Videos: 999 days without a budget on the table, 999 days …

posted at 12:20 pm on January 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday was the 39th anniversary of Roe v Wade.  Tomorrow is President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, but it’s also an anniversary of sorts, too.  It will be 1000 days since the last time the Senate passed a full budget, and what better way to commemorate it than with a couple of videos?  Speaker John Boehner’s office and the GOP have this movie-trailer style video, with a warning that the film and subject matter has been rated AA+ … by Standard & Poors:

A thousand days seems like an awfully long time, doesn’t it? The conservative activist group ForAmerica reminds us just how much has transpired in that time, while Senate Democrats failed at their core responsibility to produce a full budget for the federal government:

Wait a minute — Brett Favre retired? And stayed retired?  A thousand days ago, if you told me that Favre could successfully stay retired before Senate Democrats successfully produced a full budget, I’d have laughed out loud.  These days, the joke is on us.

Update (Tina): In a statement, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions contrast the failure of the Senate to act with the House’s prioritization of the passage of a budget. They also pressure the president to address the lack of action of his own party in the State of the Union address tomorrow:

Senate Democrats abandoned their official duty to prioritize Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars and tackle our nation’s most pressing economic challenges—dealing a painful blow to fiscal progress that may be felt for some time.

This contrasts sharply with the record of the House Republicans. Last spring, the new House Majority publicly produced a budget plan before the nation, brought it forward in committee, and passed it on the floor. The budget’s principled solutions honestly confront our nation’s most difficult challenges, putting the budget on a path to balance and the country on a path to prosperity.

The president and his party’s leaders have yet to detail a credible budget plan to prevent the fiscal crisis that awaits us should we continue down the current path to debt, doubt, and decline. Such a crisis would threaten the economic security, health security, and retirement security of every American. If the president wishes to begin a genuine dialogue with the American people in tomorrow’s State of the Union address, then he must hold his own party accountable for its dogged refusal to produce a plan to prevent this crisis and lift this cloud of uncertainty from the economy. The president must also deliver what he has so far refused: serious reforms to change our debt course and prevent fiscal disaster.


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move on proles…..

ted c on January 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

And the morons in the media wonder if Tea Party conservatives are really capable of “governing.”

We’re always told by these same morons that the Democrats represent the adults in the room, because they know how to “govern.”

What a load of BS.

Aizen on January 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

why pass a budget when all you need to do is fire up the Wonderific Money Printing Machine

ted c on January 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The House acts and the Senate stalls. Hmmm. Which party controlls which chamber?

dczombie on January 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

i hate the 2nd ad, for the reasons i hate the gop.

they don’t say “the DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED senate”, they just say “US senate”. most people dont know the dems dont control the senate; they know that ‘congress’ must be ‘republican’ because obama argues with them. this ad just riles people up at congress.

this is why i like newt: he TEACHES. he EXPLAINS. he doesnt assume people just ‘know’ minutae.

the GOP: shooting themselves in the foot since 1988.

pamplonajack on January 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Too bad we can’t walk out on the horror flick known as the Downgrade Administration.

Chip on January 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Every R’s that gets their face on the tube today and tomorrow should make it a major point to bring this up! dingy is the hold up, but the R’s are getting the blame from bho, team, and d’s!
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letget on January 23, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Looks like Congressional Republicans are trying to get out in front of the “do-nothing Congress” narrative. Hope it works.

Meric1837 on January 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

most people dont know the dems dont control the senate

pamplonajack on January 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Double negative aside, that would come as a shock to Harry Reid.

Happy Nomad on January 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I predict the following HA commenters will not make an appearance on this thread:

liberal4life, libfreeordie, chumpthreads, dave rywall, sesquipedalian, KeninCt, & ernesto.

My apologies to any libs I may have forgotten.

Kataklysmic on January 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM

We’re always told by these same morons that the Democrats represent the adults in the room, because they know how to “govern.”

What a load of BS.

Aizen on January 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

..Agree 1000% Good comment!

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Who needs a budget, when you can print all the money you need?

listens2glenn on January 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

When President Obama refers to a “Do nothing Congress” he should understand it’s his own Party that should be looking in the mirror as he says it. But that would require taking responsibility….

Yakko77 on January 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Kataklysmic on January 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Keep ‘baiting’ them like that, they might. : )

listens2glenn on January 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Here’s an idea. Every Republican Senator and MC should wear a lapel pin at the SOTU speech with the number “1,000″ on it. Or, they could write it on their foreheads, even better. Either way, the LSM would have to report the meaning of it.

TXUS on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

And yet, with so much ammunition the Republicans are still badly losing the messaging war. The majority of the american public believes that we have a REPUBLICAN do-nothing congress.

neuquenguy on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Keep ‘baiting’ them like that, they might. : )

listens2glenn on January 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

If they do, I bet they don’t offer an explanation for 1000 days with no budget. Or a comment that doesn’t contain any or all of “Bain, Adultery, Mormon, do nothing congress, corruption, or Freddie Mac” for that matter.

Halliburton!!1!

Kataklysmic on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Here’s an idea. Every Republican Senator and MC should wear a lapel pin at the SOTU speech with the number “1,000″ on it. Or, they could write it on their foreheads, even better. Either way, the LSM would have to report the meaning of it.

TXUS on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Oh, if they just had the cojones to do it… but they wouldn’t want offend “their friends” on the other side of the isle.

neuquenguy on January 23, 2012 at 12:38 PM

…And Obama told his stories for 1,001 nights…

Archivarix on January 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Both of those videos are pretty good. I can’t believe it’s been a thousand days.

Mord on January 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM

pamplonajack on January 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

+1000 .

Goes right along with their ridiculous insistence of “getting along with the other side”, so partisan attacks necessarily aren’t allowed.

Braveheart on January 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM

It’s the party of NO’s fault!
But, Romney sent a cake!
Newt has an account at Home Depot!
Santy has a wig!
Newt has a wig?
Callista has a helmut!
Romney is the 1%!
Newt sat on a couch!
Newt cheated 15 years ago!
Santy kisses dead babies!
Cain’s pizza tastes awful!
etc…etc.etc.
Budget? Budget! Budget? What’s a fuggin Budget?
As Democrats…there is so much other important stuff!

KOOLAID2 on January 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I predict the following HA commenters will not make an appearance on this thread:

liberal4life, libfreeordie, chumpthreads, dave rywall, sesquipedalian, KeninCt, & ernesto.

My apologies to any libs I may have forgotten.

Kataklysmic on January 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM

You forgot urban elitist, who yesterday amused us by saying the US “owes” all of its citizens an education.

Del Dolemonte on January 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Here’s an idea. Every Republican Senator and MC should wear a lapel pin at the SOTU speech with the number “1,000″ on it. Or, they could write it on their foreheads, even better. Either way, the LSM would have to report the meaning of it.

TXUS on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I like the idea, but the dinosaur media would report it as either:

A) The number of women and children killed each day due to conservative ideas.

B) The amount of new taxes the GOP wants to raise your taxes by not going along with whatever Barack wants

SouthernGent on January 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Wait a minute — Brett Favre retired? And stayed retired? A thousand days ago, if you told me that Favre could successfully stay retired before Senate Democrats successfully produced a full budget, I’d have laughed out loud.

As a Bears fan, I found this part pretty funny.

These days, the joke is on us.

This part? Not so much…

Fallon on January 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Here is something else that didn’t last as long.

OK, so it was a long time ago, and during a war, but still…

Kraken on January 23, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Judging from the screencap, I thought it was a post on Haley Barbour’s get-out-of-prison decisions.

BuckeyeSam on January 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM

You forgot urban elitist, who yesterday amused us by saying the US “owes” all of its citizens an education.

Del Dolemonte on January 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

LOL. I offer this to him: 4 years of MTV viewing. He’ll get an equal level of liberal indoctrination as well as an equal level of usable knowledge as he would attending most colleges these days. And all at a fraction of the cost!

Kataklysmic on January 23, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Here’s an idea. Every Republican Senator and MC should wear a lapel pin at the SOTU speech with the number “1,000″ on it. Or, they could write it on their foreheads, even better. Either way, the LSM would have to report the meaning of it.

TXUS on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

The MSM would point out how disrespectful the Republicans are being toward BHO. They don’t have the backbone to do something like that anyway.

Norky on January 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM

No one is held responsible for not letting Congress do their most important duty, so what does any of it matter? They spent all their time raising the debt limit, forcing un-Constitutional un-American cr@p on us … but couldn’t be bothered to pass a budget (or even seriously consider one) and they are mostly still employed in Waashington. This is what happens in lawless countries … or countries that are run like Indonesia.

Pathetic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Probably a ‘little’ off-topic, or maybe not… Got this in an email…I’ll leave it up to you to research/validate…

“In God We Trust”, “God Bless America” & “One Nation Under God”

“This is the problem we are dealing with.
Forward this as received, and without comment.

Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.

The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press.”

>From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008, 11:48:04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press” THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.

General Bill Ginn, USAF (ret.), asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171…

During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention, facing the flag, with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.

‘Senator’ Obama replied:

“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides…..” “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression….” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air, and all that sort of thing.”

Bama continued:, “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of waring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails – - – perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments …..”

“When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts .We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations ofIslam, an unfair injustice, which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag, and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past.”

“Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family. Indeed,CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America.”

Yes, you read it right. I, for one, am speechless!!!”

Dale Lindsborg , Washington Post

http://www.rongoulden.com/Literary.htm

Pay attention at the SOTU…he may tell you more than you expect.

xmanvietnam on January 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM

It’s about freakin’ time! The Republicans had lost control of the narrative; I hope this helps them regain it.

Just Sayin on January 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

i hate the 2nd ad, for the reasons i hate the gop.

they don’t say “the DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED senate”, they just say “US senate”. most people dont know the dems dont control the senate; they know that ‘congress’ must be ‘republican’ because obama argues with them. this ad just riles people up at congress.

this is why i like newt: he TEACHES. he EXPLAINS. he doesnt assume people just ‘know’ minutae.

the GOP: shooting themselves in the foot since 1988.

pamplonajack on January 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Excellent post, pamplonajack.

Just Sayin on January 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Kataklysmic on January 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM

If the lefties do show up, send ‘em over to American Thinker–there are some great leftie/lib-smashing posts that I think every conservative or anti-lib should read. Oh, and tune in to Rush if you’re not already–he’s explaining the Newt phenomenon and conservs need to hear him, too, today.

Love the Brett Favre analogy. I’m a Packer fan and know that some day we’ll forgive him. On the other hand, the Dimwit-controlled US Senate and Harry Reidiculous, hmmm, not so much–in fact, not at all. Never. And like many NFL teams have realized, it’s time for new management. It’s time to clean house in the Senate and in many areas of the House as well. Oh yeah, and in that White one, too.

stukinIL4now on January 23, 2012 at 1:10 PM

“If the president wishes to begin a genuine dialogue with the American people in tomorrow’s State of the Union address, then he must hold his own party accountable for its dogged refusal to produce a plan to prevent this crisis and lift this cloud of uncertainty from the economy.”

You know that that will never happen. It’ll just be the same ol’ class warfare shtick.

MisterElephant on January 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I’m a Packer fan and know that some day we’ll forgive him.

stukinIL4now on January 23, 2012 at 1:10 PM

If you want to put that theory to the test, ask lifelong residents of Baltimore what they think about Mayflower Van Lines.

Oh, and tune in to Rush if you’re not already–he’s explaining the Newt phenomenon and conservs need to hear him, too, today.

I agree with Rush. The base is angry that they are being ignored as the establishment GOP rushes to prop up Mr. Electable.

Happy Nomad on January 23, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Here’s an idea. Every Republican Senator and MC should wear a lapel pin at the SOTU speech with the number “1,000″ on it. Or, they could write it on their foreheads, even better. Either way, the LSM would have to report the meaning of it.

TXUS on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

this. its almost too easy. an opportunity to seize the narrative on the night of Teh One’s final SOTU before the election.

the response speach almost writes itself.

Coolidge_Conservative on January 23, 2012 at 1:38 PM

The House Republicans need to send a message out that they will pass a budget through their chamber and if the Senate continues to play games and think the House will go back and present Harry with what he wants, the government will shut down effectively September 30th. They need to explain that they don’t want this to happen and it can be avoided. They need to explain the procedures about how the budget gets passed with a divided Congress (conference committee).
The GOP needs to send a strong message that the time for games is over and the time for serious leadership is necessary. They will be castigated by the media, but they need to understand that most people get their news from other sources.

djaymick on January 23, 2012 at 1:42 PM

why pass a budget when all you need to do is fire up the Wonderific Money Printing Machine

ted c on January 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Why pass a budget when just raising the debt ceiling will do, and it’s less bothersome to the Democrats in Congress and Barry Soteros.

timberline on January 23, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Here’s an idea. Every Republican Senator and MC should wear a lapel pin at the SOTU speech with the number “1,000″ on it. Or, they could write it on their foreheads, even better. Either way, the LSM would have to report the meaning of it.

TXUS on January 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

That is so…..well….Manson.

timberline on January 23, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I’m glad they’re doing this. The GOP needs to win the White House AND take back the Senate as well. Remind the voters that the Democrats in the Senate have sat on their hands and refused to work on spending reform.

The AP or Reuters isn’t going to report it. But the Republicans in the House, Senate and those running for President need to make this case strong and forcefully, especially in states with vulnerable Democratic Senators.

Nethicus on January 23, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Harry Reid at his finest!

Thank you, Nevada!

GarandFan on January 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Obama will be “hanging” in the chat room to chat about his State of The Union teleprompter-delivered speech. I don’t make this stuff up. Go HERE and read for yourselves.

timberline on January 23, 2012 at 1:51 PM

The problem is that there is no enforcement procedure in place in Congress for not passing an annual budget. Until there are penalties, this unconstitutional process will continue. Same goes for their inside trading. Has to be criminal charges for this.

Amazingoly on January 23, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Both ads are good, but the second one has a much larger impact.

ButterflyDragon on January 23, 2012 at 2:55 PM

The problem is that there is no enforcement procedure in place in Congress for not passing an annual budget. Until there are penalties, this unconstitutional process will continue. Same goes for their inside trading. Has to be criminal charges for this.

Amazingoly on January 23, 2012 at 2:21 PM

The press is supposed to be protecting us from this and informing the electorate, but instead they lie.

The lame stream media lie by commision and they lie by omission.

The GOP is spineless and for the most part too affable.

dogsoldier on January 23, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I’d give props to the vids, but Boehner’s office was involved. He’s part of the reason why the GOP isn’t effective, a BIG part.

Damn surrender monkey!

madmonkphotog on January 23, 2012 at 4:29 PM

The Republican response shoul last all of 60the seconds.
“My fellow American’s, I could discus any of several points where I agree and disagree with The President, but it doesn’t matter. What he said, what the newspapers and other reports will say all will not discuss the fact that The President and the Democratically controlled Senate has not produced a budget in over 1000and days. And one question you might ask is Why? And if they didn’t discus it yesterday, don’t believe their lies tomorrow.”

barnone on January 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

The Democrat Do-Nothing Senate has failed to pass the required budget for well over two years.

RJL on January 24, 2012 at 5:09 AM