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(Think Progress)   Want a job? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 374
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2011-09-12 02:16:28 PM  
Well, duh.
 
2011-09-12 02:17:07 PM  
"Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?" said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely

The only reason that Obama proposed a jobs bill in the first place was so the GOP would block it and he could then plausibly blame them for the lack of jobs.
 
2011-09-12 02:18:39 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?" said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely

The only reason that Obama proposed a jobs bill in the first place was so the GOP would block it and he could then plausibly blame them for the lack of jobs.


Thanks for nothing, Fartbongo!
 
2011-09-12 02:25:33 PM  
I hope the Democrats remember this for when a Republican is in the White House and do some payback. But no, they are weak, so it won't happen.
 
2011-09-12 02:25:35 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The only reason that Obama proposed a jobs bill in the first place was so the GOP would block it and he could then plausibly blame them for the lack of jobs.


He at least has a record of trying to help people in this country. Here are all the programs that Republicans have passed in the last 20 years that helps Americans: Medicare Part D. That is the entire list.
 
2011-09-12 02:27:02 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?" said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely

The only reason that Obama proposed a jobs bill in the first place was so the GOP would block it and he could then plausibly blame them for the lack of jobs.


Evil Obama wanting to get people jobs so he can get re-elected!! We should vote for republicans who are instead voting to not get more jobs so Obama won't get re-elected instead!!! DURRRRRR!!!

Funny how republicans seem to think that their choice of sabotaging the US to attack Obama is somehow not their own decision.
 
2011-09-12 02:27:05 PM  
C*ntry first, indeed.
 
2011-09-12 02:29:11 PM  
Exploitable

Want a job? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want better healthcare? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want a more equitable tax code? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want to marry the consenting adult that you love? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want religion kept out of the science class room? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want economic stability? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want responsible drug policies? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want protections for workers? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election
 
2011-09-12 02:29:22 PM  
party before country. thanks guys - that should kick off the riots rather nicely.
 
2011-09-12 02:30:50 PM  
Ha ha, Republicans! I already have a job!
 
2011-09-12 02:31:05 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The only reason that Obama proposed a jobs bill in the first place was so the GOP would block it and he could then plausibly blame them for the lack of jobs.


So then, they should pass it so that he can't blame them for the lack of jobs.
 
2011-09-12 02:31:53 PM  

I Said: Exploitable

Want a job? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want better healthcare? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want a more equitable tax code? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want to marry the consenting adult that you love? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want religion kept out of the science class room? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want economic stability? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want responsible drug policies? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want protections for workers? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election


THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE
 
2011-09-12 02:32:20 PM  

Corvus: Funny how republicans seem to think that their choice of sabotaging the US to attack Obama is somehow not their own decision.


I would argue that it's a form of treason. They're deliberately causing harm to the country for personal gain.
 
2011-09-12 02:34:40 PM  

SnakeLee: Marcus Aurelius: The only reason that Obama proposed a jobs bill in the first place was so the GOP would block it and he could then plausibly blame them for the lack of jobs.

He at least has a record of trying to help people in this country. Here are all the programs that Republicans have passed in the last 20 years that helps Americans: Medicare Part D. That is the entire list.


Typical libtard response.

Corporations are Americans too.
 
2011-09-12 02:35:18 PM  
so now they're literally saying they don't want to help americans because they think it will help obama. well, f*ck you, republicans.
 
2011-09-12 02:36:32 PM  
Everyone knows that jobs will be their first priority once we have a Real American as president. We can't be creating jobs while there's a black guy in the White House, now can we?
 
2011-09-12 02:37:17 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Corporations are Americans too.


What, even the foreign ones?
 
2011-09-12 02:38:59 PM  

RexTalionis: What, even the foreign ones?


Hey, as long as they're contributing to campaigns, why not?
 
2011-09-12 02:40:18 PM  
Ahhh, George Soro's Think Progress has an opinion.
 
2011-09-12 02:43:19 PM  

Weaver95: party before country. thanks guys - that should kick off the riots rather nicely.


The Libs should quit whining and g'head and get their freak on. Let's get this party started.

/no socialist utopia for you, not yours
 
2011-09-12 02:44:56 PM  
15 posts before you call us racists.

You are not trying,libs.
 
2011-09-12 02:48:46 PM  

GaryPDX: Weaver95: party before country. thanks guys - that should kick off the riots rather nicely.

The Libs should quit whining and g'head and get their freak on. Let's get this party started.

/no socialist utopia for you, not yours


um...you do realize that the GOP is saying that in order for them to win, they have to hurt the country. what do we call people who put their own petty interests ahead of the country...?
 
2011-09-12 02:49:10 PM  

RexTalionis: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Corporations are Americans too.

What, even the foreign ones?


Especially the foreign ones.
 
2011-09-12 02:49:42 PM  

Weaver95: GaryPDX: Weaver95: party before country. thanks guys - that should kick off the riots rather nicely.

The Libs should quit whining and g'head and get their freak on. Let's get this party started.

/no socialist utopia for you, not yours

um...you do realize that the GOP is saying that in order for them to win, they have to hurt the country. what do we call people who put their own petty interests ahead of the country...?


Who cares about that, as long as we're not a bunch of socialists.
 
2011-09-12 02:50:05 PM  

GaryPDX: Ahhh, George Soro's Think Progress has an opinion.


And the Republicans are not hamstringing the economy to score political points?

Lets get serious here Gary, the GOP is not acting in yours or my best interest, they are acting in the best interest of their own power and the profitability of the corporations that have given them the most money.

The Dems may not be that great either, but at least they are not consciously acting against the economic future of the nation.
 
2011-09-12 02:53:16 PM  

FlashHarry: so now they're literally saying they don't want to help americans because they think it will help obama. well, f*ck you, republicans.


and nobody calls them out on it.
 
2011-09-12 02:55:20 PM  

Weaver95: um...you do realize that the GOP is saying that in order for them to win, they have to hurt the country.


No, they aren't. Tax and Spend BS doesn't work. Keynes bullcrap doesn't work. Here's a nifty cartoon from way way back. It's as appropriate today as it was then.

www.cyberbee.com

/Thomas Nast, about 1870
 
2011-09-12 02:56:41 PM  

GaryPDX: Weaver95: um...you do realize that the GOP is saying that in order for them to win, they have to hurt the country.

No, they aren't. Tax and Spend BS doesn't work. Keynes bullcrap doesn't work. Here's a nifty cartoon from way way back. It's as appropriate today as it was then.

[www.cyberbee.com image 310x421]

/Thomas Nast, about 1870


Well, you're certainly all over the place today.
 
2011-09-12 02:57:19 PM  

GaryPDX: Ahhh, George Soro's Think Progress has an opinion.


so, Gary, are you saying that the republican in question, quoted by right-leaning politico.com, didn't say, "Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?"
 
2011-09-12 02:57:34 PM  
No offense, Gary, but I hate political cartoons in arguments. It's not evidence for your side, it's appropriating someone else's opinion and using it as evidence, even though it's really still just someone's opinion.
 
2011-09-12 02:58:06 PM  

GaryPDX: Tax and Spend BS doesn't work. Keynes bullcrap doesn't work.


[citation needed]
 
2011-09-12 02:58:30 PM  

GaryPDX: Weaver95: um...you do realize that the GOP is saying that in order for them to win, they have to hurt the country.

No, they aren't.



um..yes - they are:

"Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?" said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely.

did you even bother to read the article?
 
2011-09-12 02:58:42 PM  

make me some tea: I Said: Exploitable

Want a job? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want better healthcare? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want a more equitable tax code? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want to marry the consenting adult that you love? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want religion kept out of the science class room? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want economic stability? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want responsible drug policies? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

Want protections for workers? Too bad, it's more important that a Republican wins the next election

THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY BELIEVE REPUBLICANS BELIEVE

 
2011-09-12 03:01:59 PM  

Weaver95: GaryPDX: Weaver95: um...you do realize that the GOP is saying that in order for them to win, they have to hurt the country.

No, they aren't.



um..yes - they are:

"Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?" said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely.

did you even bother to read the article?


This is a great read if anyone's interested in the actual strategy of the GOP: Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult (new window)

Cliff Notes: They're not working for you, instead they're using you to further their own interests.
 
2011-09-12 03:03:09 PM  

real shaman: THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY BELIEVE REPUBLICANS BELIEVE


Are we going there?
 
2011-09-12 03:05:09 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-09-12 03:06:04 PM  
I still cannot believe this is the message Republicans are sending.

They really are banking on short attention spans, aren't they?

Seriously guys, what is more important, getting people back to work now, or making sure Obama doesn't win in 2012?
 
2011-09-12 03:06:08 PM  

real shaman: THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY BELIEVE REPUBLICANS BELIEVE IT SOUNDS LIKE WHEN DOVES CRY

 
2011-09-12 03:06:10 PM  

SnakeLee: He at least has a record of trying to help people in this country. Here are all the programs that Republicans have passed in the last 20 years that helps Americans: Medicare Part D. That is the entire list.


And they farked that up too.
 
2011-09-12 03:07:22 PM  
an anonymous republican aide?

Great source.
 
2011-09-12 03:07:32 PM  

weave: I hope the Democrats remember this for when a Republican is in the White House and do some payback. But no, they are weak, so it won't happen.


I don't want payback, I want politicians who do their farking jobs. Unfortunately, I can't have that until the south and midwest stop voting in R-etards just because they hate black people and democrats more than they like living in a stable, growing society.
 
2011-09-12 03:07:45 PM  
I for one welcome our Republican Overlords.
 
2011-09-12 03:09:10 PM  

jayg22: an anonymous republican aide?

Great source.


Thing is, this would not be the first person who has said this, and for anyone who's actually paying attention, this strategy of theirs is blindingly obvious anyway.
 
2011-09-12 03:09:32 PM  
Overzealous Republican staffer. Nothing to see here.
 
2011-09-12 03:09:46 PM  

jayg22: an anonymous republican aide?

Great source.


I know it is so out of character for republicans too! how can anybody believe this!
 
2011-09-12 03:09:49 PM  
Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?" said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely.

He knows this would send him to the guillotine. That's why he requested to be anonymous.

The Republicans literally don't care of the working class unless they get something out of it.
 
2011-09-12 03:10:04 PM  

make me some tea: real shaman: THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY BELIEVE REPUBLICANS BELIEVE

Are we going there?


Oh, Let's. I already know that Mitch McConnell said that the GOP's number one priority is to make Obama a one term President.

I'm sure there are a few sane Republicans left, but the leadership will stop at nothing to get the Democrats out of power, regardless of what it does to the country.
 
2011-09-12 03:10:06 PM  

Splinshints: Unfortunately, I can't have that until the south and midwest stop voting in R-etards just because they hate black people and democrats more than they like living in a stable, growing society.


the "midwest" is a big place. it includes purple states like minnesota, iowa, wisconsin, indiana, and ohio. and it includes blue states like michigan and illinois. so there's hope.
 
2011-09-12 03:10:56 PM  

jayg22: an anonymous republican aide?

Great source.


Clearly an isolated incident of an overzealous staffer and not intended to be a factual statement.
 
2011-09-12 03:11:17 PM  

meat0918: I still cannot believe this is the message Republicans are sending.

They really are banking on short attention spans, aren't they?

Seriously guys, what is more important, getting people back to work now, or making sure Obama doesn't win in 2012?


Rick Perry led the Nation in Jobs. If we make Perry President, the entire country will lead the nation in jobs!
 
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