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Senate Republicans Block Nina Pillard Nomination To D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Senate Republicans Block Nina Pillard Nomination To D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 20:28:41 in Politics

“Politics. The GOP base hates the President for many reasons. Blocking his nominees is bait to force Senate Democrats to change the rules so that Republicans can run against Democrat's abuses of power. Because that is about all Republicans have to run on; shutting down the government, cutting taxes for wealthy people, and slashing Social Security and Medicare don't poll well.”
Harry Reid Says Hiking Defense Spending For Social Security Cuts Is A 'Stupid Trade'

Harry Reid Says Hiking Defense Spending For Social Security Cuts Is A 'Stupid Trade'

Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 21:12:26 in Politics

“That's hardly new. That's been happening since Social Security and Medicare were "rammed down their throats".....”

Sheeple Hunter on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:47:31

“I mean anything like the upcoming budget battles and the upcoming debt ceiling increase. No more yes votes from the GOP.”
Harry Reid Says Hiking Defense Spending For Social Security Cuts Is A 'Stupid Trade'

Harry Reid Says Hiking Defense Spending For Social Security Cuts Is A 'Stupid Trade'

Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 21:07:33 in Politics

“Wow. Is there a single fact that you claim and that's true? Everything in this post is the other type of fact, the untrue kind.”

jacqueduvall on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:57:44

“Prove me wrong, you can't because you lack the ability to read and research. Plain and simple.

Now go get an education, take a show and get a job. Obama and progressives want your money and their not get mine.”
Harry Reid Says Hiking Defense Spending For Social Security Cuts Is A 'Stupid Trade'

Harry Reid Says Hiking Defense Spending For Social Security Cuts Is A 'Stupid Trade'

Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 21:03:59 in Politics

“Or, alternatively, you could pay attention to news that is not more than 1 year old. For those of us living in the present, the Senate passed a budget in March.”

Mark Andre on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:16:28

“No they passed an extension, not a budget that is all Reid is capable of, and there is a big difference, maybe you should have paid attention in school”
House Debt Ceiling, Government Shutdown Vote Dead

House Debt Ceiling, Government Shutdown Vote Dead

Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 18:46:34 in Politics

“And compared to two years ago, the level of debt, the trajectory of debt as a share of the economy, and the lack of apparent willingness haven't changed as long as we ignore the revenues of the fiscal cliff and the expenditure consequences of sequester.

So, if you've lived under a rock for a few years, then you have a point.”

drrobertwilliams on Oct 15, 2013 at 18:48:12

“"expenditure consequences'? You mean saving money?”
GOP Has Forgotten The Poor Once Again, Conservative Leader Says

GOP Has Forgotten The Poor Once Again, Conservative Leader Says

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 21:12:32 in Politics

“A good place to start would be with trying some nuance. People aren't little NASCAR drivers with logos affixed to them as poor, hispanic, rich, black, smart, conservative, liberal, or Canadian/Cuban/Texan. Every time I hear the RNC or a conservative activist talk, it is about getting some category of people to agree with them but not because the ideas are appealing, it is because something about their category is supposed to explain them.”
Woman Who Taught At College For Decades Dies Making Reportedly Less Than $25,000 A Year

Woman Who Taught At College For Decades Dies Making Reportedly Less Than $25,000 A Year

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 19:49:01 in College

“Wow. You notice that universities are purportedly staffed by left wing radicals. As though staffed by and led mean the same thing. Perhaps you should spent a bit of time at a university, you have a great deal to learn.”
GOP State Senator Is Against Gay Marriage, Uses Alexander The Great As 'Overwhelming Evidence' Why

GOP State Senator Is Against Gay Marriage, Uses Alexander The Great As 'Overwhelming Evidence' Why

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 17:36:36 in Politics

““It is only through blood relations that hatred and war will end”. In other words, Alexander the Great thought that marriage was about creating and raising the next generation

I wonder if he has any idea what Alexander actually meant by this phrase. The idea was that by impregnating the women of an enemy, the next generation would be afflicted with split allegiances. It's the same reason that kings married their children off to the children of potential rivals.”

tom-ba on Aug 28, 2013 at 19:44:47

“In other words,
for political reasons.”
John Boehner Promises 'Whale Of A Fight' Over Debt Ceiling

John Boehner Promises 'Whale Of A Fight' Over Debt Ceiling

Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 17:21:40 in Politics

“Soon enough, the other shoe will drop. The President, on national television, will give a speech calling on Speaker Boehner and House Republicans to stop passing spending bills that they refuse to pay for. Wanna pass a continuing resolution to fund the government? Gets vetoed with out a debt ceiling increase to pay for it. Let the Senate bring back Pay-Go and the House continue with Cut-Go and see what the people think is better? Should tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans count in creating deficits (Democratic position) or not (Republican position)?”
James O'Keefe Called 'Nasty, Little Cowardly Spud' By Former US Attorney

James O'Keefe Called 'Nasty, Little Cowardly Spud' By Former US Attorney

Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 17:13:57 in Politics

“Got it. No abuse of power, just anger on your end because the convict got some pushback.”

RUKidding0 on Aug 27, 2013 at 17:17:22

“How duplicitous of you to characterize assault and battery as "pushback".”
James O'Keefe Called 'Nasty, Little Cowardly Spud' By Former US Attorney

James O'Keefe Called 'Nasty, Little Cowardly Spud' By Former US Attorney

Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 18:14:22 in Politics

“How can a private citizen abuse power? Perhaps you could read the story and, in particular, the part where he is identified as an employee of a private university.”

RUKidding0 on Aug 26, 2013 at 18:17:37

“.. who abused police power to commit assault and battery on a citizen journalist”
A Third Of Louisiana Republicans Blame Obama For Hurricane Katrina Response Under Bush

A Third Of Louisiana Republicans Blame Obama For Hurricane Katrina Response Under Bush

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 18:22:55 in Politics

“Apparently Bobby Jindal has his work cut out for him because his base is the party of stupid.”
Hillary Clinton Is 'Cheering On' Reince Priebus, RNC

Hillary Clinton Is 'Cheering On' Reince Priebus, RNC

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 01:27:09 in Politics

“Exactly. We elected Hoover and got a crash. We elected Bush II and we got a crash. We elected Reagan and got a recession; the same for Bush I. The moral of the story appears to be that electing Republicans to the Presidency is begging for a crash or a recession.”
GOP Congressman To Constituents: It Would Be 'Dream Come True' To Write Bill To Impeach Obama

GOP Congressman To Constituents: It Would Be 'Dream Come True' To Write Bill To Impeach Obama

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 01:19:28 in Politics

“Where were these people when President Bush was violating the Geneva Convention and violating the dictates of the Supreme Court with respect to Guantanamo?

Conservatives are now coup plotters seeking to overturn a clear electoral victory by a Democratic President. I wonder if this "Constitutional Conservatives" are aware of the what punishments the Constitution suggests for treason.....”

lizt on Aug 21, 2013 at 02:18:34

“I would like them to find out.”
North Colorado 51st State Initiative Makes It Onto Weld County Ballot

North Colorado 51st State Initiative Makes It Onto Weld County Ballot

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 02:16:48 in Politics

“Now doubt small enough to force a transvaginal ultrasound using the coercive power of laws.”
North Colorado 51st State Initiative Makes It Onto Weld County Ballot

North Colorado 51st State Initiative Makes It Onto Weld County Ballot

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 02:15:24 in Politics

“They can always move, genius.”
Scott DesJarlais, GOP Congressman, Tells 11-Year-Old Girl Her Father Should Be Deported

Scott DesJarlais, GOP Congressman, Tells 11-Year-Old Girl Her Father Should Be Deported

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 02:05:28 in Politics

“The Southern Strategy began under Nixon in 1968. The Civil Rights Act provided the opportunity to exploit racial hatreds in the American South and turn the South to Republicans.

You are right that there were some haters pre-1968. But there was also Eisenhower; the homogenization of hatred in the Republican Party began in 1968.”
Scott DesJarlais, GOP Congressman, Tells 11-Year-Old Girl Her Father Should Be Deported

Scott DesJarlais, GOP Congressman, Tells 11-Year-Old Girl Her Father Should Be Deported

Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 17:34:00 in Politics

“Adultery is illegal in Tennessee. I wonder why his admission of criminal behavior went unpunished.”

Pup99 on Aug 19, 2013 at 17:56:24

“The GOP: Peddling Hate Since '68????

Remember Barry Goldwater? Remember the anti-civil rights battles? Remember Joe McCarthy? Nice rhyme, but I think their hate goes back much farther.”
Scott DesJarlais, GOP Congressman, Tells 11-Year-Old Girl Her Father Should Be Deported

Scott DesJarlais, GOP Congressman, Tells 11-Year-Old Girl Her Father Should Be Deported

Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 17:31:59 in Politics

“Dude should be removed from Congress and have his medical license forever revoked. But obeying the laws is clearly a standard he praises for everyone but himself.”
'Merry Christmas' Bill Comes To Tennessee In Latest Effort To Preempt War On Christmas

'Merry Christmas' Bill Comes To Tennessee In Latest Effort To Preempt War On Christmas

Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 17:49:11 in Politics

“If you have no desire to solve the problems that do exist because those problems enrich your campaign funders, then it makes perfect sense. So far as I can tell, there is nothing that Republicans are for that does not benefit their benefactors. Their base? Collateral damage that can be talked into voting against their interests again and again.”
Bob Thorpe, Arizona Legislator, Apologizes For Racially Insensitive Tweets

Bob Thorpe, Arizona Legislator, Apologizes For Racially Insensitive Tweets

Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 19:42:38 in Politics

“Genius, you might note that eliminating excessive taxes contradicts the goal of reducing deficit spending in the current environment. Being for a contradiction must make you feel quite smart.......”
Steve Stockman Invites Rodeo Clown Who Mocked Obama To Perform In Texas

Steve Stockman Invites Rodeo Clown Who Mocked Obama To Perform In Texas

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 21:29:39 in Politics

“State fair? Public funds? I don't suppose such subtle distinctions are relevant to those with such an immense self-proclaimed intellect.”

The Great Intellectual on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:32:32

“The President can be mocked at a State Fair where is there laws saying this can't happen? He is all of our President and we are all able to mock him. Also judging by the people who attended the State Fair which would be the Tax Payers of that State they seemed to love it.”
Steve Stockman Invites Rodeo Clown Who Mocked Obama To Perform In Texas

Steve Stockman Invites Rodeo Clown Who Mocked Obama To Perform In Texas

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 21:27:00 in Politics

“What he's made so far has been money from Missouri taxpayers. I don't suppose that the austerity theme applies to racist rodeo clowns?”
GOP Congressman To Birther Constituent: House Republicans Have The Votes To Impeach Obama

GOP Congressman To Birther Constituent: House Republicans Have The Votes To Impeach Obama

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 20:34:27 in Politics

“Got it. So Republicans never considered impeaching an admitted war criminal because he was a Republican. Yet, they cannot figure out precisely what high crimes and misdemeanors the current president has committed but their blind hatred will propel them to do it anyway.”
House GOP Weighs Defunding ACORN In 13th Vote To Block Funds To Defunct Organization

House GOP Weighs Defunding ACORN In 13th Vote To Block Funds To Defunct Organization

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 21:31:09 in Politics

“Even the title of the page makes clear that the entities on that list are either (a) still active ACORN entities, ACORN allies(!), and rebranded organizations. One of the items on this list is an SEIU chapter. Really? Do you honestly think that everyone is as gullible as you are?”
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