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(Talking Points Memo)   How bad is the polarization in Washington? Obama just gave a GOP congressman props for actually being seen with him   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 41
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2013-02-26 02:13:34 PM
and now that guy will get primaried by some teabagger and lose the nomination.
 
2013-02-26 02:23:13 PM

FlashHarry: and now that guy will get primaried by some teabagger and lose the nomination.


Yup.
 
2013-02-26 02:28:44 PM
RINO

/amidoingitright?
 
2013-02-26 02:39:27 PM

FlashHarry: and now that guy will get primaried by some teabagger and lose the nomination.


It cracks me up, but yeah. That's likely to happen.
 
2013-02-26 03:25:25 PM
The GOP guy should have taken some sage advice from "Blazing Saddles:"

"Of course, you'll have the decency not to mention we were seen together."
www.screeninsults.com
 
2013-02-26 03:25:35 PM

Vodka Zombie: FlashHarry: and now that guy will get primaried by some teabagger and lose the nomination.

It cracks me up, but yeah. That's likely to happen.


Grover is planning his propaganda campaign as we speak
 
2013-02-26 03:26:27 PM
The blah, like t3h g4y, is contagious.
 
2013-02-26 03:40:17 PM
and that's the end of his career
 
2013-02-26 03:40:21 PM
To be fair, it takes courage to be captured on celluloid bottoming for a BBC.
 
2013-02-26 03:42:21 PM
Self fulfilling prophecy by the gop claiming that Obama is splitting the country.

GOP: 'Obama will fail to put out the fire destroying your house...............because we are standing on the hose while restarting the fire.'
 
2013-02-26 03:44:00 PM
Obama just gave a GOP soon-to-be-primaried congressman props for actually being seen with him
 
2013-02-26 03:45:17 PM
JIBO.

/bagel only.
 
2013-02-26 03:45:32 PM
"Some of my best friends are Republicans!"  He's probably been waiting a while to use that line.
 
2013-02-26 03:47:42 PM

Vodka Zombie: FlashHarry: and now that guy will get primaried by some teabagger and lose the nomination.

It cracks me up, but yeah. That's likely to happen.


Not that you guys are but before we go assuming this guy is reasonable... this guy supported Paul Ryan's budget, is hardcore pro-life, against gay marriage, against repeal of DADT and wants Obamacare repealed and "market based solutions" put in place.

So I would frickin love to see some primary commercials calling this guy an Obama buddy RINO.
 
2013-02-26 03:48:21 PM

NeverDrunk23: Self fulfilling prophecy by the gop claiming that Obama is splitting the country.

GOP: 'Obama will fail to put out the fire destroying your house...............because we are standing on the hose while restarting the fire.'


This is an era of Republicans blocking a judicial appointment, one they recommended themselves, for 263 days, after which he's approved 93-0. fark the GOP. Their hatred for Obama supersedes their supposed love for America.
 
2013-02-26 03:50:02 PM

Nurglitch: To be fair, it takes courage to be captured on celluloid bottoming for a BBC.


Is this a Jimmy Savile joke?
 
2013-02-26 03:59:01 PM

Soup4Bonnie: "Some of my best friends are Republicans!"  He's probably been waiting a while to use that line.


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2013-02-26 04:04:57 PM

lennavan: Not that you guys are but before we go assuming this guy is reasonable... this guy supported Paul Ryan's budget, is hardcore pro-life, against gay marriage, against repeal of DADT and wants Obamacare repealed and "market based solutions" put in place.

So I would frickin love to see some primary commercials calling this guy an Obama buddy RINO.


all they have to do is show him with the black man. he's done.

other staunch conservatives have been primaried for less. why should this guy be any different?
 
2013-02-26 04:14:38 PM
How bad is the polarization in Washington knee jerk Republican partisanship? Obama just gave a GOP congressman props for actually being seen with him

Edited for accuracy
 
2013-02-26 04:22:40 PM
The Unwritten Code of GOP ConductTM appears to be that under no circumstances should any professed member of the party be seen fraternizing with POTUS, the rationale being that his talismanic powers might engender a spirit of partisan defection or something.

Great comedy tour, cons!
 
2013-02-26 04:23:06 PM
The only reason the far right dominate politics is because you people keep electing Republicans and conservative Democrats to office.
 
2013-02-26 04:24:37 PM
lennavan: Not that you guys are but before we go assuming this guy is reasonable... this guy supported Paul Ryan's budget, is hardcore pro-life, against gay marriage, against repeal of DADT and wants Obamacare repealed and "market based solutions" put in place.

So I would frickin love to see some primary commercials calling this guy an Obama buddy RINO.


He is all of the above.  But he also co-sponsored a bill to increase penalties for strawman gun purchases (a real problem that Virginia is only too well known for), as well as asking Repubs to take on the sequester.  The district he represents is more red than purple, but has had Democratic representation in the past.  We know the Tea Party but it doesn't rule the roost here.  Not ready to be best friends, but he's been smarter lately.  He hasn't embarassed himself (or us) yet, and we'll see.  But he's representing us decently these days.  Supporting defense down here is not shiatting where you live - and it will be more difficult to sell a pro-defense consitituency that he's doing the wrong thing.  He might be primaried - but I don't think he'd lose.
 
2013-02-26 04:24:48 PM
If I were Obama and in an especially petty mood, I'd start showing up in photos with various congresspersons I wished to get rid of.  A fortuitous handshake at a benefit or a tap on the shoulder and say high out in the streets.  Make it look really chummy and such and have the pictures published.
 
2013-02-26 04:29:28 PM
Is  there a history of repubs not agreeing to travel with the prez or is this just Obama's over agrandized ego showing?
 
2013-02-26 04:30:37 PM

Apos: The Unwritten Code of GOP ConductTM appears to be that under no circumstances should any professed member of the party be seen fraternizing with POTUS, the rationale being that his talismanic powers might engender a spirit of partisan defection or something.

Great comedy tour, cons!


This.

That motherfarker finished at the top of his witchdoctor class at the University of Kenya.
 
2013-02-26 04:41:12 PM

Saiga410: Is  there a history of repubs not agreeing to travel with the prez or is this just Obama's over agrandized ego showing?


Because any show of disdain for the most obstructionist backward thinking political party in history constitutes an "over aggrandized" showing of ego.
 
2013-02-26 04:42:42 PM
... wonder how many times the Secret Service had to stop him from trying to knife Obama in the back?
 
2013-02-26 04:47:14 PM

gadian: If I were Obama and in an especially petty mood, I'd start showing up in photos with various congresspersons I wished to get rid of.  A fortuitous handshake at a benefit or a tap on the shoulder and say high out in the streets.  Make it look really chummy and such and have the pictures published.


President Phot-Obomba?
 
2013-02-26 04:47:18 PM
Et tu, Nancy?

www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com
 
2013-02-26 04:53:44 PM

Bill the unknowing: lennavan: Not that you guys are but before we go assuming this guy is reasonable... this guy supported Paul Ryan's budget, is hardcore pro-life, against gay marriage, against repeal of DADT and wants Obamacare repealed and "market based solutions" put in place.

So I would frickin love to see some primary commercials calling this guy an Obama buddy RINO.

He is all of the above.  But he also co-sponsored a bill to increase penalties for strawman gun purchases (a real problem that Virginia is only too well known for), as well as asking Repubs to take on the sequester.  The district he represents is more red than purple, but has had Democratic representation in the past.  We know the Tea Party but it doesn't rule the roost here.  Not ready to be best friends, but he's been smarter lately.  He hasn't embarassed himself (or us) yet, and we'll see.  But he's representing us decently these days.  Supporting defense down here is not shiatting where you live - and it will be more difficult to sell a pro-defense consitituency that he's doing the wrong thing.  He might be primaried - but I don't think he'd lose.


Even if he survives a primary challenge, every dollar he spends defending himself against such a challenge is a dollar he can't spend in the general election.

/and there's also the non-zero chance that the national GOP will go out of their way to bankroll an opponent's general election campaign purely out of spite
//and if he loses the general election because of that, they'll say it's entirely his fault that the seat is no longer in GOP hands because he wasn't conservative enough
///see also NY-23
 
2013-02-26 04:54:27 PM

FlashHarry: lennavan: Not that you guys are but before we go assuming this guy is reasonable... this guy supported Paul Ryan's budget, is hardcore pro-life, against gay marriage, against repeal of DADT and wants Obamacare repealed and "market based solutions" put in place.

So I would frickin love to see some primary commercials calling this guy an Obama buddy RINO.

all they have to do is show him with the black man. he's done.

other staunch conservatives have been primaried for less. why should this guy be any different?


Damn it sir, don't you ever, EVER, refer to the GOP as "conservative" ever again. They are "radicals" not interested in conserving anything.

Teddy and Dwight were conservatives. These current clowns will never compare.
 
2013-02-26 04:57:36 PM

PapaChester: Damn it sir, don't you ever, EVER, refer to the GOP as "conservative" ever again. They are "radicals" not interested in conserving anything.


I agree. They should either be called the Closed-Mindeds or the Know-Nothings.
 
2013-02-26 05:06:31 PM

whidbey: The only reason the far right dominate politics is because you people keep electing Republicans and conservative Democrats to office.


Google gerrymandering
 
2013-02-26 05:18:15 PM

whidbey: The only reason the far right dominate politics is because you people keep electing Republicans and conservative Democrats to office.


They don't "dominate" politics.   What signature piece of legislation do they have to hang their hat on in the last 6-7 years?  They  have just enough numbers to politically suicide bomb  America in protest.
 
2013-02-26 05:22:23 PM
PapaChester:
Damn it sir, don't you ever, EVER, refer to the GOP as "conservative" ever again. They are "radicals" not interested in conserving anything.


This. With rhetoric like "shut er down" and "drown it in a bathtub," I'm beginning to think the GOP doesn't even want to conserve the country. I mean, Norquist came flat out and said he wanted to destroy the government.  What exactly do people think "drown it in a bathtub" means anyway?

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2013-02-26 05:38:21 PM

whidbey: Saiga410: Is  there a history of repubs not agreeing to travel with the prez or is this just Obama's over agrandized ego showing?

Because any show of disdain for the most obstructionist backward thinking political party in history constitutes an "over aggrandized" showing of ego.


Disdain in one thing but to think that an appearance with yourself is a political liability just might be ego.

And actually I know it was a joke on the state of relations between the parties.
 
2013-02-26 06:10:41 PM

Orange-Pippin: With rhetoric like "shut er down" and "drown it in a bathtub,"


Don't forget "Drill baby, drill!"

Orange-Pippin: What exactly do people think "drown it in a bathtub" means anyway?


Also "Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps"
 
2013-02-26 07:01:57 PM

NeverDrunk23: Self fulfilling prophecy by the gop claiming that Obama is splitting the country.

GOP: 'Obama will fail to put out the fire destroying your house...............because we are standing on the hose while restarting the fire.'


they're not standing on the hose.
They're taking a chainsaw to the hose after making sure there was no water in it anyway because the rotten water pipes that should have been carrying it burst because nobody wanted to pay to have them fixed.
 
2013-02-26 07:02:31 PM

Saiga410: Is  there a history of repubs not agreeing to travel with the prez or is this just Obama's over agrandized ego showing?


Have you been paying attention at all for the past 4 years?
 
2013-02-26 11:17:02 PM

HeartBurnKid: Saiga410: Is  there a history of repubs not agreeing to travel with the prez or is this just Obama's over agrandized ego showing?

Have you been paying attention at all for the past 4 years?


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2013-02-28 12:35:00 AM

Orange-Pippin: PapaChester:
Damn it sir, don't you ever, EVER, refer to the GOP as "conservative" ever again. They are "radicals" not interested in conserving anything.

This. With rhetoric like "shut er down" and "drown it in a bathtub," I'm beginning to think the GOP doesn't even want to conserve the country. I mean, Norquist came flat out and said he wanted to destroy the government. What exactly do people think "drown it in a bathtub" means anyway?

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If there were any justice, every Congressman who signed that unelected man-child's seditious little pledge, and especially those who have demonstrated by word and/or action that they hold that pledge above their Constitutional Oath of Office, should be impeached, charged with High Treason, convicted, and executed. High Treason is a capital offense.

The only reason Norquist would be immune is because he doesn't actually hold a position of high elected nor appointed government authority. He would still be guilty of sedition, though.
 
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