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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Peters Repeated The Lie

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 01:17:19 PM EST
    Tags: Gary Peters, US Senate, Michigan, Lies, Obamacare, ACA, You Can Keep It, Democrats, Lying Liars (all tags)

    Seriously, ANYONE could win Michigan's  US Senate seat being vacated by Carl Levin.

    At least if Gary Peters is all the Democrat party has to offer. The RNC has targeted a number of politicians who parroted the Obama lie:"You can keep it .." in the run up to passage of the ACA.  They will be running a series of ads pointing out the many times each of these folks opened their pieholes to mislead constituents in this regard. The Michigan ads will initially be radio spots like this one (modified for Peter's name used instead) saying:

    "So what's your New Year's resolution? Here's one you can keep. Resolve to keep [Senator/Representative] honest in 2014.

    President Obama and [Senator/Representative] said if you like your insurance plan you can keep it under ObamaCare. They lied to you. Big time. PolitiFact called that the "lie of the year."

    Millions will lose their insurance--and their doctors.

    2014 is your chance to hold [Senator/Representative] accountable. Tell him this is one New Year's resolution you're sticking to.

    The Republican National Committee paid for and is responsible for the content of this advertising. GOP.com"

    And its based in fact.

    From the Ivory Tower in 2009:

    " .. Illegal immigrants won't be covered, Peters said. Medicare benefits won't change, and will include no co-pays for preventative care and a reduction in drug costs. And Congress isn't being treated any differently than anyone else who has employer-covered insurance, Peters said.

    "If you're covered and you like your insurance, you can keep it," he said. "

    You know, it seems as if those might just have been 'talking points' to keep the natives from getting too restless about the takeover of a quarter of the economy. No, really!

    Though this is very serious, It still reminds me of a joke.

    Go below the fold and I will pass it along.

    Forgive my outright plagiarism.

    While walking down the street one day a politician is tragically hit  by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met  by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to Heaven," says St.Peter.

    "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a  high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do  with you."

    "No problem, just let me in," says the politician.

    "Well, I'd like to but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is  have you spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven. Then you can  choose where to spend eternity."

    "Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in Heaven," says the politician.

    "I'm sorry but we have our rules." And with that, St. Peter escorts him  to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to Hell. The doors open  and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the  distance is a club and standing in front of it are all his friends and  other politicians who had worked with him, everyone is very happy  and in evening dress. They run to greet him, hug him, and reminisce about  the good times they had while getting rich at expense of the people.

    They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster and caviar. Also  present is the Devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good  time dancing and telling jokes.

    They are having such a good time that, before he realizes it, it is time  to go. Everyone gives him a big hug and waves while the elevator rises.

    The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on Heaven where  St. Peter is waiting for him.

    "Now it's time to visit Heaven." So 24 hours pass with the politician  joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing  the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes  it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

    "Well then, you've spent a day in Hell and another in Heaven. Now choose  your eternity."

    The politician reflects for a minute, then answers: "Well, I would  never have said it, I mean Heaven has been delightful, but I think I  would be better off in Hell."

    So Saint Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down,  down to Hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he is in the middle  of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends,  dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags. The  Devil comes over to him and grins menacingly.

    "I don't understand," stammers the politician. "Yesterday I was here  and there was a golf course and club and we ate lobster and caviar  and danced and had a great time. Now all there is a wasteland full of  garbage and my friends look miserable.

    The Devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning.

    Today my friend, you voted for us!"

    Humorous and appropriately referencing the prince of lies.


    How anyone in Washington can sleep at night is beyond me.

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    Yet, there inly is your biggest problem, J-man (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 03:27:08 PM EST
    Do tell me what is my motivation to vote for the self funding Mrs. Frumpy in dire need of a beautician and an orthodontist who is already palling around with Mush McConnell?

    • My opening line. by JGillman, 01/07/2014 03:43:01 PM EST (none / 0)
      • Try again by Corinthian Scales, 01/07/2014 04:01:27 PM EST (none / 0)
    Interestingly enough . . . (none / 0) (#5)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 08:46:29 AM EST
    . . . yooour former lottery commissioner is actually not all that the Michigan Jackass Party has to offer as a potential replacement for Senator Levin, at least at this juncture.  From the MIRS Capitol Capsule for Tuesday, September 26, 2013:

    'Ron Paul Democrat' Files To Run For U.S. Senate

    Terry WHITNEY, a 37-year-old Waterford technology executive, has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to raise money as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate ...

    ... The 18-year Michigan resident said he's trying to bring conservative values back to the Democratic Party, which he said has been taken over by "liberal extremists."

    "I think Obamacare is the worst law. It's a horrible law. It's killing jobs. It creates a pseudopolitical class that is completely and totally exempt from the law," Whitney said. "The law applies to everyone except 1,100-plus campaign contributors to the Democratic Party, some big businesses and the government, itself, and it's wrong." ...

    ... Asked why he was running as a Democrat as opposed to a Republican, Whitney said, "Certain ideologies shouldn't be limited to one political party or the other. To be a Republican, I'd have to believe that people are nothing but a number on a spreadsheet and I can't do that." ...

    . . . so, at least for now, Mr. Peters has to deal with a primary challenge first.  Popcorn, anyone?

    • Hmmm... by Corinthian Scales, 01/08/2014 09:07:05 AM EST (none / 0)
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