GOP looks to escalate attacks on Obama

GOP looks to escalate attacks on Obama

There are 97 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 7, 2009, titled GOP looks to escalate attacks on Obama. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Last month, House Minority Leader John Boehner , R- Ohio , repeatedly excoriated House Democrats for what he considered flaws in the economic stimulus plan, rarely mentioning President Obama , one of the chief ...

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Sharon

San Marcos, TX

#1 Mar 7, 2009
The Republicans should rip their earmarks out of "President Obama's budget" if they really want to get any traction on their attack narratives. Otherwise, they might want to duck when their hypocrisy comes flying back at them.
thebobbob

Portland, OR

#3 Mar 7, 2009
The budget has more Republican earmarks than Democratic earmarks. What a hypocrite! Republicans need to roll up their sleeves and start helping to clean up the mess THEY made! What a bunch of predictable babies!
texanrme

United States

#4 Mar 7, 2009
The GOP is trying to start a schoolyard brawl because they don't have an idea, a plan or the people to solve the problem the Bush administration created during the past eight years. If it's a fight they want let's start with an impeachment of the Bush & Cheney administration to establish a benchmark for removal of the most corrupt still in office. Once that has been done, let's focus on the do nothing members still in Congress; once that has been done, it will be time for another election. We have had two elections in the past four years for the citizens to take back the country. It looks like one more election should accompolish that for the taxpayers. Once all that has been done, we should be able to tell if the economy is moving forward again.
dan mccoy

Mexico

#5 Mar 7, 2009
the republicans are a sorry bunch. they wreck our country then try to wreck the people coming in to try to get us back on our feet. They want America to go down so they can come back in power. Next election lets just kick them all out.
Allen Maes

Oregon City, OR

#6 Mar 7, 2009
The GOP are much like children that refuse to clean up their rooms and messes which they leave for all over the house so that their parents can pick up after them.
Hey GOP grow up so you might be able to run with the big dogs and not have to be under restriction on the porch.
Your decade-long party is over, get a grip and deal with it!!
LOL at all of you GOP cry babies trying to hide all of your earmarks.
robotech

Alabaster, AL

#12 Mar 7, 2009
"The budget has more Republican earmarks than Democratic earmarks."

That's BS.
Look it up. Majority party gets 60%, Minority gets 40%. That's the way it's been for 40 years. So before you say such an inane thing as this, get your facts straight.
The earmarks are 60-40 Dems. Period.

Whether it's Dems OR Pubs, it's WRONG to spend our tax money on personal projects and your cronies!

We punished the Pubs for their buffoonery in 2006 and 2008, now it looks like the Dems turn in 2010 and 2012. Tripling the deficient in four years will take it's toll.
The Pubs were on the mat for at least a decade, but now they will be back in two.
And it's Obama and the Dem Congress that's causing it.
Don't have to take my word for it, it's only 19 months until next national election.
Wait and see if I'm right. No big deal, unless you are a Dem.
robotech

Alabaster, AL

#17 Mar 7, 2009
Oh, and just so I don't get hacked for not posting a link to my 60-40, here's just ONE!

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/627...

"House Democrats estimate that Republicans inserted 40 percent of the earmarks in the bill. An independent budget watchdog group, Taxpayers for Common Sense, said the 60-40 Democratic-Republican ratio followed historical patterns."

Plenty more where that came from, just google it.
of course, facts are inconvenient little suckers, aren't they?

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

Since: Jan 09

Scenic Manitowoc County WI

#18 Mar 7, 2009
thebobbob wrote:
The budget has more Republican earmarks than Democratic earmarks. What a hypocrite! Republicans need to roll up their sleeves and start helping to clean up the mess THEY made! What a bunch of predictable babies!
That is the whole point. he can sign their earmarks and they will roast him for it, or he can veto the whole thing and bring government to a standstill and they will roast him for it.

Very shrewd political move. Obama should counter by demanding a line item veto and refusing to sign anything until he gets it.

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

Since: Jan 09

Scenic Manitowoc County WI

#19 Mar 7, 2009
John wrote:
Dems have controlled congress for the past two years... Are they going to admit that dumb'ol GW Bush out witted them?
Well either he did or you made this mess. Which one is it?
All of the politicians created this mess. Both parties. They are all to blame.
MarkG

Clovis, NM

#20 Mar 7, 2009
Now that the Republicans with their neo-classical economic policies have brought the country almost to its knees, they want to proceed and go the rest of the way. Within weeks of Obama getting the economic stimulus bill passed they are in unison criticizing it because it isn't working. It has barely had a week since the first monies have actually hit the streets but they are following their master Rush to take us to hell as fast as possible. Who are they to even raise their voice when it wasn't less government spending that we actually needed, but less greed from Wall Street and the rest of these crooks. We needed more regulation the whole way along, better wages so that people could afford these overpriced houses, and to pay less attention to all the lies that big business foisted upon us about such things as wages, social security, welfare, and other things that benefited people when they were down and without. If business would pay a decent wage to everybody a market would develop in the US where the economy would boom and the world would follow. If big business didn't rely on corporate welfare they could actually be what they are always saying they are - capitalists. The amount of welfare that big business has gotten now is much more than all the welfare that has been given out to people in the last 30 years, not including administration costs. Besides that, most of the people that get welfare are kids anyway. Maybe, if free enterprise can solve every problem without government intervention, then business can hire the millions that are out of work and solve this one. If they can't solve this problem then maybe they ought to quit saying that they can solve all of these problems without government intervention. If they don't want any people to get welfare than maybe they ought to put everybody to work, not just the fake amount of people that the government figures say are unemployed. Hell, just by changing the way they calculated it Bush knocked 2 points off the unemployment rate after he first got in. He included service people. Who has ever seen a person in the service unemployed. Now come on big, bad free enterprisers, put your money where your mouth is, and solve all of these problems. If you guys can't then maybe you ought to give these plans a chance to work and quit your snivveling!
MissClarity

West Sacramento, CA

#21 Mar 8, 2009
These so-called christian republications i.e. Steele etal should remember the Bible teaching "pride cometh before the fall". Steele you done falled down. Get over yourself and find your pearls and hang on tight. If you know what I mean? Kick the pride dust from your feet and move on. If you know what I mean. Adios cowboy and take that sacred cow, Rush Lumbaugh with ya partner. If you get what I mean.
socrates

Eugene, OR

#22 Mar 8, 2009
I hope the Republican party fails!
jimbo

Loxahatchee, FL

#24 Mar 8, 2009
The "charisma" is wearing thin.. The campaign is over - now comes reality . The stress is showing and his policies will be disasters. He has no clue. This is what you get for drinking the koolaid and blindly following someone you know nothing about. Lets hear those chants now - change, hope etc etc...... 9,000 earmarks is NOT change. Negotiating with the Taliban is change but not the right kind. Giving 900 million to Hamas - yeah - sure it will go to the Palestinian people- is not the kind of change we need. Pelosi, Reid and Obama are out of touch with the reality being faced by the American people. We want jobs, homes and stability - not 800 billion dollars of pork and special favors. Look for this to be a one term Presidency especially if the Supreme Court finally gets some cajones and seriously takes a look at all the birth certificate lawsuits that are NOT going away any time soon.
Tinkerbell2

Columbia, SC

#25 Mar 8, 2009
It is amazing to me that the GOP had a huge hand in bringing the economy to its knees over the last 8 years - lets face it - this did not happen overnight. In my estimation, President Obama has worked harder in his first 45 days as president than the last president did over his last term.

And if Rush Limbaugh is the don, the head of the GOP, you know they are in trouble. At least John McCain is a man of principle and honor.

How about a hand for a man who has been bustin his behind since before he took office. To you Barack - you are one fine, honorable man.
Arie Bakker

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#26 Mar 8, 2009
Rush Limbaugh, America's "Joseph Goebbels", the Neo Conservative's Mouthpiece. Don't tell me, it's the best thay can do!
Yes, he's white, rich, and a political disgrace.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#27 Mar 8, 2009
Arie Bakker wrote:
Rush Limbaugh, America's "Joseph Goebbels", the Neo Conservative's Mouthpiece. Don't tell me, it's the best thay can do!
Yes, he's white, rich, and a political disgrace.
Rush Limbaugh is a real American. Not an Obamatron Socialist. America was built by Real Americans and will survive thanks to Real Americans. Real Americans will rise up against Obama's socialist plans. Most Real Americans serve in the US Military.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#28 Mar 8, 2009
You would think with all of the millions of people without jobs and the rip off "stimulus" bill...Obama could at least put some of the Americans to work making HIS kool-aid.....
back when

Menomonee Falls, WI

#29 Mar 8, 2009
thebobbob wrote:
The budget has more Republican earmarks than Democratic earmarks. What a hypocrite! Republicans need to roll up their sleeves and start helping to clean up the mess THEY made! What a bunch of predictable babies!
please list them or source a reference
back when

Menomonee Falls, WI

#30 Mar 8, 2009
Tinkerbell2 wrote:
It is amazing to me that the GOP had a huge hand in bringing the economy to its knees over the last 8 years - lets face it - this did not happen overnight. In my estimation, President Obama has worked harder in his first 45 days as president than the last president did over his last term.
And if Rush Limbaugh is the don, the head of the GOP, you know they are in trouble. At least John McCain is a man of principle and honor.
How about a hand for a man who has been bustin his behind since before he took office. To you Barack - you are one fine, honorable man.
you've got to be kidding, you think this problem started in 8yrs ? try 32, with the CRA act which was set in hyperdrive in 1995 by the Clinton admin which forced lenders to relax even more their lending practices under the preface that Democrats thought it would be a good thing for everyone, anyone to own a home, without any care if they could afford it. this started the practice of new security derivative trading practices which BOTH Bush and McCain back in 2001 said was going to be a problem, yet ( and you can watch the videos), you'll see Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and the list goes on of Dem Congress folks testifying that there are no issues with Fannie & Freddie. Get your facts straight.
Huh

Branford, CT

#31 Mar 8, 2009
>>Taxpayers for Common Sense, said the 60-40 Democratic-Republican ratio followed historical patterns<<<

Excellent! The bloviated, hypocritical GOP can start by removing their 40% as a show of good faith and sincerity. Oh wait...they posses neither. The GOP is in a death march. They should not be worried about Dems. They should be worried that the whig party will replace them.

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