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

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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

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Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
10:10 pm

Please see the actual numbers above and go stroke yourself a little more.

You’re the one painting the bogus assed broad strokes there. So, if anybody’s here stroking away, it’s you. Don’t let me interrupt your happy ending though.

td

February 26th, 2013
10:11 pm

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
10:06 pm

No meltdown here. I just love to rub it in to you true believing ideologue progressives that it is not your philosophy that won but your ability to turn out to poor (by giving them things) and the uninformed (dumb) that won the election.

independent thinker

February 26th, 2013
10:11 pm

Another example of why the stupid party is losing touch:

“”"”"”"”ashington, DC – On news that Senate Republicans this evening successfully filibustered and thus blocked a yes or no vote on the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Bacharach to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Constitutional Accountability Center Vice President Judith E. Schaeffer said:

“Today’s filibuster is the lowest point yet in the Senate Republican leadership’s unprecedented blockade against President Obama’s judicial nominees, even utterly uncontroversial nominees like Robert Bacharach. With their action today, Senate conservatives have reconfirmed their total disregard for the third branch of our government — the federal judiciary — to the great detriment of our courts and all Americans seeking access to justice.”

Schaeffer continued, “Today’s vote shows that the partisan dysfunction in our Nation’s capital has drowned out virtually every conservative voice of reason in the Senate. Both of Judge Bacharach’s home state Republican Senators — Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe — are on the record strongly supporting his nomination. In June, Senator Coburn even said that ‘it’s stupid’ for Senate Republicans to block a yes or no vote on consensus nominees like Bacharach. Nonetheless, rank partisanship and unprecedented obstruction won out today, as Senators Coburn and Inhofe, by refusing to vote for cloture, joined the vast majority of their Republican colleagues in denying Bacharach a yes or no vote on his nomination,” Schaeffer said.”"”"”"”"”"”"”"

http://theusconstitution.org/media/releases/unprecedented-obstruction-senate-republicans-block-consensus-federal-appeals-court

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:12 pm

@Scout

There are black conservatives; very few, but they exist.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 26th, 2013
10:13 pm

Excuse me @ 10:07

“hard”

kayaker 71

February 26th, 2013
10:14 pm

Any of you libs…… any of you. Do you feel that you have been lied to? Do you feel comfortable in your heart of hearts that this country is being led with honesty, openness and experience? Is your ideology standing in the way and blocking out your objective reasoning? You and the rest of the American people are being lied to on a daily basis. We are suffering. No matter what your political bent at this point is….. we are suffering and we continue to suffer. Your support of this clown shows your lack of concern for the future of this country, still the greatest country that has ever been. We will not be for long, count on it if we don’t wake up.

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:14 pm

How can the losers rub anything but their hips?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 26th, 2013
10:15 pm

Jackie:

Yes …………. there’s hope !

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:16 pm

Hey there 71, you have a little bit of spittle on your chin, there, might want to clean that up….

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

February 26th, 2013
10:16 pm

Do you feel that you have been lied to?

The smoking gun is the mushroom cloud.

We will be greeted as liberators.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 26th, 2013
10:17 pm

kayaker 71:

And they will be the first to whine when things REALLY get hard !

But ………………….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s0nzsU1Wg

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:18 pm

“Don’t let me interrupt your happy ending though.”

Ahhh I wish I could write like you do… :)

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:18 pm

@kayaker 71

I do not feel lied to and feel very comfortable with the stance the President has taken relative to many of his domestic and foreign policy initiatives.

My only wish is that he had more support in the US Congress.

We are and will be the greatest country in the world, economically, as long as we continue to stand by our constitutional responsibilities.

kayaker 71

February 26th, 2013
10:18 pm

Nothing but cutsie comments but nothing to refute my questions. Answer the damn questions….. if you can.

Welcome to the Occupation

February 26th, 2013
10:18 pm

“Everyone knows that the least educated and poorest Americans voted overwhelmingly for the Dems”

I chuckle sometimes when I read such blatant expressions of wishful thinking on here.

Mick

February 26th, 2013
10:18 pm

yaker

Why would people consider voting republican? You’ve got a clown circus in the house and senate, no potential presidential candidate in the wings…if marco rubio is now your savior, well..good luck. Your party offers nothing except to scream about deficits which like it or not eight years of bush not a word was peeped! So, you guys get to wreck it all and think we should trust republicans to fix it? Not a chance!!

0311

Republicans choose emotion over intelligence hence the stupid party, never mind illusionary facts

td

24k respondents out of a 100 million votes? Not impressive..

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

February 26th, 2013
10:19 pm

Answer the damn questions…

I did, sport.

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:21 pm

“24k respondents out of a 100 million votes? Not impressive”

You notice he didn’t give the source either – likely because it’s some online poll for a right wing rag…

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 26th, 2013
10:21 pm

O.K.

So what will it be tomorrow morning?

The Sequester, MARTA or Charter Schools in Georgia ???

td

February 26th, 2013
10:21 pm

Brosephus™ – Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
10:10 pm

Please see the actual numbers above and go stroke yourself a little more.

You’re the one painting the bogus assed broad strokes there.

Bogus strokes to point out a fact that the large majority of people without a HS diploma voted for Obama. This is a fact. Tell us all what is Bogus about the fact?

Bogus strokes to point out that a large majority making under $33,000 per year (Bottom 50% of wage earners) voted for Obama? Tell us again what is bogus about this statement?

Seems to me that you are the one attempting to change the stroke in mid stream.

Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
10:21 pm

Scout: td:

Might as well knock it off.

Libs. go with emotion over facts/reason everytime.

Who knew td was a lib… Seems as though emotion got the best of him telling me to stroke myself a little more, but I guess you missed that one, huh? It seems as though many conservatives here are more emotional than a bus load of teenage girls going to see the Backstreet Boys in concert.

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:21 pm

@Scout

Don’t know if you realize it, but, blacks were overwhelmingly Republican until they were lied to about their constitutional rights and the free exercise thereof.

Famous black Republicans were Martin Luther King, Sr; James Brown, Edward Brooke, Booker T. Washington.

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:22 pm

71 there’s no reason to respond to you – you’re not interested in discussion, just flaming. Believe what you will. It’s people like you who are the downfall of the Republican party. And the reason I left it.

Welcome to the Occupation

February 26th, 2013
10:22 pm

“Libs. go with emotion over facts/reason everytime.”

A third grader’s vision of what a liberal is.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 26th, 2013
10:23 pm

SEQUESTERGATE

What did Obama propose and when did he propose it ?

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

February 26th, 2013
10:24 pm

It seems as though many conservatives here are more emotional than a bus load of teenage girls going to see the Backstreet Boys in concert.

:lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol:

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:24 pm

@kayaker 71

Maybe you should come with another question of substance.

kayaker 71

February 26th, 2013
10:26 pm

Mick, 10:18,

This isn’t about elections and political parties. It is far more important than that. We are being led by a first rate liar and those that back him and support him will not acknowledge that this type of govt and leadership is not in keeping with a bright future for this country. You can tout your ideology and so can I but we have to be objective as to our future and the future of our county. We toy with race issues, class issues, union issues, welfare issues, spending issues, tax issues….. and many more, however non of these issues are as important as our future and holding on to our heritage and our freedom. We are 230 yrs into a pretty good run which has worked out for most of us pretty well. Now is not the time to fu*k it up.

td

February 26th, 2013
10:27 pm

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:21 pm

“24k respondents out of a 100 million votes? Not impressive”

You notice he didn’t give the source either – likely because it’s some online poll for a right wing rag…

Go look up the firm hired by all the major news outlets to do exit polling and you will find the information.

Mick

February 26th, 2013
10:27 pm

td

Winners make it happen, losers let it happen…five million more votes for obama, what is it about winning that gets your craw? Hell, even al gore got half a million more votes than bush..so..what do you expect MINORITY rule???

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:28 pm

@kayaker 71

Please list the Obama “lies” that you think are the most egregious

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
10:28 pm

td, you are a fool. A harmless one, but a fool.

If you fanatics had any brains or shame you would acknowledge that the reason you just got trounced again had nothing to do with your fascist talking points about giving things to stupid, lazy (i.e., poor black and brown primarily) Americans. It had everything to do with the fact that you just nominated an effete, spineless northeastern liberal that actually convinced you fools that he was a “conservative”! Clearly you idiots have no idea what it even means anymore.

But then what choice did you have?

That slate of awful, undetectable, foot-in-mouth gang of candidates was as pathetic as the one in 2008! Which I thought was almost impossible to pull off, but you did! Incredible!

And because of fools like you, there is NO chance that your moribund cluster___ of a party can be revived. You will do the exact same thing in 2016. And get crushed again. And then blame stupid people for it.

I told YOU that Mitt was gonna get demolished and you were so friggin’ dumb and intransigent that you bet me otherwise.

Learn from people wiser than you, or don’t, but either way my predictions were damn near perfect in November. And I’m predicting that even worse days are ahead for you fascists.

I’m just gonna make lotsa popcorn and enjoy watching the death throes…

Mama Says

February 26th, 2013
10:29 pm

I take that as confirmation that the democratic mind machine has done good.

I mean after all,

You guys have convinced Americans that the constitution is just a suggestion, that blacks support gay marriage and that Hispanics are liberals despite the fact they are the most conservative group of people in the country.

Absent the racisim card that libs throw when they run out of thought, it would be the exact other way around.

I mean really, since when is it racists to kick out or punish folks who have violated our borders ?

Actually I am leaning toward the thought of giving up. I think it would do republicans and conservatives a great service to allow you libs to take total control. Only then will you have to actually take the blame for what you do. Raise the taxes, open the borders, take the guns and spend all of our money.

Proof is in the puddin. It’s time we proved your logic is a failure.

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:31 pm

Not the way it works td. You’re making the point, you provide the evidence.

Honestly this isn’t like you. I expect unsourced junk from some of the cons on Kyle’s blog; you’re better than this.

Mick

February 26th, 2013
10:32 pm

yaker

Bush lied, people died…every president has lied to some degree and that’s your issue? Who’s being naive here? Sorry, but obama’s economic arguments as laid out in the SOTU were dead on, republicans have chosen to be the villians in this never ending obama drama…

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 26th, 2013
10:34 pm

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:34 pm

“Raise the taxes, open the borders, take the guns and spend all of our money.”

And therein lies the problem with conservatives – they’ve erected a straw man – and are desperately trying to knock it down, rather than dealing with reality.

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
10:35 pm

Actually I am leaning toward the thought of giving up.

Which merely proves your lack of convictions in the first place. Because if you had any strong ones, you would never do so.

But you’re gonna have lots of company soon, I suspect. (Think rats and sinking ships.)

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

February 26th, 2013
10:35 pm

It’s time we proved your logic is a failure.

Go ahead.

Knock yourself out.

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:35 pm

“deficits don’t matter”

Vice President Dick Cheney

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:36 pm

It is hard to understand anyone’s belief that the Constitution is a suggestion. It is the concept that guides and controls our democratic republic.

Secondly, what racism card was used and by whom?

Do you forget that Ronald Reagan got an illegal immigrant amnesty program put in place and that President Obama has deported more illegal aliens than any president.

Please don’t give up your citizenship. Your vote is needed by the opposition party to help and debating policy.

What logical failure can you name?

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:38 pm

@Scout

You do realize that all spending comes from the House of Representatives?
Debt limit problem belongs to Speaker Boehner.

Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
10:39 pm

Seems to me that you are the one attempting to change the stroke in mid stream.

Dude, all I did was point out that Romney lost those who’s household income was less than $50k. All this other crap you’re talking about came from the voices inside your head. Romney Lost, get over it. As long as you keep talking sh*t about those in the lower income levels, Republicans will keep losing. In case you haven’t noticed, incomes for most people are not increasing.

I laugh at people like you because you’re so blinded by “team spirit” that you can’t even see that your “team” is headed full speed into a steel wall. My only regret is that there isn’t a serious third party that I could actually join to celebrate the downfall of the GOP without having to sometimes side with Democrats.

Welcome to the Occupation

February 26th, 2013
10:40 pm

The warmongering Democratic party is at it again.

What was that someone said above about Obama wanting to gut our aggressive military posture in the world? Yeah right.

http://rt.com/usa/obama-israel-military-june-503/

Obama to threaten Iran with military strike in June, Israeli media reports

President Barack Obama says the United States could launch an attack on Iran as early as this June, Israeli media reports. [...]

Israel has long-urged the White House to use its military prowess to intervene in Iran’s rumored nuclear weapon procurement plan, demands which have by-and-large been rejected by the Obama administration. According to the latest reports, though, the United States might finally be willing to use its might to make a stand against Iran’s race for a nuke.

According to a report on Israel’s Channel 10 News that has since been picked up by the Times of Israel, Pres. Obama will use an upcoming meeting overseas to discuss a military strike on Iran. Pres. Obama is scheduled to visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next month, and during the get-together the two leaders will reportedly work out the details for a possible assault.

Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
10:42 pm

kayaker

Honest question here. You obviously don’t like Obama, you don’t support Obama, you didn’t vote for Obama, so why are you concerned about him lying to his base/party?

I didn’t vote for him, and I don’t give a sh*t about whether he’s lying or not. I don’t put trust in politicians as I think they’re all collectively worth a $.02 baseball card that’s been rubbed in dog sh*t.

kayaker 71

February 26th, 2013
10:42 pm

Jackie, 10:28,

“This will be the most transparent administration in history”

“Your taxes, if you make under 250K/yr will not go up one thin dime”

:”This health care bill will reduce your health insurance premiums by $2,500/yr.”

“This health care bill will only cost the American taxpayer 940B dollars”

“You can keep your own doctor and your own insurance company”.

“We are trying to protect the middle class:

“Green energy is the economic future of this country”.

“The sequestor is not something I proposed”

“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficit”

“The new health care plan will add quality to health care delivery”

“The state health care insurance offices will open in time.”

“We have the security and safety of our embassy personnel as a top priority”

“We saved the auto industry”.

That will do for openers. There are a lot more.

Mick

February 26th, 2013
10:43 pm

Strike iran? Doubt it, but posturing? Yes.

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
10:44 pm

For us with convictions, the battle will always rage on. We will win some battles and lose some, but we will never stop believing in the rightness of justice, equality for all and the promise of a more perfect union.

It’s been too many years of taking now.
Isn’t it time to stop somehow?
Air that’s too angry to breathe, water our children can’t drink
You’ve heard it hundreds of times
You say your aware, believe, and you care, but…
Do you care enough
Where’s your conviction of the Heart?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIvMs7nnEHE

Mama Says

February 26th, 2013
10:46 pm

Not talking to u Kam,

Cherokee,

Prove any of those are false please.

Obama has raised taxes, he is allowing illegals to stay and he has added 6 trillion to the debt in 3 years less time than Bush added 10.

Isn’t all that factual.

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:46 pm

Heard on news outlets today that US is holding talks with Iran concerning their nuclear weapons program.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=9735#.US2BYfJKq84

Mick

February 26th, 2013
10:46 pm

yaker

Then who did save the auto industry, romney? Ummm taxes were cut under obama..healthcare hasn’t even been fully implemented…try again

td

February 26th, 2013
10:47 pm

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
10:28 pm

td, you are a fool. A harmless one, but a fool.

If you fanatics had any brains or shame you would acknowledge that the reason you just got trounced again had nothing to do with your fascist talking points about giving things to stupid, lazy (i.e., poor black and brown primarily) Americans. It had everything to do with the fact that you just nominated an effete, spineless northeastern liberal that actually convinced you fools that he was a “conservative”! Clearly you idiots have no idea what it even means anymore.

Yes, a more conservative candidate like Rick S or Rick P would have beat Obama.

I am pretty sure most real conservatives knew exactly what Romney was and hence why Romney received 9 million votes less the McCain.

appleseed

February 26th, 2013
10:47 pm

Sign of leadership failure.Took 12 years for him to realize.where is Elmer Fudd?

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

February 26th, 2013
10:48 pm

Not talking to u Kam

Available evidence suggests otherwise.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

kayaker 71

February 26th, 2013
10:48 pm

Brocephus, 10:42,

And all this time, I thought you were someone who thought for himself, put a lot of stock in straight up talk and took no prisoners. And you don’t care if he lies or not? He is lying to you, my friend and to all the rest of us. He does it every day, over and over and over. Put partisan politics aside….. Is this really the kind of leadership you want for our country?

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:51 pm

@kayaker

Most of the items that you listed is parsing on your part. You have taken part of the statement and have tried to use it as a weapon.

President Obama lowered your payroll taxes by 2% and the House Repubs refused to keep this tax cut in place and subsequently allowed the Bush era tax rates to become law again.

Obama is able to control the House of Representatives?

Charles Douglas Edwards

February 26th, 2013
10:52 pm

The GOP (Republican Party) is out of touch !!!

We urge reader of this blog to PLEASE read the terrific article written by AJC writer Mr. Jay Bookman on January 28, 2013.

The articled titled “Why does the Republican Party have the image as a party of white males”.

A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS.

Ken

February 26th, 2013
10:54 pm

Budget please

Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
10:55 pm

kayaker

You must not have understood what I said. All politicians lie. For me to expect Obama would not lie would be like me expecting to lay a golden egg out of my ass and cash it in at the bank. I’m the son of a politician, so I know how much they lie. It’s been that way for as long as I’ve been alive, so I seriously doubt that this is some new thing that just popped up.

That’s as straight as I can be. The first truly honest politician in this day and age will not be an elected politician. Hell, they all lie during campaigns, and people still vote for them. They’re not going to lie to get the job and then get some kind of honesty shot after they take office.

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:56 pm

Not what you said Mama – want me to go back and copy and paste it again?

Here ya go – maybe this will refresh your memory:

“Raise the taxes, open the borders, take the guns and spend all of our money.”

Just one example – there’s a big difference between ‘open the borders’ and choosing to concentrate our expulsion efforts on the criminals. Especially when Obama has sent more illegal immigrants home than any President before him.

So, I restate my case – you build a straw man, beyond any semblance of reality, and then knock it down.

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
10:58 pm

(And Bro, feel free to correct me about immigration if I’m wrong….)

Jackie

February 26th, 2013
10:58 pm

President Obama can only request funding, the House votes to accept or decline the request.

Welcome to the Occupation

February 26th, 2013
10:58 pm

Mick: “Strike iran? Doubt it, but posturing? Yes.”

On some level, no doubt what it is.

Surgical strikes are probably what is in mind, if there’s anything, but these things have a way of going further.

It’s been decades, but the US ruling elite is still really, really pissed about the overthrowing of the shah.

JamVet

February 26th, 2013
10:59 pm

Yes, a more conservative candidate like Rick S or Rick P would have beat Obama.

Both of those men are even more unfit to lead the republic than Mitt is! And I’m fairly certain they would have gotten fewer EC votes than even McCain.

I really do sense that you are COMPLETELY out of touch with the realities in this country now.

But as I said earlier, I fully expect you in the far right wing to nominate somebody exactly like them.

As a certain member of the GOP warned two months ago, the “Clinton-Obama majority could become as dominant as the Roosevelt majority was from 1932 to 1968 presidentially and from 1930 to 1994 in the House of of Representatives.”

So don’t get me wrong, I’m hoping you do nominate either of the Ricks…

Mama Says

February 26th, 2013
11:00 pm

God you libs love one person so bad that you fail to understand what he is doing and then you argue as if he isn’t / hasn’t done it.

Get you on a point and all of you turn to personal insults.

Kam, I have learned how you play the game. You have a never admit fault approach to anything. You could be caught in bed with someone other than you mate and you would try to tell us that you woke up and they were there. If that didn’t work you would say that your partner should have knocked.

Jam, my virtue had nothing to do with a lack of conviction. I am sure that you have heard the old saying that doing the same thing while expecting a different outcome is the very definition of insanity. I am changing my approach. You libs want it all your way, and your blind to the outcome, so have at it I obstructed, and then take all the blame. Gonna be hard to blame cons when you get all you want.

Jackie,
Apparently you haven’t done your taxes yet. Mine went up plus I had to report the value of the medical coverage that my company paid for. The net increase for me, without a status change was, $ 1,500 more in taxes paid this year over last.

It is what it is, you can deny it all u like

Welcome to the Occupation

February 26th, 2013
11:04 pm

Mama says: “God you libs love one person so bad that you fail to understand what he is doing and then you argue as if he isn’t / hasn’t done it.”

So glad I’m not a lib. Otherwise I might have to crawl under the sheets and cry over what you said being true.

Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
11:06 pm

Cherokee

Deportations are up. Our borders are “open” by design and demand. When you actually look at the sheer number of people who cross our borders every day and the volume of goods and merchandise, you’ll understand that “securing our borders” is not going to happen.

Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
11:08 pm

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

February 26th, 2013
11:08 pm

You have a never admit fault approach to anything.

Of course I have.

I posted evidence here from a fake website as fact, and when it was pointed out to me, I apologized to the blog and Jay personally and vowed to do due diligence before posting a link as fact here again.

Of course you’re a Johanna-come-lately and weren’t around then.

keith

February 26th, 2013
11:09 pm

the poll shows just how much the leftwing media has manipulated public opinion. the country has been dumbed down. obamas election and reelection proves it. it also has come to light that the left is very capable at winning elections thru fraud.

Hey Libs, how is your paychecks looking now

February 26th, 2013
11:11 pm

I am in the 35%! Just like I work for the 47%!

keith

February 26th, 2013
11:12 pm

President Obama can only request funding, the House votes to accept or decline the request

obama demanded these cuts, the house gave him what he wanted. so now he is getting the cuts that he wanted. why isnt he happy about it? And why arent you happy obama got what he wanted? dont you still support him?

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
11:12 pm

Good for business – which is good for all of us I guess….

Mama Says

February 26th, 2013
11:12 pm

Cherokee,

Very good response, parse my language while your side states vague positions. You and I know very well what the liberal position is on illegal immigration. You know as well as any other that its a simple issue. Enforce the border or its open. If you are arguing that expulsion is enforcement I hope your ok with the police just making the crook leave your house rather than keeping him from going in.

To try and say that your side doesn’t want open borders is to ignore every act that your reps take. Obama is giving waivers to law breakers and u want to a t as if he is hard on them.

While u solicit Bro for comments ask him what percentage of those deported return. Play the entire equation out instead of stopping where you think the answer is

keith

February 26th, 2013
11:15 pm

President Obama lowered your payroll taxes by 2% and the House Repubs refused to keep this tax cut in place and subsequently allowed the Bush era tax rates to become law again.

Obama is able to control the House of Representatives?

for the first 2 years of his misadministration, YES!!!

Cherokee

February 26th, 2013
11:15 pm

Well yeah mama, I do think we’re better off – as I just said – if our borders are free and open. That doesn’t mean you ignore people who are here illegally… but no I don’t want an electric fence along our borders like some kind of fortress.

Bad for business, bad for our freedoms, bad idea all around….

keith

February 26th, 2013
11:18 pm

Its funny, democrats control the Senate, the Presidency, and for 2 years the House. yet somehow the nuts on here blame the GOP for obama and his partys terrible leadership. obama is a failed President. the economy, national security, everything. in every way he has failed.

Mama Says

February 26th, 2013
11:18 pm

Bad for whose freedoms Cherokee ?

Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
11:18 pm

While u solicit Bro for comments ask him what percentage of those deported return. Play the entire equation out instead of stopping where you think the answer is

I don’t have that exact answer, and I don’t intend on becoming a chess piece in this debate. Contrary to popular opinion, immigration laws ARE being enforced. To the extent of locking down the borders so nobody gets in, I’ve previously stated my position on what it will take to accomplish that.

As long as we’re a desirable place to live, people are going to enter this country and live without authorization. We give away tourist visas like the Easter Bunny hiding eggs. There’s a growing list of countries who don’t need visas to enter the US. There is no system to ensure timely departures, so even if nobody ever crossed the land borders, we would still have illegal immigration issues.

Until we become a North Korea or Cuba, where nobody wants to live, we will have illegal immigration issues. If you put enough bodies on the land border where there were a person every 100 feet around the clock, they would still tunnel underground to get here.

Mama Says

February 26th, 2013
11:19 pm

Cherokee has border enforcement prevented you from coming or going

Kamchak - You cons said Elmer Fudd could defeat Obama, so why didn't you nominate him?

February 26th, 2013
11:21 pm

obama is a failed President.

And yet, Romney still couldn’t garner either the popular vote nor the votes in the electoral college to defeat him.

Too bad y’all didn’t nominate Elmer Fudd, huh?

keith

February 26th, 2013
11:22 pm

sure cherokee, just throw open your door and let everyone into your home. you dont need a door to keep people out. they should be free to come and go as they please.

Liberal Nightmare

February 26th, 2013
11:23 pm

Poll of my northern wealthy suburb indicates nearly 100% agreement Cookman is an irrelevant liberal propagandist and we could give a Shiza what he thinks or writes. Also, we are all Doctors, degreed scientist, engineers and lawyers who vote conservative and watch your hated Fox News. We own you, live with it Biatch!

Mama Says

February 26th, 2013
11:24 pm

I didn’t bring u into this Bro,

But since u are I would simply use your response to point out that the administrative matters of following visas and tracking length of stay are not man on the border issues and they are issues that liberals will never seek to address.

As long as they can convince illegals that republicans are racist as libs oppose voter I’d efforts, illegals are a landslide waiting to happen

Kamchak - You cons said Elmer Fudd could defeat Obama, so why didn't you nominate him?

February 26th, 2013
11:24 pm

just throw open your door and let everyone into your home.

Reagan’s 1986 amnesty says, “What?”

keith

February 26th, 2013
11:24 pm

And yet, Romney still couldn’t garner either the popular vote nor the votes in the electoral college to defeat him. – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/26/pew-65-of-independents-say-gop-is-out-of-touch/?cp=4#comment-1244603

with obamabots coming out and admitting they voted for the buffoon numerous time we do not know that romney lost either. he may have gotten more legitimate votes. democrats are just more adept at voter fraud than the gop. congratulations.

Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
11:25 pm

Oh geez… Here comes the Disney Electric A$$hat Parade.

Kamchak - You cons said Elmer Fudd could defeat Obama, so why didn't you nominate him?

February 26th, 2013
11:27 pm

with obamabots coming out and admitting they voted for the buffoon numerous time we do not know that romney lost either.

To reiterate: Oh geez… Here comes the Disney Electric A$$hat Parade.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

keith

February 26th, 2013
11:27 pm

if cherokee is going to say we need open borders then cherokee should open their door for all. they have no right to prevent people for going into their homes. its about freedom, right cherokee.

Brosephus™ - Desktop but still Multitasking

February 26th, 2013
11:27 pm

I would simply use your response to point out that the administrative matters of following visas and tracking length of stay are not man on the border issues and they are issues that liberals will never seek to address.

Given that an exit program was strongly recommended by the 9/11 Commission and has yet to even be developed, I think it goes beyond just liberals not seeking to address these issues. Just my $.02 though, and I’m gonna shut up on that before I say something to get myself in trouble.

keith

February 26th, 2013
11:28 pm

hey kojak step into reality. your liberal lala land has you confused.

Welcome to the Occupation

February 26th, 2013
11:28 pm

“Poll of my northern wealthy suburb indicates nearly 100% agreement Cookman is an irrelevant liberal propagandist and we could give a Shiza what he thinks or writes. Also, we are all Doctors, degreed scientist, engineers and lawyers who vote conservative and watch your hated Fox News. We own you, live with it Biatch!”

Wait. My hand got tired while writing.

Could you repeat that please?

nomaj

February 26th, 2013
11:28 pm

This is encouraging news.
Hopefully, all the rapey guys and the Jesus on the velociraptor guys will soon be back on the sidelines, where they belong.

keith

February 26th, 2013
11:29 pm

kojak has lost a few brain cell sharing a crackpipe with dear leader.

Liberal Nightmare

February 26th, 2013
11:31 pm

“too bad you all didn’t nominate Elmer Fuddruckers, huh”

Too bad you are a complete bafoon and elected the equivalent intellect of an amoeba. Face it, O-baboonma was elected by the leech class. Congrats on the complete dumbing down of Amerika. Putz.

Kamchak - You cons said Elmer Fudd could defeat Obama, so why didn't you nominate him?

February 26th, 2013
11:35 pm

Face it, O-baboonma was elected by the leech class.

Face it, Romney is NOT the president, sport.

:lol: :eek: :lol: :razz: :lol: :eek: :lol: :razz: :lol:

Liberal Nightmare

February 26th, 2013
11:37 pm

Here Libby Libby libby, have some crack and a “on the low down lover” and vote democrat. Jokes on you suckers.

bman.

February 26th, 2013
11:39 pm

I always check-in around this time. Insult hour is my favortite

Romney

February 26th, 2013
11:40 pm

I always check-in around this time. Insult hour is my favortite – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/26/pew-65-of-independents-say-gop-is-out-of-touch/?cp=4#sthash.g6yK2WHG.dpuf

Seeing that you never have anything intelligent to say, it is usually best that you stay on the sidelines.

bman.

February 26th, 2013
11:42 pm

Thanks, and I will. The sidelines is where it’s at…and it’s safe.

btw…nice copy & paste