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ϟM̈ öp̈vytöϟ 2012/06/16 10:29:36
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This post is in jest, a satire if you will. I just want you to know that. Conservatism is not a mental problem, and neither is liberalism, etc.

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  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/19 01:50:39
    jeane
    +1
    MMMM - well guess we will find out Jeremiah. People seem to be pretty angry right now. Spin or no spin!
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/19 03:21:32
    Jeremiah
    The spinning begins after each of the debates. Even Romney's people will try to convince the press their man won.

    People are angry with Congress, or haven't you seen the latest approval numbers? They are particularly cheesed off at the House. Obama's numbers are very high by comparison.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/19 03:26:02 (edited)
    jeane
    +1
    Good, Obama can take congress with him when he goes.
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/19 16:01:38
    Jeremiah
    Where do you propose he take them? I suppose you want an entire Congress made up of Teaburgers.

    You really think a doofus like Mitt Romney can beat Obama? We would be right back with Bush's policies, with a dose of Paul Ryan for flavor. Unless you are wealthy, we would be much worse off.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/20 01:06:37 (edited)
    jeane
    I want an entire Congress made up of responsible, HONEST people.

    Yes I think that Mitt Romney can and will beat Obama. Well..... actually Obama has done a good job of beating himself already.

    Whether I am wealthy or not it won't make any difference, because businesses will NOT invest while Obama is in office.
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/20 14:21:40
    Jeremiah
    Romney will have a very difficult time in the debates. It is not easy speaking with your foot in your mouth.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/21 00:58:36 (edited)
    jeane
    Not to worry - Obama is speaking out of both sides of his mouth without too much difficulty . How about that transparent government he promised? Executive privilege for Holder? MMMMMM.

    obama speaking out of both sides of his mouth
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/21 17:08:12
    Jeremiah
    Do you have anything but cartoons? For one who supports Mitt Romney, you are hardly the one to mention anyone talking out of both sides of his mouth.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/21 23:48:04
    jeane
    LOL - Obama is now a cartoon? Well if you say so okay then!
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/23 23:23:42
    Jeremiah
    That is a photoshopped graphic, not an image of the president.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/27 00:06:32
    jeane
    Very apropos too!
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/21 01:08:27
    jeane
    Reminds me of Nixon.

    Obama invokes executive privilege; Panel votes to hold Holder in contempt

    ‘Fast and Furious’ dispute escalates on Capitol Hill
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/21 17:06:52
    Jeremiah
    So did Bush 43, six times.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/21 23:45:18 (edited)
    jeane
    Bush isn't President and he is not responsible for Fast and Furious! Try again.............Shades of Tricky Dick!

    Writing for CBS news, Scott Paulson, declared, “With the president’s execution of executive privilege
    regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s ‘Fast and Furious’
    gun-walking scandal, Obama has more than raised the curtain of doubt regarding
    his self-proclaimed transparent administration.”
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/20 01:09:39 (edited)
    jeane
    Businesses won't invest.Public Debt
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/20 14:20:36
    Jeremiah
    I thought you were much smarter than something like this. Obviously I was wrong.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/21 01:02:20
    jeane
    I didn't make up the public debt and no I don't think that businesses will invest in our country while Obama is President. Total government involvement - what would you call that?
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/21 17:09:42
    Jeremiah
    No, Bush did when he replaced a budget surplus with a deficit by enacting his tax cuts for the rich.

    The rest is a shopworn RW talking point.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/21 23:56:27
    jeane
    BUSH did it!!! Can't Obama accept responsibility for his own spending?

    Taxing the rich is not going to pay for Obama's spending spree.
  • ReconMa... Jeremiah 2012/06/22 02:37:59
  • Jeremiah ReconMa... 2012/06/23 23:29:44
    Jeremiah
    +1
    Are you talking about the causes of the recession? You are way off.
  • ReconMa... Jeremiah 2012/06/24 05:23:32 (edited)
  • Jeremiah ReconMa... 2012/06/25 17:29:20
    Jeremiah
    The damage had been done by the time the Dems took control of Congress. Gramm-Leach-Bliley had been enacted, Glass-Steagall had been gutted, the big banks were speculating with depositors' money, Wall Street had turned into a casino, toxic mortgage-backed securities were being bundled and sold to firms like Fannie and Freddie by the hedge funds, the housing market was collapsing and the stock market was about to crash.

    Add to that the fact that Bush vetoed almost everything the Dems tried to pass, including stem-cell research, of all things, and nothing could get done to head off the impending disaster. It was years before Dodd-Frank would pass, and it was relatively toothless except for the consumer protection bureau, which should have had Elizabeth Warren as its first director.
  • ReconMa... Jeremiah 2012/06/27 01:52:07
  • Jeremiah ReconMa... 2012/06/27 05:40:06 (edited)
    Jeremiah
    You have conveniently forgotten to mention the origin of the mess, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, which repealed Glass-Steagall and opened the door to the big banks speculating with depositors' money.

    A casino mentality was established on Wall Street, which led to the subprime fiasco, and to the bundling of toxic mortgages into securities sold to firms like Fannie and Freddie with the approval of S&P;, which gave the securities their AAA rating. Enter the hedge funds, which bet on the securities to fail, a sure bet which made billionaires of men like John Paulson. You also forgot to mention the contributions of derivatives and credit default swaps, and the culpability of Goldman Sachs, AIG, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, and Countrywide, which began the subprime lending.

    When the mortgage-backed securities failed, they took down firms like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, and caused the housing market to collapse and the stock market to crash. AIG did not have the cash to cover the policies they had written, and the entire system might have collapsed if not for TARP.

    You give Chris Dodd and Barney Frank too much credit. When all the damage was being done, the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress, and neither man was a committee chairman yet. The Senate bankin...



    You have conveniently forgotten to mention the origin of the mess, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, which repealed Glass-Steagall and opened the door to the big banks speculating with depositors' money.

    A casino mentality was established on Wall Street, which led to the subprime fiasco, and to the bundling of toxic mortgages into securities sold to firms like Fannie and Freddie with the approval of S&P;, which gave the securities their AAA rating. Enter the hedge funds, which bet on the securities to fail, a sure bet which made billionaires of men like John Paulson. You also forgot to mention the contributions of derivatives and credit default swaps, and the culpability of Goldman Sachs, AIG, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, and Countrywide, which began the subprime lending.

    When the mortgage-backed securities failed, they took down firms like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, and caused the housing market to collapse and the stock market to crash. AIG did not have the cash to cover the policies they had written, and the entire system might have collapsed if not for TARP.

    You give Chris Dodd and Barney Frank too much credit. When all the damage was being done, the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress, and neither man was a committee chairman yet. The Senate banking committee chairman was Phil Gramm, of Gramm-Leach-Bliley fame. Neither Dodd nor Frank had much influence, and neither had any power.

    The first obvious solution? Reinstate Glass-Steagall.

    This was a very brief sketch of the events of the 2000's. You need to forget all the GOP graphics and talking points and learn a few facts. They are not hard to find.
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  • ReconMa... ReconMa... 2012/06/22 02:38:25
  • Adam 2012/06/17 02:14:03
    Not that likely
    Adam
    +5
    Assuming that a philosophy as broad as either Liberalism or Conservatism is a mental disorder, however, just may be a mental disorder. Narcissism comes to mind. You need a balance of both philosophies, and finding that balance is difficult. We disagree over where to put the fulcrum.

    Also sorry, I meant to hit no.
  • Scalded... Adam 2012/06/17 02:19:31
    Scalded Eagle
    +9
    Indeed and very philosophical, but we are being pulled way too far to the left for the health of our liberty.
  • Adam Scalded... 2012/06/17 03:20:35
  • Machinegunn 2012/06/17 02:08:48 (edited)
    Yes
    Machinegunn
    +3
    ......RETARDED they are, if SARAHFEIGN will PERMIT ME!!!...YES, as MENTAL as a NAZI BOOTLICKER!!!...It's no longer a MENTAL PROBLEM, with them, it's an AMERICAN PROBLEM!!!......
  • Jeremiah Machine... 2012/06/17 02:32:06
    Jeremiah
    +2
    Don't be afraid to say what you really think.
  • Machine... Jeremiah 2012/06/17 02:38:51
    Machinegunn
    +2
    ......NO GUTS, NO GLORY!!!......
  • Jeremiah Machine... 2012/06/18 01:46:23
    Jeremiah
    OK, take care.
  • Vennie 2012/06/17 01:59:26
    Not that likely
    Vennie
    Aw, John, I gave you a rave anyway, but there's nothing "mental" about conservatism. It's the eejits who are so far to the right they are meeting themselves coming from the other side! The part I find interesting and sometimes amusing is that often these "arch conservatives" are the men and women who have historically been the backbone of the democractic party. They do not stand to benefit from corporations or rich dudes who want to avoid paying their fair share of taxes Things got weird when religion entered politics.
  • Constitution Believer 2012/06/17 01:41:31 (edited)
  • Scalded... Constit... 2012/06/17 02:21:24
    Scalded Eagle
    +7
    Agreed on all points. Great Post.
  • Constit... Scalded... 2012/06/17 03:55:00
  • Scalded... Constit... 2012/06/17 04:37:08
    Scalded Eagle
    +3
    That's the way we like it Peanut.
  • Constit... Scalded... 2012/06/17 22:15:29
  • ReconMa... Constit... 2012/06/17 02:56:38

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