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Why Giving Republican Bullies a Bloody Nose Isnít Enough (Barf Alert and lies, nothing but lies)
Google ^ | October 13, 2013 | Pamela Zuppo

Posted on 10/14/2013 6:46:21 AM PDT by Kaslin

Why Giving Republican Bullies a Bloody Nose Isn’t Enough

Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all.

Since Barack Obama became president, the extremists who have taken over the Republican Party have escalated their demands every time he’s caved, using the entire government of the United States as their bargaining chit.

In 2010 he agreed to extend all of the Bush tax cuts through the end of 2012. Were they satisfied? Of course not.

In the summer of 2011, goaded by an influx of Tea Partiers, they demanded huge spending cuts in return for raising the debt ceiling. In response, the President offered an overly-generous $4 trillion “Grand Bargain,” including cuts in Social Security and Medicare and whopping cuts in domestic spending (bringing it to its lowest level as a share of gross domestic product in over half a century).

Were Republicans content? No. When they demanded more, Obama agreed to a Super Committee to find bigger cuts, and if the Super Committee failed, a “sequester” that would automatically and indiscriminately slice everything in the federal budget except Social Security and Medicare.

Not even Obama’s re-election put a damper on their increasing demands. By the end of 2012, they insisted that the Bush tax cuts be permanently extended or the nation would go over the “fiscal cliff.” Once again, Obama caved, agreeing to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for incomes up to $400,000.

Early this year, after the sequester went into effect, Republicans demanded even bigger spending cuts. Obama offered more cuts in Medicare and a “chained CPI” to reduce Social Security payments, in exchange for Republican concessions on taxes.

Refusing the offer, and seemingly delirious with their power to hold the nation hostage, they demanded that the Affordable Care Act be repealed as a condition for funding the government and again raising the debt ceiling.

This time, though, Obama didn’t cave — at least, not yet.

The government is shuttered and the nation is on the verge of defaulting on its debts. But public opinion has turned sharply against the Republican Party. And the GOP’s corporate and Wall Street backers are threatening to de-fund it.

Suddenly the Republicans are acting like the school-yard bully who terrorized the playground but finally got punched in the face. They’re in shock. They’re humiliated. They’re trying to come up with ways of saving face.

With bloodied nose, House Republicans are running home. They’ve abruptly turned negotiations over to their Senate colleagues.

And just as suddenly, their demand to repeal or delay the Affordable Care Act has vanished. (An email from the group Tea Party Express says: “Are you like us wondering where the fight against Obamacare went?”) At a lunch meeting in the Capitol, Senator John McCain asked a roomful of Republican senators if they still believed it was possible to reverse parts of the program. According to someone briefed on the meeting, no one raised a hand — not even Ted Cruz.

It appears that negotiations over the federal budget deficit are about to begin once again, and presumably Senate Republicans will insist that Obama and the Democrats give way on taxes and spending in exchange for reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling for at least another year.

But keeping the government running and paying the nation’s bills should never have been bargaining chits in the first place, and the President and Democrats shouldn’t begin to negotiate over future budgets until they’re taken off the table.

The question is how thoroughly President Obama has learned that extortionist demands escalate if you give in to them.


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1 posted on 10/14/2013 6:46:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The language of our enemies has escalated dangerously.

Anyone who thinks this won’t lead to blood has not studied history.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 6:48:28 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks Kas! Comments should be good!
Bogie


3 posted on 10/14/2013 6:49:24 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Jim Noble

In the heart of every leftist is the desire to use the power of the state to punish and exterminate those who resist them.


4 posted on 10/14/2013 6:50:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jim Noble

Indeed. This “lance the boil” kind of talk is exactly how the Nazis prepared the Germans to exterminate the Jews.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 6:50:56 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

Pamela Zuppo.....another name to be added to the “Enemies of Freedom” list.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 6:51:26 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Jim Noble

Indeed


7 posted on 10/14/2013 6:51:46 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Who really wrote this Op-Ed? Juan McCainer or Linda Graham?


8 posted on 10/14/2013 6:51:57 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Kaslin

http://clintjohnson.com/2013/02/i-see-pamela-zuppo-is-banning-people-from-commenting-on-her-posts-because-they/


9 posted on 10/14/2013 6:52:13 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

You’re welcome. They should be


10 posted on 10/14/2013 6:52:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

She’s on twitter.

Here is what she has on the header of her page:

Pamela Zuppo

@PZuppo

If you respond to my tweets to argue, I will report you and block you. No to: NRA nuts or RWNJ

Wherever There is Water


11 posted on 10/14/2013 6:54:11 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: blackdog

Does this surprise you?


12 posted on 10/14/2013 6:56:11 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
In the summer of 2011, goaded by an influx of Tea Partiers, they demanded huge spending cuts in return for raising the debt ceiling

Huge spending cuts? Spending still has to be cut another 27% to avoid even more borrowing or more money printing or more tax increases (which probably wouldn't raise revenue) in order for the government to stay afloat.

13 posted on 10/14/2013 6:57:16 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Let's hear from the author as she really expresses herself.

https://plus.google.com/113630612440279083293#113630612440279083293/posts

14 posted on 10/14/2013 6:57:41 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Jim Noble
You got that right.

I've been reading Victor Klemperor's "Language of the Third Reich" and while allowances must be made for differences between English and German, it's clear that the vocabulary being used by Democrats today is the language used by Germans in the 1930s. They want to punish their enemies. They want blood. They want to fundamentally transform society.

Humanity has indeed been here before. It's not a good place to be.

15 posted on 10/14/2013 6:58:30 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: TexGrill
TexGrill Since May 15, 2013

Why would you think McCain or Graham wrote this, Noobie?

16 posted on 10/14/2013 6:58:57 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Who pays her bills?


17 posted on 10/14/2013 6:58:57 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

You said it


18 posted on 10/14/2013 6:59:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Wow, these “Republicans” sound like our old Juden problem, back in Germany. I think we learned how to deal with THOSE problems, DIDN’T we.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 7:00:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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20 posted on 10/14/2013 7:00:27 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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21 posted on 10/14/2013 7:00:57 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae
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To: Kaslin
Spending is skyrocketing. No one argues that the current level of debt is sustainable. No one. And the administration only asks for more more more. More spending, more programs.

The "extreeemists" she references are demanding a return to fiscal sanity.

How can anyone reason with a person so far out of touch as this writer?

22 posted on 10/14/2013 7:01:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kaslin
In 2010 he agreed to extend all of the Bush tax cuts through the end of 2012. Were they satisfied? Of course not.

That was in return for the repeal of DADT. To me it was a bad deal.

23 posted on 10/14/2013 7:01:53 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m hardly a newbie and it certainly sounds like what McCain and Lindsay have been saying for the past several weeks.

—BA, longtime ‘Wackobird’.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 7:02:36 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Kaslin
Communists, not lunatics.
25 posted on 10/14/2013 7:02:59 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: sauropod

The twit is on twitter? What a moron


26 posted on 10/14/2013 7:03:33 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Jim Noble
I concur with your statement.

Just what does the author mean when she says, “Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all.”

The language of Obama himself and Democrats is clearly and calculatingly working to affix sinister motivation to Conservatives. Clearly, Conservatives are being set up for major scape-goating along with resulting consequences.

This is escalating, and at some point some nut is going to act out like the IRS and other government agencies acted out because they understood the thinly coded rhetoric of Obama. Only, this time people are going to act out violently. Just waiting for the sparking moment as history is filled with some totally unexpected flash-point.

And the corrupt MSM will totally support any violent acts of the Left as being totally justified.

With all my heart I wish it weren't coming, but it sure seems like things are being orchestrated to this end.

27 posted on 10/14/2013 7:05:05 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Kaslin

Wow. Such ignorance is breathtaking. But as Ronaldo Maximus once said, “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”


28 posted on 10/14/2013 7:07:21 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: Lazamataz

that lunatic is a genuine moron


29 posted on 10/14/2013 7:07:39 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
"Senator John McCain asked a roomful of Republican senators if they still believed it was possible to reverse parts of the program."

With RINOs (like Juan) being really 'Rats, there is no chance.

30 posted on 10/14/2013 7:08:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Obadiah

They forgot to take the guns first.
They keep forgetting that.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 7:08:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jim Noble

I was raised to prepare for the day they attack. I am not alone.


32 posted on 10/14/2013 7:08:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Kaslin

No, not a moron at all. Underestimation will kill you. She is a bloodthirsty, fascist mass-murderer. She wants to kill you.


33 posted on 10/14/2013 7:10:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: MrB
They forgot to take the guns first. They keep forgetting that.

They didn't forget. They were merely unsuccessful.

Thank GOD for our Founding Fathers. THEY understood.

34 posted on 10/14/2013 7:11:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Obadiah
"Only, this time people are going to act out violently."

The BATFE has already been there and done that.

35 posted on 10/14/2013 7:11:36 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: skeeter
It is indeed and like that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, that moron doesn't get it that increasing the debt limit will increase the debt, not take it down.

It's typical liberal logic

36 posted on 10/14/2013 7:12:31 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
You wonder if these people have to take drugs to live in their little fantasy world or does it just come naturally?


37 posted on 10/14/2013 7:14:28 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Here's the first truly baffling comment (of many I'm sure):

James Mahley
Only two types of people vote Republican: the ones looking for a hand out and the ones too ignorant to know what a hand out REALLY is...

38 posted on 10/14/2013 7:15:31 AM PDT by FatherFig1o155 ("Most bad government results from too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kaslin

Does he live in a fairy land riding unicorns and throwing litter?

obama has never caved....wait may I live live in a fairy land riding unicorns and throwing glitter....yep that explains a lot


39 posted on 10/14/2013 7:15:31 AM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: Lazamataz

Let’s amend my meaning slightly then, to be more precise.

They keep forgetting that they’ve thusfar failed to take our guns first.


40 posted on 10/14/2013 7:16:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: central_va

If it was, then it sure was a bad deal.


41 posted on 10/14/2013 7:17:14 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: MrB
In the heart of every leftist is the desire to use the power of the state to punish and exterminate those who resist them.

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42 posted on 10/14/2013 7:18:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kaslin
Want to make your head spin 'round like in The Exorcist? Read the comments at the source.
43 posted on 10/14/2013 7:19:53 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: blackdog

She has no sense of irony and doesn’t know history.

The KKK was a Democrat group created just after the Civil War.

So she’s just lying.


44 posted on 10/14/2013 7:20:10 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Black Agnes

Well, there is no doubt in my mind that McCain and Graham need to be send home


45 posted on 10/14/2013 7:20:13 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: deadrock

Communists, lunatics. What difference does it make? They are the enemies


46 posted on 10/14/2013 7:22:12 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: skeeter
How can anyone reason with a person so far out of touch as this writer?

You can't. All you can do is put it out of it's misery.

47 posted on 10/14/2013 7:23:36 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Lazamataz

Point taken


48 posted on 10/14/2013 7:23:49 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

President show up and vote present: “I’m negotiating.”
The adoring prestitudes: “See, he’s negotiating!”

President show up and vote present goes into private photo-op meeting with Republicans.
President show up and vote present: “I’m not negotiating.”

President show up and vote present goes to mike in rose garden.
President show up and vote present: “I tried to negotiate with the hostage takers.”
The adoring prestitudes: “He tried to negotiate with the hostage takers!”


49 posted on 10/14/2013 7:24:14 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Kaslin

Lunatic implies they no not what they do.


50 posted on 10/14/2013 7:24:22 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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