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Posted at 9:58 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Republicans see only spending

By Ann Telnaes

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By Ann Telnaes  | January 27, 2011; 9:58 AM ET
Categories:  Energy, GOP, Obama White House  
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Pesident Obama is correct that the US needs high speed trains which will cut down on individual autos and save energy.

Posted by: datalley | January 28, 2011 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Obama is right about using high speed trains, and cutting down on the use of autos.

Posted by: datalley | January 28, 2011 12:55 AM | Report abuse

And if the President keeps looking west he will see the Oscar only going to whitey this year. Ann, did you notice on the front page of TWP Style page two days ago all the major Academy Award nominees are white? Are you going to do a cartoon shaming Hollywood for this travesty? Maybe Courtland Milloy will do a column calling for a Federal Investigation into this apparent lack of diversity in Hollywood.

Posted by: jornolibist | January 27, 2011 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Republicans see only spending, because they don't want to give the president credit for saving the country from the economic "doomsday" that it was headed towards in which they created.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | January 27, 2011 7:53 PM | Report abuse

GREENCROFT - - - want to see "civility" from a satirist 100% on the Far Right? Look at Glenn McCoy's vitriol, especially yesterday and today. (He HATES Obama and Pro-Choicers)

Also PLEASE try to understand "SATIRE"

I am older than dirt, and first met Ms. Telnaes' GOP character when I saw Some of Birmingham's small truck farmers (some still using wagons) trying to sell string beans at 2¢/bushel ... not a typo . . 2¢/bushel . . Meanwhile, a GOP Roosevelt-Hater I knew (in church) was raking in dough by renting unpainted, trashy, run-down shacks to poor blacks in the Birmingham slums. He lived in a mansion in a wealthy suburb, similar to Bill Gates’ neighborhood.

Fact – That’s the USA that McConnell and Boehner are striving to drag us back into! I’m telling you - - that’s a disastrous course for the working class.

Posted by: lufrank1 | January 27, 2011 7:26 PM | Report abuse

The GOP's goal is not to lower the debt but to destroy many of the programs established since the Great Depression and the 60's. This has been their goal since they were first put into play and now they see an opening. I find it interesting that the GOP want to cut programs that benefit the middle class and poor and reduce regulations, taxes and oversite that will only make the rich richer and poor poorer.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | January 27, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I thought we are living in the new age of "civility". Mocking those you disagree with, rather than discussing the issues, is not civil.

Posted by: GREENCROFT | January 27, 2011 5:10 PM | Report abuse

So many pundits. . . . so many words. . . . and Telnaes sums it up in this one succinct offering. Perfect.

Posted by: HillNo | January 27, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Telnaes and other big-Gov. leftistas never mention the cost of their precious high speed rail.
Depending on the actual speed of the high speed it can cost between $5 million and $80 million per mile to build. The true high speed rail lines around the world are not profitable and must be subsidized by the Gov.
The US gov. can't even do low-speed rail at a profit. Witness Amtrack.

Posted by: spamsux1 | January 27, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

yes invest in clean energy like bho buying solar panels from spain and in wind projects buying turbines from china and grants to univ to dev improved batteries [ the univ is in china]

Posted by: oldhat | January 27, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Peter King, the New York Republican in charge of the Homeland Security oversight has introduced a bill that would protect the army of neighborhood spies Homeland Security hopes to recruit under Janet Napolitano’s "See Something, Say Something" Nazi campaign from lawsuits brought by innocent people wrongly accused of being terrorists or extremists.

Both parties are trying to take our rights away.

Posted by: alance | January 27, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

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