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Old 01-02-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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I think the question is, can he dupe us into thinking he can, even while he digs us in deeper? Not without ALOT of koolaid.

 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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Well, I think he's as much a flip-flopper as that lieberman guy. last night on ac360, he claimed he was against the bailout, and you're saying he is/was for it, and am now confused, but, what could one expect from a comedian? so, him wanting americans to go out and spend$$$ is a bit ridiculous, people need to see the economy rebound some, and banks need to loosen the money supply a bit. I've heard that banks that received the tarp money are still holding onto $$$ and still not lending. all in all, I still don't think obama, or any president that might have been elected would have a silver bullet for the problems america faces. let's face it ladies and gentlemen, we're deep in doo doo, and it may get deeper before the fat lady sings. I think when obama takes office, his plate won't be full, it will be runneth-over with problems.
Stein might have been against the TARP (October Bailout), but I do recall him favoring the Big Three Bailout. Based on the way he has been talking (more Government spending, etc.) I might have assumed he favored the TARP as well. Either way, he has definitely been a big fan of big Government!
 
Old 01-03-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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I think the question is, can he dupe us into thinking he can, even while he digs us in deeper? Not without ALOT of koolaid.

well you can say americans were already duped with booze i dont know whats worse tea, kool-aid or alchohal.

when did this kool aid term come about, for some reason i feel this has negative connatations to it and i need not to say it...
 
Old 01-03-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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Drinking Kool Aid refers to, essentially, believing that something you or someone else is telling you (or what you or else is doing) is the greatest thing, no matter what the evidence shows.

In these forums, when people (like myself) say Obama has Kool Aid drinking supporters, it mean that they will continue to support him regardless of the evidence regarding whether or not his policies are beneficial to the country.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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well you can say americans were already duped with booze i dont know whats worse tea, kool-aid or alchohal.

when did this kool aid term come about, for some reason i feel this has negative connatations to it and i need not to say it...

The "drinking Kool-Ade" phrase has it's origins in Rev. Jim Jones and his cult followers in Jonestown, Guyana committing mass suicide (900+/-) by drinking poisoned Flavor-Ade about 30 years ago.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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Is it even possible?
No. Obama is one man. How can one man save America? I don't think Saviour is on his resume or required to be president. It is going to take a lot of people working together with Obama to turn things around. Don't expect a quick fix.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Like the irresponsible crybabies on Wall St. and in Detroit?

But I agree, personal responsibility is clearly lacking. But the does not excuse Bush from goading those bad at math into making bad personal decisions for the simple reason that short term it was good for making the 1% richer.

Same way I see state lotteries, or more appropriately looteries, they are simply a tax on those that are really bad at math.

OBTW, debt free here.
Thats a good point. The fatcat crybabies want their billion dollar welfare checks from us, the American workers, after all their years of drizzling on us, they want our help. The stupid thing is they get it. Which I dont get.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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Is it even possible?

nope, and the thing is, is that they will not want to. they will look upon this as a gift horse in the mouth and string this along as long as possible.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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nope, and the thing is, is that they will not want to. they will look upon this as a gift horse in the mouth and string this along as long as possible.
Bush already cut up the 'gift horse' and its in the freezers of his rich buds
 
Old 01-07-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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Bush already cut up the 'gift horse' and its in the freezers of his rich buds

and soon it will be in the coffers of the liberal elite. you know who I am talking about, those same people who like to have laws written against us lower class citizens (according to them), but not against the elite.
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