Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:45 pm
Thanks Tom for the post. There is no doubt in my mind the will try to do this and hoping for more seat in the Senate and the House. They will not be getting my vote and I hope it is The Repubs who are thrown out of office. Read and noted.
Saturday July 21, 2012, 2:26 pm
Sometimes my own naivete frightens me because I still cannot comprehend why anyone would believe the GOP or vote for them. Then I look around, watch the news, read some of the comments by the less enlightened on care2, and I feel quite bewildered.
Saturday July 21, 2012, 4:29 pm
"Republican efforts to sabotage the economy have been largely successful, making the 112th the least productive Congress in US history." It's probably for the best, since their idea of production comes from China..;)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:34 pm
Great work analyzing the possibilities, Tom! Even Dubya would have to admit that you provide outstanding political analysis. However, he'd probably tell you that you're an excellent "strategerizer"!
Saturday July 21, 2012, 10:31 pm
I'm reading Michael Creighton's, "Rising Sun". The period of time it covers is late 80's into the 90's. A Who-dun-it, but wow, the lesson revealed is how we have a pattern of allowing ourselves be wtf'd. The protagonists at that time were the Japanese. But were they really? They were businessmen, and pursuing their own interests. What we weren't watching were the trade policies that trashed us in the world market. Someone/they sold our autonomy. We were all but taken down, that was not obvious to most of us, nor the impact. We are almost to the point of having nothing to offer the world market to even generate something other than a 3rd world GNP. Who did this to us? Big Money, the American Aristocracy, and their bastard children, the corporations.
Will the RePukes play kick the can? Whatever it takes to support their overlords. They worship money and power, and really think that they'll get a piece of the pie. They get crumbs, they're bought, they're servants, and they simply refuse to see the truth. So, whatever it takes to advance the agenda, at our expense? For how long!
Saturday July 21, 2012, 10:35 pm
"Top congressional Republicans are plotting ways to avoid a government shutdown fight when the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, believing the partisan brinkmanship that defined last year’s budget battles would be devastating to their party heading into the November elections."
Partisan brinkmanship would be devastating for their party — DEVASTATING FOR THEIR PARTY! What the hell ever happened to being good for the people who these legislators are supposed to represent?
"And clearly there's agitation in the conservative ranks over how Boehner and his lieutenants have handled majority spending decisions."
Are there chinks in the Republican/Teabagger armour? It is quite apparent that the factions within the GOP are starting to raise their ugly little heads. Not once in the article did I see any concern for the people. They are still trying to distract voters by calling out the Senate Democrats for failure to pass any meaningful legislation, when anything put forward gets filibustered by the GOP thereby requiring a super majority vote which is unwinable.
All this political bull shit is NOT governance. It is time to dump the Tea Party in the harbour and start having discussions that are about the people, not the politicans and their re-electability.
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:15 am
TY TC. Of course they will continue. As Jason R. expressed, the can "IS" our FACE! (He actually said "IN" our face) I see no difference and agree with Jim P's post: "...They will continue to undermine Obama in any and all ways possible..." Kick the Black face is frightening clear to me...I cannot kick that reality as it haunts me...
House GOP Might Shut Down Government Over Contraception
by Jessica Pieklo
July 19, 2012
Republicans just won’t let go of their fight against contraception. This time they’ve tied the issue to must-pass legislation, and as Talking Points Memo notes, possibly foreshadowing a government shutdown standoff over the issue.
The issue came up yesterday when House Republicans advanced a measure through the Labor-HHS appropriations subcommittee with a rider to roll back the contraception mandate. The measure appears before the full appropriations committee next week and funds some of the largest government departments beyond Sept. 30th. ...
Sunday July 22, 2012, 5:02 am
These idiots haven't even made a foothold into the next FY budget! I hope they simply drop the tax cut extension in toto and get on with both the next budget and some kind of agreement to stop the devastation that will occur on 1 January. That's the major goal that all this other stuff is obfuscating.