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22 Sep

Say What? September 18, 2011 Edition [Reader Post]

President Barack Obama: “If you love me, you’ve got to help me pass this bill.”

Valerie Jarrett, White House senior adviser, to Rachel Maddow on President Obama‘s jobs plan: “The Congress should pass this plan and they should do it right this minute…there’s no reason why we can’t move forward right this minute.”

Valerie Jarrett, one minute later, to Maddow: “The president is going to draft the legislation, make the job a little easier for Congress and the Senate, and send it up there next week.”

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16 Aug

Say What? August 16, 2011 Edition [Reader Post]

Sen. John Kerry, D-mass.: “I believe this is, without question, the Tea Party downgrade. This is the Tea Party downgrade because a minority of people in the House of Representatives countered even the will of many Republicans in the United States Senate who were prepared to do a bigger deal.”

President Obama told a crowd at a battery plant in Holland, Michigan, that Republicans must “find a way to put country ahead of party.” Then he flew off to do 2 fundraisers.

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24 May

Say What? May 24, 2011 edition [Reader Post]

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “There’s no need to have a Democratic budget in my opinion.  It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage.”

Ed Schultz: “You see, being from the south, you know what these code words are all about. To say something about food stamps is not about white folks, it’s about black folks. There’s no question about it.”

Herb Kohl: “A 401(k) savings account should not be used as a piggy bank.”

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