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  • Anonymous

    There’s no ‘rescuing’ going on here, just both sides trying to set each other up for the blame when the bottom falls out. And that’s all that’s been going on.

    • Anonymous

      No. Not at all. You have a TeaPublican Party that has lost their SANITY. Let’s stop sugar coating and put the blame right where it belongs. Obama wants what the solid majority of the nation wants, and he just won by 5 million votes. He wants to keep the tax cuts for 98% of the nation, do balanced cutting, and have the rich pay what they were paying under Clinton. That ENTIRELY makes sense and is a fair and moderate approach. But the TeaRadicalPublican party WILL NOT COMPROMISE ON ANYTHING. NOTHING at all, and would balance the budget entirely on the backs of the elderly, the poor, and the middle class instead of asking millionaires and billionaires to pay one extra dime. They are completely RADICAL and VOID OF SANITY. Let’s face it and call the spade the spade and BLAME who darn well needs to be BLAMED. I am tired of the RADICAL TeaPublican Party getting a pass and people saying “it is both sides’ fault.” IT IS NOT ! The rational GOP of Ike, Rockefeller, and Chase Smith is GONE. Today’s GOP, which just got SMASHED in the election (just not enough in the US House) got SMASHED because they are as OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY as it gets. (They were just able to gerrymander districts so didn’t lose enough seats to lose the whole House chamber which is too bad.) For goodness sake, they are even eating their own having just rejected Boehner’s very conservative Plan B compromise counter offer. These TeaRadicals who worship FAKE NEWS and Pills Limbaugh and pledge allegience to Grover Norquist and ALEC and the Koch Brothers need to GO. We need to get them out of the House of Reps BIGTIME in 2014 and restore SANITY to that chamber. (Think about it, this is party that redefines rape, worships FAKE NEWS and PIlls Limbaugh, denies science and especially global warming, thinks the President is a Kenya-born Muslim, and wants to return to the social policies of the 50’s and the economic policies of the 20’s. Today’s TeaPublican party is VOID OF SANITY.)

      • Bertha Gruntz

        When trying to debate a point, one should never resort to childish name calling and generalizing.

        Case in point, “worships FAKE NEWS and PIlls Limbaugh”. Never yell (CAPITALIZE) words when posting either or resort to personal attacks. Your rant won’t be taken seriously. Not that it would anyway, because there is little merit in anything you wrote. Please consider starting to think for yourself and stop parroting the left wing thugs that took over your party. Bear with me. I am trying not to parrot the right wing thugs that have taken over my party.

        Ever stop to think that although our country in on the “fiscal brink”, our leaders are still going home for the holidays? Christmas or not, we elected them to do a job, and they are not doing it. Regardless of party, IMHO, most are corrupt and interested only in padding their own bank accounts. And I truly believe they engineer things like this to pit us against one another taking the spotlight off them. Think about it.

        • Anonymous

          I’m not for name calling either but too many conservative posters (and their hero entertaining “journalists”) are past masters at that. They quit, then maybe we all should quit the childishness.

          For example check out the post by Q…below. “Man child”? really?

      • Anonymous

        Time to put on the tinfoil helmet.

  • Anonymous

    Obama looks tough, like he means business.

  • I wish they could get there faster than a teenage boy realizing his new organ is lots of fun.

  • Anonymous

    Send in the Clowns. Oh yeah, they’ve run back home like spoiled little kids.

  • Anonymous

    It is ENTIRELY the RADICAL EXTREMIST OUT OF TOUCH OUT OF REALITY TEAPUBLICAN PARTY THAT IS TO BLAME ! These people are completely VOID of all REALITY. They are completely and entirely unwilling to do what a solid majority of the nation wants, and they must be entirely voted out of the US House come 2014. The GOP of Ike, Rockefeller, and Chase Smith is GONE. Dead and GONE. All that remains is an ULTRA RADICAL MOB and CULT of TeaPublicans who are out to destroy the country and destroy the middle class with their RADICAL OUT OF REALITY ideology. They are even starting to eat their own and won’t even consider their own Speaker’s Plan B offer. They are the RADICAL party of Pills Limbaugh and FAKE NOISE NETWORK, and they have ZERO sense of reality. ZERO. This is the party that redefines rape, tries to suppress voters, thinks the answer to gun violence is the proliferation of millions of more handguns, rifles, and machine guns, denies global warming in the face of vast scientific evidence, would crawl through a hurricane to give a billionaire a tax break and would instead attack the wallets of the poor, the infirm, the elderly, veterans, the working class, and the middle class all to give oil companies vast tax subsidies and tax breaks to billionaires who hide it in the Cayman Islands. VOTE OUT THE GOP COMPLETELY. They are entirely removed from all reality and way beyond saving. VOTE THEM OUT ENTIRELY IN 2014 and restore SANITY to the US HOUSE OF REPS.

    • Anonymous

      Tinfoil helmet to tight?

  • Anonymous

    EVIL!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad that someone is taking the bull by the horns. It makes sense that it’s the man who was just overwhelming re-elected to a second term. Time for all of the goons that are hamstringing Boehner to move along. The wide majority of American voters are not with them.

  • Anonymous

    Boehner is finished as Speaker of the House. But God only knows what they’ll put in there next.

    • Anonymous

      And the other good news is…… this is Obama last term.

      • Anonymous

        That will sure make Mitch McConnell happy.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, maybe he can govern now instead of his monomaniacal mission the last 4 years.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Be careful for what we ask.

  • Anonymous

    Hawaii for Christmas and the economy has been tanking for the past four years.

    Population of USA 308 Million
    Maine 1.3 M 41st State
    Registered Voters 169 M
    Dems 86 M, Rep 55 M, Ind 28 M

    National DEBT $ 11 TRILLION
    Proposed Obama Budget $1 Trillion Deficit
    FACT Past four years $7 Trillion Debt
    People on welfare 4.3 M,
    on Food Stamps 47 Million.

    IF the President and Senate continue to spend the next four years the Dec, 2016 National Debt will be $20 Trillion.

    • Anonymous

      So lets go to Hawaii, compliments of the American taxpayer.

    • FrankC

      Looks like Reuters is even more blatantly bias in their reporting than AP. Good going BDN. This article is right out of the DNC. sheez.

    • Anonymous

      Same to Boehner in Ohio and all the TPers gearing up for their next primary. That expense is on us too.

  • Bertha Gruntz

    No need to panic. They have 10 days. Even though 10’s of millions of Americans will be severely impacted, small businesses crippled, and any chance of an economic recovery squashed or stalled, by all means, Washington, go home for the holidays.

    They all have well funded and diversified portfolios so no problem for them. Screw the rest of us. Collectively, what a worthless bunch of corrupt b*st*rds. All of them.

  • Anonymous

    This is the result of Obama creating a crisis, and taking advantage of it. Disgusting display of leadership, more like lack of leadership.

    • Anonymous

      It’s easier to fly around the country and make speeches about how hard he’s working then staying in DC and working out a deal that NEITHER side like.

  • Anonymous

    Obama, the callow man-child, has single-handedly demonstrated his incompetence and desire to destroy America via a progressive route towards socialism. The facts are simple if not obfuscated by class envy and anti-capitalistic rhetoric: Our deficit is unsustainable! — and the only route towards correcting this imbalance is through a reduction of spending on entitlements and waste. Money gained from the top 2% of American taxpayers is insignificant and will do nothing to arrest America’s meteoric trajectory to demise. Obama’s is adept at blaming others and unwilling to spend the time and effort to learn the traits of a good leader. But of course all this falls on deaf ears…

  • Anonymous

    Is this an example of the “flexibility” obama promised Medvedev to convey to Putin.

  • BDN…Why are there no stories about our freed Marine who as been stuck in a Mexican prison since August? Maybe you’ve heard of him? Jon Hammar… In fact, I typed his name into your archive search box and found zero posts or stories about this Combat Veteran wrongly imprisoned in a Mexico jail! He was released yesterday due to the hard work from a few congressman and especially Fox news’s Bill O’reilly. Explain to me why you have not reported any of this…….Just in case you are ignorant of this story here is a link for you so you can read up on it: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/22/report-jon-hammar-to-be-released-from-mexican-prison-today/

    • FrankC

      Why.. Because BDN is part of the American Pravda. The same as why there’s no coverage of Fast & Furious, Benghazi, etc

    • Anonymous

      Something good from O’Reilly? Guess anyone can change.

  • Anonymous

    We need to reduce the deficit and the top 2% does not need to have tax breaks extended for another decade or more. The majority of Americans, 98%, do need the extension of the Bush era tax breaks. I think it should be becoming pretty obvious to people by now that this isn’t about job creation, it’s not about who works hard… it’s about greed and money. We were all lied and to and told that the top 2% wealthiest Americans and corporations needed these tax break extensions in order to survive and to create jobs. Sadly, many people were gullible enough to believe these lies and to support the extension of the tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans. I actually think it may have come as a surprise to even the top 2% how gullible people can be. To their delight some people bought their lies once, others bought them twice… and now, I’m almost afraid to ask if there is anyone left out there who would like to buy into these lies for a third time? It’s about time for average citizens, the 98% of all Americans to wake up and smell the coffee. People need to realize that if the top 2% are spared paying a higher share of taxes for higher earnings that somewhere along the line the difference will have to made up somewhere else. Most likely they will have no choice but to look to the average citizen, take away something in order to take up the slack so that the top 2% can continue to receive an enormous benefit that they really don’t need. These tax breaks were originally intended for average citizens, not for billionaires who benefit most but have the least amount of need. Anyone who now supports extending tax breaks to the top 2% is simply asking for the tax burden to be shifted onto their own shoulders and will reap what they sow.

  • Anonymous

    Darn if Obama doesn’t look like a madman in that picture. You got to give him credit though. For someone who whines about “compromise” he sure thinks compromise is doing exactly what he wants. If these dumb repubs cave and let him and the other socialist/marxists take this nation down…shame on them. Let the cliff happen, the repubs are going to be blamed for everything anyway. Maybe we can then get back to how free contraceptives will save us, those important issues.Oh we will all feel giddy cause we stuck it to the rich though. Even if it does nothing to change anything. Obama has taken a page from Marx and masterfully sold it to the sheep.

  • Anonymous

    “Obama seeks to rescue”……How about “Obama refuses to compromise”

  • Anonymous

    “No one can get 100% of what they want” , yea right Obama only wans 99.999 %

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