March 1st, 2013
01:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Shame and blame: Why Washington needs couples therapy

Washington (CNN) – Just two months after the brinksmanship of the "fiscal cliff," Washington is staring at yet another deadline to avoid yet another fiscal calamity of its own making.

But this time, something is different.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • President Obama
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  1. Sniffit

    "Shame and blame: Why Washington needs couples therapy"

    Because the parties' mutual friend, the MSM, gets off on them fighting and won't tell one or the other when it's completely and utterly wrong, out of its mind, behaving like a total jackhole, acting abusive, behaving like a truculant three-year old, lying about everything and needs to cut the crap.

    March 1, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Wake up People!

    No it doesn't. What Washington needs is to understand that TIMES HAVE CHANGED. We are no longer living in times where people don't have equal rights. I know a lot of you growing up were probably told you were better than minorities, but you're not. Skin color doesn't automatically make you the boss anymore. We have a wonderful POTUS who is trying his best to get us out of the hole that Dubya dug for us. But everytime he scoops a shovel full of dirt out, they throw a wheelbarrows' worth right back in.

    This POTUS was elected fair and square but the GOP won't let him do his job. They don't care that we're suffering, they just want to see him fail. Since the one term thingy didn't work out for them, now they are going after his legacy, with not a care in the world about the everyday American.

    It's very sad.

    March 1, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    ""They should be talking about economic growth and how to reduce the budget deficit and how they can be fair," the therapist observed."

    Oh yes, and she's soooo observant that she totally missed Obama spending the past 4+ years talking about that almost non-stop and calling for a balanced approach that won't place the burden on the struggling middle-class and working poor. Yeah...she "observed" alright. Instead of talking to a couples therapist, why don't you get a clinical psychologist on the horn and ask him/her about which side is exhibiting textbook defense mechanism responses to attacks upon and the disassembling of decades of carefully constructing and lovingly nurtured delusions.

    March 1, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. freedom

    Washington doesn't have a leader! He won't work with the Republicans and only points blame. All he does is campaign. The president is the one to blame – period!

    March 1, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. rs

    Yes, by all means politicians of both stripes need to work together- that is absolutely critical if there is a future for our great nation.
    Having said that how does one work with a dysfunctional party? The GOP is changing and morphing so fast that what was "main stream" yesterday, gets politicians called "RINO" today. Their rhetoric is hate-fueled (think the racist TEA Party, or the delusional Birthers). They have called the President of the United States every name under the sun; they have negotiated in bad faith; their campaigns this past fall election season was a cornucopia of anti-women; anti-Hispanic; anti-voter; anti-Civil Rights; gay-bashing; poor-hating; anti-union firestorm that pretty well made certain their loss. How does one "work with" a party that is, in-fact Anti-American?

    March 1, 2013 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Have you noticed how all of this "goverment by brinksmanship" didn't begin until 2011 when the Tea Party took over the nation's purse strings in the House. Right Wingers can complain all they want to about too much spending, but right now the Republicans are controlling the purse, which means all spending takes place with their passing votes.

    I will not fault them for the deficit spending because it is something that they do, having perfected the art form during the Bush administration. I recognize that there is a significant amount of "legislated spending" that must be carried out. Too bad that the right wing refuses to acknowledge it, but I guess there is only one way to do that.

    March 1, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  7. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    No, the Republicans all need to be voted out of office for dereliction of duty!

    March 1, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |