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    The next POTUS can blame and blame and blame and blame..."The Obama" for yrs and yrs.
    The Obama has now set a president for anyone in our future.
    Because he is now known as "The Blamer in Chief"
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    This article expresses exactly what I have been saying all along. What the Republicans want Obama to do would set a dangerous precedent that would be bad for the future of the United States of America.
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    You're right, and I hate to sound pessimistic, but this looks to be the beginning of the end of our democracy as we know it. You can't put Pandora back into the box and between the hostage holding, fillibusters, and 'majority of the majority' precedents set during these last 5 years I can't see why the minority party wouldn't use these tactics all the time.
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    @AceLuby Drawing logical, rather than gerrymandered congressional districts would help.....then the representatives would be more truly beholden to the people they represent and then maybe they could agree to go back to the way the Constitution designed this country to operate and get away from all of the nonsense you mention. Also maybe we could fix the campaign finance situation so that congress could get back to being beholden to their districts not just the rich people and businesses that can afford to finance their campaigns.
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    @NolanVoyd Campaign finance is easy if we had politicians who actually cared... just tax all private campaign income at 90%. Done and done. But you're right, more than campaign finance is the way the districts are drawn. It's the biggest downfall of our democracy right now and EVERYBODY should be supporting having independent 3rd parties draw the congressional districts instead of heavily biased governers.
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    @AceLuby - "You can't put Pandora back into the box ... " Umm ... point of fact ... Pandora was not in a box. Pandora was the name of the person who opened a box of chaos. Try "You can't put the genie back in the bottle." That works better. Just tryin' ta learn ya somethin', man.:-)
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    "Sen. Harry Reid lamented that the health of older senators might be permanently compromised by the double all-nighter"

    What's not to like?
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    Perhaps getting out of politics would be a good idea? Retirement? I mean seriously, they're not supposed to be in the businesse of career lifelong politicians.....
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    @alexpinca PLEASE quit making up silly poop like this. Maybe taking a sedative will help you get back to some modicum of reality - or at least help you sleep while the rest of society recovers from obamacrap.
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    @Myoung @alexpinca may be overly literal, but wouldn't it be nice to kick Harry Reid a little bit? But I would never do such a thing myself, because it would be wrong, pretty much.
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    Why? Because it shows you what's really happening? This could go down as the point in time where LOSING the presidency and holding a house in Congress is more powerful than winning it.
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    @YouSickenMe I'm glad you think that the decline of our democracy only deserves an 'eye roll'. This will fundamentally change the way our govt works, which is ironic because you righties have been afraid of Obama doing that this entire time, yet it's the GOP who actually does it, right under your noses. Enjoy the new norm where the minority party has more power than the majority, just like the founders envisioned. Eye roll...
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    @AceLuby NEITHER party serves the people. BOTH parties are engaged in skullduggery. Make sure you're not sipping Kool-Aid when that realization hits you or you will choke.
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    Thing is, it is wrong. The debt ceiling thing can only happen one time if it is all that serious. The aftermath would exclude it from ever happening again. The government shutdown on the other hand can be done as needed, over and over again.....
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    @AceLuby

    If I know Christie, the first thing he would do is something like turn off the water main going to the Capitol.
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    The constitution never intended the government to function like this. They set out very clearly the process by which you repeal or defund a law. What the Republicans are doing is not it. You need to get enough votes in both houses.....Republicans don't have enough votes in both houses so they are trying to go around the constitution to get their way anyway.
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    "don't have enough votes in both houses so they are trying to go around the constitution to get their way anyway." How many times has our idiot president done this? A: Many.
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    Ya lost me when I read President Christie. No way Mr. Christie is President in 2017. Try it again with President Clinton and we'll talk.
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    @PNWest Don't be so dismissive. Thats exactly how reagan got elected. And reagan was a lot less charismatic then christee. My biggest fear last election was that christee would run. Perhaps if you were in the next state to him you'd see how powerful he is in terms of charisma, etc. He is a formidable candidate. I hope you never find out how formidable...
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    @PoliticalSpice I would consider Christie for Prez. as long as his running mate is not some no name governor from a backwards-ass state.
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    @PoliticalSpice You are absolutely correct. Christie does have a slight chance of winning. But even if he did Christie is a reasonable human being. Reagan was a senile tool of the powerful right wing interests. The only thing he had going for him was that people thought he was a nice guy and that he would be better than Jimmy Carter. He would never have been elected if Jimmy Carter had done the right thing for America and waged war on Iran. Had Carter stood up to Iran it would have nipped Islamic fundamentalism in the bud. There would have been no Taliban, no bin laden and the twin towers would still be standing. Jimmy Carter is responsible for Ronald Reagan.

    Barrack Obama is no Jimmy Carter. He's stood up to our enemies and got bin Laden after Bush failed to prevent 9/11 and failed to get him after the fact. Obama has rebuilt the country after 8 years of republican rule. Hillary Clinton can run on that record. Christie will have to cow tow to the GOP extremists (unless Boehner has far more backbone than he has shown so far and slaps down the Tea Party) in order to get the GOP nomination. Christie is also a bully at heart who has never run a national campaign. He's sure to make plenty of mistakes along the way. Could he win?- he has a better chance than any other republican. But I still think that his chances are negligible at this time. He's smart enough to realize that 2020 might be a better opportunity. By then the (D)s will have been in power for 12 years and it might be time for a change. 2016 - it's a long shot.
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    I almost voted you up about Christy (That's the way she should spell her name), but when you stated the Clinton in drag, I had to back off.
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    We are encouraged not to judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics.

    But we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

    ??
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    Well done, Mary. I was hoping to see this kind of piece as an explainer for why it's dangerous to use the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip in an unrelated negotiation. I hope this is a perspective that people on the right can understand. If, God fobid, it comes to pass, look for conservatives to scream bloody murder. @PolitixMary
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    remember you are adam hutton,not E.F. Hutton,the whole thing is a manufactured crisis,relax,beware of what ever the real crisis they will produce using this as an excuse
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    When A.F. Hutton talks, people listen. I'm already hoarding canned goods for when Obama declares martial law, and turns military control over to The Illuminati's Pindar. But can you save me when the Seventh Seal opens and the Anti-Christ rules the earth?
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    Might help if everybody read the 14th Amendament.Which spell-checker has changed my spelling!This is only for the ones that haven't read it.As for what Politix is writing about,when one party does something,how long before the other party does the same??With the excuse,well they did it first!!And for this mess now? Who is to blame? WE THE PEOPLE!!!!Gone are the days when you could discuss a issue,without the name calling starting!!And how does that help??
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    Obamacare is, in addition to a giant leap toward single-payer, government-rationed healthcare, a TAX. Roberts said so and you liberals have been very adamant about reminding us of it.

    I think the relation between taxes and budgeting (debt ceiling) are much more related than budgeting and the right of the people to defend themselves against a totalitarian government.
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    I was just reading PNWest's comment. And while s/he didn't get the point of your creative writing... that a republican President could find themselves backed into a corner where they'll cave on an assault weapons ban in order to keep the government running because of an Obama capitulation on delaying Obamacare... I should point out that Christie winning the 2016 nomination is about as likely as Huntsman winning it.
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    "...a totalitarian government."

    There are 26 grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence that describe a totalitarian government. The Obama Administration does not rise to that standard. Do you realize you discredit your opinion when you use hyperbole?
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    LOVE this, but I'm sure the righties are all ready to keep defending these unprecedented actions as ok as long as it's their side doing it. This is one time where the GOP can't say 'but they did it too'...
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    To politixmary, I'm not saying the writing was defective in any way. I'm saying the idea itself is highly improbable, BOTH President Christie and an 'Assault Weapons'(sic) ban.
    Assault Weapons are ALREADY highly regulated by BATFE, which designates THEM ALL as MACHINE-GUNS.
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    Great article. Completely illustrates where we are and where we could end up if we are not careful. Very dangerous president being tested.
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    American federal government is a troika with the added problem of a less than "gifted" electorate imagining that it is the driver.
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