Pew: 65% of independents say GOP is ‘out of touch’

2-26-13-1

From the Pew Research Center:

At a time when the Republican Party’s image is at a historic low, 62% of the public says the GOP is out of touch with the American people, 56% think it is not open to change and 52% say the party is too extreme….

Republicans are more critical of their party than Democrats are of theirs on most issues. For example, 36% of Republicans say the GOP is out of touch with the American people. Just 23% of Democrats say their party is out of touch. And while 30% of Republicans say their party is not open to change, just 10% of Democrats make the same criticism of their party.

However, Republicans overwhelmingly credit their party for having strong principles; 85% say the GOP has strong principles while 13% say it does not. And 80% of Republicans say their party is looking out for the country’s long-term future.

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Among independents, 65 percent say the GOP is out of touch with the American people, and just 39 percent say the party is open to change.

Meanwhile, in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner says that his party will refuse to consider any budget solution that includes increased revenue. “Higher tax rates are not the answers to our problems,” he told the Credit Union National Association. “Spending is the problem, and spending cuts are the solution.”

– Jay Bookman

421 comments Add your comment

josef

February 26th, 2013
6:47 pm

TBG

@ 6:41

Deep psychological problems stemming back from early childhood. Bless his heart.

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
6:48 pm

independent thinker, do yourself a huge favor, quit the gargantuan embarrassment and drop that adjective from your nom de blogue.

You are about as independent as Karl Rove…

DebbieDoRight - Minister Of Propaganda

February 26th, 2013
6:48 pm

Amid budget cuts, lawmakers seek millions in tax breaks

Georgia lawmakers have been doing the same fiscal two-step every session since the start of the Great Recession.

First they wring their hands about not having enough money to fund things like for schools and public health care. And then they dole out expensive special-interest tax breaks that ensure that they have trouble funding schools and public health care.

Already this session, House members have filed more than a dozen tax-break bills, including one that would make permanent a tax exemption for Gulfstream, the maker of private jets on Georgia’s coast, and other similar companies.

Together, the tax breaks would cost the state — and save select individuals and companies — tens of millions of dollars at a time when K-12 education funding has been cut more than $1 billion and the state’s public health program — which provides services to 1.7 million Georgians — has monumental funding holes.

- See more at: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/amid-budget-cuts-lawmakers-seek-millions-in-tax-br/nWWDn/#sthash.kE1qFTs6.dpuf

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes, oh and -- FREE FRED!

February 26th, 2013
6:50 pm

and the liberal left might want to pay a little closer attention to what they may mean and not go dancing on the tomb of their opposition just yet…

I have no desire to see the opposition entombed.

I have no desire to be reactionary to what the opposition is doing, I’ll leave that to those with jerking knees.

josef

February 26th, 2013
6:51 pm

DDR

Howdy-do back a you!

Oh, I agree that a lot of it is bluster and PR,,,but, then, so are the Dems…I don’t trust either one of them…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes, oh and -- FREE FRED!

February 26th, 2013
6:53 pm

Moderate Republicans still have one helluva time winning their primaries and running the purity tested gauntlet.

Yep.

If a moderate can’t win the primary, it doesn’t matter what the independents think.

josef

February 26th, 2013
6:54 pm

K’CHAK
@ 6:50

I’ll certainly give you your just credit there.

Erwin's cat

February 26th, 2013
6:55 pm

Hi josef….i hope you and unmentionable are well

DebbieDoRight - Minister Of Propaganda

February 26th, 2013
6:55 pm

Besides, where were all those “moderate” republican Senators that stepped forward and said, “How DARE you talk about, in such a vile condescending manner, Chuck Hagel’s character!!”

Where were those moderate republican Congressman who’ve said, “It’s time to STOP going after Obama, we’ve already lost that battle, and it’s time to focus on winning the war. Meaning let’s actually work for the people who voted for us and NOT the special interest groups?”

Where were those moderate republicans in Congress who stood up to the NRA and said, “You guys are delusional! Assault weapons were banned once before and the Constitutuion didn’t go down the toilet! they can be banned once again and the sun will still rise in the east!”

Where are those moderate republicans who stood up in front of America and said, “ENOUGH ALREADY ON BENGHAZI!! Let’s fix the damn country first!! Let’s FUND the State Dept. so that there will never be another Benghazi!!”

Somehow, those, moderate republicans have remained amazingly quiet!

Must be because they’re hoarse and can only speak when those nice green $100 bills touch their throats……. :roll:

independent thinker

February 26th, 2013
6:56 pm

JAMVET- I know this is hard for you to understand “Among independents, 65 percent say the GOP is out of touch with the American people”" . I am one of them

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
6:57 pm

I have no desire to see the opposition entombed.

I do.

But ONLY in the figurative sense in terms of this disastrous, destructive and deadly political abomination called neoconservatism.

Actual American conservatism as led by real statesmen and men of moral courage and vision.

Not these petty little, perpetual war invaders, environmental looters and criminals, televangelist charlatans and corporate wh0res…

josef

February 26th, 2013
6:59 pm

ERWIN’s

Fine and dandy, fat and sassy! And over at your tipi?

DebbieDoRight - Minister Of Propaganda

February 26th, 2013
7:00 pm

Oh, I agree that a lot of it is bluster and PR,,,but, then, so are the Dems…I don’t trust either one of them…

Well to use one of your homegrown homilies, “That dog just don’t hunt! The old coon dog don’t wag his tail until the sun set! Only them young dogs holler at noon!”

I don’t know what the hell that means — but i heard this guy at the VA saying it when they were talking about “supposed” cuts to the VA’s budget.

josef — that dog don’t hunt!

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:01 pm

DDR

Where are the moderate GOP…well, go two floors down…baby steps, for sure, but steps in the right (left?) direction…

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
7:01 pm

independent thinker, my bad.

I did not fully read your post. Certainly very carefully.

Please forgive my foot in mouth disease!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7mIy97_rlo

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:04 pm

DDR

Big Daddy shared with me one of the greatest reads I’ve had in years (well, maybe my whole life) but one of the writer’s comments was, “So, I tells her, that ain’t on your plate, so put down the fork!” Not that that has anything to do with the back and forths here, but I thought it was a great line!

getalife

February 26th, 2013
7:04 pm

All American are welcome to join President Obama’s majority to solve problems.

Brosephus™ - WiFi and mobile :)

February 26th, 2013
7:04 pm

If a moderate can’t win the primary, it doesn’t matter what the independents think.

And that’s the Mt. Everest of hurdles that will plague the GOP for a while. Looking at how the money and media was doled out during the previous campaign season, a moderate has less than a snowball’s chance in hell for the next few election cycles.

Krystal'sBalls

February 26th, 2013
7:04 pm

I know this Independent does.

DebbieDoRight - Minister Of Propaganda

February 26th, 2013
7:05 pm

Where are the moderate GOP…well, go two floors down…baby steps, for sure, but steps in the right (left?) direction… – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/26/pew-65-of-independents-say-gop-is-out-of-touch/?cp=2#comment-1244329

Until they start doing what they are talking about, then talk is still cheap.

I can say everyday for a year, “today I’m going to make a cake”.

However, until I actually MAKE the cake, all I’ve done was to TALK about making a cake.

In essence, I haven’t done a dang thing but talk!

“That dog don’t hunt!”

DebbieDoRight - Minister Of Propaganda

February 26th, 2013
7:07 pm

Big Daddy shared with me one of the greatest reads I’ve had in years

What’s the name of the book?

TaxPayer

February 26th, 2013
7:07 pm

Just remember cons, these are not the official unskewed polls so don’t change a thing. You’re doing great. :lol:

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:07 pm

DDR

Yeah, but he’s wagging his tail and licking my hand now instead of growling and snapping… :-)

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
7:08 pm

Although there have been times when…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tp-3G5l2qE

jonix,

Reminds me a tad of Welty: “Told him I was one-sided. Bigger on one side than the other, which is a deliberate, calculated falsehood: I’m the same.”

Mick

February 26th, 2013
7:08 pm

sink
** I’m a proud conservative with a serious libertarian bent.**

That used to mean something at one time but right now the ideology of the far right is silly. It’s all about money, period. I’m not saying the deficit is not important, right now jobs and wages are or should be the most dominate issue and yet, all we get is 16 trillion. If it took us 12 years to get to this point, a reasonable approach would be at least that much time to unwind it all. We should look at it as a student loan to the citizens and pay it off accordingly…

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:09 pm

DDR

Unfortunately it’s not in print (yet) but I’m getting ready to start chewing on Big Daddy’s b*tt to see to it that it gets there…

getalife

February 26th, 2013
7:09 pm

Forget the gop, join us living in the real world using real facts.

F. Sinkwich

February 26th, 2013
7:09 pm

“Actual American conservatism as led by real statesmen and men of moral courage and vision.”

Names, Jammie?

Or did you just make up a definition of “conservatism” then dreamed up some mythical characters who conformed?

Yep.

Sad.

(ir)Rational

February 26th, 2013
7:10 pm

I would submit that 90% of the politicians in Washington (and Atlanta, Nashville, Tallahassee, you get the picture) are out of touch with the general population. I don’t care as much about party affiliations so much as to say which one is more or less so out of touch. My opinion is that they all are.

Speaking of out of touch, I realize that I have been for a while, but I changed jobs, moved and started grad school so I like to think I have an excuse. Having said that – hey y’all!

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:10 pm

ZamVet

“And there I was trying to stretch two chickens over five people when Stella Rondo set out to turn the whole family against me…”

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:12 pm

ZamVet

ooops left out the best part of that quote”
“And there I was trying to stretch two chickens over five people AND A COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED CHILD INTO THE BARGAIN when Stella Rondo set out to turn the whole family against me…” -

Welcome to the Occupation

February 26th, 2013
7:12 pm

getalife: “All American are welcome to join President Obama’s majority to solve problems”

But the problem is that the austerity he’s hell bent on implementing will greatly exacerbate them, not solve them!

DebbieDoRight - Minister Of Propaganda

February 26th, 2013
7:12 pm

Hey! iR!
=====

josef: Yeah, but he’s wagging his tail and licking my hand now instead of growling and snapping

That’s because he’s tasting you. Seeing if you’ll make a good treat/bone for later on.

NEVER trust a hungry dog that’s eyeing you as if you were a piece of steak.

I just made that one up! :wink:

tbs

February 26th, 2013
7:13 pm

ir(rational)

Been awhile. Glad you stopped in. Hope you and yours are doing well. Good luck with the job and grad school.

TaxPayer

February 26th, 2013
7:14 pm

Speaking of out of touch, I realize that I have been for a while, but I changed jobs, moved and started grad school so I like to think I have an excuse. Having said that – hey y’all! – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/26/pew-65-of-independents-say-gop-is-out-of-touch/?cp=2#comment-1244338

Good for you, irRational and I mean that in a good way. Now get out there and start opening some new doors.

stands for decibels

February 26th, 2013
7:15 pm

Free Stuff won over the grown-up last November.

That’ll go nicely on the party’s tombstone.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 26th, 2013
7:15 pm

:lol: GOP out of touch? Who knew? :lol:

DebbieDoRight - Minister Of Propaganda

February 26th, 2013
7:16 pm

Check out the big brains on josef!! He’s not just another pretty face! You go boy!

Stella-Rondo – Sister’s rival, who returns to the family home after separating from Mr. Whitaker. Stella-Rondo relentlessly supports her own version of events, including her claim that Shirley-T. is her adopted, not biological, daughter. Hot-tempered, dramatic, and manipulative, she instigates family discord to get her family members to give her attention and emotional support.

(ir)Rational

February 26th, 2013
7:16 pm

DDR – You may have just made it up, but it is good advice. I’m 100% convinced that my dog would start chewing on my hand if I stayed still long enough. I’m also 100% convinced that he is plotting my demise so that I’m not there to interrupt his time with my Mrs. though, so those two things may be related. ;)

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:16 pm

(ir)RATIONAL

Glad to hear all that, and welcome to the verandah…

DDR

Well, there IS that… :-)

Ol' Timer

February 26th, 2013
7:17 pm

I agree we need to cut, cut, and cut some more, but not just on the backs of the poor and elderly. And, since tax revenue as a percentage of GDP is at a 60 year low, we need to raise revenues — at least until we get over the hump!

With an approval rating of around 10 or 12 percent, the Congress might need to do a little soul searching — hell, a colonectomy was few more favorably than the Congress of the United States. And, that stinks!

Common Sense isn't very Common

February 26th, 2013
7:18 pm

DDR

Talk is cheap. Show me the money.
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How much ;-)

stands for decibels

February 26th, 2013
7:18 pm

But the problem is that the austerity he’s hell bent on implementing will greatly exacerbate them, not solve them!

yep. I’m not real happy with what I’m hearing from his road tour today. Same candy-ass crap about what a fabulous deficit reduction plan we could have if only those unreasonable Republicans would play ball. Blechh.

tbs

February 26th, 2013
7:19 pm

Speaking of welcome backs………

Gmare: If you see this post; hope you are doing well. Saw where you were on the blog last night.

(ir)Rational

February 26th, 2013
7:19 pm

tbs – Sup?

TaxPayer – Gotta pay the man, and in this case, the man holds my mortgage and sends me a electric bill every month and is a very demanding person. So hopefully the grad school will payoff.

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:19 pm

“Said her name was Shirley T and she was adopted. I said, ‘Humph! Spittin’ image of Mr. Whitaker to me…who incidentally I had first before (see ZamVet’s quote)

And I said, “well if folks want to put their innermost secrets on a two-penny postcard…”

Jack ®

February 26th, 2013
7:20 pm

TM at 5:30 got it right. The 65% want the 35% to support them. And they do.

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
7:20 pm

jonix, she was pure, delightful genius.

Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her novel The Optimist’s Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. Her house in Jackson, Mississippi, is a National Historic Landmark and open to the public as a museum.

Common Sense isn't very Common

February 26th, 2013
7:21 pm

josef

If that dog goes for the soft spot SHOOT IT.

:-)

DebbieDoRight - Minister Of Propaganda

February 26th, 2013
7:22 pm

Dinner calls! Later gators!

Have a good one IR!

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
7:22 pm

stands at 7:17, huge grin!

Hey (ir)rational. Welcome back!

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:23 pm

ZamVet

Miss Eudora was more than just a great American writer…she was the neighbor lady up the street, too…I could tell Miss Eudora stories all night long…she was quite the character herself…

Common Sense isn't very Common

February 26th, 2013
7:25 pm

DDR

as long as you aren’t cooking everyone is safe :-)

F. Sinkwich

February 26th, 2013
7:25 pm

“So hopefully the grad school will payoff.”

What’s your major?

Brosephus™ - WiFi and mobile :)

February 26th, 2013
7:25 pm

(ir)Rational

Welcome back to the asylum!!!!!

DebbieDoRight - Minister Of Propaganda

February 26th, 2013
7:26 pm

God will get you for that Common — watch out for lightning tomorrow — I’ve put in a special request just for you…

:)

Rightwing Troll

February 26th, 2013
7:26 pm

As my grandma used to say:
“Them boys got an odd turn to them…”

Out of touch, with the American people and with reality. They’ll legislate penises, vaginas, skin color and voting rights all day, but keep yer hands off them guns…

F. Sinkwich

February 26th, 2013
7:29 pm

“Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South.”

Lib ilks ridicule the South. Why is she so noteworthy in your bigoted minds?

Meanwhile your president's fun-loving 47%er's are at it again...

February 26th, 2013
7:31 pm

One family tragedy followed another Tuesday, when shots were fired between two cousins arguing over music at a gathering that followed a funeral, according to police. –

See more at: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/shots-fired-between-family-members-after-funeral/nWZ8w/#sthash.JZTnbzae.dpuf

TheDixieDove

February 26th, 2013
7:31 pm

Rand Paul Votes For Hagel And His Followers Revolt!
These Tea Partiers (who have been hoodwinked for years by charlatans like Limbaugh and Hannity) are getting a big ole slice of ‘reality pie’ in their faces tonight as they learn that Rand Paul voted to confirm Chuck Hagel! You see, right wing Libertarian though he may be, Paul also doesn’t want endless war in the Middle East! But that doesn’t fit conservative Christian/Jewish ‘doomsday scenario’ philosophy. They want to ‘get it on’ and see who god picks from the rubble of Armageddon, Christian or Jew. Check out the comments on Rand’s FB page. They’re on fire! http://www.facebook.com/RandPaul2010?ref=ts&fref=ts

Just wait until Rand and Marco Rubio vote WITH DEMOCRATS on Immigration (and they will in the end).
The ‘Civil War’ these Tea People have been threatening will happen in their own ranks.
http://TheDixieDove.com/

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes, oh and -- FREE FRED!

February 26th, 2013
7:32 pm

Lib ilks**

**Witchie-poo spam. All rights reserved.

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:33 pm

SINKWICH

Have you read Welty? She crossed all lines…she was gentle and genteel…who wouldn’t love her?

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
7:33 pm

jo, that is so awesome that you knew here personally. I know that she was also a big photog, especially for the Works Progress Administration (cue up Frankie screaming, “Commie pinko!”)…

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:34 pm

COMMON

DDR’s cooking? There’s gotta be a good Welty story there! :-)

(ir)Rational

February 26th, 2013
7:34 pm

JamVet – Thanks.

F. Sinkwich – Construction management – basically business added to what I already knew.

Bro – Thanks, I felt like I had managed to get my insanity under control, but its all bubbling up again.

Welcome to the Occupation

February 26th, 2013
7:35 pm

“Lib ilks ridicule the South”

Not just lib ilks.

getalife

February 26th, 2013
7:38 pm

Honey Boo Boo is going global.

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:38 pm

ZamVet

You’ve seen it, haven’t you…”One Place, One Time..”

Everybody in the neighborhood and around town had their own favorite Miss Eudora stories. She had this car and her driving was, well, noblesse oblige! (She knocked me into the azaleas one time :-) ) Anyway, and I kid you not, to have been bumped by Miss Eudora was a mark of distinction, and, seriously, the dents were not repaired. A dent from her upped the resale value!

Brosephus™ - WiFi and mobile :)

February 26th, 2013
7:38 pm

(ir)Rational

You sure picked one hell of a place to try to regain control. Good to have you back and know you’re doing good things.

(ir)Rational

February 26th, 2013
7:42 pm

Bro – More of a joke than anything. You said this place was an asylum (certainly enough nuts here to justify that idea), I was just working off that. ;)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes, oh and -- FREE FRED!

February 26th, 2013
7:42 pm

Honey Boo Boo is going global.

Great.

Another reason for the whole world to ridicule us.

Mick

February 26th, 2013
7:43 pm

A nation that does not invest in itself yields no dividends…

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
7:43 pm

jo, I have a very dear MOT friend/colleague from Jackson and his dad is someone of note there. Ironically, he too is a damn fine photographer. He must be about 10 years her junior (I think he is 92 now), but I feel fairly certain that he knew her too! I’ll ask my friend the next time we talk…

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:44 pm

K’CHAK

@ 7:42

Yep.

AND SINKWICH

I imagine I may be the most recalcitrant defender of the South on this blog, and I’m a Lib ilk…jus’ sayin’

(ir)Rational

February 26th, 2013
7:45 pm

Kam – Yeah, some things are just sad/too easy. Sad because they accurately depict rural portions of the state, too easy because you could just about make a career in stand-up off that show. Then again, you know the network does their best to ensure that they are portrayed in the “worst” possible light.

Also, Chelsea are still a group of devils. ;) GO GUNNERS!!!

Mick

February 26th, 2013
7:46 pm

dixiedove

Theater of the absurd, senate shenanigans show the repub side of the aisle two decks short of a biden!!!

weetamoe

February 26th, 2013
7:47 pm

The sequester deal included Obama pledging not to ask for a more taxes. Sources: WAPO and other publications. The most hysterical instance of the administration trying to distance president redundant from this scheme is the NYT writer (I think Jackie Calmes) calling it the Gramm-Rudman sequester since way back in the 1980’s Warren Rudman and Phil Gramm discussed a sequester as a trigger to prevent overspending. If we are going to blame Boehner for all of the shiftlessness in the administration, why not just promote him to the presidency? If he is going to be the perennial whipping boy he might as well receive a pay raise. And he will be a cheaper employee because he is not nearly so self-indulgent as His Redundancy.

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
7:47 pm

From an email I just received…

Moments ago, by a vote of 58 to 41, the U.S. Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as our country’s next Secretary of Defense.

Few understand the sacrifices made by our troops and military families better than Secretary Hagel.

He’ll be the first enlisted man to serve in the position, was awarded two Purple Hearts (his brother earned three), and made a career of advocating for veterans in the U.S. Senate.

That’s why VoteVets drove tens of thousands of petitions, letters and calls into the Senate during the confirmation process.

You should be proud of our collective effort in this fight — the voice of veterans and military families made a real difference in overcoming the first ever filibuster of a Secretary of Defense nominee.

And while a number of Republicans put patriotism over party today, it was sad to see once proud moderates like Lindsey Graham cower in fear of a potential primary campaign.

But overcoming the right-wing smears ensures Chuck Hagel emerges from this process stronger than he entered — fully vetted, battle-tested and ready to lead on day one.

I hope you’ll share your thoughts and priorities for Secretary Hagel at the link below — it’s an opportunity to have your voice heard by the incoming leadership at the Department of Defense.

http://action.votevets.org/hagel

We’ll be in touch,

Jon Soltz
Iraq War Veteran
Chairman, VoteVets

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:49 pm

ZamVet

A Jackson MOT? Inquiring minds… :-)

I may have told this one here before, so forgive me if I repeat myself. When I was the editor of our high school literary magazine we dedicated it to our school’s most illustrious alumna, Miss Eudora. Full of chutzpah, I asked her to come to receive the dedication and the first copy. She graciously agreed, came and read “Why I Live at the PO” much to the joy of the assembled students, and told us that of the many honors she had received, this was one of her greatest.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes, oh and -- FREE FRED!

February 26th, 2013
7:50 pm

GO GUNNERS!!!

We’re still two points ahead of y’alls punk asses.

Too bad we have the dubious distinction of being the first UCL Cup defenders not to make it out of group stage in the succeeding season.

(ir)Rational

February 26th, 2013
7:52 pm

Kam – Yeah, they shouldn’t have let RVP go. ESPECIALLY not to the Red Devils. And, can’t really say much about international play considering what Bayern did to the Gunners last week.

Peace

February 26th, 2013
7:53 pm

95% of all humans with a functioning brain say that the punk who calls himself ‘50 Cent’ is a punk.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes, oh and -- FREE FRED!

February 26th, 2013
7:54 pm

(ir)Rational

We need a new owner.

Mick

February 26th, 2013
7:55 pm

javet

I completely concur with that statement about Sen. Hagel, finally, one of our own in there!
On another note – oh yes, dick cheney will be rotting in hell congressman for letting loose the dogs of war and the collateral death of departed souls…

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
7:56 pm

jonix, contact me via Jay and I’ll share the family name with you. For all I know, you know them!

(ir)Rational

February 26th, 2013
7:56 pm

Wanna pool our money together and make an offer? I could start wearing blue and cheering for Chelsea if I owned them. ;)

josef

February 26th, 2013
7:58 pm

ZamVet

Will do…been meaning to make contact there and this gives me a good reason…

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
7:59 pm

…finally, one of our own in there!

Brother Mick, I presume you mean a fellow brother in enlisted arms and not a Huskers fan!

(LOL! And GO BIG RED!)

I know that jo and others have grave reservations about Hagel and some of his views. I do as well, and had he been nominated for AG or some other posts, I too would have raised holy hell.

But for SecDef, I think he’ll be fine…

Recon 0311 2533

February 26th, 2013
8:03 pm

Can we say peeeeew. Jay is surely doing yeoman’s work for the left in avoiding the real topics. Topics like the campaigner-n-chief running around giving his asinine speeches about how if we reduce FUTURE spending by 2.4% the country will disintegrate. Give this stupid azz budget transfer authority and let the country see how well this sorry administration can truly govern.

josef

February 26th, 2013
8:05 pm

tbs

Well, well, look at what the dog’s drug in! :-)

barking frog

February 26th, 2013
8:05 pm

I have just one thing to say about the Hagel nomination/confirmation.
Is this the best Obama could do ? Not a worthy Democrat around ?

Mick

February 26th, 2013
8:05 pm

jahvet

The screwy thing about hagel is that as much as he voiced his opinion, he still towed the party line like 90% of his votes. In the end his party in the senate were just a bunch of turncoats and drama queens led by the most despicable mitch mcconnell…

tbs

February 26th, 2013
8:07 pm

josef

He couldn’t help it……….. Happy Hour is over

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 26th, 2013
8:08 pm

Headline (NBC): “Fiscal nightmare looms at ‘bloated’ Pentagon”

“Just two weeks ago, the GAO kept the Pentagon on its annual “High Risk List” of departments whose books are so mysterious and opaque that they’re at high risk of fraud, waste and mismanagement.”

CUT !

“The GAO said that the Defense Department “is one of the few federal entities that cannot accurately account for its spending or assets.” The report added, “Without accurate, timely, and useful financial information, DOD is severely hampered in making sound decisions affecting its operations.”

CUT !

“As one specific example, the accounting watchdog cited the department’s supply-chain management which as of late 2011 had amassed $9.2 billion worth of excess inventory on hand and had already ordered $523 million worth of inventory which was purchased but likely unnecessary.”

CUT !

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/26/17089943-fiscal-nightmare-looms-at-bloated-pentagon?lite

barking frog

February 26th, 2013
8:09 pm

JamVet
Mick has done javet and jahvet. Will it be jewvet next?

josef

February 26th, 2013
8:10 pm

TBS

:-)

FROG

JewVet…Yeah, I like that one! :-)

Mick

February 26th, 2013
8:10 pm

recon

The defense industry needs to be whacked but those are some good paying jobs, where are they going to work, walmart? It’s the wrong time and the wrong tonic at this point in time. These things have to transition incrementally. It’s a bad deal right now, obama knows it, boehner knows it, the states know it and the american people know it. Do the republicans know it? Who are you going to blame???

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
8:12 pm

…giving his asinine speeches about how if we reduce FUTURE spending by 2.4% the country will disintegrate.

Doggone, this one’s for you! (When you have to lie…)

Mick, absolutely true. I made a HUGE fool out of Christian Conservative a couple of weeks back (not hard to do, I know).

There were two concurrent confabs going on – one about Rove and one about Hagel.

So I list about 25 different policy positions – across a wide variety of policies – and ascribe them to no one.

CC, loved them and said how much he admired Rove.

One little itsy bitsy problem.

They were Hagel’s.

It was beyond hysterical.

And evidence of just how delusional many of our blogging Republicans are…

Common Sense isn't very Common

February 26th, 2013
8:12 pm

Mick

let’s go with JoVet and get it other with :-)

tbs

February 26th, 2013
8:13 pm

barking frog

Not sure if I would say Hagel was the best pick, however more than capable of doing the job imo. Even with his baggage, I guess Obama wanted to reach across the aisle on on of his appointments.

Of course it was turned into a circus, but I would hope Obama and his advisers knew some of the hoopla was coming.