Now, Nancy Pelosi says we don't have a spending problem.

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Paul Revere

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So, Pelosi has joined Obama in saying we don't have a spending problem in this country. She thinks we have a "budget deficit problem." Really, Nancy? So, in fact she thinks taxes need to go up and up to keep the budget balanced without ever cutting spending. Why do we keep electing lame-brained idiots like this to positions of power?
Honestly, everytime I see her and that goofy, botox-induced smirk, I hope someone will run onto the screen and smack it off her.

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In DC she is considered a moronic a** kisser.
She knows nothing and her Staffers know less.

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Feb 11, 2013
 
Maybe she needs a really, really extended rest away from all sharp objects.
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Feb 13, 2013
 
BREAKING: Top Clinton Donor Confirms Hillary Will Run in 2016

According to Greek Reporter, a “close friend and top political donor” to the Clintons is now saying that former President Bill Clinton confirmed to him that Hillary Clinton will be running for President in 2016.

Angelo Tsakopoulos, a major real estate developer in California, made the announcement at a private event last weekend, possibly putting an end to years of guessing and speculation on whether or not Clinton would make another run for the Oval Office. Tsakopoulous is no stranger to the inner workings of politics — according to Greek Reporter, he raised more than a million dollars for the 2008 Clinton campaign and his daughter is currently serving as the Ambassador to Hungary. Any future Clinton campaigns would undoubtedly involved his family and, according to him:

“My daughter will continue serving as an Ambassador for the next three months, and then she will return to the U.S. to help elect Hillary [as] President.”

Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton is currently America’s most popular politician, something that no doubt figured into any decision to run for office in 2016. Her work as Secretary of State won her unparalleled respect and acclaim on both sides of the aisle in Washington and internationally, despite the right-wing media’s near non-stop attempts to discredit her.

The announcement also adds new light to President’ Obama’s parting gift to Clinton, where he arranged for donors to wipe out all of the outstanding debt held by the 2008 Clinton campaign. While this magnanimous gesture on Obama’s part gave us all real insight as to how well their relationship has healed since the divisive 2008 primary, it could turn out to have more real political meaning behind it than originally expected, having potentially put Clinton in a fantastic place to begin fundraising for a run in 2016. Since any Democratic candidate will undoubtedly be faced with the perpetual Republican shenanigans designed to ensure the GOP steals all future presidential elections and what is virtually guaranteed be a gigantic Republican war chest, it could be more important than ever before that the Clinton campaign start with a clean slate and as little baggage as possible.

It should be reported that Clinton herself is still mum on any run in the next presidential election, but that’s also standard operating procedure for any candidate, especially this far from the election itself. This announcement, though, coming from someone so intimately tied to the Clintons and their campaigns, is definitely a good sign........our next President is also on board with Ms. Pelosi and the direction of our country. The Republican Party is falling apart, lol!
Paul Revere

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Feb 13, 2013
 
Lost Zippy?
Thanks for bumping my thread further showing the idiocy and real agenda of Obama, Pelosi et al

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Feb 14, 2013
 
Hillary back in the White House Oval Office with Billy Bob? Oh, Hell No!
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Hillary back in the White House Oval Office with Billy Bob? Oh, Hell No!
Yep, polls show she would beat Rand Paul right here in Kentucky. Better get used to it, lol! The Republican Party as we once knew it is toast, and this old Democrat relishes the thought of life without Conservatives doing anymore damage to the country. America took notice of who tried to ruin our economy, and the only reason the Republicans kept control of the House was the gerrymandering that took place. I couldn't be happier with the direction the country is taking!
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Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers

A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.

Far from a genuine grassroots uprising, this astroturf effort was curated by wealthy industrialists years in advance. Many of the anti-science operatives who defended cigarettes are currently deploying their tobacco-inspired playbook internationally to evade accountability for the fossil fuel industry's role in driving climate disruption.

The study, funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health, traces the roots of the Tea Party's anti-tax movement back to the early 1980s when tobacco companies began to invest in third party groups to fight excise taxes on cigarettes, as well as health studies finding a link between cancer and secondhand cigarette smoke.

Published in the peer-reviewed academic journal, Tobacco Control, the study titled,'To quarterback behind the scenes, third party efforts': the tobacco industry and the Tea Party, is not just an historical account of activities in a bygone era. As senior author, Stanton Glantz, a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) professor of medicine, writes:

"Nonprofit organizations associated with the Tea Party have longstanding ties to tobacco companies, and continue to advocate on behalf of the tobacco industry's anti-tax, anti-regulation agenda."

The two main organizations identified in the UCSF Quarterback study are Americans for Prosperity and Freedomworks. Both groups are now "supporting the tobacco companies' political agenda by mobilizing local Tea Party opposition to tobacco taxes and smoke-free laws." Freedomworks and Americans for Prosperity were once a single organization called Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE). CSE was founded in 1984 by the infamous Koch Brothers, David and Charles Koch, and received over $5.3 million from tobacco companies, mainly Philip Morris, between 1991 and 2004.

In 1990, Tim Hyde, RJR Tobacco's head of national field operations, in an eerily similar description of the Tea Party today, explained why groups like CSE were important to the tobacco industry's fight against government regulation. Hyde wrote:

"... coalition building should proceed along two tracks: a) a grassroots organizational and largely local track,; b) and a national, intellectual track within the DC-New York corridor. Ultimately, we are talking about a "movement," a national effort to change the way people think about government's (and big business) role in our lives. Any such effort requires an intellectual foundation - a set of theoretical and ideological arguments on its behalf."

The common public understanding of the origins of the Tea Party is that it is a popular grassroots uprising that began with anti-tax protests in 2009.

However, the Quarterback study reveals that in 2002, the Kochs and tobacco-backed CSE designed and made public the first Tea Party Movement website under the web address www.usteaparty.com . Here's a screenshot of the archived U.S. Tea Party site, as it appeared online on Sept. 13, 2002:

CSE describes the U.S. Tea Party site, "In 2002, our U.S. Tea Party is a national event, hosted continuously online, and open to all Americans who feel our taxes are too high and the tax code is too complicated." The site features a "Patriot Guest book" where supporters can write a message of support for CSE and the U.S. Tea Party movement.

Sometime around September 2011, the U.S. Tea Party site was taken offline. According to the DNS registry, the web address www.usteaparty.com is currently owned by Freedomworks..........this is the direction that those who hope to buy our electoral process are taking, just say no way in hell!
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After 4 more years of Obama a democrat will not be elected for 20 year. Look how long it took republicans after Hoover.
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Feb 14, 2013
 
Jeff wrote:
After 4 more years of Obama a democrat will not be elected for 20 year. Look how long it took republicans after Hoover.
It will take equally as long of time for a Republican aka Teabaggers to be elected after George W. Bush. I feel that the interests of our nation would be better served by throwing all Conservative turds to the curb, and allowing the intelligent folks to run things. Bush proved the old saying, that stupid has no fix!
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zipyourlip wrote:
<quoted text>It will take equally as long of time for a Republican aka Teabaggers to be elected after George W. Bush. I feel that the interests of our nation would be better served by throwing all Conservative turds to the curb, and allowing the intelligent folks to run things. Bush proved the old saying, that stupid has no fix!
LOL! Zippy, you're the best example of a typical liberal-loon. The hate-filled bile you spew toward Conservatives demonstrates what the Democratic party has become. Since when have you or any of your pathetic little liberal comrades ever cared about the "best interests of our nation"? You and they are all about centralized power, thuggery, intimidation and the slow erosion of the Constitution. Your own words are the most damning...inferring that liberals are "the intellegent folks"! LOL! Since when??? It was liberals that were primarily responsible for the housing bubble that collapsed the economy and sent us into a recession? Remember that? You want to hang that around Bush's neck when in fact it was Chris Dodd and Barney Frank that demanded banks lend to anyone who wanted to buy a house because as they said "home ownership is a right" Then, they threatened punitive action against the banks that balked at their plan. Yeah, you are the intelligent folks alright! LOL!
Anyone who dares challenge your plan to further grab power and expand entitlements gets the same treatment. Attack and destroy...blah, blah, blah.
Liberals aren't doing the poor any favors by expanding the welfare and food stamp rolls either. Why work when govt will support you? Liberals are turning this country into the entitlement society. Half the population now receives some form of welfare. HALF! It's plain to see, liberalism is destroying the country. They are dumbing down the population to hold and centralize power. Who do you think elected Obama BOTH times?
Talk about stupid!
Paul Revere

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I also noticed that Zippy has stopped including the authors of the articles that he copies & pastes. By the way, it's poor form to not cite the original author Zippo.
Anyway, since I pointed out that a simple online search revealed almost every article he posts to be authored by some liberal at the Huff-Puff Post, I guess he decided to take the Obama-approach. Just throw out stuff, claim it's true and move on. LOL!
That's pretty pathetic, even for you zippy!

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Ah, she's just having a SENILE moment!
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Paul Revere wrote:
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LOL! Zippy, you're the best example of a typical liberal-loon. The hate-filled bile you spew toward Conservatives demonstrates what the Democratic party has become. Since when have you or any of your pathetic little liberal comrades ever cared about the "best interests of our nation"? You and they are all about centralized power, thuggery, intimidation and the slow erosion of the Constitution. Your own words are the most damning...inferring that liberals are "the intellegent folks"! LOL! Since when??? It was liberals that were primarily responsible for the housing bubble that collapsed the economy and sent us into a recession? Remember that? You want to hang that around Bush's neck when in fact it was Chris Dodd and Barney Frank that demanded banks lend to anyone who wanted to buy a house because as they said "home ownership is a right" Then, they threatened punitive action against the banks that balked at their plan. Yeah, you are the intelligent folks alright! LOL!
Anyone who dares challenge your plan to further grab power and expand entitlements gets the same treatment. Attack and destroy...blah, blah, blah.
Liberals aren't doing the poor any favors by expanding the welfare and food stamp rolls either. Why work when govt will support you? Liberals are turning this country into the entitlement society. Half the population now receives some form of welfare. HALF! It's plain to see, liberalism is destroying the country. They are dumbing down the population to hold and centralize power. Who do you think elected Obama BOTH times?
Talk about stupid!
Once again Paul, you have proven my point as to the stupidity of Conservatives. Dodd-Frank was not signed into law until 2010, and if you had the ability to be honest, you would have identified Senator Phil Gramm(R) Texas as the culprit that created the housing bubble that burst in 2007. Deregulation brought us credit default swaps, derivatives etc. that turned the Wall St. banks into casinos, and the lack of oversight brought us crooks like Bernie Madoff. More revisionary history from an avid Limbaugh and Hannity listener.....that tells all about Paul's ability to think for himself, lol!
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Joe Scarborough On GOP Blocking Chuck Hagel Confirmation:'Is That How Small We've Become?'

Joe Scarborough was outraged over Republican attempts to block Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary on Friday, speaking out against John McCain and the Republican party.

Hagel's confirmation hearing has been contentious and on Thursday, Republicans denied him the sixty votes required for the nomination to proceed. John McCain explained that the "ill will" towards Hagel, a Republican, stemmed from his attacks on George W. Bush and his own party over the Iraq War.

Scarborough was not satisfied with McCain's explanation on Friday. "For the 66,000 troops currently serving in Afghanistan and for the families all across America this morning, I'm sure they're glad to know that we don't have a secretary of defense in place and we're not going to because of a seven-year-old political grudge," he said.

"Really?" Scarborough continued. "Is that how small we've become?"

Contributor Richard Haas pointed out that Hagel is in fact "resented" by numerous Republicans, which — in addition to "typical Washington dysfunctionality" — is slowing down the process. Scarborough argued that the Pentagon needs a defense secretary, and Hagel is likely to get the confirmation anyway. Haas said the opposition was simply a way for Republicans to get their "pound of flesh."

Scarborough noted that Haas seemed very "calm" about the situation. "Does this not trouble you at all?" he asked. Haas said that it did, but also that "it's just the way Washington works."..........yet these same Senators had no problem confirming a well known chicken hawk like Dick Cheney (never served in the military) as the Secretary of Defense, proving once again the stupidity that has taken over right wing politics, and the need to crush them out for the vermin they have become, lol!
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Zippy, I'm not talking about Dodd-Frank. I'm talking about Democrats in Congress (led by Chris Dodd & Barney Frank) using Fair Lending Laws, which were originally intended to eliminate racial discrimination in lending and the Community Reinvestment Act, to force banks to make loans to unqualified borrowers in order to increase home ownership. Freddie and Fannie (thru lending institutions: banks) were the primary players in this political game to ensure everyone who wanted a home, got one. Nevermind that many of the folks getting loans could NEVER possibly pay for them! Banks were threatened with racial discrimination lawsuits if they didn't make these govt mandated loans. So, the govt forced banks to be lenders to risky, low-income customers all because Democrats wanted to win the votes of those folks.
Republicans were at fault for simply not opposing this risky plan but, once again (just as today) their backbone was sorely lacking. Dems were waiting to pounce with claims of racism because the "mean ole GOP" didn't want minorities and low income earners to own a home.
Zippy, you're a useless idiot. You keep right on watching MS-NBC and copy & pasting the Huff-Puff Post. You, like they are living in a world about as far from reality as is possible.
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Paul Revere wrote:
Zippy, I'm not talking about Dodd-Frank. I'm talking about Democrats in Congress (led by Chris Dodd & Barney Frank) using Fair Lending Laws, which were originally intended to eliminate racial discrimination in lending and the Community Reinvestment Act, to force banks to make loans to unqualified borrowers in order to increase home ownership. Freddie and Fannie (thru lending institutions: banks) were the primary players in this political game to ensure everyone who wanted a home, got one. Nevermind that many of the folks getting loans could NEVER possibly pay for them! Banks were threatened with racial discrimination lawsuits if they didn't make these govt mandated loans. So, the govt forced banks to be lenders to risky, low-income customers all because Democrats wanted to win the votes of those folks.
Republicans were at fault for simply not opposing this risky plan but, once again (just as today) their backbone was sorely lacking. Dems were waiting to pounce with claims of racism because the "mean ole GOP" didn't want minorities and low income earners to own a home.
Zippy, you're a useless idiot. You keep right on watching MS-NBC and copy & pasting the Huff-Puff Post. You, like they are living in a world about as far from reality as is possible.
Seems to me that everything was working quite well, until Republican deregulation of the banking sector accounted for the crash of 2008, and millions lost their jobs. Hard to pay for a home when the hogs lined up to the trough, and brought our economy to it's knees. Factor in all the Republican tax giveaways to the wealthy, that was erroneously supposed to create jobs, and the political paybacks to the pharmaceutical industry, the creation of thousands of government jobs, two wars being waged with borrowed money, gasoline over $4.00 a gallon, and you have the financial mess that our President was voted into office to remedy. You appear to be the imbecile living in fantasy land!
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Everything was working quite well until Democrats tried to hijack the housing industry to drum up support/votes from low income earners. In the typical "Chicago-way", they intimidated banks into financing loans for people who couldn't pay rent much less pay a home payment! While trying to claim home ownership as a right. What absolute Marxist hogwash!
And you want to talk about political paybacks? OK, lets examine the $701 million dollars that went to Wisconsin from the Stimulus Bill, supposedly to keep the state afloat. Of that total,$600 million went into union coffers!!!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...

"Your" President isn't remedying anything. The cost of his takeover of the healthcare industry is already climbing. The CBO now says it will cost $1.3 trillion dollars over the next ten years. That's up from $1.17 trillion estimated last August. But, what's a few billion here or there, right?

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-r...

And gas prices under Obama's watch? They've gone up...96%!

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/price-gallon-...
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Paul Revere wrote:
Everything was working quite well until Democrats tried to hijack the housing industry to drum up support/votes from low income earners. In the typical "Chicago-way", they intimidated banks into financing loans for people who couldn't pay rent much less pay a home payment! While trying to claim home ownership as a right. What absolute Marxist hogwash!
And you want to talk about political paybacks? OK, lets examine the $701 million dollars that went to Wisconsin from the Stimulus Bill, supposedly to keep the state afloat. Of that total,$600 million went into union coffers!!!
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
"Your" President isn't remedying anything. The cost of his takeover of the healthcare industry is already climbing. The CBO now says it will cost $1.3 trillion dollars over the next ten years. That's up from $1.17 trillion estimated last August. But, what's a few billion here or there, right?
http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-r...
And gas prices under Obama's watch? They've gone up...96%!
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/price-gallon-...
Hard to sell gasoline when no one had a job, after the Bush market crash of 2008. Supply and demand is the only thing driving markets, nothing more nothing less. When everyone has healthcare insurance, huge savings will come to fruition without Medicaid having to be paid to the indigent. In Paul's moronic fantasy land, only the wealthy folks will be able to afford housing, or send their children to college. You are the epitome of why the rich old white mans right wing idiocy is falling apart at the seams, and I couldn't be happier :)
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When they start telling you how smart they are, you get a sense of just how they view democracy.

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