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Good Riddance to the 111th Congress
The Washington Times ^ | 12/20/2010 | Frank Donatelli

Posted on 12/21/2010 5:25:27 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

What comes to mind when you think of "the worst"? President James Buchanan. The 1962 Mets. Vanilla Ice. Now add to that list the 111th Congress, which is finally slated to wrap up business this week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just didn't want to give up that gavel. This may have been the worst Congress since Lyndon Johnson's landslide ushered in the Congress that gave us the Great Society and the Vietnam War. Memo to voters: Democratic landslides are usually followed by disastrous results.

The 111th Congress got off to a fast start. Barely two weeks into the Obama era, it enacted an $800 billion stimulus bill, the largest in American history. Why take any time to study the contents when you know exactly what to do? The problem was that most of the money went to states to preserve the jobs of government workers. Some stimulus. The president said it would keep unemployment at 8 percent. It is now near 10 percent.

Next came the infamous "cash for clunkers" program, which disrupted the used-car market, mandated destruction of perfectly usable older vehicles and subsidized purchases of autos, most of which would have been purchased in any case. But coming in tandem with the Obama administration giving the auto unions a huge share of a new government-run General Motors, the United Auto Workers were quite satisfied. (snip)

We'll be paying the price of the 111th Congress for years to come ...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111congress; goodriddance
Worst. Congress. Ever.


1 posted on 12/21/2010 5:25:33 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: stephenjohnbanker; TommyDale; Grampa Dave; sickoflibs; Libloather; hoosiermama; maggief
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just didn't want to give up that gavel.

It's an outrage she will reside in John Boehner's old office (while he moves into her posh corner office).

Pelosi belongs in the Capitol basement, next to the furnace, for all the injustices she has inflicted on innocent Americans.....

.........such as the O'care abomination.

2 posted on 12/21/2010 5:34:50 AM PST by Liz
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To: Servant of the Cross

Under Pelosi’s watch the national debt skyrocketed.

Under Pelosi’s watch Congress adjourned without passing a budget for the first time since 1974.

Under Pelosi’s watch the democrRAT party was handed its biggest losses in generations.

Under Pelosi’s watch the number of women in congress has been reduced to numbers reminiscent of the 1970s.

By any measurable or reasonable standard, Nancy Pelosi, as a leader, has been a colossal failure.

She is great at one thing, though. She knows how to create jobs for Republican lawmakers.


3 posted on 12/21/2010 5:34:55 AM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Servant of the Cross

steve soetoro mohammed dunham barry obama, the first bisexual, african, commie, usurper president.


4 posted on 12/21/2010 5:36:21 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: Servant of the Cross

This is one Congress for the history books.

I bet this is going to be one of the top 3-4 sessions studied for the next 150 years if not longer.


5 posted on 12/21/2010 5:37:26 AM PST by dila813
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To: Liz

They should take away Nancy’s stapler too! LOL


6 posted on 12/21/2010 5:37:58 AM PST by dforest
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To: biggredd1

We used to hunt communists. Now we elect them president.


7 posted on 12/21/2010 5:40:39 AM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: dila813

I bet this is going to be one of the top 3-4 sessions studied for the next 150 years if not longer.

This will go down the memory hole. If we do not change things this year, the only thing that will be talked about 100 years from now is how the united nations rose to be the worlds governing body with George Soros as it’s first President.


8 posted on 12/21/2010 5:42:02 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: Servant of the Cross
What comes to mind when you think of "the worst"? President James Buchanan Jimmy Carter. The 1962 Mets. Vanilla Ice. Now add to that list the 111th Congress, which is finally slated to wrap up business this week.

Fixed.
9 posted on 12/21/2010 5:43:07 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
......the Obama administration gave the UAW a huge share of the new gov-run General Motors......

GM received $50 billion in TARP funds (forget that TARP was only supposed to cover financial institutions). So how did GM---a bankrupt company still hemorrhaging money---recently pay back five years earlier than necessary, a multi-billion dollar govt loan?

Where did GM get the money?

Could it be that the mountain of Obama's govt bailout cash was overkill---doling out much more than necessary? That the GM repayment is nothing other than a political and marketing ploy whereby the govt gets repaid with the very same money they handed out?

WE BETTER CALL THE COPS Over-lending on a loan to achieve quick initial repayment (and thus inflate the loan's perceived value), in the private sector, is called fraud.

10 posted on 12/21/2010 5:44:30 AM PST by Liz
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To: Servant of the Cross

” - - - the 111th Congress, (which) is finally slated to wrap up business this week.”

But it’s a rotten fish they’re wrapping in an old Chicago Tribune!


11 posted on 12/21/2010 5:45:03 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: indylindy

Better yet, exchange the stapler for a shovel.

When we put her in the basement, she might as well earn her keep shoveling coal into the furnace....LOL


12 posted on 12/21/2010 5:47:05 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Pelosi belongs in the Capitol basement, next to the furnace, for all the injustices she has inflicted on innocent Americans.....

Pelosi belongs in prison. There's a bit of a difference.

13 posted on 12/21/2010 5:48:40 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: South40
Pelosi is great at one thing-----she knows how to create jobs for Republican lawmakers.

LOL----good one.

14 posted on 12/21/2010 5:48:51 AM PST by Liz
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To: arderkrag
What comes to mind when you think of "the worst"? President James Buchanan Jimmy Carter.

We are in the midst of Carter's second term.


15 posted on 12/21/2010 5:49:53 AM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Pelosi belongs in prison.

And she can take you-know-who with her.

The happy couple---united by O/Care.

"Americans don't give a damn what we have to say? Man, tha'ssa real bummer.

16 posted on 12/21/2010 5:53:03 AM PST by Liz
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To: All
A member of the 111th Congress flies home to meet with constituents after O'Care was passed.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 5:57:37 AM PST by Liz
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To: Servant of the Cross

America may have vomited up some of the vile poison it swallowed. The question remains, “will it survive?”


18 posted on 12/21/2010 6:00:29 AM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: listenhillary

question, when is their last day?


19 posted on 12/21/2010 6:02:04 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Servant of the Cross

the 111th Congress...

Bush’s fault


20 posted on 12/21/2010 6:04:02 AM PST by Talf
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To: scooby321

January 2, 2011 if they have not adjourned.


21 posted on 12/21/2010 6:07:56 AM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: South40

That’s exactly what me and my father said when he was elected. The similarities are frightening. At least Carter was from a respectable state.


22 posted on 12/21/2010 6:16:21 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

We should never forgive the voters of NV for burdening the country with another six years of Harry Reid. Shame on them.


23 posted on 12/21/2010 6:16:46 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: arderkrag
At least Carter was from a respectable state.

Georgia is a great state! I grew up in Northern Florida and Georgia was just a few miles away. I have a lot of good memories of there. Illinois, otoh, is a cesspool perfectly fitting of Barry Obama.

24 posted on 12/21/2010 6:24:42 AM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: South40

Indeed. I’ve lived here all my life. I like to call myself “militantly Georgian”.


25 posted on 12/21/2010 6:28:12 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
The problem was that most of the money went to states to preserve the jobs of government workers.

This is where the Dem party was finally exposed as socialist, and therefore dangerous. No congress in recent memory had attempted to completely ignore the private sector, and call it "stimulus".

It's as if they were saying to us-"You private sector people, you'll get yours when we spend it. If we spend it. Now that we think about it, since it's temporary, we'd be idiots to spend it". We now had proof that the dems believed in "trickle-down" after all, but only when monies forcibly extracted from the private sector were siphoned by bureacrats, the remainder then re-injected through government programs and workers. We also had proof that the private sector was the declared enemy of the party of leftists and liberals.

Previous congresses had done this stealthily, this one bashed capitalism in word and deed, all out in the open. This Congress succeeded in thoroughly ticking off private sector players by favoring government workers and unions, which explains the rise of the tea parties.

26 posted on 12/21/2010 6:42:44 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Servant of the Cross

Certainly the 111th was a threat to Homeland Security.


27 posted on 12/21/2010 6:45:57 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yes. They need to be in jail cells.


28 posted on 12/21/2010 7:06:33 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: indylindy

LOL...She’ll threaten to burn the place down.......


29 posted on 12/21/2010 10:18:47 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Liz; TommyDale; Grampa Dave; sickoflibs; Libloather; hoosiermama; maggief

” Pelosi belongs in the Capitol basement, next to the furnace, for all the injustices she has inflicted on innocent Americans..... “

I was thinking of a place a wee bit lower....


30 posted on 12/21/2010 2:41:23 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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