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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:41 PM

Reid: I donít understand Boehnerís brain

Source: The Hill

Senate Democratic leaders are growing frustrated by what they say is the lack of a specific plan from House Republicans to raise tax revenues or cut entitlement spending.

Democrats say the onus is on Republicans to provide a counteroffer to their plan to let the Bush-era tax rates on families earning above $250,000 expire.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told reporters the ball is in the Democratsí court and called on President Obama to lead by offering a detailed plan to cut spending.

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Democrats argue they have already made their proposal to raise $900 billion for a down payment on the deficit at yearís end. They say Republicans should offer plans to cut entitlement spending, because that is the GOPís priority.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/270121-reid-i-dont-understand-boehners-brain



The media is generally playing right wing talking points about Democrats being vague while giving Republicans a free pass on the issue that is supposed to be a Republican priority. At a press conference today, Boehner accused Democrats of failing to offer specific spending cuts, but 20 seconds later failed to offer specific cuts that he wanted.

In essense, the main stream media is working in concert with Republicans to try to force Democrats to bargain against themselves. It is similar to what is happening with Susan Rice where Republicans are allowed to smear Susan Rice without offering any specific evidence of why they are opposing her.

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Reply Reid: I donít understand Boehnerís brain (Original post)
TomCADem Nov 2012 OP
BadGimp Nov 2012 #1
JDPriestly Nov 2012 #2
elleng Nov 2012 #3
meow2u3 Nov 2012 #4
AAO Nov 2012 #5
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #7
TexasTowelie Nov 2012 #11
Kolesar Nov 2012 #6
BuelahWitch Nov 2012 #8
blackspade Nov 2012 #9
DallasNE Nov 2012 #10
John2 Nov 2012 #12
marble falls Nov 2012 #13

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:45 PM

1. start by not assuming he has a brain..

drops mic

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:48 PM

2. Democrats should continue to insist that Republicans

suggest the spending cuts.

Let the Republicans take some responsibility for something.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:53 PM

3. Boner's Brain???





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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:04 PM

4. Here's a hint, Sen. Reid

His brain is fried from a combination of years of the sauce and too much time in the tanning booth. His resemblance to an Oompa-Loompa gives him away.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:29 PM

5. A shade of orange that doesn't exist in nature.

 

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Response to AAO (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:56 PM

7. Some find it downright scary!




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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:24 AM

11. LOL!

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:36 PM

6. I am "not so depressed" since I quit alcohol

I had been losing my tolerance for alcohol and then quit reluctantly. I feel better, though. Maybe John is depressed.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:14 PM

8. Of course you don't, Harry

You're a teetotalling Mormon!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:09 AM

9. Isn't the House supposed to propose financial legislation?

Obama has been fairly clear on his priorities.
Boner and the rest just don't want to be on record with anything.
They took a beating on the Ryan budget.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:24 AM

10. Boehner Is So Laughable

He held a press conference to claim that Republicans are the only ones proposing a balanced approach to bring down the deficit. So far they have only talked about "entitlement reform" which translates to ending those programs as we know them but not a peep on increasing taxes on the top 2%.

The Senate has passed a bill. The House refuses to take up the Senate bill. Now who's court is the ball really in? Duh! I wonder what percent of Americans know that the Senate has already passed a bill extending the tax cuts for the bottom 98% while allowing the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% to expire as scheduled.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:10 AM

12. So

 

I presime, that you see what I have seen for a long time now. Most media pundits are in collusion with the rightwing Republican Party. They did the same thing in the Election and I also assert they helped the Bush Administration drum up public opinion to go to war in Iraq. Where was the media at when the Bush Administration was lying about Iraq?

People need to recognize the media is owned now by many corporations, that are bought by people like Ruppert Murdoch and Ted Turner. Murdoch's scheme has been to buy all these companies in the media, and then influence his own views into Politics through Capitalism. All they have to do is use the dirty word Socialism or Communism which mean Big Government control. And Pundits have become like Celebrities, which places them in the top percent of income earners. Their entire goal is a conspiracy to end Entitlements by focusing on spending. They put these Pindits on just to push what they want by ganging up on Democratic Administrations.



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:13 AM

13. Have a few pops of bourbon while talking to the same rummies in your fleabag bars for thirty or ....

so years and get into Boehner's mindset. He a degenerate drunk.

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