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The Gang's All Here

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Wednesday, November 5, 2014, a date that will live in my mind for a very long time. At last, control of the Senate has been ripped away from the Dems and the feeling is sublime. All of our beloved bugs have gathered at my home this morning to celebrate. Please join Antoine, Buzzy, Chiquita, Harlotte, Manny and Tevya for a breakfast feast that pulls out all the stops. We all hope to see you soon.

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Say Good-bye to Harry

Thank you all for joining us this morning. The news that the Republicans now control the Senate landed on very grateful wings and tentacles. We have all suffered through eight years of raging gridlock in Congress and it is time to get things moving. Clearly, a majority of the American people have had enough of President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and every other obstructionist in Congress who bought our nation to a halt. This victory is a repudiation of the heinous policies of President Obama and his cast of socialists in the White House and Congress. Americans are angry and disgusted and they brought their feelings to the polls. Even the phony voting machines and illegal voters couldn't stop the tidal wave. This administration has taught Americans one thing for certain. The American people know they can't trust Washington.

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Let's Clean House

With the Republican victory comes a huge challenge that must be met head on. There is a lot of garbage to be cleaned up, so those we elected had better get their brooms ready to sweep away the cobwebs from a Congress that has been asleep for eight long years. First of all, we expect Congress to pass a budget once and for all. Then we expect Congress to take on ObamaCare by modifying it or scrapping it altogether. Despite protestations to the contrary the upheaval of our healthcare system is a disaster and Congress must fix the problem. Next we would like to see our borders secured and our immigration policies refined and reaffirmed. We still have those scandals to deal with and it is time to get the job done and hold people responsible. We can top off the list of "musts" with reducing the ungodly amount of regulations imposed by the Obama administration that have stifled job creation and held the American people hostage for eight years. Let's get the pipeline approved and put Americans back to work.

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It's Now or Never

The Republicans are facing a huge challenge that they must meet quickly. Americans have lost patience with politicians. Americans have lost faith in the government. Americans are disgusted and disheartened. Republicans and any sane Democrats in Congress must put America back where it beliongs. We once were a proud nation that was a beacon of freedom for the world. President Obama has managed to lower our standing in the eyes of the world by telling nearly everyone who would listen that we are not exceptional. President Obama is wrong. We are exceptional and it is time to reaffirm that. This election has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the American people are unhappy with the direction this country has gone under the dubious leadership of Barack Obama and his friends in Congress. Republicans and those interested in bi-partisanship have two years to make things happen. GET IT DONE!

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Tom Whitworth 22 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and friends,

A good start and now the real work must begin. Silence Obama's phone and drain the ink from his pen.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

How right you are. I saw this Republican apologist this morning smiling as she described all the vetoes our esteemed president was going to stamp in order to protect his legacy! What legacy? See you at the Inn.


taxlarry 22 months ago

We will see what happens early next year. Congress has its work cut out for it, and it must show progress next year or face a bad year in 2016. A lot of people wanted to see the demorats out. Now, they have to step up.


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Gawth 22 months ago from Millboro, Virginia

I watched the morning shows in search of election results. It was interesting that CBS, NBC and ABC were not rehashing the election. They all seemed to be absorbed in a remote murder somewhere. "Bang, bang we shot you down. Bang, bang you hit the ground." Deal with it you liberal asses!


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear Tom,

Oops! Of course, I meant a Democrat apologist!


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

God Morning taxlarrry,

You bet! If they don't perform I can't imagine who will come into the WH. If they get the job done, we just may save our nation. See you at the Inn. I think we need to celebrate.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Good Morning Gawth,

Why am I not surprised? I wonder if our esteemed president will refer to this overwhelming defeat. If he does he will spin it in his favor. I bet Valerie Jarrett is working on that right now. I love the song. I know I will be singing it all day. See you at the Inn. Drinks are on me.


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billybuc 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

The only problem with controlling Congress.....you guessed it...there is nobody to blame if you don't get things done. LOL It should be interesting.


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WillStarr 22 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The Republicans will now pass and send the same bills that Harry Reid once threw in his trash basket on up to Obama, where he will have to either sign them or veto them, putting the lie to Republican 'obstructionism'.

It will now all be on Obama's head. He can no longer hide behind Harry Reid!


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fpherj48 22 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

POP!! Hey, we did it. (I could be a whole LOT happier had Cuomo "the thug" lost..:(....but Astorino wasn't the right guy to run against him and I knew that. He made some huge blunders right outta the gate and my concerns came to be)....I am angry that we still have the mafia running NY.

Lots of cleaning up to do. You are 100% correct. Americans showed exactly what they have thought of the past 6 years. We NEED to work swiftly and powerfully.

The picture of the broom reminds me: I hope a certain Female Dem hops ON her broom and flies off to Never Never Land.....although if the strong attitude in the air continues and increases in fervor, she has so much less of a chance. For the life of me, I cannot and do not GET what it is that people like about her!?

Things are looking up. I thought about you first thing this morning when I saw the U.S. map colored 85% RED!!!.........Peace, Paula


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lambservant 22 months ago from Pacific Northwest

I am doing a happy dance for sure, Pop. Not a victory one though. The victory will come when we see results in congress, and when we get another president who has more regard for America's best interests.


Pino Krisio 22 months ago

POP: I am soooo happy; even Rick Scott was re-elected. There was a lot of noise from American voters. The message is clear. We hate the direction Obama was taking us. We just need to see what he does between now and January when the new Congress convenes. In the meantime, the Republicans have a great chance to show the country who they really are. they better not blow it. I'm off to join the party at the INN. I'll be the one dancing on the table.....


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The Frog Prince 22 months ago from Arlington, TX

This graphic hit my inbox this morning and says it all...

http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv178/TheFrogPr...


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear billy,

Yes, it should be interesting. If the Republicans don't get it done, then we are done. See you at the Inn. I am ordering organic nachos!


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear Will,

If we can't get it done, then we are done. Obama will have to veto every attempt to get us back on track. See you at the Inn. I do feel we are entitled to a celebration.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear fp,

We have every reason to celebrate. We also have every reason to expect results. Honestly, when I woke up and saw the results I felt like I had won. Crazy, right? I'll see you at the Inn and we will toast to a new beginning. It had better happen.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear lambservant,

We are entitled to do a preliminary victory dance. The hard work is ahead and we will be paying attention... See you at the Inn


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear Pino,

I will dance beside you. If the Republicans don't produce I will be out of my mind. It is now or never. See you soon at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear Frog Prince,

Yes, it says t all.See you t the Inn.


bradmaster from orange county ca 22 months ago

Pop

The democrats lost control in the US Congress, but in California they are still controlling the state after decades of failing at every level. Yet, it must be hard to vote against your own handouts.

There must be generations of families that have received handouts here.

Remember how many times president Obama has come out here for his fundraisers. They are very generous here for democrat campaigns.

Thanks for letting me rant.

bradmasterOC


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FitnezzJim 22 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Here's a thought, why not pass legislation to propose Repeal of the 17th Amendment as way to begin the end of a partisan Senate? Keep in mind, proposing an Amendment only requires that it passes both Houses with a two-thirds majority (and does not have to go through the Executive, or Justice). It can then go to the States for consideration, and a serious National effort to do something about partisanship begins.

If there's anything the Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it is that partisanship is the root cause behind the constant bickering in Washington.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

Ranting is good for your health. California will go the way of Greece. See you at the Inn . Drinks and food are on me.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear FitnezzJim,

I need to give this more thought. See you at the Inn and I am hoping you can enlighten me.


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WillStarr 22 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The Republican leadership in Congress is already making noises about 'cooperation and getting along'. They could have already done that!

We did not hire them to get along. We hired them to take over Congress and stop Obama! We hired them to restore America.! We hired them to create a vibrant economy!

And above all, we hired them to pound Obamacare to pieces!


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear Will,

It is now or never. They had better get things done quickly. The American people are sick of gridlock and sick of Obama and his hideous policies. They won't get any cooperation from Obama as he indicated this morning. This is a battle worth fighting. See you at the Inn.


bradmaster from orange county ca 22 months ago

Pop

Thanks for the R&R at the Inn.

I did have another thought.

Parts of the PPACA that are beneficial should be made explicit laws.

These would include preexisting conditions, and preventing the insurance company from releasing patients too early from the hospital, only to return shortly back in through ER.

Having individual laws would make them easier to get implemented quickly, and they would be simple to adjudicate.

For 6 years PP has not been implemented, and it also needs to be enumerated in a separate law, and not bundled in 10,000 complex pages.

There is a major privacy issue with PPACA, and a separate law is needed to regain our protection. The main problem is that anything on the Internet is up for hacking, other than the NSA version of pseudo legal hacking.

An issue that remains invisible to PPACA or the quality of healthcare is the negative effects of the FDA and Patent Law. The patent law enables pharmaceutical companies to maximize a profit, and recoup the over 800 million dollars cost to get FDA approval for their treatments. I say treatments because treatments generate more corporate profits than a one time cure. In fact, many FDA approved drugs don't even address the root cause of a disease, but merely focus on the symptoms.

I hope that you didn't mind that I took the last jelly donut from the Inn.

Thanks,

bradmasterOC


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

You have great ideas. Let's hope the Republicans are fired up and ready to give the American people the healthcare system they want. Our biggest problem now is President Obama. He has his mighty pen and a desire to gum up the works. His days as King have ended, but I don't think he got the memo. Eat all the jelly donuts you want. There are plenty more where they came from.


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FitnezzJim 22 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Well now, breakfastpop, here I thought you were already enlightened.

I have an old article titled something like 'Repeal the 17th Amendment' and any number of other articles that talk about how we evolved (devolved?) to a partisan system and the constitutional changes that could be made to help undo partisanship.

And as for ‘the King’ losing power, there is still a lot that can be done by leveraging the treaty authorities, provided enough ‘selected’ Senate support goes along with it.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear FitnezzJim,

I guess I am not evolved, I am just cautiously hopeful. The truth is if the Republicans didn't pull this off I would have been miserable. I'm off to the Inn, simpleton that I am!!!!


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tsadjatko 22 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Pop, The only thing the Republicans pulled off was they didn't screw this election up themselves. Luckily they are a little more competent than Obama (but then anything is competence compared to total incompetence), at least they learn from their mistakes. It is the electorate who pulled this one off! Finally they had all they could take and when Obama said, make no mistake my policies are on the ballot (probably the only time he has ever told the truth abou this policies) THEY took him at his word!

Oh yeah, and how about the damage done by shutting down the government? Yeah that lost them tons of votes didn't it? Not one I bet, do it again!


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Good Morning tsadjatko,

You're right, this was our victory. Now the Republicans have to get their act together and do something. It won't be easy because Obama can hardly wait to veto, veto, veto! See you at the Inn to fortify ourselves for another long road ahead.


bradmaster from orange county ca 22 months ago

Pop

Here is something to ponder.

The congress is in control of the Republicans.

The presidency is now in complete opposition to the congress.

What about the Supreme Court?

In my opinion, the Supreme Court has become to politically influenced in recent times. I think that the decisions of the Supreme Court would be more decisive if they abandoned the 5-4 decision. It leaves the opinions of 4 justices hanging in the wind.

As the SCOTUS decisions become the law of the land, there should be no doubt that these decisions are based on more than a simple majority.

It hardly seems to be a credible decision when only the vote of one jurists decides one way or another.

The purpose of the SCOTUS is to come to the aid of the country in putting to rest a legal issue that is causing disruption in the law. But, a 5-4 decision is more like deciding the issue by a coin toss.

Yes, these decisions are still the law of the land, but have they really been decisive?

The history of the SCOTUS is the work of congress, and not the US Constitution. If you look back at the decisions of the court, you find that they really didn't make good decisions, as they waffled over the years.

My opinion is that if SCOTUS is going to determine the application of the words in the US Constitution than it should require more than a simple majority. In doing so, it would be more consistent with passing an amendment to the constitution which is also the law of the land.

Do we really need to have SCOTUS make any kind of decision, or do we need it to make the best decision?

Thanks

bradmasterOC


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

We need to follow the guidelines of the Constitution.We really haven't been doing that and we have to now. Obama has taken huge and unimaginable liberties with our laws and it is time to set the record straight. Executive privilege was intended for the president to pass insignificant laws to keep our nation on an even keel. It was never intended to pass major legislation. Obama has to be stopped. See you at the Inn.


bradmaster from orange county ca 22 months ago

Pop

That is the question, how do we follow the guidelines of the Constitution when the SCOTUS fuzzed the lines.

That is why I think that the 5-4 decision should be changed to 6-3 or 7-2. The more justices in agreement may give better assurances that we are following the guidelines. But with 5-4 we could be either inside or outside of the guidelines. And once outside the guidelines, the next 5-4 decision could move us further out, until we are no longer bounded by the Constitution.

Thanks


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Good Morning bradmaster,

I have to mull this over a bit, but I do get it. This is just one of many, many things that need to be addressed. See you at the Inn and we'll talk some more.


bradmaster from orange county ca 22 months ago

Pop

My dilemma at the Inn was whether I should have a Bear Claw, or a Cheese Danish, or just stick with a Jelly Donut.

I will think about that, while I make a fresh pot of coffee.

Thanks for the hospitality of your Inn.

bradmasterOC


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

I think you should just sample a bit of all three!! I am on my way to the Inn and I will save you a seat.


bradmaster from orange county ca 22 months ago

My Esoteric

Thanks for the suggestion.

The ClawDanishJelly was very tasty.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Good Morning bradmaster,

You deserved a treat and I am delighted it tickled your fancy!


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savvydating 22 months ago

I'm sorry I missed the feast, but I'm here now to extend my congratulations to Americans who finally got it right, and good riddance to the yahoos in Congress who lost their seats. Obama will not reach out now, as he has claimed, and he will use his veto pen, but at least bills will be seen and heard by Congress, unlike before when Harry Reid was in charge of obstructing every bill that would have been of value to Americans.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Good Morning savvydating,

This man possesses an arrogance that knows no limits. Listening to him and his fellow liberal lunatics explain away the election was painful. I'll see you at the Inn later.


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teaches12345 22 months ago

The bugs have a good reason to celebrate! I only hope we see a big difference quickly, congress has a way of putting things off much longer than needed.


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Good Morning teaches,

It will be especially hard because Obama isn't going to give Congress an opportunity to act. He is behaving like an angry spoiled loser. See you at the Inn.


bradmaster from orange county ca 22 months ago

Pop

For the democrats in general, the problems are mounting.

Like the recent Hillary Clinton managers having emails that mention mafia tactics to crush the republicans.

Obamacare is heading back to the SC because of wording on subsidies.

The incumbents in congress that will still be here next year need to work on a plan for the next congress, and not one to maintain party priority.

Unfortunately , in a Republic versus a Democracy we have to rely on the people we vote into office, because they and not the people make the decisions. The only decision we can make is who to elect, and who not to reelect.

Thanks

bradmasterOC


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

My thoughts exactly. When this Gruber guy talked about stupid Americans, he was really referring to Congress. We didn't vote on ObamaCare. We had no say except for protesting via e-mail and telephone calls. Of course, in the end we can blame ourselves (not us) for electing morons. All I can say is what mess. Another thing I want to say is, I am not surprised! See you at the Inn.


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FitnezzJim 22 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

BreakfastPop? Many of us had that same question - "When did the American People vote on HealthCare?". The answer is "We didn't." In fact, if you look at the record, the people have largely voted out the representatives that voted for HealthCare.

Grubers claims support the hypthesis that the fundamental transformation that has occurred in America over the last six years is that now - Stupid rules (transparently so).


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Good Morning FitnezzJim,

I cringe every time it is inferred that the American people voted for Obamacare. I hate the idea that nothing is ever challenge effectively by anybody. Oh well, what do I expect? If I was hoping for a free press that knew how to ask the right questions I am in the wrong place. See you at the Inn and we can watch all the liars on video tape!


bradmaster from orange county ca 22 months ago

Pop

Incumbents should be reelected or not on what they did, and not new promises fabricated to get reelected.

Regardless of the which party the incumbent is in, they should get the message from the voters that we want them to represent us and not their party, or their special interest groups.

The registered voter is discarded the minute they register. The independent voter is sought by both parties till the election day.

Independent voters scare the politicians because they have not committed to the party line.

The voters need to demand a common ground between the two parties that serves the middle class. That would at least be a start in making progress for the country.

Thanks

bradmasterOC


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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

Of course, you are right. I have to say, I am truly an independent voter. No party really represents all of my interests, so I am forced to make the best choice between what is offered. I'll see you at the Inn and we'll talk some more.

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