Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spirit of the Teen


And as crappy as the Bush administration was, you can't say that they didn't get their shit done.

In 2008 the public gave Dems a historically massive win. That Dems are concerned with any type of bipartisanship is stupid as fuck.

Do our bidding, dammit!

Daily Kos: President Obama, Let me be clear and I mean crystal:

"If the Senate Finance Committee drops the public option, the bill is worthless.

Let me repeat this, 'If the Senate Finance Committee drops the public option, the bill is worthless.'

It means that the 1.4 million lobby pay days have won.

It means that the senate is bogged down with members on the take.

It means that the American public's voice is stiffled, again.

It means that the real power in Washington, D.C. is not at the White House but with 'K Street' and the checks are being written, as I type.

This also means that you have a problem here, President Obama.

Of all the things that former President George W. Bush did, and he did more wrong than right, was that when he wanted legislation he did not stall, whimper or cry about it, he demanded action and it came through for him by HIS CONGRESS.

Former President George W. Bush with his lackey, Former Vice-President Dick Cheney did not play. What they wanted they got, if they had to twist arms to get what they wanted, they did it. If they had to hit hard, it was with a sledge hammer and their congress felt it. In the end, the Bush congress both respected him and feared him.

This is not happening now."

Primary challenge = Some Act Right.

But if Specter wins, you can kiss that 97% goodbye, Dems.

FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Since Primary Challenge, Specter Voting with Dems 97% of the Time:

"Back in May, we introduced something which I like to call the Specterometer. This is simply the percentage of the time that Arlen Specter is voting with the Democrats on what I refer to as Contentious Votes -- anything that comes up for a floor vote in the Senate and where the majority of each party splits their votes.

In the first month or so after becoming a Democrat, Specter was voting with his new party about two-thirds of the time on these Contentious Votes. While there are some less loyal Democrats -- say, Ben Nelson of Nebraska -- who only vote with their party about half the time, this was certainly less than what most Democratic observers were hoping for.

But since then, indeed, something has changed. Well, a couple of things have changed. On May 27th, Congressman Joe Sestak announced that he intended to challenge Specter for the Democratic nomination. And since that time, Specter has voted with his party on 28 out of 29 Contentious Votes, or 97 percent of the time."

Meow, y'all.

The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room � Voinovich slams DeMint and Coburn for GOP downfall; blames ‘the southerners’:

"Too many conservative senators like Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are to blame for the GOP's downfall, one of their retiring Republican colleagues complained Monday.

'We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns,' Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch. 'It's the southerners.'

Voinovich, a native Clevelander who retires after the 2010 election, continued after the southern elements of the GOP.

'They get on TV and go 'errrr, errrrr,'' he said. 'People hear them and say, 'These people, they're southerners. The party's being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?''"

Here's what to do with them extra maters.

From vine to freezer - tomato sauce for all year


Consider your Teen Spirit Rick-rolled.

Sorry, but it had to be posted.


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