Reid refuses to hold floor vote on Obama tax proposal

posted at 12:41 pm on July 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Last week, Barack Obama tried changing the subject from a bad jobs report and a sinking economy by shifting back to his class-warfare strategy.  Insisting that the American people supported higher taxes on people earning more than $250,000 a year, he challenged Republicans in the House to pass a one-year extension on the other income-tax brackets while hiking taxes on the rest.  It looks now like he should have challenged his own party in the Senate, which has balked at taking a vote on Obama’s tax hike:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday rejected a Republican request to vote on President Obama’s income tax plan amid defections within his caucus on tax policy.

Reid appeared exasperated by the Republican request to vote on extending the Bush-era tax rates when Democrats would prefer to focus this week on a small-business tax package estimated to create 1 million jobs. …

Reid was responding to a request by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to vote on Obama’s tax plan, which would extend the Bush tax rates for families earning less than $250,000, alongside a Republican proposal to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax rates for one year.

“The Senate should make itself clear which policy it supports. This is our chance to do it,” said McConnell.

The White House sent high-profile surrogates to “soothe” Democrats in the House and Senate for pushing a proposal they’d already rejected:

An under-the-radar White House lobbying campaign began to take shape on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, as senior administration officials pressed Democrats to back Barack Obama’s latest tax plan and top political operatives detailed the president’s reelection strategy in battleground states.

In a private lunch meeting with Senate Democrats, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pitched the president’s plan for a one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000, saying it would give certainty to the middle class and plug a hole in the gaping budget deficit. And Geithner tried to assuage concerns by telling Democrats that the president’s plan would ensure that all taxpayers would pay the lower tax rates on their first $250,000 of income — and they would be hit with higher tax rates only for earned income over that threshold, attendees said. …

At the same lunch, David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser, tried to sell Senate Democrats on the political virtues of the president’s tax plan, saying an overwhelming majority of voters in key states supported the Obama plan. He got support from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) who read aloud poll numbers saying just that. …

The one-two lobbying punch from the Obama administration and the campaign marked a concerted effort to quell anxiety in the party over the president’s tactics to win reelection. The president was significantly outraised by Romney in recent months, faced an onslaught of spending from conservative outside groups and remained in a dead heat with the GOP candidate in crucial swing states.

Don’t forget that Democrats already told Obama that they don’t want the cutoff at $250K.  Last fall, the Senate specifically rejected that proposal, and the House refused to even consider hiking taxes.  Now Obama wants them to sign off on a tax hike — and only a one-year extension of current rates for everyone else — right before the election.  Good luck with that.

It’s no surprise that Reid doesn’t want to bring this up for a vote, and it’s a smart play by McConnell to put Reid on the record about it.

Meanwhile, the distraction from the economy won’t last long, as more bad news rolled in today.  Wholesale inventories rose in May despite a large drop in oil holdings, while sales fell more sharply than any time since March 2009:

Total wholesale inventories increased 0.3 percent to $484.1 billion, matching the median forecast in a Reuters poll of economists. …

Stocks of durable goods, such as autos, computer equipment and machinery, rose 0.6 percent. Petroleum stocks fell 3.6 percent.

Sales at wholesalers in May fell 0.8 percent, held back by a 4.7 percent decline in petroleum sales. It was the sharpest drop for both readings since March 2009.

At May’s pace of sales, it would take businesses 1.18 months to clear their inventories, the highest such reading since July 2011.

We’re going the wrong direction, and Obama’s running out of distractions.


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KOOLAID2 on July 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Federal agents should immediately knock down his door and arrest him for breaking the law.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

lorien1973 on July 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

The ‘Rats are deserting Obama’s sinking Ship of State.

kingsjester on July 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

…meanwhile Mitch will b!tch!

KOOLAID2 on July 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Reid making the case against Obama’s re-election: The Won can’t get anything done.

de rigueur on July 11, 2012 at 12:45 PM

We’re going the wrong direction, and Obama’s running out of distractions.

INOW, he has no place to hide – not even Big MO’s ample skirts.

Cody1991 on July 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Claude Rains says Bonjour.

Del Dolemonte on July 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Dingy Harry’s pockets must be getting full of all these bills. He might have to start stuffing them in his socket, Sandy Berger-style.

slickwillie2001 on July 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I’m so sick of these institutionalized pigs in Congress. Pigs who span generations.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

At the same lunch, David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser, tried to sell Senate Democrats on the political virtues of the president’s tax plan, saying an overwhelming majority of voters in key states supported the Obama plan. He got support from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) who read aloud poll numbers saying just that. …

…it was a comedy routine…

KOOLAID2 on July 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Never underestimate the power of a lazy electorate and a Traitorous so called “mainstream media”.

Good on Mitt for telling the 99%ers (vote likely for Obama) that they are wrong, and ObamaCare is bad.

Reading the ABC News link to this story it sounded like Romney was just a bumbling idiot.

By MATT NEGRIN (@MattNegrin)
HOUSTON, July 11, 2012

Mitt Romney was booed in grand fashion at the NAACP today as he tried to explain how the nation’s first black president has failed the country and how he’d do better.

The first and loudest objection erupted as Romney told a two-thirds-full room that he would repeal President Obama’s signature health care law if he’s elected.

Romney told the country’s most visible black group that he would cut spending by cutting “nonessential programs,” and he said “that includes Obamacare.”

The boos rang out for several seconds and echoed in the large ballroom in Houston. Romney paused and tried to recover by citing a Chamber of Commerce study that said most people surveyed said the health law makes them less likely to hire people. He awkwardly continued to talk about Medicare and Social Security, and eventually earned minimal applause by talking about benefits for poor people.

But he was booed again as he derided Obama on energy, trade, the size of government, education and the economy. “The president will say he will do those things, but he will not, he cannot, and his record of the last four years proves it,” Romney said as the crowd jeered.

PappyD61 on July 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

We’re going the wrong direction, and Obama’s running out of distractions.

Never underestimate the power of a lazy electorate and a Traitorous so called “mainstream media”.

I forgot to post that first part.

PappyD61 on July 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

But..but..but…ObamaTax is such a great goddamned idea!!! All of America wants, needs and loves it!!!

Why allow our hard working Senators show their support by going on record with a vote???

What could go wrong???

Sorry SOBs….

BigWyo on July 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Reid didn’t want to risk a few dems looking to keep their jobs to side with the GOP on this (or any) issue.

nobar on July 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

In a private lunch meeting with Senate Democrats, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pitched the president’s plan for a one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts

Ha! They sent in THE TAX CHEAT to pitch their proposal to raise taxes. Did THE TAX CHEAT promise to do his patriotic duty this time?

txhsmom on July 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I forgot Al Franken was in the Senate. What the heck is he doing over there?

HawaiiLwyr on July 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Democrats would prefer to focus this week on a small-business tax package estimated to create or save 1 million jobs. …

…fixed!

KOOLAID2 on July 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM

We’re going the wrong direction, and Obama’s running out of distractions.

he’ll come up with more bogus ones like mitt’s closed swiss bank accounts…

just wait…the lsm certainly is

cmsinaz on July 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Amazingly the LSM can’t seem to label Senate Dems the “do nothing party”.

antipc on July 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Expose the biggest Pinocchio in history, Obama.

He wants a tax increase for the small businesses which includes many in the “250,000/yr and higher”.

He also lies about it being a “tax cut for the middle class and the poor”.

The poor pay no taxes and for the middle class, the taxes would not be “cut” they would remain the same as under Bush+.

Expose Reid and Obama for being Liars extraordinaire and hypocrits.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pitched the president’s plan for a one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000, saying it would give certainty to the middle class and plug a hole in the gaping budget deficit.

Did turbo-tax tell timmy this? Or maybe bayam?

gwelf on July 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The Obama sausage, made of Pinocchio, Muenchhausen, Orwell and Machiavelli, needs to be poked and fried.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM

At the same lunch, David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser, tried to sell Senate Democrats on the political virtues of the president’s tax plan, saying an overwhelming majority of voters in key states supported the Obama plan. He got support from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) who read aloud poll numbers saying just that. …

Help me out here. Why isn’t BO doing this? Is he too imperial to meet with mere Senate members – of his own party? What gives? Yes, I know that he doesn’t like to interface with Congress, however, under the circumstance, i.e. he wants to be reelected, why send a PR guy?

This strikes me as odd and rather telling.

Cody1991 on July 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM

The problem with Obama’s wasteful spending habits is that, as
Margaret Thatcher said, “Sooner or later you run out of other
people’s money”. I think the day of reckoning is here for our
socialist president.

Amjean on July 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Do-Nothing Democrats to President Harvard Brainiac:

Bite me.

fogw on July 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Distractions? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Bishop on July 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

The Obama sausage, made of Pinocchio, Muenchhausen, Orwell and Machiavelli, needs to be poked and fried.

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM

What it’s really made up of is the ground up zeal of Americans longing to be free.

A zeal that is now, long gone.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM

This strikes me as odd and rather telling.

Cody1991 on July 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I think it’s usually a job for the VP, but when all you have is Biden…

txhsmom on July 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Don’t read too much into just one disastrous wholesale inventory result!

jukin3 on July 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I forgot Al Franken was in the Senate. What the heck is he doing over there?

HawaiiLwyr on July 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

The democrats here in Minnesota always cheat, and it’s pretty obvious that with all the shenanigans that were pulled in that election, that’s how Franken “won.” He’s a disgrace to Minnesota, and a disgrace to the US Senate.

Othniel on July 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I think it’s usually a job for the VP, but when all you have is Biden…

txhsmom on July 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Yes, indeed. We know that neither of them can discuss tax policy, but Axelrod is no expert either.

Perhaps it’s simply more of the same avoidance we have seen with BO.

Not sure. I’m smelling blood in the waters.

Cody1991 on July 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Hey…yooohoooo…look at this shiny object over here!!!!!

SPGuy on July 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

This will be covered up by the MSM, but the GOP just got its debate point.

pat on July 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Hmmm. Notice a pattern?
Toughest States for Retirees
http://www.aarp.org/work/retirement-planning/info-12-2010/10-worst-states-for-retirement.html
Check out the reason why, check out the State color on that little electoral map.

pat on July 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM

was it “unexpected” bad economic news?

krome on July 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I always find it frustratingly amusing that when people consider “congress” and their dislike of them, as in approval ratings, they seem to discount the senate which is half the congress. (Not by numbers, by function). The HOUSE is the only repub majority, the SENATE, being the other half of the congress is what refuses to vote on legislation that could help the economy.

Everyone pissed at ‘congress’ should look at DINGY REID, democrat leader of the SENATE and his DEMOCRAT majority as the clog in the toilet bowl. The other turd blocking the pipes sits in the white house.

Wolfmoon on July 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM

you mean to tell me the Liar in Chief has lost his wingman Harry Reid? My my.

DanMan on July 11, 2012 at 1:06 PM

We’re going the wrong direction, and Obama’s running out of distractions.

Obama: “I am here to throw distractions and kick people under the bus. And I’m all out of distractions….”

apostic on July 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

We’re going the wrong direction, and Obama’s running out of distractions.

No, it’s a step in the right direction. On a high speed rail train headed in the wrong direction.

The Rogue Tomato on July 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

I forgot Al Franken was in the Senate. What the heck is he doing over there?

HawaiiLwyr on July 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

The folks at Power Line did a great job chronicling the Democrats’ theft of Franken’s seat at the time it happened. Well worth searching thru their archives.

Del Dolemonte on July 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

plug a hole in the gaping budget deficit.

Is this effort like plugging the hole in the Gulf oil spill that “Daddy” was supposed to take care of?

onlineanalyst on July 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

He’s a disgrace to Minnesota New York, and a disgrace to the US Senate.

Othniel on July 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Closer to the truth…

BigWyo on July 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

you mean to tell me the Liar in Chief has lost his wingman Harry Reid? My my.

DanMan on July 11, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Yeah. Seriously. Most of us would consider ourselves lucky.

For BO it means he’s lost.

Cody1991 on July 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Be careful with the sales number: Most of that can be attributed to the price of oil, which dropped significantly in this time period. Markets shrugged this off and remain flat.

TouchdownBuddha on July 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I think it’s usually a job for the VP, but when all you have is Biden…

txhsmom on July 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM

As one of the better GOP ads stated recently:

Obama proved he doesn’t need a Vice President by choosing Biden…

riddick on July 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM

When will these dishonest Republicans stop pulling meaningless political stunts like calling for votes on President Obama’s policy proposals?

When will they stop these distractions and get back to the real work of letting the government run on autopilot at the $1 trillion-plus baseline without a budget?

peski on July 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I forgot to post that first part.

PappyD61 on July 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

No worries. Nobody reads your crap anyway.

taternuggets on July 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Obummer’s got Geithner, Axelrod, and Franken twisting democrat arms — if that’s not ripe for Three Stooges jokes, I don’t know what is!

KS Rex on July 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Romney needs to HAMMER Obama for this–for proposing a tax hike so unpopular that a Senate with 53 Democrats refuses to even vote on it!

Steve Z on July 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM

As one of the better GOP ads stated recently:

Obama proved he doesn’t need a Vice President by choosing Biden…

riddick on July 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM

LOL. I missed that one.

txhsmom on July 11, 2012 at 1:22 PM

No worries. Nobody reads your crap anyway.
taternuggets on July 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM

That’s not very nice.

KS Rex on July 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

LOL. I missed that one.

txhsmom on July 11, 2012 at 1:22 PM

look for the “World’s Most Arrogant Man” ad. He’s so arrogant he chose Joe Biden to show he didn’t need any help. Classic.

DanMan on July 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Obummer’s got Geithner, Axelrod, and Franken twisting democrat arms — if that’s not ripe for Three Stooges jokes, I don’t know what is!

KS Rex on July 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM

The best part is that they will do a better job than Biden or the TOTUS. Can’t you just imagine the looks on the faces of Senate Dems if they were to walk into the conference room and see the teleprompter?

txhsmom on July 11, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Please – can we include the adjective Democrat every time we write about Reid, Pelosie or Obama?

Like:

Democrat Harry Reid
Democrat Nancy Pelosi
Democrat Obama
Democrat US Senate (that refused to pass a budges as the Constitution requires)
etc.

Political junkies know they’re Dems – John and Jane Doe do NOT know they’re deems – we need to label them every single time.

While I’m at it, we need to include zeros – again, John and Jane Doe don’t understand the difference between million/billion/trillion – they all sound alike. 4.5trillion debt is read as 46 – good luck trying to drive home that.

Now, 4,600,000,000,000 looks a heck of a lot worse. The ink isn’t the problem – it’s the zeroes. Dems know this – that’s why they don’t use zeroes – we should.

MN J on July 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I forgot to post that first part.

PappyD61 on July 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

No worries. Nobody reads your crap anyway.

taternuggets on July 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Apologies to PappyD61… I totally misread your post and wrongly attacked. Sorry. :(

taternuggets on July 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

look for the “World’s Most Arrogant Man” ad. He’s so arrogant he chose Joe Biden to show he didn’t need any help. Classic.

DanMan on July 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Thanks! I always thought he chose Joe Biden because the Dems honestly can’t see how stupid they look to regular folks, but I was wrong!

txhsmom on July 11, 2012 at 1:37 PM

In a private lunch meeting with Senate Democrats, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pitched the president’s plan for a one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000, saying it would give certainty to the middle class and plug a hole in the gaping budget deficit about the size of a Skittle.

Added for clarity.

Chuck Schick on July 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

PappyD61 on July 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

I’m convinced that Jesus himself could stand before the NAACP and give the same talk and would be booed. These same people would raise a stink to the high heavens is Obama was jeered and booed while giving a speech to a white group.

chemman on July 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I saw Kirsten Powers on Hannity last night insisting that wealthy people should kick in to pay down the national debt.

So, fine. The GOP should consider saying that they’ll withhold opposition votes (so when the tax increase creates a clusterfark, they can say, “We told you so”) as long as the income tax attributable to the rate increases is sequestered and used to pay down the national debt. A Treasury IG would be required to verify the amount paid to the national debt. (Let’s see how much tax revenue this move generates.) Also, a Treasury IG, with the help of the IRS, would be required to submit a report evalutating what happened to the taxpayers in 2013 who’d have been subject to the rate increases in 2012 if they were in place in 2012. Oh, and let’s get a Treasury IG report on the direction of the capital-gains-tax revenue from 2012 to 2013.

BuckeyeSam on July 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM

taternuggets on July 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM

You do realize that you called yourself a nobody.

chemman on July 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM

What people need to do is get the Dems and Obama on record telling us how much revenue will be generated by doing what Obama wants….
Ask them point blank, “By raising taxes on those making over $250,000, how much revenue will come into the Treasury?”

We had the Head of the DNC here in Virginia asked that question on a local radio show, and he didn’t know the number…..
He just thought it good to raise taxes.

Not to Dems, the tax increase will bring in $100 Billion or less….
We are running over $1.5 Trillion deficits for the past 3 years…..
That tax increase will not do it.

MityMaxx on July 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM

This post misses the money quote from Reid :

“It’s the help Paris Hilton legislation,” he said. “It would give people like her a tax break for doing nothing — $46 billion of the American people’s money to help Paris Hilton and others.”

Now, insert any name if you don’t care for Paris Hilton, but the point is the fundamental problem with the liberal left. It is not the American people’s money Harry, it is MY money.

Ellis on July 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Should be “Note to Dems”, not “Not to Dems” :(

MityMaxx on July 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM

BTW: to kill this tax in the public’s eyes, given that I’ve read that the revenue “estimated” to be generated from this rate increase–assuming the absurd static analysis–is equal only to the amount the federal government spends in 8 1/2 days, the GOP should be calling it “the eight-and-a-half day tax.”

They should say it and write it over and over and over and over again.

Make it ring in voters ears like Israel’s Six Day War or the movie 9 1/2 Weeks.

BuckeyeSam on July 11, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Don’t forget boys and girls…

… these human beings are also responsible for saddling us with +$16 Trillion of Debt, +$100 Trillion of unfunded liabilities, Open Borders, ObowmaTax, a weakened Military, and a dark future of gloom for our children and grandchildren all for their political careers.

Happy…?

Seven Percent Solution on July 11, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Harry Reid is just another OBSTRUCTIONIST REPUBLICAN! He’s trying to thwart the economic genius and majesty of The Chosen One!

What? Reid’s a Democrat?

NEVER MIND.

GarandFan on July 11, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I bet the broadcast media, MSM, won’t tell the American people it is a democrat Majority leader who won’t bring up Obama’s bill.

Fleuries on July 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I forgot Al Franken was in the Senate. What the heck is he doing over there?

HawaiiLwyr on July 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Demonstrating that he is a daily embarrassment to the state of Minnesota…

The US Senate needs to go back to Republican control this NO-vember if WE THE PEOPLE have any chance of fixing our problems…

Khun Joe on July 11, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Frankens work as a senator has been funnier than all his work on SNL.

Chuck Schick on July 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

It’s really gotta hurt Oblowme when his own party is too terrified to back his proposals, knowing he’s a failure even to them.

More fodder for Mitt, if he has the guts to use it.

Liam on July 11, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I’m sorry, I just don’t frackkin’ get it how one individual, the master obstructionist, Harry Reidiculous, Senator Refusal, can keep any vote he doesn’t want from happening. This is NOT what the Founding Fathers intended. Sen Reidiculous, blank or get off the pot! No wait, he’s been blankin’ on Americans since forever.

stukinIL4now on July 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM

We need to sue Dingy Harry for the salaries of all Senators this session since he is preventing them from doing what they were sent there for.
If he won’t let them vote, he owes us their salaries back.

Dexter_Alarius on July 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM

We’re going the wrong direction, and Obama’s running out of distractions.

Don’t worry. Considering that entire weeks of news coverage have been dominated by stories about Romney’s dog or his wife’s horseback riding, Obama’s Lefty friends in the US news media will provide endless distractions for him.

rvastar on July 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Reid proves once again he’s a political hack that has no interest in serving the people that put him into office, much less the whole of the country. He disgusts me almost as much as his boss.

sadatoni on July 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I forgot Al Franken was in the Senate. What the heck is he doing over there?

HawaiiLwyr on July 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Still trying to be a comedian.

derecho on July 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I saw Kirsten Powers on Hannity last night insisting that wealthy people should kick in to pay down the national debt.

So, fine. The GOP should consider saying that they’ll withhold opposition votes (so when the tax increase creates a clusterfark, they can say, “We told you so”) as long as the income tax attributable to the rate increases is sequestered and used to pay down the national debt. A Treasury IG would be required to verify the amount paid to the national debt. (Let’s see how much tax revenue this move generates.) Also, a Treasury IG, with the help of the IRS, would be required to submit a report evalutating what happened to the taxpayers in 2013 who’d have been subject to the rate increases in 2012 if they were in place in 2012. Oh, and let’s get a Treasury IG report on the direction of the capital-gains-tax revenue from 2012 to 2013.

BuckeyeSam on July 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Yet the topic was state taxes in Maryland I believe.

When Powers gets stumped she just starts babbling talking points. They all do.

slickwillie2001 on July 11, 2012 at 4:29 PM

…….But he was booed again as he derided Obama on energy, trade, the size of government, education and the economy. “The president will say he will do those things, but he will not, he cannot, and his record of the last four years proves it,” Romney said as the crowd jeered.

PappyD61 on July 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

At least Romney told the NAACP the truth. BO, or B Clinton would have told them what they wanted to hear, even if they didn’t mean it.

iurockhead on July 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Maybe O’Bozo should have checked in with his idiot congressional Dems before pontificating on tax policy?

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

And speaking of idiot congressional Dems … anyone hear from my racist nitwit congressman, Jesse Jetstream, Jr.?

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

And speaking of idiot congressional Dems … anyone hear from my racist nitwit congressman, Jesse Jetstream, Jr.?

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

…he has a ‘mood’ disorder and is getting ‘mood’ treatment!…I want to know what the ‘mood’ drugs are!

KOOLAID2 on July 11, 2012 at 7:41 PM