99-0: Senate votes down Obama’s budget unanimously — again; Update: Zero Dem votes for four GOP budgets

posted at 5:23 pm on May 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

Another day, another congressional shutout of O’s latest unserious gimmick. That makes three in the past year. The Senate torpedoed his last budget 97-0 in May 2011, then the House dropped a goose egg on him in March with a robust 414-0 tally. Now this.

610-0:

Republicans forced the vote by offering the president’s plan on the Senate floor.

Democrats disputed that it was actually the president’s plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn’t actually match Mr. Obama’s budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president’s numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them — a challenge no Democrats took up…

The White House has held its proposal out as a “balanced approach” to beginning to rein in deficits. It calls for tax increases to begin to offset higher spending, and would begin to level off debt as a percentage of the economy by 2022. It would produce $6.4 trillion in new deficits over that time.

There’s no better testament to how politically toxic that $6.4 trillion figure is than the fact that Senate Democrats would rather hand the GOP yet another day of “Obama shutout!” headlines than sign on to this travesty out of party loyalty. Said Mitch McConnell of Reid’s refusal to offer his own budget, “They’re so unserious they won’t even vote for a budget that was written by a president of their own party. It doesn’t get more irresponsible than that.” Indeed — but follow that last link and you’ll find that it’s Jay Carney, of all people, who’s complaining about “gimmicks.”

The good news, though? According to Tom Coburn, O’s finally ready to tackle this problem in a forthright manner. Case in point was today’s “hoagie summit”:

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) attended the meeting. Mr. Carney said of the meeting: “The tone was genial, the discussion was productive, the sandwiches were delicious.”

Mr. Obama bought sandwiches from Taylor Gourmet in Washington, D.C., where he met with small-business owners ahead of his lunch with the congressional leaders. (The president ordered a 12-inch Spruce Street hoagie, which has roast turkey, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and sharp provolone, but it remains a mystery what he ordered for the congressional leaders. The total was $62.79. A spokesman for Mr. Boehner said the speaker “was very pleased with the sandwiches.”)…

Mr. Boehner asked the president whether he wanted to extend the nation’s debt ceiling, or borrowing limit, without spending cuts and the president said “yes,” according to a Boehner aide. The speaker told the president “as long as I’m around here, I’m not going to allow a debt-ceiling increase without doing something serious about the debt.”

So there’s the state of “seriousness” on May 16: The guy who proposed new spending so massive that not a single federal legislator from his own party will endorse it refuses to accept any further cuts as a condition to raising the debt ceiling. When asked why, presumably he’ll say we can’t afford cuts at a moment when the eurozone’s teetering and threatening to drag its American trading partner down with it. In that case, when? The eurozone’s likely to be teetering for a good long while unless it crashes in the near term. Over to you, Tom Coburn.

Via Breitbart.com, here’s Bernie Sanders transmitting from a magical dimension in which Democrats have passed some sort of budget within the past three years.

Update: Can’t find the rolls right now but the word on Twitter is that Democrats voted unanimously against Paul Ryan’s, Rand Paul’s, Mike Lee’s and Pat Toomey’s budget proposals too. On the most momentous domestic issue of our time — fiscal sustainability — they’ve checked out.


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ObaMao inspires bipartisanship…and it’s always in opposition to his latest attempt to insult the American people.

cicerone on May 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM

But it’s the GOP’s fault!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM

From Hero to Nero to Zero.

Doughboy on May 16, 2012 at 4:36 PM

attributed and cribbed from the headlines.

ted c on May 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM

He He. Hey Mitt – Where are you?

antisocial on May 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM

THE PARTY OF NO!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Case in point was today’s “hoagie summit”:

was crap sammiches on the menu?

eats

ted c on May 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM

If Obama were a Republican, this would be considered embarrassing. A failure.

Terrye on May 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM

was crap sammiches on the menu?

eats

ted c on May 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM

“The tone was genial, the discussion was productive, the sandwiches were delicious.”

I guess boehner answered my question……

ted c on May 16, 2012 at 5:27 PM

here’s Bernie Sanders transmitting from a magical dimension

heh!! LOlz.

ted c on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

How can this be? PPP had this polling at 83% approval…

DanMan on May 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Blame the George Dubya mmmmmBoooooooosh-hitler.

It’s safe and it’s the only way to be sure.

FlatFoot on May 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Calling all HA liberal commenters.

Please explain this to us dumb flyover NASCAR folks.

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

This is because Obama is gay.

gwelf on May 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

But it’s the GOP’s fault!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Racist Teabaggers!

Ward Cleaver on May 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I’m not going to allow a debt-ceiling increase without doing something serious about the debt.”

… oh right “Mr. It Was the Best We Could Do!”…after the last couple of debt-ceiling increases…what is cry-babies definition of “serious”?

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The senate reject’s Obama budget unilaterally=mocking the nation.

Do you have nothing but scrambled eggs between your ears, son?

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Dear Leader is not the nation.

gwelf on May 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I HATE that photo. Not that I like any photo of SCOAMF but that photo is just “skifozza.”

Rixon on May 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Obstructionist Democrats!

Good Lt on May 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

lester the jester is here!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Mr. Obama… Zero. Point. Zero!

teke184 on May 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Geez, AP. How much you want to never post that pic again???

PS: You’re missed on twitter, AP. Please come back.

kim roy on May 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The Mockery of this nation was Sworn in as President in Janurary 2009.

portlandon on May 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Obama’s own party isn’t giving him cover anymore.

portlandon on May 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Senator… exactly how many votes to ammend the tax code do the millionaires and billionaires get?

AndrewsDad on May 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Jay Carney seemed prepared for another bipartisan vote against the president’s vote, even as he repeatedly praised Obama’s plan as a “balanced approach.”

“We would prefer that the Senate and Congress overall function efficiently,” Carney said. “As you know, the vote that you referred to was yet another gimmick

So he thinks Obama’s plan is cool, but voting on it is a gimmick?

BWAAAAAHAAHAHAHAHAAHA!

peski on May 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM

was crap sammiches on the menu?

Only for the taxpayers.

Mini-14 on May 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM

AP, you’re falling into the Democrats’ trap:

The guy who proposed new spending so massive that not a single federal legislator from his own party will endorse it refuses to accept any further cuts as a condition to raising the debt ceiling.

The phrase further cuts implies that there have been cuts in the first place. Last I checked, there haven’t been any.

Mohonri on May 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Bet they would have passed it if it were not for Obama’s name.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Landslide!!!!

faraway on May 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

/

Seven Percent Solution on May 16, 2012 at 5:38 PM

The Democrats have become the party of “NO”.

The Republicans are now the party of “HELL NO.”

portlandon on May 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

obummer is president zero.

jake49 on May 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

You’re projecting. You, the President and his administration who proposed that asinine budget, every Dem in the Senate who voted against it, and every brain-dead libtard like you, are mocking the nation.

We’re just mocking your lot.

peski on May 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Bet they would have passed it if it were not for Obama’s name.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

No way. Even if it passed the Senate it had no chance in the house, and then they’re stuck with it on their voting records in an election year. Why else would every single one of them be hiding under a chair? Hacktastic.

peski on May 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Geez, AP. How much you want to never post that pic again???

kim roy on May 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

No kidding, scares my little boy….”Mommy who is that?!
Turn it off”

MontanaMmmm on May 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Keep livin’ in a dream world DNC.

antipc on May 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

LA-LA-LA-LOSER

Go back to Chicago and open a Tamale stand with Mitch.

Key West Reader on May 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Solid zero + or just incomplete?

8thAirForce on May 16, 2012 at 5:43 PM

610-0

The last time I saw a score that lopsided, the Harlem Globetrotters were in town.

Left Coast Right Mind on May 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

and a good afternoon to you….Maurice.

Fighton03 on May 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM

…lester the jester is here!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

..so should we pester Lester or just let him fester?

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

good olde lester shot both barrels and then left us. :(

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Seriously, how is this guys’ re-election even a possibility? This is just embarrassing.

KateNE on May 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.
lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Enjoy perching yourself on the dunk tank,eh?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 16, 2012 at 5:46 PM

..maybe wait until next semester?

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Too bad they didn’t pass it. Now, we’ll never get to see what’s in it.

faraway on May 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM

..or we could ask Esther? Or Chester? Or Sylvester?

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.
lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Says the guys who’s party has nothing but fiscal gimmicks to offer.

Scrappy on May 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM

And when the Senators received it, They read, looked up, and said, “You’re serious?”

Note to lester: That is mocking your messiah. Not the nation.

kingsjester on May 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM

99-0: Senate votes down Obama’s budget unanimously — again

…and how many times has that happened since ‘the balanced approach’ has been in the White House?…meanwhile the MSM keeps reporting on, and about… the ‘obstructionists’ in the HOUSE!
The MSM is enemy #2!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Well, he did give himself a grade of ‘Incomplete’ on the View recently.

plutorocks on May 16, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Wyle E. 0bama
Economic Super Genius

610 to 0 just like 0bama’s ideology of totalitarian collectivism.

jukin3 on May 16, 2012 at 5:51 PM

..so should we pester Lester or just let him fester?

The War Planner on May 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

good olde lester shot both barrels and then left us. :(

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

…the Wad…blew his wad!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

He’s got a gift….

TeresainFortWorth on May 16, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Update: Can’t find the rolls right now but the word on Twitter is that Democrats voted unanimously against Paul Ryan’s, Rand Paul’s, Mike Lee’s and Pat Toomey’s budget proposals too. On the most momentous domestic issue of our time — fiscal sustainability — they’ve checked out.

This must be that “do nothing party of no” I have been hearing about.

Kataklysmic on May 16, 2012 at 5:54 PM

The Barney Fife presidency.

antipc on May 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

So that makes five budget proposals, and not one single D vote for any of them?

Ferris on May 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Barry 0 — the biggest ZERO in American presidential history.

Jaibones on May 16, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Update: Can’t find the rolls right now but the word on Twitter is that Democrats voted unanimously against Paul Ryan’s, Rand Paul’s, Mike Lee’s and Pat Toomey’s budget proposals too. On the most momentous domestic issue of our time — fiscal sustainability — they’ve checked out.

So, when Obama says he’s running against the “do nothing congress” he means will be running against the democrats.

Scrappy on May 16, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Collie, do you think we should allow President O’fer any more at-bats?

My collie says:

Do we have a choice? Maybe we should think of it as a bizarre and warped form of entertainment — at least until November 6th.

Finally. It’s the end of 40 years of Democratic rule, ya’ know. Maybe it’s just me, but somehow, it seemed longer than that.

CyberCipher on May 16, 2012 at 6:01 PM

good olde lester shot both barrels and then left us. :(

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

You can get double barreled squirters now?

antipc on May 16, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Update: Zero Dem votes for four GOP budgets

Why are the democrats punishing the citizens of the United States of America?

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Keep mocking God, reprobate.

CyberCipher on May 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Listen, passing a budget is simple. Put all current budget proposals on a table in a circle. Take a bite out of one end of a hoagie, put the hoagie in the middle of the budgets, and then give the hoagie a spin. When the spun hoagie stops, the bitten end will be pointing at a budget. That budget is therefore the winner!

maubman on May 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

0

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

This is the worst constitutional crisis in the history of the U.S. Senate, exception the War Between the States.

The Senate must produce a budget, or every single Senator arrested once not in session, and a Supreme Court emergency session called to give the Senate 30 days to produce a budget or be jailed for fraud.

cane_loader on May 16, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

You, sir, are a mo-ron.

Ward Cleaver on May 16, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Why else would every single one of them be hiding under a chair? Hacktastic.

peski on May 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Because they don’t like the answer to the question posed by Sean Hannity this afternoon- Are you better off now than you were $5T ago? The answer clearly is no.

Obama gives himself an “incomplete.” I disagree. Incompletes are for those trying to do better. Obama and his whole corrupt party deserve an F.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

good olde lester shot both barrels and then left us. :(

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

It just goes to show how utterly pathetic the cause of the National Socialist Left has become these days.

All they can manage to do is let off a minor stink bomb and scurry away like vermin.

[Disclaimer: I, in no way wish to disparage the reputation of vermin anywhere with said comparison]

Chip on May 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM

When will the right stop lying about “Obama’s budget” being defeated?

This is what happens: A republican offers up obama’s exact budget numbers, without any -policy changes- that are included in the real budget.

So you’ll fund the pentagon X amount of money and not tell them what to spend it on.

So the republicans offer up this 2 page amendment (when obama’s real budget is several hundred pages) and go “look, look! we shutout obama’s budget AGAIN!”

And then idiots like you believe it. And print it.

Man, screw politics.

triple on May 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Why are the democrats punishing the citizens of the United States of America?

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM

War on Americans (and I mean that literally).

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Sounds like the sandwiches were delightful.

stldave on May 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Keep mocking the nation GOP.

lester on May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

0 votes from the Democratic Senators on a single budget proposal out of 5.

The public will see which side is serious about this issue, and which side only cares about brazenly partisan gamesmanship.

Good Solid B-Plus on May 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

The Daily Doggerel™

There once was a Preez with a budget
And up to the Hill he would trudge it.
The House said, “No go,”
Senate Dems said, “Zero,”
And Obama said can’t we just fudge it?

de rigueur on May 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

triple on May 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Okay genius,

You don’t like talking about the budget. If I were your side I’d be wanting to ignore the subject too. It is shameful the way Democrats refuse to even propose a budget for consideration.

But you’re the one who claims to have all the answers. How do we get the filthy traitor Democrats off their butts and working on a legitimate budget proposal so they can reconcile with the House and come up with a spending plan?

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Man, screw politics.

triple on May 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Yes, because the only difference between Obama’s budget proposal and Paul Ryan’s budget proposal is the name on the front page. That’s exactly why Democrats have spent 3 years and millions of advertising dollars trying to convince people that Paul Ryan is the devil who wants to push grandma off the cliff.

Good Solid B-Plus on May 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Cause my internet is a bit bouncy today, what is the current breakdown of the 610—how many good guys vs enemy right now–R – D?
Just want to smear stinky stuff in the libs’ faces when I see them to remind them we have BI PARTISAN SUPPORT against Obama.

Woops, sorry about BI, hope Gayboma don’t get upset….

hillsoftx on May 16, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I actually like that photo of 0. He looks pissed. I like that. ; ) Its either that or he looks hurt. I like that. ; )

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Man, screw politics.

triple on May 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Can we get a validation that you will never again participate in voting?

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

OT- Anyone seen the foxnews poll, Obama 46, Romney 39, 42D/34R/20I
913 reg. voters.

tbrickert on May 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

HAW HAW!!!

/Nelson Muntz

Chuck Schick on May 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

My apologies if someone else has mentioned this:
#MorePopularThanTheObamaBudget on Twitter will crack you up. My abs hurt.

shibumiglass on May 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Man, Obama needs another distraction right quick. How about gay…. gay……………. I don’t know. Gay something. Does it matter? Just as long as it’s gay.

Dongemaharu on May 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Ace’s take for the moron-morons

Democrats don’t want to be on record supporting $6.4 trillion in fresh debt — and yet they also demonize the Republican budgets (paring debt down to $3.1 trillion or under $2 trillion, spending on the plan) as “extremist.”

They hate the Republican budgets — and yet they cannot, will not produce their own.

The bolded parts are why y’all are crying in the car, right lester and triple?

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Boehner needs to ignore Carney’s comment. The people will respect a leader who demonstrates some spine in the face of corruption and incompetence.

The dems admit by way of their vote that they do not support Zero. He must be really very pleased with that. Heh.

dogsoldier on May 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

The Barney Fife presidency.

antipc on May 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

barney fife had One bullet in his pocket…..so, he was always one up on Mr. O.

ted c on May 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM

On the most momentous domestic issue of our time — fiscal sustainability — they’ve checked out.

A lot of 0′s around here today. 0 surprise.

Bmore on May 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM

And stop with that damn picture already!

Dongemaharu on May 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM

“I’m not going to allow a debt-ceiling increase without doing something serious about the debt.”

Although it pleases me that Obowma’s budget has gone down in flames for all the world to see…

… the more pressinig point is the current level of spending.

Put in stone, thanks to how government budgets work and “base-line” budgeting…

… our current +$16 Trillion dollar debt is on automatic suicide pilot wiht built in increases every year, if they are needed or not.

There is no accountability, no audit, just a completely out of control bureaucracy that is spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year until the whole thing implodes…

THIS is what has to be STOPPED!!!
But the politicians play games and buy sandwiches…

Seven Percent Solution on May 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Well played.

Back to you Triple.

JusDreamin on May 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM

The Democrats are digging furiously attempting to plant a fiscal IED to blow up the Republicans after the November elections.

They know there is going to need to be some serious cuts ahead but they want to hold them off to make the situation even more dire and then at the last minute hand everything over to the Republicans. Then the fiscal bomb goes off making the Republicans look like the bad guys because it went off on their watch.

We have to start inoculating public opinion on that right NOW. We need to show people that the Democrats don’t care about the average American and are as we speak engaged in a passive aggressive sabotage movement to blow up the lives of ordinary Americans just to make the opposition party look bad.

By doing nothing, by stalling, they think they can let the Republicans take the blame for the upcoming fiscal crisis. We have to start pinning the blame on them RIGHT NOW and let the people know that the Republicans are offering real solutions now and that the Democrats are blocking them.

crosspatch on May 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

War on Women Common Sense!!!

Z E R O

(funny how that rhymes with Nero, huh?)

hillbillyjim on May 16, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Man, screw politics.

triple on May 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

>>

>

heh your side had full control the first two years of Obama…what happened? Don’t bother you know you’re a tool.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Back to you Triple.

JusDreamin on May 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM

No fair. Triple is unarmed.

CW on May 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

was crap sammiches on the menu?
eats

ted c on May 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Those are for us.

arnold ziffel on May 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

oh, looks like I forgot the part where 50 people who are probably creationists call me stupid.

triple on May 16, 2012 at 6:37 PM

the debt clock is ticking, and the end of America is closing in, prepare wisely…

burserker on May 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

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