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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 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  
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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:

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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:

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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:
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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  
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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.
 
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