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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1043756 Dec 17, 2013
We’re Probably at Peak Republican

On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin made a funny about the GOP’s (relatively speaking) decent showing among voters right now:“Republicans have tried something new: they made a budget deal and they’re not shutting [down] the government.” After saying this, Holtz-Eakin initially kept a straight face. His bottom lip quivered. Laughter ensued.

No, seriously.

Republicans made a budget deal and didn’t shut down the government.

Hear, hear.

The public craves, now as ever, two things: stability and widely shared prosperity. Promising the latter is fine; actually providing it is best. Denying the former is fatal.

Alas, there’s reason to believe the GOP’s recognition of the primacy of stability is merely temporary.

The party may simply be lying in wait until the next kulturkampf over Obamacare.

Dave Weigel reports at Slate:

One of the bullet points that convinced most House Republicans to back [the budget] bill was “hey, let’s shut up about everything except Obamacare.”(I’m paraphrasing.)

Later in 2014, with Republicans largely focused on winning Senate races, what will they want out of Congress? A chance to codify their problems with Obamacare, and exploit whatever delays to the law the president is making in his executive decisions. The overwhelming acceptance of this deal suggests that Republicans aren’t really obsessed with passing entitlement reform, but they are obsessed with dismantling Obamacare, and they think their biggest mistake in 2013 was using the wrong leverage (the CR) to achieve that.

If true, Republicans are grossly miscalculating.

Yet again.

The truth is, polling on Obamacare is not starkly different than it was two years ago. And recall that, in October, during the shutdown, the needle moved toward approval of Obamacare not because it was working well (obviously), but because Republicans shut down the government over it.

The numbers on Obamacare fell to earth again largely because of the “If you like your plan, you can keep it” imbroglio. In other words, Obamacare suffers most when people feel like it’s going to disrupt their lives. Hence the seeming paradox that’s not really a paradox: the law itself is unpopular, and so is the idea of repealing it.

Disruption is the common denominator.

A wise party would learn from this. A wise party would not be salivating over the next opportunity to destabilize the government, spook markets, and upset stability-craving voters. A wise party would seek to either constructively improve or offer a serious alternative to the law, or else take the public’s hint and simply keep its head down and do its job.

But wisdom is in short supply.

And we’re probably still looking at a clown show.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/were-p...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1043757 Dec 17, 2013
DumbDave thinks the president has complete, total control of the economy:
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Economics is a science.
Economics says that cutting spending during a recession is a real stupid thing to do.
If your ideology is to cut spending& smaller government, then how did you vote for Ryan for VP?
How could you vote for a single Republican that was in Congress under Bush?
Why aren't you on here correcting all your Tea Party buddies that don't blame Bush & the Republicans for the mess Obama inherited in Jan of 2009?
The only ideology I see with you Tea Baggers is to protect the Republicans that did it & blame the Democrats that didn't.
If Bush had not screwed this country, our national; debt might have been paid off by now.
But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOO. Bush had to "give it back".
This is why you people are dumber than sh*t.
...and everyone else is dumber than sh*t to boot!

Baawwaahhhh!!!!!!!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1043758 Dec 17, 2013
Bud wrote:
MUST READ FOR EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN:
“The ruling by Judge Leon sets a very high bar if the government wants to continue NSA electronic surveillance of U.S. telephone conversations until the government has a chance to appeal,” Klayman said.“The judge made it clear that the NSA activities were suspect under the Fourth Amendment, would not be well received and could result in additional damages.”
Klayman brought the case on behalf of Charles Strange, the father of Michael Strange, a cryptologist technician for the NSA and a support personnel member of Navy SEAL Team 6.
Michael Strange was killed in Afghanistan when his helicopter was shot down in 2011.
Charles Strange, as a subscriber of Verizon Wireless, brought the case against the NSA, Department of Justice and several U.S. officials, including President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
The complaint alleges the government, with the participation of private telephone companies, has been conducting “a secret and illegal government scheme to intercept and analyze vast quantities of domestic telephonic communications.”
“The government, in its understandable zeal to protect our homeland, has crafted a counterterrorism program with respect to telephone metadata that strikes the balance based in large part on a 34-year-old Supreme Court precedent, the relevance of which has been eclipsed by technological advances and a cell phone-centric lifestyle heretofore inconceivable,” Judge Leon wrote.
Department of Justice officials said they are reviewing the court’s ruling.
Judge Leon admitted at an earlier hearing that his word probably would not be the last on the case against the NSA’s PRISM program, which the federal bureaucracy claims is essential to national security.
Damages in the billions of dollars are being sought.
Klayman said previously that Charles and Mary Anne Strange received emails from him that he never sent and even a text message from their dead son. Klayman suggested at the time that the NSA was communicating to him that it could do whatever it wants.
As WND reported, the administration claims the data collected is limited to records of phone calls and email and not the content of the transmissions. But Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he was “startled” to learn in a secret congressional briefing how NSA analysts can decide for themselves whether to access the content of a domestic phone call.
“If low-level personnel are using PRISM in this way, one can only imagine what high-level political appointees and supervisors are doing and are capable of doing on behalf of the Obama administration,” Klayman told WND.
Among the critics of NSA actions is Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., who authored the Patriot Act. He argues the law does not give the NSA authority to collect the phone records of all Americans and is sponsoring legislation to ban it.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/stunning-revelatio ...
world nut daily? rolling on floor laughing my ass off.

Klayman? Hah__where do you fkn mutts come from?

“For God & Country”

Since: Aug 13

The Promised Land Illinois

#1043759 Dec 17, 2013
Obama Care at its finest! A thirteen your old girl in Northern California died from having her tonsil removed as tragic as this is, it is not as tragic as what will follow. The state has deemed her as deceased and now they are going to take her off of life support. I do know that is poor child colored, But I do not know if her family has money or not. This should not matter if her family has money or not, but it does. Where is the outrage for this girl and her family it should be up to the parents to decide not the state? But I guess that is the way the Far Left Want It!! They know what is best. How sad. If it was my child or family member I personally would not let them suffer and I have made that dissension and it sucks.

My heart goes out to the Parents :-(
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1043760 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
When he has nothing to say, Dumbwaiter drags out the CRA excuse.
We were talking bout Bush cutting taxes at a time of war & you jumped to your CRA baloney.
Funny how that works, isn't it.
Gee DumbDave,

Are you saying policies like the CRA and other lending practices like no money down, no income verification had absolutely "nothing" to do with the housing/lending crisis?

It was all Bush's fault?

Baawwaaahhhh!!!!!!

You really are dumber than sh*t.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1043761 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>

Why aren't you on here correcting all your Tea Party buddies that don't blame Bush & the Republicans for the mess Obama inherited in Jan of 2009?
Simple, you simpleton. "Bush and the Republicans" were only part of the problem.

Unlike easily manipulated fools like you, there are many of us who know that the "mess" was just as much the fault of democrats as it was republicans.

We're against the fiscally irresponsible actions of the federal government (not just democrats), misguided “stimulus” spending (not just by democrats), bailouts and takeovers of private industry (again, not just by democrats).
RUSH10ME

Tappahannock, VA

#1043762 Dec 17, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Do as I say, not as I do...
"Of Course: Obama Has Yet to Enroll for ObamaCare"
http://www.jammiewf.com/2013/of-course-obama-...
Hell ,I don't blame him , I haven't signed up for that crap either , the smartest thing he has done since being elected to office .

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1043763 Dec 17, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
Did president nobama lie when he said;
"If you like your doctor you can keep him. Period."
Did president nobama lie when he said;
"If you like your hospital you can keep it. Period."
Why do you continue to dance and dodge and refuse to answer the question. Are you a coward?
Peace
KMA
No lie. He was talking about the ACA.

As of Jan 1, my old policy was no to be longer offered or in right whiner speak " OMG OMG My policy was cancelled. OMG OMG What will I do.. OMFG OMFG OMG".

My old agent offered me a slew of new plans were I could get the same coverage &the same doctors & the same hospitals at the same cost.

I purchased my policy on line today on the exchange & am saving 40% & getting better coverage.

I am keeping my doctors. I am keeping my hospitals.

Its not rocket science, you look at the plans & their networks & you select a plan that has your doctor included ( unless your Wretched Almighty & they don't include Shamans & witch doctors)

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1043764 Dec 17, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not news.
You need to accept the fact that this country's economic collapse started when LBJ announced the federal government's "war" on poverty.
I get it, the poor people did it.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1043765 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Where we you people under Bush?
Hmmmm
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1043766 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The Tea Party formed in 2009.
Where we you people under Bush?
Its a simple question, Ray, where was the Tea Party when the Republicans voted to take us off that path towards paying down the debt?
You answered your own question but were too stupid to understand yourself.

If I was a dumb as you, I would ask where the OWS crowd was under Clinton during the Decade of Greed.

Hint: Not formed yet, dumbfk.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1043767 Dec 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>world nut daily? rolling on floor laughing my ass off.
Klayman? Hah__where do you fkn mutts come from?
Realtime: Sex with farm animals was just banned in Florida last year, sex with household pets is yet to be decided unless the pet is injured during the sex.... where do you fkn mutts come from?

Realtime rolling on floor laughing his ass off...

It's the culture....
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1043768 Dec 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>world nut daily? rolling on floor laughing my ass off.
Klayman? Hah__where do you fkn mutts come from?
You are always rolling around on the floor-like mutts do.

So, what's new?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1043769 Dec 17, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Simple, you simpleton. "Bush and the Republicans" were only part of the problem.
Unlike easily manipulated fools like you, there are many of us who know that the "mess" was just as much the fault of democrats as it was republicans.
We're against the fiscally irresponsible actions of the federal government (not just democrats), misguided “stimulus” spending (not just by democrats), bailouts and takeovers of private industry (again, not just by democrats).
Simpleton DumbDave is incapable of understanding the truth.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1043770 Dec 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Nah__it was before that__it was when JFK sent VISTA back into the coal country to save those dreadful white folks from themselves.
Butt out, you senile, racist old fk. You're too stupid for this topic.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1043771 Dec 17, 2013
Jon Stewart spoke for plenty last week with his response to Megyn Kelly's assertion that Santa and Jesus are and were white men. And when she tried to explain that her critics were "humorless" by missing out on her supposed comedic banter, Stewart doubled down on his criticism.

He saw no comedy, but instead "what appeared to me to be another example of a Fox News segment expressing anger and victimization over the loss of absolute power and reframing that as persecution of Real America by minorities, freeloaders and socialists."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/jon-...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1043772 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
No lie. He was talking about the ACA.
As of Jan 1, my old policy was no to be longer offered or in right whiner speak " OMG OMG My policy was cancelled. OMG OMG What will I do.. OMFG OMFG OMG".
My old agent offered me a slew of new plans were I could get the same coverage &the same doctors & the same hospitals at the same cost.
I purchased my policy on line today on the exchange & am saving 40% & getting better coverage.
I am keeping my doctors. I am keeping my hospitals.
Its not rocket science, you look at the plans & their networks & you select a plan that has your doctor included ( unless your Wretched Almighty & they don't include Shamans & witch doctors)
That is dumb. Millions are complaining about losing their doctor and you lamely say -golly gee I didn't so it is NO problem.

You are in total denial that there are plans that some counties only offer ONE plan.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1043773 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I get it, the poor people did it.
I'll have those n**g*rs voting demokkkRatic for the next 200 years” Lyndon B. Johnson

Yet widespread ignorance and opinion among blacks: RACE AND CHEESE TRUMP COMMON SENSE..

LBJ's welfare state has left the black and urban communities in a permanent state of bondage to their political slavemasters, foreman and racist management..

It's the culture....
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1043774 Dec 17, 2013
A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) could be sued for violating the civil rights of Occupy Columbia protesters who were removed from the Statehouse grounds and arrested in 2011.

A month after the activists set up tents on the Statehouse grounds in October of 2011, Haley ordered the Bureau of Protective Services to arrest anyone who camped at the site past 6 p.m. in the evening. Officers eventually placed zip ties on the wrists of a number of protesters and took them to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Trespassing charges against the protesters were dropped two weeks later.

In the Monday ruling, the court found that Haley had violated the civil rights of the protesters because there was no regulation in place preventing camping on the Statehouse grounds.

The state Budget and Control Board, which is chaired by Haley, eventually did create emergency regulations against camping.

“In light of the case law from this circuit and from the Supreme Court, it was clearly established on November 16, 2011, that arresting Occupy Columbia for protesting on State House grounds after 6:00 p.m. was a First Amendment violation,” Circuit Judge Stephanie D. Thacker wrote.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/17/court-f...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1043775 Dec 17, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
You answered your own question but were too stupid to understand yourself.
If I was a dumb as you, I would ask where the OWS crowd was under Clinton during the Decade of Greed.
Hint: Not formed yet, dumbfk.
LOL, I just read an article about some yahoo hitch-hiking across the US to join the now non-existent OWS.

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