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Biden calls on governors to lead nation
Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 5:01 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig

Posted on 07/11/2014 7:29:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation “out of this mess” while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country’s aging infrastructure.

“The way things have gotten today, and I’m not singling out any party or any group of people—the politics, the culture in Washington, it’s become too personal, it’s too corrosive,” Biden said during a meeting of the National Governors Association. “I think you’ve got to lead us out of this mess we’re in.” …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; liberalagenda; liberalmess; statesrights
Yeah, the mess you helped create?
1 posted on 07/11/2014 7:29:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, the governors need to lead the nation and defend from Obama and his hordes of illegal alien invaders.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 7:33:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Olog-hai

I can think of a couple of governors that I wouldn’t mind leading us out of this mess.

Then again, I can think of a couple others that should be led to their cells in handcuffs.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 7:37:30 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m thinking the governors would probably do a better job, just give the tax dollars back and they’ll handle it.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 7:38:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Olog-hai

Biden should be in Super Max with Bubba as a cellmate.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 7:39:58 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Olog-hai

Governors, close your boarders Now!


6 posted on 07/11/2014 7:41:44 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Olog-hai
insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country’s aging infrastructure.

Hey, Mr. Vice Moron. Congress gave your boss nearly a Trillion Dollars a number of years back to fix our nation's broken infrastructure. Why don't you ask him for the money?

7 posted on 07/11/2014 7:44:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Olog-hai
HEY DIMWIT, WASNT THERE AN $878 BILLION STIMULUS THAT WAS SOLD TO US AS "REBUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE" BUT INSTEAD WAS USED TO ENRICH PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONS???
8 posted on 07/11/2014 7:46:07 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Olog-hai; All
Except for the major problem that DC still has tons of what are arguably state revenues which corrupt Congress has stolen from the states via constitutionally indefensible federal taxes laid on citizens, please consider the following about DC's political gridlock. Federal political gridlock is effectively the kind of limited power federal government that the Founding States had wanted, the states reserving the lion's share of government power to serve the people uniquely to themselves, not the federal government.

As a side note concerning the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, please consider the following. The states would sure be a dull, boring place to grow up and live in if parents were to make sure that their children were taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers as the Founding States had intended for those powers to be understood. /sarc

Thomas Jefferson had put it this way:

“Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature.” - Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Edward Carrington January 16, 1787)

9 posted on 07/11/2014 7:51:24 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Olog-hai

OK Biden, back a new Constitional Convention.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 7:55:31 PM PDT by ully2
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To: Olog-hai

Every time state governor’s try to lead (not from behind) by trying to secure their borders, the federal government slaps them down with court orders from federal courts!
“Biden calls on governor’s to lead”
Indeed! Slow Joe Biden: his father was just a half-wit, but he’s a complete fool.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 7:56:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Olog-hai

So much of what the federal government is doing these days should properly be done instead by the states (or locals), ... or just not done at all. Constitutionally speaking... and just practically the feds are not in a very good position to be conducting so many direct-to-individual programs ...
etc.

It would be better if more of our taxes could be paid instead to your local state .... and then your state could either continue or improve or scale back each program that doesn’t belong in WashDC.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 8:17:15 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Olog-hai

Is he doing an act like the guy in Olympus Has Fallen, when he tells Bannon, ‘hey, this Kane guy, he’s crazy’ ?


13 posted on 07/11/2014 8:20:47 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Olog-hai
If the federal government has to rely on governors to get them out of its own mess, what are we paying the federal government FOR, eh, Binden?

Seems we would be better off just keeping all that money for ourselves.

14 posted on 07/11/2014 8:22:03 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Olog-hai

Can the Governators Impeach and convict the pResident and the Slow VP?


15 posted on 07/11/2014 8:27:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MamaTexan

Exactly! One of the main ways the federal government justifies its existence is by coordinating the national defense from invasion.
Mexico and Guatemala reach and agreement to coordinate the ongoing invasion and the federal government demands more money to, among other things, build permanent infrastructure, e.g. housing, for central Americans.
Call your congress varmint: grab him by the ears and tell him, “Not one more nickel of American tax dollars to pay for the ongoing invasion of our country by central America and Mexico!”


16 posted on 07/11/2014 8:33:47 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Olog-hai

You (mostly Republican) Governors....


17 posted on 07/11/2014 8:41:36 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

I want to put Biden in chains


18 posted on 07/11/2014 9:23:03 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: tumblindice
Every time state governor’s try to lead (not from behind) by trying to secure their borders, the federal government slaps them down with court orders from federal courts!

The States should ignore the federal courts like Obama ignores current immigration law. The States should deploy their forces on the border and drive the invader back into Mexico. The only thing Obama could do in response is deploy federal troops to protect the illegals. I would love to see how that would play out.

"[a] strict observance of the written law is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to the written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means." - President Thomas Jefferson

19 posted on 07/11/2014 9:33:32 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve been calling on governors to lead, too. Particularly Perry. He should call up the NG.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 9:41:44 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
20 I’ve been calling on governors to lead, too. Particularly Perry. He should call up the NG.

While I would like to see the GOP governors of TX, NM, and AZ do this (and maybe the governors of LA, AL, and GA joining in by sending units also), there must be some reason they haven't done it. AG Eric Holder? BHO trumping the governors and federalizing the NG? Or as BO'Re said last night on "The O'Reilly Factor" - costs too much $$$ and they would rather have the Fed do their job. The ship of state is leaking and sinking. Instead of the rats leaving the ship, they are flocking here in droves from SotB.

21 posted on 07/11/2014 9:53:57 PM PDT by MacNaughton (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - "Who will watch the watchers?")
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To: MacNaughton

They can worry about the expense and see their states invaded to the point of no return. Or they can accept Obama isn’t going to do a damned thing and step up and fulfill they’re state constitutional duties.


22 posted on 07/11/2014 10:15:57 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Olog-hai

In otherwords govorners do exactly what Obama commands them to do to so Obama doesn’t get the blame for his own failures.


23 posted on 07/11/2014 10:21:12 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Olog-hai

I agree with Rimshot Joe because the scumbag college kiddies in Washington sure aren’t doing it. We need the governors to do the job the scumbags we elected in Washington don’t want to do. Those greedy, commie bass turds are too busy “fundraising”.


24 posted on 07/11/2014 10:40:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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fta: ... “I think you’ve got to lead us out of this mess we’re in.” …
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Finally, an admission from Biden that he and Obama are not capable of leading anyone.

The Red State Governors should have said they can do so, IF the damned Feds would stop interfering with stupid regulations, executive orders and failure to enforce laws.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 12:15:03 AM PDT by octex
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To: Olog-hai

“out of this mess” a mess or should we say “GENERATED CRISIS” they planned all along. Hey joe have you heard orange is the new black and we have an orange jumpsuit just for you if you can escape the gallows


26 posted on 07/12/2014 4:56:36 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: cripplecreek

Many governors are bound by state constitutions to balance their budgets. We could try that in Washington. I’m surprised no one has thought of this. ;)


27 posted on 07/12/2014 5:28:33 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Olog-hai

If, even, BiteMe understands we are being lead down an abyss, I don’t think Governors can get us out. The only one I can think of, ran for VP 6 years ago.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 7:10:52 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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