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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:12 AM

LA Times - "Obama's inaugural speech provokes rattled Republicans"

The political cartoon associated with the story is funny as well.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-inaugural-speech-provokes-20130122,0,5396679.story

The complaints of congressional Republicans that President Obama’s inaugural address sent them no bouquets and love letters show a lot of gall, given the history of the last four years. Obama’s inauguration speech in 2009 was crammed with language about bipartisan cooperation and ending the political rancor in Washington and what did he get for it?

First, he got Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration that the paramount priority of his caucus was to make Obama a one-term president. After that, he got an avalanche of roadblocks thrown in his way as GOP senators and representatives attempted to carry out McConnell’s mission.

They went to war on "Obamacare," even though a very similar scheme had been put in place in Massachusetts by the Republican governor who would become their presidential nominee in 2012 – an approach that had also been supported on a national level in the 1990s by Bob Dole, their 1996 presidential nominee. Republicans, raving about death panels and a government takeover of healthcare, attacked as if the plan had been concocted by Karl Marx and used the issue as a bludgeon to win back the House of Representatives in the 2010 election.

Today, though, having lost House seats and having failed to take back the Senate or the White House in the 2012 campaign, the GOP’s permanent rejection of anything the president proposed does not seem like such a clever tactic. Obama’s political clout is at a high point and, after giving him higher taxes on the wealthy in the end-of-the-year "fiscal cliff" showdown, Republicans are now backing away from a confrontation over raising the debt ceiling.

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TomCADem Jan 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #1
Myrina Jan 2013 #9
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #2
Lil Missy Jan 2013 #3
bemildred Jan 2013 #4
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #5
kairos12 Jan 2013 #6
apnu Jan 2013 #7
Myrina Jan 2013 #8
yellowcanine Jan 2013 #10

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:21 AM

1. As an American citizen the republicans in Congress are a threat to my wellbeing

So they are in violation to their Oath of Office


Treasonous Traitors

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:49 PM

9. They're a threat to the wellbeing of every US Citizen ...

... off to Gitmo with every last one of 'em!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:26 AM

2. Blah!. Blah!, Blah!, I am a Republican with no useful ideas but your ideas all suck!

Blah! Blah! Blah! Death panel, Republican Nonsense Blah! Blah! Blah! more nonsense and information full of false facts.... Blah!, Blah!, I am a Republican................... you suck!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:47 AM

3. I love it when they squeal!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:37 PM

5. I love the toon:

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:39 PM

6. That Says It All

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:43 PM

7. All according to plan, I think.

The Obama's are no dummies. They have a mandate and capitol to spend and they will spend it.

For too long have the Dems sat and cowered when the Republicans tweaked our noses. Now the bullies are getting a taste of their own medicine and they're reacting exactly like bullies do when you stand up to them -- Crying.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:48 PM

8. He could have stood up there and not said a word & they'd be 'provoked' ...

They're a bunch of sore-losing-whiney-liar-bullies & nothing will EVER please them.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:50 PM

10. HST "I don't give 'em hell, I just tell the truth and they (Republicans) think it's hell. ..."

Obama took a page out of the book of HST.

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