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  •  It's the responsibility (7+ / 0-)

    of the House to pass a bill to the Senate regarding matters of spending and budget. The two bills Boehner keeps whining that they've already passed were in the last Congress and therefore null and void.
    Boehner needs to read the Constitution.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 05:57:38 AM PST

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    •  He's playing to the base (2+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, floydgrant

      Anyone with half a brain knows that he's just flailing around; he tried to pin the blame on Obama for not proposing a package that the House GOP will agree to (Answer: there isn't one), and when that didn't work, now he's trying to blame the Senate Democrats for the same thing.

      The good news is that outside Fox Noise and the deep-red constituency, his strategy isn't working.

      •  Skohayes comment is right on the money... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...first Boehner blamed Obama for not submitting a budget and then the senate! It's the job of the house to pass on spending. It's their job and Boehner is not getting away with blaming others for not doing his job for him.

        Of course with the suicidal Teapubs in the congress, he probably can't do shit anyway.

        Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

        by TerryDarc on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 11:05:26 AM PST

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    •  Thank you (2+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, floydgrant

      It's not hard to understand.

      What happened in the last Congress STAYS in the last Congress. They're GONE. Dead and buried.

      And Boehner has done NOTHING in this Congress.

      And spending bills have to originate in the House. This is a one of those.

      So until the House does something, there's NOTHING either the Senate OR the President can do.

      This is ALL on them. Every bit of it.

      Professor Obama needs to give the House a remedial course in Constitutional Law, because they don't seem to have ever read the damn thing.

      •  Of COURSE they have! (1+ / 0-)
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        Don't you remember the first day of the last Congress when they all stood around and read the Constitution?
        Well, all might be a bit of an exaggeration:

        Republicans read the constitution photo republicansreadtheconstitution1-2011.jpg

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:09:27 PM PST

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