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Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee
National Journal ^ | August 9, 2011 | 5:28 p.m. | Susan Davis

Posted on 08/09/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT by clove

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with Reid’s decision, which is expected to be made public as early as Wednesday.

Additionally, Murray is expected to co-chair the committee, officially named the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with a still unnamed House Republican. A spokesman for Reid did not respond to a request for comment.

Reid’s decision to tap Murray will likely be met with scrutiny, as she is also chairing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2012 election cycle. But she is also a member of leadership, a senior member of the Budget Committee, and a woman on what is likely to be a male-dominated committee.

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To: clove

5 UberLiberal scum.


51 posted on 08/09/2011 3:15:12 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: cripplecreek
Looks like defense is fixin to take a hit.

But we'll still be in Libya, of course.

52 posted on 08/09/2011 3:15:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AGreatPer
In the end they will cut Military spending. Screw the troops.

Yep. It's a set up, and the dumbass Republicans ignored the TEA party prophets who tried to warn them.
Never dance with the devil, because you'll always get burnt. The Republicans never learn.

53 posted on 08/09/2011 3:15:57 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: clove

“Well the good news for Democrats, now over half the country can identify a picture of John Kerry. The bad news, the majority still thinks he’s the dad from ‘The Munsters.”’ —Jay Leno

“They say John Kerry is the first Democratic presidential candidate in history to raise $50 million in a three-month period. Actually, that’s nothing. He once raised $500 million with two words: ‘I do.’” —Jay Leno

“They had a profile of John Kerry on the news and they said his first wife was worth around $300 million and his second wife, his current wife, is worth around $700 million. So when John Kerry says he’s going after the wealthy in this country, he’s not just talking. He’s doing it!” –Jay Leno

“An Internet rumor claims that John Kerry had an affair with a young woman. When asked if this was similar to the Clinton- Lewinsky scandal, a spokesman said ‘Close, but no cigar.’” –Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update”


54 posted on 08/09/2011 3:16:14 PM PDT by radioone (Capitalism does More with Less, Government does Less with MORE...)
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To: clove

correction - 3 UberLiberal scum appointed by Sen. “Lord Hee-Haw” Reid.


55 posted on 08/09/2011 3:17:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Makes me really wonder about the majority of voters in Washington (Murray and Cantwell - really?), Kalifornia (Boxer and Feinstein - really?), Minnesota (Franken - really?), and Maryland (Mikulski - really?).


56 posted on 08/09/2011 3:17:32 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid. GOP RIP 1854-2011.)
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To: clove
Reid’s decision to tap Murray will likely be met with scrutiny, as she is also chairing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2012 election cycle

In other words, everything the Dems do on the committee will be geared toward re-election efforts.

That's the message...loud and clear.

57 posted on 08/09/2011 3:21:11 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: cherry
I’m sure the pub list will enlist wonder boy McCain and his ilk...

I just threw up in my mouth....

58 posted on 08/09/2011 3:21:51 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (My God can't be bribed by money or good works or bound by manmade "covenants". Romney's can.)
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To: clove

Jeeze, what a brain trust!

Are they cutting the budget or splitting the atom?


59 posted on 08/09/2011 3:22:11 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Siena Dreaming
Oh, and Murray will give Kerrey lots of face-time since he is up for re-election.

And, of course the other MA Senate seat (Brown's) is in play also.

60 posted on 08/09/2011 3:24:21 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: clove
Harry's message to Republicans:


61 posted on 08/09/2011 3:24:21 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: GreenvillePatriot

Probably BS? Has there ever been anything else? :>)


62 posted on 08/09/2011 3:24:29 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: Tuxedo

To be fair to Washington voters, King County steals votes and Rossi was put up against Murray after losing two relatively close gubernatorial elections in a row. To add insult to injury, Rossi ran as “I’m the Republican” and wouldn’t answer policy questions.


63 posted on 08/09/2011 3:24:55 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: clove
Murray, Baukus, Kerry....

Almost like anyone of this group:

Draw your own parallels.

64 posted on 08/09/2011 3:24:55 PM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: clove

Combined IQ = 105...and 100 of those points belong to Baucus.


65 posted on 08/09/2011 3:27:25 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: muawiyah
...joined with a two-faced backstabber of epic proportions,...

Baucus is also an avowed, professional drunk!

66 posted on 08/09/2011 3:27:59 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: muawiyah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Y9X5ggxzA


67 posted on 08/09/2011 3:29:25 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: clove

The Three DUmmigos


68 posted on 08/09/2011 3:31:40 PM PDT by mikrofon ("We don' need no steenkin' tax cuts!")
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To: clove

AS soon as a Director is Senate approved, the CFPB goes into operation. It is the perfect tool with integration with the IRS to have the IRS wired in directly to everyones’ accounts for monitoring, data collection, and, I think, coming direct extraction of taxes at any interval the CFPB IRS decides on thru the Directors’ wide administrative powers in response to the CFPB’s Council of 5 or 10 to be, all appointed and approved by the Senate.

Direct tax extractions are probably coming thanks to the Dems and the failed election of 2008 to achieve a Republican Senate.


69 posted on 08/09/2011 3:34:21 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: rogue yam; Liz

A perfect selection of pliable, well-heeled, in-the-bag useful idiots who can be depended upon to take obotic instruction.

We have already heard of late from useful idiot Kerry, carrying the talking-point Tea Party Downgrade banner.

Freeper Liz has no better description-—Ovomitons.
~~~~~~~~~~

BTW-— locked thread had some good comments:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2761278/posts


70 posted on 08/09/2011 3:35:21 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: clove

This is a complete waste of time and money.


71 posted on 08/09/2011 3:36:51 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: radioone
Lest we forget ... John, who was once in Viet Nam, has issues with taxes on a floating-hole-in-the-water (aka, a yacht).

Taxes are fine for some people and not others. Just ask Timmy at Treasury.

72 posted on 08/09/2011 3:40:35 PM PDT by jamaksin
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To: Gator113
Combined IQ approaching 300?

Of course, but it is another excuse to spend...spend...spend our money and laugh while they are doing it.

73 posted on 08/09/2011 3:42:03 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: Bushbacker1
Well, there you go. An elderly retarded woman, a professional drunk, and an anti-American traitor.

Look, I don't care you you sub with who, that line-up is definitely proof that the Democrats are in deep trouble.

74 posted on 08/09/2011 3:44:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Joann37
No the Republicans will get Lindsey Graham, John McCain
and Olympia Snowe.
75 posted on 08/09/2011 3:47:08 PM PDT by funfan
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To: muawiyah
This is not the beginning of a big compromise. This is a declaration of war. They are going to try and railroad congress into big tax increases, and they may succeed regardless of what the house does because of the fine print in the last agreement. If Republicans put up a fight, they will try there very best to portray us as zealots who are determined to destroy the country. If Republicans (RINOs appointed to the committee) roll over and allow the tax increases, then the GOP suffers and the Democrats win as well. Time for Republicans in the senate (?) to stop walking into the trap the Democrats set for them and to fight.

Ramesh Ponnuru: Polarized Electorate Suggests Obama Win in 2012
76 posted on 08/09/2011 3:48:01 PM PDT by yup2394871293 (R)
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To: SUSSA

Depressing.


77 posted on 08/09/2011 3:49:07 PM PDT by yup2394871293 (R)
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To: funfan

This will like watching the “Keystone Kops” how pathetic is that when things are so desperate...though the comic relief may be welcomed and think of all the great “sound bites” for re-election we can use against them....


78 posted on 08/09/2011 3:49:25 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: Tuxedo

They’re taking it very seriously. It’s the Republicans who have to do the heavy lifting, and the Senate is where they are the weakest. We’re about to get screwed the way we were when Obamacare was passed by the Democrats.


79 posted on 08/09/2011 3:52:03 PM PDT by yup2394871293 (R)
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To: OpusatFR

Max , I am so drunk I will vote for anything, just get me that girls number Baucus.


80 posted on 08/09/2011 3:54:06 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: funfan

If they put Coburn on it, you can bet there will be a compromise. He will be the seventh vote the Dems need.


81 posted on 08/09/2011 3:56:31 PM PDT by kabar
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To: clove; Interesting Times; zot
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23

I wonder if the Swift Boat Veterans and POW's for Truth will come out of retirement to castigate Reid for Kerry's selection to this committee.

Regards,

TS

82 posted on 08/09/2011 3:58:19 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: clove

They’re not expecting cameras in the meeting rooms.


83 posted on 08/09/2011 4:00:13 PM PDT by e_castillo (Drill here drill now...)
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To: clove

Three pieces of leftist shit. Can’t wait to see who the other three are - Hitler, Stalin, and Chavez?


84 posted on 08/09/2011 4:02:54 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: clove
This is a sick, disgusting, abomination.

The people who agreed to this "deal" will find that 1) it is no deal, 2) That they will be part of the group that has to go in 2012, and 3) that our national security will be hurt terribly as long as this abomination is allwed to stand.

If they do not find the cuts, the cuts will come down automatically and a huge part of it will be on the military. IOW< it gives the dems what they want anyway...leaving the largest cuts on the military and not their pet social programs through which they pay off their supporters, and further enslave Americans and trap them in a sick circle of voting for those who give them a hand out which destroys their initiative and makes them dependent on these warped politicians.

These dems will have very little reason to come to a deal with the Republicans on the committee who are very likely to push for real cuts...meaningful cuts in the size and scope of government and its out of control spending, which is exactly what must happen to end this madness.

It will now be left to the incoming congress in 2013 to straighten this out...God grant that we turn these other vipers and career pols, and rascals out, wholesale.

TEA PARTY TIME IN AMERICA

85 posted on 08/09/2011 4:03:15 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: The Shrew
I wonder if the Swift Boat Veterans and POW's for Truth will come out of retirement to castigate Reid for Kerry's selection to this committee.

Not a chance.

86 posted on 08/09/2011 4:06:22 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: clove

They are going to squash any progress on real cuts to force it to the across the board cuts option which will especially decimate the military. It’s their wet dream to see America disarmed so here’s their chance.


87 posted on 08/09/2011 4:09:03 PM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: clove
And for the Republicans, batting first and playing pitcher...Scott Brown!(woohowoohoo!!)

batting second and playing playing catcher...Lindsay Graham (woohoo woohoo!!!)

batting third and playing left field....Olympia Snowe (woohoo woohoo!!!)

88 posted on 08/09/2011 4:09:24 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: clove

Thats okay, we will probably end up with McCain, Graham, and Snow for the GOP.


89 posted on 08/09/2011 4:09:49 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: clove

Super Committee = Super Commie BS. Tactics of Totalitarians. FSuper Committee.

Who is in OUR house? We control the purse-strings. Why have you defaulted your responsibility to this scam? DEFUND socialist collectives foreign and domestic...NOW. Pick some. Start.


90 posted on 08/09/2011 4:10:29 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: clove

If they can make it to the first session without drilling chimp drool all over themselves, we may be in even more serious trouble than when pResident Downgrade took over.


91 posted on 08/09/2011 4:10:53 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: clove

“But she is also a member of leadership, a senior member of the Budget Committee, and a woman..”

I object! Who says it’s a woman? Until the honorable representatives from the great state of Washington speak to us and tell us what species it is, it should not be seated.

Ask if it can puzzle out this mystery: 2 + 2 = ?


92 posted on 08/09/2011 4:11:19 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: radioone

John Kerry walks into a bar and the bartender says, “Why
the long face?”


93 posted on 08/09/2011 4:12:37 PM PDT by firebrand (It's obscene that we have not yet impeached Obama. Can we do it now? Now?)
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To: clove

Let us all note: the spineless, worthless REPUBICANS are gong along with this crap, just like always.


94 posted on 08/09/2011 4:21:38 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: basil

Give it some time.....


95 posted on 08/09/2011 4:22:15 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: muawiyah

“So you have the stupidest woman in the Senate.....”

I’ll see their Patty Murray and raise them a Barbara Boxer....

Kerry is no genius either.....


96 posted on 08/09/2011 4:22:22 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Palin/West 2012)
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To: clove
They think creating a centralized governing entity above and within a centralized governing entity will solve the problem that is all about a centralized governing entity with too much power. What fools we have that cede more power to a failed concept.

They need to DISMANTLE the sloven beast that chokes the country to death, NOT give it Viagra!

97 posted on 08/09/2011 4:23:08 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Stillwaters; Pride in the USA

This is a sick joke. We are so screwed.


98 posted on 08/09/2011 4:23:50 PM PDT by lonevoice (schizophrenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: clove

Oh yeah, that’s a “balanced approach”


99 posted on 08/09/2011 4:26:13 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: clove

Be interesting to know who we send to counter THESE keystone kops!


100 posted on 08/09/2011 4:26:42 PM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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