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Republicans and Fox News are engaging in treason

 
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In his book Do Not Ask What Good We Do, author Robert Draper details a meeting which took place the night of President Obama’s inauguration, in which Republican Congressional leaders made a pact to “show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies” in order to regain power, and eventually take the White House in 2012. The facts surrounding this meeting are not in doubt; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he was “glad and honored to be part of it.”

There are those who would defend this meeting, as Gingrich did, by saying that any political party would work to regain power, but this wasn’t a case where they got together and said “Let’s make sure we get as many of our policies enacted as we can,” or “Let’s make sure we block these things that we really disagree with, that we think would be bad for the country,” they conspired to block everything. If you need a smoking gun, check their record, since that meeting, of voting against things that were their own ideas just because President Obama decided to support them.

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Mediaite <<<<< not commie left-wing
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Can you imagine if, on September 12, 2001, a group of Democrats got together to plot blocking all of George W. Bush‘s policies, no matter what they were?

Hartmann also demonstrates that this is not some long-ago pipe dream by Republicans, but rather, a blood pact that is still in effect today, by pointing out a jaw-dropping revelation from Business Insider‘s Michael Brendan Dougherty. On Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Dougherty revealed that a Republican Senator, not a staffer, not a strategist, but an actual US Senator, told him that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had issued sickening marching orders to his caucus. Here’s what Dougherty said:

I spoke to a Senator earlier this week, and he told me that, a Republican Senator told me that Mitch McConnell has told his conference that ‘We’re not doing anything, we won’t make a single move between now and the election, because any move could be risky, and all of the shit is sliding down on President Obama.’ So, they’re not going to do anything, they’ve talked about this very clearly among themselves.
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The Republicans aren’t going to make a single move between now and the election, because anything they do carries with it the “risk” that the economy improves.

Is that “treason?”
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"Can you imagine if, on September 12, 2001, a group of Democrats got together to plot blocking all of George W. Bush‘s policies, no matter what they were?"



That is exactly what the Dems in the Senate & Congress did from 2006 until Obama was elected in 2008.

Turnabout is fair play although Obama doesn't care about Congress, he just initiates executive orders to get what he wants.
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Seems to be about the same as Herry Reid utilizing the "pocket veto" to block debate on the House budget(s) sent to the Senate...

...please try to be fair when criticizing congress...there's plenty of blame to go around...otherwise

stfu
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Nothing more than the Republicans practicing the same partisan politics that the Demonrats do, nothing to see here, move along.

Save your outrage for something else.
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"Can you imagine if, on September 12, 2001, a group of Democrats got together to plot blocking all of George W. Bush‘s policies, no matter what they were?"



That is exactly what the Dems in the Senate & Congress did from 2006 until Obama was elected in 2008.

Turnabout is fair play although Obama doesn't care about Congress, he just initiates executive orders to get what he wants.
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What a lunatic you are. Is that how the Patriot Act got passed? How the corporate give-away to Big Pharma happened? The extension of Bush tax cuts? The war frauds?

You're a fucking dumbass.
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"Can you imagine if, on September 12, 2001, a group of Democrats got together to plot blocking all of George W. Bush‘s policies, no matter what they were?"



That is exactly what the Dems in the Senate & Congress did from 2006 until Obama was elected in 2008.

Turnabout is fair play although Obama doesn't care about Congress, he just initiates executive orders to get what he wants.
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What a lunatic you are. Is that how the Patriot Act got passed? How the corporate give-away to Big Pharma happened? The extension of Bush tax cuts? The war frauds?

You're a fucking dumbass.
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The Democrats had control of both houses of Congress & the Whitehouse from 2008 until 2010.

How much of the Patriot Act did they overturn?

How many of the Bush tax cuts did they annul?

How much of the corporate giveaway to Big Pharma did they put a stop to?

When did they close Gitmo?

When did the war in Iraq & Afghanistan end?


NONE, NADA, ZILCH



You are engaging in the very partisan crap you accuse conservatives of doing, quit being a hypocrite.
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Did Republicans Deliberately Crash the US Economy?

Republicans have opposed a lion's share of stimulus measures that once they supported, such as a payroll tax break, which they grudgingly embraced earlier this year. Even unemployment insurance, a relatively uncontroversial tool for helping those in an economic downturn, has been consistently held up by Republicans or used as a bargaining chip for more tax cuts. Ten years ago, prominent conservatives were loudly making the case for fiscal stimulus to get the economy going; today, they treat such ideas like they're the plague.

Traditionally, during economic recessions, Republicans have been supportive of loose monetary policy. Not this time. Rather, Republicans have upbraided Ben Bernanke, head of the Federal Reserve, for even considering policies that focus on growing the economy and creating jobs.

And then, there is the fact that since the original stimulus bill passed in February of 2009, Republicans have made practically no effort to draft comprehensive job creation legislation. Instead, they continue to pursue austerity policies, which reams of historical data suggest harms economic recovery and does little to create jobs. In fact, since taking control of the House of Representatives in 2011, Republicans have proposed hardly a single major jobs bill that didn't revolve, in some way, around their one-stop solution for all the nation's economic problems: more tax cuts.

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Did Republicans Deliberately Crash the US Economy?

Republicans have opposed a lion's share of stimulus measures that once they supported, such as a payroll tax break, which they grudgingly embraced earlier this year. Even unemployment insurance, a relatively uncontroversial tool for helping those in an economic downturn, has been consistently held up by Republicans or used as a bargaining chip for more tax cuts. Ten years ago, prominent conservatives were loudly making the case for fiscal stimulus to get the economy going; today, they treat such ideas like they're the plague.

Traditionally, during economic recessions, Republicans have been supportive of loose monetary policy. Not this time. Rather, Republicans have upbraided Ben Bernanke, head of the Federal Reserve, for even considering policies that focus on growing the economy and creating jobs.

And then, there is the fact that since the original stimulus bill passed in February of 2009, Republicans have made practically no effort to draft comprehensive job creation legislation. Instead, they continue to pursue austerity policies, which reams of historical data suggest harms economic recovery and does little to create jobs. In fact, since taking control of the House of Representatives in 2011, Republicans have proposed hardly a single major jobs bill that didn't revolve, in some way, around their one-stop solution for all the nation's economic problems: more tax cuts.

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Democrats blocked Bush from reigning in Freddie&Fannie which got us into this mess in the first place.

Nothing to see here.
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Umm the Dems had a majority until 2010. The Reps couldn't block shit. That's how we got Obamacare that NOBODY wanted.

Obama should be charged with treason.
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Obama has issued more unconstitutional executive orders than any president in history in a run-around Congress.

Obama has appointed more Czars with no regulatory oversight whatsoever than any other president in history.

Sounds like a dictator to me, lets try him for treason & send him to Leavenworth.
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Republicans Block Military Jobs Bill -Business Insider
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The method Republicans have used to block all jobs legislation in the past two years is the same. A jobs bill comes up, it is filled with positive things for the economy, Republicans filibuster debate, this shields them from having to make floor speeches on why they don't want tax breaks for small businesses... etc.

Why? Well, if the economy recovers too strongly before an election, Republicans will lose power. If jobs numbers look too good, people will want to keep the same party. By Republicans blocking all jobs legislation and keeping jobs numbers from improving they believe this is their ticket to power.

In other words, if you and other Americans suffer just long enough it will pay off for Republicans.

They sacrifice the citizens' jobs with the hopes that they will create more Republican jobs in Congress.

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Washington (CNN) - Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.

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Umm the Dems had a majority until 2010. The Reps couldn't block shit. That's how we got Obamacare that NOBODY wanted.

Obama should be charged with treason.
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Senate Republicans block advancement of transportation bill

March 06, 2012 | By Richard Simon and Lisa Mascaro

Reporting from Washington — In a sign of just how bad congressional dysfunction has gotten, Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked the advancement of a transportation bill, a piece of legislation that traditionally has enjoyed broad bipartisan support.

The vote was 52-44, short of the 60 needed to take up the bill.

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Student Loan Vote: Republicans Block Bill To Extend Low Interest Rates
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This one is my favorites. Republicans block their own amendments.

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House Republicans Plan Two Month Vacation, Leaving Key Bills Awaiting Action


Among the important legislation the House will likely not address before the November elections:

1. Violence Against Women Act re-authorization. Though a bipartisan Senate majority passed the a strong re-authorization bill in April, the Republican House leadership refused to allow a vote on the Senate version of the bill. The House passed a watered down version on a mostly-party lines vote, leaving victims to wait for House action.

2. The American Jobs Act. Republicans have been blocking President Obama’s jobs legislation for more than a year. Though House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) promised in 2010 that a GOP Congress would focus on job creation, he has blocked this bill’s immediate infrastructure investments, tax credits for working Americans and employers, and aid to state and local governments to prevent further layoffs of teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public safety officials.

3. Tax cuts for working families. In July, the Senate passed a bill extending tax-cuts for the first $250,000 in annual income. The Republican House leadership has refused to consider the bill, holding it hostage to their demands for a full extension of Bush-era tax cuts for millionaires.

4. Veterans Job Corps Act. The Senate is currently considering bipartisan legislation to help America’s veterans find jobs. The Air Force Times reports that the Republican House has “shown no interest” in the legislation to support those who served the country.

5. Sequestration. A spokesman for Boehner said earlier this week that stopping budget cuts he voted for last August “topped our July agenda and remains atop our agenda for September.” While House Republicans have complained about the imminent spending reductions and passed a bill that would require President Obama to find offsets for spending cuts they don’t like, Republican Leader Canter could not name a single compromise he was willing to make to get a deal.

6. Farm Bill. Despite strong support for a 5-year farm bill from even conservative groups like the Farm Bureau Association —the House leadership has not scheduled a vote on the bill. The current law expires September 30. Without passage, 90 percent of the work of the Department of Agriculture could be defunded.

7. Wind tax credit. The Senate may act next week to renew an expiring wind energy tax credit. Despite bipartisan support —including from original author Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the Examiner notes that the House is unlikely to pass the renewal. Despite GOP calls for energy independence, the expiration has threatened the wind energy industry and already led to job cuts.

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OP, if you wanna be taken seriously, stop posting links to far-left sites like the LoL Times, The Huffblow Post, Mediaite & Stink Progress.
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List Of Bills The Republicans Have Blocked
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Obama has issued more unconstitutional executive orders than any president in history in a run-around Congress.

Obama has appointed more Czars with no regulatory oversight whatsoever than any other president in history.

Sounds like a dictator to me, lets try him for treason & send him to Leavenworth.
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You mean Gitmo!
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"Can you imagine if, on September 12, 2001, a group of Democrats got together to plot blocking all of George W. Bush‘s policies, no matter what they were?"



That is exactly what the Dems in the Senate & Congress did from 2006 until Obama was elected in 2008.

Turnabout is fair play although Obama doesn't care about Congress, he just initiates executive orders to get what he wants.
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What a lunatic you are. Is that how the Patriot Act got passed? How the corporate give-away to Big Pharma happened? The extension of Bush tax cuts? The war frauds?

You're a fucking dumbass.
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The Democrats had control of both houses of Congress & the Whitehouse from 2008 until 2010.

How much of the Patriot Act did they overturn?

How many of the Bush tax cuts did they annul?

How much of the corporate giveaway to Big Pharma did they put a stop to?

When did they close Gitmo?

When did the war in Iraq & Afghanistan end?


NONE, NADA, ZILCH



You are engaging in the very partisan crap you accuse conservatives of doing, quit being a hypocrite.
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You are making my point for me dumbass. Read the statement I replied to. They make a claim. I state examples of why it is bullshit. You however cannot see this apparently. Obviously because you are a dumbass.
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The Real Story Of The 110th Congress:
The Right-Wing Block-And-Blame Game


As the 110th Congress nears its close, the impact of a record-breaking campaign of obstruction by a conservative minority in the Senate is now more clear than ever. The right-wing strategy of "block and blame" has driven the public perception of a "do-nothing Congress." In reality, the 110th Congress would have achieved truly landmark accomplishments—including safely bringing the troops home from Iraq, reducing America's dependence on foreign oil and its contribution to global warming, and funding long-neglected domestic priorities—had it not been for conservative obstruction.
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OP, if you wanna be taken seriously, stop posting links to far-left sites like the LoL Times, The Huffblow Post, Mediaite & Stink Progress.
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You're not going to hear this truth on sites like breitfart.com and or WND or Drudge. Obviously.
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OP, if you wanna be taken seriously, stop posting links to far-left sites like the LoL Times, The Huffblow Post, Mediaite & Stink Progress.
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You're not going to hear this truth on sites like breitfart.com and or WND or Drudge. Obviously.
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100 times more people read Drudge everyday than every single site you linked to above.


Nice try, commie.



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For those lying and whining about Obama's executive orders, to date he has issued 138.

George Bush - 291

Ronald Reagan - 380

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Can you imagine if, on September 12, 2001, a group of Democrats got together to plot blocking all of George W. Bush‘s policies, no matter what they were?
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That's exactly what the democrats did in 2006 until 2008. They then had 2 years of supermajority status and they passed everything that they wanted. (how come they didn't impose higher taxes then if it was so great. huh? they could have.)

Sucks when you have to play by the same rul.

It's going going to suck even more for the national socialists when President Romney has a supermajority in Congress and the nuclear option is used to pass their bills, just like "Hairy Reed" (sic) used to pass Obamacare and the Nationalist Socialist agency.

The Republican Party has every right to oppose the President regarding anything that they feel is destructive to the American way of life, which just happens to be everything Obama does.

You do realize that the democrats have not passed a budget in 4 years. The last signed budget was signed by W in 2008 for fiscal year 2009. The deficit on the formal budget was 245 billion dollars. It wound up being over 1 Trillion dollars because President-elect Obama asked W to sign it after voting in favor of TARP in December.

So you history revisionist of the national socialist party can kiss my hairy reed.

Suck it.
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Can you imagine if, on September 12, 2001, a group of Democrats got together to plot blocking all of George W. Bush‘s policies, no matter what they were?
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That's exactly what the democrats did in 2006 until 2008. They then had 2 years of supermajority status and they passed everything that they wanted. (how come they didn't impose higher taxes then if it was so great. huh? they could have.)

Sucks when you have to play by the same rul.

It's going going to suck even more for the national socialists when President Romney has a supermajority in Congress and the nuclear option is used to pass their bills, just like "Hairy Reed" (sic) used to pass Obamacare and the Nationalist Socialist agency.

The Republican Party has every right to oppose the President regarding anything that they feel is destructive to the American way of life, which just happens to be everything Obama does.

You do realize that the democrats have not passed a budget in 4 years. The last signed budget was signed by W in 2008 for fiscal year 2009. The deficit on the formal budget was 245 billion dollars. It wound up being over 1 Trillion dollars because President-elect Obama asked W to sign it after voting in favor of TARP in December.

So you history revisionist of the national socialist party can kiss my hairy reed.

Suck it.
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