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(Politico)   Congressional Republicans are fiercely debating whether they should even try to formulate a policy agenda this year, or whether they should just keep going with "Obama sucks and we have nothing to offer"   ( politico.com) divider line
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2012-02-03 10:55:20 AM  
New Republican motto: "Obstructionism and Racism: It's All We Got!"
 
2012-02-03 10:59:27 AM  
To be fair, I think that the best thing that Barak Obama should do, is just say how much he supports football, NASCAR, and apple pie, and watch the Idiot Brigade howl at these Un-American-Commie-Pinko-Fascist-Mulimy inventions of the Anti-Christ. He needs to have photo ops taken at church, he needs to attend football games, and maybe even a couple of wrestling events, to watch the Crazy Train scream at his terminity to support such things, and the waste of time and resources, and how we need to invest in education and learning and science.

He just needs to drop hints of his support of things, and watch the GOP leap from them with alacrity.

Then take them up on it...
 
2012-02-03 11:00:24 AM  
I thought they were going with the scorched earth agenda of only passing symbolic bills like naming post offices and courthouses?
 
2012-02-03 11:02:45 AM  
And yet both sides will work together to get more defense spending/NDAA/SOPA type bills passed while the rubes worry about abortion/gays/shariah law.
 
2012-02-03 11:02:53 AM  
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That platform seems to be working pretty well for them. Why change a good thing?
 
2012-02-03 11:05:14 AM  
If the economy is getting better, then why did new home sales in the United States hit a brand new all-time record low during 2011?

If the economy is getting better, then why are there 6 million less jobs in America today than there were before the recession started?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the average duration of unemployment in this country close to an all-time record high?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of homeless female veterans more than doubled?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by 3 million since this time last year and by more than 14 million since Barack Obama entered the White House?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of children living in poverty in America risen for four years in a row?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the percentage of Americans living in "extreme poverty" at an all-time high?

time to re-elect Obama???????
 
2012-02-03 11:05:32 AM  
Why change now?
 
2012-02-03 11:05:34 AM  

hubiestubert: To be fair, I think that the best thing that Barak Obama should do, is just say how much he supports football, NASCAR, and apple pie, and watch the Idiot Brigade howl at these Un-American-Commie-Pinko-Fascist-Mulimy inventions of the Anti-Christ. He needs to have photo ops taken at church, he needs to attend football games, and maybe even a couple of wrestling events, to watch the Crazy Train scream at his terminity to support such things, and the waste of time and resources, and how we need to invest in education and learning and science.

He just needs to drop hints of his support of things, and watch the GOP leap from them with alacrity.

Then take them up on it...


This is why I'm not even angry that Obama is more to the center than most liberals want. He's driving away the entire GOP from anything remotely moderate, even remotely right-of-center.

In every election cycle the candidates go far to the base in the primaries before coming back to the center for the general. If Obama plays his cards cleverly right now, he can force the candidates (read: Romney) to adopt more and more positions that will be impossible to walk back from in the general election.
 
2012-02-03 11:05:43 AM  
They'll continue with, "Obama sucks and we have nothing to offer" because the improvements we've seen in the economy over the last couple months are a direct result of that policy
 
2012-02-03 11:05:49 AM  
It worked so well for the democrats against Bush.
 
2012-02-03 11:07:32 AM  

winterwhile: time to re-elect Obama???????


yes
 
2012-02-03 11:08:01 AM  
Note to the GOP: We're looking for leadership that we're not getting from Obama, so how about you guys step up to the plate.
 
2012-02-03 11:08:59 AM  
 
2012-02-03 11:09:57 AM  
whine about the liberal media conspiracy, tax cuts for the rich, defund planned parenthood, ban dijon mustard, tax breaks for the rich, add jesus riding dinosaur to Mount Rushmore, tax rebates for the rich, drug tests to leave your home, and some tax incentives for job creators.
 
2012-02-03 11:10:40 AM  

You Barry is doing something right by the way his pisses off the Republitards.

writingjunkie.net

 
2012-02-03 11:11:26 AM  

winterwhile:
why are there 6 million less jobs in America today than there were before the recession started?


Hmmm. This is a tough one...

Okay. I give up. Totally stumped.
 
2012-02-03 11:11:55 AM  

Muta: They'll continue with, "Obama sucks and we have nothing to offer" because the improvements we've seen in the economy over the last couple months are a direct result of that policy


I'm bookmarking this post. If the economy gets worse over the summer, I'll repost.

I'm quite certain you'll step right up.
 
2012-02-03 11:12:03 AM  

Calmamity: New Republican motto: "Obstructionism and Racism: It's All We Got!"


New Democrat motto: "Pulling the Race Card: It's All We Got!"

/guess I gotta sit in the back, now
 
2012-02-03 11:12:31 AM  
I think we need more readings of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and more people screaming the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
2012-02-03 11:12:54 AM  
Given the good economic numbers coming out, I'm not sure the "0bama sucks!!!!!!" tack will work.
 
2012-02-03 11:13:59 AM  

hubiestubert: To be fair, I think that the best thing that Barak Obama should do, is just say how much he supports football, NASCAR, and apple pie, and watch the Idiot Brigade howl at these Un-American-Commie-Pinko-Fascist-Mulimy inventions of the Anti-Christ. He needs to have photo ops taken at church, he needs to attend football games, and maybe even a couple of wrestling events, to watch the Crazy Train scream at his terminity to support such things, and the waste of time and resources, and how we need to invest in education and learning and science.

He just needs to drop hints of his support of things, and watch the GOP leap from them with alacrity.

Then take them up on it...


No, no, no... While it may generate the lulz in the short term, what you'd end up with is a slow decline, in which both sides fail utterly to talk about important things like education and maintaining infrastructure.

If Obama drops a bombshell, it should be quick, it should be decisive, and it should make heads explode, preferably those who deserve it on both sides of the aisle.

Obama needs to talk seriously about becoming a Republican.
 
2012-02-03 11:14:17 AM  
"Some of the disagreement is generational. McConnell is running a class chock full of freshmen and former House lawmakers who have grown impatient with the Senate's plodding pace."

Maybe he should have them shoot bottle rockets out of their ass. A little team building sodomy never hurt anyone.
 
2012-02-03 11:15:23 AM  

beta_plus: New Democrat motto: "Pulling the Race Card: It's All We Got!"


It's all we need.
 
2012-02-03 11:15:39 AM  

beta_plus: New Democrat motto: "Pulling the Race Card: It's All We Got!"

/guess I gotta sit in the back, now


New Derptard motto: "We're gonna make up some fake persecution so you'll pity us! It's All We Got!"
 
2012-02-03 11:16:03 AM  

Mildot: Note to the GOP: We're looking for leadership that we're not getting from Obama, so how about you guys step up to the plate.


There's the intrinsic problem with a two-party system: obstruct all hell and wait for the pendulum to come back your way. If we had 3 or 4 parties, they would actually be trying to "step up to the plate", since waiting around and sabotaging everything wouldn't guarantee that the pendulum necessarily comes to you.
 
2012-02-03 11:16:18 AM  
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It won them huge gains in 2010, I see no reason to expect the same tactics to win them a supermajority in both houses in 2012.
 
2012-02-03 11:17:17 AM  

winterwhile: time to re-elect Obama???????


Is there an alternative running that isn't a corporatist-bought fiscally reckless theocrat authoritarian statist douchbag? If so I'll gladly vote for them.
 
2012-02-03 11:17:47 AM  

Lost Thought 00: I see no reason to expect the same tactics to win them a supermajority in both houses in 2012.


I agree with what you actually said, even though I know you were trying to say something different.
 
2012-02-03 11:17:49 AM  

DeltaPunch: Mildot: Note to the GOP: We're looking for leadership that we're not getting from Obama, so how about you guys step up to the plate.

There's the intrinsic problem with a two-party system: obstruct all hell and wait for the pendulum to come back your way. If we had 3 or 4 parties, they would actually be trying to "step up to the plate", since waiting around and sabotaging everything wouldn't guarantee that the pendulum necessarily comes to you.


No, they wouldn't. They would simply form coalitions like they do in all Parliamentary systems, and the resulting coalitions would look and behave exactly like our current 2 party system.
 
2012-02-03 11:18:48 AM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: hubiestubert: To be fair, I think that the best thing that Barak Obama should do, is just say how much he supports football, NASCAR, and apple pie, and watch the Idiot Brigade howl at these Un-American-Commie-Pinko-Fascist-Mulimy inventions of the Anti-Christ. He needs to have photo ops taken at church, he needs to attend football games, and maybe even a couple of wrestling events, to watch the Crazy Train scream at his terminity to support such things, and the waste of time and resources, and how we need to invest in education and learning and science.

He just needs to drop hints of his support of things, and watch the GOP leap from them with alacrity.

Then take them up on it...

No, no, no... While it may generate the lulz in the short term, what you'd end up with is a slow decline, in which both sides fail utterly to talk about important things like education and maintaining infrastructure.

If Obama drops a bombshell, it should be quick, it should be decisive, and it should make heads explode, preferably those who deserve it on both sides of the aisle.

Obama needs to talk seriously about becoming a Republican.


I know several acquaintances whose heads would surely explode if he talked about this.
 
2012-02-03 11:18:59 AM  

indylaw: Lost Thought 00: I see no reason to expect the same tactics to win them a supermajority in both houses in 2012.

I agree with what you actually said, even though I know you were trying to say something different.


goddammitsomuch
 
2012-02-03 11:19:21 AM  

DeltaPunch: This is why I'm not even angry that Obama is more to the center than most liberals want. He's driving away the entire GOP from anything remotely moderate, even remotely right-of-center.

In every election cycle the candidates go far to the base in the primaries before coming back to the center for the general. If Obama plays his cards cleverly right now, he can force the candidates (read: Romney) to adopt more and more positions that will be impossible to walk back from in the general election.


His SOTU address was a page out of the Clinton playbook, and even my Republican ass has to appreciate how well he laid it out. He took middle ground, he took positions that used to be Republican strongholds, and then he forced the response to be against things that they would have never dreamt about opposing.

It is, unfortunately, going to hang the GOP out there. It's going to force them to go even MOAR HARDER RIGHT! and give more time to the Shrieking Heads. It is unfortunate, because while it is a strategy that can win for the Democrats in the long run, it's going to cost us in the short term as reactionaries are going to run on it, and the Rabid Right will continue to have a say, as opposed to saner voices in the party...
 
2012-02-03 11:19:38 AM  

hubiestubert: To be fair, I think that the best thing that Barak Obama should do, is just say how much he supports football, NASCAR, and apple pie, and watch the Idiot Brigade howl at these Un-American-Commie-Pinko-Fascist-Mulimy inventions of the Anti-Christ. He needs to have photo ops taken at church, he needs to attend football games, and maybe even a couple of wrestling events, to watch the Crazy Train scream at his terminity to support such things, and the waste of time and resources, and how we need to invest in education and learning and science.

He just needs to drop hints of his support of things, and watch the GOP leap from them with alacrity.

Then take them up on it...


I like that idea, and I think it would have worked a year or two ago when the message from them was purely defiance and contradiction. Unfortunately, they have matured (odd word choice I suppose) the approach to one of condescension which is appearing to be a little more nimble. It contains all the opposition without as many defined stances which gives them wiggle room.

Take for example the recent prayer breakfast. Now, obviously, the GOP CANNOT in any way shape or form come out against Christianity or prayer... so they do the next best thing: question his motives, call it political, and take away from it being religious TO OBAMA, while still leaving themselves room to appear pious. Same thing with the Iraq/Afghanistan withdrawals, universally loved by Americans, most will no longer say the wars can't end, that's a losing angle. Instead attack Obama for how he does it.

It's a nuanced change but makes them a whole lot more slippery to tackle. Fortunately for Obama, they did enough damage to themselves in the polarized comments phase that led up to this that they still appear slimy, but it's not going to be as easy as it could have been initially if he had recognized and played the opposite game early.
 
2012-02-03 11:20:35 AM  

Lost Thought 00: indylaw: Lost Thought 00: I see no reason to expect the same tactics to win them a supermajority in both houses in 2012.

I agree with what you actually said, even though I know you were trying to say something different.

goddammitsomuch


Freudian slips are a biatch. I feel your pain.
 
2012-02-03 11:21:11 AM  

Lost Thought 00: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It won them huge gains in 2010, I see no reason to expect the same tactics to win them a supermajority in both houses in 2012.


Only problem with that is that they've pissed off a large number of their constituents since then with various policies and tactics (or lack thereof). Ergo, I don't think it will continue to work. People are tired of the BS.
 
2012-02-03 11:21:52 AM  

Kid Lester: winterwhile:
why are there 6 million less jobs in America today than there were before the recession started?

Hmmm. This is a tough one...

Okay. I give up. Totally stumped.


To get to the other side!

/duh
//That was a setup for a horrible played out joke right? I have been told that's what to expect from the great WW.
 
2012-02-03 11:22:03 AM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: No, no, no... While it may generate the lulz in the short term, what you'd end up with is a slow decline, in which both sides fail utterly to talk about important things like education and maintaining infrastructure.

If Obama drops a bombshell, it should be quick, it should be decisive, and it should make heads explode, preferably those who deserve it on both sides of the aisle.

Obama needs to talk seriously about becoming a Republican.


To be fair, he's already adopted a good deal of their ground.

It would likely fracture the GOP's Rabid Right base and force them into the arms of the Libertarians or back into the John Birch Society...
 
2012-02-03 11:22:41 AM  

winterwhile: If the economy is getting better, then why did new home sales in the United States hit a brand new all-time record low during 2011?

If the economy is getting better, then why are there 6 million less jobs in America today than there were before the recession started?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the average duration of unemployment in this country close to an all-time record high?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of homeless female veterans more than doubled?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by 3 million since this time last year and by more than 14 million since Barack Obama entered the White House?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of children living in poverty in America risen for four years in a row?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the percentage of Americans living in "extreme poverty" at an all-time high?

time to re-elect Obama???????


Just an fyi, the American people aren't blaming Obama for the bad economy. Check the polls. They still overwhelmingly blame GWB and the Republicans for the bad economy.

So, pointing out that the economy is bad is only reinforcing how bad the GOP is for America when it comes to running the government and working with the economy.

It's not 1980 anymore. People have a slightly longer memory than they have in the recent past. Youtube and other video storage sites ensure that people can't rewrite the recent past to fit political narratives.

The GOP owns this bad economy until it recovers. Deal with that fact and jettison the ones responsible and 'maybe' the voters will trust the GOP again.
 
2012-02-03 11:23:41 AM  

Serious Black: Crabs_Can_Polevault: If Obama drops a bombshell, it should be quick, it should be decisive, and it should make heads explode, preferably those who deserve it on both sides of the aisle.

Obama needs to talk seriously about becoming a Republican.

I know several acquaintances whose heads would surely explode if he talked about this.


I'm sorry to hear that. Do they deserve it, though?
 
2012-02-03 11:24:50 AM  

Infernalist: feeding the troll


Please don't do that. People ignore him for a reason.
 
2012-02-03 11:24:52 AM  

Leo Bloom's Freakout: //That was a setup for a horrible played out joke right? I have been told that's what to expect from the great WW.


but did winterwhile cut derping?

/Short answer: no.
 
2012-02-03 11:25:04 AM  
And he laid out what to attack: the economic stimulus, the health care law, the failed Solyndra project and the cash-for-clunkers auto program - on top of an economy the GOP will argue has become "worse" under the president.

People want additional stimulus, people like the health care law, nobody cares about Solyndra, nobody cares about cash for clunkers, and the economy is better in every meaningful measure from when he started.

Might as well just stick to attacking him on the imaginary shiat.
 
2012-02-03 11:25:11 AM  

winterwhile: If the economy is getting better, then why did new home sales in the United States hit a brand new all-time record low during 2011?

If the economy is getting better, then why are there 6 million less jobs in America today than there were before the recession started?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the average duration of unemployment in this country close to an all-time record high?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of homeless female veterans more than doubled?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by 3 million since this time last year and by more than 14 million since Barack Obama entered the White House?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of children living in poverty in America risen for four years in a row?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the percentage of Americans living in "extreme poverty" at an all-time high?

time to re-elect Obama???????



I'll just leave this here:

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-02-03 11:25:49 AM  
At this point shouldn't they just replace the elephant logo with this?

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-02-03 11:27:42 AM  

GhostFish: And they can't even agree on why he sucks.


No, they just can't publicly agree on why he sucks.

/it's because he's black
 
2012-02-03 11:27:59 AM  

InmanRoshi: At this point shouldn't they just replace the elephant logo with this?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 469x428]


I'd have more respect for them if they did. Though, to be honest, they're the ones being trolled by Obama.

They'd do better with Rage Guy and maybe Forever Alone guy
 
2012-02-03 11:29:00 AM  
Jeez.... I thought the headline was a joke until I read TFA, but it's just an accurate description of the article.
 
2012-02-03 11:29:25 AM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: Serious Black: Crabs_Can_Polevault: If Obama drops a bombshell, it should be quick, it should be decisive, and it should make heads explode, preferably those who deserve it on both sides of the aisle.

Obama needs to talk seriously about becoming a Republican.

I know several acquaintances whose heads would surely explode if he talked about this.

I'm sorry to hear that. Do they deserve it, though?


I dunno. Other than foaming at the mouth over Obama, they're generally good people. They donate to charities, they do community service, they help out local families by cooking for them...I don't hate them by any stretch outside of their political leanings.
 
2012-02-03 11:29:45 AM  

SpocksEars: I'll just leave this here: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 475x285]


Obviously those spikes represent Sarah Palin book tour stops. This makes her president for life, and Fartbongo has to sit in the corner in a banana suit and a dunce cap, while people throw water balloons filled with chocolate syrup at him.

/Probably makes more sense then anything [troll redacted] would reply with anyways
 
2012-02-03 11:30:15 AM  
So, Mitch: What would you say you DO here?
 
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