posted on May, 26 2011 @ 03:20 PM
Originally posted by Tonosama
reply to post by dalloway
If Obama is paying the guy out of his campaign funds and he is working out of a campaign office then fine. If he is being paid with taxpayer dollars
and working out of the WH that is not fine. Taxpayer dollars are not supposed to fund campaigns with the exception of the donation that can be made
when taxes are filed, and that goes into a general fund for the party.
You are attempting to deflect that fact that payment of Mr. Politburo by taxpayer dollars is both amoral and possibly illegal by making a snarky
commment. As usual, obamatons won't argue the facts or admit that the O is wrong.
Nope, you're wrong. Not trying to deflect anything at all. My comment may have been snarky (Thank you for the compliment. Snark rules!) but it's
true, nevertheless. I was pointing out your hypocrisy in complaining about something Obama is guilty of (notice that I just called Obama GUILTY) that
Bush, who I am guessing you are a fan of, was also guilty of in regards to Karl Rove's functions in the Bush administration and campaigns. Try
applying the salary requirements you stated above in the first paragraph of your reply to Rove's function in the Bush administration. Karl Rove was
paid with our tax dollars to pretty much run Bush's re-election campaign, pure and simple. The point I'm making is that you can't call out Obama for
what he's doing with this new position and not admit the Bush administration's guilt for doing the exact same thing. But for the OP to say that the
new position Obama has created is akin to the "thought police" is still silly and paranoid.
In addition, I am not an "obamaton," whatever that cute (yet not snarky) little term means. Yes, I voted for Obama in the last presidential election,
but I do not plan on voting at all in the next election and possibly never again. You see, I started hanging around ATS last December and have
quickly incorporated into my personal beliefs set, some of the new information I have learned here. That's what ATS is all about -- studying newly
presented information, filtering out the crazy stuff, and then making decisions about how the rational and possibly true information may or may not
fit into your current belief system. If you come here with one set of beliefs and leave without any change in those beliefs, than you're missing the
whole point of this entire website.
Probably the most important thing I've learned here so far is the true nature of our sham of a two party political system. It has been a hard pill to
swallow, because I have been a die-hard Democrat for most of my life. In reality, the Democrats and Republicans are merely two sides of one deeply
tarnished coin. The two sides of a penny may look different, but it's still the same coin. And it is still all about the money and the corporations.
Not to mention that the copper penny isn't really copper at all. In other words, what you see on the outside is hiding something completely different
on the inside.
So. Not deflecting and not defending Obama. Just helping to debunk some of that crazy stuff I referred to above. Are we clear now?
26-5-2011 by dalloway because: (no reason given)