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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:03 pm 
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DID WE REALLY BELIEVE THE REPUBS WOULD BE COOPERATIVE WITH THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN ANYTHING? ALL WE'VE SEEN SO FAR FROM THAT TIRED OLD PARTY IS RESISTENCE TO THE CHANGE OBAMA PROMISED TO BRING ONTO THEIR TURF.

LET'S USE THIS THREAD TO POST INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE REPUBS ARE BEHAVING AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO TRY TO DERAIL AS MUCH OF OBAMA'S RECOVERY AGENDA AS THEY CAN.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:14 pm 
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GOP Opposes Pay Limits On Bailed-Out Bankers


Wall Street bankers, with their $18 billion in bonuses, private jets and gaudy conferences, are causing headaches for the GOP.

President Obama has proposed capping compensation for executives at banks that take taxpayer bailout money at $500,000. Republicans hate the idea -- a position puts them uncomfortably on the side of people currently about as popular as child-porn producers and subprime mortgage brokers.

Senate Minority Leader Jon Kyl (R-AZ) blamed the "tone deaf" bankers for creating the political environment that allows Obama to call for a cap.

"Because of their excesses, very bad things begin to happen, like the United States government telling a company what it can pay its employees. That's not a good thing in America," Kyl told the Huffington Post.

"What executives have done is troubling, but it's equally troubling to have government telling shareholders how much they can pay the executives," said Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL).

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) said that he is "one of the chief defenders of Obama on the Republican side" for the president's efforts to reach across the aisle. But, said Inhofe, "as I was listening to him make those statements I thought, is this still America? Do we really tell people how to run [a business], and who to pay and how much to pay?"




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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:45 pm 
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Rep. Pete Sessions: Taliban is ‘a model’ for how GOP can become an ‘insurgency.’

In an interview with Hotline, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) said the Republican party will have to be come an “insurgency” to counter Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, and added that the Taliban can serve as “a model”:

“Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban,” Sessions said during a meeting yesterday with Hotline editors. “And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person’s entire processes. And these Taliban — I’m not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that’s not what we’re saying. I’m saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with.” […]

When pressed to clarify, Sessions said he was not comparing the House Republican caucus to the Taliban, the Muslim fundamentalist group. “I simply said one can see that there’s a model out there for insurgency,” Sessions said before being interrupted by an aide.

Sessions made a similar analogy last week at the House Republicans’ retreat, saying that Republicans “need to get over the idea that they’re participating in legislation and ought to start thinking of themselves as ‘an insurgency’ instead.”


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I think this guy is either drunk or he's been visiting Rush who opened up his drug cabinet for the Senator to take anything he likes!

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GAG! Wouldn't you know that sooner rather than later, John McCain would be on the Senate floor, beating the podium with his forefinger, and pretending he's still a presidential candidate, who readily admitted that he knew little about economic issues! He's forgotten the campaign is over and that HE LOST!

MCCAIN ATTACKS OBAMA IN CAMPAIGN-LIKE SPEECH!

Sen. John McCain (R) took his most direct shot at Barack Obama since the presidential campaign on Friday morning, using a Senate floor speech to criticize the president for mocking the Republican concerns over the massive economic stimulus package...

"The whole point, Mr. President, is to enact tax cuts and spending measures that truly stimulate the economy," McCain said. "There are billions and tens of billions of dollars in this bill which will have no effect within three, four, five, or more years, or ever. Or ever."


Watch the video of the campaign-like exchange:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Supporters Of $1.3 Trillion Bush Tax Cuts In 2001 Now Call $900 Billion Recovery Plan Billion ‘Too Much’

As the senate version of the economic recovery package makes its way through Congress, a significant (though misguided) criticism of the package from Senate Republicans is that it is “too big.” For example, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claimed, “from the very first moment of this debate, there’s been strong bipartisan agreement on one thing: the original version of this bill was too big.”

Similarly, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) lamented, “[T]his bill spends far too much,” while Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said, “It’s very wasteful…if you throw in the interest it’s about $1.3 trillion.” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) called passing such a large package this week “just unthinkable.” Watch a compilation of these and other complaints about the size of the package:


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While the Republicans have no viable solutions to the problems that face our nation, mostly created by them over the Bush years, one of them, a freshman representative from Florida, no less, wants to continue the "proof of citizenship" debate!

Bill Posey Sponsors Presidential Birth Certificate Bill

Freshman Republican Rep. Bill Posey of Florida has introduced a bill that would require presidential candidates to present proof of U.S. citizenship before running for office. The bill, he says, would prevent future legal arguments, like the one that continues to persist (if only on the internet) about President Barack Obama's eligibility to serve.

"Opponents of President Obama are raising the birth certificate issue as a means of questioning his eligibility to serve as president," Posey said in a statement. "This bill, by simply requiring such documentation for future candidates for president, will remove this issue as a reason for questioning the legitimacy of a candidate elected as president."


In some of the Repubs' cases, I think I'd prefer proof of an IQ that is at least above the high-end moron level.

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In some of the Repubs' cases, I think I'd prefer proof of an IQ that is at least above the high-end moron level.


With apologies to all hard working morons everywhere that weren't born to power and wealth like "W."

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With apologies to all hard working morons everywhere that weren't born to power and wealth like "W."


Well, I'd have to look long and hard at any of the morons, hardworking or not, born to wealth or not, who were still supporting/approving of Bush/Cheney during the waning months of that awful administration, those who voted for the McCain/Palin ticket, those who still think Faux Noise is "fair and balanced," and the only "reliable" news source around, and those who still think Iraq had something to do with 9/11...before I'd make any attempt to issue any kind of apology.

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