“Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) ruled out a vote on Senate-passed reform legislation months ago, and reaffirmed on Wednesday that he will not allow that bill to be combined with House legislation. Although Boehner said he still wants to pursue immigration reform, he indicated it's unlikely there will be any votes by the end of the year.
GOP leadership -- an oxymoron -- can be summed up in the following phrase: "If we make a decision, won't that cut down our options?"”
tinwhistler on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:58:11
“The only immigration reform he should support is a free trip home for all illegals and their anchor babies, never to return.”
“Darrell Issa should have been convicted for torching his own business to collect insurance proceeds. He is lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut. The voters in his district are well-advised to turn out this scoundrel at the first opportunity!”
“"Texas Sen. Ted Cruz argued to influential Iowa Republicans Friday that the partial government shutdown he help precipitate this month was a success despite a compromise that reopened the government and ultimately funded the health care law he has made his name fighting. His reason: It got people talking.
An absolutely correct statement. And the two chief talking points it started were: "Are tea party folks totally insane?" and "Is the GOP totally spineless when it comes to squelching radical idiocy?"”
“"One in three are collecting welfare," LePage went on. "Highest in the country."
"LePage's figures are far off. In fact, Maine's Labor Force Participation rate was measured at 65.3 percent in August 2013, above the national average of 63.2 percent."
Never let the facts stand in front of a convenient lie!”
“Just remember at the next election that the GOP (or at least this faction) now clearly stands FOR the super rich and powerful and AGAINST women's rights, physical and mental wellbeing, the environment, etc. My fervent hope is that the Ohio Supreme Court upholds the Governor on this one.”
“"But getting Cruz to play the Beltway influence game will likely get harder, not easier, as the senator eyes a potential 2016 presidential run. Since arriving in Washington earlier this year, Cruz has made no secret of his disdain for what he sees as the D.C. political establishment."
Cruz reminds me of a fellow employee who applied for a supervision job in a newly-established department. When asked what he thought would be the most important contribution he could make to the program, he advised that the program would disappear under his leadership. Needless to say, he was not hired. And Cruz, having proved to the American public that he would like nothing better than to see the US and world economies fail, should be entrusted with NOTHING!!!”
Don't you find it amazing that people making the quantum leap -- leaving logic altogether, really -- that if the sign-up process doesn't work well, then the product itself must be flawed?
It would certainly be wonderful to see that a course in Logic was offered to everyone in high school. Perhaps it would eliminate some of these specious comments and improperly-drawn conclusions. Of course, there will always be those who will spew their venom without concern for any basis in fact....”
“"There was no other credible alternative plan to seize the constitutionally appropriate opportunity to legislatively close the purse strings...." -- Palin
Right, Sarah. The only appropriate thing to do would have been to cripple the US, destroy the world economy and act like spoiled brats in the process. Would watching the USA disintegrate please you?
You obviously think creating a vacuum would have allowed you and your fellow goofballs to assume power. Frankly, the biggest loss here was that gravity continued to exist thus keeping even light-weights such as you still with us on Planet Earth. Pity.”
“"Sean Rushton, a spokesman for Cruz, responded that the Cruz "remains focused on making Washington listen to the people who are being harmed by Obamacare."
"No one outside the Beltway," Rushton added, "cares about politicians squabbling."
Au contraire, Mr. Rushton. Every American with the common sense that God gave to crabapples cares about politicians squabbling. It stands in the way of the USA being a great nation, seeking to do what is good and right for its citizens.
Given that the next round of sequester cuts will primarily affect the military, it might even stand in the way of our national security. So if you are right, then it logically must follow that Americans don't care whether they live or die. That, Sir, is a rather stupid proposition. Is that Sen Cruz' position on the matter? Or were you simply baying at the moon without his approval?”
“Thank you Ms. Bachmann for your clear, level-headed decision to leave the Senate after your first term. If you aren't thrown out first, of course.
Your statement about keeping the government closed confirms that your educational level is below that of most high school graduates when it comes to basic arithmetic skills. This Tea Party tantrum of shutting down the government cost the taxpayers -- the people you SUPPOSEDLY represent -- $24B.
To have rolled past the debt ceiling resulting in default would have greatly increased the national debt through increased interest rates. Of course, you and the other members of your private Flat Earth Society don't understand the basic fundamentals of economics. Perhaps if previous legislatures had achieved the goal of enhanced early education, your skill set would be greater so I guess I shouldn't blame it all on you.
But, again, let me personally thank you for your decision to not seek re-election. Perhaps after you leave Congress you will have the time and opportunity to take some adult education classes to enhance your pitiful abilities.”