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(Washington Post)   The GOP: "shiat just got real" as they realize it's no longer a matter of if, but which campaign promises will be broken. The sound the GOP hears behind it is the Tea Party sharpening its knife   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 160
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2013-03-05 08:13:17 AM  
FTA:"One of the last presidents to balance the budget was Herbert Hoover," King added darkly, referring to the penny-pinching Republican blamed for deepening the Great Depression.

The last President to balance the budget and bring in a surplus without tanking the economy was President Clinton. I detect a trend here myself.
 
2013-03-05 08:21:12 AM  
2014 is going to be an interesting election year.
 
2013-03-05 08:23:29 AM  
Could everyone just get their crap together? Now?
 
2013-03-05 08:24:08 AM  

Summoner101: 2014 is going to be an interesting election year.


The GOP better have this all planned out or it's going to be a shiatstorm for them.
 
2013-03-05 08:25:17 AM  
Everybody hurts.

Sometimes.
 
2013-03-05 08:25:36 AM  
Never has it ever been a question of if, subby. It is always a question of when, how many, and what kind of contortions the party-line kool-aid drinkers will go through to justify it or avoid discussing it.

If you don't believe that, Jon Corzine has some, shall we say, campaign debt he'd like your help in resolving.
 
2013-03-05 08:27:27 AM  

Gulper Eel: Never has it ever been a question of if, subby. It is always a question of when, how many, and what kind of contortions the party-line kool-aid drinkers will go through to justify it or avoid discussing it.

If you don't believe that, Jon Corzine has some, shall we say, campaign debt he'd like your help in resolving.


I don't get why it's that big of a deal.  Everyone is wrong on occasion, just admit it and move on.  I just don't understand why that's so hard for any organization, be it the GOP or the Catholic Church.
 
2013-03-05 08:28:04 AM  
api.ning.com
 
2013-03-05 08:30:42 AM  
No shiat, assholes.
 
2013-03-05 08:31:21 AM  
Republicans scared they may have to cut medicare?  Why can't they just say that they're actually cutting Obamacare, secure in the knowledge that the teatards can't tell the difference?

President Obama plans to wait until the House acts to offer his budget plan, which is more than four weeks late. Administration officials have not provided a release date or explained the unusual delay

It's his plan to cut government waste.  Sure, he can tell his aides to spend two or three months putting together a budget plan, to which the immediate and resounding response from the republicans will be "HELL NO", before they've even read it - even if it was a word-for-word copy of their own budgetary demands.  Or he can have them do something productive with their time, like jerking off.
 
2013-03-05 08:32:28 AM  
So what? A new crop of Teatards wouldn't alter things in any significant fashion...
 
2013-03-05 08:33:16 AM  

AirForceVet: FTA:"One of the last presidents to balance the budget was Herbert Hoover," King added darkly, referring to the penny-pinching Republican blamed for deepening the Great Depression.

The last President to balance the budget and bring in a surplus without tanking the economy was President Clinton. I detect a trend here myself.


And he did it by raising taxes, the second greatest increase in history, by one vote, V.P. Gore's, while all the prominent Republicans claimed the taxes raises would lead to recession and greater deficits.  We want to balance the budget, start with the Clinton tax rates, all of them.
 
2013-03-05 08:36:27 AM  

RyogaM: AirForceVet: FTA:"One of the last presidents to balance the budget was Herbert Hoover," King added darkly, referring to the penny-pinching Republican blamed for deepening the Great Depression.

The last President to balance the budget and bring in a surplus without tanking the economy was President Clinton. I detect a trend here myself.

And he did it by raising taxes, the second greatest increase in history, by one vote, V.P. Gore's, while all the prominent Republicans claimed the taxes raises would lead to recession and greater deficits.  We want to balance the budget, start with the Clinton tax rates, all of them.


Ayup
 
2013-03-05 08:38:58 AM  
The more time they spend fighting each other, the less they can spend destroying the country they presumably love so much. (Not Israel, the other one)
 
2013-03-05 08:43:55 AM  
www.washingtonpost.com

Hey Grandma, get PUMPED for cat food dinners!
 
2013-03-05 08:44:35 AM  

Tomahawk513: I don't get why it's that big of a deal.  Everyone is wrong on occasion, just admit it and move on.  I just don't understand why that's so hard for any organization, be it the GOP or the Catholic Church.


Both organizations believe they are preordained to rule mankind in the name of an infallible and all powerful God.  To admit a mistake (much less a heinous atrocity) would be to bring them down to the level of mere mortals, where they can be judged for their actions.  There is no nightmare more terrifying than that.
 
2013-03-05 08:46:17 AM  

ginandbacon: Could everyone just get their crap together? Now?

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2013-03-05 08:46:22 AM  

qorkfiend: So what? A new crop of Teatards wouldn't alter things in any significant fashion...


No, the extra chromosome demographic has been here since we were a colony.  It's almost like a curse.
 
2013-03-05 08:46:59 AM  

RyogaM: AirForceVet: FTA:"One of the last presidents to balance the budget was Herbert Hoover," King added darkly, referring to the penny-pinching Republican blamed for deepening the Great Depression.

The last President to balance the budget and bring in a surplus without tanking the economy was President Clinton. I detect a trend here myself.

And he did it by raising taxes, the second greatest increase in history, by one vote, V.P. Gore's, while all the prominent Republicans claimed the taxes raises would lead to recession and greater deficits.  We want to balance the budget, start with the Clinton tax rates, all of them.


Well that just makes too much damn sense
 
2013-03-05 08:47:35 AM  
The US is selling bonds at incredibly low interest rates, sometimes even at negative rates.  The idea that federal spending is a pressing problem that must be dealt with immediately is ridiculous.  We can worry about making cuts once the recovery gains some steam.
 
2013-03-05 08:48:27 AM  
Who knew that cognitive dissonance was a poor campaign platform?
 
2013-03-05 08:48:46 AM  

Skarekrough: Summoner101: 2014 is going to be an interesting election year.

The GOP better have this all planned out or it's going to be a shiatstorm for them.


They gerrymandered themselves into a situation where their craziest crazy crays have good chances of getting elected.  I guess that's what happens when you cut a section of your most racist, crazy nut jobs for your district. They end up electing one of their own.
 
2013-03-05 08:48:47 AM  
Path to Prosperity II, By Paul Ryan.

What could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-03-05 08:51:26 AM  

LarryDan43: They gerrymandered themselves into a situation where their craziest crazy crays have good chances of getting elected. I guess that's what happens when you cut a section of your most racist, crazy nut jobs for your district. They end up electing one of their own.


Fun historical fact. The party that gerrymanders districts during a census year often has it biting them in the ass 8 to 10 years later.
 
2013-03-05 08:53:01 AM  
Since Republicans are so extreme, detached from reality, and just plain stupid in their policies and ideas, anything they try to do is untenable, and will not stick.

Soon reality will set in, and these folks will fade away into history.
 
2013-03-05 08:54:46 AM  
GOP Brazzers II: Robot Chicken F*ckaloo

//how's that debt celiling poor smear working out for you, Boehner?
 
2013-03-05 08:55:34 AM  

johnnyrocket: Since Republicans are so extreme, detached from reality, and just plain stupid in their policies and ideas, anything they try to do is untenable, and will not stick.

Soon reality will set in, and these folks will fade away into history.


This. Republican policies are long obsolete at best (example: their foreign policy), usually simply ignorant (economic policy), and occasionally outright monstrous (social policy). The GOP needs to go the fark away, and a strong liberal party needs to take their place if America is ever going to be exceptional again.
 
2013-03-05 08:56:06 AM  
This couldn't be happening to a nicer bunch of assholes. Bring on austerity. Own it, you farkers, and gnash your teeth in agony.

fark Republicans.
 
2013-03-05 08:58:20 AM  

LarryDan43: Skarekrough: Summoner101: 2014 is going to be an interesting election year.

The GOP better have this all planned out or it's going to be a shiatstorm for them.

They gerrymandered themselves into a situation where their craziest crazy crays have good chances of getting elected.  I guess that's what happens when you cut a section of your most racist, crazy nut jobs for your district. They end up electing one of their own.


This is so true. They can't take the Senate (which is actually based on a popular vote--and they are backing themselves into a corner when it comes to the White House--I never thought I would view the Senate as the more democratic arm of the House, and yet...)
 
2013-03-05 09:00:24 AM  
When you starve the beast, it gets hungry. And angry.

Reap what you have sown GOP.
 
2013-03-05 09:00:48 AM  

sammyk: Path to Prosperity II, By Paul Ryan.

What could possibly go wrong?


He didn't use ":Electric Boogaloo" at the end of it?
 
2013-03-05 09:09:51 AM  
So when are Romney and  Ryan going to announce the list of loopholes that should be closed in order to balance the budget?
 
2013-03-05 09:13:01 AM  

lilbjorn: So when are Romney and  Ryan going to announce the list of loopholes that should be closed in order to balance the budget?


Medicare is a loophole silly
 
2013-03-05 09:13:44 AM  

lilbjorn: So when are Romney and  Ryan going to announce the list of loopholes that should be closed in order to balance the budget?




They can't. Those could only be given to America if they won.

America proved unworthy.
 
2013-03-05 09:14:41 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: lilbjorn: So when are Romney and  Ryan going to announce the list of loopholes that should be closed in order to balance the budget?

Medicare is a loophole silly


2/10
 
2013-03-05 09:15:05 AM  

lilbjorn: So when are Romney and  Ryan going to announce the list of loopholes that should be closed in order to balance the budget?


How about NO!  You blew it America.

Ryan has the plan, and it works, he's done the math you know.
A country that would reject his VP bid is not a country worth saving, so you will not see the plan....EVER!

/also, OMG a wolf!
//over there!!!
///oh wait, nope
 
2013-03-05 09:16:02 AM  

GoldSpider: Who knew that cognitive dissonance was a poor campaign platform?


The problem is that it worked so well in the past.
 
2013-03-05 09:16:48 AM  
Nothing worse than men with convictions who can't change their minds.
 
2013-03-05 09:17:36 AM  

hinten: Nothing worse than men with convictions who can't change their minds.


depends quite a lot on the convictions
 
2013-03-05 09:18:07 AM  

lilbjorn: MyKingdomForYourHorse: lilbjorn: So when are Romney and  Ryan going to announce the list of loopholes that should be closed in order to balance the budget?

Medicare is a loophole silly

2/10


I ain't had my coffee yet this morning, I'll get better this afternoon. Trust me.
 
2013-03-05 09:18:42 AM  

Skarekrough: Summoner101: 2014 is going to be an interesting election year.

The GOP better have this all planned out or it's going to be a shiatstorm for them.


You guys were saying that in 2010 and look what happened. If the GOP can keep the economy in the crapper, then 2014 will be another clean sweep for them. You underestimate how dumb and short sighted people can be.

My prediction?

The spending cuts put us back into recession and the GOP wins every election in 2014. The American people are ready to give into the terrorists.
 
2013-03-05 09:18:46 AM  

GoodyearPimp: GoldSpider: Who knew that cognitive dissonance was a poor campaign platform?

The problem is that it worked so well in the past.


It works great right up until you gain enough power to be expected to do something
 
2013-03-05 09:19:26 AM  
As far as I'm concerned they only need to keep two promises:

1/. Keep govt out of healthcare.
2/. Ban abortions.
 
2013-03-05 09:21:18 AM  

Granny_Panties: Skarekrough: Summoner101: 2014 is going to be an interesting election year.

The GOP better have this all planned out or it's going to be a shiatstorm for them.

You guys were saying that in 2010 and look what happened. If the GOP can keep the economy in the crapper, then 2014 will be another clean sweep for them. You underestimate how dumb and short sighted people can be.

My prediction?

The spending cuts put us back into recession and the GOP wins every election in 2014. The American people are ready to give into the terrorists.


It's too bad we can't have some kind of test-country for them to demonstrate their policies... I nominate the South!
 
2013-03-05 09:22:03 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Tomahawk513: I don't get why it's that big of a deal.  Everyone is wrong on occasion, just admit it and move on.  I just don't understand why that's so hard for any organization, be it the GOP or the Catholic Church.

Both organizations believe they are preordained to rule mankind in the name of an infallible and all powerful God.  To admit a mistake (much less a heinous atrocity) would be to bring them down to the level of mere mortals, where they can be judged for their actions.  There is no nightmare more terrifying than that.


And if those organizations admit a mistake after advertising their ordainment by God/Fate/Justice/etc to be infallible, people might start to question if they've been wrong about anything else.
 
2013-03-05 09:22:17 AM  

RyogaM: AirForceVet: FTA:"One of the last presidents to balance the budget was Herbert Hoover," King added darkly, referring to the penny-pinching Republican blamed for deepening the Great Depression.

The last President to balance the budget and bring in a surplus without tanking the economy was President Clinton. I detect a trend here myself.

And he did it by raising taxes, the second greatest increase in history, by one vote, V.P. Gore's, while all the prominent Republicans claimed the taxes raises would lead to recession and greater deficits.  We want to balance the budget, start with the Clinton tax rates, all of them.


And they were right.  They were so right that they correctly predicted, in 1993, the inevitable recession and greater deficits that occurred in 2008.  So suck it. libs.
 
2013-03-05 09:24:21 AM  

Parthenogenetic: RyogaM: AirForceVet: FTA:"One of the last presidents to balance the budget was Herbert Hoover," King added darkly, referring to the penny-pinching Republican blamed for deepening the Great Depression.

The last President to balance the budget and bring in a surplus without tanking the economy was President Clinton. I detect a trend here myself.

And he did it by raising taxes, the second greatest increase in history, by one vote, V.P. Gore's, while all the prominent Republicans claimed the taxes raises would lead to recession and greater deficits.  We want to balance the budget, start with the Clinton tax rates, all of them.

And they were right.  They were so right that they correctly predicted, in 1993, the inevitable recession and greater deficits that occurred in 2008.  So suck it. libs.


Well, I'm sold. Tea Party here I come.
 
2013-03-05 09:24:41 AM  

Granny_Panties: Skarekrough: Summoner101: 2014 is going to be an interesting election year.

The GOP better have this all planned out or it's going to be a shiatstorm for them.

You guys were saying that in 2010 and look what happened. If the GOP can keep the economy in the crapper, then 2014 will be another clean sweep for them. You underestimate how dumb and short sighted people can be.

My prediction?

The spending cuts put us back into recession and the GOP wins every election in 2014. The American people are ready to give into the terrorists.


Will your grannies panties be so enthusiastic about voting if they cut her medicare to protect tax cuts for the rich?
 
2013-03-05 09:27:30 AM  

Granny_Panties: Skarekrough: Summoner101: 2014 is going to be an interesting election year.

The GOP better have this all planned out or it's going to be a shiatstorm for them.

You guys were saying that in 2010 and look what happened. If the GOP can keep the economy in the crapper, then 2014 will be another clean sweep for them. You underestimate how dumb and short sighted people can be.

My prediction?

The spending cuts put us back into recession and the GOP wins every election in 2014. The American people are ready to give into the terrorists.


Well, in some ways I guess it's a good thing we're going to have a whole new round of debt ceiling shenanigans in August right before a run up to a primary season.  All this shiat will be fresh.
 
2013-03-05 09:28:35 AM  
Welcome to the real world, Republicans and subby.  Campaign promises mean nothing.
 
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