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thanks for that last bit of info.

you're welcome.

nah . . . they do it on purpose. :d

no they don't. nah nah nah nah nah...:lol2:

agree to disagree once again...:)

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Agree to disagree once again...:)

That's ok - who knew your middle name was naive. :coollook:

I'm the queen of skeptics. :D

steph

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That's ok - who knew your middle name was naive. :coollook:

I'm the queen of skeptics. :D

All they did was embed a video to show Colmes' response to Fox News' India trip smears. The video doesn't lie. "Are you going to believe me or your lying eyes?"

This 62 year old female isn't naive. ;)

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Here's an example of my irritation of MM . . .. . the photo they put up of Rush is one where he was at his fattest and a long time ago. So they can further the "fat stupid man" idea. :rolleyes: It is like what some conservatives do to Nancy Pelosi or Barbara Boxer - put up the most unflattering photo instead of talking about the substance or lack thereof in their statements. That drives me crazy.

We should be able to talk about what this trip is really going to cost and if that is too much for this time period in our history - then it is too much.

I haven't seen any estimates of what a more realistic amount of money looks like - realistic can still be too much. I do agree that the president should bare bones it and not be wasteful.

steph

On his homepage he doesn't look like he's lost that much weight compared to the MM pic in some of those pictures, but for the nice picture at the top....which is probably old as well. But agree, it's not a flattering pic.

I suppose I could agree that the cost of the trip is a legitimate question. I'd like to know myself. But you're only trying to spin things away from the obvious misstep of the conservative press, which you should really just let go. Don't worry the liberal press will screw up soon and it will be my turn to spin.

The trip is going to cost millions and the benefits won't be tangible. I think it's just going to fall under the category of "he can't win" no matter what, because someone somewhere on the right side is going to criticize.

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with a growing middle class people in india would buy more from the united states except we don't make things anymore.

interesting facts reported by businessinsider.com:

- in 2009 there were 12m americans in manufacturing jobs. that's the lowest number since 1941 (in 1941 there were 133.4m americans; today there are over 300m)

 

- in 1959 manufacturing was 28% of u.s. economic output. today it is 11.5%

 

- since 2001 42,400 factories have closed in america

 

- since 2000, america has lost 5.5m manufacturing jobs (32%)

 

- fewer americans are working at making computers in 2009 than were doing so in 1975 - when mainframes were the dominant technology and buyers were severely limited.

 

- from 1999 to 2008 jobs in foreign affiliates of u.s. companies grew by 2.3m

- a list of products no longer made in america includes gerber baby food, levi jeans, mattel toys, dell computers, major league baseballs, dress shirts, vending machines, incandescent light bulbs, televisions, canned sardines, ordinary silverware and dress shirts.

 

http://blogs.forbes.com/adamhartung/2010/11/04/its-about-the-economy-stupid-lessons-from-the-election/?boxes=homepagechannels

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great catch...:yeah:

did mike huckabee change his position on the costs related to president obama's trip to india?

as the upshot reported on friday, huckabee was among leading republicans floating a widely disputed estimate that obama's trip to india, part of a 10-day tour of asia, was costing $200 million a day.

but as tpmdc's eric kleefeld notices today, huckabee came to the white house's defense during an interview friday night with fox's greta van susteren, pushing back on criticism that the trip is too expensive.

well, you've uncovered another fox news hypocrite who doesn't believe in fact checking. i guess he's trying to cover his butt hoping no one will notice.

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President's trips months in the making - upcoming India stop highlights complexity of visits

I googled it and found it in on Michelle Malkin's and other right wing websites. As usual this is the right's freak out on President Obama's every word and move. Yes, the trip will be costly, but he can't stay in the White House to appease Republicans. They'll just find and complain about something else.

Almost every President makes costly trips abroad and this one is no different.

India Trips:

1959: Dwight D. Eisenhower

1969: Richard M. Nixon

1978: Jimmy Carter

2000: Bill Clinton

2006: George W. Bush

2010: Humayun lies in wait for Obama

Doesn't mean it's ok just because other presidents have done it.

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