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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
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    If the GOP doesn't change course soon it will end up as a minor, regional, party.

    Don't think so?

    Wait and see.
    I would think that 30 state governors is a pretty big regional, minor party

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    Wonder when the rest of the nation will realize that liberalism is a failure

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Filibuster, they can filibuster.
    When did Bush have a filibuster proof Congress or any other Republican President? A leader works through others which shows Obama to have zero leadership skills
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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

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    Another apparently civics challenged individual. Tell me what the GOP could do with only control of the House. Why aren't you asking Harry Reid why he has House Bills in his desk that he refuses to open up for debate?

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    Tell me what the GOP will be doing after it is reduced to a minor, regional, party in the not-distant future.




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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It took months for the White House to submit emergency funding requests to Congress. That's a matter of public record.
    There was plenty of fed funding of services signed off by the President, even as the storm hit...



    Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy partially activated the state's Emergency Operations Center on October 26[130] and signed a Declaration of Emergency the next day.[131] On October 28, President Obama approved Connecticut's request for an emergency declaration, and hundreds of National Guard personnel were deployed.[132] On October 29, Governor Malloy ordered road closures for all state highways.[133] Numerous mandatory and partial evacuations were issued in cities across Connecticut.[134]

    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick ordered state offices to be closed October 29 and recommended schools and private businesses close. On October 28, President Obama issued a Pre-Landfall Emergency Declaration for Massachusetts. Several shelters were opened, and many schools were closed.[135] The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shut down all services on the afternoon of October 29.[136] On October 28, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, and Maine's Governor Paul LePage all declared states of emergency



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    November 2, 2012
    Federal Relief Costs Likely to Be Big, and Contested
    By ERIC LIPTON and JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — The first trickle of federal funds has started to go out after Hurricane Sandy — $29 million to rebuild highways, $30 million to hire temporary workers to help with the cleanup. But lawmakers are just beginning to tally what is certain to be a multibillion-dollar bill for the federal government at a time of fiscal restraint.

    At least initially, New York, New Jersey and other states most affected by the storm will be spared the traditional fights in Washington over disaster assistance, thanks to a little-noticed provision in last year’s budget agreement that arose from the debt-ceiling fight and resulted in Congress setting aside roughly $12 billion for disaster relief.

    The Federal Emergency Management Office has $7.5 billion to spend this fiscal year, and an additional $5 billion could be made available with no spending offsets required in other government programs.

    While that will help in the short term, the East Coast states hit by the giant storm will almost certainly request billions in additional federal dollars, which would require appropriations by Congress and could set off partisan — or geographic — wrangling and stir longstanding concerns about fraud and waste.

    New York state officials have already started to apply pressure on the federal government to cover a greater share of the rebuilding cost than is provided under the law, seeking 100 percent reimbursement for major infrastructure projects compared with the 75 percent automatically provided in major disasters. State officials have also talked of an ambitious new sea wall system, with a possible price tag of at least $10 billion, that could protect New York from a future superstorm.

    “Our counties are responding to the continued impacts of multibuilding fires, tunnel closures, power losses to hospitals and other critical infrastructure, destroyed homes and sheltered populations — all in the midst of historic flooding that has complicated emergency response operations exponentially,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo wrote to President Obama on Wednesday.

    Lawmakers from New York and elsewhere, perhaps wary of any requests for new federal spending that could become political fodder, so far are playing down the need for additional money. But when pressed, they acknowledge that they could soon follow.

    “I think there is a very good chance we are going to need more than that,” Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in an interview Thursday of FEMA’s disaster-relief reserves. “But the immediate needs are being taken care of without people looking over their shoulders.”
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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Tell me what the GOP will be doing after it is reduced to a minor, regional, party in the not-distant future.




    "Better days are coming." ~ But not for today's out of touch, running out of time, GOP.
    Won't have to worry about it, democrats are the minority party in the largest state in the union with a Republican Governor and excellent economics. You ought to check out economic results rather than showing how inexperienced you really are

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Won't have to worry about it, democrats are the minority party in the largest state in the union with a Republican Governor and excellent economics. You ought to check out economic results rather than showing how inexperienced you really are



    President Obama isn't going anywhere and the only place the G-nO-P is going is down.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Online gambling is illegal in the USA.
    Who said it had to be a monetary wager.....? I understand though not really a whole lot of confidence that a poster with an internet fake name, and lean would be honorable in such....Generally speaking.

    If the GOP doesn't change course soon it will end up as a minor, regional, party.

    Don't think so?

    Wait and see.
    Doubt it...In fact, the current path the administration is taking with scandal, and absolutely NOTHING accomplished in the first 100 days of the second term, have even democrats running away from him....This could make '10 look like a cake walk for you guys....

    Enjoy the ride....
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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Who said it had to be a monetary wager.....? I understand though not really a whole lot of confidence that a poster with an internet fake name, and lean would be honorable in such....Generally speaking.



    Doubt it...In fact, the current path the administration is taking with scandal, and absolutely NOTHING accomplished in the first 100 days of the second term, have even democrats running away from him....This could make '10 look like a cake walk for you guys....

    Enjoy the ride....




    Get back with me in thirty years and tell me how the GOP is doing.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    President Obama isn't going anywhere and the only place the G-nO-P is going is down.
    Nothing you would like more than the U.S. to be annexed by Greece? Your economy is in such great shape, isn't it?

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Covering his ass for what? I believe that neither the administration nor the CIA wants the terrorist know what we know or don't know. Law enforcement agencies work this way as well
    Covering his ass for lying about Benghazi to avoid scandal before the election. I don't believe one word coming from the CIA on this matter. Here you are, knowing they (the CIA) admitted to lying about the event, acknowledging that they will lie to suit their purposes, and yet you're so easily willing to believe them when they give you a story that covers your favored son.

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