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    I wouldn't take that bet. The Republicans are transparent and blatant about their one and only mission; to allow the country to fail so that they can pin it on President Obama. That's all they care about. I don't understand how anyone could possibly re-elect any of these traitors. Yes, traitors. They put Party and ideology above the country.

    There is an old Anglo-Saxon word that fits them perfectly - warlock. Yeah, I know what most of you think that means but you're the victim of years of misinformation. What it means is "oath breaker." And that is what these jerks are; they swore an oath when they took office. And they have broken it. I, for one, hope that they are punished accordingly.
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    Tery, we'd have lost our bet and, frankly dear, I'm shocked.
    Judged by past performances I swore we had this locked.
    Heard that Federal payroll tax cuts will now be extended.
    Don't get any hopes up though... The fighting hasn't ended.

    How about another bet? For nothing or for double.
    Wager you that, from now on, the President's in trouble.
    Budget's a non-starter. Bet you nothing else will pass.
    Not if Mitch McConnell gets his way - the horse's ass.


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    The fight is surely not over. Apparently John of Orange didn't get permission from the Tea Partyers and Mitchie McTurtle and they are pretty POd at him. But we're not hearing a lot about the details... This article is pretty in-depth about that:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/0...yes&via=blog_1

    I'm with you, there will be a huge brouhaha over the budget.
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    I should know better than to stick my big phat nose (it's not really fat ) into a politics thread. These type of threads are rife with double standards which I find sad. I'm sure many of us here could meet at a coffee shoppe somewhere and have a lively (and yes, maybe heated) political debate and yet leave as friends silently considering points made by those with the opposing view.
    An example of what I consider sad is the name calling of political figures of whom we do not approve. An example could be if I was extremely distressed at the current Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and started deriding him as John Boner.
    It's no surprise that I would be called to task by his supporters for showing disrespect to the man who was elected to his position. BTW, stating "I didn't vote for him" is no justification for vitriol.
    Yet some (notice I didn't use all) of the same people who cry about disrespect toward John Boehner, will refer to the president as Barack H. Osama or a similar iteration. Of course now that Bin Laden is gone his detractors will have to find another negative associative name.
    I understand we are all passionate with respect to our beliefs and what we view as what is politically right and what is politically wrong; I am no different.
    I'm thankful however that we do have the freedom to debate our opinions and grouse about what our government is or is not doing that upsets us.
    Maybe it's naiveté on my part that I believe we have many more similarities than differences. I dunno?
    Regardless, it would be nice if we could pare out the anger from our debates despite the fact that the subject matter does tend to bring out the worst in us.
    And Tery it os only pure coincidence I'm writing this following your last post. I have been wanting to say this for awhile.
    Now I will shut up!

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    Well, to me, calling Boehner "John of Orange" or McConnell "McTurtle" is poking gentle fun at them. If I wanted to seriously get ugly, I surely could - just as some people are ugly about Democratic (and leaving off the "ic" is another way of deriding them) politicians. I see no harm in this sort of nickname but if it bothers you, I'm sorry.

    BTW, I have never referred to John as "Boner" - that's just juvenile
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    Most of us feel passionate on the subject of politics, to one degree of another, from time to time. The democrats say the republicans trample the constitution, the republicans say the same about the dems. I agree with the republicans more than with the dems, but don't agree with everything they say. If I showed our current president as much disrespect as many (but not all) democrats showed Bush Jr. or Sr., I'd be shouted down. The Bushes were facists and warmongers you say? The guy we've got now is a socialist and marxist. Moot point. I'll cringe if he gets reelected and the democrats regain control of the house, but will most likely survive.
    I say vote them ALL out and start over with a bunch of inexperienced folks who haven't learned to play the pork barreling political games and spend billions of dollars to gain each others support.
    But that's just me. It's Friday and I have over a week off from my full time job starting at 4:30 PM today. Gonna try to chill and not let anything other than the Losers Club fight against Pennywise get me tensed up. Also hope to see how the good people of Chester's Mill deal with that pesky dome.
    Long days and pleasant nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clownshooter View Post
    I should know better than to stick my big phat nose (it's not really fat ) into a politics thread. These type of threads are rife with double standards which I find sad. I'm sure many of us here could meet at a coffee shoppe somewhere and have a lively (and yes, maybe heated) political debate and yet leave as friends silently considering points made by those with the opposing view.
    An example of what I consider sad is the name calling of political figures of whom we do not approve...


    Pretty sure the person who is guilty here was me;
    When describing Mitch McConnell used profanity.
    Please accepts apologies; it wasn't very nice.
    Next time that I'm rhyming things I promise to think twice.

    It's just that McConnell drives me absolutely mad.
    Think that his decision not to compromise is bad.
    He has been so partisan that he would not agree
    To something Obama wanted, even were it free.

    In my own opinion, Mitch McConnell is a jerk.
    His responsibility that Congress didn't work.
    But I promise not to swear again in future times.
    (Not unless I cannot find another word that rhymes.)


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    Senator from Maine told her constituents she's done.
    Doesn't like her colleagues and she isn't having fun.
    Choosing between their way or the highway - chose to go.
    We've all lost a voice of reason with Senator Snowe.

    Last time that she ran she won with 70%.
    But, in this term's Congress, found she couldn't make a dent
    In the wreck Republicans have made upon The Hill.
    Snowe will hit the road because her job has made her ill.


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    Couldn't sleep for all the coughing I've been doing, so decided to get up and roam the board. I don't usually go to political threads, because that's not what I'm here for...but somehow I found myself here anyway, and I ended up reading this entire thread. I didn't take the time to thank everyone individually (why, I don't know, time is something I have plenty of right now!), so just want to thank all who have posted. As always, I thoroughly enjoyed MrsSmeej's rhymes, and I was impressed with the overall respectful tone and the way people apologized if something they said was misinterpreted. On Congress...I think maybe we should just replace the whole lot of them and require the new Congress to speak in rhymes.

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    John McCain and Lindsey Graham - opposed to Susan Rice -
    Went before the media to offer their advice.
    Said they'd block Obama if he chooses her for State...
    Personnel advice from Sarah Palin's running mate?

    Both men say that, after our Ambassador was slain,
    Susan Rice was wrong and thus, according to McCain,
    There is a conspiracy that rivals Watergate.
    They want Rice investigated... Not the head at State.

    I was once a fan of John McCain's. Not anymore.
    Chose him in 2000; would have in 2004.
    Not the man he was back then; now all he does is grouse.
    Maybe he'd like Rice if she saw Russia from her house.



    Dear Ms. Mod, I looked for a thread
    Instead of this one that's long dead.
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    Something of it's kind.
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