Melissa Harris-Perry: "Obamacare" Was Invented By Rich White Racists

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  1. CHFG8R

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    "Sniff. Sniff." What is that damn smell?

    Smells like. . . . desperation.


    When you see reaches like this, then you know the OA is in trouble. Gonna really enjoy watching these types twist over the next several years. And they're gonna twist. Politics is like football, cyclical. Unfortunately for the (D)'s they seem to overplay their hand even more than (R)s (which is really astounding when you think about it).
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    Whatever. If anything his race made most hope for something better. As it is, they got jack squat, or as I like to call him, the Bush of the (D)s.

    If that's what helps you and your kind sleep at night, great. More power to you.

    Problem for you, there is a lot more to it than that.

    And I think you know that.
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    Pa, when you kid like that, please put in a winky-face or something, just so people who don't know you, won't take that kind of kidding around seriously. :D:D:D
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    Is that you Melissa Harris-Perry?
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    Will do Law, it was such a ridiculous statement I thought it self-evident. I forgot some of the crazy stuff posted here that is in total seriousness. No names mentioned, but some on this very thread. :)
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    Selected not elected. Yes, the Dems were gracious in defeat in 2000.

    Also, when Dems hammered Sec. State Colin Powell, were they being racist?

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    It's because he purposely waited over a year to produce his friggin birth certificate which EVERY American has a right to ask of their leaders. Why not show it on the first day like everyone else?

    This thread is about Obamacare and I don't ever recall a single quote or article where Obama took offense that his name was on it.
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    Oh really? You sure you want to go down that road? I have literally linked 20,000 articles bashing Bush for 8 years. You don't want to go down this road because I will make you look stupid. For example, Real Time With Bill Mahr Show was created solely to bash Bush. Some of things he said about Bush would have gotten him killed if he had said that about Obama.
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    You mean, besides the previous president? Every president since Nixon has been treated with some level of suspicion and contempt by the opposition.

    I think you'll find that the further from center that you go in your views as president, the more arrogant you are, and the more partisan you are in how you treat the opposition party, the less respect you will get from the opposition party. Before he ran for president, Obama was considered the third most liberal democrat in the Senate--that should tell you something, especially when he rarely took any position. So he was an extremist before he was even elected. GWB had his famous line when he was re-elected: "I've got capital and I'm going to use it." Obama had his famous line: "Republicans can get on the bus, but they have to ride in the back." That kind of talk is arrogant and disrespectful, and the opposition in each case did not forget it.

    The republicans were not trying to de-legitimize Obama's election, they were trying to keep him from doing too much damage to the economy with his socialist policies. During difficult times, a radical leader can do a lot of damage in a short time frame, using fear to keep people in line. And that's what Obama's administration did. "If you don't enact my health care reform, the economy will collapse." "Never let a perfectly good crisis go to waste."

    Reagan routinely ate dinner with Tip O'Neill to work through policy differences. He routinely made jokes about liberals, but he never engaged in disrespectful public attacks. Obama's ego is too large to allow him to debase himself by talking to the opposition on a routine basis. He needs to be surrounded by Yes-men, who agree with everything he says. Obama is very immature as a president, in addition to being extremely unqualified. Great presidents are always humble in nature, like Lincoln was, so they can work with people who are opposed to their policies to reach a compromise. Like the Tea Party, Obama does not like compromise.
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    Preach it Sista! That's my kind of informercial.
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    Link, and whoo else deserves it?
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    Fred, it was not a racial element. It was an ideological disagreement and an observation of Obama's obvious lack of ability or experience for the job. And disgust for the media for giving this cat a "pass" from scrutiny. If anything, the lack of scrutiny by the media was because of his race.
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    Who is she? The world is flat too lady.
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    Zombie right wing lie.

    There was no Bush bashing of any serious sort going on in this country until the Katrina/Iraq debacle double header of 2005.
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    This may be the most inaccurate thing ever said on this board. The Bush hate was through the roof. They hated him for naming Jesus as the person who had the biggest influence on him, and then the bitterness of the election took it to another level. And everything he did, from his smile to his strange pronunciation of "nuclear" sent people like you into orbit.

    Also- Iraq was in early 2003.

    Finally- I understand you won't do this- but anyone who cares should read Bush's book about the Katrina fiasco. It was the La governor (a Democrat) who held up and gummed up the Katrina response, among other problems.

    I'm not a huge Bush fan and I was skeptical about the book- but I found it a surprisingly balanced. He took his share of blame on a lot of things and often mentions the other side's arguments in a respectful way as he recounts different events.

    Anyway- shab. I know you like to provoke but I couldn't let this one go.
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    Yeah, no. Bush had an 80% approval rating as the Afghanistan war commenced. It wasn't until his bungling and buffoonery came to light several years later that he started to get attacked.
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    fred - the way the left operates is by creating a narrative and then filling in the blanks.
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    True. And that's because of 9-11, which his administration used the same way yours uses race, in an utterly cynical, completely political and, frankly, disgraceful way. Maybe you will have the intelligence to grasp this, but I seriously doubt it.
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    You didn't have the political capital to overcome 9-11, which gave him carte blanche to do whatever he wanted (energy bill, Iraq, etc.) for at least 4 years.
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    Yea, the Left didnt try to dismiss to George Bush.

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