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Group: Boehner Can´t Get
Majority of GOP to Back Deal

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/1/2013 12:18:01 AM

American Majority Action, the conservative group that’s leading the charge against House Speaker John Boehner continuing in his current position, said Monday evening that Boehner doesn’t have at least 50 percent of his House GOP members’ support for the fiscal cliff deal that Senate leaders and the White House have reportedly cut. {Snip) In an email to reporters late Monday, AMA spokesman Ron Meyer said he’s “heard directly from senior GOP conservative members in the House that Speaker Boehner does not have a majority of support from the GOP caucus--not even close.”

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2013 may bring "Hope & Change" to the GOP party if they are listening to their voters. The trick is to not let the dRATS tack on the spending bill to another.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/1/2013 12:43:31 AM     (No. 9092551)

Boehner has to GO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bob913, 1/1/2013 1:27:27 AM     (No. 9092577)

obama gave a speech today and has that arrogant condescending look of of his.

Boehner must be giving away the store.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: distorted, 1/1/2013 1:33:28 AM     (No. 9092580)

Are these clowns forgetting or just ignoring Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/1/2013 1:36:24 AM     (No. 9092581)

When HHS is handing out +$ 50T in Discretionary Grants each year.. and have already added $ 4T for 2013, it´s time for a massive federal audit of ALL dept´s.

I never heard or read any discussions of trillion $$ expenditures prior to Obama... His legacy is to have made a trillion $$ seem as common as a $20 bill.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/1/2013 2:09:09 AM     (No. 9092598)

Nasty ´conservative´ twits cannot support their leader and just which one of them could handle the flapeared one. John has done the best he could, considering what he has to work with - the prez and the senate are both dims and I thought John´s plan was a good one. Trash the prez, he deserves it and I have nothing but contempt for the feckless pubbies who are being so despicable.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/1/2013 2:29:27 AM     (No. 9092605)

Uh, "nasty" is a Speaker who lets conservative committee members find out in the press they have been kicked off those committees. What a stupid classless thing to do. Great way to build the loyalty he now demands. We are in too much trouble to allow such a weak leader. Bet he won´t turn down his raise either.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: yuban, 1/1/2013 3:00:55 AM     (No. 9092613)

"Nasty Conservative twits", gee how pleasant is THAT? Wow!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tedinmich, 1/1/2013 6:57:18 AM     (No. 9092694)

No surprise from the liberal #5!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/1/2013 7:00:22 AM     (No. 9092696)

The sequester (spending cuts) are supposed to start tomorrow. DO IT!!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kerryman, 1/1/2013 7:04:28 AM     (No. 9092700)

Take it up Friday morning as HR 1. If I remember correctly, the House must adjourn which ends the 112th Congress and all unpassed bills die. Therefore the Senate amended House Bill just passed is dead and the 113th Congress convenes on Friday. The first order of business should be HR 1 which is the House response to the termination of the Bush Tax cuts. It should be titled in some way as being the Bush Tax cuts and contain spending cuts on a three to one ratio which Obama has supported but never done.

Additionally, the tax cuts should "Trigger" ONLY upon implementation, through Law, the changes necessary to meet the spending cuts.
There also would be no new money such as the "Sandy" Christmas Tree bill without corresponding spending cuts. The only way that this can be done is through "Entitlement Reform". Enforce "Regular Order".

Semper Fi

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Reply 11 - Posted by: janelasdedeus, 1/1/2013 7:36:38 AM     (No. 9092730)

Guys and gals... please... patience. The real leverage will come when we hit the debt ceiling. That´s when we need to hold ground on spending cuts. The Dems won very little in this round. The revenue increase is purely symbolic.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/1/2013 7:41:18 AM     (No. 9092733)

Vote it down and make this Administrstion and the Senate pass a budget this year, for once.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rightwinggranny, 1/1/2013 7:59:16 AM     (No. 9092751)

There are no spending cuts in this bill. The question is, "Do the Republicans (under Boehner) really want spending cuts?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/1/2013 8:01:18 AM     (No. 9092754)

Of course he can´t, because this so called "deal" doesn´t pass the sniff test...something really stinks and the normal half of America knows it!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JAN, 1/1/2013 8:24:45 AM     (No. 9092779)

And did the purists get out the vote?

NO

Now they are demanding purity? Guess they didn´t notice that the maoist was re-elected.

We lost senate seats and house seats.

Let´s slam our side as if somehow it´s all their fault.

Grow up and get in the real world.

Frankly, I don´t care if people earning over $400,000 get their taxes raised. They didn´t get out the vote either. Probably voted for O.

Guess the loudmouths who earn millions of dollars think the rest of the country should go to he(( on their behalf.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 1/1/2013 8:32:06 AM     (No. 9092794)

I´m no Boehner apologist (I think he should go), but #5 may have an inadvertent point:

´´John´´ HAS done the best HE could, with what he comes to the party with.... which is not good enough to be Speaker of the House. He is the epitome of RINO. He is awarded the Speakership each term out of respect, which is waning rapidly. His tenure in the House cannot be enough to keep him in this high position. He´s a wheeler-dealer (i.e., used car salesman), and we need warriors right now.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: AnnaS, 1/1/2013 8:51:21 AM     (No. 9092824)

Boehner must go! He can´t stand up to Obama. We need a Speaker who can. Enough said!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/1/2013 8:59:32 AM     (No. 9092835)

There are 15 billion in cuts, (can´t remember what for), but there are over 620 billion dollars added to spending which is a 41:1 ratio.
Agree with posters who say Speaker Boehner has to go. He will not/ has not represented the powers of the House well against the power of the Executive. We need to have someone who stands by the Constitutional powers of the House and makes Obama aware of those powers. The good old boys and girls who have been there so long are the ones who have put our country in this position. Yes, we have voted them in over and over, but we have not been privy to all their back door deals. A congressman was on Fox the other day that said all budget committee meetings should be on CSPAN because once Americans saw all the wasted dollars being spent they would really be outraged.
We don´t need the wheeler-dealer types in leadership IF we want to keep the House in 2014. I have contacted my Congressman several times about the need for a new Speaker and will continue to do so until the vote for Speaker.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/1/2013 9:14:40 AM     (No. 9092850)

Thank you conservative GOP. Flip this deal into the trash.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: franq, 1/1/2013 9:15:24 AM     (No. 9092852)

It is sinful to take (emphasis on TAKE) a greater percentage of one person´s income than is taken from another. God´s standard was 10% from everyone. See how messed up things get when we depart from truth?
Gives birth to the "wheeler-dealer" mentality some seem to adore.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: rochow, 1/1/2013 9:19:43 AM     (No. 9092858)

Perhaps the rest of the dense GOP´s will begin to realize this guy needs to GO! Now! He has brought us nothing and he is good only for a Kleenex ad!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rightwinggranny, 1/1/2013 9:42:50 AM     (No. 9092903)

The Medieval serfs paid 10 percent to the lord of the manor. What are we doing????????

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lzboy, 1/1/2013 9:57:39 AM     (No. 9092934)

We seem to have a few trolls from the left here today.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 1/1/2013 10:22:13 AM     (No. 9092974)

Well they didn´t go for plan B, not sure why they would go for this.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: owl, 1/1/2013 10:24:39 AM     (No. 9092979)

# 1 solved the problem w/ four words .

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Reply 26 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/1/2013 10:28:33 AM     (No. 9092988)

Because Boehner, like just about every Republican "leader" has proved himself to be a (richard) when it counts most.

Makes me really curious what else he´s done behind closed doors to screw you and me ....

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/1/2013 10:35:29 AM     (No. 9092996)

To all of those asking us to just wait until the debit ceiling negotiations take place. That´s when we will get the spending cuts! I would like to welcome you to planet earth. And reality. For decades now, (Regan, Clinton, Bush 43) Republicans have been promised spending cuts in the future for a tax increase today. Just like I´ll pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. It isn´t going to happen. Never has and never will. Not a long as there are enough Dims in the congress and WH to have ANY effect on any legislation. I, and most LDotters can predict exactly what will happen during the debit ceiling talks. More spending needed to stimulate the economy, no cuts to "entitlement" programs because that would hurt the "less advantaged", etc. And scream loud and long about the shear disaster that will happen if not given more money to spend.
Think about it.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: twocentsworth, 1/1/2013 10:38:41 AM     (No. 9093004)

I don´t want taxes raised, I don´t want more government in my life. But that issue was settled at the ballot box last November, at least for the next two years. If government activity is going to increase or remain high, it is the "duty" of citizens to pay their share of it. That would be all citizens. If the level of activity is too high and the average citizen is unhappy with the bill, well that´s what 2014 and 2016 is for-- that´s the next time ideology can rule the day. Until then, fight for fairness, which is all people paying their share.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: rplat, 1/1/2013 10:41:25 AM     (No. 9093009)

The house GOP is totally dysfunctional and are reacting like wounded animals. They may perform a last great act of defiance but the end result will be their complete destruction. Standing defiant is a losing strategy and will only speed their demise. He who fights and moves away will live to fight another day.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/1/2013 10:49:30 AM     (No. 9093022)

What difference wqould a change of Speaker make at this point? Boehner can either get the votes or he cannot get the votes. Personally, I hope the House Republicans vote this down. I think citizens will, finally, begin to understand what the GOP is trying to do, end overspending. At some point the House has to say no. Let this be the time.

McConnell and Biden shaped this deal. Boehner was not there and not consulted. He has not consented to the terms of the deal.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/1/2013 11:29:43 AM     (No. 9093099)

The difference(s) a new Speaker would make include the ability to reset the discussion and bring different face to the discussion, not to mention someone with better political skills. Boehner has lost control - he blubbers on about a crisis, makes offers he needn´t make, whines he only controls one-half of one-third of the government, and fails to provide cogent opposition, instead immediately looking for "a deal", even when one is not necessarily forthcoming from his side of the court. If Obama can stand up there, nose in the air, and say a deal is dead, it´s time Republicans walk away. The House controls the pursestrings, including expenditures, revenues, and borrowing authority. Boehner nominally controls the House. I´m not convinced this is any but a kabuki dance that will eventually expand spending - every Congressman´s dream. I suspect Paul Ryan will be Speaker in the next Congress. Whoever, it had better not be John Boehner. He´s indeed done his best...it´s simply not good enough.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/1/2013 11:35:53 AM     (No. 9093112)

#5 sounds a lot like the conservatives he is attempting to describe. With Harry Reid as the lead ´nasty Democrat twit´ the bar is far too high for a mere Republican to ever reach.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: strike3, 1/1/2013 12:14:42 PM     (No. 9093165)

It is not reaching too far to demand NO tax increase but insist on immediate spending cuts. That is the only action that will start things running in the right direction again, thanks to the piggish ways of One Barack Obama. Anything else only delays the inevitable crash.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 1/1/2013 12:21:25 PM     (No. 9093184)

The way I understand it there are complaints that there is no paper docs for the reps to read and analyze. There was a website post on Lucianne this AM but I´ve not been able to find it again. What I have found is read outs, but not the legal documents. Anyone have a site?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Browneyes, 1/1/2013 12:31:21 PM     (No. 9093200)

I agree with #30. The mere fact that so much of the "back & forth" has been behind closed doors has been just terrible, but none of us knows the exact reason.

The possibility exists that Boehner may have had no alternative{obama´s rules must be followed?} Or McConnell taking the initiative to call on Biden. To constantly be trashing both men is getting old and one wonders how many here are watching these activities in real time? Happy New Year!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: AnnaS, 1/1/2013 12:47:28 PM     (No. 9093242)

Sorry #35-- both these men are ineffectual buffoons who are stage dressing for the class warfare from Dems. They must go! Let some else try--who could do worse?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: pete moss, 1/1/2013 12:50:12 PM     (No. 9093250)

Get rid of Boehner. Replace him with somebody with the backbone to stand up to the communists, opps I mean Democrats.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/1/2013 12:51:33 PM     (No. 9093255)

Republicans were set back this past election.
Obama and the Democrats completely understand this ,
the purists/ Limbaugh wing refuse to face reality.
Democrats gained two more seats in the Senate ,
effectively having a 55/45 majority in 3 weeks.
Barry was reelected by 5 million votes.
Republicans will have 8 less seats in 3 weeks and
it will only take a swing of 17 more Democrats
in 2014 to bring back Pelosi.
House Democrats received almost a million
more votes than House Republicans.
The Rasmussen poll yesterday of likely voters showed that Democrats
hold an 11 point lead over Republicans in a generic ballot.
Some Tea Party leader wrote a column after the election
bragging that hundreds of
thousands of Tea Party supporters did not vote for Romney in protest.
Always saying No and trashing Boehner might make the far right feel superior, but, what does it actually accomplish ?
Making Boehner the bad guy , instead of Obama , makes
the far right the ally of the left.
I´m waiting for the American Majority Action
( considering the election results, they should rename themselves the American Minority Action )
and it´s allies in Congress to propose a plan that would
get the support of Harry Reid , Pelosi ,
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Reply 39 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/1/2013 12:53:00 PM     (No. 9093257)

#3 thank you for referring to the Constitution - I keep a copy beside the keyboard for quick reference - the House has the strong hand and with a stronger Speaker at the helm can assert it´s controls over the runaway executive branch. I am totally delighted that the small government/less taxes group of 50-60 in the Rs are standing up for what their constituents asked them to do [represent them].

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Reply 40 - Posted by: msjena, 1/1/2013 12:54:19 PM     (No. 9093260)

He doesn´t need a majority of the GOP if the Democrats vote for it.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 1/1/2013 1:13:34 PM     (No. 9093293)

"No surprise from the liberal #5! "

No, not a liberal. Just a Republican serf in search of a master to bow before. The pickings have been pretty lean since the golden days of Most Noble House of Bush, but even a broken-down Marquis like little Boehner is better than nothing to these natural subordinates. And the thing is, they think THEY are the true conservatives, and the objectors are the traitors who are undermining natural order by not obediently doing as they´re told.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/1/2013 1:14:50 PM     (No. 9093294)

If Obama showed up at Boehner´s house on new years......little wussie Boehner would become a cuckhold.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: maryc, 1/1/2013 1:29:44 PM     (No. 9093322)

May there be a majority with the guts to say no to the speaker. May the speaker be replaced by someone who cares about the people who actually pay taxes. Time actually mean Conservative.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/1/2013 1:57:44 PM     (No. 9093332)

#38. Since when did the conservatives become the FAR right?
Oh how I wish we had another Ronald Reagan.
The Bush family dragged the party leftward.
If smaller government, less tax and spend policy, a balanced budget, reducing the deficit, securing our border and greater adherance to the Constitution AS WRITTEN is FAR right in your mind, what do you consider a Republican to be?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/1/2013 4:29:03 PM     (No. 9093489)

Over the Cliff! The Democrats have show3n even more lies and mis-leading accusations. Republicans can only serve the nation by letting it go and saying to H--- with Øbama and the rotten Democrats! They get blamed either way, so might as well get some sort of good from it for the nation´s future. This has been building for a long, long time and now we have to step up and face the reality of the disaster our ignoramus voters and self-serving politicians have made of this once proud and wonderful government.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 1/1/2013 5:03:38 PM     (No. 9093524)

The fiscal cliff deal is a good deal for conservatives. It makes permanent the Bush tax cuts for those who make $400k/less. This is a victory where I come from. It permanently fixes the AMT issue. This is a victory where I come from. It brings permanency to the tax code - this is a victory where I come from. Those who make over $400k/year are not going to miss the extra dollars. The GOP did not win the 2012 election - we cannot govern the country with a bare GOP House Majority. We need to take and cut the best deals we can now and focus on victory in 2014-2020 period.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Lalo, 1/1/2013 5:13:30 PM     (No. 9093529)

Hilarious to call #5 a lib. Where´ve you been? (You can call me a lib though as I am to the left of Atilla).

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/1/2013 5:13:41 PM     (No. 9093530)

Funny, Pelosi had no problem standing up to and trashing Bush on a regular basis. Boehner must go and be replaced by someone with Pelosi´s balls.

Obama should be trashed 10 times a day, every day.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: HonestDon, 1/1/2013 5:30:23 PM     (No. 9093554)

Boehner can´t/won´t play hardball, never has. Most Republicans play too nice to be effective against the more skilled rats. The rats know that what they say has no bearing on what they do, but they also know the MSM will back them, no matter what. Our next leader must have the "guts" (stronger word implied) to "go over the cliff," to let the government "shut down," to profess and UPHOLD the Constitution, and to tell the unpopular truth.

Is they do not, who needs ´em? If not now, with no election looming, when?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: get er done, 1/1/2013 7:33:20 PM     (No. 9093674)

The House Republicans should refuse to ratify the presidential election due to the Democrats´ rampant election fraud, acceptance of foreign donations and ineligibility of their candidate to hold office.

The House holds the high cards in this game. Play them!

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/1/2013 8:04:21 PM     (No. 9093712)

Reading the various posts does confirm one point. There is no Republican Party as in
support for America by putting away petty partisan demands with each faction screaming our way or the highway.
As a member almost from month 1 of LDOt site I will insist that #5 is not a liberal or the dimwit that has been pasted on him/her in this vicious thread.
It is sad that almost all threads now are to some degree vicious. Only when you drop the labels like RINO will any compromise be found.
The progressives are uncontested because they forced out all conservatives and moderates. you want to win by forcing out anyone not Conservative enough to meet your personal concepts of that status. That is impossible so you threaten to form your small voiceless no win parties and trudge on to victory( of what).
I am more an independent non extreme conservative both fiscal and social trying to live within the current unmelded alternate to progressive.
A Conservative who believes the Constitution not parties should govern. What are you?

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Reply 52 - Posted by: jdwill, 1/1/2013 10:36:09 PM     (No. 9093909)

The Chess Game goes on in Washington! -- Or, perhaps, better termed "the Shell Game"! First, our representatives have to hold their "mouths" just so! Otherwise, they won´t get reelected, and will have no say in the operation of our Government! They may/will lose important Committee Chairmanships! You gotta stay elected to do what is necessary to keep the Ship of State on an even keel! How to "stay elected" and still do what is right for the Country?? Power politics nobody really understands! John Boehner is doing a great job, actually, a fantastic job, even though the trend of events doesn´t seem to bear out such a judgement at the moment! It ain´t easy dealing with an intransigent Senate whose hold on POWER is the "be all to end all"! Power will always be used to increase power, otherwise, what is the use of power? John Boehner´s task is to use the House Majority to frustrate the Senate´s majority, and bring some sort of rationalization into American fiscal matters! Democracy and the Democratic process is, and always will be, a delicate balancing process! John Boehner is doing a bang-up job as will be seen as the New Year unfolds. Fully and completely supporting John Boehner and our GOP stalwarts, and that means you, the Tea Party, will lead America in a direction, slowly but surely, which will bring our Ship of state back on its course to Freedom, Truth, Honesty, and Good Governance! Communists, Socialists, and Obama can never last the course! Because their philosophies are directly against Human Nature, and its love of Freedom!! -- And the Right to Bear Arms!! Read "The New Class" by Milovan Djilas, number two to Tito after WWII, for an insider´s look at POWER! God Bless America during these troubled times!

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One dumb teenager is easily excused — but the host of Twitter users currently tweeting bomb threats at major airlines is another story entirely. In case you’ve somehow missed this latest round of Internet idiocy, here’s what went down: Sunday night, a Dutch teenager identified only as “Sarah” infamously tweeted a threat at American Airlines. (“hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye,” she wrote. Hilarious!) She then promptly made the account private and insisted it was all a joke — “I’m so stupid, I’m scared,” she wrote at one point —

Accusation of FBI
spying stalls 9/11 hearing
Miami Herald [FL], by Carol Rosenberg    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/15/2014 12:14:27 AM     Post Reply
Guantanamo Bay Navy Base, Cuba - A military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense lawyers accused the FBI in open court of trying to turn a defense team security officer into a secret informant. If true, the lawyers argued, attorney-client confidentiality might be compromised in the case that seeks to put on trial and execute five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks that killed 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon. At issue, in part, was the publication in January of prison camp musings by the alleged 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

Boko Haram rears its head in Nigeria´s
capital with deadly bomb blasts (+video)
Christian Science Monitor, by Heather Murdock    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/15/2014 12:01:49 AM     Post Reply
Abuja, Nigeria - Bomb blasts ripped through a bus station in the suburbs of the Nigerian capital today in the largest single attack on Abuja since insurgents began violent operations in 2009. Authorities say 71 people were killed and 124 were injured in a strike on Nyanya Motor Park, a chaotic bus station where commuters board megabuses into the pristine city center for work less than 10 miles away. The blasts in Nigeria´s capital are a direct challenge to the government´s recent assurances that it has managed to contain Boko Haram, Nigeria's militant Islamist group, to the remote northeast of the country. The last attack in Abuja was two years

S.D. jury sentences man
to death for nurse´s murder
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/14/2014 11:42:14 PM     Post Reply
Sioux Falls, S.D. - A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. James McVay had pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a murder charge in 2012 in the stabbing death of 75-year-old Maybelle Schein. The Sioux Falls jury chose the death penalty, though jurors could have sentenced him to life in prison without parole. McVay, 43, said he killed Schein and stole her car as part of his plan to drive to Washington and kill the president. Authorities said McVay walked away from a minimum-security prison

HHS nominee Burwell faces tight scrutiny
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/13/2014 10:44:03 PM     Post Reply
Lawmakers dug in Sunday for a proxy war over the new health care law, now that President Obama has selected a well-known manager to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and lead his signature program into a new era. Mr. Obama says his budget chief, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, is a “proven manager” who will lead HHS with distinction and build on whatever momentum the White House gained by signing up 7.5 million Americans in private health coverage from October to March. But Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican and member of the Senate Finance Committee that will vet

7 Babies Found Dead in
Utah Home; Woman Arrested
ABC News, by Liz Fields & Dean Schabner    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/13/2014 10:32:14 PM     Post Reply
A woman has been arrested on six counts of murder after authorities found the bodies of seven infants packed into separate cardboard boxes at a home in Utah, police said. Police arrested Megan Huntsman, 39, of Pleasant Grove, on Saturday following a gruesome discovery at a residence formerly occupied by the woman who they say moved out in 2011. Officers responding to a phone call from a family member who is currently living at the Pleasant Grove residence arrived at the home to find the first baby which "appeared to be a full term," according to a police statement. "A family member was cleaning out the garage

SpaceX To Launch Monday
Despite Space Station Glitch
Time Magazine, by Sam Frizell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/13/2014 3:05:39 PM     Post Reply
NASA will launch SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on Monday as planned despite a failure in a backup electronics box for the station’s robotic arm. NASA mission managers said Saturday that the crew on board the ISS is in no danger, but a problem in a backup computer component could have forced a postponement, NBC reports. NASA announced Sunday, however, it would proceed with the launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. late Monday afternoon. The SpaceX Dragon capsule, which is slated to carry 4,600 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station, is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9

Sebelius: Health Care
Launch ´Terribly Flawed´
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/13/2014 2:17:12 PM     Post Reply
Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the administration´s own predictions that the new health care law´s online sign-up system would be ready by Oct. 1 were "just flat out wrong." Sebelius told NBC´s "Meet the Press" in an interview airing Sunday the health care website´s launch was "terribly flawed and terribly difficult." She says that eight-week period was her low point of her tenure. Sebelius last week announced her resignation. She says she wanted to give President Barack Obama enough time to bring in a new health chief. Sebelius´ resignation comes just a week after sign-ups for



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/13/2014 9:14:46 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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