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(Washington Post)   The Republicans are probably going to win the Senate this November. This is good news...for Obama   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 171
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2014-07-05 01:57:37 PM
No, because we're never going to get an impartial or sane Supreme Court.

www.newyorkslime.com
 
2014-07-05 02:10:36 PM
"33 percent of Americans consider him to be the worst president since World War II, besting (or worsting, as it were) George W. Bush and leaving Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon in the dust."

Well no.

Dana Dana Dana...you are such a sad sack.
 
2014-07-05 02:21:54 PM
I still don't see a GOP takeover of the Senate as likely.  They can't gerrymander Senate races, and though Democratic tur out is typically low in the midterms, the GOP has several months left to derp itself off the cliff.
 
2014-07-05 02:42:34 PM

TuteTibiImperes: I still don't see a GOP takeover of the Senate as likely.  They can't gerrymander Senate races, and though Democratic tur out is typically low in the midterms, the GOP has several months left to derp itself off the cliff.


And don't discount the female vote.
 
2014-07-05 02:47:25 PM
And after reading the article, no. It sounds like wishful thinkin' on the author's part.
 
2014-07-05 02:55:46 PM
I've been saying this for a while. Probably the best thing to happen is for Republicans to control Congress but without a veto-proof or impeachment-able majority. I can only imagine the derp that will come across Obama's desk that he will get to gladly draw a big X on with bright red crayon. It's not like anything is getting done now, and the midterms almost always swing towards whoever isn't in the White House... setting Democrats up for the back end of that swing during the presidential election. The only bad thing is that we'll have to listen to a lot of southern drawls for the next two years, until everyone is so sick of Republican shiat that you get a wave of Dems coming in with Hillary.
 
2014-07-05 02:56:17 PM

ginandbacon: "33 percent of Americans consider him to be the worst president since World War II, besting (or worsting, as it were) George W. Bush and leaving Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon in the dust."

Well no.

Dana Dana Dana...you are such a sad sack.


ginandbacon: "33 percent of Americans consider him to be the worst president since World War II, besting (or worsting, as it were) George W. Bush and leaving Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon in the dust."

Well no.

Dana Dana Dana...you are such a sad sack.


Yup. I hadn't read that article until now, but I couldn't help but notice that Obama's "worst president" percentage was roughly equivalent to Reagan's "best president", percentage...and both were roughly equivalent to George W.'s approval ratings at the end of his second term. It's that same ~30% or irredeemable wingnuts.
 
2014-07-05 02:56:35 PM
Go fark your mother, Milbank.  Only a farking idiot would think losing both the House and Senate to Republicans is somehow good news for Obama.  Jesus Farking Christ....he can't get nominees through the Senate NOW.   In fact, I'll make a prediction:  If that should happen, Milbank will be one of the first writing how Obama's Presidency is over as the loss of the Senate is an indictment on his entire Presidency and this entire article claiming "Losing is a good thing" will have been long forgotten.

Christ, how does this farking guy continue to get paid to put words together?
 
2014-07-05 03:02:04 PM
If Republicans win the Senate, then America deserves what they will give it. It isn't as if they have been secretive about what they are doing.
 
2014-07-05 03:03:53 PM
Democrats, to win you just need to get them talking about gay people. It will work.
 
2014-07-05 03:07:27 PM
So, why bother voting at all? Seems that the Mass Media has decided that it knows better than all of us, and they have decided that having the Senate fall to the GOP is good for their ratings/sales. A daily non-stop horror of "What the republicans did to you today."


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2014-07-05 03:09:36 PM

ginandbacon: "33 percent of Americans consider him to be the worst president since World War II, besting (or worsting, as it were) George W. Bush and leaving Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon in the dust."


According to "pollster" Patrick Caddell, backstabber and googlie-eyed Sasquatch.
 
2014-07-05 03:12:40 PM
And BTW folks, this is the Washington Compost talking, who are so very very butthurt this week since their right wing SugarDaddy Richard Mellon Scaife finally croaked yesterday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/05/us/richard-mellon-scaife-influenti al -us-conservative-dies-at-82.html?_r=0
 
2014-07-05 03:17:16 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: No, because we're never going to get an impartial or sane Supreme Court.

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Check the record for this past term.  The Court had a high percentage of unanimous decisions, as in over 70%.
 
2014-07-05 03:28:45 PM

Gary-L: Because People in power are Stupid: No, because we're never going to get an impartial or sane Supreme Court.

[www.newyorkslime.com image 360x345]

Check the record for this past term.  The Court had a high percentage of unanimous decisions, as in over 70%.


Most of which arose in cases raising technical questions of procedure or statutory construction, rather than fundamental constitutional questions. On matters of policy, as opposed to legal minutia, this Court is as sharply divided as any we've seen since the New Deal.
 
2014-07-05 03:29:17 PM

Gary-L: Check the record for this past term.  The Court had a high percentage of unanimous decisions, as in over 70%.


So you are saying this is unusual for a court. I wonder what else is unusual for this court.


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2014-07-05 03:32:37 PM

Gary-L: Because People in power are Stupid: No, because we're never going to get an impartial or sane Supreme Court.

[www.newyorkslime.com image 360x345]

Check the record for this past term.  The Court had a high percentage of unanimous decisions, as in over 70%.


They are also have the highest 5 - 4 rulings in the history of the Supreme Court.
 
2014-07-05 03:35:49 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Gary-L: Check the record for this past term.  The Court had a high percentage of unanimous decisions, as in over 70%.

So you are saying this is unusual for a court. I wonder what else is unusual for this court.


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As a side note: I always wanted to make an action film called Median Justice
 
2014-07-05 03:37:55 PM

raerae1980: And after reading the article, no. It sounds like wishful thinkin' on the author's part.


TFA: Alternatively, Republican leaders, recognizing that the public will hold them responsible now that they have complete control of Congress, might try to compromise with Obama.

Wishful?  Try delusional.  Any human being who can write that sentence with a straight face has gave reality the finger long ago and has since farked off into some imaginationland.
 
2014-07-05 03:40:59 PM

DeaH: If Republicans win the Senate, then America deserves what they will give it. It isn't as if they have been secretive about what they are doing.


The country is far too eager to forgive the right's constant screw ups. But if the left isn't perfect and one issue off, time to abandon ship and just stay home on election day.
 
2014-07-05 03:45:03 PM
Probably explains the push for amnesty, as the hope is all these new "citizens" will be good Democrats in time to save them from losing the presidency as well in 2016.

I see appaling things from both sides of the aisle, but trying to turn America into one big barrio just to hopefully gain a little political power is right near the top of the list.
 
2014-07-05 03:46:57 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Probably explains the push for amnesty, as the hope is all these new "citizens" will be good Democrats in time to save them from losing the presidency as well in 2016.

I see appaling things from both sides of the aisle, but trying to turn America into one big barrio just to hopefully gain a little political power is right near the top of the list.


Please list what you think "appaling things" promoted by the Democrats are.
 
2014-07-05 03:47:25 PM

Shrugging Atlas: Go fark your mother, Milbank.  Only a farking idiot would think losing both the House and Senate to Republicans is somehow good news for Obama.  Jesus Farking Christ....he can't get nominees through the Senate NOW.   In fact, I'll make a prediction:  If that should happen, Milbank will be one of the first writing how Obama's Presidency is over as the loss of the Senate is an indictment on his entire Presidency and this entire article claiming "Losing is a good thing" will have been long forgotten.

Christ, how does this farking guy continue to get paid to put words together?


I think his premise is that right now, the president is constantly fighting, and if he loses the senate, then he can finally just give up and stop, which is good for his sanity. Or something.
 
2014-07-05 03:49:08 PM

qorkfiend: Pumpernickel bread: Probably explains the push for amnesty, as the hope is all these new "citizens" will be good Democrats in time to save them from losing the presidency as well in 2016.

I see appaling things from both sides of the aisle, but trying to turn America into one big barrio just to hopefully gain a little political power is right near the top of the list.

Please list what you think "appaling things" promoted by the Democrats are.


Equality, health care, economic prosperity, fighting for the middle class....
 
2014-07-05 03:50:05 PM

Pumpernickel bread: I see appaling things from both sides of the aisle, but trying to turn America into one big barrio just to hopefully gain a little political power is right near the top of the list.


D'awwww, are there evil illegals under your bed? Lemme get a flashlight and make sure.
 
2014-07-05 03:52:28 PM

Karac: raerae1980: And after reading the article, no. It sounds like wishful thinkin' on the author's part.

TFA: Alternatively, Republican leaders, recognizing that the public will hold them responsible now that they have complete control of Congress, might try to compromise with Obama.

Wishful?  Try delusional.  Any human being who can write that sentence with a straight face has gave reality the finger long ago and has since farked off into some imaginationland.


If anything, if the Republicans take control of the Senate the biatching about Obama holding them back will only increase. At this point they at least have Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats to also complain about besides the President.
 
2014-07-05 03:53:46 PM
They won't win.
 
2014-07-05 03:53:50 PM
To reiterate, Americans have two options this November: break the teabaggers or be broken by the teabaggers.
 
2014-07-05 03:55:40 PM
If this happens, the Democrats should abstain from every vote, and the President should sign every bill.  Get every wacky bill passed, get the poor dying in the gutters, the bridges falling down, a Berlin Wall going up at the border, people turned away at the voting booths.

You'd get a landslide for the Democrats in 2016 - assuming they're still allowed to vote at that point.
 
2014-07-05 03:56:00 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Probably explains the push for amnesty, as the hope is all these new "citizens" will be good Democrats in time to save them from losing the presidency as well in 2016.

I see appaling things from both sides of the aisle, but trying to turn America into one big barrio just to hopefully gain a little political power is right near the top of the list.


Well said.
 
2014-07-05 03:57:54 PM
Not if they impeach the sob
 
2014-07-05 04:04:20 PM
If Republicans take the Senate, they *will* overstep.  No ifs ands or buts about it, they'll be pulling stunts we couldn't even imagine happening today.  And there will be a backlash.  That backlash may only last 2 years because the public has the memory span of a farking goldfish, but that's enough for the presidency.  The Senate is going to be D in 2016 regardless of what happens this time, because all the tea party wingnuts from 2010 will be up for reelection, many of them from blue states.
 
2014-07-05 04:06:05 PM
What drugs is Dana Milbank on, and, more importantly, how may I avail myself of them?
 
2014-07-05 04:07:56 PM

TV's Vinnie: And BTW folks, this is the Washington Compost talking, who are so very very butthurt this week since their right wing SugarDaddy Richard Mellon Scaife finally croaked yesterday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/05/us/richard-mellon-scaife-influenti al -us-conservative-dies-at-82.html?_r=0


And the world seems a little bright all of a sudden.
 
2014-07-05 04:08:12 PM
If the Republicans get the Senate, I hope Obama has the foresight to fill EVERY damn open nomination that there is.
 
2014-07-05 04:08:53 PM

Por que tan serioso: Pumpernickel bread: Probably explains the push for amnesty, as the hope is all these new "citizens" will be good Democrats in time to save them from losing the presidency as well in 2016.

I see appaling things from both sides of the aisle, but trying to turn America into one big barrio just to hopefully gain a little political power is right near the top of the list.

Well said.


You understood that?
 
2014-07-05 04:11:12 PM

Por que tan serioso: Pumpernickel bread: Probably explains the push for amnesty, as the hope is all these new "citizens" will be good Democrats in time to save them from losing the presidency as well in 2016.

I see appaling things from both sides of the aisle, but trying to turn America into one big barrio just to hopefully gain a little political power is right near the top of the list.

Well said.


This is what conservatives actually believe.

I'm just gonna say a couple of things.  First, our friends down south tend heavily to be both conservative and very religious.  Which party panders to that the most?  Not the Democrats.

We are a nation of immigrants.  We are all descended from people who migrated here from somewhere else.  Even the original natives here emigrated from Asia over the land bridge of Alaska.  What you call an immigration problem, I call a selfishness problem.  You guys forgot our roots.  That we're a nation of immigrants.  The American Dream isn't just for Americans.  It's for people who want a better life.

For fark's sake, we got children without parents or homes fleeing persecution and death from Central America, and idiots are already protesting the bus that's already carrying them on their way out.  Way to show off the ugly Americans in all of you, protesters.

Pack of spoiled, greedy, ignorant children, the lot of 'em.  I'd take a bus of those illegal immigrant kids any day over a bus of any one of those protesters.
 
2014-07-05 04:11:58 PM

Brick-House: Not if they impeach the sob

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Hey Stone-outhouse,

Why hasnt the GOP impeached the President already, I mean after all these different Benghazi-gates surely there must be some grounds the GOP can move forward with right? right?

I would love to see your herps on this one.
 
2014-07-05 04:12:44 PM
I don't see how anyone sane could vote for a Republican.
 
2014-07-05 04:13:20 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Probably explains the push for amnesty, as the hope is all these new "citizens" will be good Democrats in time to save them from losing the presidency as well in 2016.

I see appaling things from both sides of the aisle, but trying to turn America into one big barrio just to hopefully gain a little political power is right near the top of the list.


So. when Reagan granted amnesty to millions of illegals he was trying to turn America into a barrio to gain political power? Or is it only appalling when a Democratic president does it?
 
2014-07-05 04:15:06 PM
Share we happens with the mid-terms, DC will continue to do nothing, and the GOP will continue to blame Obama.

If the Congress goes completely Republican, they will continue to accomplish nothing, and it will be Obama's fault.

Godammit Obama!!
 
2014-07-05 04:15:48 PM

TuteTibiImperes: derp itself off the cliff


That^ cracked me up a lot more than it probably should have.
 
2014-07-05 04:16:40 PM

Alphax: I don't see how anyone sane could vote for a Republican.


They don't. Conservatives have used power to replace education with theology, nutrition with profit, and critical thinking with purity.

Our supply of sane people has been depleted, and the sources are being cut off.
 
2014-07-05 04:16:48 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Share we happens with the mid-terms, DC will continue to do nothing, and the GOP will continue to blame Obama.

If the Congress goes completely Republican, they will continue to accomplish nothing, and it will be Obama's fault.

Godammit Obama!!


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2014-07-05 04:17:46 PM

Alphax: I don't see how anyone sane could vote for a Republican.


Propaganda works, especially on the very old and very young.
 
2014-07-05 04:19:32 PM

Cpl.D: Por que tan serioso: Pumpernickel bread: Probably explains the push for amnesty, as the hope is all these new "citizens" will be good Democrats in time to save them from losing the presidency as well in 2016.

I see appaling things from both sides of the aisle, but trying to turn America into one big barrio just to hopefully gain a little political power is right near the top of the list.

Well said.

This is what conservatives actually believe.

I'm just gonna say a couple of things.  First, our friends down south tend heavily to be both conservative and very religious.  Which party panders to that the most?  Not the Democrats.

We are a nation of immigrants.  We are all descended from people who migrated here from somewhere else.  Even the original natives here emigrated from Asia over the land bridge of Alaska.  What you call an immigration problem, I call a selfishness problem.  You guys forgot our roots.  That we're a nation of immigrants.  The American Dream isn't just for Americans.  It's for people who want a better life.

For fark's sake, we got children without parents or homes fleeing persecution and death from Central America, and idiots are already protesting the bus that's already carrying them on their way out.  Way to show off the ugly Americans in all of you, protesters.

Pack of spoiled, greedy, ignorant children, the lot of 'em.  I'd take a bus of those illegal immigrant kids any day over a bus of any one of those protesters.


Well said
 
2014-07-05 04:21:32 PM
Dear Virginia:

If they print it in the Washington Post, it deserves to be used to line a bird cage, or potty train a puppy.

All I can come up with from their editorial is that 33% are hard core republicans, and that during the Bush II admin the numbers of people who though he was the worst president ever seemed to be a MUCH higher number.
 
2014-07-05 04:23:46 PM

Heliovdrake: Why hasnt the GOP impeached the President already


Because they're all a bunch of crypto-liberal RINOs. If the Republicans would just elect some  real conservatives, we could send the community organizer back to Chicago where he belongs.
 
2014-07-05 04:24:48 PM

Cpl.D: I'm just gonna say a couple of things.  First, our friends down south tend heavily to be both conservative and very religious.  Which party panders to that the most?  Not the Democrats.


Poor people tend to vote heavily Democrat.
 
2014-07-05 04:25:22 PM

Brick-House: Not if they impeach the sob


And you, personally, wouldn't be happy with that either. I remember your lynch comments very well.
 
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