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dek863 - 2012-09-03

Where do I get some of that free healthcare? 'Cause that would be awesome.

Jet Bin Fever - 2012-09-04

My oozing neck wound agrees with you.

Oscar Wildcat - 2012-09-03

Pay Mark no mind, he's just Eastwooding.

Blue - 2012-09-03

Fuck you. Say what you will about how stupid and crazy Eastwood looked, but don't fucking act like he did this shit. Eastwood may have looked crazy, but his description of Obama's actual positions was the most level headed and accurate representation I've ever heard coming from a Republican.

He deserves credit for that. The reason people can talk about the empty chair having the most appealing platform is because he didn't pretend that Obama was all socialism and killing elderly people. He is by far the least crazy voice in that chorus.

Oscar Wildcat - 2012-09-03

Oh, I thought Eastwoods performance was brilliant. The whole image of a stuttering, half senile man arguing with an empty chair was brilliant. Add to it that the chair represented an imaginary Obama, not the real one of course, and it becomes perfomance art.

Did he say anything of consequence? I couldn't tell. He got a great applause when he announced 23 million people were out of work. That was pretty sweet.

Change - 2012-09-03

You could have just said your political views are only as deep as your attention span.

kingofthenothing - 2012-09-03

Did anybody actually listen to Eastwood? He was blaming Obama for things Bush did. The crowd cheered him on. The whole RNC seemed to be about trying to hypnotize people into thinking Bush II never happened.

FABIO - 2012-09-03

Comments get an extra bonus of nearly every one replied to by the video maker.

"It might be good to suggest that we lower the corporate tax rate (one of the highest in the world), slash job-killing regulations which balloon the bottom line of companies, and encourage these multi-national companies to bring their capital back home by ending the tax on repatriated profits. - Oxner Staff"

FABIO - 2012-09-03

and I know it's obvious but it never get any less amazing how these people choose NOW to get mad at corporate welfare, and the bailouts weren't even started by the guy they're mad at! To top it all off they've managed to spin it as a reason to focus all their anger on dismantling government rather than the forces that corrupt it.

I think at this point we can say without any exaggeration whatsoever that the conservative movement of the past 30 years has been the most successful propaganda campaign in human history. Not even the Soviets fully believed all the Pravda hype, and at least citizens in Nazi Germany had the whole "being shot" thing as an excuse.

fourthguy - 2012-09-03

That seems a bit extreme, though I'm tempted to agree. The number of patent lies that get treated as a matter of opinion in American politics is truly baffling.

fourthguy - 2012-09-03

There are no more arbiters of truth. So whatever you can prove factually, somebody else can find something else and point to it with enough ferocity to get people to believe it. We’ve crossed some Rubicon into the unknown."

- Robert Gibbs, re: the birther thing. Pretty much sums it up.

fourthguy - 2012-09-03

Oops, lost a quotation mark.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2012-09-03

The highest in the world? Not after deductions, or else GE would be paying more than zero income tax.

What's needed is a higher tax on corporations and so-called capital gains. In the past, deductions were given for domestic investment (building more factories, hiring more people, improving infrastructure, etc.) and that needs to be returned to.

How would ending a tax on repatriated profits in any way help? If money made overseas became tax-free, what incentive would exist for keeping jobs in the United States? What needs to happen is that we end tax BREAKS on repatriated profits, which Obama and the democrats put forth in recent legislation. It would have ended breaks for sending jobs overseas and give tax credits for jobs/factories returned to the U.S. Naturally, the GOP killed it.

fourthguy - 2012-09-03

I also like how the guy says we should cut the corporate tax rate, then in the very same sentence, that we should also get rid of regulations that "balloon the bottom line of companies." So we want corporations to make more money while also making less money? Sounds legit.

fourthguy - 2012-09-03

Shit, that was supposed to be a reply to Kleenex. I use computerbox good.

FABIO - 2012-09-03

That's another myth I've loved: a bigger bottom line automatically and proportionally translates to more jobs. Companies wouldn't DREAM of the bare minimum payroll necessary then pocketing the difference. Just like how lower wages immediately leads to proportionally lower consumer costs instead of charging the same (because that's what people will pay) and pocketing the rest.

These billionaires wants SO BADLY to give all their money and profits to the lower and middle classes. Why won't you let them, big government?

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2012-09-03

I think the saying is "Minimum Wage is another form of your boss telling you 'I'd pay you less if I could.'"

Hooker - 2012-09-03

"Don't you care about the banks? Don't you care about the ninety-nine percent? Earn! Earn! Earn!"

This is one of the most incoherent things I've ever seen.

dead_cat - 2012-09-03

Yeah, what? Is this a transmission from the mirror universe, where 99% of Americans get everything and 1% gets pilloried, or something?

Cena_mark - 2012-09-03


Eroticus E - 2012-09-03

Of course, "comment pending approval" is a foregone conclusion. Conservatives are pretty cowardly, when push comes to shove.

Father Avalanche - 2012-09-03


jangbones - 2012-09-03

Polls have not been looking good for Republican chances, so they but out the screechy inanity. Predictable.

divinitycycle - 2012-09-03

Once again, POE delivers for me!

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