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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 22, 2013 - 08:54am PT
John Boehner Claims The American People Don’t Want A Congress That Passes Laws

By: Jason EasleyJul. 21st, 2013more from Jason Easley

Speaker John Boehner tried to justify the House Republicans’ lousy record of not passing legislation by claiming that American people want a Congress that repeals laws instead of passing them.

Speaker Boehner said that the House is reflecting the will of the American people, “I talked about this the day I was sworn into speaker. That I considered my job was to open up the process, let members participate. Yeah, I’ve got certain things that I’d like to see accomplished. But this is not going to be about me. I said it the opening day. And it’s never going to be about me. It’s what’s in the best interest of the country. If we’re listening to the American people and we’re following their will, our House will work just fine.”

Boehner was asked how he felt about presiding over one of the least productive, and least popular Congresses in history. The Speaker of the House answered, “Well, Bob, we should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal. We’ve got more laws than the administration could ever enforce. And so we don’t do commemorative bills on the floor. We don’t do all that nonsense. We deal with what the American people want us to deal with. Unpopular? Yes. Why? We’re in a divided government. We’re fighting for what we believe in. Sometimes, you know, the American people don’t like this mess.”

According to Boehner, the House is reflecting the will of the American people by spending much of their time trying to repeal Obamacare. The problem with Boehner’s premise is that it isn’t true. Recent polling has shown that 49% of Republicans don’t think their party is doing enough to compromise with President Obama. Overall, 68% of Americans believe that Republicans aren’t doing enough to compromise with the president. The American people want compromise, because they want to see legislation passed.

John Boehner was wrong. The American people don’t want a Congress that repeals laws. They want a Congress that passes more laws. Boehner can’t defend his abysmal record of passing only 15 bills in the first six months of the year, so he turned his party’s obstruction into a virtue. The funny thing about Boehner’s repealing laws statement is that House Republicans have spent 15% of their time trying and failing to repeal Obamacare, so by Boehner’s own metric House Republicans have failed miserably because Obamacare is still the law of the land.

House Republicans have failed to pass new laws. They have failed to repeal old laws. House Republicans have just plain failed. No matter how you cut it, John Boehner has been a miserable failure as the Speaker of the House.

Wow what a delusional asshat. If the If the Republicans are reflecting the will of he American people then why do they have only a 10% approval rating?
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:08am PT
I wish my father was still alive

he would have enjoyed watching the death throes of the Republican party

he had nothing but contempt for them

and he raised up a wonderful son
jghedge

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:16am PT

My parents are loving it...I remember watching the '68 dem convention with them, and rooting for Hubert Humphrey...my dad voted for Jesse Jackson as well

They've been waiting for this to happen ever since Nixon used the Southern strategy to court the racists, and the racists switched to the repub party


But even they can't believe how rapidly the repub party is going down the tubes


locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:31am PT


"But even they can't believe how rapidly the repub party is going down the tubes"...

The sooner, the better!!!...

Such a backwards thinking group...
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2013 - 09:34am PT
Their death isn't fast enough for me,
they are doing as much damage as they can in their present death throes

AND, there are still millions of idiots that think the Republicans are Saving America from Communism!
WBraun

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:37am PT
Nothing is dying.

Both parties are the same fools and they are already both dead zombies with no souls.

Americans have no more brains.

Just stupid sheep brains .....



philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:37am PT
AND, there are still millions of idiots that think the Republicans are Saving America from Communism!

Distracting the weak minded while their true agenda is a fourth Reich.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:38am PT


"AND, there are still millions of idiots that think the Republicans are Saving America from Communism!"...

Never ceases to amaze me...

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:38am PT
During the recent Idyllwild fire, I had a spirited scotch-enhanced political 'discussion' (rant, really) with several local conservatives. The irony of how they would rail on the federal government while DC10's & C-130's flew over, saving their homes, was not lost on me.

I tried to make that irony clear to them, too...they just got kinda quiet, then changed the subject.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:41am PT


"Both parties are the same fools"...

jghedge

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:57am PT


"I tried to make that irony clear to them, too...they just got kinda quiet, then changed the subject."


Like they always do when reality stares them in the face.
WBraun

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Your mundane politics and propaganda is not reality at all.

Nor has it ever been ......
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2013 - 09:59am PT
They live in a bubble of delusional ideology
Since it conflicts with reality, their only choice is to Hate Reality

the duck is included in this group of people
WBraun

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Your puny words will never help you,

You have no power ......
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 22, 2013 - 10:05am PT


Another FOOL post:

jghedge

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 01:37pm PT

Univision Now Highest-Rated TV Network

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/univisi-n-ranks-first-in-july-ratings


Hahahaha - and they're hammering the repubs on immigration reform. Every Day.




Repubs Have Failed.




Dr. F.

Boulder climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
Republicans now want to shut the Government down, isn't that the same as a coup?
And they refuse to pay the debt that they spent, so instead of approving raising the debt ceiling, they will hold the country hostage to get their right wing ransom.

Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare


The Huffington Post | By Nick Wing
Posted: 07/22/2013 10:44 am EDT | Updated: 07/22/2013 10:51 am EDT

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/mike-lee-obamacare_n_3634456.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) declared on Monday that he and other congressional Republicans would be willing to shut down the federal government in order to block further implementation of President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

Speaking on Fox News, Lee said Republicans determined that refusing to fund Obamacare was the "last stop" before the individual mandate and the law's health insurance exchanges are set to go into effect at the beginning of next year.

“Congress of course has to pass a law to continue funding government -- lately we’ve been doing that through a funding mechanism called a continuing resolution," Lee said. "If Republicans in both houses simply refuse to vote for any continuing resolution that contains further funding for further enforcement of Obamacare, we can stop it. We can stop the individual mandate from going into effect.”

Lee added that his effort, which he said was backed by "13 or 14" Senate Republicans and a host of House Republicans, wouldn't target popular Obamacare provisions that already had gone into effect, like a measure that allows children to remain on their parents' health insurance until the age of 26.

Congress passed a continuing resolution in March, temporarily funding the government for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Lee is suggesting that Republicans refuse to vote on a future measure to fund the government, setting up another standoff that would put critical government functions at risk.

The threat comes just days after House Republicans took their 38th vote to repeal part or all of Obamacare. Their latest move followed the Obama administration's announcement that it was delaying the law's employer mandate for a year, a decision that Republicans used to support their claims that Obamacare is unworkable.

Lee similarly suggested in a Friday interview on WBAL 1090 AM that he and other Republicans would be willing to shut down the government.

“I’ll utilize every procedural mechanism at my disposal to do it,” he said. “I generally don’t signal in advance what procedural maneuvers exactly I’ll use because it’s usually not good strategy. But what I am saying is I will not vote for a continuing resolution that contains funding for further Obamacare implantation and enforcement. So far I have got, I don’t know, 13 or 14 Senate Republicans who have joined me. I think a corresponding effort is starting to be kicked off in the House. And I expect these numbers to grow steadily as Americans realize the president has said he’s not going to implement the law as written. If he’s not going to implement the law, we shouldn’t be forced to fund it.”


Credit: Dr. F.
jghedge

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/inc/photo_zoom.php?dpid=Oj06NzclISAqJg,,


Hahahaha, throw that and immigration and demographics in, and they've got about 2 years, max.


Hahahaha, that's a great cartoon, thanks Craig
jghedge

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
I posted about the Univision ratings at 1:30 today - it's probably the biggest political story of the past few weeks


And what does Rachel Maddow lead off with tonight? Hahahaha

She must read my posts


Delicious to watch the clips of Jorge Ramos hammering the wingnut congressman for referring to Hispanics as "dogs" on live TV - pity the POS congressman couldn't just post anonymously, eh "Dropline"?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 22, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Hahahahaha good one.
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