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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:25 PM

Republicans' feelings hurt by Obama's tone - throw toys out of pram, decide to hold own breath

President Obama spoke briefly to supporters at the White House this afternoon, offering an update on the state of fiscal talks, stressing that a deal "is in sight, but it's not done." He added, "They're close, but they're not there yet."

Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the brief remarks was the Republican apoplexy that followed. Apparently, the president's tone hurt GOP lawmakers' feelings -- so much so that many Republicans are now arguing that a fiscal agreement mail fail because Obama made them feel bad.

Seriously. That's what they're saying. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said on the Senate floor that the president's tone represented "heckling," and as a consequence, he "lost some votes" for a compromise deal. Soon after, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also said Obama was too mean and made Congress feel bad.

Just when you thought watching Congress couldn't be any more painful, lawmakers find a way to make the institution look a little worse.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/12/31/16270289-obama-a-deal-is-in-sight-but-its-not-done

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Reply Republicans' feelings hurt by Obama's tone - throw toys out of pram, decide to hold own breath (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 OP
ReformedGOPer Dec 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #3
ReformedGOPer Dec 2012 #9
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #2
WCGreen Dec 2012 #4
rosesaylavee Dec 2012 #5
thelordofhell Dec 2012 #6
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #7
TBF Dec 2012 #8
Flashmann Dec 2012 #11
Cosmocat Dec 2012 #10
Cha Dec 2012 #12
Brigid Dec 2012 #13

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:26 PM

1. Its not like

he said anything that wasn't true.

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Response to ReformedGOPer (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:28 PM

3. They don't like the truth....they lie all the time!

Welcome to DU, ReformedGOPer!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:53 PM

9. Thanks

I've been lurking for about a year and finally decided to register. I was a registered GOP most of my adult life, but this past year made me realize (I was always a little slow) it was not my party anymore.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:28 PM

2. Angry toddlers spinning on their backs screaming in the candy asile cause dad

won't by them candy!!!

Here's John McCain ...

?w=500

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:28 PM

4. This coming from a party that announced thar their only agenda

was to make sure president Obama was a one term president.

Talk about disrespect. Fuck 'em all.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:32 PM

5. Spoiled brats

Not too surprising given their levels of intelligence and emotional awareness. Really, to expect them to act in the interest of the country and not throw a tantrum because they had to compromise? Meh.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:35 PM

6. Fuck 'em

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:44 PM

7. terrorist babies

to the Bowels of Hell with them

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:45 PM

8. Let them hold their breath -

we know they are being babies and so does anyone else who is paying attention. I'd love to see them lose another election in 2016.

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Response to TBF (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:19 PM

11. Let's see them lose in

2014 first.......

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:56 PM

10. The party of self sufficiency, personal responsiblity

pulling yourself up the boot straps.

The party of CLINT EASTWOOD, guns, god and the party that is completely in line with our founding fathers.

And, one man is just so mean to them that it hurts their feelings ...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:27 PM

12. The President knows he's dealing with petulant spoiled brats.. this Tweet nails it..

RJ Gerard

@rjg1467 Republicans "upset" at O's tone? Seriously? Hilarious. This from the "you lie!," "death panels," "birther" filibuster everything crowd

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:31 PM

13. What a bunch of overgrown two-year-olds.

We are never going to make any progress on solving the serious problems this country is facing as long as we have to deal with this.

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