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It's nice to talk about the Power of the Purse but what is the end game when Obama refuses to accept the spending bill with the limit? Government shutdown, which Republicans have already said is off the table. Unless Republicans are prepared to endure the pain of a government shutdown they can't stop Obama.
Start here: no omnibus spending ills; abolish comprehensive legislation; follow regular order. A lazy congress substitutes these for the hard work of prioritization and compromise.
Why does Barry reference the Universal Human Declaration of Rights rather than America's First Amendment?
So the best way to stop ebola there, which is the stated policy, is to bring it here. What's wrong with this picture?
Summary: Shut up and like it, rubes.
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Is It As Close As That?

elko-mike Wrote: Oct 25, 2014 8:14 AM
Could it be the problem pollsters have is the assumption that the election is honest, when it is not. Today's piece on Hotair about illegal immigrant voting is interesting and suggests they could make a difference large enough to put results outside the margin of error.
Suppose that Obama intends to have Republicans gain control of the Senate. Why? Republicans have already signaled they will not stop him, as they won't let the government shutdown and they won't impeach him. Obama knows he can't be stopped. With Reid out of the way, Obama will hang the results of his agenda around Republicans. In 2016 I can hear him mocking them. They passed my budget because they knew it was a good idea. They didn't repeal Obamacare, like they said, because the people like it. The went along with bringing millions of new immigrants into this country because that's the type of nation we are and so forth. The Republican base will be furious. The GOP will be a shambles. Obama's agenda is preserved. Democrats can get on with the business or rebuilding their party and replacing Reid and Pelosi with only token opposition.
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Why Republicans Don't Get It

elko-mike Wrote: Oct 22, 2014 10:25 AM
Really. It would no longer be a question of destination but only a question of how quickly we get there. Might was well finish it and get on with the catastrophe.
The propositions that Obamacare is working as intended and costs are rising, networks are narrowing, and access to health care is shrinking are mutually exclusive only if one accepts the assertions by Obama to have the law passed. He clearly didn't tell the truth then. It is quite likely the law is working as he is intending. It is ruining the private health care markets. It is herding millions more Americans into government run healthcare. Governors are surrendering. What's not to like if you are Obama. It is working as he intended, but not as he promised.
Hey John Baby, it will go away when the nation can no longer pay for it. So one way, or another, it will go away. Wouldn't it be better to end it responsibly than let the entire thing leave a smoking hole in the US economy?
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DWS: Dems Will Hold the Senate

elko-mike Wrote: Oct 19, 2014 5:13 PM
The odds are on her side, but if not that is a huge repudiation of Democratic policies. Republicans need to win 3 of 6 races against Democratic incumbents when incumbents win over 90% of the time. Only 2% of the time would we expect Republicans to win.
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