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Legislators pairing off for bipartisan seating at Obama speech
cnn.com ^ | January 23, 2011 | Tom Cohen

Posted on 01/23/2011 12:12:31 PM PST by ColdOne

Washington (CNN) -- Will Tuesday be "Date Night" in Congress for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address?

Democratic and Republican legislators are pairing off to sit together for the annual speech in a symbolic gesture of bipartisanship, and some of the combinations so far are intriguing.

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the epitome of East Coast liberalism, and Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, a symbol of conservative intransigence, are putting aside their differences to cross the political aisle for a night, Schumer said Sunday.

"I think if Coburn and Schumer can sit next to each other, then probably just about everybody can," Schumer told the CBS program "Face the Nation," adding: "It's true it's symbolic, but let's not forget (that) oftentimes in history, symbols influence reality."

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1 posted on 01/23/2011 12:12:33 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

They either think we’re stupid...or they don’t mind looking stupid themselves.


2 posted on 01/23/2011 12:14:42 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: ColdOne

Will Republican leadership be limp-wristed enough to get suckered like this for the next two years???


3 posted on 01/23/2011 12:15:22 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: ColdOne

I wonder how Coburn feels about being literally shut out of the legislative process these last two years? Does he believe anything has changed?

These Republicans are enough to gag you.


4 posted on 01/23/2011 12:15:42 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: ColdOne

We really should reach out to them....
...so we can slap their drooling faces!


5 posted on 01/23/2011 12:15:52 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: ColdOne

Who gives a ....?

I’d rather watch flies on a t....er... smelly Obama stuff, than watch this idiotic piece of mental floss read a temeprompter.

And my regard for the dim-bulb-crat congress-critters is even lower.

May they all be forced to live in post civi war II Chicago.


6 posted on 01/23/2011 12:17:09 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ColdOne

Its Kumbaya time in the Kongress of Klowns. (KKK)


7 posted on 01/23/2011 12:18:39 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ColdOne
"Democratic and Republican legislators are pairing off to sit together for the annual speech in a symbolic gesture of bipartisanship. . ."

Just WOW! Dumbest thing I've read all week. I wonder if our esteemed "R" contingent will join their democRAT brethren in the obligatory every two minute standing ovation! I might have to actually sit through this one. LOL

8 posted on 01/23/2011 12:19:22 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: anniegetyourgun

I think they are laughing at us.


9 posted on 01/23/2011 12:19:22 PM PST by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: Nateman

A sickening display to say the least. They didn’t even bother doing this after 9/11. Or after Reagan was shot. Or...well, I just can’t recall them doing this.

Again, I’m going to point out this fact: None of this would be happening if we had Michele Bachmman as the Speaker and Jim Demint as the Minority Leader.


10 posted on 01/23/2011 12:20:39 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Freedom is the freedom to say liberals are idiots.)
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To: ColdOne

This certainly demonstrates that we do not really have a two party system - what we have are just two factions of a single Party of Government.


11 posted on 01/23/2011 12:20:53 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: ColdOne

Rome is still burning isn’t it?


12 posted on 01/23/2011 12:21:03 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Republicans are dealing with a crowd to whom appearance and form always trumps substance. Nothing whatsoever is without political meaning to democrats

So whenever there is applause, the image will be that of generalized applause, and can be manipulated in a way that serves obama’s purposes.

Once again, the wily coyote republicans are taken to school by the roadrunning democrats. I suspect we have the old guard republicans to thank for this. It is the petrified mindset of the plaid pants country club set that needs to be forever eliminated.
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13 posted on 01/23/2011 12:24:02 PM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: EGPWS
Rome is still burning isn’t it? Yes it is.
14 posted on 01/23/2011 12:24:46 PM PST by ColdOne (Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution...Ayn Rand)
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To: ColdOne

Sleeping with the enemy doesn’t appeal to me.


15 posted on 01/23/2011 12:24:56 PM PST by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: ColdOne
Being the b**** that I am...I might bring a bright red apple for my seating partner...

No...not for the teacher....Symbolizing that they will fall into a deep, deep sleep for 100 years...which would make a total of 200 years....

16 posted on 01/23/2011 12:26:29 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: anniegetyourgun

If these idiots think the GOP base is supportive of this lunacy they have totally lost it.

I am going to laugh my butt off everytime Obama slams the GOP in his speech and the camera pans the Dems jumping up to applaud with a stupid republican just sitting next to them with their thumb in their ear.

Way to go losers.


17 posted on 01/23/2011 12:27:37 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ColdOne

I cannot fathom the level of stupidity that would be required for the Republicans to buy off on this self-defeatist act of idiocy. It is shocking, that they could think this a good thing.

As Obama lays out his globalist view of how to take down the United States, people will be standing to clap clear across the body of attendees. There will be no noticeable large body on one side of the room failing to back his play.

My God, has our republic come to this? Yes..., yes it has.

We are living in the last days of Rome. Et tu Bohner?


18 posted on 01/23/2011 12:28:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: ColdOne
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19 posted on 01/23/2011 12:29:42 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Oldpuppymax

That is why Lindsay Graham is the stereotypical Republican. A weak, silly person when we need a tiger.


20 posted on 01/23/2011 12:30:27 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: ColdOne
The most disgusting thing I've ever heard of...why didn't the dems call for this when they had the power?

TITANIC II
21 posted on 01/23/2011 12:30:27 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: ColdOne
When are these Charlie Brown Republicans going to realize they get played by the Lucy Democrats every time they attempt bipartisanship?


23 posted on 01/23/2011 12:32:06 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ColdOne

Seems our “ruling class” just love to ignore us.

JoMa


24 posted on 01/23/2011 12:33:25 PM PST by joma89
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To: ColdOne

Is Newt going to sit beside Nazi, AGAIN?


25 posted on 01/23/2011 12:33:33 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ColdOne
How nice a kumbya speech.
26 posted on 01/23/2011 12:33:49 PM PST by skimask
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To: ColdOne

“...Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, a symbol of conservative intransigence”

Huh?


27 posted on 01/23/2011 12:34:00 PM PST by Castigar
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To: ColdOne

Symbolism over substance....gee, I wonder if they’re trying to distract us from the elephant in the room?


28 posted on 01/23/2011 12:35:23 PM PST by Allegra
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To: DoughtyOne
"I cannot fathom the level of stupidity that would be required for the Republicans to buy off on this self-defeatist act of idiocy. "

I guess the GOPers just want to spend most of the speech watching the 6 of the 'rat in front of them as the 'rats give SO after SO to Zer0.

29 posted on 01/23/2011 12:35:40 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: OldNavyVet

” Sleeping with the enemy doesn’t appeal to me. “ it’s repugnant


30 posted on 01/23/2011 12:35:51 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: ColdOne
The GOP is pathteic - These clowns did not "come together" sit together after 9-11. Yet, they are doing so now, after the DEM leadeship (Obama included) basically try to spin to the American public that "conservatives" are for killing people (Giffords). They attack honest Americans this way...and now the GOP will sit together with them? Fking insane.
31 posted on 01/23/2011 12:35:52 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: BenLurkin

“This certainly demonstrates that we do not really have a two party system”.

Like I tell my kids, you are who you hang around with.


32 posted on 01/23/2011 12:38:38 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: ColdOne

The GOP has confirmed its the Stupid Party... and gay to boot!


33 posted on 01/23/2011 12:40:59 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo

Those Democrats are so dishy, Moondoggie!


34 posted on 01/23/2011 12:41:21 PM PST by tumblindice (I see, I see..now I see November, 2012 from my front porch!)
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To: ColdOne

Wow. Symbolism over substance from Congress. How unusual.

*Sigh*


35 posted on 01/23/2011 12:43:20 PM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: ColdOne

It will only be interesting to see which Repubs choose not to sit with a Dem. But I can’t stand to watch Obama in any setting so I’ll have to read that here.


36 posted on 01/23/2011 12:43:56 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: ColdOne
Remember their names and remind them of their stupidity at the next election.
37 posted on 01/23/2011 12:44:36 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (Decriminalize crime! Empty the prisons! Anything less is racist genocide!)
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To: BenLurkin

Andrew Napolitano is right. What two party system ? Where ? No, really, where ?


38 posted on 01/23/2011 12:48:12 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Freedom is the freedom to say liberals are idiots.)
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To: ArchAngel1983

The proper protocol woul be for Republicans to laugh, point at Obonghit, and mock him at every pause.


39 posted on 01/23/2011 12:49:38 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe Sarah Palin will invite Chris Matthews to watch it with her and Mark Levin...


40 posted on 01/23/2011 12:49:43 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: ColdOne

Hey boy, thlide over here and thit on
Unkwel Bawney's lap.

41 posted on 01/23/2011 12:50:10 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: whitedog57
After the love fest is concluded there will be a candlelight dinner w/assorted cheeses and white wine.
43 posted on 01/23/2011 12:51:04 PM PST by JPG (There is hope for America and her name is Sarah Palin.)
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To: ColdOne

they are all drinking the koolaid.


44 posted on 01/23/2011 12:55:17 PM PST by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ColdOne
Please like us!.........Please like us!

Given power the republicans once again squander it.

We really do not need a third party, we actually need a second party.

A second party that will use its power, when given, and not act like a bunch of 8th grade hall monitors that just want to be loved by those who detest them.

45 posted on 01/23/2011 12:56:45 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: ColdOne

So much for the 112th Congress riding to the rescue! Less than a month in office and they’re already serving as the cabana boys for the Dems.

Its time to be honest with ourselves. The Congress isn’t going to save us. The courts aren’t going to save us. They have us by the balls through fedeal RICO/forfeiture/terrorism laws so bad that we aren’t going to rise up in armed revolt. Our brightest future these days is to quickly transition into socialism/communism/whatever they call the new slavery so at least we don’t have to work so hard trying to pretend that we are free and making a better life for our families through our efforts.

The clowns that are going to sit with their assigned progressive masters (commissars??) during the SOTU and clap like trained seals when Teh One commands are a disgusting disgrace to their oath of office.

They beat us. Let’s just pull the band-aid off and get this “progressive economy” going. I’m looking forward to my free healthcare, free college, 32 hour work weeks, 8 weeks of vacation, and whatever other socialist goodies they’ll offer.

Or should we continue to hold out so they sweeten the pot a bit. Free internet? Free cable TV? A dacha on the lake?

(Note to the sarcasm-impaired: most of the above was sarcasm. Most!)


46 posted on 01/23/2011 12:57:18 PM PST by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: ColdOne

They deserve any humiliation and condescension they receive from Obama.


47 posted on 01/23/2011 12:57:33 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: ColdOne

“Come into my parlor,” said the spider to the fly...


48 posted on 01/23/2011 12:59:28 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Allegra

>>....gee, I wonder if they’re trying to distract us from the elephant in the room?

there is no elephant in the room. These is a donkey and a donkey with a piece of radiator hose taped to his nose.


49 posted on 01/23/2011 12:59:41 PM PST by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: ColdOne

It didn’t take long for Republicans to spit in the eyes of those who gave them the majority.

What a sorry bunch of SOB’s, sold us out with a tax deal before they took their seats and then sold usut again in their first month.

How frustrating. Why did I even bother to go to the polls.


50 posted on 01/23/2011 1:00:10 PM PST by Venturer
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