Fake Scandals Begin

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by paddy, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Here we go again

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/...p-cost-of-obamas-india-trip-video.php?ref=fpa

    How long until impeachment?
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    This is just the beginning. Expect an investigation or scandal at least weekly, if not daily.

    Did I call this or what? This is what they always do. I didn't think it would start this soon though.
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It wouldn't be safe for Obama and his team to not stay in a 5* hotel in Singapore, let alone London, let alone Delhi.

    Where in the world do they want him to stay?

    200 million a day sounds utterly made up though.
     
  5. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    When you have no concrete, legitimate ideas about fixing the economy . . .

    1. divert
    2. attack
    3. attack
    4. attack
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Of course it's made up. How could it possibly cost more then the ****ing war? The election changed nothing. Now that they have some power, watch them ratchet up the *******e.
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    And in the meantime it's business as usual, for their big corporate backers.
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    $5000/day/person so $10-$15 million ish in total per day sounds more sensible.
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's the same old BS from the party of BS. Just watch. Should we maybe start a scandal count thread?
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    This is utterly indefensible.

    Additionally this is obviously just trying to divide America, if this was true it would be indefensible on the part of the government - if it cost that much they shouldn't have gone.
     
  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oh, the Republicans are just getting warmed up. This is nothing. Just wait.
     
  12. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Then America's a failed state.

    No-one in the UK would bring up the cost of foreign trips for the head of state - it would be outrageous.
     
  13. paddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Agree, the trumped up crap will be horrendous. This is just news worthy as an indicator that they have absolutely no intention at any bipartisan efforts (as if we ever doubted it).
     
  14. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    Is the US seriously taking 34 warships to India with the President? WTF? All of this seems pretty run of the mill except for the 34 warships. Well, 800 hotel rooms seems a bit much too, but who cares about hotel rooms.
    http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/34-warships-sent-from-us-for-obama-visit-64459

     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oh absolutely. They're going to behave just like they did with Clinton. They're going to spend a bunch of our money on stupid, baseless investigations and come up empty. Well Republicans, get ready for another term of Obama. You're going to get another. This kind of behavior will guarantee it.
     
  16. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    Do you forget the outcry over the money spent on the pope's recent state visit to the UK?
     
  17. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Pentagon Dismisses Reports of 34 Warships for Obama Trip Security

    Lethal
     
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The pope's not a member of the UK government and there is widespread dislike of him.

    Additionally they had the real costs which were about £10 million.

    Admittedly people bring up the costs of the Queen's trips too (excluding security though). But no-one would do so for the prime minister.
     
  19. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Never mind. A total waste of my time. Thanks.
     
  20. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    The point was, it's not like the UK is perfect either. Costs for heads of state to visit each other are normal, and it's ridiculous to protest them. The US is not a "failed state" while the UK isn't just because people are protesting ridiculous things like this in both countries. The only difference seems to be you have a more positive view of Obama and a more negative view of the pope.

    Also, there is "widespread dislike" of Obama, too. ;)
     
  21. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    More that America has a failed citizenry of gullible spectators, and the Republicans know that they can claim absolutely anything no matter how insanely stupid, and there is a core group of fools who will believe it, not because they don't know it's insanely stupid (if one of their guys was accused of the same thing they'd be all over it) but because it's ammunition so they don't care whether it's true or even whether it makes sense.
     
  22. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I hope they impeach him. It'll backfire more than Clinton's impeachment.
     
  23. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    No, but profoundly dysfunctional in just about every way that matters. Failure is just around the corner, not much, if anything, can be done to prevent it.
     
  24. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Well I think we know that just within a day or so the President of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day," Bachmann said.

    I lol'ed hard at this "well I think" especailly coming from bachman seriously this is a non issue
     

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