View Poll Results: If the government is shutdown, will the GOP get their demands?

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  • Yes, the budget will pass as is and the dems will look bad

    4 14.81%
  • No, the shutdown will backfire and they will have to negotiate

    10 37.04%
  • The results will be mixed

    11 40.74%
  • Other, explain

    2 7.41%
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Thread: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Point being? Did I ever say that Obama was right in that decision? It was a sad ploy to garner popularity.

    Unless people want to give up their military spending drastically (~40% of the budget) or else axe out Medicare and company, then maybe they'll have to pay a little more money. While they're acting like cutting about 4 billion is a huge success, just bringing taxes back to Clinton levels, combined with eliminating loopholes would get us a sweet 300 billion. I mean, come on, did you really have it so hard during Clinton's day? Would it kill you to help your country out a bit?
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    EEEEhhhhhhhh......... dislike.
    These questions are much clearer than Gallup's were on Wisconsin aren't they??

    Great job Rasmussen !!

    Thanks for showing us how a real polling organization does it SE.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    Point being?
    you have to ask

    Did I ever say that Obama was right in that decision?
    no one cares what you said or didn't say

    just bringing taxes back to Clinton levels, combined with eliminating loopholes would get us a sweet 300 billion
    too late, obama signed the tax cuts into law

    did you really have it so hard during Clinton's day?
    ask obama

    and clinton

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Ask Clinton... if you had a hard time during his presidency?

    What?

    I think you just mastered the art of not arguing any of your points, and presenting that as a valid argument.
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    there's no argument, only fantasies

    First Read - Obama signs tax cut bill into law

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Of course it's the Democrats' fault - everything Republicans do is the fault of someone else. They'd kick an old woman down the stairs and say "Oh, now look what you made me do! You scuffed my shoes!"
    This coming from the party that still blames Bush 2 years into this presidents tenure.

    Yea, it's the republicans that do that, democrats are immune.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    How can the GOP reasonably place the blame for the shutdown on the democrats, when they're the only ones promoting and threatening a shutdown?

    This is such a BS defense if they do shut it down...


    Republicans Ease Demands in Effort to Avert Government Shutdown - Businessweek
    The Republicans are promoting or threatening no such thing. No matter how badly the leftist media wish to frame this as a Republican intransigence, it remains the providence of the House to pass a budget. After that it is up to the Senate and President to confirm it. The President gets to propose a budget, but that's all it is, a proposal. The House is where all spending bills must originate. If the Senate and/or President reject it then they are the guilty parties. The House moved forward and the other party stopped it dead? So the people elected in the largest landslide in modern history are in the wrong?

    You will only make things worse for yourselves in 2012 if you try and stop this.
    Last edited by theunbubba; 03-02-11 at 09:17 PM. Reason: clarity

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    you'd have to ask seventy one percent of NEW YORKERS

    i guess the mosque to improve community relations didn't

    improve relations, that is

    i guess the lesson is---if you want to improve relations with people you should probably consider their sensibilities
    Obviously community relations need to be improved... so why are 70% of people against it? You respect your Muslim students, but don't support helping community relations. It doesn't make sense to me...

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    so why are 70% of people against it?
    you'd have to ask them, not me

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