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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:03 PM

Boehner: Obama, Senate To Blame For Least Productive Congress In Modern History

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IGOR BOBIC – DECEMBER 4, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday blamed the White House and the Senate for what historians are calling the least productive Congress in recent times.

Boehner cited nearly 150 bills passed in the House, from rolling back federal regulations to expanding energy production and delaying the Obamacare individual mandate, that were spurned by the Senate.

"Every single one of these bills was blocked by Washington Democrats," he said on the House floor. "The Senate and the President continue to stand in the way of the American people’s priorities. Now, we are trying to come to an agreement on the budget and the farm bill, among other issues.

"Chairman Ryan and Chairman Lucas have made serious, good-faith offers to Senate Democrats," he continued. "When will they learn to say 'yes' to common ground? When will they start listening to the American people?"

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Reply Boehner: Obama, Senate To Blame For Least Productive Congress In Modern History (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2013 OP
Populist_Prole Dec 2013 #1
Swede Atlanta Dec 2013 #2
dragonlady Dec 2013 #13
mac56 Dec 2013 #3
randome Dec 2013 #4
Faux pas Dec 2013 #5
Ratty Dec 2013 #6
MissMillie Dec 2013 #19
Blue Idaho Dec 2013 #7
Jessy169 Dec 2013 #8
DallasNE Dec 2013 #9
frylock Dec 2013 #10
Jack Rabbit Dec 2013 #11
freshwest Dec 2013 #12
Iliyah Dec 2013 #14
procon Dec 2013 #15
truthisfreedom Dec 2013 #16
madokie Dec 2013 #17
Arkana Dec 2013 #18
Half-Century Man Dec 2013 #20
madrchsod Dec 2013 #21
Javaman Dec 2013 #22
AAO Dec 2013 #23
jwirr Dec 2013 #24
heaven05 Dec 2013 #25
liberalmuse Dec 2013 #26
Turbineguy Dec 2013 #27
Enrique Dec 2013 #28
BlueToTheBone Dec 2013 #29
tavernier Dec 2013 #30
jmowreader Dec 2013 #31

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:10 PM

1. Translation:

"We've got our asses kicked and look like a bunch of obstructing schmucks, so we're just chest-beating to keep our base faithful and throwing them hunks of red meat so they stay fired up enough to the next election becuse our old angry rascist base is shrinking and we need every one we can get"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:14 PM

2. Bo-ner boy...let's see

 

The President was re-elected in a NATIONAL election. 1/3 of the Senate was elected by all of the voters in the respective states or in STATE-WIDE elections. The majority was maintained by the Democrats.

You represent the majority of representatives that were elected in local elections - i.e. not nationally or even on a state-wide basis.

I suggest that shows that the President and the Senate represent the country at large much more than the House with its localized, gerrymandered districts.

The Democrats control the White House and the Senate. The Republicans control 1/2 of 1/2 (think that is 1/4) of the constitutionally required approval or votes for a bill to become law.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:47 PM

13. Interesting point

The House is the only branch that can be gerrymandered, and the Republicans have certainly done that in this redistricting cycle in all the states where they control the government.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:15 PM

3. Hey Boner

Would you like some cheese with your whine?!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:16 PM

4. Oh, really? Then pull yourselves up by your bootstraps and get something done!

No one likes a loser. And that's what the GOP is painting itself as.

P-E-P! Kellogg's PEP! The Sunshine Cereal!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:16 PM

5. Yeah sure ya betcha boner

we're all buying what you're selling.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:17 PM

6. Sure would like to see a list of those "good-faith offers." nt

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Response to Ratty (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:13 PM

19. Let's see....

How many times did they vote to repeal the ACA? As of 10/1 it was 46

They passed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks.....



Well, anyway, here's the whole list.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:23 PM

7. Boner's Credibility Evaporates into Thin Air...

No one believes anything this booze hound has to say. He will go down in history as the worst Speaker of the House in US history - and it's all his fault.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:27 PM

8. Boehner must never tell the truth

To tell even one small truth about the sorry state of affairs that he and his comrades have inflicted on America might open up that small crack in the dyke through which all the other truths denied would flood out in a raging torrent, sweeping Boehner and his lie-lovers away into the vast ocean of irrelavency.

Keep denying and keep lying, Boehner. It is all you've got.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:32 PM

9. What A Crock

Every one of those 150 bills were partisan measures similar to the 45 bills to abolish or defund the Affordable Care Act. Boehner then has the gall to proclaim "when will they (Democrats) learn to say 'yes' to common ground" when there is no common ground. Time and again Democrats have proposed bill with that common ground but Boehner refuses to bring them to a vote because of the stupid so-called Hastert Rule. Immigration reform passed the Senate with a large bi-partisan margin and has the votes in the House to pass but Boehner won't bring it to a vote.

As for his comment "when will they start listening to the American people" he better avoid mirrors because these measures Boehner refuses to bring to a vote have broad support from the American people. It is like Boehner is having an "opposites day" because everything he is saying is exactly backwards to what the truth is. Boehner is a highly flawed man -- it's like the tanning booth has fried his brain.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:37 PM

10. well then it's time to remove obama from the senate!

oh, wait.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:38 PM

11. Boehner embraces the Mourdock doctrine of bipartisanship

(B)ipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view...(B)ipartisanship means they have to come our way...To me, the highlight of politics, frankly, is to inflict my opinion on someone else.
-- Richard Mourdock,
failed GOP candidate for the US Senate from Indiana, interview on MSNBC, May 2012

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:38 PM

12. Sure, Cheetos. Your good faith efforts to enact destructive, deadly legislation was rebuffed.

You only got tthe minimum number of people that you promised your satanic masters would starve, drop dead and lose their human rights.

Mean Obama! Mean Democrats! Boofuckinghoo!



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:53 PM

14. Has the corporated media started blaming Pres O

and the Senate Dems for the Houses' majority congresscritters "do nothing" but to repeal Obamacare 48 times and cut cut cut programs that help many Americans huh?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:56 PM

15. The poor dear needs a remedial metrics course

A bill is not a law.

As my pops would say; Productivity is not measured by the number of bricks in your hob, but by the number of houses you built with those bricks.

If the Republican minority continues to go through the motions of 'passing' useless bills that they know from the start will never reach the committee level, let alone the president's desk to be signed into law, that's not a measurement of productivity. It's nothing more that a smokescreen designed to disguise meaningless busy work and make hot air look like a sterling accomplishment in hopes of impressing their culpable base.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:04 PM

16. 150 turds and he's complaining that nobody was interested.

Dear John. We always knew you were nothing more than a life support system for a really bad fake tan. Btw, fuck off.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:06 PM

17. A few teabillies

does not the american people make, dickhead
What percent of americans are teabillies?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:09 PM

18. Whatever happened to taking responsibility, Boner?

We're not going to pass your bills for the sake of passing bills--since like 40 of those 52 were "REPEAL OBUMBLECARE" bills.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:30 PM

20. Mr Boehner, have you considered fucking yourself?

Just go home. Get the hell out of everybody else's way.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:45 PM

21. i don`t know...obama did kick romney's ass in the last election.

so johnnie boy,maybe the american people did`t want your republican obstruction

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:52 PM

22. So he's doing stand up now? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 04:24 PM

23. What a M--TH--F-CK--R!!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 05:43 PM

24. Only fools will believe that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 07:23 PM

25. LYING IDIOT!!!!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 07:26 PM

26. And I laughed...

and laughed and laughed, because sometimes hypocrisy and projection this blatant reaches the point of hilarity.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 08:22 PM

27. Sure.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 08:27 PM

28. Obama must be setting a record for vetoes, right?

oh, wait, he's setting a record for LEAST number of vetoes. How obstructionist of him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 08:49 PM

29. Let's see. 46 bills passed to defund the ACA = 104 bills

passed to control women's vaginas. Or, maybe only 100, I seem to remember a Post Office naming and some other non bill or two.

Assh*le!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 08:57 PM

30. It's all lip service

His ONLY interest is lining his own pockets.
"Extortion" was an interesting read, sparing very few in D.C., but none quite as ravenously greedy and self serving as Boehner.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 01:30 AM

31. Oh brother.

Someone once said the Republican definition of "bipartisanship" is "buy into my partisanship."

The longer this congress goes on, the truer this becomes.

The GOP writes bills no Democrat could possibly support - nearly 50 attempts to repeal Obamacare with no plausible replacement suggested, bills to re-deregulate the financial industry because laissez-faire worked so well in the Bush era, bills to authorize the Ogalalla Aquifer Devastation Project and drill ANWR - then complains about the Democrats' killing those bills? We're at the point where the bills are no longer meant to become laws, they're meant to NOT become laws so the GOP can "prove" the only way to get anything done is to give them a majority in the House and 67 seats in the Senate so they can get rid of Obama once and for all. Then once they do that, Boehner will switch places with Eric Cantor, they'll impeach Biden and hey presto, President Eric Cantor!

This plan ignores one minor point: if the Republicans overthrow Obama, the first thing Biden will do is make Nancy Pelosi vice-president. Then if they overthrow Biden, their worst nightmare has come true: President Pelosi who, according to a part of the Constitution they ignore because it isn't fun, will be eligible to be reelected twice.

It ignores one medium point: the number of Democrats they have to defeat to get to 67 seats is 21, which happens to be the exact number of seats currently held by Democrats that are up for election in 2014...and to get all 21, they've got to knock off the Democrats in Oregon, Massachusetts, Illinois, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Hawaii.

And it ignores the hugest point of all: Obamacare will be working well by the time November 2014 rolls around, and the voters will remember the only thing the fucking Republicans did was stand in its way. Combine that with a massive anti-incumbent sentiment and they might not even keep the House majority, much less lose the strength needed to obstruct in the Senate.

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