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    Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    Once again, House Repubicans are playing stupid political games and thumbing their noses at President Obama rather than addressing the serious business of helping middle class Americans and bolstering the weak economy. No wonder their approval rating is at an all time low.

    Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    By Pete Kasperowicz - 12/18/11 09:03 PM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has introduced a resolution calling for a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to be placed in the U.S. Capitol, and the House is expected to approve the resolution on Monday.
    If passed, the resolution would once again return Churchill to a prime spot in the nation's capitol. President Obama in 2009 famously returned a bust of Churchill that was in the White House back to Britain, sparking complaints that Obama seemed to be diminishing the primacy of the U.S.-British relationship.
    Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol - The Hill's Floor Action

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    Re: Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    Oops, I meant to post this in breaking news....

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    Re: Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Oops, I meant to post this in breaking news....
    Had Obama not been a jerk before, this wouldn't even be news. You can't hide from the fact that he embarrassed America with his childish tantrum and display by sending a bust back to England. Childish, simply childish.

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    Re: Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    What explanation was given for that absurd act by Obama?

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    Re: Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    Yep, in a time where we have a housing crisis and bad economy, House Republicans think THIS is important to focus on.

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    Re: Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    What explanation was given for that absurd act by Obama?
    What absurd act? Every new president personalizes the oval office. Lincoln is one of Obama's inspirations, so he replaced the Churchill bust with one of Lincoln.

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    Re: Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yep, in a time where we have a housing crisis and bad economy, House Republicans think THIS is important to focus on.
    Change the subject. Typical liberal.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104
    What explanation was given for that absurd act by Obama?
    Didn't you know...it's no surprise that Obama didn't want Churchill watching over his shoulder, because it was Churchill who, in 1952, ordered a crackdown on the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule in Kenya, Obama's ancestral homeland. Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was labeled a subversive during the uprising and spent months in detention.

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    Re: Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    Change the subject. Typical liberal.



    Didn't you know...it's no surprise that Obama didn't want Churchill watching over his shoulder, because it was Churchill who, in 1952, ordered a crackdown on the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule in Kenya, Obama's ancestral homeland. Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was labeled a subversive during the uprising and spent months in detention.
    Yeah, I'm sure that was the reason.

    Do you happen to know if the British PM has a bust of Eisenhower in his office?

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    Re: Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    You can't hide from the fact that he embarrassed America with his childish tantrum and display by sending a bust back to England. Childish, simply childish.
    Actually, in this particular case, if the right wing wouldn't have whined like little kids about this, noone would have cared one bit that the President exchanged Churchill for Lincoln. Another case where they were just looking for something to bitch about.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Boehner: We'll take Churchill bust in the Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    Didn't you know...it's no surprise that Obama didn't want Churchill watching over his shoulder, because it was Churchill who, in 1952, ordered a crackdown on the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule in Kenya, Obama's ancestral homeland. Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was labeled a subversive during the uprising and spent months in detention.
    Don't forget to mention the stuff about FEMA concentration camps and floride in the drinking water turning people into zombies, lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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