=The media are starting to get embarrassed at having to close their eyes and hold their noses to protect Obama.so they are actually asking questions=
Who says the media HAS to protect Obama? Is that just your fantastic painful itching leftwing media conspiracy acting up again? IOW, your oh so fertile imagoination?
... which are, of course, the Democrats’ stated goals. Knowing that their positions would be deeply unpopular among the public if their stubbornness were exposed in an open committee, Republicans would simply prefer not to talk at all.
Instead of negotiation, Republicans cling to their strategy of extorting budget demands by threatening not to raise the debt ceiling. On Thursday, the House passed a stunningly dangerous bill that would allow foreign and domestic bondholders to be paid if Republicans forced a government default, while cutting off all other government payments except Social Security benefits. The bill has no possibility of becoming law, but its passage was a deliberate thumb in the eye to Mr. Obama, business leaders and those who say the debt ceiling should not be used for political leverage.
Republican lawmakers have become reflexive in rejecting every extended hand from the administration, even if the ideas were ones that they themselves once welcomed. Under the circumstances, Mr. Obama would be best advised to stop making peace offerings. Only when the Republican Party feels public pressure to become a serious partner can the real work of governing begin.
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
It is time for President Obama to abandon his hopes of reaching a grand budget bargain with Republicans.
At every opportunity since they took over the House in 2011, Republicans have made it clear that they have no interest in reaching a compromise with the White House. For two years, they held sham negotiations with Democrats that only dragged down the economy with cuts; this year, they are refusing even to sit down at the table.
Mr. Obama hasn’t given up inviting the Republicans to join him in making the hard choices of governing, but he has been rebuffed each time. This year, in hopes of getting some support for modest tax increases on the rich, he even proposed a reduction in the cost-of-living increases for Social Security recipients. The events of the last few weeks should make it clear to him why that offer should be pulled from the table immediately. Consider:
Shortly after Mr. Obama presented this idea to Republicans, more than a half-dozen of them began trashing it as too “draconian” and a “shocking attack on seniors.” For years, the party has demanded entitlement cuts, but the moment the president actually offered one, he was attacked. Then last Tuesday, Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, said that no grand bargain is possible because Democrats aren’t willing to make significant cuts to spending and entitlement programs. The Social Security cost-of-living change, he said, did not go far enough.
Senate and House Republicans are refusing to meet with Democrats to negotiate over the budgets passed by each chamber. Four times in the last two weeks, Senate leaders have proposed beginning a conference committee to hash out a federal budget; four times they have been blocked by Republicans. The Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said they were afraid the committee might reach an agreement to raise both taxes on the rich and the debt ceiling, which are, of course, ...
"Dumbocrats never look at the numbers,"
Oh really? Well I've been looking at the Dow and S&P lately, and I would venture to say that those numbers are pretty good. In fact, they're the best anyone has seen in a lifetime.
=Right Alex Jones is an Entrepreneur who is successful...People used to do that all the time in America.....=
AJ's alleged success is a living demonstration of the lack of a relationship between success and integrity.
=since you have no independent thought in any case ? =
And _you_ do? LOL, what a damned gullible fool you are.
BTW, is that Kool-Aid you drink artificially sweetened?
=....are you some kind of crazy fringe element ?=
LOL... that YOU of all people should say something like that, HILARIOUS!
_YOU_ are the veritable INCARNATION of "crazy fringe element ."
And no, I am not Mr. Genna, as much as you wish it were so. Damn fool, that's what you are.
The mask slips, Jones says, when the “whole script got screwed up” after CNN reported, and then retracted, that a suspect had been arrested (thanks, John King!). The reason for the change, Jones says, is that the conspirators didn’t anticipate that people would have access to public images of the bombing. Really? The omnipotent globalist regime didn’t think, gee, “I wonder if there will be any cameras at this very high-profile event. You know, the one where thousands of people come with iPhones and dozens of media outlets set up hundreds of camera along the route?” How are we supposed to take the globalist threat seriously when they can’t even get this right.
In the space of few hundred words, InfoWars can’t decide if the media is merely useful idiots or direct coconspirators. First, the site says the bomb threat at the courthouse after the attack was a pretext to “distract the media,” but states that the “government … ordered the corporate media to ignore the Plan A.”
But if you can simply order the media to do anything you want, why create a distraction? Why bother with any of this, really? Just order the media to make the whole thing up, catch the fall guy right away, then kick up your feet with a hot cup of global enslavement and wash it down with some mindcontrolling fluoridated water. It’s these kind of internal consistencies that really take the reader out the story. •
Beyond this, let’s just step back for a moment and take a look at the overall concept. For a compelling narrative, you need a capable and scary villain, but these guys sound like the wet bandits of megalomaniacal cabals. They have the most powerful people in the world — including the media — in their camp, and they can’t even come up with a compelling coverup, let alone remember to take their baseball caps off? And when exactly does the cabal cash in on all these false flags? [...]
Alex, your latest theory is terrible -- we expect more from you
Alex Jones must be either getting lazy or think his readers are really dumb, because his grand theory about the Boston Marathon bombings is the sloppiest concocted narrative we’ve seen since that dog ate your homework.
Of course, Jones and his comrades at InfoWars thinks the brothers suspected in the bombing are innocent, citing such reliable sources as Twitter user “Trippin No L’ 4/20.” But if the brothers Tsarnaev didn’t do it, who did? Jones laid out his unified theory of the event yesterday in a video promising “PROOF!” that the event was “staged” and an accompanying blog post.
The basic outline is the same as all of his projects: A globalist cabal working through the U.S. government staged a “false flag” operation that will be blamed on terrorists as pretext to take away guns and civil liberties and eventually tyranny. Eventually, they will depopulate the entire planet through massive genocides.
In the video, Jones calls the bombings “the biggest event” of his 18 years of broadcasting, so you would think he would bring his A game, but he really let us down with this one. There’s something you have to respect about a good conspiracy theory — Hollywood certainly does — and Jones is generally a master, but his latest work is so full of holes, internal inconsistencies and outrageous leaps in logic that only die-hard fans willing to suspend all disbelief will appreciate it. It’s really the Phantom Menace of the InfoWars franchise.
Here are just a few of the things a good continuity supervisor would catch
= You far underestimated the luv Americans have for their freedom. =
I "luv" freedom too. I particlulary "luv" being free of the fear of being shot by nazifascist nuts such as yourself.
= Why do you hate the Constitution? =
= I wonder how much these LWNJs get paid to post what they are paid to, not what they necessarily believe? =
I'm quite happy with my earnings. I get $10.00 per post, multiply that by the number of my aliases (64) and... you do do the math. If you even can.
It's not thievery; it's something called civilization. About which you clearly have no clue.
Have you ever fed your neglected mind with anything but Bastiat and Rand?
Your source please? (Frankly, I don't believe that 48% of Americans are morons, which is essentially what you're saying.)
"...but which devolved into six minutes of the two yelling at each other."
Sounds HIGHLY entertaining. Is it in YouTube?
Nothing so funny as when RW morons self-destruct in public view.