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(NBC News)   The federal government shut down 12 times for 83 days under a Democrat congress and only twice for 26 days under a Republican congress   (firstread.nbcnews.com) divider line 166
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2013-10-01 07:58:39 PM
I don't see any indication on that list of who controlled congress when. Does someone have a citation for that or did subby just pull it out of his ass?
 
2013-10-01 08:05:56 PM

fusillade762: I don't see any indication on that list of who controlled congress when. Does someone have a citation for that or did subby just pull it out of his ass?


Also, we're these instaceces of vetoes? Senate filibuster shenanigans? Straight up congressional wankery?
 
2013-10-01 08:08:04 PM
Better yet name the time Democrats pre planned a government shut down since 1964. The answer is they never have. Unlike Republicans.


/Republican have a history of the 'we're not in charge' temper tantrums.
 
2013-10-01 08:15:21 PM

fusillade762: I don't see any indication on that list of who controlled congress when. Does someone have a citation for that or did subby just pull it out of his ass?


I believe this is correct, however, who controls Congress is not the metric by which one assigns blame. It's based on who is being the bigger sick at the time. But I don't expect those kind of small, salient details to make it into talking points.
 
2013-10-01 08:25:29 PM
Seems like Democrats are leading by a wide margin.
 
2013-10-01 08:31:28 PM
In fact, the republican controlled senate overrode a Reagan veto in a budget.

Those were the days.
 
2013-10-01 08:39:30 PM
Yeah, were any of them premeditated and the reason given was because they didn't like a law that was voted for passed and signed?
 
2013-10-01 08:39:59 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Seems like Democrats are leading by a wide margin.


Especially when a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President were in office in the late 70s.

However, I'm not too worried about the past as it's water under the bridge. I'm more interested in the now.

The current shutdown is stupid, costing federal employees' their rightful pay, could worsen our recovering economy by resulting in layoffs in other industries (like defense contractors) and serves only to deny health insurance to those who can't afford it presently or have pre-existing conditions.

/Again, I do not support the Republican positions as they don't represent the best interests of all Americans, only a small minority with "philosophical" differences.
 
2013-10-01 08:43:14 PM

nmrsnr: It's based on who is being the bigger sick at the time.


Someone get the puke bucket!
 
2013-10-01 08:43:50 PM
Do I care? Did somebody think that anyone here cared?
 
2013-10-01 08:57:31 PM
During the Carter administration it was very hard to keep the government running.

Ever try running a government while wearing tinted glasses, thick corduroy pants and being stoned on 'ludes? I THINK NOT
 
2013-10-01 08:57:46 PM
Wow,   pretty hard up for a conservative greenlight
 
2013-10-01 08:58:07 PM
Democrat congress? Is that anything like a Democratic congress?
 
2013-10-01 08:59:15 PM
If true, WTF does that have to do with the current shut down?
 
2013-10-01 09:00:38 PM

Peter von Nostrand: If true, WTF does that have to do with the current shut down?


BSABSVR
 
2013-10-01 09:01:26 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: Democrat congress? Is that anything like a Democratic congress?


Sort of Whigish but slightly less cromulent
 
2013-10-01 09:01:26 PM
Both sides are bad, so vote Whig.
 
2013-10-01 09:02:12 PM
TFA is pointless and the formatting fail of the columns (especially noticeable in the Length in Days column) is annoying.

/cranky
 
2013-10-01 09:02:45 PM
Is anyone surprised that the democrat class works less? That's the idea. They love not working.
 
2013-10-01 09:03:54 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Kumana Wanalaia: Democrat congress? Is that anything like a Democratic congress?

Sort of Whigish but slightly less cromulent


Meh, close enough.
 
2013-10-01 09:04:14 PM

apoptotic: TFA is pointless and the formatting fail of the columns (especially noticeable in the Length in Days column) is annoying.

/cranky


No no, you don't understand, Republicans get to do whatever they want because a Democrat did something 60 years ago!
 
2013-10-01 09:05:52 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_shutdown

Yes, the majority of past government shutdowns were by Democratic Congresses. They also had their petty reasons, such as not wanting to arm Nicaraguan death squads or build giant nuclear missiles. (we did anyway, because Democrats hadn't invented Obama yet)

So yeah, BSAB.
 
2013-10-01 09:06:32 PM
It's just not true. First, there is no party definition of a congress. What is today's congress. The Senate is Democratic the House is Batshiat Insane, so is that logged as Democrat because there is no Batshiat Insane on the spread sheet?
 
2013-10-01 09:06:33 PM
Oh, well that makes this particular shutdown acceptable then....
 
2013-10-01 09:06:35 PM
Wow.  I'm convinced.

Please proceed, GOP.
 
2013-10-01 09:07:37 PM
These metrics mean what?
 
paj
2013-10-01 09:08:31 PM
I tried to watch a bit of Hannity and his 'focus group panel thing' and wow, wtf are these nuts smoking?  Its incredible.
 
2013-10-01 09:08:56 PM
So that makes it okay! Let's fark over poor people because derp, why not? The DEMONRATS did it first!

/This shiat is farking ridiculous
 
2013-10-01 09:09:03 PM

StopLurkListen: These metrics mean what?


Global warming and evolution are myths.
 
2013-10-01 09:10:12 PM

Delay: StopLurkListen: These metrics mean what?

Global warming and evolution are myths.


And Sarah Palin is President.
And Michelle Obama has to give her all her nice shoes.
 
2013-10-01 09:11:52 PM
What I got out of this was that republicans have caused way more shutdowns than the democrats..

not reading the article, i can't see how this is a conservative greenlight. Just proves the Republican party doesnt' approve of functioning governments... kinda like how a terrorist/anarchist feels.

/run 'em out of town
//victims of bullies don't have to tolerate being told they caused the bully to punch them
//except for women, because and reasons
 
2013-10-01 09:12:51 PM

StopLurkListen: These metrics mean what?


Hey, look at me!
 
2013-10-01 09:13:35 PM
I'm a little confused.

Why does the House GOP think they deserve something special for doing their own job?
 
2013-10-01 09:13:36 PM
And?

Did they plan for 7 months to delay even considering a budget because they wanted to bring it to the brink again to get their way?
 
2013-10-01 09:13:47 PM

MJMaloney187: Is anyone surprised that the democrat class works less? That's the idea. They love not working.


We heard guys like you in high school. They would say stuff like you posted and the audience would all yell, "Hey, zip your fly."

I saw you look.
 
2013-10-01 09:14:56 PM
But how many times has it been slimmed down?
 
2013-10-01 09:15:12 PM

Stile4aly: Both sides are bad, so vote Whig.


i586.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-01 09:17:11 PM

Darth Macho: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_shutdown

Yes, the majority of past government shutdowns were by Democratic Congresses. They also had their petty reasons, such as not wanting to arm Nicaraguan death squads or build giant nuclear missiles. (we did anyway, because Democrats hadn't invented Obama yet)

So yeah, BSAB.


Scanning down the list there, they're almost all either fights over deficit reduction or stupid fringe politicians hijacking the process over dumbass pet issues that have nothing to do with funding like abortion.
 
2013-10-01 09:17:28 PM

AirForceVet: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Seems like Democrats are leading by a wide margin.

Especially when a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President were in office in the late 70s.

However, I'm not too worried about the past as it's water under the bridge. I'm more interested in the now.

The current shutdown is stupid, costing federal employees' their rightful pay, could worsen our recovering economy by resulting in layoffs in other industries (like defense contractors) and serves only to deny health insurance to those who can't afford it presently or have pre-existing conditions.

/Again, I do not support the Republican positions as they don't represent the best interests of all Americans, only a small minority with "philosophical" differences.


Are you really an Air Force veteran?? For reals?!!

Well riddle me this, Flyboy, how is it that we had a bunch of money to go all "bombs-over-Baghdad" in Syria just a fortnight ago, but we don't have money to open the Smithsonian today? I got mail today ... did you? Maybe you should lobby harder to get your pet line items printed in bold type.
 
2013-10-01 09:21:15 PM
 Considering Democrats held control of Congress almost continuously for 60 years, there's a pretty good chance they've done everything across the board  in Congress more than Republicans.

Hey, did you know that Peyton Manning has thrown more career interceptions than Jimmy Clausen?
 
2013-10-01 09:21:16 PM

MJMaloney187: AirForceVet: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Seems like Democrats are leading by a wide margin.

Especially when a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President were in office in the late 70s.

However, I'm not too worried about the past as it's water under the bridge. I'm more interested in the now.

The current shutdown is stupid, costing federal employees' their rightful pay, could worsen our recovering economy by resulting in layoffs in other industries (like defense contractors) and serves only to deny health insurance to those who can't afford it presently or have pre-existing conditions.

/Again, I do not support the Republican positions as they don't represent the best interests of all Americans, only a small minority with "philosophical" differences.

Are you really an Air Force veteran?? For reals?!!

Well riddle me this, Flyboy, how is it that we had a bunch of money to go all "bombs-over-Baghdad" in Syria just a fortnight ago, but we don't have money to open the Smithsonian today? I got mail today ... did you? Maybe you should lobby harder to get your pet line items printed in bold type.


Well, we know who DIDN'T serve in any way. But Republicans like you are so often cowardly chickenhawks.
 
2013-10-01 09:21:37 PM
The federal government shut down 12 times for 83 days under a Democrat congress and only twice for 26 days under a Republic congress

Fixed that typo for you, subby.
 
2013-10-01 09:21:38 PM

dr_blasto: In fact, the republican controlled senate overrode a Reagan veto in a budget.

Those were the days.


i586.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-01 09:21:57 PM

MJMaloney187: Is anyone surprised that the democrat class works less? That's the idea. They love not working.


You sound tired. And lame.
 
2013-10-01 09:22:39 PM
democratic, tard teamitter
 
2013-10-01 09:25:19 PM

MJMaloney187: AirForceVet: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Seems like Democrats are leading by a wide margin.

Especially when a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President were in office in the late 70s.

However, I'm not too worried about the past as it's water under the bridge. I'm more interested in the now.

The current shutdown is stupid, costing federal employees' their rightful pay, could worsen our recovering economy by resulting in layoffs in other industries (like defense contractors) and serves only to deny health insurance to those who can't afford it presently or have pre-existing conditions.

/Again, I do not support the Republican positions as they don't represent the best interests of all Americans, only a small minority with "philosophical" differences.

Are you really an Air Force veteran?? For reals?!!

Well riddle me this, Flyboy, how is it that we had a bunch of money to go all "bombs-over-Baghdad" in Syria just a fortnight ago, but we don't have money to open the Smithsonian today? I got mail today ... did you? Maybe you should lobby harder to get your pet line items printed in bold type.


You have much anger... take a Chill Pill*

*provided by Obamacare

/Snark
 
2013-10-01 09:26:01 PM

Darth Macho: Yes, the majority of past government shutdowns were by Democratic Congresses. They also had their petty reasons, such as not wanting to arm Nicaraguan death squads or build giant nuclear missiles


Every bit as compelling as not wanting to fund a health care law.
 
2013-10-01 09:27:25 PM
What happened to the republicans crying, "b-b-b-b-b-Bush!" whenever someone brought up some heinous thing Bush did a month prior?
 
2013-10-01 09:27:42 PM

MJMaloney187: AirForceVet: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Seems like Democrats are leading by a wide margin.

Especially when a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President were in office in the late 70s.

However, I'm not too worried about the past as it's water under the bridge. I'm more interested in the now.

The current shutdown is stupid, costing federal employees' their rightful pay, could worsen our recovering economy by resulting in layoffs in other industries (like defense contractors) and serves only to deny health insurance to those who can't afford it presently or have pre-existing conditions.

/Again, I do not support the Republican positions as they don't represent the best interests of all Americans, only a small minority with "philosophical" differences.

Are you really an Air Force veteran?? For reals?!!

Well riddle me this, Flyboy, how is it that we had a bunch of money to go all "bombs-over-Baghdad" in Syria just a fortnight ago, but we don't have money to open the Smithsonian today? I got mail today ... did you? Maybe you should lobby harder to get your pet line items printed in bold type.


Don't worry - they'll keep your mental disability payments and food stamps and section eight checks coming. Without government, none of you so-called conservatives could survive for five minutes.
 
2013-10-01 09:29:58 PM
"During the Reagan administration, there were 8 full government shutdowns, . . . , primarily over the issue of the United States budget deficit."

it's different when we do it
 
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