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  •  The only people who give a flying you know what (3+ / 0-)
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    about the Senate passing a budget are the wingnuts. The same people who are bent out of shape over Fast and Furious and Benghazi.

    The rest of America aren't interested in these manufactured controversies as evidenced by the results of the November election.

    •  Americans will react when..... (0+ / 0-)

      ....the Senate "passes" a budget with no Republican votes.  That budget will feed the meme that Obama is a spendthrift.

      If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

      by Bensdad on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:07:15 PM PST

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      •  Sure (0+ / 0-)

        But is there possibly anyone left in the country to be persuaded on that point?  Particularly anyone who counts up the votes on non-binding budget resolutions?

        •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

          You will need to persuade House Republicans to pass it. They won't, not without taking hostages. And they don't care about public opinion. They care about gerrymandering and taking back the Senate.

          And fucking up the economy. Because they want Obama to fail at ALL COSTS. ALL COSTS. And they have the means to make that happen, they way they have done from day one: Sit on their hands.

          If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

          by Bensdad on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:20:56 PM PST

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          •  All powers they had yesterday (0+ / 0-)

            Republicans had the power to destroy the economy in March. Now they lost it until May.  And maybe some people in Congress will miss some paychecks.

            If the House doesn't care about public opinion, why are they trying to feed memes of Obama as a spendthrift?

            •  They care about public opinion..... (0+ / 0-)

              .....in targeted districts they think they can take. They don't care what you think in San Francisco, New York or Austin.

              If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

              by Bensdad on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:34:28 PM PST

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      •  You mean that "Obama is a spendthrift" meme (2+ / 0-)
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        that American voters just soundly rejected?

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