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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:26 AM
PhDisconnectedRealities" scribbles this tripe: "Clarity, clearly you comprehend basic english. me: "he can make suggestions" You: "submits..a detailed request" That's the same thing, I just dumb it down for the crowd here. I must need to dumb it down even more......." After having just made this deluded declaration minutes earlier: "First, it isn't Obama's responsibility to establish a budget..." So-----it is not the potus' resonsibility to establish a budget, but, "he can make suggestions". Hahahahahahahahaha, yes, that is the president's job. To sit in his office and, should he "feel" the need to, "make suggestions". No requirements as laid out in rules of procedure. Just....well......kind of a "feelings" based...
gstephens Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:49 AM
For the sake of clarity, you might want to check for legislative accuracy. The President is required by law to submit a budget to Congress. Both houses are also required to submit budgets. The Congress of the United States is required to reconcile the two into one budget to be signed by the President. That is the law. Of course, Mr. Reid in the Senate seems to think that continuing resolutions and omnibus spending bills are adequate since he has nothing but disdain for the law, much as this president.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 1:21 AM
gstephens,
You are citing law. Please refrain from doing so when it pertains to anything relating to Obama and holding him to his job. He is above the law as evidenced by those who argue in his defense for NOT putting forth any budget proposal.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:27 AM
...exercise. Maybe he will, maybe he won't. Depends...
PhdisReality Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:41 AM
This is why I rarely bother to do anything other than call the clownhallers what they are, idiots.
Total and complete idiots who don't understand either politics, or how the government functions, but still insist they are totally right, probably because they heard D|ck Morris say it on Fox.

But hey, I'm not really complaining, after all, Obama won the election. He will get to enact policies that will actually be good for this country, be able to nominate Supremes that will be good for this country, and no amount of ignorant, clueless, mindless hate is going to be able to stop him without trashing their electoral prospects.
PhdisReality Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:44 AM
The only reason the GOP has any power left at all is due to the relative power of rural states, and the district gerrymandering of the House.

The Dems have won the popular vote in the Presidential race, the Senate races, and the House races.

Face it, you are a dinosaur. The sooner your kind dies off, the sooner we can get to fixing the serious problems our country faces.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:51 AM
Talking past each other. It is what it has come to. And, oh, by the way, I do not have cable television. It is my understanding that "Fox", as you refer to it, is on cable. One needs to subscribe to view it. No doubt you do as you profess to be an expert on what it is they say---and-----who it is that YOU says watches it. You mindless little puke. Take your projections and stick them where the sun shines not.

It's possible to have a strong hand and still overplay it. As Republicans see things, that's what President Obama is doing in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

In private conversation, some in the GOP appear a little sheepish about the fact that they once took the president seriously. Even though he had the upper hand after winning re-election, they thought he genuinely wanted to avoid going over the cliff and would negotiate in good faith. Then Obama sent Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to Capitol Hill with a thumb-in-the-eye offer, and Republicans got the message.

In subsequent days, Obama has not...