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Harry Reid super-committee picks in place (A known liar/perjurer, an anti-war Socialist...)
Politico ^ | August 10, 2011 | MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN

Posted on 08/10/2011 7:24:40 AM PDT by yoe

n the first of what will be a closely watched selection process for a powerful new deficit panel, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray (Wash.), Max Baucus (Mont.) and John Kerry (Mass.) as his three choices for a super committee charged with finding more than $1 trillion in spending cuts by the end of this year.

Murray will serve as co-chair of the 12-member panel. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will select her co-chair and two other panelists, as required by the debt limit agreement signed into law by President Barack Obama last week. Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell will each select three additional members.

“The Joint Select Committee has been charged with forging the balanced, bipartisan approach to deficit reduction that the American people, the markets and rating agencies like Standard and Poor’s are demanding,” Reid said in a statement. “To achieve that goal, I have appointed three senators who each posses an expertise in budget matters, a commitment to a balanced approach and a track record of forging bipartisan consensus.”

Reid’s three picks are loyal to the majority leader and are intended to show the Nevada Democrat is serious about forging a bipartisan deal to head off $1.2 trillion in spending cuts required under the debt deal. The super committee was Reid’s contribution to the bipartisan agreement to end the debt limit fight.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
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John Kerry is a liar of the first order....he lied about his fellow soldiers and events, he did this to Congress who bought his foul story. He now smears the American Tea Party, calling them names....John Kerry should have been shot for his treason.....Reid is trotting out one of the reasons there is a Tea Party.

Shame, shame, shame. This trio is abusive to our Constitution and to our military. NO TO JOHN KERRY!!!

1 posted on 08/10/2011 7:24:48 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

This committee is about as legal as czars....


2 posted on 08/10/2011 7:26:35 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: yoe

Don’t think for a mInute Obama didn’t have some input.


3 posted on 08/10/2011 7:29:39 AM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe.)
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To: yoe
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will select her co-chair and two other panelists...

What??

4 posted on 08/10/2011 7:29:50 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: econjack
Murray will serve as co-chair of the 12-member panel. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will select her co-chair

Patty Murray is Reid's choice for co-chair and Boehner gets to choose who Murray's fellow co-chair will be.

No word yet on whether Patty Murray has located those day-care centers she claimed Osama Bin Laden had built for poor women in the Muslim world.

5 posted on 08/10/2011 7:32:35 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: yoe
It's not Harry's fault. He is getting older, and his hearing isn't what it used to be. He misunderstood what he was supposed to be doing.

When he was told he needed to choose three members for a Super Committee, HE thought they said Stupor Committee, and... well, the rest is history...

6 posted on 08/10/2011 7:33:52 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: wideawake

Ok...my bad...sort of. Pretty fuzzy sentence structure.


7 posted on 08/10/2011 7:34:07 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: econjack

As my old dad used to say (and still does, actually): “If the foo shits”


8 posted on 08/10/2011 7:35:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: yoe

Okay Harry, I’ll see your 3 stooges and raise you with..................Rubio, Demint, Rand.


9 posted on 08/10/2011 7:37:26 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: wideawake
If you didn't bring up the day care centers - I would have.

Here is a woman so blinkeringly stupid that she actually thought Osama bin Laden and the Taliban made DAY CARE CENTERS - you know so women could continue their education or work - except that if you tried to educate yourself or work - THEY KILL YOU!!!!

10 posted on 08/10/2011 7:37:42 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: isthisnickcool

This committee is about as legal as czars....

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What? You have problems with a Royal Congress and a Congress of Commons?

Every lickspittle Party toadie, hack and wannabee in the media and even on this site said this was the BEST DEAL WE COULD GET at this time. You would doubt the word of so many wardheelers, especially since it was phrased the same way over and over? You would contest the honor of a fake tan metrosexual golf caddy? What could possibly go wrong from denying 38 states from effective representation?


11 posted on 08/10/2011 7:38:21 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: yoe

Is this Constitutional?? To put so much power into the hands of such few?? What recourse do we, the voters, have?? It is ridiculous.

I have absolutely very little faith in the GOP to get this right.


12 posted on 08/10/2011 7:39:12 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: isthisnickcool

>> This committee is about as legal as czars....

...and about as stupid as a soup sandwich.

What the hell was that jackass Boner thinking when he put THIS turkey of an idea together??!?


13 posted on 08/10/2011 7:40:40 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: yoe
This is all BS that needs to end. Next they will have a committee to select the committee to decide how many times Paul borrows from Paul to pay Peter. Kerry needs recused because he said the tea party was the cause of the downgrade. but since he is already a chosen one that is probably why the idiotic lurch is on the news shows.

ObamaCare needs defunded and abolished.

Dodd/Frank bill needs abolished

The community reinvestment Act amendments are still in existence that caused the economic housing collapse. Abolish them.

Cut all salaries immediately of all the senate and congress, POTUS

Cut all pork and special interest

NO MORE LOBBIESTS

Downsize the EPA,IRS,DOE,DOEduc

Fire all of Obama’s czar's and their staff

CUT our ties to the UN

CEASE sending all countries and dictators billions

NO MORE POTUS campaigning on our dime

IMPEACH AND REMOVE OBAMA

is a start...

14 posted on 08/10/2011 7:40:57 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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To: yoe

Boner needs to send three critters who voted against his Satan Sandwich.


15 posted on 08/10/2011 7:41:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yoe

One thing for sure, Baucus is very much a pro 2nd Ammendment senator. That said, he’s also an avowed, professional drunk!


16 posted on 08/10/2011 7:43:04 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: yoe

“Reid’s three picks are loyal to the majority leader and are intended to show the Nevada Democrat is serious about forging a bipartisan deal...”

What? One of the best examples of masterful rhetorical mis-direction that I’ve ever seen.


17 posted on 08/10/2011 7:43:32 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: yoe
Harry Reid super-committee picks in place...

Harry Reid super-committee picks PRICKS in place...

Your title had a spelling error so I fixed it for you...

18 posted on 08/10/2011 7:43:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: wideawake; econjack

I did a double-take on that line too. It is awkwardly written.


19 posted on 08/10/2011 7:46:01 AM PDT by newzjunkey (the circular firing squad has got to end now)
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To: yoe
Harry may have just badly screwed up. Bacus is from Montana and is going to face a serious up hill fight to keep his seat. He may be the weak link the GOP can pick off
20 posted on 08/10/2011 7:47:18 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: MNJohnnie

+1


21 posted on 08/10/2011 7:50:10 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: Bushbacker1; yoe
...pro 2nd Ammendment senator...

pro 2nd Amendment senator

I stuttered when I typed....

22 posted on 08/10/2011 7:50:18 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Kahuna

Those were my exact choices last night!


23 posted on 08/10/2011 7:58:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Psalm 144
."Kerry made waves recently by pinning the downgrade on Republican members of the House who refused to OK any measure to raise debt ceiling that included additional tax revenues, calling it the "tea party downgrade."

Kerry understands 'smearing' and how to do it....both he and Jane Fonda should have been shot for their treason...Kerry is elected and it is a disgrace to have such a man representing God fearing and if not that, honest Americans.

24 posted on 08/10/2011 8:00:44 AM PDT by yoe
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To: secret garden

My choice is to have gridlock and pull the automatic triggers.


25 posted on 08/10/2011 8:01:18 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: yoe

And Patty Murray is only saved from being the dumbest person in Congress by the fact that Sheila Jackson Lee and Maxine waters keep getting elected somehow.


26 posted on 08/10/2011 8:06:24 AM PDT by SoDak
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To: Nervous Tick

What the hell was that jackass Boner thinking when he put THIS turkey of an idea together??!?
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He is a crybaby idiot. The GOP is no better than the DNC. Kick them all out.


27 posted on 08/10/2011 8:26:13 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: yoe

No good will come of this, none whatsoever. The GOP darn well better learn once and for all that they are on the wrong side of the Joseph Goebbles Drive By Lame Stream Media.


28 posted on 08/10/2011 8:27:57 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Nervous Tick

What the hell was that jackass Boner thinking when he put THIS turkey of an idea together??
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Oh and you are assuming that this was his idea. He took credit for it, for all we know it was Barry Soetoro’s idea. Maybe the day they had their little gold outing, Barry suggested it. Boehner the crybaby fell for it.


29 posted on 08/10/2011 8:28:05 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: Nervous Tick

What the hell was that jackass Boner thinking when he put THIS turkey of an idea together??
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Oh and you are assuming that this was his idea. He took credit for it, for all we know it was Barry Soetoro’s idea. Maybe the day they had their little golf outing, Barry suggested it. Boehner the crybaby fell for it.


30 posted on 08/10/2011 8:28:17 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: Nervous Tick

What the hell was that jackass Boner thinking when he put THIS turkey of an idea together??
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Oh and you are assuming that this was his idea. He took credit for it, for all we know it was Barry Soetoro’s idea. Maybe the day they had their little golf outing, Barry suggested it. Boehner the crybaby fell for it.


31 posted on 08/10/2011 8:28:26 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: yoe

They were already picked before the deal was publicalized.


32 posted on 08/10/2011 8:29:20 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

so? doesn’t make the Kerry history of perjury any less disgusting or treasonous.


33 posted on 08/10/2011 8:39:01 AM PDT by yoe
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To: isthisnickcool

In response to the outrage of the Democrats picking three revolutionaries, the Republicans are going to demonstrate to the country how resonible they are and put only Olympia Snowe on the committee and give here two votes so she doesn’t dominate the Democrats.


34 posted on 08/10/2011 8:44:26 AM PDT by KC Burke
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To: yoe
Doesn't matter who either house or party appoints to this boondoggle...nothing will get done anyway...just more wrangling, rhetoric, grandstanding and BULLSHIT!!

Bring back the tenants and methods of the French Revolution!!!

35 posted on 08/10/2011 8:57:00 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Captain Kirk

My choice is to have gridlock and pull the automatic triggers.

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This is the safest bet in D.C. given our recent history. Congress has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are incapable of making tough decisions. A debt deal that did not mention entitlements (largest expenditures) should not have been called a debt deal.


36 posted on 08/10/2011 8:58:00 AM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: volunbeer

Isn’t the safest bet that the Rs cave and propose raising taxes?


37 posted on 08/10/2011 9:31:34 AM PDT by Buchal ("Two wings of the same bird of prey . . .")
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To: yoe

Never said it did.


38 posted on 08/10/2011 9:37:08 AM PDT by sport
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To: isthisnickcool

“This committee is about as legal as czars....”

Our version of the soviet politboro.


39 posted on 08/10/2011 9:37:48 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: incredulous joe

They don’t have any power. They will just sit around a table trying to see which side can out-bullshit the other. Nothing real will come of it. Just feel-good politician posturing. The really sad thing is...everybody, including themselves, knows it beforehand.


40 posted on 08/10/2011 10:39:02 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Yes it is a start but not a very big one. The problem is entitlement programs, namely Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Until you start making some serious cuts to these programs, you are just pushing around deck chairs.


41 posted on 08/10/2011 11:44:52 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

Whoever has paid into it give them every cent owed up to date now and abolish it. I do not need the government gauging my pay check like nanny state only to get maybe 200 bucks towards a funeral and a few bucks a month. Get Obama the hell out of there so companies open up.I am sick to death of hearing about the fraud and abuse of medicaid/are.Look to the city of NOLA as an answer they have a hospital called charity hospital.Have one of these with a free clinic in it in every city/town.And do away with one of these programs.

ObamaCare is alive and kicking and it has death panels they don’t call it that but they are real I have seen it in two instances.I just heard a small company starting out trying to get health care say they are waiting as the costs went up 6% in just the last two weeks.Since ObamaCare no one can afford it.


42 posted on 08/10/2011 12:59:30 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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To: taxcontrol

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/10/50-examples-of-government-waste

and go do a search of government gone wild and watch all the videos.


43 posted on 08/10/2011 1:03:02 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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