‘Empty suit with broken zipper’ under attack in Iowa

Newt Gingrich has become the target of an all-out advertising and media blitz in Iowa, launched by fellow candidates and others determined that he will not become the party nominee.

Ron Paul is using his money to savage the former speaker. (”Pointing out people’s positions is not negative,” Paul says.) A pastor backing Michele Bachmann is calling Gingrich “a very fine, empty suit with a broken zipper,” dismissing him as “a glib, wordy cheater.” Mitt Romney says Gingrich is “zany,” and has released an ad that closes with the question “With friends like Newt, who needs the left?”

Restore Our Future, a pro-Romney PAC, is also running the following ad:

It’s apparently having a serious impact. A new Rasmussen poll now puts Romney ahead in Iowa with 23 percent of the vote, with Gingrich second at 20 percent and Paul at 18 percent. Public Policy Polling also reports a tight three-man race, with Gingrich (22 percent) falling quickly, with Paul (21 percent) and Romney (16 percent) close behind.

More telling, a PPP poll a week ago put Newt’s approval/disapproval numbers at 62/31. In the new poll, that has dropped to 52/40, and support among Tea Party voters has fallen from 35 percent to 24 percent.

– Jay Bookman

499 comments Add your comment

Swami Dave

December 15th, 2011
11:23 am

The eventual winner will be the one who steps out of the current fray to state the he or she is running against PrezBO until either (a) the Republicans pick another nominee or (b) they win / lose in November 2012. The reality is that their opponent IS in the White House; not someone else trying to get there!

-SD

Erwin's cat

December 15th, 2011
11:26 am

scott

December 15th, 2011
11:26 am

Yeah well in other news…..How about Moochelle Obama taking off for Hawaii on vacation ahead of her husband, basically costing the taxpayers a lot more money in transportation and security costs? Why can’t she wait until the President goes a couple days later? Why is our President allowing this to occur? Why is he such a hypocrite? He tells the rest of the government to curb spending while allowing his wife to waste tax money in going early. This is just ridiculous. If she desperately wanted to go on vacation ahead of him, then have her pay the $1000 to fly to Hawaii business class. What a joke.

Matti's Practicality

December 15th, 2011
11:26 am

The suit is NOT empty. It’s filled with ego, vitriol, and the remnants of decades of dietary excess.

stands for decibels

December 15th, 2011
11:27 am

How about Moochelle Obama taking off for Hawaii on vacation ahead of her husband, basically costing the taxpayers a lot more money in transportation and security costs?

They get bitter, and they cling to guns, and religion, and whining about the First Family having it better than they do.

scott

December 15th, 2011
11:27 am

oh…and let’s go Ron Paul!!!! I don’t think he would allow his wife to waste taxpayer money like Mochelle Antoinette

Brad Steel

December 15th, 2011
11:28 am

based on his sleazy sexual history, i don’t think that “broken zipper” metaphor is really the best one.

Jm

December 15th, 2011
11:28 am

Go Romney

Jay, where’s that column excoriating Obama for being willing to sign a bill permitting indefinite detention of US citizens?

Obama-
Stop killing us with debt
Stop killing jobs
Stop taking away our civil rights

Newtpewt

December 15th, 2011
11:29 am

Maybe the Newtron Fog, pungent and intoxicating to the Far Right, is finally lifting and the zombie-like stupor is fading.

Peadawg

December 15th, 2011
11:31 am

Brad Steel
December 15th, 2011
11:28 am

:lol:

Another blog bashing a Republican (not that I have a problem with it)…must be a slow day in the news, eh Jay?

TaxPayer

December 15th, 2011
11:31 am

“I’m the real Republican. No, I’m the real Republican. No! I am! No!” :lol:

Well! We need to hear from the GOP party leaders. What does Grover say. How about Rush and Armey. And Karl. What have the Koch Crooks told them to say. Does the Tea Party really think they have a voice. HAHAHA! Now that’s funny.

scott

December 15th, 2011
11:32 am

Stands….so you are okay with this waste, fraud, and abuse? Is it any wonder why the US is in such terrible economic shape? I love how you give Obama a pass on this but you want to skewer the rich for not paying their “fair share.” Out of curiosity….what is their “fair share” How much is enough? No matter how much extra you propose the rich pays, it isn’t going to mean anything when the government continues to waste taxpayer money. Then, they will just come back asking for more and of course, you will support them.

Peadawg

December 15th, 2011
11:33 am

“Jay, where’s that column excoriating Obama for being willing to sign a bill permitting indefinite detention of US citizens?”

Hey DF, US citizens would be exempt from this provision. Read, son. Read.

Jm

December 15th, 2011
11:34 am

Jay. Toe the line. Or obama is going to drone you into oblivion.

The Times, They Aren't A Changin'

December 15th, 2011
11:38 am

A candid conversation between Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich.

Newt: Are you going to eat the rest of that doughnut.

Bill: Be my guest.

Newt: Thanks. You’re a pal.

Bill: I didn’t say you could sit up here and eat it.

Newt: I’ll get you for this. You can’t make me sit in the back forever!

HDB

December 15th, 2011
11:40 am

What’s really funny is that people were blaming the Obama camp for all of the negatives that came out about Newt and Herman Cain…..when it was quite evident that the ROMNEY camp was the one that put this stuff out there!! The GOP is the MASTER of the dirty trick……and I hope that is quite evident now!!

Jm

December 15th, 2011
11:41 am

Hey crude peadawg

Read back to Jay’s column. He himself said there wasn’t enough protection in the language. It doesn’t protect you.

Peadawg. Learn to clean up your language too.

CJ

December 15th, 2011
11:43 am

Historically, Iowa Republicans haven’t been very representative of Republicans in the rest of the country (this statement isn’t necessarily true on the Democratic side). Iowa might be fun to watch now, but it probably doesn’t much matter what happens there. NH and SC, on the other hand,…

getalife

December 15th, 2011
11:43 am

See jm.

You just had to blog harder.

jconservative

December 15th, 2011
11:43 am

Three major Republican news outlets have all trashed Newt in the last 24 hours.

The latest flavor of the month has melted.

Now it is a Paul vs Romney contest.

Or as Mochelle Bachmann would say – “Paul Romney”.

Jm, you may start cooling the champagne.

Peadawg

December 15th, 2011
11:44 am

“Peadawg. Learn to clean up your language too.” – I call them like I see ‘em.

From a USA Today article:
“In a statement, press secretary Jay Carney said the new bill “does not challenge the president’s ability to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists and protect the American people.”
Specifically, the bill would require that the military take custody of a suspect deemed to be a member of al-Qaeda or its affiliates and who is involved in plotting or committing attacks on the United States. There is an exemption for U.S. citizens.”

USinUK

December 15th, 2011
11:45 am

“Mitt Romney says Gingrich is “zany,””

I always thought ZANY was a good thing … kinda benevolent nuttiness … like Phoebe from Friends …

getalife

December 15th, 2011
11:45 am

scott,

You have ods really bad.

Try Atavan.

getalife

December 15th, 2011
11:46 am

“There is an exemption for U.S. citizens.”

Apologize GS and then bow down to me.

USinUK

December 15th, 2011
11:46 am

say what you want about Jm, but at least he got one thing right today: Toe the line

Toe.

not tow.

well done, Jm.

Welcome to the Occupation

December 15th, 2011
11:47 am

Jm: “Jay, where’s that column excoriating Obama for being willing to sign a bill permitting indefinite detention of US citizens?”

As I said downstairs, the AJC, ever sensitive to charges that it’s a “liberal” MSM outlet, wants to make sure to keep everything nice and organized, so Bookman is to toe the line by only ever sniping at the hypocrisy and shortcomings of the GOP (tacitly condoning the Democrats in the process), while Wingfield has a monopoly on pointing out the wrongdoings of Democrats and why they’re all wrong. Never shall the twain meet.

True, AJC doesn’t have them ghettoized into “Left-leaning” and “Right-leaning” opinions like WaPo, but the principle is the same. Don’t confuse things too much for the rubes – we got site traffic to keep up.

Mr_B

December 15th, 2011
11:48 am

“Why can’t she wait until the President goes a couple days later? Why is our President allowing this to occur? Why is he such a hypocrite?”

Why is Scott whining about the first family’s travel arrangments instead of the House’s utter failure to pass a clean extension of payroll tax holiday? why, oh why, oh why? (insert hand-wringing emoticon here.)

$$$ Talks

December 15th, 2011
11:49 am

If Newt gets the nod, the GOP has a better chance of converting Michael Moore than winning the 2012 election. If Romney gets the nod and beats Obama, the middle class should grit their teeth, bend over and get ready for more years of “generous” attention from corperations, the federal government and the wealthy. If Obama wins a second term, nothing changes. Welcome to American politics!

getalife

December 15th, 2011
11:50 am

jm is winning.

All he had to do was blog harder.

I thought Ron Paul would win Iowa but could be wrong.

Mark T

December 15th, 2011
11:50 am

Wrong peabrain
There is no exemption for U.S citizens

National News

Thursday, December 15, 2011
White House agrees to compromise over bill that will allow indefinite detention of American citizens
President Obama agreed not to veto a controversial security law that would allow the military to arrest U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely if they are accused of being involved with terrorists.

Read more: http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668&article=9514648#ixzz1gcg14kHg

Ross Perot

December 15th, 2011
11:53 am

They get bitter, and they cling to guns, and religion, and whining about the First Family having it better than they do.

Do you go to church or have faith SFdecibels?

Jm

December 15th, 2011
11:54 am

Trotsky 11:47 :)

Normal

December 15th, 2011
11:59 am

Scott,
where did you stand on waste, fraud, and abuse on …say, the late Iraqui war? Are you jm in drag?

ty webb

December 15th, 2011
11:59 am

Jay,
Mitt never called Newt, “Zany”. Read or watch the interview(including the question). Now I don’t want to say you are intentionally lying…so maybe you’re just accidentally lying.

AmVet

December 15th, 2011
12:00 pm

Just another humorous day in the GOP’s circular firing squad.

Newt’s absurd candidacy is even more laughable than that of his fellow adulterer, Herman.

In my worthless opinion, John Huntsman is the only current Republican candidate who is moral, intelligent and qualified enough to run for president of the United States of America.

But, his proven record of rational thinking, statesmanship and pragmatism is anathema to neo-conservatism and is distasteful to the rabid dogs who run the Party of No. As well as to the lapdogs out here in the hinterlands who empower them.

And as an aside, best wishes and hopes for much success to former Salt Lake City Mayor, Rocky Anderson in his fledgling third party run…

Herman Cain's WingMan(Quagmire)

December 15th, 2011
12:00 pm

Scott – Ok, let’s look at Obama vs Bush on vacation days and time off during the first three years.

President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch.

Remember, 9/11 was in 2001………….no one hears your arguement because you make things personal. Stick to facts and people will listen, unless you are quoting AM radio host

Wild Eyes

December 15th, 2011
12:02 pm

And why is the Prez wasting tax payer money on food and clothes? Why can’t he and his family eat like the rest of us?

Normal

December 15th, 2011
12:03 pm

stands for decibels

December 15th, 2011
12:04 pm

Do you go to church or have faith SFdecibels?

I get my ass to church damn near every week.

Oh, and I know a thing or two about those bang-shootie things, too.

Wild Eyes

December 15th, 2011
12:07 pm

Why does Obama have sooo many ties?

Wild Eyes

December 15th, 2011
12:08 pm

Why is Obama wasting taxpayer’s money by not squeezing the toothpaste from the bottom. This guy is the worst Prez in the history of the world.

Kamchak

December 15th, 2011
12:10 pm

Not a good idea for Mittens to play the flip-flop card.

Just sayin’.

stands for decibels

December 15th, 2011
12:10 pm

Wild Eyes, you forgot–why does Obama have to come from Hawaii? Why can’t he pretend he was from (oh, say) Baltimore, and re-connect with family and friends there whenever he gets some time off?

Ross Perot

December 15th, 2011
12:11 pm

But, his proven record of rational thinking, statesmanship and pragmatism is anathema to neo-conservatism and is distasteful to the rabid dogs who run the Party of No. As well as to the lapdogs out here in the hinterlands who empower them.

ScamVet, Party of No? Of course you are referencing the dumbocrat controlled senate that wont negotiate anything. The same dumbocrats who cant even pass a budget when they controlled both congress and senate? The same dumbocrats that refuse any bill so they can spin it on the congress as do nothing to embolden their chances to reclaim power? Do you get a tingle up your leg when you catch a glimpse of Odonor on the Chrissie Matthews show?

St Simons - we're on Island time

December 15th, 2011
12:13 pm

and now they pull out their secret weapon – Mittens/Tebow 2012

mm

December 15th, 2011
12:14 pm

I see our uninformed righties are at it again today.

Ross Perot

December 15th, 2011
12:14 pm

The children and grandchildren of America

December 15th, 2011
12:15 pm

How much more debt will this man Mr. Obama put onto our little backs? We have very small backs and the debt burden this evil and immoral man is putting on us every day grows larger. Does this man have no shame with the debt he piling upon us? Help the children and balance the budget. Do it for the children!

Paul

December 15th, 2011
12:16 pm

That ad is so misleading and slanderous of Newt. Everybody knows Barney Frank forced Newt to take that money from Freddie Mac.

When Newt appeared on top of the pols I watched one roundtable where the participants – Right and Left – all agreed with ‘we’ll see how things look in three weeks when the scrutiny has had an effect.’

We’re seeing it.

Ross Perot

December 15th, 2011
12:18 pm

Do you go to church or have faith SFdecibels?

I get my ass to church damn near every week.

Oh, and I know a thing or two about those bang-shootie things, too.

So why bring religion into it, and I know lots about bang shootie things too.

getalife

December 15th, 2011
12:18 pm

Our President compromised on tax cuts for the wealthy to get the payroll tax and ui benifits like last time.

He compromised on the detention bill to exempt Americans. That link on drudge to infowars is a lie.

drudge is not credible so that is where GS was wrong too.

carlosgvv

December 15th, 2011
12:20 pm

jm – 11:28

Enlighten us all by explaining how Obama is killing us with debt, killing jobs and taking away our civil rights.

USinUK

December 15th, 2011
12:21 pm

dB – you know about those bang-shootie things???

then this is for you!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twcK2T6aeXY

Paul

December 15th, 2011
12:21 pm

sfd

If I may interject with scott:

“you want to skewer the rich for not paying their “fair share.” Out of curiosity….what is their “fair share” How much is enough”

39.5% on anything over $379,150.

And if new programs come up that ask the middle class to sacrifice, such as no pay raises for two years, increased medicare premiums, then maybe a little something else for the top tier, too. Just to be fair.

Rickster

December 15th, 2011
12:23 pm

When I saw the headline of this blog.. I thought it was about Obama.

Boy was I wrong!

Crony Capitalism of the Democrats

December 15th, 2011
12:24 pm

Ross perot,

That is a devastating link detailing the corruption between the Democrats and the federal government. 20 or so different Goldman Sachs execs and empoyees that worked in either the Cinton or Obama administrations. No wonder Goldman was Obama’s largest campaign contributor. Bunch of crooks. Hard to have free market capitalism when the Democrat crooks are deciding who the winners and losers will be based on contributions. Sick sick sick.

Jay

December 15th, 2011
12:24 pm

So Children, I take it you’re willing to pay higher taxes to help reduce that debt you find so alarming? You’re willing to sacrifice a little more on their behalf?

St Simons - we're on Island time

December 15th, 2011
12:25 pm

‘Empty suit with a broken zipper’ I wonder who fed her camp that line…

That might be the ‘noun-verb 9-11′ of this cycle. It sure put Guliani down.

Paul

December 15th, 2011
12:27 pm

“So Children, I take it you’re willing to pay higher taxes to help reduce that debt you find so alarming? You’re willing to sacrifice a little more on their behalf?”

Yes, dad. No reason my kids and grandkids should suffer for my profligacy.

Tommy Maddox

December 15th, 2011
12:27 pm

An empty suit is under attack in Iowa?

I didn’t know Obama was campaigning there!

getalife

December 15th, 2011
12:28 pm

Another good jobs report.

All we had to do is move the gop out of the way of business but they are still trying to shut government down.

Not on President Obama’s watch.

Kamchak

December 15th, 2011
12:29 pm

Someone that doesn’t know about bang-shootie things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D2QrT7yYYE

Tommy Maddox

December 15th, 2011
12:30 pm

…recoil…

Butch Cassidy

December 15th, 2011
12:30 pm

Tommy Maddox – “I didn’t know Obama was campaigning there!”

He isn’t. Haven’t you heard, he’s busy stuffing Michelles pockets full of taxpayer money so she can leave on vacation early.

barking frog

December 15th, 2011
12:32 pm

Paul, 12:27, If warren buffett could do it so could you. Your profligacy
should be personal. taxes and spending are beyond your control and
not your responsibility. always vote for lower taxes and deficits don’t matter.

AmVet

December 15th, 2011
12:32 pm

LOL. Ross Republican, the faux Libertarian, can’t speak intelligently about Huntsman.

Nope for this Bushbot, it’s ALL about his ODS…

Ross is like the four corner basketball of yore – booooring, booooring, booooring…

Normal

December 15th, 2011
12:33 pm

Granny Godzilla

December 15th, 2011
12:40 pm

Wild Eyes….are you sitting down?

I bet (but not ten thousand dollars)

that Barack and Michelle had

S-E-X in the White House!!!!

Jefferson

December 15th, 2011
12:40 pm

Newt’s ideas won’t work. His head is also empty, but he loves a dollar, just what the GOP worships.

Jm

December 15th, 2011
12:41 pm

Jm 12:24. I am. If the rons won’t cut spending

Carlosgvv. I’m eating lunch. Later.

RB from Gwinnett

December 15th, 2011
12:41 pm

“39.5% on anything over $379,150.

And if new programs come up that ask the middle class to sacrifice, such as no pay raises for two years, increased medicare premiums, then maybe a little something else for the top tier, too. Just to be fair.”

Basically a typical liberal answer. Tax somebody else so I can continue getting all my benefits without being affected. Even though I have absolutely no knowlede about any millionairs personal finances, I’m sure they can afford it.

Jm

December 15th, 2011
12:43 pm

Whoops

Jay 12:24

USMC

December 15th, 2011
12:44 pm

“Empty suit with broken zipper’ under attack in Iowa”–Jay Bookman

The Empty Suit, sitting in the White House, is under attack in EVERY state. :-)

stands for decibels

December 15th, 2011
12:44 pm

So why bring religion into it

ross, seriously, are you not aware of the played-to-death quote from Obama claiming that some Americans get bitter and cling to guns and religion?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mayhill-fowler/obama-no-surprise-that-ha_b_96188.html

I was making, how you say, the small joke, nothing more.

Key word here being “bitter”, as in, bitter about another guy having it better than you.

That’s how the griping about his vacations sounds to these ears. (Mind you, my ears aren’t as big as Barack’s so maybe I’m missing somethin’.)

Mark

December 15th, 2011
12:44 pm

Actually the empty suit left office in Jan 2009

Stevie Ray

December 15th, 2011
12:44 pm

Why Reverend Bachman remains in race is beyond me..Huntsman and Ron Paul are only uncorruptible candidates…much moreso than BO for sure with his cronyisms akin to GWB. Too bad neither is presidential in appearance enough to win. I like that Paul needs a new suit but refuses to buy them…

Am I the only one that noticed the new Mormon billboards around town? Wonder if Mitt is financing those to pitch to the world he is not member of a cult…

Paul

December 15th, 2011
12:46 pm

RB

Do you not see the initial Republican proposal put all the cuts on the middle class, nothing on the upper? Is that your idea of equity?

“Tax somebody else so I can continue getting all my benefits ” – which is exactly the situation Congressional Republicans advocate from the standpoint of the top 1%.

(And I know when you said “so I can continue getting all my benefits” you were speaking figuratively, since you aren’t in the top 1%, are you? So you’re just defending your betters, yes?)

scott

December 15th, 2011
12:46 pm

wow….a lot of deflection directed towards me.

First off….Getalife, Is that your druug of choice for your BDS that you likely showed throughout his presidency?

2nd, Quagmire and Normal, I am not a Bush fan and was not that big of a fan of the Iraq War so what else you do have? If you really want to dig into it though, Bush actually WORKED while on the so called vacation unlike Obama who plays golf and ride bicycles. Also, are you counting all of the time Obama has been in office as vacation because he certainly isn’t DOING anything other than try to play golf. What is the difference between his days on vacation and days he is “working.” Regardless, why are we even comparing Bush and Obama’s vacation time. I am talking about a first lady who is just so out of touch with reality that she thinks it is perfectly acceptable to leave a couple days early regardless of its cost to you and me. We are talking about a President that allows it to happen rather than saying “you know honey…..I just told the rest of the government to cut back on spending….maybe you should lead by example and just go when I go.”

Mr. B, Why doesn’t his waste fraud and abuse concern you? It isn’t like this payroll taxcut is going to make a difference really? All they are doing is taking more money out of the payroll tax? What does the payroll tax fund? Social Security. Where do you think they are going to get money to pay for it? Social Security benefits. When will you people WAKE UP!!! The government is killing us. It doesn’t matter if it Rep or Dem. They are all equally guilty.

RB from Gwinnett

December 15th, 2011
12:46 pm

“So Children, I take it you’re willing to pay higher taxes to help reduce that debt you find so alarming? You’re willing to sacrifice a little more on their behalf?”

I’d agree to an across the board tax hike, Jay. NO EXCEPTIONS. Seniors on fixed income, poverty level people, middle class, everybody. Maybe if everybody were actually in this together, they’d start paying attention to how their money is being spent.

As long as you liberals keep perpetuating this “spend all you want, we’ll get more from somebody else” attitude as the basis of your platform, we’re screwed.

USinUK

December 15th, 2011
12:47 pm

“Actually the empty suit left office in Jan 2009″

empty suit … empty head …

Granny Godzilla

December 15th, 2011
12:47 pm

I think we can add “cronyism” to the list with teleprompter, socialist, muslim, America Hater…etc.

Silly silly people.

Kamchak

December 15th, 2011
12:47 pm

A page and a half and still no, “you dems are afraid of Newt ’cause he will wipe the floor with Obama/clean Obama’s clock in a debate.”

Must be lunchtime.

Stevie Ray

December 15th, 2011
12:49 pm

JAY,

I agree with Children….Adding more entitlements to those we can’t already remotely afford is simply poor judgement…Didn’t take long for you to pull the tax the rich battlecry which as we agree will only at most address 10% of problem in today’s dollars…assuming costs remain in today’s dollars.

Perhaps you have some diddy form MediaMatters to pose at this point?

Did you notice the blogging tone is rather chippy today?

Ross Perot

December 15th, 2011
12:50 pm

Actually ScamVet, I like Huntsmen. It bothers me that he doesn’t have a chance, considering his foreign policy accumen. He would be the guy to deal with middle east, especially after Obozo de-stabilized half of it.

Jm

December 15th, 2011
12:51 pm

Peadawg

December 15th, 2011
12:51 pm

you dems are afraid of Newt ’cause he will wipe the floor with Obama/clean Obama’s clock in a debate

Just for you, Kamchak. :)

Ross Perot

December 15th, 2011
12:53 pm

Wild Eyes….are you sitting down?

I bet (but not ten thousand dollars)

that Barack and Michelle had

S-E-X in the White House!!!!

Was she wearing Monica’s dress?

Stevie Ray

December 15th, 2011
12:53 pm

GRANNY,

Nice to hear from you…are you suggesting your idol BO is any less guilty of cronyism than prior adminstrations? I got no beef with teleprompters and don’t think your idol is anti american and could care less if his superhero is Muhammad, Jesus, Jimi Hendrix or Bugs Bunny..the cronyism is alive and well and ingrained in the fabric of DC culture…

Kamchak

December 15th, 2011
12:54 pm

He would be the guy to deal with middle east, especially after Obozo de-stabilized half of it.

Completely ignoring over a half a century of meddling and focusing in on just three years.

Wow!

Just

WOW!

Granny Godzilla

December 15th, 2011
12:55 pm

“Obama destabilzed half the middle east”?

Good Lord Almighty.

Isn’t that what Jefferson, Adams, Fraklin and that gang of revolutionaries did to a third of the North Americab continent?

Welcome to the Occupation

December 15th, 2011
12:55 pm

you dems are afraid of Newt ’cause he will wipe the floor with Obama/clean Obama’s clock in a debate

So many phallic fantasies …

scott

December 15th, 2011
12:56 pm

Paul, Thanks for at least throwing a number out there. Now for a follow up question or two. How much would you like the other people to pay? They share the same things as the rich people…shouldn’t they contribute to this beautiful society we live in? How much are you asking for the government to cut back? I have no problem with tax hikes. What I have a problem with is when a tax hike is given and Congress continues its out of control spending and they will come back and ask for another tax hike. When I read what you wrote, it appears as though you are okay with allowing just that. Out of curiosity, what “program” says there are no pay increases for two years? I suppose if somebody is a government employee, that would apply but that is it.

AmVet

December 15th, 2011
12:56 pm

Ross Republican, you wouldn’t know destabilization if you had been in the great SF earthquake of 1908.

Ditto “crony capitalism”.

Otherwise you would know what the real Perot had to say about it a long time ago, particularly regarding your beloved GOP…

USinUK

December 15th, 2011
12:56 pm

“especially after Obozo de-stabilized half of it.”

:lol:

dude. seriously??? OBAMA destabilized it???

I can’t wait to hear this. Please … do tell … how did he do that???

Granny Godzilla

December 15th, 2011
12:56 pm

Stevie Ray

Yep.

In fact, how did those hearings turn out?

Any charges?

Jm

December 15th, 2011
12:57 pm

Fire Obama the Opressor

Peadawg

December 15th, 2011
1:00 pm

“So many phallic fantasies …”

That was sarcasm. I thought it was obvious…

Jm

December 15th, 2011
1:01 pm

Obama is destabilizing the US with monstrous deficits

Ross Perot

December 15th, 2011
1:02 pm

That’s how the griping about his vacations sounds to these ears. (Mind you, my ears aren’t as big as Barack’s so maybe I’m missing somethin’

Nice piece of Huffington post drivel. Quite frankly, I would have ascertained more if i tried to read recycled tea leaves off of a piece of Odonor’s TP.

Stevie Ray

December 15th, 2011
1:03 pm

GRANNY,

I certainly wouldn’t be naive enough to think that any administration is above paying back campaigners with our cash…how you can believe that when it appears that your idol had the remainder of 800 billion after continuing tax cuts to play with between department of energy, healthcare providers, financial institutions et al….tell you what, let’s reverse positions and you see what you can find evidence of BO cronyism and I will posit data to support your position…I think its good fun to be able to argue both sides….enlightening for certain..