Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on March 3, 2013 by Allahpundit

Obama’s decision Friday to remove the threat of a government shutdown in late March as a leverage point in the standoff means that the sequester will remain in place for weeks — if not months, or longer. He set into a motion a risky strategy that rests entirely on the slim chance that Republicans do an about-face on tax hikes after a public outcry…

Over the past few weeks, he marshaled all the powers of his office to raise pressure on Republicans. He sought to speed the result by releasing state-by-state details of the pain and suffering the sequester will cause. Even after scaling back slightly after being criticized for painting too apocalyptic a picture, Obama continued to use the presidential bully pulpit to hammer the message in a way that the divided Republican Party could not.

But in a setback for the president, he couldn’t splinter Republicans in time to avert the cuts

Perhaps the only way to lift the sequester, White House officials said, is if all sides agree to once again attempt a grand bargain on deficit reduction that includes an entitlement overhaul, tax reform and spending cuts.

***

While the White House and Congress failed to reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts that began taking effect on March 1, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said she is still open to the idea of a “big agreement” to address the country’s long-term fiscal challenges, as long as it addresses both tax reform and entitlement reform.

“If we’re going to increase revenue again it’s got to go to the debt with real entitlement reform and real tax reform, where you actually lower rates,” Ayotte told me this morning on “This Week.” ”Absolutely I think we need to do a big agreement for the country. Because we haven’t dealt with the fundamental drivers of our debt.”…

“Why can’t both sides work together to do this in a more sensible way?” Ayotte asked.

***

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that he is interested in continuing talks with President Obama about finding different spending cuts than the ones included in the $85 billion sequester that went into effect on Friday.

But he said Republicans are standing firm against raising “a dime in taxes to turn off the sequester” and that the “modest” cuts agreed to in August 2011 must go forward without including tax increases to help offset them, in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

McConnell said that by calling for the tax hikes to replace cuts, President Obama and congressional Democrats are “walking away” from their agreement and failing to tackle the nation’s real fiscal problems.

“We have a spending addiction in Washington,” he said.

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“I definitely read a change in tone in [Friday's] press conference,” said one Senate aide. “Obama’s tone has clearly shifted on the sequester. By using his press conference to call out those who’ve been predicting the apocalypse over the past few weeks, he was really calling out nobody more than himself. In that moment, I think, a lot of Republicans realized that the ground had shifted in this debate. The president overplayed his hand, and he knows it.”

“I thought the real news of the press conference was his admission that sequestration isn’t the apocalypse,” said another Senate aide. “And basically that the sky won’t fall. If he doesn’t direct his administration to pull the sky down (illegal immigrant releases, etc.) in the next few months, that will be a sign that his fever is breaking and he is ready to move on. Both Boehner and McConnell are adamant about not raising more taxes so hopefully he sees the writing on the wall.”…

“It’s still not clear he’s willing to actually cut spending,” said another House aide. “And that’s what is necessary.”

***

In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Meet the Press, House Speaker John Boehner said there is no easy way to stop the budget cuts — known as the “sequester” – that began taking effect Friday night, and voiced uncertainty over how Washington can solve the overall fiscal problems that have consumed the nation’s politics for more than two years.

“I don’t think anyone quite understands how it gets resolved,” Boehner admitted in his interview with NBC’s David Gregory…

But Boehner said Obama had already gotten his tax increase in the deal that he made with Republicans in December. “The president got $650 billion of higher taxes on the American people on January the first,” Boehner said. “How much more does he want?”

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***

Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama on Sunday for not finding a way to stop the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that went into effect Friday…

“To date what we have seen is the president out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country and berating Republicans,” Romney said in an appearance with his wife, Ann, on “Fox News Sunday,” saying such an approach only intensifies partisanship.

“I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House, doing what needs to be done,” Romney said.


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bluegill, Was it good for you too this morning?

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:05 PM

I like the sequester.

Let’s double down. $200 billion this go round.

eyesky on March 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Bluff caled, now lets see what happens.

SouthernGent on March 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

What if?

More betrayal. Based on what? Where have you been the last 12 years.

The GOP will betray you.

True_King on March 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I wish you were there, too, Mitt. Obama is killing our country. He’s killing us all. It didn’t have to be this way, and it hurts. The perpetual failure is dragging this country down farther and farther. It seems hopeless. I hope you can help out with Detroit. They really need someone like you. We need a ray of light somewhere.

Philly on March 3, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Perhaps the only way to lift the sequester,

Lift it? How about just shutting down the feral government for a while. This feral government is a threat to the citizenry. Shut the out-of-control monster down and let us breathe for a little while.

And get rid of DHS, for fvcks sake.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:09 PM

O refused to sign a bill that gave him control on where to place the cuts; he readily signed the bill that he proposed and made all the sweeping cuts he’s been blabbing about. Yet, the MSM still will blame Boener.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM

“I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House, doing what needs to be done,” Romney said.

STFU, Mittens. You spent half your time agreeing with Barky – which is something you NEVER should have done. You cou;dn’t find anything to attack him over and you never bothered to note how he is a tyrant who has run roughshod over the Constitution. You suck. Go away … like you should have before the primary. You were there only to stop anyone who understood the danger this nation faced.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Aid To The Muslim Brotherhood? Yes. National Security For The United States? No.

Obama gives $450 million to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, but orders USS Harry Truman to remain in port because of “$300 million in sequester cuts.”

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM

But in a setback for the president, he couldn’t splinter Republicans in time to avert the cuts…

That’s alright, sumpin tells me he will get his mojo back pretty quick.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM

And in other news:

Kerry says US releasing millions in aid to Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday rewarded Egypt for President Mohammed Morsi’s pledges of political and economic reforms by releasing $250 million in American aid to support the country’s “future as a democracy.”

All going according to plan, right Obama?

can_con on March 3, 2013 at 8:16 PM

STFU, Mittens. You spent half your time agreeing with Barky – which is something you NEVER should have done. You cou;dn’t find anything to attack him over and you never bothered to note how he is a tyrant who has run roughshod over the Constitution. You suck. Go away … like you should have before the primary. You were there only to stop anyone who understood the danger this nation faced.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM

You big meanie. He looked nice enough.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Obama gives $450 million to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, but orders USS Harry Truman to remain in port because of “$300 million in sequester cuts.”

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM

He’s trying to give money to Al Quaeda fighters in Syria, too, while flooding American streets with illegals. And the GOP can’t be bothered to note any of it, let alone address it seriously (not that I would ever expect the cowardly morons in the GOP to address anything seriously).

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM

I can’t stay angry at Mitt, as much as I try. His major failure was not stooping to the level of the O machine.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I was reading on WaPo on how Obama was willing to cut entitlement spending in return for the sequester being removed.

It goes to show how much the Democrat party relies on union members and especially union dollars.

sentinelrules on March 3, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Yet, the MSM still will blame Boener.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM

The problem is Boehner will let them rather than vigorously fight. Hell, he poured coffee for David Gregory this morning after Gregory accused him of the standard fare. You know the drill—dirty water, air, starve oma, child labor, etc.

PS hope you are doing fine.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Oh the shame the crying shame
On whom shall Obama lay this blame

On the opposition so it seems
He has said and it is deemed

Curses he cries the sky falls
But ’tis up to us all

Much more taxes must we pay
Does he care ’tis us he slays

Much rather he spend and spend
Of that there is no end

So our belts we tighten tight
We give with all our might

To no avail as yet I see
He cares not for you and me

Power is what this man seeks
To him we all appear so weak

End game is of our destruction
There can be no other deduction.

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM

I can’t stay angry at Mitt, as much as I try. His major failure was not stooping to the level of the O machine.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I’m not angry with him. It’s that these are tough times and if he was too reserved or gentlemanly to kick ass than the nation will suffer. I really wish Rick Perry would have got his whatever together. He picked a bad time to go “duh.”

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I can’t stay angry at Mitt, as much as I try. His major failure was not stooping to the level of the O machine.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

It wasn’t about stooping. Mittens didn’t have to do anything unfair or dishonest or wrong … he just had to be honest and straightforward. And he also had to realize that you don’t give any respect to someone who has not only not earned it but who has earned scorn and contempt.

Barky is the lowest of lowlifes, in addition to being a brain-dead idiot. Barky violated the Constitution over and over during the campaign and was knee deep in that criminal operation in Benghazi. Mittens talked about Benghazi once and then didn’t mention it again, as if nothing had happened. Barky had danced on the coffins of the dead in order to lie to America about the whole thing, had jailed an innocent guy who made a very funny, witty and highly accurate movie about mo the pedophile raider. Then Barky lied about all that, too.

I’m angry at Mitt because he should have dropped out of the primary – just as McShame should have done 4 years earlier after his treasonous attempt to force illegals on us was roundly rejected by the base (and many others) and he became the most despised person in the GOP. They both ran in the primary just to wreck things, as was evident by how they both sucked up to Barky in the general. It is offensive that anyone would not go after Barky, as the guy has been busy taking this nation apart, laughing about it, and taunting America the whole time.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

So where did all that baseline $866 Billion go in
2010..
2011..
2012..
And this year..

Am I missing something here?

Now I was told how the 2009 Stimulus was to be spent…
but what about the other 4 years….

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Yet, the MSM still will blame Boener.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM

I blame Boner. The sequester was part of the idiot’s collusion with Barky in order to lift the debt-limit to the heavens and allow Barky and the dems to continue their unbudgeted, un-Constitutional, anti-American spending all through the election season.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Sunday Funnies: The Man-Child That Cried Wolf…

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Love the speed bump..

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I wish you were there, too, Mitt. Obama is killing our country. He’s killing us all. It didn’t have to be this way, and it hurts. The perpetual failure is dragging this country down farther and farther. It seems hopeless

That’s absurd. The United States is poised for a decade of strong growth, led by digital and knowledge sectors that suffer from long-term negative unemployment and a revitalized manufacturing base that can compete with Asia as automation and robotics technology flourishes. The deficit is falling at a historic rate relative to GDP, with the exception of entitlement spending which obviously must be addressed:

http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/112012-634082-federal-deficit-falling-fastest-since-world-war-ii.htm

As HA and other conservatives suggested last year, the GOP should take the principled and morale high ground by fully endorsing and backing the proposals of Bowles Simpsons. Then I’d find your complaints relevant. Today, both parties are equally responsible for the failure to find middle ground and placement of partisan politics ahead of results.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-19/obama-s-deficit-commission-leaders-offer-new-debt-plan.html

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I love the second one, riding a pink Unicorn… LMAO!!

If they were not so funny, I’d be crying…

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Sunday Funnies: The Man-Child That Cried Wolf…

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Those were good!

KCB on March 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

There is no accounting for where it went.

Solar panel Co’s?

Cronys?

In his back pocket?

Payoffs to Unions?

All I know is he keeps spending and WE keep paying…

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

That’s absurd. The United States is poised for a decade of strong growth, led by digital and knowledge sectors that suffer from long-term negative unemployment and a revitalized manufacturing base that can compete with Asia as automation and robotics technology flourishes. The deficit is falling at a historic rate relative to GDP, with the exception of entitlement spending which obviously must be addressed:

http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/112012-634082-federal-deficit-falling-fastest-since-world-war-ii.htm

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

That’s funny…
And couple this with the scare tactics that your Prez has been spewing the last couple of weeks..
over 2% of spending…
We might as well raise the white flag…
Game over..

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

I can’t stay angry at Mitt, as much as I try. His major failure was not stooping to the level of the O machine.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Agreed. Mitt’s ground game wasn’t as deep or down and dirty. Note to 2016 GOP candidates: Get in touch with your inner Lee Atwater.

Philly on March 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Romney: It Kills me Not to be President, Obama Is like a Roman emperor, ‘Nero is fiddling’

Why is Mittens the only way saying this…?

Seven Percent Solution on March 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

‘Toon of the Day: President Barack Hussein Obama, Junkie

M2RB: The Velvet Underground

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

I wish every day that Mitt had been elected. He would have made a fantastic President. I think his biggest problem, besides hirng idiots to be in charge of his GOTV effort, was that he assumed the american people would pick the gentleman, the adult, the decent man as their President. Instead, Obama and Biden both were total Dbags throughout the campaign and won.

Jack_Burton on March 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Now I was told how the 2009 Stimulus was to be spent…
but what about the other 4 years….

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Baseline budgeting is magical. It is evil genius.

Curtiss on March 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I take it you don’t get out of the house often and talk to people.

Philly on March 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

So where did all that baseline $866 Billion go in

Now I was told how the 2009 Stimulus was to be spent…
but what about the other 4 years….

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Correction: Stimulus was $831B, with $288B in tax incentives/cuts
Spending was $543B ($144 state and local aid,$399 Fed slushfunds)

Can’t find any easy data on how it went into the baseline. I suspect that is by design.

**the only savings in government is when taxpayers decide to send in less money.

can_con on March 3, 2013 at 8:41 PM

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

LOL.

Wipe your chin, numbnuts.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:41 PM

That’s absurd. The United States is poised for a decade of strong growth, led by digital and knowledge sectors that suffer from long-term negative unemployment and a revitalized manufacturing base that can compete with Asia as automation and robotics technology flourishes. The deficit is falling at a historic rate relative to GDP, with the exception of entitlement spending which obviously must be addressed:

http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/112012-634082-federal-deficit-falling-fastest-since-world-war-ii.htm

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Charts of the Day: Obama: Worst. Economics. President. Since. The. Great. Depression…Bar. None.

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Sequester came and the sky didn’t fall.

On to the next nutball end of the world conspiracy

Can we have a contest to pick the next crisis before the media decides what it is for us?

cozmo on March 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama on Sunday for not finding a way to stop the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that went into effect Friday…

LAME!

“I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House, doing what needs to be done,” Romney said.

What needs to be done is to cut spending, d-bag! We don’t need to stop the reductions in the increase in spending that you call “cuts”, we need to triple, quadruple and more!

And if Romney were president right now he and the GOP with a lot of Dems would probably already have passed and signed a new “Assault Weapons Ban” into law!

FloatingRock on March 3, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Correction: Stimulus was $831B, with $288B in tax incentives/cuts
Spending was $543B ($144 state and local aid,$399 Fed slushfunds)

can_con on March 3, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I stand corrected..
But still..
Obama is claiming Armageddon over 40 billion this year via his Sequester when hundreds of billions are unaccounted for…
Trillions if you add up the other years..
WTF

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:46 PM

85 billion sure seems to buy a lot these days. 5 trillion – not so much.

OldEnglish on March 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM

“I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House, doing what needs to be done,” Romney said.

For Chrissakes. These people are sickening. How many years have I seen this routine from these pseudo warriors, these political chickenhawks — the pathetic fearful and clueless nonfeasance in actual battle followed by the phony reflective and fiesty pseudo regret.

You had your chance — your once in a lifetime chance (in more ways than one). If you’d really wanted it bad enough to be “killed” by losing, you would have fought as if it was a life and death matter, which it was for all the rest of us. But it never was for you. You were never going to risk your pathetic dumb-as* RINO illusions of political “good form” to fight to the death for all of us, so go away, just go away.

rrpjr on March 3, 2013 at 8:49 PM

You had your chance — your once in a lifetime chance (in more ways than one). If you’d really wanted it bad enough to be “killed” by losing, you would have fought as if it was a life and death matter, which it was for all the rest of us. But it never was for you. You were never going to risk your pathetic dumb-as* RINO illusions of political “good form” to fight to the death for all of us, so go away, just go away.

rrpjr on March 3, 2013 at 8:49 PM

You are master. Time after time you score.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:52 PM

GDP Growth:

Reagan: During Reagan’s administration, GDP grew by 96.63%.

GHW Bush: During Bush I’s administration, GDP grew by 15.69% (thanks in very large part to the recession triggered by his tax increases).

Clinton: During Clinton’s administration, GDP grew by 66.08%.

Bush II: During Bush’s administration, GDP grew by 44.4%.

Obama: Under Obama, GDP has grown by a pathetic 8.58%.
.
.
Gross National Debt:

Bush:

Debt on 01.20.01: $5,727,776,738,304.64

Debt on 01.19.09: $10,628,881,485,510.23

Bush increased the national debt by $4,901,104,747,205.59 or 85.57% – EIGHTY-FIVE & 57/100 in 2,922 days or 8 years.
.
.
Obama:

Debt on 01.20.09: $10,628,881,485,510.23

Debt on 02.28.13: $16,687,289,180,215.37

Obama has increased the national debt by $6,058,407,694,705.14 or 56.99% – FIFTY-SIX & 99/100 in 1,501 days or 4 years, 1 month and 9 days.
.
.
Debt Held By The Public:

Bush…

Public debt on 01.31.01: $3,388,016,000,000

Public debt on 01.20.09: $6,307,310,739,681.66

Bush increased the debt held by the public by $2,919,294,739,681.66 or 86.17% – EIGHTY-SIX & 37/100 in 2,912 days or 8 years.

Obama…

Public debt on 01.20.09: $6,307,310,739,681.66

Public debt on 02.28.13: $11,822,436,182,671.08

Obama has increased the debt held by the public by $5,515,125,442,989.42 or 87.44% – EIGHTY-SEVEN & 44/100 in 1,501 days or 4 years, 1 month and 9 days.

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Yes, no argument on that. Basically Obama has managed to spend an additional $1.5 trillion in 3 years due to this extra stimulus/baseline trick.

That is more than the cost of Boooooosh’s two wars in case any Libs want to rebut. Any yes, he borrowed the money while extending those evil Bush Obama tax cuts for the rich. Priceless.

That is $7Trillion in additional spending over 10 Years using an yearly increase of 7%

Unless the budget is rolled back and quick, there is no stopping the spiral to devaluation of the dollar, hyper inflation.

can_con on March 3, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Sunday Funnies: The Man-Child That Cried Wolf…

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I don’t know about the others here but nothing comes up.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:27 PM

YOu can hate Mitt and blame Boener until the cows come home. But it’s O that is ruining this country and the treasonous MSM that are propagandists disguised as journalists. The R’s are not blameless; certainly their propensity to be inept is frustrating. But your misplacing your anger
I’m not interested in further arguing about the lines between anger and hate and blame. I have bigger fish to fry. And the Walking Dead is about to be on.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

OT! Walking Dead in 3 mins!

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

You had your chance — your once in a lifetime chance (in more ways than one). If you’d really wanted it bad enough to be “killed” by losing, you would have fought as if it was a life and death matter, which it was for all the rest of us. But it never was for you. You were never going to risk your pathetic dumb-as* RINO illusions of political “good form” to fight to the death for all of us, so go away, just go away.

rrpjr on March 3, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Obama didn’t have to lift a finger….
But they sang songs about him..
Gave him a Peace Prize..
But he had that crease in his pants..
He is the smartest person to enter any room..

But..

What do we know of him????

He can go AWAL and no one questions..
He can spend like there is no tomorrow..
But no one questions..

But if Obama was a republican….

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

No problems, here.

Funny, as usual. :)

OldEnglish on March 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

*clink*!

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

OT! Walking Dead in 3 mins!

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

It’s QOTD ya’ dingbat! There is no OT.

cozmo on March 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

OT! Walking Dead in 3 mins!

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

NO SPOILERS! (We get it a week late) :)

OldEnglish on March 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

And the Walking Dead is about to be on.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

OT! Walking Dead in 3 mins!

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

America or a zombie series?

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

*Do Not Disturb*

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Oh, and last week sure was a snoozer.

cozmo on March 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I don’t know about the others here but nothing comes up.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Are you using Microsoft Explorer? For some reason, ME doesn’t load images from my blog.

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

No problems, here.

Funny, as usual. :)

OldEnglish on March 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

lol, I mean I couldn’t see the cartoon. :)

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

*Do Not Disturb*

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Knock..Knock..

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Are you using Microsoft Explorer? For some reason, ME doesn’t load images from my blog.

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Firefox as far as I know. I’ve seen all your other stuff and it works.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 9:02 PM

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Hah, I knew that!

OldEnglish on March 3, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Wassamatta! Lol ;-)…

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 9:04 PM

OUTRAGES ABOUND……..

Illegals turned loose on the streets……not enough money to keep an Aircraft Carrier on duty…..but money to give to the thugs in Cairo.

And Obama even wanted the freaking sequester and yet……the gop is so pathetic that we get this Romney person that rolled over in the 2nd and 3rd debate and handed the Presidency to the DOTUS.

The gop is DEAD.

BTW, Woodward has gone all kissy face on Obama by inviting him to his house now. I predicted that Woodward would recant by the end of the day on Sunday.

PappyD61 on March 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Wassamatta! Lol ;-)…

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Are we there yet??

:)

Just keeping you interested…

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Evenin’. TGIS! *Thank G-d It’s SUNDAY*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Evenin’. TGIS! *Thank G-d It’s SUNDAY*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Sunday???

Was it bad for you?

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I am there are you? :-)

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I am there are you? :-)

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 9:07 PM

No cable…
No satellite..

But I am still here…

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Firefox as far as I know. I’ve seen all your other stuff and it works.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Hmmm. Dunno. Try this: http://tinyurl.com/cf2efb2

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Yesterday is over Mitt.

But thanks for trying / You gotta be a wolf to catch a wolf. Mitt was a mouse.

Today paid $4.25 for gas.
Effect March 1st my insurance went up over 20%.

I will be making more painful cuts to my budget.

Zero and friends got the country in misery and we have 4 more to go.
Yee effing HA.

bazil9 on March 3, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Nah. No worse than usual. Sunday’s are my Fridays.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 3, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Nah. No worse than usual. Sunday’s are my Fridays.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 3, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I remembered that after I clicked “Submit”.

Relax..
You deserve it..

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Evenin’. TGIS! *Thank G-d It’s SUNDAY*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM

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G r u m b l e.

listens2glenn on March 3, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Zero and friends got the country in misery and we have 4 more to go.
Yee effing HA.

bazil9 on March 3, 2013 at 9:09 PM

3.91 year..

I have been counting…

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Romney: It Kills me Not to be President, Obama Is like a Roman emperor, ‘Nero is fiddling’

Why is Mittens the only way saying this…?

Seven Percent Solution on March 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

A dollar late and a dollar short.

bluefox on March 3, 2013 at 9:14 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM

I can’t stay angry at Mitt, as much as I try. His major failure was not stooping to the level of the O machine.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

He didn’t seem to have any problem “stooping to that level” against Gingrich, Perry and Santorum.

ddrintn on March 3, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I have been counting…

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Yeah until the next schmuck is voted in.

I hope it’s our ‘schmuck’!

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Eduard Khil Is Making A Comeback!

I found the ad.

Eduard Khil = Total panty-throwing magnet

Eat your heart out, Elvis!

Resist We Much on March 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM

clearly that should have been a day late and a dollar short:-)

Not good watching TV and trying to read & type, LOL

bluefox on March 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

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He didn’t seem to have any problem “stooping to that level” against Gingrich, Perry and Santorum.

ddrintn on March 3, 2013 at 9:14 PM

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Dittos.

listens2glenn on March 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM

ddrintn on March 3, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Exactly. His time to fight was last fall.

INC on March 3, 2013 at 9:18 PM

NO SPOILERS! (We get it a week late) :)

OldEnglish on March 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Whoa! You ain’t gonna’ believe…but I thought so.

cozmo on March 3, 2013 at 9:23 PM

http://youtu.be/Ni2UtfMRiPs

keep your hands off my stash

Fred

jrsrigmvr on March 3, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Yes, no argument on that. Basically Obama has managed to spend an additional $1.5 trillion in 3 years due to this extra stimulus/baseline trick.

That is more than the cost of Boooooosh’s two wars in case any Libs want to rebut. Any yes, he borrowed the money while extending those evil Bush Obama tax cuts for the rich. Priceless.

Unless the budget is rolled back and quick, there is no stopping the spiral to devaluation of the dollar, hyper inflation.

can_con on March 3, 2013 at 8:54 PM

That’s right, federal spending increases in the aftermath of a massive financial crisis that nearly destroys the economy, plunging the country in deep unemployment and destroying the tax revenue base. Now you understand why lowering taxes to artificially pump the economy with debt during a period of economic expansion is such a terrible idea, and one that Greenspan and O’Neill strongly opposed during the Bush years. This country didn’t save any dry powder to expend once economy crashed.

As for the years following 2010, the facts bear out a strong and nearly unprecedented decline in deficit spending relative to GDP. Unlike Europe and much of the UK, Obama didn’t follow the austerity path of socialist governments and the country has started to grow out of endemic deficit spending and the threat of deflation.

http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/112012-634082-federal-deficit-falling-fastest-since-world-war-ii.htm

Instead of trying to accelerate discretionary spending cuts, it’s more important to keep the economy on track. The main driver of lower deficits is growth, not additional cuts that the CBO forecasts to drag on GDP.

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I’m not interested in further arguing about the lines between anger and hate and blame.

I didn’t know we were arguing :) I was just talking/writing …

I have bigger fish to fry. And the Walking Dead is about to be on.

Jackalope on March 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Enjoy the show.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 9:27 PM

bazil9 on March 3, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Evening B9, good to see you. Yesterday little arnold got a severe case of the ass filling up at Costco at $4per. And the cherry on that shit sundae is the CA board of equalizin–ie bend over, just voted to raise the per gal tax 3.5 cents more.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Instead of trying to accelerate discretionary spending cuts, it’s more important to keep the economy on track. The main driver of lower deficits is growth, not additional cuts that the CBO forecasts to drag on GDP.

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

And in just about every quarter during Obama’s tenure economic growth has been 2% or lower (after the inevitable “revision downwards”). Of course following the boondoggle expenditures on TARP and the so-called stimulus the deficit will decrease. Smoke and mirrors.

ddrintn on March 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM

That’s right, federal spending increases in the aftermath of a massive financial crisis that nearly destroys the economy, plunging the country in deep unemployment and destroying the tax revenue base. Now you understand why lowering taxes to artificially pump the economy with debt during a period of economic expansion is such a terrible idea, and one that Greenspan and O’Neill strongly opposed during the Bush years. This country didn’t save any dry powder to expend once economy crashed.

As for the years following 2010, the facts bear out a strong and nearly unprecedented decline in deficit spending relative to GDP. Unlike Europe and much of the UK, Obama didn’t follow the austerity path of socialist governments and the country has started to grow out of endemic deficit spending and the threat of deflation.

http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/112012-634082-federal-deficit-falling-fastest-since-world-war-ii.htm

Instead of trying to accelerate discretionary spending cuts, it’s more important to keep the economy on track. The main driver of lower deficits is growth, not additional cuts that the CBO forecasts to drag on GDP.

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I read what you posted..
Then chuckled..

Dream on..

We have seen what it takes to recover..

It has happened before..

Can’t quite put my finger on the President that allowed Americans to recover..

But I think it was sometime in the ’80s.

Your guy won’t allow this to happen..
He has to interject himself in any deal..

It looks good on camera….
I guess..

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

If you can, leave…

Come out to OK or TX!

Both our states have great job opportunities, esp OKC and Tulsa and Dallas/Houston/Austin…

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Rush thinks Obama wants the sequester, based on an interview Obama gave to the Des Moines Register last October:
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/03/01/obama_tipped_his_sequester_strategy_in_2012_des_moines_register_interview

He wants all this pain to happen so he can keep blaming the Republicans. This is all about 2014 and 2016, and taking back the House and keeping everything in Democrat control.

theotherone on March 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/112012-634082-federal-deficit-falling-fastest-since-world-war-ii.htm

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

You’re pushing that retarded article, again? Still having problems understanding the difference between additive and multiplicative measures? It appears so. Then you shouldn’t be opening your dog-hole about the economy or anything that involves numbers greater than 20.

Man, you are one dumb POS.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Candygram for Scrumpy.

Anybody home?

I’ll just try one chocolate covered strawberry. She won’t know it’s missing.

SparkPlug on March 3, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Come out to OK or TX!

Both our states have great job opportunities, esp OKC and Tulsa and Dallas/Houston/Austin…

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Nah, I like being used and abused. :) We have another house in OR, but that is getting as bad as CA.
Just yesterday me and the missus was talking about making Texas work. So we shall see. Hope you are doing fine tonight.

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

SparkPlug on March 3, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I am ‘home’ ;-)…

Oh yes she will!! Miss it! Lol…

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

cozmo on March 3, 2013 at 9:23 PM

::phew!:: :)

OldEnglish on March 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Driving to the grocery store I go past several large businesses now closed and a scattering of smaller storefronts that are empty. This is in an area that’s been settled middle class for decades, and in which I don’t recall ever seeing anything like this before.

The WH and Congress are just an oligarchy making noise.

INC on March 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Unless the budget is rolled back and quick, there is no stopping the spiral to devaluation of the dollar, hyper inflation.

can_con on March 3, 2013 at 8:54 PM

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That’s right, federal spending increases in the aftermath of a massive financial crisis that nearly destroys the economy, plunging the country in deep unemployment and destroying the tax revenue base. Now you understand why lowering taxes to artificially pump the economy with debt during a period of economic expansion is such a terrible idea, and one that Greenspan and O’Neill strongly opposed during the Bush years. This country didn’t save any dry powder to expend once economy crashed.

bayam on March 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

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Lowering taxes is NOT “artificially pumping the economy.”

We the people are the economy, or there is no economy.

The common people can do a better job of “managing” the economy, without any governmental oversight, what-so-ever … period.

We would ALL be better off with an abolition of the Federal Reserve Bank.

listens2glenn on March 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

arnold ziffel on March 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I am thanks! Hope you are yours are also!

Yeah, give TX a long hard think…

Scrumpy on March 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Man, you are one dumb POS.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 3, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Can’t agree more….

Electrongod on March 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM

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