GOP warns on massive lame-duck spending bill

posted at 2:55 pm on October 18, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

If the popular definition of insanity is accurate — repeating the same failed strategies over and over again and expecting a different result — it seems that Democratic leadership may need some medical intervention.  The Hill reported over the weekend that Democrats plan to use the lame-duck session after the election to push through a massive omnibus spending plan, which in itself isn’t surprising since the Democrats failed to produce even a budget authorization before the start of the 2011 fiscal year, the first such failure in almost 40 years.  However, Republicans warn that Democrats have once again locked them out of budget negotiations, which is more than a little reminiscent of Porkulus:

While Republicans and Democrats fight for control of Congress, a behind-the-scenes budget fight is brewing over an omnibus appropriations bill that lawmakers may need to consider quickly upon their return after the midterm election.

Lobbyists and congressional aides say Democratic appropriators are mulling a 12-bill omnibus to fund the government in 2011 after the current stopgap measure expires in early December.

Republicans complain that they are being shut out of negotiations and are sounding warnings that Democrats will try to jam a $1 trillion bill through Congress immediately following the midterm elections.

“We have not been told a single thing,” a House GOP aide said. “There has not been one phone call from the majority to us.”

Several lobbyists said Republicans haven’t been involved in discussions and are predicting a partisan battle in the lame-duck session over the omnibus.

Republicans have warned that Democrats would use the lame-duck session to push major policy changes, like Card Check and cap-and-trade, but those have as little chance of passing in a lame-duck session as they have all year.  Republicans will hold the same filibuster power in the Senate to block such policy changes, and in fact could pick up a couple of seats in Illinois and West Virginia to augment their votes.  The main threat in the lame-duck session has always been the budget.  Democrats postponed budgeting specifically because they didn’t want to be held accountable for their massive overspending in the midterms, and they can’t put off a budget to January because Republicans will control the agenda.  The budget was always going to be the biggest issue in a lame-duck pork-squeezing session.

However, few expected Democrats to repeat the mistake they made with the stimulus package.  Nancy Pelosi locked Republicans out of the drafting sessions, even though a number of moderate Republicans supported the concept of government-funded stimulus.  The result?  The Democrats and Barack Obama ended up with full responsibility for the stimulus — and all of the blame when it failed to keep unemployment from reaching double digits.

Once again, the Democrats have an opportunity to force the GOP into taking some responsibility for the Democrats’ wildly bloated budgets, and once again, they’ve missed the forest for the trees.  When the FY2011 budget finally gets produced by the last gasp of a Pelosi-controlled Congress, the Democrats will own every inch of it.  They also will set up John Boehner as a spending hawk in the 112th as he and the GOP will do their best to defund big portions of a budget in which they have no stake, once the Republicans win control of the agenda in the House.

In a sense, it seems fitting that Pelosi and her leadership will spend their last days in power in the insular, dictatorial mode that gave them the shortest-lived House majority in fifty-five years.


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Can we please change the number to lame dem?

Oil Can on October 18, 2010 at 2:58 PM

one last ride on the gravy train… cut ‘em some slack!

gatorboy on October 18, 2010 at 2:58 PM

over the weekend that Democrats plan to use the lame-duck session after the election to push through a massive omnibus spending plan, which in itself isn’t surprising since the Democrats failed to produce even a budget authorization before the start of the 2011 fiscal year, the first such failure in almost 40 years.
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What is it GOING TO TAKE,FOR THE LIBERALS
TO SEE THE LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM

A carpenter sees a nail and has to hammer it.

A Democrat sees a tax payer dollar and has to spend it.

They are what they are.

angryed on October 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Hopey/Changey Fence Post Turtle Lame Duck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Democrats Hint Kittens at Risk in Lame Duck Session

Mervis Winter on October 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM

So what happens if they don’t raise the debt ceiling. Good things I bet.

tarpon on October 18, 2010 at 3:02 PM

OUT OF TOUCH

Liberal Space Cadets!!!

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:03 PM

After November 2nd, the Democrats might be too shell-shocked to do anything much at all!

kingsjester on October 18, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Is there anything dems can’t screw up?

ctmom on October 18, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Paul Ryan: Prepare for a Costly Lame Duck Session
——————————————————–

June 25, 2010
Congressman Paul Ryan answers questions at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Ju…
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Lame duck of all lame ducks……………

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNqD2xaVmv4

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:07 PM

disco duck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97RjuC9YeXg

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:08 PM

kingsjester on October 18, 2010 at 3:03 PM

I bet they pretend the election never happened and Pelosi will blink a lot, looking vacuous.

Any takers?

dogsoldier on October 18, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Is there anything dems can’t screw up?

ctmom on October 18, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Ooooooh ooooooh (waves hand wildly)! I know the answer. It’s NO! Do I win a prize for the correct answer? ;-)

sicoit on October 18, 2010 at 3:10 PM

I think this was tried in 2006, and Tom Coburn put a hold on it. I think Reid and McConnell agreed to let the bill go to the floor in 2007, and it passed.

I hope the Senate conservatives have been reading the fine print in the Senate procedure again. And McConnell can keep his porkmeisters )Cochran, Shelby, Murkowski) in line.

Wethal on October 18, 2010 at 3:11 PM

I bet they pretend the election never happened and Pelosi will blink a lot, looking vacuous.

Any takers?

dogsoldier on October 18, 2010 at 3:09 PM

dogsoldier: What a hoot,yup,either Pelosi loses it and
Blinks soooo much,that she launch’s herself
into low-orbit,

or,here blinking eyes escalate to a critical
mass as her blinks count down for a detonation!!

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Washington is beautiful at that time of year.

And since it’s the end of the growing season, garden tools, not one in particular mind you *coughpitchforkcough* are on sale.

Anyone want to join me?

turfmann on October 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Republicans have warned that Democrats would use the lame-duck session to push major policy changes, like Card Check and cap-and-trade, but those have as little chance of passing in a lame-duck session as they have all year. Republicans will hold the same filibuster power in the Senate to block such policy changes, and in fact could pick up a couple of seats in Illinois and West Virginia to augment their votes.

How sure of this are we?

Some more left leaning Republicans may jump ship and vote with the Democrats. If Collins in Maine is facing a primary she doesn’t have much to lose and McCain may well be thinking of his legacy.

This may well be their last chance to get these things done and sane doesn’t exactly describe much of the last two years.

sharrukin on October 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

dogsoldier on October 18, 2010 at 3:09 PM

I can’t wait until they pry the gavel from her hands.

kingsjester on October 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Nancy will never let go of the kingpin’s suitcase!

mojo on October 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

In a sense, it seems fitting that Pelosi and her leadership will spend their last days in power in the insular, dictatorial mode that gave them the shortest-lived House majority in fifty-five years.

Mrs. Adolph(a) Pelosi

Schadenfreude on October 18, 2010 at 3:14 PM

If the popular definition of insanity is accurate — repeating the same failed strategies over and over again and expecting a different result — it seems that Democratic leadership may need some medical intervention.

It occurs to me that the big worry is they don’t expect different results but are doing what they do on purpose – first to enact a totally Liberal agenda and second, to throw as big a monkey-wrench in the works as possible after they aren’t in power.

Not insane but calculated evil.

JonPrichard on October 18, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Filibuster? Well, the Dems will then just “Deem It Passed” won’t they?

ted c on October 18, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Stimulus II? That’s the ticket! That’ll get the economy started and we’ll be back in ’12 because voters will be grateful!

cartooner on October 18, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Sarah, “Don’t tell em what comes after a Trillion!”

dhunter on October 18, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Do I win a prize for the correct answer? ;-)

sicoit on October 18, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Sure! A backstage Obama pass…how’s that. You get to hump his leg for 30 seconds and it’ll cost you $250K…I know I know, what a steal, right?

ted c on October 18, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Anyone want to join me?

turfmann on October 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

turfmann: I’ll round up a pale of roofing tar,and pillow
stuffings(the stuff made from things that fly)!:)

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:17 PM

5. Quotes for the Day.

“I want to warn you about something…Right now the same special interests who would profit from the other side’s agenda – they’re fighting back. The empire is striking back. To win this election, they are plowing ten’s of millions of dollars into front groups. They are running misleading negative ads all across the country…This isn’t just a threat to Democrats, this is a threat to our democracy!”

-Barack Obama, October 17, 2010

“On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we have come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.”

-Barack Obama, January 20, 2009

Schadenfreude on October 18, 2010 at 3:19 PM

I still don’t understand this suicidal logic. If the dems lose the house, and even the senate, the majority of dems are still there, and they still have to run for reelection in the future.

JavelinaBomb on October 18, 2010 at 3:20 PM

ted c on October 18, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Okay then….what’s 2nd prize? ;-)

sicoit on October 18, 2010 at 3:21 PM

And here the AP was just saying the GOP needs to work with these scum when they take over Congress.

Blech.

fossten on October 18, 2010 at 3:21 PM

This bill, as the previous budgets and porkulus, also set up the GOP as the cold-hearted meanies who will slash program that will affect widows, orphans, puppies, etc. The Dems have raised the baseline budget every time.

When the GOP produces a budget, the Dems will bring out crippled children, poor old widder women, you names it, and claim some program that is being cut will cut them off.

Wethal on October 18, 2010 at 3:22 PM

They’ll get whatever they want. They can lockout the republicans from the process, they can rely on executive orders or they can let all of Obama’s Czars and Czarinas do their dirty work.

They can do all of the above during the lame duck session and we the people can’t do jack-squat about it.

If they do, 2012 will be the mother of all political bloodbaths for the Democrats.

fogw on October 18, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Coming soon to a Lame Duck Session near you……

A re-make Movie,Starring Obama and Reid………..

in,

LameBrokenDuckBack Mountian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:23 PM

sicoit on October 18, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Going on vacation with Michelle…as a butler/maid.

kingsjester on October 18, 2010 at 3:23 PM

The deficit is #1.29 Trillion dollars. What is there left to spend? What is there left to buy?

Tommy_G on October 18, 2010 at 3:24 PM

dogsoldier on October 18, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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I can’t wait until they pry the gavel from her hands.

kingsjester on October 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

kingsjester:Thats funny:)

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Schadenfreude on October 18, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Nothing I like better than catching our Liar-in-Chief in the act.

Nice one E.

More please.

fogw on October 18, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Tommy_G on October 18, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Scooter has his eye on a couple of White Sox Flags for the Presidential Limo.

kingsjester on October 18, 2010 at 3:25 PM

They’re like a kid caught with a hand in the cookie jar. Except instead of backing off the jar, they are stuffing as many cookies in their collective mouths as they can before mom takes it away. Incorrigible.

iurockhead on October 18, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Wethal on October 18, 2010 at 3:22 PM

That is because most people are too stupid to understand simple math.

If I say let’s raise something by 10% and you say no, let’s only raise it by 2%, imbeciles all across the land think wait a minute you’re cutting it by 8%.

angryed on October 18, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Okay then….what’s 2nd prize? ;-)
sicoit on October 18, 2010 at 3:21 PM

You get a free slurpee coupon and see how they push cars out of ditches.

ted c on October 18, 2010 at 3:26 PM

What is it GOING TO TAKE,FOR THE LIBERALS
TO SEE THE LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Death! (Not making a threat here lol) And when God shows them the light, he’ll turn them right around to show them the arrow, pointing down!

capejasmine on October 18, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Its either Team Hope/Change are really stupid,
or have a lot of guts,

or,
=========

We Now Have A Total Gangster Government
-Michelle Bachmann

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thR-lVuztIY

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:28 PM

kingsjester on October 18, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Eeeeeeeewwwwwww. Although the most powerful woman in the world/fashionista could use some serious suggestions for her next drapery/sofa outfits. hmmmm

sicoit on October 18, 2010 at 3:30 PM

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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Death! (Not making a threat here lol) And when God shows them the light, he’ll turn them right around to show them the arrow, pointing down!

capejasmine on October 18, 2010 at 3:27 PM

capejasmine::)
====================================

Mike Oldfield — Let There Be Light

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJJmS-HY234

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 3:31 PM

with this msm and dear leader, the dems will still blame the gop for obstructing and say they won the election it’s all in their hands now, even though they won’t control it just yet…it will be the talking points for the msm and dear leader, just wait and see….

cmsinaz on October 18, 2010 at 3:33 PM

That is because most people are too stupid to understand simple math.

If I say let’s raise something by 10% and you say no, let’s only raise it by 2%, imbeciles all across the land think wait a minute you’re cutting it by 8%.

angryed on October 18, 2010 at 3:25 PM

One response to this could be the GOP passing a budget in the amount of the last GOP-Bush budget.

That, too, would have deficit spending, altough they could allocate the amount differently (i.e., no earmarks) to the different departments.

Wethal on October 18, 2010 at 3:33 PM

You get a free slurpee coupon and see how they push cars out of ditches.

ted c on October 18, 2010 at 3:26 PM

I believe the drink du jouer has gone from a slurpee to a latte.

sicoit on October 18, 2010 at 3:34 PM

If the popular definition of insanity is accurate — repeating the same failed strategies experiments over and over again and expecting a different result

B..but, now that Obama’s going to help they will get the Achimedies death ray to work! 3rd time = charm.

ExPat on October 18, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Republicans will hold the same filibuster power in the Senate to block such policy changes, and in fact could pick up a couple of seats in Illinois and West Virginia to augment their votes.

Last month Ed endorsed O’Donnell. This month he acknowledges DE is lost by omitting it from the possible special election victories. Nice going, Ed.

Mark1971 on October 18, 2010 at 3:38 PM

The real final act? Pensions for everybody! Just give your name to the clerk on the way out.

Rocks on October 18, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Pelosi and her leadership will spend their last days in power in the insular, dictatorial mode that gave them the shortest-lived House majority in fifty-five years.

It seemed like forever.

perries on October 18, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Anyone want to join me?

turfmann on October 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

The peasants are revolting!

Lily on October 18, 2010 at 3:51 PM

We’ve already established Pelosi is a heavy drinker. So being she’s likely drunk most of the day I wouldn’t put it past her to try.

The Expert Knows
http://theexpertsblog.blogspot.com

HotAirExpert on October 18, 2010 at 4:15 PM

The Democrats are in your house, stealing your property, your childrens’ property, and property you haven’t even bought yet. Are you going to lay in bed hoping they don’t steal you into poverty, or are you going to get out of bed and do something about it?

Immolate on October 18, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Pelosi & Reid’s scorched earth economy.

Wonder how that’s gonna work out for the thin skinned bitter prick in the WH?

bloviator on October 18, 2010 at 4:17 PM

“However, few expected Democrats to repeat the mistake they made with the stimulus package.”

Ed, you’re so quaintly naive. Mistake? Mistake?? They looted the treasury for one trillion dollars with the first stimulus and got away with it. (Not to mention the theft of almost 60% of the freemarket, TARP, Bailouts, Omnibus Bills, Banks, GM/Chrysler theft, etc.) And you think the problem with this scenario is not that we have been pillaged beyond imagination, but that the pillagers didn’t steal with enough political cover. If they had, would that make it all better?

No one knows where the money went, (although I am sure a few billion of the 999,000 billion that make up a trillion landed in many off shore and Swiss accounts – with obama and moochelle, Reid and Pelosi first in line for a several of those billions.)

And when obama admits that there never were any shovel ready jobs, we just lamely laugh at him for being so “stupid”. We should try acting like adults instead of teenagers taking the easy cheap shot.

Why aren’t we calling for criminal investigations; for impeaching and imprisoning him for fleecing the nation out of one trillion, and every other nation-destroying felony and constitution-shredding vioation? Just what he cost us as the ringleader with the Big “shovel ready” Lie is enough to put him away. And if even a fraction of the violations that obama has perpetrated were perpetrated by anyone on the Right, the Left would have every person frogmarched to jail by now.

And now they plan on looting another trillion. And the only “mistake” they are making is not manipulating some GOP members into the appearance of being part of it. The “mistake” is not the theft itself, because it’s in a bill and is being called a stimulus, or omnibus, or something, so it can’t be looting, even though no one knows what happens to the money. OK, ummm, right.

And, Oooh, I bet they feel so scared when they realize that they will be made to “own it”. Oooh, that smart conservative punditry will have caught them stealing trillions AGAIN, and watch out, they’ll be scolding them by telling them that they “own it” and their punishment won’t have a single thing to do with justice for criminal actions or even anyone calling them a criminal!

So scary, these people on the Right. And in exchange for a little bad press and some political heat and even some lost seats the ringleaders get billions in their pockets AND the destabilization and cascading destruction of the nation through spiraling debt and dollar printing resulting in currency devaluation and economic mayhem.

But let’s not look at the big picture. Let’s niggle over minutae like who makes the mistake of bad P.R. and gets to “own” the bad P.R while another trillion gets stolen while we concentrate on how the theives really need to be more politically astute while they steal.

And why should these destroyers, or anyone who aspires to come after them (do leftists EVER give up?) ever consider stopping, when they are NEVER held to account, as in prison time and stripping of every dime of ill gotten gain; on the contrary, they steal us blind and we let them do it, over and over and over.

Do you think that might be more worthwhile writing about, Ed? And maybe instead of their punishment being mere political fallout from the fearful paddling they will receive from the “right”, maybe you should understand that this is criminality on the most grave and serious scale possible. Do you not understand that TRILLIONS of our dollars, money that we don’t even own ourselves, but has been borrowed or printed out of thin air, has been and is being stolen before our eyes and that WE THE PEOPLE are being handed the IOU, to be paid back by generations forward, providing the U.S.A. is still intact??? THAT NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, LET ALONE OUR NATION, HAS SUCH A DEBT BEEN INCURRED AND NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THE MONEY HAS GONE?

I just don’t like reading posts that don’t write about the big picture and don’t recognize that this isn’t just another political dirty trick.

These monsters, these enemies of the Republic, are felonious, grifting, globalist larcenists who make Bernie Madoff look like a girl scout who stole a box or two of cookies. 100 life sentences starting with obama would not be enough to do justice to the destruction that will begin unwinding the nation and increase to breakneck speed in the next 12-24 months.

tigerlily on October 18, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Last month Ed endorsed O’Donnell. This month he acknowledges DE is lost by omitting it from the possible special election victories. Nice going, Ed.

Mark1971 on October 18, 2010 at 3:38 PM

For some people, it’s about having power. For others, it’s about fixing the problem. Ed may be an idealist, but at least he’s not lined up at the trough. People like you make people like Crist, Castle and Murkowski possible. “They” depend on us being too afraid of the short-term ramifications to make long-term changes. Don’t be afraid.

Immolate on October 18, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Free pre-election advice to the GOP: Why don’t the Republicans keep hammering the issue that the Dem Congress held the purse strings since 2007 and then follow up with the figures that demonstrate the bloating of the federal government since that time?

Why don’t the Republicans emphasize that the Dem-controlled Congress has not produced a budget?

Why don’t the Republicans get the message out re this budget-busting omnibus bill that has once again cut the minority party out of the process of underwriting our fiscal needs and separating them from a partisan wish list?

Drawing the parallels between this latest omnibus bill and the wasteful, non=job-producing “stimulous” bill should be easy.

onlineanalyst on October 18, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Why don’t the Republicans emphasize that the Dem-controlled Congress has not produced a budget?

Why don’t the Republicans get the message out re this budget-busting omnibus bill that has once again cut the minority party out of the process of underwriting our fiscal needs and separating them from a partisan wish list?

Drawing the parallels between this latest omnibus bill and the wasteful, non=job-producing “stimulous” bill should be easy.

onlineanalyst on October 18, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Because there are porkmeister RINO senators, such as Cochran, Shelby, even McConnell himself, not to mention Young and Lewis in the House.

Wethal on October 18, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Wethal on October 18, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Yep, ObaMao is already trotting out another $250 to SS recipients to sweeten (bribe) their vote for the D’s on November 2.

onlineanalyst on October 18, 2010 at 4:38 PM

“I want to warn you about something…Right now the same special interests who would profit from the other side’s agenda – they’re fighting back. The empire is striking back. To win this election, they are plowing ten’s of millions of dollars into front groups. They are running misleading negative ads all across the country…This isn’t just a threat to Democrats, this is a threat to our democracy!”

-Barack Obama, October 17, 2010

“On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we have come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.”

-Barack Obama, January 20, 2009

Schadenfreude on October 18, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Can’t forget the 3rd quote which nails down the hypocrisy:

“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country’s scared.”

-Barack Obama, October 16, 2010

Yeah, who deliberately tried to stoke their fears, Champ? Too bad for you it’s backfiring on you!

YehuditTX on October 18, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Can’t forget the 3rd quote which nails down the hypocrisy:

“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country’s scared.”

-Barack Obama, October 16, 2010

Yeah, who deliberately tried to stoke their fears, Champ? Too bad for you it’s backfiring on you!

YehuditTX on October 18, 2010 at 4:55 PM

I saw that quote when it first came out here at Hot Air and it’s being re-run everywhere now but is missing the final sentence: “And they have good reason to be.”

Here it is from Quotes of the Day 10-16-10:

“‘Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,’ Obama said at a small Democratic fundraiser in Boston. ‘And the country’s scared. And they have good reason to be.’”

It sounds like another arrogant, not-so-veiled threat from The One Who Rules The Nation. Or, off TOTUS, obama admits his own failure. Again. As in the trillion dollar “stimulus” admission after the money is gone that “there never were any shovel ready jobs.” And no one on the right calling for criminal charges. Huh.

Anyway, why is the quote is being run everywhere, minus this last, telltale sentence?

Let’s keep this quote true to it’s origin, and “pin the tail on the jackazz”.

tigerlily on October 18, 2010 at 5:51 PM

A carpenter sees a nail and has to hammer it.

A Democrat sees a tax payer dollar and has to spend it.

They are what they are.

angryed on October 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM

A Democrat prints as many dollars as they see fit!!

New Patriot on October 18, 2010 at 5:51 PM

It won’t happen, the few remaining liberals, who have not lost their election, understand that another election is just around the corner.
Like a beaten dog, they will cower…

right2bright on October 18, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Pelosi and Company will give away the farm, knowing that the Republicans will defund it come January. Then the screams will come of how the EVIL Republicans are stealing money out of the mouths of babies.

GarandFan on October 18, 2010 at 6:55 PM

It is quite amazing that they don’t realize the U.S. Government is bankrupt, as bankrupt as the democratic party.

Dhuka on October 18, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Pelosi and Company will give away the farm, knowing that the Republicans will defund it come January. Then the screams will come of how the EVIL Republicans are stealing money out of the mouths of babies.

GarandFan on October 18, 2010 at 6:55 PM

In January the Republicans should not even look at what democratics passed in the lame duck session. They should let the 2007 budget be the starting point for discussion.

slickwillie2001 on October 18, 2010 at 7:34 PM

I can’t wait until they pry the gavel from her hands.

kingsjester on October 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

They will have to throw a bucket of dirty water on her first!

ladyingray on October 18, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Alright – my opinion on this “lame duck” doomsday stuff.

Well … it could happen.

But here’s the thing – the Dimorcrits are being roundly REJECTED by the voters for being an extremist party that doesn’t feel bounded by the Constitution.

So, if after loosing their arses in this election … they want to “double down” on that?

Well … all I can say is that is going to push voter anger at the Dimocrits over the cliff – and it’s going to prolong their time in the “wilderness”.

HondaV65 on October 18, 2010 at 9:28 PM