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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I zipped right through the free bit and promptly bought The Promise.
    It's dry reading, but you get good insight into the President's thinking, his decision making process and the make-up of his Administration. I've come away with a better understanding of the steps he took in certain situations both while on the campaign trail and once he got in office and why he took them. The author is even critical of his actions or inactions at certain points. A dry read, but a good read nonetheless. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    As I predicted, you would reject them all. And the false claims you've used to justify your rejections are unsurprising. Take the auto bailout. You make it sound like the unions made out, when the truth is, Obama forced them to take cuts in their pay and their benefits. Union presidents are now threatening to withold their support from him.
    The auto bailout would have landed people in jail had it been a Wall Street transaction because Obama basically took the share holders stock and gave it to the unions.

    I gave you another example that I was completely opposed to and you think me a political homer? Whatever.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Just came across this article from FoxNews pertaining to some crazy notion that the President can raise the debt ceiling on his own without Congress using clause 4 of the 14th Amendment. Frankly, I think it's a crazy idea and would go against one of Congress' enumerated powers (appropriations from the Treasury in accordance with laws Congress passes). But what struck me as politicians talking out the side of their necks was this quote by Sen. Jeff Sessions:



    When I read that I was like, "Really???" So, let me get this straight...

    Before this 14th Amendment issue came up, the GOP was insisting that the President get involved in debt ceiling talks. But now suddenly not only shouldn't he hold private negotiations with congressional legislators, it's not his place to do so?

    I'm because now a member of the GOP wants to fall behind "process" when it seems their party's stonewalling tactics on not raising the debt ceiling could be subverted. Hillarious!!!
    Did you express these views in the thread dedicated to that issue? If so, I’ll respond soon.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    It's dry reading, but you get good insight into the President's thinking, his decision making process and the make-up of his Administration. I've come away with a better understanding of the steps he took in certain situations both while on the campaign trail and once he got in office and why he took them. The author is even critical of his actions or inactions at certain points. A dry read, but a good read nonetheless. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
    Actually, the author thus far reminds me of Ann Rule, and how you barely know you're reading non-fiction because she is so engaging with her facts.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Did you express these views in the thread dedicated to that issue? If so, I’ll respond soon.
    What issue are you referring to: The President declining Senate Republican's lunch invite or this concept of him using the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling? If it's the former, this is the only thread I know of pertaining to the luncheon. But if it's the latter, I found the FoxNews article late last night and haven't bothered to look for another thread on the topic. Perhaps you could post a link to it and maybe I'll comment there.

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Actually, the author thus far reminds me of Ann Rule, and how you barely know you're reading non-fiction because she is so engaging with her facts.
    Then you'll like "The Promise" very much.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    The auto bailout would have landed people in jail had it been a Wall Street transaction because Obama basically took the share holders stock and gave it to the unions.

    I gave you another example that I was completely opposed to and you think me a political homer? Whatever.
    Nothing in your post is factual, nor does it have anything to do with what I said.

    Well done!!
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Perhaps you could post a link to it and maybe I'll comment there.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...razy-talk.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Nothing in your post is factual, nor does it have anything to do with what I said.

    Well done!!
    I love the “liar liar, pants on fire” argument. It’s always so compelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I love the “liar liar, pants on fire” argument. It’s always so compelling.
    I didn't call you a liar. I said your post is bereft of both facts and relevance.

    For the record, I believe your failure was a sincere one
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Yes, I get indigestion just knowing that you are probably allowed to vote.

    Your hero’s hypocrisy is going to destroy this nation’s economy yet you support him no matter what. He can do no wrong in your eyes can he?
    Just like you, my vote doesn't count. I still vote anyway, so I have the right to complain.

    Obama doesn't get a free pass from me on many issues. Deciding not to break bread with the enemy is not one of those issues.
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    The systems that ensure freedom and liberty are breaking down and fundamentalism is growing. Nobody is righteous anymore.


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