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15 hours ago.
by amos57usa
rshill7
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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Freeman

Go figure,,, Opponents of the ACA were right.

I don't think the democrats could tell the truth if their lives depended on it. There is now NO credibility from that side of the aisle.

Wait for the spin.... This ought to be good.

Hey jax, the point is that the administration and Harry Reid are accusing the house republicans of being obstructionists when the facts reflect the norm. The Washington Post did a fact check on both arguments. Dems block and Repubs block. Look at the history.

So, it's not the blocking, it's the lying to the American people. Aren't you tired of being lied to? Treated like a peon? Being called stupid behind closed doors or at "academic gatherings"? Yep, stupid, that's what the administration thinks of you jaxspp.

And those of us who knew better were called racists.

Posted 39 days ago.

rshill7

Trying to obstruct a commie is admirable, indeed, paramount to a constitutional republic.

Instead though, Reid obstructed the House, and Democrats crammed Obamacare down America's throat by lying to them repeatedly about every aspect of it.

Now the "architect" of it, Gruber has been caught on tape calling the American people "stupid" three times, and calling those lies, pre-planned.

Those who voted for Obama were indeed stupid. Those who voted for him twice, borderline insane.

Posted 40 days ago.

“There are enough of us to block the Democratic agenda as long as we walk in lockstep. As long as Republicans refuse to follow [Obama's] lead, Americans will see partisan food fights and conclude Obama failed to produce change.” - Mitch McConnell, speaking to a Republican retreat at the Library of Congress following Obama's inauguration. Get off it, Freeman, obstruction and blame were the pubbie strategy from the get-go...

Posted 40 days ago.

rshill7

The GOP thinks black people can get ID's. Democrats don't think they can do much of anything. They are wrong. They can do anything anyone else can do.

Posted 40 days ago.

rshill7

Dan Sullivan defeats Mark Begich, bringing GOP Senate victories so far to + 8.

When Landrieu loses, it will be + 9.

Ya reckon Reid will bring up Keystone now to help her?

ID's would help us more clearly see voter fraud. Approx. 4.5% of illegal aliens voted in 2008, due in large part to motor voter. The Democrats have been striving to make sure, you "can't see it".

Posted 40 days ago.

Re-reading Free's posts, I educated him also on the bills sitting in the Senate. To add further, there are 46 bills that the GOP calls "jobs" bills that under analysis will created virtually no jobs. The GOP House has wasted taxpayer time and money, but now they have to send this garbage over to a GOP Senate. Let's see the votes.

Posted 40 days ago.

Free, I give you the RS challenge. Cite one election decided by voter fraud. For a problem to exist, you have to be able to see it, not assume it's there. And once again, there is a reason judges are overturning these laws.

Posted 40 days ago.

"...The list also contains five concurrent resolutions, which are nonbinding and do not go to the president, and two bills (HR 4250 and HR 5161) that had Senate-approved versions waiting for action in the House.

We spent way too much time poring through the list, but the examples above add up to 84 bills and resolutions that either shouldn’t be on the list or would have little or no impact on the course of the nation."

Posted 40 days ago.

What are the 300 bills? Again, more education for RS: "Blackburn’s office referred us to a list of 387 bills on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s website. There are indeed 387 bills and resolutions on the list, but it is safe to say that that number is inflated.

The list contains dozens of ceremonial or parochial bills — including 31 bills to name or rename post offices or federal buildings, at least nine bills to authorize a study, such as whether Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky should be included in the National Park System, and at least 13 that deal with federal land (transferring or exchanging, or expanding boundaries, for example). There are also two bills to strike commemorative coins, and a third to award a gold medal to golfer Jack Nicklaus.

We also found 21 bills that actually became law through other vehicles, including 10 appropriations bills that became part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014....

Posted 40 days ago.

"... more than 300 bills were waiting for Senate action by the time the Congress completed its work. " RS also leaves out that there are 70 bills passed by the Senate stuck in the House. The number would be higher except for the record number of obstruction filibusters by Republicans.

Posted 40 days ago.

RS is living bumper sticker. He mentions the 380 bills in the senate, but as per usual, leaves out the facts. Once again it is up to me to educate him: WaPo:The argument is often used to rebut claims that this is a "do-nothing" Congress, or, particularly recently, to counter Obama's insistence that he must act because Congress won't. And the thing is: Those Republicans are right. There are over 300 bills waiting for Senate action. But the other thing is: That's pretty much how things have always been.

We used data from GovTrack to assess the number of bills passed by the House that never saw action in the Senate. The site, which compiles data on legislation stretching back for decades, flags each bill by its current status. For hundreds of bills from each of the past 20 Congresses, the current status is what it was when the Congress adjourned: waiting for Senate consideration that will never come.

In 11 of the past 19 Congresses...

Posted 40 days ago.

Freeman

So, we have 11 or 12 MILLION undocumented people in the country, right? I'm guessing that you'd be fine, amos57usa, if they just waddle down to the polls and vote. That might swing an election, don't you think? (Or don't you think?).

What if only 10% do it? How many elections get turned? How many citizens' votes does that negate? 1.2 million U.S. citizens would be disenfranchised. Talk about voter suppression. (Keep in mind that many of these people are social and economic conservatives), be careful what you wish for.

I love the talking point that "voter ID laws are a fix for a problem that doesn't exist". How would you know. We, as a system, aren't looking. The DOJ certainly is not looking.

Posted 41 days ago.

Freeman

Obstruction is a democratic game and they play it very well.

Since when is it incumbent upon one house of congress to only pass legislation that is agreeable to the leader of the other house? You explain that to me hville. Ever hear of a conference committee? Do you even understand how the process works?

You guys are killing me. The house passes HUNDREDS of bills and they are the do nothing portion of congress? At what point is ANY democrat going to take responsibility for ANYTHING that they do?

Posted 41 days ago.

Freeman

Don't buy if for a minute amos57usa, neither does the African American community. I think they are starting to get a bit fed up with the dems.

Wouldn't need to artificially raise the minimum wage if the economy was actually creating living wage jobs would we?

Time to smarten up. I don't oppose a minimum wage hike, I oppose stupid policy that makes it necessary.

hville. So the Senate Immigration bill did not contain a poison pill? Come on. Apply the same standard to both houses.

The difference between the House and Senate has been the utter lack of taking a stand by the Reid senate. Don't have to defend your position if you never vote on it. Republicans passed budgets, passed hundreds of bills to help the economy but nothing was even given a chance to be voted on which means no democratic senator had the opportunity to offer amendments and thus had no record to defend. DO NOTHING???

Posted 41 days ago.

amos57usa

freem..No one needs any make believe racist card. When 90% of the blacks vote against republicans they have a good reason. Minimum wage won, marijuana won and abortion lost. If the era of big government is over then you are for assisted suicide and are pro choice. Hogwash. You are for Big Government when it helps you take freedom from others.

Posted 41 days ago.

rshill7

It ain't Obama's inaction here at home we have problems with, precious.

It's his action.

How about just one atom of truth? Start with that. It's elemental.

Posted 42 days ago.

rshill7

Were they voting in "lockstep" when they (McConnell and company) voted with Harry Reid for cloture against Ted Cruz' filibuster, joined by Mike Lee and a few non-RINO others against Obooboocare?

No, that is the opposite of lockstep.

Again, try at least some truth for a change.

Your continuous lies have cobwebs on their cobweb's cobwebs.

Posted 42 days ago.

And as for obstruction, that was the stated strategy by the republican leadership - vote in lockstep, give the president NOTHING, then blame him for inaction. This has been reported over and over - witness the famous Caucus Room restaurant meeting of the pubbie leadership on the night of Obama's first inauguration...Boener, Ryan, McConnell, Gingrich, Luntz, et al...they made no bones about it - their goal was to obstruct, then blame the other side. That's not my opinion, it is a widely reported fact.

Posted 42 days ago.

Freeman - The senate will need 60 votes to put a bill on the presidents desk, a point made quite clear by the pubbie's recent record use of the filibuster. And, as I've pointed out before, most -not all, but most - of the bills Harry didn't bring to a vote were "poison pill' bills the house repubs knew wouldn't pass, but they had their intended effect - blame Reid.

Posted 42 days ago.

Freeman

Then there's the infamous "racist" card. Nice work amos57usa. Did you watch the elections?

Did you pay attention to who was elected?

You guys have to stop this crap, I mean come on, really?

I can't wait to get immigration reform because you know what?? Latinos are social and economic conservatives. There are already have young Latino leaders moving up the ranks in the conservative movement. Young African Americans, young women of all ethnic backgrounds. They are going to make a difference. To quote Bill Clinton on the eve of signing the republican welfare reform bill, " the era of big government is over"....

Posted 42 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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