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(Politico)   House GOP: That's a mighty nice second term you've got there, Mr. President. Shame if something were to happen to it if you tried pushing shiat through on our lame-duck session   (politico.com) divider line 106
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2012-11-05 08:11:54 AM
Biatches please. You have exactly zero intent of working with the President unless he utterly caves to precisely what you are asking for, and even then, your past history indicates that you will abandon that position in favor of one further to the right.

If he wins on Tuesday and keeps the Senate, I hope he walks into the Oval Office on the day sequestration takes effect, whips out his dick and flops it onto the desk, and calls the Press Corps in for a photo op.
 
2012-11-05 08:19:08 AM
Politics as usual.
 
2012-11-05 08:41:11 AM
Republicans aren't conceding that Obama will win Tuesday, but they're warning that allowing tax rates on high-income Americans to increase at the end of the year - as Obama and Hill Democrats have proposed

You mean the EXPIRATION of the TEMPORARY Bush tax cuts? I'm pretty sure that's a done deal. But Congress can make them permanent, all they need to do is get 2/3 of Congress to vote for them. If they're all that popular, that should be easy.
 
2012-11-05 08:56:42 AM
So let me get this straight. All of the Bush tax cuts are expiring on 12/31 if no deal is reached and these clowns think they are bargaining from a position of power? I call BS. Same goes for the fiscal cliff. Forget about uninformed voters that will forget all about it by the next election. The defense contractors will remember that the republican led congress let all those automatic cuts go into effect and when they do you will see a whole lot of congress critters get cut off of the campaign donation Christmas list in 2014. They are going to be ready to deal.

If Obama wins he has the bully pulpit.
 
2012-11-05 08:58:19 AM

dahmers love zombie: I hope he walks into the Oval Office on the day sequestration takes effect, whips out his dick and flops it onto the desk, and calls the Press Corps in for a photo op.


THIS.
 
2012-11-05 09:00:54 AM
resilientdoc.files.wordpress.com 
How do you menace a president that can't run for office again?
/after he wins that is
 
2012-11-05 09:20:45 AM

TenJed_77: [resilientdoc.files.wordpress.com image 320x290] 
How do you menace a president that can't run for office again?
/after he wins that is


Threaten to screw over whoever they put up to replace him
 
2012-11-05 09:27:42 AM
What the fark can they do? Impotent dumbasses.
 
2012-11-05 09:37:53 AM

sammyk: So let me get this straight. All of the Bush tax cuts are expiring on 12/31 if no deal is reached and these clowns think they are bargaining from a position of power? I call BS. Same goes for the fiscal cliff. Forget about uninformed voters that will forget all about it by the next election. The defense contractors will remember that the republican led congress let all those automatic cuts go into effect and when they do you will see a whole lot of congress critters get cut off of the campaign donation Christmas list in 2014. They are going to be ready to deal.

If Obama wins he has the bully pulpit.


And he better effin use it for once.
 
2012-11-05 09:48:59 AM
Don't you have to have some leverage before you threaten?
 
2012-11-05 09:49:10 AM

somedude210: TenJed_77: [resilientdoc.files.wordpress.com image 320x290] 
How do you menace a president that can't run for office again?
/after he wins that is

Threaten to screw over whoever they put up to replace him


Because they've been so kind to Biden so far...
 
2012-11-05 09:54:13 AM

sammyk: So let me get this straight. All of the Bush tax cuts are expiring on 12/31 if no deal is reached and these clowns think they are bargaining from a position of power? I call BS. Same goes for the fiscal cliff. Forget about uninformed voters that will forget all about it by the next election. The defense contractors will remember that the republican led congress let all those automatic cuts go into effect and when they do you will see a whole lot of congress critters get cut off of the campaign donation Christmas list in 2014. They are going to be ready to deal.

If Obama wins he has the bully pulpit.


This. The expiration of a temporary cut is not a tax increase. And the Democrats, including the President, have allowed that narrative to go largely unchecked.
 
2012-11-05 10:32:26 AM

ThatGuyGreg: somedude210: TenJed_77: [resilientdoc.files.wordpress.com image 320x290] 
How do you menace a president that can't run for office again?
/after he wins that is

Threaten to screw over whoever they put up to replace him

Because they've been so kind to Biden so far...


hahaha I meant whoever the Democrats put up for the nomination next time. I fear that whoever it is, will have to run away from the president faster than Romney ran from Mass
 
2012-11-05 10:43:52 AM
And Harry Reid says he'll block anything that Romney wants. Don't you just love the two party system?!
 
2012-11-05 10:47:36 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: And Harry Reid says he'll block anything that Romney wants. Don't you just love the two party system?!


what's good for the goose...
 
2012-11-05 10:58:05 AM
They do know there's a House election in 2014, right?
 
2012-11-05 11:01:04 AM

ManateeGag: The Stealth Hippopotamus: And Harry Reid says he'll block anything that Romney wants. Don't you just love the two party system?!

what's good for the goose...


...is 'sauce' for the gander.
 
2012-11-05 11:14:40 AM
The GOP already blew its collective load. They can't get any less cooperative, so the plan will be how to work around them.

Why make any concessions if they aren't going to get you anywhere?
 
2012-11-05 11:14:42 AM

Aarontology: They do know there's a House election in 2014, right?


House GOP members will run on the "we spent the last two years keeping N0bama from destroying the nation so keep us another 2 years" platform.

You know, like they are now.
 
2012-11-05 11:45:42 AM
I loudly protest and complain whenever a sale ends at Penny's.
 
2012-11-05 11:46:57 AM
If you haven't put out in four years, you really can't threaten to withhold sex.
 
2012-11-05 11:46:58 AM

DamnYankees: What the fark can they do? Impotent dumbasses.


Begin impeachment proceedings?

/You KNOW they are assholes enough to do this.
//I honestly really, really hope they do. It will help remind everyone how utterly despicable they are.
 
2012-11-05 11:47:09 AM

dahmers love zombie: Biatches please. You have exactly zero intent of working with the President unless he utterly caves to precisely what you are asking for, and even then, your past history indicates that you will abandon that position in favor of one further to the right.

If he wins on Tuesday and keeps the Senate, I hope he walks into the Oval Office on the day sequestration takes effect, whips out his dick and flops it onto the desk, and calls the Press Corps in for a photo op.


Obama: "Just LOOK at this dick? isn't this a magnificent dick? I'm gonna slap it across McConnell's face the moment he tries to pull any of his sh*t again".
 
2012-11-05 11:47:33 AM
This shiat is just never going to farking end, is it?
 
2012-11-05 11:47:56 AM

Felgraf: DamnYankees: What the fark can they do? Impotent dumbasses.

Begin impeachment proceedings?

/You KNOW they are assholes enough to do this.
//I honestly really, really hope they do. It will help remind everyone how utterly despicable they are.


What would be the point? Not that this would stop them, but its DOA in the Senate.
 
2012-11-05 11:48:01 AM
I can't believe Obama forced Bush and the Republicans to write the temporary tax cuts this way.

No President should have unfettered access to a time machine while he's still in office.

Except Teddy Roosevelt.
 
2012-11-05 11:48:32 AM
Those are some might nice military pork spending and Bush tax cuts you got there GOP Congress. It would be a shame if automatic cuts were kicked in and Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire because you didn't want to play nice.
 
2012-11-05 11:48:48 AM
yglesias.thinkprogress.org

Maybe if we started up a Kickstarter to buy McConnell an upper row of teeth and a pair of eyebrows for Christmas, he might be less cranky.
 
2012-11-05 11:49:21 AM
April 18th, 2013:

This just in. For the first time ever, the Congress has received a negative approval rating, at -3%. This has been achieved as everyone polled disapproved and then just to reinforce the point, most of congress also called the pollster unsolicited to exclaim how f*cking terrible they were. Several sovereign nations also called the pollster to register their voice.
 
2012-11-05 11:49:31 AM
Once the filibuster gets neutered (I doubt it will disappear, just have more restrictions put on it's use), they'll have even less leverage
 
2012-11-05 11:50:13 AM

whidbey: This shiat is just never going to farking end, is it?


So vote Republican?
 
2012-11-05 11:50:23 AM
"Poisoning the well right out of the gate makes no sense if the goal is a productive second term," said one senior House GOP leadership aide.

Then tell your bosses to stop it, farker.
 
2012-11-05 11:50:25 AM
No matter what he does they are going to be obstructionist, so they should just shut up.
 
2012-11-05 11:50:26 AM

DamnYankees: What would be the point? Not that this would stop them, but its DOA in the Senate.


To try and tarnish Obama's legacy, and to keep him too busy messing with the impeachment to get anything useful done?

/Because they're dicks.
 
2012-11-05 11:51:00 AM
House Republicans are now in support of huge tax hikes and drastic decreases in military spending.
 
2012-11-05 11:51:24 AM

coeyagi: whidbey: This shiat is just never going to farking end, is it?

So vote Republican?


Well, I agree it would end then. For all of us.
 
2012-11-05 11:51:25 AM

whidbey: This shiat is just never going to farking end, is it?


Well, if Obama is re-elected, he knows what to do with FEMA detention camps, doesn't he?
 
2012-11-05 11:51:26 AM

sammyk: So let me get this straight. All of the Bush tax cuts are expiring on 12/31 if no deal is reached and these clowns think they are bargaining from a position of power? I call BS. Same goes for the fiscal cliff. Forget about uninformed voters that will forget all about it by the next election. The defense contractors will remember that the republican led congress let all those automatic cuts go into effect and when they do you will see a whole lot of congress critters get cut off of the campaign donation Christmas list in 2014. They are going to be ready to deal.

If Obama wins he has the bully pulpit.


More than that the Republitards shot their load on the Debt Ceiling Disaster. They left a grand bargain on the table that would have made any Republican from 1980-2010 cream their jeans with delight.

The only question for the next four years, if Obama wins re-election, is are the Repulitards going to do absolutely nothing and obstruct the government at every turn? Like they did the last four years, but with worse results for them.
 
2012-11-05 11:52:25 AM

TV's Vinnie: [yglesias.thinkprogress.org image 293x335]

Maybe if we started up a Kickstarter to buy McConnell an upper row of teeth and a pair of eyebrows for Christmas, he might be less cranky.


I can't wait for the first time that asshat is up for election. I've been looking forward to voting against him since I moved to KY last year.
 
2012-11-05 11:53:06 AM
"Same old story," said David Krone, chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), characterizing the Republican position to POLITICO. "We haven't even had the election yet and already the Republicans are drawing a line in the sand. It's really sad to see."

That's funny. Apparently Mr. Krone missed Obama's earlier sand line drawing. Link
 
2012-11-05 11:53:23 AM
Man, they really are that stupid, aren't they?

Newsflash, dumbasses: When Obama is in a second term, he doesn't have to play nice with you shiatheels any more because unlike you, he never has to worry about getting elected again.
 
2012-11-05 11:53:25 AM
Let's see, when he came into office in 2008 the GOP warned him of consequences of railroading them.

...so he played nice and as a result nothing got done.

In 2010 the GOP had some legislative power and as a result, nothing got done unless it got railroaded.

So now n 2012 after years of accusing the President of being responsible for not getting enough done you're warning him of the consequences of not railroading you.

Seriously? This is the best you can come up with?

You should be asking less about getting or not getting the pounding you so richly deserve and thinking more about how to minimize the beating and making something positive out of it.

And yes, the second term is always the term to leave a legacy. Anticipate as such.
 
2012-11-05 11:53:28 AM

jules_siegel: whidbey: This shiat is just never going to farking end, is it?

Well, if Obama is re-elected, he knows what to do with FEMA detention camps, doesn't he?


I think you should elaborate on this in some sort of newsletter. I'd subscribe to it.
 
2012-11-05 11:54:01 AM
Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit submitting links...

/holy fark, modmins, flood the zone much?
//not complaining, just an observation
///are any submissions getting redlit today?
 
2012-11-05 11:54:05 AM

GameSprocket: If you haven't put out in four years, you really can't threaten to withhold sex.


Mom?
 
2012-11-05 11:54:18 AM
The Congressional elections of 2012 have been largely overshadowed by the presidential election and a ton of money coming in from SuperPACs.

My expectation is that Congressmen on both sides of the aisle are not happy w/the Citizens United decision. It remains to be seen whether Congress will try to curtail the decision with new laws.

However, the left-leaning side of the aisle is more fired up right now, at least as I see it. If the GOP continues to be stubborn the next two years, I just plan to get out there in 2014 and get those f*ckers out of office any way I can.
 
2012-11-05 11:55:03 AM

TV's Vinnie: dahmers love zombie: Biatches please. You have exactly zero intent of working with the President unless he utterly caves to precisely what you are asking for, and even then, your past history indicates that you will abandon that position in favor of one further to the right.

If he wins on Tuesday and keeps the Senate, I hope he walks into the Oval Office on the day sequestration takes effect, whips out his dick and flops it onto the desk, and calls the Press Corps in for a photo op.

Obama: "Just LOOK at this dick? isn't this a magnificent dick? I'm gonna slap it across McConnell's face the moment he tries to pull any of his sh*t again".


I read this in the sheriff's voice from Blazing Saddles, and you owe me a new keyboard.

/and ain't it loooovely?
 
2012-11-05 11:55:46 AM

dahmers love zombie: Biatches please. You have exactly zero intent of working with the President unless he utterly caves to precisely what you are asking for, and even then, your past history indicates that you will abandon that position in favor of one further to the right.

If he wins on Tuesday and keeps the Senate, I hope he walks into the Oval Office on the day sequestration takes effect, whips out his dick and flops it onto the desk, and calls the Press Corps in for a photo op.


I propose this happen only after the pre-emptive bombing of South Carolina begins. Just to send a message to those Confederate states that want to keep up their tough talk for four more years.

SuperT: I can't wait for the first time that asshat is up for election. I've been looking forward to voting against him since I moved to KY last year.


I've lived here forever, and my sympathies in advance. You see, there are a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT of dumbasses in Kentucky.
 
2012-11-05 11:57:03 AM
House GOP warns Obama to think twice on tax hikes fixing the deficit that they are so desperately and genuinely worried about.
 
2012-11-05 11:57:18 AM
Aren't taxes going up MORE if nothing gets passed?

I don't think the Republicans thought their plan through.
 
2012-11-05 11:57:40 AM

EyeballKid: dahmers love zombie: Biatches please. You have exactly zero intent of working with the President unless he utterly caves to precisely what you are asking for, and even then, your past history indicates that you will abandon that position in favor of one further to the right.

If he wins on Tuesday and keeps the Senate, I hope he walks into the Oval Office on the day sequestration takes effect, whips out his dick and flops it onto the desk, and calls the Press Corps in for a photo op.

I propose this happen only after the pre-emptive bombing of South Carolina begins. Just to send a message to those Confederate states that want to keep up their tough talk for four more years.

SuperT: I can't wait for the first time that asshat is up for election. I've been looking forward to voting against him since I moved to KY last year.

I've lived here forever, and my sympathies in advance. You see, there are a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT of dumbasses in Kentucky.


oh I know, I just want the chance. I have the worst of all political worlds. I live in Newport. My vote doesn't matter, and I have to suffer political ads from ohio.
 
2012-11-05 11:57:53 AM
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com


Same person, Same suit, Same tie, Same.
 
2012-11-05 11:58:41 AM

Diogenes: And the Democrats, including the President, have allowed that narrative to go largely unchecked.


That goes for most of the GOP wharrgarbl this election cycle.
 
2012-11-05 11:58:47 AM
I've got a bad feeling about this. The Republicans won on getting these renewed last time by tying it to something that had to happen (renewal of unemployment benefits). I assume they'll tie it this time to heading off sequestration. Remember these are the people who were pushing for the U.S. to default. You can't win playing chicken against someone who wants to get hit by a car.
 
2012-11-05 11:58:59 AM
The Military cuts and tax increases go up if they do NOTHING!

So Republicans the "We are going to block your agenda" strategy can't work. All you can do is force the tax increases and defense cuts that you don't want.

Maybe you'll figure this out and change your tune.
 
2012-11-05 11:59:02 AM

DamnYankees: What the fark can they do? Impotent dumbasses.


Impeach for being blah.
 
2012-11-05 11:59:09 AM

TV's Vinnie: dahmers love zombie: Biatches please. You have exactly zero intent of working with the President unless he utterly caves to precisely what you are asking for, and even then, your past history indicates that you will abandon that position in favor of one further to the right.

If he wins on Tuesday and keeps the Senate, I hope he walks into the Oval Office on the day sequestration takes effect, whips out his dick and flops it onto the desk, and calls the Press Corps in for a photo op.

Obama: "Just LOOK at this dick? isn't this a magnificent dick? I'm gonna slap it across McConnell's face the moment he pokes it out of his shell".


better
 
2012-11-05 12:00:11 PM

Cyclometh: Man, they really are that stupid, aren't they?

Newsflash, dumbasses: When Obama is in a second term, he doesn't have to play nice with you shiatheels any more because unlike you, he never has to worry about getting elected again.


I hope so. I hope so. I hope Obama just calls them out in the 2nd term.
 
2012-11-05 12:01:28 PM
Let's try that again:

jules_siegel: whidbey: This shiat is just never going to farking end, is it?

Well, if Obama is re-elected, he knows what to do with FEMA detention camps, doesn't he?


Ah yes the camps, the CAMPS, of course!
 
2012-11-05 12:02:30 PM
Let's be honest. It's not a matter of "wanting to work with the President" or not.

Congress will 'solve' the sequestration/tax-cut issues. Because the billionaire lardballs that are actually important don't want the entire project to go to hell. No matter how 'ideological' the tea-party or leftish Congressmen are, when the billionaires say 'enough bullshiat', it gets fixed.

Likewise, most of the plutocrat lardballs are more-or-less happy with the way Obamacare has gone (unrelated businesses getting out of the insurance-management business eventually, token penalties, lots of ways to grift the taxpayer), so it's not going to go away.
 
2012-11-05 12:06:22 PM

whidbey: Let's try that again:

jules_siegel: whidbey: This shiat is just never going to farking end, is it?

Well, if Obama is re-elected, he knows what to do with FEMA detention camps, doesn't he?

Ah yes the camps, the CAMPS, of course!


pffft, like you know anything about the camps.
 
2012-11-05 12:06:48 PM
Pretty sure we know how this goes by now:

polipic.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-05 12:07:36 PM
And in 2014 when D's hold about 300 seats we'll see how well that worked out.
 
2012-11-05 12:08:15 PM

dahmers love zombie: If he wins on Tuesday and keeps the Senate, I hope he walks into the Oval Office on the day sequestration takes effect, whips out his dick and flops it onto the desk, and calls the Press Corps in for a photo op.


I'm hoping for a baseball bat and some Principle Joe Clark badassery. He has to bring out the HNIC for the second term. His political career is over -- he no longer has to worry about pleasing people or campaigning. He has carte blanche to do whatever he wants, and locking the Republicans out with some muthafarkin' chains on the doors would be some sweet, sweet justice.
 
2012-11-05 12:08:43 PM
Right, cause if he accepted 98% of what you propose, you'd totally work with him
 
2012-11-05 12:09:54 PM
Today's GOP is the greatest derp the United States has ever herped.
 
2012-11-05 12:11:01 PM

Lost Thought 00: Once the filibuster gets neutered (I doubt it will disappear, just have more restrictions put on it's use), they'll have even less leverage


I really hope the Dems manage that.
 
2012-11-05 12:18:55 PM

Blue_Blazer: Pretty sure we know how this goes by now:

polipic.files.wordpress.com


THIS.

That's all we saw as "compromise" from farking republicans. FFS I hope Obama and Dems have learned it by now and ram whatever shiat has been held hostage by the GOP thru the lame duck session.
 
2012-11-05 12:19:58 PM

Jairzinho: Blue_Blazer: Pretty sure we know how this goes by now:

[polipic.files.wordpress.com image 512x409]

THIS.

That's all we saw as "compromise" from farking republicans. FFS I hope Obama and Dems have learned it by now and ram whatever shiat has been held hostage by the GOP thru the lame duck session.


How are they going to accomplish that?
 
2012-11-05 12:21:04 PM
You just KNOW the House GOP is going to try to impeach President Obama if he wins a second term.
 
2012-11-05 12:21:29 PM

SuperT: oh I know, I just want the chance. I have the worst of all political worlds. I live in Newport. My vote doesn't matter, and I have to suffer political ads from ohio.


I see your Newport and raise you Louisville, where my vote doesn't matter, and I have to suffer political ads from Indiana, though for some reason, the Mourdock ad in which Mitt Romney endorses him doesn't air any more for some mysterious reason.
 
2012-11-05 12:29:14 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: You just KNOW the House GOP is going to try to impeach President Obama if he wins a second term.


I sincerely hope they do. It'll be another item on the list during the 2014 election cycle.
 
2012-11-05 12:30:26 PM
If Obama wins and the Republic congressmen want to piss on his mandate, well hey, it's their own political careers to destroy...let 'em.
 
2012-11-05 12:33:23 PM

Cythraul: Jairzinho: Blue_Blazer: Pretty sure we know how this goes by now:

[polipic.files.wordpress.com image 512x409]

THIS.

That's all we saw as "compromise" from farking republicans. FFS I hope Obama and Dems have learned it by now and ram whatever shiat has been held hostage by the GOP thru the lame duck session.

How are they going to accomplish that?


I dunno, that was my first question too as soon as I posted that and I was trying to imagine some way to force the hand of the GOP based on the imminent sequestration and tax cuts expiration. In 2010 some good stuff was achieved during the lame duck session and I was even surprised that much was accomplished given the obstructionism by the reps although the tax cuts were extended. I don't want Obama to be so easy on them this time. Really. It's not worth the cost anymore. Reps will fold at the thought of Bush's tax cuts expiring and the military expending being cut. At least that's what I hope.
 
2012-11-05 12:34:45 PM

Jairzinho: Blue_Blazer: Pretty sure we know how this goes by now:

polipic.files.wordpress.com

THIS.

That's all we saw as "compromise" from farking republicans. FFS I hope Obama and Dems have learned it by now and ram whatever shiat has been held hostage by the GOP thru the lame duck session.


Here's what I want to see:
imageshack.us
 
2012-11-05 12:36:41 PM

Slaves2Darkness: sammyk: So let me get this straight. All of the Bush tax cuts are expiring on 12/31 if no deal is reached and these clowns think they are bargaining from a position of power? I call BS. Same goes for the fiscal cliff. Forget about uninformed voters that will forget all about it by the next election. The defense contractors will remember that the republican led congress let all those automatic cuts go into effect and when they do you will see a whole lot of congress critters get cut off of the campaign donation Christmas list in 2014. They are going to be ready to deal.

If Obama wins he has the bully pulpit.

More than that the Republitards shot their load on the Debt Ceiling Disaster. They left a grand bargain on the table that would have made any Republican from 1980-2010 cream their jeans with delight.

The only question for the next four years, if Obama wins re-election, is are the Repulitards going to do absolutely nothing and obstruct the government at every turn? Like they did the last four years, but with worse results for them.


If they do, there might not be an America in 4 years. shiats getting real.
 
2012-11-05 12:38:49 PM
House Republicans won't work with you on anything? Holding you hostage on the debt ceiling? No problem; let's arrange matters during the debt ceiling negotiations so that when nothing happens, military spending gets cut. Oh, and we'll time it for the lame-duck session after a presidential election. What's that you say? That's the same the Bush tax cuts expire, so when nothing happens, taxes go up as well? Must be coincidence.

Probably also coincidence that when House Republicans come to the negotiating table in February of 2013, they'll be arguing in favor of more spending and an increase in the budget deficit, while the Democrats get to don the mantle of fiscal conservative. (Whether or not the Democrats can capitalize on this is a different question.)

This is the long game we were talking about when this all went down, you know.
 
2012-11-05 12:41:20 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: And Harry Reid says he'll block anything that Romney wants. Don't you just love the two party system?!


Good, Its about time republicans got a taste of their own medicine. Glad at least one democrat grew a pair.
 
2012-11-05 12:42:49 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Same suit, Same tie, Same.


Are you wearing blue jeans?
 
2012-11-05 12:44:36 PM

EyeballKid: SuperT: oh I know, I just want the chance. I have the worst of all political worlds. I live in Newport. My vote doesn't matter, and I have to suffer political ads from ohio.

I see your Newport and raise you Louisville, where my vote doesn't matter, and I have to suffer political ads from Indiana, though for some reason, the Mourdock ad in which Mitt Romney endorses him doesn't air any more for some mysterious reason.


you seriously gonna try to compare indiana ads with ohio ads? You can't get with in 50 miles of cincinnati without getting hit from 8 sides by political ads.

I live less than a mile away from downtown.

I have seen exactly 1 ad for a KY candidate. (tom massie the tea tard).
 
2012-11-05 12:47:54 PM
If you don't think Barry O. will use his Executive Orders this term, you don't know Barry O.
 
2012-11-05 12:48:58 PM

SuperT: you seriously gonna try to compare indiana ads with ohio ads? You can't get with in 50 miles of cincinnati without getting hit from 8 sides by political ads.


Trust me. Being across the river from IN, I've seen all types of stupid ads for Todd Young, Mourdock, Mike Pence (the hate-filled ideologue who creepily resembles Jonny Quest character Race Bannon), et al., not to mention ads for judges and school board members.
 
2012-11-05 12:50:40 PM

OrygunFarker: If you don't think Barry O. will use his Executive Orders this term, you don't know Barry O.


If he should win, I'll still fear that the doppelganger who served in his place for the first term, Pussy McBuckles, will resume his work until I see proof of otherwise.
 
2012-11-05 12:57:42 PM
Have their been any predictions on how the House will shake out tomorrow? My gut tells me the GOP will lose seats, but how many, I have no idea.
 
2012-11-05 12:58:36 PM
Obama needs to stick to his line in the sand, and prove that the Republicans will either eventually compromise if forced, or that they'll fully sign off on their own destruction.
 
2012-11-05 12:59:56 PM

EyeballKid: If he should win, I'll still fear that the doppelganger who served in his place for the first term, Pussy McBuckles, will resume his work until I see proof of otherwise.


I believe that several Democrats (including Reid) have announced their intention to neuter the filibuster, and Obama seems to have learned his lesson as of late.

But it always seems that way during election years in any given country, doesn't it?
 
2012-11-05 01:10:29 PM
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"If that no-good Dimmycrat varmint is FER it, AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH'M AGIN it!"
 
2012-11-05 01:10:54 PM

theknuckler_33: Have their been any predictions on how the House will shake out tomorrow? My gut tells me the GOP will lose seats, but how many, I have no idea.


The estimates I have seen indicate yes, but not many. Not nearly enough to give the asylum back to the doctors.
 
2012-11-05 01:13:27 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: And Harry Reid says he'll block anything that Romney wants. Don't you just love the two party system?!


LOVE HARRY REID. I give him shiat every once in a while since he represents my home state, but I love that guy. Proud of him and I hope he would give any Romney Presidency shiat for 4 years.
I certainly hope we don't have to endure the ass-pain of a disastrous Romney/Ryan White House, but if we did, I'm sure Harry will give them a good old Nevada bristlecone pine right up the ass.
 
2012-11-05 01:13:43 PM

tomcatadam: EyeballKid: If he should win, I'll still fear that the doppelganger who served in his place for the first term, Pussy McBuckles, will resume his work until I see proof of otherwise.

I believe that several Democrats (including Reid) have announced their intention to neuter the filibuster, and Obama seems to have learned his lesson as of late.

But it always seems that way during election years in any given country, doesn't it?


I'll believe THAT when I see it. I expect little or nothing from Reid wrt doing anything about the filibuster.
 
2012-11-05 01:23:23 PM

Mi-5: LOVE HARRY REID. I give him shiat every once in a while since he represents my home state, but I love that guy. Proud of him and I hope he would give any Romney Presidency shiat for 4 years.
I certainly hope we don't have to endure the ass-pain of a disastrous Romney/Ryan White House, but if we did, I'm sure Harry will give them a good old Nevada bristlecone pine right up the ass.


Yes, we all remember the famed fetal fighting stance Reid took during the Bush cabal's reign.
 
2012-11-05 01:33:12 PM
DOOOOOOOOOO IT, completely sabotage your party in 2014 and 2016 at least, then probably even further once a democrat wins the presidency in 2016 just by showing your record and bringing up all this petulant child crap you're pulling.
 
2012-11-05 01:50:40 PM
We do not negotiate with terrorists.
 
2012-11-05 02:00:08 PM

dahmers love zombie: If he wins on Tuesday and keeps the Senate, I hope he walks into the Oval Office on the day sequestration takes effect, whips out his dick and flops it onto the desk, walks over to the Roosevelt Room, and calls the Press Corps into the Oval Office for a photo op.


There, fixed.
 
2012-11-05 02:09:32 PM
TFA: "Poisoning the well right out of the gate makes no sense if the goal is a productive second term," said one senior House GOP leadership aide...

...with absolutely no sense of irony. 

/Seriously, that level of obliviousness is Onion-worthy.
 
2012-11-05 02:10:38 PM
www.washingtonpost.com

Nothing from this Congressional period matters. Obama will likely get re-elected, Reid will get the Senate back to normal in January, and then we can proceed to actually pass bills. Mind you, this is with a Republican majority in the House, so there's still going to be some battling going on. But the next Congress will have a sense of normalcy that we haven't seen in something like 6 years.

And this election will likely reduce the Republican majority in the House, anyway. I'm not huge on trifecta majorities, even with my own party, but given how badly the GOP has f**ked up Congress (as well as the Bush years), I really can't justify them wielding ANY power right now. They can come back to the dinner table when they stop acting like babies.
 
2012-11-05 02:11:22 PM

Corvus: The Military cuts and tax increases go up if they do NOTHING!

So Republicans the "We are going to block your agenda" strategy can't work. All you can do is force the tax increases and defense cuts that you don't want.

Maybe you'll figure this out and change your tune.


The right isn't going to figure anything out. Their only, ONLY, priority is to make Obama a one-term president, and if that fails they will do their damnedest to completely destroy America out of hate and spite.
 
2012-11-05 02:16:48 PM
I would LOVE to see President Obama cherry pick through Gov. Romney's platform ideas (the ones that are discernible anyway) and add them as riders to legislation as he goes forward. You know, for the lulz.

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2012-11-05 02:36:14 PM

SineSwiper: [www.washingtonpost.com image 626x418]

Nothing from this Congressional period matters. Obama will likely get re-elected, Reid will get the Senate back to normal in January, and then we can proceed to actually pass bills. Mind you, this is with a Republican majority in the House, so there's still going to be some battling going on. But the next Congress will have a sense of normalcy that we haven't seen in something like 6 years.

And this election will likely reduce the Republican majority in the House, anyway. I'm not huge on trifecta majorities, even with my own party, but given how badly the GOP has f**ked up Congress (as well as the Bush years), I really can't justify them wielding ANY power right now. They can come back to the dinner table when they stop acting like babies.


I'd never seen that chart before. That's remarkable.
 
2012-11-05 02:48:05 PM

SineSwiper: [www.washingtonpost.com image 626x418]

Nothing from this Congressional period matters. Obama will likely get re-elected, Reid will get the Senate back to normal in January, and then we can proceed to actually pass bills. Mind you, this is with a Republican majority in the House, so there's still going to be some battling going on. But the next Congress will have a sense of normalcy that we haven't seen in something like 6 years.

And this election will likely reduce the Republican majority in the House, anyway. I'm not huge on trifecta majorities, even with my own party, but given how badly the GOP has f**ked up Congress (as well as the Bush years), I really can't justify them wielding ANY power right now. They can come back to the dinner table when they stop acting like babies.


You appear to be optimistic about "things returning to normal". Assuming nothing happens to the filibuster (remember the last 2 times they've thought about reworking it?) and the houses stay about where they are or are projected to be (House: GOP+40ish, Senate: Dems+6), what is the reason for this optimism?

A sense that the party leadership will just up and decide to return to normalcy? A second-term resignation to the fact that the president has nothing left to campaign for? I'm trying to see it as you do, but my realism (cynicism?) is preventing me from seeing such markedly different circumstances materialize on (or before) 2JAN2013 than we've seen since 20JAN2009.
 
2012-11-05 03:05:33 PM
Seriously? Repubs you have really lost your minds this time.
 
2012-11-05 04:03:41 PM

Dr Dreidel: You appear to be optimistic about "things returning to normal". Assuming nothing happens to the filibuster (remember the last 2 times they've thought about reworking it?) and the houses stay about where they are or are projected to be (House: GOP+40ish, Senate: Dems+6), what is the reason for this optimism?


Did you not click on that link? The senate cannot change senate rules with a simple majority EXCEPT during the beginning of each Congress. There's only a new Congress every 2 years. Harry Reid has previously been against changing the filibuster because it's been an important tool of Senate politics for decades. Hence, any talk about changing the filibuster rules has been shot down by the majority leader himself.

Now, with the GOP using it for absolutely every bill, Reid regrets not changing it before and has openly promised to change the filibuster in 2013 (next Congress). That is what has changed. Hopefully, they'll change it to require ACTUAL SPEAKING, closing up that loophole that Robert Byrd found in the 70s. I dare the GOP to threaten to filibuster everything if it requires them to read phone books for 12 hours.
 
2012-11-05 04:17:09 PM

SineSwiper: Dr Dreidel: You appear to be optimistic about "things returning to normal". Assuming nothing happens to the filibuster (remember the last 2 times they've thought about reworking it?) and the houses stay about where they are or are projected to be (House: GOP+40ish, Senate: Dems+6), what is the reason for this optimism?

Did you not click on that link? The senate cannot change senate rules with a simple majority EXCEPT during the beginning of each Congress. There's only a new Congress every 2 years. Harry Reid has previously been against changing the filibuster because it's been an important tool of Senate politics for decades. Hence, any talk about changing the filibuster rules has been shot down by the majority leader himself.


I know they were talking about it in 2008 and in 2010 (with the new Congresses then). I couldn't remember if they also talked about it in 2006 (remember all the "nuclear option" talk when Dems were gearing up to filibust Bush's judicial nominees?). Basically, this is the same argument people made before Congress was seated the last 2 times, and were making waves about needing a change the time before.

I won't believe that they'd change the filibuster, until they actually hold a vote or publish the alternate version of the rules they'll be presenting in advance of that vote.

Now, with the GOP using it for absolutely every bill, Reid regrets not changing it before and has openly promised to change the filibuster in 2013 (next Congress). That is what has changed. Hopefully, they'll change it to require ACTUAL SPEAKING, closing up that loophole that Robert Byrd found in the 70s. I dare the GOP to threaten to filibuster everything if it requires them to read phone books for 12 hours.

They changed the rules to allow other business to happen during a filibuster 55-60 years ago (and again 30-40 years ago). "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" is good theater, but crappy legislating. Reid has a letter from Senate Democrats, but he has to know that Democrats will eventually find themselves holding fewer than however many seats it takes to sustain a filibuster - this is why previous attempts failed (he said as much in the WaPo link).

This sounds - again - like election-time red-meat. I'll believe in filibuster reform when I see it.
 
2012-11-05 04:22:30 PM

Mi-5: The Stealth Hippopotamus: And Harry Reid says he'll block anything that Romney wants. Don't you just love the two party system?!

LOVE HARRY REID. I give him shiat every once in a while since he represents my home state, but I love that guy. Proud of him and I hope he would give any Romney Presidency shiat for 4 years.
I certainly hope we don't have to endure the ass-pain of a disastrous Romney/Ryan White House, but if we did, I'm sure Harry will give them a good old Nevada bristlecone pine right up the ass.


FARK YES. I love the guy--he does so much good for the state (although after last election had a senile moment--ffs, Reid, you know the media's going to cherrypick, talking about getting rid of prostitution is farking retarded), and he's got balls.

If Obama grows a pair, we might actually get something done sometime soon.
 
2012-11-05 04:46:10 PM

Dr Dreidel: I know they were talking about it in 2008 and in 2010 (with the new Congresses then). I couldn't remember if they also talked about it in 2006 (remember all the "nuclear option" talk when Dems were gearing up to filibust Bush's judicial nominees?). Basically, this is the same argument people made before Congress was seated the last 2 times, and were making waves about needing a change the time before.

I won't believe that they'd change the filibuster, until they actually hold a vote or publish the alternate version of the rules they'll be presenting in advance of that vote.


It would be political suicide not to. Look at that graph. Worst Congress EVER! Every senator knows that the filibuster caused that mess. Every single Democrat would vote for ANYTHING that would change the filibuster, and I wouldn't be surprised if there were some Republican senators that are also tired of the mess voting for it, too. (If there are any "moderates" left...)

It's not an option. It's an absolute necessity. People who are in the thick of it (ie: senators) know that a helluva lot better than us.
 
2012-11-06 07:17:41 AM
If the GOP house is going to drag their feet again for another 2 years, they are going to see a 2014 election that will wipe their stain out of DC. It will also crush any chance at the WH in 2016 no matter how moderate their candidate will try to be.
 
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