House GOP has manuevered itself into a dead end

thelma2

“You’ve always been crazy, this is just the first chance you’ve had to express yourself.”
– Louise to Thelma

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Even the folks on the Wall Street Journal editorial board understand that the House GOP is acting suicidal, noting that the squabble with Senate Republicans has turned into a “circular firing squad” and that “the political rout will only get worse” unless they concede the standoff with President Obama.

Here’s their final paragraph:

“At this stage, Republicans would do best to cut their losses and find a way to extend the payroll holiday quickly. Then go home and return in January with a united House-Senate strategy that forces Democrats to make specific policy choices that highlight the differences between the parties on spending, taxes and regulation. Wisconsin freshman Senator Ron Johnson has been floating a useful agenda for such a strategy. The alternative is more chaotic retreat and the return of all-Democratic rule.”

But Thelma and Louise, also known as John Boehner and Eric Cantor, show no signs of altering course, as the New York Times reports:

“Mr. Boehner of Ohio, the first-year speaker who has struggled throughout 2011 to corral his members, said House Republicans would not relent and accept a two-month extension of the tax cut that was approved by the Senate on Saturday as a way to buy time for a more permanent solution. He instead named members to a committee to negotiate a new agreement with the Senate, which adjourned Saturday….

Mr. Boehner called Mr. Obama to summon the Senate back to Washington to bargain with House Republicans despite the approach of the holidays. “I just think the American people expect us to do our work,” Mr. Boehner said.

But he was rebuffed by Mr. Obama, and by House and Senate Democrats, who said they would appoint no counterparts to Mr. Boehner’s newly named negotiators. And more Republican senators who voted for the Senate bill urged Mr. Boehner to get his lawmakers to do the same, saying the ugly fight was damaging both Republicans and the already badly battered Congress.

“It is harming the Republican Party,” Senator John McCain of Arizona said in an interview on CNN. “It is harming the view, if it’s possible anymore, of the American people about Congress. And we’ve got to get this thing resolved and with the realization that the payroll tax cut must remain in effect.”

Obama and the Democrats must think it’s Christmas or something.

– Jay Bookman

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Granny Godzilla

December 21st, 2011
8:28 am

My professional opinion?

neener neener neener

too funny.

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
8:28 am

“Even the folks on the Wall Street Journal editorial board understand that the House GOP is acting suicidal”

damn librul media

(thought I’d go ahead and get that out of the way)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 21st, 2011
8:28 am

Obama and the Democrats must think it’s Christmas or something.

Shouldn’t that be the Kenyan equivalent?

Granny Godzilla

December 21st, 2011
8:30 am

Keeps

Sikukuu njema ya Krismasi (”Merry Christmas” in Swahili)
or
Na azaliwe ndani yako (”May the Lord be born within you this Christmas

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
8:30 am

““It is harming the Republican Party,” Senator John McCain of Arizona”

:lol:

and if anyone knows about harming the Republican Party, it’s John “oooo, I like the cute one from Alaska” McCain …

Midori

December 21st, 2011
8:31 am

my brother calls that the “ultimate chick movie” :lol:

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 21st, 2011
8:31 am

Thanks Granny!

I have to agree with the NRA on this one: Happy Holidays! :D

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
8:33 am

It seems as if the Senate Republicans are distancing themselves from the Congressional RepubliCANTs. :-)

And just where did the Nutster sit?

right what a bunch of retards

December 21st, 2011
8:34 am

Can you believe the selfish Americans on the right? 39 rep in the Sen voted for this bill and the Un Americans on the right are blaming Obama.
Thank you tea party for wining in 2010, you have shown what a bunch of selfish un Americans you are, to vote to halt millions Americans unemployment during the holidays, the material Obama has to run against you idiots its never ending.

AmVet - Pa rum pum pum pum, cons are dumb

December 21st, 2011
8:34 am

The Party of No no no no, no no no no no, no, no, no, no no no no no, no no no no strikes again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QQoDypBIhQ

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
8:36 am

Jay – I appreciate you coming here to put some new threads up even while on vacation.

Now if you could just keep the libruls in check :-)

Happy holidays to you and yours.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 21st, 2011
8:37 am

Actually its the Boehner and some of the Republicans…. Boehner is afraid that if he allows a vote, enough Republicans will vote for it that it will pass…..

More stupidity from a minority.

gm

December 21st, 2011
8:38 am

Thank you tea party idiots, for letting Obama rise in the polls with another selfish act, I hope your family are one of the millions of people who unemployement will run out while looking for work””””’

Michael

December 21st, 2011
8:39 am

They say you see the light just as you go off the cliff.

Cutty

December 21st, 2011
8:39 am

“Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself”- Napoleon Bonaparte

The only problem is that they’re dragging the rest of us down with them.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 21st, 2011
8:42 am

Tuesday evening as the House debated whether “In God We Trust” should be the national motto. Of course, “In God We Trust” already is the national motto, guaranteed by an act of Congress in 1956. And “In God We Trust” had already been reaffirmed once before as the national motto, by another act of Congress in 2002. Still, on Tuesday, the House spent 35 minutes debating whether the motto should be re-reaffirmed.

More stupidity from republicans.

TaxPayer

December 21st, 2011
8:42 am

If only Obama were a member of a religion that did not observe Christmas. Then he could stay in DC and work and demand that others do the same instead of spending time observing a religious thing that some religious people might observe with family and such.

HoyaLawya

December 21st, 2011
8:43 am

If anyone needs a visual of Boehner and the TP caucus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8

Mick

December 21st, 2011
8:45 am

Country first? Never, for both sides it’s all about the political game. This time, the repubs are the clear losers. Want progress? Dems take back the house, hold the senate, and re-elect obama, then, put the pedal to the metal and consummate the marxist, socialist agenda…

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
8:47 am

The funny thing that I read about Boehner the other day was that since most of his siblings are blue collar they are being hit with the crap that the congress critters are sitting on.

Must make for a tense holiday. No wonder he wants to stay in D.C. to work this out. :-)

SBinF

December 21st, 2011
8:47 am

Love it! The republicans welcomed the tea party with open arms. Even then, I said it was but a brief honeymoon. Republicans figured they could retake the house with the help of the tea party, then continue on business as usual. Boehner has no control over his caucus, and they are driving their car over a cliff. Check Obama’s poll numbers, they have been rising steadily over the summer and into the fall. Even Wingfield is trying to spin it, “there are no winners in this fight.” BS, the president is winning, and hopefully the American people will eventually win. Republicans have already said their biggest goal is removing Obama from office.

This may be the shortest “revolution” in some time. Obama’s election chances improve with each passing day of this malarkey, and I feel there will be quite a bit of pushback against the fanatical right wing as well. Are there any moderate republicans to fill the void in place of such lunacy??

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
8:47 am

“Of course, “In God We Trust” already is the national motto”

I thought it was E Pluribus Unim (or unum)

RB from Gwinnett

December 21st, 2011
8:48 am

So, the senate R’s don’t have the numbers to stop anything and can’t afford to vote “no” on an extension, so they vote for this completely idiotic 2 month deal, they all take their toys and go home as if they’ve actually accomplished something, and now the house looks bad??????? Only if you are acompletey hyper partisan left wing hack, Jay. Every rational and sane person sees this 2 month extension as the total lack of legislative competence it is.

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
8:48 am

Common – 8:47 – :lol:

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
8:51 am

RB – are you a TPer by chance?

old cowboy

December 21st, 2011
8:52 am

BOOKMAN, YOU STILL HAVE YOU HEAD BURIED IN THE SAND. WHY DON’T YOU START GIVING ADVICE TO DEMOCRATS LIKE YOU DO REPUBLICANS WHEN YOU THINK THEY ARE WRONG INSTEAD OF BEING A ONE NOTE WHORE FOR THEM.

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
8:53 am

oh, my … looks like cowboy’s batteries are shot in his hearing aids … no need to shout, dear … oops, sorry … NO NEED TO SHOUT, COWBOY …

Normal

December 21st, 2011
8:54 am

The GOP House of Representatives kind of reminds you of a self inflicted Spanish Inquisition, huh?

bucket

December 21st, 2011
8:54 am

I remember the good ole’ days before the lunatic fringes on both sides took over the Democrat and Republican parties. The House would pass a bill, then the Senate would pass a bill, and then they would have a conference committee to hammer out the details until they could produce a result that could pass both houses. Then they sent the bill to the POTUS to sign. It is still hilarious to hear the Dems complain about being powerless when for 2 years they were in control of 3 branches and for the last year they have been in control of 2 branches. Neither side looks good in this debacle. To be sure the President will come out smelling like a rose because everyone loves a good victim. IMO they should bring back President Clinton and tell all the “leaders” in Washington, DC to take a long vacation. (Hawaii anyone?)

Three jack

December 21st, 2011
8:55 am

The house GOPers did the right thing. The senate version of extending SS tax cut was not a clean extension. In fact, they made dramatic changes that would have prevented most if not all businesses from being able to update their payroll software in time to process checks — http://images.politico.com/global/2011/12/nprc_letter_re_hr_3630.pdf

Shame on senate republicans including both Georgia senators for approving the bill without understanding real problems included in it. Boehner does a horrible job of explaining why the house is against it, but at least they did the right thing by voting to take the legislation to conference in order to straighten out provisions that cannot be implement in time.

Time to vote out Saxby and Johnny!

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
8:55 am

Mick

December 21st, 2011
8:56 am

rb

Merry Xmas & happy new year….this could be a very long new year stretching into four more….

Normal

December 21st, 2011
8:56 am

I guess that Eric (The Red) Cantor must have pictures of Bohner and McConnel in the shower together…

Maker (non-gov't/union worker)

December 21st, 2011
8:56 am

So, liberal politicians supported by liberal media, sceam, “We have a deal”, and leave town. Republicans are in Washington to work on the Senate and House bills in conference. Other than the mouth breathing media and societies takers (all gov’t employees, teachers included, and other Dummycrats), who is upset at the House? Not I. I know Pres Obama and Jay and media tells us it is the Republicans fault, but the thinkers in this country don’t listen to liberal media and believe it. Just watch. See you on Nov 2012!

Watch and learn ...

December 21st, 2011
8:56 am

When the republicans get swept out of office in 2012, remember that this vote was the beginning of the end for them.

God is good all the time! Merry Christmas!

Aquagirl

December 21st, 2011
8:57 am

No wonder he wants to stay in D.C. to work this out.

I’m waiting for the cons to call Boehner out for his War On Christmas. Can you imagine if Obama suggested everyone work instead of celebrating the birthin’ of baby Jeebus? Oh, the humanity.

Granny Godzilla

December 21st, 2011
8:57 am

Bucket

“when for 2 years they were in control of 3 branches and for the last year they have been in control of 2 branches”

and at that lie reading stops

Jim Robinson

December 21st, 2011
8:58 am

No content, Jay. Spending must be cut.

Granny Godzilla

December 21st, 2011
8:59 am

Maker

“but the thinkers in this country don’t listen to liberal media and believe it.”

yep that damned liberal Wall Street Journal!

run by that damn liberal News Corp

owned by that damn liberal Rupert Murdoch

who also owns that damned liberal Fox News…

dman damn damnity damn

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 21st, 2011
9:00 am

WHY DON’T YOU START GIVING ADVICE TO DEMOCRATS

Why I thought that was exactly what was going on at the annual holiday meeting of the liberal media coordination and planning conference at DNC headquarters and the luncheon at the White House. I hear the liberal media/DNC play book is almost finalized for next year. You didn’t think Jay was really on vacation did you? He is on the agenda as one of today’s speakers. “Sour Noting the Republicans: It’s not easy showing their repeated stupidity”. I am sure there are some graphs and more pictures of them going off the cliffs. Look at the powerpoint.

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
9:02 am

Ok for 2 years out of 8 years of the Bush admin. the dems were in control. That makes them %25 complicate to the debacle that was handed to Obama.

Wars on the Credit Card plus tax cuts didn’t work did they?

Adam

December 21st, 2011
9:02 am

I wonder if Obama staying in Washington will stop the whole “But he only goes on vacation!” nonsense that the Bush-ites like to throw out because their guy got such a hard time for taking month-long vacations.

Nah.

I sure hope the Democrats run ads or hammer home talking points about how the President stayed in Washington even though the Republicans in the House went home!

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
9:03 am

“Why I thought that was exactly what was going on at the annual holiday meeting of the liberal media coordination and planning conference at DNC headquarters and the luncheon at the White House.”

don’t forget they need to update their e-mail database so that we all get our daily talking points :-)

bucket

December 21st, 2011
9:03 am

@ Granny – what is the lie? Did the Democrats not have control of the White House, Senate, and House for 2 years? Does President Barack Obama not ring a bell for you? Does Senate Majority Leader Reid not ring a bell? How about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi? Good Lord, that’s part of the problem in this dang country right now! We have way too many victims and no LEADERS!!! (And yes, I was referring to legislative functions. I know there is the executive, judicial, and legislative BRACNHES of government.)

Adam

December 21st, 2011
9:04 am

As a side note, I hope the Democrats LET THEM let the tax cuts expire. At least the Senate Republicans are in a good position considering a lot of them voted for the brief extension.

ragnar danneskjold

December 21st, 2011
9:04 am

Yes indeed, one wonders why the republicans do not embrace this democrat effort to cut funding for the already gravely-underfunded social security fund. Why, unless the house republicans take a different course, the budget deficit will fall and the bureaucrats strangling the economy will be constrained. We cannot have such a stimulus for the economy!

bucket

December 21st, 2011
9:04 am

oops – branches

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
9:04 am

jay is giving subtle advice to the Democrats. That advice is:

Don’t act like RepubliCANTs. :-)

Impotent Rage Against the Obama Machine

December 21st, 2011
9:04 am

well, the radio said that Nope & Derange ain’t really workin’ out fer us

i really need to get this hearin aid checked

Kramer

December 21st, 2011
9:05 am

The leadership that this Preseident is showing is so silent it has become sad. The moron is like a bad parent who scolds his children but, never leads by example. Keep writing this moronic dribble Book Man. You keep proving why the left is out of touch with reality and is poised to take another beat down in 2012. At least you have your leftist following of idiots who support you.

ragnar danneskjold

December 21st, 2011
9:05 am

Just because the proposed two-month payroll tax holiday would cause countless millions of wasteful reprogramming for every company paying workers does not mean the waste ought not be imposed on the economy.

roughrider

December 21st, 2011
9:05 am

Boehner and gang have stopped being legislators and have become obstructionists.

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
9:06 am

“Did the Democrats not have control of the White House, Senate, and House for 2 years? ”

:lol:

um … are you saying that the Senate and the House are two separate branches of government???

Doggone/GA

December 21st, 2011
9:06 am

“I thought it was E Pluribus Unim (or unum)”

Not anymore

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
9:06 am

damn, Doggone … I leave the country for a couple of years and the place falls apart without me …

Aquagirl

December 21st, 2011
9:07 am

The GOP House of Representatives kind of reminds you of a self inflicted Spanish Inquisition, huh?

Nobody expects a self-inflicted Spanish Inquisition!

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
9:07 am

Adam – 9:02 – Romney is taking hte credit for it …

FEEL the power of MITTENS!!!

ragnar danneskjold

December 21st, 2011
9:07 am

Just because the senate democrats have refused to pass a budget for three years is no justification for house failure to support the incompetence.

Mick

December 21st, 2011
9:07 am

Republican house of representatives, 2010-2011 – defines epic fail…

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
9:08 am

Why won’t the republicans let the Prez. spend christmas with his family? they are attacking the family values pres.

The shame. :-)

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ragnar danneskjold

December 21st, 2011
9:08 am

Dear USinUK @ 9:06, looks like the senate cannot pass a budget without your physical presence.

ragnar danneskjold

December 21st, 2011
9:09 am

Why cannot we all support the president in his wish to kick the can down the road a couple of months?

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
9:09 am

ragnar – FEEL THE POWER OF ME!!!

Jm

December 21st, 2011
9:10 am

Who cares.

I’m telescope hunting. :)

sheepdawg

December 21st, 2011
9:10 am

These babbling idiots are entertaining to watch, but this has gone too far…….I just hope the middle class sheep will remember this dysfunctional bunch of crybabies, led by the biggest crybaby, next election.

ragnar danneskjold

December 21st, 2011
9:10 am

We demand gridlock, something to paralyze the bureaucrats – that is the only cure for the private economy malaise.

Granny Godzilla

December 21st, 2011
9:11 am

bucket

you really don’t know do you?

well I will help the less fortunate a wee bit

No the Democrats did not have control complete or otherwise over the 3 branches of government AT ANY TIME.

and you kinda got that whole 3 branches thing really confused. white house (executive is 1) house and senate equals congress( legislative is 2)…do you even know what the 3rd branch of government is?

and you should be ashamed and embarrased that you don’t know that.

Maker (non-gov't/union worker)

December 21st, 2011
9:11 am

Granny- Using Fox News as a source, I am aghast! Oh, Watch and Learn, look in a morror to watch and learn come Nov 2012. Liberals get DESTROYED! 2010 will look like a picnic to Democrats. Despite the bias toward Obama and Dems, you may be suprised to learn the country does not like to be in turmoil and the one leader who represents us all, is making the turmoil worse with class warfare and such. and Obamba is not trying to help or reach out, just make things worse, get as many unemployed and other dependents as possible on the gov’t as those are his voters. Embarassing, and who would have thought that Obama could be so unpopular after his crowning as King of America by all you liberals and fawning media. I personally can’t believe he has screwed up all his good will and likability to this point. Granny and others know it, Republican Pres in 2012, no matter who is nominee.

ragnar danneskjold

December 21st, 2011
9:12 am

Dear USinUK @ 9:09, that sounds like what my mommy called a “bad touch.” Have a great day!

jconservative

December 21st, 2011
9:13 am

This is about the 2012 election and the Republican members of the House are blowing it.

In the latest CNN/ORC poll Obama has at worst a 52% mark against every Republican in a head to head matchup.

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
9:13 am

ragnar – 9:12 – :lol:

Adam

December 21st, 2011
9:13 am

Kramer: The leadership that this Preseident is showing is so silent it has become sad. The moron is like a bad parent who scolds his children but, never leads by example

Ask Osama bin Laden about that.

Adam

December 21st, 2011
9:14 am

Aquagirl: Nobody expects a self-inflicted Spanish Inquisition!

:D :lol:

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
9:14 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8358544.stm

and the hopes of a nation were dashed …

Granny Godzilla

December 21st, 2011
9:14 am

maker

not so clever new name

same wrong headedness.

oblama

December 21st, 2011
9:15 am

Oblama is the House of No…… no way but my way – lemmings going over the cliff to their doom. Even Bonnie Fwank author of this doom, is abandoning ship. In a real world Bonnie would be in the Big House (with his new roomie Bubba)- not on his way to the Pent House. Oblama should resign in disgrace and move to somewhere more to his liking – like France. As Clinton said – “Obama has replaced Jimmy Carter as the worst president in history.” We need a ticket of Ross Perot (term limits) and Ron Paul (common sense) to return to sanity. We don’t need “DemoCant’s or Rebublicant’s”. Corruption and stupidity needs to be voted OUT. I am going to vote AGAINST anyone that is an incumbent.

joe

December 21st, 2011
9:16 am

You have to admit it is a bit nuts to try to pass something that is only good for two months…plus, the treasury is already on board saying it would be impossible to enact. Why not table this until they can vote on an extension for one year? Oh wait, the Dems don’t like things that make sense…

Adam

December 21st, 2011
9:17 am

Maker: Despite the bias toward Obama and Dems, you may be suprised to learn the country does not like to be in turmoil and the one leader who represents us all, is making the turmoil worse with class warfare and such

Oh you are so out of touch. YOU will be the one who is surprised, especially that “class warfare” is a phrase most Americans recognize to mean something different than what you THINK it is. Not to mention the terms socialist, communist, compromise, etc….

I have a Reagan plush doll for you to cry in the corner with come November.

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
9:17 am

Jm@December 21st, 2011
9:10 am

Any chance you are in D.C. :-)

AmVet - Pa rum pum pum pum, cons are dumb

December 21st, 2011
9:17 am

2010 will look like a picnic to Democrats.

Yeah, because your beloved GOP is on such a roll, huh?

That is what? One election in a row that you haven’t gotten absolutely decimated, like those previous two in 2006 and 2008.

What a juggernaut of electoral victories, huh?

Better hope Mittens gets the nomination, and then doesn’t pick another Sarah BarraClueless. Because he is the GOP’s ONLY chance at not getting crushed again this time

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
9:17 am

“Bonnie Fwank”

:roll:

you really do have to be some serious kind of lame … or maybe an 8-year-old on Cmas break … to write that kind of crap

Granny Godzilla

December 21st, 2011
9:18 am

The GOP won’t follow the advice of their own best and brightest…

They are doomed to fail.

That’s such a happy Christmas thought.

jconservative

December 21st, 2011
9:19 am

The political bottom line, 156 million people pay FICA and every one of them will see a tax increase of 2% Jan 1, 2012.

Prediction: the extension of the payroll tax will happen in January 2012, it will be for a full year and will be back dated to 1/1/2012.

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
9:20 am

We need a ticket of Ross Perot (term limits) and Ron Paul (common sense) to return to sanity.

—————————————————–

Don’t use my name and Ron Paul’s in the same sentence. :-)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 21st, 2011
9:21 am

you may be suprised to learn the country does not like to be in turmoil and the one leader who represents us all

Ahhh, now I see. SO this is that guy?

The Des Moines Register’s Jason Clayworth reports:

“I asked him if he’s elected, how does he plan to engage gay Americans. How are we to support him? And he told me to support Obama,” said Arnold. […]

“When you ask somebody a question and you expect them to support all Americans and have everyone’s general interest,” Arnold said. “It’s a little bit frustrating and disheartening when you’re told to support the other side. That he doesn’t need your support.”

AmVet - Pa rum pum pum pum, cons are dumb

December 21st, 2011
9:21 am

As Clinton said – “Obama has replaced Jimmy Carter as the worst president in history.”

In which of your parallel realities did that happen, meat?

Your Boy Emperor was, hands down, the worst ever.

And you know it.

Adam

December 21st, 2011
9:22 am

jconservative: Prediction: the extension of the payroll tax will happen in January 2012, it will be for a full year and will be back dated to 1/1/2012.

How would the backdating affect checks?

stands for decibels

December 21st, 2011
9:22 am

and you kinda got that whole 3 branches thing really confused. white house (executive is 1) house and senate equals congress( legislative is 2)…do you even know what the 3rd branch of government is?

Teach, I know, I know, call on me! The third branch is the Judicial branch. And it’s controlled by four right wing terrorists and some wishy-washy guy who votes with them most of the time, except when he’s feeling kinda pissy.

AmVet - Pa rum pum pum pum, cons are dumb

December 21st, 2011
9:23 am

Re, Bonnie Fwank.

Hateful homophobia from the children who are no longer allowed to use the f and q words in public…

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 21st, 2011
9:23 am

Perry must be the TP favorite. Double dipping into the Texas treasury while proclaiming his hatred of bureaucrats.

LOL what a piece of work. Nutster/Perry 2012

USinUK

December 21st, 2011
9:23 am

Keep up – dang … but it is nice to hear a politican be brutally honest …

which is why I always ask – why-oh-why are there gay republicans??? your party doesn’t like you, doesn’t want you and sure as hell doesn’t support your rights …

Tommy Maddox

December 21st, 2011
9:23 am

A two month extension for the payroll cut? What does that do? It continues the narrative forward to give Obama something to talk about other than his record during an election year. Bravo House!

How’s about the Democratic Senate giving us their first budget in three years? That would be a niche CHANGE that I might believe in.

Adam

December 21st, 2011
9:24 am

First Bon Jovi is declared dead over the internet (false) and then Thatcher is declared dead over text (false). I feel like spreading an email rumor that Obama has died just to watch all the racists rejoice with glee in public and out themselves.

NAGA

December 21st, 2011
9:24 am

bucket

December 21st, 2011
9:25 am

I reposted what I sent at 9:03 since some on here don’t want a serious discussion and would rather mock people who don’t drink their Democrat/Republican kool-aid:

@ Granny – what is the lie? Did the Democrats not have control of the White House, Senate, and House for 2 years? Does President Barack Obama not ring a bell for you? Does Senate Majority Leader Reid not ring a bell? How about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi? Good Lord, that’s part of the problem in this dang country right now! We have way too many victims and no LEADERS!!! (And yes, I was referring to legislative functions. I know there is the executive, judicial, and legislative BRACNHES (branches) of government.)

I know I won’t be missed, but I am out of here.

Tommy Maddox

December 21st, 2011
9:25 am

RB from Gwinnett

December 21st, 2011
9:26 am

“@ Granny – what is the lie? Did the Democrats not have control of the White House, Senate, and House for 2 years?”

Don’t waste your time. You’re expecting rational debate from Granny and you’re no more likely to get it than countless other posters who’ve tried for years. Don’t bother.

Watch and learn ...

December 21st, 2011
9:26 am

“As Clinton said – “Obama has replaced Jimmy Carter as the worst president in history.””

If you are so sure that your republicants are going to be in power come Nov. 2012, WHY TELL LIES? Because republicants thrive on lies and false innuendos to keep their mindless followers on course.

Clinton was just on the View two weeks ago PRAISING President Obama. Google it if you don’t believe me & even republican nut Elizabeth didn’t have much to say on that note.

Rightwing Troll

December 21st, 2011
9:26 am

“The political bottom line, 156 million people pay FICA and every one of them will see a tax increase of 2% Jan 1, 2012.”

And us Small Business Owners (”job creators”) pay 100% of that FICA for ourselves (and 50% of that FICA for our employees) and are not eligible for its benefits… There’s some good lovin for the “backbone” of our economy, meanwhile the folks who earn money by using our money (with no risk to themselves) are given huge tax breaks and golden parachutes whether they make money or not (with our money)…