"Obama exhorts REPUBLICANS to PUT POLITICS ASIDE": Yahoo!

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  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image61
    fishskinfreak2008posted 7 years ago

    Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110104/ap_ … washington

    Republicans and "put politics aside" don't go together. In fact, the GOP is already looking ahead to the 2012 ELECTIONS.

    1. lovemychris profile image70
      lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Right! Watching Ed Shultz. Kasich is saying he wants to make it illegal to collect dues from union members...Ed said it's because they want to make sure unions don't have any money for 2012 election.
      Even thought the disparity of money between unions and corporate business is like 99 to 1.

      Kasich also said he wants to fire teachers who strike.
      And New Hampshire, who Kaught the Krazy, elected a bunch of Repubs to state level offices. They want to make it illegal to have an abortion.

      Freedom? I don't think so. We really need to call them on it when they spout that BS.

      God...it's The Handmaid's Tale, coming to life.

    2. BillyDRitchie profile image62
      BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, NOW he wants them to put politics aside, this after denying them a place at the table during health care discussions.

      Odd how politicians are suddenly so much more receptive to the idea of working together after they lose...

      1. lovemychris profile image70
        lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh bunk! Republicans spit in his face time and again.
        His whole shpeil was bi-partisanship, working together.


        Their shpeil? "Obama is not OUR boss."  Rude, arrogant no goodniks.

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image62
          BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          And of course the Democrats were nothing but gracious to George W. Bush for eight years, right?

          And perhaps you can point me to a single Republican who said "Obama is not our boss".  Can you?  I thought not....

          1. lovemychris profile image70
            lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            What did Bush want that he did not get? Dems aceded to  him as president.
            What have the Repubs aceded without using blackmail to do it? Nothing.

            And it's the actions of Republicans that says they do not respect him as President:
            Yelling out "You Lie" at a speech.
            Not meeting with him at the White House, cause they had "other things to do"...kind of like Cheney and Vietnam.
            Stonewalling 183(or so) pieces of legislation by that procedure which they abuse on a daily basis.
            Refusing to confirm Obama's nominees to positions...so much so that the SC is worried about the lack of Judges in the Federal court system.
            Saying Obama "shoves things down their throats."

            They are basically acting like he's nothing, and they don't have to do anything he says.

            No Democrat EVER yelled out LIAR to Bush, even though he was one!
            And Biden may have said "that's F'ing huge" to Obama, but Cheney said "go F yourself" to a Democratic member of the Senate.

            You act like they're all on the same level. They're not. Repubs are much worse.
            Until you admit that, we will keep on this roller-coaster.

            1. BillyDRitchie profile image62
              BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              LMC, how do you spell "d-e--n-i-a-l"?

              The democrats did everything they could to block Bush's Supreme Court appointments (but if you remember the GOP allowed straight up or down votes on left wing nut cases like Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

              And which is worse, one GOP rep yelling "you lie" (for which he was soundly chastized by the GOP) or numerous Democrats booing George W. during a SOTU address?

              By procedure I'm assuming you mean filibuster, which apparently you do not believe that Democrats have ever used.

              I have never seen a pair of rose colored liberal glasses that fit as well as the ones lovemychris wears on a daily basis.....

              1. lovemychris profile image70
                lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I can say the same for you Ritchie. You have no idea what you have done to the USA. No clue.

                You think these Repubs care one iota for "the people"? Only the 7 figure and up ones.
                And correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Republicans use the fulibuster more in 2 years than it was used the past 8 yrs alltogether? Even for simple nominations to ANY position.

                It was No No No No No. And, NOW they say "we need to get along." Hypocrits.

                And correct me if I'm wrong on this too...but isn't booing and cheering part of EVERY sotus speech?

                There is no comparison to the horrendous partisan behavior by these Repubs....and the Tea Party too......where are they???? Where are the protests????? Repubs JUST fought to add 140 Billion to the debt!!!! Hello!

                1. BillyDRitchie profile image62
                  BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Um, seeing as how the Democrats had a filibuster proof majority, I don't think the GOP are guilty of what you claim.

                  And no, I don't recall booing at SOTU addresses in the past.  If you can point me to a youtube video or something of one, I'm waiting....

                  And no, the GOP has not said "we want to get along", they have said they are going to oppose Obama's horrendous legislation, which is what we elected them to do.  I have no desire for them to "get along".

                  But it's obvious you're a left wing shill....that's okay.  At least I'm able to call my party on the carpet when they screw up, which is what I'm keeping an eye out for starting today.  It's a shame you can't hold your own party to the same scrutiny....

      2. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Republicans were not denied a place at the table. They left.

        After they declared their unwavering opposition and determination to kill Health Care Reform, discussions excluded those who were determined to sabotage progress. Anyone who was not declared 'opposed' was eagerly welcomed - and a few GOP members who DID participate early on were heavily criticized for participation.

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image62
          BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          And with good reason.  It was a horrible bill then and it is now.  I'm hoping the GOP makes good on its efforts to repeal or at least refuse to fund the program....

      3. Flightkeeper profile image69
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, the Big Zero finally figured out that not talking to the majority speaker for more than a year or saying "I won" doesn't exactly show bipartisanship.  What a big loser! lol

    3. lady_love158 profile image61
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! Do you ever read anything other than democrat propaganda? It's laughable for Obama to ask republicans to put politics aside! Every single decision Obama has made was based upon politics, including the prosecution of the war! He has been the most partisan President in recent history!

      A perfect example is his vote as senator in 2006 AGAINST raising the debt ceiling, and Pelosi's claim that debt reduction has been their number one priority all along, this as the debt has gone from 8 trillion to 14 trillion in 2 years under the leadership of Pelosi, Obama, Reid and the democrat controlled congress!

      Yes, let's put politics aside! LOLOLOLOLOL

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The national debt went over 8 trillion in October 2005.

        Where do you get your propaganda?

        Google 'National Debt by Years'....

  2. lovemychris profile image70
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Here's something really scary:
    John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, swore in Boehners' staff.
    Antonin Scalia, on the Supreme Court, is going to a Bachmann event.

    Aren't they supposed to be a-political?

    They are all part of Republicorp, imo...and not bothering to hide their allegiance.
    This is extremely frightening for poor people and minorities.

    Oh yes, and which one of them said women's rights aren't covered in the Constitution?

    And which amendment do they want to appeal?
    Besides healthcare reform and bank regulation and any other steps forward we have made?

    This is the biggest mistake in the history of America.

    1. BillyDRitchie profile image62
      BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Um, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is decidedly left....your point?

      There is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits Supreme Court Justices from having political affiliations.  Sorry about that.

  3. Flightkeeper profile image69
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Ginsburg, left - you don't say!  The Republicans can be such wusses. The dummycrats during both Bush's term gave every nominee a hard time, meanwhile Obama's nominees just floats right in without any Republican fuss.  It's nauseating.

    1. BillyDRitchie profile image62
      BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, I think the President's nominee should be given a straight up or down vote, as the GOP gave to Ginsburg.  Sure, she's a far left nut, but she was qualified for the job and the GOP made no waves.

      But this whole hammering and stonewalling by either side just because a conservative president nominates a conservative justice, or a liberal nominates a liberal, is sheer nonsense.

      It is the President's right to appoint supreme Court justices....unless you have a picture of the nominee with a dead child or a live goat, then let it come to the floor for a vote....

      1. Flightkeeper profile image69
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It is nonsense, but the stonewalling tactic works and I think the Republicans should put it to greater use.  Obama has put in Sotomayor and Kagan -- Oh yeah, we can expect those two to be middle of the road types roll

 
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