Comments on: “We Told You So” http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Satyam http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-392011 Sun, 14 Jun 2009 16:20:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-392011 “Socialism?” Hannity asked.

“Well, that is where we are headed,” Palin said. “That is where we have to be blunt enough and candid enough and honest enough with Americans to let them know if we keep going down these roads… nationalizing many of our services, our projects our businesses, yes that is where we would head.”

Alaska is unique in having a vigorous wealth redistribution system. The state offers collective ownership of natural resources, which in turn generates revenue for the state. Using the Permanent Fund, the government distributes the natural resource rents to the general public.

Furthermore, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) programs helps redistribute windfall oil profits, bringing in so much money that the state needs no income or sales tax. This year ACES will provide every Alaskan with a check for an estimated $1,200. Sarah Palin openly boasts about giving oil money “back to the people”, and then goes on Fox and accuses the Obama administration of “heading towards socialism?” The hypocrisy here is staggering.

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By: Gus http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-391988 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 08:13:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-391988 This whole argument is idiotic. The article is about Palin, somehow she has been equated to Bush, do some research, they’re pretty different. Moreover, assuming the argument WAS Bush vs. Obama… WHY? Bush sucked, why is it legitimate for you ridiculous liberals to assume you’re winning some huge victory in proving that Obama is better than a horrible president? I wish NEITHER of them had ever been president in a lot of ways, but I’ve been saying to my friends lately that I’m GLAD we have Obama, because I don’t think our country NEEDs a good president right now. How enlightening is it for Americans to see that both Republicans AND Democrats are capable of being HORRIBLE presidents? We get to see Bush fail and we’re certainly seeing Obama fail. He’s Roosevelt and Kennedy all over again. Any economist would agree that if Roosevelt had just left it alone, the economy would have kicked back. Also, people seem to forget that our beloved Kennedy used all his charisma to put more troops in Vietnam. What good is a charismatic socialist? None, not in this country, not any better than a hick from Texas with a big name, who cares if he’s not worse? They both suck.

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By: Folklight http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-391987 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 03:06:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-391987 For Palin to ‘preach’, a We told ya so mantra, on the Hannity show will neither help nor hurt her. The vast majority who would tune in to absorb ‘mockers gone wild’ voted for the Republicrats. Most who vote for Demogogues would have to be threatened with waterboarding to immerse themselves in what SH delivers nor would they vote against the socialist leftists that now run DC.

The only ‘attack’ that would have weight has to appear from moderate Dems who actually have courage to say the truth… ‘The Emperor has no clothes’. It may soon develop.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-391961 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:43:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-391961 thanks for the reply eric,i am looking at the texas in comparison to where i live in califoria,apparently there have been more jobs created in texas during the recession than all the other states combined.is this not part of bushes legacy?in the 80s i worked for a company who were one of the worlds leading pollution problem fighters.we where working on a system that would allow coal to be burnt under ground,but the research was stopped i assume because coal became politically unpopular and they did not want to help the resurgence of the powerful nation union of mineworkers.but they could extract the oil from the east coast without the pollution to get some revenue ,but they would prefer to legalize pot.

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-391957 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:57:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-391957 Actually Brian, Texas under Bush became one of the most polluted states and saw a record low in education test scores and a higher student drop out rate. He may have been popular coming into office in Texas but not so much when he left. A familiar pattern for him don’t you think? The campaign for governor was the start of his dirty campaign style, Rove was there doing a number on Ann Richards that was slanderous and border line criminal. I think we’ve established before that not all of my views are far to the left so no amnesia here.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-391930 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:49:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-391930 how did he do as governor of texas getplanning?he seemed to be very popular his rating were very high.you seem to have a complaint that is quite common among lefties it is called liberal amnesia.

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By: anarene http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-391925 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:42:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-391925 Liberals out there enjoying the “death” of the GOP, remember USA is a Democracy, ideas need at least too parties. Only one party is totalism and even dictatorship if every form of goverment obey one Party only like the former Soviet and Hitler’s Germany. We can not become that, the Chavez and the Castros are annoying enough.

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-391920 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 05:52:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-391920 TC, it was still Bush’s and the GOP’s war. That’s a billion a week down the drain.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-391915 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 02:49:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-391915 The alternative reality that the right manages to create for themselves is really quite something to behold. In their world, a man who was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law professor at a top law school is some sort of empty suit who is incapable of thinking or expressing a coherent thought without a teleprompter. A man who spent much of his childhood in Indonesia, has traveled extensively overseas, and who, by all accounts, is an avid student of foreign policy is some kind of ignoramus who knows nothing about the world.

But a man who was notorious for his struggles with the English language, who achieved everything in his life by virtue of his last name, a man who admittedly had no interest in foreign policy and had traveled nowhere prior to becoming president … that guy is worldly beyond measure, a man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching genius.

What’s really sad is that TC is not alone in this belief. If you follow the right-wing media, it’s just an accepted fact that Obama is a moron. It’s as if they think that if they say it over and over again, it will somehow catch on with the public at large. The problem with this meme, of course, is that it’s so easily disproven.

No one who watched Obama give his hour-long prime-time press conference in February, for example, where he gave lengthy professorial answers to every question asked — would entertain for even a moment the suggestion that he is stupid or unknowledgeable or incapable of speaking without a teleprompter. The right-wing peanut gallery might as well be trying to convince the public that Obama is white.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/06/09/we-told-you-so/comment-page-1/#comment-391912 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:13:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17867#comment-391912 Jordan. Don’t forget his use of the teleprompter for even minor announcements. He sounds intelligent only becuase of the teleprompter. During the campaign, I heard him try to answer questions when a major event came up and he didn’t have time to think through a response. He was always at a loss for words and umm’d and ahh’d through the whole answer like he always does when the teleprompter isn’t his guide.

He is no more and no less intelligent than other presidents. Don’t be fooled.

BTW, he is continuing many of the Bush policies he railed against during the campaign. Looks like Bush wasn’t quite the failure afterall.

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