qorkfiend: verbaltoxin: it's that Democrats are liberals, and liberals are bad, and that's all there is to it.Stories like this bring to mind the studies done, where policies are explained without partisan labels attached, and Democratic policies are heavily favored. Attach "Democrat" to the label, and support is halved. It's mind-boggling.
BilltheThrill: If your looking for someone to blame, blame the group that wants to spend money we don't have on things we don't need.
Citrate1007: PanicMan: Summary of the article: "Obama is acting rationally, and is willing to make concessions in the best interests of the country. But that means it's his fault the Repbulicans are disorganised and refusing to do anything productive. I have no idea if its even possible to solve this, but Obama needs to do it somehow."When you are the only adult in the situation it is your responsibility.
netcentric: I commend the WH for having the President go to Capitol Hill Wed. to meet with Congress.7 minutes he spent. About the exact time required for a photo-op. Amirite?/spent more time threatening journalists
verbaltoxin: it's that Democrats are liberals, and liberals are bad, and that's all there is to it.
Weaver95: Slaves2Darkness:Anyway this won't break the country, it will suck mightily, but it just might break the GOP.the republicans can (and no doubt will) do a LOT of damage in the process though. and what happens once the Republicans self destruct? our government cannot function without two parties. the entire system of government only works because it's predicated on the existence of TWO political parties - the Republicans and Democrats. not three, not one...two. without those two propping each other up, things promise to get even more chaotic.
Weaver95: Rwa2play:That's fine, the election showed that the people were listening to some extent. Not just those on the left, but those in the center and even some on the right did not like the message the GOP conveyed. The GOP still convinced, CONVINCED mind you, that they're message is still the right one. They're willing to be destroyed because any admittance that their message was not received would be the death-blow for the "coalition" within the GOP.i'm just concerned about the amount of damage the GOP is likely to cause once they realize they are done as a viable national party.
verbaltoxin: We've learned the Republican way in DC is to stammer, posture, refuse and then, just as the last second ticks off the clock, give up. The White House has learned that they can do this again and again, extracting a little more from the Republicans each time. That is the true power Obama has in his second term - he can play the battle of wills, and take a little more from every manufactured crisis the GOP sets the country towards.
not5am: Freeballin: Why can't we have a reasonable number of political parties?because federal congressional campaigns cost a TON of money. there are more than 2 parties in the local level, but the money needed to win a federal seat is a big barrier to entry for the smaller parties.
kumanoki: That's the entire point of the article. At what point does the blame encompass all sides so thoroughly that the people revolt against the entirety of the government because of the inaction?
Rwa2play: Crazy as it sounds, I'd welcome the sequester cuts happening. Just so when Republicans try to blame Obama for it he can respond by saying "They agreed to it."Maybe I'm not in the loop, but sometimes the Administration needs to hit the GOP where it hurts. That is: Put it in big bold letters that the Republicans asked for this, agreed to this and made a big show of how they liked this. It's like they need to be in campaign mode for the rest of the term.
clambam: Having gone over the cliff yet again as it were, the Democrats would be foolish to settle for anything less than total victory now. A compromise will only be seen as a sign of weakness from the right, and they'll be ready to start this whole mishigoss up again when the next debt ceiling vote arrives. They must be utterly crushed, put in their place, humiliated, so that the country's business can proceed. God knows that's what they'd like to do to the Democrats; do unto others before they can do unto you.
usernameguy: More "both sides are bad" from the "liberal" media.
LouDobbsAwaaaay: and both sides are in danger of underestimating the other's willingness to let destructive things happen to the countryUm, no. Dem representatives and the President continually underestimate the GOP's willingness to let destructive things happen to the country, despite the GOP's best efforts to scream their intentions from the roof-tops. The rest of us are left wondering if the Dems just intentionally let them do it.
BillCo: Well, it doesn't really help that the President of the United States, who should be trying to bring together the political parties, is blaming the Republicans for everything from the Lindbergh kidnapping to meteorites hitting the earth.Obama, the great divider.
skipjack: This is the fark politics tab, so everything is naturally the fault of the GOP.
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