“Well, Obama originally requested a clean bill, bu then CHANGED his mind and announced that he would reject any attempt to simply raise the debt without spending and revenue enhancements.... so perhaps your common sense doesn't fit Obama's agenda........Congress already has "superCommittees" such as the Judiciary Committee which can deep six judicial candidates on its recommendations.”
Pizza Guy on Jul 30, 2011 at 12:42:48
Obama originally requested a clean debt ceiling bill and the Republicans refused. Then Obama compromised.
Obama then said he would accept a debt ceiling bill combined with deficit reduction if reduction included both spending cuts and revenue increases. Republicans refused.”
“The Debt Ceiling serves NO practical purpose and Congress should simply REVOKE it. Problem solved.
Congress is primarily responsible for the massive debt in that it approved legislation over the years that simply spend money, with no particular oversight to make sure that federal programs are continued only if they are successful.”
“"Mark Halperin's comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst."
This is a joke, isn't it? Does management actually listen to the nasty commentary coming from Matthews, Shultz and others on a regular basis?
Someone needs to go back in the archives and get some of the comments made about Bush43 on MSNBC.... "Dick" would probably be less obnoxious than what they were saying abou Bush43.”
thisisit12 on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:33:26
“If FauxNews had the same .................... oh well, they don't! Move on!”
“True ... the Democrats failed to learn the inabilities of Al Gore during the Clinton Administration. They simply accepted Gore's dishonesty (acting as bagman for Clinton in accepting $300,000 in CASH from an Order of Buddhist Monks)! Gore famously stated that there was no controlling authority over his act ??? His ethics??? This is the candidate the left wanted as president.....unbelievable. Never mind that in 1998 he publicly agreed with Bill Clinton's change of America's Iraq policy to "regime change"!”
“You should know that Senator Obama, and President Obama made/make many statements that were either factless, or simply misrepresentations of the truth. Therefore Bachmann has simply proven that female politicians can as disingenuous as are many male politicians.”
LazloTu on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:10:05
“maybe you could muster up the energy to fact check your statement??
“It is obvious that Mr. Ron Carey has a significant interest in dissing Bachmann's abilities ... my question is if Carey was her chief of staff, why was her congressional and campaign offices so undisciplined, so out of control? Wasn't that part of HIS job to make them work?”
“stealing? you mean acquiring by winning a contest of force ... such as how the US acquired Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, California........And a significant portion of the rest of the US mainland.
Most of Europe and Africa, and Asia are nations with borders created or effected by WAR!!!
Maybe if you did a bit of critical thinking you'll see that Israel has historic precedence on its side.”
GuiltyByStander on May 28, 2011 at 13:37:35
“Israel was created by the hard work and aggression of Zionists and sanctified by the UN. The UN was established because 60 million people died in WW2 and Jews were its primary victims.
Before the UN, nations did all kinds of crappy stuff: slavery, siege, theft, etc. Is that the world that Israel wants to live in? Because, it it does, it won't have a chance.”
“I'm not the one dancing. But alas, before you bust a cap in my arse in the name of the 2nd amendment, I'd rather spend my time watching the memorial and interacting with the civil. This leaves you out. Good day...”
“You people are feaking amazing. All sorts of lefty blogs and media folks have cast aspersions on Palin, accusing her of fomenting the hatred that caused Jared to kill, when none of you had any evidence to support those tawdry allegations - political gamesmanship scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Palin was 100% correct to respond, and did so in a vigorous yet respectfulf manner. Her use of the phrase 'blood libel' is appropriate .As a person of hebrew heritage I fully endorse her usage since the allegations accusing her most definitely represent the spurious wholly fabricated commentary thrown into the situation by the sophisticated elite left.
Don't waste any tragedy or crises, eh?”
Rocket448 on Jan 13, 2011 at 00:59:52
“I completely agree that there's no need for the sort of ire Ms. Palin fuels. I mean, like her or not, admire her or not, but let the rest of it go. Let the words stand on their own.”
2011onthegogyrl on Jan 12, 2011 at 22:57:25
“Well can't all be wrong about Mamma Grizzly-she's always in attack mode. . Next time you come across a grizzly bear-try having a civil conversation-before you loose a few fingers!!!”
alkamm on Jan 12, 2011 at 22:28:32
“Hey, speaking of hazmatzones, how's that fear mongering, 9-11 invoking party of Christianists doing on this tragedy? The tawdry allegation business works so well for Cheney who's insisting that we're not as safe as under his gentle ministrations. He's bet a lot on insisting that because we backed off of his torture regimen/regime we're doomed. I sincerely hope that he doesn't get the opportunity to stand with his daughter and snit it up when some terrorist lunatic attacks us, and so far, at least, his nervous fear-mongering have proved to be a politically inspired hedge fund designed to get the presidency back after some tragedy.
Palin is not 100% correct on anything. Her limited group of advisors wrote a speech complaining about Blood Libel after a charming, refreshingly bi-partisan Jewish woman was shot, and that, my fellow American, is nothing nice. It's appropriate to call her out on her reprehensible attacks on Democrats(what's that, a sophisticated elite?) as less American, dangerous pals with terrorism, and targeting them for defeat at events where people are encouraged to squeeze off a few shots from an assault weapon.
She is too thin skinnned, dangerously so, and she would engineer plenty of crises if some perfect storm of lunacy persuaded the less sophisticated of our countrymen to imagine she has the brains and temperament to be president. Her prickly outbursts and protests against simple notice that her targets are instructive. SHE LIED. Said the targets were surveyor symbols.”
dengal on Jan 12, 2011 at 21:50:02
“you cant be serious.
She uses nothing but violent terminology and then acts like she didnt play a part when he acted as she wished?
Someone in her camp knows exactly what they were marketing, this kid fell for it. It was a matter of time. If they dont they are idi0ts too. She created the images he played out, he is clearly guity and she has a hand in it.
She is a part of this h@ate machine and puts herself into deeper daily with her incoherent diatribes.”
sidplicity on Jan 12, 2011 at 21:31:43
“To suggest that she doesn't foment hate and vile is disingenous at best. Why did she take down the map and scrub her own comments prior to any knowledge of the shooter? Guilt or shame you pick one. Lastly if your going to play the victim card why invoke a phrase dealing with antisemitism when discussing the attempted assination of a Jewish member of congress. Time and again the Palin supporters remind us why breathing is necessary as an involuntary function for some.”
clabberty on Jan 12, 2011 at 21:12:55
“You're no more hebrew than I am or you would know that what she said didn't fit the meaning of the words. As for "respectfulf" she not only, like you, couldn't spell it she doesn't have a clue what it meant.
Wait a minute! "respectfulf"? Sara is that you?????”
queenoferne on Jan 12, 2011 at 21:11:00
“"sophisticated elite left" - are you suggesting that lefties are more intelligent and better educated than you rightwingers?”
RPDash on Jan 12, 2011 at 20:58:06
“Sounds like you have been "enlightened" by Preacher Beck.”
...and this "sophisticated elite left" you speak of, is that in contrast to the unsophisticated, thuggish right?
Now, really, right? Left? You gotta be kidding. It's the media playing you, and me, and the entire country like an organ grinder. Most of the "inflammatory" discourse is attributed to "they say", "sources say", and "a withheld identity says". The Media is making the crap up to sell ad space.”
jeromewv on Jan 12, 2011 at 20:43:31
“I love how Right-Wingers think that "sophisticated" and "elite" are insults.”
loosebowel on Jan 12, 2011 at 20:42:55
“My response to that is, HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa.”
Quitcherbichin on Jan 12, 2011 at 20:38:12
“Thank you for something that there is too little of on this blog....a thoughtful, intelligent post.
FANNED! I am glad to be your first fan..keep posting...it won't change anyone's mind on this site, but it may cause them to think a little bit.,”
CrazyThisIs on Jan 12, 2011 at 20:27:27
“says the poster with 0 fans.”
ForemostPanda on Jan 12, 2011 at 20:27:04
“It is a charactiristic of the left to try and divert focus on the merit of Sarah's arguments by questioning the use of one phrase. It allows then to ignore the content, even as they back away from their scurrilous attacks. The real point of all this was to deny the Conservatives the right to free speech by labelling anything they say as hate speech. rahm was put into the embarrassing position of having to repudiate his own policy, which most liberal outlets chose to ignore.”
hp blogger Tracy Shaffer on Jan 12, 2011 at 20:26:56
“No one needs to cast aspersions at Ms. Palin. Her manufactured chipper attitude in that speech was galling, lacking any grace or dignity. As false as the mantel and waving flag they'd Photoshopped in behind her. Give her enough rope.”