Obama, Democrats eager for bipartisan work in new year

posted at 4:01 pm on January 5, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

The new year, as well as a New Congress, is always full of fresh hope, possibilities and opportunities. And after all of the complaints about gridlock, deadlock, padlocks or whatever other types of locks you don’t like, 2013 opens the door for a new spirit of bipartisan cooperation in DC and the Getting Done of All the Things. One such issue is the upcoming discussion over the debt ceiling, and as Andrew Malcolm reports, the President is coming out of the gate raring for some good old fashioned wheeling and dealing and bipartisan goodness.

And as I said earlier this week, one thing I will not compromise over is whether or not Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up. If Congress refuses to give the United States the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. The last time Congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it. Our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again.

Yep. It sure sounds like Barack Obama is ready to sit down for some traditional give and take, finding a middle way to work across the aisle and reach a mutually agreeable resolution. And it’s good to know that he’ll have the full support of his party in Congress as willing partners in finding a deal. Take it away, Chuck!

Echoing President Obama’s refusal to negotiate on the debt limit, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned Republicans on Friday that Democrats have no intention of giving in to any of their demands in exchange for lifting the nation’s borrowing limit to pay its bills.

“I think that risking government shutdown, risking not raising the debt ceiling, is playing with fire,” Schumer told reporters in the Capitol, in response to a question from TPM. “Anyone who wants to come and negotiate, and say ‘we will raise the debt ceiling only if you do A, B, C’ will not have a negotiating partner. And if then they don’t want to raise the debt ceiling, it’ll be on their shoulders. I would bet that they would not go forward with that.”

The No. 3 Democrat declared that Obama and congressional Democrats have learned their lesson from the 2011 fiasco that nearly led to a default. He predicted that Republicans will give in and cleanly raise the country’s borrowing authority — which expires around March — if Democrats stonewall and give them no other option.

It’s an interesting tactic to be sure. Not that long ago I would have laughed this off as a bit of preening for the cameras, but given the events of the past couple of months, I’m not so sure. I can, with very little difficulty, imagine the Senate Democrats putting up a “clean” bill to raise the debt ceiling and Obama hitting the trail with his, “I have my pen right here ready to sign” schtick. It worked for them on the tax rate deal, after all. The new strategy seems to be one of demanding what you want and daring the GOP to not go along with it, trusting that the story will be spun well enough in the press that the media will dutifully predict that Republicans will be blamed if a worst case scenario comes to pass.

In this case it would be a government shutdown, with far more immediate and drastic symptoms being felt all across the nation than sliding off the fiscal slope. Would this really work? And more to the point, will we even find out, or is Obama right and the GOP will cave on this before they have to start turning off lights on the Hill? You make the call.


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Joe Mama on January 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM

He predicted that Republicans will give in and cleanly raise the country’s borrowing authority — which expires around March — if Democrats stonewall and give them no other option.

Sadly, he’s spot on. The GOP will cave and they all know it.

sharrukin on January 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Obama, Democrats eager for bipartisan work in new year

…sure!…he’s not lying!

KOOLAID2 on January 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Obama, Democrats eager for bipartisan work in new year

…it’ll only cost 99 trillion dollars!

KOOLAID2 on January 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Republicans have to start now – go on every station you can, be interviewed by as many people as you can. Heck go on the Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live if you have to.

Tell the American People what our position is.

Messaging! Messaging! Messaging!

gophergirl on January 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Oh did I mention I hate liberals.

gophergirl on January 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Let it burn… no raise of debt limit without MEANINGFUL IMMEDIATE spending cuts…

Khun Joe on January 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

And as I said earlier this week, one thing I will not compromise over is whether or not Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up.

This one of Obysmal’s cracks me up. Who is it that is tossing around money and promising loads of it like the “lettuces” in Michelle’s garden but Bronco Audacity himself?

onlineanalyst on January 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Obama, Democrats eager for bipartisan work in new year

…verbatum from 2009!…remember how well that went?

KOOLAID2 on January 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

The right answer to Obama and the Dems at this point is, “F**K You!” And, then go home.

But, the Rs will cave. But only after they’ve generated a blizzard of bad press first.

FiveG on January 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Obama, Democrats eager for bipartisan work in new year

Just kidding

Heh. Almost checked the calendar to see if it was April Fools already.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The right answer to Obama and the Dems at this point is, “F**K You!” And, then go home.
But, the Rs will cave. But only after they’ve generated a blizzard of bad press first.
FiveG on January 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

What good press have the Rs had in the last 5 years?

weaselyone on January 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM

…catastrophic. The last time Congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it.

It must be strange to know that this can be said with full confidence in your voting demographic not knowing anything about the (D) status in that branch since ’08.

Obama 2013!

rogerb on January 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Dems don’t want bipartisanship, they want a co-conspirator.

kurtzz3 on January 5, 2013 at 4:17 PM

John Boehner is happy to work in a “bipartisan” manner. All John needs is Obama’s list of demands so he knows what to tell the party to cave in to.

Warner Todd Huston on January 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Republicans have to start now – go on every station you can, be interviewed by as many people as you can. Heck go on the Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live if you have to.

Tell the American People what our position is.

Messaging! Messaging! Messaging!

gophergirl on January 5, 2013 at 4

Exactly, except the Rs were never any good at it and it seems that they stil haven’t learned the lesson!!!

CoffeeLover on January 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Obama: “And as I said earlier…”

Just STFU already, you ignorant, narcissistic, child-abusing, asinine, arrogant, pompous, condescending, classless, ill-mannered, petulant, braggadocios, ridiculous, contemptible, idiotic, demagogic, inane, know-nothingish, authoritarian, crisis-manufacturing, incapable-of-leading, dilly-dallying, imperialistic, windbaggish, nouveau riche, vain, vacuous, vapid, unenlightened, uninformed, inexperienced, cretinous, witless, stupid morceau de merde!

‘Toon of the Day: Obama’s “Protection” Racket

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Come on the STUPID PARTY always caves. They are cave men or something.

They would much rather vote with the Democrats they sometimes help elect than their conservative fellows in the GOP.

I mean they fought tooth and nail to get Clair McCaskill a second term and Harry Reid they even endorsed him. Then there is all that work they did to get Chriss Coons in the Senate.

But of course now they deny all their actions and blame those they worked against for losing.

We need to wake up and throw the leadership of the GOP to the curb. They always lose. We had all three branches of Government but followed what these leaders assured us would keep that instead we now have no power what so ever.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

We had all three branches of Government but followed what these leaders assured us would keep that instead we now have no power what so ever.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Name the three branches of government, Stevie.

Hint: They are not the Presidency, the House, and the Senate.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Well, the GOP shouldn’t play along – but they will, of course.

Midas on January 5, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Exactly, except the Rs were never any good at it and it seems that they stil haven’t learned the lesson!!!

CoffeeLover on January 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Excuse me. Never?

What about 1994 we did well that year.

What about 2000 when we took all three branches.

Then 2010 and the blow out when we took the House and most State Government.

What is common in these. All three were times when the Conservative message was the message. It always works.

So we can continue with Establishment Messaging that always fails or we can go with Conservative Messaging and win. That is the choice.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:31 PM

When our only hope for “bipartisanship” (traditional definition) is Plugs Biden, we’re terminally boned.

Steve Eggleston on January 5, 2013 at 4:31 PM

What about 2000 when we took all three branches.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:31 PM

No, you didn’t. Read the Constitution.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Bipartisanship to Dear Liar means graciously allowing the Republicans to vote for whatever he wants.

rbj on January 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Exactly, except the Rs were never any good at it and it seems that they stil haven’t learned the lesson!!!

CoffeeLover on January 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Technically correct. But it is common to use this. Only three rule the other the Judicial is lifetime appointments.

So smarty pants. You are technically narrowly correct.

For the rest of us we will go with the traditional political meaning of three branches House, Senate and President.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

shut it down. we survive the weekends, we’ll survive a couple of months until the debt is paid off.

ctmom on January 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

How about we go through the legislative process? Let the House debate, amend, and pass a bill. Then, if the Senate wants to pass a bill, they can debate, amend, and pass a bill. Then, they go to conference. If they agree to a compromise, pass those in the House and Senate and then send it on to the President, who can decide to sign or veto the bill.

Call me crazy, but isn’t that how the system is supposed to work? Or do we have a de facto triumvirate where the President, Speaker, and Senate makority leader debate amongst themselves and then ram whatever they decide down everyone’s throats?

besser tot als rot on January 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM

So smarty pants. You are technically narrowly correct.

For the rest of us we will go with the traditional political meaning of three branches House, Senate and President.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

The traditional, political meaning of three branches of government in the US is “the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary.” The Legislative – Congress – consists of two chambers.

I’m not “technically, narrowly correct.” I AM CORRECT. Period.

Use the correct terms or sound ignorant like those on the Left.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM

And as I said earlier this week, one thing I will not compromise over is whether or not Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up. If Congress refuses to give the United States the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. The last time Congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it. Our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again.

“When is that crying baby in the hospital closet gonna shut up. I’m pontificating here.”

DaveDief on January 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM

This is NOT true.

Reality is that most have joined the Ds.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 4:39 PM

And as I said earlier this week, one thing I will not compromise over is whether or not Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up

…that the MSM can just sit there and listen to this with their hands folded over their crotch…tells me everything!

KOOLAID2 on January 5, 2013 at 4:39 PM

The president is elected to serve his country, rather than lord over it, a message which appears to be completely lost on the present White House. The federal government is simply running out of money, and America faces economic ruin unless spending is cut dramatically and the vast entitlements system is reformed. Barack Obama’s Hawaii vacation is merely a symbol of his wider presidency – a culture of impunity and extraordinary arrogance, reckless spending, a striking lack of accountability, and a shameless let them eat cake mentality. America’s middle class deserves to be treated better than this from a president who fails to practice what he preaches.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

…that the MSM can just sit there and listen to this with their hands folded over their crotch…tells me everything!

KOOLAID2 on January 5, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Their brains are poisoned by his sh*t. They thought it was Beluga caviar.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 4:41 PM

For the rest of us we will go with the traditional political meaning of three branches House, Senate and President.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

The traditional, political meaning of three branches of government in the US is “the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary.” The Legislative – Congress – consists of two chambers.

I’m not “technically, narrowly correct.” I AM CORRECT. Period.

Use the correct terms or sound ignorant like those on the Left.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM

…Chuckie Schumer!…is that you?

KOOLAID2 on January 5, 2013 at 4:43 PM

shut it down. we survive the weekends, we’ll survive a couple of months until the debt is paid off.

ctmom on January 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

A couple of months? The debt is $16.4 trillion. Tax revenues for FY2012 were $2.449 trillion. If we completely shut down the government (no President, Congress, military, SS cheques, etc), it would take 6.7 years plus however many months it would take to pay the administrative fees we’d have to pay some accounting firm to process tax revenues assuming people would still pay them without the force of the IRS, the DoJ, the Federal court system, and the Federal penal system looming over them.

Having said that, shut ‘er down.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

This is NOT true.
Reality is that most have joined the Ds.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Amazing that the AP tries to pass that partisan hackery off as straight news. Well, it would be if one thought that the AP wasn’t a PR branch of the Democrat Party.

besser tot als rot on January 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Obama always looks stupid and demonic.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Having said that, shut ‘er down.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Let’s do it. States are better equipped to do almost everything anyway.

besser tot als rot on January 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

How about we go through the legislative process? Let the House debate, amend, and pass a bill. Then, if the Senate wants to pass a bill, they can debate, amend, and pass a bill. Then, they go to conference. If they agree to a compromise, pass those in the House and Senate and then send it on to the President, who can decide to sign or veto the bill.

Call me crazy, but isn’t that how the system is supposed to work? Or do we have a de facto triumvirate where the President, Speaker, and Senate makority leader debate amongst themselves and then ram whatever they decide down everyone’s throats?

besser tot als rot on January 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM

My thoughts exactly. Pass a budget thru the House, Senate and have the president sign it. Then maybe consider raising the debt limit. Not before.

Barred on January 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM

For shame you are the naturalized citizen. No wonder AmeriKa is what was once the great America.

Schadenfreude on January 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up.

Obama is playing games with Republicans and the nation:

Don’t reduce spending, including entitlements.

Spend more money.

Raise the debt limit.

Raise taxes.

************

Who is going to wake up and do something about these spend and tax liberals?

Or are we going to be the next Greece?

slp on January 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Let it burn… no raise of debt limit without MEANINGFUL IMMEDIATE spending cuts…
Khun Joe on January 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

How about no raising the limit PERIOD? I confess I may be confused, but if you come up with drastic spending cuts as needed… You won’t need an increase in the limit…?

Midas on January 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Having said that, shut ‘er down.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Let’s do it. States are better equipped to do almost everything anyway.

besser tot als rot on January 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

…YEP!…all those blue states that elected Republican Governors and majority state legislatures in 2010…improved their local economies enough for JugEars to take credit for it… a couple of months ago!…now IS the time!

KOOLAID2 on January 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM

the squishy gop let us down time and again….

cave cave cave, they are so worried about the bloody lsm

cmsinaz on January 5, 2013 at 4:57 PM

And as I said earlier this week, one thing I will not compromise over is whether or not Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up

I think I agree; which is why there must be no increase in the ceiling; and there must be spending cuts to the point we have a surplus which can begin to pay back the debt; also known as “paying the tab for the bills you already racked up”; you know, as opposed to racking up bigger bills, which is what Obama really wants to do.

Midas on January 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

i say let it burn…screw it…folks will never know the true intentions of the dems until it hits them where it hurts

cmsinaz on January 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Obama, Democrats eager for bipartisan work in new year

…So JugEars is going to TELL Harry to pass a budget… after several years?

KOOLAID2 on January 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

onlineanalyst on January 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

EXACTAMUNDO!
and the lsm has been helping him all along

arrgghhh

cmsinaz on January 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Let it burn is premised on the idea that a) the general public has a clue it’s going to burn anyway b) that they even care if they do and c) that the GOP can make its case in the face of the teaters and enemies foreign and (especially) domestic.

All three are extraordinarily dubious suppositions.

How many people understand why their last paycheck seemed short?

CorporatePiggy on January 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM

“Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up.” – Obama

And, how will YOU be paying for that new pay raise that you gave Federal employees from Biden on down via an Executive Order, pal?

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM

finding a middle

That would be finger, the middle finger on the face from bho and has done so numerous times! bho has zero intentions of doing anything but crater the US and make bho happy! And if the r’s in dc don’t get a grip bho will get his wish?
L

letget on January 5, 2013 at 5:04 PM

“Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up.” – Obama

And, how will YOU be paying for that new pay raise that you gave Federal employees from Biden on down via an Executive Order, pal?

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM

C U T
O F F
H I S
H A N D S !

…they won’t!

KOOLAID2 on January 5, 2013 at 5:05 PM

I DESPISE the whole dhimmicrat party!

Gothguy on January 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

For the rest of us we will go with the traditional political meaning of three branches House, Senate and President.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Don’t those of us who know what the three branches are in with the likes of you Dilhole

Rio Linda Refugee on January 5, 2013 at 5:18 PM

How about we go through the legislative process? Let the House debate, amend, and pass a bill. Then, if the Senate wants to pass a bill, they can debate, amend, and pass a bill. Then, they go to conference. If they agree to a compromise, pass those in the House and Senate and then send it on to the President, who can decide to sign or veto the bill.

Call me crazy, but isn’t that how the system is supposed to work? Or do we have a de facto triumvirate where the President, Speaker, and Senate makority leader debate amongst themselves and then ram whatever they decide down everyone’s throats?

besser tot als rot on January 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM

This is exactly how it is supposed to work. However, the Democrats refuse to do this with the budget, despite the law saying that they must.

The Republicans should pass the budget with all of the cuts that they want and the debt ceiling increase and when the Senate doesn’t pass it they can either wait for the Senate to pass a budget so that it can go to the conference committee or just have everything shut down to essentials.

This should put the onus on the Senate for not passing a budget in the last four years, and that is where the problem is.

Theophile on January 5, 2013 at 5:19 PM

don’t lump those of us

Rio Linda Refugee on January 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM

The new strategy seems to be one of demanding what you want and daring the GOP to not go along with it, trusting that the story will be spun well enough in the press that the media will dutifully predict that Republicans will be blamed if a worst case scenario comes to pass.

New?

The media are the referees, and the game is fixed. Obama knows this, and will continue to take full advantage.

As we watch football this weekend, imagine how impossible it would be for one of the teams to win if breathing constitued a “false start” or “off sides” while the other team could move all they wanted prior to the snap.

I think that’s a pretty good analogy for where we are today.

MT on January 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM

HotAir, Rush, Beck, Drudge, Hannity, Towhnall, MRC, TWS, etc… We’re painted into a relative “extremist” bubble and not reaching the un/mis-informed masses.

MT on January 5, 2013 at 5:28 PM

For the rest of us we will go with the traditional political meaning of three branches House, Senate and President.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I’d like to see what constitutes “the traditional political meaning of three branches House, Senate and President.”

A history book? NYT style guide? MSM common usage?

Help me out here.

BTW, its tradition here at HA to rake those who continue to argue a point that has been proven to be wrong over the coals.

BobMbx on January 5, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Republicans have to start now – go on every station you can, be interviewed by as many people as you can. Heck go on the Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live if you have to.

Tell the American People what our position is.

Messaging! Messaging! Messaging!

gophergirl on January 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I agree with your sentiment, but unfortunately I feel like we lost the propaganda war a long time ago.

TarheelBen on January 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Give him whatever he wants and let the country fall into fiscal oblivion. Not until he drives this sick Republic straight down a bankrupt rat hole will his idiot supporters understand the problem.

rplat on January 5, 2013 at 5:52 PM

In the words of Eddie Murphy:

Wanna lick?, PSYCH!!!!!!!!

RealMc on January 5, 2013 at 6:01 PM

What like all that bipartisan work we saw last year? And the year before that? And the decade before that? Yeah, right. But I guess they gotta make it look good for spoon-feeding the little low-info massively lazeee Obamuh knuckleheads.

stukinIL4now on January 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM

gophergirl on January 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

.
I agree with your sentiment, but unfortunately I feel like we lost the propaganda war a long time ago.

TarheelBen on January 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM

.
I’m not holding your “feelings” against you, but I’m telling you the war’s not OVER.
But it has been defaulted on, by the Republican leadership. . : (

listens2glenn on January 5, 2013 at 6:18 PM

With the current Repub leadership in place, it will work like a charm! Their main aspect is fear: of the press, or the electorate, of the WH. (“Oh my gosh, we have to do everything we can not to be blamed if anything goes wrong!! David Gregory might not have lunch with me!”)

They’ve had my last vote.

Default is the only option.

Burn, baby, burn.

Hucklebuck on January 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Technically correct. But it is common to use this. Only three rule the other the Judicial is lifetime appointments.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

And, Stevie, this is equally stupid. None “rule” in a democracy although the Court rules, as in holds, routinely.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM

And, Stevie, this is equally stupid. None “rule” in a democracy although the Court rules, as in holds, routinely.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Yes, I know that the US is a Republican. What I mean is that it is a democratic form as far as elected officials versus a ruler, ie, monarch or dicKtator.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Let it burn.

The Schaef on January 5, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Yes, I know that the US is a Republican.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Contraction should be occuring by March regardless. 2% away from the market society and toward federal governance. Then the health-insurance premiums increase, an additional $20-$100 per week transferred from where it would have gone, into the insurance pile.

This will have the same result as high gasoline prices; whereby “the pie” has it’s slices adjusted. The health-care sector will increase, but the rest of the economies will suffer from the shift.

I expect a near zero first-quarter, possibly negative. It’s unfortunate this “debate” won’t be in April instead. If adjustments aren’t made, there may very well be a recession, by definition.

here’s a decent read:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-04/how-fiat-currency-leads-collective-corruption

John Kettlewell on January 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM

They keep spelling it wrong:

BUY Partisan…buy our partisan line…or else no cookies!

ProfShadow on January 5, 2013 at 7:32 PM

For those unaware, a conservative project of sorts has been underway in New Hampshire since 2001. The idea is that Americans of conservative ideals are to move to New Hampshire, gather in communities, run for office, and work to drive the state toward libertarianism and conservatism. It is called the “Free State Project” and adherents are called “Free Staters.”

These Free Staters figure that the state’s motto, “Live Free or Die,” should really mean something and it is these citizens whose freedoms legislator Chase wants to oppress.

In her December 21 post, Chase wrote that, “Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today.”

“In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly stated goal. In this country you can move anywhere you choose and they have that same right. What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave. One way is to pass measures that will restrict the ‘freedoms’ that they think they will find here.

Written by this so-called ‘elected official’ – New Hampshire 3rd District State Representative Democrat Cynthia Chase [yup, that is a female] – on a Liberal blog called Blue Hampshire’.

This is what they have planned for anyone and everyone who does not jump on their bandwagon.

Why would Preezy of the United Steezy Barack Hussein Obama do anything different?

SD Tom on January 5, 2013 at 7:57 PM

When in the last four years has the Democrats worked together with the Republicans? Closed door sessions of the left and the right for what purpose? There seems to be a code of some sort there in DC to deny we have a dictator in office. Here on the outside of the beltway news is heavily edited to the point that truths are hardly known and of course the media swears they are the truth and when they are caught they come back with a weak apology but never held in contempt. Hel* Dan Rather refused to apologize for lieing about Bush’s records.

mixplix on January 5, 2013 at 8:15 PM

SD Tom on January 5, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I wrote about Comrade Chase here:

A Face Only Richard Trumka Could Love…

M2RB: Def Leppard

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Interesting.

Two hours later all you have is an argument of three branches. Typical Saul Alinsky lose the argument and attack and nit pick.

Guess you agree that Establishment thinking always loses. Not a single mention of when Establishment thinking ever won an election. Of course that is unfair because you would have to go way back to Nixon and he hardly won the House.

House and Senate the two branches of the Legislative. The President the other elected branch of Government. The judiciary is not elected. The House and Senate are very much two branches. No party can win the Judiciary Branch.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Two hours later all you have is an argument of three branches. Typical Saul Alinsky lose the argument and attack and nit pick.

Guess you agree that Establishment thinking always loses. Not a single mention of when Establishment thinking ever won an election. Of course that is unfair because you would have to go way back to Nixon and he hardly won the House.

House and Senate the two branches of the Legislative. The President the other elected branch of Government. The judiciary is not elected. The House and Senate are very much two branches. No party can win the Judiciary Branch.

Steveangell on January 5, 2013 at 8:54 PM

It’s not nitpicking, you idiot.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I think we are headed for a full blown constitutional crisis. And I mean the real thing, as the ideas being floated are all stupid.

$1 trillion dollar coins?

Insane. Just watch inflation and interest rates skyrocket as all the bond buyers realize the US Federal Government is run by delusional madmen. Result: America’s credit is ruined, thus necessitating either massive tax increases, or massive elimination of major government programs.

Obama issues bonds on his own authority? ie the “Constitutional Solution”

Morons. Who is going to buy a bond of doubtful legality, that may or may not being honored depending upon which political party controls power? Result: America’s credit is ruined, thus necessitating either massive tax increases, or massive elimination of major government programs.

Obama defaults by “delaying” bond payments. A default no matter how you slice it. Result: America’s credit is ruined, thus necessitating either massive tax increases, or massive elimination of major government programs.

Do you really think Americans will care who is to blame if the above happens? Democrats will get hammered too.

The frustrating thing is that there is an obvious solution for Obama.

If the debt limit is not raised then Obama as the executive must determine how to spend the incoming revenue. First pay the interest on the debt. Now we have not defaulted. Then start paying the most important thing in the budget until we run out of money. You know, the thing that every single person in America does when dealing with their own budgets.

And Obama gets to decide what to cut. So bye bye Defense spending. And since Obama is a beanball thrower you know he’d be sure to cut any and all spending to Republican areas. Sorry Texas, you don’t get any Medicare money this year.

Sure it’s abusive of authority and will cause a crisis, but not nearly as bad as any of those insanely moronic solutions up above. Yet people keep pushing for those solutions because they are too attached to unlimited government spending.

Sackett on January 5, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Unfortunately, bipartisanship means that the republicans give the democrats everything they want.

hatecraft on January 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I’ve noticed, many of the comments are calling for legislative action, i.e. passing budgets. Just for the sake of conversation, does anyone know WHY the Democrats haven’t passed a budget, in the Senate, in 4 years?

I wonder why the national press is not telling the public what the Democrats get, if they DON’T pass a budget? You’d think they would really be giving Reid and company a hard time, yet no one has done this. Why?

I’ll give you a hint, spending has increased and the debt has gone up, all while there have been no budgets. Now, if we really want to do something about how this government runs, perhaps we need to look at how that happened and put a stop to that, then the rest will be a lot easier.

bflat879 on January 6, 2013 at 8:04 AM

We have all heard that song before, by partisan blah, blah, and it all means the same amount of lies for this coming year. With the mix of RHINO’s anything is possible and when the media gets going it all turns into the mental masturbation of politicians are famous for.

mixplix on January 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM