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(ABC)   Oh look it's an election year and a Tuesday, must be time for the House to schedule another vote to repeal "Obamacare"   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 81
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2012-07-10 02:35:00 PM  
Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?
 
2012-07-10 02:40:26 PM  

cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?


I'm with you. It's high time that they repealed the ACA, now that they've got that comprehensive jobs legislation out of the way.
 
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2012-07-10 02:47:45 PM  

cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?


Spending time on political stunts that have zero chance of passing the Senate or being signed instead of actually getting things done is "Working the democratic process" now?
 
2012-07-10 02:54:46 PM  

cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?


It does seem a bit superfluous at this point, no? You really think they'll get more votes to repeal now that SCOTUS has ruled on its Constitutionality?

All I see is a whole lot of obstruction and no alternative solutions.
 
2012-07-10 02:54:59 PM  

vpb: cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?

Spending time on political stunts that have zero chance of passing the Senate or being signed instead of actually getting things done is "Working the democratic process" now?


I see your point
 
2012-07-10 03:02:46 PM  
38th time is the charm!
 
2012-07-10 03:31:02 PM  
Why don't they just bring up the "President Obama is a Big Poopyhead and We Hate Him" bill up for a vote. It's the same goddamn thing.

On the plus side, this is better than yet another anti-abortion bill.
 
2012-07-10 04:21:49 PM  

cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?


Yeah, once the repeal passes the Senate, Obama won't hesitate to sign it into law, right?

This is election year fodder... now that Republicans can call it a tax (which it isn't, just ask Mitt), they are doing this for the sole purpose of telling their constituents that they voted against Obama's tax increase.

You know, instead of actually helping their constituents by passing a jobs bill...
 
2012-07-10 04:25:23 PM  

namatad: 38th time is the charm!


Stop exaggerating.... it's only the 33rd time. ;)

In all serious, what does that say about Boehner... he's tried to pass something 33 times and failed every single time. Is that normal and/or sane procedure for the SotH?
 
2012-07-10 04:40:21 PM  
You lost. We all know you lost. We watched you lose on live TV.

You lost. Get over it.
 
2012-07-10 05:31:39 PM  
Despite an inadequate sum of votes in the Senate to repeal it, House Speaker John Boehner said voting for repeal in the aftermath of the court's decision will only act to strengthen his party's resolve.

Anyone want to take any bets on how much of our Tax money the House has frittered away making thirty-two vain repeal attempts against Obamacare? Hint: Congress don't work for cheap.

'Conservatives', my ass.
 
2012-07-10 05:34:52 PM  
Tomorrow they vote to defund NPR and then Thursday to outlaw abortion.

They''re really working hard at creating jobs.
 
2012-07-10 05:54:02 PM  

DeltaPunch: namatad: 38th time is the charm!

Stop exaggerating.... it's only the 33rd time. ;)

In all serious, what does that say about Boehner... he's tried to pass something 33 times and failed every single time. Is that normal and/or sane procedure for the SotH?


LOL
I am just saying that the senate wont pass his bill this time. BUT
the 38th time!!!
that time they will slip up and accidentally vote for it!!
:D
 
2012-07-10 05:58:51 PM  

vernonFL: Tomorrow they vote to defund NPR and then Thursday to outlaw abortion.

They''re really working hard at creating jobs.


I heard they also slipped in a bill that states anyone with properly inflated tires is disqualified from voting.
 
2012-07-10 06:01:05 PM  

DeltaPunch: namatad: 38th time is the charm!

Stop exaggerating.... it's only the 33rd time. ;)

In all serious, what does that say about Boehner... he's tried to pass something 33 times and failed every single time. Is that normal and/or sane procedure for the SotH?


Boehner is possibly the worse Speaker of the House of the last 100 years.

They almost passed the budget that gutted everything instead of the Ryan budget that only gutted somethings.

Boehner hasn't even been on the floor to vote a lot of things, which includes the Ryan budget
 
2012-07-10 06:09:36 PM  

meat0918: DeltaPunch: namatad: 38th time is the charm!

Stop exaggerating.... it's only the 33rd time. ;)

In all serious, what does that say about Boehner... he's tried to pass something 33 times and failed every single time. Is that normal and/or sane procedure for the SotH?

Boehner is possibly the worse Speaker of the House of the last 100 years.

They almost passed the budget that gutted everything instead of the Ryan budget that only gutted somethings.

Boehner hasn't even been on the floor to vote a lot of things, which includes the Ryan budget


Well, to be fair, he is usually hammered.
 
2012-07-10 06:14:30 PM  
I can't see how this is good election year politics. The people that hate Obamacare (yea, that's ours now) are already voting for these simps. Independents are left wondering why the fark the same idiocy is being presented for the 34th time, especially after clearing its final hurdle.
 
2012-07-10 06:15:59 PM  

cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?


After thirty previous bills repealing ObamaCare, I'd say a 31st bill is a little bit of overkill.
 
2012-07-10 06:24:31 PM  

meat0918: Boehner hasn't even been on the floor to vote a lot of things, which includes the Ryan budget


To be fair, the speaker of the house has typically not voted on the floor.
 
2012-07-10 06:25:40 PM  

unyon: cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?

I'm with you. It's high time that they repealed the ACA, now that they've got that comprehensive jobs legislation out of the way.


For real, just like the back when they passed it unemployment was well under control.
 
2012-07-10 06:28:08 PM  

cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?


You sound tired cman.
 
2012-07-10 06:28:24 PM  

Misch: meat0918: Boehner hasn't even been on the floor to vote a lot of things, which includes the Ryan budget

To be fair, the speaker of the house has typically not voted on the floor.


Ok, so he's up in his chair, but you know what I mean.
 
2012-07-10 06:28:52 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I can't see how this is good election year politics. The people that hate Obamacare (yea, that's ours now) are already voting for these simps. Independents are left wondering why the fark the same idiocy is being presented for the 34th time, especially after clearing its final hurdle.


Because the polls say people dont like it.
 
2012-07-10 06:29:45 PM  

cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?


Working the democratic process? Seriously?

Please don't try to claim that you don't understand why it's asinine.
 
2012-07-10 06:32:25 PM  

I alone am best: HotWingConspiracy: I can't see how this is good election year politics. The people that hate Obamacare (yea, that's ours now) are already voting for these simps. Independents are left wondering why the fark the same idiocy is being presented for the 34th time, especially after clearing its final hurdle.

Because the polls say people dont like it.


The polls also say that people have accepted that it is law and want to move on.

Poll Shows Americans Want Battles Over Healthcare Law To Stop
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to largely uphold President Obama's healthcare law, a majority of Americans now want to put the fight over the Affordable Care Act behind them, a new national survey indicates. Fifty-six percent of Americans believe opponents of the law should "stop trying to block its implementation and instead move on to other national problems," according to the poll by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation
 
2012-07-10 06:32:39 PM  
I'm just going to leave this here, while I go feel a little bit disappointed in the current state of our democracy.
 
2012-07-10 06:33:09 PM  
Wow, it's literally 32 times.
 
2012-07-10 06:33:54 PM  

I alone am best: HotWingConspiracy: I can't see how this is good election year politics. The people that hate Obamacare (yea, that's ours now) are already voting for these simps. Independents are left wondering why the fark the same idiocy is being presented for the 34th time, especially after clearing its final hurdle.

Because the polls say people dont like it.


Of the four polls taken after the Supreme Court issued their ruling that the shared responsibility payment was constitutional, the net average is +2 oppose. That includes a +12 oppose from Rasmussen which has historically had a considerable bias towards the GOP. I'd say the polls are about even now.
 
2012-07-10 06:34:14 PM  

I alone am best: HotWingConspiracy: I can't see how this is good election year politics. The people that hate Obamacare (yea, that's ours now) are already voting for these simps. Independents are left wondering why the fark the same idiocy is being presented for the 34th time, especially after clearing its final hurdle.

Because the polls say people dont like it.


In the latest survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 56 percent of respondents said they prefer Obamacare opponents "stop their efforts to block the law and move on to other national problems," while 38 percent said they prefer those opponents "continue trying to block the law from being implemented."

Though 76 percent of Americans decisively approve or disapprove of the Supreme Court's historic health care ruling, just 55 percent understand what was decided, a new Pew Poll has found.
 
2012-07-10 06:36:17 PM  

PanicMan: Wow, it's literally 32 times.


If you asked someone out that many times and were rejected, you'd be a stalker.
 
2012-07-10 06:36:25 PM  
From an article I just read:

At the hearing, the lone Democratic witness on the panel of five people who testified noted support for the health care law by major national organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Association of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicans, the AARP advocacy group for senior citizens and others.

However, the witness, Ron Pollack of Families USA, was repeatedly cut off by Republicans on the panel when he responded to questions they asked him. Three times, Pollack was admonished to limit his responses to "yes" or "no" by the GOP committee members.


GOP is making my blood boil these days. KABUKI THEATER IS NOT VALID DISCOURSE YOU DOUCHEBAGS JESUSWHATISTHISIDONTEVEN...
 
2012-07-10 06:38:49 PM  

cman: Asinine? Working the democratic process is now asinine?


The way they work it? Yes it is asinine.

To hell with what the people want or need. My ideology and more importantly the ideology and financial interest of my big political donors that is important.

www.myqwip.com
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2012-07-10 06:43:14 PM  

PanicMan: Wow, it's literally 32 times.


In a row?!?
 
2012-07-10 06:44:08 PM  

meat0918: Boehner is possibly the worse Speaker of the House of the last 100 years.


www.punditmom.com
 
2012-07-10 06:50:17 PM  
My question is: Why does THIS vote make sense to the Speaker? As everyone has pointed out, it's been done. A lot.

There's just nothing else they can think of to make political hay out of? that's kind of a sad commentary on the quality of GOP leadership and the Speaker in particular.

Of course...the Speaker does have Cantor's knife squarely lodged between his shoulder blades most of the time, so maybe it's a disability now.
 
2012-07-10 06:54:19 PM  

wejash: My question is: Why does THIS vote make sense to the Speaker? As everyone has pointed out, it's been done. A lot.

There's just nothing else they can think of to make political hay out of? that's kind of a sad commentary on the quality of GOP leadership and the Speaker in particular.

Of course...the Speaker does have Cantor's knife squarely lodged between his shoulder blades most of the time, so maybe it's a disability now.


THEY KNOW what the american people WANT. And they are going to GIVE IT TO THEM. Even if it means that those pesky senators will continue to vote against the real american peoples' wishes!!!

LOLOLOL
 
2012-07-10 06:54:59 PM  

wejash: My question is: Why does THIS vote make sense to the Speaker? As everyone has pointed out, it's been done. A lot.

There's just nothing else they can think of to make political hay out of? that's kind of a sad commentary on the quality of GOP leadership and the Speaker in particular.

Of course...the Speaker does have Cantor's knife squarely lodged between his shoulder blades most of the time, so maybe it's a disability now.


Why do you love socialism so much?
 
2012-07-10 07:00:40 PM  
Let's be fair.

If it wasn't an election year or Tuesday, they'd still do this.
 
2012-07-10 07:10:41 PM  
I hate the smell of political theater in the morning. Smells like... Butthurt.
 
2012-07-10 07:30:33 PM  
Or as we like to call it "An effort to save America from ObamaCare"

Liberals: The Republicans should just give up! It's settled now! By the way why haven't the Democrats done something about Citizens United yet!?
 
2012-07-10 07:41:29 PM  

randomjsa: Or as we like to call it "An effort to save America from ObamaCare"

Liberals: The Republicans should just give up! It's settled now! By the way why haven't the Democrats done something about Citizens United yet!?


This is the 38th time, you dolt. In what universe is this deemed an appropriate use of time? Or do find that whining like a biatch more productive than say, finding jobs for your fellow countrymen?The GOP continues to be an obstructionist party and you seem to be content with that. Which is why you're a farking moron and have no place in an adult discussion.
 
2012-07-10 07:51:13 PM  

meat0918: Boehner is possibly the worse Speaker of the House of the last 100 years.


www.trbimg.com

You'll hurt his feelings.

/He was probably crying because he knows Cantor is going to take his job.
 
2012-07-10 07:51:18 PM  
Here is my congressman completely exasperated over this. It would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad.
 
2012-07-10 07:55:28 PM  

gilgamesh23: Here is my congressman completely exasperated over this. It would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad.


I think it's both hilarious and sad. And it's probably a good idea to just quit now while we're ahead.
 
2012-07-10 07:57:05 PM  

randomjsa: Or as we like to call it "An effort to save America from ObamaCare"

Liberals: The Republicans should just give up! It's settled now! By the way why haven't the Democrats done something about Citizens United yet!?


Because unlike Obamacare which is just a law, the Supreme Court in Citizen's United ruled it was unconstitutional to limit spending by corporations as they had the same free speech rights as citizens.

Meaning getting rid of CU would require it to go before the Court again or passage of a Constitutional Amendment.

TL:DR: False equivalence is false.
 
2012-07-10 08:03:09 PM  
Well if Obama wins, Boehner could block the counting of the Electoral College votes in January and get himself sworn in as President. He could put the Obamacare bill in a death panel.

Congress just needs to wait until after November to start worrying and do something. Then again, they should just attempt to impeach Chief Justice John Roberts instead.
 
2012-07-10 08:03:40 PM  
If the Republicans have a plan for healthcare reform then they should offer it up as an alternative rather than just waste time on this nonsense.
 
2012-07-10 08:17:33 PM  
More tax-payer money has been wasted on attempts to get rid of Obamacare than the cost of Obamacare
 
2012-07-10 08:22:54 PM  
You do have to admire their coordination. I couldn't keep farking that chicken for so long while at the same time banging my head up against the Senate, a presidential veto, and a lack of votes to overturn said veto.
 
2012-07-10 08:25:57 PM  
Doing the same thing over and over again, 32 times even, and expecting a different result is the definition of... something. I can't remember.
 
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