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Lets just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

Jimbo 2012/04/29 11:59:59
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We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than
40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past
writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was
warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the
core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.

The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.

When
one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly
impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the
country’s challenges.

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  • Raymond Allamby 2012/04/29 12:51:42
    I agree.
    Raymond Allamby
    +22
    good morning jimbo. thanks for pissing off some more of these brain dead repugs, who actually believe they are going to get rich, and become one of the 1%. imagine, basing their entire political philosophy, on this fantasy.

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  • Jimbo JoeBtfsplk 2012/04/29 13:05:08
    Jimbo
    +2
    It is a non-starter with Catholic Academics.

    http://ncronline.org/blogs/di...
  • Schläue~© Jimbo 2012/04/29 13:04:44
    Schläue~©
    +3
    The ONLY reason Clinton had any success is the House flipped and smacked him up-side the head.
    0bozo HAS to be a one termer and the only reason he got in this time was due to the powers that be, tossing Hillary under the bus (Bilderberg meeting 2008 where they both disappeared for three days) and handing it to him on a platter. He was willing to LIE, and do whatever his operatives told him.
    The asswipe was raised by Communists and spent his entire life hating everything the USA stands for and studied Marxist theory on how to take us down.

    You better frame that RCP poll because you wont be seeing very many from here on out.
    Ever wonder why the scandals are being dribbled out one per week? There's all kinds of E-Mails and ammo to expose this administration for its corruption but we're going to let it ooze out a little at a time instead of dumping all the cards at once.

    He's had it easy up until now, but the GOP primary is all but over and now the focus will be all on him.
    Pretty much anything to be exposed about Romney is already out there and we haven't even begun to trash 0bozo.
    Funny how all the jokes at the dinner last night were based on scandal, corruption, and complete failure.
    Laughing at oneself is a great quality to possess ......... but not for a President when that's all he has left, and the Nation isn't laughing along.
  • Jimbo Schläue~© 2012/04/29 13:10:03
    Jimbo
    +4
    Wah, Romney is going to lose but I don't care how the president leads him in polls. Wah, Newt shut down the government and had to compromise with Clinton which is more than the present far right ideologues will do with this president.
  • Schläue~© Jimbo 2012/04/29 14:00:12
    Schläue~©
    +1
    Gingrich came out with the first hard hitting attempt at reigning in the govt. for decades. It had to be over the top in it's first draft to allow some wiggle room. That's just the way it's done. Look at HR3200 compared to the piece of crap that is being challenged in the SCOTUS right now.

    Romney doesn't have to waste time & $$ battling Gingrich & Santorum any longer. Fasten your seat belt. Come hell or high water, 0bozo will be removed, not only from the WH but every bit of damage he inflicted.
  • JoeBtfsplk Schläue~© 2012/04/29 13:17:35
    JoeBtfsplk
    +1
    I was disgusted with obama at the dinner last nite -

    no morals whatsoever.
  • Lady Wh... Jimbo 2012/04/29 14:31:36
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    "Their highest priority is not America, but to make the president a one termer..." And I think that's gonna blow up in their faces come November!
  • Defend ... Jimbo 2012/04/29 13:12:09
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    that is a Democrat leader just like jane seig heil fonda
  • ALofRI Defend ... 2012/04/30 13:26:16
    ALofRI
    You are so full of....well, let's say....hate.
  • Don Jimbo 2012/04/29 14:41:15
    Don
    Show me the moderate democraps.
    There aren't any because there is no room for descent with the hard left. The leftists drove the all out.
    Ask Lieberman. Ask Evan Bayh.
  • Jimbo Don 2012/04/29 15:01:44
    Jimbo
    Senators Casey, Conrad, Hagen, Manchin, McCaskill, Nelson (NE), Reed, Tester, Udall & Udall. On the GOP side Collins and Snowe is it.
  • Don Jimbo 2012/04/29 17:23:58
    Don
    Hagen? - A rubber stamp for whatever Empty Suit wants.
    Many on your list are toast because of their blind lemming votes to support the lefty agenda.
  • Schläue~© 2012/04/29 12:08:38
    I disagree.
    Schläue~©
    +1
    Which party was taken over????? ...... and by who?


    Norman Thomas
  • Chris - The Rowdy One! #187 2012/04/29 12:06:06
  • Jimbo 2012/04/29 12:03:45
    I agree.
    Jimbo
    +5
    The GOP has done nothing to move the country forward. Their trickle down, no regulation governance ended in disaster for Dubya. They tout doubling down with it in the Ryan budgets. The Big WH Deal had 3.3 trillion in spending cuts with 800 billion in mostly loophole closing revenue. A 4-1 spending cut to revenue compromise could not be sold by Boehner to the extreme right Norquist pledged caucus. We lost AAA rating when the 4 trillion in long term debt reduction was not reached, called for by S&P;.
  • Sissy Jimbo 2012/04/29 12:12:54
    Sissy
    +2
    Exactly Jimbo. They left on another break without passing one piece of legislation. Great record, eh?
  • Schläue~© Sissy 2012/04/29 12:28:54
    Schläue~©
    +1
    Harry Reid has the #2 highest DISAPPROVAL rating in ALL of Congress, only to be outdone by Nancy Pelosi who holds the #1 title.
  • Sissy Schläue~© 2012/05/02 12:59:32
    Sissy
    Well Reid's a case where you could have taken him out IF you had found a worthy candidate that had two brain cells to rub together. Its not our fault that you have nothing in your candidate arsenal but a bunch of Sara Palin types. I'm just glad he's still there to put a stop to the selfish, immoral legislation that the Pubs keep sending him.
  • Schläue~© Sissy 2012/05/02 13:34:38
    Schläue~©
    Bullsh!t.
    I was in NV. during Nov. 2010 and Angle had a 5 point lead for two weeks heading into election day. Reid miraculously pulled off a 5% 'win'..... thanks to the SEIU who has the contract to 'repair and maintain' all the voting machines throughout the state.

    There were reports of rigged machines coming in from all corners 30 minutes after the polls opened.

    You idiots focused on a handful of candidates and spent your entire stock in Reid, Bennett, Murray, Brown, Boxer .... and lost sight of the big picture.
    You lost 700 state seats, the House, Senate seats, Governorships and control over their state assembly's.

    Round # 2 on the way.
  • Sissy Schläue~© 2012/05/04 12:16:35
    Sissy
    Yeah sure, and the Right never, ever throws their "guns" at any opposing candidate. Give me a break.

    Angle was a lot like this candidate of clowns you had running in your primary. She sounded great because she was another one to take on the evil democrats and their demon leader. But the more you listened to her the fruiter she sounded and there is no question that she was an absolute fruitcake.

    Right now you have so much "buyers remorse" in this country about who they ended up sending to the capital that you are going to have to hang onto your hats. Right now Congress has a 9% approval rating and given their lackluster, pathetic performance, I think that's even too high. If anyone has lost sight of what this country has always been about and what made it what it was until cons set their feet in the door, its you.

    We will all remember in November.
  • Schläue~© Sissy 2012/05/04 13:16:35
    Schläue~©
    The buyers remorse is reflected in Pelosi & Reids disapproval ratings and people wondering why in Hell are they still there. An all out assault was put on Sue Lowden by the Reid camp and they poured millions into pumping up Angle in the primary because he would have been annihilated by Lowden.... or Dean Heller had he chosen to run.

    Yeah I know, the meme from the left is that it's all the freshman members of Congress that stopped the 0bozo Express and he cannot run the table as they did in 2009 & 2010. Tough titty.

    Fact is, the madness had to stop and if we hadn't gained those seats in 2010, Cap & Tax would be upon us now and most likely, ALSO before the SCOTUS for review.

    The do nothing Senate has sat on every single bill the House has passed with the exception of continuing resolutions, debt ceiling increases and federal unemployment extensions.
    Not a single budget bill since April 2, 2009 and all of 0bozo's proposals have been massacred on votes in both chambers.

    Yeah, you can run with the party misinformation and bamboozle the idiots but we haven't even begun the media blitz that's about to hit 0bozo and the 22 Dem Senate seats that are up for grabs.

    You're damn right, voters will remember in November because we will make sure they revisit the 3 years of bribery, back-door deals, c...&

    The buyers remorse is reflected in Pelosi & Reids disapproval ratings and people wondering why in Hell are they still there. An all out assault was put on Sue Lowden by the Reid camp and they poured millions into pumping up Angle in the primary because he would have been annihilated by Lowden.... or Dean Heller had he chosen to run.

    Yeah I know, the meme from the left is that it's all the freshman members of Congress that stopped the 0bozo Express and he cannot run the table as they did in 2009 & 2010. Tough titty.

    Fact is, the madness had to stop and if we hadn't gained those seats in 2010, Cap & Tax would be upon us now and most likely, ALSO before the SCOTUS for review.

    The do nothing Senate has sat on every single bill the House has passed with the exception of continuing resolutions, debt ceiling increases and federal unemployment extensions.
    Not a single budget bill since April 2, 2009 and all of 0bozo's proposals have been massacred on votes in both chambers.

    Yeah, you can run with the party misinformation and bamboozle the idiots but we haven't even begun the media blitz that's about to hit 0bozo and the 22 Dem Senate seats that are up for grabs.

    You're damn right, voters will remember in November because we will make sure they revisit the 3 years of bribery, back-door deals, current scandals, the disgusting display of the 1Nation Rally on our Nation's Capital, desecrating our Monuments & Memorials.... the Communist Party USA, Socialists of America, corrupt labor unions and the endorsement of the OWS bowel movement.

    We have thousands of hours of footage that are being crafted into commercials right this very moment.
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  • Schläue~© Jimbo 2012/04/29 12:16:18
    Schläue~©
    +2
    Buffett rule.... $47 Billion after 10 years of collection and would run the Federal government for a whopping 11 hours?

    Is this really the best spin 0bozo has? It's not a revenue problem... it's SPENDING

    Take the top 100 wealthiest American Billionaires and have them donate their entire wealth to the IRS ........ EVERYTHING ........ have any idea how much debt that would cover?

    Not even ONE of any of 0bozo's $1.+ Trillion deficits and we've had 4 in a row.

    It MAY..... just MAY cover the stimulus spending..... and what do we have to show for all that?
  • Jimbo Schläue~© 2012/04/29 12:27:53
    Jimbo
    +1
    Pulling out or Iraq and Afghanistan 100 billion. Preescription drug bulk buying 75 billion, Bush tax cuts expiring 2 trillion.

    Stimulus result: Dow goes from 6000 to 13,000, 3.5 million private sector jobs created, GDP growth increased 10 point from the first qtr of 09 to the 4th qtr of 09.

    created gdp growth increased 10 qtr 09 4th qtr 09

    The Ryan budget takes trillions from the have nots, gives it to the haves, does not reduce the debt.
    http://ncronline.org/blogs/di...
  • Defend ... Jimbo 2012/04/29 13:14:28
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    Obama surrendered in Iraq
    Obama is Surrendering in Afghanistan
  • Schläue~© Jimbo 2012/04/29 13:23:07
    Schläue~©
    +2
    I guess you didn't comprehend those numbers.
    You're talking about 100B here and 75B there.... when we have Trillions in unfunded liabilities and SS & Medicare are going down the drain... both progressive programs that were schemes that Bernie Madoff would be proud of. How many trillions are promised in govt. pensions? How do they pay for themselves unless we grow govt. through the roof?

    The Ryan budget addresses these issues rather than more smoke & mirrors and kicking the problem down to the next generation to deal with when the programs go bankrupt and politicians stand around scratching their asses with no explanation.

    Why you people don't understand this is insanity. Who cares if the Dow went to 13,000...? It was over 14,000 in the mid 2000's and is only a number of how many shares are trading hands. People use it as an indicator but the bottom line is how many people are still losing their homes, jobs, long term unemployment and less than impressive GDP. It's only HALF of what 0bozo and his wizards projected and the numbers going into the rest of the year are still in the 2.0 neighborhood. Where's that 4.4% growth?

    No, the Bush tax cuts, which are really just reversing the Clinton tax increases will stay. The 113th Congress will reinstate them retroactive to Jan.1, 2013 as their first order of business, followed by months of reversing most of what has happened since Jan. 20, 2009.
  • izzybean Jimbo 2012/04/29 12:52:53
    izzybean
    why no budget since obma is pres?
  • Defend ... izzybean 2012/04/29 13:15:06
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    cause that way obama can spend like a drunk terrorist
  • Jimbo izzybean 2012/04/29 16:03:13
    Jimbo
    A CR is a budget. The deficit has been reduced every year with CRs. 500,000 government jobs have been cut, 3.5 million private sector jobs created since Stimulus was passed. Dubya was handed a small surplus, Obama was handed a 1.6 trillion deficit, a death spiral economy that lost 8 million jobs in a year, the housing secotr going from 16% of GDP to 2%. The GOP has done nothing to help, everything to obstruct. Not a single job bill, nor a budget that lowers debt has come out of the House.
  • izzybean Jimbo 2012/04/29 16:35:31
    izzybean
    a cr is not a budget.
  • Defend ... Jimbo 2012/04/29 13:13:28
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    the gop and dnc are both liberal progressive
    we lost AAA rating cause of the obama regime

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