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(Politico)   What does it say about Obama that he has time to complete a March Madness bracket, but not fix the economy? And what does it mean that he chooses some teams over others? An American president who favors some at a whim -- Imperial President, indeed   (politico.com) divider line 21
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2013-03-21 12:02:20 PM
7 votes:
I don't think anyone would be able to complete a March Madness bracket if they had to get a majority of both Houses of Congress to agree to it.
2013-03-21 12:03:09 PM
6 votes:
Last time I checked, there was no way for the GOP to filibuster the president's bracket choices. Maybe that's why he gets it done on time every year.
2013-03-21 11:48:43 AM
4 votes:
"Do you realize he's never received one vote for any of his previous budgets? If he can pick one winner right in the brackets, he's trumped what he's able to do on getting votes for his own budget," the South Carolina Republican said Wednesday on Fox News's "On the Record."

"I have no problem with the president doing his brackets. That's fine. He's having fun. He's entitled to have some fun, but usually the way I look at it is you have fun after you do your work. And the president hasn't done his work," said Giuliani, a Republican, on Fox News. "He hasn't done it in years."

The House GOP released a Web video hitting Obama on the issue. In it, the House GOP states, "The president's brackets are always on time. His budgets? Not so much."


Children. Goddamn children.
2013-03-21 12:07:12 PM
3 votes:
Suck my dick.

www.allhatnocattle.net
2013-03-21 12:29:11 PM
2 votes:
the president's budget is never done on time in the same way the red sox never score enough touchdowns to win a game
2013-03-21 12:13:56 PM
2 votes:
I forget, who is supposed to come up with the federal budget?
2013-03-21 12:12:32 PM
2 votes:

Pavia_Resistance: Tells me that Republicans are out of touch


You needed to go no further.
2013-03-21 12:06:02 PM
2 votes:
"I have no problem with the president doing his brackets. That's fine. He's having fun. He's entitled to have some fun, but usually the way I look at it is you have fun after you do your work. And the president hasn't done his work," said Giuliani, a Republican, on Fox News. "He hasn't done it in years."

Oh, so now fun is a government "entitlement", too, Rudy?

Oh and how them NYC firefighters doing, eh buddy?  Probably great since you worked so hard to make sure they had their health insurance and survivor benefits paid out before you went off to failure in presidental politics. Or is it not considered fun to have your ass handed to you like that?  This guy needs to fade into obscurity.
2013-03-21 02:11:43 PM
1 votes:

timujin: Almet: timujin: MindStalker: timujin: I forget, who is supposed to come up with the federal budget?

Constitutionally the House. They have met this, and come up with several budgets that are filled with poison pills and wouldn't pass the Senate.

In general the President is supposed to come up with a roadmap for the budget. The constitution states that he "shall... recommend to [Congress's] consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." Obama has done that, but he hasn't given them a budget they can pass either. Mainly because it says Obama on the top.

So if I understand this correctly, it's the Senate that is holding up the process?  I mean, if they don't like what's in the budget, they could always pass it up to Obama and let him deal with it.  Maybe then he wouldn't have so much time to spend on brackets and Lindsey Graham could spend less time whining and more time washing the sand out of his vajayjay.

It would get fillibustered by Republicans, even if it came out of the Republican controlled house. I.forget who it was, but there was a Republican Senator who either fillibustered or at least voted against his own bill.

Yeah, I remember that, though I believe he was tricked into submitting it.  It was quite humorous.  My point, though, is that Graham is a whiny biatch who is complaining about the very thing he himself is doing.


It was Mitch McConnell. He submitted a bill to vote thinking the Democrats would never vote for it. They said "OK, we'll vote for it" and he then had to filibuster his own submission to avoid bringing it to a vote.. Classic.
2013-03-21 01:12:31 PM
1 votes:
Uh....  

1) That he isn't in charge of the economy (true) and doesn't have the authority or power to overturn a decade of financial inertia (idiot Keynesian economists)
2)  He practices contextual judgement and recognizes relative worth (a good thing).

He wan't my pick for president, but Jeez.  How about some understanding of reality before deciding to get righteously pissy about it?

"Imperial."  I do not think that means that you think it means.
2013-03-21 12:42:02 PM
1 votes:
I can't believe I just google FLIOS
2013-03-21 12:38:22 PM
1 votes:

timujin: I forget, who is supposed to come up with the federal budget?


Having been on the receiving end of many a federal budget, my best guess is that they are created by a group of severely retarded cocker spaniels who have all taken the brown acid.
2013-03-21 12:18:51 PM
1 votes:
My senator is a farking child. If I did my job as poorly as he does his, 400 more of his constituents would be unemployed
2013-03-21 12:12:09 PM
1 votes:

Shrugging Atlas: Wasn't there always an unwritten rule that you don't criticize the President while he/she is overseas?


Section 4.b clause III, paragraph 7-13 of sub-article 2 of The Conservatristical Principles Doctrines:

"...rules shall be suspended if said sitting President is blah [sic], and furthermore such as..."
2013-03-21 12:09:42 PM
1 votes:
Having not read the article I think it goes something like. The economy is hard to fix because it is a large problem and he has multiple people who disagree with whatever he says the solution is so he can't pass the bills he really needs to. Meanwhile the bracket is a small sheet of paper that can be filled out in under an hour.
2013-03-21 12:05:42 PM
1 votes:

NateGrey: How long do these people thinks it takes to fill out a bracket? I did it in half an hour.


After having spent hours in the past I've found that you can be equally successful filling out a bracket in 3 minutes.
2013-03-21 12:04:15 PM
1 votes:
Wanting Obama to propose a budget (which he has) is code for "please propose spending cuts that we the GOP actually want, so we can then call them your idea." Because they're cowards.
2013-03-21 12:03:26 PM
1 votes:
Obama picks teams like this

Republicans pick teams like this

Either way, March Madness is a boring distraction at best.
2013-03-21 12:01:59 PM
1 votes:
This is a repeat from 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.
2013-03-21 12:00:47 PM
1 votes:
How long do these people thinks it takes to fill out a bracket? I did it in half an hour.
2013-03-21 11:57:00 AM
1 votes:
He makes time to complete his bracket because his bracket is the means by which he communicates with the NSIS. Secret coding throughout the entire form allows him to transmit key information annually to his handlers overseas while simultaneously appearing to be engaged in a most American activity. The translation key is incredibly complex, and works on multiple levels, but as an example from his most current bracket (and I'm really stunned he'd be this brazen; I think he's getting a little overconfident since it's been working so long), look at his final four picks:

Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Indiana

Now, aside from telling us that the president has shiatty taste in basketball teams, what does this say? Well, the obvious key is to read the initials: L, F, OS, I. That's meaningless, of course, because you're not reading them in the correct direction (hint: right to left). So what it really should be is F, L, I, OS.

See? Flios. Google it, if you've never heard of the organization, and then ponder what this might mean for all of us.

And that's just the tiniest tip of the iceberg. It's the point on the tip. Most of you are probably better off not knowing any more.
 
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