyone mistake the guy for a terrorist.

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