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For months, Democratic polling has shown that when Obama says “Congress,” people hear “Republicans.” Thursday, he made that explicit, saying that while Democrats in Congress aren’t perfect, he believed Americans knew it was Republicans who weren’t on their side.
“The best thing you can say about” the House GOP, Obama said, is that, so far this year, “they haven’t shut down the government. … But it’s only July.”
I think Obama just castrated Greg Walden and the Tea Bagger Retards’ plans to do just such a thing later this year.
And then he launched into an extended mocking of them for the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is threatening to bring against him for using executive action. He also offered stats that show George W. Bush signed many more executive orders and pulled in a quote from Mark Wahlberg’s character in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.”
“I’m the guy doing my job,” Obama said, getting the line almost right. “You must be the other guy.”
“Think about that,” he told the crowd. “You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job while you don’t do your job.”
Think about that, Greg Walden, trust-funder punk who has never done a day’s work in your life and don’t even live in Oregon. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue the president for doing his job while you don’t do your own job.
Time for you to leave, locust.
Calling for the removal of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder as a start, Tea Baggers plan to drive Obama from office Friday.
The activists say they expect 10 million to 30 million like-minded Americans to join them Friday in the nation’s capital for a rally patterned after Occupy Wall Street and “Arab Spring” protests.
Yeah, you just go right ahead and point your little pop-guns at the US Army.
Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off.
1st US, 7th Cav, 3rd AAA. Ranger.
Israel is a Terrorist State. The Mother Of All Terrorist States. An utterly foreign occupier perpetrating an American Taxpayer initiated, financed and morally sanctioned genocide upon the indigenous descendants of the “biblical” Hebrew. It has no “right” to exist, and this world will never know Peace until it does not.
Leaving Americans to starve while Jews get fat.
We do not forgive. We do not forget.
Mitt Romney, Greg Walden, Knute Bueller and the Republicans.
A vote for the Republicans is a vote for Cascadia!
If you too are tired of living under the jack-booted heels of East Coast and European Elites, tired of Bare-footed Reich-wing Religious Rubes running your life from some re-claimed swamp out in the flatlands three (or ten) thousand miles away; if you long to Live Free and Independent in the Republic on the North Pacific Coast that Thomas Jefferson envisioned, vote for Mitt Romney, Greg Walden, Knute Bueller and the Republicans.
With his over seventy percent success rate at Bain Capital bankrupting the companies he acquired, his bankrupting of the state he governed, and his bankrupting of the government bailed-out Olympics, I am confident Mitt Romney, Greg Walden, Knute Bueller and the Republicans can finalize the process begun under Nixon, solidified under Reagan and Bush the Senior, and successfully hastened to near fruition under Bush the Lesser (remember him?): the hollowing out of “America”. The bankrupting of “America”.
The destruction of everything that made “America” great. And it will collapse; splinter – fall apart, devolve – into Nation/States centered on geographical, environmental and cultural commons.
Out of the Ashes will arise the Free and Independent Republic on the North Pacific Coast that Thomas Jefferson envisioned. Vote Cascadia!
Vote Mitt Romney, Greg Walden and Knute Bueller. Vote “Republican”.
Mitt Romney: Bad for “America”. Good for Cascadia!
It’s really rather simple, stupid: “stop worrying about the next election and start worrying about the next generation.” Get with the program, or get the fuck out.
All we are asking, is you act like a god-damned adult. And not believe in fairy tales.
Gabe Ortiz makes a good case for it - The second Birther claim is by far the most hilarious: namely, that the Constitution states that both parents must be natural-born citizens of the United States in order to be president. The Philadelphia Convention must have written that clause in invisible ink, because nowhere inArticle II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution does it state that. The Constitution states that the candidate must only be born here (check), must be at least 35-years-old (check), and be a US resident for at least 14 years (check).
What makes the second thinking so hilarious is that under Birthers’ very own logic, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney is also ineligible to be president – his papi was born in Mexico.
Mitt’s dad George Romney was governor of Michigan for two terms, and even unsuccessfully ran for the presidency in 1968. But spanning his life back a few decades, today’s anti-Mexican Republicans might be a little upset to know that George was born in present-day Chihuahua, Mexico, after his grandparents had fled the United States’ pesky anti-polygamy laws a few decades earlier (now there’s some family values). It might be interesting to ask Birthers where they were when George Romney was running in 1968, since his Mexican birth would seem toviolate the whole “natural-born” clause thing.
Under their very own logic, Mitt Romney is also not eligible to run for president, having only one parent who was a natural-born citizen. After all, it’s what they claim about Obama, since his father was born in Kenya. Yet there seems to be no Birther faction questioning Mitt’s citizenship and eligibility – they say he’s qualified. In fact, Mitt is so qualified to be a US citizen, that he’s even qualified to be a citizen of Mexico.
“Since President Obama assumed office three years ago, federal spending has accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history,” Romney claims on his campaign Web site. This is utterly false. The truth is that spending has slowed markedly under Obama.
An analysis published last week by MarketWatch, a financial news Web site owned by Dow Jones & Co., compared the yearly growth of federal spending under presidents going back to Ronald Reagan. Citing figures from the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office, MarketWatch concluded that “there has been no huge increase in spending under the current president, despite what you hear.”
Quite the contrary: Spending has increased at a yearly rate of only 1.4 percent during Obama’s tenure, even if you include some stimulus spending (in the 2009 fiscal year) that technically should be attributed to President George W. Bush. This is by far the smallest — I repeat, smallest — increase in spending of any recent president. (The Washington Post’s Fact Checker concluded the spending increase figure should have been 3.3 percent.)
Republicans can’t win by telling the truth. So they lie, cheat and steal.
Outside the Beltway: Obama smoked pot. So what?
An article in The Hill this morning explores the mindset of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, detailing some areas where McConnell has pulled his punches recently, and explains why his rhetoric isn’t as hot as it was back in 2010.
“It’s not about swallowing Democratic legislation. It’s about picking your battles,” said the [Senate GOP] aide. “There is no point in walking into a trap that is set for you. And playing on another guy’s field when you can play your own ballgame is stupid.”
The staffer said McConnell had to let his rhetoric run full throttle in 2010 because he could not afford to lose a single Republican vote.
“There was no margin for error,” said the aide. “If we were going to stop policy, we had to go berserk.”
It’s refreshing to hear a top-level Republican aide admit candidly that the Republicans went berserk during the first two years of Obama’s administration.
/2 Booman [emphasis added]