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Republicans filibuster their own bill in the wake of the fiscal cliff crisis

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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Last Thursday senate minority leader mitch mcconnell filibustered the very bill he himself proposed to negotiate the debt ceiling. In an attempt to humiliate the democratic party he proposed a bill he was certain would not pass, and when senate majority leader harry reid amassed the 51 votes needed to pass the republican debt ceiling solution, mitch mcconnell filibustered his own bill.
If republicans will filibuster the very proposals they place in the senate, how can any type of negotiation be reached? They are more concerned with admonishing the democratic party and wasting precious senate time with filibustering bills they themselves propose than finding any negotiation to the fiscal crisis america is facing.
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VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Nothing new here- but this is a massive, huge game being played by tea baggers. I think all of us have realized from the moment they started this that they're going to try and throw the world economy off the edge out of spite for being SPANKED in the election. "Nobody wants our fascist ideas? Bawwwwww!! We'll make them regret it!" That's what it amounts to. I'm so sick of seeing this sick fucktard Cantor and the blubbering idiot Boehner who utterly has to be the worst US House Speaker our nation has ever seen in its history. These guys are a fucking joke, and they're overconfident in all the gerrymandering of their districts that was carried out last year to try to do this and think they're going to have their jobs after 2014. Register to vote- and throw these guys out!
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heaven-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
welcome to polticis
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
At this rate, the republicans need a prayer to win next election.
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Debit Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What they need is to find their own version of Moses, that they be freed from Egypt ... *ahem* ... the sinful land infected by the 'pro-tax, pro-choice, pro-gay' Liberals.

But because of their unreasonable snivels and insatiable idolatry of 'American [moronic] values', they piss off God Almighty. He has had enough and tosses them into the middle of nowhere for nearly 40 years. He tells Moses, then Moses mercilessly rebukes the Republicans, 'Obviously, you do not have the balls to be real men. No promised land of Canaan ... *ahem* ... Conservativeland for you. You ain't goin' nowhere! My Boss is very unhappy right now. Do you know why? He has provided Manna ... *ahem* ... Ron Reagan, Gingrich, Bush Jr., Cheney, Ryan, and even Romney. But how did you respond? Instead of feeling greatful, all that you can do is turning your own turf into a decrepit mess followed by another round of sniveling?!'
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Pffft! That is almost true.
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Debit Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was rather kind enough to merely trying to make humor out of Moses in a clumsy manner. Should I have instead used others like Samson & Delilah, Eli & his sons, Saul vs. David, and so on?!? (All of their political entanglements were even more complicated than what little that have taken place within the era of Moses. :)
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I know.
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Debit Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Might as well smother the pubic hairs of the Repubes [Republicans] with petrol, followed by tossing a live cigarette to start ignition! :)
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
That's too generous.
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SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good grief. :ohmygod:
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I suggest we return the favor by lining them up to be booted off a literal cliff.
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Debit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or ... toss them into a large sauna, lock the door, then raise the heat. Heat exhaustion should take care of the rest. Those who already have cardiac problems should go down first, then gradually work its way up to put away healthier individuals. :)
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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Republican raisins.
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Debit Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least Republican raisins would be more palatable than the ones we are putting up with now: A party of sociopaths. What a shame!
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
And those who survive can be thrown into their own Healthcare system. :la: By that, I mean Affordable Social Healthcare.
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Debit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think they deserve something better than Affordable Social Healthcare, simply because they are elected officials with corresponding load of prestige and authority. Hmmm ... how about One-Way Social Healthcare?!? :D
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
One way electroshock therapy.
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Debit Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... and send bills to their loved ones in order to cover the electric power consumed by electroshock procedures.
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Exactly! Socialism!
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Also, in light of this:

“If the Democrats want to pass the debt ceiling, as we did last year, with two trillion dollars in spending cuts, we’d be more than happy to have that conversation,” a Senate Republican leadership aide told TPM. “But there is bipartisan opposition to giving this or any President the unlimited authority to raise the debt ceiling.”

That was the point McConnell set out to make this morning, but Reid’s maneuvering left the Republican in an awkward position. And the Democratic leader vows more votes."

I can understand the point he was trying to make, though he could've gone about it better.

I'm also rather amused to notice no one other than TBS, myself and some others show concern over Obama asking for unilateral power over the debt ceiling.
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Debt ceiling is a near meaningless political ploy by the republicans who raised it SEVEN TIMES without question under GW. Even if there is an infinitely high debt ceiling, congress must agree on the federal budget. Maybe you should read a book once in a while.

And you don't seem bothered that democrats agreed to pass a republican proposal, it's not even a compromise, they agreed to the entire republican proposal and were poised to pass it on to the house when republicans cut off their nose to spite their faces. You can't spin this sophism in your favor, it's hyper partisanship, uncooperative BS, just the republicans trying to stop any progress in congress, even when their conditions are accepted without question.

And yes, please refuse to negotiate the fiscal cliff, the tax increases that kick it if an agreement is not reached are far more severe than anything the democrats are asking for. Take this country straight to shit just to spite the democrats, show your true nature.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Hmm, no one's allowed to think differently than you without being guilty of something, can they?

I would think I've made it clear long ago I don't like either party, but I guess it's still not simple enough.

Also, Obama once commented on how it was a failure of government that they were meeting to discuss raising the debt ceiling, yet now he wants complete control over it...and you haven't batted an eye.
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I've flinched watching the republicans make this disgusting threats to hold the debt ceiling hostage if they don't get what they want. And btw, in addition to having no real argument to any point of made, if the president was allowed control over the arbitrary number known as the debt ceiling, maybe we'd get some fucking work done
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Goodbye, screwball.
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LOL you must be taking lessons from the guy who draws conservatoons because you are absolutely horrible at rhetoric
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LadySuzaku Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Because you're all selfish morons who care more about 'beating out the other guy' than the well-being of the nation. You claim to, but seem perfectly content to allow politicians like Mitch McConnel pull crap like this.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Whatever you say, sweetie.
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LadySuzaku Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
So... it's perfectly okay that he filibustered his OWN bill when it gained Democratic support??? Who does that help? Why is that okay?

Can you explain, or are you just going to whine about the Democratic party again to avoid manning up and being honest for a change?
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
When republicans do something stupid: Insults and guffaws all around.

When democrats do something stupid: Silence, excuses, even justifications.

Gotta love political hypocrisy.
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maddmatt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
You get the post since I am strangely blocked by the OP:

So McConnell proposed the most ridiculous position to prove a point, and the idiot Democrats think it is a good idea to give the President unilateral power on our debt?

I think this only proves that Democrats are not interested in the best policies for our nation and act only out of spite.


More important, does anyone agree with the Democrats that the President should have sole control on spending and the debt ceiling?
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
The screwball OP voiced support and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if other posters did so. Honestly, I think that with the way things are, a lot of people will sell their souls to the government if it tells them doing so will allow it to help them more. People are caring less and less about freedom and more about putting food on the table (or looting their fellow man to avoid having to work for their livelihood).
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maddmatt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Yup. People don't want to personally help anyone. They are takers. They want someone to take from others to help people they should be helping. They want to take from others to help themselves when they should be givers.
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TortelliniPen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
You're the other way around: One of the first to point and laugh when the democrats screw up, but either silence or constant apologism when the republicans do something stupid.

Do you really think that you're any better than the people that you criticize? Hypocrisy works both ways, you know.
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scythepuppet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We already have Schemer offering excuses and justifications from the Right, and you're being silent.

Well, you're criticizing Democrats for hypocrisy and not commenting on the OP, so I think that qualifies as silence, in any case.
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
sonrouge not criticizing Schemer has more to do with him being schemer's butt buddy more than anything. After all, the only reason he blocked me was because he found out Schemer blocked me.
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anamusingalias Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Your list is impressive... but not nearly long enough!
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist
lol
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Gotta love comments that don't have a point, aren't republicans the ones who attacked michelle obama for urging people to plant a garden? Like it was some fascist takeover of what people are allowed to eat?
Typical republican making a scandal of nothing
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LadySuzaku Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
So that makes it okay for Republicans to filibuster their own bill when it had Democratic support?
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LadySuzaku Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Since I can't find the slamming head against a brick wall emote to adequately express my disbelief...

:wtf:

Seriously... WHY??? Why would they make themselves look like selfish assholes when it's the final stretch before the fiscal cliff? Do they just not care???
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rockstar1009 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Does C-span not feel more and more like an episode of The Thick of It by the day? :lol:

Still, it's not the first time this has happened. In 2004, the Republicans suddenly became super-interested in the Democrat's bill to reinstate the Draft.... only to vote against it. It's all grandstanding. :facepalm:
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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Love that programme :D Was weird watching Local Hero and seeing the Scottish guy in a completely different role.
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TBSchemer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Try getting the Democrats to actually propose a solution, and then maybe we can have a discussion.
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maddmatt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
What? Give me more and I will tell you later if I will make any cuts to my ridiculous spending, is not a solution?
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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Democrats propose a solution: Republicans block
Republicans propose a solution: Republicans block.
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MagusTheLofty Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Lol! That pretty much sums it up. Sadly the Republican party's been taken over by the lunatic fringe.
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TBSchemer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
...If by "solutions" you mean "socialist demands completely unrelated to the real solutions to the fiscal cliff."
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VorpalPen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Artist
70% of the deficit will work itself out by going over the fiscal cliff -- the cliff IS the solution.
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TBSchemer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
How? By sending us into a new recession, so tax revenues are even lower, even as Obama uses his new power to hike spending on his favored interests even further? That's no solution. That's a death wish for the economy.

There is absolutely no possible way for tax hikes to fix this: [link]
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VorpalPen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Artist
The recession wouldn't last 6 months, according to economist Robert Reich and others -- then the stock market would explode as the deficit shrinks. In the mean time, tax cuts would be implemented on the middle class and we'd have plenty of money to stimulate the economy. A short recession is worth getting this country back on track, IMO.
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