Congressional Republicans to Wear Red “1,000 Days” Buttons at SOTU Address Tonight

They should pass out some of those “You Lie!” buttons, too.

(Some) Congressional Republicans will wear red “1000 Days” buttons tonight at the State of the Union Address to represent the thousand days since the Democratic-led Senate last passed a budget.
The Hill reported, via Lucianne:

Some congressional Republicans today will wear red buttons Tuesday that read “1000 days” in white lettering as a reminder that today marks 1,000 days since the Senate last passed a budget.

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) said on the House floor Tuesday morning that the button is meant to remind people that the Senate has been “acting irresponsibly” by not passing a budget resolution since April 2009.

House Republicans approved a budget resolution last year, and this year are considering ways to formalize a process they say is critical at a time of fiscal crisis.

The House Budget Committee today is considering a bill that gives what should be an annual budget resolution the force of law.

More… Here’s the 1,000 Day video.

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  • I’ll believe it, if, and when I see it.

  • More Liberty

    Silly gimmick. Why don’t they all just read the US Constitution first, and stop stomping all over it like the liberals.

  • bigkahuna

    Its a start but a weak one… Walk out on the SOTU speech and make a list of crap the Dummycrats and Obigears havent done, voted on, take up or even consider.

    Screw the bastage.

    Start playing like you have a pair.

  • More Liberty

    Ive been doing some research and it looks like some of the various candidates for the “republican” nomination are already starting to retreat from their promise to repeal Obamacare. LOL….you see. You faux conservatives are only Democrat-lite.

    One of Romney’s advisors:
    “You can’t whole-cloth throw it [Obamacare] out. But you can substantially change what’s been done.”

  • Lillibet

    Theatrics of the criminally impaired for the blind and deaf.

    Is an amnesty for the banking/mortgage criminal syndicates about to go down tonight at the SOTU? Is Barry going to signal that all is forgiven for a small price and that no criminal investigations of these criminal conspirators will take place? If you are looking for answers, leave no website off your reading list…the truth is out there and one political party or ideology does not have every answer for the problems this nation is beseiged by.

    Why is free trade destroying our economy and our jobs?

    Badges? Congress don’t need no stinkin badges to defraud the citizenry.

  • bigL

    Stop foolin’ around and introduce a bill to defund NPR and to defund and unravel ObamaNOCARe. There has got to be some people who know had to RF legislation. Get to work on the Senate.Forget the Presidenctial election. Forget the all the silly tricks like “Whip inflation NOW”. Do some meaningful
    legislation or go home early to communicate why Obama is such a detriment. Explain to your respective constituents that for a human to count to a Trillion,as in 1…2..3… it would take 32,000 yrs. and spending money like this is nuts.

  • Lillibet

    Correction: “no one political party or ideology has…”

    If Homeland Security spent more time watching the terrorists and less time monitoring average citizens, they could cut drastically reduce their workload. Send your agents to my front door, I’ll tell them everything I tried to tell the FBI.

  • Hope they didn’t spend taxpayer money on them.

  • Stu F.

    Darn, I can’t watch the State of the Union address tonight. My cat with razor-sharp claws needs a bath. Oh well, at least it won’t be as painful as listening to Pinocchio for 90 minutes.

  • Lillibet

    Perhaps the Republicrats don’t want to remove Holder from the DOJ until he cuts the deal for amnesty for the banks, mortgage brokers, etc. Keeping Holder at the DOJ gives the R’s cover aka plausible deniability for allowing an amnesty on criminal behavior to defraud the American people on a historic scale. Just my opinion, but it all seems to fit.

  • CT

    F-ing gimmick, get serious Republicans or get out!

  • valerie

    We have balanced the budget in the past, and we can do it, again.

    We say Newt lied about balancing the budget, because we define “balancing the budget” as erasing the entire deficit, which took two tries.

    A balanced budget in the past required a commitment to do it over time, and over more than one administration. Speaker Newt Gingrich and President Bill Clinton both had a lot to do with it, and they were lucky to be following President Reagan.

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  • WillofLa

    And on the other lapel they need to have a button that says, “Joe Wilson was right!”, or “You lie!”, or something like that. Something, anything that will anger Obama. Because what difference does it make anyway, Obama refuses against Constitutional law, to go to the Congress with all these things he’s trying to do, or wants. But he hates the conservatives and sees them as his enemies. But see, that’s just it. The Republican’s should also take that same position, not immaturely, but seriously. They should let him know that they don’t like him and believe that he in on an agenda to destroy the country for his U.N. friends like Maurice Strong (please look him up. He is one of the most dangerous people who are controlling alot of how our government works and the Republican’s don’t know who he even is, or what treaties we’ve signed that he originated out of the U.N.).

    Want another four years at 16 trillion dollars worth of debt, and that’s just what it is now on Jan. 24, 2012, not by November, or worse by January next year! That is what scares the hell out of me. Not only that but I’m predicting that Obama will never allow himself to be voted out of office. He has a job to do that he has been put in place by high powered Socialist, Marxist, and Communist right inside our own government that has forced this nation to be right where it is now!! Our political system has been deconstructed and rebuilt in their image, yeah, of deprivaty, ignorance, and destitution. Kinda like the poorest African nation Obama knows of. Yeah, like Kenya, Obama’s native country!!

  • I agree the Democrats are acting irresponsibly but doing this at the State of the Union speech makes it look like they’re blaming the president which is just weird optics. I mean, they’re congress, and they’re blaming the president for what congress isn’t doing? That’s how it will look to people.

  • Please. How stupid are those silly red buttons! Is THAT the best the Republicans can come up with. What are we, in grade school????

  • Buffalobob

    The MSM will go bonkers over this. How dare you disrespect the office of the president. Let alone the most bestest president evarrr.

  • Red is an appropriate color for the button because we will be in the red for some time to come.

    The button could be black and blue because many of us in this economy feel as if we have been set upon and beaten.

    Maybe the button should be green to depict the envy felt by the Occupy movement. Green could also remind the President of Solynda an example of crony capitalism if ever there was one.

  • wth

    I expect to hear shortly how red buttons are racist.

  • Gus

    Christopher Taylor. Do you recall President Flap Ears McFuktard asking the SENATE to get ther mother fvcking job done?? If the American public is that stupid, the GOP has nothing to lose.

  • WillofLa

    As with Rand Paul’s detension this past weekend, what it shows us is that we are in a police state run by the Socialist Democrats. Obama called someone in the TSA and told them to be hard on Sen. Paul. Obama knew that he was about to give a speech on how our Freedom has been taken from us by the Democrats and Obama. He was going to be talking to 200 thousand people. Just think of how many votes that is. It’s not just those there, that’s 200 thousand of possible votes against Obama, because after all we don’t really know how all of them are going to vote once they are behind that curtain. But it’s all the other people all those 200 thousand will talk to after they leave the place where Rand was going to speak. And especially if alot of those people were liberals, or Libitarian’s like Rand’s dad is, Ron Paul, but all of those liberals may have their minds changed and start thinking like a conservative, and better yet, become a conservative from what they heard Rand say about our Constitutional rights, freedoms, and liberties that the Socialist Democrats have been denying us all for many, many years.

    Remember what Barney Frank said right after Obama was elected? He was walking back into the committee chambers and was asked a question about the economy. He said, “Conservative Capitalist economic policies have failed!” Yeah, I guess it would be because the Democrats never wanted it to succeed because if the people of this nation were ever able to see what they could do with all the money they earn, and were able to generate from having their whole paycheck, they never would vote another Democrat back into office. This is a fact that was realized during the Great Depression. The super wealthy caused the Depression because they saw something that scared them. It was a blossoming Middle Class that if allowed to generate their own wealth would eventually become financially independent. That means they would be in control of their own lives and could do whatever they wanted after that. That means, who would do the dirty work for the rich if the people had the power to choose what they did and for whom. Ohhhh, they couldn’t allow that to happen. So they took everyone’s ability to take care of themselves and had to rely on the wealthy and the government to take care of them. It took over 50 years for American’s to recover from the Great Depression after that. Then came Jimmy Carter, a bunch of weak Republican’s, and then Enter the Massiah—Obama, The One!!

    And if we don’t do something now, we won’t ever be given the chance ever again. It’ll be because our power to generate our own wealth and make our own choices will be forever taken away from us. And America will be dead!!

  • bg


    wow.. that’s going to rock my world, how about yours?? /s/


  • squeaky
  • Mark1957

    Black arm bands would be more appropriate, the little Marxist is killing our nation.

  • bg


    Governor Of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, Giving
    Republican Response To State Of The Union

    January 24, 2012

    Herman Cain Delivers Tea Party Response to SOTU TONIGHT!

    [Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action
    committee, is teaming up with Herman Cain who will deliver the
    Tea Party response to the State of the Union Address tonight.
    The response is being held at the National Press Club in
    Washington, D.C., immediately following the GOP response.]

    links @ link & more here..


  • bg


    gah re: #26 January 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm bg

    here’s the more link..


  • WillofLa

    The buttons need to tell the truth. They need to say, “Obama is a Marxist!”, or “There is no such thing as the Democrat Party. They’re Socialist!”. Which is the truth. The Democrat Party ceased being the Party we once knew as the Democrat Party in 2004 when Bush won his second term. George Soros took over what was known as the Democrat Party when he said, “I bought this Party, it belongs to me now!”. I’m sure, as a Communist that Soros is that he put out requirements for all members to either conform, or be thrown out like they did to Joe Lieberman when he sided with Bush and the war against terror in Iraq. I never saw that before and didn’t even think a Party could, or would do such a thing. I’ve seen the Democrat Party take action against certain members when they went against Party demands but to kick a member out, to me, was extreme.

    Then I thought about it and agreed that more of that needs to take place. I emailed, and emailed Michael Steele when he was the head of the Republican Party to cut off funding to certain members who kept “reaching across the aisle” and voted with Democrats all the time. But he didn’t have the guts to throw a fellow GOP’er out on the street. And look what the Republican Party did by picking Scasofava to run against what’s his name in Mass. Republican election for the Senate. Ridiculous!

    And now this, buttons with 1000 on them. Yeah, it’s been a thousand days since there was a budget, but they won’t tell the truth to the American people about why there hasn’t been a budget for a thousand days? A budget means you have restrictions on spending. When Obama took office the Socialist Democrats were given a blank check to spend as much as they wanted. I heard they went to Waxman’s office and pulled out all the old bills from the 70’s and put them up for a vote, because they didn’t get to vote on them back then. I heard a Democrat Senator say that during that time they were voting on so many bills a day that he had no idea what he was voting on. He said he just pushed the button and went to the next bill. That’s where the 16 trillion dollars worth of debt came from.

    And a red button is going to enlighten everyone about Democrat wasteful spending? Gee!

  • Matt

    I guess they know better than to put the N word on those buttons, but it gets the message across all the same. You’re not an American, You’re not my president, you’re evil and defeating you takes presidente over the good of the country.

  • bg


    valerie #13 January 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Ging O Newt!!

    [While the televised debates are what gave Newt Gingrich’s candidacy
    a big boost, concrete accomplishments when in office are the real test.
    Gingrich engineered the first Republican takeover of the House of
    Representatives in 40 years — followed by the first balanced budget
    in 40 years
    . The media called it “the Clinton surplus” but all spending
    bills start in the House of Representatives, and Gingrich was Speaker
    of the House.]

    [NEWT GINGRICH: It was personally painful in the sense that you hated to be demonized, but you have to make a decision early on: Are you in the business to achieve change, or are you in the business to be popular? I thought my job was to be the executor of the American people’s will on very specific things — balance the budget, cut taxes, reform welfare, strengthen defense, modernize the House of Representatives.]


  • bg


    oops again.. re: #30 January 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm bg

    valerie #13


  • squeaky
  • #25 bing…………..buttons are silly …………….but maybe it will get the public attention……….since the leftist media refuses to do the job of honest reporting…….just sayin

  • cal rifkin

    Hey!! I like buttons. They’re fun. What the heck! At least they’re doing something to advance the idea the his “do nuthin’ congess” strategery is not completely on the house, and is more on the senate. Good one, Reince!

  • kato

    And some Republicans are going to sit with Democrats in a show of bipartisanship.

    The Clueless Party remains utterly clueless. They’re not conservatives; they’re losers.

  • squeaky

    maybe they should just go back to sitting by parties. [[Noting that members of Congress have “a responsibility to set an example of less-ugly, less-divisive debate,” Hoyer said the State of the Union is a potential opportunity..]

  • Molon Labe

    The GOP is so lame. It has done nothing it promised to do in 2010. They need to be replaced with conservatives. The Cocktail Party needs to go!

    Anytime there is no budget by the deadline new elections must be held for all involved.


    I would like to see when the first lie comes out of ozeros mouth that all GOP get up and walk out…now that would probably be in the first 3 minutes so they can still make dinner 🙂

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  • coolidgerules

    Matt commented:
    I guess they know better than to put the N word on those buttons, but it gets the message across all the same. You’re not an American, You’re not my president, you’re evil and defeating you takes presidente over the good of the country

    Typical liberal fvcktard. It will be really nice to ensure that in Nov. a##holes like yourself will be relegated to no longer being able to make ridiculous, idiotic, and traitorous decisions that destroy the fabric of this great nation. My dream is to expose all of your communist heroes and subsequent RINOs for the frauds they are and to throw all their subversive asses in jail. Someone needs to answer and pay for the crimes against the American public.

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