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(UPI)   In the SOTU, Obama called for 2014 to be a "year of action". Congress: "Challenge not accepted. In fact, how does 'no action at all' work for you?"   (upi.com) divider line 134
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2014-03-02 10:35:55 AM
FTFA: "Senator Reid is unwilling for his majority members to be in a position to take tough votes," Corker told a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. "This president is afraid to stretch his base."

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So the House in charge of revenue bills can't deliver 218 Republican votes for anything and its somehow Reid's fault? Seems Legit.
 
2014-03-02 10:45:51 AM
What do a jobs bill and Carl Grimes of The Walking Dead have in common?

You'll never find them in the House.
 
2014-03-02 11:20:07 AM
"Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said, however, the gridlock in Washington actually is the fault of Obama and Reid, D-Nev".

Mere months after calling out Mitch McConnell for exactly that bullshiat....

Shouldn't you be making up lies about "ZOMG UNIONS" to scare the working class in east TN Mr Corker?
 
2014-03-02 11:20:20 AM
If they're not even bothering to pretend to work, why in Ghod's name are we paying them?
 
2014-03-02 11:22:28 AM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: If they're not even bothering to pretend to work, why in Ghod's name are we paying them?


Good point. So what are you doing to get a recall election going for your congressman?
 
2014-03-02 11:23:02 AM
Well, at least Putin was listening.
 
2014-03-02 11:24:22 AM
So, party before country?
 
2014-03-02 11:31:41 AM
Everyone knows this shiat is the Republicans' fault.  How do they ever expect to win elections again?  "The Sequester, that crippled the Republican-friendly defense contracting industry?  That was us.  The government shutdown and near-default on Treasury bonds, the most secure investment in the entire world?  That was us.  Please vote in a Republican President next time."
 
2014-03-02 11:36:23 AM
Brilliant plan, Congress. It's an election year. I'm sure their unskewed polls have told the GOP that, as long as they remain inexplicably intransigent, they will somehow prevail, but, let's face it, even the GOP's moderates are starting to look around and wonder what in the hell they've accomplished through this kind of stupidity.

Here's to pushing for 2014 as "the year we kick the bastards out of Congress." Too many GOP morons, determined to push St. Reagan's Gospel even at the cost of destroying the country's stability, are in office at present. It's about time that the other half of the country - the folks sitting on their asses, wondering why all this is going on even as they don't bother to farking vote - got up and decided that, well, yes, we'd like America to join the 21st century.
 
2014-03-02 11:38:50 AM
At this exact moment Chris Wallace is raking some GOP representative who I don't recognize over the coals about the budget.
 
2014-03-02 11:41:29 AM
I'm too pessamistic and feel that the country didn't learn its farking lesson from 2010 and will give the GOP a 58th chance in 2014, because surely THIS TIME the GOP will act different.
 
2014-03-02 11:42:00 AM

Notabunny: So, party before country?


Party before everything. It's not a "party" to them any more, but a religion - a catechism complete with purity tests, heretics, and apostates, in which the teabaggers are roaming the halls, punishing the weak-willed among their flock for the temerity to compromise with heathens. I'm surprised we haven't yet had a stoning in the House, what with the complete and utter assbaskets there pushing every possible pseudo-religious thought as a bill just for the few seconds in which they beat their chests and proclaim themselves holier than thou. Even the Senate, a normally stolid, long-sighted balance to the flickering glowbugs in the House, is so polarized as to prevent any useful progress.
 
2014-03-02 11:46:34 AM

Doktor_Zhivago: "Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said, however, the gridlock in Washington actually is the fault of Obama and Reid, D-Nev".

Mere months after calling out Mitch McConnell for exactly that bullshiat....

Shouldn't you be making up lies about "ZOMG UNIONS" to scare the working class in east TN Mr Corker?


Obamacare is doing a fine job of scaring the working class already, no need to pile on.
 
2014-03-02 11:48:01 AM
Our Congress is divided, and it's an election year, so Reid is proposing legislation that is as inflammatory as possible with provisions only Democrats want, and then refusing to allow amendments, which is guaranteed to produce a party line vote. Which is what Reid wants.

On the house side things are a little better, even though they still vote on bills the Democrats won't accept.

If you're a Democrat, you ought to acknowledge the game that Reid is playing and push for his replacement as majority leader. If you don't, you're just a hypocrite who doesn't give a damn.
 
2014-03-02 11:48:43 AM

jjorsett: Obamacare is doing a fine job of scaring the working class already, no need to pile on.


Yes I get down on my knees everyday and thank the Lord that I had to get two centuries of labor laws passed to receive even the most basic forms of compensation from my Job Creator (blessings and tax cuts be upon him)
 
2014-03-02 11:48:52 AM

mgshamster: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: If they're not even bothering to pretend to work, why in Ghod's name are we paying them?

Good point. So what are you doing to get a recall election going for your congressman?


Step 1 would be amending the Constitution, since you can't recall a Congressman or Senator as it presently stands.
 
2014-03-02 11:49:06 AM

jjorsett: Doktor_Zhivago: "Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said, however, the gridlock in Washington actually is the fault of Obama and Reid, D-Nev".

Mere months after calling out Mitch McConnell for exactly that bullshiat....

Shouldn't you be making up lies about "ZOMG UNIONS" to scare the working class in east TN Mr Corker?

Obamacare is doing a fine job of scaring the working class already, no need to pile on.


Oh you.
 
2014-03-02 11:50:26 AM

FormlessOne: Notabunny: So, party before country?

Party before everything. It's not a "party" to them any more, but a religion - a catechism complete with purity tests, heretics, and apostates, in which the teabaggers are roaming the halls, punishing the weak-willed among their flock for the temerity to compromise with heathens. I'm surprised we haven't yet had a stoning in the House, what with the complete and utter assbaskets there pushing every possible pseudo-religious thought as a bill just for the few seconds in which they beat their chests and proclaim themselves holier than thou. Even the Senate, a normally stolid, long-sighted balance to the flickering glowbugs in the House, is so polarized as to prevent any useful progress.


Examine the plank in thine own eye.
If Obama doesn't compromise in his last 2 years, he'll be known only for Obamacare. Which so far is pretty shaky.
 
2014-03-02 11:50:29 AM

Doktor_Zhivago: jjorsett: Obamacare is doing a fine job of scaring the working class already, no need to pile on.

Yes I get down on my knees everyday and thank the Lord that I had to get two centuries of labor laws passed to receive even the most basic forms of compensation from my Job Creator (blessings and tax cuts be upon him)


What you do on your knees is none of my business. I didn't ask, you shouldn't tell.
 
2014-03-02 11:54:03 AM

Doktor_Zhivago: "Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said, however, the gridlock in Washington actually is the fault of Obama and Reid, D-Nev".

Mere months after calling out Mitch McConnell for exactly that bullshiat....

Shouldn't you be making up lies about "ZOMG UNIONS" to scare the working class in east TN Mr Corker?


The hilarious part is that he kept saying that VW would announce a plant/line expansion two weeks after the UAW vote if it were rejected. Two weeks later....crickets. VW hasn't announced a damn thing.
 
2014-03-02 11:54:10 AM

jjorsett: mgshamster: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: If they're not even bothering to pretend to work, why in Ghod's name are we paying them?

Good point. So what are you doing to get a recall election going for your congressman?

Step 1 would be amending the Constitution, since you can't recall a Congressman or Senator as it presently stands.


Oh wait, I didn't think about the new paradigm evolving around executive orders and the transforming of regulatory agencies into partisan attack machines. Maybe that would be a way.
 
2014-03-02 11:56:42 AM

kidgenius: VW hasn't announced a damn thing.


Cause they're not expanding jack shiat after the retard TN GOP sat there and told lies about them and threatened to take away their subsidies if they "ran their business in a manner of their choosing"

They're gonna be gone as soon as they can over this shiat and the Chatanooga plant will end up with a couple little things as they choose to invest in a place not ruled by derp. There's no way they're gonna pour more money into this state after all that mess.
 
2014-03-02 12:04:40 PM
It is going to be a year of action...for Obama.

He's going to use his executive powers much more freely now. The GOP is gonna squeal and squeal some more.
 
2014-03-02 12:07:38 PM

Animatronik: FormlessOne: Notabunny: So, party before country?

Party before everything. It's not a "party" to them any more, but a religion - a catechism complete with purity tests, heretics, and apostates, in which the teabaggers are roaming the halls, punishing the weak-willed among their flock for the temerity to compromise with heathens. I'm surprised we haven't yet had a stoning in the House, what with the complete and utter assbaskets there pushing every possible pseudo-religious thought as a bill just for the few seconds in which they beat their chests and proclaim themselves holier than thou. Even the Senate, a normally stolid, long-sighted balance to the flickering glowbugs in the House, is so polarized as to prevent any useful progress.

Examine the plank in thine own eye.
If Obama doesn't compromise in his last 2 years, he'll be known only for Obamacare. Which so far is pretty shaky.


Chris Wallace of Fox News was very specific this morning in the ways that the 44th POTUS has been compromising with the GOP.

When Fox News is pointing out the bullshiat in that talking point, it may be time to give it up
 
2014-03-02 12:08:39 PM

Animatronik: Examine the plank in thine own eye.
If Obama doesn't compromise in his last 2 years, he'll be known only for Obamacare. Which so far is pretty shaky.



I'm curious -- in your view, should the Republicans be expected to compromise on anything?
 
2014-03-02 12:13:24 PM
While the natural instincts of democracy induce the people to reject distinguished citizens as their rulers, an instinct not less strong induces able men to retire from the political arena, in which it is so difficult to retain their independence, or to advance without becoming servile. This opinion has been candidly expressed by Chancellor Kent, who says, in speaking with high praise of that part of the Constitution which empowers the executive to nominate the judges: "It is indeed probable that the men who are best fitted to discharge the duties of this high office would have too much reserve in their manners, and too much austerity in their principles, for them to be returned by the majority at an election where universal suffrage is adopted." Such were the opinions which were printed without contradiction in America in the year 1830!
- Toqueville: Book I Chapter 13
 
2014-03-02 12:14:45 PM
"WHY WON'T OBAMA COMPROMISE*????"

*-"Compromise" in this case means "agree with us and do what we want him to do"
 
2014-03-02 12:18:06 PM
Good luck with your single terms then, Congress.

/re-elect nobody
 
2014-03-02 12:22:43 PM
A shill, known for projection that makes IMAX theaters jealous, is trying to pull the "plank in your own eye" line? Please proceed.
 
2014-03-02 12:23:08 PM

rjakobi: Good luck with your single terms then, Congress.

/re-elect nobody


Right, that'll happen. Plenty of these guys will run on the 'I prevented the libruls from doing any damage! Reelect me!' line. And the sad part is, it'll work.
 
2014-03-02 12:25:33 PM

UNC_Samurai: A shill, known for projection that makes IMAX theaters jealous, is trying to pull the "plank in your own eye" line? Please proceed.


I was gonna point out that he never used it, then I realized you were talking about the other shill.
 
2014-03-02 12:26:17 PM
FTA:
McConnell is holding out for a Republican takeover of the Senate come November before getting anything substantive done.
"Now, if we had a new Republican Senate next year, coupled with a Republican House, I think we could have at least a congressional agreement that this is about getting rates down, and making America more competitive. You know, not about giving the government even more revenue. So I -- I have no hope for that happening this year," he said.


So, what you're saying is, unless all branches of government are filled with people who believe the same as you do, and agree with everything you want, then you don't see any way of getting shiat done?

What you're saying is, you're incapable of compromising at all.

What you're saying is, you're unfit to be in a position of power in this country.

/agree with the earlier poster who said to make 2014 the year of GFTO.  This kind of bullshiattery needs to stop.
 
2014-03-02 12:29:51 PM

Animatronik: Our Congress is divided, and it's an election year, so Reid is proposing legislation that is as inflammatory as possible with provisions only Democrats want, and then refusing to allow amendments, which is guaranteed to produce a party line vote. Which is what Reid wants.


Yeah, like Bernie Sanders's veterans' healthcare bill. Which Republicans are trying to kill by bringing up Iran sanctions, handwringing about the budget, and (of course) Benghazi. So the bill dies and our veterans suffer because only 57% of the Senate voted for it.

Wow that sure seems like the Democrats are the inflammatory ones.
 
2014-03-02 12:32:35 PM
I'd be perfectly fine with an across the board dump in Indiana. Viclosky (IN-1) is a bit of a loss due to him have some good tenure on the House defense committee, but I still think giving up one established incumbent and a populist from Indianapolis in exchange for 7 teatards is a fair trade.
 
2014-03-02 12:35:08 PM

Animatronik: FormlessOne: Notabunny: So, party before country?

Party before everything. It's not a "party" to them any more, but a religion - a catechism complete with purity tests, heretics, and apostates, in which the teabaggers are roaming the halls, punishing the weak-willed among their flock for the temerity to compromise with heathens. I'm surprised we haven't yet had a stoning in the House, what with the complete and utter assbaskets there pushing every possible pseudo-religious thought as a bill just for the few seconds in which they beat their chests and proclaim themselves holier than thou. Even the Senate, a normally stolid, long-sighted balance to the flickering glowbugs in the House, is so polarized as to prevent any useful progress.

Examine the plank in thine own eye.
If Obama doesn't compromise in his last 2 years, he'll be known only for Obamacare. Which so far is pretty shaky.


Ah the Obama won't compromise talking point. How do you compromise with someone who got 98% of what they wanted and it still wasn't enough.
 
2014-03-02 12:36:23 PM
 Translation: We ain't doing nothing until that n**er president is gone. I mean come the fark on, it's his last term with only two years left and you're still out to "get" Obama at ANY cost? Of course the worst part about all this petty crap is that a year after he's out of office these assholes are going to be trying to claim none of this ever happened. They're on the wrong side of history so damn often that they've made an art and science out white washing it.
 I guess we'll see if the Internet makes that easier or harder.
 
2014-03-02 12:42:40 PM

Animatronik: Our Congress is divided, and it's an election year, so Reid is proposing legislation that is as inflammatory as possible with provisions only Democrats want, and then refusing to allow amendments, which is guaranteed to produce a party line vote. Which is what Reid wants.

On the house side things are a little better, even though they still vote on bills the Democrats won't accept.

If you're a Democrat, you ought to acknowledge the game that Reid is playing and push for his replacement as majority leader. If you don't, you're just a hypocrite who doesn't give a damn.


Republicans are "party first" and only want to make their corporate sponsors happy. I don't really want anything that Republicans want right now anyway. They can keep their restrictions on women and voting, their destruction of the environment, and their lack of common sense.

Oh yeah, and that little thing called the GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. Republicans can shove all that up their asses.
 
2014-03-02 12:43:14 PM
off obama won a novelty election in 2008 with assistance from the media and used federal agencies to suppress the vote in 2012.

Like the fantasy of the 1% vs the 99% all created by the media, do not believe for an instant that the nation is collectively left of center.

The media and dems do their best to fluff up their feathers and appear to be larger than they really are.

If you are proud to stand with a candidate who relied on false marketing/ lies, to get elected and claim a mandate when he erased everything he stood for, you, collectively, are a ship of fools or useful idots.

Your foundation is listing heavily to port and destined to sink.
 
2014-03-02 12:47:29 PM

Fart_Machine: Ah the Obama won't compromise talking point. How do you compromise with someone who got 98% of what they wanted and it still wasn't enough.


The Modern Congressional GOP: They don't wan the world, they just want your half.
 
2014-03-02 12:49:09 PM

syrynxx: Everyone knows this shiat is the Republicans' fault.  How do they ever expect to win elections again?


Because Jesus.
 
2014-03-02 12:50:57 PM

Triple Oak: Animatronik: Our Congress is divided, and it's an election year, so Reid is proposing legislation that is as inflammatory as possible with provisions only Democrats want, and then refusing to allow amendments, which is guaranteed to produce a party line vote. Which is what Reid wants.

On the house side things are a little better, even though they still vote on bills the Democrats won't accept.

If you're a Democrat, you ought to acknowledge the game that Reid is playing and push for his replacement as majority leader. If you don't, you're just a hypocrite who doesn't give a damn.

Republicans are "party first" and only want to make their corporate sponsors happy. I don't really want anything that Republicans want right now anyway. They can keep their restrictions on women and voting, their destruction of the environment, and their lack of common sense.

Oh yeah, and that little thing called the GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. Republicans can shove all that up their asses.


Not really surprising when you realize that the Republicans are truly a fascist party (and I mean that from the original meaning of the word 'fascist', which was a melding of corporate and national power to run a nation).
 
2014-03-02 12:52:43 PM

organizmx: off obama won a novelty election in 2008 with assistance from the media and used federal agencies to suppress the vote in 2012.

Like the fantasy of the 1% vs the 99% all created by the media, do not believe for an instant that the nation is collectively left of center.

The media and dems do their best to fluff up their feathers and appear to be larger than they really are.

If you are proud to stand with a candidate who relied on false marketing/ lies, to get elected and claim a mandate when he erased everything he stood for, you, collectively, are a ship of fools or useful idots.

Your foundation is listing heavily to port and destined to sink.


Looks like some of your re:re:re email got cut off when you pasted. I'm going to give you 1/10 for being lazy.
 
2014-03-02 12:54:20 PM

organizmx: If you are proud to stand with a candidate who relied on false marketing/ lies, to get elected and claim a mandate when he erased everything he stood for, you, collectively, are a ship of fools or useful idots.


"The ACA is the worst thing to happen to this country and the black man is Hitler. Vote for me!"
 
2014-03-02 12:59:33 PM
When your number one goal was to make Obama a one term President, and he's half way through his second term, I guess you're out of goals.

/ 20 million unemployed, and these asswipes refuse to do their jobs...
 
2014-03-02 01:00:39 PM
At this point, only stupid people are blaming Obama for shiat not getting done.
 
2014-03-02 01:02:36 PM

Fart_Machine: organizmx: off obama won a novelty election in 2008 with assistance from the media and used federal agencies to suppress the vote in 2012.

Like the fantasy of the 1% vs the 99% all created by the media, do not believe for an instant that the nation is collectively left of center.

The media and dems do their best to fluff up their feathers and appear to be larger than they really are.

If you are proud to stand with a candidate who relied on false marketing/ lies, to get elected and claim a mandate when he erased everything he stood for, you, collectively, are a ship of fools or useful idots.

Your foundation is listing heavily to port and destined to sink.

Looks like some of your re:re:re email got cut off when you pasted. I'm going to give you 1/10 for being lazy.


Why are liberals against debate and discussion? 2016 will be an interesting year as the ideology Obama figureheaded has to be carried forward by another puppet. The socialist movement will not roll over and play dead after obama. They need to continue their unprecedented progress.
 
2014-03-02 01:04:40 PM

Fart_Machine: organizmx: off obama won a novelty election in 2008 with assistance from the media and used federal agencies to suppress the vote in 2012.

Like the fantasy of the 1% vs the 99% all created by the media, do not believe for an instant that the nation is collectively left of center.

The media and dems do their best to fluff up their feathers and appear to be larger than they really are.

If you are proud to stand with a candidate who relied on false marketing/ lies, to get elected and claim a mandate when he erased everything he stood for, you, collectively, are a ship of fools or useful idots.

Your foundation is listing heavily to port and destined to sink.

Looks like some of your re:re:re email got cut off when you pasted. I'm going to give you 1/10 for being lazy.


And dude, it's Sunday. Cut me some slack.
 
2014-03-02 01:07:29 PM
Tax reform?   No
Minimum wage?    No
Immigration?    No
Free trade?    No
Veteran's healthcare?   No

So much for that whole "we need to stop being the party of 'no'" idea the Republicans were pushing for a while. If they don't get their act together it might just lead to

Win an election?    No

then they'll really start talking about how they need to stop being the party of "no".
 
2014-03-02 01:08:19 PM

Heraclitus: / 20 million unemployed, and these asswipes refuse to do their jobs...


They're just trying to connect to their jobless constituents by pretending to not have a job.  That way they can say, "I understand what you're going through, because I'm not working, too! Vote for me next election!"
 
2014-03-02 01:12:30 PM

Fart_Machine: Animatronik: FormlessOne: Notabunny: So, party before country?

Party before everything. It's not a "party" to them any more, but a religion - a catechism complete with purity tests, heretics, and apostates, in which the teabaggers are roaming the halls, punishing the weak-willed among their flock for the temerity to compromise with heathens. I'm surprised we haven't yet had a stoning in the House, what with the complete and utter assbaskets there pushing every possible pseudo-religious thought as a bill just for the few seconds in which they beat their chests and proclaim themselves holier than thou. Even the Senate, a normally stolid, long-sighted balance to the flickering glowbugs in the House, is so polarized as to prevent any useful progress.

Examine the plank in thine own eye.
If Obama doesn't compromise in his last 2 years, he'll be known only for Obamacare. Which so far is pretty shaky.

Ah the Obama won't compromise talking point. How do you compromise with someone who got 98% of what they wanted and it still wasn't enough.


Nobody's gotten anything at all except the Democrats, who exclude Republicans from negotiations on major legislation because they have a fantasy that they can win back the house this way.

Meanwhile the electorate gets more polarized. If I were a Democrat I would pressure my Senators to get Reid out of the picture, but the Democrats live him because he walks the party line while talking a lot of bullshiat. Hes much worse than any majority leader we've had in my lifetime.
 
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