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Some GOP leaders complain tea party hurt Senate hopes

There are 45 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Nov 6, 2010, titled Some GOP leaders complain tea party hurt Senate hopes. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Tea party-backed candidates helped and hindered Republicans, injecting enthusiasm into campaigns but losing Senate seats held by Democrats in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada that the GOP once had big hopes of capturing.

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cjrian

United States

#22 Nov 7, 2010
American Nationalist wrote:
Well Scooter, it seems to me that if he is blaming the recent election results on poor communication, even with his superior intelligence, he just doesn't get it and therefore an idiot.
His resume? He was a junior senator and a community organizer! Oh! And a college professor. As far a being vastly more intelligent, how come he never released his grades? He's the first affirmative action president.
"Minor" correction -
Obama was NOT a professor, but a "Senior Lecturer".

He's still an idiot
And our "first affirmative action president"
And a failure
Okay

York, PA

#23 Nov 8, 2010
cjrian wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummm, Repubs voted unanimously against the Stimulus, nearly so against PPACA (the healthSCAM), and they were powerless against DemonPass, and they were sitting on their hands?
Now, they'd better produce jobs? When they control ONE house and the other is hell-bent on F'ing the economy? The jobs produced will be the result of halting the Congressional madness and returning some semblance of sanity in spite of O'booboo's utter lunacy.
Hold their feet to the fire?!?!?
Where were you when the REgressives were destroying everything and everyone in the path of their wrecking machine? Where were you when they took a minor Recession and turned it into a Depression? Where were you when the REgressives defiled all common sense, not to mention the Law of the Land?
And now, you're going to "Hold their feet to the fire?"????
Where were you before?
I would assert that you are the lunatic.

I am part of the "Busy Majority", trying to balance a lowpaying job with token "benefits", family and a bleak future if things don't improve. At least I am funding my Social Security which the Republican'ts better not abolish or the healthcare insurance which I will need to use when I loose that "benefit" in 2012.

A minor Recession that the Dems turned into a Depression? Go take a chill pill, you pervert!
Clue Phone

York, PA

#24 Nov 8, 2010
cjrian wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW, about the name-calling, O'booboo began it and his acolytes ran with it, and ran, and ran, and ran. Stupid Cops, CEO's and pitchforks, I Won,...shouldn't listen to Rush, amoral Dr's that conduct needless amputations, racist TPer's, etc. He, and his minions shouldn't be surprised when he gets some back. Especially when it's so well deserved.
Wow, I don't know what you're on, but I'd sure like to try some. This paragraph is bizarre.
new report

Brooksville, FL

#25 Nov 8, 2010
According to reliable sources, Karl Rove has been seen wrapped around Ann Coulter like dock rope.
surprised

Ville Platte, LA

#26 Nov 8, 2010
cjrian wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummm, Repubs voted unanimously against the Stimulus, nearly so against PPACA (the healthSCAM), and they were powerless against DemonPass, and they were sitting on their hands?
Now, they'd better produce jobs? When they control ONE house and the other is hell-bent on **** the economy? The jobs produced will be the result of halting the Congressional madness and returning some semblance of sanity in spite of O'booboo's utter lunacy.
Hold their feet to the fire?!?!?
Where were you when the REgressives were destroying everything and everyone in the path of their wrecking machine? Where were you when they took a minor Recession and turned it into a Depression? Where were you when the REgressives defiled all common sense, not to mention the Law of the Land?
And now, you're going to "Hold their feet to the fire?"????
Where were you before?
Well played sir.(standing ovation)
Dr Zaes

Mount Laurel, NJ

#27 Nov 8, 2010
new report wrote:
According to reliable sources, Karl Rove has been seen wrapped around Ann Coulter like dock rope.
He could probably wrap himself around that pencil 3 or 4 times.
Okay

York, PA

#28 Nov 8, 2010
surprised wrote:
<quoted text>
Well played sir.(standing ovation)
You are smug now, but your reps are on the hot seat and will not prevail ultimately. They are only able to tear down; they don't have one positive idea to take the country forward.

We are watching and will take note about their inability to have one cohesive original idea about how the country should proceed to bring back the good times for every citizen.

Sit down, sir, and shut up.
Dr Zaes

York, PA

#29 Nov 8, 2010
What we need is a right wing dictator to straighten this mess out. It's too big to be done by committee.
American Nationalist

Red Lion, PA

#30 Nov 8, 2010
Okay wrote:
<quoted text>
You are smug now, but your reps are on the hot seat and will not prevail ultimately. They are only able to tear down; they don't have one positive idea to take the country forward.
We are watching and will take note about their inability to have one cohesive original idea about how the country should proceed to bring back the good times for every citizen.
Sit down, sir, and shut up.
Good times for every citizen? Just get the government intrusion out of my life, lower my tax burden, let me choose my healthcare provider, stop bailing out car companies, stop spending money to build mosques all over the world, pass laws on tort reform, have common sense, and protect the borders for starters!
Okay

York, PA

#31 Nov 8, 2010
American Nationalist wrote:
<quoted text>
Good times for every citizen? Just get the government intrusion out of my life, lower my tax burden, let me choose my healthcare provider, stop bailing out car companies, stop spending money to build mosques all over the world, pass laws on tort reform, have common sense, and protect the borders for starters!
Good times for every citizen? Just get the corporate money out of our elections, make every citizen bear their just percentage of the budget, stop bailing out the wall street paper pushers, stop the illegal wars against countries that never declared war on us, get corporations out of the healthcare insurance equation (the expensive middlemen), have common sense for every citizen not just those who have the time and money to influence (buy?) the lawmakers, and protect the populace from disinformation that poses as fact and rewrites history if only they say it often enough until people start to believe it.
cjrian

United States

#32 Nov 8, 2010
Okay wrote:
I would assert that you are the lunatic.
I am part of the "Busy Majority", trying to balance a lowpaying job with token "benefits", family and a bleak future if things don't improve. At least I am funding my Social Security which the Republican'ts better not abolish or the healthcare insurance which I will need to use when I loose that "benefit" in 2012.
A minor Recession that the Dems turned into a Depression? Go take a chill pill, you pervert!
And exactly HOW is a 50% tax increase going to help?(I'm assuming you're currently in the 10% tax bracket). Repubs have NOT talked of abolishing SSI, just creating the option, for those that want to, to self-direct a portion of their retirement account and accept a defined contribution plan for that part of their account, rather than a defined benefit. No one is even contemplating abolishing SSI. As for your healthcare - Obamas plan means you CAN'T keep what you have (no matter how often they deny that fact) and you will be FORCED onto Medicaid. Is that what you really want?

And finally, yes, a recession that Dems turned into a Depression! We've been through many, many recessions. And only TWICE has it prolonged beyond 10 months. This time and the Great Depression. Both times, government has tried to spend its way out, and failed. Both times, government has enacted controls on industry, imports/exports, and individuals, and that failed. Both times, government manipulation of our currency led up to the Depression and government tried to manipulate its way out, and failed. We were very close to a Depression during the Carter years, though that period did not technically qualify as a Depression, with unemployment over 10% and inflation over 12%, and again government tried to manipulate its way out, and failed for 4+ VERY long years. And the final commonalities with all three of these periods of misery? Dems manipulating the economy! The CHILDREN in DC may THINK they can squeeze the lemon tighter to get more juice, but when they've wrung all the good out, all that's left is bitters. No, the combined wisdom of the ACTUAL workers and employers far outweigh the puny educations of these monetary whizzes.
cjrian

United States

#33 Nov 8, 2010
Clue Phone wrote:
Wow, I don't know what you're on, but I'd sure like to try some. This paragraph is bizarre.
Try real life, and real facts.
As opposed to the kool-aid served up by the extremely biased LameStreamMedia.

BTW, you're the only one to express confusion over that post.
Might it be from an inferior of education?

“Anthony NYR”

Since: Jun 07

New York

#34 Nov 8, 2010
Okay wrote:
<quoted text>
Good times for every citizen? Just get the corporate money out of our elections, make every citizen bear their just percentage of the budget, stop bailing out the wall street paper pushers, stop the illegal wars against countries that never declared war on us, get corporations out of the healthcare insurance equation (the expensive middlemen), have common sense for every citizen not just those who have the time and money to influence (buy?) the lawmakers, and protect the populace from disinformation that poses as fact and rewrites history if only they say it often enough until people start to believe it.
I'll agree that corporate money has to be eliminated out of our elections....if you'll agree that union money also be eliminated.
cjrian

United States

#35 Nov 8, 2010
Okay wrote:
You are smug now, but your reps are on the hot seat and will not prevail ultimately. They are only able to tear down; they don't have one positive idea to take the country forward.
We are watching and will take note about their inability to have one cohesive original idea about how the country should proceed to bring back the good times for every citizen.
Sit down, sir, and shut up.
In this case, putting and end to the childish antics in DC would suffice. Yes, it'll be nice to eradicate the Pelosi/Obama/Reid economic abortioin, but just saying "NO! That's enough! That's too much!" will work for now. Jobs will not return until there is a level of long term certainty of labor and unit costs. P/O/R puts these costs into limbo. As an example, would you finance ANYTHING if you weren't sure what the payments would be from month to month? That's what businesses are facing. Higher business tax rates? Probably, but how much? Higher labor costs? Probably, but how much? Higher personal and property taxes? Probably, but how much? Higher State taxes? Probably, but how much? Nobody can make valid plans with so much up in the air and out of their control. So the producers and investors are sitting back until they've got a better idea of costs, and if those costs are excessive, they can sit out for a generation - or 2. Or they can invest overseas.
cjrian

United States

#36 Nov 8, 2010
Anthony wrote:
<quoted text>I'll agree that corporate money has to be eliminated out of our elections....if you'll agree that union money also be eliminated.
BINGO!!!!!!!!

Union contributions to candidates that the union "negotiates" with at a later date is incestuous.
Wartime

United States

#37 Nov 8, 2010
Clue Phone wrote:
<quoted text>
What's funny to me is that it's obvious by spending even a cursory moment looking at his resume that he's vastly more intelligent than you are, yet you insult him by calling him an idiot simply because you don't agree with his political philosophy.
Grow up. This is not a schoolyard, and name calling won't impress anyone but other bullies.
Video: The Audacity of Barack Obama....
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More corruption from THE MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION and CONGRESS in American history.
Wartime

United States

#38 Nov 8, 2010
Clue Phone wrote:
<quoted text>
What's funny to me is that it's obvious by spending even a cursory moment looking at his resume that he's vastly more intelligent than you are, yet you insult him by calling him an idiot simply because you don't agree with his political philosophy.
Grow up. This is not a schoolyard, and name calling won't impress anyone but other bullies.
Yeah, let's look at his corrupt resume....

Unlike most Americans, Bark "they treat me like a dog" Obama doesn't share an "American" upbringing nor the American "experience", in the sense that he was born and raised by radicals and communists, mentored by an avowed communist (Marshall Davis), and schooled in Indonesia during his formative years.

He intentionally sought associations with radicals, marxists, and communists in his youth (even traveling to Pakistan on spring break), and after finalizing his radical ideology --- with middle-east muslim financiers, radical professors like Rashid Khalidi, radical activists like Saul Alinsky, mega-corrupt Chicago politicians (Jones, Rush, Emmanuel, Axelrod, Jarret, Bill Daley, etc), felons like Tony Rezko, terrorists like Bill Ayers, racist radicals like Jeremiah Wright, far-left financiers like George Soros, corrupt union hacks like Andy Stern, and corrupt organizations like ACORN and the SEIU later in life.

He's never worked in the private sector, opting instead for stints as a community organizer, a consultant to ACORN, a college instructor in Alinsky methods, and as a chairman, co-founder, director, and/or funder for far-left organizations including the Annenberg Challenge, the Woods Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Center for American Progress, MediaMatters, and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), along with cronies including the likes of George Soros, Tony Rezko, Rashid Khalidi, Bill Ayers, Valerie Jarrett, Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, John Podesta, Franklin Raines, Al Gore, Allison Davis, Cecil Butler, and a slew of Goldman Sachs executives and lobbyists.

And now, his entire cabinet and czar contingent is staffed with some of the most radical leftist cronies imaginable. And this is understating the depths of this reality.

He's driven -- and at any cost -- to implement, er impose his ideological agtenda upon a nation he considers as oppressive, unfair, greedy, and rich beyond avarice. And his disingenuous agenda for wealth redistribution and social justice is an end to which any means is justifiable, including massive harm to our nation economically, militarily, morally, and ethically. The word "sociopath" comes to mind, although money also plays a role, ie: via his CCX trust fund, he stands to make untold millions if Cap and Trade passes the Senate.

In ANY other endeavor other than government, he'd be dismissed by virtually everyone as a radical nutjob. What does the fact that this corrupt radical is now president say about our government, the media, liberals, democrats, and our country?

Obama's web of collusion, cronyism, and corruption, in 1 post....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/THNOCJ...

Obama and Annenberg, in 2 consecutive posts....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TJC0OV...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TJC0OV...

Obama and Grove Parc Plaza, in 2 consecutive posts....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TJC0OV...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TJC0OV...

Obama and the Woods Fund, in 1 post....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/T50ESIT30OD77D4...

Obama's Radical Czar Contingent, in 4 consecutive posts....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...
madmadmad

Denver, CO

#39 Nov 8, 2010
cjrian wrote:
<quoted text>
BINGO!!!!!!!!
Union contributions to candidates that the union "negotiates" with at a later date is incestuous.
You mean like the United Federation of Teachers union recently being granted an exemption from Obamacare? They spent all that money getting the people elected that passed it and now that they found out that it stinks they get to opt out while the rest of us are stuck with it.
Wartime

United States

#40 Nov 8, 2010
Clue Phone wrote:
<quoted text>
What's funny to me is that it's obvious by spending even a cursory moment looking at his resume that he's vastly more intelligent than you are, yet you insult him by calling him an idiot simply because you don't agree with his political philosophy.
Grow up. This is not a schoolyard, and name calling won't impress anyone but other bullies.
Obama's web of collusion, cronyism, and corruption....

Obama was a board member of the George George Soros-founded Joyce Foundation, which started the far left "Center for American Progress" (CAP) outfit, which Obama also funded, along with MediaMatters, the far-left outfit that funds leftist bloggers (also cofounded by Hillary Clinton). CAP directs Obama's marxist agenda, and was the architect of the $862 billion Stimulus bill, which was outsourced to the Apollo Alliance (another cadre of leftwing radicals based in DC). WH advisor Valerie Jarrett remains on the board of Joyce, where which Obama funneled money to the brother of his fellow Annenberg Project board member, Bill Ayers.

Shortly after taking office in 2009, Obama committed $10 BILLION US taxpayer dollars to PetroBras for their latest off-shore drilling project off Brazil's coast -- 14,000 feet deep (in contrast to Horizon's 5,000 ft). This, when Petrobas earns $12 billion in annual profits. Not incoincidentally, billionaire George Soros (who's stated goal is "to take down the American economy"), invested $637 million in PetroBras two days after Obama took office.

Obama was also involved in the creation of CCX (the Chicago Climate Exchange)-- and the recipient of a TRUST FUND -- expected to gross $10 TRILLION per year if cap & trade passes. London-based GIM (Generation Investment Management) is the 5th largest shareholder of CCX, and was founded by Al Gore and a slew of Goldman execs.

The alliances and web of corruption, cronyism, collusion, and thuggery goes much, much deeper, however, including the associations and alliances of Obama, Soros, Gore, Raines, Podesta, Jarret, Goldman, GIM, and CCX. It's no accident that Obama's cabinet and radical czar contingent is loaded with former Goldman execs and lobbyists.

Razors Edge made two brief topix posts on this recently, a MUST-READ....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TQTMLH...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T50ESI...

Crime, Incorporated....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T50ESI...

And this post, more on Fannie and Freddie cronyism and Fannie CEO Raines's Cap & Trade patents....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T50ESI...

And of course not only have Obama and the democrats pledged "unlimited funding" to Fannie and Freddie (they who, along with the dems created the housing meltdown and are now $100 billion in the red), they omitted them from their "financial reform" (aka marxist control and payoff) bill.

Who were the top recipients of Fannie Mae's money? The top three were:
- Chris Dodd (D-CT),
- Barack Obama (D-IL),
- and John Kerry (D-MA).

And where are these Fannie Mae executives now?
- Franklin Raines ($90 million in compensation): Economic Adviser to Barack Obama
- Jamie Gorelick ($26 million): Major Democratic Fundraiser
- James Johnson ($21 million): Adviser to Barack Obama

Obama -- via his CCX trust fund -- stands to make untold millions if cap and trade passes. These are the FACTS. It's time to expose and impeach the Omarxist thug and his band of crooks.
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More background, in 4 consecutive posts...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TKPJUL...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TKPJUL...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TKPJUL...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TKPJUL...
Wartime

United States

#41 Nov 8, 2010
By now we're all aware that Obama, the former Alinsky student-turned-instuctor's only achievment in the Illinois Senate was enacting "Islamic Appreciation Day" (and we know that he got elected by hiring lawyers to invalidate his 3 competitiors' election petitions based on unrelated, personal grounds).

Prior to any of this, he and close friend, associate, and radical fellow board member (and former terrorist) Bill Ayers, collaborated on their failed, publicly funded Chicago Annenberg Project, which was designed to spread radical political thought by essentially feeding it to schoolchildren under the guise of educational reform while funneling taxpayer monies to ACORN rather than to the schools for which it was intended.

But here's what he did as an Illinios Senator for his district -- Chicago's Grove Parc Plaza. Yet another failure in the history of this pathetically corrupt, lying radical's history of failure.
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Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/20...

"At a dilapidated Chicago housing project, some see problems with Obama's favored housing policy.

As a state senator, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee coauthored an Illinois law creating a new pool of tax credits for developers. As a US senator, he pressed for increased federal subsidies. And as a presidential candidate, he has campaigned on a promise to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund that could give developers an estimated $500 million a year.

But a Globe review found that thousands of apartments across Chicago that had been built with local, state, and federal subsidies - including several hundred in Obama's former district - deteriorated so completely that they were no longer habitable.

Grove Parc and several other prominent failures were developed and managed by Obama's close friends and political supporters. Those people profited from the subsidies even as many of Obama's constituents suffered. Tenants lost their homes; surrounding neighborhoods were blighted.

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Among those tied to Obama politically, personally, or professionally are:

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama's presidential campaign and a member of his finance committee. Jarrett is the chief executive of Habitat Co., which managed Grove Parc Plaza from 2001 until this winter and co-managed an even larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by the federal government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread problems.

Allison Davis, a major fund-raiser for Obama's US Senate campaign and a former lead partner at Obama's former law firm. Davis, a developer, was involved in the creation of Grove Parc and has used government subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,500 units in Chicago, including a North Side building cited by city inspectors last year after chronic plumbing failures resulted in raw sewage spilling into several apartments.

Antoin "Tony" Rezko, perhaps the most important fund-raiser for Obama's early political campaigns and a friend who helped the Obamas buy a home in 2005. Rezko's company used subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,000 apartments, mostly in and around Obama's district, then refused to manage the units, leaving the buildings to decay to the point where many no longer were habitable.

Campaign finance records show that six prominent developers - including Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko - collectively contributed more than $175,000 to Obama's campaigns over the last decade and raised hundreds of thousands more from other donors. Rezko alone raised at least $200,000, by Obama's own accounting.

One of those contributors, Cecil Butler, controlled Lawndale Restoration, the largest subsidized complex in Chicago, which was seized by the government in 2006 after city inspectors found more than 1,800 code violations.

Butler and Davis did not respond to messages. Rezko is in prison; his lawyer did not respond to inquiries."

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