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Thad McCotter's "How to speak democrat"

Old 06-23-08, 05:58 PM
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Thad McCotter's "How to speak democrat"

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your tax dollars at work. I wonder how much money was spent to make those charts.
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Old 06-23-08, 06:23 PM
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What? What was going on here exactly? What are you people doing in Michigan?
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Wow.

I guess when the voters in Michigan wise up and kick his ass to the curb, he can get a job in talk radio.
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Old 06-23-08, 11:07 PM
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That was funny.

The best part was that most of it was pretty accurate...
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Old 06-24-08, 07:36 AM
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Really, can someone clarify what was happening here? Did he just have floor time and decide to do this? Who was watching? What kind of proceeding exactly?

I'm strongly considering a motion to tar and feather.
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I'm not sure if Thad McCotter taught me how to speak Democrat, but he certainly taught me how to speak douche.
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Old 06-24-08, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by B5Erik
That was funny.
really?

What would be your reaction if a Democrat took floor time to make a "how to speak republican" speech?
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Old 06-24-08, 11:23 AM
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Itís rather sad that an elected official would waste his time with such rubbish.

I can just imagine the Congressman and his staff working on that one in his office, they were probably slapping themselves on the back in hysterical laughter thinking they were oh so clever and funny.

Hopefully when he comes up for re-election his opponent will use this clip repeatedly to demonstrate to the voters that while they are hard at work every day just trying to make a living this is how Thad is working for you.
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea
What would be your reaction if a Democrat took floor time to make a "how to speak republican" speech?
That would be completely difficult, as anybody doing so would be a traitor. Not by giving the speech, mind you, but by joining the Democratic party in the first place!
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Was this part of a filibuster? I've seen some wacky things on the floor during a filibuster.
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Old 06-24-08, 11:56 AM
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People here are pissed because it's true.
Best one: "The rich means you."
Democrats: "The democrats will only tax the rich."
Translation: "The democrats will only tax you."
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Old 06-24-08, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Groucho
That would be completely difficult, as anybody doing so would be a traitor. Not by giving the speech, mind you, but by joining the Democratic party in the first place!

I guess we know how to identify them now.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Was this part of a filibuster? I've seen some wacky things on the floor during a filibuster.
Thad McCotter is in the House of Representatives, so sadly, not only was this not a fillibuster, but he had to go to the Republican House leadership and reserve time to give that presentation and they had to affirmatively say "Yes, Representative McCotter. You may have time on the floor of the United States House of Representatives to give your presentation on How to Speak Democrat."
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As long as it takes time away from passing bills I'm all for how to talk Esperanto, Chipmunk, or Martian speeches. Unfortunately, I'm afraid this probably didn't accomplish that.
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Somebody should tell him you're not supposed to do your Comedy Club tryouts on the House floor.

On second thought maybe that is a good place for them.
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That was the most ham-handed, santimonious thing I have seen... since that "I'm Voting Republican" YouTube clip from a couple weeks back.

New rule - no more irony unless you can do it properly.






EDIT - And I've never been prouder to be a Michigander. Yikes.
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I have a friend whose first name is Fielding.

He's a nice guy - even though he's a lawyer.

Terrible bridge player though.

I thought the forum might be interested in that tidbit.
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Originally Posted by classicman2
I have a friend whose first name is Fielding.

He's a nice guy - even though he's a lawyer.

Terrible bridge player though.

I thought the forum might be interested in that tidbit.
Yes! Please tell us more about your friend Fielding!
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Oh god, this is worse than the wait for the last Harry Potter
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I can't take it anymore, tell me!
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When are we getting a Fielding update?
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Originally Posted by JasonF
I'm not sure if Thad McCotter taught me how to speak Democrat, but he certainly taught me how to speak douche.
Now, THAT was fucking funny.
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Originally Posted by JasonF
I'm not sure if Thad McCotter taught me how to speak Democrat, but he certainly taught me how to speak douche.
translation: I'm not sure if Thad McCotter taught me how to speak Democrat, but he certainly taught me how to speak Republican.


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Originally Posted by bhk
People here are pissed because it's true.
Best one: "The rich means you."
Democrats: "The democrats will only tax the rich."
Translation: "The democrats will only tax you."
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No party bashing/generalizations: Posts like "liberals are smarter than conservatives" or "conservatives are more moral than liberals" do nothing to forward the discourse we are trying to have here, not to mention the majority of the time these types of generalizations are speculation, opinon, or outright false. If you are trying to make a specific point, like "[liberals or conservatives] favor ________" please back up the supposition w/ links to articles/polls/sites that support the point you are trying to make.
Nice generalization...
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Originally Posted by Chrisedge
Nice generalization...
Nice overreaction...



Did you even watch the video?

Hint: he was quoting from the video...
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