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(Yahoo)   With less than 4 months to go before the election, GOP senator thinks maybe NOW it's time to compromise and have both side in Congress work together   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 77
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2012-06-26 10:37:55 AM
So long as both sides agree to cut taxes for the job creators, right?
 
2012-06-26 11:04:40 AM
It's like they finally realized that people can see through their bullshiat.
 
2012-06-26 11:05:52 AM
If the rest of the farking retards would tell the tea party to STFU and DIAF, that would be great.
 
2012-06-26 11:14:36 AM

what_now: It's like they finally realized that people can see through their bullshiat.


That or they are hedging their bets in the case of a Romney presidency, hoping that if they pass some of Obama's good ideas, Romney will be able to take credit for them when they work
 
2012-06-26 11:15:32 AM
Let me guess - the economy is inexorably, though slowly, improving and they want to be able to take all the credit regardless of who is elected in November.
 
2012-06-26 11:15:58 AM
"I really think the (deficit) problem is a spending problem, not a taxing problem," Blunt said.
Asked if pledge makes it more difficult to compromise, Blunt paused, shrugged and then smiled. "Pledges would make compromise more difficult," he conceded.


Another republican who thinks compromise means "you agree with every single one of my demands, and I ignore yours".

Alert the media.
 
2012-06-26 11:24:57 AM
That senator is obviously a RINO. We need to put up a god fearing tea party candidate to drum him out of the halls of power.
 
2012-06-26 11:29:16 AM
RINO!!! Quick, primary challenge from the right!!! We can't have this Murika hating bastard in our beloved constitutionally granted congress!!! I just want my country back!!!

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2012-06-26 11:29:51 AM
Economic instability, a failed government response to Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast in 2005 and dissatisfaction with prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have fed a sense that government no longer works properly, [former Rep Tom Davis, R-VA] said.

Yeah, the GOP had always been about the efficient, benevolent, always-there-for-you government right up until Afghanistan, Iraq, Katrina and September 2008.

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// PS - Tom Davis' former district, VA's 11th (up north), is the wealthiest Congressional district in the nation, owing largely to the number of lobbyists who live there
 
2012-06-26 11:31:31 AM

gilgigamesh: "I really think the (deficit) problem is a spending problem, not a taxing problem," Blunt said.
Asked if pledge makes it more difficult to compromise, Blunt paused, shrugged and then smiled. "Pledges would make compromise more difficult," he conceded.

Another republican who thinks compromise means "you agree with every single one of my demands, and I ignore yours".

Alert the media.


Anyone who signed Grover's little pledge is in violation of the Constitution and their oath of office, and should be impeached.
 
2012-06-26 11:32:49 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: RINO!!! Quick, primary challenge from the right!!! We can't have this Murika hating bastard in our beloved constitutionally granted congress!!! I just want my country back!!!

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You'll notice he waited until after the primaries to say something.
 
2012-06-26 11:36:57 AM

qorkfiend: You'll notice he waited until after the primaries to say something.


Umm..... Hmmmmmm.. RECALLLL!!!! We're going WI up in this biatch!!!
 
2012-06-26 11:38:10 AM
 
2012-06-26 11:39:58 AM
Step 1) Act like petulant little children for 3.5 years and do everything you can to keep everything crappy so Obama looks bad
Step 2) Start actually doing your job in the last months before the election
Step 3) Hope that constituents forget how you acted in the past 3.5 years
 
2012-06-26 11:40:11 AM
If I'm not mistaken, Roy Blount has his signature on Ol' Gover's anti-tax pledge, so I don't know what sort of compromise he'd actually be willing to make.
 
2012-06-26 11:40:39 AM
better late than never?
 
2012-06-26 11:40:40 AM
And this time, they really mean it.

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2012-06-26 11:43:17 AM
So, who'd like to buy some timeshares in my shoreline condo in Phoenix?
 
2012-06-26 11:45:07 AM
Is Roy "Smokin'" Blunt up for reelection this fall?
 
2012-06-26 11:46:14 AM
fark 'em. The olive branch hasn't worked for years, so how about the Democrats start using some farking arrows?
 
2012-06-26 11:46:45 AM
And what precisely would this a$$hole like to compromise on? Still think the debt is a "spending problem?" Well then you aren't interested in adult solutions.
 
2012-06-26 11:48:19 AM
The election is going to be held before 10/26?
 
2012-06-26 11:48:27 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: Is Roy "Smokin'" Blunt up for reelection this fall?


No, actually, I don't think so. He's from Missouri, and I know their other Senator - Claire McCaskill - is up for re-election (and having a tough time about it) and I don't think two Senators from the same state can be in the same Senate class.
 
2012-06-26 11:51:31 AM

farkityfarker: The election is going to be held before 10/26?


Wow. That's some serious pedantry. Good job.
 
2012-06-26 11:52:09 AM

Robespierre: And what precisely would this a$$hole like to compromise on? Still think the debt is a "spending problem?" Well then you aren't interested in adult solutions.


It's hilarious how the GOP is peeing in their pants over the military cuts that they agreed on if better cuts couldn't be agreed on. I so wish I could be a fly on the wall when the Military Industrial Complex lobbyists barge into the Tea Party congresspeople's offices and start going full derp.
 
2012-06-26 11:54:05 AM
Too late, asshole...

The Democrats have pretty much taken over the center in American politics and your party has become the party unhinged, far-right ideologues. You've had 30+ years to reverse that course, but you chose to coddle and embrace the insanity.

You don't belong to a party of "conservatives".

You belong to a party of radical, regressive plutocrats, bigots and religious fascists.
 
2012-06-26 11:57:31 AM
Good timing. If they pull this off, the sections of the public will believe they have been working the whole time and it was just Big Bongo and Demoncrats that have slowed shiat down. If they press this and actually do some things widely seen as bipartisan and productive the majority of the "independent" electorate will believe it, because they want to.
 
2012-06-26 11:57:42 AM
Let me guess, some GOP idiot has seen some recent poll numbers that he/she doesn't like?
 
2012-06-26 11:58:59 AM

zarberg: Robespierre: And what precisely would this a$$hole like to compromise on? Still think the debt is a "spending problem?" Well then you aren't interested in adult solutions.

It's hilarious how the GOP is peeing in their pants over the military cuts that they agreed on if better cuts couldn't be agreed on. I so wish I could be a fly on the wall when the Military Industrial Complex lobbyists barge into the Tea Party congresspeople's offices and start going full derp.


Dude. You KNOW that's gotta be their first lesson in who actually runs this country, and I bet it is terrifying for them.
 
2012-06-26 12:02:05 PM

qorkfiend: Fuggin Bizzy: Is Roy "Smokin'" Blunt up for reelection this fall?

No, actually, I don't think so. He's from Missouri, and I know their other Senator - Claire McCaskill - is up for re-election (and having a tough time about it) and I don't think two Senators from the same state can be in the same Senate class.


generally speaking, no, the elections are always offset so you have a 'Junior Senator' and a 'Senior Senator'. However, sometimes a Senior Senator resigns after the election to take a different position, such as in the cabinet of a new Presidential Administration, and a new Senator is appointed by the governor or state legislature. In this way, you can wind up with two Senators from the same state beginning their terms in the same session, but the elected one will be the 'Senior'.
 
2012-06-26 12:02:55 PM
RINO. Non-story. Overzealous Norquist etc. etc.

If he meant it sincerely, even as a political/electioneering move, I'd be all for it,but he's a signatory of the super-Grover pledge, and so unable to actually compromise on the economy, which is only the biggest farking issue facing the country today.
 
2012-06-26 12:05:07 PM

ox45tallboy: qorkfiend: Fuggin Bizzy: Is Roy "Smokin'" Blunt up for reelection this fall?

No, actually, I don't think so. He's from Missouri, and I know their other Senator - Claire McCaskill - is up for re-election (and having a tough time about it) and I don't think two Senators from the same state can be in the same Senate class.

generally speaking, no, the elections are always offset so you have a 'Junior Senator' and a 'Senior Senator'. However, sometimes a Senior Senator resigns after the election to take a different position, such as in the cabinet of a new Presidential Administration, and a new Senator is appointed by the governor or state legislature. In this way, you can wind up with two Senators from the same state beginning their terms in the same session, but the elected one will be the 'Senior'.


Right, I thought "Senate class" was the technical term for groups of Senators who are up for re-election at the same time. Are we sure that an appointment or special election doesn't just serve out the remainder of the original term? You might have two Senators sworn in at the same time, but they won't be up for re-election for a new, full term at the same time.
 
2012-06-26 12:08:40 PM
How many years has it been since the Democrat-controlled Senate won't vote on a budget, meet in committee with the Republican-controlled House, who have submitted budget after budget?

This is the primary function of the legislature. In what universe is this the Republican's fault?

We don't have a budget. "What we do know is, we don't like yours." - Tim Geithner
 
2012-06-26 12:15:06 PM

Mart Laar's beard shaver: How many years has it been since the Democrat-controlled Senate won't vote on a budget, meet in committee with the Republican-controlled House, who have submitted budget after budget?

This is the primary function of the legislature. In what universe is this the Republican's fault?

We don't have a budget. "What we do know is, we don't like yours." - Tim Geithner


spending bills originate in the the house.
/but you knew that
//you sound concerned
 
2012-06-26 12:15:22 PM
And this is bad news, of course.
 
2012-06-26 12:15:48 PM

Mart Laar's beard shaver: We don't have a budget.


The 2012 budget was passed on December 23, 2011.
 
2012-06-26 12:17:35 PM

Mart Laar's beard shaver: How many years has it been since the Democrat-controlled Senate won't vote on a budget, meet in committee with the Republican-controlled House, who have submitted budget after budget?

This is the primary function of the legislature. In what universe is this the Republican's fault?

We don't have a budget. "What we do know is, we don't like yours." - Tim Geithner


You know how I know you are a mouth breather?

Dumbfark.
 
2012-06-26 12:25:49 PM
"both side"

A Freudian slip, Subby? Because, that's pretty accurate.
 
2012-06-26 12:32:07 PM
FTFA: "Blunt, who is Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's liaison to the Senate..."

We get it. IOW, a Romney Presidency will be just another "tax-n-spend" GOP Administration.

/are they in denial about the teatards holding the House hostage?
 
2012-06-26 12:37:51 PM

StoneColdAtheist: FTFA: "Blunt, who is Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's liaison to the Senate..."

We get it. IOW, a Romney Presidency will be just another "tax-n-spend" GOP Administration.

/are they in denial about the teatards holding the House hostage?


You mean "don't-tax-n-spend", or perhaps "borrow-and-spend".
 
2012-06-26 12:54:06 PM
Someone want to pull up all the voting rolls where every single R in the Senate lined up against something, including this asshat? Excuse me...Senator Asshat.
 
2012-06-26 01:02:58 PM

qorkfiend: StoneColdAtheist: FTFA: "Blunt, who is Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's liaison to the Senate..."

We get it. IOW, a Romney Presidency will be just another "tax-n-spend" GOP Administration.

/are they in denial about the teatards holding the House hostage?

You mean "don't-tax-n-spend", or perhaps "borrow-and-spend".


LOL...yeah, your version is much better!

But no, it won't go down like that. If it did, the GOP would lose the House in '14, so President Romney would have to drag the House along with Reagan/Bush1-style "revenue enhancement"... ;^)
 
2012-06-26 01:20:50 PM
None of this matters. Thanks to Citizens United and the Democratic Party's inability to play dirty, you can say hello to permanent Republican majorities in both houses and quite possibly a permanent Republican presidency as well. The Republicans don't NEED to compromise, because they're going to win in the end. And we're going to lose.
 
2012-06-26 01:24:37 PM
Compromise?!? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.
 
2012-06-26 01:27:25 PM
Screw them all, I'm not voting for any incumbents to Congress. Both sides act like a-holes.
 
2012-06-26 01:32:55 PM

Gig103: Screw them all, I'm not voting for any incumbents to Congress. Both sides act like a-holes.


You should probably read this.
 
2012-06-26 01:36:38 PM

zarberg: Robespierre: And what precisely would this a$$hole like to compromise on? Still think the debt is a "spending problem?" Well then you aren't interested in adult solutions.

It's hilarious how the GOP is peeing in their pants over the military cuts that they agreed on if better cuts couldn't be agreed on. I so wish I could be a fly on the wall when the Military Industrial Complex lobbyists barge into the Tea Party congresspeople's offices and start going full derp.


Of course not. The GOP is not interested in solving problems. Never have been.
 
2012-06-26 01:40:26 PM
You know something? I actually WANT Democrats to be "tax and spenders". It seems that every time we get ANY sort of savings or a surplus, the republicans want to flush it all away by using it to give the filthy rich even MORE tax breaks.

May as well put that tax money into good use for The People before the republicans can get their hands on it.
 
2012-06-26 01:43:25 PM

themindiswatching: None of this matters. Thanks to Citizens United and the Democratic Party's inability to play dirty, you can say hello to permanent Republican majorities in both houses and quite possibly a permanent Republican presidency as well. The Republicans don't NEED to compromise, because they're going to win in the end. And we're going to lose.


You don't mind if I hand onto this to rub in your face come November, do you?
 
2012-06-26 01:44:47 PM
Blunt did not point a finger of blame at either side.

So you see really, no one's at fault here, both sides need to compromise.

/vote Republican
 
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