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Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:12 PM

 

This time IS different.

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Reply This time IS different. (Original post)
Scuba Oct 2013 OP
vi5 Oct 2013 #1
JHB Oct 2013 #2
tularetom Oct 2013 #5
rhett o rick Oct 2013 #9
ffr Oct 2013 #11
rhett o rick Oct 2013 #18
magical thyme Oct 2013 #15
JHB Oct 2013 #24
magical thyme Oct 2013 #25
MindMover Oct 2013 #16
daybranch Oct 2013 #22
IDemo Oct 2013 #3
LaydeeBug Oct 2013 #4
avaistheone1 Oct 2013 #13
truebluegreen Oct 2013 #6
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ffr Oct 2013 #12
blkmusclmachine Oct 2013 #7
indepat Oct 2013 #14
RoccoRyg Oct 2013 #19
indepat Oct 2013 #23
trublu992 Oct 2013 #8
tillikum Oct 2013 #10
magical thyme Oct 2013 #17
mountain grammy Oct 2013 #20
libodem Oct 2013 #21

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:13 PM

1. When the Repubs have lost The Moustache

 

They've lost America.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:17 PM

2. While I agree with the message...

Tom Friedman isn't exactly a good messenger for it, unless you're going with an "Even Tom Friedman finally gets that the Republicans have ceded control to radical ideologues" angle.

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:21 PM

5. Isn't that kind of the point?

When "even" Friedman gets it, it isn't even open to debate.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:42 PM

9. But doesnt he want to drown the government in a bathtub? nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:17 PM

11. No kidding! He's been an advocate for the GOP's ideology forever!

Suddenly he speaks reason?

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Response to ffr (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:50 PM

18. What has happened is that those that preach for small government are bluffing.

 

They dont want the government to die only kill off those parts that are not profitable to them or their class.

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:46 PM

15. um, that kind of makes him the best possible messenger

 

doesn't it?

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 04:21 PM

24. Not when that aspect isn't underscored

If that's the point of it, then it's too subtle. As it stands, it's just Tom Friedman, NY Times columnist, saying something forceful, not Tom "mustache of understanding" Friedman, inventor of the Friedman unit, who never speaks ill of the right without adding a "both sides" bit to show how reasonable and centrist he is, finally feels compelled to put the blame squarely on the Republicans.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 04:27 PM

25. I disagree. Subtle messages are the strongest because they slip under people's radar.

 

People that consider Tom Friedman "fair" will listen to him.

People who think Tom Friedman carries water for the right will think, good, even Tom Friedman gets it. Or, worst case, 'broken clock; twice per day."

And people on the right who dissed Tom Friedman in the past will continue to diss him. So what.

Subtle messages are the strongest because they slip under people's radar.

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:46 PM

16. Exactly, Friedman is a Repug architect of economic destruction ...

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 03:11 PM

22. great post

Friedman is an idiot.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:19 PM

3. ISON really will be the comet of the century?

Please expand a bit..

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:21 PM

4. Jesus, I never thought I'd see the day I k&r'ed a Friedman quote. nt

 

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:19 PM

13. Me either. Normally I strongly disagree with the man.

 

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

k&r

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:29 PM

6. Broken clocks...

 

but I'll take it.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:17 PM

12. .

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:33 PM

7. Extortion.

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:39 PM

14. A sitting president can be impeached by the House and removed from office

by the Senate upon conviction for high crimes and misdemeanors. It's a rotten shame no ready procedure is available to remove those members of Congress who commit the high crimes of extortion and sedition.

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Response to indepat (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:59 PM

19. I'm pretty sure

The house and senate can expel their members, but it rarely happens.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 03:14 PM

23. Yeah, and that's a shame and particularly a shame that a few Supremes have not been impeached

and convicted over time.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:35 PM

8. It makes perfect sense he'd be against the goverment shutdown

the TP are screwing with their money. The monied corporate elite aren't going to swallow that.

But they also getting just what they deserve.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:15 PM

10. there are those that govern, and those that choose to be governed.

 

pretty simple imo.

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Response to tillikum (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 01:47 PM

17. and then there are assholes who shit all over everything

 

Teabagger is just another word for asshole.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 03:02 PM

20. I love this because Friedman helped get us here

but was too smart to see this coming? These guys are so smart they out smart themselves.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 03:10 PM

21. That is so beautiful

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