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Democrats and Republicans revealed a deep rift in their "fiscal cliff" talks Thursday when House Speaker John Boehner declared his disappointment with the White House for not laying out detailed spending cuts, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid responded that he did not understand the speaker's brain.

There's nothing to understand, Harry. What you're seeing is a man in a desperate situation, backed up against a wall, and deciding he's going to bite back - at the American people.

The idea the John Boehner is a reasonable member of the House is a meme that is grossly innaccurate. He spent the Bush years doing everything in his power to stiffle any proposal the democrats put up, demonizing them on Nightline and the Sunday morning shows, and being nothing if not an opportunist. The idea that he's somehow gained gravitas through his position as speaker of the house is absurd.

Even our President wants nothing to do with him after he snubbed the last grand bargain and instead did the bidding of the tea party.

Got a message for you, Mr. Boehner: THE COUNTRY DOESN'T LIKE HOW THE REPUBLICANS HOLD US HOSTAGE FOR THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLE WHO COULD CARE LESS IF THEIR INCOME TAXES ARE RAISED 4%.

The fact of the matter is that as long as dividends stay at 15% the upper class is happy.

So, this exercise is nothing more than an obstruction of our government and proof that you don't deserve your job. You were hired to find solutions and move bills through the House. Instead, you've spent your time NOT allowing the President to make any judicial appointments, causing the credit rating for the U.S. to tank, and offering absolutely no solutions for anything other than your tired TAX CUTS FOR EVERYONE mantra that was tried under Bush and FAILED.

So, now you don't understand that our President has put a series of concessions on the table but somehow that's not enough? You, your party and their pathetic ideas for how to govern have lost. We don't want your brand of governing.

So shut the hell up and do your job.

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    "It doesn't matter whether you win or lose. It's how you ladle the gravy." - Felix Ungar

    by Verbalpaintball on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 02:23:05 PM PST

  •  A brain marinated in ethanol... n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 02:56:18 PM PST

  •  Actually, they 'couldn't care less'... (0+ / 0-)

    If they could care less, then they would still have room to care even just a little.

    -6.38, -6.21: Lamented and assured to the lights and towns below, Faster than the speed of sound, Faster than we thought we'd go, Beneath the sound of hope...

    by Vayle on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 05:35:23 PM PST

    •  They mean the same thing (1+ / 0-)
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      zane

      Could/couldn't care less is one of an interesting class of words/phrases where the supposed antonym means the same as the original. Another example is flammable and inflammable. These look like antonyms but mean the same thing.

      •  I disagree. (0+ / 0-)

        If I could care less, then there is still room for me to give a damn, however minimally that may be.

        If I couldn't care less, then there is no room for me to give one iota of concern at all. I can't care any less than now. Tomorrow, if I still don't care, I couldn't have cared less yesterday and I won's care less tomorrow because I can't care any less than I already do.

        In this case, the phrases may be equally perceived to have meaning, but could care less has less of an impact as a statement.

        Reverse the other word...use more instead of less...

        I could care more.
        I couldn't care more.

        Those two statements do not mean the same thing and neither do they mean the same exact thing when the word less is used.

        http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/...

        -6.38, -6.21: Lamented and assured to the lights and towns below, Faster than the speed of sound, Faster than we thought we'd go, Beneath the sound of hope...

        by Vayle on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 10:15:11 PM PST

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  •  I could care less is illogical (0+ / 0-)

    A moment's pause to consider what it means should tell
    you that it means I hardly care.
    The intent of both is to convey the sentiment that you don't
    care one iota and are totally, utterly, indifferent.  But only "I
    couldn't care less" conveys that meaning.  To say "I could care
    less" means you don't care much, but are not totally indifferent.

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