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GOP’s Johanns: People mad, feel ‘duped’ into believing government shutdown would stop ObamaCare

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Part 33 of 51 in the series Shutdown 2013

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By Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

Republican Mike Johanns, Nebraska’s retiring U.S. senator, has some harsh words for those who’ve been tying the government shutdown to defunding Obamacare.

Senator Mike Johanns

Senator Mike Johanns

“People are mad because they feel they’ve been duped,” Johanns told reporters Thursday.

Asked if it was Republicans doing the duping, Johanns told Nebraska Watchdog, “Just not going to go there with you, Joe.”

Johanns, who is not running for re-election in 2014, says ObamaCare can’t be defunded with a Continuing Resolution, only through repeal.

Senator Johanns: Unfortunately, Americans were led to believe that shutting down the government meant shutting down ObamaCare and now I’m starting to see that people are mad because they feel like they’ve been duped.

Nebraska Watchdog: Who did the duping? Are you talking about Republicans or Democrats or both? Who did the duping here?

Senator Johanns: Joe, I’m really going to try to avoid pointing fingers but there were so many commentators, there were so many Senators promising—and House members for that matter that were promising—if we just stop the Continuing Resolution we will defund ObamaCare so don’t let the Continuing Resolution go forward, even tough it was exactly what we’d asked for it was defunding ObamaCare. But there was never any truth to that.

Nebraska Watchdog: The defund message was coming from Republicans so you’re saying that when people felt duped, it was Republicans that duped them.

Senator Johanns: Just not going to go there with you, Joe. You know you can assign blame, all I am telling  you is that the argument that was being made, whoever you want to assign the blame too, that you could accomplish this through the Continuing Resolution never had any validity.

Johanns says he has no idea how the shutdown ends.

“I don’t know how this gets resolved,” he said.

Contact Joe Jordan at joe@nebraskawatchdog.org

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Part of 51 in the series Shutdown 2013
  1. Shutdown plan: Virginia will carry federally funded state workers until Oct. 4
  2. OKC National Memorial and Museum will stay open regardless of federal shutdown
  3. TN rep equates looming government shutdown with hostage crisis
  4. Government shutdown won’t shut down NSA spying
  5. 7 myths about a federal government shutdown
  6. Obamacare goes full-speed ahead as military pay enters uncharted waters
  7. Shutdown sparks New Jersey confusion about Obamacare
  8. Federal shutdown could furlough 57,000 Virginians
  9. ‘Business as usual’ for PA state government as feds prepare for shutdown
  10. Union plans rally as MN braces for federal shutdown
  11. Only government you don’t know about could go away in Illinois
  12. Shutdown? NM seems OK on the state level, but federal workers will feel the pinch
  13. WI congressional delegation soldiers on in Obamacare-shutdown battle
  14. Shutdown? What shutdown? States will carry on despite impasse in Washington
  15. McAuliffe tries to ride shutdown to victory in November
  16. NM delegation on gov’t shutdown: It’s the other side’s fault
  17. Panda Cam goes dark as government shutdown cripples cute
  18. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin: I’m shutting down, too
  19. Missouri’s Wagner declines congressional pay during shutdown
  20. GIs take first battle of government shutdown
  21. The horror: Shutdown delays pro-Obamacare video contest
  22. Obamacare device tax ‘devastating’ to TN manufacturers
  23. Did The New Republic call for Obama to dissolve Congress?
  24. 4 reasons to cross the Potomac during the shutdown
  25. Are furloughed park employees trying to pick a fight on Facebook?
  26. Shutdown is ‘boom time’ for political fundraising
  27. Sorry Yogi: Reid calls move to open parks a ‘wacky idea’
  28. World War II vets 90, government shutdown 0
  29. Shutdown shouldn’t alter NM oil and gas bottom line
  30. FL tourism industry is magic, shutdown or not
  31. Fed shutdown leaves Americans stranded abroad
  32. Government shutdown brings relief to Main Street
  33. GOP’s Johanns: People mad, feel ‘duped’ into believing government shutdown would stop ObamaCare
  34. Chris Matthews’ weak grasp of government shutdown history
  35. U.S. senator turns total shutdown into partial shutdown
  36. Fed shutdown grounds plan to airdrop possibly harmful substance on TN land
  37. Ohio vets ready to storm World War II Memorial
  38. Some states battling with feds to keep parks, landmarks open during shutdown
  39. Federal tourist blockades called ‘vindictive’ in Virginia
  40. Veterans’ day: Ohio vets conquer World War II Memorial during government shutdown
  41. E-Verify: Is Obama happy to see right-to-work database go?
  42. Two battlefields raise the question: Who maintains Civil War sites?
  43. Contradictions abound in federal shutdown policy
  44. Park Service losing $76 million a day in shutdown
  45. Nebraska federal judge tells Congress to ‘go to hell’
  46. Shutdown renews call to move western forests, parks under state control
  47. How to make NM less vulnerable to federal gov’t shutdowns
  48. Are senators playing selective service in shutdown politics?
  49. Double dipping: Shutdown means double pay for Oregon federal workers
  50. No double dipping for furloughed federal workers in Virginia
  51. Not so fast: Federal workers in Wisconsin must repay unemployment benefits

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  • Biff Pocoroba

    Perhaps if Mike would show some leadership and start to point fingers right at his colleagues in the House — and his fellow senator from Nebraska — he could start the ball rolling toward the end of this absurdity. Sometimes the harshest medicine, but the most effective medicine, is a self-prescribed kick in the pants. That’s what the Tea party needs. But to sit on his hands and say “I have no idea how this gets resolved” is even more absurd. Take the reins, Senator! Show some leadership — that’s why you’re in DC.

  • Hunyock

    I don’t see people as being duped by thinking the threat of a Gov shutdown would stop Obamacare. What I see it the only thing the Republicans can do to get any kind of concessions on Obamacare. Since 2009, this has been all Dems. Not a single republican voted for it. Forcing Obamacare through is what started the whole Teaparty movement. It is why the Teaparty was so successful in 2010. Obama wants the Republicans to give up their only bargaining chip before he says he is willing to bargain and that won’t happen.
    In the end, we will be stuck with Obamacare with some modifications. What happens with Obamacare in the next year or two will have a great impact on future elections, especially with the younger voters. A lot rides on it for both sides.

  • jimino

    A lot of people depend on being duped for their very existence. Not to mention the electoral prospects of tea party candidates.

  • BossMan

    The republicans led by Rafael Cruz have no plan. Either they get the president and dems to defund the ACA or the shut down was for no reason at all. They’ve moved from the far right to Fantasy Island.
    This is example of how government can run more like a business. If the accountant at your company says he doesn’t like his chair and won’t issue payroll checks until he gets a brand new one then the solution is easy-fire the accountant.

  • DRONES

    A lot of people where duped by Johanns when he claimed he wasn’t a RHINO.

  • Mike

    Well, DUH, Mike — the two parties are so intent on mutual destruction of one another and right now the pukes in the (R) party are beating the kill Obamacare drum so hard that they’ve drowned out all reasonable discussion. Meanwhile, the Democrats are yanking us toward socialism and complete financial Armageddon, and since their beloved King Obama is the man of the house and they have control of the Senate, We The Sheeple are stuck with this incompetent, greed-stricken bunch of mental midgets “representing” us in Washington. I would hope that people will FINALLY come to the realization that (R) and (D) are not two separate entities, but the same mega-rich social class that is intent on killing the America that millions have fought and died for (and still are). If you vote for EITHER party in 2014/2016, you are not bringing ANY change to Washington…you are simply speeding up the circling of the drain. The time for REAL change is now…and nobody can argue that the two parties COLLECTIVELY are what needs to change.

  • Person

    If you are going to call him a name, you may want to use the correct one. The term is RINO, it is an acronym. Republican In Name Only.

  • country banker

    I do not think there was any duping….accept for voters who were duped into electing this walking waste of space. I will assure you that 95% of Americans could NOT tell you who this light weight back-bencher of a Senator is. We know who Michigan, Louisiana, Wyoming , New York, Maine and Montana Senators are. As a Republican/Independent/Liberterian I can say who cares what Mike Johanns says. He could not say s**t even if he had a mouthful. Hope Nebraska elects next Senator who has some ambition and goals other than carving his initials in the wood on the end of the bench!. Oh, and by the way, not another fool whose claim to fame is Cornhusker kickback that caused the entire health care insurance debacle!!

  • John Andrews

    Johannes is such a disingenuous individual by not placing the blame on the Republicans in Congress. Such dishonesty is only one reason why he does not represent my values. I wish he did not represent me in Congress because he negatively taints all Nebraskans. The Republican Party is clearly responsible for this shutdown which was allowed to happen because Boehner is more concerned about his speakership than the country and its citizens. The visa for my fiancee is now not being processed which means I will have to wait even longer for her to get to Lincoln so we can be married, and my problem is small compared to the problems this is causing others. Holding the country hostage over a law that has been in effect for over three years and has survived constitutional scrutiny is nothing but political terrorism, and we should not negotiate with terrorists, or they will only do this again in an attempt to nullify a democratically passed law.

  • Bam

    Yeah, because accountants are cheaper than chairs. What a stupid analogy.

  • guest

    Bravo!

  • Curious

    I am asking you to answer my questions, please everyone else, respect my wishes. 1)Why weren’t people duped by the threat of a Gov shutdown? That was the goal of the House. 2) Not a single Repub voted for it…how could the bill pass since Rebubs are the majority? 3)Forcing Obamacare through is what started the whole Teaparty movement. I question this according to the gospel of Dick Army whom I have followed for years. 4) Do you honestly believe in your heart that the signature piece of this President which is Affordable Healthcare for the richest country in the world is going to be bargained away by a small radical group that is currently holding the United States Government hostage?

  • Ricky Fulton

    Ask Lee Terry and Deb Fischer who is the duped or who is the dupers. Both of them peddled the goofball Tea Party notions.
    What a sad bunch of Republican’s we have representing us in DC.

  • chuck drew

    Besides being social parasites who couldn’t cars less about America as a whole, GOPER are for the most part also some of the most ignorant of Americans! They are perfectly fine with Corp, farm, & especially Military welfare but god forbid the rich lending a helping hand to the weak & the poor!! Truly you are the SCUM of Americans!!!

  • http://twitter.com/333maxwell Chas Holman

    I believe in the US, and we are all the ‘government’. .. Sheeesh..

    I believe the better part of the American people.. the sleeping giant, is awakening.. awake..

    Dear Republicans.

    Please rein in your Tea Party who are deliberately tampering our economic recovery with these silly stunts, or the very angry people in the United States WILL.

    And just like in the movie Frankenstein, we will be coming after the monster through ‘your’ house. Dig?

    Thanks.

    Sincerely, the sensible American voters.

  • Monica

    Your bias is showing. The name of the law is the Affordable Care Act or ACA, not ObamaCare.

  • guest

    You ask respect when you give none? It is because of a few radicals that this country exists. It is because of a few radicals that you, a female, can vote. It is because of a few radicals that discrimination is no longer codified in law. It is because of a few radicals that you are not a subject of the Crown and told to shut up and sit down. It is because of few radicals that we even have a minority president. Your ignorance of how this country was born and how some of the most foul things were changed is amazing for it’s depth. You who would trample on the free speech rights of many Americans just because they would dare to disagree with you! Are your insides as putrid as your speech? As has been pointed out, nothing has changed yet because this law has not been implemented yet, how do you know if it is good or bad? Most of the law has not even been explained to the citizens of this country. As Pelosi said, you will not know what is in it until it is passed. And the rest of it is, you won’t know what is in it until all facets have been exposed for implementation. You say how great it is without even knowing what it is! How more duped can anyone get?

  • Dave Fall

    Plus the simple fact Mike now that we can sign up for coverage.. guess what? It is Private Insurance except the many policy choices are easy to understand. Mike you know what every Republican trying to kill this now is going to be looked at as a kook equal to Ted Cruz. Truth is I am disappointed in the G.O.P.and wish you guys would get over this silly period as quick as possible.Before everyone goes nutty over what I have written please remember to use your real name.

  • bryan

    In other news…Sen. Johanns is still completely and utterly out of touch with his constituents and frankly the vast majority of his party. He continues to sputter the dem’s taking points for them and slam his colleagues that make up the rest of our federal delegation rather than admit he was wrong and join Republicans in this fight. No one called for a strategy of defunding obamacare by shutting down the govt yet he keeps claiming such. The strategy/desire of the Nebraska Republican Party was just the opposite…to fund the govt so it doesn’t shut down, but not to provide additional funding for the certain train wreck. It was the dems that shut down the govt because those additional funds are necessary to implement their unpopular and harmful law/tax. The Dems are on the hot seat and don’t have those necessary funds to force the train wreck on us all…thanks to the rest of our federal delegation.

  • Volcanbird

    No, it is called the Un-Affordable Care Act, Un-ACA or obamacare. There is nothing affordable about it!

  • volcanbird

    We are BROKE, you fool! What is it that you are missing? We are $17 Trillion in Debt. We are not rich!

  • Rhonda Dugger

    NO WE AMERICANS WANT THIS GONE AND YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO IT. CREATE A SINGLE BILL TO DE FUND OBAMA CARE, PASS IT SEND TO SENATE IF THEY PASS IT NO NEED FOR OBAMA, HE HAS NO JURISDICTION OVER TAXES! The bill was passed in Senate and it is unlawful! All taxation bills must be created in the house not the senate! Get on it and do this now!

  • Curious

    It is amazing how few people are contributing to this page…The GOP includes Senator Mike Johanns. His refusal to respond to Mr. Jordan is nothing more than an admission that the Joe’s question is a fact. All day long TV coverage has been watching Tea Party members fall all over themselves to get a photo op with a veteran at a Memorial that the chair of the GOP opened to show how much the party wants to hood wink the public. Why didn’t he write a check for the WIC program or those programs that take away healthcare involving cancer treatments for children. What a pathetic disgraceful bunch of Republican congressional representatives we the people have in Washington. It is a shame we can’t impeach the entire bunch and start over before this shut down cost the people any more suffering. For sure the GOP fat cats are not suffering, they do not even know what reality is.

  • Curious

    I am glad I ask Hunyock to answer my questions. Obviously Guest can’t resist to continue with his same-o same-o and volcanbird, AMERICA IS THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD…I know what the debt is. Don’t be stupid, stupid is, stupid does.

  • D. Mark

    Your right John, your problem is small, we will not know if this shutdown is going to be good or bad, until it is over? Sometimes a person would think we may be better off without any Politicians? They seem to cause most of our problems?

  • John Andrews

    Wow! D. Mark, thanks for your insensitivity to my situation. What a jerk!

  • Curious

    My request was specifically aimed at you. Don’t you ever get tired of finding fault with everybody. I don’t care what you say…YOU and your Tea Party friends are on the wrong side of every issue regardless of how much you protest. The GOP has become dysfunctional because of the Tea Party. Look at the mess our Government is in now and do you care the middle class and the poor are suffering because of your obscene ideas of what is best for the country? HELL NO!

  • capitalismfirst

    Does this make any real sense to anyone? We are talking about a 3 month CR. If defunding Obamacare has no impact on Obamacare, why is Obama and Reid fighting like it is the end of the program? Sorry, but someone’s facts are wrong.

  • Curious

    Do you realize how foolish you sound? The Affordable Care Act has been discussed, debated and voted on. Has become a law of the land and then taken to the Supreme Court and now is opened to the people to sign up for because of their own need for healthcare. Who are you to deny the people their rights to healthcare?

  • Name

    What the heck happened to Mike Johanns? Feels like an invasion of the body snatchers. Go to Johanns’ facebook page and see the hundreds of responses. I know he’s on his way out, but in the meantime…..could you please listen to your constituents?
    Represent already.

  • Curious

    Ricky I hate to bring you bad news BUT both Lee and Deb are Tea Party elites. Deb is a little sharper than Lee but both represent the party of destruction.

  • Curious

    John, Mark cannot help himself…Republicans have small minds and are incapable of understanding the needs of others because they are so driven to think only of themselves. What other body of the government has actually shut down the government in your life time? Both times it has been the Republicans. Newt Gingrich’s mantra was, “Hang em out on the vine to die”. That was how compassionate Republicans were the last shut down. No difference this time………..

  • guest

    Ah, the serpent speaks and spews forth more lies.
    Truth: It’s the first shutdown since 1995-1996, when Bill Clinton and the House
    of Representatives (and its speaker, Newt Gingrich) also failed to
    agree on a budget to fund federal services. That row ran for 28 days
    (over two stages).
    But it was a more regular event in the 1980s,
    usually for a few days at a time. In total, the US government has
    partially shut down on 17 occasions before today.

    The Dems shut it down 7 times during Regan.

    The vile hate spews forth from her mouth through the flickering tongue. What will her response be? More putrid words of hate that have festered in her belly for decades? We shall see.

    Truth. The House is constitutionally required to be the entity that originates revenue bills. Fact, the House use to pass spending bills a Department of government at a time. Fact, the Dems failed to produce a budget four years in a row, a violation of the constitution and their moral obligation. The Republicans are doing what was historically and constitutionally correct by passing spending bills by Department. The Dems are victims of their own failure to follow the rules and pass budgets and relying on continuing resolutions instead.

    The Dems have become the party of NO and are obstructing the constitutional process proscribed by law.

  • Jazzee

    amen amen

  • Jazzee

    shut up Johanns rich boy
    have you seen the costs for us for the stupid obamacare????????? you’re an idiot
    and exempted yourself and staff by the way so stop LYING to US
    and don’t tell me this is for poor people there are many programs for them to get healthcare and many companies are dumping employees onto this nightmare
    my husband and I cannot afford obamacare NOW WHAT BIG MOUTH??

  • guest

    The serpent has spoken! The stench of bitterness is almost overwhelming.

  • Jazzee

    it did not survive the commerce clause which obamaer argued he said it was a penalty
    the stupid Roberts decided to change penalty to TAX
    the house can only impose taxes NOT the senate
    please get some facts
    and who cares don’t ask don’t tell was law and it has been changed

  • Jazzee

    neither are the leftie FAT CATS
    so sick of hearing how only GOP are rich people……and you should KNOW that the lefties in DC are all rich including that incompetent fool in the white house

  • Jazzee

    seriously??????///

  • Jazzee

    RHONDA amen amen amen FACTS thank you excellent post

  • Jazzee

    you are wrong Rhonda is right sorry curious

  • Jazzee

    LOL LOL

  • guest

    Yet it was Dingy Harry who said, “why we would we do that?” in response to the question, from a CNN reporter none the less, ” would he not do that (pass a bill) to save a child from cancer?” Oh how heartless can he get. He equates the problems of healthy Americans to the life of one child. (Abort the child she thinks, just like all the others.) More lies and hate from the belly of the beast. She has fooled some who do not know better. The informed know, she has no knowledge of truth for the truth has never crossed snake like lips.

  • guest

    And don’t forget the immoral from Hollywood. There are trillions made there off of all sort of vices and porn.

  • guest

    Define “the mess we are in.” There is no mess. Just the regular business of congress being conducted by the House and obstructed by the say no Senate. The house is doing what is legal and constitutional. Get over it! What is the big disaster? As a former federal employee I known how the game is played. In the end, they all get their money back and a free vacation to boot. Since you have never served this country or worked in federal service, you have no truth going through your lips. I do not find fault with everyone. I even gave Hunyock a Bravo. Yet you vilify him. One of your own speaks the truth and you immediately turn on them and sink your venomous fangs into them. You are like the scorpion who rode the back of the frog across the river.

  • guest

    The proper way to say it is, stupid is as stupid does. Back at ya:)

  • guest

    There is no right to health care. Prove me wrong!

  • Dave

    What will Heinnie think of tomorrow?

  • Dave

    Thats your fear. You have no idea…except what Hannity has told you.

  • guest

    WE can agree on one thing, Hannity is a Putz!

  • SixSixSix

    Add that Americans hate the ACA to the list of the dupers’ handy work. Never did the Repukes spread so much disinformation for so long and so hard. And yet it all those lies didn’t work.

  • SixSixSix

    Which company do you work for that dumped their health care insurance?

  • SixSixSix

    Gee, have you noticed the government shutdown? That’s what the political terrorists succeeded in doing. Samething Osama Bin Landen wanted. But these said “let’s roll” and got the job done. The CR didn’t include money for Obamacare, that was already allocated. Can you spell D-U-P-E-D. That right, or maybe you spelled it R-E-P-U-B-L-I-C-A-N. Congratulations on smelling the rat.

  • SixSixSix

    Oh there duped Republicans too. They have to rip off somebody.

  • SixSixSix

    Fool. First, the House is dissing the Senate, not Obama. And the Senate never has much tolerance for the flee bags in the House at the best of time even when they don’t act extra Tea Flee Party Baggish like now. Second Obama has veto power over taxes legislation. You misread the power of the purse under the American Constitution which is quite different than the Parliamentary system. The House can originate spending bills. The Senate can send them to oblivion. The House cannot pass them without the Senate any more than they can do virgin birth. Then the President gets a veto, which is sort like a partial birth abortion unless the House and the Senate override the veto. Trust me, this crack smoke about the ACA is just that. The Senate sent the bill back to the house for the final vote. The Supreme Court has already taken a careful review. Duh.

  • SixSixSix

    Which are totally mangled. Wow, dupe upon dupe today.

  • SixSixSix

    Welcome if you aren’t really worth being called a human being, then you maybe have a point. So in your case, you don’t.

  • SixSixSix

    Oh lord the dupes are breeding tonight. When they get divorced do they go back to just being brother and sister?

  • SixSixSix

    Oh lord low information voters gets so boring. Once again, those funds did not apply to Obamacare which was already funded. It you notice the exchanges are up and running, but the Smithsonian is down. Good work Tea Pot terrorists.

  • SixSixSix

    Get you head out of the Faux News toilet and look at the truth.

  • SixSixSix

    What serpent?

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    That would be the pain in the asp known as “guest”!

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    Mikey J. has NEVER shown leadership at ANY time in his political career, and neither has his hand-picked lap dog successor in the Governor’s mansion. BOTH of them are merely obedient lap dogs fetching their sticks and licking the boots on command of the Koch funded AfP.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    No, perfect analogy. Too bad you’re just not able to understand that complex of a thought process, Bim.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    I didn’t know that they let inmates at the asylum onto computers with Internet access. Guess your deranged ramblings prove otherwise.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    Except for the financiers of the Tea Party who know exactly what their goal is, the truly duped are all the modern Brownshirts who claim Tea Party or Americans For Prosperity membership who are too ignorant to realize that what they are clamoring for and acting the fool to achieve is nothing more than a Theocratic-based Fascist State. The reason that the Kochs and other Neo-Fascist “conservatives” are so opposed to affordable health care, is that once people realize that they can often times do better for coverage than what their employer can provide – both price and services-wise – people will no longer be tied to crap jobs paying crap wages solely because they offer the “benefit” of a health care plan of dubious coverage and value. In other words, We The People will be able to tell Corporate America to take this job and shove it, I don’t have to work for you for crap wages any more just for health coverage, so you’d better increase our pay, better our working conditions, sweeten our vacation, leave and educational benefits – or nobody will work for you. Don’t think for a minute that the Corporations can continue to go to cheaper labor markets in the Third World, either, because they are wising up and their workers are demanding the same things – just look at the increase in labor costs over the last decade in China. Nobody willing to work for you equals death of that Corporation and all the stock options in the world will be no better use than to wipe the *sses of the CEO’s, CFO’s, COO’s and Boards of Directors that think otherwise.

    THIS is why all these Koch puppet Neo-Fascists in the House are trying so hard to tail-wag the dog and BLACKMAIL this country to get their way. Check the Constitution, what the House Tea Party faction is attempting is unconstitutional, it is in direct violation of their Constitutionally mandated duties to make passing a budget contingent upon overturning or negating a separate piece of legislation as part of the budget process. Their ulterior motive in all this is to expedite the collapse of all Governmental services so that they can be replaced by Private for-profit services – Corporate Governance of We The People – which IS the definition of Fascism.

    The Tea Party Faction that is behind this shut down of the Government is trying to do nothing more than to expedite the heralding in of a deranged, Ayn Randian-based Fascist society.

    Wake up, We The People! When this shut down ends, with the Tea Partyers having NOT gotten their blackmail demands, they should ALL be arrested and tried for sedition.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    I spent 19 years in the Army, 16 of them as an Officer, just to protect the right of idiots like you to spout off anything they want to from their anus. You once again confirm that I sometimes feel that spending 2/5ths of my life defending that right to speak freely may very well have been a waste of time for certain individuals who have NO concept of what the true function of Government is nor any concept of how it is supposed to function, yet are so willing to give all of their freedom and rights away just to become willing slaves to the oligarchs, plutocrats and fascists who just wait for enough of the weak and simple-minded to believe their snake-oil and do their bidding for them.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    $10T from the two unfunded Bush Wars and the unfunded Medicare Prescription expansion and $7T from the interest on those debts. Bush the Lesser was the ONLY President – of EITHER Party – to go to war and NOT raise taxes to fund the war; rather, he CUT taxes to the wealthy and Corporations to…wait for it….$10T over ten years – the SAME $10T spent in that period. People forget that in the administration prior to Bush the Lesser’s, Clinton’s, that not only did we have a BALANCED budget – equally between spending and revenue (taxes, individual and corporate) – but we had a Budget SURPLUS (extra revenue) and were PAYING OFF our National Debt, and had, in FACT, nearly retired said National Debt before those stooges of the Bush the Lesser administration decided to give that surplus back to only the wealthy and corporations, then LIED to We The People to get us into two wars to write blank checks to the Corporation the Vice President used to be CEO of, Haliburton and its subsidiaries (delayed stock option profits back to Darth Cheney, War Profiteer).

    Neo-Fascist Republicans may meme constantly the “Tax and Spend” mantra regarding Democrats as a way to demonize them, but the TRUTH of the philosophy of the Neo-Fascist Republicans (Tea Party) is “Put it on the National Credit Card and spend it like there’s no tomorrow, then refuse to make the payments when the bill comes due and default on the debt owed.”

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    What will HeineyMan be told to think, and by whom, is the germane question. He is incapable of original thought, that’s why he was hand groomed and picked for the Governorship by his handlers, it was because of his unwavering, unquestioning, loyal devotion as a consummate bootlick – not his ability to think independently or recognize the hypocrisy of his own actions.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    “…among these Rights we hold unalienable, Life (HEALTH CARE, *ss hat), Liberty (the FREEDOM NOT to be enslaved by a corporation merely because they offer health insurance as a “benefit”) and the pursuit of happiness (to go through life not worrying about going bankrupt if one becomes ill and happy to know if one becomes sick or injured they can receive treatment with out fear or dire consequences)”. From the basic document that established this country and the rules that we wanted to live by as a SOCIETY as a WHOLE.

    You’re wrong.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    Occupy.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    He may be right about Rhino. They are horny, and Adulterer Mikey was cheating on his first wife, before #2 kept his balls in her purse ever after. Plus, people forget, he was a Democrat before he flipped Party to become a Republican – because Power and Greed were stronger in his personality than Ethics and Integrity – politically or personally. Same can be said of Ben Nelson, Republican Insurance Industry Executive Attorney before becoming Democrat to run for Governor.

    People who demonize Ben Nelson the (D) for the “Cornhusker Kickback” or the 60th vote for cloture (to bring the bill to the floor for an up or down vote) PROVE what MORONS they really are, because what Insurance Multi-milionaire Ben did was to effectively KILL Single-Payer or Public Option alternatives to Private (Corporate) Insurance in the ACA so that the ACA is now nothing more than CORPORATE WELFARE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER to the Health Insurance Industry!! The Tea Party Neo-Fascists should be dancing in the streets and throwing parties for Ben Nelson because he helped to guarantee the continued billion$$$ of tax money put directly into the bottom line of Corporations. The only down side is that now that people don’t have to rely on corporate-provided health benefits because of the Individual Mandate under the ACA and they could very well get a better deal outside of an employer, provided health care insurance as a condition/benefit of employment (enslavement), corporations are going to have to come up with a better enticement to get people to work for them (higher wages, better conditions, better treatment, more say in operations, better leave/vacation, etc) to attract/retain employees at all levels.

  • Bam

    Oh, well, then fire Congress and the President right now, Dim.

  • Bam

    If that doesn’t prove the Watchdog is populated by posers, it’s this. An officer would NEVER talk like that, nor would an officer in the Army write a 100-word sentence. Finally, an officer in the Army wouldn’t bitch about people giving freedom and rights away and be totally in the tank for this Marxist law. You should be ashamed, WFL.

  • Bam

    You are totally out of touch in addition to being a fraud. Fascism is taking MORE control for the government; the Tea Party is for taking control AWAY from the government. The Liberals and RINOs in Washington are for spending without accounting; the Tea Party is for cutting the spending. Get your facts straight and quit lying about being an officer in the U.S. Army.

  • Johnny Rebel

    “Shut it down! Shut it all down! Leave it shut down!”

    This is what all who love America want.

  • capitalismfirst

    Check real life.

  • capitalismfirst

    Democrat Tip O’Neil presided over 12 shutdowns of the Federal Government when he was House speaker. No one called it terrorism then, so stop hyper ventilating.

  • guest

    Dingy Harry diss on cancer stricken children and what do you talk about? It would appear all you Dems are such ideologues that even a dying child can not sway you from politics. How sad. How, liberal! Once again, if you can’t refute the truth, attack.

  • guest

    I spent 9 in the USAF none as an officer. If you think that makes you something special, think again. Officers were usually the most arrogant with the least amount of knowledge of what was going on. Senior NCOs were and are the backbone of any military. I do not worship this country nor this government. I put my faith and trust in the God above. You can trust no man. To do so is to play the fool. In case you haven’t noticed, things have never gotten better, nor will they. And the fact that you whine about serving so anyone can speak their mind shows you are not altruistic, just another, who was in it for their own selfish concerns and to be able say, I served for idiots like you. Christ died for everyone and he considered them all sinners. You served for you.

  • guest

    So states the guy who would believe that the constitutional congress and army, including Gorge Washington, were terrorists. Your manifesto is a good example of Marxist writing. Although I will admit, corporations for the most part are bad. In the end though, you fought to preserve the system we have now and the people we have in it. It is the system of the USA, if you don’t like it, then you should have done something sooner to change it. To stereotype and profile is a worthless exercise in self aggrandizement. It adds nothing to the discussion of value.

  • Bob B

    this if from an AP article dated 9/12/13 on CNBC
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101030631.

    The Treasury Department says the deficit in August was $147.9 billion, down from $191 billion in August 2012. That brings the budget gap to $755 billion for the first 11 months of the budget year, down 35 percent from nearly $1.2 trillion a year earlier.

  • BossMan

    Baits And Masterbaits.

  • guest

    No doubt, Rumsfeld and Cheney, until Eric Holder, were the most corrupt politicians this nation has ever seen. I assume, since you are so passionate about all of this, you resigned your commission to protest the Bush presidency?

  • guest

    Once again, can’t argue with the facts, attack, attack attack. why don’t you folks ever use facts instead of opinionated hyperbole and rants. Just because you believe it does not make it true. Get over yourself.

  • guest

    Could you give us some instead of slogans and opinion?

  • guest

    Which has happened before and been overturned before. Duh Duh

  • BossMan

    We’ll start with the dumb-ass regressives. I feel like I need to explain what a regressive is to you bam-aka- Sir Jerksalot.

  • Bam

    Correction: Baits all masturbators. Consider yourself baited.

  • BossMan

    You and people like you have been avoiding facts for decades. You would know the facts if walked up and kicked you in the ass. You’re laughable, rookie troll.

  • guest

    Wow the Marxist speaks again. You have a right to life, you do not have a right to health care. You have a right to work for whom ever you want. If you believe the corportions are evil, don’t work for them, start your own business. But in your world it is better to be enslaved by the government than corporations. News flash, one is not better than another. Your additions to the constitutional rights are laughable at best, and socialistic at worse. The constitution was written to protect us from the government. If you truly were a military officer, you would know that our war with England was to get out from underneath their repressive government. Now you want us to be oppressed under this government.

  • Curious

    The key word is partially shut down the government…. and I am SURE you did not hear on TV the report last March that 80, yes 80 Tea Party Republican signed an agreement to defund the affordable care act which they knew would cause the eventual stand off that we have today over the CR. I just wish you would keep your word Guest and or Libertarian01a and let some others state their side of the story which is more in line with main stream AMERICA. The Tea Party did not and never will win the POTUS position.

  • guest

    What?

  • guest

    Another who can not hold an intelligent conversation. If you can’t bring something of value to the table, attack attack attack. Couldn’t you folks come up with something more original? How about facts and being objective? If what you say is true, you must be the product of such a joining. So I guess that makes you a younger sibling to you mother and father? Wow, isn’t sling mud so much fun?

  • guest

    And here’s another. He tries to look like he has something of value to say, but yet, we see no facts or objective solutions. Just attack, attack, attack. I get it. You guys have this all saved so you can just paste it in. Original thought is no that hard. Get away from talking points and try to think for yourself. It is liberating. Gollum. Come out of the darkness.

  • guest

    Welcome back!

  • guest

    Surprise, this is a partial shut down also. Can you ever get it straight. Surprise, most Republicans and 9 Democrats voted for the last bill that the Senate rejected. MLK started as an army of one! What a terrible radical he turned out to be! Get over your obsession with those two. It appears to even the most casual of observers that they are gone. They said at one time there would never be a black presidents either. However, you and your ilk make it more likely everyday that a Tea Party guy or gal makes it to the top. Keep posting and spreading your hate. You, WFL and 666 with your out of control rants, are the greatest ally the Tea Party has. And unlike you, I am fine with you and anyone else posting what ever they want. If you can’t find time or space to post here, that is a personal problem I can do nothing about. Once again, your fantasy land puts you on the opposite side of reality. I have asked no one to leave like you have.

  • SixSixSix

    A self repudiating comment.

  • SixSixSix

    You get the sympathy you give.

    Besides where does it say you have the right to work for the corporation you want? Absolutely not enumerated. Doesn’t specifically say that you have property rights either. Doesn’t say you have any privacy either. Doesn’t say you have the right to vote even. In fact the Constitution originally embraced slavery and protected it with political structures continuing to this day: distorted representation in the Senate and the Electoral College included.

  • SixSixSix

    The point made about illegitimacy is just plain wrong. The opponents lost the election and in an attempted coup d’etat refuse to acknowledge it.

  • SixSixSix

    Likewise.

  • guest

    666, let me help you make your writing more effective. I know that many of the pseudo educated elite, aka liberals and a few conservatives also, sometimes can get so caught in themselves that they miss the forest for the trees. So, since you haven’t noticed. It is quite apparent that most who post to this board have the minimal computer skills to go the DNC’s, RNC’s, Libertarian and slam down political sites. So, what we really don’t need is regurgitated talking points, unfunny one liners and more ignorant opinions. We look for things like fact, objective commentary and edifying points of view. If you could provide any of the latter instead of the former, maybe you could make a real impact and even start persuading some to your point of view. Barring that, your just another set of lungs and fingers taking up valuable air and computer space. Not to mention, the greatest ally that the Tea Party has. Remember Dems or Repubs are the minorities. You need all the friends you can get.

  • SixSixSix

    Short term events during final negotiations. No Democrat ever bragged about it or extended it for weeks on end. No group of Democrats ever planned and executed it for years. No Democrat tried run the entire US government from one corner of one half of one third of the government. Heck we could have had single payer, all guns illegal (yeah!), a truly representative Senate, ungerrymandered House districts, end of the Electoral College, universal free voter registration, Federally administered elections, a fully progressive Supreme Court, total freedom of choice, forced Gay marriage in all 50 states, hate crimes against speaking ill of people poorer than yourself, taxation of church (triple yeah! National debt paid off in no time), a clean Pledge of Allegiance to America rather than a divvied one to a deity, the list goes on and on. Just like the Tea Party, but different, good things instead of evil.

    The Republicans are giddy with abuse of power. Failing completely at the legislative and appropriations process, they have steered into governance by perpetual political blackmail. Historically if the Democrats had started that in 2000 this country would be richer, running a surplus with the national debt dwindling yearly, ten thousand service members alive, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi would not be dead with millions more displaced and Iran sitting on top of the Middle East. Perhaps you have a point. Republican Presidents must be stopped dead on day one. How do you like that? Because it is where this is going. Political abuse has a price. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

  • SixSixSix

    Obviously you don’t.

  • guest

    Which could have been said about, slavery, women not allowed to vote, voting discrimination and yada yada. Your point is no more valid than before and proves nothing. Even saying the Supreme Court agrees means little. They have overturned themselves many times. What they are doing is legal and constitutional. At least as constitutional as most of what the Pres. does. So get over it. Stop regurgitating. The points have already been nullified.

  • guest

    Can you give me one example of what you allege is true?

  • Richard Hague

    Let me know when he takes responsibility for anything.

  • guest

    ROTFLMAO. Good rant Carl Marx. If laughter is good for the soul, you make my soul feel great. The great and powerful, perfect Dems. Your worship of the deity of a political party is great fiction. I suggest you move to Detroit to get a taste of your wonderful Dem party. Don’t forget it was the Dems who said no ni–er would enter a white college in Mississippi. And let’s not forget Robert Bird, the Grand Wizard of the KKK. And the great Bill Clinton. Who by the way worked in a bi-partisan way with the Repubs. to balance the budget. Extra martial, perverted, affair in the Oval office and failing to stop Bin Laden when he could. ( I realize in your world what Clinton did sexually is something to be glorified. Most Americans did not see it that way.) Those are some good drugs you are on. I hope they’re legal.

  • SixSixSix

    Hey anon – what are you saying? The Dugger One is right or blowing smoke?

  • SixSixSix

    First, please pick a handle. It is nice to know what consistent identity you are using so it is possible to follow your thread. I have no idea to which points you refer. Monica? Volcanbird?

  • SixSixSix

    Sorry but that is a content free posting done anonymously. You might just say really high entropy.

  • commonsense

    actually you clearly didnt research that at all. its the talking point to say he said he doesnt care about 1 kid with cancer, but in reality he never said that in that context. the lady asked her question, which was followed by chuck shumer asking “why put one against the other” (meaning why pit one kid with cancer against the rest, or one program against all others when we can pass a CR to fund them all rather than picking and choosing) and reid responded to SHUMER with “why would we do that” meaning why would we pit one group against another when deciding who matters enough to fund in this shutdown? but again, that fact checking and attention to detail doesnt matter when the sound bite can be so viciously misleading but useful for a cause. nothing he said was heartless, in fact he was raising the point “why would i fund only certain programs like that when we can fund them all with a CR and get them all running”. she insinuates its morally right to pick and choose which to fund, he was asking why we must now decide who deserves it and who doesnt?

  • SixSixSix

    Jesse Helms died a long term and powerful Republican. Trent Lott and Teddy Cruz just love him to this day. Jesse Helms symbolizes the white racists coming over the the Republican Party, then dominating it. The white racist vote has only one party and has since the time of Reagan. It switched sides and that is very well known except by the disingenuous.

    Clinton by the way did NOT balance the budget. He created the largest SURPLUS in American history by raising taxes. That’s a lot different than balance. For which he lost control of Congress. Had the Clinton surplus been honored, the national debt would be dwindling today, and Social Security in even better shape than it is.

    Subsequently, the Republicans converted the Clinton Surplus back into yet another Republican maga-deficit continuing the work of Reagan-Bush. Greenspan supported this because he feared a debt free nation would expect its government to do more, not less. That too is documented. Previously Carter had left Reagan a small surplus which Reagan converted into Republican mega-deficit One. Check your historical facts. The current deficit is at it lowest level in terms of percentage of GDP since Bush and the “deficits don’t matter when we do it” Republicans mangled it.

  • Curious

    I have not asked you to leave, I have asked you to keep your word when you have said it was time for you to leave. You don’t leave, you just come back under a different name and spew the same old poison that is directed at me. I am tired of your emotionally disturbed radical verbiage. We all know you think we are baby killers and women do not have the right to control their own bodies and that the Affordable Healthcare Act is going to be a disaster according to the Tea Party and government is to large and every home should have an AK47 and on and on…Get over it, I have asked you to get off my back, You are a stalker on this blog and I am tired of you.

  • guest

    Actually I did. They always pick and chose. When we use to have a real budget process before the Dems quit doing it, we always funded based on Departments. They did not fund the whole government in one bill. There were always winners and losers. At this time it is inconvenient to choose so they make smart alack remarks off the cuff. I will take the smart alack off the cuff remarks as their true feelings as opposed to one given later where they can massage their message to change it’s intent and meaning. He was given a real life choice, not a hypothetical one, and he chose. The reason he chose the answer he did does not change the answer. As he stated later, he wasn’t so much protecting the 100 as he was protecting ACA. “What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is
    going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about
    reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare.” Harry is obsessed. Actually, the Constitution and historical precedent gives the right to the House to fund as they see appropriate. Harry should read the constitution some day so he can quit asking such stupid questions. Maybe he will learn to not be so arrogant before he gives such answers in the future. Naw!

  • guest

    You imply I give only slogans and opinion. Give an example please.

  • guest

    That it is rather hypocritical to demand someone play by the rules for everyone but their own player. Where does the law allow 1200 waivers to it’s mandates? Where does it allow a part of the law to be delayed for a year? As you libs are so eager to point out, there is a system to amend the law and unilateral action by the Pres. is not it.

  • guest

    WOW, I can’t get anything pass you can I?

  • SixSixSix

    How when you disguise what you are talking about?

  • guest

    I am impressed:) And so quickly! Your post validates the content free posting. Thank you.

  • Bam

    I think the only thing you have to explain is to your mom as to why you spend so much time alone in the bathroom.

  • SixSixSix

    The Executive administrates the law. You imply that there is something restrictive that is not there. If you think it is, please site the section. Take it to the Supreme Court. But please don’t make it up and don’t swallow the Big LIe.

  • SixSixSix

    Will never win a troll out.

    But for amateurs like you End of thread.

  • guest

    It is not up to me to validate what you are to lazy to do yourself. If you can’t/won’t validate, it is all just speculation and your opinion. By the way, since Clinton didn’t do it by himself, that makes the rest of your rant suspect as to veracity. One obvious and big lie taints all the rest of the message. Isn’t that what the con guys say. If you’re going to lie, lie big.

  • guest

    He validates again! It is a pleasure doing business with you. You hurt me deeply with such name calling:) I suppose we won’t have lunch any time soon?

  • guest

    Sorry to make life so hard. So since you don’t know who is who then you can’t say what I have or had not said so what you allege is a lie! Good cop out.

  • guest

    Section. 1.
    The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years….
    Section. 2.
    The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in
    writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against
    the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
    He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose
    Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior
    Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
    The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies
    that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
    Section. 3.

    He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary
    Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and
    shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

    Don’t see it there do we?

    To parse the law, politics and history in play, Salon talked to Garrett Epps, a legal scholar and former Washington Post staff writer who teaches constitutional law at the University of Baltimore. A condensed and edited version of our conversation follows.
    If Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling, what’s the strongest legal case for the president to ignore it? There are two provisions of the Constitution that speak to this issue. One is the clause that gives the president the duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

    Research “faithfully execute the law.” I gave you but one example of this duty. All the experts say the same, your inexpert opinion not withstanding.

    So his responsibility is to faithfully execute the law. Not to change it. Not to pick and chose what to implement. But to faithfully implement law. Regardless of who or who may not have followed this before, it is in the Constitution and you do not nullify the Constitution by ignoring it. Regardless that all the corrupt politicians are part and parcel to such illegal activities. Unles of course, the people allow it to happen. Then it is on them and they get what the deserve.

  • guest

    Well what can say I say. What did you say: Kaitlin, you need to leave this blog…Well not exactly me. How could that be? However I do believe women have the right to control their own body. Just like I control my own fist, up to but not including your nose. Women can control their body until they start killing the children of God. It is such a barbaric practice. Actually, since you seem unable to get this right, I am not Tea Party and I still think it will be a disaster for my children and grandchildren if not sooner. However since you support wiping out so many unborns, maybe I’ll just start calling you, Mengele.

    You have the power. I do believe that the rules state, when you post here you are fair game for almost anything. Get over it. Jesus was a radical. Thanks for the complement.

  • guest

    No doubt. Both parties are responsible for the bastardization of the Constitution. And let’s not forget the judicial branch also.

  • guest

    Once again nothing of substance to say. The point is and was, they are all corrupt. No one party holds a more moral road than the other. One is as bad as the other. To believe different is to ignore the truth Alice.

  • Curious

    Oh sorry, you are just a radical, you had me fooled I could have sworn you were a member of the Tea Party. I don’t get your Kaitlin remark but spare me from your explanation. Once again I will remind you, ROE Vs WADE is the law and you are totally so unchristian like by stating that I “support wiping out so many unborns”. I believe in choice, I do not dictate to others my beliefs. I have asked you to remember that there is no place for your religious beliefs here on this blog. The Constitution states there shall be a separation between the Church and State.

  • guest

    OK. Separation of church and state has no bearing on this site. That is just ignorant! You told Kaitlin to leave. That was a quote from you. Go check your posts. Yes you do believe in choice. You believe that one person has the right to chose to kill another as long as you change the name to something that dehumanizes the other person. So I certainly don’t disagree with that. You dictate your beliefs to devastated children at their most vulnerable time, that they can kill the life inside them and that killing will make them all better. Why do you think that law enforcement has parameters on how and when they can question a child? It is because they are impressionable when hurting so badly. This is just the place for religious beliefs. Call a lawyer. Message the moderator. See what they say. Once again your glaring mistake make you look like an old fool:)

  • guest

    Roe v Wade is the law until it get’s overturned. Enjoy the killing while it lasts Mengele.

  • guest

    Where did he go? :)

  • climate3

    He knows what Harry Reid actually said. But you can’t tell some folks anything. They will repeat the lies obediently because they believe they fight for some “higher purpose” in which truth is just a liability.

  • guest

    Like you? Know what he said and what he meant in the heat of the moment. There still is no excuse. Sycophants add little to the conversation. If your coming here rev. we have enough of the talking points, spin and propaganda that we need. Talk objective and unbiased or save the spin for someone else.

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    You wouldn’t know Marxist law if your life depended on it.

    You a fool who has zero shame.

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    You dishonest punk.
    Putting words in a mans mouth to dishonestly twist his words.
    Fascism is NOT the system of the USA.

    He did call you out for your sophistry and you admonished him for not doing something sooner.

    And then you whine about self aggrandizement?
    LMAO

    Fuck You you Fascist supporting punk.

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    Fascism is punks like you allowing Monsanto and Transnational corporations to write legislation and through ALEC,get it to Republicans who pass it word for word.

    The Tea party thinks Corporations run government better than We The People.

    You really can’t be this stupid, can you?

    The War profiteers are for spending.

    The Teaparty is for the War profiteers

    Spending without accounting?

    That would be punks like you who still haven’t had to account or pay for any of your Wars you cheerled for years.

    You got to spend with no way of funding your invasion and years long occupations.

    But the corporate backers of the teaparty got very rich.

    Teaparty Frauds don’t have working Americans backs.

    You really can’t be this stupid, can you?

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    How is Eric Holder Corrupt?

    Because he refuses to bow down to Fascists like the Teaparty?

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    Very well stated.
    Bravo!

    These willfully ignorant Morans wouldn’t be able to wrap their heads around the concept of Job Lock if their lives depended on it.

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    You don’t understand Corporate Socialism.

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    Another Moran that thinks legislating a Net Negative Value skim operation to insure more Americans is a “Debacle”.

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    Republicans refused to appoint conferee’s for months this year.
    Take your nonsense elsewhere you dishonest punk.

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    Leave my Country if you hate Americans so bad you Corporate Fascist Punk.

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    You Tealiban Fascists would say Jesus was crapping on cop cars because he would support OWS.

  • Curious

    Thank you so much…Some times I am so frightened as to what is going to happen to my daughter and I until I read an entry from a person who make some sense of the insanity of what is happening to those of us without healthcare.

  • Bam

    LOL

  • Bam

    LOL!

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    You are that stupid.

  • Bam

    Ha!

  • Ben Jensen

    I won’t miss Johans. Lets elect a fiscal conservative

  • Corey

    Conservative Christians believe everyone is out to get them and whenever a minority gets rights that come to close to being equal with their rights, they need to attack.

    Conservative Christians are the most evil people. Lets take a look at a the last 400+ yrs. Short, simple, and to the point. I will describe the behavior of the Conservative Christian movement.

    Lets begin:

    Christopher Columbus, Christian, cut the hands off of Natives if they didnt bring him enough gold, bragged about how easy it was to make them into slaves and offered up groups of Natives to be gang raped.

    Puritans, Christian, fled their homeland so they could practice their religion their way, this is understandable, however, Quakers were bared from having government jobs, forced to fund the Puritan’s churches even though they didn’t attend, some were even driven out of the colony, some were even lynched.

    In fact, many of the first 13 states were created by those who fled or were driven out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony because of the theocracy the Puritans were pushing.

    Even Benjamin Franklin, from what I understand left Massachusetts, one reason being the religious intolerance.

    Besides not allowing any other religion, Joseph Smith, the creator of Mormonism, was killed by these people, from what I understand, a group raided the jail he was locked up in, and, like the mob run witch trials, they mob murdered him.

    When blacks wanted equal rights both during the “Civil Right” movement with MLK and years prior when slaves wanted freedom, the conservative Christians of the time, used the bible to back up their argument that even God believe blacks were inferior.

    The same thing happened when woman wanted more rights, when immigrants wanted more rights, when the disabled wanted more rights, when Veterans, the elderly and children wanted more rights.

    All the way up to today, with gays getting some equal rights, the Conservative Christian movement has been front in center making themselves out to be the victims, as usual, when any minority they were once allowed to abuse, kill, and oppress are treated more equal than they once were.

    You can even take the words of Hitler, and replace the word “Jew” with the name of whatever group is being oppressed at whatever time in US history, and it will sound just like a conservative Christian had written it.

    Why not do some research, and just for fun do that, replace “Jew” with, “Muslim”, “Gay”, “Atheist” etc.

    There is plenty of data to back-up what I say, it is called “Facts”. Unfortunately, even today, this year, 2013, conservative Christians are trying to “white wash” history by doing things like trying to get Thomas Jefferson out of school books, so the whole “separation of church and state” debate would no longer be. There have been attempts to rename “slavery” into some economic-commerce movement.

    Conservative Christians ARE the enemy of Americans and the World.

  • NebraskaFilly

    I realize this is pointless but I will go ahead – you need to stop the lying, Johanns. I just spoke with one of your aides 2 days ago and told him EXACTLY why we are angry and HE IS LYING!!!! We are extremely angry at our representatives who win their elections based on their campaign promises, then turn around and stab us in the back – JUST LIKE YOU DID, JOHANNS!!!!! We are angry at those RINOs like YOU, Johanns, who lied to us. And you are taking this stance ONLY because you are quitting!!! And THANK GOD FOR THAT!!! GOD RIDDANCE, YOU POS!!!

  • Dawna

    The last time I was duped by the GOP, Bush/Cheney and their corporate, fascist puppeteers led this country into ruin with the second war on Iraq. Where have the rest of Nebraskans been while re-electing these Teapublicans? Fischer, Johannesburg and Terry serve the Koch Brothers. Wake up and swallow your pride, Nebraska–and turn off Rupert Murdock’s Faux News.

  • guest

    BAM email me at stubbygus@yahoo.com please.

  • Bam

    Why?