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June 26th, 2011
04:15 PM ET

Obama planning to revive debt talks?

CNN contributor Paul Begala and GOP strategist John Feehery debate the difference between tax increases and tax reform.

RELATED: President to meet Reid, McConnell for deficit reduction talks

SEE ALSO: BLITZER'S BLOG: When is a tax increase not a tax increase?


Filed under: Deficit • John Feehery • Paul Begala • Strategy Session • Taxes
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  1. George Van Tuyl

    Dear Paul Begala:
    Subjerct: Mitt Romney is a Wind Tester.

    I saw your opinions on Wolf Blitzer's Situation room today. Your
    opinions are close to being correct. However I am shocked to see that
    every one has missed the fact that Mitt Romney waits to see which way
    the political winds are blowing before he always sides on the
    strongest direction of that prevailing political position.

    I have watched Mitt since he was head of the IOC in Salt Lake City
    where I resided at the time. "No I am not a Mormon." Where I was
    witness to Mitt before he got the job and after. Before the job "head
    of the IOC" Mitt said the damnedest things. He sounded like he wanted
    to be liked by every one and unable to be firm on a position from one
    minute to the next.

    I would read the Salt Lake Tribune and see which issues were the issue
    da'Jour. By ten o'clock in the morning Mitt was making a statement in
    front of the microphone stating how he was solidly behind that very
    same issue. By 1 PM the US Ski team and announced objection,
    Thousands of skiers sided with the US Skit team and Viola Mitt changed
    his position by 3PM. This went on until Mitt was crowned head of the
    IOC. After that all decisions were his set in stone, Non negotiable
    and Mitt would use the power of the position to get his way. One
    would do well to head this warning.

    My personal opinion of Mitt is that he is a dangerous man who is
    guided with intense loyalty from his religion. Paul I am a
    Conservative but a pragmatist. I voted Liberal in Utah because the
    conservatives were so far off the charts I could not stand to be in
    the same neighborhood with them. I do not live in Utah anymore thank
    god. I do live in a community with lovely blacks, Hispanics and
    Asians. I feel comfortable here and listen closely to the concerns of
    each. We then make decisions based on those concerns.

    Instead of trying to point out how bad Mitt is I urge you to go after
    the obvious and show how much of a Wind Tester this fool is.

    Good Luck
    George Van Tuyl

    August 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm |

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