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Subj: Re: I really do not understand the lack of empathy...
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 at 11:04:36 am EST (Viewed 130 times)
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Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 at 10:47:23 am EST (Viewed 166 times)



        Nah, when you fundamentally get the facts wrong and then refuse to acknowledge it, you're the one who needs correcting. Did you even read your own links? The Democrats were not threatening a government shutdown to keep PP funding. Republicans were threatening a government shutdown in order to REMOVE PP funding. So your trying to make this analogous to my example of Democrats extorting Republicans over PP is just plain incorrect.


        You cannot remove funding that's not there. Each year, a spending budget is made by putting funds into the various government programs. There's no "removing" like you stubbornly latch onto. I keep correcting you of these facts but you keep repeating your errors. I even gave you an easy Netflix analogy which you struggle with, still.


          In 2015, democrats demanded funding for Planned Parenthood or else they were going to shut the government down.

    You're just engaging in silly semantics now. The government regularly helps fund Planned Parenthood. Republicans threatened to shutdown the government if this regular practice did not end. The Democrats did not threaten to shut down the government over this. You are wrong.

Please recall your original argument:

zvelf: If a Democratic president shut down the government unless Congress gave $5 billion to Planned Parenthood, would you say Republicans should meet them half way and give Planned Parenthood $2 or $3 billion? What's to keep this from being a tactic used by any president for any issue regardless of how stupid it is?

I correctly pointed out that yes, in 2015, republicans gave Planned Parenthood its funding to avoid a Democratic president shutting the government down, thereby meeting the democrats half way (actually, fully). You said this is a stupid tactic for a president to employ, yet Obama did this very thing.

Why don't you just concede that you were wrong? Would it hurt so much to admit you lost the argument?

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