McConnell: Defeating Obama “single most important job”

Last week, both President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave interviews to the National Journal in which they said something very similar: Each man said he and his party needed to view the uncoming mid-term results with “humility.”

Obama:
“I think it’s premature to talk about vetoes because maybe I’m a congenital optimist, but I feel as if, post-election, regardless of how it plays out, the most important message that will be sent by the American people is, we want people in Washington to act like grown-ups.”

McConnell:
“We need to have a humble, grateful response about this election.”

Inside the Beltway, that was widely read as an acknowledgment by both — but especially by McConnell, for the need for compromise on important issues in the next Congress.

But McConnell’s gesture of conciliation didn’t hold for a week. This week, he gave another interview to National Journal, in which he said “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

MCCONNELL: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, “Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job.”

NATIONAL JOURNAL: What’s the job?

MCCONNELL: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

Perhaps McConnell didn’t mean to, but he provided insight into his contempt for the plight of average voters. What’s the most important job? Not creating a climate to aid job creation. Not cutting the deficit. Not even cutting taxes.

No. As has been the case since Obama’s inauguration, the GOP has as its main goal trying to make sure the president fails — even if the country fails right along with him.

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Kamchak's gerbil

October 26th, 2010
7:17 am

CT – once again you get it wrong. His point was to get a republican elected – not to make BHO fail. You have such a large chip on your soldier – get over it. We elected bozo but he is doing a poor job. Now we need to elect someone else.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
7:17 am

Is any body surprised?

It’s a continuation of the “we want Obama to fail” meme we heard only on. To the GOP and it’s in bred cousin, the Tea Party, it remains party over people.

Hobby

October 26th, 2010
7:19 am

None of these things (job creation, cutting the deficit, cutting taxes) are possible with the policies this administration have instituted.
Yes—job #1 is change this administration so that this economy can begin to recover.

Kamchak's gerbil

October 26th, 2010
7:25 am

GG – I guess you will use the excuse “GOP wants Dems to fail” next Wed.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
7:38 am

KG
Nope.

No excuses.

If we lose the house we lose the house. Just as if you can’t win the senate you can’t win the senate.

Another midterm, pretty standard stuff.

Joel

October 26th, 2010
7:40 am

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
7:17 am
Is any body surprised?

It’s a continuation of the “we want Obama to fail” meme we heard only on. To the GOP and it’s in bred cousin, the Tea Party, it remains party over people.

Kinda like Dems have a continuation of “we want America to fail”

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
7:43 am

Joel

A small difference, perhaps you might mot have noticed…

At no time has any democrat said, “we want America to fail”.

You cannot deny that GOP leaders, both actual pols and pundits, have loudly and vociferously called for Obama to fail.

Then again, perhaps you miss what that means afterall….

Road Scholar

October 26th, 2010
7:44 am

Hobby: So, what makes you think that the Repubs, who were in power up to 2 years ago, now have changed from the ones who caused the downturn? Where were their jobs program, cutting the deficit, and cutting taxes? I’ll give you the last one even though they put a “fuse” on the tax cuts that expire in January. Tax breaks aren’t going to create jobs, but they have been proven to increase the deficit.

Road Scholar

October 26th, 2010
7:46 am

Joel:”Kinda like Dems have a continuation of “we want America to fail””

Please provide a source, other than FOX news, for this alledged quote.

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 26th, 2010
7:48 am

MCCONNELL: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President obozo to be a one-term president.

Stating the obvious, duh. This surprises Queen Pinko?

Ruining the dummycrat party in it’s entirety would be a nice bonus, just sayin…

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
7:49 am

“even if the country fails right along with him.”

I don’t think Obama needs the GOP’s help in that department. His policies were passed w/out GOP support and look where the country is now.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
7:52 am

With all due respect I think Mr. McConnell errs. Any thinking person sees the disaster arising from the leftist policies, primarily the instability they introduce to the culture. However much damage the president inflicts on the culture, the culture will recover. However, I am not certain the economy can recover from the mindset that elected Chauncey in the first place. What were they thinking? Could they not see one move beyond the initial, or is that where the “hope” part came in? I am pessimistic about the future of the country, and I fear we are all going the way of the rust belt, now that the rust belt leaders have control.

rascal

October 26th, 2010
7:53 am

The bottom line is that CT has become depressed over the end of her dream: an American society run by government, people equalized by government, outcomes adjusted to make it fair by government, all the result of Obama and Democrat and Big Government Repubs. The ugly truth is that the American people do indeed love their freedom and all the dreamy-eyed socialists like CT are in for a turn of fortunes, starting 7 days from now.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 26th, 2010
7:54 am

there is no “success” of “failure” in DC. there is only bickering, finger pointing and other childlike behaviors. and this is as the casino owners (plutocracy) want it. entice players (voters) with alluring games of chance, multi-million dollar lotto jackpots, and set lines to attract action for any of the meaningless “us vs. them” contests. issue payouts to those who back the cynically chosen winner (Roe v. Wade, DADT, Citizens United, Welfare/Warfare entitlements, same sex marriage), and every quarter, dole out the real winnings to the shareholders (plutocracy).

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
7:57 am

Hey Rags!

You’re always such a downer.

Damage to the culture?

I guess the shwartz is with you!

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
7:57 am

Dear Road @ 7:44, Ms. Pelosi declared an end to the “Bush tax cuts” when she took office almost four years ago. The dems have been in control since Jan 2007, and the economy beginning Jan 2008 belongs to them.

Jimmy62

October 26th, 2010
7:59 am

Umm, all those things you mentioned, creating jobs, cutting the deficit, cutting taxes, cutting spending… Those are all things much more likely to be achieved without Obama in office. So to wish for Obama to lose is to wish for a better future for America. Cuz you know what? He hasn’t created jobs, cut the deficit, cut taxes, or cut spending. In fact he’s done basically the opposite in every one of those issues. Not to mention continuing many of the same policies you bemoaned when Bush was in office. So you yourself should be wanting Obama to lose.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
7:59 am

Good morning Granny, while you are right about my mood, I fear my words are true. Ms. Tucker’s morning essay brings that into sharp focus.

dougmo2

October 26th, 2010
8:00 am

Hey CT, still no mention of Juan Williams. What’s up with that?

12 acre roads

October 26th, 2010
8:02 am

I hope Obama fails. I hope the country disolves in chaos. Now, when I say that, I mean that if Obama is trying to turn this country into Russian Communism, circa 1948, then I hope he fails. Or maybe Obama is trying to turn this country into the Irish Potato Famine, and if that’s the case, I hope he fails, and I say that as a confirmed couch potatoe.

(Rush Limbaugh explaining away his treasonous venom).

saywhat?

October 26th, 2010
8:03 am

Exactly rags. Since the Democrats took over, the economy has gone from a state of freefall to a state of slow growth. Should we re-elect the people who put it into freefall in the first place?

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 26th, 2010
8:04 am

Peadawg, exactly. the country is where it is; 10% of the population owns 85% of the wealth(and the meter is still running). when will you – and I mean YOU – I’ll work on the others later – accept that the country is in great shape for the people who own it/run it? I don’t recall who suggested it, but if you can bring yourself to sink to such depths, go to the npr website and listen to the 45 minute interview with Jon Stewart. he makes some great points, which are devoid of the rabid ideology and ranting that defines our “political process”. or, go to YouTube and dial up my lord and savior Geroge Carlin in listen to what he says about politicians and elections, and who observed that despite the habit of bemoning the corruption in Washington, and the wringing our hands about the true nature of “politicians” “maybe, just maybe it’s the people who s**k”. we (re)elect these criminals.

dougmo2

October 26th, 2010
8:04 am

GG- “It’s a continuation of we want Obama to fail”

I think he is doing a good enough job of failing on his own. He doesn’t need our help.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:05 am

Rags

Your mood can be improved with Pamprin.

Dems in control since 2007? Fiction

Economy belongs to Bush through the end of his last budget, and beyond that the Bush Recession is now a part of the national lexicon. He broke it, he bought it. Small business people surely do understand that concept.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
8:07 am

Dear saywhat @ 8:03, actually the opposite is true. The economy was vibrant, the market was rising, unemployment was low until around 15 months after the dems took the house. Once the full effect of their policies infiltrated the economy, the economy died.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:08 am

dougmo2

with thinkin’ like that it’s amazing you aren’t a GOP candidate….

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:09 am

RAGS

You mean all those policies that Bush didn’t veto?

No veto means, “OK with me” now don’t it?

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
8:11 am

Country First! Provided that what the country needs is more Republicans!

But he hasnt created jobs — except the evidence shows otherwise….just not enough yet. More than Bush did. And the stimulus would have created more if not for incorporating the failed ideas of the republicans.

He hasn’t cut spending Except that his first year budget was less than Bush’s final year budget.

Don’t let the facts get in the way. Granny is absolutely right…nothing more than a standard mid-term here and let’s see the whining when the Republicans shut down government for their own gain and not for the good of the country.

JKL2

October 26th, 2010
8:11 am

What’s the most important job? Not creating a climate to aid job creation. Not cutting the deficit.

Since Obama has no interest either one of those topics, I sincerely hope he is a one term president. I purposely left out the cutting taxes part because everyone knows what a joke that is for this regime.

dougmo2

October 26th, 2010
8:11 am

GG- Too busy being a stay at home dad, thank you for the offer though.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
8:11 am

Dear Granny @ 8:05, you err. The dems began their regulate-regulatte-regulate drum beat when they took over, pushed through the rise in minimum wage that initiated the fall in employment, and their promise of higher taxes, both direct and through Obamacare and “cap and tax”, caused every rational business organization to start to cut back.

When businesses cut back, the economy does not grow. What have democrats done to make anyone want to expand, or more relevant, to start a business in the first place? If you face insuperable costs and confiscatory taxes, you don’t go down that road. You conserve, or your invest in a more favorable investment climate.

Martin the Calvinist

October 26th, 2010
8:11 am

Granny G, I saw that movie for the first time two weeks ago…I know way behind…but real funny. I’m w/ Ragnar D. on this one, you’ve got politicians that are in it for their own power and prestige, they aren’t worried as long as they maintain power. We are thirteen trillion dollars in debt and growing, they won’t make the real choices to solve that issue. Neither party will as a whole. There are a few principled legislators on both sides but they are drowned out by the powers that be. It’s just the way it is unless they get voted out. Problem with that is they are good at fooling the dumb masses who vote for them.

Dougmo2, if you look closely…mainly to the right, you can see Cynthia’s tweets, she mentions Juan Williams in there. She supports his right to say what he wants, she supports NPR firing him for what he said.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
8:12 am

It took you guys 13 posts to play the “socialist” card?

Either you guys are off your feed, or the word-of-the-day from your silly cons word-of-the-day calendar is wrong.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:12 am

Keep

Yep, they were for spending cuts and decreasing the deficit….until Obama did it.

What the hell is that all about?

Road Scholar

October 26th, 2010
8:13 am

Thanks Granny, you beat me to it! Isn’t it interesting that since Obama is President it’s all his fault, but when Bush was president, it’s the Democratic house and senate. He did have veto ability didn’t he?

Regardless it will take both parties, and ALL Americans to right the ship. Not the senseless insults and absurd proposals that are made on these sites.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
8:13 am

It is no coincidence that the stock market went into free fall in October 2008, when it became evident that a radical congress and a leftist executive would be calling the shots for at least two years. Markets are forward looking. The slow rise over the last six months reflects cautious optimism that the nightmare may end. If republicans take the senate, look for a 500 point rise the next day.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
8:16 am

You notice how many of the wingnuts looks at $850 million wasted on a 52 mile fence for a 1900 mile border and say either “build more” or “who cares that is just a drop in the bucket.” Hmmmm seems if they really cared about the drops the bucket would follow. But then I guess Rush, Beck or some other pouter would kick the bucket over because their pocket was not being lined.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
8:18 am

Dear Granny @ 8:09, correct. You will recall that Bush’s TARP program – created by Tim Geithner and Hank Paulson – was mainstream leftist policy. Bush’s steel import quotas in 2002 were mainstream leftist policy. Bush’s agricultural bill of 2001 was mainstream leftist policy. Bush’s education bill of 2002 was mainstream leftist policy. The massive expansion of government snooping, aka Homeland Security, was mainstream leftist policy. Other than the tax cuts, the domestic President Bush governed as a leftist. When you invoke the name of President Bush, you do not magnify a conservative.

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
8:18 am

“Yep, they were for spending cuts and decreasing the deficit….until Obama did it.”

How/When did he decrease the deficit? LMAO! I must have missed it. What is it now? 13 trillion or something? Way to cut spending and decrease that deficit!!!

Road Scholar

October 26th, 2010
8:18 am

RD: Could that have ben caused by placing both wars cost in the budget? And what has happened to the market under President Obama?

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
8:18 am

Road….and if it were not a Dem House and Senate or a Dem President, it would be the “concern” that there could be a Dem House, Senate or President…… Republicans know how to play their fear card, over and over and over…and the guppies swallow it without a thought.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:19 am

dougmo2

no thanks required, you haven’t earned my vote

Rags

Minimum wage initiated the rise in unemployment?
Nope, it increases spending….that makes jobs.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
8:20 am

CYNTHIA,

Once again, you miss the point. By getting OBAMA out of there, all those important things you listed will be able to be worked on with common sense. No way America wants the radical things Obama has came out to favor. The American people have spoken clearly on that. In a few days, the words will be even more clear. Then in 2 years, we will get back to electing presidents based on what they can do for us, not just the color of their skin or because they are Democrat.

mystified

October 26th, 2010
8:21 am

Obama created more jobs than Bush…..Hmm. Unemployment under Bush was 4.7 percent. Unemployment under Obama is almost 10%. That must be new math you libs are using.

Just to give you some perspective. Imagine if the most conservative person in the country. I’m talking the most radical right winger ever to be elected to the office of President. His agenda was everything you oppose. ( you know… social responsibility… fiscal restraint). Now tell me what your number one priority would be in the midterm election and just how predisposed you would be to compromising with him.

Come on liberals…. tell the truth.. You can do it.

AFret

October 26th, 2010
8:23 am

Perhaps everyone would not be so sour toward the current administration if: There was a transparent goventment as promised and he and Pelosi, Reid and Gibbs were not consummate liars. If Obama’s appointees were not criminals themselves. If his own spouse were not a United States hating racist. If his own family members were not here illegally since the 1970’s, etc…

Road Scholar

October 26th, 2010
8:24 am

KUTGF: Exactly,just like this crap about businesses being uncertain what the future brings is the reason for the economy not growing. They have NEVER known what the future would bring. More drivel. If they did know the future, I just need 6 good lottery numbers!

The Repubs mealticket: Fear with a little whine!

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
8:25 am

No way America wants the radical things Obama has came out to favor. The American people have spoken clearly on that.

Right, the American People did speak…by electing Obama but I guess that vote did not count. And those “radical” things proposed by Republicans, oh the socialism.

The word will be even clearer in 2 weeks….from what, a midterm election that returns a few seats to the Republicans and others to the Dems. A few reject Tea Party candidates…..Historically, not much…..Are the 2 witches going to tell us the message by reading the tea leaves?

Midground

October 26th, 2010
8:25 am

On average, its takes about two to fours years for economy to rebound from an economic downturn, let alone the “worst recession since the Great depression” We have given ths guy two months to fix a crisis that took seven years to create. We have given him two years to bring us back from a double digit defecit and job loosing rate. Granted some of his policies have been questionable but the he has stopped the haemorraging. Both the Bush administration and Obama administration engaged in stimulus spending which, believe it or not, saved this economy ( economic fact no politics). McConnell’s statement exemplifies whats wrong with our country, partisan politics, Republicans over Democrat; blue over red, and somewhere the American fit in. Thats what we (the people) are sick of !!!!!! Job creation, nixing federal spending, reigniting manufacturing, stopping outsourcing, cutting taxes, immigration reform, Amending (not repealing) Obamacare should be your top most priority. Showing and proving to us ( the american people) you are engaging towards these goals and we will put any party in power !!!! Boehner and McConnell; the Peoples’ priority over partisan politics !!!

Liberal Chicks are UGLY

October 26th, 2010
8:25 am

obama failing is a victory for the country…Nothing he has done has worked and everything he tries fails.

JKL2

October 26th, 2010
8:26 am

keep- kick the bucket over because their pocket was not being lined.

Now you’re talking the Chicago politics we all know and love. Change you can believe in.

Big D

October 26th, 2010
8:26 am

Ragnar,
Great job as usual….I’ve given up trying to reason with the likes of Kam and GG…It’s like trying to tell a drunk…that he’s drunk.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:26 am

Call it like it is

October 26th, 2010
8:27 am

One sided opinion as usual. And what did Obama tell the Latinos the other day? You need to get out and vote so we can “punish” our enemies and reward our friends. Yeah, Cynthia great President we have there. Sounds more like something you would hear from a thug much less a President.

Road Scholar

October 26th, 2010
8:28 am

So Chicks, the tax cut contained in the stimulus didn’t work? If so, then why do we need more tax cuts?

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
8:29 am

Granny….now why do you want to throw off a pout with facts?

JKL – You mean Cheney-Rove and Republican politics..its always been the republican way to see the success of Dems and take it to the extreme….or do your foreign and corporate overlords not let you say that?

mystified

October 26th, 2010
8:29 am

Midground…
I ate at Taco Bell yesterday and my head cold got better today. Obviously eating at Taco Bell is good for me.
That’s as reasonable as your comments on the stimulus.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
8:30 am

obama failing is a victory for the country…

There’s your sign.

hobby

October 26th, 2010
8:30 am

ONE WEEK!!! got to get my sheets pressed for the big party.

James

October 26th, 2010
8:30 am

200 million plus 100 million plus 12.5 million plus 300 million plus (estimated future)

Net worth of Mr. Clinton, Gore, Ms. Pelosi, and future net worth of Obama. The far left and the far right are the same. It is almost Seinfeld funny to read the leftist dribble about how much they care.

Next Wednesday back to gridlock and the emancipation of the great American worker and entrepreneur.

Pulitzer = Charmin Extra Soft

October 26th, 2010
8:30 am

I would agree with her. Obama hasn’t a clue.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
8:31 am

Dear Granny, not that facts matter to leftists, but here is a simple history of total employment numbers in the US:

2007 01 60 137067· House passes minimum wage increase
2007 02 21 137171. Senate passes minimum wage increase
2007 03 77 137410.
2007 04 39 137502.
2007 05 17 137651. Final approval of minimum wage increase
2007 06 92 137706.
2007 07 14 137686. First raise in minimum wage goes into effect
2007 08 16 137615.
2007 09 67 137667·
2007 10 36 137753.
2007 11 90 137881.
2007 12 15 137951.
2008 01 59 137941. Total employment starts to fall
2008 02 6 137891·
2008 03 67 137858.
2008 04 2 137709·
2008 05 67 137478·
2008 06 83 137285·
2008 07 30 137075. Second minimum wage increase goes into effect
2008 08 70 136741·
2008 09 90 136283·
2008 10 72 135729·
2008 11 93 135001.
2008 12 38 134328·
2009 01 5 133549·
2009 02 4 132823·
2009 03 90 132070.
2009 04 46 131542·
2009 05 99 131155.
2009 06 32 130640·
2009 07 83 130294·
2009 08 64 130082·
2009 09 9 129857.
2009 10 38 129633.
2009 11 58 129697.
2009 12 84 129588.
2010 01 78 129602.
2010 02 26 129641.
2010 03 28 129849.
2010 04 23 130162·
2010 05 31 130594·
2010 06 26 130419.
2010 07 27 130353·
2010 08 24 130296.
2010 09 17 130201.

Andrew

October 26th, 2010
8:31 am

Granny, Cynthia, others…

I’d love your reaction to the following quote from Obama in RI yesterday?

“We can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

Does that sound remotely presidential? Are these the words of the supposed uniter??? Hardly. Back of the bus? There’s no subliminal racial overtones there, is there? NOOOOOOOOOOOO, of course not. You jump on McConnell for speaking the truth about the absolute goal of defeating Obama, but you miss the reason: Obama’s polices suck and are destroying the country.

CT: ….back of the bus…I remember a golf analyst who was suspended for saying in jest that other golfers might want to take Tiger Woods out back and lynch him because he was so good. The left went insane over this. Do you think this is appropriate for the president to say?

aps

October 26th, 2010
8:34 am

Whew!! I’m so glad that when Bush was President, those get along gentle Democrats never said a tawdry word about him. NOT!!!

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:35 am

Do you want special interests riding shotgun ANDREW?

Do you?

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
8:36 am

Granny,

ttp://www.usgovernmentspending.com/federal_deficit_chart.html

9.91% in 2009 to 10.64% in 2010(projected).

So I guess it depends on what ya read.

ken R

October 26th, 2010
8:36 am

Democrat cheats in Debate last night. Alex Sink a candidate for Florida Governor cheated last night in her debate when an aide handed her a cell phone with a message on it, she got caught and said she fired the person that did it.

Why didn’t she fire herself for taking the message? typical Democrat!

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
8:38 am

Oh yes Andrew you are right to be paranoid and you played the race card fast

…except the “bus” was your interjection wasnt it and has been used by Republicans before. Oh you conveniently took the comment out of context by omitting the part where he referred to driving the car into the ditch.

But typical fake race card place. Congrats. Maybe Kam will point you to your sign.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:39 am

Peadawg

error: “projected”

try again

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
8:41 am

Pea — Not much can be done with the overall deficit until the budget is balanced.

On January 20, 2009, the President inherited a $1.3 trillion budget deficit. The President has put forth a budget that will halve this deficit by the end of his first term, bring non-defense discretionary spending to its lowest level as a share of GDP since 1962.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
8:43 am

Dr. Sowell today, writing on Andrew Mellon (Scty of Treasury in the 1920s):

When Mellon took office, there was a large national debt, the economy was stagnating, and tax rates were high, though the tax revenues were still not enough to cover government expenditures. What was Mellon’s prescription for getting out of this mess? A series of major cuts in the tax rates!

Then as now, there were people who failed to make the distinction between tax rates and tax revenues. Mellon said, “It seems difficult for some to understand that high rates of taxation do not necessarily mean large revenue for the Government, and that more revenue may often be obtained by lower rates.”

How can that be? Because taxpayers change their behavior according to what the tax rates are. When one of the Rockefellers died, Mellon discovered that his estate included $44 million in tax-exempt bonds, compared to $7 million in Standard Oil securities, even though Standard Oil was the source of the Rockefeller fortune.

For the country as a whole, the amount of money tied up in tax-exempt securities was estimated to be three times as large as the federal government’s expenditures and more than half as large as the national debt.

In short, huge amounts of money were not being invested in productive capacity, such as factories or power plants, but was instead being made available for local political boondoggles, because this money was put into tax-exempt state and local bonds.

When tax rates are reduced, investors have incentives to take their money out of tax shelters and put it into the private economy, creating higher returns for themselves and more production in the economy. Andrew Mellon understood this then, even though many in politics and the media seem not to understand it now.

ken R

October 26th, 2010
8:43 am

Obamas financial commission is recomending that he does away with the Tax break for Mortgage Interest and Child deduction.
This should sit well with the middle class and the poor.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:46 am

ken r

that’s probably why he won’t take that piece of advice.

Andrew

October 26th, 2010
8:48 am

Granny:

In your opinion, what is the largest special interest group in the country that wields the most influence?

ctucker

October 26th, 2010
8:48 am

Ragnar@8:11, The rise in the minimum wage initiated the fall in employment? I haven’t read that from a single economist.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
8:49 am

Keep,

They predict as many as 100 seats in the house could go republican with Democrats losing in a LANDSLIDE. They also predict Repubs picking up 10 or more senate seats. How is that for a few?!

ctucker

October 26th, 2010
8:49 am

Ragnar@8:07, OK, so now it’s the fault of a Democratic Congress? Wow! That took some huge leaps in logic to get there. Which policies of theirs killed the economy? Just the rise in the minimum wage?

Tyler

October 26th, 2010
8:49 am

He is already limiting what we can put away in our Health savings accounts, starting in January 2011. And, now I need a prescription to buy advil at the pharmacy before I can use my flex card. That is not good for the middle class. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go after the mortgage interest or child deduction. Both would really, really suck.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:50 am

ANdrew,

AT the moment The US Chamber of Congress.

How about you?

Andrew

October 26th, 2010
8:50 am

Keep up the good fight:

Ummmm….I didn’t play the race card, the president did. He was the one who said those words, not me. Had the situation been McConnell saying to Obama or the Dems that they needed to get in the “back of the bus” you and your fellow libs would be screaming about racism. Deny it at your peril. This president is a divider who just said to more than half the American people he is elected to lead: GET IN THE BACK OF THE BUS.

Leadership? I think not.

hobby

October 26th, 2010
8:51 am

Minimum wage initiated the rise in unemployment?
Nope, it increases spending….that makes jobs

GG — you have never run a business before, obviously!
I have very few employees that only make minimum wage. But for those people, I cut their hours to hold my expenses neutral. It did not increase spending, or make any jobs.

ctucker

October 26th, 2010
8:51 am

Call it like it is@8:27, How many sides should an opinion have?

Big D

October 26th, 2010
8:51 am

Check out what Chaka Fattah has put forward with HR4646 and HIGHLY endorsed by….you guessed it Nancy Pelosi and Obomit. It is essentially a 1% tax on ALL deposits AND withdrawals from ANY account. Why blame Obama because of what congress does…
BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST HIS YES MEN….autobots.

Andrew

October 26th, 2010
8:55 am

Granny,

Thanks for your answer. I suspected you would say that, the trial lawyers or NRA.

My view: The most powerful special interest group in the country, indeed the world, is the U.S. Congress. Period. Full stop. This body spends more money than any other organization by itself, indeed, if you combined ALL the special interest groups, the Congress would still dwarf them.

Here’s the point: you and I can have an honest debate about individuals, corps and unions exercising influence over elections, but the bottomline is that elected officials number one job is to get re-elected. It is NOT to address the tough issues. It is NOT to deal with the real problems. It is to get themselves re-elected.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
8:55 am

Andrew…are you just being intentionally dense this morning or have you not had your coffee? Let me try one more time for your false race card play. The President first discussed the Republicans driving the car into the ditch. And he talked about all middle class being in the front seat of the car.

The bus is your word, your interjection and projection, not his nor anyone else. You might want to return to playing the Nazi card. You lost this hand.

RGB

October 26th, 2010
8:56 am

With Obama in place, we will never be able to create jobs, reduce the taxes, or cut taxes.

It’s called the “critical path method.”

So defeating His Oneness IS the most important thing.

A.K

October 26th, 2010
8:56 am

Most of these fools here must be earnin over $250k per year otherwise I dont see why they would hate Obama so much. I actually thought that people that earn that kinda $$$ dont have time for this and if you dont earn that kinda $$$ and you are writing all this about an adminstration that has stood for you, the lower 98% MAJORITY. Then you must be brainwashed or just born damn right stupid.

joe

October 26th, 2010
8:56 am

Our country is failing, because BO’s policies are not a good fit. He wants govt to run everything from healthcare, to banking to car industry (yes bailouts) and keeping those good ole entitlements going, not to mention spreading the wealth around. Now if he decided to do a 180 and start looking at capitalist policies where govt doesn’t have its hands into everything, then I’d be willing to give him some time to see what he could do (two years). But if he continues on his quazi-socialist agenda, then he’s got to go…

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
8:56 am

Georgian….Dewey wins!

Jack

October 26th, 2010
8:56 am

Fairy tales come true only in the movies. The Obama fairy tale will last one term.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
8:56 am

Cynthia,

How about the condescending remark by Obama where he said Repubs had to sit in the back. Apparently, he is not willing to work for the betterment of the American people either.

Also, isn’t it about what WE WANT anyway. Since when did THEM knowing whats best become the American way? Our country was made based on the ideas of the American people. Until the beginning of the last century, America was ran for the people, by the people.This is no longer the case.

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
8:59 am

“it remains party over people”
That is exactly why the progressive liberals are getting voted out! You got it right GG except your are pointing at the wrong group. The Anerican people did not want the healthcare but the progressives and Obama rammed it down their throats–party first people when ever. The stimulus another debacle the people did not want and again the progressives and Obama rammed it down the peoples throats–party before the people. Well now the people are going to choose the party. Are you feeling left out?

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 26th, 2010
8:59 am

MCCONNELL: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
————-

Amen, brother McConnell.

We can’t really start fixing the problems the Idiot Messiah has created until we put a stop to him making any new ones.

When Obama fails, America wins.

Jason

October 26th, 2010
9:01 am

Cynthia: You and your minions are why I no longer buy print news. I will give it audience only via online sites such as AJC, usually with the end desire of entertainment. Your utterly biased reporting and writing 50 years ago would not have garnered you a Pulitzer Prize, since back then, we still prized real journalism. You are a disgrace, much like the vast majority of your contemporaries. Should you personally be blamed? No, I don’t believe so. I think that the system in which you came up as a journalist is to blame. However, it doesn’t matter. Keep towing the party line and publishing it. I lived in Atlanta for twenty years and I’m only 32 years old. I know for a fact that no one really reads the AJC for journalistic content anymore. Sure there are hold outs, but nothing is 100 percent. Oh, and for someone that preaches such socialistic desires, you are one horrible tipper! You’ve given me ten and twelve percent many times! Disgrace!

ken R

October 26th, 2010
9:01 am

Granny, the moral of that story was it’s his Commission and they don’t know what to do to get us out of this mess, let’s hope he won’t take their advice.

You stated earlier that spending created jobs, if that were true, then we should be begging people to come to the US to fill the vacancies, because God knows that the Liberals have been spending like crazy.

According to 60 Minutes, the US unemployment is actually at 17% and Californias is at 22%, so tell all of us, please, how much more do we need to spend?????

AmVet

October 26th, 2010
9:01 am

The Holy Trio of nut job Republican women – Sarah BarraClueless, Michelle “Slit our Wrists” Bachmann and Christine “No Diddling Zone” O’Donnell.

No wonder so much of the nation laughs at these caricatures and zombies for neo-conservatism…

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
9:02 am

Keep,

Dewey?????

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:03 am

“Until the beginning of the last century, America was ran for the people, by the people.This is no longer the case.”

Because a majority of the electorate legally elected President Obama?

Balderdash

AmVet

October 26th, 2010
9:03 am

Mea culpa. I misspelled the witch wannabe’s name…

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:04 am

ken r

and the GOP spent like what?

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 26th, 2010
9:05 am

Not only did the Democrat party hope for our troops to fail in Iraq, Harry Reid even declared on the floor of the Senate that our troops had lost the war!

The Idiot Messiah was such a coward that, in the face of all facts and evidence to the contrary, claimed that the surge was a failure.

Reid/Pelosi/Obsama: America-hating totalitarians

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
9:05 am

I know for a fact that no one really reads the AJC for journalistic content anymore.

Congrats Jason…with your ability to “know” facts, you too can be a tea bag candidate. Please draw Binky and submit your drawing with a small handling fee to SaraPac.

Oh and about your tips…I am concerned. Are you lazy? sloth-like? Looking for a handout? It could be that you are not earning a great tip.

ken R

October 26th, 2010
9:05 am

Jason, she got the Prize for Cutting & Pasting, she was at the top of her field in that catagory, and thus awarded the prize.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
9:05 am

They predict as many as 100 seats in the house could go republican with Democrats losing in a LANDSLIDE.

Are “they” also the ones that said Harry Reid became Senate Majority Leader in November of 2006?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Andrew

October 26th, 2010
9:05 am

Keep up good fight

Sad how some can’t have an argument without resorting to personal attacks.

So you’re OK with the president telling more than half the American people that they need to get in the back of car, bus, train, or segway, eh?

I’m not. To me, it’s a slap in the face to those of us who don’t share Obama’s views.

retired early

October 26th, 2010
9:06 am

Ragnar

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics in 2008, 3% of all wage earners earned the minimum wage.
You may want to look elsewhere for the cause of higher unemployment, like….the worst recession since the Great Depression.

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
9:06 am

“No wonder so much of the nation laughs at these caricatures and zombies for neo-conservatism…”

Yeah common sense people are amusing to the liberals who live in dream world.

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
9:09 am

My son asked me what is the scariest thing to dress as for Halloween. I said Pelosi!

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:09 am

“So you’re OK with the president telling more than half the American people that they need to get in the back of car, bus, train, or segway, eh? ”

Yep, as the saying goes…..Either lead, follow or get out of the way.

Andrew

October 26th, 2010
9:09 am

Keep up the good fight

I see from your other comments that you’re seemingly unable to argue issues and opinions on their merits. Too bad…you give honest Libs a bad name.

James

October 26th, 2010
9:09 am

you know wha they say about men who drive porsches and now talk tough on faceless blogs…….

RGB

October 26th, 2010
9:09 am

“The rise in the minimum wage initiated the fall in employment? I haven’t read that from a single economist.”

See, this is where some frustrated conservatives try to instill economic principles in libs who’ve never cracked an econ book. These frustrated conservatives explain that if the price of something increases, the quantity demanded naturally declines. If one raises the price of an employee (minimum wage), the “quantity demanded” (# of employees) declines. The conservatives even draw it out in a demand curve showing “Q1″ and “Q2″ as the price of something changes. They go further explaining how union labor contracts are tied to minimum wage and that MW increases cause many union workers’ wages to increase. Businesses, not being able to afford the increases, fire some of the employees.

Since realizing that most libs in power more or less understand this, I finally appreciated the fact that these libs want high unemployment thereby increasing peoples’ dependence on government. This is their plan–their heartfelt desire.

It’s the only answer that explains their policies.

That’s why JOB ONE is to defeat Obama and the Democrats. Can Republicans do any better? Don’t know–they may cause the U.S. to decline at a decreasing rate.

But for now, it’s the only viable choice we have.

Andrew

October 26th, 2010
9:11 am

Granny,

I think that has to be about the saddest thing I have seen you write in a long time.

Midground

October 26th, 2010
9:11 am

MYSTIFIED;
Believe it or not, both TARP and the Stimulus bill both helped in salvaging the economy. The latter included one of the bread and butter concepts of GOP politics, i.e tax cuts, $275 billion dollars worth. But since most of it was for the middle class and small business programs, it did not garner one GOP vote. However, the TARP program which literally saved the financial industry by giving the Treasury Department unforseen powers to buy up troubled assets,i.e extended bailouts for AIG, financing BofA’s purchase of Merryl was well supported by the GOP including individuals like Republicans John Boehner, Eric Cantor who had called for other companies and govt backed sectors to fail. Im not bitching about their hypocritical stance, im stressing on the outcome. Both programs did work and are working. AIG is reapying its loans, GM is repaying the government in full, Goldman Sachs has completelt reimbursed the state ( with interest) as well as other financial and business entities that were involved in the program. So yeah, you may wanna try Taco Bell chico !!!

Where's the budget?

October 26th, 2010
9:12 am

@ Keep up the fight. The DEMOCRAT -controlled Congress has NOT passed a budget this year!!!! How can you say the Obama budget does this or that when they haven’t even been able to pass a budget!!! The Dems have a 39 seat majority in House, 9 seat majority in Senate, and President Obama; but it’s all the Republicans fault? If the Dems can’t competently govern with those types of odds in their favor, then they never will. It’s easy to run for office and say how good it will be. President Obama was “post-partisan.” Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi were going to include the other side in the debate and allow them to offer amendments. That was the rhetoric, unfortunately, that’s not what happened. I didn’t figure Ms. Tucker would include this fact, President Obama did not invite the Minority Leader to the White House for a private discussion for 18 months!!! How do you expect to persuade the other side when you don’t talk to them. The fact of the matter is what President Obama said in Rhode Island is the exact way the Dems feel and how they have been acting. They don’t want Republican ideas and help. Senator Lieberman told the whole country at the Republican National Convention that Sen Obama was one of the most partisan senators in Washington who never reached across the aisle as a senator. President Obama is just like all the liberals on this blog. He/you are the smartest people in the room and you don’t want debate or ideas from the lowly, poorly educated, tea party masses. People who “cling to God and their guns.” We are not ignorant of what the Dems have been doing, we just don’t like what they have been doing. That’s why Dems are running away from their leaders in close races all across America. Ask Congressman Marshal what he thinks about President Obama, Sen. Reid, and Speaker Pelosi.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
9:13 am

Andrew….you play a false race card, you lost the honest merits from the start.

RGB

October 26th, 2010
9:13 am

“But for me, we’d be in a worldwide depression.” Harry Reid

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:15 am

Andrew

Lead, follow or get out of the way

is the saddest thing?

Wow wowee wow

Billybob

October 26th, 2010
9:17 am

You play the victim so well Tucker. A majority of citizens want the central gov’t planning/re-distribution/socialist obama’s policies to fail. That is where you are right. If social engineering/fairness is right, the majority want to be wrong. Keep talking Tucker, you are doing great!!! Have a great 1st week of November. FYI…if you don’t, the country’s future will…..

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
9:19 am

Midground

October 26th, 2010
9:11 am
What about creating jobs? Did the stimulus create jobs? I dont count seasonal jobs. The aforementioned bank bailout would have happened the same way if they would have failed. Someone would have come in and bought it out.

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
9:20 am

GG:
Liberals cannot lead and do not know how to follow.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:23 am

willie

repulicans cannot lead but they surely do follow

retired early

October 26th, 2010
9:25 am

RGB

As noted earlier on this blog, according to the Bureau of Labor only 3% of all wage earners in 2008 earned the minimum wage. Hardly a job killing number. BTW if you mean what you say… you should be in favor of raising the minimum wage because it creates LESS GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCE!!!
I won’t go on to challenge your referenced economist, but it sounds like something Limbaugh or Faux News might have invented.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 26th, 2010
9:28 am

Ragnar, politics and ideology aside, the 2008 market meltdown had nothing to forward thinking investors preparing for a “socialist” adminsitration. you might want to check out how the market operates. the Federal Reserve created a housing bubble by putting ‘cheap money’ on the street. this lead lenders to offer risky (sub-prime) loans to otherwise unqualified borrowers. as the bubble inflated, more air was pumped in via securitized debt (iffy loans and dirivitives – more risky financial instruments), presented as “assets”), which led many banks presented inflated (inaccurate) financial information to investors, which in turn created a “bull market” (Wall Street’s word for “bubble”). when the time was right (when the bubble reached it’s tipping point). both the housing bubble and the Wall Street bubble we “popped” but Goldman Sachs (among others). this represented the single most amazing and perhaps criminal “redistribution of wealth” as TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS flowed from the IRAs, 401Ks, investment porfolios and homes (equity) of hundreds of millions of Americans on Main Street; to the coffers of a handful of criminals who call Wall Street home. you want to throw the “socialist” tomato at Obama, or “the left” have at it. as I said, the plutocracy is literally “banking” on this, but I cannot believe you think the 2008 meltown had anything to do with the 2008 elections.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
9:29 am

…Obama rammed it down their throats…

I have found that hose that complain most about having something rammed down their throats, are the same ones that will swallow anything.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I lived in Atlanta for twenty years and I’m only 32 years old.

There’s your sign.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
9:29 am

Budgetranter…not even worth the time to deal with the disingenious rage and lies. You live in the O’Donnell Zone. An imaginery world where time and rage is all that matters

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
9:31 am

retired early

October 26th, 2010
9:25 am
Now there you go! Dissing my favorite people! Now I know how you feel when people speak about Obama and his cronies.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
9:31 am

Keep,

Its not a race issue for Obama to tell Repubs to get in the back seat. Its an entitlement issue. He is discrediting the millions of voices that are speaking telling him his policies, his actions, his wars, and his deeds are not acceptable. This is not about being unreasonable this is about Americans telling him they dont like what he is doing. And with numbers approaching 70% disapproval, he better start listening. Not 70% disapproval of him, but his policies. Over 60% of Americans do not want this health care, but he shoved it down our throat. Over 60% do not approve of his handling of his wars, yet he shoves it down our throats. Many do not agree with him on energy, global warming, on and on and on, but he shoves it down our throats.

He was not elected KING, but PRESIDENT and its time he realized that. And as soon as we get the monkey out of the White House, all will be better. He is CRAZY!

BW

October 26th, 2010
9:32 am

The unfortunate part is that people refuse to believe that both parties are beholden to corporations. There will be no real change in direction until that fact is addressed. Elect all the tea partiers that you want but they will not change that dynamic they will only put the nails in our collective coffin. President Obama came in with a campaign theme that seemed once in a lifetime and people went for it hard….now they are disappointed and want blood. Make no mistake…returning Republicans as currently constituted to power will do nothing but continue to erode one’s individual liberties and end the Great Society programs that most poor people rely on. For those who call for a Darwinist approach to life in America, you may find yourself on the side of the weak when it’s all said and done…be careful what you wish for.

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
9:33 am

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
9:29 am
I hope we are still talking about insurance!

kimmer

October 26th, 2010
9:33 am

Wow CT you are reaching more than usual here. What do you expect the opposition party to do, join the reelect Obama campaign? Of course they will be working to make him a one term president regardless how much he cooperates with the GOP although he sure hasn’t tried to do that so much at this point has he?

He has only honchoed the most dramatic shift to the left in the history of this republic in the face of clear disapproval from the majority of Americans.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
9:33 am

RGB — In July, former Federal Reserve vice chairman Alan Blinder and Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi issued a report citing analytic models to demonstrate that the “multifaceted and bipartisan” response to the financial crisis, including the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – both of which passed the Senate under Reid’s leadership — had a “huge” effect on real GDP, jobs, and inflation, and “probably averted what could have been called Great Depression 2.0″:

Yes…of course you laugh at real facts, studies and evidence….

Do you have more of those mice with the human brains?

casual observer

October 26th, 2010
9:34 am

Turn out the lights the party’s over.

The ship is so far gone even the Rats are now afraid to jump.

Why: Because they have to go home and face the American public.

Big D

October 26th, 2010
9:34 am

GG….
I do think your statement is prophetic……
In a week the good people of America will have the chance to get the leftist…
as you say..THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa….

wwr201

October 26th, 2010
9:34 am

With a President who refers to citizens who do not share his views on iimigration policy as “enemies” who should be punished, then honestly, why would I want him to be a two-termer? Yes, the vitrol is spewed from both sides, but I, for one, cannot stand such disdain and arrogrance from the top.

“And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder — and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2,” he said.”

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
9:34 am

Dear CT @ 8:43, apologies for delay in response, but yes, the collapse of the economy is entirely attributable to the democrat congress. The theory was first described by J M Keynes; he called it “animal spirits,” where the burdens imposed by government cause the reaction that Ayn Rand later turned into a novel, “Atlas Shrugged.” Funny that my side never gives Keynes credit for the idea that remains associated with Rand.

As to your earlier post, that you never heard any economist blame minimum wage for employment decline, I am the opposite; I never heard a rational economist postulate that minimum wage increase would NOT cause employment decline. The employment market is really no different from any other elastic commodity market, and if any artificial constraint raises the price of the commodity, less of that commodity will be used than if not so constrained. Would you like a few references? On the other hand, I posted total employment numbers that tend to support the mainstream theory.

(Leftists on minimum wage always acknowledge that there will be “marginal” increases in unemployment, but argue that the additional income for those who keep their jobs will justify the increase. And we would agree that only the least-employable, most-vulnerable in our society are priced out of the market by a minimum wage.)

Liberal hypocrisy

October 26th, 2010
9:35 am

Just imagine if Sen. McConnell, rather than saying he wanted President Obama to be a “one-term” President, had said he wanted President Obama and the Dems to get in the back of the bus. The explosion from liberals would be heard all around the world. A sitting President telling Americans with whom he disagrees to get in the back of the bus!!! Whether you agree with my point of view or not, I pay taxes and I am an American citizen in full standing! President Obama had to be aware of the racial implications of that statement. He may not have meant to diminish me as a citizen, but that is exactly what he did. Imagine if John Raese the R candidate for Senate in WV had taken a gun and shot a hole through the Obama agenda. The liberals would have screamed that he was advocating for someone to shoot the president! But it wasn’t an R that did that, it was Gov. Manchin a D. Jack Conway, a D, can question the faith of Rand Paul, which is the exact same thing that has been happening with people questioning President Obama’s faith. Yet, granny godzilla’s great leader can go all across the country further dividing us into partisan positions, but he can’t speak one word telling Conway to stop that kind of political attack. Paul actually goes to church regularly and his wife is a deacon in the Presbyterian church!

Bubba Bob

October 26th, 2010
9:35 am

“Obama:
“I think it’s premature to talk about vetoes because maybe I’m a congenital optimist, but I feel as if, post-election, regardless of how it plays out, the most important message that will be sent by the American people is, we want people in Washington to act like grown-ups.”

How hard has he worked to do this himself? He has shutout the right as much as possible.

Donna P.

October 26th, 2010
9:36 am

And it is my job to vote in Republicans state-wide on November 2!!

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
9:38 am

“Peadawg

error: “projected”

try again” – I didn’t bash your source. Don’t bash mine.

“The President has put forth a budget that will halve this deficit by the end of his first term” – not lookin’ too good so far lol

Big D

October 26th, 2010
9:39 am

Obama…congenital optimist?????
Congenital LIAR…YES!!!!!!!!

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:39 am

but you big silly goobers…..YOU pulled the bus up to the curb.

Obama offered them a seat in the car – not the drivers seat (we see what GOP GPS did last time) – but a seat none the less….

and you goobers crank up your old straight talk express bus…..

ah the irony

BW

October 26th, 2010
9:39 am

I think we kinda need a civics class…the President signs bills into laws…direct your anger at both houses of Congress who crafts these bills. The President cannot unilaterally do anything. But let’s not kid ourselves…the point of any majority is to ensure its survival not compromise…it’ll be interesting to see if the Republicans take complete control of Congress then win the presidency in 2012 how many people will be complaining about process. If you don’t believe government does any good that why do you think that it will just because another party is leading it?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
9:39 am

Dear retired @ 9:06, we agree that the raise in minimum wage could not have caused a rise in unemployment from 4.4% in December 2006 (just before the leftists took over) to the current 9.6%. The concurrent regulate regimen coupled with the prospect of higher costs for healthcare and energy, and the looming largest one-year increase in Federal taxes in the history of the US all contributed.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
9:39 am

Its not a race issue for Obama to tell Repubs to get in the back seat. Its an entitlement issue.

I did not play the false race card..but we can agree that its not a race issue.

He is discrediting the millions of voices that are speaking telling him his policies, his actions, his wars, and his deeds are not acceptable. This is not about being unreasonable this is about Americans telling him they dont like what he is doing. And with numbers approaching 70% disapproval, he better start listening. Not 70% disapproval of him, but his policies. Is this where Cheney says “so what”? But the disapprovals based on individual issues do not support your claims.

And as soon as we get the monkey out of the White House, all will be better. He is CRAZY! And the monkey card is similar to the race card? ….watch out. If Andrew has any integrity he will take you to task.

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
9:39 am

Ok conservative friends, if we have a minimum wage we should have a maximum wage. I believe in the American dream. Does that dream mean I have to make millions of dollars as a wage earner. I know or read about anyone who in my humble opinion is worth millions of dollars each year. But I do not blame the wage earner for accepting the wages but the employer or corporation who offers it. I know, we need the best minds. Yeah, I heard that before and look at us now.

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
9:40 am

Or Granny, do you take “projected” from the CBO? :roll:

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:40 am

Peadawg

didn’t bash source, don’t want to have to bash you

it is no longer “projected”

keep trying

Whats Important

October 26th, 2010
9:41 am

@Kamchak – “It took you guys 13 posts to play the “socialist” card?

Either you guys are off your feed, or the word-of-the-day from your silly cons word-of-the-day calendar is wrong”

And it took you guys 2 posts to play the GOP inbred Tea Party card.

The Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

October 26th, 2010
9:41 am

Yeah, and the Kenyan said Republicans can ride in their car….but in the back seat!!!

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
9:41 am

“And the monkey card is similar to the race card?”

According to progressive religion we came from monkeys so what is the problem?

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
9:42 am

“And the monkey card is similar to the race card? ”

The only reason “monkey” is considered racist is b/c Obama’s half black. It was fine to call Bush a monkey though. :roll: give me a break.

Angry As Hell

October 26th, 2010
9:42 am

Since everyone is convinced that Barak Obama is going to be a one-term president, maybe he should play his version of what the Republicans did to him his first 2 years in office. Maybe he should tell Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, “If you guys hated my first 2 years, you’re really going to hate my last two years,” and proceed to veto every bill the Republican Congress sends to him.

Intown

October 26th, 2010
9:42 am

Yes. Republicans are after one thing only — power.

BW

October 26th, 2010
9:43 am

No wonder this country is headed down the drain…we’ve got real problems but our focus is on playing race cards, lipstick on pig, etc etc….this commentary is killing everyone’s brain cells….let’s talk about how to resolve our nation’s problems and as an added bonus manage to do so without playing zero sum games….now that would be a leader.

Rob

October 26th, 2010
9:44 am

Angry As Hell: But then the Democrats would be the “party of noooooooooooooooooooo”.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:45 am

Peadawg

cause I really do like you and believe in patience

from the Wall Street Journal October 16, 2010

“The Treasury reported a nearly $1.3 trillion deficit for 2010, down from 2009 but still the second-largest in more than 60 years, adding fuel to this year’s political debate about the size of deficits and government.”

Grudgingly admitted, but admitted – OBAMA BROUGHT DEFICIT DOWN

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
9:45 am

Like I said Granny, I guess it all depends on your sources. Would you accept something from heritage.org that says the President’s budget would increase the national debt to $20 trillion by 2020? I doubt it…

Whats Important

October 26th, 2010
9:46 am

Intown – and the Democrats are there for the good of mankind? What a fantasy you live in.

Angry As Hell

October 26th, 2010
9:46 am

Rob–

That’s fine. Let’s put the shoe on the other foot.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
9:47 am

Dear BW @ 9:43, broadly agree, but until our leftist friends embrace Keynes’s “Animal Spirits” theory and appreciate the effect of the agenda of the past four years, we are wasting time looking for agreement.

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
9:47 am

BW

October 26th, 2010
9:43 am
Lets wait after the elections! We may get fist timers here with new ideas. Seems the change we got is not working.

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
9:47 am

“The Treasury reported a nearly $1.3 trillion deficit for 2010″

Where are you getting $1.3 trillion? Everywhere I’ve seen it’s $13 trillion(which is up from last year).

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
9:48 am

Okay…I asked and now have it straight. Obama references back of the car–its racist because it “recalls” back of the bus. Calling Obama a monkey is a religious reference and not racist.

Another important episode of “You should know”

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
9:48 am

Dear Granny @ 9:45, “deficits” do not matter – they are a mere accounting construct. The level of “Federal spending” matters, as every dollar spent by the Feds is one less that can be spent by the productive economy.

jconservative

October 26th, 2010
9:50 am

Some of you are confusing the deficit and the national debt.

The deficit for Bush’s last budget, FY 2009, was $1.4 trillion – 9.9% of GDP. The FY 2010 figures are a deficit of $1.3 trillion – 9.1% of GDP. (Figures from CBO.) The deficit is the result of revenue less spending for a 12 month Fiscal Year (FY). The FY runs from Oct 1 to Sept 30 of each year. We are currently in FY 2011. For the last 30 years spending has exceeded revenue by huge margins.

The National Debt is the total debt of the US government. As of the close of business on 10/22/10 the National Debt of the US is $13,667,624,992,210.96. That is “trillion” for those who have problems with numbers.

A short history of the national debt. In Jan 1961 the national debt was $650 billion. 20 years later, Jan 1981 the national debt was $950 billion, an increase averaging $15 billion a year for the 20 year period.

Then in early 1981 we decided that we would cut taxes and cut spending.
And so we cut taxes. But we did not cut spending. Instead we drastically increased spending. After 30 years of this formula we have today a national debt of $13.7 trillion, an increase of $12.7 trillion for the 30 year period.

Given this history why does anyone believe the Republicans or the Democrats are going to wave a magic wand and solve this problem?

This problem will only be solved by cutting spending AND by raising taxes. Like it or not, that is the “magic wand”.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
9:51 am

Dear Peadawg, I think Granny is citing the one-year change attributable to the current government, whereas you are looking at the cumulative deficit. Look at spending – that is more revelatory, especially non-military spending.

Big D

October 26th, 2010
9:51 am

Do you know why God created Mankind?
Because he was so disappointed in the monkey.

Mark Twain.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:51 am

PEADAWG

READ CAREFULLY THIS TIME

from the Wall Street Journal October 16, 2010

“The Treasury reported a nearly $1.3 trillion deficit for 2010, down from 2009 but still the second-largest in more than 60 years, adding fuel to this year’s political debate about the size of deficits and government.”

Grudgingly admitted, but admitted – OBAMA BROUGHT DEFICIT DOWN

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
9:52 am

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
9:29 am
I hope we are still talking about insurance!

Nope.

Smoking guns and mushroom clouds. You silly cons swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
9:52 am

Pea…you are confused. $1.3 budget deficit in 2010. 13T is the national debt.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:52 am

Rags

Yep.

Continual gradual improvement….

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
9:54 am

Dear jconservative @ 9:50, “This problem will only be solved by cutting spending AND by raising taxes. Like it or not, that is the “magic wand”.” While you are correct as a practical matter, given the mindset of the overlords of both parties, cutting spending alone could be sufficient. Abolish SEC, FTC, FDA, FNMA, FHLMC, FHA, agriculture department, and the combination of spending constraint and the concurrent growth in the tax revenues due entirely to economic growth will wipe out the cumulative deficit in 10 years.

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
9:54 am

“I think Granny is citing the one-year change attributable to the current government, whereas you are looking at the cumulative deficit. ”

Gotcha. And the fact that the cumulative debt/deficit/whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-call-it is more this year than it was last year is why people are so angry.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
9:54 am

Keep,

Monkey in my terms of what I think of is a crazy animal running around a cage acting like an idiot, eating bananas. IT has nothing to do with Obama as a half white/black. Instead of immediately thinking race, why can you not read my whole comment and see that right after that I say he is crazy. It is common practice to use one phrase/word to compare something.

Nice try, but race (for me) has nothing to do with it. If he was white as a sheet I would not agree with his outlandish statements and policies.

retired early

October 26th, 2010
9:54 am

Bubba

Last time I checked the Dems won the election. The GOP were in charge for 8 years. Did they move forward on Health Care, the deficit? Why should they have ANY input?
I guess I was a pre-tea partier. Because I kept screaming “we have to balance the budget”. My GOP coworkers during these “W” years were unconcerned that his tax cuts would be paid for by their children and grandchildren. They did not care. Because it was the GOP in charge.

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
9:55 am

“Grudgingly admitted, but admitted – OBAMA BROUGHT DEFICIT DOWN”

Yet somehow how debt/deficit/whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-call-it went up from last year…hmmmm.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
9:55 am

Keep,

The deficit has almost DOUBLED since REID, PELOSI, OBAMA took charge.

Midground

October 26th, 2010
9:55 am

BW
BW, I could not agree more. The unprecedented amount of corporate funds in politics is incredible. Unlike personal contributtions that may be for genuine support for a particular candidate, Corporations do not make political donations out of admiration. Both parties are very beholden to the corporate interests that fund them: George Soros for the left and Koch brothers for the Tea party and the conservative-right How else do you explain the funding of their ad blitz ??? They all have an agenda, and want a return on their investment. Our money-grabbing representatives and Senators do their bidding and they fund their re-election and election bids. The American people get lost in the process…

Tommy Maddox

October 26th, 2010
9:56 am

What was Obama’s statement YESTERDAY regarding working with Rupublicans?

“They can come along but will have to sit in the back”.

Wasn’t there a large scale civil movement based in part about someone being told to sit in the back?

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
9:57 am

“They can come along but will have to sit in the back”.

Talk about wanting to work together! Obama’s true colors come out.

Midground

October 26th, 2010
9:57 am

Not factually correct Georgrian !! Look up the deficit figures at the beginning of the decade and look at it on Jan 19 2009. The results may surprise you !!!

kayaker 71

October 26th, 2010
9:58 am

Interesting how Jim Marshall, the D congressman from our district, is dodging Bozo at every turn. He states in political ads, that he didn’t vote for the Health Care Bill, that he is not some surrogate of Pelosi and that he is for the “average” voter, whatever that means. These guys are running scared and don’t want to identify with Bozo at any cost.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
9:59 am

Tommy

Sitting in the back, and being slaves, and being lynched, and crappy schools, and being prevented from voting, and having their women raped,
and having their home and farms burned ……

Really cheesy comparison.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:00 am

kayaker 71

where’s Bush?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
10:00 am

Dear Granny @ 9:52
Cumulative Federal outlays, by Fed Fiscal year (000 omitted):
2006 2,655,057 military 521,827
2007 2,728,702 551,271
2008 2,982,554 616,073
2009 3,517,681 661,049
2010e 3,720,701 719,179

It is the nonmilitary spending that rages out of control.

kayaker 71

October 26th, 2010
10:02 am

Granny,

Guess he’s still in Dallas enjoying his retirement.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
10:03 am

Georgian…words matter and have implications especially when your initial sentence starts with a race card issue (although you were on the correct side of that play). You may want to select your words more carefully and realize that some terms do have a racial tone….

Call a white man “Boy”…no real meaning. Call a black man…and it does have a historical racial reference. Same with the term monkey. Applied to Bush – no historical racial reference but to a black man, it does have a significant racial historical reference. Unfortunate but that is reality.

But as to the other comments in your post…let’s be clear. There will always be some who disagree, that does not mean that something is “shoved” down anyone’s throat. We elect representatives to government for a reason.

Laurie

October 26th, 2010
10:05 am

Cynthia, you finally got one right. Good for you. The republican disdain for the average voter has been prevalent for some time now.

dawg

October 26th, 2010
10:08 am

It’s Bush’s fault….Don’t need to know the question…

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
10:09 am

Dear Granny @ various times, to put the 10:00 numbers in perspective, nonmilitary spending grew from 2,133,230 in the last republican budget to 3,001,522 in the current – roughly a 50% increase.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
10:09 am

Midground,

In October 2006, the federal deficit was at its lowest in 4 years according to USA Today. Since it has been on the rise every year. That was with republicans in charge.

The total debt in 2006 was around 8 billion, in 2010 it is at 14 billion and rising. That is almost double in my book. How accurate is that? In 06 repubs were in charge, in 10 dems are in charge. Dems promised no spending that would increase the deficit yet here we are having spent 1.5 trillion a year since they made that promise.

SouthgaNole

October 26th, 2010
10:09 am

Kamchak at 8:12

and it took you guys 12 post to bring in “it was Bush’s fault” excuse.

The Nerve

October 26th, 2010
10:10 am

LOL….like every politician EVER hasn’t wanted to beat the other guy…or gal if that be the case. What mind numbing spin. Keep it coming. The fact that you libs believe Obama and the Democrat Party puts country first is both very sad and absolutely hilarious at the same time. And before you throw a poutrage against the Republicans, they aren’t any better. Vote every one of the incumbents out.

BW

October 26th, 2010
10:12 am

Yes we’ll see how the first timers do when they are awash in all the money and power that is DC. I’m not holding my breath. I understand that corporations create jobs but I also understand the first order of business is to maximize profit not keep the unemployment rate below 5%. The current model of maintaining one’s socio-economic status is unsustainable…either prices have to come down overall or incomes have to go up. I think that we are truly looking at a reset…a new normal…those who were responsible with their money and/or happen to have a skill set that keeps them employed regardless of the economy are going to be fine….as for the rest…I understand that everyone is responsible for their actions and must live with those consequences but I don’t want to have to travel with a personal bodyguard everytime I go out in public either.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:13 am

Rags

You don’t support cutting defense spending?

You don’t think that’s out of control?

Some People are stupid

October 26th, 2010
10:14 am

Uhmm..Georgian.

I believe you have to include 07 in your deficit comment. The republican administration would have created that budget.
So 8.950 to 13.6.

A Patriotic (unlike CT) American

October 26th, 2010
10:14 am

Cynthia, once again you’ve done it…….you’ve printed a bunch of words, but, unless I’m missing something, they’re words that came out of someone else’s mouth……”What do you think”. This is journalism at it’s worst. You’re supposed to be writing an “opinion piece”, not quoting someone else verbatim or do your left wing nut jobs at the AJC tell you what to write? Have a good time while you can sweetie……your god obummer’s time is nearly half done and we’re counting the days until he’s out of office. Remember everyone, to vote on November 2nd :)

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
10:15 am

Dear Granny @ 10:13, no. If anything, that is the only part of the budget that ought to be funded.

Some People are stupid

October 26th, 2010
10:16 am

Goergian-

Did I read your comment correct. The lowest deficit in 4 years.
1. Wow, thats a great range, considering they came in with a surplus.
2. That’s like me comparing this deficit to 08 and saying its the lowest deficit in 2 years.
3. The deficit doesn’t include off the book spending so the actual deficit was higher(wars)

Come on son

October 26th, 2010
10:19 am

As has been the case since Obama’s (Clinton’s 2nd) inauguration, the GOP has as its main goal trying to make sure the president fails — even if the country fails right along with him.

This have been the GOP’s playbook before, and the fact that they have blind followers who would rather vote for crooks (GOP nominees for governor in GA and FL) who simply run on an anti-Obama platform instead of any real issues, really speaks to the fear tactics people have allowed to over take common sense. The whole GOP/Tea Party theme has been “white fright” tactics, i.e., the “blacks are taking over”, the “hispanics are taking over”, the “muslims are taking over”, you get the picture.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:20 am

Rags

You’re just the cutest warmonger I know.

StJ

October 26th, 2010
10:20 am

Defeating Reid and Pelosi ranks right up there with Obama. I would prefer “arrested” and “incarcerated”, but will settle for “defeated”.

James

October 26th, 2010
10:21 am

come on son- it is laughable to read the comments from the far left that the conservatives are fearful. truly laughable

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
10:22 am

Dear Some @ 10:16, you err. Most off budget spending is soc sec. The wars are funded through specific allocations, all on the amended budget.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
10:23 am

Thanks Granny, and you are the most thoughtful wastrel I have encountered in years.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
10:23 am

Oh Keep,

I get you! Since its so insensitive to call blacks names, you have to RESPECT them and call them by their name. You can call Bush a monkey but you cant Obama because Bush is white. You can call your brother a N word but whites cant because it has a different meaning for a black person to do it. A black person can call a white a cracker because it doesnt have any racial undertone to it! I get you perfectly!

Wrong KEEP! If you’d stop living in the 60’s, being called boy would not mean anything to you. I has no meaning for a person now to tell a black guy to “Come here boy” anymore than it does for a white person to be told the same. You cant keep using the things from yesterday to make an excuse for today. You want to be taken seriously, yet you dont do what it takes to be taken seriously.

I think it was very clear that health care was shoved down our throat. That is 99% of the reason Dems are going down in a few days. NO ONE can deny that. The tactics used by this president and dems put the Presidency and Congress to mockery, and that is a shame. Time to get the baboons out of there!

James

October 26th, 2010
10:24 am

Granny- stop the macro madness. gov’t waste and abuse is out of control from defense to medicare. It would take 5-10 honest folks with 2 brain cells each that work to cut 10% of the waste and abuse. It is not “I don’t want to solve pre existing conditions”- it is simply I want a transparent gov’t that has been promised for years and not even close to being delivered. The current administration is as bad as bush/cheney.

kayaker 71

October 26th, 2010
10:25 am

Ford Motor Co. just reported a quarterly profit of 1.7B$. Didn’t take a dime of “stimulus” money and is still owned by it’s shareholders. How about it Bozo…… know anything about the car business?

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:26 am

Georgian

dems going down?

you may just win the house, but unless you take the senate and the white house this year “dems going down” is empty and incorrect rhetoric…

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:27 am

James

try less sugar

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
10:27 am

C Tucker

- -What’s the most important job? Not creating a climate to aid job creation. Not cutting the deficit. Not even cutting taxes.- -

Actually getting rid of Obama does all those things, and much much more.

You can’t get the American Economy on it’s feet with a marxist leader.

AFret

October 26th, 2010
10:27 am

KUTGF, “Oh you conveniently took the comment out of context by omitting the part where he referred to driving the car into the ditch.” Sounds like the Great Democratic murderer Ted Kennedy!!

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:28 am

kayaker 71

yep, he didn’t help the one that didn’t need help.

that’s smart stuff

Some People are stupid

October 26th, 2010
10:28 am

Rags-
They were not on the budget the USA Today referenced the budget to.

I refer all non budget, special appropriations as off the books, but I don’t disagree with your statement about it.(SS as the only off the book)

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
10:28 am

Some ppl are stupid,

They came in with a surplus, but do you remember what happened Sept 11, 2001? That effectively put us in a hole. Financially speaking things went crazy. I can still remember watching the destruction the stock market took. You can blame Bush for tanking the surplus all you want, but the facts are that circumstances put us in a position to where it was inevitible we would go into a deficit.

Now, Dems had a chance to pull us out, and failed to do so. Why must I list the data from 07. I went to the mid point of the decade I could find and put the amount. This happened to be when Dems took charge AND when they began blocking and pushing through their own liberal agenda

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:30 am

marxists

Harpo, Groucho, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo

capitalists

Obama and me.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
10:31 am

Granny,

Repubs are taking the House and the Senate. In two years they are taking the White House back from NOBAMA and are going to make even bigger gains in the House and Senate. No need to be angry or bitter. Just realize that its what the majority of Americans want.

After the failed PROMISE of Obama where he falsely tricked people into believing he was the Messiah, Americans wised up to his act. No number of liberals and blacks will be able to change that in 2012.

Big D

October 26th, 2010
10:32 am

Ragnar….you dare to ask GG to understand practically the only thing the constitution allows for in spending….holy water on a vampire….AAAAAAAAA…..screams…..

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
10:32 am

Some People are stupid

In 07, the Democrats created the budget.

Pelosi Reid. Remember?

barking frog

October 26th, 2010
10:33 am

Surprisingly a politician from one party wants to defeat
a politician from the other party in a two party system.
The Soviet Union was a one party system. The US is
one party away from the same system.

Independent J

October 26th, 2010
10:33 am

oel:”Kinda like Dems have a continuation of “we want America to fail””

Please provide a source, other than FOX news, for this alledged quote

fox isnt legitmate? really….i bet you think the tea party are racist—

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
10:36 am

I [sic] has no meaning for a person now to tell a black guy to “Come here boy” anymore than it does for a white person to be told the same.

Ahh the new post racial one-way reality.

Here’s your pass to the O’Donnell Zone!

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
10:36 am

Independent J

- -Kinda like Dems have a continuation of “we want America to fail”” Please provide a source, other than FOX news, for this alledged quote fox isnt legitmate- -

One look at what they have done to the economy should do it. They have been the only party in charge of the government while the economy has and continues to be in a nose dive.

Some People are stupid

October 26th, 2010
10:37 am

Georgian/NIF-

Unless im mistaken, FY 07 budget would have been crafted at the end of 06. (Budget cycle Oct 1-Sept 30). So the 07 budget would have been crafted by the republican admin until jan 07 when the dems officially took over. Just like if the republicans take ocntrol of everything after Nov 2, the budget would be made by the sitting congress this year(Oct 1, 2010 to Sept 30, 2011)

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
10:38 am

Oh that’s right….the ticking we hear after next week in the 2012 countdown clock….

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
10:38 am

Keep up the good fight!

So at 10:30Am the blog has already disintegrated into calling Republicans racists.

Are you just out of real reasons for not supporting REpublicans?

James

October 26th, 2010
10:38 am

granny and obama= fascism

PPIP GM Citi AIG Big Govt all success. poverty and unemployment increases

Some People are stupid

October 26th, 2010
10:38 am

Georgian-

So let me get this, sept 11, 2001 caused us to go into a deficit, but the 08 recession didn’t???

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
10:39 am

Some People are stupid

You are right about the budget.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:41 am

Georgian

Take the senate?

We shall most certainly see.

Some of your buddies don’t agree

From yesterday…..

The Leg Lamp is a “major award”, much like Cynthia Tucker’s Pulitzer and Obama’s Nobel.

October 25th, 2010
4:20 pm
Keep up the good fight!
October 25th, 2010
4:13 pm

Who were making those predictions? I’ve believed from the get go that the Reps would get the House and the Dems would keep the Senate. The “bloodbath” I heard about was the number of House Seats that were in play.

BW

October 26th, 2010
10:42 am

Georgian

The question isn’t whether Republicans are going to make gains….it’s what they are going to do with them? In the midst of all the hatred of the President and the Democrats in Congress has anyone really asked themselves what this Republican majority will do if they control the executive and legislative branches. Most comments I see here are anti-Democrat but not pro-Republican. Again I ask everyone what do you want from a Republican congress? Besides overturning everything just put in, where are we headed? Does the unemployment rate go down because of the election? Does the deficit go down because of the election? Do we stop running trillion dollar deficits because of the election? I think everyone can acknowledge that you have little actual hope of witnessing those things. Anger is not conducive to good decision making…just take one moment and think about what you want combined with the fact the two party duopoly is bankrupt.

Equality 7-2521

October 26th, 2010
10:42 am

I think CT means “Defeat Obama’s Socialist Policies”.

It’s not the man, it’s the message.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
10:42 am

Nonsense…so you apparently can’t read the blogs and make an accurate statement just like you dont know that a mortgage is a secured loan. When do you begin whining? And show me anywhere where I have called Republicans racist on your little planation zone? Now off with you troll until you learn the reality.

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
10:42 am

I have just one question for CT and all of you on this blog.

What percentage of taxes on my income is enough to make everyone happy? At what point has the Local, State, Federal Gov’t, and Social Security Admin taken enough of my income?

I have my own business…a single person LLC. I make about $100K a year. Currently I am paying over $40K in taxes. How much is enough? Is it $50K, $60K, $75K or more? Should I pay the Gov’t 90% of my income and be in poverty myself? How much of my hard earned income should the Gov’t expect and be happy with?

I do not get a Gov’t check or government assistance of any kind. How much of my money is acceptable to everyone to give to the Gov’t for national security, infrastructure, police, fire, and social programs?

Everyone who votes for either party should ask themselves that question. At what point does the Gov’t over reach and under deliver. Who can we all elect so the America gets what it pays for?

As an aside: Harry Reid is one of the wealthiest members of Congress. He has been in Gov’t since 1966! Harry has had roughly 3-5 years in the public sector back in the 60’s. Does everyone agree that any politician should become a multi millionaire in a Gov’t job?

In my opinion…that’s part of what’s wrong.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
10:42 am

i bet you think the tea party are racist

Certainly not all of them.

But I think that Dale Robertson fits the bill.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
10:44 am

Keep,

Why is it that its one-way? Because some are still CLINGING to it as leverage. They believe that by holding onto the race card they can get anything they want and have it be the reason people disagree with them. that is not the case the majority of times today.

ifd

October 26th, 2010
10:44 am

hobby – are the dems reviving their klan rallies?

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
10:47 am

Keep up the good fight

What is 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

Some People are stupid

October 26th, 2010
10:47 am

Cynthia is beautiful-

40%, for every tax…that sounds about right
SSI-12.5%
Medicare-2.9%
24,600 went to actual taxes.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
10:48 am

SPAT,

The deficit was impacted by the deepening of the recession we had been going through for a while! All that leads back to the attack and the fight we had to undertake because of that. Now, the policies of Obama after 08 has put our deficit in an even bigger hole. The number we should look at is how much it has grown in TWO YEARS! It has grown faster than ever before, and it is bc of a failed stimulus!

Come on son

October 26th, 2010
10:50 am

I think it was very clear that health care (Patriot Act and Iraq War) was shoved down our throat. That is 99% of the reason Dems (GOP)are going down in a few days. NO ONE can deny that. The tactics used by this president (Bush) and dems (gop) put the Presidency and Congress to mockery, and that is a shame. Time to get the baboons out of there!

The more things change the more they remain the same. This country just goes from one extreme to another. I think we should abolish political parties or at the very least have term limits, 2 for Senate and 5 for House, but the politicians we elect never want them. How about lets vote for the best person for the job instead of blindly supporting a political party. Anyone who can vote for a character like Nathan Deal really can not care about the welfare of this state. However, due to political parties, Deal was forced on the GOP ticket leaving GOP supporters without a real option.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
10:52 am

Granny,

A prediction of at least 10 senate seats likely going Republican would give them the lead. There are 6 or 7 already in the bag with 3 or 4 more likely. Then there are possiblities of HUGE upsets. I mean who woulda thought we’d have won Mass. but we did.

BW,

I believe Repubs will listen to the American people and push for the changes they want.

Education

October 26th, 2010
10:53 am

Love to see GG and her ilk disparage the Tea Party. Poll after poll shows that Democrats and Independents comprise 40% to 50% of the Tea Party. Slamming your members makes them ummmmmmm former members. Thank you for helping the Tea Party movement.

Chris D.

October 26th, 2010
10:56 am

Is it any surpsie McConnel feels this way..When Obama is such a political racists! In Obama’s OWN words yesterday he said Republicans must “ride in the back” if they wish to come along. Denoting images of the pre-civil rights Jim Crow days of old. Except now instead of blacks being persecuted he wants it to be Reupblicans…Shameful!

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:56 am

Education:

Loyal Order of Ilk!!! Rah Rah

I think this is a lie…..
Poll after poll shows that Democrats and Independents comprise 40% to 50% of the Tea Party.

Georgian

As much as it galls me to say it…Leggie is right on this…it’s tied into the GOP machine…..No senate for you!

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
10:57 am

Come on Son,

When passed, the Patriot Act and the War was supported by the majority of Americans. Health Care was not. Health Care and those things are two different areas anyway.

Anyone who can vote for Roy Barnes cannot care about this state! Look at the RECORD of the mess he put us through! You cant sugar coat that! There is evidence of how he would be as governor and it is laughable that it was the best dems could muster. But they knew it was a lost cause to begin with.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
10:57 am

Damn that bus memo was slower than usual today…

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
10:58 am

Naples Italy, one of the world’s great treasures for beauty and art is now buried under 2,400 tons of trash because of union strikes.

Unions, Gotta love em.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
10:58 am

Granny,

Haha so just bc you say its so means it not gonna be? You need to crawl outta hiding and go look at whats happening around you then, bc it all points to victory for R come Nov 2

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
10:59 am

Some People are stupid

Keep in mind 40% is only what is directly paid out of my income. Calculate the sales tax, inherent tax, and corporate tax on ALL goods and services. That could be another 20%. So I am now paying roughly $60K to the Gov’t. It adds up…doesn’t it?

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
11:00 am

No Georgian

Cuz leggie said it…..

You think granny hides? Ah nope.

Chris D.

October 26th, 2010
11:01 am

To Cynthia is Beautiful…We know where Obama’s Father stands on how much tax is enough…
”Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed. It is a fallacy to say there is a limit (to tax rates), and it is a fallacy to rely mainly on individual free enterprise to get the savings.” – Barack Obama Sr.

Chris D.

October 26th, 2010
11:04 am

TO Cynthia is beautiful…You forgot some taxes…all the matching payroll, SS, Medicare, unemployment taxes, business pay based on your job. That just about doubles the $60k siezed by the government

BW

October 26th, 2010
11:06 am

Georgian

The “American people” seem not to be this homogenous group…not only that but the American people seem to have wanted the opposite the last two election cycles. Seems pretty schizo to me…I’d love to meet these people.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
11:06 am

Granny…don’t you love it. They find the bus memo in their junk mail and they keep playing the same card on a false basis. I think I hear Kenny Rogers calling. Know when to fold them.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
11:06 am

don’t forget your tanning tax, and your smokes and beer taxes either….

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:06 am

Chris D.

You’re right.

I didn’t want to nit pick…. I do pay both sides of SS (16.9%), and pay the rest as well. Good catch!

Independent J

October 26th, 2010
11:08 am

i think we will all agree that when the Repubs take charge and when they start screwing up again we will hold them accountable as we are the Demz now… you can thank your local Tea Party for being involved..

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:08 am

Chris D, Cynthia is beautiful

But, but we have to take care of the poor people.

I wonder how many people on food stamps are obese?

I was behind a woman last night who had 6 kids, and two shopping carts full of food like cheetos, white bread, tons of orange soda and the kids were almost as huge as the Mom.

That made me want to give even more in taxes.

Gator Joe

October 26th, 2010
11:09 am

Cynthia,
The Minority Leader will likely remain the minority leader in the Senate, without the means to overide vetoes of any Republican “legislation” which may come from the House. As for the Senate, Democrats, in or out, of the majority, they will easily be able to stall or filibuster any Republican initiatives. As for President Obama, two years of the Tea Party/Fox “News”/Corporate Lapdog clowns in either house should be more than enough to ensure the President’s reelection.

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:09 am

Granny

Yep….you’re right too.

Except personally I tan outside and have no tan in the winter. As far as I know Gov’t hasn’t taxed outdoor tanning yet.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:12 am

Independent J

This is twice now that the Democrats were given complete control of congress within the past 20 years. And this will be twice that they ran in and started ramming socialism down our throats. And this will be twice that we will be showing them the door.

I’m not worried about the Republicans taking over. They aren’t perfect, but compared to the democrats, they are almost perfect.

Some People are stupid

October 26th, 2010
11:12 am

Cynthia is beautiful-
The sales tax was deducted by your business. The sales tax you pay on personal items is a state tax, thats how they support having a lower top marginal rate.

Inherent tax- Not sure what you mean by that, do you mean the inherent tax in goods or the inheritance tax, which you shouldn’t have paid this year.

Corporate Tax-What corporate tax. you are an llc. The taxes paid by the business are deductions. The only new tax you would pay would be sales tax which in no one would amount to 20k, unless you bought something huge, and then you could elect to take that as the deduction as oppose to sales tax.

In all honesty, without doing the numbers to the rate, you paid 24% of total income to both federal and state taxes. Somewhere on a ration of 16% fed(effective) 8% state(effective)
Chris D-
The 2.9 and 12.5 are both halves of ssi and medicare.

Sarah Palin

October 26th, 2010
11:14 am

I shoot ilk from my helicopter.

Come on son

October 26th, 2010
11:14 am

When passed, the Patriot Act and the War was supported by the majority of Americans. Health Care was not. Health Care and those things are two different areas anyway.

Anyone who can vote for Roy Barnes cannot care about this state! Look at the RECORD of the mess he put us through! You cant sugar coat that! There is evidence of how he would be as governor and it is laughable that it was the best dems could muster. But they knew it was a lost cause to begin with.

Please point out the record of the mess Barnes put us through and compare it to Perdue and the GOP State House, give me those days any time compared to the unemployment, foreclosure, and educational atrocities we now have.

The Patriot Act and the Iraq War were snuck through on the emotion of 9/11, if the Tea Party really stood on their so called principles they would be asking for the repeal of the Patriot Act due to all the civil liberties lost and rights the government now has to intrude in our personal lives. There is no way it would have been passed in “peace time”.

If the GOP had just gone along with the similar Health Care Bill as Rhomney (GOP Governor from MASS who should have been GOP nominee for President but the the conservatives could not get past his mormon faith), then a much better final law would be in place. But nooooooo, the GOP only plays the anti-Obama, anti-democrat, I am going to sit in the corner and pout, until I get my way card = gridlock. This is why we need to abolish political parties and have term limits, then actual work and compromise will happen.

Nathan deal can not mangage $ to save his life and left Congress only because he was about to get slap with Ted Delay type ethics charges. A lot of people of GA are still mad at Barnes over the flag, it was a flag people! The change saved and brought a lot of business and jobs to GA but some people are too jaded to understand that. Oh well, GA is fast approaching SC, Miss, AL, status.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:14 am

Gator Joe

The Congress will be deadlocked. Can’t make laws, so the economy will thrive.

THAT might get Obama re-elected, but that’s the only prayer he has.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
11:15 am

“ramming socialism down our throats”

tee hee hee

jms

October 26th, 2010
11:15 am

Shocking. The Republicans and the Democrats both want to win.

Sarah Palin

October 26th, 2010
11:16 am

I take the fascist out of power from my helicopter

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
11:16 am

I was behind a woman last night who had 6 kids…

How many times can you tell this story?

Sarah Palin

October 26th, 2010
11:17 am

- -tee hee hee- -

With debates like that, it’s no wonder that Obama still has supporters.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:18 am

Kammy

- -How many times can you tell this story?- -

There’s your sign.

Just Wondering

October 26th, 2010
11:20 am

Everyone predicting that President Obama will not get re-elected please tell me who the GOP nominee will be? If it is Palin, Obama is a shoe in. Huckabee, he may win the south but the US has 50 STATES, so Obama still wins, Rhomney is the best option but the dummies that actually run the GOP (limbaugh and hannity) will not support the mormon.

Like 1994, there was a GOP mid-term revolution but by 1996, Clinton cake walked back into the White House. I see history repeating itself, especially with the Tea Party growing. Those idiots can not even see they are the reason the GOP will not win the Senate seat in Delaware and Nevada as well as leaving an opening for a Dem to actually win in Alaska, that right Palin’s backyard. The Tea Party express will be the best thing to happen for the Democrats when all is said and done.

Scout

October 26th, 2010
11:20 am

Ms. Cynthia:

You are “somewhat” correct this morning ……………..

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of
entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to
limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the
necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate
willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much
deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of
what ails America.”

“Blaming the prince should not blind anyone to the vast
confederacy that made him their prince. The Republic can
survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a tool. It is less
likely to survive the multitude who made him their
president.”

Author Unknown

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:21 am

Some people are stupid

Thanks! To clarify: The taxes everyone pays that are already built into the cost by the manufacturer/service provider of all goods and services. Not sure what they’re called. Inherent taxes?

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:22 am

Just Wondering

Two years is a long way off. Who would have thought in 2006 that the next president would be the freshman Senator who’s leadership experience was zero would be president?

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
11:23 am

Kam..wait till he tells the story about “last night I met someone who was going to hire 500 people after the republicans wins the election”….because of course we all know that business people who have real demand for their goods now wait until after elections to hire people to fulfill those demands. I am sure we’ll read about the hirings in the newspaper unless the hiring depends upon the election of a which.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
11:24 am

BW,

No the American people want a change in government. They were tricked by Obama into believing he would do what he said.

Now the Tea Party and commonsense Repubs are taking things back to get the change America wants and needs.

Equality 7-2521

October 26th, 2010
11:25 am

Unfortunately for the liberal faithful here, Obama has no substance. He has no unused trite sayings left in his arsenal to motivate his masses. He is a mere shell. When the situation requires an immediate reply, he is left stumped without the teleprompter able to give him a real answer.

Face it, if liberalism was going to rule this nation, it would have already happened. It would have happened when the American public did not have access to facts that dispute the rhetoric thrown at us from the liberal media. But those days have passed into oblivion, and the facts cannot be hidden.

The clearest indicator of the hollow man Obama is his own party’s candidates running from being associated with him. He has become a total failure in less time than any other President. There is no substance in the defense of his policies and “accomplishments”. Every fact that comes out on Healthcare for example, affirms what the detractors said and confirms the supporters knew nothing of what they supported.

So those of you that insist he is going to rise from the ashes will be sorely disappointed.

America was not built on socialist principles. America did not thrive on socialist principles, and over the longer term, America will not allow socialism to be implemented.

The last group to see this light will be the ones that have blindly followed Obama. They will hold on til the very end. That will be November 2012.

Peter

October 26th, 2010
11:27 am

You got it right. Defeat Obama and his disastrous program at all costs.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
11:28 am

The sign, Swampy Nowhere man is that you’re just making sh_t up.

You’ve related that same story about being in line with a woman with anywhere from 4-6 kids, talking on a cell phone, kids wearing designer clothes and paying with food stamps.

At least a half dozen times next door at JB’s, and 3 times here you’ve told that story.

Hire a new writer, your stories are staler than year old saltines.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:29 am

Keep up the good fight!

What do you call a lawyer buried up to their neck in the sand?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
11:29 am

Dear Some @ 10:28, fair distinction, I retract my critique. We were talking apples and oranges.

Big D

October 26th, 2010
11:29 am

EQ-7,
Most eloquently said.

Memphis11Gate

October 26th, 2010
11:29 am

Yo better believe it Cynthia, defeat Obama and his cronies and crooks. Bush lied, Bush should d$e, I hate Bush, Bush is Hitler, Bush the m ud*r, baby k*ll*r. Bush hates black people, this is all we heard for 8 years during his administration now liberals want hate speech outlawed. Obama is a failed political hack that never accomplished anything, voted present on bills controversial and present most of the time, never sponsored a bill, a college professor and community organizer. Too bit preachers can organize the community and have the same results Obama had in Chicago and people thought this guy could run a country. The southside is still messed up and corrupt and ballot box will give up Retributive justice. Granny Godzilla, Obama has spent more that Bush did and increased the deficit in 20 months by 3 trillion. Get your facts correct. Bush was bad, Obama is a disease this country needs to cure, fast. Social security broke, Medicare, medicaid broke, deficit running in the trillions, and Obama proposed a new government program when they can run the programs they already have. Medicare cut billions to fund Obamacare. Keep smoking Granny………keep smoking, you will be hanging out on the corner wit da crew slim shady and cruked poke selling dubbys to pay for your meds.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:30 am

Kammy

- -Hire a new writer, your stories are staler than year old saltines.- -

There’s your sign.

Chris D.

October 26th, 2010
11:30 am

Ms. Tucker…I know you understand that the rise in the minumum wage while not “initiating” unemployment does greatly contribute to unemployment. Especially among the lesser-educated, younger workforce. Since small businesses like fast food restuarants, etc. have a Fixed budget for labor costs, as costs increase per worker, less workers can be employed.

Gm

October 26th, 2010
11:33 am

Nothing is Free: this is why all white males are hated around the world there is no country you can go to without being attacked. You bigots have under mine the office of the President”’

Most of you and your tea klansman are Anti America and a disgrace to this country: Where was this now found love for this country when Bush destroyed it with over 5 million jobs lost?

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
11:34 am

memphis11gate

i wish you good health…..

fitzgerald

October 26th, 2010
11:35 am

To heck with good stuff. Let’s all stop working and let the federal government take care of us. No work……………..all play. No use worrying about anything anymore. The federal government has a way of finding money for all of us without lifting a finger. I can’t believe I worked all these years. Didn’t need to since the federal government could have been taking care of me. Why would anyone work anymore. See ya down at the bingo parlor, the local cafeteria, and on the street corner watching to world go by.

Gm

October 26th, 2010
11:39 am

This Senator comments shows that the Rep party dont care about middle class, but most of you trailors are bent on destroying the smartest President ever that you rather split this country in half. All you black tea party people the few of you why be a part of these bigots.
Why be a black Rep? have you ever seen a Black Rep voted in to office as a Sen or Gov? Now if Obama was running a football or playing baskeball for these bigots they would respect him more.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 26th, 2010
11:40 am

I TOLD YOU POTUS OBAMA,2 GET YOUR VETO PEN READY!

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:40 am

Fitzgerald

I’m with you! I’ve certainly thought about it. Might be time for me to stop contributing to society and start taking back. I could probably take home as much as I do now with all the Gov’t programs available. Not to mention…free healthcare. No more worries.

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:42 am

Gm…
Not sure where you’re coming from. Might be wise to put a little thought in before you comment.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 26th, 2010
11:42 am

TEA PARTY=THE NEW CONFEDERATES

REMEMBER THE REBELS LOST!

Independent J

October 26th, 2010
11:44 am

Just wondering

Those idiots can not even see they are the reason the GOP will not win the Senate seat in Delaware and Nevada as well as leaving an opening for a Dem to actually win in Alaska, that right Palin’s backyard. The Tea Party express will be the best thing to happen for the Democrats when all is said and done.

im a tea party member…i own a small business, i earn over 120k, and i have a mba…18 yrs in business- and im an idiot?

T-Town

October 26th, 2010
11:45 am

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? Charley Reese (1985)

Gm

October 26th, 2010
11:45 am

This is a distraction, the Rep party has no one to beat Obama in 2012. Air head Sara has not had a job in 2 years but these dumb trailors rather support her, Newt G. the racist has no chance, so who do these Obama haters have? no one ”’

BW

October 26th, 2010
11:46 am

Georgian

You don’t really believe that…you’re hoping that is the case…much like the majority of people who voted for Obama…this is all corporate driven regardless of who’s in office….I’d like to believe that those people will not be beholden to the campaign contributor but I would be as naive as those actually thought the President alone would be able to change anything.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 26th, 2010
11:49 am

WHERE WAS THE TEA PARTY WHEN BUSH LIED ABOUT IRAQ,LIED ABOUT THE TAXCUTS CREATING JOBS(5 MILLION LOST)WHERE WAS THE OUTRAGE WHEN YOUR JOBS WERE SENT OVERSEAS BY REPUBLICAN OWNERS?

THESE RACIST HICKS ONLY WANT TO SEE AMERICA FAIL,JUST LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH!
IF YOU WANT AMERICA TO FAIL REDNECKS? THEN YOU SHOULD GET THE PHUCK OUT OF AMERICA!

SINCE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE NO TERRORIST ATTACKS AND NO NEW WARS,HE HAS KEPT US SAFE!

Orange10

October 26th, 2010
11:49 am

Granny,
Why don’t you go and do something illegal with Mr G and get get off the net.

Come On Son.

October 26th, 2010
11:49 am

Two years is a long way off. Who would have thought in 2006 that the next president would be the freshman Senator who’s leadership experience was zero would be president?

I guess the same people who would have never say the Supreme Court who had appointments by a father (Bush 1) install a son (Bush 2) as president; and we all know Bush was “over-qualified” to be the President, talking about the Manchurian Candiate.

Some of you need to do some independent, non-partisan research and you would be be surprised of how much Obama’s policies have helped keep this nation’s economy afloat. The stimulus did work, the banks and GM have/are paying back loans ahead of time, and if you actually read, corporations are enjoying record profits. The problem is the companies do not want to hire US workers anymore. Do some research on the number of H1B work visas are being requested by US companies to bring employees from overseas. Do you know why they keep getting improved, because our US educational system is not producing students in high math,science, and tech fields; thanks to No Child Left Behind and the fight against public education.

The GOP is playing their electorate like a flute but they are following like the rats followed the Pied Piper.

Term Limits are the answer to make BOTH PARTIES actually work together.

Trust me, if Bush can get elected to a second term, so will Obama.

Gm

October 26th, 2010
11:49 am

Cynthia is beautiful: comments may be a little to deep for you”

James

October 26th, 2010
11:51 am

Come on son- maybe you need to take the rose colored glasses off and stop patronizing. Obama will soon join Carter (and W) as one of the least effective President’s ever. The guy couldn’t run a local Starbucks.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
11:51 am

BW,

So now you know what I believe better than I do? That is exactly the attitude liberals have gotten that is going to get them voted out next Tuesday.

OMG!!!! Next TUESDAY! On to a new and better future, without the influence of the garbage of Reid, Pelosi, and Obama. Dems are going to have to elect a new minority leader in the House, a new leader in the Senate bc Reid is losing his seat and his leadership, and Obama will be stuck by himself.

BW

October 26th, 2010
11:53 am

Come On Son

Exactly…people want to complain about a man risking his life for a better chance at life to paid minimum wage or lower doing something Americans don’t really want to do and has a hypocritical employer waiting to hire him while we allow H1Bs in the country which depress wages and jobs for Americans in the true high quality jobs? Don’t get me wrong…we don’t churn out enough qualified people in all the high level fields but we can with some simple policy adjustments. Sorry but the quality of life in this country will always depend of our high level employment.

Gm

October 26th, 2010
11:54 am

James” Obama will go down as the President that saved America from going down the toliet”

Come On Son.

October 26th, 2010
11:54 am

James,

Stop repeating the GOP/right wing radio/faux news dribble and actually point out what Obama has/has not done and compare it to Bush’s first term. Then please tell me WHO will the GOP nominate that is actually a winnable candidate, please don’t tell me Palin.

BW

October 26th, 2010
11:55 am

Georgian

Republicans were saying the same thing in 2006 and 2008….overreach is overrach regardless of party. Operating at the extremes of either ideology will ensure a short lived majority. And since compromise is now a four letter word where do you think that Republican majority would operate?

Equality 7-2521

October 26th, 2010
11:59 am

Come on Son and Company,

Being stuck in the “denial” stage won’t last forever.

There are already signs some of your fellow democrats have entered the anger stage. You’ll join them soon.

And after next week, watch the “bargaining” stage take root full force as the democrats attempt to save their power.

Yesterday Obama said that some of us have to go to “the back of the bus”. Any other President says such a thing and that would have been CT’s lead topic today.

There is no such thing as a “second class citizen” in the United States. There is no “back of the bus”.

For the sitting President to even utter such a statement shows just how desperate he has become. He’s still in the “I am God” stage.

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
11:59 am

The entitlement mentality of this nation has gotten so bad that it’s effecting the Texas Longhorns.
ttp://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5727226
“I do think there’s some entitlement with this team. They sit around thinking it’s just going to happen,”

Yikes!

Independent J

October 26th, 2010
12:00 pm

i found the idiot— nice CYNT U…
all caps ..really!!! and now im a racist hick….hey cynthia!!!! WTF

so i guess we should all agree on Obama’s failed policies…i dont agree with the Repubs on every issue either…

T-Town

October 26th, 2010
12:01 pm

Charley Reese (Orlando Sentinel, retired) :

“One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.”

“Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.”

This was part of an editorial titled “545″ penned by Mr. Reese in 1985, rehashed in 1995, and updated in 2007. Apparently we as voters can not find 545 people out of over 300 million to run this country correctly…..we are part of the problem.

BW

October 26th, 2010
12:04 pm

T-Town

Man you’re cutting too deep now LOL…people don’t want to be told they are idiots

AmVet

October 26th, 2010
12:07 pm

Peadawg @11:59, LOL!

There is an old saying where I come from:

Tuck Fexas…

T-Town

October 26th, 2010
12:07 pm

BW; Wasn’t my intention, but I guess the truth hurts for all of us. LOL

James

October 26th, 2010
12:08 pm

Equality- a weak hand played by a weak man. A true lack of leadership that consistently races to the bottom with a juvenile divide and conquer strategy.

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
12:09 pm

Chris D

Repubs used that same argument in the 90s. Please post a non-partisan study that shows the increase in the minimum wage a that time contributed to unemployment

Waiting

Thanks

Equality 7-2521

October 26th, 2010
12:10 pm

Anyone else shocked Obama didn’t come down here for the announcement and take credit for 1400 jobs in Kennesaw and make a plug for Barnes in his home county…..

Obama certainly has taken credit for much less…..

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
12:10 pm

AmVet, you know it’s bad when football teams are sitting around thinking it’s just going to happen…sounds a lot like those who sit around waitin’ for their next handout.

Come On Son.

October 26th, 2010
12:10 pm

Can any of the GOP supporters actually list their PLATFORM and ISSUES they are running on. All I see across the nation are “we are not Obama”, “fire Nancy Pelosi” type ads but I want to see the actual issues. What is Nathan Deal’s platform, “I’m not Roy Barnes and he supports Obama”. Run on issues and not scare tactics.

It amazes me how short the memory of GOP supports when the GOP had a President and majorities in the both Houses of Congress what happened, GOVERNMENT EXPANDED, in the number of agencies as well as in it’s power to intrude into our lives. Same thing happened here in GA with a GOP governor and state house. This is why the Tea Party has been able to defeat GOP canidates in primaries that would have easily won a senate seat (Delaware and Nevada).

Fear only works for so long and will only take you so far, sooner or later please point out and list some actual results/legislation that is doing well. The last I checked, my commute from and to Gwinnett is getting smoother on the new roads the stimulus money provided for. My kids can attend graduate school and stay insured because of health care law. I can pursue my business dreams because insurance companies can not deny me coverage because of a condition I was BORN with.

I know what the problem is, the playing field is starting to get level and some people actually are going to have to work to get ahead instead of just being given the inside track.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
12:10 pm

Am Vet….I think it is happening now…Texas report

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
12:12 pm

Gm…

It’s too deep and not to deep. Sorry for the grammar correction.

Mike K.

October 26th, 2010
12:13 pm

“Perhaps McConnell didn’t mean to, but he provided insight into his contempt for the plight of average voters. What’s the most important job? Not creating a climate to aid job creation. Not cutting the deficit. Not even cutting taxes.”

Actually, I’d say that all three of those goals are consistent with making Obama a one-term president. To use the language of causation, defeating Obama in 2012 may not be a sufficient cause of those three goals, but it is a necessary one.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
12:14 pm

…but I guess the truth hurts for all of us.

Splinters from pressure treated lumber hurt—”the truth,” not so much.

Old Man

October 26th, 2010
12:17 pm

If the republicans come back into power like they were, US will get attacked again, worker’s few remaining rights will continue to get withered away, everybody will go deeply into personal consumer debt because essential items are not priced low enough to purchase outright, there will be more standardized tests in schools, we will go to war against whatever country republicans don’t like at the time, the insurance companies will gain more power and control over personal income, all jobs that “americans won’t do” anymore will be outsourced including surgery and criminal trials, the pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued even if they pollute our water supply, more bridges will collapse, hurricanes will render a major city function-less and republicans will laugh at them again, Iran will be publicly denounced while we trade arms with them, WMD will still not be found in Iraq, nucular yallow-cake will not be located, Bin Laden will still roam free in Afghanistan, anti-gun bills will be passed through both houses first thing, and the economy once and for all will crash and burn, never to be revived again. But the rich will get richer.

Mike K.

October 26th, 2010
12:17 pm

@Come On Son.
“It amazes me how short the memory of GOP supports when the GOP had a President and majorities in the both Houses of Congress what happened, GOVERNMENT EXPANDED, in the number of agencies as well as in it’s power to intrude into our lives.”

That’s a fair criticism of the Republicans, but how would you suggest limited government types vote? The current crop of Democrats have been prolific spenders and, even if I don’t trust the Republicans very much, they were slightly better than the Dems. Plus, we all know that divided governments tend to spend less, and pass less intrusive legislation, than unified ones.

Look at it this way, people like me who are voting Republican this coming Tuesday are picking the lesser of two evils. However, given our choices, I think it’s the best we can do. Who knows, they might even surprise me and actually reduce the size of government.

BW

October 26th, 2010
12:20 pm

Come On Son

Fulton needs to get its act together before I start supporting a Milton County….the commute from Duluth to Alpharetta is atrocious…too many cars not enough road. All people are now starting to get the short end of the stick as businesses realize that they can exist without some of the overhead that they wouldn’t have dreamed of getting rid of during good times…or as Dem of PA Paul Kanjorski essentially inartfully put it…this recession is so bad it’s not just affecting minorities anymore it’s affecting average good American people.

Scout

October 26th, 2010
12:21 pm

Hey, the Republicans started a “Tea” party why don’t you libs. start a “Reefer” party ?

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
12:23 pm

The Republicans started the tea party?…well glad that has been finally admitted. Here I kept hearing about astroturfing and it was all true.

Come On Son.

October 26th, 2010
12:24 pm

Look at it this way, people like me who are voting Republican this coming Tuesday are picking the lesser of two evils. However, given our choices, I think it’s the best we can do. Who knows, they might even surprise me and actually reduce the size of government.

Miles, don’t you get tired of this every election cycle, “voting for the less of two evils”. The party not in “power” does all they can to gridlock legislation and then yells, look they are not doing anything. Both parties are guilty of the same thing. Ironically the one thing they can agree on is NOT having Term Limits and Campaign Financing reform; I wonder why….

I believe a lot of GOPers are going to be shocked and surprised over the nation wide results. The GOP will pick up seats in the House but it will not be enough to take control and eveyone is going to be wondering why, and what happened?

willie lynch

October 26th, 2010
12:30 pm

Well I say let the repugnicans have it. I’m glad they’ve finally spoken what I’ve known since day one. They have no agenda and hence no clue. They haven’t tried to do anything since Obama took office to help the COUNTRY. Let them and their minions have control. They’re the crew that throws the captain off the boat and then asks, “who knows how to fly this thing”.

T-Town

October 26th, 2010
12:32 pm

“Splinters from pressure treated lumber hurt—”the truth,” not so much.”

Try convincing some on this blog that the truth don’t hurt.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
12:34 pm

The GOP will in fact take over the House and Senate.

If you go to drudgereport.com, you will see a link to RealClear that shows how the races are panning out. 6 senate seats are in the R bag, 4 more are likely R, and 6-7 more are toss ups. This would give the R an easy majority and I believe Lieberman would begin caucusing with R as well.

In the house, the R have an advantage on D 223 to 179 with 33 seats as a toss up based on the latest numbers. Even with D getting all 33 seats the R would still have an easy majority.

T-Town

October 26th, 2010
12:34 pm

Doesn’t hurt.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 26th, 2010
12:40 pm

Kam, splinters aside (got one festing in my finger as we speak), if “the truth” didn’t hurt, there would be no need for the tea party. see, after 8 years of Bush & Co., we were “hurting” so in order the “heal” as a nation, it was necessary to create an ointment (tea party) to treat “the truth” and ipso facto, the tea party-treated truth becomes just the “truth” and I guess, yeah, it does hurt. make sense?

lynnie gal

October 26th, 2010
12:40 pm

The Republicans just want to overthrow the overwhelming will of Americans who voted for President Obama and install their own little Fascist regime. We need to require those voting machines we’re using to have paper backups, else when the Republo-fascists take over, we’ll never have fair elections again.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 26th, 2010
12:40 pm

festering… what is “festing”?

kevinbgoode

October 26th, 2010
12:41 pm

Well, what else is McConnell going to say? That the GOP doesn’t have any clue about what to do if they had power again, except repeat the mistakes of their past? Or that the party really gives a damn about the American people beyond securing power for themselves and their corporate masters?

Of course it is all about making Obama a one-term president – the Right has been whining and gnashing and bullying every step of the way since 2008. A record number of filibuster threats and Obama’s biggest mistake was watering down everything to appease them. They never had any intention of doing anything for the American people and that isn’t going to change no matter how many seats it has in Congress.

The Republican Party either doesn’t get it or doesn’t want to get it. No one is thrilled with their record either – people are angry, yes, and likely to express it at the voting booth next week. But they’ll also turn on the GOP in a heartbeat if the Party is stupid enough to think all is forgiven. There have been no signs at all that the Republican leadership has learned anything from 2006 or 2008 – but then, they never took any responsibility for their own mistakes and have no intention of doing so when they make them in the future.

Obama is over

October 26th, 2010
12:42 pm

McConnell does not have anything the worry about. Obama has made himself unelectable by being a Chicago style politician focussed only on partisan politics. All the “change” he promised was only for select groups and not for the benefit of the entire country. American citizens have figured out that they don’t want to pay for these programs and not receive any of the benefits. Obama’s protectionist rhetoric has jeopardized America’s global trade relationships and has forced the economy to grow at an anemic pace. Why is it that China and India are growing at double digit rates and the U.S. has become so apathetic? Regulatory uncertainty has kept business development and expansion plans on the sidelines because no one can figure out what it costs to do business and what Washington will do next. Obama has not shown the ability to listen to American citizens. The sooner we get him out of office, the faster we can start unwinding the damage he has done.

Betsy

October 26th, 2010
12:43 pm

I think he hit the nail on the head. And you can twist its meaning around however you wish. Obama is a disaster for this country in so many ways, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. Therefore, getting him out of there is Job 1.

kevinbgoode

October 26th, 2010
12:43 pm

lynnie gal sez: “The Republicans just want to overthrow the overwhelming will of Americans who voted for President Obama and install their own little Fascist regime. We need to require those voting machines we’re using to have paper backups, else when the Republo-fascists take over, we’ll never have fair elections again.”
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Oh, they’ll still have elections. They’ll just go back to the Koch Brother’s Supreme Court and redefine citizenship as ONLY corporations so they don’t have to bother pretending to campaign for the little people’s vote.

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 26th, 2010
12:43 pm

Of course the votes haven’t been counted yet so there is no guarantee that Americans, er, Republicans will win next Tuesday. But judging by the foaming-at-the-mouth and flailing the libbtards here doing here, it’s obvious they think Americans, er, Republicans are going to do serious damage to the Idiot Messiah’s fascist scheming over the next two years.

When Republicans vote, Americans win.

kevinbgoode

October 26th, 2010
12:44 pm

Obama is over sez: “McConnell does not have anything the worry about. Obama has made himself unelectable by being a Chicago style politician focussed only on partisan politics.”

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and McConnell is all about representing the people? And the GOP has no special interest groups? You must get paid by the post too.

Mr Right

October 26th, 2010
12:46 pm

Perhaps McConnell didn’t mean to, but he provided insight into his contempt for the plight of average voters. What’s the most important job? Not creating a climate to aid job creation. Not cutting the deficit. Not even cutting taxes. ( by CT )

Perhaps getting rid of Obama is the best way to create a climate of job creation since his policies kill jobs !

No Mas

October 26th, 2010
12:46 pm

“You cannot deny that GOP leaders, both actual pols and pundits, have loudly and vociferously called for Obama to fail.

Then again, perhaps you miss what that means afterall….”

granny, i’m late to the party, no time to read all these. Probably someone has already responded to this, but just in case, I have a question.

Why do liberals always say the conservatives are rooting for America to fail, just because they want O’bama to fail? Of course they do.

Just as you would want president O’teaparty to fail if he were elected and tried to get Congress to pass legislation overturning Roe v. Wade, executing people who don’t believe in god, and whatever else you would consider a right-wing agenda.

Obviously i am exaggerating to illustrate a point, but to conservatives, the president’s agenda is just as radical and dangerous as you think the tea party agenda is, and they want it to fail. Why wouldn’t they?

ken

October 26th, 2010
12:48 pm

When I vote next Tuesday it will be to punish the Democrats. Everyone of them.

willie lynch

October 26th, 2010
12:49 pm

Lil B,

Did America win with the last Republican administration? I agree with you the republicans are going to do “serious damage” not only to the President but they will continue to hurt the country with their divisive tactics and clueless agenda’s. Poor America.

kevinbgoode

October 26th, 2010
12:51 pm

Betsy sez: “I think he hit the nail on the head. And you can twist its meaning around however you wish. Obama is a disaster for this country in so many ways, I wouldn’t even know where to begin.”

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Of course he is, Betsy. . .which is why you likely never voted for him in the first place. So wasn’t he a disaster for this country before even running for office?

willie lynch

October 26th, 2010
12:51 pm

I still haven’t heard a comprehensive agenda from the Teabaggers.

kevinbgoode

October 26th, 2010
12:52 pm

ken sez: “When I vote next Tuesday it will be to punish the Democrats. Everyone of them.”

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I’m assuming you voted last time to punish the Republicans. Every one of them.

haha.

joesuggs

October 26th, 2010
12:52 pm

Notice how the Democrats continue to come up with ways to tax hard working Americans (with good jobs).Start taxing illegitimate kids born to welfare queens. That would bring in alot of money.

cosby

October 26th, 2010
12:52 pm

Ahh….hatred again…Pick apart something and make it seem like everyone wants Obama / Barry Sorentoes, to fail. Did you even think that about 50% of this country does not want to go the way of France, Greece, England and the rest of Europe. that perhaps they like freedom and do not like the elitist attitude presented by Obama. Mcconnell is head of the Republican Party in the house, did you think he does not want a Republican President. Gee….tired of the split and divide speech, how about holding government accountable from the white house down to the janitor!

Angry As Hell

October 26th, 2010
12:53 pm

Old Man @ 12:17pm

Yours has been the most cogent comment of the entire afternoon. Did you notice, though, not one of these itzzy bitzy neocons responded to you? That says more about them then about your comment.

You hit the nail right on the head.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
12:53 pm

kevinbgoode

- -So wasn’t he a disaster for this country before even running for office?- -

Anytime a novice with absolutely no experience in a crisis or leadership role of any kind is elected leader of the free world, the disaster that we have seen for two years is to be expected.

BW

October 26th, 2010
12:54 pm

The real funny thing is the dialogue will be exactly the same when Obama is out of office…blame whichever President or Speaker of the House is in there…pretty tiring voting for people who don’t give a rat’s ass about the average American only maintaining power.

kevinbgoode

October 26th, 2010
12:55 pm

Mr. Right sez: “Perhaps getting rid of Obama is the best way to create a climate of job creation since his policies kill jobs !”
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How many jobs did he kill? And how many were created with those tax cuts in the stimulus?

Now no one is surprised that the GOP cares about itself more than America.

Come On Son.

October 26th, 2010
12:55 pm

“or as Dem of PA Paul Kanjorski essentially inartfully put it…this recession is so bad it’s not just affecting minorities anymore it’s affecting average good American people.”

drops mic, that says it all.

AmVet

October 26th, 2010
12:56 pm

“…sounds a lot like those who sit around waitin’ for their next handout.”

Now, now, Peadawg.

Lets not start trashing AIG, Exxon, Boeing etc…

OMFG, somebody is b!tching about minimum wage increases?!

Talk about being a corporate wh*re.

Had the minimum wage even KEPT UP with inflation, it would now be over $10/hour.

Instead of the $7.25/hour that it is currently.

However, I suppose it is a natural and proper evolution of American capitalism that CEO pay went up 240% in one decade.

There are truly some ignorant and twisted twits out there…

ken

October 26th, 2010
12:56 pm

kevinbgoode, you won’t be saying ” haha ” next Wed.

kevinbgoode

October 26th, 2010
12:57 pm

cosby sez: “Mcconnell is head of the Republican Party in the house, did you think he does not want a Republican President. Gee….tired of the split and divide speech, how about holding government accountable from the white house down to the janitor!”
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What a wonderful idea – too bad that never seems to include accountability for conservatives.

Gm

October 26th, 2010
12:57 pm

Once again: They have no one to beat Obama in 2012′ These are the same people that said Juan Williams should not be fired for making stero types of comments.

I wonder how many of these conservatives bigots would have come to Juan aid if he had said he get nervious around Catholic Priests?
This is wy, Liberals, blacks, gays, muslims are comming out in large numbers next week, they see these bigots like McConnel and the tea party with sara and the racist, these people look nothing like America.

Come On Son.

October 26th, 2010
12:58 pm

Back from lunch, still looking for the list of issues from the GOP platform, did I miss someone’s post? Just let me know the time stamp to look for? It may be under the list of the actual harm Obama has done with the legislation he has spearheaded.

We have met the enemy and it is ourselves – Pogo

kevinbgoode

October 26th, 2010
12:58 pm

Why ken – are you saying that there is never a reason to “punish” Republicans at the voting booth?
And how much do you get paid to post?

BW

October 26th, 2010
12:59 pm

AmVet

It’s what the market will bear right? The logic of most people and false arguments they get caught up in is utterly amazing.

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
12:59 pm

Lil Barry

You worshiped him so much that you were not sure if Bush was the 13th Disciple or he was the man who was doing the “walking on water”, yet you call Obama a Messiah as a joke.

You not too smart

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
1:00 pm

Angry As Hell

the reason that no one responded to the poor old guy is that most of us don’t believe that electing Republicans will mean the end of the world as we know it.

Where would you start? Do you try to reason with the guy who thinks that after 9-11, no one dared touch us but now that Obama has been in office, we have done nothing but dodge bullets.

Of do you try to explain that with the Insurance Company Enrichment Act of 2010, in just a few years, our states will become broke from paying the additional medicaid expenses and of course it is the states that actually fix the bridges.

See? Who has the time to point out the obvious?

kevinbgoode

October 26th, 2010
1:01 pm

Nothing is free sez: “Anytime a novice with absolutely no experience in a crisis or leadership role of any kind is elected leader of the free world, the disaster that we have seen for two years is to be expected”
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Of course, the GOP didn’t offer much experience or leadership either. . .but then, that doesn’t matter. Now what did Republicans do to contribute to the “disaster” of the last two years? Nothing? Oh…of course. . .hahahahaha.

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
1:02 pm

Yes lets hold Obama accountable……… No problem here

The only problem is that the majority of same people who want to do this, were more than happy to vote for the clown we had in office before Obama….. They say they disliked him for the most part until Repubs bombed in 06 and 08, up until that time Bush was the MAN…… Bush voters… dont deny it

Irony?

BW

October 26th, 2010
1:05 pm

Let’s vote them the Dems…i mean all the incumbents out of office….that’ll learn em. LOL

AmVet

October 26th, 2010
1:06 pm

BW, I argue that the ostensibly “free” market has been twisted into a pretzel.

Corporations control almost everything now.

Even our government.

That is why more than three out of Americans feel that they too much control over their lives.

And why CEOs have a horrific trustworthiness rating about the same as the US Congress…

Come On Son.

October 26th, 2010
1:07 pm

Nothing is free sez: “Anytime a novice with absolutely no experience in a crisis or leadership role of any kind is elected leader of the free world, the disaster that we have seen for two years is to be expected”

Umm, didn’t 9/11 occur during the 2nd year of Bush’s first term and it has been shown that our government intelligence agencies had intel on this mission. Do we need to roll the tape of Bush reading to the school children while our nation was under attack. Umm, I think we can pretty much agree those “weapons of mass destruction” were not the reason we engaged in the Iraq war.

Nothing for free, I think you may be on to something with that observation.

Carry on…

T-Town

October 26th, 2010
1:11 pm

“Umm, didn’t 9/11 occur during the 2nd year of Bush’s first term…”

Bush didn’t take office until 1/2001 and within my math skills 9/11 occurred ah…………9 months later.

Just Wondering

October 26th, 2010
1:16 pm

what will the GOP spin doctors say when Wednesday comes along and see that the Democrats still have control of the House and Senate. It will be a more balanced House and Senate, but the ironic thing will be that Pelosi and Reid will still be the majority leaders.

Once the analysis is complete it will be shown that the Tea Party would have actually benefitted the Democrats more by splitting the vote or helping to nominate unelectable canidates. The Tea Party people are “loud” but represent a small vocal group, the gay community has more political clout and capital than they do. Time will reveal that the Tea Party will hurt the GOP more than the Dems.

CuTe the Pulitzer Prize Winner

October 26th, 2010
1:19 pm

Obama shall be triumphant in instituting his policies. His opponents have no policies, other than stealing every penny they can get their hands on (for their own pockets). Lil’ Barry Bailout, you are an idiot. Jason, you are a fool. RGB, the reason why we will never get jobs with President Obama in place is because those who have the ability to create jobs are patiently waiting for President Obama to surrender to their wishes (and he is too great of a leader to do that). You jerk, who do you think sent all of the jobs to other countries..certainly not you because you don’t have the financial backing to create that kind of policy. It was your powerful business owners and their lobbyists. You want to blame President Obama for all of the mess that the country was in before he took office, and you have been hood-winked/bamboozled/conned into believing that President Obama is the culprit. Now I understand why you want to get rid of President Obama and his administrative policies….you’re an idiot/pawn. AK, I think that you got it!!!

larry

October 26th, 2010
1:19 pm

And President Obama, expressed his utter contempt for the American people when he said last week that the reason the health care bill is not accepted is that HE did not explain it well enough. No, we understand it and didn’t want it. He still thinks he knows what is best for us and that all he needs to do is explain things better. That is either sheer contempt or he is a complete elitest. I would say clueless, but I think it goes deeper and that he believes he alone holds the answers to all questions. This attitude is why he has had such a rocky road with the other side. His idea of compromise is vote my way and I’ll say nice things about you, otherwise I’ll use the bullypulpit to chastise you and mock you and talk down to you. He has yet to reach out for help so why shouldn’t the Republicans/Tea Party seek to make him a one termer. We can’t go another 6 years in a stalemate spending our way into a 3rd world has been power.

BW

October 26th, 2010
1:20 pm

Butch

Wow…no refuting what she actually wrote but just namecalling….surely you can defend your own point of view better than that…or can you? Yes she does get paid for this job and probably quite handsomely to live in DC.

BW

October 26th, 2010
1:22 pm

Larry

I think we’re being disingenious to actually believe that enough of the people out there have the interest or capacity to analyze the minutae of health care at large. I agree it’s poor taste to call your electorate idiots…out loud at least.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

October 26th, 2010
1:24 pm

So has Obama “caught” religion?

“On the campaign trail for Democrats in recent days, President Barack Obama said the word “Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence, although he omitted the word in several earlier speeches this year. The addition of “Creator” came after press reports noted the omission in Obama’s earlier speeches.”

Not to worry. He’ll probably start omitting it again after the election.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

October 26th, 2010
1:26 pm

Real shock here, right?

“Nevada – ‘I WENT TO VOTE AND HARRY REID’S NAME WAS ALREADY CHECKED’.”

“N CAROLINA: I VOTED REPUBLICAN AND MACHINE CHECKED DEMOCRAT… “

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

October 26th, 2010
1:29 pm

CuTe the Pulitzer Prize Winner
October 26th, 2010
1:19 pm

I don’t think people are blaming just Obama. No, the dems have controlled Congress since 2006 so I believe a lot of the blame is directed towards them. You know, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, and the whole Hee Haw gang.

AmVet

October 26th, 2010
1:31 pm

…is that HE did not explain it well enough.

For years, the cons blamed nearly every one of their electoral humiliations on the belief that they “Didn’t do a good enough job of getting their message out”.

Selective myopia?

willie lynch

October 26th, 2010
1:32 pm

AmVet @12:56,

How dare you address the class warfare issue.

larry

October 26th, 2010
1:33 pm

Amvet,

They were wrong, Obama is wrong. When you start believing you have all the answers, your mirror is not working…

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel.

October 26th, 2010
1:35 pm

larry
October 26th, 2010
1:33 pm

Mirror or teleprompter? :)

DawgDad

October 26th, 2010
1:45 pm

Yes, we conservatives want Obama to fail. Not as a person, but politically. Does that make us racists? Well, we have equal contempt for the policies of Reid, Pelosi, et. al. (The operative word is “contempt”, not “hatred”).

McConnell is a Republican politician. He has party interests just like Democrat politicians do. At a certain level below distinctions based on public policy politicians are politicians.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
1:51 pm

kevinbegoode

- -Of course, the GOP didn’t offer much experience or leadership either. . .but then, that doesn’t matter.- -

A war hero who had been a Senator most of his life and the governor of the largest state, the most popular governor and the state with the most natural resources.

Liberal reality would be funny if they didn’t actually allow you guys to vote.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
1:54 pm

Come On Son.

9-11 happened 9 months after Bush took office.

Bush had been the governor of Texas. There is no better leadership experience, unless you count being a community organizer as better.

gator24

October 26th, 2010
1:55 pm

Its sad to read some of the comments,when George W Bush was elected twice even with what happen on 9/11. The tax cuts he signed into law didn’t create any jobs. I guess he was smart as is Sarah Palin. Its almost like being in bad marriage with spousal abuse, if the abuser is good for a few months a person is willing to give the abuser a second chance, however the abuse starts all over again. The Repub’s ran up the debt and deficit. They do not want any regulation on business to hold them accountable for abuse and wrong doing. Our tax code is screwed up to the point where large corp pay zero in income taxes and outsource jobs overseas. I will say it again if tax cuts were the answer to our economic problems then where are the jobs.

DawgDad

October 26th, 2010
1:55 pm

BW: We don’t just disagree with the MINUTAE in the health care bill. If you think that’s the case you are WAY off-base.

gator24

October 26th, 2010
2:05 pm

Where is the success created by the Republicans after controlling congress for 12 years along with presidency for six years. What was changed concerning immigration, energy, health care, education and terrorism. Low information voters or the people who know nothing always vote against their own interest. The problems with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are still with us, its all about power with the Rich getting richer with Poor and Middle Class hanging on for survival.

Just Wondering

October 26th, 2010
2:07 pm

Bush had been the governor of Texas. There is no better leadership experience, unless you count being a community organizer as better

Please just go to google images and type in bush drunk at olympics, is that the type of leadership you are referring to?

Sven Ottke

October 26th, 2010
2:07 pm

You don’t get Cynthia. Voting this clown out helps create a climate for job creation, for cutting the deficit and for cutting taxes. By voting Obozo out, we do all these things. He’s already doing a great job at pushing this country to failure. Take a look around. High unemployment, skyrocketing debt, going against the majority with government takeover of Wall Street, Healthcare, the Auto Industry, the Banking Industry. What else do you need to see?

larry

October 26th, 2010
2:08 pm

gator94

Corporations will never pay taxes, they pass them on so if they don’t pay, you don’t pay their taxes with your already taxed dollars.

BW

October 26th, 2010
2:11 pm

DawgDad

I’m not talking about the mess that was created by single party contribution that is the health care bill…I’m talking about simply understanding how health care works and how to make it more efficient….if you look at my posts a little closer you’ll see I’m not defending either party but I do rail against the R side more because I’m supposed to vote for them because they’re “different”….gimme a break dude…they are no different than the party there now…each party when in the majority consolidates its power via spending bills….if you believe otherwise then you’re a fool.

BW

October 26th, 2010
2:13 pm

Larry

If you think taxes will ever end you’re kidding yourself. Corporations are not the best thing since sliced bread because they create jobs. You are a number to them…you get no special preference because you vote R or D….if you don’t contribute to the bottom line then that’s it.

joe

October 26th, 2010
2:15 pm

CT, If I were you, I wouldn’t eat out at Atlanta area restaurants (such as Jason said he had waited on you before where you left a 10% tip), because there’s no telling what would end up in your meal.

Sven Ottke

October 26th, 2010
2:17 pm

Although my prior post makes it appear I am off my meds, because I really understand that the truth of the matter is the government did not take over any wall street firms, healthcare companies, auto companies or banks, but since the more it is repeated the more people believe it; I will just keep saying it. Even if I looked up online at the annual reports of all these companies in these industries, I still can not find one government official who is the CEO and I just deny the fact that the majority of these companies have paid back the loans with interest (imagine that, the taxpayers actually made money on this deal).

Well I will just continue to live in surburbia “la-la” land and work on the efforts to secede from Fulton County and start up Milton county. We did it as Johns Creek, we will do it for Milton County, and don’t worry Karen “no college degree but I have a GED” Handel, we will get you into the governor’s mansion next time around.

“you betcha” ;) wink, wink

PS – “I’m and not a witch”

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
2:18 pm

CT, If I were you, I wouldn’t eat out at Atlanta area restaurants…

Our hostess resides in D.C., sport.

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 26th, 2010
2:21 pm

willie lynch

Did America win with the last Republican administration?
—————————-

Of course.

Exhibit A: Unemployment. Higher under the Idiot Messiah than at any point in the Bush administration.

Exhibit B: Deficits. The last Republican budget had a deficit of $160 billion. The Idiot Messiah’s first budget was $1.3 trillion in deficit.

Exhibit C: Tax rates. Our President Bush cut tax rates for all tax payers. The Idiot Messiah plans to raise taxes on the productive class while leaving rates at President Bush’s levels for his parasite base and the middle class.

Exhibit D: Race relations. Surveys show that Americans think race relations have deteriorated under the Idiot Messiah regime.

Exhibit E: My stock portfolio. Much higher under President Bush, who had the Dow at 14,000 before Democrats stopped paying their mortgages.

DawgDad

October 26th, 2010
2:23 pm

larry: Taxes DO influence corporate behavior, including hiring practices and investment.

I have personally been involved in businesses deriving their existence directly from then-current tax policy, namely the investment tax credit, employment taxes (temporary labor firms), and state sales tax (corporation formed to allow clients to avoid sales tax). In the final year of the investment tax credit in the 80’s I was personally involved in the sale of thirteen new business computer systems. In the following year we sold one.

Old Man

October 26th, 2010
2:26 pm

Nothing is Free, nice try revising history. I guess the October ‘01 anthrax attacks were Obama’s fault too. The IH 35 bridge in Minneapolis was due to the healthcare bill? I guess the tax cuts are what made Massey coal let his miners get crushed too… Your name is wrong, stupidity is free and you have helped yourself to tons of it.

Dan

October 26th, 2010
2:28 pm

It’s just a means of “green” messaging. Instead of listing the myriad of things that the current policies are destroying you just say get rid of Obama, its far more efficient. (and the emperor still has on nary a stitch)

Old Man

October 26th, 2010
2:35 pm

lil barry,

you are a true rookie of the stock market if the only gains you realized were during the 14k ‘06 bubble which crashed to 7k by 08. Since Obama’s bailout of the banks, the market has climbed fairly steadily. You coulnd’t have been around during Clinton, when you could buy AOL in the morning and double your money that afternoon.

Joel

October 26th, 2010
2:37 pm

Is it possible for people on here to make a point with putting down anothers intelligence? Talking to you GG.

Some People are stupid

October 26th, 2010
2:41 pm

Lil Barry Bailout-
What…you have to be joking. There is no way that post @2:21 was serious.

Unemployment- Bush’s fist day in office, unemployment was 4.2, his last day 7.4. change of 3.2. Obama’s first day it was 7.7 and currently 9.6. You base it off change. The day he took office was it magically suppose to drop. If you are just looking at raw numbers then gore should have been elected becuase it was 3.9 while he was in office.

Deficit-Last republican budget was 160billiion deficit. You have got to be smoking something strong to even type that. We already discussed the deficit earlier in the blog. It was no where near 160 billion dollars

Tax Rates- Bush did cut them, however the way he passed it was through reconciliatin which has a 10 year shelf life. When you credit card intro rate goes up do you say the CC company is raising the rate or my intro period is up? Consider the tax rate a 10yr intro rate. And seeing how Clinton created more jobs with a higher tax rate than Bush, not really gonna fall for the job creation argument.

Race Relations- I wonder with everybody using racist on a daily, if race relations would seem a little off. Can’t really blame that on Obama, it’s not his fault he is half black you know.

My stock portfolio-Maybe you suck as an investor. Maybe instead of investing on bubbles, you invest in more long term stuff. My portfolio is looking great. And didn’t the Dow drop really low under Bush before he left…

BW

October 26th, 2010
2:41 pm

Old Man

Bush initiated the bailout

War Eagle

October 26th, 2010
2:42 pm

The mandate BHO got in 2008 election has gone, along with Reid, Pelosi…The American people will make sure it will not happen again.
This gives Madam Cynthia something to criticize for next several years. BHO blew the people`s mind with his spending and tax agenda.

Fletch

October 26th, 2010
2:42 pm

Big D, you are complete moron! I’m neither Dem or GOP, but I do know my political history. The referendum you are talking about was part of a bill introduced in 2004 call the Debt Free America Act. It was introduced as a proposal to eliminate the Federal Income tax and replace it with a 1% transaction tax. The intent was to 1st eliminate the Federal tax, 2nd to completely pay off the defecit within 7 years, and then eventually do away with all income taxes all together. Also, it was proposed that anyone earning less than $150,000 a year would receive a tax credit to off set the amount of the 1% transaction tax. It hac been brough up in every legislative session since 2004, and it NEVER passes. in case you didn’t realize, there is a lot of Sh!t that comes up in legislation that doesn’t pass either. Maybe you’d like to pull some more propositions out of your a$$ from the last decade that don’t see the light of day. However, you’ll have to pull your head out first.

hotlanta

October 26th, 2010
2:43 pm

I have seen politics as crazy as it is now. WOW these folks are off the chain. They are several years behind. Where were these people during the Reagan, Nixon and Bush eras. Now everyonr is a potlical consultant and has a opinion. They act as if we were all eating teas an crumpets before Obama got elected.

First one all he doesn’t give a flip about being a one term President when he gets a check and Secret Service for life. H ehad money before he became President and trust me he will make more money when he leaves. White folks kill me acting as if blacks folks really need their pissy jobs and we wouldn’t make it without them. Get over yourself. Barak will be fine trust me.

AmVet

October 26th, 2010
2:43 pm

Did America win with the last Republican administration?
—————————-

Of course.

Excuse me while I throw up.

The worst administration in modern American history. And one of the very worst of all time.

The list of debacles, disasters and deceit is nearly endless.

Even the American Bar Association, which is chock full of Republican lawyers, knew he should have been impeached…

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
2:49 pm

Lil Barry

You are more than welcome to compare 2 yrs of Obama and 8 yrs of Bush Jr

Would you like to compare the Dow Jones, job created, income increases over the last 100 years?

Please say you do or come up with some lame excuse as to why your comparison over 2 yrs is the only valid one to make

Tychus Findlay

October 26th, 2010
2:55 pm

It’s hard to run the economy when you spend all your time on a global apology tour.

sawboy

October 26th, 2010
2:55 pm

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
8:09 am
RAGS

You mean all those policies that Bush didn’t veto?

No veto means, “OK with me” now don’t it?

Dear GG, I guess the same applied to Mr. Obama, with his voting record in the Illinois senate,
No vote means “OK with me, now don’t it?

in response to

October 26th, 2010
2:57 pm

Road Scholar

October 26th, 2010
7:44 am
Ummmm, the Democrats took control of both the House and the Senate in 2006 elections, so we are four years into Democratic control, not two…..and just when did the downturn start???? Late 2007, early 2008???? hmmmmmmm…….The only thing that matters in this election is this: if you are happy with the way things are now, and the way things are headed, then vote for incumbents……if you don’t like 10% unemployment, 42MM people on food stamps, exploding deficits, out of control government spending, or “more of the same”, then do not vote for the incumbent, Democrat or Republican

sawboy

October 26th, 2010
3:11 pm

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
9:29 am
…Obama rammed it down their throats…

I have found that hose that complain most about having something rammed down their throats, are the same ones that will swallow anything.

Kammy keeps talking about having somehting rammed down their throats, seems to me like he has a lot of experience, theres your sign……sport

AmVet

October 26th, 2010
3:21 pm

It’s hard to run the economy when you spend all your time on a global apology tour.

But it’s even easier to ruin it when you spend all of your time on the world conquest tour…

The AJC is Done

October 26th, 2010
3:41 pm

Seeing how blatantly the ajc is backing roythecrook for guv, I for one will be working post election to reduce the circulation of the Urinal to zero. I hope the new republican governor will offer his help in my mission, perhaps by banning the sale or possession of said rag on State property..

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
3:55 pm

Kammy keeps talking about having somehting rammed down their throats, seems to me like he has a lot of experience…

Not me sport.

I wasn’t one of those that swallowed smoking guns and mushroom clouds.

Kamchak's gerbil

October 26th, 2010
3:57 pm

Yes you were!!!!!!!!!

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
4:12 pm

Joel

Yes it is. I can’t always do it, especially with posters who for the umpteenth time post something incredibly stupid. I really don’t think that kind of behavior needs to be rewarded.

sawboy

are you talking about actual votes or the illinois legislatures practice of “present” voting?

DK

October 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

I think we can all agree that there were peoople on both sides that wanted to stop who ever was in office. Heck, go back to the 80’s and as tax cuts increased revenue to the treasury, one side kept spending more then the increase to say it did not work.

Either way, we are in for a whole of hurt. We cannot have a Fed Gov that wants to dictate everything in our lives and be the almighty. Why do we have duplicate of services between county, state and fed gov? How is it that as companies have streamlined as technology has enhance production, are Fed gov is only expanding at an alarming rate?

WE need to remove the power from the Fed and allow citizens and their communities to regain control.

Honesty is best policy

October 26th, 2010
4:15 pm

Perhaps, just perhaps (call me naive), the best thing for job creation would be LESS GOVERNMENT?! The government never, never has been more efficient in job creation, so why should we put them (sad I use we and them to describe OUR government) in charge of it?

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
4:20 pm

I think we all need to go home and practice our stomping.

Hoopster

October 26th, 2010
4:23 pm

Sven Ottke, we can only hope so! We can only hope so!

Jason

October 26th, 2010
4:29 pm

@Keep:

Your response to my comment highlights your general ignorance. I’ll address the tipping issue first: many other fellow bartenders in Midtown all report that CT tips like ****. You don’t even know me and you attack my work ethic? How ignorant.

Secondly, to call me a sloth is actually somewhat of a compliment. Sloths are perceived as lazy, but in fact, all of their movements are well thought out so that they do not need to move more than is necessary. It is called efficiency. Many sloths do the bulk of their hunting at night. So, in effect, you are saying that I am a highly efficient stealth like ninja that only operates at night? Perfect.

Someone else made a comment about me being 32 years old and having lived in Atlanta for 20 of those years. You said something to the effect that it proves that things get shoved down my throat? I don’t even comprehend your logic. In fact, I can’t begin to. Please enlighten me. I left Atlanta because I was tired of the way that the liberal city establishment had ran it into the ground over the span of several decades. I loved living in Midtown, but as time went on, I suffered 12 automobile break ins in my own driveway, two attempted home invasions, two of my friends were murdered, one was robbed at gun point and another was kidnapped at gun point. Simultaneously, Time’s 2005 Mayor of the Year Shirley Franklin was cutting police from the force. Sorry. Game over. I did the smart thing and moved to pretty much the exact opposite of that living situation: Western Colorado, high up in the Rockies.

The way Atlanta is ran is a complete disgrace, and it’s a real shame. It’s such a beautiful city. However, it is a mirror for this country at large

Hey Look, I'm Cynthia Tucker!

October 26th, 2010
4:33 pm

President Obama Heads into Midterms at Lowest Approval Rating of Presidency
Two-thirds of Americans believe country going off on the wrong track
NEW YORK , N.Y. – October 25, 2010 – President Obama is spending the next week crisscrossing the country in support of Democratic candidates before this year’s midterm elections. While the president may do a great job of energizing the base, he may not be able to convert any Independents who have yet to decide for whom they will vote. Currently, two-thirds of Americans (67%) have a negative opinion of the job President Obama is doing while just over one-third (37%) have a positive opinion. This continues the president’s downward trend and he is now at the lowest job approval rating of his presidency.

Hey Tucker, what should the GOP strategy be, defeat communism? This election is about Obama like 2008 was about Bush. You are such a moron Ms. Cut & Paste Queen.

Tychus Findlay

October 26th, 2010
4:42 pm

@Jason,

#1 haha, are you surprised? I used to bartend in Midtown and her kind came in all the time and never tipped. They complained incessantly and were always trying to get free stuff, you know….writers.

Loki

October 26th, 2010
4:43 pm

McConnell beleives, as do many, that ousting Obama WILL create a climate to aid job creation, cut the deficit and facilitate tax cuts. Many believe that those goals are imposible to realize with Obama in office.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
4:50 pm

Loki, you are exactly correct only Tucker is to blind by her love of a African-American liberal socialist in the white house to be fair and balanced. Oh, oh, I said fair and balance on Tucker’s site. Oh yeah, Tucker where is your post about Juan Williams? The only Black liberal on the staff of NPR and fired last week? How come no out cry? Where is that fair and balance reporting?

ml

October 26th, 2010
4:54 pm

if the republican party wins in this election, especially if they brag about it, they have 2 years. 2 years to make America perfect again, 2 years to put humpty dumpty back together again. time to put up or shut up. winning just to lose hurts us all. winning at all costs eventually means defeat. if you can demonize to acheive then when you get what you want ya gotta do something with it, and positive this time! 2 years. anyone with any honor would surely give to others what they would expect from them.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
4:57 pm

Hey ml, the country will never be perfect. We just want to get it going again in the right direction. That means less spending and more accountability to both parties. And yes, people like me that will be voting Republican on Tuesday will hold them responsible in 2 years. I will vote Independent in 2012 if it don’t work out.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
5:00 pm

The only Black liberal on the staff of NPR and fired last week?

Somebody just told a whopper of a lie.

Not surprising.

You’re just repeating what you’ve been told.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:02 pm

williebkind

October 26th, 2010
4:20 pm
I think we all need to go home and practice our stomping.

There will be plenty of stomping next Tuesday willie. It will officially be called “stomp on a liberal day”. All registered voters are invited. I did say registered. I know that don’t matter to some libs out there.

Tommy Maddox

October 26th, 2010
5:03 pm

Oh and along with the cheese, Mitch McConnell is correct.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:04 pm

How was that a lie Kamchak? Juan was the only black male liberal on the reporting staff of NPR. Oh I see, I did not say reporting staff. There you go slapnut, now tell me where the lie is this time around.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
5:06 pm

Juan was the only black male liberal on the reporting staff of NPR.

Now you’re just moving the goalposts.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:09 pm

Wow kammy, you answered my question with a joke. Now, one more time, think for a moment, come on big guy you can do this, where is the lie in what I stated?
This ought to be good folks, some witty response to a simple question. Wait for it.

ml

October 26th, 2010
5:10 pm

that’s it both parties, but somehwere we have to make the best decisions we can make for the most benefit for this country. both parties suck, but i see ‘mean’ coming from one side more than the other. that helps none of us. somehow we need to take polarization and bad attitude out of the equation so common sense and fairness and good can have a say, because these things won’t yell the loudest or use the scorched earth policy, they’re well mannered enough and honorable enough to be invited into the conversation. ’cause if we can’t listen and use methods to demean others the good things won’t bother with us. we must invite good. and it ain’t perfect, either. but polarization is the definition of imperfect. hate and anger the definitons of bad.

Jim

October 26th, 2010
5:14 pm

CT – Your article has no point other than to fuel negative energy. Find some real news to report on, please!

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

October 26th, 2010
5:20 pm

Like that is news….wake up, the dems wanted to defeat Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush 2…Where is this news. You must REALLY be hard up for a story. How about mentioning Ford was able to post over 1$ BILLION in profit WITHOUT the taxpayer bailing them out. Oh, wait, that wouldn’t be good for the dems would it? ONE MORE WEEK SWEETIE!!!! mmm, mmm, mmm

ml

October 26th, 2010
5:21 pm

by the way you should never respond to anyone that you truly think believes in the concept of perfect can’t even think why we have the word in the dictionary. it’s mainly just a way of putting someone down for what ever reason. schoolyard stuff. like, be man, grow up, not tactics used by people of character.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

October 26th, 2010
5:23 pm

ml – the word PERFECT is there for a reason, like bowling 300 or throwing a PERFECT game. There are PLENTY of PERFECT things in the world.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
5:24 pm

…where is the lie in what I stated?

If you insist.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
4:50 pm

…The only Black liberal on the staff of NPR and fired last week?

If you were a listener of NPR, you would be aware of the show Tell Me More hosted by Ms. Michel (pronounced mee-shell) Martin.

You later added the “male” qualifier, probably suspecting your lie, hence the “moving the goalpost” comment from me.

hit em in November and 2012

October 26th, 2010
5:26 pm

If Obama fails, America wins. Pretty simple.

hit em in November and 2012

October 26th, 2010
5:28 pm

If you were a listener of NPR, you would be …an idiot? elitist? socialist? lib whack-job? So many to pick from.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

October 26th, 2010
5:29 pm

Kamchak – Would moving the goal posts be like:

• Rarely does a politician get caught in such a blatant break of a campaign promise as President Obama did with his “I’ll put health care negotiations on C-SPAN” pledge. Obama had promised at least eight times during his run for presidency that he would do so
• During his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama vowed to overturn the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning gays from the military. It is still in place two nearly years later.
• Pass the stimulus bill and unemployment won’t go above 8.2%, it’s now around 10.%

and MY favorite:
• Quote: “I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war….You can take that to the bank!”

May I just say TOUCHDOWN!!!!!

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:30 pm

So, I was not lying and as a typical liberal you were splitting hairs. And I use to listen to NPR years ago and saw their agenda and left it to the leftist. Can’t wait intil they are defunded. You are going to have to up your donations kammy. Real big like.

John Reb

October 26th, 2010
5:30 pm

nobodys asking the Republicans to be perfect. I think what people really want is just for them not to screw things up some damn bad again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:31 pm

mmmmmm….SCOOOOOOOORE!!!! Give that man 6!

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:32 pm

John Reb, that is called accountability. A word that scares the sh*t out of liberals.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
5:33 pm

• Pass the stimulus bill and unemployment won’t go above 8.2%, it’s now around 10.%

Please show me where Obama made that statement.

Thanks in advance

hit em in November and 2012

October 26th, 2010
5:33 pm

Mea culpa. I misspelled the witch wannabe’s name…

Actual witch would be spelled P E L O S I.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:34 pm

So, any thoughts from anyone on both sides why Tucker has been silent on the Juan Williams story? Nothing good for her to cut & paste or what?

AC

October 26th, 2010
5:34 pm

good quote I heard from someone who didn’t like Bush. they said that even though they didn’t like him they never wanted him to fail. because if he failed and was President then America would fail equally. you can dislike without hate. don’t kill America just because of some guy that only has to be here 4 years. how is easy is that to understand?

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:35 pm

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
5:33 pm
• Pass the stimulus bill and unemployment won’t go above 8.2%, it’s now around 10.%

Please show me where Obama made that statement.

Thanks in advance

He actually said never above 8.5%. Either way he was wrong…as usual.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

October 26th, 2010
5:35 pm

Look it up. I got it from AOL news, but I guess you can’t argue with the other statments or LIES….

Martin Williams

October 26th, 2010
5:37 pm

I truly want the GOP to take over both the Congress/Senate and even the White House come 2012. It will be down fall of our beloved country that we all call United States of America. Jimmy Carter was a one term president but did a better job than Ronald Regan the GOP king. Regan left this country in a deficit and the two Bushes did the same. As an American, I thought we are smarter. Today, I believe we are all very stupid and the GOP is takinf full advantage as they put party in fornt country.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:38 pm

Don’t tell me that libs are now denying that Obama ever made the 8.5% unemployment statement? What next, he didin’t tell a crowd yesterday the the Republicans can sit in the back? Now that is what I call bringing a nation together, the liberal way.

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
5:39 pm

mmmmmmmmm

Did you vote for Bush? I ask becaseu he and his administration told some whoppers. Not defending Obama, but making sure the pot (YOU) is not calling the kettle black..

“the war will cost 50B…..”
“oil proceeds will help pay for the war”
“we know where the WMDs are”

Need more

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:41 pm

Ok Martin, you lost all credibilty with your Carter statement. You truly are an historian moron. The stupid got taken advantage of in 2008. With comment s like, “I voted for him because he is black”. You can leave now.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:42 pm

They both suck, then stay home next Tuesday and don’t vote. Youy can bitch about either party that way. Life is good when you don’t stand for something.

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
5:44 pm

Sid

You voted for the last dud because he was Repub? He sure want any good……….

You cry about big gov: He grew it
You cry about debt/deficit: he grew it

Before you cry about Dems taking Congress in 06, he had 6 yrs of his own Party…..

Saying obama has done worse his NO defense for the guy YOU adored, loved and gladly vote for not once but twice

Alatsea

October 26th, 2010
5:45 pm

It’s so wonderful watching CT’s regular weed monkeys scrambling and cowering in the corner with all their left wing mumbo jumbo BS. What’s sad is they are still trying to defend the “challenged” leader of our country. That kind of puts you all in the same boat. GREEN SIDE UP!

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
5:46 pm

Sid

Neve sit home on election day and I’m also never been so blind to think that the problems in the country can only be solved in a “left” or “right” prism…. How simple is it to think in that manner?

Hopefully that is not YOU….. Is it?

Alatsea

October 26th, 2010
5:47 pm

Hey Kammey If I haven’t told you lately, your a moron. Here’s your sign

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
5:47 pm

Dude, I did not say I liked what Bush did and I did not. And proof read your crap before you hit submit. You read just as ignorant as you sound. By the way, polls show Bush would beat your boy in an election today. Daaaamn! That has got to suck for liberals everywhere.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

October 26th, 2010
5:47 pm

They Both Suck – Of course I voted for BOTH Bush’s…they were BETTER than Al Gore or Clinton or Swift Boat Kerry. But, I ALSO would NEVER vote for Newt for his cheating, and I DID complain George Bush hardly ever vetoed a spending bill. So, I DO miss your point. I am a CONSERVATIVE FIRST.

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
5:48 pm

mmmmm
you got my pt? YOU CRY and make some valid pts about Obama, yet Bush did some of the VERY things you cry about

Oh the irony?

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
5:50 pm

Sid

Your Messiah Bush and his minions in Congress were the very reason Congress was LOST in 06 and your hero Palin did nothing for McCain and was TRASHED in 08.

Repubs will take the House next week, but not the Senate.. As they have LIED to you before, we will see how much they hate spending and big government

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
5:54 pm

mmmmmm

You stated that Bush “hardly ever vetoed a spending bill”"”

FALSE:
HE NEVER VETOED ONE……. Look it up

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
5:57 pm

…as a typical liberal you were splitting hairs.

So, I take your words,(The only Black liberal on the staff of NPR and fired last week), prove you wrong, and since you can’t walk it back you say I’m splitting hairs.

Words have meaning, sport.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

He actually said never above 8.5%.

Please show me where Obama said anything like that.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

October 26th, 2010
5:58 pm

They Both Suck – You are SO wrong! Here’s ONE George W. Bush. July 19, 2006: Vetoed H.R. 810 and you can find others – you gotta stay off the juice or pills if you’re going to chat.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
6:02 pm

AlAtSeA

Isn’t it almost time for you to swab a deck?

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
6:02 pm

Hey suckie, your team has been in charge since 2006 in both houses. They brought us the healthcare bill we can not afford and countless other spending like researching monkeys on cocaine. Classic! You keep bringing up Bush like he is still on the ticket. Nice try but, it makes you look like Tucker, a complete moron.

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
6:03 pm

MMMM, you just hit suckie wiuth a fact. I bet he is in a seizure as I type. Come up for air suckie, come up for air!!

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
6:08 pm

Sid and mmmmmmmmmmm

That was a stem cell bill, NICE try

Not a SPENDING BILL as you stated in YOUR POSE @ 5:47

Next…….. you fact less wonder boys

Jason

October 26th, 2010
6:10 pm

@Tychus: LMAO. Perfect. I couldn’t have said that better, myself!

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
6:10 pm

Sid

“My team”…. I vote for Dems, Repubs, Ind and Libertarians

Just because YOU are not smart enough to understand that the problems of this country cant be resolved in a left/right prism, dont assume everyone else is stuck in that mindless vacuum

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
6:11 pm

Well, this has been fun. Now all you liberals remember to vote next Tuesday and when you are in line pick someone out who looks Republican (hint, they will be the ones smiling and real anxious to vote) go up to that person and say, “oh yeah, well it’s all Bush’s fault”! By looking at some of your posts, it might make the pain a little less on Tuesday.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

October 26th, 2010
6:11 pm

They Both Suck – Oh, let me get this straight, the people doing the research were doing it for FREE?…Nice try but almost ALL bills are tax spending bills. Unless you’re heaping praise on someone – maybe like Monica L.? Here’s a cigar, and can I have the blue dress back with the jiz stains?

Sid Farcas

October 26th, 2010
6:12 pm

One more thing They all Suck, you vote liberal. You are to damn stupid to vote anything else. Goodnight Y’all!

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
6:13 pm

Sid

Just like when you stare drooling at the tv watching Fox or listening to your fav pundit on the radio, you allowed mmmmmmm to brainwash you into believing what he said and you didn’t even do your homework

Doobie Brothers once wrote a song about you and mmmmmm

“WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES”

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

October 26th, 2010
6:15 pm

They Both Suck – And Joe Walsh had an album titled for you – “You Can’t Argue with a SICK mind”. Back at ya!

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
6:15 pm

Oh my bad….. he did veto a VETERANS Health care Bill

Great guy……

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

October 26th, 2010
6:18 pm

They Both Suck – Yeah, what ELSE was in the bill, that made him veto it?
Money for what PORK project? Good try though, as you shot yourself in the “He NEVER vetoed a bill” foot.

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
6:23 pm

mmmmmmmmm and sid

Appropriation Bills are SPENDING Bills, but NOT all bills are appropriations

Guess you failed Poli Sci…. but nice try

Guess Fox and Rush confused you again

Eric

October 26th, 2010
6:34 pm

Just like the most important job was to defeat Hitler and Mussolini …
.. and I suppose there is something wrong with that in your eyes…

William

October 26th, 2010
6:35 pm

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.
It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

AMEN

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.
Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.
It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

Lady GooGoo

October 26th, 2010
6:43 pm

“Obama: My name’s not on the ballot, but my agenda is
By Michael O’Brien – 10/26/10 03:46 PM ET

President Obama said Tuesday that while his name isn’t on the ballot on Nov. 2, his agenda practically is.”

Need better coordination with the WH Ms. Tucker. Now your topic has become even more embarrassing.

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
6:43 pm

William

If we can survive a Bush than yes we can survive an Obama

Great pt

Willie

October 26th, 2010
6:52 pm

Obama says that he is not on the ballot but his agenda is. He is absolutely right. A vote for a democrat is a vote for Obama’s agenda. I think Obama has been on the wrong track. Too much spending, too much government, too much power to Washington.
If there is a tidal wave of Democrat losses it will be a repudiation of the overreaching of the progressives.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
6:53 pm

Jason…oh did my 9:05 addressing your 9:01 hurt your widdle feelings? Well I guess my response does show my general ignorance for you to KNOW FOR A Fact that NO ONE does something….you apparently can address and speak for all of the people who read the AJC in print and online. Guess you are a true genius.

As for your tip situation, from what I hear from the wingnuts, if someone is not getting tips it must be a sign of laziness. A tip is a reward for good service and not an entitlement or so I hear from the wingnuts. So your wingnut friends would say that you would work harder without a minimum wage and that you would get more tips for you hard work…otherwise you must be a freeloader. See how the wingnut theory works in practical application. If the people are not tipping, its your fault.

As for the rest of your latest rate….I dont thing I addressed another comment to you but feel free to just rant away. Must be a Rocky Mountain high….

MisterEarl

October 26th, 2010
7:12 pm

The 244 ACCOMPLISHMENTS of PRESIDENT OBAMA

ETHICS

• Ordered the White House and all federal agencies to respect the Freedom of Information Act and overturned Bush-era limits on accessibility of federal documents (2009)

• Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible (2009)

• Placed limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House (2009)

• Placed limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration (2009)

• Signed a measure strengthening registration and reporting requirements for lobbyists (2009)

• Ordered that lobbyists must be removed from and are no longer permitted to serve on federal and White House advisory panels and boards (2009) * Note: After saying he would not hire lobbyists, a few have been hired in the Administration

• Companies and individuals who are delinquent on their taxes or owe back taxes are no longer allowed to bid for federal contracts (2009)

• Initiated the “e-Rulemaking Initiative” (in cooperation with Cornell University) to allow for online public “notice and comment” of federal laws and initiatives (2010)

• Issued the “Open Gov Directive” ordering all Cabinet departments to promote transparency and citizen participation in their policies (2010)

• Signed extensions on banning lobbyists from serving on agency boards (2010)

• Developed the “Do Not Pay List” with data on contractors and recipients of federal funds who are deemed to be ineligible because of fraud and abuse (2010)

ECONOMY

• Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants…) (2009) * Note: Bush was the first president since Herbert Hoover to not make infrastructure a priority

• Authorized the US auto industry rescue plan and two GMAC rescue packages (2009)

• Authorized the housing rescue plan and new FHA residential housing guarantees (2009)

• Authorized a $789 billion economic stimulus plan (2009) * Note: 1/3 in tax cuts for working-class families; 1/3 to states for infrastructure projects; 1/3 to states to prevent the layoff of police officers, teachers, etc. at risk of losing their jobs because of state budget shortfalls

• Instituted a new rule allowing the public to meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (in as quickly as one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying (2009)

• Authorized a continuation of the US financial and banking rescue plans initiated at the end of the Bush administration and authorized TARP funds to buy “toxic assets” from failing financial institutions (2009)

• Authorized the “Cash for Clunkers” program that stimulated auto sales and removed old, inefficient, polluting cars from the road (2009)

• Convened a “jobs summit” to bring experts together to develop ideas for creating jobs (2009)

• Ordered the FDIC to beef up deposit insurance (2009)

• Ended the Bush-era policy of protecting credit card companies (2009) * Note: In place of the old policy, new consumer protections were instituted and the industry’s predatory practices were banned

• Authorized the federal government to make more loans available to small businesses and ordered lower rates for federal loans to small businesses (2009)

• Placed a 35% tariff on Chinese tires and a few other products such as pipes after China was found to be illegally “dumping” exports below cost (2009) * Note: Clinton, Bush I, and Reagan all refused to “get tough” on China’s predatory trade practices; Bush II refused four times during his presidency

• In November 2009, Obama extended unemployment benefits for one million workers

and expanded coverage for some existing homeowners who are buying again (2009)

• Called on Congress to deliver a “Jobs bill” (2010)

• Credit card companies are prohibited from raising rates without advance notification or arbitrarily if customers are paying bills on time (2010)

• Signed a bill to extend unemployment benefits set to expire (2010)

• Signed historic Wall Street reform bill (2010) * Note: Designed to reregulate and end abusive practices and promote consumer protections

• Signed the HIRE Act to stimulate the economic recovery (2010) * Note: The bill includes: tax cuts for small businesses who hire someone unemployed for at least two months; small businesses can write off their investments in equipment this year; etc.

• National Export Initiative established to enhance federal support (technical assistance, training, trade missions, etc.) and coordination efforts to help US businesses export products and services (2010)

• Initiatives to promote a “Wireless Broadband Revolution” (2010) * Note: Among other things, broadband is finally being considered as necessary infrastructure, with efforts to expand use, access, and spectrum…

• Expanded agricultural credit to farmers during current economic crisis (2010)

• Signed bill – US Manufacturing Enhancement Act (2010)

• Signed bill – Single Family Housing Mortgage Insurance (2010)

surprised?

October 26th, 2010
7:25 pm

We have a choice of two losers running for the highest office. One a jackass the other an elephant. In a nation with this large a population, is this the best choice we can do? Besides, does our vote count anymore when lobbyists (legalized bribery) and conglomerates actually run the country? Fact is it is not a partisan issue. It is a corruption issue.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 26th, 2010
7:30 pm

When government spends on the scale Washington’s got used to, that’s not a spending issue, it’s a moral one. There’s nothing virtuous about “caring” “compassionate” “progressives” being caring and compassionate and progressive with money yet to be earned by generations yet to be born. That’s what “fiscal conservatives” often miss: This isn’t a green-eyeshade issue. Increasing dependency, disincentivizing self-reliance, absolving the citizenry from responsibility for their actions: The multitrillion-dollar debt catastrophe is not the problem but merely the symptom. It’s not just about balancing the books, but about something more basic and profound.

Welcome back, Mr. Steyn.

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 26th, 2010
7:45 pm

Old Man

you are a true rookie of the stock market if the only gains you realized were during the 14k ‘06 bubble which crashed to 7k by 08. Since Obama’s bailout of the banks, the market has climbed fairly steadily.
——————–

You are a true rookie of elementary math if you think that 11,000 is more than 14,000. Get back to us when the Idiot Messiah gets the stock market back up to 14,000.

Willie

October 26th, 2010
7:49 pm

MrEarle,
I sincerely hope that Mr. Obama runs on that list of “accomplishments” in 2012. That list is going to get a lot of democrats shellacked next week.

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 26th, 2010
7:51 pm

They Both Suck
October 26th, 2010
2:49 pm
———————–

Unemployment is way up under the Idiot Messiah. He’s had nearly two years to either bring it down or put policies in place that would foster growth. He’s done the opposite, and blew through almost a trillion dollars borrowed from China in the process. Deficits are over a trillion a year and the Idiot Messiah has done nothing to bring them down. Meanwhile, Gitmo is still open, we’re still doing domestic spying, extraordinary rendition is still in practice.

We’ll get a good read on Americans’ evaluation of the Idiot Messiah’s performance next Tuesday. Enjoy.

TammieRae

October 26th, 2010
7:51 pm

The bail out of the banks… you mean TARP? Even Tucker admits that TARPI was Bush’s. The recycling of TARP funds to Fannie Mae…which is goign to cost us more than the rest of TARP all together is Mr. Obama’s

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 26th, 2010
7:52 pm

An America comprised of therapeutic statists, regulatory enforcers, multigenerational dependents, identity-group rent-seekers, undocumented laborers, stimulus grantwriting liaison coordinators, six-figure community organizers, millionaire diversity-outreach consultants, billionaire carbon-offset traders and diversionary-leisure “knowledge sector” will still offer many opportunities, but not for that outmoded American archetype, the self-reliant citizen seeking to nourish his family through the fruits of his labor. And nor for millions of others just struggling to stay afloat. A statist America won’t be a large Sweden – unimportant but prosperous – but something closer to the Third World, corrupt and chaotic, broke and brutish – for all but a privileged few. -MarkSteyn

And the dummycrats cheer on our demise. A demise that you can see happening every day, if you aren’t blind.

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
7:53 pm

Lil Barry

Psst….. Be a little smarter than you are displaying

S&P and Nasdaq went DOWN under Bush
The Dow had an increase of about 2 or 3%

Spin all you like but those are the numbers

Nice try

next

willie lynch

October 26th, 2010
8:04 pm

Lil B,

Why the constant reference to President Obama as the Messiah? Is there something we should know? Are you one of those rapture people?

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
8:07 pm

I report

Can you only see thing in a left or right prism?

Bush was growing government and the debt before the Dems took Congress.

Reagan grew the government and the debt
Bush Sr did the same

If you want to argue that Obama is even worse than go ahead, but this notion that some of the very same Repubs in the House who will be back in power next year are going to make it better, is very short on common sense

They Both Suck

October 26th, 2010
8:09 pm

willie

its just a mimick from what the right wing pundits program him to say, just as the other talking pts spout daily

willie lynch

October 26th, 2010
8:16 pm

They,

I think Lil B has an Obama shrine in his home. He’s deflecting in his posts.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 26th, 2010
8:16 pm

Senator McConnell’s spokesman Don Stewart told CNN that senators “are not elected to rubber-stamp the President’s agenda, particularly when that agenda conflicts with the will of their constituents.” Stewart did not back away from McConnell’s comments, reiterating that “ending the Obama Administration’s liberal agenda as soon as possible is Sen. McConnell’s top political priority.”

And we shall give him the opportunity, just sayin…

Jack

October 26th, 2010
8:46 pm

It’s a good bet that Hillary is enjoying Obama’s low ratings more than anyone.

Tom Middleton

October 26th, 2010
9:14 pm

Cynthia, the Republicans haven’t been honest about anything. They still can’t admit they did anything wrong during the two terms of their President Bush, this after supporting him with every ounce of energy they had.

They have managed to distance themselves somewhat from him during this election cycle, and there is some de facto admission of guilt in their hiding the rubber stamp for now. But we still remember what happened, and we still know who’s to blame.

If they were standing up now with new ideas and contributing, instead of just saying NO to everything, it would be different, at least in my mind. But they’re offering nothing except sincere promises for their more-of-the-same, what we already know doesn’t work and never will, no matter how many times they try it.

Cynthia, we know who they are and what they’ve done – nothing good, and yet on and on they go, like they think we can’t remember anything at all. But what about their unpaid-for wars, tax cuts, and drug program? And what about their lack of job creation in what has become known economically as “The Lost Decade”?

And don’t forget their melt-down on Wall Street and subsequent recession they’re still trying to blame on someone else. Are these figments of our imagination – what they definitely want us to believe, at least through Election Day? HELL NO! These are real – very real – and the Republicans are the ones responsible.

Cynthia, they’ll never be able to lead us out of the wilderness as they would like us to believe, for they are the wilderness. And besides, we’re already moving out under the Dems, even as we speak. We just need a little more time, that’s all!

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
9:16 pm

It’s a good bet that Hillary is enjoying Obama’s low ratings more than anyone.

Talk’s cheap; whisky costs money.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
9:30 pm

Hiya Tom

All is well?

Tom Middleton

October 26th, 2010
9:36 pm

Kamchak

Very well, my friend, and you?

red

October 26th, 2010
9:43 pm

crank up the death panels, get the hitler geezer partiers of the govt. teet…

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
9:55 pm

Tom

Looks like I’m heading to Florida for a week.

Not like it’s a good thing.

bear-claw

October 26th, 2010
9:57 pm

march onward aryan nation christian tea-repubs…

Tom Middleton

October 26th, 2010
10:02 pm

Kamchak

Ah Florida. I lived in Tampa for a year and was stationed in Mayport a year and a half during my Navy years. Hey, have fun anyway… :)

[...] the single most important priority for the congress after the midterm elections is and I quote, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president… Really? That is the "single most important thing", to Rethuglicans? Really? That is their plan [...]

Sandynista

October 27th, 2010
1:16 am

Jason @9:01 a.m 10/26: You do realize that Ms Tucker is an *opinion* writer; right? And that you’re in the OPINION section of the AJC??

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 27th, 2010
5:41 am

This is how ate up liberals are with their silly socialism and anti American hatred-

HANGZHOU, China — China rolled out its fastest train yet on Tuesday and announced that the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s biggest hydroelectric project, is generating electricity at maximum capacity — engineering triumphs that signal the nation’s growing ambitions as its economy booms. -Urinal

China is the world’s largest polluter, hands down, and uses slave labor, so yeah, strike up the band, goonies, and toot your little horns.

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 27th, 2010
5:48 am

For the second month in a row, the S&P Case-Shiller Index of home prices showed a decrease for metro Atlanta. The seasonally adjusted index for August slid 0.74 percent when compared with July and 2 percent when compared with August 2009.

Is this good news? -Urinal

Well, it all depends on whether you are trying to destroy the US economy and make this great country into any other third world disaster, if yes, then it looks like your plans are right on track.

mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 27th, 2010
6:04 am

Don’t believe the news reports from the lamestream media that Americans, er, Republicans are poised for an easy victory on Tuesday. We still have to get out there and vote!

Americans, let’s take our country back from the thirty-seven-percenters!

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 27th, 2010
6:16 am

In this mission, professional protester Lauren Valle (Rand Paul protest “victim”) was eminently successful. Olbermann overlooked the irony that, while MoveOn declared that its protests were intended to “expose the unprecedented flood of corporate cash to Republican campaign coffers,” Valle was paid to travel to Kentucky for her stunt, while her “assailant” Tim Profitt was an unpaid local volunteer. Indeed, Profitt had donated $1,900 to the Paul campaign, according to FEC records.

James

October 27th, 2010
6:34 am

Sandynist- it is actually an “op/ed”- folks generally favor a little more ed and a little less op. You may want to patronize and educate NPR a little and stop enabling our hostess.

guy

October 27th, 2010
6:56 am

Both parties are so intent on getting whoever is in office as president voted out that they forget what they were elected to do.They all are so self centered and nothing gets done except what that particular party can get passed.Selfish s.o.b.’s!