Pages

20 comments

Jump to bottom
1 Cap'n Magic  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:22:48am

Norquist is simply un-American, if not anti-American.

2 calochortus  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:24:09am

In my active fantasy life I see a bunch of Republicans who have signed Norquist's pledge going to him en masse and saying they've realized it is a bad idea and that he should just go find another hobby. I'll bet the sky wouldn't fall.

3 Lidane  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:35:47am

re: #1 Cap'n Magic

Norquist is simply un-American, if not anti-American.

+1

Fuck Norquist. He wants all the benefits of living in this country but he doesn't want to pay for it. Greedy, soulless bastard.

4 Tigger2  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:38:38am

Bill Kristol doesn't seem to agree with Norquist, do I see cracks forming.

WASHINGTON -- Conservative commentator and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Sunday the Republican Party should accept new ideas, including the much-criticized suggestion by Democrats that taxes be allowed to go up on the wealthy.

"It won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "It really won't, I don't think. I don't really understand why Republicans don't take Obama's offer."


[Link: www.huffingtonpost.com...]

5 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:40:15am

re: #2 calochortus

In my active fantasy life I see a bunch of Republicans who have signed Norquist's pledge going to him en masse and saying they've realized it is a bad idea and that he should just go find another hobby. I'll bet the sky wouldn't fall.

Sadly, the last House GOP person to do that was Allan West. West's defeat is liable to make Republicans even more antsy about crossing "Grover the Gozarian". The GOP leads the political equivalent of a god.

6 Tigger2  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:45:04am

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

Sadly, the last House GOP person to do that was Allan West. West's defeat is liable to make Republicans even more antsy about crossing "Grover the Gozarian". The GOP leads the political equivalent of a god.

Really Obama doesn't need any Republicans to help with the raising of taxes, all he has to do is sit back and watch the tax cuts expire.

7 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:48:53am

re: #6 Tigger2

Really Obama doesn't need any Republicans to help with the raising of taxes, all he has to do is sit back and watch the tax cuts expire.

And some in the GOP are saying that should be accepted, rather than make a bad deal. The odds of sequestration going into effect are fairly good.

8 Tigger2  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:51:03am

re: #7 Dark_Falcon

And some in the GOP are saying that should be accepted, rather than make a bad deal. The odds of sequestration going into effect are fairly good.

Let's do it then, because Financial Cliff is really just a bump in the road.
I am really sick of the Republicans holding the middle class hostage for Norquest and a few people at the top.

9 Daniel Ballard  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:53:03am

re: #4 Tigger2

Ummm New Idea?! All anyone is talking about is a return to Clinton Admin tax rates that still reflect the cuts of Reagan and then the increase from HW Bush.

Did Bill hit his head and forget everything from 2001 on?

10 Tigger2  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:57:16am

re: #9 Daniel Ballard

Ummm New Idea?! All anyone is talking about is a return to Clinton Admin tax rates that still reflect the cuts of Reagan and then the increase from HW Bush.

Did Bill hit his head and forget everything from 2001 on?

We know that, they don't seem to remember. lol

11 Cap'n Magic  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 9:20:09am

re: #6 Tigger2

There is a risk that letting sequestration happen could make an upcoming recessionn even worse-and the Grand Bargain rhetoric is heating up.

If Obama really wants to get The Grand Bargain rammed through, he ought to at least nominate Warren as Secretary of the Treasury as a prerequisite. The resulting shitstorm would be breathtaking.

12 Tigger2  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 9:33:26am

re: #11 Cap'n Magic

There is a risk that letting sequestration happen could make an upcoming recessionn even worse-and the Grand Bargain rhetoric is heating up.

If Obama really wants to get The Grand Bargain rammed through, he ought to at least nominate Warren as Secretary of the Treasury as a prerequisite. The resulting shitstorm would be breathtaking.

The sequestration wont happen, there is time to stop it even if they let the tax cuts to expire.

13 calochortus  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 10:14:51am

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

Sadly, the last House GOP person to do that was Allan West. West's defeat is liable to make Republicans even more antsy about crossing "Grover the Gozarian". The GOP leads the political equivalent of a god.

That is why it needs to be a good sized bloc of Republicans. Safety in numbers.

14 calochortus  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 10:25:06am

I just found this from May The relevant portion:

West joins Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble, a fellow signee of the pledge, in speaking out against it. And Scott Rigell, of Virginia, who changed his mind and said he could no longer abide by it. Also: Jeff Fortenberry, of Nebraska, who flat-out refused to sign the pledge last year and explained in a recent interview that he wasn’t opposed to increasing certain taxes. “Removing special-interest loopholes,” Fortenberry told the American Conservative, ”could potentially increase revenues and allow for lower rates.”

All three except West were reelected.

15 Skip Intro  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 10:50:03am
West joins Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble, a fellow signee of the pledge, in speaking out against it.

West opposing it surprises me. I'll raise my opinion of him a tiny bit for that.

I wonder if that's what made the difference in the vote that caused him to lose?

16 calochortus  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 12:06:13pm

re: #15 Skip Intro

Yeah, I think a tiny bit better of West as well. I have no idea why he lost, though, or whether it made a difference.

17 philosophus invidius  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 12:12:05pm

Is Boehner prepared to make any concessions at all?

18 EiMitch  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 12:45:27pm

Below, I have copied-&-pasted from a couple of my comments on another page:

...

I say we use the threat of being trounced in the mid-terms to break the party-of-no's resolve. Romney's staggering defeat burst a huge bubble. We just need keep the pressure up about how republicans keep blocking and filibustering everything that doesn't go 100% their way. We have to publicly hammer them for their obstructionism like never before.

And most of all, get this s*** on youtube. The 1%ers wanted SuperPACs. I say we make 'em choke on SuperPAC funded negative ads. Poetic f***ing justice.

...

Gerrymandering, shmerrymandering. They can lose the house in 2014 if we make their obstructionism the #1 topic in political discourse and keep it there. Add to that their cutting of social welfare benefits while refusing to increase taxes on mega-corporations which ship jobs overseas, and you've got the perfect hard, sticky mud to sling at them.

The GOP swears fealty to that out-of-touch ideologue Norquist because he holds their campaign purse-strings. But republican senator Lisa Murkowski proved resisting Norquist is not impossible in Alaska. Alaska! Sarah Palin's f***ing turf. Force those congressmen to choose between Norquist and being electable, and they'll drop him and his "pledge" like an obnoxious first-date.

19 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 1:58:49pm

re: #17 philosophus invidius

Is Boehner prepared to make any concessions at all?

No. In a war against evil there can be no compromise. Rohan and Gondor conceded nothing to Sauron.

This is the TPGOP's belief. If they concede even an inch of ground, evil wins and darkness will cover the Earth forever.

20 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 3:01:38pm

re: #17 philosophus invidius

Is Boehner prepared to make any concessions at all?

Yes, but he's playing what he'd concede close to the vest to avoid having the talk show hosts sic their winged monkeys on him.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Lumberhead
House Republicans Can’t Find Anyone to Sue the President
Speaker John Boehner is finding that out the hard way after a second law firm withdrew from representing the House in the Republican-led lawsuit against President Obama over his use-or overuse-of executive authority. William Burck of the Washington-based firm ...

3 minutes ago
Views: 21 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Randall Gross
‘No’ to Gay Means ‘No’ to AA: Why the ‘Sandbox’ Argument Is Misleading
The classic example used to illustrate the sandbox effect is Catholic Charities, which stopped providing adoptions in Massachusetts after a law was passed requiring adoption agencies to serve gay and lesbian families. The lesson here is supposed to be ...

3 hours, 56 minutes ago
Views: 95 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
lockjawcanbefun
A perfectly rational reaction to the Ford defeat in Toronto
Don't give up after the first 10 seconds, you'll miss the fun. You can see the story behind this little piece of video here, but clicking on that will spoil the surprise.

1 day, 17 hours ago
Views: 317 • Comments: 5
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 4
FemNaziBitch
Fighting Human Trafficking in Supply Chains: What You Can Do | Madina Jarbussynova
As more and more stories of human trafficking appear in newspapers and on television, consumers are increasingly asking what they can do to fight this problem. Many are frustrated, and feel disconnected from the people who make the clothes ...

2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 189 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
blah blah ad hominem mumbo jumbo.
Astronomical!: A Visual Of The Distance Between The Earth And The Moon.
This really demonstrates how amazing our journey to the moon really was. Pic and story

3 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 413 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 5
The War TARDIS
Preview to Doctor Who, Series 8 Finale -SPOILERS- Updated x2
It appears Clara may have gone bad, if the latest trailer is anything to go by: Lines and Pictures to go with them: Clara: Do I have your attention? You will never step inside your TARDIS again Ok... Clara seems ...

4 days, 14 hours ago
Views: 579 • Comments: 8
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
MichaelJ
Jordy Smith + Impossibly Long Sand Bottom Tubes
More: Jordy Smith + Impossibly Long Sand Bottom Tubes 47701

5 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 334 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
EiMitch
Cracked: 6 Halloween Pranks for Sociopaths With Unlimited Budgets
cracked.com America's No. 1 holiday celebrating violence and candy is just around the corner, and this year it looks to be better than ever, as the glorious union of art and technology has given us several exciting new ways to ...

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 655 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Souliren
Natalie MacMaster Fiddle school
This is a short (under two minute) video of Natalie teaching a technique for "Athole Brose," in Cape Breton style.

1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 535 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
Rightwingconspirator
1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years-We Made It Worse
"It was the worst by a large margin, falling pretty far outside the normal range of variability that we see in the record," said climate scientist Ben Cook at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Cook ...

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 899 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 6
 Frank says:

I'd like to know who's Plunkin' the monkeys? -- It was on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. I can't remember the year maybe 10 years ago? They were talking about AIDS and how AIDS all got started, he had 3 theory's. First Frank said something about AIDS being a government test gone wrong Then maybe it was an Alien (ET) test or mistake and finally they talked about the theory of AIDS coming from a monkey and then Frank said " I'd like to know who's plunkin' the monkey's?"