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@Flossy "Conservative reformers" is an oxymoron. With the emphasis on "moron".
And of course Obama and Reid refused to negotiate. That was the only valid choice to make. Imagine if somebody asks to burn your house down. You say no. They ask if they can burn only one floor. You say no. They ask if they can burn your garage. You say no. They demand to know why you won't negotiate. That's what was going on with the House Republicans and their ridiculous demands.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115223/how-obama-reid-and-pelosi-stopped-republican-extortion
In what way did Obama interfere with having a budget passed? Read the Constitution, fool. Presidents don't pass budgets. Congress does.
It was House Republicans who threatened a shutdown when they didn't get what they wanted (repeal of Obamacare), then followed through with their threat.
And this might come as a surprise to you, but majority votes of the House and Senate are not improper procedures or illegal maneuvers.
The manner in which they "forced" the passage of Obamacare being...a majority vote in the House and Senate. If you'd ever actually read the Constitution, you'd know that's how all laws are passed.
You seem to be under the mistaken impression that it would be DESIRABLE for the federal government to be anything like a private company. The purpose of the government is not to make a profit. It never has been and it never should be.
If you'd ever actually read the Constitution, you'd know that it's Congress that raises revenue to pay the bills.
He's a Georgia conservative. Intelligent thought isn't something he's been exposed to before.
The Crazy Caucus of Cruz, Lee, etc are dragging the Republican Party into irrelevance. "True conservatives" are not what the American people want.
This is the most spine Reid has ever shown. If he'd been this tough in 2009, we'd have the public option and a larger stimulus.
Yes, the conservative Democrats were more numerous then, but were ways they could've been sidelined. Ways that Reid declined to make use of.
Just how well do you think the red states would be doing if they could no longer mooch off of the blue states?
Every one of the seven "points" you tried to make are false. But then, conservatives don't seem to have much use for facts, so that's no surprise.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115205/shutdown-endgame-us-citizens-will-suffer
It's looking increasingly clear that the Republican Party is beyond saving. The party has to die so that a better one can rise in its place. It's just like how the Whig Party had to die for the Republican Party to be born.
"(As Nate Cohn pointed out earlier this week, the Republicans managed to retain the House in 1996 despite a shutdown backlash that was even worse than this one, and despite a national presidential election.)"
Actually, the polling shows that there was a worse backlash to this shutdown than to the one in the 1990s. The Republican Party's favorability ratings are the lowest they've been in the history of opinion polling.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115140/michael-kinsley-wrong-about-obama-giving
So Mr Kinsley, when will you be submitting your resignation?
This article was quite possibly the worst advice anyone has ever given anyone.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115133/government-shutdown-obama-should-give
It's not "in there" at all.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Obamacare contains provision for FORCED home inspections
You're right that it's not a joke. What it is, is a LIE.
Yes, Paul Weston, you are a racist.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on [VIDEO] This is AWESOME: “My name is Paul Weston, and I am a racist”
There was nothing covered up, you clown.
7 months ago on WOW! Pat Smith tells Hillary Clinton ‘Happy Mothers Day’: She’s got her kid but I don’t have mine, BECAUSE OF HER
Pointing out you conservatives' racism is not racist.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Saudi national Ali Al-Harbi has visited the White House multiple times since 2009
None of these "nullification" bills are relevant because nullification is unconstitutional. The supremacy clause makes it clear that states can't nullify federal laws.
8 months ago on Let Me Say This Clearly
@SpiderMike You Birther types ARE the "treason from within". And your delusion that someday you'll have "the truth" to support your claims of Obama not really being a citizen? Never going to happen.
9 months, 1 week ago on Barack Obama’s Radical Gun Agenda
@Don39 Why do right-wingers always peddle the lie that Hitler implemented gun control? It just isn't so.