Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on March 10, 2013 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama hopes to spark a pitchfork revolt against Republicans over sequester-induced budget cuts — but many Democrats fret that he’s undermined that effort with an early strategy marred by hype, poor planning and muddled messaging…

“I think they probably went over the top in terms of saying that the consequences were going to be horrible, especially because it’s happened and the lines in the airports aren’t long, the world hasn’t changed overnight,” says former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, an on-again, off-again Obama critic who supports the broad outlines of Obama’s $4 trillion “grand bargain” proposal…

One top Democratic Congressional aide offered this bit of advice to Obama: “Don’t accentuate a fight you don’t intend to wage [and] can’t win. … They spent two weeks building up sequester as a horror show and then got fact-checked a dozen times and were forced to back off their own claims of it being a disaster once they were forced to acquiesce to the cuts happening.”

***

For Republicans, the clearest indication that they had won this latest round in the ongoing budget fight was Obama’s acknowledgment that he would sign a continuing resolution to fund the government (the current one expires at the end of March) that included the lower spending levels under sequestration, in addition to the spending caps already in place under the Budget Control Act of 2011. In other words, that he would not risk a government shutdown in an effort to undo the automatic cuts…

“The problem was, on day one when Obama started talking about how bad the sequester was, nobody was disagreeing with him,” a senior House Republican aide says. “We always agreed that there would be programs that were unnecessarily going to be impacted by this. The only way for them to gain ground was to go over the top, and they just boxed themselves into a corner of hysterics, claiming the world was going to end, and then it didn’t.”…

“The White House has been badly served throughout the Obama administration by making assumptions about what Republicans want, rather than actually talking to Republicans and conservatives, and finding out what moves them,” the House leadership aide says. “I don’t know if it’s because they watch too much MSNBC, or what, but they have a habit of telling us what they think we want, and have made some bad assumptions about the principles of conservatism.”

***

“If we’re going to solve these problems, it’s going to have to be done on a bipartisan basis,” said [Sen. Ron] Johnson on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think most Republicans are more than willing to work with this president.”…

“I got a call from his chief of staff over the weekend to talk about, you know what we need to do in terms of developing the process,” said Johnson. “So, you know we’ll — I’ll certainly give the president the benefit of the doubt.”…

“If you’re taking a look at, in an entitlement reform package… you know actually bringing in revenue for those entitlement reforms, I might look at that,” he said. But Johnson cautioned that the high taxes were already battering the economy.

***

“This is the first time I’ve ever had a conversation with the president lasting more than, say, two minutes or televised exchanges,” Mr. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Budget Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “So I’ve never really had a conversation with him on these issues before. I’m excited that we had this conversation — we had a very frank exchange. We come from different perspectives; I ran against him in the last election. So we exchanged very different frank, candid views with one another that were very different. But at least we had this conversation.”…

“Will he resume the campaign mode, will he resume attacking Republicans and impugning our motives, will he resume what is long believed to be a plan to win the 2014 elections, or will he sincerely change and try and find common ground, try and work with Republicans to get something done?” Mr. Ryan said. “That’s what we hope happens.”

***

Senator No. 2: “At the end [of Obama's dinner with Republicans] I mentioned, ‘Share [with us] how you see this going forward.’ ” Here the president “got hazy. . . . I told him this will never work without adult supervision from the White House. I don’t think he comprehends that this is part of getting something done.”…

When the senator had met with the president in the past, during debt talks, “it was a lecture, it was preachy.” But at the dinner the president showed “reach out.

“There was nothing like it. There were at least three senators there who I could tell got a little emotional—there was something about the meeting where it was with such sincerity. Nobody held back.”

***

Here’s another possibility: The White House screwed up the sequester fight, the president’s approval ratings are dropping, heretofore-friendly reporters are criticizing his failure to lead, and, while Obama remains relatively unconcerned about debt and deficits, he recognizes the political utility of reaching out to Republicans now in order to demonize them once again in the months leading up to the 2014 midterm elections. In short, it’s a setup

The White House recognizes that the fight over the sequester is about much more than the immediate reduction in the growth of federal spending. In some respects, it’s about the central rationale of the Obama presidency—that government is a force for good in the lives of Americans, not just necessary but constructive and even benevolent. Think back to the Obama campaign’s “Julia,” a fictional single woman who was aided by a caring and compassionate government at every stage of her life. The president’s argument over the past two months is that the government is so important it cannot be trimmed even a little. On the contrary, from universal pre-K to more green energy to new medical research, it ought to be doing things tomorrow that it’s not doing today.

So it’s fair to ask: Why should Republicans trust a man whose second Inaugural Address was a clarion call to greater government activism, whose State of the Union the New York Times described as a case for “closing out the politics of austerity,” who has previously demonstrated bad faith by fighting even modest reductions in spending growth, and whose second-term strategy so far has depended on casting Republicans as villains?

***

“I think he gets it,” Coburn said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think he’s genuinely reaching out.”

“But you’ve got a lot scabs and sores on people that’s going to take a while for that to heal,” Coburn told host David Gregory.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

***

***


***

As Democrats and Republicans, we may disagree on the best way to achieve our goals, but I’m confident we can agree on what those goals should be. A strong and vibrant middle class. An economy that allows businesses to grow and thrive. An education system that gives more Americans the skills they need to compete for the jobs of the future. An immigration system that actually works for families and businesses. Stronger communities and safer streets for our children.

Making progress on these issues won’t be easy. In the months ahead, there will be more contentious debate and honest disagreement between principled people who want what’s best for this country. But I still believe that compromise is possible. I still believe we can come together to do big things. And I know there are leaders on the other side who share that belief.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4

Barry jumped Reggie. He has now jumped the shark.

BHO Jonestown on March 10, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Barack Hussein Obama – a cancer upon the American Experiment.

If we are fortunate enough to escape his death grip, the next President should award Benedict Arnold the Presidential Medal of Freedom and apologize to all of his descendants.

turfmann on March 10, 2013 at 8:05 PM

“There was nothing like it. There were at least three senators there who I could tell got a little emotional—there was something about the meeting where it was with such sincerity. Nobody held back.”

Well that’s fricking adorable. /

squint on March 10, 2013 at 8:08 PM

“Pelosi: Let’s get some things done”

You have done enough, hag.

Electrongod on March 10, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Msdnc is just another arm of the white house….
Whatever dear leader needs they have his back

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Nothing about Paul Ryan’s budget?

Strip ObamaCare and this country can be on the right track in 10 years..

“Pelosi: Let’s get some things done”

You have done enough..

Electrongod on March 10, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Dear leader talking out of both sides of his mouth again

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:14 PM

*clink* to all tonight

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM

The Face of the Great Depression: Mona Lisa of Dust Bowl ‘Never Lost Hope’

Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

According to Obama and the left 4 years ago..

We averted those pictures via the stimulus..

But just barely..

Electrongod on March 10, 2013 at 8:16 PM

*clink* to all tonight

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM

*clink* my friend in sunny Arizona.

Electrongod on March 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM

A lot of delusional people in politics, these days.

OldEnglish on March 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Hey EG

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

“There was nothing like it. There were at least three senators there who I could tell got a little emotional—there was something about the meeting where it was with such sincerity. Nobody held back.”

Well that’s fricking adorable. /

squint on March 10, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Maybe everything will be nice now and the lamb can lie down with the lions.

arnold ziffel on March 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I trust Obama… to lie and lie and lie.

Let him rot in his web of deceit.

profitsbeard on March 10, 2013 at 8:21 PM

“There was nothing like it. There were at least three senators there who I could tell got a little emotional—there was something about the meeting where it was with such sincerity. Nobody held back.”

Held back with what? Grahamnesty and Mac take turns feeding Bark and dabbing at the food particles on his lips with their own napkins?

Bishop on March 10, 2013 at 8:22 PM

MeanWhile……….Oh Boy……………….

meetthepress tweeted:
meetthepress

Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn tells @meetthepress

he believes the president is ‘genuinely’ reaching out to Republicans

10 hours ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Is this an all Catholic thread?

Rusty Allen on March 10, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Dear leader talking out of both sides of his mouth again

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:14 PM

…his buttcheeks?

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Web hosting people!

Who is happy with their hosting service?

Who isn’t?

Thinking of iPage. Any of y’all had a problem with them?

cozmo on March 10, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Heh. KA2 :)

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM

What’s the other hand doing? Big MacDaddy and Lady Lindsey will sell conservatism down the stream after having the pleasure of dining with King Barky. Hey, he picked up the tab the squealed. Go away far far away both of you sell outs.

D-fusit on March 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Maybe everything will be nice now and the lamb can lie down with the lions.

arnold ziffel on March 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Maybe, but the lamb ain’t waking up.

squint on March 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM

It’s still daylight here… errr.. qotd at 5:30?

wolly4321 on March 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Here’s another possibility: The White House screwed up the sequester fight, the president’s approval ratings are dropping, heretofore-friendly reporters are criticizing his failure to lead, and, while Obama remains relatively unconcerned about debt and deficits, he recognizes the political utility of reaching out to Republicans now in order to demonize them once again in the months leading up to the 2014 midterm elections.

In short, it’s a setup…
==========================

As soon as I heard that the Beer Summitt,crap,wrong one,the
GOP Dines with Hopey,of course it was a trap!

And Hopey wants to swing the public perception,and with the
ever-helpful GOP,they parrotted his narrative,that Obama is
essentially busting his *ss,trying to reach out!!!

****************** F’n Nuts *****************!

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Ding ding ding Canopfor @8:29

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

“I think he gets it,” Coburn said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think he’s genuinely reaching out.”…

“But you’ve got a lot scabs and sores on people that’s going to take a while for that to heal,” Coburn told host David Gregory

…they all are scabs!

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Dear leader talking out of both sides of his mouth again

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:14 PM

cmsinaz:Yup,Progressive Snakes:)

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:32 PM

http://www.psychologytoday.com/collections/201303/living-lie/10-secrets-effective-liars

this is very interesting…esp. wrt the Dinner, see that last point

r keller on March 10, 2013 at 8:32 PM

“I think he gets it,” Coburn said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think he’s genuinely reaching out.”…

He’s reaching out to throttle you, idiot.

squint on March 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Indeed Canopfor

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Ding ding ding Canopfor @8:29

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

cmsinaz:O

One would think,after dealing with Bill Clinton,the GOP
would see through Obama’s trickery’s!!!

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:34 PM

President Barack Obama hopes to spark a pitchfork revolt against Republicans over sequester-induced budget cuts — but many Democrats fret that he’s undermined that effort with an early strategy marred by hype, poor planning and muddled messaging…

The problem for the rat-eared dictator is that there is no sense of shared pain. While the bastard is cutting tours of the White House and furloughing federal employees, the travel budget for he, his fat-assed whore, and the mini-moochers remains untouched. Jimmy Carter at least turned down the thermostat and put on a sweater.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM

+1 squint

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM

“I think he gets it,” Coburn said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think he’s genuinely reaching out.”…

“But you’ve got a lot scabs and sores on people that’s going to take a while for that to heal,” Coburn told host David Gregory.

Get over the romance of your entering the Senate with Obysmal as freshmen, Sen. Coburn. Obysmal is not honorable, nor is he a gentleman or his word. Eye him with skepticism.

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

You’d think Canopfor *shaking the head*

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM

.. but .. we haven’t heard about paratroopers not having parachutes yet

J_Crater on March 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM

MeanWhile,ahem,Mission Creepeth……………..

‘Americans are training Syria rebels in Jordan’
By REUTERS
03/10/2013 21:58
****************

According to German paper ‘Der Spiegel,’ the training is focused on use of anti-tank weaponry.

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?ID=305964
=========================================================

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Jordan&src=hash

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM

“I think he gets it,” Coburn said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think he’s genuinely reaching out.”…

“But you’ve got a lot scabs and sores on people that’s going to take a while for that to heal,” Coburn told host David Gregory.

Even if he wanted to at the dinner, it’s not in Obama’s psyche to lead on controversial issues, especially when compromising would be part of the controversy.

Bill Clinton, for all his flaws, was willing to buck his party’s left on NAFTA and on welfare reform. Obama can’t even generate the guts to approve the Keystone pipeline, now that it’s become a cause celebre among the environmentalist lobby. He certainly isn’t going to show the backbone to do in on budget reform and spending, because he knows that not only would the left attack him there, if he ever went too far for them, they’d start going after the White House on some of the other things they’ve been hypocritically silent about, such as foreign policy (you don’t think it didn’t eat at thousands on the ‘strategical left’ last week to see Rand Paul up there conducting that filibuster over drone strikes? They shut up and refused to join Ron Wyden or Code Pink because they didn’t want to hurt The Cause, long-term. Were Obama to actually start triangulating like Bill Clinton, the blowback from the left would be fierce).

jon1979 on March 10, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Good evening everyone…

SWalker on March 10, 2013 at 8:44 PM

McCain, Graham, and ? (who else was the weak link?) assured Obysmal at dinner on Wednesday evening, “Reach Out, I’ll Be There.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnDm3qr1Knk

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM

I’d like to like Sen. Coburn, but in my heart I just know he’s going to sell us out.

bofh on March 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Gun Control is to Democrats in 2014 as ObamaCare was to them in 2010.

Voting booth poison that they don’t even know they are drinking.

Keep guzzling you Communists.

PappyD61 on March 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I’d like to like Sen. Coburn, but in my heart I just know he’s going to sell us out.

bofh on March 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM

…there don’t seem to be too many…that won’t take 30 pieces of silver!

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM

“I think he gets it,” Coburn said

I’m afraid my senator just can’t believe a person can be as inherently dishonest as Obama is.

Aviator on March 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM

“But you’ve got a lot scabsscars and sores on people that are going to be permanent,” Coburn told host David Gregory.

Fixed for ya Coburn.

bazil9 on March 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Tom Coburn is just a fool and a fan of John McCain and growing the power of the “well meaning” Ruling class in D.C.

We have kin in Okiehoma and that Coburn feller was running against two radical libs that the red state just couldn’t stomach. And when he’s in Okieland he is all sweetness and Conservative light.

I think he’s self-term limited so he’ll have plenty of time to attend his daughters’ operas in NYC/DC after his next election.

#ughcoburnmccainlindseywackobirds

PappyD61 on March 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM

While the bastard is cutting tours of the White House and furloughing federal employees, the travel budget for he, his fat-assed whore, and the mini-moochers remains untouched. Jimmy Carter at least turned down the thermostat and put on a sweater.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM

The White House is also planning a star-studded (Beyonce’ and Adele signed up so far) birthday party for Michelle Obama’s upcoming 50th.

The federal government can’t afford to keep the White House open for tours for school kids, but they can spend millions of dollars on a lavish White House birthday party for MO.

Priorities.

AZCoyote on March 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I put another little photo expose’ together. This one is the first part of my green energy series. Biofuel. Please have a look at it and share it with as many as you can. I think its a good thing to demonstrate to folks visually how the money all got pissed away. Thanks.

Bmore on March 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

This is what I’m wondering too. Barky is a master of distraction. How long before he releases the blind sheik?

indypat on March 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Dog Eater couldn’t lead a one-man parade much less the complex issues confronting this nation. All he knows is swinging a putter and getting adored by fools.

Bishop on March 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

While the bastard is cutting tours of the White House and furloughing federal employees, the travel budget for he, his fat-assed whore, and the mini-moochers remains untouched. Jimmy Carter at least turned down the thermostat and put on a sweater.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM

The White House is also planning a star-studded (Beyonce’ and Adele signed up so far) birthday party for Michelle Obama’s upcoming 50th.

The federal government can’t afford to keep the White House open for tours for school kids, but they can spend millions of dollars on a lavish White House birthday party for MO.

Priorities.

AZCoyote on March 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

…and the government media is silent!…has been for years

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

“I think he gets it,” Coburn said

I’m afraid my senator just can’t believe a person can be as inherently dishonest as Obama is.

Aviator on March 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Oh, make no mistake about it, he understands, but as long as he sees a chance to personally profit from the situation, well, that’s exactly what he is going to do.

SWalker on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

What’s the other hand doing? D-fusit on March 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM

THIS is what I was wondering about…see above. When is the master of distraction sending the blind sheik home?

indypat on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

The White House is also planning a star-studded (Beyonce’ and Adele signed up so far) birthday party for Michelle Obama’s upcoming 50th.

AZCoyote on March 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Well sure, all of us out here dealing with a failing economy plan such parties for ourselves too. In fact I’m trying to line up Clapton and Kid Rock for my own birthday though I have a feeling they won’t accept.

Bishop on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

“Voting is the best revenge”.
“I won”.

“So it’s fair to ask: Why should Republicans trust a man…”

You don’t.

bazil9 on March 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

The White House is also planning a star-studded (Beyonce’ and Adele signed up so far) birthday party for Michelle Obama’s upcoming 50th.

The federal government can’t afford to keep the White House open for tours for school kids, but they can spend millions of dollars on a lavish White House birthday party for MO.

Priorities.

AZCoyote on March 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

The fat-assed whore doesn’t turn 50 until next January and the same administration who is way overdue on submitting their budget to Congress has already booked acts to entertain the royal family for the big day.

Priorities indeed.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn tells @meetthepress

he believes the president is ‘genuinely’ reaching out to Republicans

10 hours ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

From things he said lately, I think Tom Coburn just may have lost his mind.

bw222 on March 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Coburn: He likes me, he really likes me…

d1carter on March 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

“There was nothing like it. There were at least three senators there who I could tell got a little emotional—there was something about the meeting where it was with such sincerity. Nobody held back.”

Good God. These people are completely hopeless. With Providential help maybe we can hang on until 2016, though whether it will matter by then I don’t know.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I put another little photo expose’ together. This one is the first part of my green energy series. Biofuel. Please have a look at it and share it with as many as you can. I think its a good thing to demonstrate to folks visually how the money all got pissed away. Thanks.

Bmore on March 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Bmore:Nice job,

and my Canadian Beavers had a fit,at the wood-chip images,

with a sigh of,

OutSourcing WTF!!:)
(snark)

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM

There were at least three senators there who I could tell got a little emotional—there was something about the meeting where it was with such sincerity.

Oh great, Boehner is contagious.

Haven’t seen this here yet:

HOUSE GOP LEADERS: WE CAN PASS GUN CONTROL, IMMIGRATION, WITHOUT REPUBLICAN SUPPORT

…Instead, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he would be open to ramming through bills without the support of a majority of his own Republican caucus. Not just on small bills. On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, he’d be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats.
“It is better if the House does their work,” said McCarthy. “We should be sending bills to the Senate.” As CNN host Candy Crowley pointed out, McCarthy refused to give a straight answer on whether he would continue to uphold the so-called Hastert Rule, under which Republican leadership moves forward with bills only if they have a majority of Republican support.
This is a declaration of war within the Republican ranks.

If they do this, that will be the end of the Republican party. Boehner will be done. He may as well have been elected as a democrat.

Clue to Boehner: There is nothing that needs to be done on gun control, do you hear us? Nothing. Except maybe loosening rather than tightening restrictions.

AZfederalist on March 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Tom Coburn is just a fool and a fan of John McCain and growing the power of the “well meaning” Ruling class in D.C.

We have kin in Okiehoma and that Coburn feller was running against two radical libs that the red state just couldn’t stomach. And when he’s in Okieland he is all sweetness and Conservative light.

I think he’s self-term limited so he’ll have plenty of time to attend his daughters’ operas in NYC/DC after his next election.

#ughcoburnmccainlindseywackobirds

PappyD61 on March 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM

BS, John “Keating 5″ McVain isn’t about a “well meaning” Ruling class in D.C, he is like ALL professional politicians, in it for the power and the money.

Our Founding Father’s absolutely hated “Professional Politicians” and were profoundly disturbed that they could not think of any way compatible with the Constitution that they labored so hard to create that would have completely banned any and all “Professional Politicians” from ever becoming part of the United States political system.

SWalker on March 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

“Oh my god… I had dinner with the president last night.”

“What did the chef prepare?”

“A crap sandwich. The best I’ve ever eaten. Oh my god… what a moment for me.”

beatcanvas on March 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Bmore on March 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

It needs an industrial chicken coop, or pig farm.

He gave lots of money to big agriculture, and he is full of, well, you know.

Now, on to the important stuff…web hosting.

cozmo on March 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

From things he said lately, I think Tom Coburn just may have lost his mind.

bw222 on March 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

He’s just fulfilling his potential for idiocy. This is how country’s fall — malignant pressure on one side, spineless ineducable idiocy on the other. We may now be there.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

10 hours ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

From things he said lately, I think Tom Coburn just may have lost his mind.

bw222 on March 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

bw222:Oops,should of included the linky:)
=========================================

https://twitter.com/meetthepress

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 9:14 PM

The fat-assed whore doesn’t turn 50 until next January and the same administration who is way overdue on submitting their budget to Congress has already booked acts to entertain the royal family for the big day.

Priorities indeed.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Next January will be the unraveling of the big parts of ObamaCare.

People will be more focused on smaller paychecks then to care about Mooch and her birthday.

But there is still time to get media coverage…

Electrongod on March 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

I put another little photo expose’ together. This one is the first part of my green energy series. Biofuel. Please have a look at it and share it with as many as you can. I think its a good thing to demonstrate to folks visually how the money all got pissed away. Thanks.

Bmore on March 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

What no total $. Do you want me to do math? Don’t you know we don’t do math? Nevermind that would be them.

JK, that was great. I like when you do these! :-)

D-fusit on March 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, he’d be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats.

Gee..I cant even guess who those rogue pubs he speaks of…
* immediate list in mind*

bazil9 on March 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM

OT but if we are going to be constantly bombarded with the opportunity to purchase a HA shirt, shouldn’t we at least know the young man’s name? Seems like he is part of the family now considering how often he shows up in the house.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn tells @meetthepress

he believes the president is ‘genuinely’ reaching out to Republicans

Good Grief! They still don’t get it???

Mimzey on March 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

OT but if we are going to be constantly bombarded with the opportunity to purchase a HA shirt, shouldn’t we at least know the young man’s name? Seems like he is part of the family now considering how often he shows up in the house.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

I had heard it was AP’s son..

Electrongod on March 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Next January will be the unraveling of the big parts of ObamaCare.

People will be more focused on smaller paychecks then to care about Mooch and her birthday.

But there is still time to get media coverage…

Electrongod on March 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

That would be good because we need an electorate seething at these radical socialists heading into the 2014 elections.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Could he at least not look like a total dork?
He looks like he would be in a clearasil ad.

bazil9 on March 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM

#ughcoburnmccainlindseywackobirds

PappyD61 on March 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM

PappyD61:———————-:O
==================================

Results for #wackobirds

nickgillespie ‏@nickgillespie

Are @SenRandPaul @repjustinamash @TedCruz’s #WackoBirds still flying high? Or has wit @SenJohnMcCain shot them down? http://reason.com/blog/2013/03/09/mccain-are-you-a-wacko-bird-like-rand-pa
==========

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wackobirds&src=hash

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Bwahahahahahahaha, I call him Sam.

D-fusit on March 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Bmore on March 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Great photo roundup, Bmore. Why is Obysmal standing around with his pockets in his pants in all of them?

Quite a chunk of federal tax dollars supporting those industries, yes? Who is benefitting from the “investment”?

What is the plastic (?) covered hill held down by tires supposed to be?

Sorry about the threats to your industrious beaver population, canopfor.

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Oh, make no mistake about it, he understands, but as long as he
sees a chance to personally profit from the situation, well, that’s exactly what he is going to do.

SWalker on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I don’t think he has the moral wit to understand. Our society has been in the serious business of manufacturing moral idiocy for several generations now. We’re reaping the whirlwind.

We may have reached the end. The will and character to resist Obama may be exhausted. This “reaching out” could be Obama’s most brilliant and well-timed move. The solicitation to the vanity and need to appease of the Republican ruling class, to their irrpressible need to serve the interests of power and “do something” after months of gridlock to help the President and country (and not least appease the Great Beast of the media), may be too much.

It’s obvious now they have no idea who Obama is, and are not capable of understanding — or even of doing much with the knowledge if they could. They’re simply too weak and too witless.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM

OT but if we are going to be constantly bombarded with the opportunity to purchase a HA shirt, shouldn’t we at least know the young man’s name? Seems like he is part of the family now considering how often he shows up in the house.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Hmmm. Maybe we can call him Finn.

22044 on March 10, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Next January will be the unraveling of the big parts of ObamaCare.

People will be more focused on smaller paychecks then to care about Mooch and her birthday.

But there is still time to get media coverage…

Electrongod on March 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

I intend to be gone by then, but if I am not, I will be experiencing superlative schadenfreude at my union bros and hos.

tom daschle concerned on March 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM

…Instead, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he would be open to ramming through bills without the support of a majority of his own Republican caucus. Not just on small bills. On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, he’d be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats.

If I had three drones, McCarthy, Cantor and Boehner would be om the receiving end.

bw222 on March 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Next January will be the unraveling of the big parts of ObamaCare.

People will be more focused on smaller paychecks then to care about Mooch and her birthday.

But there is still time to get media coverage…

Electrongod on March 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Electrongod:Heard Dat:)
=======================

Obama health care law

Rep. Paul Ryan: House budget will assume the repeal of ‘ObamaCare’ – @thehill

10 hours ago from thehill.com by editor
===========================================

03/10/13 10:47 AM ET

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday said he will not back down from the battle to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act even though some Republicans think the party should move on.

Ryan dismissed criticism that House Republicans have virtually no chance of dismantling the signature legislative accomplishment of Obama’s first term and their efforts might be better expended elsewhere.(More….)
=====================

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/287205-rep-paul-ryan-house-budget-will-assume-the-repeal-of-obamacare

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Oh, make no mistake about it, he understands, but as long as he sees a chance to personally profit from the situation, well, that’s exactly what he is going to do.

SWalker on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I’m not quite ready to completely rule out the possibility Coburn is a dupe.

Aviator on March 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

What was the dinner menu?
Perhaps, many of the dishes had an aphrodisiac element.

bazil9 on March 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

O/T
And they vote…

Some man-on-the-street stupidity for your groans, especially the last babe.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/342591/what-do-you-think-about-obama-pardoning-sequester-and-sending-it-portugal-andrew-johns

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

It’s obvious now they have no idea who Obama is, and are not capable of understanding — or even of doing much with the knowledge if they could. They’re simply too weak and too witless.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM

We will have to agree to disagree then, for unlike you, I do not believe for even one single second that they do not know exactly who and what Obama is. They know, they make the willful choice to work with him because it is profitable for them on a personal level. Yes, I do believe that they are that corrupt.

SWalker on March 10, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Wait a minute, did anyone see a cat? We might have all been fooled, it’s AP!

D-fusit on March 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I agree with Mr. Walkers assessment.

bazil9 on March 10, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Allahpundit – Helping Obama ingratiate his message 24-7!!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM

“I think he gets it,” Coburn said

Gets what? How consistently gullible the repubs are? Yeah, he gets that..do YOU get it, you dumb azzhat??

Mimzey on March 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Who lives in Oklahoma? Can they call Coburn’s office and set him straight?

Maybe I’ll send him a tweet.

22044 on March 10, 2013 at 9:37 PM

the vanity and need to appease of the Republican ruling class, to their irrpressible need to serve the interests of power and “do something” after months of gridlock to help the President and country (and not least appease the Great Beast of the media), may be too much.

That statement holds much truth. The Republican old guard truly is nothing but a bunch of appeasers. Neville Chamberlain had nothing on the likes of McCain, Grahemnesty, and Boehner

AZfederalist on March 10, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Allahpundit – Helping Obama ingratiate his message 24-7!!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Whats your damage bro?
Tis qotd.

bazil9 on March 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

OT but if we are going to be constantly bombarded with the opportunity to purchase a HA shirt, shouldn’t we at least know the young man’s name? Seems like he is part of the family now considering how often he shows up in the house.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Happy Nomad:I only get that,when I log in!:)

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Who lives in Oklahoma? Can they call Coburn’s office and set him straight?

Maybe I’ll send him a tweet.

22044 on March 10, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Jackie and Scrumpy.(that I am aware of)
Scrumpy can give somebody bloody hell.
Scrumpy…I will give u Sparky if you kick Coburns ass in line.
Unleash the OK Chica’s!

bazil9 on March 10, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Allahpundit – Helping Obama ingratiate his message 24-7!!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM

williamg:Lol,two of those Links I sent in,the Conspiracy widens!
(sarc):)

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Time for a Cold Bastard. ;)
Walker..calling u.

bazil9 on March 10, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Allahpundit – Helping Obama ingratiate his message 24-7!!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM

in·gra·ti·ate
/inˈgrāSHēˌāt/Verb Bring oneself into favor with someone by flattering or trying to please them.

tom daschle concerned on March 10, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4