HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Republicans proceeding as...

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:39 PM

Republicans proceeding as if Election 2012 never happened...

Posted by Jonathan Bernstein on February 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm

House Republicans held a quick session with the press this afternoon to mainly make one point: They have no responsibility for sequestration. Speaker Boehner:

“Republicans have acted twice…to replace with the sequester with what we would argue are smarter cuts. Listen, the president says we have to have another tax increase in order to avoid the sequester. Well, Mr. President, you got your tax increase.

“The House has acted twice. We shouldn’t have to act a third time before the Senate begins to do their work.


This standoff isn’t going to be resolved by rhetoric. But it’s worth noting the extent to which Republican spin simply ignores that there was an election in November.

First of all, whether Boehner and the Republicans like it or not, Barack Obama was in fact re-elected on a platform of “balanced” deficit reduction — that is, new revenue and new spending cuts. Republicans have of course every right to oppose that, but it’s a little strange hearing them talk as if that campaign and election never happened.


MORE...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/02/25/its-as-if-the-election-never-happened/

5 replies, 595 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Republicans proceeding as if Election 2012 never happened... (Original post)
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1
liberal_economist Feb 2013 #2
Cha Feb 2013 #3
pampango Feb 2013 #4
Bake Feb 2013 #5

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:43 PM

1. The bush tax cuts had an end date, that was a bush increase if it really was an increase

Obama still needs his tax increase

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:26 PM

2. not the majority

 

Just for the sake of being correct around here.the majority of eligible voters didnt vote for anyone at all...

So really both obama and romney got the minority...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:33 PM

3. Of course, that's what they do.

Their Koch masters have the Whip ready to go if they get out of line.

The only thing that will affect them is if they lose their government paycheck.. then they go to pox screws if they're obnoxious enough.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:37 PM

4. The 2012 election is an 'inconvenient fact'. republicans prefer myths and lies to such facts.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:07 PM

5. They are busily sawing off the limb on which they are perched.

GOPers, please proceed.

America is watching.

Bake

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread