November 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm #3189
The GOP is already in lame excuse mode. Republicans spent more than a year sitting on their hands and saying they won’t work with the president because he’s a dictatorial socialist whom they can’t trust. Now they are threatening to shut down the government if he uses executive action, They are threatening to sue him, even impeach him. They’ve had a majority in the House, so what’s the problem? Obama repeated his pledge to abandon his executive orders if House Republicans were to quickly hold a vote on comprehensive immigration legislation that passed the Senate earlier this year. So you see, the GOP isn’t about getting things done for the American people at all. They never have been. It’s about their quest for the White House. Haven’t you noticed that Obama’s so called lousy approval rating sits at 45% (44% from Gallup, 46% from Rasmussen) while Congress, even post election, hasn’t risen above 12%? The Party Of No is quickly transforming into the Party of Us. Did you notice that many of the new GOP senators are very wealthy, experienced politicians? Many have served in the House as Congressmen or been Governors. They’ve come to power in a midterm election in hopes of cashing in on some of that Koch money that helped get them elected. The Koch brothers are out to screw America. They target low-wage workers, minority voters and unions.November 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm #3190NoPartyParticipant
Koch Bros. are as evil as they come.November 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm #3192kennewickmanParticipant
Oh you guys just keep on spinnin’..Lord Obama had 2 years of a majority in congress to pass immigration CARTE BLANCE…and he didn’t ..we got Obamacare instead..he could work with congress now..he wont he pines for a system like exists in Argentina and Cuba..he cant have it , but wants to come up with something akin to it for America, and this ( proposed and threatened ) is about as close to it as he can come..regarding immigration …after statement after statement how ‘he cant do this in America”..so now he wants to do it..HEY im relavant here..I am still my big greek columns 2008 DEMO convention ego ridden community organizer bullshit artist that I was then…I AM RELAVANT and I WILL SHOW YOU..NEENER NEENER NEEENER …frigggin’ 14 year old the would be President !!Pretty much like my AVATAR,,which was MEEE at age 13 or 14..same diff..November 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm #3194
Thank god for the Koch brothers.November 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm #3195
Really? Perhaps you’d like to expound on that. IMHO, they and the rest of the SuperPAC’s/Citizens United money are exactly what it WRONG with American politics today. Only fans of plutocracy/oligarchy would say “Thank god for the Koch Brothers.” That’s a telling and disturbing statement.November 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm #3197
A bill to address this passed in the Senate which takes GOP approval. When the house doesn’t like a Senate bill, or vice versa, they pass their own bill. The GOP could do that on their own in the House. Then the two bills are reconciled. That’s the way our government works, at least that’s the way it is supposed to. Neither of you have addressed the key issue, that is, why has the GOP not passed a bill?
No spin their, KW. Neither the President nor the Democrats are going to look bad over this, but guess who is? The ‘Tards.
The Koch Brothers are truly evil. How you can thank God for them, Vern, shows just how ignorant you are. Follow the money.
Suppressing votes in Wisconsin. Disenfranchising voters in Minnesota. Eliminating the minimum wage. Privatizing Social Security. Turning Medicare into a voucher program. Cutting Pell Grants that help students from low-income families attend college. Delivering tax breaks for the rich and shifting the burden to working families. These are just a few of the many actions taken by organizations backed by Charles and David Koch over the years, actions which have a disproportionate impact on minority groups. As civil rights activist Van Jones put it, “Few people still alive have done more to promote policies that hurt African-Americans than the Koch brothers.”
As with every aspect of the Koch agenda, these actions derive from a place of self interest: the Kochs stand to further grow their exorbitant wealth with regressive policies like these in place. And so the Kochs spend big to elect Tea Party Republicans who share their extreme priorities, co-opting the policy agenda in states around the country and fueling a vicious cycle in which the uber-wealthy continue to win while working families always lose.November 17, 2014 at 10:28 am #3213kennewickmanParticipant
The President already ‘looks bad over it “..and ” it ” hasn’t even happened yet !November 17, 2014 at 10:45 am #3215
According to whom?November 17, 2014 at 11:01 am #3216
The Koch bros are small potatoes compared to all the other PAC money including much that goes to Dems. The Koch Bros are good Americans who do good things and who have been smeared because they support “evil” Republicans, and because they are rich.
You have to get out into the more diverse world some time Dux. As you should have learned from the election, it’s not a Liberal echo chamber out there as it is here.November 17, 2014 at 11:13 am #3218
The Truly Daffy Demonization of the Brothers Koch:November 17, 2014 at 11:26 am #3219
So, I take it that you’re a fan of “the best elections that money can buy.” This statement is patently false:
“The Koch bros are small potatoes compared to all the other PAC money including much that goes to Dems.”
And I quote:
“The Washington Post reported that the Koch-backed political network, including groups such as Americans for Prosperity and the American Energy Alliance, raised over $400 million for the 2012 elections, and that its “resources and breadth” make it “singular in American politics”
And while you won’t believe it, I’m against the Dem SuperPACS, et. al., as well. Big money on both sides is ruining the American political process.
Oh, and I bet that I spend a LOT more time out in the real world than you do, given the so-called “research” you post on here.November 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm #3226
The only one living in a bubble, F&B, is you. Recently you’ve made two outlandish statements that will define you going forward.
. . . those who were dependent upon the government were not permitted to vote.
Thank god for the Koch brothers.
Clearly you don’t believe in either The Constitution Of The United States (or equal rights in any form, but we already know that you are misogynistic) or in Jesus Of Nazareth who would not only admonish you for your wished treatment of the poor but also for your elevating the Koch Brother’s to people he or God would endorse.
Absolutely shameful behavior on your part.November 17, 2014 at 1:22 pm #3229missing_kskdParticipant
Liberal echo chamber?
Hey, in Oregon, where we have a solid, fair election process with good turnout, liberal ideas do just fine.
Liberals have their shit together here, and the State runs well. If we are going to talk about election results, please note liberal ideas did very well.
The Stupid Party still thinks you are stupid. They still have very serious problems governing too.
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