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Poll: If government careens off fiscal
cliff, GOP to shoulder blame

NBC News, by Michael O´Brien

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Posted By:crabam, 11/13/2012 3:24:26 PM

If the U.S. government ends up careening off the "fiscal cliff," Republicans in Congress stand to shoulder most of the blame, according to a new poll released Tuesday. A majority of Americans said in a new, post-election poll that they do not expect President Barack Obama and members of Congress to reach an agreement to avoid the effects of the fiscal cliff, the combination of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect at the beginning of the year.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/13/2012 3:25:59 PM     (No. 9011847)

Of course.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: offrope, 11/13/2012 3:29:08 PM     (No. 9011854)

This is the reason ALL Republicans should vote "present" on every single piece of the democrats agenda. That´s the ONLY way we can´t be blamed - we didn´t oppose anything, nor can anything be called bipartisan.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jerseyden, 11/13/2012 3:31:35 PM     (No. 9011858)

This is exactly what the O admin was looking for. This way they Tax 100% of working Americans so they can redistribute it to their favored groups. And this is only the beginning of what they are going to do.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 11/13/2012 3:32:04 PM     (No. 9011860)

Pedal to the metal and head for the cliff! For Dog´s sake, they blame us for everything , anyway. I think I heard a poll that reported that more people ( 52% ) STILL blame Bush. Let´s get this over with.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 11/13/2012 3:32:08 PM     (No. 9011861)

Hey Mikie...Let me introduce you to my two little friends....556 & 762

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Reply 6 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/13/2012 3:34:02 PM     (No. 9011866)

Oh dear God do not read the comments.

Oh my Lord, we are in SERIOUS trouble.......


Didya all know that it is CONGRESS´S job to APPROVE BUDGETS?
Nope, Presnidebt doesn´t SIGN them, that´s for CONGRESS????!!!!????

We are in deep doo-doo.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: golfer24, 11/13/2012 3:37:06 PM     (No. 9011874)

Vote present on everything except Supreme Court judges. Let them own the mess.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/13/2012 3:40:15 PM     (No. 9011880)

The GOP will be blamed for whatever happens. The MSM takes no prisoners.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/13/2012 3:40:17 PM     (No. 9011881)

Let it be so. Washington does not work correctly anymore. Maybe it never did.

There is zero chance the Washington establishment can fix their fundamental malfunction. It would require they successfully perform brain surgery upon themselves. And I include the GOP with the Democrats in the term "establishment".

The train wrecks will continue until there are no more trains. Then those who built the trains will be blamed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 11/13/2012 3:40:41 PM     (No. 9011884)

No matter what the GOP does they will be blamed. Even if all elected officials were democrat they would still blame the GOP and Bush. So I say be as obstructionist as possible to Obama and his socialist plans. Let them scream.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: redmom, 11/13/2012 3:41:31 PM     (No. 9011886)

Wait, I thought Obama told us the Repubs were just standing sipping Slurpees while he pushed the car toward the cliff.

Let´s not forget, Pelosi and Reed were in charge the last two of W´s administration. The Dems have had functional control of the Government for six years.

Between that and O´s re-election, spending and failed picks (Solyndra)they OWN the fiscal cliff.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: JonR, 11/13/2012 3:45:29 PM     (No. 9011896)

Absolute madness!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lylacat, 11/13/2012 3:46:18 PM     (No. 9011897)

Get rid of John Boehner; he has a terrible image. He has to go.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: unagator, 11/13/2012 3:49:17 PM     (No. 9011905)

Let It Burn.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 11/13/2012 3:54:01 PM     (No. 9011918)

That´s going to be a tough sell when (and if) Obamacare is ever seen as the job-killer/economy destroyer that it is. The Republican ace in the hole is that none of them signed off on it. Trust me, the Democrats are afraid of that fact.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 11/13/2012 3:58:35 PM     (No. 9011940)

Let this country burn.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NancyD, 11/13/2012 3:59:36 PM     (No. 9011943)

I agree, let it burn. Shut the Gov´t down. It will do us all some GOOD.

I don´t listen to polls especially those that come from NBC. Are you kidding me?? NBC Poll? They are idiots.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/13/2012 4:00:49 PM     (No. 9011948)

I have no problem with that at all.

I say proudly tell NØbama to shove it. No compromise. None. Zip. Zilch.

Republicans are going to get blamed no matter what, so who cares.

The people voted for economic disaster, so we might as well get it over with and do it sooner than later.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Really?, 11/13/2012 4:18:28 PM     (No. 9011986)

You just have to wonder if it will ever dawn on them that MAYBE this overspending has something to do with it.

Does the press ever ask them about WHAT they think the cause is, or is it just WHO is the cause ?

Jeez...is that too much to ask ?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/13/2012 4:19:05 PM     (No. 9011987)

And what, blacks, hispanics and single women won´t vote for the big bad GOP in the next election?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bkt23, 11/13/2012 4:31:38 PM     (No. 9012011)

Blame for insane monetary policy and outrageous deregulation for the banks can be spread pretty thick over both parties over many administrations going back many decades. This isn´t a Bush thing or an Obama thing.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Vivi, 11/13/2012 4:35:25 PM     (No. 9012020)

John Boehner is not the problem. Replace him and all of a sudden that person will have an image problem as well.

I keep flashing back to a moment before the election when the Morning Joe crew were literally cracking up laughing that conservatives cared about Benghazi. We can argue that the sky is blue and the establishment will successfully ridicule that position. They´ve won dirty. Let them have their victory. Cede the field and pretty soon Dems will be arguing for fewer tax cuts and cuts in spending. The smart ones know what´s coming if they don´t.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: GoVirginia!, 11/13/2012 4:38:00 PM     (No. 9012028)

If you want to be scared, read the comments following the article. NO ONE seems to have a clue as to how our government works. All they know is that their messiah cannot be wrong, so it must be the Republicans who are making such a mess of the country.

Ohio is cutting food stamps this week after the election. Benghazi, if anyone responding to the article knows what "Libya" is, and the loss of jobs, and the fall of the stock market, the Russians and Moslems getting stronger and stronger, the printing of money, inflation, the housing market. All the fault of the Republicans??

The Republicans need to hire an excellent publicity agency and get busy speaking the language of the masses...but in conservative ideas. They all believe whatever they hear on their tv´s, ipods, whatever. May as well tell them some truth.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/13/2012 4:43:53 PM     (No. 9012046)

Well ... duh..

But let´s amend that so it´s an honest statement .

If government careens off fiscal cliff, GOP insiders, cronies and RINOS to shoulder blame

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Reply 25 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/13/2012 4:47:57 PM     (No. 9012055)

The Blame-o-cratic party is on full automatic.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/13/2012 4:50:51 PM     (No. 9012065)

This is how the MSM suckers Republicans every time. We need to elect Republicans who aren´t afraid of the media. Regardless of what happens GOP will get blame -- forward over the cliff!!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/13/2012 4:55:24 PM     (No. 9012076)

To All: The only way for this country to ever get fixed to to stop MSM from trying to intimidate republicans with polls that we know are worthless. Until we get rid of media bias there is no hope for any of us.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/13/2012 5:04:35 PM     (No. 9012096)

If it all gets burned, can we start with the media outlets first?
Talk about a need for reform...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 11/13/2012 5:13:51 PM     (No. 9012104)

no surprise.

Again, Republicans --CONSERVATIVES-- must, absolutely must, educate the public.

Think of the perennially low ratings for Congress, and yet the same people return year after year (with some exceptions).

People don´t know how Congress works. They have no clue about the three Branches of Government, and why the Founders set up the complex and cumbersome arrangement, why they wanted things to slow down in the Senate, and the People´s House to be the place for (rowdy) debate.

We know, however, that the Dem/Lefties control the media. Overcoming this handicap will be difficult, but we´ve got to try. Start with our own little corner, the co-workers, friends, parents of kids´ friends; at the market, the games, the parent-teacher meetings, etc etc.

We can not depend on politicians to do all the work.

Then, we must find a way to ensure fair and honest elections. We all know that there was more massive fraud than ever before.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: nimby, 11/13/2012 5:21:41 PM     (No. 9012125)

That has been the plan all along!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: janebond007, 11/13/2012 6:12:48 PM     (No. 9012233)

We already have the name lets have the game. We will get blamed no matter what. It´s past time for a reality check.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LadyHen, 11/13/2012 7:16:36 PM     (No. 9012342)

If there were one white man left on this planet and all the other billions were black, Hispanic, etc, all the ills of the world be heaped on that one white man´s head... but they wouldn´t kill him off because if he were gone, who would they blame?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Reilly, 11/13/2012 7:36:21 PM     (No. 9012388)


Who cares? Republicans cannot make dummies smarter. Let it fall apart. It´s not sustainable. The quicker it falls, the quicker it gets reborn.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: hamrman, 11/13/2012 7:50:22 PM     (No. 9012416)

Right...after watching those silly polls before the election as compared to the turnout, why should we beleive them now? Bull-Looney, if we travel off of the fiscal cliff and crash & burn, is it really gonna matter who gets the blame???

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Reply 35 - Posted by: yuban, 11/13/2012 7:50:32 PM     (No. 9012417)

It is time to re-boot America. There is a virus in America that not even McAfee can murder.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/13/2012 9:17:51 PM     (No. 9012537)

it´s a fact! The incoming president obe obama will inherit a heck of a mess from the out going 2008 to 2012 president obe obama.
Please may he just fall over the cliff so he doesn´t have to work so hard this time.
like Humpty Dumpty don´t put him back together again.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/13/2012 10:38:09 PM     (No. 9012643)

Better to die standing on principle than live on your knees. If the GOP is going away anyway, they might as well do the right thing.

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When Washington, D.C., councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry this week said that whites need to be “more open-minded” about African-American politicians, claiming “blacks are more open-minded than” whites, he was suggesting that whites can´t do what blacks do -- embrace the other race. But a new study of 212 black college students made available to Secrets found little open-mindedness: Blacks don´t like it when other blacks associate with whites, to the point of refusing help to an African-American experiencing “a run of bad luck” -- just because they have white friends. The study in the April edition of the authoritative journal

De Morgen apologises for Obama cartoon
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De Redactie*, by Michael Torfs    Original Article
Posted By: wetenschapper- 3/24/2014 7:59:55 AM     Post Reply
The Flemish daily De Morgen has offered apologies for the Obama cartoon that was shown in its satirical section "The Daily Herald" on Saturday. The digital collage compares the Obamas with monkeys and triggered numerous international reactions. De Morgen says they made an error of judgement.

Ellmers berates constituents
for opposing amnesty ´You
don´t have any damn facts´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 3/23/2014 9:55:10 AM     Post Reply
In a constituent meeting gone awry that was captured on shaky, amateur video, embattled Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) berated a group of local activists who oppose amnesty legislation, suggesting they were racist and saying they didn´t have “any damn facts.” “You´re telling me what people have told you? You don´t have any damn facts!” Ellmers exploded at one of the activists when he said that employers – who often claim a labor shortage to argue for amnesty – frequently don´t post job openings in that region.


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