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#22 Nov 2, 2012
Why did Lynch participate in the killing of an innocent young man in Boston in the 90s?
Voters want know!!
#23 Nov 2, 2012
So you obviously feel it is OK...got it.
#24 Nov 2, 2012
How about you prove something IS happening before making laws about worry!!!
Republicans, solving problems we don't have!!!
#26 Nov 2, 2012
10-5-2011: Today was the day the president's jobs' bill was introduced. It was blocked by not one, not two, but three parliamentary roadblocks by the GOP. They, of course, have the right to do that but the least the little bastards could do is create a jobs plan of their own as a counter-move. But they can't do that as it would expose them for the progress-blocking charlatans they are.
10-7-2011: The Republicans are thumping their chests in response to the President's jobs bill, hooting about the six jobs creation bills that they've passed and which are currently stalled in the Senate. But, y'see, there's good reason for them to be stalled. As in, they don't create jobs.
10-10-2011: Here is what the GOP is trying to get you to believe: As long as the country continues to shed jobs it will eventually create jobs.
The GOP isn't really that stupid and they don't think the public is really that stupid, they're just not going to do anything that might help the economy.
10-12-2011: Hey! Look at that! The GOP voted down President Obama's jobs bill. Good thing they had another jobs bill of their own ready to.... Oh, they didn't? Really? What a shock.
10-14-2011: The GOP wasted the day voting on a redundant anti-abortion bill that would doom pregnant women to a horrible death. They took this purely symbolic vote just to waste more time.
On the bright side, the GOP unveiled a jobs bills... if by "jobs" you mean destroying the environment, excising unions, off-shoring jobs, and making the rich even richer. This bill, according to many, would actually result in the loss of existing jobs.
I don't like imagery to get in the way of facts on this site but the following comic by Matt Bors was too beautifully on-target to keep to myself.
10-17-2011: Amtrak, for all its faults, carried a record number of riders last year, indicating an undeniable need for its service. Naturally, the GOP wants to cut its funding off at the knees, possibly resulting in killing it altogether. But who cares, right? Rich people don't ride public transportation.
10-19-2011: The House is on vacation this week so the Tea Party Nation is rising to the challenge of job-creation by, uh, demanding that businesses stop hiring. In their constipated little minds they feel that this will teach President Obama a lesson for being a socialist, or a dictator, or.... something.
#27 Nov 2, 2012
10-21-2011: The Washington Post is firmly in the Conservative pocket but even they came right out and called the Republican jobs bill "ludicrous" today. Oh, snap!
10-24-2011: The GOP is still on vacation but that doesn't stop Republican congressman Paul Ryan from rolling up his sleeves and trying to cut Pell Grants. He thinks they're a scam even though he himself used government money to put himself through college. Thanks a heap, ya hypocrite.
10-31-2011: A new report revels that GOP "job-creating" spending cuts resulted in the loss of 370,000 jobs. Gosh, who'd-a-thunk?
11-2-2011: According to the AP the Republican jobs plan would create no jobs.
So what does the GOP spend the day doing? They voted to reaffirm that "In God We Trust" is the national motto, just in case someone missed the point that they no longer give a crap about doing anything useful.
11-4-2011: Yay! It's a GOP jobs bill! No, wait... sorry, they're just deregulating securities and calling it a jobs bill. My mistake.
11-7-2011: While the GOP stood around with their thumbs up their rumps the Democrats introduced an unemployment extension bill.
11-9-2011: One of the first things the GOP did after gaining the House after the 2010 mid-terms was change the schedule so that they'd work fewer days, only 109 days the entire year. The average sucker (That's you!) works 258 days a year. The House will be in session only 16 more days the rest of the year. Now you know why nothing gets done.
11-11-2011: The so-called "Super Committee" is supposed to be trying to find ways to cut the deficit, but the Republicans on the Committee are only interested in making the Bush tax cuts permanent, which would only hurt the economy. Nice going, ya pinheads.
11-14-2011: The House and Senate are on hiatus but presidential candidates Gingrich, Bachmann, and Perry want to, respectively, start a war against Iran, make America like China, and turn nuclear regulation over to the equivalent of McDonalds.
11-16-2011: The House is wasting your time pushing a bill that makes it even easier for people to carry concealed weapons from state-to-state. Can you say "Raw-Meat-Dog- Whistle?". Can you also say "Gabrielle Giffords?"
11-18-2011: The House is once again considering the "Balanced Budget Amendment", which sounds almost reasonable until you learn it could cost millions of jobs. Oy vey.
11-21-2011: The Republican half of the Supercommittee refuses to give up the Bush tax cuts. As long as the 1% keeps raking in the dough everyone else will suffer, and the rich just LOVE that.
11-23-2011: Though Newt Gingrich couldn't be elected dog-catcher, much less Chief Executive, he's shedding light on the next Great Frontier in GOP job creation... child labor. Yes, according to dear old Newt the little bastards have had it too easy all these years. That's nuclear class-warfare, folks.
#28 Nov 2, 2012
11-25-2011: Rick Santorum, candidate for president, succinctly reminds us why the GOP isn't interested in creating jobs. It's because poor people are supposed to suffer, and making people suffer is the Christian thing to do.
11-28-2011: Thanksgiving holiday. Lots of football and turkey, not so much job-creation. See you Wednesday, amigos.
11-30-2011: The House did nothing today except postpone votes on suspension bills. Atta boy, GOP!
12-2-2011: The GOP just killed the payroll tax roll-back, which means they just raised taxes on anyone who gets a paycheck. This also means more money out of the pockets of the Average Joe and fewer jobs as there's less money to go around. I'll bet Speaker Boehner is just crying his eyes out.
12-5-2011: The GOP's idea to pay for the payroll tax cut is to cut food stamps and unemployment benefits, pitching it as a way to punish people who make over a million dollars. I kid you not.
12-7-2011: The GOP is wasting time gearing-up to oppose the nomination of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, even though Mr. Cordray will probably be appointed during congressional recess.
12-9-2011: The U.S. Postal Service is going to cut 28,000 jobs because the Republican Party passed a law in 2006 requiring the PO to fund 75 years of retiree benefits in just ten years.
It's times like these that I wish there really was a Hell so I could damn the Republican Party to it.
12-12-2011: Nearly 15% of workers are projected to be unemployed at some point in 2012. Way to keep that laser-like focus on jobs, GOP.
12-14-2011: The House spent the day passing a payroll tax-cut extension bill which, because it's packed to the gills with poison pills, has no chance of escaping the Senate alive. The little bastards knew it and passed the bill anyway just so they can say the Democrats vetoed a payroll tax-cut bill.
12-16-2011: Today the House wasted time debating the excremental SOPA bill, but it was ultimately tabled until the 16th of January. Call your congressman now and demand he oppose this wretched bit of legislation.
12-19-2011: The GOP is getting the hell out of Dodge for the holidays, but a quick accounting of their first year in charge of the House reveals they voted a record 191 times against environmental protection laws. That's almost one vote for every day they were in session. Yuck!
12-21-2011: Today the House leadership rejected without vote a Payroll Tax Cut bill that the Senate and House would have overwhelmingly voted for. If you need any further proof that the only thing the GOP cares about is how badly it can ruin the economy, this is it.
Wow. Just... wow.
Addendum: House Democrats today tried to force an up-or-down vote on the Payroll Tax bill but the Republican Speaker Pro-Temp ignored them. When Democrats protested John Boehner had C-SPAN cut the video and audio feed of the proceedings. The video, however, can be seen here.
#30 Nov 2, 2012
It doesn't end!!!!!! Boehner and his cohorts have acted as OBSTRUCTIONIST!
Their corporate LEADERS pull their strings!!! Now Romney wants the top seat? Romney is a CORPORATE VULTURE!
He EARNED money as AMERICANS were given pink slips!! The more they laidoff the bigger the bonus checks were at Christmas!!
Then the Republicans held unemployment extensions hostage at CHRISTMAS!
Ths is the real world! We the people must stand up and VOTE the Republican obstuctionist out!!!
#31 Nov 2, 2012
In a nut shell
Jul 9, 2012 – In fact, Republicans promise to act soon to extend the Bush tax cuts and they ... because Republicans held unemployment benefits and payroll tax reduction hostages unless they got a two-year extension on tax cuts for the rich..... I will vote for President Obama and I applaud him for his courage in standing ...
#32 Nov 2, 2012
Not at all...we have all kinds of laws requiring identification for all kinds of things, and yet, we have few laws requiring identification for voting. Each time the subject is brought up to improve our process and potentially eliminate fraud that may or may not be ocurring, you "useful idiots" don't want people to prove that they are who they say they are...there is one explanation only for your resistance to doing it...you know fraud is occuring and you want it that way...no other logical reason exists for you to resist it.
You continue to maintain that the problem doesn't exist, but you also resist any effort at determining HOW much voter fraud is occuring, not IF it is occuring.
For you to think that voter fraud isn't occuring is an example of just how much a fool you really are...we already had two separate occasions where people not eligle to vote WERE REMOVED FROM REGISTRATION, so don't tell me it isn't happening...as I said before, if you want to ignore it, that doesn't mean it isn't happening, and you just don't care or you need these people to make sure the Democrats stay in control.
#33 Nov 2, 2012
Unemployed Americans will be destitute without their unemployment benefits, and for Republicans to use them as leverage is unconscionable. Republicans though, have never been accused of having a conscience, and it is a travesty that they sacrifice unemployed people to enrich the wealthy. It is especially evil that the lost jobs were sent overseas with Republican’s blessings. President Obama tried to eliminate benefits for corporations who shipped jobs out of the country, but Republicans blocked that legislation.
#34 Nov 2, 2012
They identified 2,068 alleged cases of voter fraud since the year 2000, a period during which there have been more than 600 million votes cast in presidential elections alone. That, the study noted, is an "infinitesimal amount." It also showed a total of 10 cases of in-person voter fraud during that period.
"the rate is infinitesimal, and in-person voter impersonation on Election Day, which prompted 37 state legislatures to enact or consider tough voter ID laws, is virtually non-existent."
"According to Pennsylvania’s Department of State and the Department of Transportation, as many as 758,000 people, about 9 percent of the state’s 8.2 million registered voters currently don’t have the identification that now will be required at the polling place.
Even if 90 percent of those voters got the correct identification by Nov. 6, that still could leave 75,800 voters disenfranchised."
It's VOTER SUPPRESSION on behalf of Republicans plane and simple!!!!!! The less voters, the batter chance they can cheat, I mean win!
#35 Nov 2, 2012
Nice try regarding PA...
But the laws' impact has been blunted by the courts, which have prevented four states - Texas, Wisconsin, South Carolina and Pennsylvania - from applying the laws this year. Eleven states have some form of photo ID law in effect this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, but only Florida and New Hampshire are considered swing states.
Your argument about suppressing votes has no merit.
Even if all the states had been allowed to put the new laws into effect, the evidence from Indiana and Georgia suggests the impact would be less than critics feared.
Michael Kang, a law professor at Emory University who has consulted with the Obama campaign on election laws, said photo ID laws do not prevent people from voting if there is good voter education and people take steps to comply.
#36 Nov 2, 2012
Florida found 96 illegal voters that were attempting to register and were taken off the registrations...
Disenfranchised voters = 0
Your argument for IDs are not the only way to illegally vote...we are catching people that should not be registered to vote at all.
#37 Nov 2, 2012
No voter fraud in the United States??
BTW...tell me that he and his legal wife didn't know they were doing something wrong...
#38 Nov 2, 2012
Your argument is, since the Courts would not allow you to suppress votes, then it's OK!!
#39 Nov 2, 2012
And PS. nobody GAS about what the nationalreview says!!!!
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