Did you see it? He's not having this bullshit about Benghazi.
I love this president.
And what the hell is up McCain's ass on this?
Did you see it? He's not having this bullshit about Benghazi.
I love this president.
And what the hell is up McCain's ass on this?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/16/2012|
lol @ r1. Bitter much?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/14/2012|
OH fuck off, R1. They've done more than question and he's behaved with dignity. They had the balls to yell "liar" from the gallery during the SOTU and he refused to respond because that is what a President should do.
NONE of this was seen as anything but weakness.
So pardon us if we tell these fevered old white fucks to go straight to hell with their made up bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/14/2012|
McCain is an old fool. Give him a cup of tea and take him up to bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/14/2012|
Shove the Washington Monument up your ass, r1.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/14/2012|
Be nice, Lindsay. They went and made gay marriage legal in DC just for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/14/2012|
I have a very large gift for John McCain.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/14/2012|
R1, we wondered about that, too:
When Powell held up the vial.
When Condi spoke of mushroom clouds
When Bush and Co. claimed Saddam and OBL were in cahoots.
When a CIA agent was outed.
Ya know, all of those things that McCain/Graham didn't feel the need to "question"... because they were too busy DEFENDING ALL OF IT.
Perhaps if you guys weren't so god damned transparent when it came to your agenda, you'd eventually win a national election.
Introspection, dear... look into it.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/14/2012|
Wow, R1 was just thoroughly raped by everyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/14/2012|
First Obama say's he'll veto any budget that doesn't involve tax cuts for the rich. Now this. I love it. I'm hoping we see more of this in his second term and I predict we will.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/14/2012|
Why yes, r10, those fevered old white fucks[italic] ARE[/italic] racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/14/2012|
And like clockwork, R1 comes back as R10 and picks the one comment that makes it easy for him to play the "victim" because actually having to respond to blatant, rightwing hypocrisy and the continual politicization of tragedies would require an actual response... like a grown up.
This is why you guys will keep losing. Cowardice.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/14/2012|
"Yes, OP, how dare anyone question the president, our fearless leader."
Time out, r!.
You are completely twisting Obama's words. Obama did not say that McCain and Graham shouldn't be questioning him. To the contrary, he explicitly said that any questions McCain and Graham have about Benghazi should be addressed to him and he was prepared to have that discussion.
And he said that he would not stand for their stupidly scapegoating Ambassador Rice as the fallgal for Benghazi because Rice had nothing to do with Benghazi - which is absolutely undeniable. Benghazi merely reported the intelligence she was given as U.N. Ambassador and if that intelligence was flawed that is not her fault.
That was Obama's point. And he made it very, very well.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/14/2012|
Lindsay Graham's drama QUEEN tweet today that he "will NEVER stop holding Obama responsible for Benghazi" was just so special.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/14/2012|
Bullshit r14. The idea that tax cuts on the wealthy will hurt the economy has been thoroughly DEBUNKED.
Keeping the Bush tax cuts for the upper echelons is EXACTLY what dragged out the recession in the first place.
Get with the fucking program.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/14/2012|
tax HIKES for the rich
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/14/2012|
I meant to say "Rice merely reported' not "Benghazi merely reported"
I'm "oh dear" ing myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/14/2012|
R20, keep it up. Just like with the birther nonsense you guys have nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/14/2012|
A non-partisan Congressional Research Service found that giving tax breaks to the rich helps concentrate wealth at the top, but it does not boost the economy.
The Republicans pulled that report. Why would they do that? hmmm?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/14/2012|
If tax cuts for the 2% for their income over 250,000 (they still get tax cuts) has not brought in revenue to offset the defecits they cause then they should be stopped.
For a party full of alleged "business thinkers" they suck at math. A losing expenditure like that would not be tolerated in their own private businesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/14/2012|
Almost 4000 dead *on this soil* within the first year of Bush's presidency, despite warnings: OBL DETERMINED TO ATTACK - ignored.
OBL himself? IGNORED. Only to be brought up in connection to Saddam/Iraq.
4500 Soldiers and close to 500,000+ civilians dead in Iraq, not to mention the thousands more who are now maimed. McCain? Graham? :::Crickets:::
4 deaths in Libya - Rightwing ignores the fact that THEY voted against funding for security at embassies/consulates. Instead, choosing to again *use* dead Americans to further selfish, political ambitions. See: Mitt running to mic as they were still fighting for their lives.
Rightwing chooses to magnify those deaths in an effort to convince us there were actually a bazillion American deaths and Obama ordered their deaths... clearly!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/14/2012|
[quote]You know, you sit there in that pathetic excuse for an office, reporting gossip, while under your very nose, evil is doing its worst. You have no spine, Clyde. Not one ounce of morality. Versed, even common sense. Nuclear holocaust, rape, murder, apartheid. Why these words they mean nothing to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/14/2012|
Get used to losing every four years, freeper. You guys only hurt yourselves, not us!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/14/2012|
The President called out McCain and Graham for their CONTINUED attacks on Ambassador Rice. For some odd reason that only makes sense within the Conservative Entertainment Complex, McCain is saying Rice is unqualified to be Secretary of State because she was reporting on the intelligence given to her at the time.
As RM has pointed out . . . McCain shouldn't be the spearhead on this one since he is the one who wanted to make Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency.
It was a stand-up moment for the President. If you want to come after anyone, come after me. Don't try to scapegoat someone who had nothing to do with any of this.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/14/2012|
Also, this is turning into a non scandal. McCain is starting to regret letting loose on this. He comes off as bitter about the election and making something out of nothing.
Let's get back to the debt people, my 401k would appreciate that, thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/14/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/14/2012|
I think those who care enough about the rich not getting away with murder this time should email or write President Obama and tell him not to back down from these fucking republican freaks and assholes. THE RICH MUST PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES!! I also suggest that if any of you are aligned/affiliated with the Occupy Movement that you organize mass protests against the republican assholes and freaks in Congress to compel them to cooperate in making the rich pay their fair share in taxes!! Write! Organize! Email! Protest! It's a decent start to what looks like more republican bullshit....
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/14/2012|
Can I see him bitchslap Boner and Bitch McConnell? God, that would be so fucking awesome!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/14/2012|
Lindsay's waiting for a dickslap.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/14/2012|
You keep singing that same old song, r14. Start paying your fair share rich boy and that won't happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/14/2012|
In my lifetime I would love to hear the word socialist given the positive spin it deserves. I am proud to have been called a socialist in my long lifetime and I defy anyone to compare socialism unfavorably to capitalism as a rational economic system.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/14/2012|
R28? The fact that you assume we think he's God based solely on people pointing out the blatant hypocrisy of people like McCain and Graham makes you a freeper... or a PUMA. Take your choice.
What you are witnessing is ridicule from those of us who wonder if people like your are knowingly full of shit or genuinely too dumb to see how full of shit McCain and Graham are when they attack Rice (Susan, not Condi. Condi was the one whose lies they pushed themselves for a long time, followed by rewarding her with a confirmation as SoS).
Do you understand that those two want to give Lieberman a going away present in the form of another war? Because clearly our country can afford even more war. If these two knuckleheads want to investigate someone, how about their buddy Lieberman who has been trying his darnedest to connect Iran to everything and everyone from Saddam to Al Qaeda to hacking Bank of America, etc. Lie after lie after lie after lie to get the American people to go along with another war.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/14/2012|
R32, I actually believe that Boehner is capable of real compromise. He's just scared of Cantor and the rest of the teabaggers looking to oust him if he doesn't go along with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/14/2012|
well, he doesn't compromise on his tan
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/14/2012|
R38, let's not pick on him as he's currently mourning the loss of that freeper queen in Key West.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/14/2012|
He's going to get ousted if he DOES, r38.
He'd better wake the fuck up and realize that baggery is starting to lose appeal for a lot of folks. NO ONE was advertising they were tea baggers during this election cycle in his area.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/14/2012|
R39 "Mr. Boehner, there's a Ms. Boone on line 3. Something about a 'Lifestyle Lift.'"
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/14/2012|
The nerve of McCain saying Rice isn't bright considering that he STILL defends choosing Palin for VP. I trust Obama's judgement, not bitter and resentful McCain.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/14/2012|
I really liked how Obama defended the people who work for him, including and especially Rice.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/14/2012|
WTF does that even mean, R43? What should he have done?
The rightwing's obsession with Benghazi reminds me of Mitt's obsession with Syria or that laughable mention during the debate of "Mali," in that none of these people knows anything about any of these places. They're just "buzzwords" they use in their nonsensical, "dumb American" rants against the president. They have no clue about these places. None.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/14/2012|
R43, quit peddling revisionist bullshit. The asshole Republicans are simply attempting to pretend they can shake the Etch-A-Sketch (Don't think that metaphor is going away.) and act as if the election never occurred.
The CIA-FBI-Military sex scandal? OBAMA'S FAULT!
Secession petitions? OBAMA'S FAULT!
Benghazi? OBAMA'S FAULT! How dare he not have omniscience! How dare he not anticipate the unexcepted and unknowable timing of an attack on the consulate! How dare he not know the ambassador was going to head for the consulate after the fucking place was attacked? How dare he not know the ambassador and others would be killed in the fire that didn't target them!!!!!!!!!!!
Fuck every racist, election-denying, fact-denying, climate-change-denying, science-denying, homophobic, fundamentalist idiot in this country. I now finally, for the first time am ready to use the code word against them they have been using against moderates and liberals for decades - they are UNAMERICAN. And any idiot who talks about secession can eat Jefferson Davis rotten corpse for breakfast.
And fuck you, too, R1. Hypocrite. Troglodyte.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/14/2012|
McCain needs to retire. He is turning into an old douche. He was once a Republican I actually respected and thought was a good guy, but since 2008 he is just weird. Palin must have rubbed off on him. He was never a devisive type, usually reached out to compromise and work with people.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/14/2012|
The US embassy was bombed in Beruit and 63 people were killed. Reagan was the president.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/14/2012|
I love R46.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/14/2012|
And let's throw in this little tidbit which the Republicans don't like to talk about because they like to believe that Libyans are all looking to attack Americans:
[quote]Angry Libyans Target Militias, Forcing Flight
[quote]BENGHAZI, Libya — Galvanized by anger over the killing of the popular American ambassador here last week, thousands of Libyans marched through this city on Friday, demanding the disarming of the militias that helped topple the dictatorship but have troubled the country with their refusal to disband.
The ambassador was a man the right would've hated. He stood for the antithesis of the right's foreign policy.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/14/2012|
I think at some point, maybe by mid-December when the election results have been certified, after the Electoral college votes,maybe someone will tell these stupid fucks that they LOST the fucking election and it's time to move on.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/14/2012|
[quote]our fearless leader.
Straight out of the freeper handbook. I see that "fearless leader" and "Barry Soetoro" every day on political blogs by batshit crazy conservatives.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/14/2012|
R20 sure, we will file that with the rest of the Regressives predictions. Right along side Romney will win in a landside, Donald Trump will run for president, Sarah Palin will run for president, the war in Iraq will be over in 6 months, our troops will be welcomed with candy and flowers and Republicans will have a permanent majority.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/14/2012|
R43 thinks Bush ran for president and won...in 2008
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/14/2012|
Cindy needs to share some her pills with gramps
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/14/2012|
Lindsay Graham and John McCain are senile old cunts. I have zero respect for either one of them and I'm a veteran of the military just like those holier-than-thou asswipes. Fuck those trolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/14/2012|
That's an amazing article r50. Thank you for posting it.
This is what pisses me of the most about GOP defenders and bull-shitters like r43. They're not satisfied unless something short of all out WAR is declared any time American faces a crises. They can't see any other response. Bomb bomb bomb! They must see people die, and they must see American soldiers DIE to feel vindicated.
Fuck you r43, and ALL your ignorant cave-men ilk. Diplomacy is a good thing. It is a GREAT fucking thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/15/2012|
R5 needs his own SchoolHouse Rock song.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/15/2012|
LET'S BOMB TEXAS, THEY'VE GOT OIL TOO!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/15/2012|
It was good to see the President come out swinging on this issue today. He rarely shows even a hint of temper, clearly he is not putting up with their shit about the UN Ambassador.
I've never liked Susan Rice but what Miss Graham and the fuckwitted McCain are doing is just wrong. I hope President Obama does nominate her, so we can watch those two go down in flames. They don't have the votes and she'll be confirmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/15/2012|
R60 - it was the "I'm not running for anything anymore, and you're stuck with me" attitude!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/15/2012|
I can't wait for a Supreme Court nominee.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/15/2012|
Okay, Obama really showed some balls with that comment. Made me proud. I guess I haven't really heard Graham speak before, but holy moly. Gay as Xmas. WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/15/2012|
I definitely got a thrill running up my leg watching my President "talk strong!"
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/15/2012|
When Barack went all Alpha male and 'take no shit' at that press conference, I got more than a little turned on. He needs to keep this up.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/15/2012|
We warned you he was an angry black man! We told you the REAL Obama would show up if you gave him a second term.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/15/2012|
[quote]We told you the REAL Obama would show up if you gave him a second term.
We can but hope.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/15/2012|
What made it so badass was that he rarely gets visibly upset, he is normally a very calm and collected person.
I don't think that will change, it is who he is, but nice to see him put his footdown. Insulting Susan Rice over this benghazi "scandal" has no place in mainstream national politics. Glad he called it out as complete bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/15/2012|
[R69] OMG that's awful! Impeach him!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/15/2012|
The problem is that he holds press conferences maybe twice a year. I wish he'd have the sense to do them more often - he always does an impressive job.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/15/2012|
[quote]The president is a respected office, not a section of the ghetto. Think about that.
Oh it's quite easy to think about the fact that those who think like that have sunk even further - into the gutter.
I'm embarrassed for you, genuinely embarrassed at how low you people have sunk because the president said nothing whatsoever that can be deemed "ghetto," but that epidermis of his sure has driven you people crazy, and it's a beautiful thing to watch.
He said what a president is supposed to say: Come after him, do not pick on someone who was given the information. How exactly was that "ghetto"? That was leadership, asshole. You're not used to it since you people tend to blame your own failings as a party and as humans on the "nigger."
The president didn't go "ghetto" at all, but we sure as hell know the GOP has gone full-on Klan rally when idiots like you say things like that based solely on color, not the words used.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/15/2012|
What makes his anger effective is how rarely we see it. Rachel Maddow showed the debate clip, the "Please proceed" clip from the Candy Crowley debate, when he showed a flash of controlled anger towards Romney. She said he had that same posture, that same look. Lethal.
I love it. I don't need to see him be like that every day. What is even more evident, is that he is more self-assured and articulate in general. Someone on MSNBC commented this morning that even the way he talks is different, faster.
The Press is used to him taking his time, talking slow, being thoughtful, and even stuttering, but yesterday, he was loose, and relaxed and his delivery was very focused and well paced.
I love him. This is the man we saw campaigning. I'm glad Obama brought that persona to the WH. I feel like I'm really getting to know him better and I definitely like what I see.
Rachel also analyzed his responses, particularly the McCain/Lindsey one, and said that she felt that at the debate and again yesterday, he's signaling the GOP that the time for nonsense, and games, and birther bullshit is over.
He isn't going to entertain silly stuff anymore. His patience with their foolishness is exhausted. YaaaY! I hope she's right I don't need or want him to be confrontaltional. I do want him to be steadfast and firm.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/15/2012|
R69? Um, we ALL knew what questions were coming. I knew once I heard the name of the reporter asking.
Are you really so stupid as to think the president couldn't guess the questions would be about the Fiscal Cliff, Benghazi and Petraeus? Then you must be a complete moron. What did you think he'd be asked? Who will the next Bachelor be?
Interesting that Ed Henry mentioned the father of one guy killed in Libya - ya know, the one father *critical* of the president, but didn't mention the families of the ambassador or the former Navy Seal. I guess the fact that in the case of those two families, it wouldn't have fit FOX's bullshit since those two families have been critical of the RIGHT for politicizing the deaths.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/15/2012|
Let me write that again: "Who will be the next Bachelor?"
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/15/2012|
Does Graham still hold Dubya responsible for 911? Because he should.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/15/2012|
Obama really did hit it out of the park yesterday. McCain's picking on Rice and calling her "not very bright" is one of the least bright things he has ever done (and this is the man who gave us Sarah Palin).
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/15/2012|
Ed Henry is a douche. He and Little Chuckie Turd sat next to one another, smirking together thru the whole news conference. I loved the President's answer to that one too. "I'm not going to talk to the parents thru the news media. I talk to the parents directly as I already have."
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/15/2012|
I Liked his style yesterday, definitely. But I hope he doesn't let them goad him just so they can put on a show. That's important. That slow, boring style has it's uses.
One other thing. I noticed on at least two occasions, the media told the President what someone said. "John McCain said,..." or "The father of the guy killed in Libya said..."
The President shouldn't respond to what someone says someone said, second hand. He handled the Ed Henry question perfectly. He needs to do that with the "He said. he said " stuff.
There is no doubt the Republicans want to keep the Benghazi issue alive and milk it, sensationalize it. They'll keep pounding on it, with the collusion of the "mainstream media" until the public finally believes it's a big important story, just because they say so. Hopefully it won't work this time.
Anytime they can impeach the credibility of the President or any member of his administration, they weaken him and make it harder for him to bring the weight of public opinion to bear on negotiating legislation.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/15/2012|
Freepers are crapping their pants.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/15/2012|
You guys are giving this idiot what he wants. He wants you talk to him. He's lonely.
Please just ignore him as he only has lies. If you must respond, simply start posting links that debunk his lies. Easy to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/15/2012|
That BASTARD! How DARE he provide an answer to a question posed to him!
You're an ass of epic proportions, r83.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||11/15/2012|
I heard that when he got home, the missus wanted to know just WTF that was all about!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||11/15/2012|
Just embarrassed for you, R83.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||11/15/2012|
Wow, that was just INAPPROPRIATE, R83. *rolling eyes so far back it hurts*
|by Anonymous||reply 87||11/15/2012|
r83. putting the sad into sack. the bitter into loser. the under the bridge into troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/15/2012|
The attack on Susan Rice by McCain and Graham has nothing to do with her, and everything to do with John Kerry and his Senate seat.
Everyone knows Rice is Obama's first pick for SOS once Hillary's gone, and John Kerry is #2. The Repugs want Rice out of the mix so that it will be Kerry, and his Senate seat will then be up for grabs. The Repugs want Scott Brown to have that seat, big time. The trashing of Rice was just the opening salvo.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||11/15/2012|
John McCain - was graduated from Annapolis 894 out of 899.
Lindsay Graham - a loathsome closet case.
Need we say more?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||11/15/2012|
Ah, No R90.
If Rice gets SOS, then Kerry's offered for DOD. Either way a Senate run opens up for Brown.
This is all about the Right trying (desperately) to make Benghazi happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||11/15/2012|
[bold]McCain skips Benghazi briefing, gets testy when questioned by CNN[/bold]
When CNN approached McCain in a Capitol hallway Thursday morning, the senator refused to comment about why he missed the briefing, which was conducted by top diplomatic, military and counter-terrorism officials. Instead, McCain got testy when pressed to say why he wasn't there.
"I have no comment about my schedule and I'm not going to comment on how I spend my time to the media," McCain said.
Asked why he wouldn't comment, McCain grew agitated: "Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment and who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?”
When CNN noted that McCain had missed a key meeting on a subject the senator has been intensely upset about, McCain said, "I'm upset that you keep badgering me."
|by Anonymous||reply 94||11/15/2012|
He probably fucking FORGOT that he was supposed to be there, r94. These mean old reporters just keep reminding him of shit he was supposed to DO! The meanies!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||11/15/2012|
[quote]When CNN noted that McCain had missed a key meeting on a subject the senator has been intensely upset about, McCain said, "I'm upset that you keep badgering me."
I'm thrilled to read anything that indicates the press is growing a set of balls.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||11/15/2012|
Damn! When does McCain's term end? Is he up in 2014? Because I think he needs to retire and go home. Since he is clearly losing his mind, he should be given the privacy of life home in Arizona rather then public embarrassment of the kind that happened today.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/15/2012|
Yep. McCain, of the Take NO Responsibility Party, called a press conference this morning to bitch and moan about how he's not getting information on Benghazi.
While he was doing that, his Senate Committee on Intelligence was having closed-door hearings on.... Benghazi! Administration officials showed up to answer the questions of concerned senators like... John McCain.
Senator John McCain has proven that he is wrong on issues of National Security and on military issues time and time again. No one should bother paying any attention to his ridiculous, bitter, incoherent ranting.
We thank him for his past service. It's time for him to retire. Arizona demographics are changing, who do we have to run against this brain-addled fuckwit?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||11/15/2012|
I'm reminded of the segment that The Daily Show aired over his teeth-gnashing on the Senate floor over the DADT repeal: "Let's All Stand on John McCain's Lawn."
|by Anonymous||reply 99||11/15/2012|
Please post link to said event, r81.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||11/15/2012|
R100, there are a lot of clips of Karl Rove on Election Night already out there.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||11/15/2012|
Would someone please start a thread:
[quote]McCain Skipped A Briefing On Benghazi To Hold A Press Conference
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/16/2012|
R103 is precisely why the GOP will never win a national election again.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||11/16/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 105||11/16/2012|
Did you mean R106 or R6, R107?
Please say R106.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||11/16/2012|
R106/R107 likes to talk to and agree with himself. Trolls have become very lazy after Mitt cancelled their credit cards.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||11/16/2012|
republicans are ever searching for ways to stoop lower, lie more effectively and deceive more cunningly because of Democratic successes (eg, pulling the country out of depressions/recessions brought on or helped by republican "small government", witness the prior 8 years to Obama's 4 years of trying to clean up the republican MESS) as compared to their mere sensationalism/fame, the acting mediocrity ronnie reegin being a good case in point. If it were up to me the Naional Airport would immediately get a name change--something Native American might be good.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||11/16/2012|
Someone always pays R106, etc. If the federal government shifts the burden back to the states, the states, who are already cutting funds for education, and raising state university tuition prohibitively, laying off teachers, and cutting back on funding for Medicaid (which is a STATE /Federal partnership)will either have to raise your taxes or cut out everything but the budget for prisons, which they will surely need.
The revenue sharing programs theyhave with local government will be eliminated,and our cities will lay off teachers, first responders, sanitation, etc. Remember the house fire in Tennessee that the firemen just watched it burn because the homeowner didn't pay his fees? Multiply that by a million cities all over the USA.
We'll devolve to a place where there's no equity,& wealthy communities will have good schools & services & poorer communities will have nothing. It'll be very 3rd world.
The highways, bridges,rail transport, and other national infrastructure will fall to rubble, sewer lines, flood control apparatus, etc, already hopelessly out of date, will get worse, food and safety inspections will be eliminated in favor of self- inspection which Ronald Reagan favored.
Let's think it thru. In real life terms, all these glib, simple, "obvious" solutions are not nearly as sane or reasonable as they seem. From a sheer practical point of view, we need the federal government, and we need national uniform standards to insure that all Americans have access to basic services.
Various states can add all the bells and whistles they want, but basic stuff has to be there for everyone. And we all have to ante up and share the costs. You pay now, or you pay later.
When NYC and NJ gets hit with a huge storm or Katrina levels NOLA, our insurance rates go up. Us. All over the United states. Did you think insurance companies were going to pay out hundreds of millions of $$$ in claims and not recoup? Who do you think pays for indigent care at the hospital emergency room? We all do. So wake the fuck up.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||11/16/2012|
r106, r107 The president was far from rude. Buy a dictionary and look up the definition.
If Bush had a mandate to do what ever the fuck he wanted to screw this country over, then Obama sure as hell does too and he's gonna set it right.
It's YOUR party that set the bar so low and Obama is cake-walking right over the top of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||11/16/2012|
[quote]First Obama say's he'll veto any budget that doesn't involve tax cuts for the rich.
Hon, I think you got that backward.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||11/16/2012|
I'm hoping that Obama has found a way to make Republicans show themselves as the little crybaby girls that they are, weak and putty in his hands.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||11/16/2012|
What is the matter with R103? What fucking cover up? Shit, you ignorant cunt? Why don't you grow a brain?
|by Anonymous||reply 115||11/16/2012|
McCain is a senile old warmonger, and Graham is a clenched-ass closet queen from a state comprised of troglodytes and Klan members.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||11/16/2012|
The Republicans have already said they will never cooperate with Obama. I think he needs to pull their pants down and give them the spanking that they are asking for...I believe he can actually do it. The American people are getting sick and tired of Republican bullshit. Some Americans are waking up to the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/16/2012|
I'm hoping Obama and his team of workers have been getting all the dope that they can on the Repugs in congress...I have a feeling there is enough information...those assholes should be down on their knees in short order.
That's what I'm hoping anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/16/2012|
Today, I actually discovered something about a friend who expressed concern about the whole affair...
He's a very smart guy who teaches (not quite sure what he teaches but it involves bio-mechanics)
He didn't know that Benghazi isn't the capital of Libya.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/16/2012|
I say OUT that closet case Mizz Graham.
OUT THE BITCH.
He'll be happier in the long run.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/16/2012|
Hear hear r120!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/16/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/16/2012|