Why do the republicans hate America?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by OPTIONAL777, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. April 15, 2009

    BURR TALKS UP BANK RUNS.... I'd hoped someone who's been helping write federal law for more than 14 years would know better than to say things like this in public. (via Christopher Orr)

    Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) says when the financial crisis began he encouraged his wife to withdraw all the cash she possibly could from their local bank.

    During a speech on the economy [Monday] night, Burr related his immediate reaction the week the crisis began.

    "On Friday night, I called my wife and I said, 'Brooke, I am not coming home this weekend. I will call you on Monday. Tonight, I want you to go to the ATM machine, and I want you to draw out everything it will let you take," Burr said, according to the Hendersonville Times-News. "And I want you to tomorrow, and I want you to go Sunday.' I was convinced on Friday night that if you put a plastic card in an ATM machine the last thing you were going to get was cash."

    Now, maybe Burr was trying to be funny, but his comments don't make any sense. Since the advent of FDIC, Burr's family money was safe, right where it was. Calling home in a panic, and withdrawing the maximum, only serves to make a bad situation worse.

    But even worse is hearing Burr talk like this publicly to voters who may be inclined to think he knows what he's talking about. The senator wasn't just describing a bank run, he was suggesting bank runs might be a good idea in the midst of a crisis. As Matt Yglesias explained, "Burr's effort to whip people into a panic could lead to runs and bank failures. That, in turn, will lead to people losing jobs. People could even lose their business through no fault of their own other than having customers who chose to take the words of a United States Senator seriously. I'm having a hard to imagining what Burr could have been thinking."

    Burr is a vulnerable Republican incumbent, willing to throw around irresponsible rhetoric during an economic crisis. I seriously doubt he was thinking at all.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2009_04/017751.php
     
  2. they don't hate "America" they hate the middle class
     
  3. I'm from nc and I never saw anything like this reported in the n&o.
     
  4. Un huh, un huh, and yet you had nothing to say when Democratic Senator Charles Schumer made very similar comments, Why do Democrats hate America?? Answer: Both parties hate America, you fool.
     
  5. Now there is a comment I can agree with.
     
  6. Limbaugh Agrees With ‘Some Guy Named Shakir’: Tea Baggers Rooting For Obama To Fail

    This morning, I appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss today’s nationwide tea party protests, where I made the following observation:

    It’s “Fox News Protesters Against Obama,” at the end of the day. … What we shouldn’t forget is that Rush Limbaugh, who has said he hopes Obama fails, this is now the fruition of that effort. For the people who are hoping that Obama fails and actively plotting for his failure, this is what this effort is trying to do.

    And I hope that the majority of the American public who agree with where President Obama stands and where he wants to take this country, understand that this is an effort that simply is trying to derail that.

    On his radio show this afternoon, Limbaugh aired the clip of my appearance and responded to my argument by agreeing with me. He struggled with pronouncing my first name (note: it’s pronounced “Faiz” like “jazz”), so he referred to me as “some guy named Shakir from ThinkProgress.” Speaking about the tea party protesters, Limbaugh proceeded to say:

    They’re not trying to derail failure. They want failure! He’s exactly right about that. These are people – and they’re not all Republicans. … Of course they want him to fail!

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    http://thinkprogress.org/author/Faiz/