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The wink that says I won: and Obama heads back to restart Hawaii vacation
The Daily Mail ^ | 1 January 2013

Posted on 01/01/2013 11:01:34 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Congress last night finally passed a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, as critics attacked the Republican party for giving in and allowing tax hikes on wealthy Americans in return for minimal spending cuts.

President Obama was in a triumphant mood as he addressed the nation after the vote on Capitol Hill, even winking at photographers before flying back to Hawaii to resume his vacation.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fiscalcliffvacation; obamavacation

1 posted on 01/01/2013 11:01:45 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

This man is a major charlatan.
It’s all 3 card monte with him, and the pubbies.

Maybe I dodged a bullet but I doubt it.


2 posted on 01/01/2013 11:09:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MinorityRepublican

We all know defense will be hammered, after long years of service.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 11:12:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sold out again by Republicans.

Getting damned tired of it. Where is that third party?


4 posted on 01/01/2013 11:13:29 PM PST by Venturer
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To: MinorityRepublican
The real problem is that even a 100% tax rate for all Americans wouldn't make a dent in the current budget expenditure rate or the national debt.
5 posted on 01/01/2013 11:20:49 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"even winking at photographers "

(needs no further explanation, does it?)

6 posted on 01/01/2013 11:26:01 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Mendacious charlatan and tyrant. Pray he reaps what he has sown.


7 posted on 01/01/2013 11:32:20 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: MinorityRepublican
.... Yes people ....

.... We can deride him with all of the names and monikers in the known universe ..... but there is one thing for sure .... he really does know what he is doing .... and he is very adept at playing us all for fools.

..... And sadly it would seem that the best the GOP and Conservatives can do to defend the once great nation and country that was America against the one that would destroy us ... is to do what they do best ... stick out their tongues at him .... and call him names.

... Yes .... what mighty warriors are we ....

8 posted on 01/01/2013 11:46:48 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: R_Kangel

I have to admit that Obama makes Bill Clinton look like an amateur when it comes to politics.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 11:50:04 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: UCANSEE2

Looks like his normal (hey you got some in my eye) look.


10 posted on 01/02/2013 12:05:43 AM PST by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It also means that a good many of our fellow Americans are a bunch of freeloading, success-hating, and ignorant morons. The fork can be put into the heart of America because we are done!


11 posted on 01/02/2013 12:10:53 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: MinorityRepublican

WINK?.....................................


12 posted on 01/02/2013 12:14:23 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: MinorityRepublican

WINK?.....................................


13 posted on 01/02/2013 12:14:46 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
How about LAUGH?

"I spanked them cowards but good, didn't I?"


14 posted on 01/02/2013 12:23:31 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: hosepipe

The wink was Obama’s way of thanking the press
for all their help.
“We pulled the wool over their eyes again.”
Now he goes back to his 4 million dollar vacation...

Obama has nothing in common with America or Americans.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 12:30:22 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Lancey Howard
How about LAUGH? "I spanked them cowards but good, didn't I?"

More like "Is there anything that Boehner won't agree to? He cracks me up!"

16 posted on 01/02/2013 12:56:56 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( Boehner, our Vichy Speaker)
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To: MinorityRepublican

$1 in spending cuts for every $41 in tax hikes. You Republican “leaders” better have a damn good plan for getting real cuts in the debt ceiling debate.


17 posted on 01/02/2013 2:01:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MinorityRepublican
They use fear and drama to push their own agenda...MSM helps spread the hype. Same with gun rights.
18 posted on 01/02/2013 3:12:20 AM PST by opentalk
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To: FlyingEagle

“Mendacious charlatan and tyrant. Pray he reaps what he has sown.”

Unfortunately, We The People” will reap what he has sown. What we have is a Dictator in the making, and who will stop him? Sadly no one.


19 posted on 01/02/2013 4:01:18 AM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: FlyingEagle

I pray for that every single day.


20 posted on 01/02/2013 4:04:20 AM PST by jersey117
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To: SoFloFreeper

There isn’t going to be a debt ceiling debate. Our Kenyan dictator pretty much cleared that up as well.


21 posted on 01/02/2013 4:08:07 AM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

Never again will I spend one penny towards the support of ANY REPUBLICAN. It is time to dump that so called “party” for one that represents the people and not themselves.


22 posted on 01/02/2013 4:28:35 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: R_Kangel
Instead of calling barry names you attack us and call us names... what is your plan to save America? What have you done to lead?

LLS

23 posted on 01/02/2013 4:30:31 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Progov

“TEA PARTY”! “TEA PARTY”! “TEA PARTY”!


24 posted on 01/02/2013 4:31:23 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: SoFloFreeper
You Republican “leaders” better have a damn good plan for getting real cuts in the debt ceiling debate.

You are joking , are you not?

What have the Republicans done except to give in to obama.

25 posted on 01/02/2013 4:37:10 AM PST by sport
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To: MinorityRepublican
Once more America loses as the parasites win again.

My question is, why continue to elect Republicans?

26 posted on 01/02/2013 4:39:49 AM PST by sport
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To: MinorityRepublican
But the president warned that there is still more work to be done. He said that America's deficit is still too high, and that he will not debate Congress on raising the debt ceiling.

This is the money quote.

The fiscal cliff situation presented Republicans with a disagreeable choice between two unpleasant options. We can debate tactical decisions and roads not taken 'till the cows come home. But since we had no way to force Obama and the Senate dems to deal constructively on spending cuts, this was a pick your poison situation. Taxes were going up either way, and Obama (IMHO) actually wanted to go over the cliff so he could pocket even greater revenues while blaming Republicans for the next four years for the consequences. The issue was how to limit the damage, both economic and political. I would have voted against the Senate bill, but I understand the calculation on the other side.

We're now out of a tactical trap and steaming up to the real deal, the debt limit increase, in a matter of weeks. His Excellency Emperor Barack I of Chicago is already staking out his position. He now says that he does not deign to entertain discussion with Republicans about the debt limit. He asserts that projected baseline spending is sacrosanct, and the moral and legal equivalent of debt. That is, future spending plans are the equivalent of accrued obligations.

When last we visited the debt limit, there was some discussion on the left about challenging the constitutionality of the debt limit. More recently, Obama's negotiating offer in the fiscal cliff melodrama included a demand that Congress remove the debt limit statutorily and give the President unchecked borrowing power.

If Obama sticks with a call for statutory change, fine: we can debate that, and vote it down. If he asserts a unilateral power to ignore the debt limit, we are a matter of weeks away from a constitutonal crisis.

I know that people need to vent, and I will magnanimously allow 24 hours more for ankle biting Republicans who made an arguably wrong tactical call yesteday, when caught in a very unpleasant trap. But 24 hours is far more than enough time to waste on that. The fiscal cliff was a warmup. The real battle is about to begin.

Leadership elections, you say? Fine. I would ask John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and any other contenders for the top jobs, what they will do if the President asserts dictatorial control over borrowing.

The difference between the fiscal cliff and the debt limit situation is simple: this time, we have the bigger club. We can live with a lot less government for a lot longer than can the dems. But we have to seize the high ground politically. The House Republicans need to pass their default debt limit/spending cut package sooner rather than later, and above all avoid geting caught in more backroom deals at midnight. Pass a package as a default option, and offer to negoiate in good faith on any other propsal that the democrats bring forward under regular order ... and nothing more.

If the dems won't deal, we'll hit the fiscal cliff and borrowing authority with lapse. Since we're now borrowing 40% of everything we spend, this would be very bad. A disaster, in fact. It will be essential, once Social Security checks start getting delayed, food stamps disappear, and Medicare and Medicaid stop paying bills, that the Republicans have already passed legislation to keep the government operating. It must be clear that the shutdown is Obama's doing.

So let's get over the ankle biting fast. Can we play a move or two ahead, for a change? And plan far enough ahead to seize the high ground?

27 posted on 01/02/2013 4:42:51 AM PST by sphinx
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To: sphinx

Meant to say, if the dems don’t deal we’ll hit the borrowing limit, not the fiscal cliff.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 4:46:07 AM PST by sphinx
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To: SoFloFreeper
You Republican “leaders” better have a damn good plan for getting real cuts in the debt ceiling debate.

Yeah, well... We know what's going to happen. Don't we?

29 posted on 01/02/2013 4:50:29 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: MinorityRepublican

There was no “wink”. It was a finger in our eye. I wouldn’t feel badly if his plane goes down. I’d chalk it up to karma.


30 posted on 01/02/2013 5:28:08 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SoFloFreeper

$1 in spending cuts for every $41 in tax hikes.


Ok. Then lets only send back that 1 for 41 when we file our taxes.

If thats all they can afford, then it should be fair that we aren’t expected to
pay our full share either.


31 posted on 01/02/2013 5:33:51 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: MinorityRepublican

I have to admit that Obama makes Bill Clinton look like an amateur when it comes to politics.


Thats because the MSM has sunk to new lows in terms of real coverage.

e.g. Watch to see if we hear anything about “ not raising your taxes 1 thin
dime” when it comes to the payroll tax hike that affects all of the now defined
middle class.....


32 posted on 01/02/2013 5:36:05 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: LibLieSlayer
"...Instead of calling Barry names you attack us and call us names..."

.... I have re-read my remarks and am still at a loss to see were there was any name calling by me. And indeed if you did take any offense at was said by me ... it was purely unintentional but was rather meant as a device for learning.

However .... It should be pointed out that the fear of being called names may well be at the very crux of what gives the opponent the power to destroy his.

.... And sadly .... he knows this .... and does use it to his advantage.

The Speaker of the House would do well to learn this point .... before the end of this free nation, as we know it, is completed by his opponent.

33 posted on 01/02/2013 8:52:48 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

I swear I will never visit Hawaii ever, havn’t been there in all of my 56 years, I doubt I ever will.


34 posted on 01/02/2013 8:58:36 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: R_Kangel

I am pretty certain the boner is incapable of real leadership. He has never exhibited real leadership in his life... he has risen to his level by compromise, lying and surrender. I certainly hope we get a new Speaker.

LLS


35 posted on 01/03/2013 2:12:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: R_Kangel
I am also sick as a dog and I am sure that I am being overly sensitive. Just ignore my ravings. This respiratory garbage is killing me.

LLS

36 posted on 01/03/2013 2:14:20 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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