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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 December 2012
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 December 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 12/02/2012 4:47:54 AM PST by Alas Babylon!

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To: Excellence
Grover Norquist must go.

Only if you're a statist.

51 posted on 12/02/2012 7:11:39 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Geithner on every program pointing the finger at the GOP, and mouthing in alphabetical order each, and every talking point as instructed.


52 posted on 12/02/2012 7:18:03 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: kabar
both parties are not serious about the financial extremis this country is in.

The fightin' words:

Freeze budget growth.
Rollback Spending.
Fire the "non-essential" bureaucRATs...EN MASSE!

53 posted on 12/02/2012 7:18:33 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; Excellence

Alinsky RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

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This is why “Grover Norquist” is becoming a household name.


54 posted on 12/02/2012 7:20:08 AM PST by maica
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To: maica
What portion of our TEA Party will bail on the Republicans if they don't stop this madness ? I'm ready to go and I suspect most will also.

Next question; can the R's survive without us. Perhaps, but only as a fringe minority party.

Somebody's got to get serious.

55 posted on 12/02/2012 7:20:55 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: kabar

Read Mark’s column Saturday. One of his best laying it all out.


56 posted on 12/02/2012 7:22:13 AM PST by animal172 (RIP USA)
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To: animal172

Aren’t those Steyn articles one in the same...his weekend column.


57 posted on 12/02/2012 7:23:52 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Bernard Conspiracy Theory for the day: Turbo Tax Timmy is NOT on 5 Sunday morning talk shows because of the interest in the Fiscal Cliff. He IS on the shows to show that Obama can make really bad choices for Cabinet positions and get them confirmed. So, in contrast, Obama thinks Susan Rice looks better.
58 posted on 12/02/2012 7:24:08 AM PST by Bernard ('He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else' - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: PaleoBob

I feel the same way you do....How do we do it? do we have the time to do it? Can we do it..knowing how stupid the masses are? And how do you deal with the lies and the media backing those lies.

Part of me wants to get fired up and start working..part of me wants to run to the mountains and go Galt with guns.


59 posted on 12/02/2012 7:25:21 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: bray

thanks for the boost!


60 posted on 12/02/2012 7:26:30 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: chiller

Yep. I usually read late Friday evening or first thing Saturday morning.


61 posted on 12/02/2012 7:26:48 AM PST by animal172 (RIP USA)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

They may be fightin’ words, but they won’t be passed by this Congress or many more to follow.


62 posted on 12/02/2012 7:26:48 AM PST by kabar
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To: rodguy911
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that of all the people who replied to my post, you are the only person who actually read Robert Spencer's article. Grover Norquist is a dangerous man, and we do not need him to state the obvious about taxes. But the media puts him up for the simple reason that he does keep the Republican’s over a barrel when it comes to the opposition to Islam that he so wants to neutralize.
63 posted on 12/02/2012 7:28:12 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Fishtalk
A new party has to be established, the Tea Party.

Long overdue, although the Constitution Party already has a platform most here would agree with.

64 posted on 12/02/2012 7:28:50 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: rodguy911

Grover did great with that idiot Kramer..just slammed him!
BTW, great post.


65 posted on 12/02/2012 7:29:05 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

More like, unless you’re an Islamist.

(But this waffling out of a no-tax pledge is despicable.)


66 posted on 12/02/2012 7:29:29 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: animal172

Is that a different one than the one I linked to?


67 posted on 12/02/2012 7:29:58 AM PST by kabar
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To: rodguy911

THAT was AWESOME!!!


68 posted on 12/02/2012 7:31:33 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: maica; rodguy911; ROCKLOBSTER; Alas Babylon!; bray

Grover is the only one ABLE TO ARTICULATE THESE FINANCIAL ISSUES better than anyone to the AVERAGE CITIZEN....LOVE HIM!


69 posted on 12/02/2012 7:35:11 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Halls

Put the Progressives on a leash, a prepaid credit card to match Clinton era spending levels. Then, let the progs figure out how to spend that block of money


70 posted on 12/02/2012 7:35:34 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Can we do it..knowing how stupid the masses are? And how do you deal with the lies and the media backing those lies.

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I don’t think we can do it. We are entering an age as unpredictable as what our great-grandparents experienced when the automobile and the radio and the telephone, etc changed the world.

Every child today has instant access to liberal lies, and they sound so sweet and normal to them. The messages they absorb come from the leftists who have positioned themselves in places of ‘education’ and ‘entertainment’ where the message of Big Benevolent Government is constant, and the concepts of Liberty and Personal Responsibility are counter to the ‘good of the whole.’

Republicans in Congress are now in the position of General Washington and the Continental Army as they were retreating from the British in December 1776.

Washington did not quit, but instead convinced his troops to go back across the Delaware River - in a snow storm - and attack the Hessian troops at Trenton, NJ.

I see our only hope for the future is a total last ditch stand by our House of Representatives this month - and I plan to phone as many of their offices as I can to leave this exact message!


71 posted on 12/02/2012 7:39:59 AM PST by maica
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To: TomGuy
"Boehner: We are going to solve America's debt problem. == hmmmmmmmm "

Just saw that segment and my reaction is the same as yours. Boehner sounded pretty damn serious and left the impression there will be no deal.

72 posted on 12/02/2012 7:40:11 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: Excellence

I am going to read Spencer’s article, so I can get the full pic on Grover.thanks.


73 posted on 12/02/2012 7:41:09 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: maica

Excellant post.


74 posted on 12/02/2012 7:46:07 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Excellence

YIPES!
I never knew that about Grover....yeesh. I am so over him now. Just call me naive.ha. and I thought I was educated about the Jhihadi stuff..duh.
thanks again for your post.

Thanks God we have Freeper!!!!


75 posted on 12/02/2012 7:48:55 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Excellence
I'm not up on who Grover really is.YOUrlink was very revealingI just dontknow if its 99% accurate or 29%. there are several others here onFR who stay up on allthis kind of info.

My guess is if a LucyT or Mesta Machine were asked the skinny on Grover they would have far better answers than I.

76 posted on 12/02/2012 7:49:16 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Thanks, ths has been a truly bizarro year in trying to figure out who the players are and are not.


77 posted on 12/02/2012 7:50:51 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Grover certainly took our side against DNC Dave there is no question.


78 posted on 12/02/2012 7:52:39 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Alas Babylon!
On Meet The Press, Claire Macaskill was pushing hard about some $23 Billion (Bilion with a B) program cut. Too bad the host does not realize that the annual deficit is 1,000 Billion per year. (Yes, I know annual means per year, but I don't know if DNC Dave does).

There is no serious attempt to control spending; Barry Obama, Harry Ried and Nancy Pelosi are running amuck with the national checkbook and there is no attempt to stop them. That's why Barry needs a permanent executive power to raise the debt ceiling, because the dials are spinning so fast even the big spenders in DC can't keep up with it.

79 posted on 12/02/2012 7:53:14 AM PST by Bernard ('He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else' - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Alas Babylon!
On Meet The Press, Claire Macaskill was pushing hard about some $23 Billion (Billion with a B) program cut. Too bad the host does not realize that the annual deficit is 1,000 Billion per year. (Yes, I know annual means per year, but I don't know if DNC Dave does).

There is no serious attempt to control spending; Barry Obama, Harry Ried and Nancy Pelosi are running amuck with the national checkbook and there is no attempt to stop them. That's why Barry needs a permanent executive power to raise the debt ceiling, because the dials are spinning so fast even the big spenders in DC can't keep up with it.

80 posted on 12/02/2012 7:53:23 AM PST by Bernard ('He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else' - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: rodguy911

SEE MY POST #63...

Yeesh...If WE need more information, its pathetic how little info the masses have. there are so many “hidden” things about “conservatives”. Its very difficult to stay to one’s principles and at the same time be politically effective.


81 posted on 12/02/2012 7:54:43 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Excellence

Typical cowardly Country Clubber. Throw the truth under the bus so the media will like us. The media’s job is to get liberals elected and to destroy the truth. How about you crawl under the bus with the rest of your commie friends.

Grow a spine and fight the media or get lost!

Pray for America


82 posted on 12/02/2012 7:54:49 AM PST by bray (Nov 6, tell Obama to Stand Down!)
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine; AliVeritas

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2963488/posts

This is very damning to Grover. Anythngto this?


83 posted on 12/02/2012 7:54:49 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: chiller
Boehner sounded pretty damn serious and left the impression there will be no deal.

Oh yes, Bohner will make a deal. The GOP is more frightened of the Obama media than they are of terrorists. The establishment Republicans do NOT want to walk off the "Fiscal Cliff" so-called. Bohner will make a deal with his golfing buddie - you can take that to the bank. NOW whether the House can find the votes to pass it is another matter.
84 posted on 12/02/2012 7:58:54 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Bernard
The GOP blew it big time in the lame duck session following the 2010 midterms. They could have made the Bush tax cuts permanent and we would have avoided the current "crisis." And the GOP never could get any real reductions in spending, which still goes up every year.

I do find it interesting that when the Bush tax cuts were passed, the Dems and some Reps (McCain) claimed that they were just for the wealthy. Now Obama wants to keep them for the middle class. If the Clinton tax rates were so great and contributed to a booming economy, why not go back to the Clinton tax rates for everyone?

85 posted on 12/02/2012 8:04:17 AM PST by kabar
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To: Alas Babylon!

Between Evan Bayh on the FNS panel and Chris Von Hollen on the Meet The Press panel, it looked like auditions for a new Joe Isuzu character. It must be very difficult to negotiate with people like that, when you are constantly worried that they are picking your pocket. I can’t remember the last time I saw 2 people with such insincere smiles.


86 posted on 12/02/2012 8:04:18 AM PST by Bernard (Clinton Era Tax Rates, Clinton Era Spending Levels)
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To: Bernard

Does anyone know when [cough, cough - excuse my spasms] so-called ‘budgeting’ was shifted to a ten year paradigm? I missed it. I always thought that the five year projection was a bad idea and all of a sudden we have ten-year fortune-telling numbers.

Politicians are by and large lawyers, word people - not mathemeticians. And they are bombarded with lobbyists for everything.

Fudging numbers has to be the number one industry in DC.

Billion, schmillion, what’s the difference to them?


87 posted on 12/02/2012 8:04:41 AM PST by maica
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To: kabar

Same one kabar. I should have been more clear.


88 posted on 12/02/2012 8:05:34 AM PST by animal172 (RIP USA)
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To: Cheerio
NOW whether the House can find the votes to pass it is another matter.

All the Dems will vote for it and Boehner would need 25 to 30 Reps to go along with him.

89 posted on 12/02/2012 8:08:46 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar
I have pointed that out to some of my employees, that their income tax bill will go up 2-3,000 per year under Clinton income tax rates, PLUS the FICA tax. Chris Von Hollen on MTP says that "we need another year of continued payroll tax holidays".

We are approaching the point where there is no point in having any tax collections at all. Turbo Tax Timmy and Berhnake can just print more money and have fun,fun fun until Daddy takes the T-Bird away.

90 posted on 12/02/2012 8:09:19 AM PST by Bernard (Clinton Era Tax Rates, Clinton Era Spending Levels)
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To: rodguy911

Perhaps he can be our “useful idiot”...ha.ha.


91 posted on 12/02/2012 8:10:49 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Bernard

Spending, Benghazi, over regulation, just a few of what was purposely ignored today Bernard.I don’t undersestimate what these commie-clowns are up to. It’s never any good.


92 posted on 12/02/2012 8:13:35 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: kabar

If the Clinton tax rates were so great and contributed to a booming economy, why not go back to the Clinton tax rates for everyone?.....and Clinton era spending as well.

Here is a good take on the hole we are in....
http://www.infowars.com/27-things-that-every-american-should-know-about-the-national-debt/


93 posted on 12/02/2012 8:15:18 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: kabar

Good catch kabar. Its often been pointed out that you can’t view the Clinton tax rates in a vaccuum. Manyh of us would gladly go back to those days of less regulation, no obmacare, etc., etc.no trillions in debt.


94 posted on 12/02/2012 8:17:01 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Alas Babylon!

thanks, for the Ping(s :)....
That's a great / "telling" graphic.

95 posted on 12/02/2012 8:19:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: rodguy911

Yep. Every bit of it. And then some.


96 posted on 12/02/2012 8:24:45 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: rodguy911
It seems we could make a good case by joining with the Dems and demanding Clinton era financial policies. R's would be loathe to give so much credit to a Dem, but it's a very small price to pay.

How do Dems refute it ?

In actual fact, the .com boom of the mid 90's, lower spending, smaller social outlays (welfare) coupled with far fewer regulations enabled a pretty healthy economy. We'll have a similar energy boom to take the place of the .com activity.

It's a start, but still doesn't address entitlements.

97 posted on 12/02/2012 8:28:39 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: kabar
that when the Bush tax cuts were passed, the Dems and some Reps (McCain) claimed that they were just for the wealthy.

Pre-election, the GREEDY were the top 1% who didn't want to share their wealth.

Post-election, the GREEDY are the top 2%.

Isn't it interesting how those subtle changes in rhetoric just seem to come in to the debate without much fanfare and notice.


98 posted on 12/02/2012 8:32:44 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Bernard

Yep, the SS payroll tax holiday coupled with the fact that SS has been running in the red since 2010 costs us $160 billion a year from the General Fund—more than the $100 billion they are trying to cut due to sequestration.


99 posted on 12/02/2012 8:37:24 AM PST by kabar
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To: All
Democrats know exactly what the Tax Revenue Inflow is, they just won't accommodate common sense budgeting. And they have no cares about the ill effect of paying back that debt.

Historical Amount of Revenue by Source
Receipts by Source: 1934-2017
http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=203

Total Receipts (Millions of Dollars)

1999 $1,827,459
2000 $2,025,198
2001 $1,991,142
2002 $1,853,149
2003 $1,782,321
2004 $1,880,126
2005 $2,153,625
2006 $2,406,876
2007 $2,568,001
2008 $2,523,991
2009 $2,104,989
2010 $2,162,724
2011 $2,303,466
ESTIMATES
2012 $2,468,599

100 posted on 12/02/2012 8:38:11 AM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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