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Default Are Republicans Secretly Trying to Get President Obama Re-Elected? - Juan Williams

Remember good 'ol boy, Juan Williams .. right-wing negro of the moment?

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Are Republicans in the House secretly working for David Axelrod’s Committee to Re-Elect President Obama?

The hidden hand of Axelrod, the man leading the President’s re-election campaign, is the only explanation for the GOP’s dismaying performance so far. Day after day the Republicans provide voters with an on-going series of empty political gestures topped off by embarrassing fights between Tea Party loyalists and the Republican leadership.

Axelrod’s evil intent must be to get the voting public that last fall rejected the Democratic control of the House to reconsider. That Democratic majority is looking better than ever because the first six weeks of the Republican majority looks so bad.

Last week the Republican leadership called for a vote on renewing the Patriot Act. But Republicans did not have the votes to pass it. In fact 26 Republicans voted with Democrats to oppose it. The bill was passed this week but the embarrassing civil war inside the GOP ranks remains the big news.

That dismaying performance was followed by a failed vote to reclaim funding for the United Nations. New York Republican Peter King led the opposition to that bill. And then there was the failure to pass important adjustments to trade agreements with South American nations.

The Republicans vote to repeal President Obama’s healthcare legislation also went nowhere. No amendments allowed, no effort was made to correct any of the flaws of the bill, and there was no sign of any serious outreach to conservative Democrats who share Republican concerns. As a result the House repeal vote got no traction in the Senate. The final result was only to pander to anger in the Republican base.

A Pew poll done last week found “far more” Americans blaming Republicans than President Obama [31-19] for “not working together on the important issues facing the country.” That is the same as a year ago when Democrats ran the House. Even with Republicans in charge they have not gained public support in their battle with President Obama.

This week the GOP promised a new strategy to follow up on the futile repeal vote. They planned to vote to defund the health care bill. But the House Rules Committee, with eight Republicans and only four Democrats, had to tell Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, that it is against the rules to use a spending bill to subvert legislation. Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina pleaded with King to stop the charade: “Please, please, please don’t do this.”

The latest Republican plan to undercut health care reform is to amend the spending bill for the current year. Again, it has no support in the Senate and will be vetoed by the President. This is all posturing. In fact, a CBS poll this week found 55 percent of Americans oppose the Republican efforts to defund health care.

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With their huge majority in the House, Republicans should have entered this week’s budget negotiations with strong momentum for meaningful cuts. Instead the focus has been on disagreement among Republicans about the amount of the budget cuts. The Tea Party freshman wanted $100 billion. The leadership was looking to force Democrats to negotiate by offering a reasonable proposal. Now it is back at $100 billion but the President and the nation have moved on to discuss next year’s budget. The serious discussion that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin called for in his response to the State of the Union has been lost in the noise created by extreme members of the Republican caucus.

Meanwhile, Republicans have decided that despite past criticism for not focusing on jobs this is just the time to start another chapter in the polarizing debate on abortion. One bill tries to permanently ban taxpayer funding for abortions in federal programs. That is a curious proposal since there has been no federal funding of abortion since the Hyde Amendment of 1976.

Republican House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, had to spend time telling reporters that neither of two the anti-abortion bills was scheduled for a vote. His only defense was to say that making a show of opposing abortion is “obviously very important in terms of the priorities we set out initially in our pledge to America.” In other words, this was another pointless exercise in pandering to the base.
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Seen this movie before. After two years of grossing out Americans with their lunatic politics .. the right will re-elect Obama. He can look forward to a landslide victory.
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Folks usually get tired of having the same party in the White House for eight years, it's not like it would be a bad political strategy since the GOP really doesn't have any "Wow!" candidates prepping a run. Chris Christie does have more energy and better a "fresh" factor than the rest, but I think he would be best suited for 2016 where I would have little doubt of his victory.

After eight years of President Skinny, mebbe Americans would like to see a more portly POTUS.

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Remember good 'ol boy, Juan Williams .. right-wing negro of the moment?
Besides the obviously offensive remark, Juan Williams is actually a Liberal...

I know it goes against the myth that because someone works for Fox, they MUST be "rightwing", but reality does those things to myths...
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Besides the obviously offensive remark, Juan Williams is actually a Liberal...

I know it goes against the myth that because someone works for Fox, they MUST be "rightwing", but reality does those things to myths...
I've never heard of a liberal on Fox except for rubes and whipping boys. But then as stated I don't watch much Fox.

But it does look sad for the GOP. And once again people are given a choice of one guy who could be beaten by sanity opposing what appears as a 'bunch of lunatics.".
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I've never heard of a liberal on Fox except for rubes and whipping boys. But then as stated I don't watch much Fox.

But it does look sad for the GOP. And once again people are given a choice of one guy who could be beaten by sanity opposing what appears as a 'bunch of lunatics.".
Juan Williams is a liberal. He was frequently asked to come on various Fox shows to offer a counter-point. After NPR fired him (for making appearances on Fox) the company hired him full time.
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I've never heard of a liberal on Fox except for rubes and whipping boys.
Isn't it funny that a Liberal who never watches Fox can be such an expert............ "rubes and whipping boys".....

N' "whipping boys" coupled with the Black Coal feller's off color and outright false remark about Jaun Williams would be "racism" if off the keyboard of a Cornservative.......

OH......I fergot.......Liberal/Progressives can read minds so they don't need ta watch a primary source ta be an expert on any given matter.......


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But then as stated I don't watch much Fox.
Butt: yer an ace mind reader............

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But it does look sad for the GOP.
We shall see..... me thinks Wisconsin vs Labor could blow up the whole dim wit party of fools, (Democrats)...... Yip Yip Yahoooooooo!!!

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And once again people are given a choice of one guy who could be beaten by sanity opposing what appears as a 'bunch of lunatics.".
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Besides the obviously offensive remark, Juan Williams is actually a Liberal...

I know it goes against the myth that because someone works for Fox, they MUST be "rightwing", but reality does those things to myths...
The obviously offense remark was obviously intended.

In spite of whatever you call him, Fox doesn't have any liberals.

And, because he's on Fox, conservatives rush to defend him. How "right-wing" he is, isn't the point.
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The obviously offense remark was obviously intended.
By the arrogant Black Coal feller........

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In spite of whatever you call him, Fox doesn't have any liberals.
Another hard left mind reader who doesn't watch the medium butt: his ego n' arrogance is sufficient ta give him cornfidence he knows more the ol' Albert Einstein hissef.......

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And, because he's on Fox, conservatives rush to defend him. How "right-wing" he is, isn't the point.
OH......... what's the point oh arrogant one...........?




























































































































































































































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Never underestimate the GOP's ability to snatch defeat away from the jaws of victory............
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