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The man who voted present now says I told you so
Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/6/2011 | William Jacobson

Posted on 08/06/2011 1:48:17 PM PDT by Lakeshark

Barack Obama never put forth a debt reduction plan. Ever.

All Obama did was talk in generalities about what he might be willing to consider as part of a “grand bargain,” but it always was vague, the equivalent of voting present. But when Republicans put forth actual plans to deal with entitlements (the Ryan plan) and to take dramatic action as to spending (Cut, Cap and Balance) the White House went along with Democratic demagoguing of the issue.

The beauty of voting present is that it allows one to sit back and watch, and then say “I told you so” no matter what the outcome. If things turn out badly, you can say you didn’t vote for it; if things turn out well, you can say you didn’t vote against it.
*snip*
Where was your plan, Mr. President? If you can’t show it to us, then stop talking about “I told you so.”

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KEYWORDS: contagion; democrats; lies; present
Little Bambi voting present once again, then blaming everyone else but him. Despicable. This liar has to be shown the door in 2012.
1 posted on 08/06/2011 1:48:25 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

I can’t stand to watch him for two seconds, but the other day I did for a few... The lines on the side of his mouth sure make The Thing look literally like a ventriloquist puppet.


2 posted on 08/06/2011 1:54:15 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Lakeshark
The beauty of voting present is that it allows one to sit back and watch, and then say “I told you so” no matter what the outcome.

Exactly. But he's gotten a pass on this time and again, going all the way back to before the 2008 elections, when he had a nearly blank voting record.

3 posted on 08/06/2011 1:57:30 PM PDT by livius
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To: Borax Queen
I can’t stand to watch him for two seconds, but the other day I did for a few...

I have this automatic gut wrenching traumatic desire to barf if I watch him, so I don't. A braver woman does not inhabit the postings of FR....

:-)

4 posted on 08/06/2011 1:58:58 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
This liar has to be shown the door in 2012.

He deserves to be shown the door today. When the heat gets high enough he'll throw Geitner under the bus.

5 posted on 08/06/2011 2:00:20 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Lakeshark

It is Bush’s fault, the credit rating company used phony numbers, it is because he is black, the republicans are at fault. Turbo Tax Tim did it!


6 posted on 08/06/2011 2:01:03 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Lakeshark

The idiot is still blaming Bush and claiming he inherited the latest $6 TRILLION dollar debt. When he was in the congress in 2007 when the leftests ran up first $2 trillion and in the White House when HE and THEY ran up more than $4+ TRILLION MORE!

All the government lies for the last 50 years combined aren’t even a pixel on the mass of lies he has accumulated since 2007.

He stood flat footed during this whole debate with only an eyeball on it trying to find somebody else to blame.

It ain’t working this time, O’jadd. You can’t run and hide this time.


7 posted on 08/06/2011 2:01:21 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: livius

The dirt-baggery revealed by this episode showed both sides on a different course from The People again. “Terrorist” and “Hobbit” were all the damning evidence one needed.


8 posted on 08/06/2011 2:04:48 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: Lakeshark
When Clinton left office, the debt to GDP ratio was 57%. When Bush left office (eight years later), the ratio was 69%. After 2.5 years of the Obama/Mugabe Rule the ratio is 97%.

The Senate has not had a budget for more than 800+ days. Obama, after being warned by the rating agencies proposed such an irresponsible budget that it was voted down by the Reid Senate by 97-0.

Obama’s best buddies, Pelosie and Reid have had control of the House and Senate from January 1 2007. He and his fellow Democrats have been in control of the purse for 4+ years now.

The Repubs have had the House for just 7 months now. They have passed the Ryan bill which Obama attacked ferociously. The House passed the CC&B bill that was tabled by the Senate and was declared DOA by Obama. How is this fiscal mess the Republicans’ fault?

OBAMA = EPIC FAIL

9 posted on 08/06/2011 2:05:58 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Lakeshark

Awww :0)


10 posted on 08/06/2011 2:07:14 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: RowdyFFC
It ain’t working this time, O’jadd. You can’t run and hide this time.

I think you're right, only a miracle (like maybe the GOP nominating Romney) will save his sorry rear end. We need to get rid of every last vestige of him and his sorry crew. His stench will be with us for years.

11 posted on 08/06/2011 2:07:40 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Chgogal

Bingo


12 posted on 08/06/2011 2:12:38 PM PDT by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: livius

Bump.


13 posted on 08/06/2011 2:13:41 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: Borax Queen
I was going to say "moron" for watching him, but I was taught to always emphasize the positive.....

:-)

14 posted on 08/06/2011 2:36:34 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
"Where was your plan, Mr. President?"

Raising the debt ceiling during "crisis mode" was his plan. He simply avoided presenting a budget until the cash flow dried up.

15 posted on 08/06/2011 2:48:45 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Lakeshark
Barry accidentally gave the TEA Party (Taxed Enough Already) the keys to the car, ya know, the one that was stuck in the ditch? They are rockin' it back and forth, spraying a little mud, but at least there is movement. Barry was just sitting on the curb eating his peas, getting all wee-weed up, and acting stupidly.

Clinton was a much better liar, was a much better politician, but Clinton was also pragmatic - looking for any way out to save his own hide (welfare reform being one example). Barry's ideological nature and nurture puts him in a permanent pivot to the left.

16 posted on 08/06/2011 2:49:12 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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It’s that dang weather (Arab spring) and that earthquake (Japan). And the media does not question his majesty, Pres. Trainwreck!

What a country.


17 posted on 08/06/2011 3:07:43 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Chgogal

bump who’s to blame/ the Ds


18 posted on 08/06/2011 4:32:10 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Lakeshark
Little Bambi voting present once again, then blaming everyone else but him.

Everything else is above his pay grade.

19 posted on 08/06/2011 4:34:14 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Lakeshark

I know... I learned from Habla to be one...
I just couldn’t pull myself away from the puppet mouth!


20 posted on 08/07/2011 10:49:34 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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