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Obama’s Priorities Made Crystal Clear

October 11, 2013

How’s this for not keeping your priorities straight: If the so-called government shutdown continues, disability benefits for about 3....

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Gooseman

Oct-11-13 7:17 AM

"But even as the White House plans to hurt veterans to score political points"-Seriously?

Seems to me the last repub prez, sent our heroes to an unnecessary war to win an election. Despicable.

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JMorgan

Oct-11-13 7:37 AM

The News Register, Tea Party and the GOP has locked up the stupid vote.

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thetruthforonce

Oct-11-13 7:41 AM

And the priorities of the house organ of the Teapublican Party are once again made clear by this inane editorial.

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richardwhee

Oct-11-13 11:36 AM

Why are veterans always used as pawns in this stupid political game???

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TrollSlayer

Oct-11-13 12:15 PM

I don’t suppose any of you Obama sycophants has a good excuse why Harry Reid and Barry Benghazi are now refusing to support families of American troops killed in combat, do you?

I mean besides “but BUUUUUSH!” and “No Compromise!”? Didn't think so. Despicable, Demorats.

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JMorgan

Oct-11-13 4:58 PM

Troll: meets definition of the stupid vote.

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TrollSlayer

Oct-11-13 5:34 PM

So your excuse for Barry Benghazi’s unprecedented, unpresidential, unpatriotic, un-American failure to support the families of his soldiers killed in battle is,“You’re stupid.”

hmmm... Well, I suppose that’s better than Barry’s pathetic “I told someone on my staff to take care of it” excuse.

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SpankysLastDance

Oct-11-13 11:05 PM

SO, my belief that American's hate their military Veterans is validated! The majority of Americans support Obama, the majority re-elected him, the majority support him. I have always believed that since WW2 was over, that Americans considered all veterans from that point onward to be second class, and to be used as political pawns.Now much of the government considers veterans to be terrorist, potential terrorists.Thanks liberal trash Democrats!

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david1

Oct-12-13 4:31 AM

Obama hates this country and will make us feel just how much during his second term. He is out to destroy our free country and make us go belly up like Russia did. This is all because of his unknown beliefs that are obviously pointing toward pure hatred of what America stands for.

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JMorgan

Oct-12-13 7:48 AM

Troll: Your response has proved my point that you are in fact stupid. Now, site your source for your false allegations.

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JMorgan

Oct-12-13 7:55 AM

Spanky and David: Typical low information voters that represent a minority of Americans.

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WVEXPAT

Oct-12-13 8:47 AM

"The majority of Americans support Obama"

I guess a majority means 37% (AP) these days!! Obama's lowest approval rating to date. The % of Americans who think we're heading in the wrong direction is at an all time at 78%. You'd think rating for R's couldn't get much lower, but it's interesting to see in the NBC/WSJ poll this week that Harry Reid and John Boehner have the same approval rating at 5%!!!

Anti Govt sentiment is at an all time high, if the R's can't put forth a vision to ride that wave then they deserve the ratings they get!

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WVEXPAT

Oct-12-13 8:47 AM

"The majority of Americans support Obama"

I guess a majority means 37% (AP) these days!! Obama's lowest approval rating to date. The % of Americans who think we're heading in the wrong direction is at an all time at 78%. You'd think rating for R's couldn't get much lower, but it's interesting to see in the NBC/WSJ poll this week that Harry Reid and John Boehner have the same approval rating at 5%!!!

Anti Govt sentiment is at an all time high, if the R's can't put forth a vision to ride that wave then they deserve the ratings they get!

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TrollSlayer

Oct-12-13 9:09 AM

JMorgan, my source is Barry Obumbler’s Secretary of Excuses, Jay Carney. Tap-Dancin' Jay stammered something like the president was “disturbed” when he found out the death benefits had been suspended, and said “The commander in chief, when he found out that this was not addressed, he directed that a solution be found.”

He did NOT say, “The Commander in Chief stormed down to the Secretary of Defense’s office and slammed his fist on his desk and told him to start paying those benefits and taking care of those families NOW!” Just essentially "somebody do something about this before it becomes a PR problem for us."

Are you too stupid to look these things up? LOL

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promo61

Oct-12-13 9:53 AM

From THomas Sowell: Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans.

There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going — except for ObamaCare. This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record. As for the House of Representatives' right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either. You can check the Constitution of the United States. All spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives, which means that Congressmen there have a right to decide whether or not they want to spend money on a particular government activity.

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littlefox

Oct-12-13 9:53 AM

JMorgan, please keep commenting. The Republican party thanks you! LOL

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promo61

Oct-12-13 9:54 AM

Sowell cont.; Whether ObamaCare is good, bad or indifferent is a matter of opinion. But it is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have a right to make spending decisions based on their opinion.

ObamaCare is indeed "the law of the land," as its supporters keep saying, and the Supreme Court has upheld its Constitutionality.

But the whole point of having a division of powers within the federal government is that each branch can decide independently what it wants to do or not do, regardless of what the other branches do, when exercising the powers specifically granted to that branch by the Constitution.

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promo61

Oct-12-13 9:55 AM

T. Sowell: The hundreds of thousands of government workers who have been laid off are not idle because the House of Representatives did not vote enough money to pay their salaries or the other expenses of their agencies — unless they are in an agency that would administer ObamaCare. Since we cannot read minds, we cannot say who — if anybody — "wants to shut down the government." But we do know who had the option to keep the government running and chose not to. The money voted by the House of Representatives covered everything that the government does, except for ObamaCare.

The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money to be spent, because it did not include money for ObamaCare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that he wants a "clean" bill from the House of Representatives, and some in the media keep repeating the word "clean" like a mantra. But what is unclean about not giving Harry Reid everything he wants?

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promo61

Oct-12-13 9:56 AM

Sowell: If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility.

You cannot blame other people for not giving you everything you want. And it is a fraud to blame them when you refuse to use the money they did vote, even when it is ample to pay for everything else in the government.

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promo61

Oct-12-13 9:57 AM

Sowell: When Barack Obama keeps claiming that it is some new outrage for those who control the money to try to change government policy by granting or withholding money, that is simply a bald-faced lie. You can check the history of other examples of "legislation by appropriation" as it used to be called.

Whether legislation by appropriation is a good idea or a bad idea is a matter of opinion. But whether it is both legal and not unprecedented is a matter of fact.

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promo61

Oct-12-13 9:58 AM

Sowell: Perhaps the biggest of the big lies is that the government will not be able to pay what it owes on the national debt, creating a danger of default. Tax money keeps coming into the Treasury during the shutdown, and it vastly exceeds the interest that has to be paid on the national debt.

Even if the debt ceiling is not lifted, that only means that government is not allowed to run up new debt. But that does not mean that it is unable to pay the interest on existing debt.

None of this is rocket science. But unless the Republicans get their side of the story out — and articulation has never been their strong suit — the lies will win. More important, the whole country will lose.

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WVEXPAT

Oct-12-13 10:30 AM

@Promo,

Mr. Sowell is a brilliant man and makes an undeniably accurate point! However that point has not been effectively made by the GOP. The Dem's are great political marketeers as they are masters of the "talking point"! Just read the posts here! They may not understand their meaning but liberals are very consistent and unified on their talking points. Anything more complicated than a basic concept doesn't sink in with most people.

Your 9:58 post from Sowell is particularly spot on, but sadly will probably not be read let alone understood by those who need to understand it the most (whether R or D).

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TrollSlayer

Oct-12-13 11:04 AM

promo61, thanks for the repost of Sowell's column. It brings the silly Democrit blame game into crystal clarity. As WVEXPAT says, unfortunately the Demorats who need that information most won't read it and couldn't understand it if they did.

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oldmansvan

Oct-12-13 11:07 AM

Republicans close the Govt. and start lying to hide from their actions: the repugs are********and pointing at the dog. Their lowest in recorded history 5% approval rating is well earned.

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TrollSlayer

Oct-12-13 11:09 AM

oldman... repugzzzz... yawn... pointing at the dogzzzz... approval ratingzzzz.... zzzzzzzz....

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