Surrender may be only way out for Boehner

Oct 9, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

As the government shutdown and the threat of a federal debt default begin to merge into a singular Washington crisis, the only way out for House Speaker John A. Boehner may be something he disparaged earlier this week as "unconditional surrender."

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Acadian Driftwood .......Robbie Robertson

The war was over and the spirit was broken
The hills were smokin' as the men withdrew
We stood on the cliffs
Oh, and watched the ships
Slowly sinking to their rendezvous
They signed a treaty and our homes were taken
Loved ones forsaken
They didn't give a damn
Try'n' to raise a family
End up the enemy
Over what went down on the plains of Abraham

Acadian driftwood
Gypsy tail wind
They call my home the land of snow
Canadian cold front movin' in
What a way to ride
Oh, what a way to go

Then some returned to the motherland
The high command had them cast away
And some stayed on to finish what they started
They never parted
They're just built that way
We had kin livin' south of the border
They're a little older and they've been around
They wrote a letter life is a whole lot better
So pull up your stakes, children and come on down

Fifteen under zero when the day became a threat
My clothes were wet and I was drenched to the bone
Been out ice fishing, too much repetition
Make a man wanna leave the only home he's known
Sailing out of the gulf headin' for Saint Pierre
Nothin' to declare
All we had was gone
Broke down along the coast
But what hurt the most
When the people there said
"You better keep movin' on"

Everlasting summer filled with ill-content
This government had us walkin' in chains
This isn't my turf
This ain't my season
Can't think of one good reason to remain
I've worked in the sugar fields up from New Orleans
It was ever green up until the floods
You could call it an omen
Points ya where you're goin'
Set my compass north
I got winter in my blood
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you all fought the good fight..but there is no point in continuing
Lance Winslow

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Now that the changes to ACA are off the table, teaboogers are desperately seeking any other budgetary issues...anything. Bear in mind that the federal government shutdown was a goal in and of itself. Now, a federal financial default suits them well. The more harm to the country the better.
Cordwainer Trout

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The harm and pain exerted on America is coming from Obama and the top Democrats, who are acting like Bolsheviks. Actually, they are acting like other vicious enemies of Americans, like the Japanese military commands punishing civilian prisoners of war by punishing their children. Obama's approval ratings continue to fall, which says something very powerful about public perception of his processes, including the newly exposed White House getting IRS records in violation of law. It reminds of the Clintons, except it's been shown Obama has used the IRS to punish civilians and their children.

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thethirdrail

the simple solution to the current stalemate on
the budget is to Enforce The Pay As You Go Bill
Instead of Cherry Picking which of Your Buddies
will be Granted Waivers and Exemptions!!! Stop the
current policy of punishing the opposition (Tea
Party Folk etc etc etc) through the IRS etc.etc.
Stop Printing Worthless Paper to Buy Back Your
Own Treasury Notes. Increase the Value of the
dollar buy using more of our Resources (like
bio fuels etc.etc.etc.)and Separate Separate those
areas that are Self-Supporting (like the Army--Navy
Game)form the General Budget which would Not Not
make them affected buy any Sequester!!!
Storm Warning

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in 2014 we took a little trip
a down mount Sinai to the town of tel aviv

we took a little ammo and some mre s
and met the bloody yiddish at the town of tel aviv

We fired lazer guns
but the yiddish kept a coming

there wasnt quite as many as there was a while ago

we fired once more the hebes began to runnin
on down mount Sinai to the river Jericho.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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The President called their bluff.

Speaker Boner will cave.

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thethirdrail wrote:
thethirdrail
the simple solution to the current stalemate on
the budget is to Enforce The Pay As You Go Bill
Instead of Cherry Picking which of Your Buddies
will be Granted Waivers and Exemptions!!! Stop the
current policy of punishing the opposition (Tea
Party Folk etc etc etc) through the IRS etc.etc.
Stop Printing Worthless Paper to Buy Back Your
Own Treasury Notes. Increase the Value of the
dollar buy using more of our Resources (like
bio fuels etc.etc.etc.)and Separate Separate those
areas that are Self-Supporting (like the Army--Navy
Game)form the General Budget which would Not Not
make them affected buy any Sequester!!!
Stop making demands...That will only dig a deeper hole.....you are losing...look for an out

“Moderately yours....”

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Cordwainer Trout wrote:
The harm and pain exerted on America is coming from Obama and the top Democrats, who are acting like Bolsheviks. Actually, they are acting like other vicious enemies of Americans, like the Japanese military commands punishing civilian prisoners of war by punishing their children. Obama's approval ratings continue to fall, which says something very powerful about public perception of his processes, including the newly exposed White House getting IRS records in violation of law. It reminds of the Clintons, except it's been shown Obama has used the IRS to punish civilians and their children.
Grow up....
The AP poll 5% approve of the GOP house....
Your opinions are extreme, radical and delusional
You want to goose the GOP into one more futile charge ...

As if your hoping the President will get tired of GOP suicide
spOko

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Both parties have to compromise? Huh? Only one of the parties has been obstructing at every turn, trying to shut down Gov't since day 1 of the Obama administration!
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Cordwainer Trout wrote:
The harm and pain exerted on America is coming from Obama and the top Democrats, who are acting like Bolsheviks. Actually, they are acting like other vicious enemies of Americans, like the Japanese military commands punishing civilian prisoners of war by punishing their children. Obama's approval ratings continue to fall, which says something very powerful about public perception of his processes, including the newly exposed White House getting IRS records in violation of law. It reminds of the Clintons, except it's been shown Obama has used the IRS to punish civilians and their children.
Huh? If you get anymore stupid your head will explode
ICE

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Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Grow up....
The AP poll 5% approve of the GOP house....
Your opinions are extreme, radical and delusional
You want to goose the GOP into one more futile charge ...
As if your hoping the President will get tired of GOP suicide
5% approve of CONGRESS, that's Democrats and the GOP, you Obamanites love to twist the truth around, but that is what I come to expect from you people.
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spOko wrote:
Both parties have to compromise? Huh? Only one of the parties has been obstructing at every turn, trying to shut down Gov't since day 1 of the Obama administration!
Don't be so hard on the Democrats.
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Total surrenders and now comes the retreat.

However, warning. Now is the time to ensure the democrats don't trade away the store to keep things in the country even keeled.

The Democrats will if not watched trade Social Security away for the expiration of the Bush 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts, at the very least raise the age of retirement because workers are retiring later.

That is not a equal trade off in my opinion.
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
The President called their bluff.
Speaker Boner will cave.
"Speaker Boner" you gays certainly have a one track mind.
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How thoughtful to be concerned with Obama's Approval Rating, but it would behove you to watch the 8% Approval Rating of the Republicans. You have more than enough to worry about in bringing the image of the Republicans in America to that equal or above a case of bad hemorrhoids.

This stand off has never been between the Republicans and Democrats it's more an internal bickering within the Republican caucus for control of your corporatist ideology. One half of the Republican party hates America and Government, the other depends on America to profit from War and Finances.

Yall settle that.......... My money is on the deep pocket Country Club elitist of the Republican Party over the Hillbillies and Appalachian apple pickers at the base.
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
The harm and pain exerted on America is coming from Obama and the top Democrats, who are acting like Bolsheviks. Actually, they are acting like other vicious enemies of Americans, like the Japanese military commands punishing civilian prisoners of war by punishing their children. Obama's approval ratings continue to fall, which says something very powerful about public perception of his processes, including the newly exposed White House getting IRS records in violation of law. It reminds of the Clintons, except it's been shown Obama has used the IRS to punish civilians and their children.

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spOko wrote:
Both parties have to compromise? Huh? Only one of the parties has been obstructing at every turn, trying to shut down Gov't since day 1 of the Obama administration!
...Damn right....teaparty House republican's are looking for a way to moonwalk away from this mess, they created......

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Eric Gustafson wrote:
How thoughtful to be concerned with Obama's Approval Rating, but it would behove you to watch the 8% Approval Rating of the Republicans. You have more than enough to worry about in bringing the image of the Republicans in America to that equal or above a case of bad hemorrhoids.
This stand off has never been between the Republicans and Democrats it's more an internal bickering within the Republican caucus for control of your corporatist ideology. One half of the Republican party hates America and Government, the other depends on America to profit from War and Finances.
Yall settle that.......... My money is on the deep pocket Country Club elitist of the Republican Party over the Hillbillies and Appalachian apple pickers at the base.
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You are right about the GOP civil war. The TEA's don't realize what the Koch brothers and the other billionaires had done to them. They conceived of and funded the TEA for the purpose of harassing the President and they hoped keeping the status quo. If they could get political political suicide bombers to keep everyones attention perhaps the could run the clock out These guys were making a lot of money and rather liked paying radically reduced tax rates. If they could assemble a low information-low reality mob they could send this mob against the President, keeping him busy with non-sense like birther drool. Their hope was that you all would do their dirty work and 'their boys' wouldn't have to get their hands dirty.
The thought was you guys would never amount to the political force that you did.
Now you are hurting 'their boy' and they face a civil war.
Being destroyed by their own creation...Mary Shelly could not have written a better ending to this play acting.

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In other words. Bonner would have to pull out.

LOL!
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As Congress' inability to agree on compromises that would reopen the partially shut-down government and raise the looming debt ceiling continues, Americans give Congress an 11% job approval rating, down eight percentage points from last month and one point above the worst rating in Gallup history.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/165281/congress-jo...

Worst rating in Gallup history - now that is a prize that they can take to the Bank!

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And Speaker Boner just caved, as predicted.

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