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House GOP: ‘They Really Can’t Pass Gas’

Posted by on May. 8, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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GOP Strategist John Feehery On MSN with Chuck Todd

Image screen captured from MSNBC

Today Chuck Todd of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown was doing some political analysis on the President’s press conference with former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Republican Strategist John Feehery. They discussed the seemingly powerless president mostly because of Republicans’ inability to work with him. The following dialogue was amusing but rather sad because the current political stalemate affects millions of poor and middle class Americans.

Chuck Todd: This idea that there is not, you know the president you say look powerless, you say the Republicans don’t fear him, yet they don’t seem to have a cohesive strategy or agenda. There was a political article this morning about Kevin McCarthy and Eric Kantor, numbers 2 and number 3 in the house Republicans and it is clearly one of the sides decided to leak something about this meeting that they were fighting and disagreeing on a strategy for instance on how to deal with healthcare.



John Feehery: I love those stories that leaked out on internal Republican….. I think that leadership is frustrated; they are frustrated with each other.  And they are also frustrated with the fact that out of the house they really can’t pass gas. It’s really been one of those situations. [Funny chatter]  They just don’t have the votes. It’s not a leadership problem it’s a “follow ship” problem.

That over 90% of Americans wanted more gun safety with the institution of comprehensive background checks and that could not get passed is shameful. That changes were made to the sequester only to remove the inconvenience it caused air travelers (mostly the affluent) and politicians while leaving “meals on wheels,” cancer therapy, and many other programs that affect the poor and middle class without funding is shameful.

Middle class America, Poor America, and all those affected are starting to mobilize. Yesterday Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshirewas confronted by the daughter of the slain principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School for her “no” vote on background checks. This is just the beginning. John Feehery will soon realize that while they “can’t pass gas,” they will be simply passing through Congress till the next election if they don’t start representing we the people.

Here’s the video:

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/05/01/republican-strategist-frustrated-with-house-gop-they-really-cant-pass-gas-video/

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DSamuels
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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That's because the dems are the ones full of hot air, not the repubs. 

sidesplittinglaughter

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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 MSNBC doing political analysis....LMAO

bouncinglaughingrolling on floorsidesplittinglaughter

29again
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2013 at 12:56 AM
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And what we have here is an insightful thought-provoking piece from AddictingInfo that twists everything around, and barely resembles cohesive thought. 

Maybe we will get something worth reading when the op learns some bigger words.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2013 at 1:01 AM

 Do you think she is really nano in disguise?  They get their tripe from the same sources.

Quoting 29again:

And what we have here is an insightful thought-provoking piece from AddictingInfo that twists everything around, and barely resembles cohesive thought. 

Maybe we will get something worth reading when the op learns some bigger words.

 

grandma B

29again
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2013 at 1:08 AM
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oops!  I saw the link to AI, and I thought it was nano who posted this!! 

Hmmm.  I think that means that nano has been posting her tripe way too frequently!  I don't know if this is a disguise, or what, but the similarities are astounding! Something to consider, for sure.


Quoting grandmab125:

 Do you think she is really nano in disguise?  They get their tripe from the same sources.

Quoting 29again:

And what we have here is an insightful thought-provoking piece from AddictingInfo that twists everything around, and barely resembles cohesive thought. 

Maybe we will get something worth reading when the op learns some bigger words.

 


nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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Truer words were never spoken.They sure are a bunch of blowhards.

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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LOL You are calling your own guy tripe.Here is his bio.Those were his words.God I feel sorry for you.

About

John Feehery is President of Communications and Director of Government Affairs for Quinn Gillespie and Associates, Washington, D.C.’s top public affairs firm. He is also a frequent commentator on the political landscape, widely quoted around the country and often seen on such television programs as CNN’s The Situation Room, MSNBC’s Hardball, and Bloomberg Television’s Money and Politics. He is also a contributor to The Hill’s “Pundits Blog.”

Feehery has worked for almost two decades in a variety of influential positions both as a staffer for three prominent members of the United States House of Representatives Republican leadership and a legislative strategist in the private sector.

He has been called “indefatigable” by Norm Ornstein and “highly-regarded” by the Washington Post’s Al Kamen, and he was repeatedly named to Roll Call’s Fab Fifty List for when he served in Congress.

Most recently, Feehery served as Executive Vice President for Global Government Relations and Global Public Relations for the Motion Picture Association of America. There, he helped the MPAA make significant progress on legislative issues that faced the industry such as tax policy, internet piracy, net neutrality, and decency standards. He testified twice before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on behalf of the MPAA.

Feehery managed the communications operation for Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert. Feehery was the longest-serving top spokesman to a Speaker of the House in the history of the House of Representatives

Feehery came directly to the Speaker’s office after a stint as a government relations advocate for the Barbour, Griffith and Rogers. He also served concurrently as Vice President for Communications for Policy Impact Communications. There, Feehery worked with former RNC Chairman, and now Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour and future RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie.

Before that stint, Feehery served from 1995 until 1998 as the Communications Director for Majority Whip Tom DeLay. Before becoming DeLay’s communications director, he served as the Whip office’s Chief Floor Assistant, during the historically notable “Contract with America”. He advised Members of Congress on how to vote, and helped the Whip Office count votes for the first eight months of the historic 104th Congress.

Feehery started his career with House Minority Leader Robert Michel, where he served as a research analyst and speechwriter. His most notable achievement during his service in Michel’s office was his creation of the House Republican Theme Team. Under Feehery’s leadership, for the first time in history, House Republicans used one-minute speeches and Special orders in a coordinated fashion to promote their message, helping to poke holes in the Clinton Administration’s agenda and setting the state for the 1994 elections.

A double graduate from Marquette University, with both a BA and MA in history, Feehery was named the Young Alumni of the Year for Marquette’s School of Arts and Sciences in 2003. Feehery serves as member of the board of Cooperation Ireland, an organization dedicated to peace-building in the North of Ireland. He also serves as a board member to Illinois State Society. He wrote several articles that have been published, including “Cleaning Congress’s Clock” in the Washington Post, “Hammered”, in the Washington Post, and “Speaker from the Heartland” in Roll Call. Feehery has run three marathons and has two holes-in-one. He married Kerry Fennelly Feehery in Killarney, Ireland in 2003, and they have one son, Jack Feehery.

Quoting grandmab125:

 Do you think she is really nano in disguise?  They get their tripe from the same sources.

Quoting 29again:

And what we have here is an insightful thought-provoking piece from AddictingInfo that twists everything around, and barely resembles cohesive thought. 

Maybe we will get something worth reading when the op learns some bigger words.

 


itsmesteph11
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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 Basically the 90% of Americans crap is just that, crap. The question the media puts for in every poll is  Are you for background checks? Bingo, there is your 90%.   Of course there should be background checks.   We  have background checks and probably 20% of people know  whats involved in them.     It's also probable that less than 20% of Americans know what the bill they wanted passed contains.   Now, if they would try and pass a bill that said Background checks should be done when a gun is purchased at a gun show then it would probably pass. Instead they fill it with crap and expect it to sail through.  I often wonder if these people actually want disagreement and partisanship the way they do things in congress.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2013 at 3:45 PM

 1.  You should take a course in reading comprehension, and learn how to use a dictionary.

                                   Tripe:

2.  It is either the lining of a cow's stomach

              or: 

3. Slang. something, especially speech or writing, that is false or worthless; rubbish.
Quoting nanaofsix531:

LOL You are calling your own guy tripe.Here is his bio.Those were his words.God I feel sorry for you.

About

John Feehery is President of Communications and Director of Government Affairs for Quinn Gillespie and Associates, Washington, D.C.’s top public affairs firm. He is also a frequent commentator on the political landscape, widely quoted around the country and often seen on such television programs as CNN’s The Situation Room, MSNBC’s Hardball, and Bloomberg Television’s Money and Politics. He is also a contributor to The Hill’s “Pundits Blog.”

Feehery has worked for almost two decades in a variety of influential positions both as a staffer for three prominent members of the United States House of Representatives Republican leadership and a legislative strategist in the private sector.

He has been called “indefatigable” by Norm Ornstein and “highly-regarded” by the Washington Post’s Al Kamen, and he was repeatedly named to Roll Call’s Fab Fifty List for when he served in Congress.

Most recently, Feehery served as Executive Vice President for Global Government Relations and Global Public Relations for the Motion Picture Association of America. There, he helped the MPAA make significant progress on legislative issues that faced the industry such as tax policy, internet piracy, net neutrality, and decency standards. He testified twice before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on behalf of the MPAA.

Feehery managed the communications operation for Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert. Feehery was the longest-serving top spokesman to a Speaker of the House in the history of the House of Representatives

Feehery came directly to the Speaker’s office after a stint as a government relations advocate for the Barbour, Griffith and Rogers. He also served concurrently as Vice President for Communications for Policy Impact Communications. There, Feehery worked with former RNC Chairman, and now Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour and future RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie.

Before that stint, Feehery served from 1995 until 1998 as the Communications Director for Majority Whip Tom DeLay. Before becoming DeLay’s communications director, he served as the Whip office’s Chief Floor Assistant, during the historically notable “Contract with America”. He advised Members of Congress on how to vote, and helped the Whip Office count votes for the first eight months of the historic 104th Congress.

Feehery started his career with House Minority Leader Robert Michel, where he served as a research analyst and speechwriter. His most notable achievement during his service in Michel’s office was his creation of the House Republican Theme Team. Under Feehery’s leadership, for the first time in history, House Republicans used one-minute speeches and Special orders in a coordinated fashion to promote their message, helping to poke holes in the Clinton Administration’s agenda and setting the state for the 1994 elections.

A double graduate from Marquette University, with both a BA and MA in history, Feehery was named the Young Alumni of the Year for Marquette’s School of Arts and Sciences in 2003. Feehery serves as member of the board of Cooperation Ireland, an organization dedicated to peace-building in the North of Ireland. He also serves as a board member to Illinois State Society. He wrote several articles that have been published, including “Cleaning Congress’s Clock” in the Washington Post, “Hammered”, in the Washington Post, and “Speaker from the Heartland” in Roll Call. Feehery has run three marathons and has two holes-in-one. He married Kerry Fennelly Feehery in Killarney, Ireland in 2003, and they have one son, Jack Feehery.

Quoting grandmab125:

 Do you think she is really nano in disguise?  They get their tripe from the same sources.

Quoting 29again:

And what we have here is an insightful thought-provoking piece from AddictingInfo that twists everything around, and barely resembles cohesive thought. 

Maybe we will get something worth reading when the op learns some bigger words.

 


 

grandma B

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2013 at 5:46 PM

 

No, don't think so.

I am trying to remember who she used to be.

Quoting grandmab125:

 Do you think she is really nano in disguise?  They get their tripe from the same sources.

Quoting 29again:

And what we have here is an insightful thought-provoking piece from AddictingInfo that twists everything around, and barely resembles cohesive thought. 

Maybe we will get something worth reading when the op learns some bigger words.

 

 

 

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