Washington gridlock linked to social funk
January 25th, 2013
03:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Washington gridlock linked to social funk

Washington (CNN) - In his retirement announcement, Republican Sen. Saxby Cambliss cited "the dearth of meaningful action from Congress" as one reason for not seeking re-election next year.

"The debt-ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal-cliff vote showed Congress at its worst and, sadly, I don't see the legislative gridlock and partisan posturing improving anytime soon," the Capitol Hill veteran said in a statement.

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  1. spacecalculus

    “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
    ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

    January 25, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Look around you, Hoss. It's your own former party that's creating the chaos. Too bad you told the truth and they all but kicked you out. Go see Chris Matthews.

    January 25, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. Ancient Texan

    Possibly will improve when the GOP takes the Senate in 2014.

    January 25, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  4. Facts don't Lie

    uh and just WHOSE fault was that? Get these Tea Party folks who talk big but don't know crap about how to govern and Congress might see their approval rating go up. I will do my part in 2014 to see they are gone, that's for sure.

    January 25, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Obama and the Dem socialists simply refuse to work with the other side, in any way.

    January 25, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. Dr Matrix

    Ironic that the people that want to accomplish something in government are leaving. The only one accomlishing what they want are the one's whose goal is to stop everything. They should be the one's leaving.

    January 25, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    How crazy is this?

    The Tea Partiers love to sing songs about how much they will never raise taxes, and never compromise on their "principles". They brag about this all of the time. Proud of it, in fact. But, just as soon as you repeat it back to them, "You never want to compromise on anything.", THEY DENY IT. How crazy is that?

    January 25, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    For anyone who thought I was wrong and being "over the top' for equating the VA state legislature's attempts to rig their electoral votes with an attempt to return us to the 3/5 rule:

    "A Virginia humorist, Paul Bibeau, stumbled on a statistical oddity embedded in a Republican bill in Virginia that would divide the state's electoral votes by congressional district. Had the bill been law in 2012, President Obama would have received only four out of thirteen electoral votes despite winning 51 percent of the popular vote.

    Which is to say, Obama voters would have received almost exactly 3/5 of the electoral vote compared to their actual population - 30.7 percent of the electoral vote over 51 percent of the popular vote. The coincidence recalls one of American history's - and especially Virginia's - most infamous numbers, the three-fifths compromise that counted slaves as a fraction of a person when calculating a state's federal representation."

    Thanks again TPM.

    January 25, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  9. 2012liberal

    Goal of gop for 20 yrs has been anti-govt except 4 war. They do everything n their power 2 make govt look disfunctional and run disfunctional. As long as there are not ppl nominated 2 head chairs or boards or judges. That way igorants can say 'ya see' and it go 2 private sector. Un-unionized at that so u hv no say n yr pay or can get fired 4 no reason. Keep voting gop. That is yr future. Wake up!

    January 25, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Who cares? The GOP brand is toast. Next.

    January 25, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "The Tea Partiers love to sing songs about how much they will never raise taxes, and never compromise on their "principles". They brag about this all of the time. Proud of it, in fact. But, just as soon as you repeat it back to them, "You never want to compromise on anything.", THEY DENY IT. How crazy is that?"

    Doublethink: It's what's for dinner.

    January 25, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  12. 2012liberal

    @sniffit that is dreadfully fightening. And i love how they r talking about doing it 2 the blue states and not the red states. Like texas where some of that would hv actually benefited prez. Lol.

    January 25, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "@sniffit that is dreadfully fightening. And i love how they r talking about doing it 2 the blue states and not the red states. Like texas where some of that would hv actually benefited prez. Lol."

    Not to mention the snowjob CNN and the MSM are doing by studiously failing to report the absolutely disgusting, blatantly racist shenanigans the GOP/Teatrolls in VA's senate pulled in order to get it passed. GOPers/Teatrolls have now officially made it their party platform that "this was supposed to be a white people country and come hell or high water we're going to make sure it's white people who control it, even if that means destroying our democracy."

    January 25, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |