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Old 01-02-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Boehner's failure to act on Sandy bill 'knife in the back'

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/02/politi...html?hpt=hp_c1

I've said this a half dozen times but Boehner needs to go. Even as he floundered in the fiscal cliff waters, he also failed to act on the Sandy relief bill.

Noteworthy is the fact that dozens of his own party members in the House are now excoriating Boehner for his failure to act.

Not only is this man uniquely incompetent on the job, he is also guided by ill-thought out ideologies and political manoeuvrings. He has no place in responsible politics and needs to go. Anyone that votes for this petulant little child tomorrow needs to have their head examined.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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The same could be said for a lot of politicians.
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The same could be said for a lot of politicians.
If only this was said more...
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:11 PM   #5
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The same could be said for a lot of politicians.
It true there's always a spectrum, it's never black or white with most folks, Boehner included. But this man is definitely a bit too much on the deep end.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:50 PM   #6
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Ya like Pelosi and Reid are stellar leaders. Boehner is head and shoulders above those morons.
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^ Epic @sshat

Christie fires his salvos:

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Ya like Pelosi and Reid are stellar leaders. Boehner is head and shoulders above those morons.
Stay on the topic. Not only is that a one-sided subjective opinion, it's not on topic..
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Ya like Pelosi and Reid are stellar leaders. Boehner is head and shoulders above those morons.
You're head and shoulders over a five year old when it comes to tackle football. That doesn't mean you should be in the NFL.
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Unfortunately for Boehner, I think he's also burdened with a fractious party that's becoming increasingly ungovernable, especially the Tea Party hard-right base in the House. It seems the GOP really doesn't respect or respond to a more gentle hand, ala Boehner, and may need more of a head-knocker like Tom "The Hammer" Delay to beat them into submission.

However, I don't think there is, anymore, a clear ideological center of gravity for the GOP to cohere around in some positive manner. Sure, being against the other guy will get you a ways down the road, and the GOP has tried mightily to portray Obama as an OTHER guy for that reason, but they seem to be lacking a clear, positive platform to go forward and now are basically in full right-wing, double-down reactionary mode for the most part.

The Dems went through a period of wandering through the political desert, too, 15-30 years ago before they embraced a more moderate, centrist policies under Clinton and the Democratic Study Group. Now, especially after their 2012 drubbing is the GOP's turn for a bit of deep belly-button gazing. Hopefully they will do this deep think sooner rather than later because otherwise, I think their future as a strong political party is in jeopardy and I think it is healthier for us to have to viable, vital political parties.
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This is HUGE.

Like Christie's ass huge.
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60 billion in aid? Sorry, that sounds ridiculous. Insurance companies are there for this reason, same with local government's preparedness for natural disaster. It is not the responsibility of the federal government to clean up an area hit by natural disaster when the local govt. did not properly prepare themselves financially for such extraordinary events to happen. I can see the govt. giving aid if the expenses go above and beyond a prepared community's abilities, but this rarely seems to be the case.

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60 billion in aid? Sorry, that sounds ridiculous. Insurance companies are there for this reason, same with local government's preparedness for natural disaster. It is not the responsibility of the federal government to clean up an area hit by natural disaster when the local govt. did not properly prepare themselves financially for such extraordinary events to happen. I can see the govt. giving aid if the expenses go above and beyond a prepared community's abilities, but this rarely seems to be the case.
So according to you, semantics aside, what's to happen of the people displaced and communities broken up by Sandy?
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This is HUGE.

Like Christie's ass huge.
Yep, "this is why people hate Congress"...
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So according to you, semantics aside, what's to happen of the people displaced and communities broken up by Sandy?
They aren't displaced, nor are they broken up. Ever hear of rebuilding?
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They aren't displaced, nor are they broken up. Ever hear of rebuilding?
They need money to rebuild, apparently money that they don't have and/or not enough given the devastation.

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They aren't displaced, nor are they broken up. Ever hear of rebuilding?
It's that rebuilding that needs a jump-start, get your head out of your @$$ and stop talking like a 4-year old. There's whole cities where the coastline was redefined and beaches that serve as a barrier from waves, simply vanished.

There's a city in NJ where they built up sand barriers post Sandy, which again got washed away in a 'minor winter storm'. So they are are looking to the Army Corps of Engineers to build barriers. Estimated cost - $125 million. And the Army Corps says they are designing protection for a 'new normal' intensity of storms.

There's hundreds of families with children living in hotels without kitchens sponsored by FEMA because they don't have a home to return to.

There's people that don't have work in the aftermath of Sandy because their businesses got washed away.

WTF are you smoking, pr!ck??
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It's that rebuilding that needs a jump-start, get your head out of your @$$ and stop talking like a 4-year old. There's whole cities where the coastline was redefined and beaches that serve as a barrier from waves, simply vanished.

There's a city in NJ where they built up sand barriers post Sandy, which again got washed away in a 'minor winter storm'. So they are are looking to the Army Corps of Engineers to build barriers. Estimated cost - $125 million. And the Army Corps says they are designing protection for a 'new normal' intensity of storms.

There's hundreds of families with children living in hotels without kitchens sponsored by FEMA because they don't have a home to return to.

There's people that don't have work in the aftermath of Sandy because their businesses got washed away.

WTF are you smoking, pr!ck??
straight to the insults? Lol, someone calling another a "four year old" then acts like a child.
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It's that rebuilding that needs a jump-start, get your head out of your @$$ and stop talking like a 4-year old. There's whole cities where the coastline was redefined and beaches that serve as a barrier from waves, simply vanished.

There's a city in NJ where they built up sand barriers post Sandy, which again got washed away in a 'minor winter storm'. So they are are looking to the Army Corps of Engineers to build barriers. Estimated cost - $125 million. And the Army Corps says they are designing protection for a 'new normal' intensity of storms.

There's hundreds of families with children living in hotels without kitchens sponsored by FEMA because they don't have a home to return to.

There's people that don't have work in the aftermath of Sandy because their businesses got washed away.

WTF are you smoking, pr!ck??
Watch the name calling. People resort to insults in arguments when they are mentally flustered, logically incapable, and can't subdue their opponent. Don't be a four year old. :p
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