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2013-05-09 06:17:14 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: They think both parties are worthless


No. False. Wrong. Typical of a modern conservative.

Obama routinely gets high approval ratings while Republican approval is in the shiatter.

Young people support Democrats more than Republicans, and for obvious reasons.
 
2013-05-09 06:18:08 PM
The nice thing about being in the minority is that now white Americans can apply for better business loans and cheaper college tuition... I would say 'White is the new Black', but that would discount the Chinese that built the railroads.

http://www.usagovernmentgrants.org/grants_for_minorities.html


If you give more of the new minority government grants obtained from increased revenue from corporations that do extreme damage, then more white people can stimulate small business growth.

... Is that what you were looking for Bonnie?
 
2013-05-09 06:18:48 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: You see on one side of the equation you have costs and on the other side you have revenue. If you must have more revenue than costs you have two choices: cut costs or increase revenue.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-09 06:18:52 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: If you want a vote now and figure out what's in it Congress go right ahead. I'm thankful they are slowing that type of shiat down.


They're blocking debate on bills, not a vote on passing them.  They're too chickenshait to even talk about them.  There's a difference between "slowing down and having a healthy debate" over a bill and "anonymously objecting to permitting a vote to begin debate".  But you knew that already.
 
2013-05-09 06:20:03 PM

Isitoveryet: this is actually quite simple reasoning on behalf of the Republicans, they would not consider their actions obstructionism for the simple fact that they don't see this country as the multi-cultural-racial-religious-mixed bag-o-nuts & everything under the sun that it is.

they see it as their country, not ours.

they aren't obstructing, they are cleansing.


You know who else tried to cleanse their country?
 
2013-05-09 06:20:34 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Soup4Bonnie: wat?

You see on one side of the equation you have costs and on the other side you have revenue. If you must have more revenue than costs you have two choices: cut costs or increase revenue.


Rueened: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Blues_X: Subvert democracy, obviously.

This doesn't even make sense! They were elected too. Should they just roll over and let things they know are a bad idea go though?!

Car_Ramrod: We've tried nothing and we're all out of ideas!

If you think they haven't put forwards some ideas then you not paying attention. Try reading something other than the Huff Post and Mother Jones.

Making 37 unsuccessful attempts to repeal the President's landmark legislation is not really what I'd call 'putting forwards some ideas'.

They're doing more than that. That's just a few hours of their day.


Oh yeah - don't forget more Benghazi hearings, and all the votes that are DOA in the Senate, like their retarded budget proposal, the debt-prioritization bill, their 40 job creation tax cut bills, and now, just hours ago, yet another committee on Benghazi. They sure are putting forward some stellar ideas. Good on them!
 
2013-05-09 06:21:00 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Blues_X: Subvert democracy, obviously.

This doesn't even make sense! They were elected too. Should they just roll over and let things they know are a bad idea go though?!

Car_Ramrod: We've tried nothing and we're all out of ideas!

If you think they haven't put forwards some ideas then you not paying attention. Try reading something other than the Huff Post and Mother Jones.


That's true, they've tried whining and crying. When that didn't work they moved on to lying and making up bs about birf certifikits. Now they're taking things by force, as it should be with antidemocratic thugs like the republical party.
 
2013-05-09 06:21:00 PM

Slappy McLongstockings: Is that what you were looking for Bonnie?


More off topic gibberish?  No, not so much.  But bless your heart, I can tell you're trying really hard to say...something.
 
2013-05-09 06:21:40 PM
Zeppelininthesky:

You know who else tried to cleanse their country?

Liberals if conservatives keep up with this nonsense.
 
2013-05-09 06:22:31 PM

Evil High Priest: cameroncrazy1984: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So ok with this. If you want a vote now and figure out what's in it Congress go right ahead. I'm thankful they are slowing that type of shiat down.

They're not "slowing" it down. They're stopping it completely. They're shutting things down that even get GOP votes, like the background check bill. You're seriously telling me that every single bill ought to get 60 votes? That's not how democracy is supposed to work.

Reid seems perfectly happy with that system.


Reid's not happy with it; some in the caucus appear to be.
 
2013-05-09 06:23:55 PM

MisterEZ: Liberals if conservatives keep up with this nonsense.


Yeah, right. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see some aggression from the left in this country, but too many Dems are outright pussies.

Harry Reid, for example. The filibuster still exists because of that farking pantywaist.
 
2013-05-09 06:25:10 PM

un4gvn666: cabbyman: Why can't people just do exactly what the President wants all the time?

IT'S NOT FAIR!

"Do what the President wants" or "Stop the President from doing anything of value at all".

This is the mind of the modern conservative. Extremes only, no nuance or middle ground.

And people wonder why young generations think Republicans are worthless.


I've thought Republicans wee worthless for decades. They lost their shiat when that hippie got elected and haven't recovered since.
 
2013-05-09 06:25:48 PM

un4gvn666: MisterEZ: Liberals if conservatives keep up with this nonsense.

Yeah, right. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see some aggression from the left in this country, but too many Dems are outright pussies.

Harry Reid, for example. The filibuster still exists because of that farking pantywaist.


He's a politician. I'm talking about the people.
 
2013-05-09 06:25:58 PM

Ed Grubermann: un4gvn666: cabbyman: Why can't people just do exactly what the President wants all the time?

IT'S NOT FAIR!

"Do what the President wants" or "Stop the President from doing anything of value at all".

This is the mind of the modern conservative. Extremes only, no nuance or middle ground.

And people wonder why young generations think Republicans are worthless.

I've thought Republicans wee worthless for decades. They lost their shiat when that hippie got elected and haven't recovered since.


You mean Clinton, right?
 
2013-05-09 06:26:39 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: However the majority party whining about not getting their way it just sad


in the senate a majority is 60+.
the GOP have the majority in the house.

and the thing that is really sad is that the GOP won't even vote for their own policies if the Dems even hint they might approve of it.
the only thing they will vote for is their own bullshiat bills that try to ban abortion or lower rich people's taxes.
 
2013-05-09 06:28:22 PM

Without Fail: The Republican Party is not better at cutting spending.
The Republican Party is not better at defending the country.
The Republican Party is not better at reducing the size of government.

All of these statement are easily documented facts.

So why do people vote for them?


Because Jesus
 
2013-05-09 06:28:45 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: If you think they haven't put forwards some ideas then you not paying attention. Try reading something other than the Huff Post and Mother Jones.


You're right. Trying to repeal Obamacare for the 37th time is a kind of idea.
 
2013-05-09 06:30:00 PM

Hobodeluxe: The top two Republicans in Congress informed President Obama on Thursday that they will refuse to fulfill their duty under the Affordable Care Act to recommend members of a new board with the power to contain Medicare spending.


And as such, they should be executed for treason.
 
2013-05-09 06:30:00 PM

Job Creator: Without Fail: The Republican Party is not better at cutting spending.
The Republican Party is not better at defending the country.
The Republican Party is not better at reducing the size of government.

All of these statement are easily documented facts.

So why do people vote for them?

Because Jesus


Sadly you're right.
 
2013-05-09 06:34:26 PM
Love it or leave it but don't squat on it and break it.

What we need, or the world needs rather, if for a modern Republican Moses (although that is the wrong name for our purposes) to come and lead all the Republicans to their promise land, somewhere in Alaska i think, maybe somewhere in the middle east, somewhere they can create their utopia with lots of oil, guns, religion, somewhere the scary darkness can't hurt them.
 
2013-05-09 06:34:51 PM

FlashHarry: shiat. by the way, if you couldn't tell, those are cloture votes.


So is that the brown party and the green party, then?
 
2013-05-09 06:37:27 PM

Lost Thought 00: Hobodeluxe: The top two Republicans in Congress informed President Obama on Thursday that they will refuse to fulfill their duty under the Affordable Care Act to recommend members of a new board with the power to contain Medicare spending.

And as such, they should be executed for treason.


impeached for dereliction of duty.
 
2013-05-09 06:38:57 PM

Isitoveryet: Love it or leave it but don't squat on it and break it.

What we need, or the world needs rather, if for a modern Republican Moses (although that is the wrong name for our purposes) to come and lead all the Republicans to their promise land, somewhere in Alaska i think, maybe somewhere in the middle east, somewhere they can create their utopia with lots of oil, guns, religion, somewhere the scary darkness can't hurt them.


Moses? Crazy guy that thinks he can talk to god? I know just the man for the job...

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/01/glenn-beck-theme-park-tea-pa rt y
 
2013-05-09 06:39:21 PM

un4gvn666: The Stealth Hippopotamus: They think both parties are worthless

No. False. Wrong. Typical of a modern conservative.

Obama routinely gets high approval ratings while Republican approval is in the shiatter.

Young people support Democrats more than Republicans, and for obvious reasons.


The good news is that the R(ape) party has been showing their true colors for years now. Young people think they are pathetic losers. Women think they are pathetic losers who will strip them of their rights. Hispanics think they are pathetic losers who want to deport them. Old people think they are pathetic losers who will try to kill them.. There is no demographic where the R(ape) party can show any gains. So they have no choice but try to completely destroy the economy and blame it on the black guy.

Welcome to regional, marginal, permanent minority status, assholes. You deserve it.
 
2013-05-09 06:40:12 PM

un4gvn666: Of course. The rest of the time they're trying to outlaw abortion. How silly of us to forget.


When was the last vote to outlaw abortion?!

un4gvn666: You pretending Republicans are contributing anything of value to modern governance is kinda sad.


Quick quiz: How many bills has the House put forward that were defined as "DOA" when they reached the Senate? Obstruction goes both ways.

Soup4Bonnie: You see, raising the debt limit or defaulting on the debt has nothing to do with costs or revenue. Congress already approved the spending. Now they don't want to pay the bill. Spending and entitlement cuts won't do dick all to the debt ceiling.


That doesn't even make sense! Changing spending and entitlements wont effect the debt ceiling? Yes they already approved the spending! Based on projections that turned out to be wrong. Throw on top of that a few billion here or there for "emergency" spending and boom you got the problem we are in.

Soup4Bonnie: 've seen you troll and you do it better than this


I don't troll. I like debating issues and I have views different than yours. This is not trolling. Good night, I think it's time for me to log off as well. No need to be at the office any more.

un4gvn666: While the ultimate goal is to stop a Democratic President from achieving anything substantia


wrong it's to stop him from achieving anything dumb.

un4gvn666: too late, btw, edit. Obamacare ring a bell?)


Yes and now even the authors of that abomination are regretting it and saying they need way more money to make it happen.

un4gvn666: Republicans are using the filibuster to give them cover from having to explain their incredibly stupid, irresponsible, and provably false ideas on every modern policy in this country. A filibuster keeps them from making fools of themselves in public view.


I wish. The filibuster is giving way too much time in front of a microphone and they keep putting their foot in their mouths.
 
2013-05-09 06:47:53 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: How many bills has the House put forward that were defined as "DOA" when they reached the Senate? Obstruction goes both ways.


They (presumably) know how a bill becomes a law - they're not putting forth anything they think will pass. All these DOA bills are symbolic measure designed to appeal to their base, not to actually get anything done. It doesn't count as obstruction if the House GOP never thought the bills had a chance to get through the Senate in the first place.
 
2013-05-09 06:50:20 PM

MisterEZ: Isitoveryet: Love it or leave it but don't squat on it and break it.

What we need, or the world needs rather, if for a modern Republican Moses (although that is the wrong name for our purposes) to come and lead all the Republicans to their promise land, somewhere in Alaska i think, maybe somewhere in the middle east, somewhere they can create their utopia with lots of oil, guns, religion, somewhere the scary darkness can't hurt them.

Moses? Crazy guy that thinks he can talk to god? I know just the man for the job...

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/01/glenn-beck-theme-park-tea-pa rt y


Independence, USA !!
where all the roads are dirt, the preferred currency is gold,  women know their place, & every structure is privately owned, dilapidated & church affiliated.
 
2013-05-09 07:07:29 PM

Without Fail: The Republican Party is not better at cutting spending.
The Republican Party is not better at defending the country.
The Republican Party is not better at reducing the size of government.

All of these statement are easily documented facts.

So why do people vote for them?


Because the alternative is less appealing?   I mean, President Gore?  President Kerry?  President McCain?   No thank you.
 
2013-05-09 07:11:30 PM

DarwiOdrade: Ed Grubermann: un4gvn666: cabbyman: Why can't people just do exactly what the President wants all the time?

IT'S NOT FAIR!

"Do what the President wants" or "Stop the President from doing anything of value at all".

This is the mind of the modern conservative. Extremes only, no nuance or middle ground.

And people wonder why young generations think Republicans are worthless.

I've thought Republicans wee worthless for decades. They lost their shiat when that hippie got elected and haven't recovered since.

You mean Clinton, right?


Yes.
 
2013-05-09 07:12:48 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: When was the last vote to outlaw abortion?!


no votes but several in committee. 28 bills since the first of the year trying to curb or limit them.
and then you have to also look at the states. they have been the ones who have been passing all kinds of laws pretty much outlawing abortions or making it impossible for clinics to operate.
 
2013-05-09 07:14:00 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Without Fail: The Republican Party is not better at cutting spending.
The Republican Party is not better at defending the country.
The Republican Party is not better at reducing the size of government.

All of these statement are easily documented facts.

So why do people vote for them?

Because the alternative is less appealing?   I mean, President Gore?  President Kerry?  President McCain?   No thank you.


Yes, because GWBush worked out so well.  Funny I did not see him at the GOP convention or hear his name mentioned.
 
2013-05-09 07:14:35 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Without Fail: The Republican Party is not better at cutting spending.
The Republican Party is not better at defending the country.
The Republican Party is not better at reducing the size of government.

All of these statement are easily documented facts.

So why do people vote for them?

Because the alternative is less appealing?   I mean, President Gore?  President Kerry?  President McCain?   No thank you.


Cute.
 
2013-05-09 07:15:25 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Without Fail: The Republican Party is not better at cutting spending.
The Republican Party is not better at defending the country.
The Republican Party is not better at reducing the size of government.

All of these statement are easily documented facts.

So why do people vote for them?

Because the alternative is less appealing?   I mean, President Gore?  President Kerry?  President McCain?   No thank you.


President Gore would not have invaded Iraq. Probably wouldn't have ignored the Clinton administration's warnings about OBL. He may have had the personality of a tree stump, but he wasn't a complete idiot like Bush the Lesser.
 
2013-05-09 07:15:55 PM

GodsTumor: Zeb Hesselgresser: Without Fail: The Republican Party is not better at cutting spending.
The Republican Party is not better at defending the country.
The Republican Party is not better at reducing the size of government.

All of these statement are easily documented facts.

So why do people vote for them?

Because the alternative is less appealing?   I mean, President Gore?  President Kerry?  President McCain?   No thank you.

Yes, because GWBush worked out so well.  Funny I did not see him at the GOP convention or hear his name mentioned.


he's busy painting his feet in the tub and rewriting his legacy.
 
2013-05-09 07:20:15 PM

remus: FlashHarry: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well what else is the minority part suppose to do?!

be the loyal opposition and put country ahead of party?

NAH.

Want to take odds what course the Dems take next time the pendulum swings and they are the minority?  (hint:  last time they obstructed too).  It's the game.  Both sides do it when they are in the minority.  Give up the holier than thou attitude.


No, they didn't. They rolled over and licked GWB's feet, and even swallowed.
 
2013-05-09 07:22:41 PM
Yeah, he has be better at that then he was at the POTUS gig.
Paint a happy, happy place...
 
2013-05-09 07:40:03 PM
Obama is a whiner.
 
2013-05-09 07:42:39 PM

LargeCanine: Obama is a whiner.


www.funnyordie.comblog.lefigaro.frpab58.files.wordpress.com

you spelled Boehner wrong
 
2013-05-09 07:44:42 PM
They love their country so much that they're willing to destroy it in order to save it.
God bless these men, these heroes of our time.
 
2013-05-09 07:44:55 PM

Hobodeluxe: LargeCanine: Obama is a whiner.

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you spelled Boehner wrong


Obama is a Boehner?
 
jvl
2013-05-09 07:59:30 PM
Remember when Senator Obama voted against a Supreme Court nominee because the nominee held different political opinions than Obama did? And how historically that's not how the Senate confirmation process works?

High horse. Get off.
 
2013-05-09 08:05:37 PM
Most of this "obstruction" was developed by Reid under Bush.  Obama has also historically been slow to nominate, which is why it looks like there is more obstruction.  He can't even be bothered to nominate candidates.
 
2013-05-09 08:06:24 PM

jvl: Remember when Senator Obama voted against a Supreme Court nominee because the nominee held different political opinions than Obama did?


No, I remember Sen. Obama voting against Alito and Roberts because in cases where the Constitution was not explicit, both had records of voting in favor of the strong vs. the weak. That's ethics, not politics.
 
2013-05-09 08:06:31 PM

jvl: Remember when Senator Obama voted against a Supreme Court nominee because the nominee held different political opinions than Obama did? And how historically that's not how the Senate confirmation process works?


You mean for Alito?

He's on the Supreme Court.

That's some obstruction you got there.
 
2013-05-09 08:15:41 PM

Hobodeluxe: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 652x360]
The top two Republicans in Congress informed President Obama on Thursday that they will ref is use to fulfill their duty under the Affordable Care Act to recommend members of a new board with the power to contain Medicare spending.


Wow. That is a Microsoft level of shiat. Fark the GOP.
 
2013-05-09 08:17:34 PM

remus: FlashHarry: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well what else is the minority part suppose to do?!

be the loyal opposition and put country ahead of party?

NAH.

Want to take odds what course the Dems take next time the pendulum swings and they are the minority?  (hint:  last time they obstructed too).  It's the game.  Both sides do it when they are in the minority.  Give up the holier than thou attitude.


The thing is that it is, in fact, OK when Dems do it. Unlike the GOP, the Dems have Americas best interests at heart whereas the GOP just look out for their wealthy employers.
 
2013-05-09 08:18:52 PM
Stealth hippo claims he doesn't troll...

Guess he is just a moran then.
 
2013-05-09 08:20:48 PM

MyRandomName: Most of this "obstruction" was developed by Reid under Bush.  Obama has also historically been slow to nominate, which is why it looks like there is more obstruction.  He can't even be bothered to nominate candidates.


Just a question. Do you mind if I farky you as a Sarah Palin-level retarded person?
 
2013-05-09 08:28:55 PM
So, courtesy of the human potato sacks ITT, the reasons are:

- BSABSVR
- We hate the US and want it to fail and WE'RE WINNING YEAH!
- The libs did it libs libs libs

Also, as a bonus, asserting that Bush was the superior choice.

Farking winners, here. Fine, worthwhile human beings.
 
2013-05-09 08:30:08 PM
The GOP really needs to do everything that 0bama wants.
That is why they were voted into office.
That was the whole point of the historic shellacking in the 2010 midterms, the 2012 House races and the wins in the state governorship.
 
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