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October 11, 2011

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I thought he was a 'no'.

How did Joltin' Joe Lieberman vote?
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Neo

Harry voted "nay" so he could bring it up again."

RichatUF

Joe voted for cloture, as did Webb.

Clarice

http://js-kit.com/blob/sRf0L_NIyh8O8c1FL3Rfrj.jpg


A little after hours levity and then to bed again perchance to sleep

JM Hanes

Not that Obama will change his tune, but you gotta love it. Trying to explain parliamentary procedures isn't going to help much when Republicans point out that even Obama's Majority Leader "voted no" on his jobs bill.

RichatUF

It was still those wicked Republicans fault. And Bush's.

And the dark lord himself-Dick Cheney. His evil knows no bounds.

Those evil Rethuglicans don't want those NYC protestors to have jobs-ever. And they want to starve grandma. And hurt the children. And hurt kittens.

Hope and Change-WTF.

JM Hanes

Sue:

In re the July 4th terror alert that you were talking about in contrast to the Holder announcement today, I wonder if the two things might be related in some way. Apparently "the assassination plot began to unfold in May 2011," and Obama was briefed on it toward the end of June. I think there were intimations of other possible targets, so the timing would jibe, although the July threat was cast as specifically tied to the holiday.

Extraneus

Pesky pesky.

Voters share blame for gridlock in Congress, Dem leader says

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer suggested Tuesday that voters are to blame for the partisan bickering and standoffs that have defined Congress this year.
Captain Hate

Steny mounting a serious challenge to Pelosi in terms of making witless columns.

Speaking of witless, if an alien civilization from outer space saw the transmission of Ann Curry's interview with Bite-Me on the jobs bill failure, they'd conclude there's no sign of intelligence on planet earth. In defense of Ann, she seemed to be slightly less stoopid than Scranton's finest.

NK

TomM-- It's worse than that for the One. Webb, Manchin and your senior senator Liebermen all publicly stated that they opposed the One's plan and would vote NO on the bill itself. They only voted yes for Cloture (Lieberman and Webb are out of the Senate in 2013, Manchin's hoping his personal popularity holds up). So AT BEST the modified One's Bill has at most 47 yes votes. That's 47 more Senate votes than for his last Bill -- the 2012 Budget-- that got ZERO votes in the DEM Senate. Can we discern a pattern here?

narciso

Ah, 'we really dodged a bullet' there, Captain, OT, why was Gov. Kean so surprised
about the Iranian plot, Vahidi the Defense
Minister, was involved with blowing up embassies, back when Obama was still in college

DebinNC

Politico quotes MO at a campaign events last night re Obama's so-called jobs bill:

" While stressing that it would help stimulate the economy, she said the bill was part of Americans' obligation to help each other.

"It's about whether we as a country will honor the fundamental promise that we made generations ago, that when times are hard, we do not abandon our fellow citizens," Obama said. "We don't do that. That's not who we are."

I wish the public could be made aware that the only "fellow citizens" Stimulus 2.5 will help are, yet again, unionized public workers and private unionized construction workers.

fdcol63

For some reason, I think scads of "stimulus" money have been pocketed by Obama's cronies, too.

centralcal

Great comparison photos on Drudge right now. Obama in Pittsburgh 2008 v. 2011.

Jim Ryan

Pass this spending bill which originates in the Sentate NOW.

Threadkiller

Jim Ryan has ruined my day. So much of the Constitution has been slowly demolished that I am accepting these antics in Washington. What a great catch Jim.

PD

From what I can tell, the initial Slovakia vote failure is a formality, with the parties involved intending to pass the measure on the second vote. No?

DebinNC

Drudge also has a pic of Obama clinking beer bottles with 4 "out-of-work" laborers in PA. The link, showing Obama's beer untouched, identifies the 4 unemployed guys he just happened to meet as "three pipefitters and one plumber". I bet people would be shocked at the union wages those jobs bring in. Obama also did his "Buffett secretary" shtick again. Obama uses beer as a prop occasionally, but I've never seen evidence he actually drinks more than the tiniest obligatory sip for the camera. More often, like the pics today, he's trying to fake being "just one of the guys."

fdcol63

Deb, notice in this pic that Obama is the only one drinking a draft out of a glass (looks like maybe a Guinness), while everyone else is drinking out of a bottle (probably a lager or pils).

Even when he tries to "blend in", he separates himself.

centralcal

About the beers, via JWF:

Obama and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer then stopped by the Harp and Celt Restaurant and Irish Pub, where they drank Guinness stouts while meeting for about 30 minutes with four out-of-work laborers, who drank Budweisers.
Army of Davids

When they start to laugh at you...you are done.

Welcome Back Kotter

fdcol63

So, you're an unemployed construction worker. Do you:

1) Hang out with your buds drinking Buds in an Irish pub at $4 per bottle.

OR

2) Hang out with your buds drinking Buds at one of your cribs at $6 per six-pack.

Pagar

This is the scariest info I have seen yet on Rommey.

http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/10/12/battle-over-epas-mact-rule-rages-within-the-obama-administration/

From comment #1

"As Red State’s “Mitt Romney’s Troubling Appointments” pointed out “two of Romney’s appointments have how found a home in the Obama White House. Gina McCarthy, the chief EPA clean air regulator, also worked as an environmental regulator for then-Governor Romney. Her role now is as point guard (nyuk) in the Obama Administrations fight to make coal fired electric generating plants extinct. McCarthy, the EPA assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, has taken on much of the heavy lifting of writing, structuring, and implementing the rules.” “Lisa’s the coach and Gina’s the quarterback” in the work of rolling out new clean air regulations. She’s running the plays, improvising on the line.”

"Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate “greenhouse gases” is now Obama’s Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren

If this info doesn't make you work as hard as you can to defeat Romney at the primary level than I don't know what will?

If anyone on JOM knew of this before this comment I would like to know. I believe this is a game changer.

Porchlight

pagar,

I had not heard that Holdren was a Romney advisor. That is seriously scary, if true.

Barbara
Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate “greenhouse gases” is now Obama’s Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren

After last night's debate, which was really a rerun of the last two debates, I am increasingly concerned about the fact that THIS is the best we have to offer.

Are there any other Republican/conservative candidates waiting in the wings who might enter the field at this date? Could Sarah change her mind and decide to run? Are we really stuck with these guys?

Porchlight

Could Sarah change her mind and decide to run? Are we really stuck with these guys?

I don't think anything is going to get Palin in now. The party told her in poll after poll that it didn't want her; now it has to live with the field it's got.

New bumper sticker for 2012: "Don't Blame Me - I Would Have Voted For Sarah!"

Extraneus

Rush: Don't Hold Out Hope for Palin

"I think it's time to let go and move on."

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pagar

Here are some of the views of John Holdren.
The fact that a Republican governor would be getting advice from this guy is scary.

" President Obama’s “science czar,” John Holdren, once floated the idea of forced abortions, “compulsory sterilization,” and the creation of a “Planetary Regime” that would oversee human population levels and control all natural resources as a means of protecting the planet" —

Look at where John Holdren has had a chance to spread his beliefs.

LUN

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