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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#819698 Dec 11, 2012
Five negotiating tips for the GOP

Jennifer Rubin

As the Republicans try to sort through how the “fiscal cliff” negotiation strategy and the aftermath if we go over it, there is no shortage of advice. Rather than substance (e.g. revenue or no revenue) here are five simple negotiation tips that could help the GOP keep its head above water.

First, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is right: Republicans should stop flapping their gums. On Fox News, he said,“I would be quiet for a while and see what the Democrats put on the table for entitlement reform.” There will be plenty of time give away stuff later on; Republicans however should stop doing it publicly now, thereby preserving what leverage Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) still has.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-tur...

Fifth, remember the voices shouting the loudest for a pristine deal really don’t want any deal. They want a fight. And many have pecuniary interests in building fundraising and readership based on a sense of aggrievement. Keep that in mind before you are tempted to listen to them.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#819699 Dec 11, 2012
2013 is shaping up to be far worse than the last three. It will only get worse.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819700 Dec 11, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
What better time to compete with a pagan celebration?
The end of December is a dreary time weather-wise. A little cheer, good will and pretty lights is a good way to lift spirits.
It's become too commercialized, but people also reach out a lot more to help others.
You have to see the good over the bad.
My Christmas tree, by the way (and a lot of other people's too I imagine), is just a reminder of memories. Each ornament has a signficance of Christmas in years past or handmade by a loved one, myself or my daughter. I always put little white bows, small ceramic apples and candy canes on my tree too. And, of course, white lights. It's more meaningful to me that way anyway.
Speaking of Christmas, only four more days until carol's Christmas video countdown...sure hope I don't disappoint.
Eh, Homer actually DID something and set the RE:memo?

:p
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819701 Dec 11, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
The Obama Dart Boards will out just before Christmas.
suction cup or pointy needle darts?

lol

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#819702 Dec 11, 2012
The good news is private enterprise is full tilt boogie headed into space.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819703 Dec 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I never said 80% of Americans who own stock make over 250k
If you weren't such a lying asshole you would know I said over 80% of the dividend taxes do not come from the middle class.(note not the $250K number)
It is sad you are too f*cking stupid to know the difference.
Why are you right whiners so GD stupid?
The sad part is you morons think you're smart or clever. You are not.
It thunderstormed here the other night Duh A Vey---

There goes some more ozone depletion!!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819704 Dec 11, 2012
flack wrote:
2013 is shaping up to be far worse than the last three. It will only get worse.
Suction cup or pointy needle type?

Cheer up Flack, they can never have your dignity!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#819705 Dec 11, 2012
The resurrection of liberalism

Liberals have not had a better year since 1965 and Voting Rights Act.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/12...

it's no wonder the wingnuts are whining.
AmericanMan

Russellville, KY

#819706 Dec 11, 2012
flack wrote:
2013 is shaping up to be far worse than the last three. It will only get worse.
Americans rejected the Republican's message of hate, fear and greed. That's not who the majority of us want to be like.
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#819707 Dec 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, no performing employee ever lost their job or had their pay cut.
You really live in a fantasy world.
Here is the 'system' taking care of the good performers...
Unions...
"Despite just being named Sacramento's "Teacher of the Year," Apperson was laid off as part of a massive budget cut"

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/sacrament...

and another...

"For example, in June 2010, long before Scott Walker was elected, Milwaukee Public Schools fired 482 teachers--including Megan Sampson, a young educator named an "outstanding first year teacher" by the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English."

Collective bargaining...

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/how-colle...

What POSs were kept instead of these two star performers Dave?
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#819708 Dec 11, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The resurrection of liberalism
Liberals have not had a better year since 1965 and Voting Rights Act.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/12...
it's no wonder the wingnuts are whining.
Here...some scientific notations worksheets for you to figure...

http://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/scientific...
Jane Says

New York, NY

#819709 Dec 11, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Welfare and food stamps are not charity. There paid for like Medicare an Social security.
LOL. Classic.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#819710 Dec 11, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
<quoted text>
Here...some scientific notations worksheets for you to figure...
http://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/scientific...
figure this....

It’s no surprise, after losing a second time to Barack Obama, that the right is engaged in a furious debate over the future of the Republican Party.

But it’s quickly degenerating into a mudfight.

“Conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich,” declares Joe Scarborough on MSNBC.“With no thought of winning elections.”

“It may be that major parts of American conservatism have become such a racket that a kind of refounding of the movement as a cause is necessary,” says William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard.

What’s going on here? Is this simply the venting of prominent media folks who are tired of seeing their side taken to the cleaners? Or have they concluded that the talk-show/fundraising culture that powers the GOP has become more interested in feathering its nest than electing Republicans?

Just two years ago, the GOP captured the House, the Tea Party was ascendant, and the rank and file had every reason to believe that Obama would be a one-termer. Now the reelected president, having vanquished Mitt Romney, is all but dictating terms on averting the fiscal cliff. No wonder the right seems to be undergoing a collective nervous breakdown.

Newt Gingrich sounded less than confident on Meet the Press when the talk turned to Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016.“The Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level,” said the man who proved incapable of beating Romney.

Scarborough’s analysis on Morning Joe:“You have a lot of people running around, saying harsh things that sell books and push ratings and lose elections.”

And those who try to promote a more compassionate brand of conservatism, says the former Florida congressman, are “thrown to the side because they don’t sound enough like Glenn Beck or a blogger.” He described these adversaries as “cowards” and “bullies” who won’t back off unless “you punch them in the face.”

Kristol, who has committed the apostasy of saying the GOP should stop protecting a bunch of millionaires from tax hikes, describes the conservative movement as being “in deep disarray.”

He’s also in a spat with The Wall Street Journal editorial page, which took a shot at Kristol (without naming him):“Various Beltway sages want Republicans to say never mind, we were only kidding, tax rates don’t matter to the economy. So because Mitt Romney lost, Republicans in Congress are supposed to repudiate their core economic principles.”

The Journal says that House Republicans still have leverage, and that if we slide off the fiscal cliff and everyone’s taxes go up on Jan. 1, the GOP will still have the clout to negotiate a deal with Obama, who may fear that trench warfare will ruin his final term. Kristol responds with an obvious counter-argument: that if House Republicans block legislation to restore tax breaks to 98 percent of Americans in a last-ditch attempt to protect the richest 2 percent,“it will be they, and they alone, insisting on higher taxes.” Not a great position to be defending in 2014.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12...

so while liberals are having a great year, conservative are having a nervous breakdown.

which has really tamped down those who still like to recall 2010. Tea Party???
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#819711 Dec 11, 2012
One week after the 2012 election, Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters told Bill O'Reilly that Obama voters were "zombies" who supported the president "as long as there was Obamacare, gay marriage and abortion on demand."

Per the FEC filing above, Watters, who resides in Long Island, N.Y., contributed $500 to Obama Victory Fund 2012 in late September. You'll note "News Corp.," which owns Fox News, is listed under "name of employer."

POLITICO reached out to Fox News PR to request an interview with Watters and to ask the network for comment. They did not respond.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/12/f...

so he's still working at FOX, while Dick Morris is nowhere to be found.

talk about poetic justice.
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#819712 Dec 11, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>It's not the government's business what a person does in their private time. Typical republican, wanting to control what people do in there own home.
I'm Libertarian, you leftist puke. In lieu of the ideal of eliminating welfare altogether, I certainly dont want it going to able-bodied people who dope ther lives away. You leftists are seriously worthless, feeble, and weak....
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#819713 Dec 11, 2012
Fox's Hume: If You Have "An Ounce Of Compassion This Christmas Season, Save It For John Boehner And House Republicans"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/12/10/foxs...

compassion? conservatives?

rethink Brit.

Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#819714 Dec 11, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>LOL. Classic.
Thanks for the laugh, Miss Jane. These people hired a guy, who never had a job, thinking of all freebees 'they was gonna gets'. Also having no idea who pays the bill.
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#819715 Dec 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, no performing employee ever lost their job or had their pay cut.
You really live in a fantasy world.
I cant believe you have the gall to keep shooting off that big mouth after I embarrassed you last night regarding Unversities paying their President's taxes. A mentally-stunted leftist like you should crawl off in shame, never log on to Topix again, and voluntarily give up your right to vote......
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#819716 Dec 11, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
figure this....
It’s no surprise, after losing a second time to Barack Obama, that the right is engaged in a furious debate over the future of the Republican Party.
But it’s quickly degenerating into a mudfight.
“Conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich,” declares Joe Scarborough on MSNBC.“With no thought of winning elections.”
“It may be that major parts of American conservatism have become such a racket that a kind of refounding of the movement as a cause is necessary,” says William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard.
What’s going on here? Is this simply the venting of prominent media folks who are tired of seeing their side taken to the cleaners? Or have they concluded that the talk-show/fundraising culture that powers the GOP has become more interested in feathering its nest than electing Republicans?
Just two years ago, the GOP captured the House, the Tea Party was ascendant, and the rank and file had every reason to believe that Obama would be a one-termer. Now the reelected president, having vanquished Mitt Romney, is all but dictating terms on averting the fiscal cliff. No wonder the right seems to be undergoing a collective nervous breakdown.
Newt Gingrich sounded less than confident on Meet the Press when the talk turned to Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016.“The Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level,” said the man who proved incapable of beating Romney.
Scarborough’s analysis on Morning Joe:“You have a lot of people running around, saying harsh things that sell books and push ratings and lose elections.”
And those who try to promote a more compassionate brand of conservatism, says the former Florida congressman, are “thrown to the side because they don’t sound enough like Glenn Beck or a blogger.” He described these adversaries as “cowards” and “bullies” who won’t back off unless “you punch them in the face.”
Kristol, who has committed the apostasy of saying the GOP should stop protecting a bunch of millionaires from tax hikes, describes the conservative movement as being “in deep disarray.”
He’s also in a spat with The Wall Street Journal editorial page, which took a shot at Kristol (without naming him):“Various Beltway sages want Republicans to say never mind, we were only kidding, tax rates don’t matter to the economy. So because Mitt Romney lost, Republicans in Congress are supposed to repudiate their core economic principles.”
The Journal says that House Republicans still have leverage, and that if we slide off the fiscal cliff and everyone’s taxes go up on Jan. 1, the GOP will still have the clout to negotiate a deal with Obama, who may fear that trench warfare will ruin his final term. Kristol responds with an obvious counter-argument: that if House Republicans block legislation to restore tax breaks to 98 percent of Americans in a last-ditch attempt to protect the richest 2 percent,“it will be they, and they alone, insisting on higher taxes.” Not a great position to be defending in 2014.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12...
so while liberals are having a great year, conservative are having a nervous breakdown.
which has really tamped down those who still like to recall 2010. Tea Party???
What!
How u gow'n imput all that BS into a TI-35.....?
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#819717 Dec 11, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
Geez are you really this stupid?
The fact that you cannot spell constitution is probably a clue, not to mention the idiotic argument that you posed.
However in an effort to education the dim:
2nd Amendment to the Constitution
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
Indeed; it really IS that stupid.....

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