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McConnell’s Proposal to Cede Debt Authority to President Gaining Traction
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 15 July 2011 | John Semmens

Posted on 07/16/2011 11:20:56 AM PDT by John Semmens

Fearful that a failure to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling “could lead to the end of government as we know it,” Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) has proposed legislation that would grant President Barack Obama unilateral authority to increase the nation’s debt load.

“In an ideal world decisions on how much the government ought to spend should be made by Congress,” McConnell said. “However, the current crisis requires that we think outside of the ‘Constitutional box.’ With the legislative power split between our two Parties there is no chance for an agreement on how to deal with this crisis. Our only option is to consolidate the decision-making authority in the Executive.”

President Obama hailed McConnell’s proposal as “innovative” and praised the Senator for “putting patriotism ahead of partisanship.” “As the one person with the vision and perspective to guide this nation through these perilous times it is fitting that I be granted the authority necessary to effect expeditious solutions,” the President declared. “The inability of the multi-member legislature to speak with one voice on this issue highlights the need for us to change the process. I commend Senator McConnell for initiating the means by which Congress will cede its fiscal responsibilities to me.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) was equally generous in praising McConnell. “It’s the President that gets the credit or the blame for the state of the economy,” Reid observed. “It’s only fair that he have an unfettered hand to direct the economy. Granting him the authority to raise the debt ceiling on his own responsibility is an important first step toward consolidating the powers necessary for a coherent control of the economic life of the nation. Senator McConnell should be recognized as a true patriot.”

Senator John McCain cautioned that opposition to McConnell’s proposal could constitute “treason.” “This country is fighting for its economic survival,” McCain argued. “The President is our Commander-in-Chief in this fight. It is everyone’s duty to get behind him, follow his orders, and carry out his plan. That’s what I would’ve expected if I had won the 2008 election. As a matter of principle I can’t impede giving President Obama my wholehearted support. That’s what every loyal American should do.”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) expressed doubts that he could get McConnell’s plan through the House. “If the debt ceiling isn’t raised the government will be forced to cut spending,” Boehner observed. “Right now, that means that the debt ceiling acts like a defacto ‘balanced budget Amendment.’ This gives the anti-spending crowd tremendous leverage. Of course, actually cutting spending would be a shock to the system. It’s an open question as to whether fear of such a shock will create enough desperation to pass McConnell’s proposal.”

Efforts to incite fear got a boost from key Democrats who promised that “failure to grant the President sufficient authority to deal with the crisis will mean the end of this country.” “We’re talking about an Armageddon scenario,” warned Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). “Republicans may think that there’s lots of fat that could be trimmed, but they need to remember that the Administration has the discretion over what does and doesn’t get cut. The President is already on record indicating that Social Security benefits and Medicare will be among the first casualties. The military, Border Patrol, and FBI are also prime targets. Is the GOP ready to take the heat when the media blames them for forcing the President to wreck the country?”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: craptire; debt; fearmongering; notworthreading; satire; stupid; tyranny; wasteoftime

1 posted on 07/16/2011 11:21:06 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

The idea of doing anything legally permissible to oppose McConnell in his next election so he is gone is gaining traction in my mind...


2 posted on 07/16/2011 11:23:34 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: John Semmens

Senators who think like that:

Place politics OVER the Constitution.

That is political garbage, they’ve got to go.


3 posted on 07/16/2011 11:25:28 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: John Semmens
Senator John McCain cautioned that opposition to McConnell’s proposal could constitute “treason.” “This country is fighting for its economic survival,” McCain argued. “The President is our Commander-in-Chief in this fight. It is everyone’s duty to get behind him, follow his orders, and carry out his plan.

I've got no words of wisdom for anyone who believes the above quote.
4 posted on 07/16/2011 11:29:56 AM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: John Semmens

Semi, demi satire I would say..


5 posted on 07/16/2011 11:31:49 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: PieterCasparzen; John Semmens
The idea of doing anything legally permissible to oppose McConnell
in his next election so he is gone is gaining traction in my mind...

STOP THAT, JOHN!
these satires, are becoming real
....
I agree, w/ you...I live in his state.


6 posted on 07/16/2011 11:33:00 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam / DumboEars) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: John Semmens
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“CONGRESS? I DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ WUSSIE CONGRESS! I GOT MY CZARS!! BWAHAHAHAHA…”


7 posted on 07/16/2011 11:33:14 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: John Semmens

LOL. Well done, John.


8 posted on 07/16/2011 11:36:26 AM PDT by kabar
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To: John Semmens

Chucky Shmucky is telling us exactly what our Marxist in Chief will do. John Boehner needs to get a bill on the floor for a vote on what Republicans want appropriations for and let’s see what happens in the Senate. Call their bluff and get them all on record with a vote.


9 posted on 07/16/2011 11:38:04 AM PDT by QwertyKPH (I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything!)
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To: QwertyKPH

It will NOT pass in the House, and if DeMint has any say..it won’t pass in the Senate either..


10 posted on 07/16/2011 11:39:16 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited
McCain argued. “The President is our Commander-in-Chief in this fight. It is
everyone’s duty to get behind him, follow his orders, and carry out his plan.
I've got no words of wisdom for anyone who believes the above quote.

*sigh*....
I'm sure; Stalin / Hitler / Mao-tse / Castro / Pol-Pot & OBama,
would've totally agreed with that (fine) statement, too.

Russian / German: "YAH!....Ve have our orders!!!!!"


11 posted on 07/16/2011 11:45:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam / DumboEars) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: John Semmens

[Fearful that a failure to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling “could lead to the end of government as we know it,” Senator Mitch McConnell.]

That’s the whole point, you ignorant ass! It would be the “end” of Government as McConnell knows it. The rest of us would celebrate in the streets!


12 posted on 07/16/2011 11:49:50 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: John Semmens
Boehner observed. “Right now, that means that the debt ceiling acts like a defacto ‘balanced budget Amendment.’ This gives the anti-spending crowd tremendous leverage.

Well duuugh... Go Boehner.. do not raise the debt ceiling..

13 posted on 07/16/2011 12:01:10 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; A message; ..

ping


14 posted on 07/16/2011 12:04:20 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Very clever writing.


15 posted on 07/16/2011 12:08:09 PM PDT by lurk
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To: John Semmens

You’re a satirist! Quit being a prognosticator.


16 posted on 07/16/2011 12:12:58 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: John Semmens
it wouldn't be funny if it weren't so true

after McConnell grows a chin he should then grow a set of stones

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17 posted on 07/16/2011 12:13:20 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: John Semmens

The fine print of the bill will be a directive to change the name of the executive office from “president” to “Caesar.”

Normally, such an action would require a constitutional amendment, but hey, that’s all passe.

Great satire, as always. Although, by tomorrow it will probably be news.


18 posted on 07/16/2011 12:19:22 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.' -- Sen. Barack Obama, 2006)
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To: John Semmens

Oh, for God’s sake!
Doesn’t ANYONE have any nads anymore?
McConnell will wish he never opened his YAP for this!!!
(My congresscritter has been contacted to this effect.)


19 posted on 07/16/2011 12:29:34 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: John Semmens

Got me good. I was almost ready to be destructive. lol


20 posted on 07/16/2011 12:31:59 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: matginzac
(My congresscritter has been contacted to this effect.)

Please reference this article so they can see how serious the situation is.

21 posted on 07/16/2011 12:34:37 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Beer? That's the reason I get up in the afternoon.)
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To: philman_36; John Semmens
You’re a satirist! Quit being a prognosticator.

YHEA!....
but, keep me on the ping list.
*GRINNING*
(ear2ear)


22 posted on 07/16/2011 12:36:54 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam / DumboEars) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: John Semmens

This is beyond crazy- it is suicidal. The federal government is the size it is today because it has given itself the power to create money out of thin air, and when it really needs money, it just prints it.

But further, Congress cannot cede or delegate its power over the purse strings that it is granted by the Constitution.


23 posted on 07/16/2011 12:42:31 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: John Semmens; All

Sadly, there is a lot of sentiment to just chuck the negotiations and give Obama that absolute power. And not only in Congress, but out in the real world too. His true believers are salivating at the thought of an American Chavez, Castro, maybe even Hitler. Scary stuff.

Thanks again John for the ping.


24 posted on 07/16/2011 12:43:02 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: BipolarBob

Done...


25 posted on 07/16/2011 12:43:12 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: John Semmens

LOL.

McConnell should change his middle name to Bootlicker.


26 posted on 07/16/2011 12:44:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: John Semmens
Yes, you got me with the title.......again.

Really hope it's 100% satire.

27 posted on 07/16/2011 12:48:01 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: EternalVigilance; John Semmens
Although, by tomorrow it will probably be news.

Mr. Semmens does work on a very tight schedule. Of course if he does encounter a slight delay he can just correct a few details and publish his work as hard news under another name. ;^)

28 posted on 07/16/2011 12:49:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: John Semmens

If this is satire, then I’m pissed!
I find NOTHING funny abt the sorry state of affairs we are in..
and have alot of doubts that the Pubbies will hold fast and beat back the ‘Bummer and the rats.
Sorry but sense of humor not engaged on this subject...


29 posted on 07/16/2011 1:02:50 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Yeah, this is so close to the truth it may have crossed the line to be gallows humor instead of satire. And I don’t much like gallows humor either.


30 posted on 07/16/2011 1:13:17 PM PDT by ngat
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To: John Semmens
Honestly John -- I don't know how you can do satire in today's environment. Everyone is so whacked out - that whatever you write (and I know you try to walk the edge of being just slightly outrageous - but not that much...) seems very plausible. And sometimes the very next day it gets trumped by something that is even more unbelievable.

Anyways - thanks for the articles. They are always good for a chuckle -- but like I said, its nigh near impossible to discern satire from reality nowadays...

31 posted on 07/16/2011 1:15:33 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: John Semmens
"...the end of government as we know it,”

Why do they say that like it's a bad thing?

32 posted on 07/16/2011 1:19:31 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: John Semmens

That 1 wuz 2 straight forward. Probably reeled em in good.

Keep on trucking...


33 posted on 07/16/2011 1:26:11 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

“...and don’t call him Hussein...!”


34 posted on 07/16/2011 1:29:35 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: John Semmens

I have to ask: Does art imitate life, or do the Democrats get their talking points from your satires?


35 posted on 07/16/2011 1:30:37 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You go, brother (or sister)!


36 posted on 07/16/2011 1:31:07 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: theBuckwheat

But, you are thinking of the “old fashioned” adherence to the Constitution...now things are different, don’tcha’ know? /s


37 posted on 07/16/2011 1:33:39 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: theBuckwheat

But, you are thinking of the “old fashioned” adherence to the Constitution...now things are different, don’tcha’ know? /s


38 posted on 07/16/2011 1:36:23 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: John Semmens

You baaaaaaaad.


39 posted on 07/16/2011 1:42:05 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: John Semmens

You are VERY bad! LOL


40 posted on 07/16/2011 2:11:55 PM PDT by tioga
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To: John Semmens

What’s scary John is you write it then it comes true.


41 posted on 07/16/2011 3:47:47 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: John Semmens
"could lead to the end of government as we know it"

Mega LOL!!! That is so spot on!
42 posted on 07/16/2011 4:50:50 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: John Semmens

I don’t know if I get a bigger kick from your articles or from the responses. Either way .. keep up the good work my FRiend.


43 posted on 07/16/2011 5:08:00 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: John Semmens

John, Thanks for the ping to another head shakin’ chuckler. We appreciate your work.


44 posted on 07/16/2011 6:39:12 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

If Mitch McConnell can’t do HIS job, he should be replaced. Congress should definitely NOT cede this to the President. The Republicans should stand firm against raising the debt ceiling, and hit back every time the Dems spout their lies about Soc. Sec. and Medicare.


45 posted on 07/16/2011 11:31:33 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: John Semmens

Aw carp! Got me again! LOL!


46 posted on 07/16/2011 11:37:26 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: John Semmens
The scariest part of this piece of satire is that it doesn't require much of a stretch of one's imagination, more of a slightly extended reach, actually, to picture each of the people 'quoted' in the article actually saying ALL of the things attributed to them.

Once again, Mr. Semmens, an excellent job!

47 posted on 07/17/2011 6:40:42 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Rocky; John Semmens
Sometimes it does seem like the dems treat John's satire like an instruction manual.
48 posted on 07/17/2011 6:44:52 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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