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  • Republican Gov.-elect Hogan promises hope and bipartisan change in Maryland

    12/02/2014 9:11:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan reassured an auditorium packed with political leaders Monday that his Republican administration will “put aside partisanship” to steer the state in a better direction. But seasoned political hands are raising doubts that the Democrat-dominated General Assembly will meet him halfway. “I stand before you today full of hope, hope for Anne Arundel County, hope for our state and hope for our future,” Mr. Hogan said in a speech at the inauguration of Anne Arundel County Executive Steven R. Schuh, a fellow Republican who took charge of the county that is home to Mr. Hogan...
  • Dems call for Obama to ban flights from Ebola countries - accuse him of trying to "pass the buck"

    10/09/2014 1:25:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    A growing number of Democrats are pressuring President Obama to ban flights to Ebola-ravaged countries despite repeated warnings from global health leaders that closing borders could accelerate the crisis. A group of 27 lawmakers, including three Democrats, signed a letter Wednesday urging Obama to ignore health officials and immediately halt flights from the West African countries worst-affected by Ebola. The lawmakers accused Obama of attempting to “pass the buck” onto organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), which have advised against travel bans. Obama has said he would not ban travel unless the WHO reversed its position. “[The WHO] has...
  • Bipartisanship is Alive and Well, but not in the Obama White House

    08/01/2014 6:53:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Bipartisanship is dead. That's the conventional wisdom, and there's a lot of evidence to support it. But there's evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues, veterans' health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive bipartisan agreements. These are both issues on which everyone agrees government should be involved. The country certainly owes something to veterans. And no one's proposing to eliminate job training programs altogether. But government is also not doing a good job on either. The Veterans Affairs Department scandals have revealed a culture of lying and incompetence that comes...
  • The Worst Republican Senator

    01/30/2014 7:06:35 AM PST · by Shery · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.15.2008 | Quin Hillyer
    Reposted article at Spectator.org. Every bit as relevant today as then. South Carolina's Lindsey Graham is a flop. He pretends to be a conservative, but sells out conservatives and insults them while doing so. He pretends to be effective at reaching across party lines, but the only thing he effectively does is help the other party. He inhabits the Senate seat of Strom Thurmond, legendary for great attention to his South Carolina constituents, but Graham spends most of his time trailing behind John McCain like a valet as McCain criss-crosses the country in pursuit of the presidency. He called Ted...
  • AMNESIA PLATFORM: Dems Hope Coloradans Forget the 2013 Disaster

    01/09/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | January 9, 2014 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    Following yesterday’s performance by the Democrats at the opening of the 2014 session, we’ve decided to help them package their agenda, so Colorado really understands what the 2014 legislative session is all about.  We’re calling it the Amnesia Platform.After seeing quite clearly it’s toxic to run on what the liberal agenda they passed in 2013, Democrats are trying to make 2013 go away as quickly as possible, but, without, you know, changing any of it.In speeches by both Senate President Morgan Carroll, and Speaker Mark Ferrandino, the heavy-handed pleas for bipartisanship illustrated what Democrats know: their only hope for a...
  • A Silent Chinese Invasion & Disarmament of America is Taking Place

    12/11/2013 7:28:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    America, if there was ever a time in our nation’s history that it was imperative that we as Americans separated ourselves from the constant dribble of the false paradigm of American politics, the time is definitely now. I find myself in total disbelief as I watch the obvious consequences of the corruption, massive wasteful spending, the outsourcing of the American labor force and many other ills that have plagued this nation for decades come boiling to a head like a massive pimple on a teenager’s forehead. When this pimple pops, it is going to hurt. We have to stop pretending...
  • ‘This Is Mickey Mouse’: No Softball Questions in Levin’s Interview With Ryan on Budget Deal

    12/11/2013 1:05:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 10, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin hosted Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday to discuss the new budget deal announced by lawmakers. Levin wasn’t exactly impressed with the deal and he let Ryan know it, even calling the agreement “Mickey Mouse” more than once. Ryan first explained that the deal, titled “The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013,” replaces sequester cuts with savings from future cuts. He said he was happy with the plan because it prevents deep budget cuts to the Defense Department and the U.S. military. Mark Levin Challenges Paul Ryan on New Budget Deal in Contentious Interview “This prevents...
  • Gay rights legislation gains bipartisan support

    11/02/2013 9:50:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 2, 2013 12:33 PM EDT | Donna Cassata
    Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that would bar employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. … In a sign of the times, the anti-bias legislation has traditional proponents such as the Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay and lesbian advocacy group, plus the backing of a relatively new group, the American Unity Fund. That organization has the financial support of big-name Republican donors—hedge fund billionaires Paul Singer, Cliff Asness, Dan Loeb and Seth Klarman—and former GOP lawmakers Norm Coleman of Minnesota...
  • The Federal Government needs More money to Waste [Snark intended]

    10/08/2013 11:39:28 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 8, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The Feral Federal Government wastes tons of money. It certainly is grand that we will always have plenty to spare. U.S.S Barack Obama, our newest aircraft carrierHere's a link to an article by Jonathan Turley about recent wastes involving the Pentagon, produced by some pleasing congressional bipartisanship. He notes, [T]he Pentagon continues to spend wildly on items and them toss them out. We recently saw how [it] prefers to deliver bags of money to Karzai, buy Russian aircraft that Afghans can’t fly or maintain, or build huge buildings to be then torn down unused. Of course, no one is ever fired for constructing...
  • Can We All Get Along?

    08/03/2013 2:06:02 PM PDT · by Shawn M. Paul · 12 replies
    The Western Center For Journalism ^ | August 3, 2013 | Shawn Paul
    (This question actually has nothing to do with the late Rodney King, who coined this phrase; but with the inclusion of the word “all,” the answer is emphatically no.) It seems we are hearing this phrase a lot lately, whether word for word or simply implied, especially from our elected public servants (and specifically the Republican ones.) I’m not trying to dog on the Republican Party here; in fact, I’ve voted that way almost 100% of the time since I have been of the age to cast my ballot. It’s just that my sentiment these days, that Republican is the...
  • In tea party response, Paul will urge GOP to embrace immigrants, cut spending

    02/12/2013 12:56:37 PM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Mark Preston
    <p>Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul will call on his fellow Republicans to be more welcoming of immigrants Tuesday night in a speech where he will also sharply criticize President Barack Obama and his congressional colleagues for failing to reduce the nation's debt.</p>
  • Ben Shapiro on Hannity: “We’ve Reached the End of Bipartisanship.We’ve Reached the End of Civility”

    01/09/2013 7:36:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/9/13 | Jim Hoft
    Ben Shapiro was on with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his new book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” and to list the top five progressive bullies in America today. As a final question, Hannity asked Ben how do conservatives counter the progressive bullies today. Ben answered, “We can’t be civil with them. We can’t. We’ve reached the end of bipartisanship. We’ve reached the end of civility. It’s like the Geneva Conventions. These people are out of uniform. Once they exit the realm of civility they are now fair game. And it’s enough playing...
  • Ex-Democrat Lieberman to leave U.S. Senate; calls for bipartisanship

    12/12/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Lieberman, 70, announced in January 2011 that he would retire when his fourth term ends next month rather than seek re-election. He reflected on his career in remarks that lasted for about 20 minutes, recounting landmarks in his career and changes in society since he became a U.S. senator in January 1989. “When I started here in the Senate,...
  • Did Freedom Win?

    11/14/2012 4:00:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | John Stossel
    Democrats won big last week. So government will continue to grow. Individual freedom will yield. At least some people with records of supporting liberty were elected: Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona and U.S. Reps. Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio in Michigan and Thomas Massie in Kentucky. Also, Washington and Colorado voted to allow any adult to use marijuana. (But users beware. Your newfound freedom may be short-lived thanks to that extraordinary human being in the White House -- you know, the one who smoked pot when he was in school. Despite promising that he wouldn't, he has cracked down on...
  • Fearing Defeat, Obama Now Says He’s Focused on Deficits and Debt

    10/26/2012 6:03:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The latest sign President Obama fears he's headed for defeat came this week when he said he'd seek a "grand bargain" with Republicans to reduce a $16 trillion debt. Over the course of his campaign, Obama has ignored the monstrous debt he's piled up over the past four years in an orgy of unprecedented annual spending increases and budget deficits. Now, with little more than a week left before Election Day, and the presidential race in a dead heat, he suddenly wants a compromise with Republican leaders in Congress to curb spending and borrowing. Well, he's four years...
  • Bipartisanship: A New Winning Issue

    10/08/2012 7:48:05 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/8/2012 | Dick Morris
    I was surprised when Frank Lunz’ focus group showed that the best line of the evening’s debate by either candidate was Governor Romney’s rendition of how he worked with Democrats in Massachusetts and will do so as president. But it makes a great deal of sense that this line would resonate. While we professionals are trying to win the war of Dems vs. Reps and Blue vs. Red, the voters just want the war to end and the parties to come to an agreement — guided by the verdict they will deliver on Election Day. Ending this toxic division has...
  • The Do-Nothing Democrats

    04/05/2012 4:12:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2012 | Reince Priebus
    Today Americans will witness an extraordinarily rare event. The president will sign a bill that originated in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act. Sadly, it is almost unheard of for Obama, who ran in 2008 on post-partisanship, to actually engage in such bipartisanship for the good of the economy. House Republicans have passed 27 other jobs bills (with some Democratic support) that Senate Democrats and the president have ignored. When it comes to creating jobs and helping the economy, Democrats talk a good game. But that’s about it. The JOBS Act is a start, but...
  • McCain to Obama: 'Let's sit down' (McCain calls for joint Dem-RINO rape of US taxpayers)

    10/02/2011 6:40:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-10-02
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Sunday called for President Barack Obama to "sit down" with Republicans to find solutions to the nation's struggling economy.
  • New video game allows players to kill Tea Partiers

    09/10/2011 9:06:01 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 25 replies
    Liberals often tout themselves as the epitome of tolerance, which makes the production of a video game entitled “Tea Party Zombies Must Die,” by StarvingEyes Advergaming, all the more confusing. In the new game, players are encouraged to shoot such Tea Party favorites as Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and many others, some of which do not exactly fit the criteria of the Tea Party movement but who appear in the game nonetheless. The Blaze reports: In a new online game created by liberals titled “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” players can live out your most vicious fantasy by...
  • The Death Of Bi-Partisanship!

    08/11/2011 8:27:52 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 11, 2011 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    I hope, at this point, we can all agree that the greatest enemy to our Representative form of government is, ”Bi-partisanship.” After this recent debate over the raising of the Debt Limit, and the successful screwing of the taxpayer yet again, it is clear that, ”Bi-partisanship,” just leads to deals being made so egotistic politicians can say they made a deal. I, for one, do not want my Congressional Representative, the person I picked to speak for me in Washington because of his stated beliefs, to give up those beliefs for the Politically Correct label of ”Bi-partisan.” I don’t want...
  • Inside the Beltway: Where an Increase Becomes a Cut

    08/01/2011 11:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2011 | Bill Tatro
    I just love Washington-speak which offers heartfelt phrases such as “baseline spending,” “debt ceiling,” “drop dead dates,” and my ultimate favorites, “the cut,” “to cut,” “a cut,” or just simply “cuts.” Like the phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a “cut” means different things to different people. Let me explain by first discussing common-speak, which is very easy to understand. When someone takes a cut in pay, it could mean going from $20 per hour to $15 per hour. Or, they’re paid $30,000 per year for a job that used to pay $35,000 per year. To most...
  • 5 reasons why S&P just guaranteed U.S. debt will lose AAA rating

    04/20/2011 8:32:11 AM PDT · by library user · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2011 | by James Pethokoukis
    ~ EXCERPT ~ By prodding Washington to agree on a debt plan, Standard & Poor’s might achieve just the opposite. Its dour take on Treasuries could inflame the debt-ceiling debate, leaving little energy for a grand budget compromise. And the severe austerity S&P desires would have few takers anyway. Consider the following: 1) Obviously the rating agency hopes its unnerving note will nudge lawmakers into reaching agreement on taxes and expenditures. Inaction until after the 2012 national elections risks an actual downgrade of America’s AAA bond rating. 2) But striking some mega-deal doesn’t have top priority on Capitol Hill. First...
  • Flash Rally: Feb 25 @ Noon to 1 PM: Indiana Dems Get Back to Work! (Indianapolis Tea Party)

    02/23/2011 6:06:27 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Indianapolis Tea Party ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | Indianapolis Tea Party
    ALERT *** ALERT *** ALERT *** ALERT **** ALERT *** ALERT *** Flash Rally Protest! Join us! When: Friday, February 25, 2011 Time: 12:00 (Noon) - 1:00 pm Location: Indiana Statehouse, 200 W Washington Street, Indianapolis MEET ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE STATEHOUSE (Capitol Street) Sign Messages: Theme "Dems" Get Back to Work! Why the Protest: As many of you probably have heard, the Indiana House Dems. WENT MISSING IN ACTION! They didn't show up for the job that 'We the People' elected them to do - represent us. This is a BIG DEAL! If we missed work, what...
  • Indiana GOP leader: No compromise with absent (RAT Flea) Dems

    02/23/2011 6:15:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/11 | Deanna Martin
    Ind. GOP leader: No compromise with absent DemsBy Deanna Martin, Associated Press – 1 hr 15 mins ago INDIANAPOLIS – A political stalemate in Indiana showed no signs of ending anytime soon as House Democrats met privately Wednesday in an out-of-state hotel and Republicans refused to negotiate away their legislative agenda to lure them back. While the tactic mimicked one used a week earlier by Senate Democrats in Wisconsin who fled to delay a vote on an anti-union bill, the Indiana Democrats said their protest was not about one GOP-backed proposal but a slate of them. In both states, Democrats...
  • Do You Remember ? I Know I Do.

    01/22/2011 4:26:23 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 6 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Alan Levy
    A message from the heart to the Republicans in Congress: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remember, remember the elections in November, you were elected stop Obama's near treasonous plot. I know of no reason, other than treason, that the elections should ever be forgot! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What earth shattering event would force me to write such admittedly poor prose ? What on earth could possibly make Your Friendly Neighborhood Right Wing Extremist Columnist so upset that he is forced to stray so far from his comfort zone ? Just what is bothering him, anyway ? (Other than the fact that the United States is sliding...
  • It's A Beautiful Thing...

    01/19/2011 10:30:35 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 4 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | Nov 15, 2010 | Alan Levy
    "It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words."-- Inner Party Member Syme, From George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This may shock a few regular readers of this column, but I whole heartedly agree with Syme. Some words aren't fit to be used anymore and they should be destroyed. Don't worry, True Believer. I'm not going to go all politicalcorrectthink on you. You and I will still be able to use the words I am about to destroy whenever we like. Only a very, very small group of people shouldn't use these words that I am about to toss in the...
  • State of the Union Address Bipartisan Seating

    01/14/2011 5:28:09 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 82 replies
    MagicCityMorningStar ^ | 01/14/2011 | Office Staff Rep. M. Michaud
    Michaud Calls for Bipartisan Seating at State of the Union Address - Says it's a small, but important and symbolic step WASHINGTON, DC - Today Congressman Mike Michaud added his name to a letter led by Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) that will be sent to House and Senate leaders next week asking for a show of bipartisanship through a change in the seating at the upcoming State of the Union Address. "Partisan seating arrangements at the State of the Union addresses serve to symbolize division instead of the common challenges we face in securing a strong future for the United...
  • Obama hails bipartisanship after arms pact passes

    12/22/2010 3:28:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama celebrated a bipartisan "season of progress" on Wednesday at a year-end news conference marking an up-and-down second year in office that blended a thrashing at the polls, slow progress on the economy and late victories in Congress. He forecast struggles over spending in 2011 with Republicans who take control the House, and vowed to try again and pass sweeping immigration legislation that was blocked by GOP critics. "If I believe in something strongly I stay on it," he said. Obama opened the news conference with a reference to the nuclear arms control treaty with Russia...
  • What Really Happens to Politicians Without Labels. It's Not Pretty.

    12/22/2010 12:28:30 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | December 19, 2010 | Jill Lawrence
    You may have heard there's a "No Labels" movement afoot to rouse the country's silent majority – the sane, reasonable, moderate middle that just wants civility, and solutions, and an end to the fighting in Washington. Maybe you're one of those people and you like this idea of no labels. There are lots of big names associated with this group -- senators, mayors, media celebs and more. But I'll be honest, I've been skeptical. You only have to listen to actual no-labels types to understand why. A few days after the official launch of No Labels, four of them offered...
  • The Perils Of Potus Narcissistus: Obama-Down, Inside-Out, Laffer Up, Bizarro Economics

    12/15/2010 9:56:45 AM PST · by Barry Secrest · 1 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 12/12/2010 | Barry Secrest
    Liberally extreme Congressman Anthony Weiner was one of the first to loosen the ululating wail of discord that had previously been reserved for those of the Right or those who are right--(which is virtually always interchangeable ). Weiner, who even now manages to retain the look of one of those geeky, be-pimpled, goiter honkies many of us used to defend on the school bus, stated that "the President does not see the value of offense." Now, this statement from Weiner would be the first among many yet to come. In fact, so profligate are the noxious liberal utterings from the...
  • Liberal 'Tolerance' Escalates! (/s)(Vanity)

    12/14/2010 3:58:25 PM PST · by DWar · 68 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/14/2010 | DWar
    The 'tolerance' of the left never ceases to amaze me. For the people who want: an Islamic Mosque at the place where Islamic fanatics murdered 2752 mostly Americans; Homosexuals to marry and also insert (sorry) their tawdry behavior into the minds of American children in the public schools and so much more, they are the most intolerant when it come to freedom of speech for any who disagree with them. In the last week I had 2 "friends", unfriend me on Facebook. The first, a friend of 30 years, because I posted information about the TSA's groping of nuns and...
  • Tea Party ramps up efforts against tax deal

    12/13/2010 4:00:24 PM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 41 replies · 1+ views
    thehill.com ^ | Michael O'Brien
    Conservatives aligned with the Tea Party ramped up pressure Monday on Republicans to vote down the tax deal before Congress. A Tea Party umbrella group circulated a petition in opposition to President Obama's tax deal with Republicans, while another high-profile GOP lawmaker aligned with the grassroots movement said he's inclined to vote against it. "The idea that this massive tax and spend bill has not yet even been written but may be voted on by the Senate this weekend is appalling, and has rightfully drawn the anger of the TeaPartyPatriots.org and other Tea Party activists, an anger that will not...
  • Hoyer sees 'some room' to amend tax package in House (Dems want to raise estate tax; GOP silent)

    12/13/2010 2:43:09 PM PST · by Qbert · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/2010 | Mike Lillis
    A top House Democrat said Monday there's room to revise the contentious tax-cut package hammered out between the White House and Senate Republicans. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) predicted the House would ultimately pass a tax-cut bill this month, but not before Democratic critics have had a chance to amend certain language — particularly a 35 percent estate tax provision that exempts the first $5 million of estates. "There certainly seems to me to be some room for a change which may or may not be perceived by some to be significant," Hoyer told reporters at the National Press Club....
  • Boehner faces historic decision on 2010 tax-cut Christmas tree

    12/13/2010 8:37:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | December 12,1012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Boehner is a tough, wily and underestimated son of Ohio, one of 12 children, a product of Catholic schools, a Bishop Moeller Crusader through and through. He is said to be loyal to his friends and to the traditions of the House, and last week he promoted three long-serving Republicans to the leadership of three committees where various sets of reformers had hoped to see new faces for a new era. Tea Party activists are outraged and, worse by far, the Pledge to America that Boehner and his colleagues promulgated on a House Web site as binding on the Republicans...
  • Rahm: I never believed in bipartisanship

    11/16/2010 6:11:37 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    Is the left's enduring caricature of Rahm Emanuel -- as the primary advocate for the White House's futile and self-damaging quest for bipartisanship -- all wrong? In a new book, Rahm claims he privately argued to Obama that he shouldn't pursue bipartisan support for health reform, because it would take too much time, instead insisting that the lesson of Clinton's failure to pass reform was that it was imperative to put a premium on getting it done quickly. That cuts strongly against the image of Rahm as the chief internal advocate of the White House's strategy of deal-making and accommodation...
  • Can Democrats and Republicans work together after the election?

    10/17/2010 3:00:52 PM PDT · by An Old Man · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | October 17, 2010 | Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- Bipartisanship is in the eye of the beholder, it seems, as Democrats and Republicans ponder how cooperation between them can improve after the upcoming congressional elections. The voting on November 2 is expected to diminish Democratic majorities in both chambers and perhaps cost them control of the House. Whatever the final tally, widespread voter dissatisfaction with the hostile political climate in Washington is evident. Democrats blame Republican intransigence, calling the GOP a "party of no" that has opposed almost every initiative to undermine President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to change Washington politics. Republican leaders say their opposition...
  • Now Congress Is Fighting Over Sports Teams

    07/29/2010 11:16:15 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/29/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    In one of those "it's gotten so bad that…" stories, McClatchy's James Rosen reported today that Congress is so rife with partisan warfare that they can no longer even agree to sign onto each other's harmless resolutions that celebrate sports teams for one success or another. "The once-routine resolutions honoring hometown squads or stars sailed through Congress for years with nary a discordant note or vote -- but no more," Rosen gravely wrote. Rosen went on to reveal that our elected officials are finding resistance to their once easily passed resolutions meant to honor local, hometown sports teams in both...
  • Five Reasons Moderates Are Wrong About Bipartisanship

    06/22/2010 7:28:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2010 | John Hawkins
    Middle-of-the-roaders and people who don't pay a lot of attention to politics have made such a fetish out of bipartisanship that the most partisan political hacks in D.C. will go on and on about "unity" and "working with the other side" even as they lustily plant toe kicks to the other side's groins at every opportunity. To the moderates, this makes little sense. Why can't both sides get together, buy the world a Coke, teach them to sing in perfect harmony, and keep it company....la, la, la, la! In theory, that seems to make sense, but in practice, it generally...
  • I'm 63 and Im Tired!

    03/27/2010 11:55:57 AM PDT · by dvan · 104 replies · 7,865+ views
    email | NA | Robert A. Hall
    I'm 63 and Im Tired" by Robert A. Hall I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired. I'm tired of being...
  • Grade Obama's first Year in Office. Freep AWAY!

    03/25/2010 5:30:20 AM PDT · by o_zarkman44 · 47 replies · 1,608+ views
    CBS News ^ | 3-25-2010 | CBS News
    This is a poll asking people to "rate" Obama's first year in office. Incredible that it is on CBS. Freep this poll. But the numbers according to the CBS site are already pretty grim for the spinster in chief.
  • Obama's bogus bipartisanship is laid bare

    03/22/2010 1:38:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 367+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 3/22/10 | Ruth Ann Dailey
    Barack Obama floated into the Oval Office on the billowing rhetoric of bipartisan cooperation despite a voting record that pointed to the opposite extreme. A war-weary public preferred rhetoric to reality, his cool promises to his cold practice. Fourteen months post-inauguration, voters are getting exactly the reality that Mr. Obama's prior public service had foretold. And the rhetoric that so many found hopeful and uplifting has sunk to a snarkier partisanship than that of any president in history. Unlike some of the Democrats who defied party leadership on the health care bill, Mr. Obama revealed himself once again to be...
  • The One Pre-Existing Condition Getting a Cure

    03/21/2010 10:37:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 627+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 22, 2010 | C. Edmund Wright
    We have the debate over ObamaCare to thank for one thing at least: the treating of the pre-existing child-like delusion that bi-partisanship is possible, let alone desirable, when the other side is the Obama Democrats. It is neither.  And it never has been nor ever will be as long as there is a segment of a society that wishes to control the wealth and activities of other segments of society.  With such people there are only two options.  You either defeat them -- or they defeat you.  If you strive to get along with them, you will awaken one day...
  • Obamacare Summit at Half-Time Republican Facts and Presidential Arrogance

    02/25/2010 10:47:14 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 885+ views
    The Lid ^ | 2/25/2010 | The Lid
    Having watched the first three hours of this dreadful show my first reaction is a splitting headache. I found that every time the Republicans scored a political point the President reacted by being dismissive. Additionally he seems to get visibly angry anytime actual facts are used.....
  • Bipartisanship, Like Racism, Is a One-Way Street to Liberals

    02/25/2010 4:36:50 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 02/25/10 | Rob Binsrick
    Last night I was reading an online article from Katrina Vanden Heuvel on The Nation website in which she blamed the Republicans for the lack of bipartisanship in Washington these days. As Vanden Heuvel put it, when it comes to bipartisanship the “Republicans aren’t playing.” That is a similar analysis being put forward by a number of other liberal columnists, commentators and politicians. Much of that is based on the fact that the Republicans in Congress have shown great solidarity in opposing the extreme left-wing policy proposals that have been introduced by Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats.
  • There can be no True Bipartisanship

    02/22/2010 7:48:56 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 5 replies · 203+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/22/10 | alaphiah
    Rosie O'Donnell and Janeane Garofalo are examples of the far leftwing Liberal wing-nuts that control Washington D.C. Their opinions of Conservatives are interchangeable with and could have been advanced by any of the Leftwing Liberals in power. The only thing is Obama, Reid or Pelosi can’t directly tell the American people how they reality feel so close to elections. But over the last year we did witness the blatant disrespect and undiluted hate that Democrats displayed toward Conservatives and Conservative ideas. Conservatives were depicted as Nazis, Astro-turf, birthers, racists, homophobes, and bitter clingers of guns and bibles. O’Donnell and Garofalo...
  • Is Bipartisanship Possible or even Preferable?

    02/19/2010 4:52:41 AM PST · by ConservativeHideout · 11 replies · 289+ views
    With all the talk of bipartisanship lately, have we been missing a larger point? We’ve talked about it being inauthentic, a trap, and a farce. All of those are likely quite true. But is the larger question, “Should Republicans even try?” All through 2009, this blog, and thousands of others, chronicled what the Democrats wanted. We used video footage, quotes, excerpts, and good old fashioned “connecting the dots,” to show what the end-goals of the Democrats were. We knew that the public option was supposed to lead to single payer. We knew that the Porkulus was a massive pay off....
  • GOP Must Go Into Health Care Meetings With the Knowledge That it is a Trap

    02/15/2010 5:01:22 AM PST · by ConservativeHideout · 13 replies · 454+ views
    We’re going to have to keep one thing in mind; when the Democrats are saying “bipartisan,” they are, as usual, lying. They are attempting, rather poorly, to make the appearance of bipartisanship, but they are doing so from their pompous, elitist, mindset. They are still in the opinion that they are in complete control, and their agenda has primacy. They do this in complete ignorance, willful or otherwise, of the polls and recent elections.
  • Voters Want Democrats to Toss the Obamacare Bills and Start All Over

    02/11/2010 9:31:28 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 295+ views
    The Lid/Rasmussen ^ | 2/11/2010 | The Lid
    The President called for both parties to join with him for a summit to fix the health care bill at the end of February. The House leadership responded with a letter to Rahm Emanuel saying they welcome the opportunity but: Assuming the President is sincere about moving forward on health care in a bipartisan way, does that mean he will agree to start over so that we can develop a bill that is truly worthy of the support and confidence of the American people? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today that the President is “absolutely not” resetting...
  • Dodd sees new hope for bipartisan bank bill

    02/11/2010 9:23:54 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 4 replies · 158+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | February 11, 2010 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are trying a new route to break through an impasse on writing banking rules to prevent another financial meltdown. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said Thursday he has recruited Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee to help draft a bill that can win the GOP support needed to get it through the Senate. Because of Corker's willingness to negotiate, Dodd said he is "more optimistic than I have been in several weeks that we can develop a consensus bill." Less than a week ago, Dodd said talks with the committee's top Republican, Sen. Richard...
  • Obama Would Drive Republicans into the Sea

    02/11/2010 6:59:00 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 15 replies · 617+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/11/10 | alaphiah
    Mark Knoller’s, “Obama Says Bipartisanship, But What He Wants Is GOP Surrender,” is a complete deconstruction of the Barry Hussein Soetoro pretense for bipartisanship. (see article) Knoller get’s it. Democrats, their leader and Spokesperson-in-Chief, president Soetoro declared jihad on their political rivals the Republican Party after the 2000 election which George W. Bush won. For eight continuous years Democrats unrelentingly battered and beat up on the hapless George Bush. So extreme and vile was their hatred for Bush that Democrats would have preferred that America lose the Iraq war than let Bush receive credit for winning it. They did in...