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Posted: July 20, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 20, 2014 2:00 a.m.
 

John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He leads the House of Representatives as majority leader. Senator Mitch McConnell is the minority leader of the Senate. He’s been attacking the President for the last six years unsuccessfully!

Republicans seem to care only about one percent of the population: the rich, corporations, and special interests (lobbyists).

Within the Washington DC Beltway, tribal warfare goes on, on a daily basis between members of Congress. From a distance it looks more like high-school clicks flexing their muscles. For the past few weeks Boehner has been threatening to sue the President of the United States of America.

Sarah Palin alludes to having some twenty-five reasons to impeach the President of the United States of America. Frankly, Palin couldn’t referee a soccer game. Palin’s job with the Fox News network isn’t working out either because she’s trying to get hired on at “The View.” That’s not going to happen. Barbara Walters isn’t about to let that happen!

These detractors and distractions do not serve the American people. We deserve better from our elected representatives in Congress.

They are not supporting and defending the Constitution by any stretch of the imagination. America more than ever needs fair and unbiased choices to be made in governing the country. Thwarting the efforts of the President to govern and serve the all of the people, hurts all of the people.

Congress needs to get down to business. The future of the United States of America and its people are being trashed by a few immature idiots.

 

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BrianBaker: Posted: July 20, 2014 9:36 a.m.

"The future of the United States of America and its people are being trashed by a few immature idiots."


Such as the author of this LTE.

Congress and the Executive are working as designed by the Founders. They weren't at all interested in creating a government that could easily organize itself to become a tyranny. They wanted a government of limited power based on competing interests, with built in "checks and balances" -- remember that term from your civics class? -- that wouldn't become overwhelming.

In fact, the one branch that's NOT working as designed is the Executive, as your ObaMessiah has decided he's above the constitutional restraints placed on his office by the Constitution and has decided to try to rule by imperial fiat. That is, when he decides to show up for work at all, rather than hit the links or the rubber chicken circuit.


Nitesho: Posted: July 20, 2014 9:38 a.m.

Lol. Let me get my popcorn for this one....

Someone needs a civics lesson.

Congress is made up of both the house and senate. The same senate that didn't vote on a budget for 5 years. The same senate that won't vote on any bills that may put democratic senators at risk. The same senate that Ried has no problems calling people tax dodgers, racists, etc from the house floor.

So when you say "congress needs to get down to business" you mean them too right? Or are you just speaking of the House? If your just speaking of the house, then you need to have your DNC talking points revised.


ricketzz: Posted: July 20, 2014 10:10 a.m.

Harry Reid and the Democrats didn't have a meeting the night Obama was inaugerated where they pledged to sabotage his presidency every chance they got.
"In his book Do Not Ask What Good We Do, author Robert Draper details a meeting which took place the night of President Obama’s inauguration, in which Republican Congressional leaders made a pact to “show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies” in order to regain power, and eventually take the White House in 2012. The facts surrounding this meeting are not in doubt; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he was “glad and honored to be part of it.”

There are those who would defend this meeting, as Gingrich did, by saying that any political party would work to regain power, but this wasn’t a case where they got together and said “Let’s make sure we get as many of our policies enacted as we can,” or “Let’s make sure we block these things that we really disagree with, that we think would be bad for the country,” they conspired to block everything. If you need a smoking gun, check their record, since that meeting, of voting against things that were their own ideas just because President Obama decided to support them."

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/thom-hartmann-says-republicans-and-fox-news-engaging-in-treason/


Nitesho: Posted: July 20, 2014 10:17 a.m.

Ricketzz's. I hear CVS has a sale on tinfoil...

You mean to tell me...democrats, msnbc, cnn, move on.org etc etc are so above the line on everything?

Wow..,just...wow..


Nitesho: Posted: July 20, 2014 10:20 a.m.

And no I didn't bother to read your link based in what it says. Fox News and treason? Really?

Didn't Obama say it was treason to let the national debt go up when he was running back when it was only 8 trillion? 6 years ago? Now it's 17.5 trillion and were still digging?

Oh look...a CVS coupon for Kool-aid....you want it?


BrianBaker: Posted: July 20, 2014 10:36 a.m.

Funny how it wasn't "treason" when the Dem/socialists were doing the same damned thing to Bush.

In fact, I distinctly remember Nancy the Red Pelosi saying it was "the highest form of patriotism".


But then, gargantuan hypocrisy is the Dem/socialist trademark.


OldReliable: Posted: July 20, 2014 10:37 a.m.

Harry Reid is the genius who recently stated that our southern border is secure. So much for his sound judgment.


projalice11: Posted: July 20, 2014 12:49 p.m.


"We deserve better"

AMEN Dana


hopeful: Posted: July 20, 2014 1:16 p.m.

Here we go with the blame game AGAIN, which ONLY serves the Republican and Democratic politicians! When are people going to wake up to the fact that BOTH parties will do ANYTHING to stay in power, and that by creating this type of divisive rhetoric, REAL issues and REAL problems and REAL solutions are ignored by the very same people, who try to place the blame with one party over another?


tech: Posted: July 20, 2014 2:16 p.m.

I perused this LTE looking for a point and discovered it had none. Rather, it offered a platitude.


therightstuff: Posted: July 21, 2014 12:05 a.m.

You gotta love the sixth-grade mentality of the wacky left. This writer decries partisanship while her letter wreaks of partisanship. Like most Democrats, they've grown numb to their hypocrisy.

Reason #4,067 I would never be a Democrat.


chico: Posted: July 21, 2014 10:26 a.m.

Republicans can agree with Democrats, but then they'd both be wrong.


ricketzz: Posted: July 21, 2014 11:06 a.m.

I didn't say anything about treason. I said "sabotage". If they made we the people suffer to make Obama's stats look bad, we have a problem. If not "treason" betrayal.


tech: Posted: July 21, 2014 11:54 a.m.

Your assertion is absurd, ricketzz.

House Dems to Senate: Pass our bills

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/200228-house-dems-to-senate-dems-pass-our-bills


Nitesho: Posted: July 21, 2014 12:35 p.m.

"If they made we the people suffer to make Obama's stats look bad,"

he did pretty good on his own. He didn't need help.


projalice11: Posted: July 21, 2014 8:39 p.m.

"Obama signs executive order to protect gay, transgender employees from workplace discrimination" yeah ++++

"America more than ever needs fair and unbiased choices"

AMEN ***


Indy: Posted: July 21, 2014 9:17 p.m.

Boehner is a national disgrace.

He’ll go down as the worst House Speaker in our nation’s history.

He has no credibility left.

Suing the President to get the attention off his failures is just more political positioning.

The man has no honor . . .


Indy: Posted: July 21, 2014 9:19 p.m.

Nitesho wrote: Lol. Let me get my popcorn for this one....

Indy: Make sure it’s got butter on it . . .

Nitesho wrote: Someone needs a civics lesson.

Indy: Where you looking in a mirror as you wrote this?

Nitesho wrote: Congress is made up of both the house and senate. The same senate that didn't vote on a budget for 5 years. The same senate that won't vote on any bills that may put democratic senators at risk.

Indy: It’s of late that the Senate has had more filibusters under Obama by republicans than in the history of the body.

It’s also of note that the House has done less than any other House session in the same history.

Boehner can’t even take legislation to a vote!


Indy: Posted: July 21, 2014 9:24 p.m.

BrianBaker wrote: "The future of the United States of America and its people are being trashed by a few immature idiots."

Indy: No truer words have even been spoken . . .

Republicans in CA have the least voter registration in the history of the state . . . less than 30%.

The House republicans in total got more than 1 million less than votes for the total of the democrats.

The Senate republicans lost seats in the last presidential election noting the public has had enough with religious conservative ideologues . . .

This November should be interesting.

If you don’t vote, then you agree with republican obstructionism.

Voters in CA have figured this out . . .


Indy: Posted: July 21, 2014 9:25 p.m.

hopeful wrote: Here we go with the blame game AGAIN, which ONLY serves the Republican and Democratic politicians! When are people going to wake up to the fact that BOTH parties will do ANYTHING to stay in power, and that by creating this type of divisive rhetoric, REAL issues and REAL problems and REAL solutions are ignored by the very same people, who try to place the blame with one party over another?

Indy: I couldn't agree more . . .


Indy: Posted: July 21, 2014 9:26 p.m.

Therightstuff wrote: You gotta love the sixth-grade mentality of the wacky left. This writer decries partisanship while her letter wreaks of partisanship. Like most Democrats, they've grown numb to their hypocrisy.

Indy: LOL . . .


projalice11: Posted: July 21, 2014 11:22 p.m.

Sock it to them Indy ****


tech: Posted: July 22, 2014 1:14 a.m.

Even the losing team needs a cheerleader for morale, eh projalice11?


tech: Posted: July 22, 2014 1:38 a.m.

"Voters in CA have figured this out …" - Indy

Regarding urban politics, this:

"Madness is the exception in individuals but the rule in groups." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)


therightstuff: Posted: July 22, 2014 3:58 p.m.

Obama is a national disgrace.

He’ll go down as the worst president in our nation’s history.

He has no credibility left.

The border crises to get the attention off his failures is just more political positioning.

The man has no honor . . . --edited.


ricketzz: Posted: July 26, 2014 10:49 a.m.

I'm pretty sure Boehner's gonna eat the crap sandwich on this one. His cowardice is of the kind legends are made. In fact, all US Representatives are swine. Refuse to do what they believe to save a crappy $300k job where you have to wear a freaking suit every day. I thank the Astroturf Tea Parties for flushing out all the cowards.

If you'd bother to do some research you'll see that the Tea Party doesn't want this government. That they are largely the old Falwell bunch, and they want Biblical Law and public humiliation style punishment. They are not US!



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