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Home Front: Politix
How 'Cliff' Talks Hit the Wall
[Online.WSJ] Behind Scenes, Boehner Failed to Sell Republicans on Taxes, While Obama's Spending Plans Rankled

At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."
I'd walk away, too. Some deals aren't worth making.
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  agree completely.
let Champ be seen as in Hawaii frolicking in the surf and inflexible during budget negotiations.
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 12/24/2012 1:39 Comments || Top||

#2  I sincerely hoe his arrogance sinks him, there's no question he's an arrogant "I'm the boss" asshole, but the "Peepul" will always vote for the person who "Gives" them goodies, so we'll have to choose better next time. (And he's NOT eligible)

We need better People.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/24/2012 2:21 Comments || Top||

#3  I told you that there will be no outcome with negotiating with Banana. I have already said it. Give the donks what they want, let them own it. The American people need a lesson.
The American people produced Champ, raised him up, and now they have to take the fall. Detroit is a prophecy.
We WILL go over the cliff. Deadlock,blame and Inflation like you won't believe. Gasoline at $8/gallon. Gold at 3,600/oz.
No? Champ will be swimming in Hawaii.

I took all my assets out of the US to Southern Asia. I can live on the thirtieth floor in Singapore and read about it in the news. When a gallon of milk is $8 at Majicmart, it won't effect me at all. I don't live in the projects when the dollar is devalued and the checks stop coming.
Ever seen the warehouses for the walking dead in lower Miami?
Ever seen the bony shanks and the canasta games under a bare lightbulb ? Ever seen sixteen walkerframes creeping down the block on some streets there?
Welcome to paradise. Do you smell piss ?

And down at the VA there are urine soaked sheets stacked in the elevator. But you got a Bronze Star in exchange for your leg.
Your wife lives in a trailer off base and your kids don't know you.
Spell inevitable for me.
Posted by: Threater Flusoper9823 || 12/24/2012 3:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I LIKE that, he's got it.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/24/2012 4:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Champ's goal isn't lower taxes. Champ's goal is a one party system. He's nearly there.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/24/2012 4:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Too many free thinkers, He'll never do it.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/24/2012 10:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Give the donks what they want, let them own it.

The problem is there will be no one left absorb the lesson.

The problem with "negotiating" with Obama is he wants us to go over the cliff. The press will blame the Republicans and it gives him an excuse to gut the military.

The thing Rantburgers need to remember is Obama considers the US to be the "most genocidal country in the history of the world." Think about that. We are supposedly worse than Mao (60 million dead), Stalin (30 million), and Hitler (25 million). Wouldn't you want to destroy such a country?

The problem with the Republicans is they think they are dealing with someone they disagree with. In reality they are dealing with someone who wants to destroy them, their values and their entire way of life.

Posted by: Frozen Al || 12/24/2012 11:32 Comments || Top||

#8  that's what I don't understand, it will gut DOD over the next decade.
those are the only govt employees that they seem to like, even they are not worth compromising for?
cuts are automatic, now is not the time to play chicken, you have nothing to gain by winning that game.
Posted by: bigjim-CA || 12/24/2012 13:21 Comments || Top||

#9  No worries, he'll shift funding around to fit his priorities. Congress is the least of his worries.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/24/2012 13:23 Comments || Top||

#10  If we go over the fiscal cliff Obama gets to cut the military and blame The Republicans.
He gets to cut any programs he doesn't like, and blame the Republicans.
He gets to raise taxes on the middle class and the upper class and blame the Republicans.

Why would the Republicans think that they can hammer out a deal to avoid the cliff. They need to let him own it, make him own it, because they really can't stop it. Problem is the Republicans as shown in the last election just can't get the world to believe them despite the facts. There is a cult of personality around Obama and I'm not sure it can be deflated while he is in office.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/24/2012 13:39 Comments || Top||

#11  It's that time Mr. Lightoller. Bring those lads to the boat deck immediately and thank them properly for their valiant efforts on the pumps.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/24/2012 14:01 Comments || Top||

#12  Champ thinks he's god and the US is Satan. With that as a starting point the rest sort of makes sense.
Posted by: Iblis || 12/24/2012 14:26 Comments || Top||

#13  Boehner said the screwing you get just isn't worth the screwing you get and walked away. Obama could have done something when he had the House and Senate during the first two years and didn't. He chose to screw the country and run up the debt by ramming ObamaCare through--"You have to pass it to read it nonsense. Has Champ had a budget yet?
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/24/2012 15:57 Comments || Top||

#14  Fine. Walk off the cliff. More taxes and less spending mean less debt. I'm all for it.
Posted by: gorb || 12/24/2012 16:26 Comments || Top||

#15  "Walk of the cliff hell" PUSH Obumbles over and watch him fall.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/24/2012 19:08 Comments || Top||

#16  By the way, they show the "Cliff" as a precipiece, no, it's a wall, now climb it Obumbles.
Or is that work?
Yup work, it's the way WE do things, NOT PRESIDE.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/24/2012 19:12 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Pro-gun rights US petition to deport Piers Morgan
This "petitioning the king" thingy was pointless posturing on the part of the White House from the beginning. It's time to stop feeding the chief resident's ego, and write to CNN instead. Their feedback page is here.
It is fun, however, to turn the king's tools against him. Conservatives should be doing that more often. It's almost .. Alinsky-like...
Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views.

Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting. Last week, he called a gun advocate appearing on his "Piers Morgan Tonight" show an "unbelievably stupid man."

Now, gun rights activists are fighting back. A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House e-petition website by a user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a "hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution" by targeting the Second Amendment. It demands he be deported immediately for "exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens."

The petition has already hit the 25,000 signature threshold to get a White House response. By Monday, it had 31,813 signatures.

Morgan seemed unfazed -- and even amused -- by the movement.

In a series of Twitter messages, he alternately urged his followers to sign the petition and in response to one article about the petition said "bring it on" as he appeared to track the petition's progress.

"If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?" he wrote.
Posted by: tipper || 12/24/2012 08:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ypu violated the "Bill of Rights" Yes people are angry, also British Right to bear Arms is a MAJOR reason the United States exists today.
Think about it without prejudice.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/24/2012 10:21 Comments || Top||

#2  that's about 29,000 more than his viewers
Posted by: Frank G || 12/24/2012 10:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Ha ha. He is a bit of a dipwad.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/24/2012 10:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't like our laws and our Constitution, Mr. Morgan?

Posted by: Barbara || 12/24/2012 10:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Yet another son of Perfidious Albion. Few surprises here. Nice plump Englishman like you Piers, you'll likely be quite welcome in the ketel of some hungry village in the Pommie created utopia of Zim. Move out smartly will you !
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/24/2012 11:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Actually he's not very welcome back
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/24/2012 11:30 Comments || Top||

#7  LOVE it, BP! ;-p
Posted by: Barbara || 12/24/2012 11:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Classic! His thoughts and attitude about our rights are the reason we are no longer a brittish colony.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/24/2012 12:37 Comments || Top||

#9  I support Morgan's right to make an ass of himself. But I can't help thinking it would serve the Brits right if we deported him because of their refusal to let Michael Savage or Geert Wilders into their country.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/24/2012 13:24 Comments || Top||

#10  Mr. Morgan, that issue was resolved at Concord bridge more than a few generations ago.
Posted by: P2Kontheroad || 12/24/2012 18:15 Comments || Top||

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