'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Se...

'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate

There are 239217 comments on the thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com story from Oct 1, 2010, titled 'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate. In it, thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com reports that:

"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).

Join the discussion below, or Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com.

republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125835 Sep 30, 2013
CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame

Washington (CNN)-- If the federal government shuts down starting Tuesday because of a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law, more people say congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama would be responsible, according to a new national survey.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/politics/cnn-po...

Yep, teabagging CONS own it.

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH
OZombies

United States

#125836 Sep 30, 2013
Goat girl for the truth wrote:
<quoted text>Here we go! Uncle, no one wants the government to shut down. But, everyone should be aware that raising the debt ceiling is not the way to go. Compromise. Facts and truth. Obamacare, is only one huge way to raise that debt. You know that money has been spent already. Where will it come from next? Who gets robbed next to pay ...recipients who have paid into SS or those drawing a gov. retiree check. Check out Detroit, there goes America, if someone does not step up and wise up.
Why Democrats don't want to talk about, Government SHUTDOWN during Carter, Clinton, Reagan too...??

Why Democrats don't want to talk about, ObamacareCRAP DELAYED for Big Corporations, IRS, Labor Unions, Special Interest Groups and Obama friends, BUT NOT FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC...??

Why Democrats don't want to talk about, Obama not wanting to compromise with Republicans, but sure will seat down and compromise with Iran...??

Why Democrats don't want to talk about, Obama not inviting Republicans to participate in creating ObamacareCRAP...?? It was done in middle of the night...!!

TALKING ABOUT "PARTY OF NO"...!!
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125837 Sep 30, 2013
Bet on Obama to win shutdown fight

(CNN)-- As Washington hurtles toward a government shutdown, the go-to move for the uninformed is to blame both sides equally. Just say, "A pox on both their houses," and you can get through any neighborhood barbecue or TV talk show.

But what if you really want to know what's happening? There are three metrics you should track if you want to know who will come out ahead in a government shutdown:

Which side is more united?

One of President Clinton's laws of politics is: "Democrats want to fall in love, Republicans just want to fall in line." Which is what makes the GOP fratricide so interesting.

Savaging your colleagues, undermining your leaders, backbiting and backstabbing -- these are usually Democratic specialties. But not now.

Credit the strong leadership of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid with keeping a remarkably diverse Democratic Congress together. When you can keep a strong conservative like Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on the same page with the powerfully progressive Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, you are definitely winning.

Meanwhile, the GOP, whose members range from conservative to ultraconservative, is at war with itself and its leaders. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas led the fight on the Senate floor to block consideration of the funding bill. But after a pointless 21-hour talkathon, the majority of his GOP colleagues rejected Cruz's strategy. Senate Republicans split badly and bitterly; 25 voted against Cruz while just 19 voted with him.

In the House, it is chaos. The Neanderthals are fighting the Cro-Magnons and the Homo erectus tough guys are fighting the australopithecines.

Which side is more mainstream?

A majority of voters don't like the Affordable Care Act -- although that's a bit misleading, because a percentage of them dislike it because they think it doesn't go far enough.

Which side is more reasonable?

It is hard to seem reasonable when you are pursuing a strategy that even conservative Republicans like Sen. Richard Burr called "the dumbest idea I've ever heard of." Keep in mind this is from a man who represents North Carolina, where the Republicans proposed a law barring federal courts from interpreting the Constitution, and allowing the North Carolina Legislature to declare a state religion.(Which might have passed had they chosen the right religion for the Tarheel State: college basketball.)

Of course, nothing is certain in life. But if I were a betting man, I'd bet on President Obama and the Democrats in this fight. As long as Republicans appear more divided, more extreme and more unreasonable, they are going to lose. And then they will look weak as well.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/29/opinion/begala-...

My money is on the President and Democrats too.

RIP TEABAGGER GOP

DITCH MITCH
Uncle Tab

United States

#125838 Sep 30, 2013
When the republican lies are put out for everyone to see, and you ask them for republican jobs plans..... They scatter like rats.

Great posts pointing out the wreck Bush left our country in Injudgement, and these dolts want another republican to run us back into the destruction.

No real jobs an, no real healthcare plan, no real plans at all. They've done basically nothing but spend 40 million on defeating or defunding healthcare for all Americans.

Worthless.
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125839 Sep 30, 2013
NRA Lobbyist Who Killed An Elephant And Called His Critics Nazis Gets His Show Cancelled By NBC

When NRA lobbyist Tony Makris gunned down a defenseless elephant on his hunting show, outrage ensued. And now in a stunning show of spine, NBC has cancelled Under Wild Skies because of how Mr. Makris treated his critics. In response to the outrage against him, Makris played the Hitler card to describe those who opposed his disgusting slaying of an elephant and celebration with champagne afterward.

According to Dead Spin, an NBC spokesman made the following comment:

Under Wild Skies will no longer air on NBC Sports Network due to the program’s close association with its host, whose recent comments comparing his critics to Hitler are outrageous and unacceptable. NBCSN will continue to air all of our other quality outdoor programming.

Pulling the plug on this NRA-stained program is one of the best decisions the execs at NBC have ever made. Whether or not the elephant killing played a part in the decision is unknown but at least they acted after the show’s host went off the rails to call his critics Nazis. Undoubtedly, the NRA will lash out one way or another to NBC.

They’ll call it discrimination against gun enthusiasts, a violation of Second Amendment rights, a declaration of war by the liberal media and they’ll whine in an effort to spark a spike in donations. Because that’s really what the NRA is all about. It’s not about guns as much as it is about finding ways to make money, and the cancellation of this “hunting” show because of politically despicable comments from an NRA-backed host provides the NRA yet another excuse to beg for cash.

Regardless of how the NRA will react, NBC took a stand against invoking Hitler to describe one’s opponents and critics, and the network should be congratulated for doing so. It’s not everyday that a conservative is actually punished for saying such a thing and it happened this time. Perhaps if politicians would suffer consequences as well for such comparisons, our political discourse would be more cordial. Unfortunately, NBC can’t axe the Republican Party.

Pulling the plug on this NRA-stained program is one of the best decisions the execs at NBC have ever made. Whether or not the elephant killing played a part in the decision is unknown but at least they acted after the show’s host went off the rails to call his critics Nazis. Undoubtedly, the NRA will lash out one way or another to NBC.

They’ll call it discrimination against gun enthusiasts, a violation of Second Amendment rights, a declaration of war by the liberal media and they’ll whine in an effort to spark a spike in donations. Because that’s really what the NRA is all about. It’s not about guns as much as it is about finding ways to make money, and the cancellation of this “hunting” show because of politically despicable comments from an NRA-backed host provides the NRA yet another excuse to beg for cash.

Regardless of how the NRA will react, NBC took a stand against invoking Hitler to describe one’s opponents and critics, and the network should be congratulated for doing so. It’s not everyday that a conservative is actually punished for saying such a thing and it happened this time. Perhaps if politicians would suffer consequences as well for such comparisons, our political discourse would be more cordial. Unfortunately, NBC can’t axe the Republican Party.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/09/30/hitle...

Love this story. What a despicable human being. I am sure he will have the NRA use it as an ad for all the sucker's money. I am sure fauxbox will give him a show or make him a sportscaster. haha

RIP GOP

DITCH MITCH
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125840 Sep 30, 2013
Obama Blasts Republicans as They Continue to Simply Make Absolutely No Sense

It’s apparent what President Obama’s strategy is when it comes to a possible government shutdown and, in the next few weeks, a possible first ever default on our credit—-it’s up to Republicans to actually do their jobs, because he’s not going to allow either to be used as political tools for blackmail.

And he’s absolutely right. I don’t care which side of the political spectrum you consider yourself a part of, President Obama is 100 percent correct on his stance in refusing to negotiate with Republicans.

Why the hell should he? The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) isn’t a bill—it’s the law. He shouldn’t have to negotiate the funding of a law simply because Republicans see this as a last-ditch effort to try to get their way.

And he sure as hell shouldn’t allow them to use shutting down the government or defaulting on $17 trillion in debt as mechanisms to try to blackmail the President of the United States into getting something they want.

Obama simply, and directly, called out Republican propaganda by telling it exactly how it is:

“My message to Congress is this: Do not shut down the government. Do not shut down the economy. Pass a budget on time.”

A simple but clear message to this radical faction of the Republican party which almost seems eager to embrace a government shutdown which would devastate the lives of millions of Americans.

He went on to slam Republicans on their continued use of the debt ceiling vote as another tool in their blackmail scheme:

“I don’t know how I can be more clear about this: Nobody gets to threaten the full faith and credit of the United States just to extract political concessions.”

What Republicans simply don’t get is this — Obamacare isn’t up for negotiation. It’s the law. Period, end of story.

They can continue on with this rhetoric all they want, and they’ll end up being the party the vast majority of Americans blame for any negative events that follow. It sure won’t be Democrats or President Obama.

But the dumbest part about this whole thing is that none of it will work. So they shutdown the government for a few weeks — they’ll have to eventually approve funding. And when they do, guess what? Obamacare will get its funding.

Refuse to raise our debt ceiling and default on our debt? Go ahead. It’ll crash our economy, devastate our financial sector, and after that backlash begins to mount (and they eventually raise the debt ceiling), guess what? Obamacare will get its funding.

Because in both of these instances it isn’t Congress passing measures the president is refusing to sign — it’s a small block of Republicans in Congress causing all of these problems, and the majority of the American people are at least smart enough to see that much.

Sure, the radical right-wing Republicans absolutely love the thought of “sticking” it to President Obama by shutting down our government or defaulting on out debt—because they’re idiots. And I don’t say that with a partisan tone, they really are morons. These are the people that think shutting down our government is some defiant act against tyranny and think our debt ceiling is about new spending (it’s not).

These are also many of the same people that still believe Obamacare requires microchips, has death panels and is a government takeover of the health care industry.

CONtinued:

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125841 Sep 30, 2013
CONtinued:

Like I said, they’re idiots.

And these right-wing radicals are the ones the tea party Republicans in Congress are winning over as they threaten to ruin the lives of millions of Americans and sink our economy.

Meanwhile, the vast majority of Americans will put the blame solely on Republican antics. And at the end of the day, they will have accomplished nothing.

President Obama is not going to negotiate with Republicans on the funding of Obamacare—period. Ted Cruz can stand there till he’s blue in the face for all I care — at the end of the day, Obamacare will still be the law of the land and will end up being fully funded.

So if Republicans want to completely break our government and crash our economy, go right ahead. Because when push comes to shove, the blame from most Americans won’t be put on Democrats or President Obama — it’s going to rest solely with Congressional Republicans and their reckless radical antics.

I just hope Americans remember this next fall.
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/obama-blas...

I agree, they are IDIOTS.

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125842 Sep 30, 2013
Bill Maher: California Does Better When Governed By A Democrat (VIDEO)

Bill Maher is getting back on all those that have been stumping on California’s past misfortune. In fact, a few months Texas governor Rick Perry went to California in an attempt to entice business to his “low tax” balanced budget state.

Maher notes that California has been a basket case,$27 billion in the red under Republican leadership. As Jerry Brown, a government loving Democrat came into power he did the fiscally responsible thing. He cut spending and raised taxes. Now California has a big budget surplus.

This is not surprising; Republicans have always loved cutting taxes on both the backs of the working middle class and at the expense of exploding budget deficits to appease their plutocratic masters. It was the modus operandi of papa Bush and son as well as the GOP Messiah Ronald Reagan.

The excerpts from Bill Maher’s new rule follow. He also wrote an amusing blog post on the same subject.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/09/28/bill-...

haha, chemtrail serb might have to move and take her chemtrail fog with her.

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125843 Sep 30, 2013
Tea Party Hero Allen West Fired After Alleged Anti-Semitic Slur

Poor Allen West. The former Republican congressman from Florida just can’t seem to keep a job.

According to BuzzFeed, West has left his job at Pajamas Media after an argument with a female staffer, during which he allegedly called her a “Jewish American princess.”

The BuzzFeed story says that West denied that he was fired, but he did not deny that an argument had taken place. When asked specifically if he had called the other employee a “Jewish American princess” West responded “There was an exchange, that’s all.”

West has a history of behavior similar to this alleged incident. In 2003 West, then a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel serving in Iraq, was investigated following accusations that he abused an Iraqi prisoner. CNN reported on the incident on December 13, 2003.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/09/27/allen...

Wasn't this one of their teabagger darlings?

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH
Uncle Tab

United States

#125844 Sep 30, 2013
WB RC! Glad you had a great weekend. I was told I didn't have enough time to get back from my getaway. LMAO As usual, no fact to back up yet another republican running off at the mouth. Yes, we had fun slapping them around all weekend. The poor dumb idiots didn't have enough sense to understand how stupid we make them look. I almost feel guilty doing it lol Candy from a baby.:-D

They're on this reward, thanks for playing kick now. I guess that's the new thing the drunk Glen Beck is saying on his radio brainwashing the weak program.

Weak minded blithering fools.

C'mon Hilary!:-D she will make all you crazy republicans have anurisums! LMAO
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125845 Sep 30, 2013
Looks like the repukes' hero can't keep himself out of trouble. What will he do next? hahaha

George Zimmerman's mother-in-law accuses him of stealing a TV and furniture from her home after she ordered him to move out

Zimmerman had been ordered to leave Machelle Dean's home by Thursday

House was the scene of the domestic dispute between the Zimmermans

George Zimmerman's mother-in-law today filed a police report claiming he stole furniture and a television set from her house when she ordered him to leave.

Shellie Zimmerman's mother, Machelle Dean, owns the house in Lake Mary, Florida where George and Shellie were living during his murder trial before they broke up. It was also the scene of the Zimmermans' domestic dispute earlier this month.

In the latest twist in the Zimmerman saga, Mrs Dean now claims he left with her belongings when she ordered him to vacate the property by yesterday, TMZ reported.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-24348...

...and there will be a next time. Just wait.

Stand your Ground
if you get your ass kicked in a fight that you started , you ought to be able to shoot the other guy.

If you're a person worried about background checks, then you are probably a reason we need them.

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125846 Sep 30, 2013
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear skewers McConnell and Paul over Obamacare in NYT op-ed

My State Needs Obamacare. Now. That's the title of Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's pugnacious NYT op-ed lambasting Washington Republicans, specifically his fellow Kentuckians Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, for trying to blow up the health care law.

Beshear begins by raising the disconnect between the partisan obstruction of Kentucky's dysfunctional duo in D.C. and the state's eager and steadfast implementation of Obamacare.

He points to the sad fact that Kentucky is among the sickest, most unhealthy states in the union and calls for "transformational change" to address that reality.

He credits the Medicaid expansion and Kynect health exchange for providing affordable coverage to more than 600,000 Kentuckians, creating 17,000 jobs, and saving the state $800 million.

Then the good governor delivers his blunt message to the turtle, his boss, and their fellow GOP extortionists:

As for naysayers, I’m offended by their partisan gamesmanship, as they continue to pour time, money and energy into overturning or defunding the Affordable Care Act. It’s shameful that these critics haven’t invested that same level of energy into trying to improve the health of our citizens.

They insist that the Affordable Care Act will never work — when in fact a similar approach put into effect in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney, then the governor, is working.

So, to those more worried about political power than Kentucky’s families, I say,“Get over it.”
...
Get over it ... and get out of the way so I can help my people. Here in Kentucky, we cannot afford to waste another day or another life.

Steve Beshear isn't the ideal dkos Democrat, but he is delivering for his people. And he knows how to take it to the Republicans.

Similarly, we need to elect Terry McAuliffe this November and Charlie Crist next November so they can push through Medicaid expansion in Virginia and Florida, respectively.

Also, Pinto Pony reminds me in the comments that the turtle faces a real challenge from Alison Lundergan Grimes, so help her out however you can!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/27/1241... #

Gotta love our Governor, right to the point.

We need to turn this RED state BLUE.

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH
Uncle Tab

United States

#125847 Sep 30, 2013
[email protected] zombie.

You want to talk about shut downs under Clinton, carter, whoever..... But when Bush is brought up..... What do you say??'Bush isn't president anymore'
STFU about other presidents, quit trying to spin your ignorant BS.

Republicans haven't tried to work with democrats since Obama took office.... Now you cry and whine about democrats not wanting to work with republicans? You're very ignorant. Stupid actually with that train of thought.

Right Wing radio has killed your brain.

The government won't shut down, they're just doing all these crazy antics thinking it will get thier base worked up. Problem with that is, the Republican Party is not united on doing things this way. So you idiots are shooting yourselves in the foot.

Lucky we have ObamaCare for the holes in all of your feet. Pre-existing holes in feet are covered. You idiots been shooting yourselves in the foot since 2008.:-D
Tea Party Republican

Johnson City, TN

#125848 Sep 30, 2013
Uncle Tab wrote:
WB RC! Glad you had a great weekend. I was told I didn't have enough time to get back from my getaway. LMAO As usual, no fact to back up yet another republican running off at the mouth. Yes, we had fun slapping them around all weekend. The poor dumb idiots didn't have enough sense to understand how stupid we make them look. I almost feel guilty doing it lol Candy from a baby.:-D
They're on this reward, thanks for playing kick now. I guess that's the new thing the drunk Glen Beck is saying on his radio brainwashing the weak program.
Weak minded blithering fools.
C'mon Hilary!:-D she will make all you crazy republicans have anurisums! LMAO
Now you are going to pretend puke did something this weekend too( other than lay on her fatass in the project)? What did she do, go shark hunting on the "Great barrier reef"? hahahahah
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125849 Sep 30, 2013
Uncle Tab wrote:
WB RC! Glad you had a great weekend. I was told I didn't have enough time to get back from my getaway. LMAO As usual, no fact to back up yet another republican running off at the mouth. Yes, we had fun slapping them around all weekend. The poor dumb idiots didn't have enough sense to understand how stupid we make them look. I almost feel guilty doing it lol Candy from a baby.:-D
They're on this reward, thanks for playing kick now. I guess that's the new thing the drunk Glen Beck is saying on his radio brainwashing the weak program.
Weak minded blithering fools.
C'mon Hilary!:-D she will make all you crazy republicans have anurisums! LMAO
I read some of that. Did they stalk you at the track? haha They never have anything to back up their bullshit but jihad, conspiracy, and fright winged nut daily sites. It is hilarious.

I seen the swiss hole in ari's sock. lmao, Bet he smells like a goat too.

I can't wait either on Hillary, they will be jumping off cliffs like the loser lemmings they are. Bunch of ignorant fools.

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125851 Sep 30, 2013
Another Journalist Admits Republicans Lying About Obamacare (VIDEO)diary

Could it be that the excoriation received by Chuck Todd by a multitude of reputable online news sources is reframing the actions of some traditional journalists? Is it the fear that as Americans see the truth they will justifiably stop accepting the traditional media as one of their major sources of information? After-all, even the Dallas News is releasing new information showing a reduction of insurance rates in Texas. Yesterday the US Department of Health & Human Services released a report that says:

Nearly all consumers (about 95%) will have a choice of 2 or more health insurance issuers (often many more) and nearly all consumers (about 95%) live in states with average premiums below earlier estimates.[Source]

Don Lemon raised the ire of many when he played into Fox News and Bill O’Reilly’s blanket attack on minorities. Some believed he may have been auditioning for a new Fox News gig and adopting their faux news methodology more closely. Don Lemon was no different than most other traditional media journalists. He like others have been rolled over by a well-organized and orchestrated Right Wing, Tea Party, Republican machine that have allowed the use of the national airwaves to misinform, lie to, and confuse their listeners.

This week Don Lemon began his process of atonement. He used his Tuesday’s Tom Joyner radio segment to come clean. What is interesting is that he referenced many fact checks he should have known and every legitimate journalist should have known when Republicans were spewing their venomous lies into the American psyche. Don Lemon, Chuck Todd, and most traditional journalists are responsible for being the conduits Republicans used to misinform.

Don Lemon now admits that Republicans are holding Americans hostage instead of telling them the truth. He said it is hard for them to tell the citizens the truth after not being above board (lying) to them for years. He said the three biggest whoppers (lies) are that it is a job killer, that it will raise insurance premiums, and that it would affect ones medical care. He fact checked them all and said they are lies. Now one would hope he will do the same on air when at CNN.
Listen to Don Lemon here.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/26/1241...

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH

stomp those icons little sissy boy, haha
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125852 Sep 30, 2013
Tea Party Republican wrote:
<quoted text>
Now you are going to pretend puke did something this weekend too( other than lay on her fatass in the project)? What did she do, go shark hunting on the "Great barrier reef"? hahahahah
awwwww little general bobbysocks must of missed me. Unlike you, obviously, who was playing on topix all weekend, some of us have a real life outside topix. I understand you can't imagine. You probably have to swab a lot of floors to get your hours to pay rent or you just get a crazy check and stalk topix threads with your queen loon. Doubt you will ever enjoy a REAL retirement with benefits negotiated by a powerful Union, so you WOULD resent us who do. Suck it up little girl.

Keep spinning, I know that Aug 13 sock drawer filled up fast. We watched you do it. Spin something besides the swiss holey sock. hahaha Dumbass clown.

RIP TEABAGGING GOP CONS

DITCH THE SOCKS

DITCH MITCH
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125855 Sep 30, 2013
Don't worry ... that bridge you're driving over won't collapse. Probably.

When it comes to the nation's many structurally deficient and fracture critical bridges, the message that politicians and engineers alike have for us is this: Yes, the bridges need to be repaired or replaced, but don't worry, they're very unlikely to collapse under you. The latter point is important, since many such bridges aren't going to be replaced or fully repaired anytime soon, and there sure are a lot of them:

An Associated Press analysis of 607,380 bridges in the most recent federal National Bridge Inventory showed that 65,605 were classified as "structurally deficient" and 20,808 as "fracture critical." Of those, 7,795 were both – a combination of red flags that experts say indicate significant disrepair and similar risk of collapse.

Fracture critical bridges are ones where the failure of one component could lead to a collapse, as we saw in the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state last spring. Structurally deficient bridges, meanwhile, show significant deterioration in the deck, superstructure, or substructure. Every day, a whole lot of people go over the nearly 8,000 bridges that meet both definitions:

The AP zeroed in on the Douglass bridge and others that fit both criteria – structurally deficient and fracture critical. Together, they carry more than 29 million drivers a day, and many were built more than 60 years ago. Those bridges are located in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, and include the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, a bridge on the New Jersey highway that leads to the Lincoln Tunnel, and the Main Avenue Bridge in Cleveland.

Many bridges were built to last 50 years—more than 50 years ago. Today, politicians insist the government doesn't have enough money to fix or replace them, and of course, the amount required gets bigger as time passes and bridges get older.

It's a simple choice for government: What's the priority, safe bridges (combined with job creation repairing or replacing them) or low taxes on billionaires? Of course, we know the Republican answer to that question, and it ain't safety and jobs.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/16/1239...

GOP = Themselves, BIG CORPS,$$$$$$$$$

DEMS = PEOPLE

RIP GOP CONS

DITCH MITCH
Uncle Tab

United States

#125856 Sep 30, 2013
Great Info RC!!

I may be one of the very few who would like for republicans to shut down the government. The last nail needed in the GOP coffin would be a government shutdown. But, there will be no shutdown. Republicans will still take a big hit at election time.

And with 80% of Americans against a shutdown and Cruz leading the 'cause', any of you republicans wanna take a swing at him even being able to run fro president, let alone win it??

Another republican DOA for 2016.:-D

You all may get a republican president by 2028.:-D it won't be anytime soon.
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#125857 Sep 30, 2013
Republicans are playing games with our government to appeal to their right-wing base—pushing us to the brink of a government shutdown in order to score a few points with the Tea Party.

While they’re playing games of legislative chicken, our country is facing a major infrastructure crisis.

Join Daily Kos and the DSCC to tell Republicans: Fix our roads and bridges instead of shutting down our government.

The AP reports that at least 65,000 bridges are "structurally deficient" and over 20,000 more are "fracture critical," meaning that the failure of one component could lead to a collapse, as we saw in the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state last spring.

Worst of all: an appalling 7,795 bridges were found to be both “structurally deficient” and “fracture critical”—a combination that shows significant disrepair and risk of collapse.

Simply put, critical infrastructure threatens the safety of Americans nationwide, but Republicans are more interested in keeping the Tea Party happy than they are in the basic governance required to address this crisis.

Sign the petition: Fix our roads and bridges instead of shutting down our government.

You might be a RepubliCON:
You'll spend $20 billion guarding a bridge against the possibility of a terrorist attack, but won't spend 20 cents to keep it from falling down on its own.

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