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The President is a big meanie who said harsh things about us and hurt our feelings. He should feel bad and we're not going to let him play with our toys. And math and stuff.

Why is it that the Republicans in Congress seem less mature than the average grade school child? It isn't as if they're all young and the group is filled with members of a generation who feel entitled to everything and anything they want. They are, on average, old white guys, for lack of a better term. This reversion to infantilism since 2010 is deeply mystifying, as they certainly know that government spending is lower than it has been in decades, ditto for taxes, and our real issue in this country is one of revenue. It's a strange choice of delusion to accept as fact things so far removed from reality, and a strange choice for the media to (for the most part) ignore the dysfunction that permeates the Hill in their quest to ensure they're "being balanced".

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  •  as for the media (5+ / 0-)

    they're almost all bought and paid for by their owners, who have no brief for keeping the public informed, and instead it's the bottomline capitalism that they hold dear

    so don't expect much from them, they only report the prez in their terms

    the public certainly wants what pbo wants

    furthermore if we do go over the bump, we all shouldn't be surprised by a save for the working people/middle class in the new congress

  •  Pleeze! The Rs think that their positions are (1+ / 0-)
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    virtuous and principled, and that no one has the slightest right to say discouraging words to them about any of what they do in the exercise of their principles. Or dogma, the better word. And they are only telling truth when they say what they want is O crawling on his knees to them, and then get caught in the MSM saying it publicly. The reason IMO they get along with Fundys so well is that they have on slightly different issues the same My Way is the Only Way perspective and methodology and no responsibility whatever for anyone who does  not agree with them and pay for their campaigns, and theier after Congress careers.

    The notion that the Rs are going to refuse to act on the plan being worked up because they didn't like the tone of O's voice today is of a piece with that. It's OK to destroy the US economy if that soothes your hurt feelings. Nobody else's feelings are relevant to anything at all.

  •  The GOPers only know how to do (0+ / 0-)

    Drama and this is just more of the same.  This is the direct result of the GOP being controlled by the RW media which can only exist if the fools who listen/watch get a daily dose of fear, loathing and whatever CT of the day catches their fancy.

    I'm disgusted by this foolishness.

    When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:06:13 PM PST

  •  RE: Why is it that the Republicans in Congress (0+ / 0-)

    seem less mature than  the average grade school child?

    Shorter explanation: It’s the politics of identity that’s what keeps the right going

    As long as individuals can stand up outside of the tribe and claim Americanism as their own, the right is revealed as weak, because it is their own lies about themselves that they cannot stand. Proof in the form of our existence is enough to make them angry. This is why… they keep getting madder as they keep gaining power. They are not really after a conservative agenda in terms of policy; they are not even after power, really. They are after a complete and utter subjugation of the American consciousness to their tribal mentality. And they will not stop until they get it. Hence, the culture wars. And now, the real wars. And unfortunately, I don’t think they are done.

  •  I think (0+ / 0-)

    A lot of this has its genesis from back in 2001. Remember that "If you're not with us you're against us" nonsense? If you questioned sending troops to Iraq (and then Afghanistan) you were a traitor and hated the troops? It's as if those sentiments have been distilled like moonshine, bringing out the essence of their inanity, with a higher proof level that kills at extreme consumption.

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