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The Republican House is a Joke

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Restless28, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Restless28

    Restless28

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    The GOP controls the House. So what?

    Boehner told Diane Sawyer that he is surrendering the fight against Obamacare.

    He sucks.
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Because???

    The President is against him. Will get veto'd if he passed a bill.

    The Senate is against him. He can't get the bleepin bill farkin PASSED!

    The USSC is clearly against him. They see no problems with the minor issues people have been whining about for 3 years. (Hint: It's not the mandate, it's the cost!)

    At what point does continued fighting actually get us somewhere? You want to fight a battle before we are ready. Seems he should set this one aside and work towards a bipartisan tax and spending plan.
     

  3. Restless28

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    You're right. Boehner should "compromise", or in other words, cave in.
     
  4. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    "People get the government they deserve"
    Alexis de Tocqueville

    We're stuck with Obamacare because most of the nation is too brain-dead to pay attention and those in government know it.

    The Supreme Court today seats fascist traitors who understand the implications of what they've done and no doubt accepted some form of payoff/bribe to render the decision they did. They should all hang.

    There is no more republic of the United States Of America.
    You are slave to a fascist socialist oligarchy. Get used to it.
     
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  5. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    :rofl:

    That's funny. Let's stay further apart and get nothing done, then throw em all out of office because they can't get anything done.

    Here's your situation: Your party (and mine) is in the minority - by a LARGE MARGIN. You have a choice - block everything, do nothing and get a SMALLER party. Or work together (something everyone is screaming for Congress to do) and get something done - but you may have to concede some points in some areas.

    You remember who was in power in Congress in 1986, right? Do you remember the LAST tax-and-spending bill - the one that paved the way to the 90's economic success. TRA86???

    Bipartisan creation and support during a Demo-controlled Congress.

    But I'm sure we'd all rather sit by the wood stove and complain instead of getting things done. :upeyes:
     
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  6. Atlas

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    Generally the less congress "gets done" the better.
    Dennis, do you seriously believe there will be any meaningful reduction in spending?

    Lets revisit this the next time they vote on raising the debt ceiling.
     
  7. ricklee4570

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    The problem is, does anyone really think the President will compromise to get anything done? His bipartison commision made recommendations that he ignored in his first term.

    Which entitlement program will he cut?

    Everyone wants the republicans to give in without the other side making concessions.
     
  8. Jack_Pine

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    I was going to respond to OP in kind. Tours is one of the best posts I have read in some time. I would add the Dems will have to lose the "winner take all" attitude to get some real move toward compromise.

    Que all the posts about how one should never compromise your convictions..................
     
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  9. Sharkey

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    Yes it is and Boehner is Bozo
     
  10. CincyRed

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    The GOP controlled house has no fight, that ship has sailed. He can sit there and scream every single day left until implementation of obama care and nothing will change. Not saying Boehner is great, but to blame him for obama care going forward is not being very realistic.
     
  11. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    ^^^^^ This
     
  12. unit1069

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    The press misquoted Boehner, which was no doubt deliberate. Both Boehner and Mitch McConnell have stated they were not elected to raise tax rates.

    On the other hand Harry Reid stated before the election that there was no way Senate Democrats were going to agree to any compromise should Mitt Romney be elected. Reid after the election is trying to pretend Democrats are the only politicians re-elected and he's claiming a mandate.
     
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    If Obama/Democrats taxed everyone making over $250M at 100% and took the entire profits of all Fortune 500 companies the federal government would have enough money to run the government for 180 days.

    It's not the House Republicans who are a joke, it's America's educational system that with the Radical Left mainstream media who have created yet another Marxist workers' paradise right here in the USA that are the joke.

    Except that the joke isn't one bit funny, as the proletariat masses are about to discover.
     
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    Well, the voters have voted Obamacare twice. Got a problem with representative government? Maybe Boehner's trying to keep the Republican Party from slipping further into irrelevance.
     
  15. Atlas

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    "The voters" ???
    When did I have an opportunity to vote on "Obamacare"?
     
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    Like it has the last two years?
     
  17. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    Not quite following you there, friend...
    Like what has?
     
  18. Ian Moone

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    ^^This.

    The House Republicans understand exactly where they are and what's at stake. The 2014 mid-terms are 2 years away and if they don't get something done with the economy pretty quickly, we could end up with the scariest of all possible scenarios. And that is Obama with a dem super-majority congress in his last two years and no worries about re-election.
     
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    Yeah, after this election, I'm not voting republican anymore. At least until they get their crap together, which will likely be never.

    Libertarian from here on out for me.
     
  20. hamster

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    There, fixed it for you.
     
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