Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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As the Tea Bagging terrorists continue to hold out, cooler heads may be beginning to prevail -

"We need to put our country first and take care of those that have been taking care of us," New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm said on CNN Wednesday. "There's no such thing as a nonessential employee. I started in the government as a GS-5 making 30 something thousand dollars a year. I'd hate to think that what I did for the government wasn’t essential. So, I want to say to all those people, you are essential to me. If anyone is not essential, it's the U.S. Congress."

Grimm said he hoped to form a coalition with other House Republicans, including New York Rep. Peter King, who blasted tea party members for the shutdown.

“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."

"Obviously everyone knows we have a far right faction that we have to deal with and we have to unify," Grimm said. "That is why I think we'll need a coalition of members to finally say, listen, the most important thing here are those people that aren't going to work today, that have bills to pay, that can barely make ends meet. Those that have small children. They don't know what to tell them. That's what's important to the American people, not our egos, not our poll numbers. All of that is completely irrelevant."

In a separate interview on CNN, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said there might be “enough rational Republicans” joining Democrats to pass a funding bill to overcome the government shutdown.

http://news.yahoo.com/shutdown-soundbytes-mcc...

“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."

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POS scumbag Obama lies everytime he opens his mouth. Libs are so stupid.

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Well, you and your pals at the Moose Lodge must have been the only ones to hear about it.
The liberal media would have been all over that - even one minor incident - and made it look like the Revolutionary War had started over again.
I just got invited to become a Moose the other day. Need to fill out the form and take it in.
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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Answer: The Tea Baggers shutting down the government.
lololhahahahaha obamaaaaaaaaaa looks pi$$ed

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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>He said Cruz is crazy. Does that sound like someone King or Reid should/would work with? King agrees with Reid, he in no way wanted to shut the government down nor use ACA as the vehicle to do so.
That's the other difference between your side and mine. My side is willing to find the right solutions even if it means going through the necessary growing pains to make the party more inclusive and stronger in the long run.

Your side just thinks like one person with only one goal - power and control. Make that two goals. Power and control...and maintaining the status quo at all costs to get votes from the easily confused.

No pain, no gain. We're just going through a little temporary pain of growing stronger.
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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Many incidences of violence and mayhem at Tea Party rallies babe__including a bunch of old fks attacking some members of the media.
You said that you'd only attended a couple TP gatherings right?
What's your need to lie???
Lying sack of shit, how do you live with yourself?
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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>He said Cruz is crazy. Does that sound like someone King or Reid should/would work with? King agrees with Reid, he in no way wanted to shut the government down nor use ACA as the vehicle to do so.
Maybe if your welfare check is late, your fat ass could lose a few pounds, fatso.
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Lesson that should be learned by African Americans color doesn't matter do not follow buigots and not call yourselves bigots people are not all led by beyonce or jay z populart culture doesnt run everyones mind or thinking jay z was never a role model for my children his content is very limited at least Nasir Jones Has more to offer in his content jay z is only an employee for the Corps.Nas is a REBEL jay z is a Devil

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<quoted text>Agreed.
Galt, Flack, Carol(Lois Lane), DBwriter, The No Surprize sockpuppet brigade, Eed, they've all been on his ass for over four years now.
"Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal."

keyword..."in". That would be you guys.

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Why did Obama lie for two weeks covering up the Al Qaeda attack on the United States in Benghazi?
Why did the Secretary of State of the United States state an obvious lie the entire world could recognize in his formal discussions with the president of Russia?
Why is Obama lying about the total debt right now?
Why do you mindlessly regurgitate every lie that comes out of the White House?
When was the last time you heard anything even remotely resembling the truth come out of the White House?
Why does Jay Carney have less credibility than Baghdad Bob?
A better question is why do you regurgitate every lie that comes out of Faux Noise? When was the last time you heard anything even remotely resembling the truth come out of Faux Noise?

Research proven FACT: Of all the news channels out there, Fox News viewers are the least informed.

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i signed up yesterday after a half hour wait.
so you can go ahead and sign up. should only be a 15 minute wait today.
how much was your subsidy?
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The lessons being taught to many American Children by their Parents is Money Replaces Moral Value Justin Bieber, Miley, Jay z , P didy, Fitty, Rick Ross how can that guy support the First Ladies program he is a drug using slob molly
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POS scumbag Obama lies everytime he opens his mouth. Libs are so stupid.
All left wingers lie like rugs. They can't win by debate & ideas so they rely on lies, propaganda & deceit.

They have a great advantage with the lamestream media being a propaganda machine for them.
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That's the other difference between your side and mine. My side is willing to find the right solutions even if it means going through the necessary growing pains to make the party more inclusive and stronger in the long run.
Your side just thinks like one person with only one goal - power and control. Make that two goals. Power and control...and maintaining the status quo at all costs to get votes from the easily confused.
No pain, no gain. We're just going through a little temporary pain of growing stronger.
As an Independent my 'side' doesn't have much of a say in any of this.
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This strategy Reid/Pelosi and the President are employing not to negotiate/ reject anything the Republicans sends to the Senate will backfire like the Sequester!! What this shutdown continue to Highlight is Obama’s Incompetence!!
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“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."

echo echo

hello hello

Peter King might just be my new hero.
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"Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal."
keyword..."in". That would be you guys.
My statement stands, I just didn't go into the graphic details.
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how much was your subsidy?
Whatever it is if any, Homer is happy to see his tax dollars put to some good use for a change.

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As the Tea Bagging terrorists continue to hold out, cooler heads may be beginning to prevail -
"We need to put our country first and take care of those that have been taking care of us," New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm said on CNN Wednesday. "There's no such thing as a nonessential employee. I started in the government as a GS-5 making 30 something thousand dollars a year. I'd hate to think that what I did for the government wasn’t essential. So, I want to say to all those people, you are essential to me. If anyone is not essential, it's the U.S. Congress."
Grimm said he hoped to form a coalition with other House Republicans, including New York Rep. Peter King, who blasted tea party members for the shutdown.
“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."
"Obviously everyone knows we have a far right faction that we have to deal with and we have to unify," Grimm said. "That is why I think we'll need a coalition of members to finally say, listen, the most important thing here are those people that aren't going to work today, that have bills to pay, that can barely make ends meet. Those that have small children. They don't know what to tell them. That's what's important to the American people, not our egos, not our poll numbers. All of that is completely irrelevant."
In a separate interview on CNN, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said there might be “enough rational Republicans” joining Democrats to pass a funding bill to overcome the government shutdown.
http://news.yahoo.com/shutdown-soundbytes-mcc...
“You have 40 Ted Cruz Republicans in the House running national policy,” King told the Washington Post. The "Ted Cruz element," as he called them, are living "in their own echo chamber."
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O'bama refused to let VETS into the WW2 Memorial. Now that what you democrats have become.
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lol! Talk about 'lock step' with the party!!!!!

No wonder right wing nuts just can't think for themselves... they've spent YEARS doing exactly the opposite!

"Why John Boehner Won't Hold a Vote to Reopen the Government
By Brendan Greeley October 02, 2013
A sign alerting visitors that the National Gallery of Art is closed stands outside the building as it remains indefinitely closed on Oct. 1 in Washington

Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A sign alerting visitors that the National Gallery of Art is closed stands outside the building as it remains indefinitely closed on Oct. 1 in Washington

Updates the number of Republican members and votes needed in the first paragraph.

John Boehner could get out of this mess today. As House speaker, he can bring any bill he pleases to the floor. Like any bill, a continuing resolution to fund the government without gutting Obamacare would need 218 votes to pass. This morning Bloomberg News reports that at least 13 Republicans would vote for such a bill in defiance of the party’s right wing. Add Boehner and the House’s 201 Democrats, and the nation is just two votes shy of reopening the Lincoln Memorial.

Boehner is not doing this because we’re not watching a fight between Democrats and Republicans. It’s not even, really, a fight between the Tea Party caucus and the rest of the Republican party. The government shutdown is the real consequence of three decades spent trying to answer a metaphysical question: What is a party? John Boehner is stuck with an understanding of party discipline that may no longer be relevant—or even good for the Republican Party.

For most of the 20th century, the most powerful people in Congress were committee chairmen. They could hold bills up or bring them to the floor for a vote. In the 1970s, political scientists, looking at how Congress worked, didn’t believe that parties much mattered. Each member had a single vote and a unique set of incentives.(If you’re into the history of political science, there’s some background on this here [PDF]).
BLOG: How the Shutdown Could End Well

Party discipline was less important because it wasn’t possible to enforce. Interests within parties were too varied. Since the early 1980s, however, political parties have become more homogenous. Once you can get a whole party to agree on something, party discipline becomes possible. Once it’s possible, you can wield it as a weapon.

When Democrats controlled the House in the late 1970s and early ’80s, Speaker Tip O’Neill forced the chair of the Rules Committee to answer to the speaker’s office, an arcane change with far-reaching consequences. The speaker—the leader of the dominant party in the House—began writing the rules for debate on every piece of legislation. After the mid-term elections of 1994, the parties became even more homogenous, and the new GOP Speaker, Newt Gingrich, continued the work of asserting party control. Where committee chairs had been passed down by seniority, Gingrich began appointing younger chairmen loyal to him and the leadership.

Then Dennis Hastert, the Republican Speaker during most of George W. Bush’s presidency, took this demand for loyalty to party still further. The Hastert Rule, an informal edict not codified in any book and yet still rigorously adhered to today, instructs the speaker not to bring any bill to the floor that does not have the support of the majority of the majority. The rule was simply the logical end of a long-term trend. The party—both parties—had become more important than the House’s bills. Even a passable bill, if it doesn’t pass with the consent of the party, is not worth passing...."

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