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Qtec
11-08-2010, 06:38 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style="color: #990000">“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,”</span> he said in the interview.

Even after McConnell failed to deliver a GOP majority to the Senate on Tuesday in what should have been a wave election year, <u>he made the same declaration on election night,</u> which was the first time voters nationwide had heard it.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Reacting to outrage among voters who learned they had been hoodwinked into believing the economy and jobs were the Republicans’ top priority,</span> McConnell reiterated his position on the over-riding importance of unseating the president in a speech to the Heritage Foundation, a Republican “think” tank, on C-SPAN yesterday.

While McConnell was out barnstorming to undercut the Republicans’ economic message, his partner in the House, Minority Leader John Boehner spent the last couple of weeks of the campaign rushing to any available camera and bellowing, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>“Where are the jobs, Mr. President?”

No one ever bellowed back in response, “They’re in China and India, where you shipped them,” of course.</span>

But now in his first interview since the election, Speaker-Elect Boehner is, of course, ”
<span style='font-size: 14pt'>refusing to answer the question he asked so o</span>ften:

DIANE SAWYER: And let me just get a sense on a few of these critical issues, at this moment, where you stand. Jobs. How many — new jobs can you create and how soon?

JOHN BOEHNER: Well, as a former small businessperson — I understand what’s going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They’re looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they — it’s created all this uncertainty. And until the uncertainty starts to go away –

DIANE SAWYER: So, how long will that take? Will it take one — till February of next year? Will it take –

JOHN BOEHNER: Well, I’m hoping that it can start — yet this year. Let’s make sure we extend all of the current tax rates for all Americans. That will begin to reduce the uncertainty.

<span style="color: #990000">What this points to, if anyone would notice, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>is a fundamental lie</span> in the GOP’s rhetoric over the past year.</span> <span style='font-size: 14pt'><u>It is fundamental to Republican orthodoxy that government can’t create jobs, and yet, Republicans won the election by repeatedly attacking the president and the Democrats for not creating jobs … which they also say the government can’t do.</u></span>

It’s a lie that the government does not create jobs — Halliburton and Blackwater are two shining examples of taxpayer dollars paying big salaries to private contractors — and the Stimulus has created thousands of jobs.

<span style="color: #3333FF">Tax cuts for the wealthy were the cornerstone of the Bush economic agenda. And yet, Bush economic policies not only created negative job growth, they led directly to the economic crash in September 2008. That’s a fact that swing voters chose to ignore when they voted the same clowns who rubberstamped Bush’s agenda back into office.</span> They will only have themselves to blame when the utter absurdity of what they did on Nov. 2 hits home.
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link (http://www.pensitoreview.com/2010/11/05/after-bellowing-where-are-the-jobs-for-weeks-now-boehner-cant-say-when-how-many-jobs-hell-create/)

This needs to be repeated.



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>It is fundamental to Republican orthodoxy that government can’t create jobs, and yet, <u>Republicans won the election by repeatedly attacking the president and the Democrats for not creating jobs … which they also say the government can’t do. </u></span></div></div>

This is the Bizzarro world of the GOP, up is down, logic and fact are irrelevant.


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Gayle in MD
11-08-2010, 08:07 AM
What comes first, an overall practice of partisanship denial, or the mental laziness and ignorance that invites it?

G.

LWW
11-08-2010, 02:58 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What comes first, an overall practice of partisanship denial, or the mental laziness and ignorance that invites it?

G. </div></div>

I know of nobody more qualified to answer that than thou.

LWW