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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:24 PM

Angry with Obama, GOP threatens political war next year

Source: CNN

Conservative Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, promised the newly re-elected Obama "one hell of a fight" next year if the president forces through his plan for high-income earners to pay more taxes without agreeing to substantive steps to reduce the nation's chronic federal deficits and debt.

"But there will come a time in February and March where we have to raise the debt ceiling," Graham said Tuesday on "Piers Morgan Tonight" on CNN.

"I will not raise the debt ceiling ever again until we get significant entitlement reforms, because if we don't reform entitlements, we're going to become Greece," adding that the situation presented a chance for Obama to lead. "But if he doesn't lead, there's going to be one hell of a fight over raising the debt ceiling."

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell concurred on Tuesday, telling reporters that "we are going to insist that we have another discussion about the future of our country in connection with his request of us to raise the debt ceiling."


Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/11/politics/fiscal-cliff/?hpt=hp_t1



The corporate media is now reciting Republican talking points that the President needs to publicly guess at and offer spending cuts to make Republicans happy while ignoring Nancy Pelosi as she noted on the floor of the House that Democrats and President Obama have already agreed to a trillion in cuts.

YET, the same media gives Republicans a free pass on threatening to take the Nation into default if we dare raise tax rates on the rich! This is amazing. If you raise tax rates a tiny bit on the rich, Republicans will threaten a default that can send our Nation into a deep depression. The fact that Republicans can publicly make such threats without any type of blowback is amazing.

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Reply Angry with Obama, GOP threatens political war next year (Original post)
TomCADem Dec 2012 OP
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #1
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Warren Religion Dec 2012 #118
Mr.Bill Dec 2012 #2
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #6
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. Keep digging, repukes!

You've been exposed as the disgusting pieces of shit that you are.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:53 PM

105. As opposed to the war they have been waging since 2008? nt

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:25 AM

118. Yep

 

Bring it!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:27 PM

2. Proceed, Senator

please proceed.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:30 PM

6. +1 nt

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:25 PM

41. +1 more.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:31 PM

43. And me.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:13 AM

73. signed in just to +1 (nt)

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:20 AM

76. Hey Senator,

Do you want me to hold the door for you?

Lindsey would go crying to his mama if she was around.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:09 AM

83. +1 - Hey Lindsey... Benghazi!

Did I scare you?

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:46 AM

87. Dammit, I have coffee all over my monitor!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:27 PM

3. When aren't those clowns engaged in political war? It's all they do.....

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Response to think (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:35 PM

65. especially since they can't start another one overseas, they're itching for a war at home

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Response to think (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:10 AM

71. Great point!

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Response to lexw (Reply #71)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:30 AM

97. No kidd'g:"especially since they can't start another one overseas, they're itching for a war at home

Had to repeat it. ...especially since they can't start another war overseas, they're itching for a war at home...

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Response to duhneece (Reply #97)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:47 AM

120. :D

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:28 PM

4. Lindsey, you and your party have been at war with President Obama for four years now.

On November 6, you officially lost. Deal with it.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:43 PM

106. Lost -AGAIN!

And this is the SECOND TIME! Don't forget.

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Response to malibea (Reply #106)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:57 PM

107. Mr. Waterloo gave up totally!

Also, I guess DeMint who started the "Waterloo" movement against the President, met his own Waterloo, and resigned! It was so embarassing that I guess this was the best face-saving maneuver DeMint could manage. He is lucky that anyone would want to hire him but he won't succeed in this position either.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:28 PM

5. Next year?

They've been at war with the Democrats (and the American people) the last 4 years.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:30 PM

7. Word.

These MF'ers have been at war since arms for Iranian hostages happened for Reagan.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:16 PM

34. 32 years. We've been at war with Republicans since 1980.

 

Reagan was the first, and * is the last one, and hopefully no more Thugs will ever be elected as a President again.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #34)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:26 PM

42. No, since 1972 when Nixon's henchmen broke the law

To get Tricky Dick re-elected. And Dick himself covered it up.

The Republicans have never forgiven the 'liberal' press and the Democrats for finding out the truth and 'hounding' poor Dick into resigning. Of course, it was not the Plumbers' or Dick's fault for lying and cheating!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:54 PM

53. And they've been trying to destroy a Democratic presidency

to "even things up" ever since.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:31 PM

8. Mitch, Lindsey

You guys lost this debate. Your only leverage is OBSTRUCTION.

How did that work out fer ya?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:36 PM

9. Bring it, Lindsay.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:36 PM

10. As long as it's internal, that's great news.

I fully support it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:37 PM

11. have no idea why they talk greece.

Greece happened because of such low taxes. so if we want Greece. listen to the Republicans. If you want something better ignore them. Seems they are similar to the frapping squirrel's that took out my main mini light string. Was wondering if they hit it again since they were all out. Took the thing out in 3-4 spots. in one string. Republicans knaw thru a live wire and keep doing it. zzzz

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:18 PM

98. Exactly! If you want Greece, allow the elite tax dodgers to flourish. Austerity is Nonsense. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:38 PM

12. Greece has been furiously cutting pensions and medical care

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Which is pretty much what Lindsay Graham wants to do.

So who is it again that wants to turn us into Greece?

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Response to starroute (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:28 AM

79. +1000 nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:39 PM

13. He's channeling Vyacheslav von Plehve?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:39 PM

14. Lose The Current Filibuster And Don't Give The Senate Repugs A Chance To Make Such Threats And......

stonewall. Let the Dems and PBO turn this economy around without them. Then the Repugs will have no chance in gaining back control.

They are just blowing smoke now. They know they don't have any leverage. Call their bluff on this and then shut off the current filibuster and make them really work to stonewall.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:39 PM

15. I would ignore him,

 

and I hope the President does too. The place this fool would get elected to any office is South Carolina. So this little wimp, think he is all that? He couldn't even impeach Clinton.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:40 PM

16. Bring it own Lindsey. Cowards makes the most noise.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:43 PM

17. Bring it on!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:43 PM

18. even more reason for filibuster reform

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:43 PM

19. Easy, cut military spending and send Obama a balanced budget!

 

You're the one sending him the deficit budget Lindsey...

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Response to FreeBC (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:24 PM

40. Welcome to DU, FreeBC!

Good to have you with us. Let's just allow that ol' cliff to come. That will help cut the Pentagon budget a bit.

They should try to make SOME deal NOW, because when they come back for the new session next month, they come back to a Senate that's more progressively Democratic, and a House "majority" that's been whittled down noticeably (for example, their two biggest loudmouths - allen west and joe walsh - and one of their biggest Neanderthals - todd akin - will NOT be returning). And I do believe the Progressive Caucus in the House will be somewhat larger in the new Congressional session.

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Response to FreeBC (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:58 PM

121. Well said. Welcome to DU. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:44 PM

20. take it to the people....

show these assholes for what they are. Show folks how they're suffering as a result. Fuck 'em....bring it on.....

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:50 PM

21. And, exactly, how will we be able to tell the difference?

They are going to behave exactly the same way -- like petulant children -- no matter what happens.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:50 PM

22. How can anyone for for these idiots?

It's incredible! A guy in a "right to work for less" state who makes, maybe $40,00 a year will vote for Lindsey Graham who promises a hell of a fight with Obama for daring to insist that the uber-wealthy start paying their fare share. The Upper 1 % have basically had a ten year free tax ride in which they managed to create many jobs in places like Malaysia and Bangladesh. GET A FUCKING CLUE PEOPLE! THE GOP IS A CRIMINAL CABAL CONTROLLED THEIR CORPORATE OVERLORDS!

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