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Video: Joe Scarborough Goes Off on Obama's Debt Blame Game

American Phoenix Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:23 AM
Republicans do not know how to play this game. When the tax increases were passed, they should have only become effective AFTER Congress passes a budget. the debt ceiling should be passed only if Congress passes a budget. Put the ball in Reid and Obama's court. If they really want to get the things they demanded, they should be forced to settle on a budget.
christiancon Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:48 AM
You speak the truth my friend. The republicans could do a lot- but they too want to be perceived as somewhat reasonable by the loony left. This was why Reagan was so unique(Reagan made mistakes also but he was willing to go where no conservatives seem willing to go any longer). He played hardball with the left while the Bushes and others (Dole,Ford,Nixon,McCain,Romney etc.) always felt it so necessary to have allies on the left. The left doesnt think that way.
Robin311 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:29 AM
The Establishment Repubs really don't want to cut spending. They enjoy getting the perks and power as much as Dems do. Both groups have it fixed in their heads that the economy in America can take the beating they are dealing out and there will not be any consequences.

About the only ones we have up there in DC who give a rat's patooty about spending are the Conservatives. Problem is that with the Establishment Repubs marginalizing the Conservatives, how long will it take for these Conservatives to conform to the ways of DC, be corrupted by the spending-addiction, and lose any resolve they have to make the kind of changes this nation really needs?
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:26 AM
If by "game", you are referencing the "shell game", I could not agree more...
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:27 AM
If by "game" you mean the one where the subject keeps changing from the significant issue of TOO MUCH SPENDING, and no budget from the dems, and no clue about this administration's inability to "create" jobs, "stimulate" the economy, etc., I agree.


Every so often, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough uncorks an epic, cathartic rant against the object of his network's undying affection.  Yesterday was one of those days.  Preach it, Joe:


"The President of the United States has absolutely no -- is in no position to talk about who's being 'reckless' with the debt.  The real default has come from his lack of leadership on deficits and on debt.  The federal deficit has been more than a trillion dollars all four years that he's been president.  He's...