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Will Republicans Play Kick the Can?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Budget, Congress, GOP Lies, Sabotage )

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divergent revolution (309)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:55 am
and selling out women,as if we were indentured servants not living,thinking and breathing equally.
don't they realize we make up over half the population?

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:57 am
They're crazy sheep. Of course they will. In our face!

Roseann d (178)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:00 pm
There's no reason to vote GOP...not rewarding them for bad behavior with my vote.

David C (131)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:15 pm
yes....only after pouring it out and then littering with it......

John B (185)
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.

Carrie B (306)
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.

Carlene V (202)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:02 pm
Yes, they most probably will Tom and if they do I hope they put Wrongmey in that can.

Yvonne White (229)
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..;)

Edith B (146)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:24 pm
This has been their strategy for the last twelve years!

Judy C (97)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:34 pm
Yes, they will most likely quietly pass that extension. I was going to call them weasels, but why insult weasels? Thanks, Tom.

Susanne R (235)
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"!

Carol H (229)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:35 pm
noted, thank you Tom

Suruna WTF (38)
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!

Lynn Squance (235)
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.


Suruna WTF (38)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 10:54 pm
Once 'electeds' get to Congress, particularly those in the House, you should start looking for logos on their suits!

SuSanne P (193)
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...

Dorothy N (63)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:50 am
lyne S., 'Partisan brinkmanship would be devastating for their party' you sat?

Oh, goody! Stand your ground, Obama!

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. ...

Dorothy N (63)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:52 am
Sorry, Lynn S. and others, I iz the Typo Queen, lol.

P A (117)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 3:11 am
Thanks TC.

Nancy L (141)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:56 am
What crock. Whomever writes this crap needs a shrink

TomCat S (129)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 9:29 am
Thanks all.

Carrie, it's an intersection between ignorance, apathy and brainwashing.

Runatik, I loved that book.

Kudos to Lynn and Dorothy.

Note that, lacking facts, the Republican attacked with an insult.

Mary T (178)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 4:53 pm
Of course they will, Thanks Tom.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 9:01 pm

TomCat S (129)
Monday July 23, 2012, 10:11 am
Thank you both
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