Harry Reid, the Senate Democrats, Barack Obama & Joe Biden’s Nuclear Hypocrisy … Senate Goes Nuclear with Democrat Party Vote 52-48
Partisan Democrats end 225 years of precedent … Democrats just striped the protection of “We the People” who are in the minority.
Democrats were against it, before they were for it …
Yesterday, Democrats broke 225 years of precedent, when the U.S. Senate voted along Democrat partisan line 52-48 to invoke the so-called nuclear option allowing confirmation for most presidential nominees by simple majority. Some Democrats split with the party and voted against the change; however, the 52 votes were all of the Democrat party. Hmm, isn’t how we got Obamacare? What this does is the Senate voted to severely limit the use of the filibuster, one of the few tools a minority party has in our representative democracy. This was nothing more than a “Naked Power Grab.” As Dana Milbank writes, Congress wasn’t broken before, it certainly is now. What Reid (D-NV) and his fellow Democrats effectively did was take the chamber of Congress that still functioned at a modest level and turn it into a clone of the other chamber, which functions not at all. They turned the Senate into the House.
The Senate vote Thursday to lower the barriers for presidential nominations should make it easier for President Obama to accomplish key second-term priorities, including tougher measures on climate change and financial regulation, that have faced intense opposition from Republicans in Congress.
The move to allow a simple majority vote on most executive and judicial nominees also sets the stage for Obama to appoint new top officials to the Federal Reserve and other key agencies — probably leading to more aggressive action to stimulate the economy and housing market. And it frees Obama to make changes to his Cabinet without the threat of long delays in the Senate before the confirmation of nominees.
Laura Ingraham discuses the “nuclear option” on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’.
Remember when Senate Barack Obama said he was against the “Nuclear” option in 2005? So why the sudden change of heart Obama? Maybe because as we saw with Obamacare, you are just a lair. Hmm, did Obama also run in 2012 on the notion that “if you like the rules of the US Senate you can keep them’? What a frigging hypocrite.
HMM, WHAT CHANGED. REPUBLICANS THREATENED IT, BUT NEVER WENT THRU WITH IT. OBAMA HAS TRULY DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY AND ITS GOVERNMENT.
The Gateway Pundit has more on Harry Reid and Dems Overturn 1806 Senate Rule & Pass ‘Nuclear Option.’
Senator Barack Obama in 2005 against the nuclear option
Senator Joe Biden in 2005 against the nuclear option. Take a good listen at what Biden says when he was in the minority.
Obama says this is not what the Founders intended … compilation of numerous Democrats who were against it, before they were for it.
Joe Biden calls it a “naked” power grab and says, “you will not be in the majority forever”.
Vice President Joe Biden Congratulates Boston’s Mayor Elect Marty Walsh … Only Problem, He Called the Wrong One
VP Joe Biden comes out of the witness protection program just long enough to make another gaffe …
After Massachusetts state representative Marty Walsh (D) won the mayors race in Boston Tuesday night, Biden phoned him to congratulate him and yelled into the phone, “You son of a gun, Marty! You did it!” Actually no Joe, you did it again. Made another gaffe that is. As it turns out Biden called the wrong Martin Walsh. Wow seriously, nice to see that Joe has all the important numbers saved in his smart phone. I guess in Joe’s case he is lucky he did not call Joe Walsh.
Yes operator, I would like to make a collect call to Marty Walsh …
Just minutes after the election returns arrived in Boston Tuesday night, Martin Walsh’s cellphone rang. It was the vice president of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, offering his congratulations.
“You son of a gun, Marty!” he thundered. “You did it!”
The only problem was, it was the wrong Marty Walsh. Biden had called the cellphone of Marty Walsh, a former aide to US Senator Edward M. Kennedy who is now the president of Gateway Public Solutions, a government relations firm in Boston.
At the time, this Marty Walsh said, he was sitting on the couch with his wife at their home in Natick, watching the election results on television. Meanwhile, the other Marty Walsh, the one who had just been elected mayor of Boston, was at the Park Plaza Hotel, celebrating his victory.
The less-famous Marty Walsh said he thanked Biden for his kind words, but told him that he reached the wrong Marty. He offered to help the vice president track down the right one, the one who had just been elected mayor.
NBC News reports that Biden was not the only Democrat who called the wrong Martin Walsh as well. Ooops! You mean these people are so connected that they have to look up their fellow Democrats names in the Yellow pages?
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak all called political consultant Martin Walsh and not mayor-elect Walsh, according to reports.
A White House phone operator even rang asking him to hold for President Barack Obama before Walsh explained they had the wrong man, the State House News Service reports.
Remember When Joe Biden Said in 2007 that George W. Bush Should Be Impeached for What Barack Obama is About to Do?
Oh the hypocrisy from the LEFT …
Remember when Senator Joe Biden wanted Bush impeached for the very thing that Barack Obama is about to do? So what is different, oh it’s Barack Obama. So what is the difference? Oh that’s right, the current president is not a Republican. So if Obama attacks Syria without Congressional approval, will Biden be the first to file articles of impeachment against Barack Obama?
In 2007, Senator Joe Biden repeatedly threatened to lead an effort to impeach President George W. Bush in the House should he attack Iran without congressional authorization. Senator Obama agreed that Bush did not have the power to order a strike on Iran. This was not mindless, partisan saber rattling: Vice President Dick Cheney and the neoconservative establishment were actively pushing Bush to take military action against Iran.
On Hardball, Biden emphatically and passionately told Chris Matthews that Bush had “no constitutional authority … to take this nation to war against a county of 70 million people unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof we are about to be attacked. And if he does, if he does, I would move to impeach him.” Biden was absolutely correct to point out the illegality of Bush’s intentions and threaten him with impeachment.
It turns out that his Democratic primary opponent and eventual running mate, then-Senator Joe Biden, had even stronger views about presidents attacking other nations without Congress’s permission:
Chris Matthews: You said that if the United States had launched at attack on Iran without Congressional approval, that would’ve been an impeachable offense. Do you want to review that comment you made?
Joe Biden: Absolutely. I want to stand by that comment I made. The reason I made the comment was as a warning. I don’t say those things lightly, Chris. you’ve known me for a long time. I was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee for 17 years. I teach separation of powers in Constitutional law. This is something I know. So I brought a group of Constitutional scholars together to write a piece that I’m going to deliver to the whole United States Senate pointing out that the president HAS NO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to take this country to war against a country of 70 million people unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked. And if he does, I would move to impeach him. The House obviously has to do that, but I would lead an effort to impeach him. The reason for my doing that — and I don’t say it lightly, I don’t say it lightly.
This is a striking statement.
What a joke, GWB’s three biggest critics when it came to his foreign policy were Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and John Kerry. Now suddenly they are all hawks!
Bystander in Chief Obama Not Making Phone Calls, But Joe Biden Is … VP Biden Asks Ecuador to Turn Down Asylum for NSA Leaker Snowden
Looks like Vice President Biden was not too good to make a phone call regarding NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Earlier this week President Barack Obama, the “Bystander” in Chief, made it known in a smug and arrogant manner that he was too good to make any calls to Russia, China or Ecuador regarding Edward Snowden. Obama stated that there was a process and he would not be making any calls because he didn’t have to and he “wouldn’t be scrambling jets” to get Snowden. So glad that he is taking the situation do seriously and making flip responses to reporters questions. Obama lowered the bar on Snowden’s espionage calling him a “hacker” after others in his administration have referred to Snowden’s actions as the greatest security intelligence breach in US history. So which is it? How bad is it when Biden becomes the adult in the White House? Thus, Biden got on the phone and called Rafael Correa to turn down Snowden’s asylum request
Correa said he had a “friendly and very cordial” conversation with Biden, and told the vice president that Ecuador hadn’t sought to be put in the situation of deciding whether to harbor an American justice-dodger. He said Ecuador can’t consider the asylum request until Snowden is on Ecuadorean soil.
“The moment that he arrives, if he arrives, the first thing is we’ll ask the opinion of the United States, as we did in the Assange case with England,” Correa said. “But the decision is ours to make.”
The question that needs to be asked Biden by Wh reporters is whether Snowden is a big “F’n” deal?
Biden – Am I the 100th caller? Oh President Rafael Correa, how are you?
Vice President Joe Biden has asked Ecuador to turn down an asylum request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the country’s president said Saturday.
Rafael Correa, in a weekly television address, offered little sympathy for the Obama administration’s view that Snowden is a criminal who should be swiftly returned to the U.S. At the same time, he vowed to seek American input on any asylum request and suggested Snowden will have to answer for his actions.
The Friday phone call between Correa and Biden – it’s the highest-level conversation between the U.S. and Ecuador to be disclosed since Snowden began seeking asylum – added to the confusion about Snowden’s status. Facing espionage charges in the U.S., Snowden is believed to be holed up in a Moscow airport’s transit zone and seeking safe passage to Ecuador, the country seen as likeliest to shelter America’s most wanted fugitive.
Basically, Obama knows that Ecuador is going to tell the United States to pound sand when it comes the the extradition of Edward Snowden, so Obama would rather throw Biden under the bus than provide any form of leadership himself. I guess Obama will learn what happens when the media reports it.
Talk About Hipocrisy … In 2006 Joe Biden Said, Don’t Trust a Spying President or Vice President, What Say You Now Joe? According to Gallup, Majority of Americans Don’t Either
Americans appear to be very troubled by the government spying on them. Hmm, so was Joe Biden when he was in the US Senate. In 2006, then Senator Joe Biden said you can’t trust a spying president.
“If I know every single phone call you made I’m able to determine every single person you talk to. I can get a pattern about your life that is very, very intrusive. The real question here is what do they do with this information they collect that does not have anything to do with Al-Qaeda? And we’re going to trust the president and the vice president of the United States that they’re doing the right thing. Don’t count me in on that.“
But of course now that Biden is VP and Barack Obama is President, things are different. NOT! The NSA surveillance program as morphed into an all encompassing, out of control data grab on ever single American and in the process completely shredding the Contribution and Bill of Rights. For something that Biden said, “don’t count me in on that,” he appears to be all in now. What’s the difference? Oh, he is in power. Talk about your convenient flip-flops and the height of hypocrisy. Now that Biden is VP, he must feel it is completely OK to shred the US Constitution and spy on law abiding American people. Because the rules don’t apply the liberals. How does one morph their opinion that you can’t trust a spying president simply by whether they are a ”R” or “D”? Especially when the Obama administration has already been caught in the IRS scandal where conservative groups were targeted?
As Liberty Unyielding opines, “aren’t you glad we didn’t elect an idiot like Sarah Palin to be one heartbeat away from the president?”
It would appear We the People” are not for a spying president either. According to a recent Gallup poll, a majority of Americans disapprove of the NSA Government surveillance program. 53% of Americans disapprove of the “Big Brother” watching them and violating their right to privacy. Weasel Zippers provides a similar CBS poll where 58% disapprove of the Government surveillance program. The only group who approves, are Democrats. Funny, weren’t they the ones that were up in arms during the GWB presidency that their library books were being reviewed?
More Americans disapprove (53%) than approve (37%) of the federal government agency program that as part of its efforts to investigate terrorism obtained records from U.S. telephone and Internet companies to “compile telephone call logs and Internet communications.”
There are significant partisan differences in views of the government’s program to obtain call logs and Internet communication. Democrats are more likely to approve, by 49% to 40%. Independents (34% vs. 56%) and Republicans (32% to 63%) are much more likely to disapprove than approve.
CNN asks, Was it OK for Snowden to leak secrets? The question is debatable as the jury is still out as to what his ultimate motive was.
The 5 Most Interesting Things in Barack Obama’s & Joe Biden’s Tax Returns … Obama Doed not Pay His Fair Share
From The Blaze … The 5 Most Interesting Things in the Barack Obama and Joseph Biden Tax Returns. Just when you thought you had seen in all from the class warfare President Obama and his side kick, the gaffetastic Joe Biden, we are presented with more double standards and hypocrisy. According to President Obama, Barack does not pay his fair share of taxes … High effective tax rates for thee, not for me.
The jokes on the American people again, ah-ha-ha-ha
5. President Obama’s Income Has Declined
4. The Biden’s Donated $2,000 Worth of Clothing, Boots, Toys, Pottery, etc. to Goodwill – Isn’t this something from a person who thinks that individuals of means think that they should pay more of a tax rate percentage. Nearly 30% of what the Biden’s donated was in the form of used goods no longer needed, giving clothing and goods to Goodwill and charities.
3. Vice President Joe Biden Received $30K in Social Security Benefits Last Year – The Biden’s made a combined income of $385K, including an extra $29,761 in Social Security in 2012 Vice President Joe Biden. This is more than double the amount of social security than the average retired worker collected last year. To use the Obama/Biden class warfare line, should a couple making nearly $400K really be getting double the amount in social security than the middle class? Of course social security will not even be there for the middle class.
2. The Biden’s Increased Their Charitable Donations to 1.87% of Income – This liberal tries to have the government increase taxes on the so-called rich to redistribute the wealth, yet this cheapskate only donated 1.87% of his income? UNREAL! Believe it or not, this was actually an increase from previous pathetic charitable donations. So much for Biden being a good Catholic Christian and giving 10%. So much for Biden having paid attention in Church during the parable of the Good Samaritan. His religion appear to be more of Liberalism.
1. President Obama Pays An Effective Tax Rate of 18.4 Percent- So the 1% President Barack Obama paid less in an effective tax rate than did his secretary. The audacity of some people. Obama railed on Mitt Romney for paying less of an effective tax rate than most Americans, yet guess what America … so did Obama. If he really felt so inclined that this should not happen, why did he not instruct his accountants to structure his tax return so that he paid an effective rate of 30%? Why didn’t he so it, because he is a liberal hypocrite, that’s why! Sorry, but only an individual of low character asks others to do something that they would not do themselves and lead by example.
Joe Biden to “We the People” … Sequester fir thee, not for me … OUI, OUI!!!
More government waste … Not only dis Obama Vice President Joe Biden cost American tax payers a whopping $459,388 on a one night stay at a Paris five star hotel last week, as reported as The Weekly Standard, he also cost “We the People” another $321,665 for limo fees. Interestingly enough, the VP has a limo that is usually brought in tow when he travels abroad, so these charges must have been for staff. Unbelievable. The Obama administration is crying poor due to sequestration cuts, yet some how they manage to waste nearly $1 million to send this useless VP to Paris.
Ha, ha, ha … They bought it boss that we were for the people, what a bunch of saps
After two items last week on the cost of lodging for Vice President Joe Biden’s early February trip to Europe, other news organizations began to investigate further. Wolf Blitzer’s show The Situation Room on CNN uncovered a contract apparently also related to the same visit to Paris:
Also on the receipt was $321,665 for a limousine company.
Remember America, this is the 1% Presidency and you voted them back in office. Children are not allowed to take White House tours because that cost too much; however, Barack Obama is allowed to party it up on St. Patty’s Day, Sasha and Malia can go to the Bahamas for Spring Break and Biden can jet off to Paris. Anyone feeling buyer’s remorse and is it any wonder why Obama’s job approval ratings are starting to crater.
Simple Unbelievable … Where is Biden’s sacrifice?
Imagine this, a bumbling idiot like VP Joe Biden gets to rack up$459,388.65 hotel bill at tax payers expense. It is just the latest example to show all of us just how wasteful Washington DC is with our hard earned money. So many Americans are struggling, are without jobs, have lost their homes and are on food stamps. But that does not stop politicians who tell us that we must sacrifice to do none of their own. At what point is enough, enough?
Hey Barack, can you believe these fools actually reelected us and actually believed we were for the middle class?
Vice President Biden and his entourage spent a little time in London in early February during his first foreign trip of the second term of the Obama administration. A document released today revealed that the cost of lodging in London alone was close to half a million dollars. The contract was awarded on January 30, 2013 to the Hyatt Regency London for a total of $459,388.65.
UNBELIEVABLE, GET READY FOR 4 MORE YEARS OF ECONOMIC PAIN AMERICA AND YOU VOTED FOR IT …
Don’t worry Obamanomics has saved the US economy, NOT!!! America, the following is not a Joe Biden gaffe. It is what the Obama administration and Democrats actually believe. They think that you are no longer worried about the economy and this way it will enable Obama to move on to guns and immigration as Americans continue to be unemployed. Yesterday at the White House, the economist Joe Biden told reporters, Americans no longer worried about the economy.
“They are no longer worried, I think, about our economy being overwhelmed either by Europe writ large, the EU, or China somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. They are no longer, I think, worried about our economy being overwhelmed beyond our shores.”
What say you America, are you concerned about the economy, lack of job growth, record number of Americans on food stamps and a standard of living that continues to go down? Just curious, what has changed? It certainly cannot be President Barack Obama’s economic record of job growth as Obama wins the “Gold For Worst Economic Recovery Ever”.
Joe Biden Says, “You Don’t Need 30 Rounds to Protect Yourself. Buy a Shotgun” … Big Talk from a Man Protected by the Secret Service
Military-style weapons and high capacity gun magazines for me, not for thee …
In an interview with Parents Magazine, Vice President Joe Biden continued on the Obama WH’s assault on the Second Amendment and “We the People’s right to bear arms by saying, “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun.” Biden then went on to say that people assault-style weapons and they don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Biden proposed that people buy shotguns. Really Joe, I believe there are also shot guns on the Feinstein ban list as well. Of course this is rather big talk from a man who has numerous Secret Service agents protecting him and his family with guess what … automatic weapons.
Vice President Joe Biden said people don’t need high-capacity weapons to protect themselves and that the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce gun violence amount to gun safety, not gun control.
“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun,” Mr. Biden said Tuesday in an interview with Parents Magazine. The White House has proposed banning certain high-capacity weapons and Mr. Biden, who says he has two shotguns, said most military-style weapons aren’t good for home defense.
“You don’t need an AR-15,” Mr. Biden said, referring to an assault-style rifle. “It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use, and in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.”
The video above was from a Facebook town hall where once again Biden made some rather peculiar and bizarre comments of advice he gave his wife with regards to protecting herself. So let’s get this correct, Biden thinks its responsible to fire buckshot into the air outside indiscriminately, rather than properly aiming a rifle at an intruder? Really? Newsflash to Joe, there is this thing called gravity and bullets fired into the air come down.
“If there’s ever a problem,” Biden said he told his wife Jill, “just walk out on the balcony here–walk out, put that double barrel shot gun and fire two blasts outside the house — I promise you whoever is coming in … You don’t need an AR-15, it’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use…Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!”
I guess Joe Biden missed the story about the folks in Michigan who did need an assault-style weapon and 30 rounds to protect themselves from would be robbers with hand guns.
Freedom’s Light House nails it, “What Joe is neglecting, of course, is that the U.S. Constitution does not say citizens can only own ‘shotguns,’ nor is it any of his business what kind of legal firearm individual citizens own to defend themselves.” But what would one expect from a White House who believes in telling you how to live, what you can eat, what type of insurance you must have and what kind of energy you can use. America, this is the government that you Founding Fathers warned you against.