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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Congress should do their job by further seeking legal action against Obama's military campaign in Libya. Obama is essentially just saying "do as you're told."
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Congress should do their job by further seeking legal action against Obama's military campaign in Libya. Obama is essentially just saying "do as you're told."
    Not for nothing Digbs, but that post really does warrant a whole new thread, as it has nothing to do with the subject at hand. I get that you despise the man.

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Not for nothing Digbs, but that post really does warrant a whole new thread, as it has nothing to do with the subject at hand. I get that you despise the man.
    I'm just pointing out his hypocrisy. I don't despise him as a person, but I am disgusted by his arrogance and conduct as the president.
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'm just pointing out his hypocrisy. I don't despise him as a person, but I am disgusted by his arrogance and conduct as the president.
    And see, I'm SO not. And I don't see what you see. At all. It's very strange.

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    And see, I'm SO not. And I don't see what you see. At all. It's very strange.
    I guess it's a matter of perspective. I won't derail the thread but if you're curious we can discuss things via PM.
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    it did. but by marking it as "increases" they are measuring the deficits.

    mind you, it's partially bunk - because as per the Constitution of the United States of America, all spending originates in the House of Representatives.

    which means, if you want to track whose been spending:



    now. I'll be the first to agree that Republicans Lost Their Way. But the story isn't quite what he's trying to tell with that graph.

    Wonderful graph. It's one of the reasons, if I was being honest, I think the country is best served with a fiscally responsible moderate republican or moderate and open to working with the right democrat president with a staunchly fiscally ankd governmentally conservative house and a relatively split senate.

    Best way to keep budgets under control while keeping the congressional republicans from being able to go hog wild and act so far right on some issues that they come out on the other side

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Speaking of "doing your job", CNN reports that only 18,000 jobs were created in June and that unemployment is at 9.2%. Obama, do your ****ing job.
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Speaking of "doing your job", CNN reports that only 18,000 jobs were created in June and that unemployment is at 9.2%. Obama, do your ****ing job.
    ...from the miasma of gridlock, rises our president, calling upon those unruly congressional children to quit squabbling, stop kicking the can down the road, and get serious about debt.

    This from the man who:

    Ignored the debt problem for two years by kicking the can to a commission.

    Promptly ignored the commission’s December 2010 report.

    Delivered a State of the Union address in January that didn’t even mention the debt until 35 minutes in.

    Delivered in February a budget so embarrassing — it actually increased the deficit — that the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected it 97–0.

    Took a budget mulligan with his April 13 debt-plan speech. Asked in Congress how this new “budget framework” would affect the actual federal budget, Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf replied with a devastating “We don’t estimate speeches.” You can’t assign numbers to air.

    President Obama assailed the lesser mortals who inhabit Congress for not having seriously dealt with a problem he had not dealt with at all,... But the Republican House did do its homework. It’s called a budget. It passed the House on April 15. The Democratic Senate has produced no budget. Not just this year, but for two years running. As for the schoolmaster-in-chief, he produced two 2012 budget facsimiles: The first (February) was a farce and the second (April) was empty, dismissed by the CBO as nothing but words untethered to real numbers...

    Yet suddenly he now rises to champion major long-term debt reduction, scorning any suggestions of a short-term debt-limit deal as can-kicking.

    The flip-flop is transparently political. A short-term deal means another debt-ceiling fight before Election Day, a debate that would put Obama on the defensive and distract from the Mediscare campaign to which the Democrats are clinging to save them in 2012.

    A clever strategy it is: Do nothing (see above); invite the Republicans to propose real debt reduction first; and when they do — voting for the Ryan budget and its now infamous and courageous Medicare reform — demagogue them to death.

    And then up the ante by demanding Republican agreement to tax increases. So: First you get the GOP to seize the Left’s third rail by daring to lay a finger on entitlements. Then you demand the GOP seize the Right’s third rail by violating its no-tax pledge. A full-spectrum electrocution. Brilliant...

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Wonderful graph. It's one of the reasons, if I was being honest, I think the country is best served with a fiscally responsible moderate republican or moderate and open to working with the right democrat president with a staunchly fiscally ankd governmentally conservative house and a relatively split senate.

    Best way to keep budgets under control while keeping the congressional republicans from being able to go hog wild and act so far right on some issues that they come out on the other side
    Didn't you get the memo?

    Obama was forced to more than double the deficit because the devil made him do in the process of just wasting money on failed programs that spent $278,000 to create a few jobs.

    He did get off the golf tee long enough to bitch about those who have tried to do something but Obama and the rest of the dumb-asses can't learn from their mistakes. Over, and over again.

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ...from the miasma of gridlock, rises our president, calling upon those unruly congressional children to quit squabbling, stop kicking the can down the road, and get serious about debt.

    This from the man who:

    Ignored the debt problem for two years by kicking the can to a commission.

    Promptly ignored the commission’s December 2010 report.

    Delivered a State of the Union address in January that didn’t even mention the debt until 35 minutes in.

    Delivered in February a budget so embarrassing — it actually increased the deficit — that the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected it 97–0.

    Took a budget mulligan with his April 13 debt-plan speech. Asked in Congress how this new “budget framework” would affect the actual federal budget, Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf replied with a devastating “We don’t estimate speeches.” You can’t assign numbers to air.

    President Obama assailed the lesser mortals who inhabit Congress for not having seriously dealt with a problem he had not dealt with at all,... But the Republican House did do its homework. It’s called a budget. It passed the House on April 15. The Democratic Senate has produced no budget. Not just this year, but for two years running. As for the schoolmaster-in-chief, he produced two 2012 budget facsimiles: The first (February) was a farce and the second (April) was empty, dismissed by the CBO as nothing but words untethered to real numbers...

    Yet suddenly he now rises to champion major long-term debt reduction, scorning any suggestions of a short-term debt-limit deal as can-kicking.

    The flip-flop is transparently political. A short-term deal means another debt-ceiling fight before Election Day, a debate that would put Obama on the defensive and distract from the Mediscare campaign to which the Democrats are clinging to save them in 2012.

    A clever strategy it is: Do nothing (see above); invite the Republicans to propose real debt reduction first; and when they do — voting for the Ryan budget and its now infamous and courageous Medicare reform — demagogue them to death.

    And then up the ante by demanding Republican agreement to tax increases. So: First you get the GOP to seize the Left’s third rail by daring to lay a finger on entitlements. Then you demand the GOP seize the Right’s third rail by violating its no-tax pledge. A full-spectrum electrocution. Brilliant...
    And yet people still want to re-elect him...it never ceases to amaze me.
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