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I suppose such discretionary executive policies are only acceptable when a Republican like Reagan is in office.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119080/obama-cannot-use-prosecutorial-discretion-change-immigration-laws
Section 4 of the 14th Amendment forbids the United States from defaulting on its debts. And the president has no constitutional authority to "prioritize" which debts incurred by Congress would be paid.
So these people who were carried into the country as infants are criminals, are they?
You should probably get a brain. Good luck.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115185/rick-perrys-glasses-make-him-look-smarter
Christie is toast. He's more likely to be in prison by 2016 than on the ballot.
Don't forget Perry's endorsement of secessionists.
Perry is demonstrably a very stupid man. How do you expect him to hide that in 2016? He can't run for president while keeping his mouth closed the entire time after all.
That executive order had NO connection whatsoever to this crisis.
And the thing you claim would be "the best thing to do" is flatly illegal under federal law.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118591/child-migrant-border-crisis-isnt-obamas-katrina-not-even-close
Obama did NONE of those things, you lunatic.
You're actually stupid enough to think Obama cause the refugee crisis of Central America?
We DO know the full story. Israeli police brutally beat an unarmed American citizen simply for protesting.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Obama Condemns Israel For Beating An Islamist, But Not Mexico For Beating A US Marine
Tariq Abu Khder is not an "Islamist" and there's no evidence to support the claim that Andrew Tahmooressi was beaten by Mexican police.
It's truly sad that such a piece of trash got elected, TWICE. What the hell were New Jersey voters thinking?
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117066/christies-stronger-storm-jersey-shore-post-sandy-ad-cover
Still bitter that Silver was right and you were wrong in 2012? Then again, being wrong is what you're best at.
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117068/nate-silvers-fivethirtyeight-emptiness-data-journalism
So what you're saying is, Putin is literally insane.
No wonder Republicans are now starting to express their admiration of Putin. He's a fellow lunatic.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116852/merkel-was-right-putins-lost-his-mind-press-conference
@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 year, 2 months 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 year, 2 months 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 year, 2 months 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 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115133/government-shutdown-obama-should-give
It's not "in there" at all.
1 year, 4 months ago on Obamacare contains provision for FORCED home inspections
You're right that it's not a joke. What it is, is a LIE.
None of these "nullification" bills are relevant because nullification is unconstitutional. The supremacy clause makes it clear that states can't nullify federal laws.
1 year, 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.
1 year, 9 months 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.
John Lott is a liar. His "quote" of Obama saying he wants to ban guns was manufactured out of thin air. But then, since you buy into the loony conspiracy theory nonsense that Obama was never "vetted" even though there's never been a President we knew more about, you're happy to believe Lott's lie.
@AnyaKhan @rene demonteverde @jvillain Israel's actions have often been offensive, not defensive. Israel is the attacker in most cases.
1 year, 11 months ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
@schneibster Did you actually read the post I was replying to?
@AnyaKhan @rene demonteverde @SalCruz If Israel launches a nuclear first strike against, purely on the basis of speculation that they might be attacked at some future date, they don't DESERVE to exist.
@Tochorian @sasss31 And accepting lobbying money from MEK while they were still designated as a terrorist group was a felony under federal law. But of course, the law doesn't apply to the powerful.
How about instead we just say to hell with Afghanistan, and leave it to the Afghans to either work it out or fail to do so, all by themselves. We went into Afghanistan because of Al-Qaeda. We've effectively wiped them out. What happens next is somebody else's problem.
@rene demonteverde @jvillain Unlike Netanyahu, Ahmadinejad hasn't started any wars recently. Then again, unlike Netanyahu, Ahmadinejad doesn't actually lead a nation. Ahmadinejad is a figurehead, not a leader.
@schneibster No, the IAEA has not found Iran in violation of the NPT. None of Iran's nuclear operations have been demonstrated to be weapons-related, and nuclear energy programs are explicitly allowed to ALL nations by the NPT.
@rene demonteverde @SalCruz If so, then Israel would prove itself to be by far the greatest threat to peace not only in the region, but in the world.
@SalCruz Peddling the lie the combat operations in Iraq ended after 3 weeks doesn't make it so. You might find the lie convenient, but it's still a lie. I would suspect that your claim to have been involved in all those military operations is also a lie.
@CWREMFVET MacArthur didn't speak truth, he spoke insanity. He was a psychotic warmonger.
1 year, 11 months ago on Access denied | The Best Defense
The last thing we need is warmongers deciding policy. Good riddance to Mattis.