Did the debt ceiling fight teach the ...

Did the debt ceiling fight teach the tea party a lesson?

There are 567 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 12, 2014, titled Did the debt ceiling fight teach the tea party a lesson?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Molly Ball ends her column on how tea party members of Congress, despite their best intentions, have finally learned how government works with this: This is how Washington works: Certain things have to get done, and you try to get the best deal you can, and then move on to the next thing.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Washington Post.

Solid

United States

#264 Feb 18, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
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majjicjack has become known for the bumper sticker ploy. After Hillary wins, he can paper his boarding room with them.
If Hillary gets in he will be lucky to afford a boarding room
Solid

United States

#265 Feb 18, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
I've just decided to ignore the trolls from the Far Reich, that insist on lying and denying the facts of our economic recovery......life's too short and they need to fix their own party.....
Where man ! You all keep repeating how good thing are . But when I look around I don't see it
If things are so good why the push for unemployment benefit extension , why are there so many armed service people on food stamps?
Why are there so many jobs being lost in the medical field , why are there so many closed businesses . Why are there so many houses vacant . Just look at Detroit man, tell the people there how good things are . Why is the crime rate so high . Why are so many American businesses
sell out to to foreign company's stop believing what you hear or see on the news and get out and look around for your self

Since: Oct 12

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#266 Feb 18, 2014
Solid wrote:
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Where man ! You all keep repeating how good thing are . But when I look around I don't see it
If things are so good why the push for unemployment benefit extension , why are there so many armed service people on food stamps?
Why are there so many jobs being lost in the medical field , why are there so many closed businesses . Why are there so many houses vacant . Just look at Detroit man, tell the people there how good things are . Why is the crime rate so high . Why are so many American businesses
sell out to to foreign company's stop believing what you hear or see on the news and get out and look around for your self
Frankly, i am tired of posting stuff....buy a newspaper someday, and open up and digest the Business Section.....Detroit?...really? ?

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#267 Feb 18, 2014
Delbert wrote:
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George Bush went to South Africa escorted by President Obama and his wife on Air Force One. Bush was granted a pass to leave the Western Hemisphere and not face arrest and extradition.
Who grants these passes? barock?

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#268 Feb 18, 2014
Billy Ringo

United States

#269 Feb 18, 2014
Delbert wrote:
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George Bush went to South Africa escorted by President Obama and his wife on Air Force One. Bush was granted a pass to leave the Western Hemisphere and not face arrest and extradition.
Shrub and Dick should take a vacation - Switzerland is lovely this time of year.

I'd even pay their fare - they won't need any return tickets though.
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“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

8120'

#272 Feb 18, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
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Romney had the independent votes to win but when the president uses the IRS to stifle the oppositions voice, what can you do? IMPEACH!! Stop re-writing history!
The word gerrymander (originally written Gerry-mander) was used for the first time in the Boston Gazette on 26 March 1812. The word was created in reaction to a redrawing of Massachusetts state senate election districts under the then-governor Elbridge Gerry (pronounced /&#712;&#609;&#603 ;ri/; 1744–1814). In 1812, Governor Gerry signed a bill that redistricted Massachusetts to benefit his Democratic-Republican Party(That split after the 1824 presidential election into two parties: the Democratic Party and the short-lived National Republican Party (later succeeded by the Whig Party, some of whose members in 1854 helped to found the modern Republican Party).. When mapped, one of the contorted districts in the Boston area was said to resemble the shape of a salamander.[1]
Shorter definition....
Gerrymander (verb)
a. The ONLY reason the Republicans held the house in 2012.
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“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

8120'

#274 Feb 18, 2014
Solid wrote:
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Where man ! You all keep repeating how good thing are . But when I look around I don't see it
If things are so good why the push for unemployment benefit extension , why are there so many armed service people on food stamps?
Why are there so many jobs being lost in the medical field , why are there so many closed businesses . Why are there so many houses vacant . Just look at Detroit man, tell the people there how good things are . Why is the crime rate so high . Why are so many American businesses
sell out to to foreign company's stop believing what you hear or see on the news and get out and look around for your self
Maybe you're not looking in the right places, partner...
http://bgky.craigslist.org/jjj/

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#275 Feb 18, 2014
FOWG wrote:
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As an “Ex-president” Bush jr. is allocated only so many resources from the SS – not nearly enough to protect him from all the law enforcement agencies, bounty hunters and others who would easily overwhelm his meager SS detail and take the international war criminal into custody in many parts of the world.
44 extended a great courtesy to 43 – he kept him safe with the full resources of the Executive detail. The SS would probably just prefer to let 43 be locked up in some Iraqi dungeon and be done with the aggravation of having to protect a mass-murderer.
sincerely,
Fat Old White Guy
Any country that tries to apprehend Bush would get nuked.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#276 Feb 18, 2014
Fiona Focklemann wrote:
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There are varying degrees of political bias with ALL of these media outlets. I don't care for any of them because I know that journalism died a long time ago in America.
But let's just focus on the worst two -- FOX & MSNBC. Would you agree that BOTH of these networks are leading the pack pushing the political divide in America? If not, then you've wasted everyone's time.
While I'm not so presumptuous that I'd try to speak on "everyone's" behalf, I certainly wouldn't want to waste your own valuable time by tearing you away from trying to sell the notion that Fox is just like real news media. That's got to be a tough sell since Fox actually bears absolutely no resemblance to the news media, which it insists on calling the "main stream" and claiming it's really they who are biased and never to be trusted since they don't repeat Fox scripts. Good luck with your evangelistic crusade preaching Foxism.
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spud

Weatherly, PA

#278 Feb 18, 2014
I don't think it taught the Tea party a damn thing. Why should it have? It taught me that if Boehner is good enough to lead the Republican party, the Republican party isn't good enough for me.
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“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#280 Feb 18, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
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OK. So you want to make a big deal out of Bush wanting to know who attacked us on 9/11? OK, so Bush was mad. I was teaching college at the time. You want to see mad?, look into the eyes of my intro acctg class. I could have handed out helmets and M-16s and joined the militia. Bush telling Clarke in "some" tone is hardly evidence Bush flew off the handle. The campaign in Afghanistan against the Northern Alliance was historic. A few Green Beret teams knocked off the Taliban by aiding the Northern Alliance.
Why don't we know about Benghazi? barock went campaigning that night, but won't say what he did.
Why don't we ask how barock turned arab spring to winter by golfing from behind in Iran, Syria, Egypt and the rest of theses places in various stages of conflagration.
HAHA!!! You teaching college again?
You've been proven a liar and a complete imbecile on so many occasions on these threads, now it's easy to see what went wrong with the educational system in this country.(like anyone believes you taught anything to begin with.)

You really need to get over yourself.
Billy Ringo

United States

#281 Feb 18, 2014
Teabagger extradanaire and anti-union fanatic, Joe the Plumber finally got a job .......... A UNION JOB..........

LMAO !!!!!!!!!!

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#282 Feb 18, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
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We did.
Queen nancy was dethroned by Boehner. this is why barock must lead with illegal executive actions.
dirty harry ried is next.
History will not be kind to the 0rganizer. He's already a lame duck, just ask hillary.
Executive Orders are not illegal you fantasy wanna be adjunct instructor;

"A presidential executive order (EO) is a directive issued to federal agencies, department heads, or other federal employees by the President of the United States under his statutory or constitutional powers.

In many ways, presidential executive orders are similar to written orders, or instructions issued by the president of a corporation to its department heads or directors.

Thirty days after being published in the Federal Register, executive orders take effect. While they do bypass the U.S. Congress and the standard legislative law making process, no part of an executive order may direct the agencies to conduct illegal or unconstitutional activities.

President George Washington issued the first executive order in 1789. Since then, all U.S. presidents have issued executive orders, ranging from Presidents Adams, Madison and Monroe, who issued only one each, to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who issued 3,522 executive orders."

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/thepresidentand...

Now prove moron that any E.O.'s issued by the president superseded the constitution.

Very simple - yet you can't prove this, because no E.O.'s issued by Obama superseded the constitutional authority granted under the constitution.

Bush issued 291 Executive Orders before leaving office - Obama to date has issued only 144.

Come on moron - make your case!

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#283 Feb 18, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
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If it is a lie why did Loener talk the fifth? What is she hiding? You are right. The IRS did not nothing to approve their status but granted the status to liberal/progressive groups quickly and promptly! All Romney did was tell the truth and when that mark goes over 50% look out. The so-called rich income won't be $250,000 it will be more like $60,000!!
My God are you stupid and arrogant.

IRS nonsense was already debunked as a fabrication of the right - why not stop using fabricated nonsense as an excuse for the fact you have imbeciles running in the GOP.

Lois Lerner WAS A BUSH APOINTEE YOU DOPE!

Get your facts straight first bozo!

Would you again like the list of all rethuglicans who have pleaded the 5th? Already gave this to you two times, but morons don't absorb facts very well.
guest

United States

#284 Feb 18, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
<quoted text>lies
Prove it.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#285 Feb 18, 2014
Executive orders with a four and a half trillion dollar budget and a history of pushing the envelope with increasing presidential power and a president who commands a hundred billion dollar budget is much different. A president who has pure agenda in a position moving towards dictator status is dangerous. Will you whine when a someone comes to power who has an agenda totally different then most people in America may have and not so hidden?

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#286 Feb 18, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
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lies
Only you lie numbnuts - here's Bush's Ownership Society speech;



"use taxpayer money for low income families to be able to purchase homes" - watch the video you imbecile.

WASHINGTON — "We can put light where there's darkness, and hope where there's despondency in this country. And part of it is working together as a nation to encourage folks to own their own home."

- President George W. Bush, Oct. 15, 2002

The global financial system was teetering on the edge of collapse when Bush and his economics team huddled in the Roosevelt Room of the White House for a briefing that, in the words of one participant, "scared the hell out of everybody."

It was Sept. 18. Lehman Brothers had just gone belly-up, overwhelmed by toxic mortgages. Bank of America had swallowed Merrill Lynch in a hastily arranged sale. Two days earlier, Bush had agreed to pump $85 billion into the failing insurance giant American International Group.

The president listened as Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, laid out the latest terrifying news: The credit markets, gripped by panic, had frozen overnight, and banks were refusing to lend money.

Then his Treasury secretary, Henry Paulson Jr., told him that to stave off disaster, he would have to sign off on the biggest government bailout in history. Bush, according to several people in the room, paused for a single, stunned moment to take it all in.

"How," he wondered aloud, "did we get here?"

Eight years after arriving in Washington vowing to spread the dream of home ownership, Bush is leaving office, as he himself said recently, "faced with the prospect of a global meltdown" with roots in the housing sector he so ardently championed.

There are plenty of culprits, like lenders who peddled easy credit, consumers who took on mortgages they could not afford and Wall Street chieftains who loaded up on mortgage-backed securities without regard to the risk.

But the story of how the United States got here is partly one of Bush's own making, according to a review of his tenure that included interviews with dozens of current and former administration officials.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...

Bottom line Mr. Adjunct Instructor - Bush created this mess, with a republican Congress to pass anything he wanted.

facts are Fun! And Barbie is absolutely correct.

While you again are an absolute moron.
Billy Ringo

United States

#287 Feb 18, 2014
serfs up wrote:
Executive orders with a four and a half trillion dollar budget and a history of pushing the envelope with increasing presidential power and a president who commands a hundred billion dollar budget is much different. A president who has pure agenda in a position moving towards dictator status is dangerous. Will you whine when a someone comes to power who has an agenda totally different then most people in America may have and not so hidden?
Saul Alinsky lives !!!!!!!!!!
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#288 Feb 18, 2014
Billy Ringo wrote:
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Saul Alinsky lives !!!!!!!!!!
You're a smoothie! And thanks for spreading my brand as you finally agree. And I was belieiving the past history treatment of men like you who come to power and destroy everything of sense as to discipline in our personal lives in religious and non religious books was falling on deaf ears. Thanks...you're a brick!

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