Heck its only been 2 years. If you think the wingnuts will simply lie down and take the GOP House conclusion at face value, then you don't know your wingnuts.
I fully expect Obama to support Paul Ryan's plan to privatization of Social Security. He's previously endorsed the idea...but because he did, of course conservatives (R-"NO") took it off the table.
Also, look forward to Obama cheerleading the XL pipeline, more tax cuts, and walking back his own laughably 'antagonistic' Wall St policies.
Within a year at least 3 of these things will happen. I doubt he'll declare war on Iran - that will be Hillary's job.
Most of your hard-hitting insights are based on info that I TOLD YOU ABOUT MONTHS AGO.
I said Obama's "war on ISIS" has been stupid and fake right from the start, and I explained why...but here's the short version: everyone hates Bashar al-Assad.
The entire "war" is about getting rid of Assad. nearly everyone in the Middle East wants him gone: both the Sauds and the Iranian mullahs despise him. Not because he's a monster (which he is), but because the Sauds will no longer tolerate him and Iran is trying to ignore him because he's become huge liability for Tehran (he's practically begging for Hamas aid). Israel is ambivalent because Assad is only killing Muslims.
The US just wants to get rid of him because Assad is no longer taking orders from Washington. Kind of like Saddam Hussein, but without threatening the precioussss...
Nothing says serious, insightful political commentary quite like unqualified suggestions from a right wing nut job quoting a right wing nut mag that the POTUS is insane or possessed.
I think my favorite part is the citing of both a sports survey program that's been off the air for 16 years and the eternally stupid "reality" show Survivor as anecdotal support for hating Obama.
Walker: $34 million
Burke: $15 million
From the GreenBay Gazette:
"Burke spent $5 million of her own personal wealth on the race, one-third of the $15 million her campaign brought in. Walker raised $25 million since the middle of 2013, but outside groups spent millions more."
Gotta love those "outside groups!"
Ironically, I'm pretty sure that Mitch McConnell being Senate Leader means impeaching Obama is permanently off the table...along with any serious attempt at repealing Obamacare. Sure, there will be plenty of noise about both those things -gotta keep the base angry- but srsly? Nothing will come of it.
Yesyesyes, I'm sure Issa and the rest of the Republican clown show will continue to pursue BenghazEbola- and any other word ending in -gate that has absolutely positively nothing to do with Republicans cutting funding to, say, state department security, the IRS, the CDC. How do I know? Because serious investigation undertaken by Republican-controlled committees say so!
...and exactly how long has the US been without a Surgeon General? Right. So, because Republicans refuse to confirm even the sandwich Barack Obama appointed to his lunch, we now have the beyond nth level absurdity of an 'Ebola Czar.'
Its too late to repeal Obamacare (even more ironic: Republican constituents are far and away the program's chief beneficiaries. go figure) and any 'serious' attempt at impeachment will be seen by literally everyone outside the alternate universe of the WorldNutDaily and WSJ Op Ed pages as, I kid you not, a hint the GOP has gone off the rails.
Example1: the last 5 minute justification to impeach Obama is because of outrage over his administration's position on immigration policies...which are virtually identical to those of the Bush administration.
Example2: asserting undue executive privilege exceeding the purview of the US Constitution. Again, you only need to glance at historical precedent to realize this is beyond a joke: Bush issued 172 signing statements (asserting executive exception to US congressional law and/or judicial rulings) allowing his administration to bypass more than 1,200 statutes contained in over 300 bills and/or rulings.
Obama? 28 signing statements.
For the billionth time: Republican hypocrisy is a feature, not a bug.
"How do you take such delight at someone else's tragedy?"
I guess I just took the CRUEL option.
"I hope if you go missing, your remains are not found."
Apparently the only person missing me remains you.
Please Mistah Democrat
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
why can't you just let them white folks vote?
Imagine that ... someone who doesn't vote thinking his opinion matters. lol
You don't vote, you don't count ... fool.
That is the sentimental logic of an idiot whose party of choice, among other things, has made a real and concerted effort to suppress democracy.
Don't you ever, EVER talk to me about voting as an expression of opinion, you frigging totalitarian hypocrite crypto-fascist #$%$.
"No, Mrs Hannity, I have no idea what your husband's remains were doing in the basement of one of my offshore investment properties. Are you perhaps challenging my right to own property??"
In a related story:
Nostromo News (LV Kenya-421) Staunch anti-alien activist Bill O'Reilly's exploded and dessicated corpse was recently discovered on an alien planet. Incredibly, this corpse was found to be 300 years old...and so it would irresponsible to not ask what robot* has been masquerading as America's bastion of common sense lo these last coupla decades.
(translated from the original Marx/Swahili)
*Kyle Reese: "The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him."
Really?? I've been calling out the Demopussies in general and Obama specifically on lack of rhetoric and/or anything resembling an inspiring ideology for years! Plus, I never ever claimed the Dems would retain the Senate nor achieve House control.
Given that you have been reading my posts for the last decade, I can only assume your response is fueled either by pathological dishonesty or some kind of convenient amnesia.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
--HL Mencken (1916)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The remains of a 20th Century Fox executive who disappeared more than two years ago have been found in a rural desert area of Southern California, authorities said.
Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed early Thursday that the remains of Gavin Smith have been positively identified.
Smith, 57, was last seen May 1, 2012, in Ventura County's Oak Park neighborhood after leaving a friend's home, and his disappearance has been investigated as a murder.
Hikers discovered the remains near Palmdale in the Antelope Valley on Oct. 26, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office said in a statement.
Results of an autopsy have not been finalized. Sheriff's officials planned to discuss the case further during a news conference Thursday.
If only everything were this easy.
Demopussies lost...deservedly so.
I haven't read the punditsplainings whys and wherefores Dem losses and Rep wins, but I will say that voting for the lesser two evils is no longer an acceptable reason for me to go to the polling booths.
I will say, however, that at least Republicans had an agenda: a truly stupid agenda based on fear and lies to create a loosely associated series bitter and cynical fiefdoms. But to say the Democrats had no agenda is to overstate their campaigning acumen.
"Seems to me that you now owe the board 24 Obama lies."
I meant 34.
Here's a good one: Fox News' repeated lies that Obama is not a US citizen and also is a secret agent of Islam. And also meaningfully affiliated with the Black Panthers and Bill Ayers.
Now you owe me me 54 (or possibly 69) separate and discretely independent examples of Obama's lies.
Get to it.
80% of the country believes Obama lies
Good for them.
I am not disputing that Obama is a liar; I merely reject the notion that he lies more than Fox News.
Again, what happened to your "for every one Fox News lie, I will post 5 from the pothead?"
Here's a classic: Brit Hume
On August 26, 2003 Brit Hume said on Fox News:
“Two hundred seventy-seven U.S. soldiers have now died in Iraq, which means that statistically speaking U.S. soldiers have less of a chance of dying from all causes in Iraq than citizens have of being murdered in California, which is roughly the same geographical size. The most recent statistics indicate California has more than 2300 homicides each year, which means about 6.6 murders each day. Meanwhile, U.S. troops have been in Iraq for 160 days, which means they’re incurring about 1.7 deaths, including illness and accidents each day.”
Right. "1.7 deaths/day, Including illness and accidents each day"
This doesn't even rise to the level of lie.. As Howard Kurtz responded next day in the Washington Post, “California has 34 million people, but there are 145,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq.”
Statistics are dimensionless numbers. The notion of context is entirely irrelevant to Republicans.
Seems to me that you now owe the board 24 Obama lies.
From the file marked 'duh'
That’s why Republicans are moving the heavens and earth to try to pass and enforce voter id laws. Their base is shrinking and dying off, so they are trying to keep the blahs and other minorities from voting.
Make no mistake: Republicans despise democracy and the very notion of egalitarian society sends them to screaming polemics about socialism, at which point they become leg-humping free market fundamentalists: where roughly half align with Ayn Rand while conveniently ignoring her hatred of religion, while the other half conveniently ignores the Biblical scripture as clearly defining Jesus not just as a socialist, but an anti-capitalist.
All four canonical new testament gospels invokes Jesus' opposition to money as a means (in each case, Jesus and his disciples travel to Jerusalem for Passover, where he expels the money changers from the Temple, accusing them of turning the Temple into a den of thieves through their commercial activities).
I'm no biblical scholar, but such might provide the genesis behind the idea of separation between church and state.
The oldest civilizations for which there are coherent written records (Sumerians and ancient Egypt) describe the rulers as being god-kings and their subordinate priests as economic advisers. Another way to say this is that the oldest civilizations (6,000 years ago) were functional theocracies.
6,000 years later:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
cpwrguy_99: A brief history
(9 hours ago)
"Put up or shut up 5 for 1 is easy for me, since the Pothead NEVER tells the truth! NOW POSTEM"
(4 hours ago)
"There is a website with 52 OBAMA lies at last count, so post 10 lies and I will give you the website with his lies, easy for me!!"
(1 hour 14 mins ago)
"Ok, I will give you the website with just 10, there ate some with up to 800
Google 'Barack Obama's 10 most Outrageous lies'!!
That will give you 10 of his most prominent lies, he has many more, one more just came to light today
Relating to the secret service prostitution scandal prior to the 2012 election, and the potheads
Coverup reported by the WP"
I don't think I will ever stop laughing at you.