GOP turns to McConnell for entitlement-reform fight

posted at 10:01 am on January 9, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

The fiscal-cliff cycle of brinksmanship burnished the negotiating reputations of few people in Washington, but two figures did eventually gain credibility — Vice President Joe Biden, who elbowed Harry Reid out of the way, and Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who took up the reins when John Boehner’s Plan B strategy collapsed.  Look for that combination to take charge again in the entitlement-reform fight coming up next, reports The Hill’s Alexander Bolton, as both sides look for ways to reach some sort of common ground on spending and the debt ceiling:

Lawmakers see the passage of a bill to extend most of the Bush-era income tax rates and settle the question of estate, capital gains and dividend tax rates as a template for how to move the next installment of deficit reduction.

That would mean moving bipartisan legislation first in the Senate and put McConnell, the senior senator from Kentucky, in the driver’s seat.

“I think he’ll play a major role. I think he and Vice President Biden have a good working relationship,  and it appears to be one of the few good working relationships that the administration has with members of Congress on the Republican side of the aisle,” said former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), who was one of McConnell’s most trusted advisers and is a columnist for The Hill.

This makes sense for Republicans, and even for Boehner, who found himself weakened in the Plan B flop and in the vote for Speaker.  Boehner had too much trouble getting his caucus to agree to a united front on strategy on taxes, and the same battle lines will probably appear when it comes time for a vote on the debt ceiling.  That makes Boehner an unreliable negotiating partner on any vote that requires a bloc vote from the GOP caucus to pass a deal.

As we saw in the tax deal, the Senate is really the true battlefield anyway.  Any deal that gets bipartisan support there will probably get enough Democrats and Republicans in combination in the House to approve it.  That puts the focus on McConnell, even if he’s “not looking to supplant” Boehner, as GOP staffers in the Senate tell Bolton.  Circumstances have probably done that already, and given his recent woes, Boehner may not mind all that much.

Of course, this makes another McConnell development rather awkward:

A conservative group has begun running online ads in Kentucky targeting Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), who is up for re-election in 2014, because the “fiscal-cliff” deal he brokered.

Brent Bozell, the chairman of ForAmerica, which reports an online membership of 3 million, has launched one of the first ads of the 2014 cycle on conservative websites in Kentucky. The group says it is as a five-figure buy.

The ad, entitled “Whose Side Are You On,” asks conservatives to sign a petition letting Republican lawmakers know they will be held accountable if they vote for legislation to further increase taxes.

“As negotiations over the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ were intensifying, conservatives called on McConnell and congressional Republicans to hold the line on tax rates and demand cuts to spending, as they had promised,” the petition states. “But when the deadline was looming, McConnell called Vice President Joe Biden and signed off on a deal with the White House that included tax increases and virtually no spending cuts.”

I doubt McConnell will be too worried about his standing in Kentucky.  His next election is almost two years off, and he’s probably already raised millions for the effort.  He also has an opportunity to force spending cuts in Part II of the 2013 round of fiscal-cliff jumping, as well as some entitlement reforms, that will negate the main thrust of Bozell’s attack — if McConnell succeeds, of course.


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who the he!! cares

gatorboy on January 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Nobody understands the need for entitlement reform like a 900 year old mummy.

Jeddite on January 9, 2013 at 10:05 AM

House:”The engine in my car seized up, what about yours?”

Senate:”Mine too, its actually on fire, like, it is literally burning”

Congress:”Hmmmm, lets take your car”

Senate:”Might as well, I think I get better MPG anyway.”

Gatsu on January 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Great! What could possibly go wrong? /s

ROCnPhilly on January 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM

great, at least he won’t cry at the drop of hat maybe, but I doubt he’ll be able to overcome the nonstop demogoguing and lying that Dems are sure to do.

gsherin on January 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM

This makes sense for Republicans, and even for Boehner, who found himself weakened in the Plan B flop and in the vote for Speaker.

The Speaker of the House shouldn’t be involved in the political fray, that should be the job of the majority leader or the majority whip. Isn’t it the custom that the Speaker doesn’t even vote, unless necessary?

rbj on January 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Back room deals once again <

Noooooo

cmsinaz on January 9, 2013 at 10:08 AM

The fact that this old fossil is still in power is yet another example of the folly in letting congress exempt itself from Government Health Control.

ROCnPhilly on January 9, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Cave.

Oil Can on January 9, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Only the DC GOP types could insist on electing someone as Speaker that they KNEW wasn’t going to actually LEAD.

michaelo on January 9, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Given I don’t believe lightning will strike the same non-conductive object twice, this is not good news.

Steve Eggleston on January 9, 2013 at 10:15 AM

I think Boehner has the right idea. No more direct negotiating with Obama. Just have the House do its normal biz and let the prez be the stonewaller. Then slam the hell out of Reid and Obama for being obstructionist.

dczombie on January 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

This story takes a lot for granted. First of all, Democrats have no interest in entitlement reform, so the Republicans are going to have to make good on their threat to shut down the government in order to get Democrats to agree to address the issue. Republicans don’t have control of the Senate, so I doubt anything will get passed anyway. More kabuki theatre in the blame game.

lea on January 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

WE ARE DOOMED

ChunkyLover on January 9, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Is this not a consequence of regular order Speaker Boehner said he will use from now on? If the House passes legislation it is up to the Senate to act on it and then have a conference, is it not? In that sense, Senator McConnell is much more important than Speaker Boehner as the Senate needs to move on something.

ojfltx on January 9, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Translation

Cave cave cave

cmsinaz on January 9, 2013 at 10:23 AM

The GOP is lost until they learn to fight like their opponents – no morals – no civility – no rules.

Civility is dead – better realize that now – or continue to lose.

Democrats are racists – homophobes – child molesters – drug addicts – pornographers – etc. etc.

Play their game – or lose.

jake-the-goose on January 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM

“You put on the sheep costume.”
“I don’t want to put on the sheep costume.”
“Just — put it on.”
“Why’s it say ‘Sacrificial Lamb?’”
“Just put it on. It’s your turn.”
“I don’t want to put it on. Let someone else go!”
“Just — put it on.”

Axe on January 9, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Lol. axe. :)

cmsinaz on January 9, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Good. McConnell-Biden combo is way better than the Boehner-Obama one.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Boy, this is inspiring news—-not.

KickandSwimMom on January 9, 2013 at 10:35 AM

What happened to the plan that the House would openly pass legislation and send it to the Senate. The middle class are always the losers in closed door deals.

D.L.Mc on January 9, 2013 at 10:36 AM

…OH!…so now they want to make ME CRY!

KOOLAID2 on January 9, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Phew! Well thank goodness we have a real conservative fighter doing battle for us now.

/

McConnell couldn’t be bothered to stick around on Christmas Eve 2009 and fight the Obamacare bill that will destroy the economy and the quality of health services in this country.

He shrugged and went home.

Right Mover on January 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Advice to Sen. McConnell:

When you first go into the room make it clear that a non-negotiable point is a passed federal budget (non-negotiable) and a $1 to $1 ratio for entitlement reform to spending increases. All before we even talk about raising the debt ceiling.

Then, before the enemy balks too much, walk out with the comment that you’ll be back when they’ve done their homework.

Happy Nomad on January 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Axe on January 9, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Good stuff. If only it wasn’t true.

msupertas on January 9, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Yeah, the voters of Kentucky wouldn’t want to primary one of their senior members. Keep him in there for life, no matter what. Who would even bother challenging him? That’s why things don’t change.

Dongemaharu on January 9, 2013 at 10:51 AM

That makes Boehner an unreliable negotiating partner on any vote that requires a bloc vote from the GOP caucus to pass a deal.

OMG…Ed almost bad-mothing an Establishment RINO – somebody pinch me.

He also has an opportunity to force spending cuts in Part II of the 2013 round of fiscal-cliff jumping, as well as some entitlement reforms

LOL….now we’re back to normal.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Yup, and after this they’re turning to Willie Nelson for the upcoming marijuana legalization fight. Can’t make this stuff up.

msupertas on January 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Doubtful if McConnell will demand that Reid and the Dems obey regular order and insist on a budget in the Senate.

They have the muscle to do this, doubtful about the will to do so.

matthew8787 on January 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

I think Boehner has the right idea. No more direct negotiating with Obama. Just have the House do its normal biz and let the prez be the stonewaller. Then slam the hell out of Reid and Obama for being obstructionist.

dczombie on January 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

This. 1,000 times this.

CrimsonFisted on January 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

McConnell couldn’t be bothered to stick around on Christmas Eve 2009 and fight the Obamacare bill that will destroy the economy and the quality of health services in this country.

He shrugged and went home.

Right Mover on January 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM

What are you talking about? McConnell kept all 40 GOP Senators in place for every cloture vote, notwithstanding tremendous pressure from the White House and the Democratic leadership to get just one GOP senator to bolt.

McConnell’s determination and leadership in fighting Obamacare was his best moment. Regrettably, he had only 40 votes, not 41, because Coleman’s race was stolen by the corrupt SOS, Mark Ritchie, in Minnesota, and Scott Brown didn’t come on board until January 2010.

Should not be overlooked that McConnell on the floor kept all 40 GOP senators in camp. Not an easy caucus to shepherd, with moderates at one end (Snowe, Collins, Murkowski) and conservatives at the other end.

matthew8787 on January 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Too bad that a few deliberately weakened their Speaker, with them going against Plan B. And then trying to oust him in an amateurish move. Talk bout shooting yourself in the foot. Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Too bad that a few deliberately weakened their Speaker, with them going against Plan B. And then trying to oust him in an amateurish move. Talk bout shooting yourself in the foot. Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Sorry sparky…One cannot “weaken” that which has no strength to begin with.

But hey….thanks for playing.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 11:19 AM

This story takes a lot for granted. First of all, Democrats have no interest in entitlement reform, so the Republicans are going to have to make good on their threat to shut down the government in order to get Democrats to agree to address the issue. Republicans don’t have control of the Senate, so I doubt anything will get passed anyway. More kabuki theatre in the blame game.

lea on January 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Actually shutting down the government would be a disaster for the Democrats because it would not be a disaster. There’d be a huge amount of short term panic, but people would quickly realize that life goes on. It’s only the threat of it that’s a good issue for the Democrats.

I say shut it down if that’s what it takes to get meaningful spending cuts. We’re only delaying the inevitable.

Fenris on January 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM

What’s needed is for Boehner to say, “No budget, no deal.” he doesn’t need McConnell to do that. The only difference between Boehner and McConnell is McConnell can actually get a bad deal, Boehner can’t even do that. Neither of these clowns can get a deal that’s good for the country.

We need new leadership in COngress or the country is going down the tubes. I don’t care about the Republicans because they’ve sold us out too many times. They’re lucky they have Democrats I like even less. Their time is running out, however, and there will be a 3rd party coming of things don’t change. With the majorities Boehner had, he should have been able to force the Senate into a budget and bring about spending cuts that were really spending cuts. He completely blew 2 years with his ineptness.

bflat879 on January 9, 2013 at 11:29 AM

@Tim Lol, can’t counter my arguement, can you? Thats expected.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Actually shutting down the government would be a disaster for the Democrats because it would not be a disaster. There’d be a huge amount of short term panic, but people would quickly realize that life goes on. It’s only the threat of it that’s a good issue for the Democrats.

Fenris on January 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Important chess rule: “A threat is scarier than its realization.”

Archivarix on January 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Good to know that we are going to continue the policy of passing laws with the Democrat/Statist Republican block in the House. Sure makes me glad that we have a Republican Speaker. /

besser tot als rot on January 9, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Oh, so once again it’s 2 people–no wait, 1 person and 1 idiot if it’s Biden–negotiating in private for two houses of 535 people who are supposed to represent 50 states and 300,000,000+ We The People. Nice representative gubmint ya’ got there.

stukinIL4now on January 9, 2013 at 11:37 AM

@Tim Lol, can’t counter my arguement, can you? Thats expected.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I know sweetie…try to remember:

Reading is Fundemental…Try it some time!

Now back to the coloring book with you.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Wake me when someone with a backbone gets involved opposite the dems/progs.

totherightofthem on January 9, 2013 at 11:44 AM

If Biden gets credit for a bipartisan reform of entitlements and spending reduction and thus gets a leg up in the 2016 Democratic Primary, that may not be that bad for the GOP. Biden may be the weakest candidate that could actually get the Dem nomination. Besides, this provides the administration a facesaving way to back off its claim that the President will not cave to pressure over the debt ceiling, budget authorizations, “government shut-downs” etc.– “it’s Joe’s fault”.

KW64 on January 9, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Actually shutting down the government would be a disaster for the Democrats because it would not be a disaster.
Fenris on January 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM

+1000

KW64 on January 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM

@Tim lol, you still can’t make cogent arguements. Poor you, you’ll still be whining here without using your braincells. I can use the same lingo, but I don’t. Poor tim, still whining.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM

KW64 on January 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM

That’s the only reason I come here, because once in a while somebody agrees with me. Just Kidding!

Fenris on January 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM

@KW64 very true. Lets hope next in line Santorum beats him.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Too bad Brent couldn’t be more like his dad.

Vatican Watcher on January 9, 2013 at 12:01 PM

@Tim lol, you still can’t make cogent arguements. Poor you, you’ll still be whining here without using your braincells. I can use the same lingo, but I don’t. Poor tim, still whining.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Hey Genius…here was your insight:

Too bad that a few deliberately weakened their Speaker, with them going against Plan B. And then trying to oust him in an amateurish move. Talk bout shooting yourself in the foot. Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Here was my reponse:

Sorry sparky…One cannot “weaken” that which has no strength to begin with.

But hey….thanks for playing.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Now take your time and explain your genius and my stpidity.

Try to keep in mind that your buddy Boner has splintered the party and has been absolutely useless in negotiations with Obama.

He’s done so poorly, in fact, that he spurred an unsuccessful coup attempt in the house.

Boner weakened HIMSELF….long ago.

But by all means….continue with your “Cogent Arguments”.

LMAO.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Important chess rule: “A threat is scarier than its realization.”

Archivarix on January 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I agree which is how the Democrats keep the crisis alive. Call their bluff.

lea on January 9, 2013 at 12:08 PM

The GOP is lost until they learn to fight like their opponents – no morals – no civility – no rules.

Civility is dead – better realize that now – or continue to lose.

Democrats are racists – homophobes – child molesters – drug addicts – pornographers – etc. etc.

Play their game – or lose.

jake-the-goose on January 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM

You are right on the money . . . it doesn’t matter how many times you kiss a rattlesnake you’ll still be bitten. They must be as tough and brutal as their opponents.

rplat on January 9, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Now let me take you apart. stpidity? What is that, a new word? Did you go to school? And Sparky? Where did you pull that from. Boner? You can’t even spell the Speakers name? Lol, why amn’t I surprised? Splintered the party…..no, the reactionary i**ots in the party did that. Discipline, loyalty were Conservative values. As long as they had their leader, the Speaker, follow him. But no, this is childish rebellion. Unsuccessful coup attempt? Thats proves my case. A disorganized attempt to dislodge the Speaker. And ultimately, UNSUCESSFUL. In other words, great at whining, but lousy at governance, just like Obama.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM

@Tim Next time around, get intelligent.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM

May both end up in a creche, soon. The land can afford neither.

There isn’t a bigger arrogant azz like McConnell in the land, except for Obama.

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM

@Tim lol, you still can’t make cogent arguements. Poor you, you’ll still be whining here without using your braincells.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM

@Tim Next time around, get intelligent.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM

ROTFLMAO – Damn you’re cogent!!

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 12:25 PM

@Tim Still can’t step up to my last comment, huh? Figures.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Now let me take you apart. stpidity? What is that, a new word?

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM

ROTFLMAO

arguements.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM

@Tim Lol, can’t counter my arguement, can you? Thats expected.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Damn you’re an idiot.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 12:33 PM

@Tim Still can’t step up to my last comment, huh? Figures.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:28 PM

oh….I think I made my point sparky….you just keep on yammering though…..You’re hilarious!

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Yep, so are you. In your dictionary, stpidity is a word. Lol. Arguement is a word, Tim. Look it up. Oh, don’t be embarassed when I’m right. It usually happens. Lol. And whos Sparky? You schizophrenic? Lol.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Lol, why amn’t I surprised?

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM

“new word”?

Cogent!

(lol)

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Yep, so are you. In your dictionary, stpidity is a word. Lol. Arguement is a word, Tim. Look it up. Oh, don’t be embarassed when I’m right. It usually happens. Lol. And whos Sparky? You schizophrenic? Lol.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:42 PM

ar·gu·ment (ärgy-mnt)
n.
1.
a. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
b. A quarrel; a dispute.

Keep digging.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM

. Lol. And whos Sparky? You schizophrenic? Lol.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:42 PM

lol….”cogent”

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 12:52 PM

amn’t and arguement? Lol. Yeah, you keep digging, and keep losing. And stpidity is still a word, right? Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Q: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
M: Well, I was told outside that…
Q: Don’t give me that, you snotty-faced heap of parrot droppings!
M: What?
Q: Shut your festering gob, you tit! Your type really makes me puke, you vacuous, coffee-nosed, maloderous, pervert!!!
M: Look, I CAME HERE FOR AN ARGUMENT, I’m not going to just stand…!!
Q: OH, oh I’m sorry, but this is abuse.
M: Oh, I see, well, that explains it.
Q: Ah yes, you want room 12A, Just along the corridor.
M: Oh, Thank you very much. Sorry.
Q: Not at all.
M: Thank You.
(Under his breath) Stupid git!!

Fenris on January 9, 2013 at 12:54 PM

What happened tim? Cat got your tongue? And you still think stpidity is a word? Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:56 PM

What happened tim? Cat got your tongue? And you still think stpidity is a word? Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:56 PM

It’s a typo genius….but you know that. When you have nothing…you take shots like this.

If you’re going to play that game…better make sure your spelling and grammer are perfect.

Yours isn’t even close…nice strawman though!

another “cogent” “argue-ment” sparky.

lol…you’re on fire!

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Now that little timmy has lost the battle, I’m exiting this stpidity. Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Now that little timmy has lost the battle, I’m exiting this stpidity. Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Run Awaaaaay!!

Not very “cogent” of you…LMFAO!!

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Fenris on January 9, 2013 at 12:54 PM

LMAO…love it!

(MP is so very relevant today)

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Oh, its a typo. Why didn’t you say so earlier? And Sparky? Do I know him/her? Regarding Arguement, you don’t know the difference between Brit English and American English, do you? Lol. Finally, little tim admits thats its a typo. What took you so long? Poor timmy.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:12 PM

And whats Sparky, little timmy? Is that another typo of yours?

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Oh, its a typo. Why didn’t you say so earlier? And Sparky? Do I know him/her? Regarding Arguement, you don’t know the difference between Brit English and American English, do you? Lol. Finally, little tim admits thats its a typo. What took you so long? Poor timmy.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Thought you were running away sparky….you won remember?

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Finally, little tim admits thats its a typo. What took you so long? Poor timmy.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Since you’re at it – it’s a typo.

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:15 PM

And whats Sparky, little timmy? Is that another typo of yours?

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Fool, it’s “what’s Sparky”

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Oh, its a typo. Why didn’t you say so earlier? And Sparky? Do I know him/her? Regarding Arguement, you don’t know the difference between Brit English and American English, do you? Lol. Finally, little tim admits thats its a typo. What took you so long? Poor timmy.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:12 PM

You must still be in kindergarten.

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Hey Schad, hows you? Or should I say: how’s you? Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Thats expected.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 11:31 AM

That’s expected – British and American English

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:12 PM

You must still be in kindergarten, sparky

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Fixed it.

(it drives him nuts!)

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Schad, you’re deliberately insulting. Why is that? Too much hate in your system, dude.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Hey Schad, hows you? Or should I say: how’s you? Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM

No, it’s “how are you?” I’m fine and hope you’re too.

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:23 PM

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:22 PM

No insulting – I just find it ironic that someone who types like you dares to correct anyone.

No hate whatsoever – I’m just schadenfreudig, at the left and the right.

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:25 PM

tommy71, no one deserves my hate or my wrath, except for a very few ‘special’ ones.

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Schad, you’re deliberately insulting. Why is that? Too much hate in your system, dude.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:22 PM

LOL:

@Tim Next time around, get intelligent.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM

You schizophrenic? Lol.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Now that little timmy has lost the battle, I’m exiting this stpidity. Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:05 PM

You…Are…Hilarious!

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Double teaming, I see. But still losing. Lol. Stpidity.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Well, if ‘arguement’ really was accepted British spelling then … Nah, you’d still be losing.

Fenris on January 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM

@Tim Ofcourse, I’m hilarious. To the wingnuts on either side, I usually am. I’m just a realist.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Now that little timmy has lost the battle, I’m exiting this stpidity. Lol

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Double teaming, I see. But still losing. Lol. Stpidity.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:31 PM

lol…YOU LIE!

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM

@Tim Ofcourse, I’m hilarious.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM

New word?

Cogent.

(keep digging)

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:36 PM

@Schad I’ve already received your hate, previously. Doesn’t matter. It happens. Goes with the terrain.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:37 PM

@Tim Google it. You keep digging.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:41 PM

@Tim What about your whine about amn’t? Conveniently forgot about that? Keep digging.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:48 PM

@Tim Google it. You keep digging.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Done.

The idiomatic phrase “of course” is in the dictionary.

“ofcourse is not”.

Honest to God…do you just make up everything you vomit out?

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:49 PM

@Schad I’ve already received your hate, previously. Doesn’t matter. It happens. Goes with the terrain.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Dude, you’re not even on the radar of my hate. My hate is as strong as my love. They’re special.

Intelligence, perception and hilarity are indignant. Other than that, take good care. Don’t stumble.

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM

@Tim Google it. You keep digging.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:41 PM

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/of+course

Try this sparky.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Boehner, McConnell? I’ve never seen any difference really, other than tears:-) Reid/McConnell/Boehner have always worked well with Obama. What haven’t they given B.O.?

They all make me sick!!

bluefox on January 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM

“ofcourse is not”? Try and make ‘cogent’ sentences. And what about ‘amn’t'? Forgot about that?

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Double teaming, I see. But still losing. Lol. Stpidity.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Stupidity – what are you winning, exactly?

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:54 PM

@Tim Google it. You keep digging.

tommy71 on January 9, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Then…try this:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ofcourse?s=t

Since you won’t…I’ll help:

ofcourse – no dictionary results

Keep Digging.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM

LoLz..Looks like you need to teach someone the first rule of holes..:)

Dire Straits on January 9, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Stupidity – what are you winning, exactly?

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2013 at 1:54 PM

LOL…That was my typo that started our illiterate friend on his misspelled rant.

Tim_CA on January 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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