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    If these DO NOTHING CROOKS would spend 24 hours coming up with an alternative Health Care Plan or Immigration reform or ANYTHING AT ALL instead of being the "We do nothing and obstruct all laws BUT IT'S NOT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK! It's because he's a secret muslim socialist terrorist bred to destroy America by trying to help everyone in the country instead of only exclusively the top .1% of people". I don't think there are more than 15 real republicans left in congress.
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    Several alternative healthcare plans have been proposed over the last several years... where you been?
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    " I don't think there are more than 15 real republicans left in congress. "

    And those are the ones the TEA PARTY hates.
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    @DrFunkenstein First, I like the moniker (nothing to with what you said, but I like it).

    You're right. It's obstructionism. This country was written to allow the minority a chance to get their point across and to negotiate with the majority in the Senate. That's one of the reasons we have two houses. The House and it's rules were not designed that way. The Senate is SUPPOSED to be the more deliberative body and be respective of the rights of the minority party.

    That's not the case with the current Democratic Party. They took a lesson from James Kirk in Star Trek - if you can't win, change the rules! OK, they've changed them, so they'll need to live with them (even when they become the minority party). Obama and the Democrats are going to place people in the Court system that have no business being there. People who don't believe the in following the constitution (don't believe me, just read what they've written). Republicans were elected to do whatever they can to stop this.

    Stop the hate and anger. Cool down a little. Republicans don't dislike Obama because he's black (in spite of what the race baiters will tell you). It's because he's far to liberal and a bully.

    The current Democratic/Liberal agenda is to win at all costs. Grind the enemy under your boot. In some respects, I have no problem with this. The end justifies the means and all that. But when they're on the losing side, watch them scream like little babies and blame the mean Republicans for not listening to them.
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    @sociald really? list them. They only alternatives they offer is "DIE DIE DIE!!!!" Remember the debates when the crowd cheered letting people die because they can't pay for care? The only plans they offer up is the same as we had before the Affordable Care Act. Do you even know what they are mad about in the ACA? NUMBER ONE! the mandate that forces Insurance companies to pay 80% of premiums towards patient care instead of shoving that money in their pocket and denying care. That is the most damaging thing that the insurance companies are bribing these sellout fake Republicans to do all they can to kill the ACA. Why am I wasting my time of a Propaganda fed misinformed stooge? Go ahead, show me your list of proposals.
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    @sociald
    How about Republicans come up with VIABLE proposals, then. Joke proposals like "tort reform" and "selling insurance across state lines" would do nothing to increase access to or lower cost of health insurance, and in fact having insurance "sold across state lines" would simply result in a race to the bottom in which every insurance company would operate solely out of the state with the least regulations and thus quality would plummet.
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    @ miketost

    Hehehehe...thanks to unemployment, Obama Kill, and the ineptness of the Democrats showing as the "nuke the rules"!
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    Sad to think ripping of the taxpayers in a failed stimulus and now thinking unemployment is a way to help the economy?This POS obama is out to destroy America as we have known it.
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    @miketost

    Yea, why do you think they spent the first two years cramming "Obobo Kill" down our throats when they had full control of Congress instead of working on real jobs creation solutions...but hey, it's coming back to bite them in the ass now.

    Harry Reid's little "nuclear act" on Congressional rules didn't make the Senate Democrats look too nice to a lot of people when they realize these bastards would actually do away with our Constitutional rights if they could.
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    I don't think either side should be able to block these appointments. Sadly, Reid will probably hate the rule change if the Republicans reclaim the Senate.
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    For proof, who's in the WH? who's in charge of the Senate, who elected Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer? Who gets duped into agreeing to something that they don't read and understand it first? It is a scandal, it is criminal, it is unethical, it is corruption. Which side of the line are you on, good, or the above?
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    It continues to amaze me that educated people can repeatedly so screw up their very existence. These people are so out of touch with the real world I doubt this country will ever return to being a world leader. Not one of them deserve to be returned to any part of government. (both sides)
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    @Hillofbeans or conservatives who think a bloated military and pentagon spending is not a problem. or wallstreet unhinged isn't a problem..... OH WAIT, that's both of them. both the liberal and conservative parties are not idiots... theyre just donor puppets. all we get to do, is watch a proxy battle between corporate puppets. because 95% of the time, whoever has the most funding will win the vote :(
    stop picking sides on this, the democrats and republicans almost always vote similarly on legislation. it's only when disagreements between their donors occur that real sparks fly. hence, when watch voting happening it's just a proxy battle between the money suppliers. ugh, it hurts to watch such a star in the free world to have their democracy bought and sold by the wealthy merchant/elite class.

    how can we truly have a real right and left discussion when this what one of the best democracy designs has been eroded into?
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    Senate Republicans Plan to Talk For 30-Plus Hours in Protest of Filibuster Rule Change

    AWESOME!!!!! I am all for it...F those Crats!!!
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    I really don't understand what the libs expect them to? Are the supposed to be like Reid and pelosi and just roll over and take whatever anyone serves you? I'm glad they stand up for what they believe!
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    @1971tennessee

    Me also...if they do not who will!!
    Democrats just intend to steam roll over we the peoples rights
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    @1971tennessee Yes they do, in a very childish and immature way. They can't compete at the political level anymore in this country and stoop to this. I love that they do things like this to make themselves look so pathetic and weak.
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    @Vance1 Its good to see the GOP continuing to upset the Libs... LOL Make it 72 hours of straight talk LOLOLOLOLOL four months, why not>
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    All the Republican/Teabagger Party does is talk. They are to blame for the rule change, and deserve what their obstruction of the majority has led to.
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  • #51
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    So exactly what do you expect them to do? I am very curious. They do not want the nominees Obama is suggesting, so you expect them to be liberal about it and just roll over?
  • #64
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    All the Demwits do is lie and then blame it on Bush. Let's not forget...he doesn't know anything until the media tells him...Period.
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    @1971tennessee Up or down votes have been the courtesy extended to Presidential nominees for his cabinet, and lower court vacancies. The filibuster as a tool of obstruction has been used an unprecedented amount of times since Mitch McConnell became the minority leader in 2007. McConnell was warned, and Senator Reid called his bluff. The Senate has far more important issues to take up, as opposed to bickering about who the President decides he wants to fill those positions. It makes the Republicans look petty and weak to a majority of Americans, who would love to see Congress legislate, instead of acting like insolent children.
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    @2kingsdaughter Bush is to blame for many things. One day, his horrid decisions and evil will be reversed. I'm glad the bigot party is no longer in the white house.
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    con·gress noun \ˈkäŋ-grəs : a formal meeting in which representatives or experts discuss important matters, make decisions, etc.

    THIS IS NOT A PARTISAN ISSUE! ALL OF CONGRESS IS SUPPOSED TO PASS A FREAKING BUDGET!

    ALL 535 OF THEM... NOT ONE IS LET OFF THE HOOK...

    THEY ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR PASSING A BUDGET!

    ALL OF THEM!
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    Haha, exactly! Nobody cries like a square, stuffy republican. That would be the longest 30 hours of my life - even if I was in that room for 10 minutes...
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    What else do you expect from the right. That's all they have been doing, much like the right on this forum.

    But are they helping? No.. Do they want to help? No. Do they care. No. Are the sabotaging this country? Yes. Do they have any solutions or alternatives? Not that we see. But are they blaming everyone else for their incompetence? Yes, The same way the CCP blames the rest of the world for their own Bullshit acts they know is wrong.

    Some people can't be helped. But lets have some fun and just troll these people, because at this point? why bother.
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    I guess you weren't in the retail business when liberals shot the shit out of our legal system and made everything short of murder ( depending on who got murdered ) unpunishable. I had to watch half my store walk out in pockets of the fucking bastards and there wasn't anything I could do about it without getting sued or prosecuted for assault. Our town had 600 kids in the high school and five of them didn't do drugs and the faculty turned their liberal backs on the epidemic and refused to even admit they had a problem. A fair portion of the worst druggies---the same bastards who almost ruined me with their kleptomania--- are either dead or being treated for mental illnesses now, so I guess there is a god in heaven. But this is what happens when one side or the other gains control of the court system, it's either social chaos if the liberals win and economic chaos if conservatives rule. And some on this site wonder why I'm anti-ideological.
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    @Ryunkin "are either dead or being treated for mental illnesses now, so I guess there is a god in heaven." - Wow - just wow. Mighty Christian of you. Actually - mighty republican of you.
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    this plan is about as worthless as Pelosi bitching about "absolutely unconscionable that budget deal leaves out unemployment benefits"
  • #171
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    Nothing sensible ever comes out of the "wicked botox bitch of the west"...
    She did once refer to the uninsured as "free-riders", right after Obamacare made it through the Supreme Court.
    But of course she will forever be remembered for saying "We have to pass this bill so we can find out what's in it..." At that point, she should have been tarred and feathered.
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    @Ryunkin - Actually "piss-ant" is a 17th century term for something vulgar and useless. It is derived from the word "pismire" which describes the foul oder of an ant's defense spray...

    So it's the "piss" of an ant...
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    The Senate has been on a working vacation, broken only by junkets, for the last six years. For however long they filibuster, it will effect nothing. As long as Dirty Harry refuses to act o any bill proposed by the house they can do what they want to pass the time away. I am hoping the American people have the backbone to vote all of the current legislators out on their butts and elect people that are not owned and controlled by either political party. Lets get rid of all career politicians and elect someone that put America before the party!!!!!!!!!!
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    Talk, talk, talk, lie, lie lie, that is all the Republicans know how to do. They are useless, in their lives and in politics. Hopefully evolution, or the electorate will rid us of them.
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    i hate to actually pick sides on this, but the democrats are only marginally less corrupt/wretched. but ted cruz is a special type of disgusting isn't he?
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    As opposed to Obama? You can keep your __________
    The liar-in-chief? Or any of the rest of the Democratic Party?
    If you can't be honest and critical of both parties, your simply wearing blinders.
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    But now a few Dem senators can help repeal Obamacare with 51 instead of 60 votes.
    Then let Obama veto the repeal, and senate Dems can blame him when 2014 elections come around.
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    You are mistaken. The change in filibuster rules are for judicial appointments to the lower courts, and cabinet level appointees of the President.
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    It takes 67% of both houses to repeal a law or override a veto. Republicans may take the Senate in 2015, but still need 67 votes to repeal along with super majority in the house. They can try to defund it, but the majority is untouchable as mandatory spending. Repeal will never happen and if it did in 2017, over 137 million people could lose their private insurance. As pointed out to you, legislation is still 60 votes, but I expect 2015 Republican Senate majority to change the rules to majority for everything and ending the fulibuster for good. They destroyed the Senate the past 5 years and Democrats are not blameless as they did obstruct for the first few months of 2005. The Republicans wouldn't fill the last 3 open seats on court below supreme court and now Democrats can fill the other 78 open seats by July. The federal bench was 390 R and 390 D with 78 vacancies. Now the courts will be tilted blue very quickly. It was a stupid strategy by Republicans. The 3, now 2 open seats are being filled by non controversial nominees. Now the craziest on both sides will let people like Bork in the courts.
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    @Center You are incorrect. Obamacare is a tax and as such it can be defunded through budget reconciliation which is a simple majority vote.(Need help with this concept? Google the second of the Bush tax cuts, which also passed via budget reconciliation...) Are you also aware Obamacare was passed by budget reconciliation? But thanks for playing, I always enjoy when people rant about things they no little about.
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    Never needed 60 votes, only 51. Budget reconciliation, read up on it. Obamacare was passed by budget reconciliation. And one day it will die the same way. And hopefully a number of people will end up in jail as well.
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    A rule change that prevents Mitch McConnel from filibustering his own bill or keeps Ted Cruz from reading "Green Eggs and Ham" into the Congressional Record just before he votes in favor of the bill he filibustered seems like a good idea, too.
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    ted cruz went on referencing star wars to play a victim card to bar a government plan that would add competition to a health market already controlled by mega corporations. what's wrong? afraid of a little competition in the market there teddy? woops, no ted cruz isn't afraid... but his donors are. i wonder who those donors might be! HA. what oppression was that asshole refering to? the controlled market by a select few corporate health care providers ? no matter where you go, the rates are all relatively similar and it's just a little game they play to make you THINK you have options. it's like when you buy a product at best buy or future shop.... you don't have an option there, they're both owned by the same company and prices are played upon the consumer. this little troll is playing you people for fools!
    .... it just sucks that the alternative is something offered by an opposing corporate quisling sellout: obama.

    fuck, can't we get someone who isn't a complete asshole representing the people?
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