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Comic won't have Jon Boehner to kick around any more.
And the lawyer for the woman making the **** allegations against Patrick Kane seems to have had second thoughts.
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  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 4,323 Senior Member
    Senator Harry Reid

    @SenatorReid

    By ousting a good man like Speaker Boehner -- someone who understood the art of compromise -- the party of Eisenhower and Reagan is no more.
    9:08 AM - 25 Sep 2015
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 11,493 Senior Member
  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 5,958 Senior Member
    creekguy wrote: »
    Senator Harry Reid

    @SenatorReid

    By ousting a good man like Speaker Boehner -- someone who understood the art of compromise -- the party of Eisenhower and Reagan is no more.
    9:08 AM - 25 Sep 2015


    With any luck at all Harry will follow Boners lead
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 26,541 Senior Member
    You really do not follow the news do you?
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 26,541 Senior Member
    I actually feel bad for the guy. Some of these "Constitutionalists" need to remember he is the Speaker of the House. Not the Speaker of the Republican Caucus. In the end the country and Speaker Boehner would have been better served, if he acted as such. These guys would have lynched Newt Gingrich.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • jbillyjbilly Senior Member Posts: 5,958 Senior Member
    You really do not follow the news do you?

    Hahaha. Yes, I know Pinky is not seeking reelection, that is old news. I was aiming for a much earlier exit than over a year from now.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 26,541 Senior Member
    What is sad, is that in many ways he seems like a nice guy. He dreamed for years of getting the job of being Speaker and he has been miserable everyday since. At least he got to meet the Pope.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • flytrapflytrap Banned Posts: 1,659 Senior Member
    As long as Bozo's in the Oval Office it doesn't matter which GOPer is in the Speaker's seat, it'll still be gridlock.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 7,027 Senior Member
    flytrap wrote: »
    As long as Bozo's in the Oval Office it doesn't matter which GOPer is in the Speaker's seat, it'll still be gridlock.

    Really? Obama tried to compromise for 6 years and every time he said that the sky was blue the GOPers said he was a socialist and that sky was actually purple. I see Obama's attempts at bargaining with the other side of the aisle to be his biggest weakness. It seemed like he thought they would eventually want to compromise in good faith and he steadfastly held that belief for far, far too long. He and his advisors should have realized earlier to try to work around the R's, not with them.
  • Scott ButnerScott Butner Senior Member Posts: 3,918 Senior Member
    Shawn C. wrote: »
    Really? Obama tried to compromise for 6 years and every time he said that the sky was blue the GOPers said he was a socialist and that sky was actually purple. I see Obama's attempts at bargaining with the other side of the aisle to be his biggest weakness. It seemed like he thought they would eventually want to compromise in good faith and he steadfastly held that belief for far, far too long. He and his advisors should have realized earlier to try to work around with the R's, not with them.

    I gotta say, to almost anyone who is not a republican, this is what it's seemed like.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 6,140 Senior Member
    I'm a Republican and that's how it seemed....
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 11,493 Senior Member
    The best possible explanation is that he genuinely did want to further rend Congress and his Party. He had the bad luck to be a leader of those who did not understand that "politics is the art of the possible", and requires compromise and pragmatism. Far from my political beliefs, but a decent guy confounded by a bunch of Know-Nothing turds from within his own "led".
    The GOP big tent now is the size of a pup tent, its floor splattered with guano.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 26,541 Senior Member
    flytrap wrote: »
    As long as Bozo's in the Oval Office it doesn't matter which GOPer is in the Speaker's seat, it'll still be gridlock.

    You do have a remarkable ability of ignoring reality. It was not the President that set out to destroy the Republicans in congress. Even Gingrich would have easily found a way to work with this administration. But then again he never had to deal with some of the idiots that Boehner has to contend with.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 4,323 Senior Member
    Its funny. People who used to despise him are now feeling sorry for Boehner. I just heard a GOP T.P.er on radio say that the Speaker was "vindictive". Yeah, the party is in great shape.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 7,027 Senior Member
    You do have a remarkable ability of ignoring reality. It was not the President that set out to destroy the Republicans in congress. Even Gingrich would have easily found a way to work with this administration. But then again he never had to deal with some of the idiots that Boehner has to contend with.

    Exactly. The greatest threat to the Republicans Party is the tea-baggers. Their blind ideology is frightening.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 26,541 Senior Member
    creekguy wrote: »
    Its funny. People who used to despise him are now feeling sorry for Boehner. I just heard a GOP T.P.er on radio say that the Speaker was "vindictive". Yeah, the party is in great shape.

    Here is the thing, I always despised his hyperbole. But I always felt that he was honest in his convictions. You cannot help but love his biography. The son of a middle class tavern owner who made good. Sure he cried a lot, but I think it came from a genuine place. I think you can have a strong dislike of a man's ideas without disliking the man. At least I hope so, because he sounds a lot like members of my family.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • flytrapflytrap Banned Posts: 1,659 Senior Member
    You do have a remarkable ability of ignoring reality.
    Define reality. Was at a conservative think tank seminar today, where it was pointed out through group discussions that no two people see reality the same. Four eye witnesses to a crime will give four different versions. Each of us has a different reality since each of us has different background experiences influencing how we see things.

    Of course I see Obama as a failed presidency. I've said it before, I voted for "hope and change" in '08 with the assumption Obama meant change for the better, rather than his undeclared war against the white middle class male. In "my" reality Obama has seriously weakened the country and I pray for the day his **** is out on the street.

    Shawn, I agree the tea party is the biggest threat to the GOP, been kind of hoping they would splinter off, allowing the mainstream GOP to reassert a centrist philosophy.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 26,541 Senior Member
    Your reality is divorced from facts.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    On behalf of the white middle-class male, I apologize for our whiny babies that bleat so loud.
  • ricinusricinus Senior Member Posts: 6,214 Senior Member
    On behalf of all white Canadian males, I apologize too. There I said it...

    Mike
    My new goal in life is to become an Alter Kaker...
  • flytrapflytrap Banned Posts: 1,659 Senior Member
    Your reality is divorced from facts.

    Perhaps yours is. Either way, it doesn't really matter. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen.
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Let me translate:

    Comic and flytrap: I know you are but what am I?

    Repeat forever.
  • flytrapflytrap Banned Posts: 1,659 Senior Member
    Even Hextall's reality is different from Comic's or mine.
    [giving eternal thanks for small favors]
  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 1,036 Senior Member
    Flytrap, forgive me if I seem a little dense, my meds have kicked in. Would you please give me a few examples of Obama's "undeclared war against middle class white males?"

    Jim
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 26,541 Senior Member
    flytrap wrote: »
    Perhaps yours is. Either way, it doesn't really matter. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen.

    Perhaps you can provide some facts that support your reality. Then again perhaps not.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 7,027 Senior Member
    If anyone has any input, I'm genuinely curious about the psychology of the older, angry white male. Seems there is a weird persecution complex.
    Older white male lives matter!


    Sent from my ObamaPhone using Tapatalk
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Guys, you'd be bleating too if you were a white guy who once ruled the world and now you are senile and stupid and trying to balance from falling in the grave and are so so scared of not having lived a life worth ****.
  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 1,036 Senior Member
    Hextall wrote: »
    Guys, you'd be bleating too if you were a white guy who once ruled the world and now you are senile and stupid and trying to balance from falling in the grave and are so so scared of not having lived a life worth ****.

    Now, now, let's not be vicious--I turned 69 earlier this month. I will admit, however, that I'm hearing the crickets chirp waiting for a reply.

    Jim
  • flytrapflytrap Banned Posts: 1,659 Senior Member
    magalloway wrote: »
    Flytrap, forgive me if I seem a little dense, my meds have kicked in. Would you please give me a few examples of Obama's "undeclared war against middle class white males?"

    Jim
    Just by the fact he seems to blame us for everything, kowtowing to the Islamists, not supporting the police institutions, etc.
  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 1,036 Senior Member
    flytrap wrote: »
    Just by the fact he seems to blame us for everything, kowtowing to the Islamists, not supporting the police institutions, etc.

    Who are these Islamists he's been kowtowing to? It seems to me he's taken credit (and blame) for a huge number of Predator strikes on them all over the Near East and Western Asia. Do you support the actions of the Ferguson Police?


    Jim

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