Page 2 of 55 FirstFirst 12341252 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 550

Thread: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

  1. #11
    Sage
    Khayembii Communique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    7,883

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Its good to see more people in the U.S. "get it" than don't. Perhaps this is an indication the tide is turning in the U.S. against conservative extremism.

    Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game - ABC News

    At this point I'm pretty puzzled. You really have to question the logic behind the GOP's behavior. They're taking damage all for nothing. What could they possibly get out of this? The only positive I see so far is they have riled up their ever shrinking base of extremists, everyone else is shaking their head. Obama can't negotiate anything or else he'd be legitimizing the GOP's hostage tactics, it would be a terrible blunder.

    The only possible outcome I see is for Boehner to throw in the towel and for the GOP to walk away in shame. Should be interesting to see how this plays out. I fear something nasty and unexpected is going to happen.
    Actually, the extremists have all but taken over the Republican caucus. Boehner is cowing to them instead of keeping them under control; this is the first time in history that the extremist wing of a party has usurped the power of the speaker and taken over the caucus. They're destroying the party, yes, but Jim DeMint and Ted Cruz don't really care because they know they'll get fat funding checks from their financial backers and are confident in their reelection in their gerrymandered districts.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

  2. #12
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, yeah. Dems said the exact same thing about the GOP in the 70s, the 80s, the 90s and now again today. And if republicans aren't a majority of the people and the majority of the people are against Obamacare, kinda busts your whole meme doesn't it.
    Oddly, many are for ACA, and the same polls show people want the things in the bill. Like many things, this is more complicated than just being for or against. The poison of misinformation has been quite effective here.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

  3. #13
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,399

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No sense of personal responsibility. It's always someone else who's to blame.
    That's why Obama gets the blame for everything the Executive branch screws up...oh, wait...
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  4. #14
    Professor
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    11-30-13 @ 07:05 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,293

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    LOL. Lets review things for a minute. The House meets it's constitutional responsibilities and passed several bills that would fund the government. The House is a separate part of a three part government and is under no legal or moral obligation to pass a bill that the Senate and the President want passed. None. The Senate and the president are refusing to even try to meet their constitutional responsibilities because apparently they don't respect or have much use for the Constitution and refuse to accept the fact that the House is not a rubber stamp for them. Their non-actions have resulted in a partial government shutdown.

    In the meantime clowns on the far left side of the fence call the GOP "extremists", lunatic fringe", practicing "extremism". and failing to meet "personal responsibility". All while the House has meet it's legal and moral duty as part of a separate but equal type of government. Never mind the other two parts of the government have made little effort to meet their responsibilities other than to say "my way or the highway". The Senate has no such constitutional power to demand that. The President has no such constitutional power to demand that. But the one part of the government that has meet their obligations are the ones classified by the left wing loons as radicals. Shows just how "extreme" and "lunatic" and irresponsible the far left is they support the misfits who refuse to do what is required to meet their constitutional responsibilities.
    "“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama

  5. #15
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,399

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Its good to see more people in the U.S. "get it" than don't. Perhaps this is an indication the tide is turning in the U.S. against conservative extremism.

    Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game - ABC News

    At this point I'm pretty puzzled. You really have to question the logic behind the GOP's behavior. They're taking damage all for nothing. What could they possibly get out of this? The only positive I see so far is they have riled up their ever shrinking base of extremists, everyone else is shaking their head. Obama can't negotiate anything or else he'd be legitimizing the GOP's hostage tactics, it would be a terrible blunder.

    The only possible outcome I see is for Boehner to throw in the towel and for the GOP to walk away in shame. Should be interesting to see how this plays out. I fear something nasty and unexpected is going to happen.
    What is Obama's approval rating this morning? Twenty, what?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  6. #16
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Denio Junction
    Last Seen
    11-13-14 @ 12:09 AM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,039
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    Gingrich: The startling CNN poll on the shutdown - CNN.com

    I'm very glad the liberals around here think they are winning. Please keep pronouncing your victory. Please encourage all other liberals to dance to the closure of monuments, denial of benefits to fallen soldiers families and the dreaded "shut down" while your dictator continues to refuse to discuss the issue. I hope they can keep this "shut down" going, and I hope they refuse to raise the debt ceiling so the dictator can find 20% of govt to cut out completely when its illegal for him to over spend.

  7. #17
    Sage davidtaylorjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    10-18-13 @ 08:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    6,775

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Its good to see more people in the U.S. "get it" than don't. Perhaps this is an indication the tide is turning in the U.S. against conservative extremism.

    Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game - ABC News

    At this point I'm pretty puzzled. You really have to question the logic behind the GOP's behavior. They're taking damage all for nothing. What could they possibly get out of this? The only positive I see so far is they have riled up their ever shrinking base of extremists, everyone else is shaking their head. Obama can't negotiate anything or else he'd be legitimizing the GOP's hostage tactics, it would be a terrible blunder.

    The only possible outcome I see is for Boehner to throw in the towel and for the GOP to walk away in shame. Should be interesting to see how this plays out. I fear something nasty and unexpected is going to happen.
    The funny thing is the article is completely off base, polls are starting to swing toward blaming Obama and the Democrats...
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

    Ronald Reagan

  8. #18
    Sage
    Erod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Texas
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:46 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,064

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    LOL. Stupid, whimsical, childish, liberal losers. Probably taking in too much waft of that Colorado medicinal air.

    Obama's polls are tanking, and his lies about social security being cut off (which can't and won't happen, by law) are ringing hollow.

  9. #19
    Sage
    disneydude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,137

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    In addition, I LOVE the fact that Ted "I don't like Green eggs and Ham" Cruz...thought his stunt would propel him to the front of the GOP pack for their Presidential nominee....now has a 16% approval rating. DOH! Greatest self-destruction since Bobby "Deer in Headlights" Jindal.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

  10. #20
    Sage
    disneydude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,137

    Re: Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    The funny thing is the article is completely off base, polls are starting to swing toward blaming Obama and the Democrats...
    LOL.....you are listening to your right-wing radio pals too much. Have you seen the latest numbers? Doh!!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/poll-gop-gets-...--finance.html
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

Page 2 of 55 FirstFirst 12341252 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •