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May 31, 2013

I loved listening last year during the campaign

how they were all concerned about unemployment (particularly as it related to various minority groups, women, et. al), poverty, etc. while obstructing and/or refusing to propose any solutions to any of them and/or making them worse (i.e. cutting Food Stamps, filibustering REAL job bills) Things are bad? Republican strategy is to just blame President Obama- AND THEN refuse to allow him to do anything about as he has tried.

May 31, 2013


I get tired of the "praise" that gets heaped on her and other fake "moderate Republicans" (see Susan Collins also) that the media chooses to hoist up as shining examples of bipartisanship for making a few bipartisan-y statements once in a while even though they turn right around and fall in line with Mitch McConnell and John Boehner when the times comes to actually demonstrate bipartisanship by voting across party lines and/or at least refusing to be obstructionist. She really has no credibility when it comes to talking about "bipartisanship". I'm also tired of the whole "both sides do it" false equivalency that people like her peddle.

May 31, 2013

That's along the lines of what I was thinking

They thrown everything AND the kitchen sink at him since he was elected in 2008. And now they're "worried" about being too "aggressive"?

May 28, 2013

I personally believe that they are trumping this up so as to defang the IRS in time for 2014

Republicans have no information in fixing the laws governing these kind of organizations or making sure IRS offices are appropriately staffed so that they can better handle the workload. I don't believe that there was any malevolence in what they were doing, just doing the right thing the wrong way IMHO.

May 28, 2013

Yeah, because Obama is the FIRST POTUS ever to use this power!

Anybody remember John "Yosemite Sam" Bolton and Bush's recess appointment of him to be UN Ambassador? If the Republicans get SCOTUS to do away with recess appointments, they'll lose that power (if they ever set foot again in the WH that is). I wonder if they are losing confidence that they'll ever win the WH again, so now they're just trying to defang the powers of the Presidency while they still can?

Of course, Republicans wouldn't have to worry about "recess appointments" if they would just hold UP-OR-DOWN VOTES! on Obama's nominees but, of course, they won't.
May 28, 2013

The only problem is that their "base" doesn't believe in "positive solutions" to anything

I'm having trouble figuring out what exactly a "positive" solution would look like in today's GOP. They are pretty much only about war, defunding government services (except for the military), defanging government so that it can't really do any meaningful oversight of corporations, ensuring that corporations don't pay much in taxes, and......well....I can't really think of much else. Positive MIGHT be something like a Medicare Drug Plan that is able to negotiate lower prices but that would interfere with corporate profits, so that's a no-no. Stop obstructing health care reform might be nice but President Obama is their nemesis so they don't want his signature piece of legislation to be a success (even though they nominated the guy that actually implemented it while he was governor of Massachusetts). I'm frankly stumped.........

May 28, 2013

Haven't people had enough of their stupid POLICIES yet?

She is basically advocating that the Republican Tea Party conceal its true motivations/ideology until after the election and then proceed to enact all of the stupid policies and make all of the stupid comments they want?

May 23, 2013

An extremely disturbing prospect

One would hope that people finally get sick of these kind of GOP shenanigans and finally get rid of enough of them for this to not even be an issue. It is crazy that this behavior is tolerated by people. I mean, they don't have any legitimate critiques of any of these cabinet nominees but they are basically getting away with sabotaging the legitimately created agencies they've been nominated to.

May 21, 2013

I don't recall it.

Hillary also never said that the deaths in Benghazi didn't make a difference either. But then again, Republicans lie. They seem to have moved on from the "talking points" scandal (re: Benghazi) and are now moving on to where the President was before, during, and after the attacks in Benghazi and who gave this supposed "stand down" order and why. I'm fairly certain, however, unlike a former South Carolina Governor and newly elected Congressman, he wasn't out "hiking the Appalachian Trail". I guess that that Republicans NEED to know/need us to know where exactly the President was and what he was doing the instant the attacks in Benghazi were happening?


May 21, 2013

"There's SOMETHING that needs to be investigated and we'll investigate and investigate...

and investigate some more until we find SOMETHING wrong!" "Forget about doing anything productive for the country. We need to find SOMETHING to arrest/fire/impeach somebody over!"

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About Mad_Machine76

Transgender Woman /Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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