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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:23 PM

McConnell: Obama will be ‘dragged kicking and screaming’ to get spending cuts



By David Edwards
Sunday, January 6, 2013 12:32 EST

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed on Sunday that Republicans would force significant spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling even if President Barack Obama had to be “dragged kicking and screaming.”

“What we’re saying is that the biggest problem facing the country is our excessive spending,” McConnell told NBC’s David Gregory. “We’ve watched the government explode over the last four years. We’ve dealt with the revenue issue, and now the question is will the president lead? Why should we have to be bringing him to the table?”

Gregory pointed out that trillions of dollars in spending cuts had been part of last year’s Budget Control Act and Republicans had refused to accept significant cuts in entitlement programs as a part of a larger deals offered by Democrats going back to debt ceiling negotiations in 2011.

“You can re-litigate the past if you want to,” McConnell laughed. “I wish the president would lead us on the discussion rather than putting himself in the position of having to be dragged kicking and screaming to discuss the single biggest issue facing our future. You know, until we adjust the entitlements so that they meet the demographics of our country, we can’t ever solve this problem. The time to solve it is now.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/06/mcconnell-obama-will-be-dragged-kicking-and-screaming-to-get-spending-cuts/

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Reply McConnell: Obama will be ‘dragged kicking and screaming’ to get spending cuts (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Viva_Daddy Jan 2013 #1
riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #3
ROBROX Jan 2013 #14
Voice for Peace Jan 2013 #2
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #4
Justice Jan 2013 #5
BootinUp Jan 2013 #6
indepat Jan 2013 #7
grantcart Jan 2013 #8
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #9
Always Randy Jan 2013 #10
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #11
MADem Jan 2013 #12
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #13
flamingdem Jan 2013 #15
rippinsteo Jan 2013 #16
Skittles Jan 2013 #18
Skittles Jan 2013 #17
Brigid Jan 2013 #19
Sunlei Jan 2013 #20
Tippy Jan 2013 #22
TomCADem Jan 2013 #21
Tippy Jan 2013 #23
Cresent City Kid Jan 2013 #24
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2013 #25
samsingh Jan 2013 #26
AnotherMcIntosh Jan 2013 #27
graham4anything Jan 2013 #28
and-justice-for-all Jan 2013 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:30 PM

1. We need to cut Corporate Welfare and Defense spending before...

we even think about touching "entitlements". Republicans have been allowed to be fake "deficit hawks" for too long. The budgets under GWB belie any GOP protestations that they care about the debt and deficit.

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Response to Viva_Daddy (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:35 PM

3. absolutely

that is the big money wasted.

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Response to Viva_Daddy (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:15 PM

14. THIS VET SAYS, "CUT DOD TO <25% OF BUDGET"

 

There is no need for so much money to be spend on DOD. This savings could be spread to other things like HUD, NASA, DOE, ETC.

The GOP hates to save by cutting back on DOD. War and hate is their baby and this would drive them CRAZY. They want to cut back and they do not want to cut off this super waste of money.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:31 PM

2. good luck with that fantasy

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:44 PM

4. bad turtle no lettuce

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:52 PM

5. McConnell is so disrespectful of Pres. Obama. I am donating to the Dem running for SE in KY in 2014

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:53 PM

6. Ashley will drag McConnell to the woodshed

If there is any justice.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:55 PM

7. Yeah, we've dealt with the revenue issues although capital gains and dividends

continue to be taxed at inequitably low rates, those with income between $250,000 and $450,000 continue to enjoy the largess of inequitably low rates, the ludicrous carried interest largess continues, and corporations continue to enjoy ludicrously low effective rates, so revenue have been fixed for all time and social security, Medicare, and Medicaid will have to be cut every year until small enough to be drowned in a bathtub. Yeah! Wonder who will be the sons-of-bitches returning McConnell to the Senate in 2014?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:39 PM

8. So you will welcome his defense spending cuts then?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:10 PM

9. start off by reducing Mcconnell's salary

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:20 PM

10. There is absolutely no civility here----just abject racism

This man is so far off message that he doesn't see that talking like that only demeans himself. Using the term "kicking and screaming" toward the President of the United States simply reduces Mr. McConnell's stature and just further reflects his hatred for only one reason. I guess if we could write a script that would guarantee his losing the next election, it might sound just like what he is saying. Senator McConnell, "have you no decency" ?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:32 PM

11. Will they tie him to the back of the pick-up truck?



They can't help themselves from the violent imagery when they talk about Obama.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:26 PM

12. That was a very good interview. McConnell came off like a vindictive, prissy little shitheel.

Gregory was GOADING and BAITING him--and the bad turtle did rise to the lettuce!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:29 PM

13. McConnell needs to be drug out of Congress.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:04 PM

15. This turtle is playing a shell game

we've already made substantial spending cuts, no lettuce for him!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:24 PM

16. More money

 

No more cuts. Raise taxes on rich people to 95 percent. They stole all that money from the working people. No debt limit. We want what's ours.

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Response to rippinsteo (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:33 PM

18. oh yeah, you sound SO realistic

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:32 PM

17. "We’ve watched the government explode over the last four years"

as usual the assholes completely absolved George W. Fucking Bush

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:45 PM

19. Shut your trap, Turtle Face.

You're the one who will be kicking and screaming by the time it's all over.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:51 PM

20. McConnell, I saw him on Sundays show. He was so out of touch with reality.

Republicans have to change their entire structure and the way they deal with each other, deal with issues effecting the American people and their own jobs. They are horribly broken as a party, very disrespectfull of the President and the American people.

They should desolve as a party, its gotten to the point now where they need to be ignored. It is a shame they can't be fired on the spot.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:42 AM

22. At some point and time I heard a rerun of the garbage McConnell

was spinning last tonight it woke me up out of a sound sleep...I know my BP shot therough the roof...I even woke my husband up, I was so angry I was screaming at the TV...hubby woke up saying who is a dirty lying SOB...If I could have gotten my hands on that fool I would have strangled him...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:44 PM

21. OMG! David Gregory Pointed Out That Trillions In Spending Cuts Have Been Made!

And that more cuts would have been made if Boehner was a competent Speaker who could negotiate on behalf of his caucus? I am shocked!

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:44 AM

23. This is the first time I ever thought Gregory had a lick of common sense..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:56 AM

24. I'm confused

If McConnell is a turtle, why was he talking like a parrot? "Awk...kicking and screaming...Awk...kicking and screaming..." He said it no less than four times on Meet the Press and at least twice on Face the Nation.

I could never host Meet the Press. I would give no more than two chances to answer a question, with "answer" meaning related to the question asked not just "it's your turn to talk, spew your prepared line again." I would have cut McConnell's mic and had dead air on the country's longest running program.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:21 AM

25. Republicans need to propose the spending cuts

and get them through Congress and send them to President Obama- THEN they can scream about him if he refuses to sign them into law. The crazy thing is that President Obama- much to our chagrin- has already shown that he's willing to put Medicare and Social Security on the table but the Republicans won't meet him halfway on revenue, so they keep turning him down. WTF does he want him to do? Spending bills start in the House. Who controls the House? Republicans. So, they need to propose the spending cuts they're clamoring for and try to get people to support them on them. They need to put up or STFU!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:25 AM

26. repugs really don't want to accept the non-white guy as President - they are so condescending

they would never use those words on bush or even President Clinton.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:39 AM

27. Is Fort Campbell or any portion of it in Mitch McConnell's Kentucky?

 

Why not cut back on military spending? And, if so, don't you have to start somewhere?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:59 AM

28. This sounds as racist as one can get. He seems to be referring to what happened in Texas

 

when the black man was taken, kicking and screaming and tied to the back of a truck.

These repubs actually think they are living in the 1850s. Sounds like he wants a lynching to me.

Why don't they just all admit it.

disgusting racists.

why not just put the sheets over their heads and cut some eyeholes out.

And people who vote for them are worse than they are.

If Ashley Judd wants to run for one of the Kentucky seats, maybe we can get Samuel Jackson to move there and run for the other one.

dragged kicking and screaming??????????????????????
what an asshole.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:03 PM

29. No shithead, that would be your enrire worthless party..

being ‘dragged kicking and screaming’ to get anything done!

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