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  • ricky18201 ricky18201 Dec 22, 2012 11:15 AM Flag

    Wake up, Mr. Boehner...the clock's ticking...

    That's an interesting take on what has happened. What has actually happened is that the Tea Brains just wrote themselves out of any impact on policy whatsoever, with the fiscal cliff and moving forward.

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    • The President is hung up on this 'I won' attitude. He won, but he didn't win by such a large majority that he has an unlimited mandate to force his will on every subject that gets discussed.

      He is a poor leader. The things that have gone on in his administration and have gone unanswered, uninvestigated, and ignored by the media is shameful and precedent setting. His governing agenda is to create a crisis, demand it be resolved to his satisfaction or else. Often in the face of a crisis, he shots off his mouth first and thinks later.

      His stance on the 'fiscal cliff' is ridiculous, he is not interested in negotiating or finding out what might be best for the majority of the people, he is interested in WINNING. If he doesn't win, the rest of the world is ignorant, incompetent partisan. He never considers that such stiff resistance to anything the Republicans want is simply the reverse of what he claims they do to his wishes. He is too arrogant, lazy, and narcissistic to even think he might be wrong or too stubborn for his own good.

      He is like the playground bully.

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        “His (Obama’s) stance on the 'fiscal cliff' is ridiculous, he is not interested in negotiating or finding out what might be best for the majority of the people, he is interested in WINNING.” - winjondale

        Your interpretation of events never fails to be nothing short of light years from reality. You do recall there was an election not long ago, don’t you? The candidates ran on platforms…the people voted…you lost…and in so doing, apparently learned nothing.

        Here’s an AP story headlined GOP Polices led to Fiscal Cliff Blowup

        “…Such intransigence in the face of a narrowly divided U.S. electorate dismays Republicans who say compromise can be vital to a party's survival.

        The collapse of Boehner's tax effort ‘weakens the entire Republican Party,’ said Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, who is retiring after 18 years.

        ‘It's the continuing dumbing down of the Republican Party,’ he said, ‘and we are going to be seen more and more as a bunch of extremists that can't even get a majority of our own people to support policies that we're putting forward. If you're not a governing majority, you're not going to be a majority very long.’

        Republican consultant and writer Craig Shirley told The Washington Post: ‘The national GOP is now simply a collection of warring tribal factions’.”

        Dumbing down? Gee, winholder, we’ve been saying that about your posts here for years.

      • ...

        “His (Obama’s) stance on the 'fiscal cliff' is ridiculous, he is not interested in negotiating or finding out what might be best for the majority of the people, he is interested in WINNING.” - winjondale

        Winny, my boy, it would appear to the majority of Americans, now including many of your own, that The GOP has just pulled another Boehner.

        Analysis: GOP Policies Led to Fiscal Cliff Blowup
        By By CHARLES BABINGTON AP

        “…Such intransigence in the face of a narrowly divided U.S. electorate dismays Republicans who say compromise can be vital to a party's survival.

        The collapse of Boehner's tax effort ‘weakens the entire Republican Party,’ said Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, who is retiring after 18 years.

        ‘It's the continuing dumbing down of the Republican Party,’ he said, ‘and we are going to be seen more and more as a bunch of extremists that can't even get a majority of our own people to support policies that we're putting forward. If you're not a governing majority, you're not going to be a majority very long.’

        Republican consultant and writer Craig Shirley told The Washington Post: ‘The national GOP is now simply a collection of warring tribal factions’.”

        "Dumbing down." Gee, winholder, we've been saying that about you for years.

      • He won because the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire no matter what, and there is absolutely nothing the Tea Brains can do to stop it. That's why he won. Because you tea brains were to d*** dumb to play your hand when you had a good one. And now you're too dumb to even salvage what you can from the situation.

        And you're done.

      • ...

        “His (Obama’s) stance on the 'fiscal cliff' is ridiculous, he is not interested in negotiating or finding out what might be best for the majority of the people, he is interested in WINNING.” - winjondale

        Winny, my boy, it would appear to the majority of Americans, now including many of your own, that The GOP has just pulled another _____________. (Speaker’s name goes here.)

        Analysis: GOP Policies Led to Fiscal Cliff Blowup
        By C. BABINGTON (AP)

        “…Such intransigence in the face of a narrowly divided U.S. electorate dismays Republicans who say compromise can be vital to a party's survival.

        The collapse of Boehner's tax effort ‘weakens the entire Republican Party,’ said Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, who is retiring after 18 years.

        ‘It's the continuing dumbing down of the Republican Party,’ he said, ‘and we are going to be seen more and more as a bunch of extremists that can't even get a majority of our own people to support policies that we're putting forward. If you're not a governing majority, you're not going to be a majority very long.’

        Republican consultant and writer Craig Shirley told The Washington Post: ‘The national GOP is now simply a collection of warring tribal factions’.”

        Dumbing down? Gee, winholder, we’ve been saying that about your posts here for years.

 
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