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  1. Holy Diver

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    Senate GOP mulls new debt strategy - David Rogers and Scott Wong - POLITICO.com

    In effect lawmakers would be surrendering the very power of approval that the GOP has used to force the debt crisis now. But by taking the disapproval route, Republicans can shift the onus more onto the White House and Democrats since a two-thirds majority will be needed to stop any increase that President Barack Obama requests.



    Translation: We, the GOP, only want to give voter the illusion that we are aginst the debt.


    Result: The base for the GOP is dumb enough to buy this.
     
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    Of course the GOP doesn't care about the debt. Their penultimate objective is undermining Obama. Even The Economist called their strategy "economically illiterate and disgracefully cynical."
     
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    The pubbies should just walk away, the revenues are still coming into the Treasury, enough to cover Military spending, Debt Service, SS & Medicare. Let Obama and Reid decide what else to fund shut the rest off.
     
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    That's surprising given how supportive they usually are of the GOP... :rolleyes:
     
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    It's hardly a bastion of liberalism, particularly on economic issues.

    I think you may be confused by the fact that conservatives in Britain would be Blue Dog Democrats in the United States.
     
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    It appears the Orange Man agrees with McConnell:

    Apparently they've fired up the ole' Delorean and gone back to before the Republicans took the debt ceiling vote hostage in order to extort spending cuts from Obama. Disgracefully cynical seems more and more apt.
     
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    Is anyone ready to admit that the debt ceiling itself is a farce? I mean if you just vote to raise it every time you hit it, is that a "ceiling"?
     
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    The pubbies folding is very predictable, apparently they missed the last election and forget why they were handed the House.
     
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    This entire operation shows just how childish and full of $#!t the people who hijacked the republican party are.

    now....


    Speaker Boner....


    WHERE ARE THE JOBS?????
     
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    They'll fold because their corporate masters are going to reign them in before they're allowed to tank the economy.
     
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    Boehner: "We're NEVER going to raise the debt ceiling, until we make the corporate Tax cuts permananet for the jobs creators"

    Secretary: "Speaker Boehner, Wall Street on line 1"

    Boehner: "We will let Obama raise the debt ceiling, and instead, we the GOP will complain about it!"

    (Definition of a loser)


    Also, this is what McConnell just said:

    "But we're certainly not going to send a signal to the markets and the American people that default is an option."

    (Definition of complete douchebag)



    Ladies and Gentlemen......your GOP leadership!
     
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    Who said it?

     
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    I dunno. It's about as relevant as the fact that GOP leaders voted 19 times to raise the debt ceiling by 4T during the Bush years.
     
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    The same dude that said he would close Gitmo, Tax the oil companies, increase the capital gains tax, end no bid contracts above 25k, repeal the bush tax cuts for people making over 250k, allow imported perscription drugs...the list goes on and on...

    so if you are keeping score:

    Obama:
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/

    the GOP:
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/gop-pledge-o-meter/


    Looks like the GOP has been sitting on their rears....
     
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    ...and stop the wars...and establish a long-term energy policy...and...and...
     
  16. Holy Diver

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    ha...I had to edit and add to my list.



    however....The GOP just wasted about 2 months of time, accomplished NOTHING, and we are back to 9.8% unemployment.



    thanks a bunch
     
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    Jeff Immelt and J Corzine say hi.
     
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    I'll see your two examples and raise you the US Chamber of Commerce.
     
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    Nobody is mentioning we have the most spendthrift President ever - he is #1 and he must be stopped.
     
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    dude,

    Bush is no longer President.
     

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