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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:23 PM

Arrogant Boehner and McConnell Act Like They Won the Election



Arrogant Boehner and McConnell Act Like They Won the Election

Most human beings have experienced the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event currently being experienced had been experienced in the past, and the French term, déjà vu, means something that is already seen. After the Democratic victory in Tuesday’s general election, one imagined there would be a grace period in which Republicans would allow Democrats to relish their victory while Republicans licked their wounded pride, but instead, leaders in the House and Senate issued statements that gave the appearance Republicans had won the election handily and put them in control of the government. Listening to Republican congressional leaders dictate compromise terms for President Obama to address the so-called fiscal cliff approaching in January gave any American with a memory an instantaneous feeling of déjà vu and it portends a continuation of the legislative standstill America suffered over the past four years.

Senate Minority Leader McConnell, the man who championed partisan gridlock during the President’s first term after vowing to prioritize making Obama a one-term president symbolized the Republican goal of precipitating suffering in order to claim electoral victory and unseat President Obama. McConnell commented on President Obama’s victory by claiming voters “gave President Obama a second chance to fix the problems he failed to solve during his first four years in office,” and said he hoped the President would “propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing Republican muster by stepping up to the plate and deliver in a way that he did not in his first four years in office.” Translation; follow Republican orders and propose GOP policies, and it was a clear indication Republicans have no interest in working with the President unless he acquiesces to Republican demands of gutting so-called entitlement programs and cutting taxes for the wealthy.

House Speaker Boehner congratulated the President and said, “If there is a mandate, it is a mandate for both parties to find common ground and take steps together to help our economy grow and create jobs, which is critical to solving our debt,” but in a news conference Wednesday morning he made it clear he had little intention of “taking steps together” or finding common ground to keep the President’s economic recovery moving forward. Boehner’s formula for bipartisanship was making it crystal clear that his vision for additional revenue includes a major overhaul of entitlements, eliminating middle class tax deductions, and reducing income tax rates for the rich from where it is now at 35 percent. Boehner claimed that additional revenue would come from economic growth that would be fueled by a simpler tax code, and if his formula sounds familiar it is no surprise because for the past three months Willard Romney and Paul Ryan proposed the same grand tax plan that Americans soundly rejected on Election Day. Boehner admitted he had no intention on compromising saying, “I’m not suggesting we compromise on our principles, but I am suggesting we commit ourselves to creating an atmosphere where we can see common ground when it exists and seize it.” Over the past four years common ground in Republican parlance is obstructing the President unless he follows Republican directions and makes Draconian cuts to safety nets and lowers taxes on the rich.

Democratic leaders and President Obama have said tax reform that lowers tax rates across the board hurts the middle class by trimming vital tax benefits like the home mortgage deduction, child tax credit, college tuition, and health insurance deduction, and would not raise enough taxes to meaningfully reduce the deficit. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid underscored the President’s contention that tax rates on the rich must be increased saying “the vast majority of Americans, including rich people” support that and the results of the election bear out Reid’s contention. Republicans still labor under the fallacious assumption that cutting taxes on the wealthy increases revenue in stark contrast to a report Senate Republicans have been desperate to conceal from voters.

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Rest of article here: http://www.politicususa.com/arrogant-boehner-mcconnell-act-won-election.html




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Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #1
orwell Nov 2012 #2
ladjf Nov 2012 #5
msongs Nov 2012 #3
cbrer Nov 2012 #4
John2 Nov 2012 #6
Lefty Thinker Nov 2012 #7
greymattermom Nov 2012 #8

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:25 PM

1. Only Republican Presidents Get a "Honeymoon"

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:36 PM

2. They acted like that in 2008...

...Anyone that thinks these tools will be embarrassed enough to actually work with the President is delusional.

These are people that think that math is from Satan, that the country wants the wealthy to get large tax breaks, and that Climate Change only affects liberals.

Oh yeah, that evolution thingy is a theory and Intelligent Design is a fact.

They are seriously detached from reality.

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Response to orwell (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:26 PM

5. The real satanic math is that the Pubs control half of Congress. Since we already

know that they won't give an inch to help Americans, the President and the Dems
are going to have to figure out what legal steps there might be to either force them in to submission or some types of emergency executive orders that would
circumvent the House.

One far out possibility would be to base the emergency executive orders on the fact that the Congress has literally held legislation total hostage, to the serious
detriment of the Country for raw political reasons. I'm suggesting that the Justice Dept. file some type of suit against the Republican members based on that consideration, i.e. that they were wantonly blocking the necessary function of
Government, like a permanent filibuster.

The first executive order might be to create two additional Supreme Court judges, as Roosevelt planned to do and start moving this Country forward. (If it appears to be legal of feasible, chances are that the mere bluff of that would get the control we need.)

Personally, I know practically nothing about the Law. But, we've got some very smart people that do . They need to get to work on this and spend no time messing around with the petulent, mean and unpatriotic Tea Bags and right wingers. We have been in their yoke for far too long.

Mr. President, how about stepping it up this time, like you did in the second and third debates. I know that you are a gentle sort of guy but remember the debate and listen to Michelle, Bidden,both Clintons, plus Kruger, Reich
and maybe even Rubin.

We are with you. Go for it like you did the election. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. You can only lose by being too timid or reticent.



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:36 PM

3. when/if democrats choose to act like winners, that will shut up the repubs nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:52 PM

4. Watch for tire tracks

 

Across these bastards' faces...

I'm convinced we're seeing an emergence of Americans who are tired of having an elite ruling class.

As well as new numbers of voters sick of being considered second class citizens.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:00 PM

6. They

 

have not had enough. The President needs to be the Dictator. He should not make any deals with the losing side dictating anything. He made a promise to end the Bush Tax cuts. The only olive leaf they should get on this issue,is keep the tax cuts for the Middle Class. That is enough compromise. There are some areas to compromise on the Defense cuts. So the President is the one who needs to set the parameters, not Boehner or mcconnell. If they don't then the President should tell them I'll see you after the Bush Tax cuts expire. Then we can talk about tax cuts. Forget about tax cuts for Romney though. He loss period. We are also taxing companies that do business offshore instead of creating jobs in this country. Those are the only tax cuts they will get.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:27 PM

7. I want dirty pool

I want the least competent, slowest contract reviewer in America assigned to review the military procurement contracts landing in the districts that sent us all of these unpatriotic, egotistical Republican Representatives until they crack and agree to a reasonable spending plan.

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Response to Lefty Thinker (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:16 AM

8. perfect

There has to be a way to stop federal funds from going to the districts that claim they don't want federal spending.

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