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Mitch McConnell: Chuck Schumer Is ‘On Another Planet’

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Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal interviewed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who talked tough. “I am not willing to raise taxes to turn off the sequester. Period.” He said Sen. Chuck Schumer is “on another planet” to think Republicans would just raise tax rates and close loopholes.

Moore noted this is a negotiating position. “This isn’t to say that next week, when the lame-duck congressional session begins to negotiate some kind of budget solution, taxes are off the table. Mr. McConnell is a realist.” And Obama will come looking to strike deals with moderate Republicans:

It isn’t at all certain that Mr. McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner will be able to hold their troops together. The senator understands that Mr. Obama will try to cut a deal with other senators—Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina—but Mr. McConnell doubts that the tactic will work. “We have differences on other issues, but on taxes I can’t think of a single member of my conference from Maine to Texas who thought he was sent here to Washington to raise taxes on anybody or anything.”

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  1. Keyser Söze

    November 12th, 2012

    Vote present and let them hang themselves.

    Time to go “Gault”.

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  2. Keyser Söze

    November 12th, 2012

    Correction…Galt

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  3. venturaguy

    November 12th, 2012

    R’s have to stand tough. How about trying to end baseline budgeting? Make every agency justify their budget every year – no automatic carryover.

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  4. moarkdave

    November 12th, 2012

    Whatever planet Schumer is on, there will have to be cameras and microphones.

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  5. even steven

    November 12th, 2012

    Schumer would look great with the top third of his skull removed. Just a quick fashion tip for him…

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  6. RANDO

    November 12th, 2012

    Man, I can’t even stand to look at his picture.

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  7. Death_By_Farts

    November 12th, 2012

    It’s about time McConnell showed some balls…Boehner needs to do the same thing if he wants to remain Speaker in 2 years…

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  8. simply enraged

    November 12th, 2012

    Another planet? Maybe another star system, far, far away. He surely isn’t a human.

    @even steven: That would be a high velocity removal, right?

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  9. norman einstein

    November 12th, 2012

    Gee, Captain Obvious, please tell us more.

    Oy.

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  10. 'long came jones

    November 12th, 2012

    yeppers, ol’ schmucky gets up Uranus on a far too regular basis.

    look for increased frequency of disgusting activity with their new self-declared mandate

    [sorry it took so long]

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  11. Tracy

    November 12th, 2012

    CHUCK YOU SCHUMER / WEINER MENTOR
    His head would make a nice speed bag for both open palm and backhand target practice. Those reading glasses, once airborne would swat to the ground nicely.

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  12. Poonces

    November 12th, 2012

    I’m beginning to think that the entire capitol building is the mothership from another planet.

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  13. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 12th, 2012

    The Maggot from another planet.

    He and Kucinich should board the mothership STAT!

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  14. J-Mac

    November 12th, 2012

    Yeah, Uranus.

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  15. Joe

    November 12th, 2012

    Egads: Schumer was born in 1950. I am 3 years older than him. Maybe that’s the reason I can’t stand him. He and Iris, his wife, have 2 children.

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  16. Keyser Söze

    November 12th, 2012

    Succession movement…

    These were the latest numbers as of writing this. Some states have two petitions:

    1. Louisiana, 13,426

    2. Texas, 18,012

    3. Florida, 4,987

    4. Alabama, 5,156

    5. North Carolina, 4,623

    6. Kentucky, 3,929

    7. Mississippi, 3,849;

    8. Indiana, 3,876;

    9. North Dakota, 2,998

    10. Montana, 3,378

    11. Colorado, 3,746

    12. Oregon, 3,230

    13. New Jersey, 2,960

    14. New York, 3,425

    15. South Carolina, 3,193, 2,087

    16. Arkansas, 1,537

    17. Georgia, 3,912, 2,604

    18. Missouri, 2,085, 2,781

    19. Tennessee 3,656

    20. Michigan 3,230

    The number of states and the speed at which these petitions are procuring signatures are clear indicators that Americans are displeased with the election results and are waking up to the current administration’s flagrant corruption.

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  17. earthly righteousness

    November 12th, 2012

    “clear indicators that Americans are displeased with the election results ”

    hey get with the program…

    http://gulagbound.com/35946/massive-voter-fraud-and-i-am-angry/

    [...]

    No one in the Main Steam Media is reporting it of course. Our country is no longer a Republic with elected representatives. I do not know what will happen, but I am not “standing down.”
    [...]
    The numbers do not add up (From Ulsterman):

    ■Barack Obama netted FEWER Democrat votes in 2012 than were cast in 2008 by 3% points.
    ■Mitt Romney earned MORE Republican votes in 2012 than were cast in 2008 by 3% points.
    ■Mitt Romney by the way, earned MORE Black votes in 2012 than were cast for the Republican in 2008.
    ■Barack Obama earned FEWER Black votes in 2012 than he did in 2008.
    ■Mitt Romney earned MORE votes from both married men and married woman than were cast for Republicans in 2008, while also improving support among non-married men and woman by 2% from 2008 as well.
    ■Mitt Romney earned MORE votes among liberals, moderates, and conservatives than were cast for the Republican candidate in 2008 – in fact, this improvement was by a full 7% over 2008 – a very significant improvement.
    ■Mitt Romney earned more votes from Protestants, Catholics, and Jews than the Republican nominee received in 2008, including a 9-point improvement among Jewish voters alone.
    ■The two top issues according to voters were the economy and the budget.
    ■Mitt Romney earned A 38 POINT ADVANTAGE OVER BARACK OBAMA on the top two issues of the election – and yet Romney was somehow defeated.
    ■Lastly, regarding the following three personal trait issues – strong leader, shares my values, and has a vision for the future, Mitt Romney DOMINATED Barack Obama among 2012 voters by 45 points. And lost the election.
    [...]

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  18. Machloja

    November 12th, 2012

    Oh, come on what’s the surprise ?. Isn’t New York like off this world already?

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  19. Tony R

    November 12th, 2012

    @earthy: I agree, but it doesn’t matter if you cheat.

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  20. Unruly Refugee

    November 12th, 2012

    Planet 0bamasanus.

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