Tag: Obstructionism


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New Obama campaign ad: “Jobs” and yet more lies from Mitt Romney

GOP: The Goddam Obstructionist Pissants The Obama campaign has a powerful new television ad out titled “Jobs” that calls out Republican obstructionists in Congress who refuse to act on the President’s jobs plan: From the Obama campaign: Obama for America today released a new television advertisement called “Jobs” that asks Americans to join the President in calling on Congress to […]

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President Obama’s spokesman calls out Republicans directly on their obstructionism

Today, on their way from Michigan to Andrews Air Force Base, Press Secretary Jay Carney held a press gaggle. In it, he specifically laid the blame for obstructionism at the feet of Republicans; House Republicans in particular. Question: Some Democrats sometimes get upset when he refers to the obstructionist Congress, and they feel that he’s lumping them in with Republicans, […]

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“MOMMY!!! Barack won’t let me keep hitting him!”

He was warned, oh yes he was. Having missed Bill Maher’s “New Rule“, the GOPosaurs warned the president that, by God, if he made any recess appointments, well, they would just quit being all bipartisany. So he did anyway. 15 of ’em. Average number of days these folks have been waiting to be confirmed: 214. Now he’ll have to pay […]

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Yet more Republican lies

Yet more Republican lies

Have you heard the one about how “most Americans are against health insurance reform (HIR)”. When you hear this endless repeated by Republicans and right-wing radio and television pundits, know this: THEY ARE LYING. The Republicans and anti-HIR forces have spent months demonizing this legislation to the point that they have effectively freaked people out about it. But when you […]

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Republican lies about reconciliation

The next time you hear some Republican say that Democrats are using the budget reconciliation process to ram through health insurance reform and that is an unprecedented use of it that affects 1/6 of our economy, know this: THEY ARE LYING Not only have they used it for gigantic, party line votes themselves, the way it will be used for […]

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Republicans demand “scrapping the bill” TWENTY times!

Republicans demand “scrapping the bill” TWENTY times!

Yup. Twenty demands by Republicans at yesterday’s bipartisan Health Care Summit to scrap all existing legislative efforts and start anew. And there were only ten of them there. Sheesh. Pat Oliphant nailed it: My name is Eclectablog and I am a politaholic. I actually took a vacation day yesterday to watch all seven hours of President Obama’s bipartisan Health Care […]

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White House offers to put GOP HCR plan online – Where is it?

This morning, the White House offered to put the GOP’s health insurance reform plan online alongside their own plan in preparation for Thursday’s bipartisan summit. Problem is: there isn’t one. Via Dan Pfeiffer at the White House blog: What you can’t do just yet is read about the Republicans’ consensus plan – because so far they haven’t announced what proposal […]

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GOP can’t deny that they’re the Party of NO, part II

In an interview with Katie Couric last night right before the Super Bowl, President Obama announced that he is scheduling a bipartisan commission to go over the best ideas for health insurance reform. It will take place on February 25th. The idea is to bring Republicans back into the dialog after they took their ball and went home. They did […]

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GOP can’t deny that they’re the Party of NO — they can’t

Any Republican who argues that they are not the Party of NO should be told flatly to shut the hell up. Ugh. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) has put an extraordinary “blanket hold” on at least 70 nominations President Obama has sent to the Senate, according to multiple reports this evening. The hold means no nominations can move forward unless Senate […]

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