'Tea party' crowd boos Cornyn

'Tea party' crowd boos Cornyn

There are 294 comments on the Austin American Statesman story from Jul 5, 2009, titled 'Tea party' crowd boos Cornyn. In it, Austin American Statesman reports that:

Hundreds of people holding signs denouncing big government, taxes and illegal immigration gathered on the lawn of the Texas Capitol on Saturday, booing a U.S. senator and cheering multiple jabs at actions in Washington.

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War for oil

Zanesville, OH

#283 Nov 15, 2009
Requiter2008 wrote:
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Why? Y'all been sending those republican nutjobs up there for years and look where they got us! Crisis's everywhere you look, bailouts everywhere you look, 2 wars, h3ll they couldn't even manage a little hurricane response without screwing that up!!
Not to mention that the Iraq War was mostly for oil in the region. Republicans loved Oil$$$$. No Republican should ever be voted for Congress, President, or any office for that matter, maybe the post office, that's about it.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Addison, TX

#285 Nov 15, 2009
Requiter2008 wrote:
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Not at all. It just irks me that nutcases like yourself supported, praised and worshipped at the feet of such scum as Bush/Cheney and look at the shape our nation is in because of it. Not only that but you lack the integrity to admit the multiple failures from foreign policy to domestic policy, from constitutional concerns to fiscal policy.
But now, with our nation on the verge of a depression, with some of our few manufacturing bases crumbling around us, with our banking system near collapse, housing industry crisis, our nation seen as a purveyor of torture around the world, involved in 2 wars, you seem to have regained a respect for the constitution. You wish to now sit back and criticize the manner in which the many messes Bush left are attempting to be cleaned up. Sometimes as I proved previously you're willing to lie to further your hate filled agenda.
No I'm not joined at the hip, I just detest the hypocrites and liars that constitute the majority of the republican party, and their spin offs the teabagging fascists.
It irks me that the Democrat Party and libs were gullible enough to nominate and elect a jerk like Obama to lead this wonderful nation.

He's taking a bad situation and making it even worse.

But what good does it do to hurl personal insults at libs like you?

I know I can't convince everyone they are wrong and I don't take it personally when you fail to agree with me.

Libs OTOH, do seem to take diversity of opinion personally when it does not conform to what they believe.

Maybe you spend too much time with other libs and aren't used to an open marketplace of ideas.
John Q Public

AOL

#286 Nov 15, 2009
There is not government take over of the auto industry. That industry asked for and received loans. The loans are secured with stock from the companies. That's all there is. The stock has voting rights the same as all shareholders. Now go back to your "TEAbagger fright-night sandbos of missinformation" and hope nobody has heard you.
Mac-7 wrote:
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The funds (in the form of a loan)for GM and Chrysler while Bush was in office but none were paid out until Obama was sworn in.
Then he decided to take over the car companies instead of just lending them money.
Obama and only Obama is responsible for nationalizing the car companies.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Addison, TX

#287 Nov 15, 2009
John Q Public wrote:
There is not government take over of the auto industry. That industry asked for and received loans. The loans are secured with stock from the companies. That's all there is. The stock has voting rights the same as all shareholders. Now go back to your "TEAbagger fright-night sandbos of missinformation" and hope nobody has heard you.

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That wasn't a loan, it was a hostile takeover of GM and Chrysler.

And the American people have noticed.
John Q Public

AOL

#288 Nov 15, 2009
Inside the Treasury are the stock certificates held as colateral for the loans. Do you have any evidence otherwise? This isn't TV land. There was no takeover of the auto industry. And you know that. Now go back to your "reality" conservative sandbox and be quiet. You're making a fool of yourself.
Mac-7 wrote:
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That wasn't a loan, it was a hostile takeover of GM and Chrysler.
And the American people have noticed.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Addison, TX

#289 Nov 15, 2009
John Q Public wrote:
Inside the Treasury are the stock certificates held as colateral for the loans. Do you have any evidence otherwise? This isn't TV land. There was no takeover of the auto industry. And you know that. Now go back to your "reality" conservative sandbox and be quiet. You're making a fool of yourself.<quoted text>
Do you have any evidence to back up your claim?

You're just making up stuff as you go along.

Holding the stock by the government is ownership.

That and the stock Obama gave to his union supporters in the UAW.
John Q Public

AOL

#290 Nov 16, 2009
Testimony before congress by the Treasury Secratarty and the head of the Federal Reserve. Sworn testimony. Holding stock is not ownership. Stock is REGISTERED by the CFO of each corperation in the name of the PURCHASER. US did not purchase stock. The owner of the stock is the corperations themselves. Stock certificates are not the same as bearer bonds. What proof do you have that any stock was given by Obama, the first black president? As any stock were not in Obama, the first black president, name, he cannot have given it to anyone.
Mac-7 wrote:
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Do you have any evidence to back up your claim?
You're just making up stuff as you go along.
Holding the stock by the government is ownership.
That and the stock Obama gave to his union supporters in the UAW.
Requiter2008

Man, WV

#291 Nov 16, 2009
Mac-7 wrote:
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It irks me that the Democrat Party and libs were gullible enough to nominate and elect a jerk like Obama to lead this wonderful nation.
He's taking a bad situation and making it even worse.
You have no room to complain after the last 8 years of republicans and their miserable candidate of the past election.
Mac-7 wrote:
<But what good does it do to hurl personal insults at libs like you?
I know I can't convince everyone they are wrong and I don't take it personally when you fail to agree with me.
Libs OTOH, do seem to take diversity of opinion personally when it does not conform to what they believe.
Maybe you spend too much time with other libs and aren't used to an open marketplace of ideas.
Really? Me thinks YOU should take your own advice. There's quite a few different ideas here. I've seen yours, the nation has experienced yours for the last 8 years and we are in the worse shape since the Great Depression. How you can deny that, is between you and your god, but that is a fact.
Requiter2008

Man, WV

#292 Nov 16, 2009
You do know Mac that it isn't necessary for you to prove your cluelessness on a daily basis don't you? This should be a wake up call to you. You are so uninformed as to not know that the taxpayers were given stock?
Judging by your previous posts, "making up stuff as you go along" is your forte.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Addison, TX

#294 Nov 16, 2009
Requiter2008 wrote:
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You have no room to complain after the last 8 years of republicans and their miserable candidate of the past election.
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Really? Me thinks YOU should take your own advice. There's quite a few different ideas here. I've seen yours, the nation has experienced yours for the last 8 years and we are in the worse shape since the Great Depression. How you can deny that, is between you and your god, but that is a fact.
"You have no room to complain after the last 8 years of republicans and their miserable candidate of the past election."

I have plenty of room to complain while Obama is taking a bad situation and making it worse.

Libs should be complaining about Obama along with everyone else since when Obama hurts the nation he hurts them too.
carla

Elgin, IL

#295 Nov 18, 2009
Mac-7 wrote:
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That wasn't a loan, it was a hostile takeover of GM and Chrysler.
And the American people have noticed.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Business/story...

Dec. 19, 2008

The White House has come to the rescue of beleaguered General Motors and Chrysler by providing them with $17.4 billion in low-interest loans, ABC News has learned.

Auto execs seem confident about the future, but the workers may disagree."In the midst of a financial crisis and a recession, allowing the U.S. auto industry to collapse is not a responsible course of action," President Bush said today. "It could send our suffering economy into a deeper and longer recession. And it would leave the next president to confront the demise of a major American industry in his first days of office."

The money for the loans will come from the Troubled Asset Relief Program fund, signed into law this fall to bail out the financial industry.

The Treasury Department will provide $13.4 billion in short-term financing in December and January and plans to make another $4 billion available in February, provided Congress allows the White House to reach into the second half of the $700 billion TARP fund.

The White House has been talking to President-elect Barack Obama's team about its strategy, and the incoming Democratic administration has expressed no objections to the plan, sources told ABC News.

"The auto companies must not squander this chance to reform bad management practices and begin the long-term restructuring that is absolutely required to save this critical industry and the millions of American jobs that depend on it," Obama said today in a statement.

Under the terms of the deal, GM will get $9.4 billion in December and January while Chrysler will get a $4 billion loan. GM will get another $4 billion in February, according to White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joel Kaplan. The Ford Motor Company is not included because it did not ask for a loan.

The loans come with strings attached, including limits on executive compensation and a ban on the use of corporate jets. The automakers will need to restructure, getting tough concessions from creditors, suppliers and the labor union.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will administer the plan until Jan. 20, at which point there will be another presidential designee to oversee the loans under the new administration.

If the companies cannot prove they are financially viable by March 31, the loans will be recalled and the money returned to the Treasury.

The White House is also calling for no dividends for stockholders until the money is paid back, and stipulating that the government can block transactions over $100 million.

Other non-binding targets of the plan include debt reductions by two-thirds as well as the elimination of jobs banks, a system that allows workers to get paid a large percentage of their wages even when they're not called in to work.
carla

Elgin, IL

#296 Nov 18, 2009
Mac-7 wrote:
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"You have no room to complain after the last 8 years of republicans and their miserable candidate of the past election."
I have plenty of room to complain while Obama is taking a bad situation and making it worse.
Libs should be complaining about Obama along with everyone else since when Obama hurts the nation he hurts them too.
How has Obama hurt this nation?
Okbuilder

New Orleans, LA

#297 Nov 18, 2009
An "End the Fed" rally has been scheduled on Nov. 22nd,2009 from 11am-5pm in New Orleans,LA at the Federal Reserve bank on the corner of Poydras and St Charles> The address is 525 St. Charles Ave.
Yvonne

Morristown, NJ

#298 Nov 18, 2009
Charles wrote:
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If you look at Texas it seems that our state is doing pretty dern good for Republicans running it. It's actually going great compared to the rest of the country! Compared to other Democrat controlled states it's like a safe haven! I wonder if that's why people are moving here....less taxes and smaller government. We don't even have a state income tax and we were able to have a $10billion surplus last year, which the state did give back to some people. For example, they gave out more grants with the extra money to college students, me being one of them. I have friends in Cali and they are fed up with their government, and don't even say Arnold is a repub, b/c he definitely doesn't act like one.
Darn good? Gee's what the heck have you been smoking? Texas is falling apart and that good for nothing good ole boy bullshit isn't gonna work anymore. We need someone new to run Texas. We are drowing (because we are the red headed step child that know one listens to) in west texas while our Governer is flying around staying at the best places on our dime... What the hell. This conservative crap is exactly that crap. We are so stupid that we let our dollars go to other states because we won't allow casinos. So there goes our money, but the lottery its great. So many people are winning (yeah right have you seen the odd) and thats legal. This is just crap... Still we do not allow casinos. I want a change in TEXAS, we need a change in TEXAS. REPUBLICAN, DEMO WHATEVER We need someone to open there eyes and actually try and help out the working class citizen. We dying.... HELP US..... FED UP WITH CORNYN AND PERRY!!!!
carla

New Lenox, IL

#300 Nov 18, 2009
Mac-7 wrote:
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"You have no room to complain after the last 8 years of republicans and their miserable candidate of the past election."
I have plenty of room to complain while Obama is taking a bad situation and making it worse.
Libs should be complaining about Obama along with everyone else since when Obama hurts the nation he hurts them too.
Do you have any facts to back up your stuff, or are you just lying?
Requiter2008

Man, WV

#301 Nov 19, 2009
Mac-7 wrote:
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"You have no room to complain after the last 8 years of republicans and their miserable candidate of the past election."
I have plenty of room to complain while Obama is taking a bad situation and making it worse.
Libs should be complaining about Obama along with everyone else since when Obama hurts the nation he hurts them too.
Well you taking that one quote doesn't put it into context does it. This was the result of your asking if I was joined at the hip to Obama, and the progression of the conversation led to the above quote. As I explained, it's just astounding that the same people who supported and defended the destruction of our great nation under bush are now, after 10 months, whining and wringing their hands about the manner in which Obama is trying to clean up the many messes the shrub left behind.
Requiter2008

Man, WV

#302 Nov 19, 2009
carla wrote:
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Do you have any facts to back up your stuff, or are you just lying?
Judging by past experience, he's just making it up. He has no facts, just fixed noise talking points. When you move beyond those, his cluelessness becomes apparent.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Addison, TX

#303 Nov 19, 2009
carla wrote:
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http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Business/story...
Dec. 19, 2008

The White House has come to the rescue of beleaguered General Motors and Chrysler by providing them with $17.4 billion in low-interest loans, ABC News has learned.
The loan that GM got under Bush is very different from the hostile takeover that Obama engaged in after he came to power.

Under Bush GM and Chrysler were still private companies.

Under Obama they are socialist/fascist enities that belong to the government and the unions.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Addison, TX

#304 Nov 19, 2009
carla wrote:
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Do you have any facts to back up your stuff, or are you just lying?
That Obama has been bad for America?

Sure.

Under Obama the budget deficit has trippled and unemployment has risen from 7.5% to 10.2%.

And it shows no signs of getting better.

California, Michigan, and New York are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.

And the Chinese are scolding Obama in Beijing about his deficit spending.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Addison, TX

#305 Nov 19, 2009
Requiter2008 wrote:
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Well you taking that one quote doesn't put it into context does it. This was the result of your asking if I was joined at the hip to Obama, and the progression of the conversation led to the above quote. As I explained, it's just astounding that the same people who supported and defended the destruction of our great nation under bush are now, after 10 months, whining and wringing their hands about the manner in which Obama is trying to clean up the many messes the shrub left behind.
I don't agree that Bush destroyed the nation.

The Iraq war was ill-advised but otherwise Bush made some very sound decisions on global warming, taxes and the overall war on terror.

He also made some very bad decisions such as trying to grant amnesty to 20 million illegal aliens.

But Obama is rejecting the good things that Bush did and accepting all of Bush's bad policies.

With Obama it's a lose-lose situation.

He's an idiot.

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