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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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To: ColdOne

It will look like the whole Congress cheers the new spending pronouncements, watch and see.


51 posted on 01/23/2011 1:01:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: ColdOne

It’s really strange how “bipartisanship” ONLY KICKS IN when the GOP is the majority. Must be a DemocRAT thing.


52 posted on 01/23/2011 1:01:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Boycott GE!)
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To: FReepers
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53 posted on 01/23/2011 1:02:20 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ColdOne

I was looking for an excuse to avoid any temptation to look, even briefly, at the SOTU address. Yesterday I got an invite to drive over an hour in the evening, possibly while it snows, to a meeting where I know almost no one. I jumped at the invite.

Looking at Obama is bad enough without seeing RINOs making nice nice with commies.


54 posted on 01/23/2011 1:02:27 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: anniegetyourgun

They know our critters are stupid and once again the Dems have turned a disadvantage—with the numbers against Obama—to an advantage. All it would have taken is a unified nod to tradition—and the GOP would have had the upper hand.


55 posted on 01/23/2011 1:08:24 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: BenLurkin
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56 posted on 01/23/2011 1:09:47 PM PST by imfrmdixie (A MOUNTAIN CAN BE MOVED....ONE SMALL STONE AT A TIME.)
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To: ColdOne
It took 50 some odd replys before the obvious ... for a Christian nation ?


Psalm 1 (King James Version)

Psalm 1

1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

57 posted on 01/23/2011 1:12:44 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: ColdOne

Anything to keep the partying going in the Beltway. Any trick to grab from real citizens.

Right out of an advertising campaign playbook.


58 posted on 01/23/2011 1:17:18 PM PST by Varsity Flight
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To: ColdOne

It’ll look great for the camera when those mean-spirited Republicans are sitting while the Democrats stand and applaud for whatever new spending entitlement Obama proposes. Tailor-made for the dems, and the Republicans are too dense to see it. :(


59 posted on 01/23/2011 1:20:25 PM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: ColdOne
Good honest conservative patriotic elected Republicans and or Independents attendance at the State of the Union address just offers credence to the sham Obozo and proves them untrustworthy as well. We can forget about the good and honest remark, that won't happen any time soon.
60 posted on 01/23/2011 1:21:17 PM PST by drypowder
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To: ColdOne
That's so sweet.

Maybe they should get married.

61 posted on 01/23/2011 1:23:27 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: ColdOne

I get the impression the Republicans are playing for the same team as the Democrats. I wonder who is the head coach of the whole team?


62 posted on 01/23/2011 1:24:01 PM PST by devere
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To: OldNavyVet

“Hugging” Democrats won’t make Republicans any less than what they are. The Republicans ought to take this and run with it...Democrats need more love because public isn’t buying their stories. There should be a program where everyone offers a Democrat a big hug as they enter the House and let know that they could fix their problems if they would just adapt.


63 posted on 01/23/2011 1:27:09 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: MrEdd
"The proper protocol would be for Republicans to laugh, point at Obonghit, and mock him at every pause."

Kinda like channeling your inner Alinsky? I love it!

64 posted on 01/23/2011 1:28:17 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: ColdOne

65 posted on 01/23/2011 1:46:52 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: ColdOne

Gotta give the Dems a little credit for pulling a fast one on Republicans with this seating deal. But then again that’s not that hard to do when your opponents are naive and gullible.


66 posted on 01/23/2011 1:52:41 PM PST by Starboard
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To: ColdOne

How is it that when the dem’rats have big majority’s they could give a s#it about bipartisanship or repub’s. Will the repub’s ever...ever...ever learn? Just d@amn! I’d just tell the rat’s to vote their way and I will vote based on the constitution & what’s good for country! Period. Other than that just ignore the rats! Sick of this crap.


67 posted on 01/23/2011 1:55:06 PM PST by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: Castigar
1. [noun] the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise.

So "epitome of East Coast liberalism" vs. "conservative intransigence." A story about supposed bipartisanship by a partisan "reporter" doing their standard hacking job vs. a Pubbie, no matter how slight.

68 posted on 01/23/2011 1:57:49 PM PST by torchthemummy (The Audacity Of Truth Trumps All)
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To: ColdOne
A pox on both parties....

Was George Washington Right?

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

69 posted on 01/23/2011 1:58:18 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Disgusting


70 posted on 01/23/2011 2:02:22 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Starboard

I’d like to nominate Coburn to sit between Sheila Jackson Lee and Maxine Waters for the evening and then get back to us about “getting along”


71 posted on 01/23/2011 2:06:03 PM PST by digger48
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To: ColdOne

Well, who won the over-under in ‘Let’s See How Long These Gutless Republicans Take To Forget Why They Were Elected’?

21 days. What an embarrassment.


72 posted on 01/23/2011 2:07:46 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Take out the third, fifth and sixth letters and it's 'Red Digest', Comrade!")
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To: donna

If they would take a moment to look at ‘we the people’ - they’d see we aren’t laughing.


73 posted on 01/23/2011 2:10:30 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Bryanw92

There is a donkey and a donkey with a piece of radiator hose taped to his nose.”

LOL! Best laugh I’ve had all day. If I could Photoshop I would certainly make a picture for us!


74 posted on 01/23/2011 2:13:33 PM PST by PoplarBluffian
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To: ColdOne

Has everyone lost their marbles?
These guys are making Glenn Beck look sane, and that is saying something.


75 posted on 01/23/2011 2:21:19 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I agree. They have really done it with this. Just awful!


76 posted on 01/23/2011 2:32:59 PM PST by ColdOne (Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution...Ayn Rand)
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To: ColdOne

Foolish republicans suckered into sitting with democrats are going to spend the evening sitting there looking up at their democrat pal’s BUTTS.

The democrats will be up and down, standing and applauding Obama’s every word.
While the republicans just sit there democrats will be rubbing their backsides in the republicans faces.

Any republican who plays touchy-feely with the democrats and falls for this alternate sitting arrangement deserves what they will get - a face full of democrats’ BUTTS!


77 posted on 01/23/2011 2:40:31 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: Iron Munro

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78 posted on 01/23/2011 2:42:37 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: ColdOne

The friend of my enemy is my enemy.


79 posted on 01/23/2011 2:50:52 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: ColdOne

80 posted on 01/23/2011 2:51:28 PM PST by paulycy (Liberals suck all the joy out of America. Make them stop.)
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To: ColdOne

Republicans are such idiots. They’re like the perpetual Charlie Brown’s being told by Lucy that yes, this time, she REALLY will let him kick the ball...


81 posted on 01/23/2011 2:54:13 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: ColdOne

Anyone here or, of you know of, was contacted by your Republican Rep. BEFORE this so called agreement was implemented? Plenty of time for OUR reps aids to have contacted us before this!


82 posted on 01/23/2011 3:18:07 PM PST by Varsity Flight
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To: ColdOne

You know how you feel embarassed FOR someone who reads their own poetry aloud and thinks it is a good thing? That is how I feel about these people. Embarassed for them, that they don’t seem to realize how really dumb they appear.


83 posted on 01/23/2011 3:35:37 PM PST by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: ColdOne

So, which one’s going to be the man and which one’s the woman?


84 posted on 01/23/2011 3:56:13 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: ColdOne

PUKE


85 posted on 01/23/2011 4:11:19 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ColdOne
This had BETTER not be true.

Anybody consorting with the marxist enemy within is going to be PRIMARIED.

86 posted on 01/23/2011 4:46:05 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: ColdOne
Scumbag traitors all!

Sitting down with, or playing nice with, the enemy is what killed most of the 55000 in the KW and the 50000 in Vietnam.

Yet there still lots of serfs out there that actually believe the GOP will really attempt to change the direction of this unstoppable slide into permanent tyranny...

87 posted on 01/23/2011 5:40:24 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: ColdOne

After they raise the debt ceiling into the stratosphere, perhaps they could all give themselves (and their relatives) a big fat raise.


88 posted on 01/23/2011 5:40:28 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: DPMD
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.

Well stated and worth repeating. The Republicans are fools.

89 posted on 01/23/2011 6:11:11 PM PST by plain talk
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