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2012-11-07 03:08:42 PM  
Obstructionism can also take the form of widespread agreement to oppose policies from the other side, regardless of any efforts at compromise. An example is the agreement by a group of Republican politicians at a meeting on January 20th, 2009 when Republican strategist Frank Luntz met with seven Republican representatives, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Pete Sessions, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra, and Dan Lungren and five Republican senators, Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl, Tom Coburn, John Ensign, and Bob Corker. Newt Gingrich was also in attendance. The agreement included among other things that they were to "Show united and unyielding opposition to the president's economic policies." Eight days later the Minority Whip, Eric Cantor held the House Republicans to a unanimous "No" vote against Obama's economic stimulus plan. At the end of the meeting Newt Gingrich said "You'll remember this day. You'll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown." Link

I hope Obama does reach out to all the lawmakers...and I hope that agree to work with him for the good of the country.
 
2012-11-07 03:16:52 PM  
Last night one of the pundits was saying he should ask Romney if he would like to be Secretary of Commerce...
 
2012-11-07 03:18:58 PM  
It's so nice of them to feature the gays in their art.
 
2012-11-07 03:21:48 PM  
Eleven Steps By Which Barack Obama Can Demonstrate a True Desire For Bipartisanship

1) Delay implementation of Obamacare to allow the public enough time to read the actual law, which is quite long. It is impossible to believe that Barack Obama would expect a law as sweeping and divisive as Obamacare to be enacted before the public has had enough time to familiarize themselves with it. Once the public has educated itself, the law should be put up for a re-vote in order to wipe away the stigma of partisan polarity that so tainted it in Mr. Obama's first term.
2) Make a public apology to Israel for being so uncivil, rude, and unsupportive during his first term. Demonstrate a willingness to change tone by creating co-Secretary of State position dedicated to purely Israeli matters, and appoint someone of true merit to the chair. Sheldon Adelson is one possibility; there may be others.
3) Immediately approve the Keystone Pipeline. Demonstrate an understanding of an sympathy for the jobs lost during this lengthy delay by opening up the equivalent of 1000 acres of Federal land per day of delay for unregulated exploration/drilling of oil/natural gas.
4) Declare November to be National Coal Month, a "regulation/tax free holiday" for America's coal job providers.
5) Assign every Federal regulation on the books a number from 1 to 6. Allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to roll a die; use an executive order to immediately remove every single regulation that matches that number. Multiply the number rolled by 10 and declare that to be the number of years that must pass before any new regulations can be passed for any industry.
6) Agree to the Ryan budget.
7) Sign the Norquist pledge.
8) Disband the Consumer Protection Agency.
9) Ban Elizabeth Warren from office.
10) Fire Joe Biden and return to the method used by the founders for appointing a vice president: use your opponent from the election. Divide your cabinet in half (you choose the divisions) and allow the vice president to control whichever of the two halves he wants. The Co-Secretary of State for Israel automatically falls under his purview.
11) Agree to resign after 1 year if the economy has not improved enough to impress the House of Representatives on a pure party line vote.
 
2012-11-07 03:25:01 PM  
Wow, a FoxNews article I kind of agree with. Except the House is mostly the problem, not the Senate. Reid can kill cloture and say fark you to the obstructionism. I'm guessing this guy knows that.

No, Obama should be trying to shore up some good will within the House. And Republicans should make a genuine effort to compromise with him, especially on the tax question. I've heard the million dollar figure thrown around, tax increases starting at 1 million instead of 250k. That's a very good start. That should be his fig leaf to the GOP this time around. If they balk at that, well no more re-election, I'm guessing he's going to be able to spend his time going full attack dog on their asses.

Boehner's back is kind of against the wall. Cantor has been eyeing his chair.

In any case, I've grown very tired of the obstructionism. The GOP has shown no willingness to do that for four farking years. If they continue this trend, they must be defeated, that will be the only solution.

The Grover Norquist no taxes philosophy has to be, to use his own words, drowned in the bathtub.
 
2012-11-07 03:27:13 PM  
Obama can show all the willingness to be bipartisan and compromising that he wants to and the Republicans will just do this:

www.rhb-consulting-engineer.com
 
2012-11-07 03:34:53 PM  
That's all fine and dandy, but they then have to work with him from the other side, which none of them have shown a willingness to do.
 
2012-11-07 03:36:31 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Eleven Steps By Which Barack Obama Can Demonstrate a True Desire For Bipartisanship


Sounds reasonable. I don't understand why he just won't compromise, I mean, it's not like he has a mandate.

I mean, other than all of the mandates that his supporters are evidently having.

i106.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-07 03:47:25 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Eleven Steps By Which Barack Obama Can Demonstrate a True Desire For Bipartisanship

1) Delay implementation of Obamacare to allow the public enough time to read the actual law, which is quite long. It is impossible to believe that Barack Obama would expect a law as sweeping and divisive as Obamacare to be enacted before the public has had enough time to familiarize themselves with it. Once the public has educated itself, the law should be put up for a re-vote in order to wipe away the stigma of partisan polarity that so tainted it in Mr. Obama's first term.
2) Make a public apology to Israel for being so uncivil, rude, and unsupportive during his first term. Demonstrate a willingness to change tone by creating co-Secretary of State position dedicated to purely Israeli matters, and appoint someone of true merit to the chair. Sheldon Adelson is one possibility; there may be others.
3) Immediately approve the Keystone Pipeline. Demonstrate an understanding of an sympathy for the jobs lost during this lengthy delay by opening up the equivalent of 1000 acres of Federal land per day of delay for unregulated exploration/drilling of oil/natural gas.
4) Declare November to be National Coal Month, a "regulation/tax free holiday" for America's coal job providers.
5) Assign every Federal regulation on the books a number from 1 to 6. Allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to roll a die; use an executive order to immediately remove every single regulation that matches that number. Multiply the number rolled by 10 and declare that to be the number of years that must pass before any new regulations can be passed for any industry.
6) Agree to the Ryan budget.
7) Sign the Norquist pledge.
8) Disband the Consumer Protection Agency.
9) Ban Elizabeth Warren from office.
10) Fire Joe Biden and return to the method used by the founders for appointing a vice president: use your opponent from the election. Divide your cabinet in half (you choose the divisions) and allow the vice pre ...


Seems reasonable to me.

/lol
 
2012-11-07 04:03:25 PM  
How about fark no? I want Obama's hand cramping to the point of needing heavy meds from all the Executive Orders he signs. fark the GOP.
 
2012-11-07 04:03:35 PM  

timujin: Last night one of the pundits was saying he should ask Romney if he would like to be Secretary of Commerce...


Obama hates Romney.
 
2012-11-07 04:04:49 PM  
They are so nuts that last night they were saying that Obama obstructed progress so he wouldn't appear to be giving in to Republicans, and that helped him rally his base.

Do they really believe this shiat?
 
2012-11-07 04:05:55 PM  
He already tried to work with you, douchenozzles. Now you get to deal with someone who doesn't have to worry about re-election
 
2012-11-07 04:06:41 PM  
My advice to Obama on how to deal with Republicans in the House for his second term:

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.

/Won't get fooled again.
 
2012-11-07 04:07:36 PM  
goddammit Pocket Ninja...

/and that's why you're farky'd in bright green
 
2012-11-07 04:09:44 PM  
Part of me just wants to scream "F*CK YOU, YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE."

But that just won't work. This is Republicans making a desperate plea to remain relevant, but like it or not, they are necessary if anything is going to get done. But surely, SURELY, the Republicans must see now that if they don't moderate and starting coming to the table that 2012 will truly be the beginning of the end for them. But they need to feel like they're not getting shut out.

Obama's speech last night was a good first step. You know what phrase was missing? "Political Capital." That's an important omission.
 
2012-11-07 04:09:47 PM  
I hope we get at least 3 decent SCOTUS nominees confirmed to replace the older liberal justices on the bench who are nearing retirement.

The hearings on those should take the Senate at least 3 years. That'll only leave 1 year to have to worry about doing anything.
 
2012-11-07 04:10:46 PM  
You know, I've heard from a lot of relatives this morning that they're happy knowing they voted for their Savior last night. I don't know about your ballots, but mine did not have a Yahweh / Yeshua pair for president. Besides, I'm not a dedicated follower of that Yeshua dude's tweets or anything, but I would think he'd want universal healthcare, marriage equality, a tax code that favored the poor, and women in positions of authority. It's all very confusing.
 
2012-11-07 04:12:02 PM  
Yeah Barack should just bend over and do everything Republicans want done. Because that is bi-partisanship and its clearly what the voters just told us they want.
 
2012-11-07 04:12:15 PM  
"Will you join me in endorsing Simpson-Bowles?
"In finding a centrist immigration reform solution?
"To reform the tax code?

To which they'll reply: "Hell no."

"Tell me - I want to find a compromise. Help me. Let's work together."

"Yes, let's work together so we can make you fail."

The message I'd like the Democrats to give the GOP is "sit down, STFU, and stay the fark out the way."
 
2012-11-07 04:12:40 PM  

sugardave: How about fark no? I want Obama's hand cramping to the point of needing heavy meds from all the Executive Orders he signs. fark the GOP.


While I agree with the sentiment, the abuse of executive orders was one of the things I (and a lot of other people) hated about Bush. So I'd rather he find a way around using those, rather than making them the first choice.
 
2012-11-07 04:12:46 PM  

Kuta: My advice to Obama on how to deal with Republicans in the House for his second term:

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.

/Won't get fooled again.


Obama could start a public dialogue. He can control the message and he can take back Congress for the DNC if they don't play ball. Obama's won his election Congress has their asses on the line in 2014 and 2016.
 
2012-11-07 04:12:54 PM  

timujin: Last night one of the pundits was saying he should ask Romney if he would like to be Secretary of Commerce...


He'd be required to share his tax returns in the confirmation hearing.
 
2012-11-07 04:12:59 PM  

sugardave: How about fark no? I want Obama's hand cramping to the point of needing heavy meds from all the Executive Orders he signs. fark the GOP.


I say give 'em 90 days to change their ways.
THEN fark the GOP.
 
2012-11-07 04:13:42 PM  

birdmanesq: Pocket Ninja: Eleven Steps By Which Barack Obama Can Demonstrate a True Desire For Bipartisanship

Sounds reasonable. I don't understand why he just won't compromise, I mean, it's not like he has a mandate.


Well, apart from all those people voting for him.
 
2012-11-07 04:14:13 PM  
8 out 10 Republicans I work with pulled ALL of their stocks today. You know, the fiscal cliff caused by Obama is going to crash the stock market. I don't even want to know how much money they just threw away. They farked over their retirement for DERP. Sad...
 
2012-11-07 04:14:52 PM  
I've got some advice for Fox News: Stop attacking Chris Christie. He's your best shot at winning the presidential election in 2016. You cocks.
 
2012-11-07 04:17:04 PM  
even though the president tried to be bipartisan, the GOP opposed obama literally from day-one. why the fark should he ever try to work with them again?
 
2012-11-07 04:17:17 PM  

Granny_Panties: 8 out 10 Republicans I work with pulled ALL of their stocks today. You know, the fiscal cliff caused by Obama is going to crash the stock market. I don't even want to know how much money they just threw away. They farked over their retirement for DERP. Sad...


See, if Obama hadn't won, they wouldn't have had to do that. It's all his fault.
 
2012-11-07 04:17:19 PM  
"What would it take to win your support? And to other Republican conservative Senators and House members -- to do the Grand Bargain to pay down our $16 trillion debt?"


He's done that and given them 90% of what they wanted.......then they reneged on their part of the bargain. Sorry, but it is time to go for the throat and finally cut the elephant fat out of the DoD budget.
 
2012-11-07 04:17:46 PM  
l'll talk to this Humungus Lindsey Graham! He's a reasonable man; open to negotiation. He promised us safe passage! He gave his word! 

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2012-11-07 04:17:47 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Part of me just wants to scream "F*CK YOU, YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE."


I just want to point out that President Obama doesn't seem like the kind of person that wouldn't give someone a chance....
 
2012-11-07 04:17:49 PM  
Why is it that when the GOP wins the Presidency, there's a press conference and it's announced that the people have spoken, there is a mandate and he will spend his political capital but when the Democrat wins reelection, it's not a mandate and the GOP has every right to request, nay demand, that the President listen to the GOP House?

Can someone explain that to me please?
 
2012-11-07 04:19:33 PM  

oldass31: I just want to point out that President Obama doesn't seem like the kind of person that wouldn't give someone a chance....


I just hope he's the kind of man that doesn't give second chances.
 
2012-11-07 04:22:27 PM  

Rueened: birdmanesq: Pocket Ninja: Eleven Steps By Which Barack Obama Can Demonstrate a True Desire For Bipartisanship

Sounds reasonable. I don't understand why he just won't compromise, I mean, it's not like he has a mandate.

Well, apart from all those people voting for him.


Those people were all poor or brown though. They can hardly be taken seriously.
 
2012-11-07 04:22:48 PM  

Boxcutta: Why is it that when the GOP wins the Presidency, there's a press conference and it's announced that the people have spoken, there is a mandate and he will spend his political capital but when the Democrat wins reelection, it's not a mandate and the GOP has every right to request, nay demand, that the President listen to the GOP House?

Can someone explain that to me please?

Because Conservative is God's will. Or something.
 
2012-11-07 04:23:40 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Delay implementation of Obamacare to allow the public enough time to read the actual law, which is quite long.


LOL!!
That was farking beautiful to think the public would.
People can't sit through a mystery on a tv show if it's more than 45 minutes, there is no way they're reading that much.
 
2012-11-07 04:25:01 PM  
*scans headline*


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-07 04:27:57 PM  
Obama asks John McCain, (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Orrin Hatch(R-Utah) the following three questions:
1. Will you join me in endorsing Simpson-Bowles?
2. ...in finding a centrist immigration reform solution?
3. ...to reform the tax code?

Orrin Hatch voted against the Budget Control Act of 2011, and favored the "cut, cap and balance" plan pushed by the GOP.

John McCain says he supports S-B, but I wonder if the GOP will let him vote to raise taxes. He's the most amenable, I think, to the deal.

Lindsey Graham said in August that it'd be "stupid" to let tax cuts for the richest Americans expire.

While those three are three of the best "moderate" targets in the Senate, I don't think they're going to move. Unless Boehner/Cantor turn into SuperMegaUltraMetaTurboExtremeDouches and basically force them into Obama's waiting arms.

// strong, rippling, comforting arms
// stop drooling, Senator Graham
 
2012-11-07 04:27:57 PM  
I thought Orrin Hatch died a few weeks ago.
 
2012-11-07 04:28:47 PM  
Sens. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Orrin Hatch(R-Utah) should all call the White House and offer to review the Democratic proposal for avoiding the fiscal cliff and make responsible suggestions for improvement. They should also agree, as a matter of principle and a necessary precondition to negotiation, that the tax rate on people earning more than $250K a year will go back to 39.5%. If the repubs accept that tax rates for the wealthy must go up, I believe the Democrats will be willing to negotiate other aspects of the agreement. If they refuse to consider it, then they are obviously not interested in negotiating in good faith and the president may take whatever steps he deems necessary to avoid another round of fruitless "bipartisanship" and repub obstructionism.
 
2012-11-07 04:31:06 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Eleven Steps By Which Barack Obama Can Demonstrate a True Desire For Bipartisanship

1) Delay implementation of Obamacare to allow the public enough time to read the actual law, which is quite long. It is impossible to believe that Barack Obama would expect a law as sweeping and divisive as Obamacare to be enacted before the public has had enough time to familiarize themselves with it. Once the public has educated itself, the law should be put up for a re-vote in order to wipe away the stigma of partisan polarity that so tainted it in Mr. Obama's first term.
2) Make a public apology to Israel for being so uncivil, rude, and unsupportive during his first term. Demonstrate a willingness to change tone by creating co-Secretary of State position dedicated to purely Israeli matters, and appoint someone of true merit to the chair. Sheldon Adelson is one possibility; there may be others.
3) Immediately approve the Keystone Pipeline. Demonstrate an understanding of an sympathy for the jobs lost during this lengthy delay by opening up the equivalent of 1000 acres of Federal land per day of delay for unregulated exploration/drilling of oil/natural gas.
4) Declare November to be National Coal Month, a "regulation/tax free holiday" for America's coal job providers.
5) Assign every Federal regulation on the books a number from 1 to 6. Allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to roll a die; use an executive order to immediately remove every single regulation that matches that number. Multiply the number rolled by 10 and declare that to be the number of years that must pass before any new regulations can be passed for any industry.
6) Agree to the Ryan budget.
7) Sign the Norquist pledge.
8) Disband the Consumer Protection Agency.
9) Ban Elizabeth Warren from office.
10) Fire Joe Biden and return to the method used by the founders for appointing a vice president: use your opponent from the election. Divide your cabinet in half (you choose the divisions) and allow the vice pre ...


WHAT THE FARK WAS THAT?
WHY would Obama do ANYTHING with the GOP? EVER????
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Obama has a clearer mandate the chimpy bushtard ever had.
Why even pretend to work with the palin-americans?

Morons have had 3 years to read ACA. If they are sitll moving their lips while reading, the adults have moved on to bigger and better things.
 
2012-11-07 04:33:31 PM  

namatad: Pocket Ninja: Eleven Steps By Which Barack Obama Can Demonstrate a True Desire For Bipartisanship

WHAT THE FARK WAS THAT?
WHY would Obama do ANYTHING with the GOP? EVER????
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Obama has a clearer mandate the chimpy bushtard ever had.
Why even pretend to work with the palin-americans?

Morons have had 3 years to read ACA. If they are sitll moving their lips while reading, the adults have moved on to bigger and better things.


See, it's this spirit of brinksmanship that has brought our great country to its knees over the past four years. Uncompromising partisans like yourself, sir, are why we can't get America working.
 
2012-11-07 04:34:34 PM  
Fox News, the "news" channel that had a guy spending millions of dollars for one of the candidate as one of their on-air pundits on election night.

If you're wondering, he was the guy that tried to stop Fox from calling Ohio (looked like a canned ham wearing glasses).

Think about that for a second. Rachel Maddow had some scathing comments on it, and the GOP's refusal to accept reality.
 
2012-11-07 04:34:53 PM  

Strolpol: sugardave: How about fark no? I want Obama's hand cramping to the point of needing heavy meds from all the Executive Orders he signs. fark the GOP.

While I agree with the sentiment, the abuse of executive orders was one of the things I (and a lot of other people) hated about Bush. So I'd rather he find a way around using those, rather than making them the first choice.


IF we were dealing with reasonable opposition, I would agree with you 100%. However, we know what we are dealing with.
 
2012-11-07 04:36:48 PM  
They are Sens. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Orrin Hatch(R-Utah).

These three men should be invited to the White House and Mr. President, you should say something like:



lulz
 
2012-11-07 04:37:28 PM  

jst3p: They are Sens. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Orrin Hatch(R-Utah).

These three men should be invited to the White House and Mr. President, you should say something like:


lulz


Damn it I am an idiot.
 
2012-11-07 04:37:38 PM  
Goddamn it.

How about a Fox-Free Four Years™, Fark?

Can you go there?
 
2012-11-07 04:38:44 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Obama America hates Romney.

 

FTFY.
 
2012-11-07 04:39:40 PM  

jst3p: jst3p: They are Sens. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Orrin Hatch(R-Utah).

These three men should be invited to the White House and Mr. President, you should say something like:


lulz

Damn it I am an idiot.


No, it's OK, he's a "high-talker".
 
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