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Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 13:49:24 in Politics

“About time!”
House Republican Shames GOP Members On Stalled Immigration Reform

House Republican Shames GOP Members On Stalled Immigration Reform

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 18:21:01 in Politics

“My ancestors came to America from England in 1685. Maybe they should have passed a law throwing your ancestors out. Think about it -- for a few minutes at least.”
House Republican Shames GOP Members On Stalled Immigration Reform

House Republican Shames GOP Members On Stalled Immigration Reform

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 17:55:21 in Politics

“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 Accused Of Another Selective Report On Obamacare

Darrell Issa Accused Of Another Selective Report On Obamacare

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 08:34:33 in Politics

“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!”
Sarah Palin Comments On Chris Christie's 'Extreme' Physical Appearance, 'Liberal' Pope Francis

Sarah Palin Comments On Chris Christie's 'Extreme' Physical Appearance, 'Liberal' Pope Francis

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 08:22:04 in Politics

“"He's (Pope Francis) had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me," Palin said.

In other words, unless someone is an absolute knee-jerk reactionary, s/he is not to be trusted!”
Sarah Palin Lukewarm On Chris Christie Talk For 2016

Sarah Palin Lukewarm On Chris Christie Talk For 2016

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 10:09:27 in Politics

“"But when pressed to say what the tea party would replace Obama's program with, Palin said only that an alternative plan should involve such things as a more free-market approach and tort reform."

Reminds me of a very thin veneer glued to rotting wood. And the veneer is getting thinner with each passing day.”
Rick Perry Jabs Chris Christie: 'Is A Conservative In New Jersey A Conservative?'

Rick Perry Jabs Chris Christie: 'Is A Conservative In New Jersey A Conservative?'

Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 16:44:05 in Politics

“Is a governor from Texas smart enough to be President of the United States?”
Steve Lonegan Claims The NRSC Never Came Through With Promised Campaign Money

Steve Lonegan Claims The NRSC Never Came Through With Promised Campaign Money

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 16:01:25 in Politics

“With any luck they may all become extinct.”
Steve Lonegan Claims The NRSC Never Came Through With Promised Campaign Money

Steve Lonegan Claims The NRSC Never Came Through With Promised Campaign Money

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 13:55:01 in Politics

“More Republicans complaining about other Republicans. Ho-hum.”

knott wrench on Oct 26, 2013 at 14:32:21

“MI

Cannibalism in the GOP/Koch Party.”
Ted Cruz In Iowa Claims Shutdown Was Worth It

Ted Cruz In Iowa Claims Shutdown Was Worth It

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 13:51:08 in Politics

“"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?"”
Paul LePage Claims 47 Percent Of 'Able-Bodied' Maine Residents Don't Work

Paul LePage Claims 47 Percent Of 'Able-Bodied' Maine Residents Don't Work

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 21:54:39 in Politics

“"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!”
Republican Lawmakers File Lawsuit Against Ohio Medicaid Expansion

Republican Lawmakers File Lawsuit Against Ohio Medicaid Expansion

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 21:51:45 in Politics

“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.”

CLQ817 on Oct 22, 2013 at 22:27:31

“It should.”
Dick Cheney Calls Tea Party The 'New Wave,' Just Like Daughter Liz

Dick Cheney Calls Tea Party The 'New Wave,' Just Like Daughter Liz

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 20:27:55 in Politics

“A tsunami is also a "new wave" -- only not as destructive!”
Keystone XL Pipeline Could Yield $100 Billion For Koch Brothers

Keystone XL Pipeline Could Yield $100 Billion For Koch Brothers

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 15:05:45 in Politics

“Just another grab in the pocket if the money's there!”
U.S. Chamber Of Commerce On Ted Cruz: 'Rushes The Net All The Time' But Doesn't Win

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce On Ted Cruz: 'Rushes The Net All The Time' But Doesn't Win

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 15:01:13 in Politics

“"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!!!”
Obama Vows Fixes To Health Insurance Website

Obama Vows Fixes To Health Insurance Website

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 14:54:21 in Politics

“An excellent post as usual.

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....”
A Fundamentalist Prosecutor Tried To Take Down Planned Parenthood, Lost His Law License Instead

A Fundamentalist Prosecutor Tried To Take Down Planned Parenthood, Lost His Law License Instead

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 10:31:55 in Politics

“"Kline now teaches at Liberty University in Virginia, a private Christian school founded by anti-gay pastor and televangelist Jerry Falwell."

One can only hope that he is not teaching a course in Ethics!”
GOP Has Impressive Budgetary Wins Despite Setback

GOP Has Impressive Budgetary Wins Despite Setback

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 10:26:07 in Politics

“"How do you "negotiate" with a political party which has spent almost everyday since it took control of the House shouting "NO COMPROMISE, NO COMPRMISE!"? You vote them out of Office.

AMEN!”
Sarah Palin Slams D.C.'s 'Corrupt Bastards Club'

Sarah Palin Slams D.C.'s 'Corrupt Bastards Club'

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 16:32:14 in Politics

“"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.”
Marco Rubio Rewrites Government Shutdown History

Marco Rubio Rewrites Government Shutdown History

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 16:21:32 in Politics

“Just another lying teabagger. Hardly fit for Congress let alone any higher office.”
Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Opponent Endorsed By Senate Conservatives Fund

Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Opponent Endorsed By Senate Conservatives Fund

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 11:18:05 in Politics

“Club for Growth....

Just remember that CANCER is a growth!”
Harry Reid On David Vitter And His Obamacare Amendment: 'He Just Is Not Playing With A Full Deck'

Harry Reid On David Vitter And His Obamacare Amendment: 'He Just Is Not Playing With A Full Deck'

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 12:22:01 in Politics

“Well ... it would appear that Harry Reid is aiming his comments at an individual as opposed to Vitter who is vilifying the entire Senate -- or at least the 90% who think he's a total fool.”
Harry Reid On David Vitter And His Obamacare Amendment: 'He Just Is Not Playing With A Full Deck'

Harry Reid On David Vitter And His Obamacare Amendment: 'He Just Is Not Playing With A Full Deck'

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 09:59:52 in Politics

“"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?”
Harry Reid On David Vitter And His Obamacare Amendment: 'He Just Is Not Playing With A Full Deck'

Harry Reid On David Vitter And His Obamacare Amendment: 'He Just Is Not Playing With A Full Deck'

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 09:52:13 in Politics

“"Vitter (R-La.) responded in a statement to The Huffington Post: "Unfortunately, the deck I'm playing with in the Harry Reid Senate is quite full -– of jokers."

Yawn. One of the most predictable -- and empty -- comebacks of all time. Really snappy! Next time, Louisiana, send a swamp gator with more intelligence to Congress.”

RebeHar on Oct 18, 2013 at 10:53:43

“So is the Harry Reid QUOTE!

I forget it is OK for him to hurl an insult to a Republican, but not OK for a Republican to hurl one at him??

Hypocrisy at its best!”

sparkle44 on Oct 18, 2013 at 10:25:44

“Vitter (R-La) I gotta change my diapers now.”

katiec1963 on Oct 18, 2013 at 10:12:09

“Vitter:

"Hi world, I have decided that the US will no longer issue dollars to buy your stuff so you have new dollars to buy new oil".”

Tcraft on Oct 18, 2013 at 10:02:07

“Or at least someone without a diaper fetish!”
Michele Bachmann: Government Reopening Is 'A Very Sad Day'

Michele Bachmann: Government Reopening Is 'A Very Sad Day'

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 09:42:34 in Politics

“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.”
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