"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).
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#111423 Jul 20, 2013
I don't care what Obama's thoughts are on the Zimmerman case. The jury spoke and that's all that matters. Just like in the OJ case, remember? lol I want to hear what Obama's thoughts AS PRESIDENT on the Brian Terry case, the Benghazi murders, the workplace violence status that remains on the Ft. Hood terrorist, the IRS discriminating against millions of Americans, Obama and his staff spying on millions of law abiding citizens, funneling money and jets to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Obamacare fiasco that can't even get off the ground to implement Obama's job-killing tax law...you know, all the things Obama AS PRESIDENT should be talking about to the people of our country. Not a local Florida case that has a verdict and was investigated by Obama's FBI team months ago and shown that race played no part in the local Florida case.
We don't need our president to stir the pot...we need him to step up and stand up and man up and be president to all of America not just the citizens he chooses to identify with!
#111424 Jul 20, 2013
wtf yesterday, today and tomorrow. What's the matter...you got your ass whipped as uncle flabby so much you had to concentrate on being scooter, the kid? Now uncle flabby is coming back as lemmings because you were too embarrassed to come back as flabby? lol Read it and weep sucker...wtf yesterday, today and tomorrow. Try, try again, old fool.
Quit pretending you don't love your Mitchy-poo. You include him in every one of your posts and you never forget to mention him. Ever! You obsess about him constantly and keep us updated as to what he is doing and saying and even thinking! Y'all have that connection, don't you? You know each others thoughts. How cute is that, y'all?
#111425 Jul 20, 2013
Imwant to know what you think about:
No bin Laden
No Iraqi Oil
No Scooter Libby Hanging
911 Failure 4000 Americans Dead
DOW 6000 2008
#111426 Jul 20, 2013
YOU have been out in the hot sun too long wtf faker Speakup. You have too many names to keep up with. YOU know Uncle Tabby, Calvin and I are three different people. Uncle Tabby will be back, he has been here since this thread began. You can't comprehend he may be on vacation enjoying that retirement of his. Calvin can whip your ass any post any day and he is only 14. Must be hard to take I know since you have lusted after him since he got there. I will have that bumper sticker until the election after every post. Suck it up bubba, I might even post more than I normally do just to gripe your sorry sick ass. I am obsessed with working a campaign against him, sounds like you have a crush with all your endearing names you have for him. Someone has to like him, it might as well be a wacko like you. Come on out of the closet fake wtf, it's okay. Your repuke buddies will be the only one to condemn you. We Dems, believe in live and let live. You will have to face your Creator if it is indeed a sin. YOU are the judge, HE is. Now get that rainbow bikini on and strut it down at your local bar, maybe you will find a taker. hahaha
#111427 Jul 20, 2013
Three repuke parties eating their own is even better. hahaha RIP GOP
Mitch McConnell's fractured Senate GOP caucus
The once-united Senate Republican Conference is splintering.
On issues ranging from gun control to immigration to President Barack Obama’s nominees, Senate Republicans are now split into three major factions: the leadership; hard-line conservatives; and a bloc led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doesn’t face nearly the same threat from his members as Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who was almost toppled in January by tea party inspired GOP lawmakers.
Yet it’s clear that McConnell — who along with Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), faces a costly reelection campaign in 2014 — is spending more time than ever juggling the competing interests of his rank-and-file, while having to fight with Obama and the Democrats. And the GOP discord may jeopardize the party’s leverage in the fall over key issues like the debt-ceiling hike and government spending.
These Senate GOP factions aren’t set in stone, and some Republicans float from one group to another depending on the issue.
But the GOP tension is playing out on the Senate floor as members of the leadership have consistently voted “no” on tricky issues that could cause them political headaches — while rank-and-file Republicans are voting “yes.”
The entire leadership team opposed the immigration bill, for instance, which passed with the support of 14 Republican senators, and the leaders voted to filibuster a bipartisan border security deal drafted by Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota. The leadership opposed beginning debate on gun legislation, even though 16 of their GOP colleagues voted to bring the measure to the floor. Most voted to continue filibustering Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, even as 71 senators from both parties voted to allow a vote on confirmation.
Some think the leadership is ducking the tough votes and allowing the rank-and-file to shoulder the burden.
McCain wants to see Senate Republicans negotiate with Democrats on these critical matters, but there are a number of GOP conservatives — especially in the House — who are prepared to shut down the government or default on the debt unless Obama caves to their spending demands.
But there has been serious legislating this Congress, at least in the Senate, forcing the two sides to compromise on complex and politically charged issues such as immigration. At the same time, the Senate Republican Conference has grown more conservative. And McConnell and Cornyn also both have to worry about reelection in conservative-leaning states — it’s a rarity when the top two party leaders are both running for reelection in the same year.
Some outside the leadership say it’s easier to maneuver when you’re not bound to cater to factions within the caucus.
“I find in some ways I can provide more leadership outside of the elected leadership,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who says he has more leeway to cut bipartisan deals.
#111428 Jul 20, 2013
Indeed, not every Republican is critical of their leaders. Some privately say the griping is unfair given GOP senators are often eager to be at the heart of the dealmaking, which is bound to split their party. And many Republicans tend to give McConnell a pass, given that the Senate GOP leader is the No. 1 target for Democrats in 2014.
And the reality is that McConnell and his top lieutenants are facing the same internal GOP pressures that are dividing the party nationwide. Outspoken and hard-line conservatives like Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) get love from the Republican base and have become media stars. But McConnell, like Boehner, has to govern in a world with a Democratic-controlled Senate and a Democratic president.
GOP leaders denied that they were avoiding tough votes, and they tried to explain away the splits in their ranks as temporary or circumstantial, rather than part of an ideological battle between conservatives and more moderate Republicans that has repeatedly engulfed the House GOP majority.
Democrats have been trying to exploit these fissures, especially during the nuclear option standoff. Reid was able to reach out to McCain — who had already been negotiating with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)— in order to round up GOP votes to overcome Republican filibusters against Obama nominees.
Not all Republicans were happy with the deal. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) was stunned Thursday that Republicans had allowed Labor secretary nominee Tom Perez to be confirmed, claiming his confirmation was “not part of the nuclear option deal.” Other GOP senators insisted he was.
And a number of Republicans were angry that the deal allowed Cordray to be confirmed without changes to the consumer agency that the GOP had long demanded as a condition for his confirmation.
“We have now lost our leverage,” said Utah Sen. Mike Lee.
In a closed-door meeting Wednesday, McConnell sought to distance himself from the filibuster deal — even though the negotiators say he was apprised of the back-and-forth led by McCain and Corker.
Corker was so upset about McConnell’s comments that he stood up and called it “major bullsh—” in a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans on Wednesday, according to several sources familiar with the comment. Roll Call first reported Corker’s comment.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/senate-...
#111429 Jul 20, 2013
When are we going to investigate the 911 Fraud?
Drain your nose stupid.
#111430 Jul 20, 2013
You forgot to highlight our NOW president's accomplishments so I will help you out a little since you need schooling.
Gitmo closed? No. It's being redecorated by Obama.Obama gave us every detail of the Navy Seals killing Bin Laden as soon as he was pulled off the golf course and briefed but he can't even tell us where he was at the night 4 Americans were being tortured and murdered by terrorists. Maybe we should ask Jay Z and Beyonce. They seem to know more about the president than any other citizens in our country.
Obama forced the largest piece of tax legislation on the American people in our country's history.Obama's shovel-ready jobs weren't so shovel-ready after all...words from Obama's own mouth...followed by a giggle from our NOW president. You keep forgetting that Bush is not our president. I hope the word NOW preceding Obama's name helps you out a little bit.Brian Terry was murdered by guns furnished to the Mexican Drug Cartel by the WH.Obama and his staff refer to the Ft. Hood terrorist tragedy as a "workplace violence" incident not an act of terrorism.Obama and his staff refer to Army Private William Longs murder and Private Quinton Ezeaugwula's wounding in Little Rock as a "drive-by" shooting even though the terrorist admitted he was sent to execute as many Army personnel as he could by the Arabian Peninsula Al Qaeda.Obama has sent billions of dollars and at least 15 F16 jets to the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama claimed Detroit as one of his trophy cities he saved from doom and gloom with his bailouts but has done nothing to stop this United States city from going bankrupt.Obama and his democrat partners chastised republicans for not wanting to pass the Sandy Relief bill but never mentioned why (to the public) that republicans objected to the bill. Obama and the democrats added billions of dollars of pork into the bill for Hollywood (yes Hollywood!!!) and millions of dollars allotted for a car for a democrat in Mississippi and fixing a museum roof in Washington, etc. How many years later and the Sandy relief victims still don't have rebuilt homes and roads, etc. Obama's Katrina?Obama has made a heartfelt speech to the public and said God Bless Planned Parenthood as PP is the largest abortion clinic in our country. Killing innocent babies with tax dollars and we want God to bless them???Obama promised to have the most transparent staff in history as he started off with forcing a bill thru with no republican allowed in the talks and democrats bullying, cheating, lying and making shady deals with other democrats to get the bill forced thru. The CBO later confirmed that the dollar numbers the democrats presented to them were wrong and the bill would actually cost triple of what Obama and the dems claimed.
Obama added 20 million (plus) citizens to the food stamp program because of his failed policies just in his first 4 years as NOW president.On Obama's nearly 5 year watch there is a record number of Americans living at or below the poverty level than any other time in our country's history other than the Great Depression.Obama cancelled the WH tours for American tax payers who paid for the WH due to Obama's sequestration brain fart yet his sequestration did not affect his and Michelle's lavish Hollywood parties at the WH and did not affect the Obama's many lavish vacations.Obama stood before the Hispanic community and declared American republican citizens as the enemy and begged for their help to take his enemies down.Obama and the democrats gave a standing ovation to the Mexican presidents speech condemning America then later all joined together to sue Arizona because that state demanded Obama and democrats enforce laws already on the books.
#111431 Jul 20, 2013
Thou doest seem to protest way too much, Mitch-lover wannabe. lol
#111432 Jul 20, 2013
Let us remember:
DOW under Bush 6000. Under Obama 15000
Bin Laden now Dead. Bush protected him for 8 years
Bush's 2 Failed Wars. Obama Ended
Bush's Katrina Failure. Obama succeeded on Sandy
Bush...Don't Ask Don't Tell. Obama ended it
Bush, Scooter Libby convicted of High Treason, Bush pardoned a Man who should have been hanged
Obama.....Zero Convictions of his White House Staff
Bush......911 Complete Failure...The Worst in US History
Obama .....Zero Attacks on the US
You silly little pos you have been slapped down again.
#111433 Jul 20, 2013
Couldn't come up with anything original as a comeback? lol You should have conjured up your uncle flabby ass and scooter and lemming personalities and put your heads together in your weekly circle jerk. Four talking heads are better than one, right?
Don't fight your feelings. We are all friends here. We will support your vigilant effort to become Mitch's Bitch. You've got this! Stand up and continue to be loud and proud. It makes us laugh and laugh and laugh.
SUPPORT MITCH'S BITCH!
#111434 Jul 20, 2013
HAHA, you hang onto that pervert.
Since: Feb 13
#111435 Jul 20, 2013
OH NO NOT $5 Billion in new spending on Americans. OH NO !!!!!!!!!! That's the kind of money Bush was spending EACH week to build new roads, sewage plants, water treatment plants, power plants and schools. In IRAQ. Repubs in the Senate didn't have a problem with that. But hell no we can't spend that kind of money here at home on our own people.
The NEW IRS rules were to stop giving tax breaks to companies that were shipping jobs to China. OH NO !!!!!!!!!! The Repubs in the Senate can't hurt the job creators. Even if the jobs they create are in China?
#111436 Jul 20, 2013
Bush DOW 6000. Obama DOW 15000
Bush protected bin Laden. Obama KILLED bin Laden and the Bushses cried
Bush...911 Worst Failure in US History. Obama Zero Attacks on the US
Bush 2 Failed Wars. Obama ended both
Bush... Scooter Libby convicted of High Treason and pardoned by Bush instead of hanged
Obama Zero Convictions of Amy of His Staff
Bush...Katrina Failure. Obama Sandy Success
You have been slapped down again little boy.
#111437 Jul 20, 2013
The Nature of the Beast: The Breathless Press and the Phony IRS ‘Scandal’
The IRS “scandal,” lately dormant, is returning soon to a cable-news channel near you: tomorrow, Russell George, the Treasury Department inspector general who produced the original report at Darrell Issa’s request, is going back before Issa’s committee, and this time he’s in for some pretty serious grilling from Democrats. The evidence is now even more preponderant than it already was that there was absolutely no political agenda in the IRS’s review of 501(c)(4) applications. In fact, evidence is mounting that if anyone was behaving politically here, it was George—and, of course, Issa and the other Republicans who launched into their baseless tirades about “enemies lists” and other such nonsense.
Here’s what has happened while you were watching the Zimmerman trial or the immigration debate. Last Friday, Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on Issa’s oversight committee, sent Issa a letter asking that he recall George. Here are three examples of things Cummings’s investigators turned up about which they might like to hear George’s answers:
First, George apparently failed to disclose to the committee an interaction with his top investigator, who reviewed (at George’s request) some 5,500 emails from IRS employees. The investigator determined after his review that there was “no indication that pulling these selected applications was politically motivated.” They were singled out for review because the IRS employees weren’t sure how to process them. The investigator shared this finding with George, so evidently he knew about it. One might have thought that this would have been a relevant fact for George to share with the committee. But he did not.
Second, it has been George’s position that the word “progressive” was never used as a search criterion by IRS workers, a position that lent credence to the idea that only conservative applicants were targeted. But Cummings’s staff has now unearthed a Power Point presentation that was created for an IRS “workshop” meeting in July 2010 on how to handle sensitive cases. The second page of the Power Point is headlined “Politics” and features two photographs—an elephant and a donkey. Get it? Then, page three has the words “Tea Party”; page four, the words “Patriots” and “9/12 Project”(two more names that would indicate conservative affiliation); page five, the word “Progressive.” George had written to committee Democrat Sander Levin denying that “Progressive” was used as a screening term in 2010. But it clearly was.
Third, George said that “Occupy” as a screening term was used only on a spreadsheet labeled “Historical,” suggesting that Occupy Wall Street–related groups weren’t scrutinized. But Cummings’s staff found a document showing (scroll all the way to the bottom) that “Occupy” groups were on a “Watch List” in January 2012 and were to be referred to the same IRS group that was handling the “Tea Party” cases. George didn’t tell the committee any of this, either.
There’s more. The committee has now conducted 15 interviews with IRS employees. Six of these people said they were Republican or had voted Republican, six claimed no political affiliation, and three said they were Democrats. All have shot down the idea that there was any political bias at the IRS, and all have said they had no knowledge or evidence of any White House involvement. One of the Republicans, asked about those angles, said:“No, not at all. That’s kind of laughable that people think that.
And what about the mainstream media that swallowed whole from the Republican-conservative spoon?
#111438 Jul 20, 2013
Why do we want to support his Chinese Connection Stupid?
#111439 Jul 20, 2013
The wtf faker SPEAKUP pervert needs the votes.
#111440 Jul 20, 2013
The GOP Is Terrified Obamacare Could Be a Success
Has anyone else noticed how pathetically frightened the Republican Party is that Obamacare just might succeed?
I know, we’re all supposed to think the End Is Nigh because the government has decided to give the 10 percent of large employers who don’t insure their workers another 365 days to do so before levying a small penalty. This could not possibly be a reasonable accommodation to protect jobs and businesses, because as everybody knows, this president hates jobs and businesses.
No, this brief delay must be a sign that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is destined to result in abject failure. After all, that’s what every Congressional Republican with the ability to hit send on a press release has told us, over and over again, hoping that repeating their prediction enough times will somehow make it true.
But here’s my question: if Republicans are so confident Obamacare will end badly, why not just shut up about it? It’s not like they have the votes to repeal the law—a math problem they still haven’t solved after 37 different tries. Their appeal to the Supreme Court ended in defeat at the hands of a conservative chief justice. And now the bulk of the plan will begin to take effect in just a few months.
At this point, why not sit back and wait for this crazy experiment to self-destruct? Why not let President Obama and the Democrats reckon with the millions of angry Americans who will undoubtedly hate their new insurance or their new insurance protections?
Because Republicans are terrified that Obamacare could actually work. Already, the law has provided 54 million Americans free access to preventive services like check-ups and mammograms. More than six million seniors have saved more than six billion dollars on their prescriptions. Nearly 13 million consumers have received more than one billion dollars in rebates from insurance companies that had overcharged them. There are more than three million happy young adults who have been allowed to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26. And in California, a state that represents one-fifth of the U.S. economy, we’ve learned that premiums for the law’s new insurance options have come in lower than expected.
As these successes build, Republicans are naturally coping with their fear the only way they know how: by scaring the hell out of everyone else. The Koch brothers, not content with the millions they flushed down the toilet on Karl Rove’s 2012 electoral strategy, are spending millions more on ads that tell the same previously debunked lies about the health-care law. Mitch McConnell, still pursuing his top legislative priority of defeating a president who can no longer be defeated, actually threatened the NFL for even considering the administration’s request to help educate uninsured Americans about the fact that they can now receive affordable coverage under the law.
#111441 Jul 20, 2013
Think about that. This is the same kind of public education and outreach effort that the Bush administration once launched about a prescription drug program that many Democrats voted against. But Democrats didn’t object because it didn’t exactly seem fair to punish senior citizens with higher drug costs just to prove a political point.
This is also the same kind of effort Mitt Romney launched in Massachusetts when he asked the Red Sox to help educate the public about the benefits of Romneycare. Again, no one had a problem—just like no one has problems with government efforts to educate the public about Social Security benefits, or flu vaccinations, or school lunches, or any other benefits and protections we’ve written into law as a humane and decent society.
But today, the antigovernment zealots who have taken over the once-proud Republican Party feel they must burn our village to save it. They are actively trying to prevent Americans who have been too poor or sick to get health insurance from knowing that all three branches of their democratically elected government have passed and upheld a law that will finally allow them to see a doctor without going broke.
This is not to say that implementation will be easy or without problems. Some will be self-inflicted by poorly written provisions or bureaucrats who make mistakes because they’re human. Others will be inflicted by Republican governors and legislatures who refuse to accept the money the federal government is providing to expand health insurance programs for the poor and disabled.
But there is now plenty of evidence that if we as a nation want Obamacare to work, it will work; that if we can extract ourselves from the trench warfare that preceded the passage of the law, we can all start focusing on fixing and improving it over the next year. Out in America, I know there are not only plenty of Democrats and Independents who feel this way, but Republicans as well. What these Americans need to do now is speak up and be heard, because the antics of their frightened representatives in Washington are endangering the health care of millions and embarrassing their party in the process.
Now for the 38th time they will try to appeal again. hahaha Lost cause repukes. Supreme Court repukes didn't even strike it down. Suck it up.
#111443 Jul 20, 2013
Have fun loser clowns, pervert pedophile fake wtf (anonymous proxy), I am sure your Queen Loon will rise from her drunken/drug induced coma along with the Chemtrail Zombie to play.
I have a wonderful date night planned with my hunky man, dinner and a movie. Eat your heart out pathetic losers with no life outside topix. So enjoy your pitiful topix fix and I will stop in later for some laughs.
TheyRLemmings and circus clowns. lmao at you idiots.
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