Quotes of the day

posted at 10:19 pm on November 28, 2012 by Allahpundit

Republican unity against raising tax rates for the wealthy began to show cracks on Wednesday after a conservative congressman said he would back an agreement with President Barack Obama to raise rates on the rich but extend tax cuts for income below $250,000.

With Congress scrambling to avert a series of tax increases and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year – known as the “fiscal cliff” – Representative Tom Cole said Republicans should approve a deal ensuring 98 percent of Americans do not suffer a tax increase that endangers the economic recovery…

“If we have an opportunity to, right now, secure the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of the American people … and then continue to fight on these other issues, I think we should do that,” Cole, a conservative Republican from Oklahoma, told Reuters in an interview.

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Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday shot down a proposal by a senior GOP lawmaker that the House agree to President Obama’s demand to extend middle-class tax rates as Republicans sought to put the focus of negotiations on spending.

The Speaker’s swift rejection of an idea floated by Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), a respected party strategist and former chairman of the House GOP campaign committee, came as Republicans voiced increasing concerns that the debate over the so-called “fiscal cliff” had become dominated by talk of taxes rather than spending.

Comparing the nation’s spending crisis to a “freight train,” Boehner said “it’s time for the president and Democrats to get serious about the spending problem that our country has.”

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As of Thursday, Congress has only 10 legislative days left before the cliff plunge, yet President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) haven’t met in 13 days, and reportedly haven’t spoken on the phone all week. Staff-level talks have produced little progress. Instead, both sides have embarked on a campaign of photo ops with business leaders and middle-class taxpayers aimed less at persuasion than at avoiding blame once the cliff — a combination of huge spending cuts and tax increases — is reached…

Eventually, any deal to restore the nation’s finances will have to look something like the Simpson-Bowles proposal, which combines tax increases and cuts to entitlement spending. There is no viable alternative to their core formula. Yet the threat of a crisis doesn’t seem to be enough to spur action; lawmakers are apparently content to wait for an actual crisis — and Simpson and Bowles are passing the time as scolds and jesters.

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With a chip on his shoulder larger than his margin of victory, Barack Obama is approaching his second term by replicating the mistake of his first. Then his overreaching involved health care — expanding the entitlement state at the expense of economic growth. Now he seeks another surge of statism, enlarging the portion of gross domestic product grasped by government and dispensed by politics. The occasion is the misnamed “fiscal cliff,” the proper name for which is: the Democratic Party’s agenda.

For 40 years the party’s principal sources of energy and money — liberal activists, government-employees unions — have advocated expanding government’s domestic reach by raising taxes and contracting its foreign reach by cutting defense. Obama’s four years as one of the most liberal senators and his four presidential years indicate that he agrees. Like other occasionally numerate but prudently reticent liberals, he surely understands that the entitlement state he favors requires raising taxes on the cohort that has most of the nation’s money — the middle class.

Mitt Romney as candidate and others before and since have suggested increasing revenue by capping income tax deductions. This would increase that tax’s progressivity, without raising rates that would dampen incentives. Obama’s compromise may be: Let’s do both. Remember the story of when the British Admiralty sought six new battleships, the Treasury proposed four, so they compromised on eight.

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Who actually has the leverage in negotiations over the fiscal cliff—and the extension of Bush-era income tax cuts in particular? On the surface, it might look like Democrats, who control the White House and the Senate, have the upper hand. But House Republicans may have more leverage than is immediately apparent…

We already have a pretty good clue to how the White House will act—not what the administration is saying now, but how it actually acted in 2010, the last time the Bush tax cuts were set to expire. Then, as now, doing nothing would have allowed tax rates to rise. And then, as now, the president insisted that he would not extend the Bush tax cuts for top earners. But he did anyway.

Asked at a press conference earlier this month why this time would be different, President Obama suggested that the economy was better this time around. In fact, it’s growing at the same pace. Which is to say that Obama didn’t have a very good answer, because this time isn’t all that different. And while a different outcome is possible, especially if the GOP follow’s Rep. Cole’s advice, it’s not the most likely scenario.

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But there is a profound lack of curiosity when it comes to the other half of this supposed bargain. Remember that hypothetical deal of $1 in tax increases to $10 in spending cuts? Republicans are still being asked about it and criticized for rejecting it. But balancing the budget under that formula would require $9 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years. When was the last time the president or a Democratic congressman was asked whether or not they would agree to such a deal?

For that matter, it’s worth noting that more than half of Democratic congressmen and eleven senators have signed a pledge to oppose any changes to Social Security or Medicare. If pledges are the root of all evil, couldn’t we pause for just a moment in our attempts to run Grover Norquist out of town to work up the tiniest bit of outrage about this one?

In fact, many Democrats actually want to spend more, at least in the short term. The president’s most recent budget calls for $2.6 in increased spending between now and 2022. That’s $1 trillion more than the $1.6 trillion that the president has called for in new taxes. Therefore, the tax hikes would not be used to reduce the deficit, but to finance new spending. And, according to news reports, the president has already floated the idea of still more stimulus spending as part of the fiscal-cliff talks.

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Obama does in fact want to take the country over the cliff. It’s win-win-win-win-win.* He gets to raise taxes (including on the middle class, which he needs to pay for his welfare state), he gets some cuts to the the military he despises, he gets cuts for Medicare (not part of his coalition), he gets to blame the GOP for all of this, and, bonus, he gets to claim the coming recession he’s already engineered is the GOP’s fault, too.

The GOP is in a bad situation and will try to give the store away to avoid this. We shouldn’t. Let Obama have the economy he wants, and let him take responsibility for it, too.

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Hennessey’s first point is probably true. Going over the fiscal cliff without a deal will probably result in a recession. But his second point may not be true. While a recession would be terrible for the country, it may not be terrible for the Obama presidency. Obama knows that he has the media standing by to blame Republicans for any failure to reach a deal, and he knows that there are enough low-information voters out there to believe whatever the media says. The media covered for him both on Benghazi and the fiscal cliff during the elections; it’s likely to keep covering for him. He also knows, based on his own re-election victory, that a terrible economy leads to more dependency on government, which leads to more people seeing him and his party as the guarantors of their government benefits. This dynamic is a very effective way to kill arguments favoring smaller government. Who needs abstractions and Milton Friedman when there’s no food on the table?

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The co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s 2010 fiscal commission said it’s unlikely the president and Congress will reach a deal by the end of this year to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

Erskine Bowles, also a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, estimated there is a one-third probability the sides will strike a deal by the end of this year. Speaking today at a breakfast in Washington sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, he said there’s another one-third chance that all sides will reach a deal early in 2013.

“I’m really worried,” Bowles told reporters. “I believe the probability is we’re going over the cliff.”

Erskine Bowles on the Fiscal Cliff: ‘I’m Really Worried’ from The Christian Science Monitor on FORA.tv

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Via the Daily Caller.

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L.i.B!!!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I can’t say it enough…

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:22 PM

3 times a charm and I am gonna win the Lottery!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Woo Hooo I am silly eh?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Tax the fools

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Hhehehehehehehehe where ya’all at eh?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I do not like talking to myself here ahem :-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

8th

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

You could make a new record…

lester on November 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

hmmmmmmmmmmm 9th?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Oh wait…

lester on November 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Hiya lester lol….

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

It’s you n me kid!! ;-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

this was too much fun afte reading some threads here tonight… get me kicks in early!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I wish I had a name like Erskine Bowles. It’s almost as cool as Prince Prius or whoever the RNC guy is.

I think Erskine could be a girl’s name…

Fallon on November 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I re-iterate: L.i.B!!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM

#hashtag IS a name!!! LMAOFOTF HELP I can’t get up!!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Yo

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Oh Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

‘sup EG?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Oh Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Well hello Scrumpy.

did you just get here? :)

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I re-iterate: L.i.B!!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I recapitulate your re-iterate.

L.I.B.

Fallon on November 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

OooooooooooooK! gonna lay low for a while, I gotta calm down!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

‘sup EG?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Waiting for my turn to post..:)

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Uh huh and IF Lester hadn’t butted in I may have inadvertently set a new record?!!!! Kidding Lester ;-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:33 PM

In fact, many Democrats actually want to spend more, at least in the short term. The president’s most recent budget calls for $2.6 in increased spending between now and 2022. That’s $1 trillion more than the $1.6 trillion that the president has called for in new taxes. Therefore, the tax hikes would not be used to reduce the deficit, but to finance new spending. And, according to news reports, the president has already floated the idea of still more stimulus spending as part of the fiscal-cliff talks.

I’m shocked.

This face? Shocked. The difference between “Shocked” and “Caught” is only one of skin color. I turned whiter, hence “Shocked.”

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Evening Scrumpy, what are you wearing?

arnold ziffel on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Waiting for my turn to post..:)

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:33 PM

lol

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

An early evening at that…

AP has been leavin’ work earlier and earlier.

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Ace is right, the Republican’s will be blamed for anything that happens.

Let. It. Burn.

JPeterman on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

arnold ziffel on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Not much Arny ;-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM

AP has been leavin’ work earlier and earlier.

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I’m thinking lady.

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

JPeterman on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

That is as plain as day!! No doubt about it… JP!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Hello Scrumpy….. ;)

The Obama economy meets reality.

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I do not like talking to myself here ahem :-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

A lot of us don’t bother coming here these days…

OmahaConservative on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Wot you wearing Arny?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:37 PM

AP has been leavin’ work earlier and earlier.

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I’m thinking lady.

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Beta Male Super Star AP find a woman…. o_O Not likely, more like he found a new bar with tons of import and Kraft beers and a good dart board… lol lol

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:38 PM

OmahaConservative on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Yup, I noticed, me either… was in QOTD for a spell last night and his morning…

Oh I MISSED Jackie the other night! Hang in there and GL with the books and authorin’!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:38 PM

A lot of us don’t bother coming here these days…

OmahaConservative on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Ed jumping on the amnesty bandwagon sure didn’t help.

JPeterman on November 28, 2012 at 10:38 PM

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Hon, that ain’t nothing new!! thanks for the linky ;-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Ed jumping on the amnesty bandwagon sure didn’t help.

JPeterman on November 28, 2012 at 10:38 PM

This is no longer MM/Boss Emeritus’ blog…

OmahaConservative on November 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Hon, that ain’t nothing new!! thanks for the linky ;-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Did ya watch the video… :O

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

AP has been leavin’ work earlier and earlier.

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I’m thinking lady.

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I am thinking HumpBot..

Hump was worked up last month…

The energy needs to be spent..

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM

He also knows, based on his own re-election victory, that a terrible economy leads to more dependency on government, which leads to more people seeing him and his party as the guarantors of their government benefits. This dynamic is a very effective way to kill arguments favoring smaller government. Who needs abstractions and Milton Friedman when there’s no food on the table?

Axe’s arguments now being reinforced by some “Bryan Preston” fellow on the interwebs.

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Wot you wearing Arny?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:37 PM

t shirt, sweats and sadness. I have come to the realization that only about a third of Americans are conservative enough to give a shit.

arnold ziffel on November 28, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Axe’s arguments now being reinforced by some “Bryan Preston” fellow on the interwebs.

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Ya, but rumor has it that thar Bryan Preston feller is a anti-Marxist raaaaacist kind of dude… ;p

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I am thinking HumpBot..

Hump was worked up last month…

The energy needs to be spent..

Electrongod on November 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Ah. Reminds me of prison. Good times. I wonder how big daddy is getting along? I was his bottom b**** before I joined the A***** Brotherhood for protection and got a tat of . . .

O, nevermind. Too much of the story would die in moderation.

Anyhoo, stay in skool kids, and remember: you can outrun the cop, but not the radio.

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Ya, but rumor has it that thar Bryan Preston feller is a anti-Marxist raaaaacist kind of dude… ;p

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Taking what I can get. :)

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Watched it… love the guys :-) Brits ya know lol…

WOW!!!!what a smash up!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM

OmahaConservative on November 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Hello OC..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Watched it… love the guys :-) Brits ya know lol…

WOW!!!!what a smash up!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Anyone seen Scrumpy?

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM

arnold ziffel on November 28, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Yup, sad innit :-(… I give a shit but what can I do that I haven’t already been doing?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Hey DS, How are you ‘bud?

OmahaConservative on November 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM

This is no longer MM/Boss Emeritus’ blog…

OmahaConservative on November 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

True enough, I wasn’t a reader when MM was around.

JPeterman on November 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Tell the rats to give us their bill, put it on the floor and vote present. Tell McConnell not to filibuster. Let Obama own this turd.

The Count on November 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Hiya Sparky!!!! What’s up?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Anyone seen Scrumpy?

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM

LOL

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:52 PM

This will be my last post here for a while.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I forgot to mention that I like cheeses .

So this will be my last post for a while.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Evenin’ all !!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM

This will be my last post here for a while.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Is something wrong?

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Where you going eh?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Republicans should all vote “present.” Can’t blame them if they didn’t vote, eh?

Scotsman on November 28, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM

looks like FDR all over again. Except there’s less opposition among the monied class…they in on the scheme.

Just the forgotten man is left

r keller on November 28, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Oh there you are. You just pooped out of know where.

Would you like some Camel Meal Tea?

This will be my last post for a while.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Why good evening to you as well Dire… Here is a little light reading for you… And if you find that a little to light hearted and silly, a nice video depiction of the coming fiscal cliff… ;)

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Sparky yes I want some Camel meal Tea with 2 humps!!!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Republicans should all vote “present.” Can’t blame them if they didn’t vote, eh?

Scotsman on November 28, 2012 at 10:54 PM

What planet are you living on?? They will get the blame no matter which way this all plays out.

JPeterman on November 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I Poop alot ;-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Where you going eh?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:54 PM

GAHHHHHH…. I think we have just been Bishoped…. o_O

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Nope. But you just made a liar out if me because I wanted my previous post to be my last post fir a while.

Now it looks like this one will have to be my last post for a while. Unless I think if something else to say that hasn’t already been said.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Yup, sad innit :-(… I give a shit but what can I do that I haven’t already been doing?

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Nothing sir, apparently we have been overwhelmed.

Now the repubs are going to cave on taxes and open up the floodgates to illegals God’s children to the detriment of the country. The GOP will not gain any votes by going supine.

arnold ziffel on November 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Sparky yes I want some Camel meal Tea with 2 humps!!!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Make mine Earl Grey if you don’t mind… No Camel Poop tea for me… ;p

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM

So, a question for all the Let It Burn people. Are you contacting your congressional representatives to tell them what you want, or just waiting for the inevitable cave? Is this LiB thing a plan or just apathy? Okay, that was two questions.

Night Owl on November 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I looked at Alexa and HA took a big hit post-election…as did dailykos. Not surprising..but looks like a big loss

i would have thought that dailykos would have fared better since the party is still going on…but, maybe it just a uniform hit after elections.

for grins, look at HA for the max available in alexa…pretty steady, then big spike up pre-election…well, then the hit

r keller on November 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I Poop alot ;-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Well that is fine and dandy. Us poopers need to stink together.

Ok this will be my official last post for a while.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM

You cannot just say that and leave my good fellow…

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I want a reason dammit sparky!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 11:01 PM

should have put the link

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hotair.com

r keller on November 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Ok this will be my official last post for a while.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Wait a minute!!..Where are you going??..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Night Owl on November 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Done talked and wrote til I was blue in the face and my fingers hurt!!!

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Nope. But you just made a liar out if me because I wanted my previous post to be my last post fir a while.

Now it looks like this one will have to be my last post for a while. Unless I think if something else to say that hasn’t already been said.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Well dang it, I was trying to make a physicist out of you… As Bullwinkle would say… “Guess I better tighten up my sleeve”… ;)

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Is there anything more maddening than a pity party? Nooo.

Here’s a hint, forget the theater and make Obama fight it out on ideology and his next four years will weakened severely.

Speakup on November 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM

For that matter, it’s worth noting that more than half of Democratic congressmen and eleven senators have signed a pledge to oppose any changes to Social Security or Medicare. If pledges are the root of all evil, couldn’t we pause for just a moment in our attempts to run Grover Norquist out of town to work up the tiniest bit of outrage about this one?

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/334216/all-about-taxes-michael-tanner

That’s where they are. They feel like they are vindicated and they have a mandate. The word’s “cocky.”

But if you are actually buying it, and it looks like you are, please stop what you are doing a minute and think:

“If we have an opportunity to, right now, secure the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of the American people … and then continue to fight on these other issues, I think we should do that,” Cole, a conservative Republican from Oklahoma, told Reuters in an interview.

http://news.yahoo.com/cracks-surface-republican-unity-tax-rates-014748785–business.html

Please consider that you didn’t lose by much. And you can have the high ground right now, and keep it for next time, just by saying over and over again, “it won’t work” and opposing it. But if you think you need to loosen your ties to court the new, hip America that just lovvvvvves Obama, all you are doing is making it possible for the Democrat party to heap blame on you when blame time comes. And you’ll deserve it, too.

You also might consider the fact that a lot of people on the right are wondering what they got for prostituting themselves this time around — absolutely nothing — and if you go along with this agenda, you can expect to lose next time too, when you run Conservative Christie, by not much again, but by more than this time. And so on, into the memory hole. Where you’ll belong.

Axe on November 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM

OmahaConservative on November 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Just hanging in there..I hope all is well for you..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Is there a reason that baseline budgeting goes unmentioned in these fiscal set-to’s?

wolfsDad on November 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Is there anything more maddening than a pity party? Nooo.

Here’s a hint, forget the theater and make Obama fight it out on ideology and his next four years will weakened severely.

Speakup on November 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Fair enough but apparently Boehner, McConell, et al want to “just get along,”

arnold ziffel on November 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM

No where special but as you know this time this is the official authorized last post of mine for a while. And I really mean it this time.

I might stop by occasionally to mention my love for cheeses in about 3 minutes.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Excellent as always..:)

PS..The Big Bang Theory..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Sparkly!!!! Cheeses!!! Me likes cheeses ;-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I might stop by occasionally to mention my love for cheeses in about 3 minutes.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Do you like sourdough? I have learned quite a lot about it the last month.

arnold ziffel on November 28, 2012 at 11:07 PM

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Don’t leave..Dave will not like that..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I Poop alot ;-)

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

O_O..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM

So, a question for all the Let It Burn people. Are you contacting your congressional representatives to tell them what you want, or just waiting for the inevitable cave? Is this LiB thing a plan or just apathy? Okay, that was two questions.

Night Owl on November 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I’ll play.

No I am not contacting anyone, anymore. They don’t listen anyway, they care more about their clout and reelections than they care about this country or “we the people”.

LIB is neither apathy nor a plan for me. When I see people like Allen West lose and idiots like Alan Greyson the Neanderthal win, it’s all about disgust.

Let. It. Burn.

JPeterman on November 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Oh crap…….. I am soooo going to a FEMA Gulag………..

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Better start packing my potato’s now while I still can… :(

SWalker on November 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM

arnold ziffel on November 28, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Well my knowledge of sourdough is severely lacking and I would welcome the opportunity to learn as much as I can about that fascinating subject.

SparkPlug on November 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM

The only two questions that the GOP should be asking from this point on are:

“Where is the President’s plan on spending cuts?”

… and more importantly:

“Who gave the order to “stand down”!”

Force the issue back to Obowma and don’t let it go…

Seven Percent Solution on November 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Dire Straits on November 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM

NO NO NO NO NO!!! Sparkly mispelled pop n said poop, cuz I ‘pop’ in not poop! Oh boy!! lmao

Scrumpy on November 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM

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