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The Shutdown Showdown

Who will blink first? Government is on the brink as Dems, GOP face off

September 30, 2013

WASHINGTON — With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the......

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LizardKing

Oct-02-13 8:51 AM

The Tea Party traitors are the best thing that's happened to the Democratic Party in 30 years. By all means, please keep acting like snot-nosed four year olds!

This is very similar to the events in Bavaria around 1929. It won't happen this time, sorry.

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daWraith

Oct-01-13 6:24 PM

By 2014 virtually every American will have been raped by Obamacare.

Let's see how they vote THEN when they all will be SURE the promises were a bunch of Buusheet!

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TrollSlayer

Oct-01-13 7:04 AM

Why all the honking, Goosy? YOU WON. Obamacare is the law of the land now. The “Exchanges” are open. Whooopeeee! Instead of more “rethug” babble, go sign up and let us all know how great your Obamacare is.

Why do Democrits continue the smears and jeers after the verdict is in and the courtroom is empty? What’s next, Goosy? A slam of Sarah Palin, or a “but BUUUUSH!” whine? Geeezzzzz...

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Gooseman

Oct-01-13 6:21 AM

WASHINGTON -- In his marathon speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) repeatedly invoked the will of "the American people" in an effort to derail the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

If only his colleagues would "listen to the American people," Cruz said, "the vote would be 100 to 0 to defund Obamacare."

Five recent surveys of the American public flatly contradict that assertion.

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Gooseman

Oct-01-13 6:14 AM

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans decided Monday that government shutdown or not, it was more important for them to keep trying to strike a blow against Obamacare. Having failed to convince Senate Democrats to go along, the Republicans resorted to seeking a "conference committee" to resolve the differences.

For Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), chair of the Senate Budget Committee, the move is ironic. She has been trying for more than a half-year to go to a conference to work out dramatic differences between the Senate budget and the House version. Senate and House Republicans have objected, repeatedly.

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Gooseman

Oct-01-13 6:09 AM

"Romoney in a landslide" and now we get a new 2014 election prediction from duhhhhhhhhRAT-""LOL..............".

Cant wait until the 2014 elections!

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Shark88

Sep-30-13 10:48 PM

The Almighty will not be mocked by liars.

All liars will give an account to God.

Liars will not escape judgement.

The affordable care act is a law based upon lies and deceit.

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Shark88

Sep-30-13 10:45 PM

Liberal media refuses to report the truth.

Millions now losing their health care as a result of being forcd off of primary holder plans and must now go out and find their own healthcare at a cost of thousand$/year. On top of that, the plan they might find isn't as good as the one they were dropped from.

The democrats have deliberately driven a stake right through the heart of hard working American's finances and healthcare.

Judgement day is coming..

"And, I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." Rev.20:12

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Sep-30-13 9:56 PM

SHUT IT DOWN!!!!

SHUT IT ALL DOWN!!!

This government needs a 50% layoff across the board just for starts!!!

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daWraith

Sep-30-13 8:49 PM

Even a loser like Deuce Bigalow, is BAILING on the Democratic Party!!!!

PolitiChick Ann-Marie Murrell talks to actor/comedian Rob Schneider and CA Assemblyman Tim Donnelly about Donnelly’s run for CA Governor.

Schneider says, “The state of California is a mess, and the super majority of Democrats is not working. I’ve been a lifelong Democrat and I have to switch over because it no longer serves the people of this great state.”

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daWraith

Sep-30-13 8:45 PM

oldman, the next elections are in 2014.... sorry to break it to you.

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daWraith

Sep-30-13 8:17 PM

The Democrats can't even balance the Democratic Party Budget, Much less the USA!!!!

Election 2014?

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daWraith

Sep-30-13 8:16 PM

Several executives at firms that contract to provide services to the party -- speaking anonymously to avoid antagonizing what remains an important if troubled client -- describe an organization playing for time as they raise alarms about past-due bills falling further behind. And senior strategists close to the DNC say they worry the organization appears to have no road map back to solvency. "They really thought they could get this money raised by the summer," one said, "but the fact is, FROM TALKING TO PEOPLE OVER THERE, THEY HAVE NO REAL PLAN FOR HOW TO SOLVE THIS."

Sources close to the DNC say officials there have quietly LAID THE BLAME IN PART ON THE WHITE HOUSE. It's no secret that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who also represents an area around Miami in the U.S. House, lacks strong relationships inside the administration.

But it's not even clear who at the White House should be minding the problem these days.

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TrollSlayer

Sep-30-13 8:15 PM

Demorats like Gooseman don't understand how a party could have disagreements and make compromises to get things done within the party. Conservatives in the House have successfully passed numerous bills in the recent past. But lockstep Demorats in the Senate must do Harry Reid's and Barry Bankrupter's bidding or else. No negotiation, no compromise in the Democrit Party. Consequently almost NOTHING passes the Demorat-controlled Senate. Where's the Budget, Demorats? Where's the debt ceiling bill, Demorats? You're pathetic, Demorats. Start doing your jobs, Demorats.

And Goosetool could never understand that because as an Obamazombie she's right in lockstep with Harry and Barry. LOL

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daWraith

Sep-30-13 8:12 PM

The DNC is nearly broke

FORTUNE -- There's another budget crisis in Washington, and it's unfolding inside the Democratic party. The Democratic National Committee remains so deeply in the hole from spending in the last election that it is struggling to pay its own vendors.

It is a highly unusual state of affairs for a national party -- especially one that can deploy the President as its fundraiser-in-chief -- and it speaks to the quiet but serious organizational problems the party has yet to address since the last election, obscured in part by the much messier spectacle of GOP infighting.

The Democrats' numbers speak for themselves: Through August, 10 months after helping President Obama secure a second term, the DNC owed its various creditors a total of $18.1 million, compared to the $12.5 million cash cushion the Republican National Committee is holding.

BBWHAHAHAHZA! First Opie Bankrupts the USA, now he has bankrupted the DNC!!!!!

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TrollSlayer

Sep-30-13 8:11 PM

oldman, you're right. There will be consequences. When the vast majority of Americans finally find out what a raw deal they got with the Demorats' Obamascam tax act they will punish Democrit pols for their lies. And conservatives tired of so-called "moderate Republicans" who negotiate with liberal scammers that continue to run America off the rails will be replaced by true conservatives who understand you can NOT borrow and spend our children's America out of debt.

The end is near, Demorats. You may win this battle, but your policies of unlimited spending funded by Ponzi scams and borrowed Chinese dollars can not possibly go on much longer. When it collapses, liberal thieves and scammers, you built that.

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Gooseman

Sep-30-13 8:02 PM

As a group, the repubs are a mess. No leadership, no ideas to help middle class, no concern for the welfare of most of America.

Even among themselves they don't have a clue who they are, what they would do or how to do it.

"Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) sharply criticized his fellow House Republicans on Monday, saying it's "moronic" for them to let the government shut down over their opposition to Obamacare and calling them "lemmings with suicide vests."

“They have to be more than just a lemming," he said. "Because jumping to your death is not enough."

Nunes slammed his colleagues for their divisive approach, accusing House Republicans of creating an "us versus them" mentality.

“You have this group saying somehow if you’re not with them, you’re with Obamacare. If you’re not with their plan — exactly what they want to do -- you’re with Obamacare. It’s getting a little old,” he said.

So dont attack me for calling them morons. Have at

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LogHog

Sep-30-13 7:31 PM

oldfart... members of the house were elected to represent the people that elected them... that is exactly what they are doing.. there are three governing bodies supposedly running the Govt. The House, The Senate and the President. Read the Constitution if you want to learn how these are supposed to operate.

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LogHog

Sep-30-13 7:26 PM

Shark. Your post has the most common sense. But, there are so many in our country with no common sense, they don't even know what your talking about. The biggest problem is all the fools that vote people in like Obama. These fools will still be saying it's the minority's fault when the house of cards collapses. They think it's the Govt. job to fabricate money to give them. The Govt. does not borrow more money to pay its bills. The govt. borrows more money because it can not pay its bills. In this day and age one would think more people would understand simple economics.

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oldmansvan

Sep-30-13 7:22 PM

Troll, there will be consequences: the repugs suffered them in the 2012 election and will suffer again in 2016. They just never learn.

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TrollSlayer

Sep-30-13 7:10 PM

Obama himself has already delayed the employer mandate in Obamacare. The latest House version of the debt-ceiling bill also merely delays the individual mandate in Obamacare. But apparently your Debtor in Chief believes that only HE has the power to change laws, and only Republicans must compromise.

My way or the highway is not leadership, Barry Benghazi Obankrupter. Republicans offered compromise; YOU must offer compromise. Otherwise the Government shutdown is YOUR FAILURE, Barry. And YOU own it, Demorats.

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Hefner

Sep-30-13 6:13 PM

We lose nothing if this government was dissolved totally. If the senate and the president continue to block compromise they should be tried for negligence in their Constitutional duties and be imprisoned for life.

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daWraith

Sep-30-13 6:08 PM

There IS no compromise on the Core Values of the United States of America as written in the Constitution.

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TrollSlayer

Sep-30-13 5:46 PM

Why do Demorats like WaterBuffalo hate our troops and their families so much that they would cut off military pay just to ensure the tax and borrow and spend wealth redistribution to their welfare base voters and cronies continues?

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WaterBuffaloRider

Sep-30-13 5:43 PM

Obamacare does not benefit the top 1% so the US House of Representatives and Tea Party Parrots of the Powerful oppose it. They only defend the interests of America's most wealthy.

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