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White House ruined “bi-partisan” deal on cap and tax

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham spent months negotiating with the liberal Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and the more moderate independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut in pursuit of a cap-and-trade bill loathed by conservatives.

At issue was a gasoline tax in the proposed legislation. The tax was actually supported by the gas industry for various reasons, but Graham knew if public debate centered on a “gas tax” in the bill, constituents in his conservative home state of South Carolina would be deeply unhappy.

While Graham, Lieberman and Kerry struggled with how to keep the public from realizing a gas tax was in the bill, the White House leaked to Fox News that it opposed a “gas tax” in the bill supported by Graham.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/04/obama-white-house-tanked-shot-at-bipartisan-climate-%E2%80%98cap-and-trade%E2%80%99-deal/#ixzz11RdutqPw

So which is worse, the scam-er or the scam-ee?  Why did the white house sandbag Lindsey Graham?  Did they set him up intentionally? Or is there a lot more going on here? Graham certainly does not mind disrespecting and disregarding his constituents, does he? No honor among thieves…..or weasel politicians.

Posted:  10.04.10

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“You lie!” – Well, didn’t he?

The night’s defining moment — which Democrats hope to transform into a turning point – came when Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted “You lie!” as Obama claimed his plan wouldn’t offer free care to illegal immigrants.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/26970.html#ixzz0QhEgAvk3

Well, Rep. Joe Wilson just went from unknown to the spotlight.  Look for character assassination from the White House and the MSM.

I say:  Just get over it.  He should be glad it’s not Britain.  He’s so impressed with European!

And I’m coming down on the side of Joe Wilson.  I don’t think Mr. Wilson should have apologized.  No. At. All. Now, to quote president Obama when he accused the police of acting stupidly, maybe he could have “calibrated his words differently.”  But I think he should get a medal for saying what a lot of us are thinking.  Especially after the president had just said something about others telling lies.  He doesn’t mind calling people liars if they dare to defy him, and bullying –   “I will call you out.”

Question:  Will illegal immigrants be covered?  Was that, in fact, a lie when POTUS said they would not?

I did notice that the uninsured just went from 47 million down to 30 million.  Did he lie the first 500 times he said there were 47 million?  You darn right he did, and the 30 million figure he is using is still not an accurate number.

It really was a horrible speech showing just how small and bitter he is.

See What He Said and What He Meant.

P. S. – How quickly we forget:

“”In 2004, Democrats delivered a “Chorus Of Boos” during Bush’s State Of The Union when he called for renewal of the Patriot Act., according to the Washington Times.

In 2005, Dems howled, hissed and shouted “No!” when Bush pushed for Social Security reform in the SOU:  “Foreshadowing the contentiousness of the coming debate, Democrats broke decorum and booed twice,” according to the National Journal.””

Posted:  09.10.09


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