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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    today:

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been a man on an island as he negotiates a momentous budget deal to avert a government shutdown.

    The Republican he’s worked with for years, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, has stayed on the sidelines. President Barack Obama was disengaged until the last 48 hours. Liberals are carping over the billions in spending cuts, and conservatives in the House have attacked him daily.

    Democrats in the Senate have put their blind faith behind him to cut a deal in the secretive talks, meaning the majority leader will have ownership of a plan certain to displease a wide range of senators.

    In some respects, Reid has gained more trust from Democrats in the Senate, who are growing increasingly skeptical that Obama has their best interests at heart.

    At meeting after meeting, Senate Democrats have berated Obama’s lack of personal intervention in the budget negotiations, senators say, even though White House senior staff has been engaged in talks for weeks and the president has stepped in during the past couple days. But at the same time, they’re concerned the White House has far different objectives that would alienate much of their caucus if the talks were left up to the West Wing and Boehner.

    That leaves Reid as their last line of defense between preventing a shutdown and getting their best possible deal — and Democrats say they’re glad the majority leader is in the room, given his long history of horse-trading deals and the trust they have in him to protect their interests.
    Harry Reid stands alone - Manu Raju - POLITICO.com

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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    Don't know if anyone posted this pone yet... sorry if they did...

    Obama Above the Fray, Hill Dems Under the Bus

    President Obama is working hard to stay outside of the blast radius if House Republicans and Senate Democrats are unable to cut a deal to keep the government open when current emergency funding expires at midnight Friday.

    Congressional Democrats have noticed that in his efforts to avoid blame for what is shaping up as a procedural pileup, the president has increasingly been highlighting their failure to pass, or even put forward, a budget last year.

    This week, Obama has mentioned multiple times that the current debate was over an issue that should have been resolved “six months ago.” That was when congressional Democrats opted to operate the government on stopgap measures rather than have a messy budget debate in advance of bruising midterm elections.

    An aide to a Democratic House member told Power Play that the president was “being a little unfair.”

    “We did everything that was asked of us,” the aide said, referring to the president’s proposals on health care, bank regulations and, in the House, global-warming legislation.

    Many congressional Democrats would argue that the reason no budget was produced in 2010 was that the White House agenda was so large and so time-consuming that it didn’t leave time or political will to begin a budget process.
    hey Dems... get the license plate of that bus the Prez just threw you under?

    In casting himself as above the fiscal fray and bemoaning the lingering budget problems, Obama is casting implicit blame on his former congressional colleagues.
    Of course he is. Because to accept blame himself, even partly, would hurt his re-election chances.

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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    Opinion pieces from FOX news are so persuasive.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Opinion pieces from FOX news are so persuasive.
    a few notches about Huff and Puff or the daily Kos krap



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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Redress; the first time I clicked on your link, I could not get it to load for me. So this duplicates your post in case anyone else has the same problem. It is obvious that this is what is called in politics a "poison pill" which is intended to foilo passage of anything but simply play politics.

    http://www.ombwatch.org/files/budget...icy_Riders.pdf

    as you can well see, this has precious little to do with cutting funds from the budget.
    I thought we were talking about the short term bill that will guarantee the troops get paid during a shut down.

    That bill does have rider to defund abortions in the district of columbia. It's something that has been defunded before. Why are we paying for abortions anyway???
    If Obama vetos for that reason, than I guess killing unborn babies is a higher priority than making sure military wives can feed theirs.
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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    Stop with the talking points.....America doesn't WANT Obama's HCR...and NOBODY is "ending" Medicare....geeezus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes, and the Republicans definitely aren't playing politics with the budget proposals either. (including "bidget" proposals that end medicare and the health care reform bill. no that's definitely not playing politics)
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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Opinion pieces from FOX news are so persuasive.
    the fact it is an opinion piece from FOX somehow negates the comments by the Democrats and by Obama himself? I see.

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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    We were told yesterday we may not be able to get expedited passports for a number of employees if the slow-down occurs, we had to bring this up to international customers. Yay politicians.
    Yep, it's true. When the top bureaucracy doesn't function it trickles all the way down. It's affecting my work as well.

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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    a few notches about Huff and Puff or the daily Kos krap
    Which is why I don't use either as sources.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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    Re: Obama vows to veto short-term bill(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    Stop with the talking points.....America doesn't WANT Obama's HCR...and NOBODY is "ending" Medicare....geeezus.
    Holy ****ing irony!
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
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