Cheap shots 2017

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Cheap shots 2017

Postby Shorty » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:02 am

This year's Cheap shots: ... 2-21-2017/

"Chameleon of the Year: Scott Walker
Wisconsin’s Republican governor did everything he could this year to make people forget the things he did before. His proposed budget hiked spending for public schools and state universities, which he earlier placed on the chopping block. He lavished attention on rural areas, which he once ignored to the point of rejecting federal funding for improvements. As one Democratic lawmaker cracked, “It’s like an arsonist lighting a fire and coming back six years later with a hose.” Walker’s approval ratings rebounded slightly, but still stayed south of 50 percent. Who’s hosing who?

Let Them Eat Death” Insensitivity Award:
Wisconsin’s ultra-rich U.S. senator didn’t mince words, or display ordinary human decency, when asked at a public forum this fall whether he thought health care was a right. “I think it’s probably more of a privilege,” he replied, lumping it in with such other frills as (his words) “food,” “clothing” and “shelter.”Aside from life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, he said, “everything else is a limited resource that we have to use our opportunities given to us so we can afford those things.” Ron Johnson’s most limited resource is compassion.

Defecate or Vacate the Commode Award:Paul Soglin
Madison’s lovable grouch of a mayor announced in June that he would decide “sometime around Labor Day” whether to seek the Democratic nomination for governor. In late October, he said he would “mostly likely” join the crowded field for the job, with an announcement “after the first of the year.” Soglin has many qualities that would make him an attractive candidate; “decisive” is not one of them."

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Re: Cheap shots 2017

Postby gozer » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:51 pm

trump is decisive, as are the most addled of his supporters and opponents . . . indecisiveness could be a good thing, given that 2017 was the year of the know-it-all and political screamer . . .

i am surprised that congressman ryan didn't have anything even more vicious to say than that johnson quote given how he is chomping at the bit to work over the poor again with gutting aid programmes . . .

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