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(RealClearPolitics)   At some point, one has to ask: Is this administration responsible for ANYTHING?   (realclearpolitics.com) divider line 249
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2013-05-15 02:38:51 PM  
The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?
 
2013-05-15 02:39:27 PM  
bin Laden is still dead.
 
2013-05-15 02:40:07 PM  
They are responsible for implementing the Republican plan for healthcare reform.
 
2013-05-15 02:40:20 PM  
I don't know, having the worst people in America being in a perpetual terrified froth-rage for the last five yrs has been good for some lulz
 
2013-05-15 02:40:45 PM  

Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?


Is that really to the credit of the Democrats or mindless GOP obstructionism, though?
 
2013-05-15 02:40:47 PM  
Why won't he just resign!? You've accused him of so many things!
 
2013-05-15 02:44:23 PM  
The DOW is skyrocketing.
 
2013-05-15 02:44:26 PM  

Shostie: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Is that really to the credit of the Democrats or mindless GOP obstructionism, though?


And what is responsible for mindless GOP obstructionism?

Democrats being power.

QED.
 
2013-05-15 02:46:48 PM  
No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...
 
2013-05-15 02:52:00 PM  
It's responsible for making the GOP whinier and derpier than it's ever been.
 
2013-05-15 02:52:13 PM  

James!: Why won't he just resign!? You've accused him of so many things!


There have been allegations, my friend. LOTS of allegations.
 
2013-05-15 02:52:38 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...


And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!
 
2013-05-15 02:52:50 PM  

MrBallou: James!: Why won't he just resign!? You've accused him of so many things!

There have been allegations, my friend. LOTS of allegations.


Some say that terrible things are happening.
 
2013-05-15 02:53:12 PM  

MrBallou: James!: Why won't he just resign!? You've accused him of so many things!

There have been allegations, my friend. LOTS of allegations.


There are so many allegations, he should have been impeached by now. WTF is this guy's problem?
 
2013-05-15 02:54:53 PM  
Checks the Constitution.......eh, not so much actually.
 
2013-05-15 03:06:19 PM  
He'd have a lot more control over the Justice Department and the IRS if it weren't for your boy Nixon, subby.
 
2013-05-15 03:12:21 PM  

JerseyTim: Sin_City_Superhero: No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...

And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!


Stop talking about Queen Pelosi like that. Her mascara ran and she can't help having huge floppy feet.
 
2013-05-15 03:23:00 PM  
The GOP doesn't want to have to start impeachment proceedings...
 
2013-05-15 03:32:40 PM  
Repeal the farking Patriot Act or shut the fark up.

Or both, preferably.
 
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2013-05-15 03:37:44 PM  
I asked that about the Bush administration, apparently the answer was no.  Except for keeping us safe.  After that little 9/11 thing I mean.
 
2013-05-15 03:53:34 PM  
unemployment is down, housing is coming back.
 
2013-05-15 03:56:59 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: No human being  politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...


While you're not wrong, that's not limited to politicians.

JerseyTim: And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!


Wow, how does it keep up with the news like that?
 
2013-05-15 03:58:01 PM  
why would the Obama administration take credit for everything GWB did?
 
2013-05-15 03:59:13 PM  

bradkanus: why would the Obama administration take credit for everything GWB did?


Reverse but Bush, but will he stick the landing?
 
2013-05-15 04:11:51 PM  
Here's the thing that kills me: the President not really being down with the day-to-day operations of the DOJ and IRS is ideal. That's the way it should be. Granted, he should have strong leadership in place there in order to guide things in a responsible, legal manner, but the president should not be involved in operations.
 
2013-05-15 04:12:23 PM  

bradkanus: why would the Obama administration take credit for everything GWB did?


That would be silly.  No way Obama takes credit for blundering us into a war in Iraq, or sinking the economy, for example.
 
2013-05-15 04:13:35 PM  

Lorelle: It's responsible for making the GOP whinier and derpier than it's ever been.


That's where I was going to go

/done drove 'em right over the edge
 
2013-05-15 04:14:24 PM  
Butthurt.

Massive amounts of butthurt.

Like, being sodomized by Lexington Steele, Ron Jeremy, and John Holmes in a massive, anal-rending triple penetration level butthurt.
 
2013-05-15 04:19:01 PM  
Obama is responsible for the bucket of sand in the GOP's vagina.
 
2013-05-15 04:19:29 PM  
Are you kidding, submitter?  He just released this to the press:

"Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!"
 
2013-05-15 04:32:24 PM  

FlashHarry: unemployment is down, housing is coming back.


It couldn't get worse!!!!  Of course it went down.  You throw a rock in the air, it has to come down sometime.  I don't get credit for the down part.  Just the throwing it in the air part.  Damn you 0bama.
 
2013-05-15 04:37:12 PM  

JerseyTim: Here's the thing that kills me: the President not really being down with the day-to-day operations of the DOJ and IRS is ideal. That's the way it should be. Granted, he should have strong leadership in place there in order to guide things in a responsible, legal manner, but the president should not be involved in operations.


i know - the idea that he would be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the cincinnati field office of the IRS is ludicrous.
 
2013-05-15 04:39:04 PM  

Nabb1: Are you kidding, submitter?  He just released this to the press:

"Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!"


I LOVED that scene.  Especially when he dropped Carrie Fisher in the mud at the end.  Just like Obama will do to us, after he kisses us right on the lips.  He'll drop us in the mud.  And it won't be a nice kiss either, it will be all beer and bratwurst and a tongue choking your tonsils.  And you can bet he'll be smart enough to take our M-16s first.
 
2013-05-15 04:43:49 PM  

FlashHarry: JerseyTim: Here's the thing that kills me: the President not really being down with the day-to-day operations of the DOJ and IRS is ideal. That's the way it should be. Granted, he should have strong leadership in place there in order to guide things in a responsible, legal manner, but the president should not be involved in operations.

i know - the idea that he would be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the cincinnati field office of the IRS is ludicrous.


I'm still giving him the benefit of a doubt on the IRS thing.  I think that's institutional mismanagement, not an Obama directive.  But, I don't believe for a second he didn't know what was going on with the DoJ and the AP.  That was an investigation into a pretty serious security leak, and he has been cracking down on those, and this involved the Associated Press, one of the largest and well-known media outlets in the country.
 
2013-05-15 04:47:00 PM  
How can the head of the Justice Department recuse himself of things? Who then is in charge, a Deputy?
 
2013-05-15 04:50:12 PM  

Nabb1: FlashHarry: JerseyTim: Here's the thing that kills me: the President not really being down with the day-to-day operations of the DOJ and IRS is ideal. That's the way it should be. Granted, he should have strong leadership in place there in order to guide things in a responsible, legal manner, but the president should not be involved in operations.

i know - the idea that he would be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the cincinnati field office of the IRS is ludicrous.

I'm still giving him the benefit of a doubt on the IRS thing.  I think that's institutional mismanagement, not an Obama directive.  But, I don't believe for a second he didn't know what was going on with the DoJ and the AP.  That was an investigation into a pretty serious security leak, and he has been cracking down on those, and this involved the Associated Press, one of the largest and well-known media outlets in the country.


I think this kind of action would have given even Nixon pause.  I find it scandalous that this isn't the only scandal we really need to look into.  Because if what I know so far is true, this is fairly outrageous.

/seriously
 
2013-05-15 04:50:26 PM  

vernonFL: How can the head of the Justice Department recuse himself of things? Who then is in charge, a Deputy?


He recused himself because he was questioned by the FBI. He felt it was inappropriate for himself to be part of an investigation that he was previously an object of. It was then taken over by the Deputy Attorney General.
 
2013-05-15 04:51:37 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Nabb1: FlashHarry: JerseyTim: Here's the thing that kills me: the President not really being down with the day-to-day operations of the DOJ and IRS is ideal. That's the way it should be. Granted, he should have strong leadership in place there in order to guide things in a responsible, legal manner, but the president should not be involved in operations.

i know - the idea that he would be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the cincinnati field office of the IRS is ludicrous.

I'm still giving him the benefit of a doubt on the IRS thing.  I think that's institutional mismanagement, not an Obama directive.  But, I don't believe for a second he didn't know what was going on with the DoJ and the AP.  That was an investigation into a pretty serious security leak, and he has been cracking down on those, and this involved the Associated Press, one of the largest and well-known media outlets in the country.

I think this kind of action would have given even Nixon pause.  I find it scandalous that this isn't the only scandal we really need to look into.  Because if what I know so far is true, this is fairly outrageous.

/seriously


Totally agree.
 
2013-05-15 04:55:08 PM  

Nabb1: FlashHarry: JerseyTim: Here's the thing that kills me: the President not really being down with the day-to-day operations of the DOJ and IRS is ideal. That's the way it should be. Granted, he should have strong leadership in place there in order to guide things in a responsible, legal manner, but the president should not be involved in operations.

i know - the idea that he would be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the cincinnati field office of the IRS is ludicrous.

I'm still giving him the benefit of a doubt on the IRS thing.  I think that's institutional mismanagement, not an Obama directive.  But, I don't believe for a second he didn't know what was going on with the DoJ and the AP.  That was an investigation into a pretty serious security leak, and he has been cracking down on those, and this involved the Associated Press, one of the largest and well-known media outlets in the country.


I believe that the President is so scrupulous and respects the protocols so much, that he is not involved in investigations by the Department of Justice whatsoever.
 
2013-05-15 04:58:07 PM  
He got Boehner to admit he's more interested in firing people than creating jobs.
 
2013-05-15 05:01:07 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I think this kind of action would have given even Nixon pause.


Oh please.  Yes, Nixon was accused of using the IRS illegally, but he had a farking laundry list of charges leveled against him in the articles of impeachment.  Nixon would have thought what the Obama DoJ and/or IRS is doing was cute or quaint.
 
2013-05-15 05:19:21 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: JerseyTim: Sin_City_Superhero: No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...

And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!

Stop talking about Queen Pelosi like that. Her mascara ran and she can't help having huge floppy feet.


This guy has 1,787 greenlights.
 
2013-05-15 05:26:04 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I think this kind of action would have given even Nixon pause.


I think it would have given even Stalin pause!
 
2013-05-15 05:28:40 PM  

Tigger: They are responsible for implementing the Republican plan for healthcare reform.


And what a glorious trainwreck it will be.
 
2013-05-15 05:35:45 PM  
Author is racist
 
2013-05-15 05:38:25 PM  

Aarontology: bin Laden is still dead.


That was from all the hard work Bush did although that guy he appointed as commissioner of the IRS was Obama's fault.
 
2013-05-15 05:38:50 PM  

sigdiamond2000: jehovahs witness protection: JerseyTim: Sin_City_Superhero: No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...

And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!

Stop talking about Queen Pelosi like that. Her mascara ran and she can't help having huge floppy feet.

This guy has 1,787 greenlights.


Yup.

usahitman.com
 
2013-05-15 05:39:56 PM  

Triumph: Tigger: They are responsible for implementing the Republican plan for healthcare reform.

And what a glorious trainwreck it will be.


True, we really shouldn't model health care reform based on plans from the Heritage Foundation huh? ;)
 
2013-05-15 05:40:00 PM  
The price of gas dropped, can the Administration be responsible for that?
 
2013-05-15 05:41:04 PM  
I appreciate the question subby.  Now please go ask someone else.
 
2013-05-15 05:41:33 PM  
Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.
 
2013-05-15 05:42:22 PM  

JerseyTim: Sin_City_Superhero: No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...

And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!


And WHAT is the deal with airline food??!!??  DAMN YOU FARTBONGO!
 
2013-05-15 05:42:42 PM  
to be fair, the boy who cried wolf was right once
but which time was the party who cried wolf right
 
2013-05-15 05:42:47 PM  
overzealous staffer.  non issue
 
2013-05-15 05:43:41 PM  
I'm going to go with "the destruction of America through his iron-fisted authoritarian socialist rule."
 
2013-05-15 05:44:56 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Lorelle: It's responsible for making the GOP whinier and derpier than it's ever been.

That's where I was going to go

/done drove 'em right over the edge


At least they didn't have to walk.
 
2013-05-15 05:45:12 PM  
Why won't President Obama accept responsibility for the outlandish accusations the GOP has brought forth?

Why won't this administration give the GOP the kind of dirt responses they need to tar & feather the President?
 
2013-05-15 05:45:39 PM  
d1ovi2g6vebctw.cloudfront.net

Frowns on subby's much appreciated question.
 
2013-05-15 05:45:59 PM  
Yes, Barack Obama is personally responsible for how the IRS handles paperwork, how the DoJ handles leaks, and micromanaging the security staff at every consulate on Earth.

But the Commander-in-Chief of the US military ISN'T responsible for a high-risk, secret military operation (which he helped plan) to capture or kill America's #1 enemy.

^ THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.
 
2013-05-15 05:46:22 PM  

LordJiro: Yes, Barack Obama is personally responsible for how the IRS handles paperwork, how the DoJ handles leaks, and micromanaging the security staff at every consulate on Earth.

But the Commander-in-Chief of the US military ISN'T responsible for a high-risk, secret military operation (which he helped plan) to capture or kill America's #1 enemy.

^ THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.


cman: Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.

 
2013-05-15 05:47:26 PM  
This thread is so Left that if you placed it in a boat it'd capsize portside.
 
2013-05-15 05:47:32 PM  

JerseyTim: The DOW is skyrocketing.


Signifying nothing.
 
2013-05-15 05:47:34 PM  

Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?


Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.
 
2013-05-15 05:48:11 PM  

cman: Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.


So Reagan was responsible for Iran Contra.
 
2013-05-15 05:49:49 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: JerseyTim: The DOW is skyrocketing.

Signifying nothing.


Well except when it was falling and then it was all Obama's fault.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-15 05:50:16 PM  

Tigger: They are responsible for implementing the Republican plan for healthcare reform.


1.bp.blogspot.com

'Clever girl'......aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhh
 
2013-05-15 05:50:24 PM  
At some point, one has to ask: why isn't the wolf ever really THERE?
 
2013-05-15 05:50:26 PM  
Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.

So Bush was responsible for Abu Ghraib.
 
2013-05-15 05:50:52 PM  

vernonFL: cman: Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.

So Reagan was responsible for Iran Contra.


That was Obama's fault, he staged the whole thing due to the fact that he can only travel in steps.  You can how far each leap back to the forging of his birth certificate was due to bad things occurring during a republican presidency.
 
2013-05-15 05:51:08 PM  

cman: Author is racist


You're the real racist for pointing it out.
 
2013-05-15 05:51:17 PM  

vernonFL: cman: Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.

So Reagan was responsible for Iran Contra.


Yep he was.

He actually had an actual hand in it.
 
2013-05-15 05:51:20 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-15 05:51:39 PM  

The_Forensicator: I appreciate the question subby.  Now please go ask someone else.


The_Forensicator: Frowns on subby's much appreciated question.



We get it. You love the question you don't want to answer.
 
2013-05-15 05:52:08 PM  
Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden
Jobs are going okay
DOW is up
Healthcare bill is passed so poor people won't die
Ending the war in Afghanistan
Improving the economy despite the GOP obstructing everything
Lower deficit
Housing is better
 
2013-05-15 05:52:17 PM  

Anonymous Bosch: At some point, one has to ask: why isn't the wolf ever really THERE?


There is no 'there' there. Obammy said so, so it must be true!  Study it out!
 
2013-05-15 05:52:50 PM  

mistrmind: This thread is so Left that if you placed it in a boat it'd capsize portside.


Oh, sweet..my ignore list needed rounding up to 100.
*plonk*
 
2013-05-15 05:52:55 PM  

cman: Yep he was.

He actually had an actual hand in it.


Stop being intellectually honest. You're screwing me up.
 
2013-05-15 05:52:56 PM  

cman: Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.


The CEO of Union Carbide and Obama both are morally responsible for the conduct of their underlings only if:

1) they had prior knowledge of it, and failed to stop it, or

2) they knew about it afterwards, and explicitly or implicitly ratified it, or

3) they created a culture or incentives within their organizations which encouraged what their underlings did, whether or not they knew about it in advance, or ratified it afterwards.
 
2013-05-15 05:53:11 PM  
He's clearly responsible for the country's catastrophic shortage of unfarted bongos.
 
2013-05-15 05:53:45 PM  
Obama is responsible for being black and sensible while being president, which gets the GOP all frothy because they wanted an angry-white hating black man they can demonize and lovingly affirm all their innate racial stereotypes and prejudices. And, in the process, Obama is also responsible for a tremendous amount of butthurt as their fragile worldview is rejected by the majority of America.
 
2013-05-15 05:54:23 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.


LOL, tell us that again when you're crying about Obama's "record spending".
 
2013-05-15 05:54:30 PM  
No, they are not responsible and if you'd read the small print on the back of your voter identification card you would know that.

"VOTE AT YOUR OWN RISK.  Corporations not responsible for loss or damage to society."
 
2013-05-15 05:55:28 PM  
Don't forget 38 straight months of private sector job growth.
 
2013-05-15 05:55:44 PM  

Baz744: cman: Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.

The CEO of Union Carbide and Obama both are morally responsible for the conduct of their underlings only if:

1) they had prior knowledge of it, and failed to stop it, or

2) they knew about it afterwards, and explicitly or implicitly ratified it, or

3) they created a culture or incentives within their organizations which encouraged what their underlings did, whether or not they knew about it in advance, or ratified it afterwards.


Touche

I am gonna have to think about that one
 
2013-05-15 05:56:23 PM  
He took responsibility for fathering Trayvon Martin.
 
2013-05-15 05:56:59 PM  

Fart_Machine: Lt. Cheese Weasel: JerseyTim: The DOW is skyrocketing.

Signifying nothing.

Well except when it was falling and then it was all Obama's fault.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 430x449]


Yeah - republicans hate it when you change the graph on them:
i1326.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-15 05:57:16 PM  
WHY WON'T HE JUST ADMIT TO THE THINGS WE MADE UP ALREADY?

/pathetic gop
 
2013-05-15 05:57:24 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.


No thanks to the GOP trying to tank the economy because Obama is in office and doing their job would make Obama look good.
 
2013-05-15 05:58:35 PM  
Obama's administration made my riding mower guzzle gas like it's going out of style. They're responsible for my not always getting the advertised speeds on my DSL. They broke my toilet seat lid and convinced my dogs to raid the kitchen trash. Thanks Obama.
 
2013-05-15 05:58:58 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

LOL, tell us that again when you're crying about Obama's "record spending".


Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.
 
2013-05-15 05:59:09 PM  

cman: Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.


Meds. Take them.
 
2013-05-15 05:59:28 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?
Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.



It took a Democratic President to force the GOP to actually start being fiscally conservative.
Or do you want to explain the 300% increase in the deficit during 2001-2006? You do realize who's responsible for the Budget, don't you?
 
2013-05-15 06:00:07 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: HotWingConspiracy: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

LOL, tell us that again when you're crying about Obama's "record spending".

Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.


What did the GOP House fix so far?
 
2013-05-15 06:00:08 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.


In the same sentence? Wh********************----CARRIER LOST------********************
 
2013-05-15 06:00:08 PM  
QQ some more waste of space repugnicans.
 
2013-05-15 06:01:43 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: HotWingConspiracy: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

LOL, tell us that again when you're crying about Obama's "record spending".

Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.


Sorry homeboy, this is the Obamaconomy.

BTW, it's just going to keep getting better because there won't be a republican in the White House for a long time. They're the ones that always bust out the Bank Of China card.

No need to thank us, we already know we're awesome.
 
2013-05-15 06:01:57 PM  
Advances in Human Rights?
 
2013-05-15 06:02:13 PM  
Is the White House responsible for the micro-managing of an IRS office in Cincinnati? No. The attack in Benghazi? Maybe a little bit, but not at the level of "scandal." This witch hunt has been going on for 5 years -- the "hunters" have lost all credibility in their search for something to get fired up over. Even if they stumbled onto an actual scandal, most of the country wouldn't believe them.
 
2013-05-15 06:02:21 PM  
http://whattheheckhasobamadonesofar.com/

Replace heck with fark and you'll get the "R" rated version.
 
2013-05-15 06:02:36 PM  
Barack Obama is personally responsible for every action taken by every federal bureaucrat.
 
2013-05-15 06:02:37 PM  

Nabb1: Are you kidding, submitter?  He just released this to the press:

"Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!"


Howard: Come on then, let's have it. Every day you're late and every day another crazy excuse. What is it this time? Lego avalanche trapped you, did it? Your pajamas turned into nitrogen and you got stuck on the ceiling of your bedroom? Giant kingfisher came into your room and pecked you under the duvet? Got your jodphurs caught on a magic hedgehog? I write them down, you know. What is it? A scarecrow took you to Paris?
 
2013-05-15 06:03:05 PM  

Zeppelininthesky: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

No thanks to the GOP trying to tank the economy because Obama is in office and doing their job would make Obama look good.


wow.  so much derp in so few words!  Nice job.

Yeah, people thought that getting spending under control was going to tank the economy ("oh no, spending controls automatically means full austerity and look what happened in Greece") when in fact the GOP was right.  They proved that with better spending controls and by not dramatically raising taxes (they gave in on some increases) the deficit could improve and businesses would have the confidence to hire again.

they also proved that the sky is falling panic of the sequester was just BS.
 
2013-05-15 06:03:49 PM  
Yes. The administration is responsible for plenty of things. You never hear about them, however, over the sound of the GOP's five year tantrum over made up shiat.

/ Is _that_ a scandal yet?
 
2013-05-15 06:04:04 PM  

cman: Baz744: cman: Bhopal disaster: CEO had nothing to do with it. He left managers in charge of the day to day operations. People are still calling for his arrest. No one can sit there and believe that the CEO of Union Carbide is responsible for what his underlings did but Obama isnt responsible for what his underlings do.

The CEO of Union Carbide and Obama both are morally responsible for the conduct of their underlings only if:

1) they had prior knowledge of it, and failed to stop it, or

2) they knew about it afterwards, and explicitly or implicitly ratified it, or

3) they created a culture or incentives within their organizations which encouraged what their underlings did, whether or not they knew about it in advance, or ratified it afterwards.

Touche

I am gonna have to think about that one


There are a few nuances, like "willful blindness." If the CEO or the President have a pretty good idea shenannigans are going or have down, and decline to look into them, then the relevant knowledge may be imputed to them whether they had actual knowledge or not.
 
2013-05-15 06:04:22 PM  

Maud Dib: mistrmind: This thread is so Left that if you placed it in a boat it'd capsize portside.

Oh, sweet..my ignore list needed rounding up to 100.
*plonk*


My TF sponsorship number goes up to 21
 
2013-05-15 06:05:18 PM  

Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.
Jobs are going okay  When people drop off the dole because they can't find a job, the numbers always look better
DOW is up  Obama runs Wall Street?
Healthcare bill is passed so poor people won't die  Just wait until that turd gets to the top of the punch bowl.
Ending the war in Afghanistan  Really? It's over?  The brown people love us?
Improving the economy despite the GOP obstructing everything  Might want to let the folks in Detroit know how well things are going.
Lower deficit  Hahahahaaa...you're not serious.
Housing is better

  Might have to give you this one.  Obamas re-fi plan is helping many people who could not afford the houses they previously financed.
 
2013-05-15 06:05:19 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.


That's funny that you think the cuts are why the economy is back on track.  VERY cute.

/looks over at Europe to check how austerity works out in a recession
[condescending_smile.jpg]
 
2013-05-15 06:05:33 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: HotWingConspiracy: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

LOL, tell us that again when you're crying about Obama's "record spending".

Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.



This just in: Abortion Bills and Obamacare Recalls have fixed the economy.
 
2013-05-15 06:06:29 PM  
Obama's responsible for gettin' us into that club that one time. He smooth talked that dude, you saw him lay it down.
 
2013-05-15 06:06:46 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Lower deficit  Hahahahaaa...you're not serious.


Hey, it's not our fault that you like to deny reality.
 
2013-05-15 06:08:28 PM  
This administration is responsible for a lot of things.  Just not the crazy-go-nuts stuff the Republicans insist on accusing them of.
 
2013-05-15 06:09:29 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.


The GOP got elected in 2010 because of JOBS. When they got into office, they were an bunch of idiots who focused on destroying medicare, attacking women's health and the right to choice, union-busting, making sure brown and black people couldn't vote, tanking the economy and lowering our trade rating, reminiscing about Ronald Reagan, destroying medicare, pretending there is no problem with guns in this country, sucking the cock of big oil companies while hating on gays, and BENGHAZI. Needless to say, the GOP lost the senate and Romney got his dancing horse served to him with a side of mashed potatoes. And the GOP has learned NOTHING since then.

So no, 2014, you guys are losing the house. Your only hope really of keeping the house is the fact that you gerrymandered the hell out of districts. The GOP is farther in the weeds than the Democratic Party was in the 80's.
 
2013-05-15 06:09:59 PM  
It's been responsible for a lot of things, just none of the ones the GOP wishes/says it was.
 
2013-05-15 06:10:25 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Might want to let the folks in Detroit know how well things are going


Because as Detroit goes so does the rest of the country.
 
2013-05-15 06:11:10 PM  

JerseyTim: The DOW is skyrocketing.


Thank Ben Bernanke and QE2 for that.
 
2013-05-15 06:11:16 PM  
Michelle found a big pile of shiat in the White House garden and was so pissed off that she ordered the science czar to take the shiat to his laboratory and do an analysis to figure out who did it. A week later the science czar reported back to Michelle "Well, I did a complete analysis of the shiat and determined with 100% certainty that it is dog shiat.". "Dammit!", Michelle exclaimed, "I told the servants not to let Bo outside without a leash!". The science czar replied, "Um, no Ms. First Lady, I'm saying the shiat consisted mostly of dog".
 
2013-05-15 06:11:29 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: He's clearly responsible for the country's catastrophic shortage of unfarted bongos.


I don't know why, but that comment got an audible snert from me.
 
2013-05-15 06:11:35 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.


OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.
 
2013-05-15 06:11:59 PM  

JerseyTim: Here's the thing that kills me: the President not really being down with the day-to-day operations of the DOJ and IRS is ideal. That's the way it should be. Granted, he should have strong leadership in place there in order to guide things in a responsible, legal manner, but the president should not be involved in operations.


Too bad the head of the IRS stepped down last November. I would blame Obama for not appointing a new one but the GOP would probably just block the nomination anyway.
 
2013-05-15 06:12:59 PM  

sigdiamond2000: jehovahs witness protection: JerseyTim: Sin_City_Superhero: No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...

And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!

Stop talking about Queen Pelosi like that. Her mascara ran and she can't help having huge floppy feet.

This guy has 1,787 greenlights.


He's a Republican, so it's mostly Weeners green lights.
 
2013-05-15 06:13:14 PM  

Stile4aly: Barack Obama is personally responsible for every action taken by every federal bureaucrat


...since 2001.
 
2013-05-15 06:13:18 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Sin_City_Superhero: No human being  politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...

While you're not wrong, that's not limited to politicians.

JerseyTim: And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!

Wow, how does it keep up with the news like that?


deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-15 06:13:20 PM  
jinkchak.files.wordpress.com

What Republicans may look like
 
2013-05-15 06:15:00 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.
Jobs are going okay  When people drop off the dole because they can't find a job, the numbers always look better
DOW is up  Obama runs Wall Street?
Healthcare bill is passed so poor people won't die  Just wait until that turd gets to the top of the punch bowl.
Ending the war in Afghanistan  Really? It's over?  The brown people love us?
Improving the economy despite the GOP obstructing everything  Might want to let the folks in Detroit know how well things are going.
Lower deficit  Hahahahaaa...you're not serious.
Housing is better  Might have to give you this one.  Obamas re-fi plan is helping many people who could not afford the houses they previously financed.


This is what a political hack looks like.  A pathetic person that revels in his ignorance.
 
2013-05-15 06:15:06 PM  

Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.


Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.
 
2013-05-15 06:15:09 PM  

Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.


Well it's obvious, the covert recon missions that Obama personally did himself into Pakistan provided the needed information to find that needle in a brown people haystack and Bush was too busy clearing brush in Texas.
 
2013-05-15 06:15:30 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.
Directed by Obama
Jobs are going okay  When people drop off the dole because they can't find a job, the numbers always look better
The Job numbers are up. Don't lie.
DOW is up  Obama runs Wall Street?
Because of the improving economy
Healthcare bill is passed so poor people won't die  Just wait until that turd gets to the top of the punch bowl.
It is better than poor people dying in the street because they can't afford healthcare.
Ending the war in Afghanistan  Really? It's over?  The brown people love us?
We are withdrawing all troops.
Improving the economy despite the GOP obstructing everything  Might want to let the folks in Detroit know how well things are going.
Detroit has been that way since the riots. Stop being disingenuous
Lower deficit  Hahahahaaa...you're not serious.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732421600457848322363177 1 366.html 
Housing is better  Might have to give you this one.  Obamas re-fi plan is helping many people who could not afford the houses they previously financed.
 
2013-05-15 06:15:55 PM  

BunkoSquad: I don't know, having the worst people in America being in a perpetual terrified froth-rage for the last five yrs has been good for some lulz


But it's the kind of lulz that makes you cry at the same time.
 
2013-05-15 06:16:26 PM  

Zeppelininthesky: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.
Directed by Obama
Jobs are going okay  When people drop off the dole because they can't find a job, the numbers always look better
The Job numbers are up. Don't lie.
DOW is up  Obama runs Wall Street?
Because of the improving economy. 
Healthcare bill is passed so poor people won't die  Just wait until that turd gets to the top of the punch bowl.
It is better than poor people dying in the street because they can't afford healthcare.
Ending the war in Afghanistan  Really? It's over?  The brown people love us?
We are withdrawing all troops.
Improving the economy despite the GOP obstructing everything  Might want to let the folks in Detroit know how well things are going.
Detroit has been that way since the riots. Stop being disingenuous
Lower deficit  Hahahahaaa...you're not serious.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732421600457848322363177 1 366.html 
Housing is better  Might have to give you this one.  Obamas re-fi plan is helping many people who could not afford the houses they previously financed.


Fark ate my link...
 
2013-05-15 06:17:46 PM  

DarwiOdrade: Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.

Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.


You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.
 
2013-05-15 06:19:18 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Well it's obvious, the covert recon missions that Obama personally did himself into Pakistan provided the needed information to find that needle in a brown people haystack and Bush was too busy clearing brush in Texas.


"Now watch this drive!"
 
2013-05-15 06:19:55 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: DarwiOdrade: Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.

Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.

You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.


Or when Reagan let over 300 marines get murdered and did nothing about.  Reagan was a weak president.
 
2013-05-15 06:21:50 PM  

Shostie: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Is that really to the credit of the Democrats or mindless GOP obstructionism, though?


The government is functioning exactly as it was designed to function.
 
2013-05-15 06:22:35 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: DarwiOdrade: Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.

Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.

You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.


I see orangutans have finally discovered inbreeding.
 
2013-05-15 06:22:43 PM  

mistrmind: This thread is so Left that if you placed it in a boat it'd capsize portside.


Jesus Christ, if you think Democrats and their supporters are leftist, you may want to examine the policies of Benito Mussolini. There's quite a bit there I imagine you'd like.
 
2013-05-15 06:23:34 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.


Seeing as how all of your posts are butthurt trolls, I wouldn't be admonishing others about tendencies to slide down hill.
 
2013-05-15 06:23:54 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: DarwiOdrade: Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.

Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.

You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.


Billions + weapons compared to $130 million in non-lethal military aid? Now you're just grasping at straws.
 
2013-05-15 06:23:57 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: DarwiOdrade: Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.

Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.

You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.


I thought that was precisely why we're giving food aid and night-vision goggles, but no weapons. What exactly is the slippery slope?
 
2013-05-15 06:24:05 PM  

CynicalLA: Lt. Cheese Weasel: DarwiOdrade: Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.

Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.

You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.

Or when Reagan let over 300 marines get murdered and did nothing about.  Reagan was a weak president.


Oh dear....are we going to go down this hill again?  Really?  Tell me you have more.  Please.
 
2013-05-15 06:24:48 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Zeppelininthesky: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

No thanks to the GOP trying to tank the economy because Obama is in office and doing their job would make Obama look good.

wow.  so much derp in so few words!  Nice job.

Yeah, people thought that getting spending under control was going to tank the economy ("oh no, spending controls automatically means full austerity and look what happened in Greece") when in fact the GOP was right.  They proved that with better spending controls and by not dramatically raising taxes (they gave in on some increases) the deficit could improve and businesses would have the confidence to hire again.

they also proved that the sky is falling panic of the sequester was just BS.


Actually the sequester is BS because of the way it cuts funding rather than just telling all departments heads spending must be reduced by 10%, it blindly says all budgets get reduced.  That lead to crap like the air traffic controllers being furloughed rather than the secretary of X just terminating some congressman's bottomless money pit pet project (aka bridges to no where, tanks the army doesn't want, etc...)

And no the economy improvement is due to fracking and housing rebounding, sequester had nothing to do w/ it (well it may have reduced growth by 1% depending on which economist you listen to)
 
2013-05-15 06:25:30 PM  

Tripp Johnston Private Eye: Jesus Christ, if you think Democrats and their supporters are leftist, you may want to examine the policies of Benito Mussolini. There's quite a bit there I imagine you'd like.


Heh, I actually see very little daylight between the modern GOP and Benito Mussolini's policies circa 1922.
 
2013-05-15 06:26:04 PM  
Funny according to Republicans he has no control of the economy improving, the deficit going down, killing Osama Bin Laden but he has full control of what middle a low level employes (including BUSH appointed employees) do.
 
2013-05-15 06:27:12 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: CynicalLA: Lt. Cheese Weasel: DarwiOdrade: Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.

Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.

You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.

Or when Reagan let over 300 marines get murdered and did nothing about.  Reagan was a weak president.

Oh dear....are we going to go down this hill again?  Really?  Tell me you have more.  Please.


See kids, this is what people do when they have nothing.
 
2013-05-15 06:27:49 PM  

Corvus: Funny according to Republicans he has no control of the economy improving, the deficit going down, killing Osama Bin Laden but he has full control of what middle a low level employes (including BUSH appointed employees) do.



Why the above is not being sung from the rooftops is totally beyond me.
 
2013-05-15 06:28:19 PM  

Corvus: Funny according to Republicans he has no control of the economy improving, the deficit going down, killing Osama Bin Laden but he has full control of what middle a low level employes (including BUSH appointed employees) do.


He's also an empty suit, gormless fool who successfully hoodwinked everyone about his Kenyan birth and Muslim faith and will destroy this country because he hates white people.

When the truth is that he's just a regular guy who approached us and asked if we could help him out. All he wanted was a cushy middle management position in the salt mines and scholarships for his daughters. We said, "sure!" Probably won't even eat the guy.
 
2013-05-15 06:30:44 PM  

Wessoman: tenpoundsofcheese: Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.

The GOP got elected in 2010 because of JOBS.

Glad you think so.  JOBS have improved.  Your welcome!

So no, 2014, you guys are losing the house.


Meh, you guys said the same thing for the 2012 elections and never thought you would lose in 2010 much less in such a huge shellacking.
 
2013-05-15 06:31:02 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: What exactly is the slippery slope?


The shiat pouring out of his troll mouth.

Yeah, I went there.
 
2013-05-15 06:31:16 PM  

James!: MrBallou: James!: Why won't he just resign!? You've accused him of so many things!

There have been allegations, my friend. LOTS of allegations.

Some say that terrible things are happening.


"Some" say?? Without beating around the bush or just making vague implications, I can say, CATEGORICALLY, that many very pointed questions have been asked.
 
2013-05-15 06:35:34 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Wessoman: tenpoundsofcheese: Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.

The GOP got elected in 2010 because of JOBS.

Glad you think so.  JOBS have improved.  Your welcome!

So no, 2014, you guys are losing the house.

Meh, you guys said the same thing for the 2012 elections and never thought you would lose in 2010 much less in such a huge shellacking.


Voters are finally tired of the Republicans trying to fark the economy and obstructing Obama's every move.
 
2013-05-15 06:35:59 PM  

spiderpaz: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

That's funny that you think the cuts are why the economy is back on track.  VERY cute.

/looks over at Europe to check how austerity works out in a recession


That is really funny!
You are implying that there are only two modes:  overspending and austerity.
That is why we can't have nice things.  Fiscal responsibility is considered to be austerity by people like you.

 
2013-05-15 06:36:19 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Wessoman: tenpoundsofcheese: Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.

The GOP got elected in 2010 because of JOBS.

Glad you think so.  JOBS have improved.  Your welcome!

So no, 2014, you guys are losing the house.

Meh, you guys said the same thing for the 2012 elections and never thought you would lose in 2010 much less in such a huge shellacking.


Seems like the GOP can't win anything else besides the House these days. ;)
 
2013-05-15 06:37:49 PM  

Wessoman: So no, 2014, you guys are losing the house.


As much as I would like that, it's pretty doubtful. For the reason you mentioned.
 
2013-05-15 06:39:51 PM  
Based on the press conference the President just gave, I would say yes.
 
2013-05-15 06:42:50 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Zeppelininthesky: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

No thanks to the GOP trying to tank the economy because Obama is in office and doing their job would make Obama look good.

wow.  so much derp in so few words!  Nice job.

Yeah, people thought that getting spending under control was going to tank the economy ("oh no, spending controls automatically means full austerity and look what happened in Greece") when in fact the GOP was right.  They proved that with better spending controls and by not dramatically raising taxes (they gave in on some increases) the deficit could improve and businesses would have the confidence to hire again.

they also proved that the sky is falling panic of the sequester was just BS.


Oh, I don't know.  Having your cancer treatment suddenly stop seems like a pretty big deal.

But it's not you, so you don't give a f*ck.
 
2013-05-15 06:43:52 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: DarwiOdrade: Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.

Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.

You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.


Yeah, you're a real credible source. LOL.

Keep on shillin', you ignorant waffletoad.
 
2013-05-15 06:44:02 PM  

Evil High Priest: Wessoman: So no, 2014, you guys are losing the house.

As much as I would like that, it's pretty doubtful. For the reason you mentioned.


It is comforting to know that if the GOP holds on to the house in 2014, its only because they have sucessfully gamed the system, and not because their crypto-facistic policies are embraced by Americans.
 
2013-05-15 06:44:07 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Improving the economy despite the GOP obstructing everything  Might want to let the folks in Detroit know how well things are going.


Detroit is improving.  There's still MAJOR structural problems (tax base fleeing to the suburbs, the best highway system in the US aiding and abetting the tax base fleeing to the suburbs, the Catch-22 of no taxes to pay for services and no services to attract people to pay taxes, the fact that 90% of the city has been abandoned by the cops...), but downtown and midtown are recovering, the Emergency Manager thing can't make anything worse, and the metro area itself has been fairly affluent since the metro area got really going 60 years ago (with the caveat that all the high 5-figure/low 6-figure manufacturing jobs went away, and a lot of those people are now more or less underqualified for fast food).

/I was getting salary offers for 80% of my current salary, with housing costs at 1/10 - 1/4 of what they are here.
 
2013-05-15 06:46:20 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: spiderpaz: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

That's funny that you think the cuts are why the economy is back on track.  VERY cute.

/looks over at Europe to check how austerity works out in a recession

That is really funny!
You are implying that there are only two modes:  overspending and austerity.
That is why we can't have nice things.  Fiscal responsibility is considered to be austerity by people like you.


So then whats the difference exactly?

What's the difference for the cuts Republicans are calling for and the failed austerity plans of Europe?
 
2013-05-15 06:48:30 PM  

Corvus: What's the difference for the cuts Republicans are calling for and the failed austerity plans of Europe?


Yeah, I am curious to what tenpoundsofderp comes up with. I don't think the sheet they gave him has that talking point on it.
 
2013-05-15 06:48:57 PM  

Stile4aly: Barack Obama is personally responsible for every action taken by every federal bureaucrat.


Never dealt with the staff in the Judicial branch, huh.
 
2013-05-15 06:49:29 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: tenpoundsofcheese: Zeppelininthesky: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

No thanks to the GOP trying to tank the economy because Obama is in office and doing their job would make Obama look good.

wow.  so much derp in so few words!  Nice job.

Yeah, people thought that getting spending under control was going to tank the economy ("oh no, spending controls automatically means full austerity and look what happened in Greece") when in fact the GOP was right.  They proved that with better spending controls and by not dramatically raising taxes (they gave in on some increases) the deficit could improve and businesses would have the confidence to hire again.

they also proved that the sky is falling panic of the sequester was just BS.

Oh, I don't know.  Having your cancer treatment suddenly stop seems like a pretty big deal.

But it's not you, so you don't give a f*ck.


Plus all those government workers were furloughed. Airports are shutting down.
 
2013-05-15 06:50:53 PM  
Nope, bin Laden.
 
2013-05-15 06:51:51 PM  

Wessoman: Evil High Priest: Wessoman: So no, 2014, you guys are losing the house.

As much as I would like that, it's pretty doubtful. For the reason you mentioned.

It is comforting to know that if the GOP holds on to the house in 2014, its only because they have sucessfully gamed the system, and not because their crypto-facistic policies are embraced by Americans.


Yup. The House may be batshiat insane until after the next census and redistricting. So, 8 more years of this crap.
 
2013-05-15 06:52:08 PM  

Wessoman: Corvus: What's the difference for the cuts Republicans are calling for and the failed austerity plans of Europe?

Yeah, I am curious to what tenpoundsofderp comes up with. I don't think the sheet they gave him has that talking point on it.


Yeah, once the fall of the talking points the get all lost.
 
2013-05-15 06:54:47 PM  
What's better than desperate Republicans trying to paint Obama with the Dubya brush?  Obama being such a good president that Dubya looks even worse by comparison.

Remember:  Democrats give everybody health care.  Republicans quadruple the price of gasoline.
 
2013-05-15 06:55:06 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: You are implying that there are only two modes: overspending and austerity.


Because spending and austerity during a recession are exactly the same as spending and austerity during a boom?
 
2013-05-15 06:55:21 PM  
Based on the GOP whining, I thought they were responsible for EVERYTHING.
 
2013-05-15 06:55:28 PM  
 
2013-05-15 06:58:16 PM  

Maud Dib: mistrmind: This thread is so Left that if you placed it in a boat it'd capsize portside.

Oh, sweet..my ignore list needed rounding up to 100.
*plonk*


I'm so broken up.  How will I ever go on???
 
2013-05-15 06:59:37 PM  

jim32rr: Maud Dib: mistrmind: This thread is so Left that if you placed it in a boat it'd capsize portside.

Oh, sweet..my ignore list needed rounding up to 100.
*plonk*

My TF sponsorship number goes up to 21



Thanks for the TF Jim!
 
2013-05-15 07:00:31 PM  

Corvus: Yeah, once the fall of the talking points the get all lost.


I know all these words, but the sentence has no meaning.
 
2013-05-15 07:01:43 PM  

mistrmind: Maud Dib: mistrmind: This thread is so Left that if you placed it in a boat it'd capsize portside.

Oh, sweet..my ignore list needed rounding up to 100.
*plonk*

I'm so broken up.  How will I ever go on???


Settle down you two. I swear I will turn this thread right around!
 
2013-05-15 07:01:51 PM  

Tripp Johnston Private Eye: mistrmind: This thread is so Left that if you placed it in a boat it'd capsize portside.

Jesus Christ, if you think Democrats and their supporters are leftist, you may want to examine the policies of Benito Mussolini. There's quite a bit there I imagine you'd like.


I don't know, I don't see many posts by Mussolini supporters on this thread.
 
2013-05-15 07:04:09 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Corvus: Yeah, once they fall off the talking points they get all lost.

I know all these words, but the sentence has no meaning.


I think I have a hard time hitting the "y" in "they" for some reason when I type fast.
 
2013-05-15 07:05:20 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: spiderpaz: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

That's funny that you think the cuts are why the economy is back on track.  VERY cute.

/looks over at Europe to check how austerity works out in a recession

That is really funny!
You are implying that there are only two modes:  overspending and austerity.
That is why we can't have nice things.  Fiscal responsibility is considered to be austerity by people like you.


So, Europe is being fiscally responsible and hasn't enacted austerity? Or are they continuing to overspend?
 
2013-05-15 07:05:27 PM  

Corvus: HeartBurnKid: Corvus: Yeah, once they fall off the talking points they get all lost.

I know all these words, but the sentence has no meaning.

I think I have a hard time hitting the "y" in "they" for some reason when I type fast.


Ah, OK, that's better.

/that problem with the "y" might tie in with that complex of yours. :p
 
2013-05-15 07:05:43 PM  

Mrtraveler01: tenpoundsofcheese: Wessoman: tenpoundsofcheese: Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.

The GOP got elected in 2010 because of JOBS.

Glad you think so.  JOBS have improved.  Your welcome!

So no, 2014, you guys are losing the house.

Meh, you guys said the same thing for the 2012 elections and never thought you would lose in 2010 much less in such a huge shellacking.

Seems like the GOP can't win anything else besides the House these days. ;)


Yeah, except for those state elections and having more governorships than the dems.
30 to 19.
 
2013-05-15 07:09:24 PM  
NDAA.
 
2013-05-15 07:10:23 PM  

James!: MrBallou: James!: Why won't he just resign!? You've accused him of so many things!

There have been allegations, my friend. LOTS of allegations.

Some say that terrible things are happening.


Some say he was born in the Kenyan city of Honolulu and that he will usher in a thousand year reign or darkness. All we know is he's called Fartbongo.
 
2013-05-15 07:11:58 PM  

JerseyTim: And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!


Wow!  How does it stay so current??
 
2013-05-15 07:12:47 PM  

fusillade762: Wow, how does it keep up with the news like that?


Dammit!

Why don't I ever read through the whole thread before I post!!!
 
2013-05-15 07:20:20 PM  

AeAe: NDAA.


Damn Obama for signing appropriations to our US military.
 
2013-05-15 07:21:50 PM  

Hagbardr: James!: MrBallou: James!: Why won't he just resign!? You've accused him of so many things!

There have been allegations, my friend. LOTS of allegations.

Some say that terrible things are happening.

Some say he was born in the Kenyan city of Honolulu and that he will usher in a thousand year reign or darkness. All we know is he's called Fartbongo.


STIGBAMA
WHERE
DRIVAR LISENSE
WHE
 
2013-05-15 07:28:14 PM  

mistrmind: I don't know, I don't see many posts by Mussolini supporters on this thread.



The corporate State considers that private enterprise in the sphere of production is the most effective and usefu [sic] instrument in the interest of the nation. In view of the fact that private organisation of production is a function of national concern, the organiser of the enterprise is responsible to the State for the direction given to production.Fascism is definitely and absolutely opposed to the doctrines of liberalism, both in the political and economic sphere.                                                                        -Benito Mussolini, 1935Like I said, very little daylight. Even down to the mis-spellings and bad grammar.
 
2013-05-15 07:30:04 PM  

sigdiamond2000: This guy has 1,787 greenlights.


hey, email me
 
2013-05-15 07:33:53 PM  
I'm still wondering how the Obama administration is responsible for the IRS issue, when BY LAW they are not allowed to be involved in IRS decisions.
 
2013-05-15 07:34:16 PM  
Here's a thought.  Instead of prematurely ejaculating every-farking-time someone even farts something that sounds like the word "scandal" - do the goddammitsomuched leg-work and find out who actually is to blame and nail that sumbiatch to the cross.

Or just go back to reading dumbass shiat (like Real Clear Politics) and have your political fan-fiction written out for you nice and neatly.
 
2013-05-15 07:34:41 PM  

sigdiamond2000: jehovahs witness protection: JerseyTim: Sin_City_Superhero: No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...

And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!

Stop talking about Queen Pelosi like that. Her mascara ran and she can't help having huge floppy feet.

This guy has 1,787 greenlights.


If you have to wonder why at certain points the quality of greenlights goes to hell, this may lead you to the answer.
 
2013-05-15 07:41:34 PM  

NeverDrunk23: sigdiamond2000: jehovahs witness protection: JerseyTim: Sin_City_Superhero: No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...

And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!

Stop talking about Queen Pelosi like that. Her mascara ran and she can't help having huge floppy feet.

This guy has 1,787 greenlights.

If you have to wonder why at certain points the quality of greenlights goes to hell, this may lead you to the answer.


It always amazes me how some of the most obvious trolls here have submitted thousands of links successfully, and they've never been banned for being totally obvious trolls.. Corrolation?
 
2013-05-15 07:46:46 PM  

whidbey: UrukHaiGuyz: What exactly is the slippery slope?

The shiat pouring out of his troll mouth.

Yeah, I went there.


So high five yourself already.
 
2013-05-15 07:50:28 PM  

whidbey: NeverDrunk23: sigdiamond2000: jehovahs witness protection: JerseyTim: Sin_City_Superhero: No politician is EVER responsible when BAD things happen. They are, however, responsible for anything GOOD that happens. Just ask 'em...

And how about those clowns in Congress? What a bunch of clowns!

Stop talking about Queen Pelosi like that. Her mascara ran and she can't help having huge floppy feet.

This guy has 1,787 greenlights.

If you have to wonder why at certain points the quality of greenlights goes to hell, this may lead you to the answer.

It always amazes me how some of the most obvious trolls here have submitted thousands of links successfully, and they've never been banned for being totally obvious trolls.. Corrolation?


Payment.

Or possibly blowjobs.
 
2013-05-15 07:52:19 PM  
I would like to recuse myself from answering that question.  I just don't know.  Maybe this guy knows.
thumbs.dreamstime.com
 
2013-05-15 08:07:09 PM  

Gyrfalcon: It always amazes me how some of the most obvious trolls here have submitted thousands of links successfully, and they've never been banned for being totally obvious trolls.. Corrolation?

Payment.

Or possibly blowjobs.


Maybe a few of the more prominent Fark gods lost a huge bet a while back there and have to "service" these unsavory characters. Or it was blackmail, who knows?
 
2013-05-15 08:09:54 PM  

Corvus: What's the difference for the cuts Republicans are calling for and the failed austerity plans of Europe?


because even republican "Cuts" arent actual cuts in the budget - they are cuts in the overall rate of growth.  A reduction in the deficit is still overspending.  That is not Austerity.

Europe has no choice but for Austerity.  The Euro isn't the global reserve currency so they cant just print however many euro they want in order to keep things afloat.

Just ask someone to explain what Austerity is, since you havent the slightest farking clue.
 
2013-05-15 08:13:18 PM  

o5iiawah: since you havent the slightest farking clue.


Seeing as how you've put your foot in your mouth more than a few times just recently espousing denial of man-made climate change, I wouldn't be admonishing others about who has "the slightest farking clue."
 
2013-05-15 08:18:33 PM  

whidbey: o5iiawah: since you havent the slightest farking clue.

Seeing as how you've put your foot in your mouth more than a few times just recently espousing denial of man-made climate change, I wouldn't be admonishing others about who has "the slightest farking clue."


Especially the part about Europe not having a choice regarding austerity. It isn't like the whole basis for that policy turned out to be bad math or anything like that.
 
2013-05-15 08:38:05 PM  

o5iiawah: Just ask someone to explain what Austerity is


Actually, I kinda wish someone would.
 
2013-05-15 08:45:17 PM  

whidbey: Gyrfalcon: It always amazes me how some of the most obvious trolls here have submitted thousands of links successfully, and they've never been banned for being totally obvious trolls.. Corrolation?

Payment.

Or possibly blowjobs.

Maybe a few of the more prominent Fark gods lost a huge bet a while back there and have to "service" these unsavory characters. Or it was blackmail, who knows?


There's one (initials "PJ") who only created his account in August of last year and he already has almost as many greens as I do. It boggles.
 
2013-05-15 08:48:43 PM  

Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?


Where did you get the numbers from ?   Oh, the US Government.. and they would NEVER lie !!!!
 
2013-05-15 08:49:27 PM  

o5iiawah: Corvus: What's the difference for the cuts Republicans are calling for and the failed austerity plans of Europe?

because even republican "Cuts" arent actual cuts in the budget - they are cuts in the overall rate of growth.  A reduction in the deficit is still overspending.  That is not Austerity.

Europe has no choice but for Austerity.  The Euro isn't the global reserve currency so they cant just print however many euro they want in order to keep things afloat.

Just ask someone to explain what Austerity is, since you havent the slightest farking clue.


I think somebody here is mistaken in believing expansionary fiscal contraction is not a form of Austerity. So, in layman's terms, there is not much difference between what the GOP proposes and what was applied in Europe. There are differences, but still, Austerity measures of any kind don't actually work.

Of course, as Whidbey said, you are a climate-change denier, so in a way I will take your advice on what Austerity with the same weighted credibility I reserve for people who don't believe in Oxygen or think the world is really 6000 years old.
 
2013-05-15 08:50:41 PM  

OlderGuy: Where did you get the numbers from ? Oh, the US Government.. and they would NEVER lie !!!!


Somehow I get the impression that you blame the Jews when your toilet backs up.
 
2013-05-15 09:03:52 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: HotWingConspiracy: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

LOL, tell us that again when you're crying about Obama's "record spending".

Because the GOP didn't win the House until the shellacking of 2010 and because they can't fix everything at once.


meow
 
2013-05-15 09:04:57 PM  
67.18.219.83
 
2013-05-15 09:05:39 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Zeppelininthesky: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

No thanks to the GOP trying to tank the economy because Obama is in office and doing their job would make Obama look good.

wow.  so much derp in so few words!  Nice job.

Yeah, people thought that getting spending under control was going to tank the economy ("oh no, spending controls automatically means full austerity and look what happened in Greece") when in fact the GOP was right.  They proved that with better spending controls and by not dramatically raising taxes (they gave in on some increases) the deficit could improve and businesses would have the confidence to hire again.

they also proved that the sky is falling panic of the sequester was just BS.


But yet they whined incessantly when planes were delayed.
/And white house tours were cancelled.
//meow
 
2013-05-15 09:07:48 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: DarwiOdrade: Wessoman: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zeppelininthesky: Let's see:
Killing Bin Laden  Seal Team Six did that.

OH LOLS. Seal Team Six was around for years before Bin Laden was killed. Why didn't Seal Team six kill Bin Laden when your favorite President was in office?

Think hard before you answer.

Why would they kill bin Laden when Reagan was president? Reagan's the one who turned bin Laden into the terrorist kingpin he became.

You're on a very slippery slope here considering the doings in Syria right now and who Obama is giving guns and aid to.


So it's just straight up lying meow, that's what you are going for??
 
2013-05-15 09:13:52 PM  

o5iiawah: Corvus: What's the difference for the cuts Republicans are calling for and the failed austerity plans of Europe?

because even republican "Cuts" arent actual cuts in the budget - they are cuts in the overall rate of growth.  A reduction in the deficit is still overspending.  That is not Austerity.

Europe has no choice but for Austerity.  The Euro isn't the global reserve currency so they cant just print however many euro they want in order to keep things afloat.

Just ask someone to explain what Austerity is, since you havent the slightest farking clue.


The best part about this is that they actually ARE doing quantitative easing in Europe. Here's an article about it

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/feb/28/european-central-bank -e uro-eurozone

So you say something that's demonstrably untrue and follow if up with 'you haven't the slightest farking clue'

You're welcome shiatbox.
 
2013-05-15 09:14:10 PM  

veedeevadeevoodee: [67.18.219.83 image 500x861]


Derp!
 
2013-05-15 09:15:43 PM  

meyerkev: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Improving the economy despite the GOP obstructing everything  Might want to let the folks in Detroit know how well things are going.

Detroit is improving.  There's still MAJOR structural problems (tax base fleeing to the suburbs, the best highway system in the US aiding and abetting the tax base fleeing to the suburbs, the Catch-22 of no taxes to pay for services and no services to attract people to pay taxes, the fact that 90% of the city has been abandoned by the cops...), but downtown and midtown are recovering, the Emergency Manager thing can't make anything worse, and the metro area itself has been fairly affluent since the metro area got really going 60 years ago (with the caveat that all the high 5-figure/low 6-figure manufacturing jobs went away, and a lot of those people are now more or less underqualified for fast food).

/I was getting salary offers for 80% of my current salary, with housing costs at 1/10 - 1/4 of what they are here.


This is surely explained why the mayor just quit.
 
2013-05-15 09:24:41 PM  

MooseUpNorth: o5iiawah: Just ask someone to explain what Austerity is

Actually, I kinda wish someone would.


Milton Friedman.. paging Milton Friedman to the white courtesy phone....paging Milton Friedman
 
2013-05-15 09:30:45 PM  

OlderGuy: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Where did you get the numbers from ?   Oh, the US Government.. and they would NEVER lie !!!!


How many black helicopters am I holding up?
 
2013-05-15 09:32:15 PM  

mistrmind: jim32rr: Maud Dib: mistrmind: This thread is so Left that if you placed it in a boat it'd capsize portside.

Oh, sweet..my ignore list needed rounding up to 100.
*plonk*

My TF sponsorship number goes up to 21


Thanks for the TF Jim!


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2013-05-15 09:37:50 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Zeppelininthesky: tenpoundsofcheese: Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?

Thanks to the GOP winning the House and taking a hard line on the budget and over-spending.

No thanks to the GOP trying to tank the economy because Obama is in office and doing their job would make Obama look good.

wow.  so much derp in so few words!  Nice job.

Yeah, people thought that getting spending under control was going to tank the economy ("oh no, spending controls automatically means full austerity and look what happened in Greece") when in fact the GOP was right.  They proved that with better spending controls and by not dramatically raising taxes (they gave in on some increases) the deficit could improve and businesses would have the confidence to hire again.

they also proved that the sky is falling panic of the sequester was just BS.


Looks like an excellent reason to have a dagburn Dimmycrat varmint in the White House:  so the Republicans will actually give a damn about deficits.
 
2013-05-15 09:38:44 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: meyerkev: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Improving the economy despite the GOP obstructing everything  Might want to let the folks in Detroit know how well things are going.

Detroit is improving.  There's still MAJOR structural problems (tax base fleeing to the suburbs, the best highway system in the US aiding and abetting the tax base fleeing to the suburbs, the Catch-22 of no taxes to pay for services and no services to attract people to pay taxes, the fact that 90% of the city has been abandoned by the cops...), but downtown and midtown are recovering, the Emergency Manager thing can't make anything worse, and the metro area itself has been fairly affluent since the metro area got really going 60 years ago (with the caveat that all the high 5-figure/low 6-figure manufacturing jobs went away, and a lot of those people are now more or less underqualified for fast food).

/I was getting salary offers for 80% of my current salary, with housing costs at 1/10 - 1/4 of what they are here.

This is surely explained why the mayor just quit.


Non-sequitur, but thanks for playing. Funny what you call proof.
 
2013-05-15 09:41:10 PM  
This probably won't end as well as some folks would like...

But then again, this IS the Trolliest President ever. Don't get me wrong, James Polk really liked to play with his adversaries, but Obama has a talent for getting them frothy and then pointing at them and laughing.
 
2013-05-15 09:49:41 PM  
He's making Dubya look bad and potentially on track to be remembered as fondly as Clinton (who was popular regardless of the similar sort of witch hunt BS the GOP threw at him). And that is absolutely KILLING the neocons teabaggerswhatever they call themselves this week.

And it is hilarious.
 
2013-05-15 09:58:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Nabb1: FlashHarry: JerseyTim: Here's the thing that kills me: the President not really being down with the day-to-day operations of the DOJ and IRS is ideal. That's the way it should be. Granted, he should have strong leadership in place there in order to guide things in a responsible, legal manner, but the president should not be involved in operations.

i know - the idea that he would be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the cincinnati field office of the IRS is ludicrous.

I'm still giving him the benefit of a doubt on the IRS thing.  I think that's institutional mismanagement, not an Obama directive.  But, I don't believe for a second he didn't know what was going on with the DoJ and the AP.  That was an investigation into a pretty serious security leak, and he has been cracking down on those, and this involved the Associated Press, one of the largest and well-known media outlets in the country.

I think this kind of action would have given even Nixon pause.  I find it scandalous that this isn't the only scandal we really need to look into.  Because if what I know so far is true, this is fairly outrageous.

/seriously


You do remember that Nixon sent his goons on a B and E into his political enemies office because he thought he was going to lose an election, right?  The DOJ investigates a security leak (criminal act) using existing laws, and you think that Nixon was the lesser of the two evils?  Talk about false equivalence...
 
2013-05-15 10:10:07 PM  
Just that bin Laden thing, but nothing else apparently.
 
2013-05-15 10:10:58 PM  

Schubert'sCell: Marcus Aurelius: Nabb1: FlashHarry: JerseyTim: Here's the thing that kills me: the President not really being down with the day-to-day operations of the DOJ and IRS is ideal. That's the way it should be. Granted, he should have strong leadership in place there in order to guide things in a responsible, legal manner, but the president should not be involved in operations.

i know - the idea that he would be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the cincinnati field office of the IRS is ludicrous.

I'm still giving him the benefit of a doubt on the IRS thing.  I think that's institutional mismanagement, not an Obama directive.  But, I don't believe for a second he didn't know what was going on with the DoJ and the AP.  That was an investigation into a pretty serious security leak, and he has been cracking down on those, and this involved the Associated Press, one of the largest and well-known media outlets in the country.

I think this kind of action would have given even Nixon pause.  I find it scandalous that this isn't the only scandal we really need to look into.  Because if what I know so far is true, this is fairly outrageous.

/seriously

You do remember that Nixon sent his goons on a B and E into his political enemies office because he thought he was going to lose an election, right?  The DOJ investigates a security leak (criminal act) using existing laws, and you think that Nixon was the lesser of the two evils?  Talk about false equivalence...


Yes, Nixon was a prick. Total Prick with a capital P. Reagan was the head of the most corrupt administration in modern America. Obama, on the other hand, oversees DOJ that actually got a farking subpoena and followed the goddamn law.

/Just threw the Ronnie bit in because it is fun to point out he had more of his administration indicted than Nixon.
//Yes, Reagan's administration was actually worse than Nixon's.
 
2013-05-15 10:14:44 PM  

whidbey: Seeing as how you've put your foot in your mouth more than a few times just recently espousing denial of man-made climate change, I wouldn't be admonishing others about who has "the slightest farking clue."


I havent denied climate change - I just express doubt over the expertise of those who are suggesting it is going on, especially given that they've had to fabricate the numbers to do so.

Will someone please just call Whidbey smart so he can go away

Wessoman: I think somebody here is mistaken in believing expansionary fiscal contraction is not a form of Austerity. So, in layman's terms, there is not much difference between what the GOP proposes and what was applied in Europe.


The PIIGS states were forced into actual austerity, or actual cuts to their government spending because for decades, their stimulus and social spending didn't quite get the money circulating like all your pseudo-keynesians seem to think it would.  Its hard to explain this to someone who doesn't understand the difference in a cut to a rate of growth and a cut in raw dollars from one year to the next.

And again, for you and all the rest of the short bus crew - I havent denied or accepted climate change. I just question the expertise of people who have been caught fabricating their data
 
2013-05-15 10:14:54 PM  

Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?


This.

Aarontology: bin Laden is still dead.


That.

JerseyTim: The DOW is skyrocketing.


The other.  So IOW, go fark yourself GOP.
 
2013-05-15 10:20:28 PM  

randomjsa: Just that bin Laden thing, but nothing else apparently.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-15 10:29:53 PM  
Thanks for the TF, anonymous.
 
2013-05-15 10:36:47 PM  

Corvus: AeAe: NDAA.

Damn Obama for signing appropriations to our US military.


Are you serious?  One of the provisions of NDAA allows the president to hold an American citizen indefinitely without due process at his discretion.  You ok with this?
 
2013-05-15 10:49:44 PM  

Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?


Because of the sequester and gridlock and no budget.  And I believe it's still larger than any non-Obama deficit.
 
2013-05-15 11:24:46 PM  

AeAe: Corvus: AeAe: NDAA.

Damn Obama for signing appropriations to our US military.

Are you serious?  One of the provisions of NDAA allows the president to hold an American citizen indefinitely without due process at his discretion.  You ok with this?


No, but does that invalidate everything else? Or does accepting one part mean glad dancing joy about everything else, in your mind?  Since line-item vetoes are unconstitutional, Obama could either sign the whole thing or sign none of it; and it was either grant the appropriations with the holding provisions, or starve the troops of funding, but maintain the moral high ground. Obama did what needed to be done.

Perhaps you should dismount your high horse and join the rest of us here in the real world.
 
2013-05-15 11:25:29 PM  

AeAe: Corvus: AeAe: NDAA.

Damn Obama for signing appropriations to our US military.

Are you serious?  One of the provisions of NDAA allows the president to hold an American citizen indefinitely without due process at his discretion.  You ok with this?


I think the blame for that rests on those who inserted it into a necessary military appropriations bill, not the man who signed it to pay our troops.
 
2013-05-15 11:37:27 PM  

LordJiro: I think the blame for that rests on those who inserted it into a necessary military appropriations bill, not the man who signed it to pay our troops.


Obama didn't hesitate long enough when signing to prove he wasn't salivating at the chance to detain innocent Americans, but hesitated too long to suggest he wanted to see anything but the failure of a military and the death of American lives.

/am I doing it right?
 
2013-05-16 12:24:52 AM  

Gyrfalcon: AeAe: Corvus: AeAe: NDAA.

Damn Obama for signing appropriations to our US military.

Are you serious?  One of the provisions of NDAA allows the president to hold an American citizen indefinitely without due process at his discretion.  You ok with this?

No, but does that invalidate everything else? Or does accepting one part mean glad dancing joy about everything else, in your mind?  Since line-item vetoes are unconstitutional, Obama could either sign the whole thing or sign none of it; and it was either grant the appropriations with the holding provisions, or starve the troops of funding, but maintain the moral high ground. Obama did what needed to be done.

Perhaps you should dismount your high horse and join the rest of us here in the real world.


It's a bad law and chips away at our civil liberties.  The ACLU is challenging it in court.
You position appears to be "it's part of the package, what can you do?" .. that's pretty goddam cynical.

It's a good thing that other people don't think like you do.
 
2013-05-16 12:25:08 AM  
Hey, if the GOP doesn't want to give props to the administration for the positive stuff it is responsible for.......
 
2013-05-16 12:31:38 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: LordJiro: I think the blame for that rests on those who inserted it into a necessary military appropriations bill, not the man who signed it to pay our troops.

Obama didn't hesitate long enough when signing to prove he wasn't salivating at the chance to detain innocent Americans, but hesitated too long to suggest he wanted to see anything but the failure of a military and the death of American lives.

/am I doing it right?


Yes.
 
2013-05-16 12:44:34 AM  

AeAe: Gyrfalcon: AeAe: Corvus: AeAe: NDAA.

Damn Obama for signing appropriations to our US military.

Are you serious?  One of the provisions of NDAA allows the president to hold an American citizen indefinitely without due process at his discretion.  You ok with this?

No, but does that invalidate everything else? Or does accepting one part mean glad dancing joy about everything else, in your mind?  Since line-item vetoes are unconstitutional, Obama could either sign the whole thing or sign none of it; and it was either grant the appropriations with the holding provisions, or starve the troops of funding, but maintain the moral high ground. Obama did what needed to be done.

Perhaps you should dismount your high horse and join the rest of us here in the real world.

It's a bad law and chips away at our civil liberties.  The ACLU is challenging it in court.
You position appears to be "it's part of the package, what can you do?" .. that's pretty goddam cynical.

It's a good thing that other people don't think like you do.


Except there really wasn't anything Obama COULD do, aside from the signing statement. As a military appropriations bill, it passed with a veto-proof majority.
 
2013-05-16 01:08:43 AM  

Lorelle: It's responsible for making the GOP whinier and derpier than it's ever been.


no, the meth caused that
 
2013-05-16 01:09:17 AM  

LordJiro: AeAe: Gyrfalcon: AeAe: Corvus: AeAe: NDAA.

Damn Obama for signing appropriations to our US military.

Are you serious?  One of the provisions of NDAA allows the president to hold an American citizen indefinitely without due process at his discretion.  You ok with this?

No, but does that invalidate everything else? Or does accepting one part mean glad dancing joy about everything else, in your mind?  Since line-item vetoes are unconstitutional, Obama could either sign the whole thing or sign none of it; and it was either grant the appropriations with the holding provisions, or starve the troops of funding, but maintain the moral high ground. Obama did what needed to be done.

Perhaps you should dismount your high horse and join the rest of us here in the real world.

It's a bad law and chips away at our civil liberties.  The ACLU is challenging it in court.
You position appears to be "it's part of the package, what can you do?" .. that's pretty goddam cynical.

It's a good thing that other people don't think like you do.

Except there really wasn't anything Obama COULD do, aside from the signing statement. As a military appropriations bill, it passed with a veto-proof majority.


Yesss.. there's nothing he could do..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/06/ndaa-indefinite-detention-l aw suit_n_2632254.html
 
2013-05-16 01:15:44 AM  

AeAe: Gyrfalcon: AeAe: Corvus: AeAe: NDAA.

Damn Obama for signing appropriations to our US military.

Are you serious?  One of the provisions of NDAA allows the president to hold an American citizen indefinitely without due process at his discretion.  You ok with this?

No, but does that invalidate everything else? Or does accepting one part mean glad dancing joy about everything else, in your mind?  Since line-item vetoes are unconstitutional, Obama could either sign the whole thing or sign none of it; and it was either grant the appropriations with the holding provisions, or starve the troops of funding, but maintain the moral high ground. Obama did what needed to be done.

Perhaps you should dismount your high horse and join the rest of us here in the real world.

It's a bad law and chips away at our civil liberties.  The ACLU is challenging it in court.
You position appears to be "it's part of the package, what can you do?" .. that's pretty goddam cynical.

It's a good thing that other people don't think like you do.


Realism is often considered cynical. I'd be happier if the laws weren't such that our Supreme Court hadn't decided based on strict allegiance to the Constitution that a line-item veto was improper--then we wouldn't have had a bad law that chipped away at our civil liberties, because Obama could have simply struck out that clause and signed the rest. But most people ignored Clinton v. City of New York because it didn't involve them. Except now it does, because it was intended to prevent idiocies like NDAA.

I'd rather be realistic and accept what's been done, and allow the ACLU to work on the unconstitutional parts of the law after the fact; than to go with what would probably be your preferred alternative, have the President refuse to sign such a bill with moral fortitude, and have it pass anyway over his veto. Morality and politics are poor bedfellows. Reality has a cynical bias, unfortunately.
 
2013-05-16 01:52:18 AM  
o5iiawah: I havent denied or accepted climate change. I just question the expertise of people who have been caught fabricating their data

[Citation Needed]
 
2013-05-16 02:17:10 AM  

Sliding Carp: The deficit is shrinking much faster than anyone predicted.  Does that suit you, subby?


So the Treasury won't be asking to raise the debt ceiling?
 
2013-05-16 03:52:29 AM  

o5iiawah: I havent denied climate change - I just express doubt over the expertise of those who are suggesting it is going on, especially given that they've had to fabricate the numbers to do so.


Um, that is what constitutes denying climate change: thinking you're better than the actual scientists who are studying it.

Will someone please just call Whidbey smart so he can go away

You're the one making the outrageous comments. Maybe I shouldn't waste my time pointing them out.
 
2013-05-16 05:39:27 AM  
www.ewednewz.com


Take a few steps back.
 
2013-05-16 07:32:33 AM  

whidbey: Um, that is what constitutes denying climate change: thinking you're better than the actual scientists who are studying it.


Ctrl+F for "I am better than climatologists"

You cant find it - because you're a farking liar and you'll continue to do so since you are not intelligent enough to debate at any higher level than that of a petulant child.

Malthus did the same thing - an "expert" of his time whip people into a frenzy that we can all laugh at now
The doctors who said it was healthy for kids to smoke cigarettes?
the Expert psychologists of the 1970's who said homosexuality was a mental disorder.
 
2013-05-16 07:46:04 AM  

o5iiawah: whidbey: Um, that is what constitutes denying climate change: thinking you're better than the actual scientists who are studying it.

Ctrl+F for "I am better than climatologists"

You cant find it - because you're a farking liar and you'll continue to do so since you are not intelligent enough to debate at any higher level than that of a petulant child.

Malthus did the same thing - an "expert" of his time whip people into a frenzy that we can all laugh at now
The doctors who said it was healthy for kids to smoke cigarettes?
the Expert psychologists of the 1970's who said homosexuality was a mental disorder.


You really do fail a the "knowing facts and history and science" thing. I know you're just playing a moron on fark, But it depresses me to know that there are people who really ARE so stupid. otherwise your "act" wouldn't be 
"funny"
 
2013-05-16 09:29:32 AM  

whidbey: Gyrfalcon: It always amazes me how some of the most obvious trolls here have submitted thousands of links successfully, and they've never been banned for being totally obvious trolls.. Corrolation?

Payment.

Or possibly blowjobs.

Maybe a few of the more prominent Fark gods lost a huge bet a while back there and have to "service" these unsavory characters. Or it was blackmail, who knows?


In truth, his greens could be good. However, it is hard to tell as all his posts are just filled with bitterness, anger, misery, stupidity and contempt.

The gods did admit that if a high green user and a low green user both submit the same headline, the higher green user gets their submission approved. And of course trolling and dickish headlines (mostly for this tab) get approved more as they lead to page clicks.
 
2013-05-16 10:27:40 AM  

Wessoman: mistrmind: I don't know, I don't see many posts by Mussolini supporters on this thread.


The corporate State considers that private enterprise in the sphere of production is the most effective and usefu [sic] instrument in the interest of the nation. In view of the fact that private organisation of production is a function of national concern, the organiser of the enterprise is responsible to the State for the direction given to production.Fascism is definitely and absolutely opposed to the doctrines of liberalism, both in the political and economic sphere.                                                                        -Benito Mussolini, 1935Like I said, very little daylight. Even down to the mis-spellings and bad grammar.


I stand corrected.
 
2013-05-16 11:50:22 AM  
Well you can rest assured no matter what comes to light, the Fark libs will stand by their man.
 
2013-05-16 12:04:02 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Well you can rest assured no matter what comes to light, the Fark libs will stand by their man.


Sad and obvious
 
2013-05-16 01:19:57 PM  

o5iiawah: whidbey: Um, that is what constitutes denying climate change: thinking you're better than the actual scientists who are studying it.

Ctrl+F for "I am better than climatologists"

You cant find it - because you're a farking liar and you'll continue to do so since you are not intelligent enough to debate at any higher level than that of a petulant child.

Malthus did the same thing - an "expert" of his time whip people into a frenzy that we can all laugh at now
The doctors who said it was healthy for kids to smoke cigarettes?
the Expert psychologists of the 1970's who said homosexuality was a mental disorder.


Yeah, thanks for proving my point. Again. You're anti-science. To you, scientists are a bunch of a untrustworthy amateurs who are going to hoodwink "libertarians" like you into giving up your rights. Or something. That's what your posts sound like to any reasonable person.

because you're a farking liar

And I've warned you about using personal attacks against me. Honestly, bro, if you do it again, I'm going to put you on ignore. If you can't discuss issues without flying off the handle when called out, then you're hardly worth a civil discussion.
 
2013-05-16 03:38:45 PM  

ghare: You really do fail a the "knowing facts and history and science" thing. I know you're just playing a moron on fark, But it depresses me to know that there are people who really ARE so stupid. otherwise your "act" wouldn't be 
"funny"


skip the BS and tell me where I'm wrong in saying that history is full of social-scientists and experts being wildly wrong

.

whidbey: Yeah, thanks for proving my point. Again. You're anti-science. To you, scientists are a bunch of a untrustworthy amateurs who are going to hoodwink "libertarians" like you into giving up your rights. Or something. That's what your posts sound like to any reasonable person.


I dont think someone whose only expertise comes from 'peer review' can call themself a scientist.

whidbey: And I've warned you about using personal attacks against me. Honestly, bro, if you do it again, I'm going to put you on ignore. If you can't discuss issues without flying off the handle when called out, then you're hardly worth a civil discussion.


No you havent - and I really dont care.  If you never respond to a single post I make then that would make my day.  You already lied openly and got badly called out for it in a gun thread and you dont budge off your myopic opinions even when presented with cold hard facts to prove otherwise.  You're as big off a moron as they get on these boards.  I have intelligent conversations with plenty of progressives on here and often come to agreements with them but the amount of shiat you pretend to know anything about is staggering.

To my previous point, i asked you to derive the expertise of a climatologist and you reply "peer review".  I point out historical evidence of pseudo-scientists being completely wrong and then you, bereft of any intelligence whatsoever give up and just say i am Anti-science.  Thats what we call losing an argument - or resorting to 3-rd grader, "I know you are, but what am I" sort of intelligence.

Im sure you're a hell of a blogger and social critic but when it comes to how the world actually works, you're as small and pathetic as they come.
 
2013-05-16 04:38:06 PM  

o5iiawah: If you never respond to a single post I make then that would make my day.


Well, maybe I'm taking you a bit too seriously, then. If you don't believe your over the top right-wing libertarian talking points don't deserve honest responses, then I'm just wondering if you're trolling. I'll admit, it's a good angle in the spirit of Fark, a more than Ron Paul friendly site.

You already lied openly and got badly called out for it in a gun thread

No I haven't. You took some response and elevated it to some ridiculous dramatic level. And if I recall correctly, you were trying to downplay Sandy Hook to what happens on a monthly basis in Chicago. It didn't score you any points as a human being. Yes, I mistook "month" for "day." BFD. Smoke a fatty, dude.


You're as big off a moron as they get on these boards

Personal attacks again. Whatever points you were making are forfeit. Just letting you know. And putting you on ignore doesn't really benefit you because the reason I would do it is because you are dishonest and spread disinformation, and defend these acts with personal attacks against the other person.

I have intelligent conversations with plenty of progressives on here

No you don't.

Im sure you're a hell of a blogger and social critic but when it comes to how the world actually works, you're as small and pathetic as they come.

More personal attacks in lieu of actual argument when your neo-Confederate utopian fantasies are called out once again. I mean, is there any reason I shouldn't put you on ignore after this repeated manner of posting?
 
2013-05-16 07:41:14 PM  

whidbey: And I've warned you about using personal attacks against me. Honestly, bro, if you do it again, I'm going to put you on ignore. If you can't discuss issues without flying off the handle when called out, then you're hardly worth a civil discussion.


oh whidbey... if you stop lying, people won't call you a liar :)
 
2013-05-17 05:38:45 AM  

whidbey: I have intelligent conversations with plenty of progressives on here

No you don't.


I'd have to second this.

o5iiawah: Will someone please just call Whidbey smart so he can go away

 
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