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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:43 PM

"Ryan's Biggest Debate Lie" by Andrew Leonard at Salon

Ryan's Biggest Debate Lie

by Andrew Leonard at Salon

http://www.salon.com/2012/10/12/ryans_biggest_debate_lie/

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In the middle of an exchange on tax policy, Ryan looked at Biden and said, “You know, I understand you guys aren’t used to doing bipartisan deals …”

We’re all accustomed to unlimited portions of self-serving cant from our politicians, Democratic or Republican, but to hear a currently serving Republican member of Congress accuse the Obama administration of being insufficiently bipartisan severely tests the limits of whatever patience or restraint we are still clinging to as this presidential campaign careens toward its end.

During the Obama administration, the Republican Party defined itself through explicit, extreme partisanship unprecedented in modern American history. They operated in accordance with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s no-bones-about-it declaration, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

No party has ever abused the filibustering process as much as Republicans have done since the Democrats took control of the Senate in 2006. No party has ever abused procedural rules as part of a strategy to block or delay votes on White House appointees as doggedly as the current Republican Party. Obama’s health plan was designed specifically to incorporate conservative ideas and preserve a role for private sector insurance companies, but did not receive a single Republican vote in the Senate. Obama’s stimulus incorporated huge tax cuts explicitly aimed at courting Republicans but received only three votes from Republicans — at a time when warding off an oncoming depression was the single most important task for the government. In the struggle to reach budgetary and debt ceiling votes, Obama repeatedly offered larger concessions than his own party was comfortable with making, and still was rebuffed by the opposition.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:49 PM

1. Ryan needs to be smacked down.

Joe showed how, and since the rethugs seem to be in love with Ryan I am sure there will be more opportunities in the future.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:50 PM

2. But the weeping boner was complaining that they only got 98% of what they wanted

I mean, what were the democrats doing only giving them 98%??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:12 PM

3. Come back with that question in about 3 months

Of course Boner will never confess to what that 2% was about exactly,
but i got a feeling it probably won't matter much by then at any rate

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:02 AM

4. Well, the Senate which is Biden's side

did pass bills with at least a couple of repubs (usually Collins and Snow), it was Ryan's side of the aisle that wasn't working...the House .

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