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Scoot Blog: Saints Shut down Dolphins and GOP Vote Shuts down Govt''

Of course, there is no connection between the Saints shutting down the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football and the GOP vote in the House shutting down the government, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to use that headline! 

As the clock ticked down to the deadline for a partial government shutdown, much of America had put aside the battle between Republicans and Democrats and focused on the much more exciting battle between the Saints and the Dolphins on Monday Night Football!  The Saints and the Dolphins were both undefeated going into the game and the Saints remain undefeated following their 38 – 17 win over the Dolphins.  At the end of the game, the two leaders of each team shook hands in a gesture of mutual respect.  If only politics mirrored football! 

Sitting in the dome last night at the Saints-Dolphins game, I realized the countdown to a partial government shutdown was continuing and I wondered if President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and the Democrats and Republicans in Washington were missing the exciting Monday night game because they were concentrating on any last minute agreements that might prevent the shutdown.  I wondered about that for only a brief moment and quickly realized that all those who were responsible for the gridlock over Obamacare were probably doing just what we were all doing – watching the Saints and the Dolphins on Monday Night Football!

So bitter and complicated is the battle being waged to delay Obamacare and so clear is the motive that it is a subject no true America should relish in discussing. There are the many facts: 800,000 federal workers are off the job as of 12:01 am Tuesday, October 01, 2013, parks are closed to the public, the President is steadfast with his position and Republicans in the House voted attach funding the people’s government to defunding Obamacare – which was passed by both Houses of Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court.

The approval rating of Congress has been hitting historic lows and Americans are pointing their fingers at President Obama and the Democrats or House Speaker Boehner and the Republicans.  We should actually be pointing all of those fingers at ourselves because we have continued to support, through our votes, those who are directly responsible for the contentious attitude in Washington.  And that angry attitude reflects the angry attitude of Americans on both sides of the political aisle.

In their crusade to object to anything supported by President Obama, there are many Republicans in America who are ignoring the course of government and objecting to a policy turned law – Obamacare – and predicting the collapse of the U.S. economy, when the new law hasn’t even been tested.  Furthermore, many of the political leaders and partisan citizens who are the loudest and most bitter opponents of Obamacare – are not even directly affected.  It is also fair to wonder what happened to the predictions that the economy would collapse if Obama was re-elected.  Is there a pattern with the grim forecast for our future?

The partisan hate that has surfaced during this debate should cause all of us to admit that we are not living as the United States of America.  Rather, we are a nation attempting to survive on total political division.  While Americans may not want to admit it, the political hate in Washington echoes the political hate among the American population.
The sad truth is that neither side – the Republicans nor the Democrats – seem to be acting in the best interest of America.  Both sides are literally using the American public to protect the image and advance the agenda of their party – and at the expense of the America people.  Whether you realize it or not, Americans are sending and supporting this message to our politicians.

In theory, the Affordable Care Act – labeled ‘Obamacare’ to discredit the bill – strives to give more individuals the opportunity to contribute to the health care system, thus saving money that would relieve the financial burden on those who are contributing to the health care system.

Those who currently use emergency rooms as their primary-care physicians are placing an incredible burden on the entire system.  If cost is shared, then our nation should reap the benefits.  So much is still unknown about the impact the new health care bill will have on America, and yet, there are so many who seem to know exactly how it will affect us.

The vast majority of Americans are not far-right or far-left in their political thinking.  In spite of the impression that the country is dominated by the ‘liberal media’ and the ‘strong conservative media’ – like FOX News and many radio talk shows – the truth is that most of America is moderate and the results of the presidential election last year proves that reality.

It is time for the majority of America to stand up and let the ‘right’ and the ‘left’ know that they do not speak for them.  The ‘silent majority’ needs to become the ‘vocal majority’ and stop allowing this country to be defined by political extremists.  And in anticipation of next year’s mid-term elections, this is the time to make a stand!
The individuals who have been the most vocal – at town hall meetings or on talk radio – do not represent America.  They actually represent those activist individuals who show up at town hall meetings, call talk radio and are ready to engage in any political argument at family gatherings – often with uninformed conclusions.  And that is not the majority of America.

Before you condemn Obamacare and predict dire results, ask yourself how you will be directly affected?  Ask yourself if you really know how bad it is going to be or if you are just repeating the thoughts and sound bites that fit your political thinking.

The tolerance for the bitter battles in Washington actually comes from the American people.  Perhaps voting every – and I mean every – current member of Congress and the Senate out next year would send a message that Americans are truly fed up with the partisanship that inhibits the growth and progress of America.  Recent history shows that presidents and Congress – even of opposing parties – can ultimately compromise and do what is best for America.  Today, there is no sense of that in Washington.

If the world of politics and the media run through cycles – then the new cycle should represent the political ideology of ‘common sense radicals’ – those who are secure enough to follow the instincts of their own common sense – rather than the rhetoric of the party they often so blindly follow.

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10/01/2013 5:30PM
Scoot Blog: Saints Shut down Dolphins and GOP Vote Shut downs Government -- Is There a Connection?
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10/01/2013 10:32PM
One federal program that ended
Prohibition began in in 1921 and ended in 1933.
10/01/2013 10:36PM
Scoot YOU are FULL OF SH!T!!! Harry Reid and Obama shut down the government!
You are the most ignorant clown on radio.
10/01/2013 10:38PM
Obama and Harry Reid are the real domestic terrorist. THEY are the
greatest threat to the US Economy. Scoot does not care. Obama supports þutt sex and that is Scoot’s main concern.
10/01/2013 10:39PM
Obama and Harry Reid can BURN IN HELL ... these two assholës think they
a King and Prince of the US.
10/01/2013 10:42PM
Scoot is eager to bend over and take Obama’s insertion .... Scoot demonizes
those he disagrees with all the time and cries like a baby when his SH!T is thrown back at him.
10/01/2013 10:45PM
ObamaCare is a bad law, but Obama is black and is not held to the same standards
of excellence as whites are in this country. Thus, we have to stand by and allow the country’s economy and health care system to be wrecked because we have to protect Obama’s ego. If a white person of either party had Obama’s record after five years, they would poll in the 20% range and be hated by most.
10/01/2013 10:47PM
Scooter laws are repealed and replaced all the time ... YOU ARE STUPID.
Scooter laws are repealed and replaced all the time ... YOU ARE STUPID.
10/01/2013 10:49PM
The vast majority of Americans are conservative ...
10/01/2013 10:51PM
What does it say about people that need to curse and be crude? Can't we have integrity even when we disagree.
10/01/2013 10:51PM
The country will only change when the economic collaspe comes. Sadly, this
could be prevented but white liberals and blacks are hell bent on destroying the country with wild spending. They represent the source of most greed in this country.
10/01/2013 10:52PM
Scoot spreads lies and propaganda just like the leftist media stars he wishes would
notice him.
10/01/2013 10:54PM
Scooter is an aging hippie and has no clue. He fills air time when sports is not on.
Scooter is a joke.
10/01/2013 10:56PM
Another evening of Scooter acting self-righteous and trying to appear better than
everyone else by being above the fray. Scooter you will never amount to much. You seldom stand for anything out of fear of being trashed by people like you.
10/01/2013 10:57PM
Scooter stick to þutt sex and spinning records ...
you are too ignorant to do much else.
10/01/2013 10:58PM
Scooter thinks Obama is a King ... he bows to Obama ...
10/01/2013 11:00PM
Scoot you DO NOT speak for the vast majority ... don’t flatter yourself ...
you are a clown.
10/01/2013 11:00PM
Scoot you DO NOT speak for the vast majority ... don’t flatter yourself ...
you are a clown.
10/01/2013 11:01PM
Dirty Harry Reid is a piece of DOG SH!T!
Dirty Harry Reid is a piece of DOG SH!T!
10/01/2013 11:03PM
Socialized medicine fails every time.
Scoot YOU are an idiot.
10/01/2013 11:04PM
Scoot apparently loves taking it up the rear from NASTY Harry Reid.
He loves his government medicine.
10/01/2013 11:07PM
If you care and show up to promote and exchange your ideas and get involved
in the electoral process Scoot thinks you are a moron or terrorist and he trashes you in this blog. Scoot thinks people should just bow to the status quo and accept their fate.
10/01/2013 11:09PM
You care nothing about the people. Obama has abused the American people and enriched his friends via Green Energy Scams.
10/01/2013 11:10PM
30 million plus people will still be uninsured, many more will lose their current
plans and doctors and Scoot thinks this is just grand.
10/01/2013 11:12PM
Thankfully the country did not depend on cowards like Scoot to win WWII ...
Scoot thinks being in the middle of the road makes him better than others. He is just a coward that will get run over.
10/01/2013 11:15PM
Obama is a radical the decline of civility and compromise rests with him.
Obama has engaged in some of the nastiest rhetoric of any president on modern history.
10/01/2013 11:18PM
Scoot the real economy is doing poorly. The Fed are pumping 85 billion a month
into the markets ... made up money. You spend too much time on Facebook® and playing games on your phone.
10/01/2013 11:19PM
10/01/2013 11:33PM
Perhaps it would be poetic justice if all the people exempted from ObamaCare
die a slow death from cancer.
10/01/2013 11:34PM
Civility of Reagan and Tip
Pres. Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neal both said they lived under the political philosophy that everyone in Washington are friends after 6. I'm sure Obama and Bush are both politicians willing to have a beer with ANYONE willing to sit down with them after 6. I think congress, radio talk show host, cable news personalities, and all Democrats and Republicans could take a lesson from Reagan and Tip.
10/01/2013 11:45PM
I heard it reported several years back that approximately $l,500 of a persons premiums goes toward paying for the uninsured at hospitals. Once Obamacare was headed for becoming a reality our insurance company raised our deductibles another $l,500 per year. The first $l,500 mentioned was enough.
10/01/2013 11:51PM
Scoot you know nothing about small business people. We work hard inspite
of the obstacles that socialist like Obama place in front of us. Whatever good is happening in the economy is our doing NOT Harry Reid or Obama. Sadly they are the enemy of small business.
10/01/2013 11:53PM
I'm going to prayer for those with cancer, not delight in it. I'll pray for you too. Will you say a prayer for me?
10/02/2013 12:09AM
Prayers .... evil meets its own end ... these folks have no compassion and deserve
10/02/2013 12:12AM
Obama is a corrupt man. He has abused his power and hurt many people.
If he gets cancer, it will be justice. He is the one who smokes.
10/02/2013 12:15AM
Liberalism if a great evil that has destroyed many lives. It is what keeps
blacks imprisoned on the Democrat Plantation. Amazing that blacks who break away from the Democrat Party are so hated. Tells you a lot about how the Democrat Party is a racist Party and run by evil men.
10/02/2013 12:24AM
Obama created a climate of hate from the beginning. Obama is a typical
thug politician. The whole family act is just that. Mafia bosses love their family but have people murdered. Obama is a common, arrogant PÙNK.
10/02/2013 12:26AM
Scoot conservatives are the only ones acting in the best interest of the country ...
you just blame everyone so your Lord and Savior Obama will not look so bad.
10/02/2013 12:27AM
Scoot is leftist clown. He does not fool most.
Go fuçk your Obama Blow-Up Doll, Scoot!
10/02/2013 12:34AM
It was Obama who said, "if they bring a knife, we bring a gun to the fight ..."
Obama HATES conservatives and we are his enemy and as in any war we wish him the same bad end he desires for us. If the B!TCH smokes and gets cancer then we laugh at him. Good for him. Obama HATES!!!!! and that is sad.
10/02/2013 12:36AM
There is NO compromise with EVIL (Obama).
There is NO compromise with EVIL (Obama).
10/02/2013 12:39AM
Liberals has trashed us and called us every name in the book .... time to
return the SH!T to the liberals. They deserve to REAP THE HATE they spew. GO TO HELL B!TCHES!!
10/02/2013 8:09AM
Scoot, House members were elected to go to Washington and stop the
take over of 1/6 of the economy and Obama’s plan to turn America into just another failed socialist state. They have every right to fight for us. I realize you are a leftist and think that Obama is some sort of hip hop celebrity and should be able to do anything and everything he wants You are OWNED by political correctness and self-righteousness. You trash conservatives daily. You do not hide your hatred very well. You are also STUPID. We cannot keep spending money at the rate we are and paying people NOT to work and produce. You are a fool that thinks America will just always exist as founded. We are already no longer a great nation. We are just another failed European-style socialist state with chronic high unemployment, high taxes, and a massive welfare state that we cannot sustain. When the government owns your health care they pretty much OWN YOU. YOU are government chattel, Scoot, but then you love it. You have no self-respect. Sad that Obama is black. It allows him to trash our country and abuse its citizens and most look the other way out fear of being called a racist. I could care less. Clowns like you and Harry Reid are going to call us names no matter.
10/02/2013 8:12AM
Obama is just plain mean and HATEFUL. He a sorry son of a B!TCH. But he supports þutt sex so Scooter Boy loves him.
10/02/2013 8:20AM
Obama is the most lawless president in history. He IS a TYRANT wanna-be ...
he is running the country via executive orders and not obeying the laws he gets passed. Obama is no better than a domestic terrorist. Frankly, hope the B!TCH meets with a bad end. He has an enemies list and has used his power to punish those he hates. The IRS is now running health care. The Brown Shirts are taking over ... but the clueless are too busy posting on Facebook to see what is happening to them ....
10/02/2013 8:21AM
Scooter go fuçk your Obama Doll some more ...
you trash us ... we trash you ... GO TO HELL B!TCH!
10/02/2013 9:16AM
Send Obama over to Russia and let former KGB boss, Putiin, interrogate
the little arrogant B!TCH. Putin will make Obama tell the truth for once.
10/02/2013 9:45AM
Just over 15 years ago, during another Democrat
administration, the federal government tried to "do something" about rising healthcare costs. The smart thing to do would have been to get the dead hand of government out of healthcare and let the market work the problems out. As usual, Democrats opted for more regulation and began pushing citizens into "managed care" (another word for HMOs) in an effort to cut cost. Results were predictable: Unsatisfactory care for patients and healthcare prices still went up. Scoot you are not well-informed about the root cause of health care cost. You just repeat the leftist propaganda of the day that you get on CNN. Ignorance and indifference will be the downfall of America.
10/02/2013 9:55AM
Scoot please refrain from lecturing others about being civil. You seldom are.
You trash and insult those you disagree with and hate all the time. Your self-righteous act is just that and makes you look like a bigger moron than you already are.
10/02/2013 10:13AM
The trouble with most radio hosts is that folks imagine they are smart simply because
they are on the radio. Same with television reporters or host. Working the board and knowing how to entertain is a skill set like any other job. It does NOT, however, translate to intelligence on wide range of issues. Funny how people wait hours and grovel to get on the radio to talk to some host, or act all giddy when they think they might be on television. We are a country with a lot of people that have a very POOR self-image. So many are so desperate to matter and be a celebrity. The Facebook folks are successful because they tapped into a major flaw in human nature. Obama is a celebrity president. He is not a competent leader or executive and actually lacks the necessary class and humility to do the job. That is why he is both hated and loved. The celebrity worshiping crowd which is a greater number than ever in this country care nothing about issues or substance. Obama is black and it is cool to like black guy.
10/02/2013 10:27AM
Funny how you write that GOP voted to shut down the government .. YOU
are a Democrat Hack ...
10/02/2013 10:32AM
Your knowledge of this issue is laughable. Scoot your are a dumb asš.
Socialized medicine is rationed care that bankrupts. I suppose you require 24/7 government oversight in order to make it through the day. ObamaCare is NOT about health care. Obama cares nothing about your health care. He does care about controlling your behavior and he does.
10/02/2013 10:34AM
Scoot is a happy to be government chattel just as long as þutt sex is legal.
poor fellow ... LOL.
10/02/2013 10:42AM
We have always worked hard and bought health insurance and tried to conduct
all our affairs well. We are tired of being blamed for the dysfunctional folks who have children out of wedlock that they care nothing about, or cannot afford and end up raising criminals. (No wonder blacks voted for Obama in record numbers) Excellence is NOT respected by Obama. He caters to bottom-feeders and punishes the productive to continue to enable those who are lazy and irresponsible and who just lay in the road and whine. Sad to see that you support punishing those of us who make the country work. Perhaps we should ALL go on welfare so Obama will think we are Mary and Joseph too. There is a special place in hell waiting on evil people and THE LAZY.
10/02/2013 11:22AM
Scoot we do not have to listen to your silly show to know who you are and what
you say about most things. You are ignorant and easily led around by the nose by the major media you crave after to notice you. You are a local clown filling time when sports talk is over.
10/02/2013 11:24AM
Hope Obama’s Brown Shirt Park Service employees get in a fight with the
WWII vets who plan to visit Oct 9. Some of those guys can still kick some serious þutt. Would love to see it.
10/02/2013 11:27AM
WWII VETS THREATENED WITH ARREST ... Obama and Reid should be
throw in stocks .. Obama and Reid are B!TCHES .. human debris.
10/02/2013 11:36AM
None of the ignorant members (all are) of the Obama base will want free health care if they
have to pay for it ... LOL.
10/02/2013 11:42AM
Most conservatives were already being responsible and buying health care ...
ObamaCare is for bottom-feeders and most of them will not pay. They are so lazy and stupid they believe the lies by Obama who sold this as though it were free. Obama recently had the word "free' taken off the government website.
10/02/2013 11:43AM
Yep ObamaCare is for bottom-feeders ... that is why Washington exempted themselves
from it ... Obama sees the people as mere chattel and treats them as such. Obama is pig sçum.
10/02/2013 2:07PM
The B!TCHES Harry Reid and Mary Landrieu
refused to fund cancer research for children. They would rather play politics.
10/02/2013 2:18PM
Obama better be careful he does not get AIDS since he is sçrewing so many
10/02/2013 2:39PM
Obamacare Fines to be Seized From Bank Accounts .... way to go Scooter !
You must really love and worship Obama ... LOL ... you are a dùmbass.
10/02/2013 4:34PM
If a conservative said that and DID that as Harry Reid did, Scooter would SH!T in his pants in anger and demand action ... but Scooter is a leftist clown that is part of the propaganda, lap dog media that fawns over Obama.
10/02/2013 5:06PM
America is rapidly becoming a large bowl full of liberal tûrds ...
time to flush the toilet.
10/02/2013 5:15PM
Obama and the Democrat Motto:
Bring us all the lazy and we will pay them NOT to work.
10/02/2013 5:18PM
... and give the a free cell phone ...
10/02/2013 7:08PM
If Scoot did not get trashed for his ignorance, he would have little or no
following. LOL
10/02/2013 7:16PM
Almost everything Obama says is a LIE ..
The Obama and the lap dogs clowns in the media repeat Obama lies as facts ... so of course it is difficult to clean house. Yet, from time to time the message gets through as things get bad enough for the folks and they rise up and throw out the leftist ASSHÖLES as they did in 2010. Obama and the Dems will get a little short term bump from this but the votes they took during this will haunt them in 2014. Hours are being cut and jobs are being lost because of ObamaCare. That will matter soon enough.
10/02/2013 7:43PM
You can get two years unemployment payments in California and Obama
wants to bring in more Mexicans ...
10/02/2013 7:45PM
Scooter supports STUPID.
Nothing new.
10/02/2013 8:08PM
The House has EVERY RIGHT to control the purse strings. It IS their
Constitutional responsibility. The piece of SH!T Harry Reid has not passed a budget in five years. He has NOT done his job, but Obama supports þutt sex so Scooter does not care to hold Harry accountable and he joins Obama is trashing conservatives ... Obama is MEAN spirited and THUG politician.
10/02/2013 8:14PM
Scooter will spend three hours being self-righteous and trashing those who have
the guts to fight for the folks. Obama exempted the RULING CLASS from a bill that has come to bear his name .... gee, it is NOT good enough for these pieces of SH!T? No, they know ObamaCare is SH!T and treats people like cattle and rapes their finances. Obama does not give a fuçk about the folks. Really sad that blacks as a percentage are too stupid to notice Obama is giving it to them up the rear.
10/02/2013 8:16PM
Enjoying XM Radio ... WWL is trash after 8 p.m.
Enjoying XM Radio ... WWL is trash after 8 p.m.
10/02/2013 8:18PM
LSU hospitals to CUT 1,495 jobs ... Great job ObamaCare and Scooter!
10/02/2013 9:35PM
Obamacare: 10,535 Pages of Regs ...
Gee, we knew Obama was full of SH!T, but that is a ton of feces.
10/02/2013 9:58PM
Blacks keep hating conservatives and voting for Democrats and their lives
get worse and worse ... they have a black president and black unemployment and black-on-black murder is higher than ever. Gee, talk about STUCK ON STUPID ... too funny. Hey, clowns, you voted for poverty and death ... ENJOY, LOSERS.
10/03/2013 12:17AM
DEMS UNLEASHED: Angry name calling, bombastic insults, rhetorical bullying... 'Jihad'...
Congressman Miller of California trashes Republicans and SH!TS on the House.
10/03/2013 12:22AM
unfairness of Obamacare
Every single American including Obama himself should have to participate in Obamacare. Why are some groups excluded? I don't like to be told to do something by someone unless they are doing it themselves.
10/03/2013 12:25AM
the next President
I have heard discussions that Hillary C. could be a strong possibility for a presidential candidate. It will just be more of the same as to what is going on now. If a person does not go and vote in any election they don't have the right to complain.
10/03/2013 12:46AM
PERK: Obamacare phones offered to health insurance buyers...
How to get Obama’s bottom-feeder base to come running ... give them a free phone ... Hillary WILL NOT win ... she is WHITE and not cool.
10/03/2013 12:48AM
unfairness of Obamacare ... hey, you are SH!T to Obama.
You are mere chattel to be abused by the ruling class.
10/03/2013 12:54AM
In a sane world, Obama, Reid and Hillary would be tried and convicted of
treason and perhaps executed for their shameful crimes against this country.
10/03/2013 10:11AM
ObamaCare: SIGN UP: 1-800-FUCKYO!
The Black B!TCH is getting his revenge on America.
10/06/2013 1:51PM
Scoot your self-righteous act is not playing well ..
You write a blog trashing conservatives and then claim to be above the fray. You are a liberal that has to lie to try an appeal to a conservative audience. You are only fooling fools.
10/06/2013 1:54PM
Obama, Reid, and Pelosi, the three stooges, passed ObamaCare and then
exempted themselves and the Washington bureaucracy from it. It is all you need to know. The clown Scoot is more than happy to BEND OVER and take Obama’s insertion. Most of us know Obama is NOT a King.
10/06/2013 1:55PM
We have transferred over six trillion dollars
in the past 40 years from producers to NON-producers. At what point is it enough. IT NEVER IS. Obama could round up all the people making $100,000.00 a year and above (some doing this with both spouses working), kill them, seize their assets, and give all the money to the black caucus and whatever other pity party group and it would still not be enough. Liberalism does NOT work because liberals pay people NOT to work.
10/06/2013 1:57PM
The only “PAWNS” in this game are the Obama ignorant base .... the poorly
educated chattel that live on the Democrat Plantation ... and God help them is they dare to leave it. They will be trashed especially if they are black.
10/06/2013 1:59PM
Obama is HATEFUL and ABUSIVE and the most CORRUPT president
in modern history.
10/06/2013 2:01PM
Perhaps Obama will keep smoking and his arrogance will not help him.
10/06/2013 2:02PM
Scooter forgets that members of the House were elected to stop the tyrant Obama
from destroying the health care system and the economy. They have every right to do their job. Obama is NOT a king.
10/06/2013 2:03PM
Scoot hates Christians because they will not endorse bûtt sex. Scoot is as much
mean-spirited and hateful as anyone else.
10/07/2013 7:57PM
If conservatives are so responsible
Why do they waste so much time trolling Scoot's page? You people make yourselves look like bigoted, unoriginal jerks. None of this BS posted 60 seconds apart is enlightening or informative, it's just trash and space waste.
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