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House Republicans are working hard in an effort to make the 113rd Congress even worse than the 112nd. If the last Congress wasn’t enough of a disastrous lesson in how constant obstruction hurts the nation, get ready for even more.

 

“Welcome to divided government. A big part of our job has been to stop bad things from happening.” So said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner who also repeated Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s assertion that the GOP’s only goal is to stop anything President Obama and the Democrats try to do.

 

Those “bad things” that Democrats and President Obama have tried to accomplish include the rebuilding of America’s crumbling infrastructure, providing accessible and affordable health care for every American, getting America onto a clean energy grid and off of foreign oil, creating jobs, passing meaningful immigration reform, protecting women’s health, strengthening voting rights and civil rights for all, passing common sense gun control regulations designed to prevent mass shootings, regulations to keep our air and water clean, regulations to prevent future economic crashes, and the list goes on and on.

 

What’s unbelievable is that all of these things were at one time supported by the Republican Party itself. But rather than work with Democrats to find compromise on all of these important issues, Republicans have run to the extreme right because they refuse to work with the first African-American President, revealing the deep racism that is entrenched in the GOP. To that end, the GOP has obstructed bill after bill in the Senate, filibustering over 360 times since 2007. And you can forget about moving anything through the Republican controlled House.

According to NBC News,

When it comes to productivity, only 15 legislative items have become law under the current Congress. That’s fewer than the 23 items that became law at this same point in the 112th Congress, which passed a historically low number of bills that were signed into law.

To many observers, these are signs of broken government, gerrymandered congressional districts and out-of-control partisanship on Capitol Hill.

This lack of production has created a lack of confidence among the American public. According to a new Gallup Poll, only 10% of Americans have confidence in the current Congress, a new low.

 

Incredibly, Congress ranks lower than the banking institutions that nearly collapsed the economy and lower than the labor unions that conservatives seek to destroy. But even though Republicans are sabotaging the country in an effort to block President Obama’s Democratic agenda, the American people have far more confidence in him than they have in Congress. 36% of Americans are confident in the Presidency which should be a sign to Republicans that Americans support the policies that the GOP have been obstructing.

 

But it would seem Republicans don’t care what Americans think. Despite 90% of Americans supporting gun control legislation, Republicans flatly rejected the will of the people and blocked it from going forward.

 

More recently, House Republicans killed their own farm bill because it didn’t cripple the food stamp program enough to suit their tastes.

 

House Republicans have moved so far to the right that they can’t even bring themselves to vote for bills they need to survive as a party. Immigration reform miraculously passed the Senate with bipartisan support, yet House Republicans are poised to sabotage that too because they see anything good that passes as a political and policy victory for President Obama.

 

Even though not passing it will destroy any credibility Republicans have left with Latino voters, the House GOP cares more about blocking anything that will make the first African-American President look good.

 

This is the fourth straight year that Congress has ranked so low confidence. Three of those last four have been marked by Republican control of the House combined with Republicans obstructing the Senate.

 

Only the American people have the power to change this. The 2014 midterm election is just over a year away and if Americans want Congress to improve, the only answer is to kick Republicans to the curb and give Democrats a filibuster proof Senate and majority control of the House.

 

Staying at home and not voting is precisely how we got the current Congress in the first place. That is why it is the responsibility of every citizen to make their vote count and send a message to Republicans that if they want to be elected in the future, they need to drastically change their policies.

 

If we want a Congress that listens to Americans, we need to vote for people who actually care more about the people than they do about their extreme base.



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You are aware Skewie that Congress is complied of Democrats and Republicans. I bet with your pathetic public education they only told you Congress only has Republicans......

 

Just keep telling yourself that it's not the republicans fault. Sooner or later you might just believe it!

 

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't abuse the filibuster.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't use fear as a political weapon.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't tell outright lies.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have a war on women.

Keep telling yourself that republicans aren't only out to protect the 1%.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't wreck the economy.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't lie about WMD.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have any racists in their party.

Keep telling yourself that republicans are for less government intrusion unless it pertains to female reproductive rights.

 

Just live in your little conservative bubble and leave the real conversation up to the adults in the room.

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Slowing the progress of absolute power corrupts absolutely is a victory for genetic continuation and a huge obsticle societal evolution has to show itself to conquer again.

 

Instant global communication makes it just a little more difficult once real has a grip on reality's means to an end game of word play with metaphors and metaphysical maybes blinding young ancestors to grow up saving humanity.

 

It was established centuries ago, nobody can legislate morality, ethics, to become legal definitions of what real could become if, everyone believed the same thing and understood nothing real completely.

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Just keep telling yourself that it's not the republicans fault. Sooner or later you might just believe it!

 

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't abuse the filibuster.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't use fear as a political weapon.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't tell outright lies.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have a war on women.

Keep telling yourself that republicans aren't only out to protect the 1%.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't wreck the economy.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't lie about WMD.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have any racists in their party.

Keep telling yourself that republicans are for less government intrusion unless it pertains to female reproductive rights.

 

Just live in your little conservative bubble and leave the real conversation up to the adults in the room.

 

 

Geez you really do eat sleep and drink MSNBC don't ya Scrut.

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Progress is a subjective term when used in politics. Some of us regard "progress" as keeping more and more business and liberty killing legislation from becoming law.

 

Both sides use everything you pointed out to control the legislative progress. Some of us are smart enough to see it.

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Progress is a subjective term when used in politics. Some of us regard "progress" as keeping more and more business and liberty killing legislation from becoming law.

 

Both sides use everything you pointed out to control the legislative progress. Some of us are smart enough to see it.

 

 

They're not going to understand that PK.

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Just keep telling yourself that it's not the republicans fault. Sooner or later you might just believe it!

 

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't abuse the filibuster.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't use fear as a political weapon.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't tell outright lies.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have a war on women.

Keep telling yourself that republicans aren't only out to protect the 1%.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't wreck the economy.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't lie about WMD.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have any racists in their party.

Keep telling yourself that republicans are for less government intrusion unless it pertains to female reproductive rights.

 

Just live in your little conservative bubble and leave the real conversation up to the adults in the room.

 

-The longest filibuster in U.S. history was by a Democrat, Strom Thurmond, to prevent passage of Civil Rights legislation.

-I guess telling people that Republicans want to kill your grandma because they want to reform the incredibly fraud-ridden Medicare system isn't using fear as a political weapon.

-Obama tells more lies during lunch than most people tell in a year. Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Feinstein...do I really need to go on?

-War on women? You need to stop smoking the low-grade crack. Seriously, upgrade to the good stuff.

-Your contention is that Republicans cater to the rich and therefore want the rich to stay rich? And that to further their political strength they want more people to become rich? Then it stands to reason that by default the Democrats want to cater to the poor and want the poor to stay poor. And to further their political power they want more people to become poor.

-Republicans didn't wreck the economy. That has always been a bipartisan accomplishment. Keeping an omnipotent and unauditable entity like the Federal Reserve (which is neither federal nor a reserve) controlling the money supply and guaranteeing taxpayer-funded bailouts to poorly run businesses who are "too big to fail" is the single biggest contributor to wrecking the economy.

-Keep telling yourself you have proof that anyone knowingly lied about WMD.

-The Republican party was founded in 1854 with the express purpose to end slavery, an abomination to freedom if there ever was one. The very first elected Republican president ended slavery in America. In 1957 Republican president Dwight Eisenhower championed civil rights legislation but his attempt was thwarted by the aforementioned 24 hour plus filibuster by Democrat Strom Thurmond. It was later passed under a Democratic president with the vast majority of "yes" votes supplied by Republicans and the majority of "no" votes by Democrats. Are there racists in the Republican party? I'm sure there are but to pretend the Democrats don't have equally as many if not more is to live with blinders on.

-Republicans only care about one issue to which you are referring, and that is abortion. It has nothing to do with the right of women to reproduce. It has to do with their opinion about when life begins.

 

If you see any adults, please send them this way as they pass you at the kiddie table.

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Just keep telling yourself that it's not the republicans fault. Sooner or later you might just believe it!

 

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't abuse the filibuster.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't use fear as a political weapon.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't tell outright lies.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have a war on women.

Keep telling yourself that republicans aren't only out to protect the 1%.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't wreck the economy.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't lie about WMD.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have any racists in their party.

Keep telling yourself that republicans are for less government intrusion unless it pertains to female reproductive rights.

 

Just live in your little conservative bubble and leave the real conversation up to the adults in the room.

 

Keep drinkin' the Kool-Aid Corky.

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-The longest filibuster in U.S. history was by a Democrat, Strom Thurmond, to prevent passage of Civil Rights legislation.

-I guess telling people that Republicans want to kill your grandma because they want to reform the incredibly fraud-ridden Medicare system isn't using fear as a political weapon.

-Obama tells more lies during lunch than most people tell in a year. Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Feinstein...do I really need to go on?

-War on women? You need to stop smoking the low-grade crack. Seriously, upgrade to the good stuff.

-Your contention is that Republicans cater to the rich and therefore want the rich to stay rich? And that to further their political strength they want more people to become rich? Then it stands to reason that by default the Democrats want to cater to the poor and want the poor to stay poor. And to further their political power they want more people to become poor.

-Republicans didn't wreck the economy. That has always been a bipartisan accomplishment. Keeping an omnipotent and unauditable entity like the Federal Reserve (which is neither federal nor a reserve) controlling the money supply and guaranteeing taxpayer-funded bailouts to poorly run businesses who are "too big to fail" is the single biggest contributor to wrecking the economy.

-Keep telling yourself you have proof that anyone knowingly lied about WMD.

-The Republican party was founded in 1854 with the express purpose to end slavery, an abomination to freedom if there ever was one. The very first elected Republican president ended slavery in America. In 1957 Republican president Dwight Eisenhower championed civil rights legislation but his attempt was thwarted by the aforementioned 24 hour plus filibuster by Democrat Strom Thurmond. It was later passed under a Democratic president with the vast majority of "yes" votes supplied by Republicans and the majority of "no" votes by Democrats. Are there racists in the Republican party? I'm sure there are but to pretend the Democrats don't have equally as many if not more is to live with blinders on.

-Republicans only care about one issue to which you are referring, and that is abortion. It has nothing to do with the right of women to reproduce. It has to do with their opinion about when life begins.

 

If you see any adults, please send them this way as they pass you at the kiddie table.

 

 

Excellent smack down of a retard....Hall of fame!

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The house is doing a great job. Stopping the dems is the upmost priority. This whole idea that the latinos are never going to vote GOP is a load. They were never going to vote GOP anyway. If the idea that the GOP will make it easier to start a business, keep taxes and regulations low, and reduce unemployment does not penetrate the latino mindset then they deserve the poverty the dems are going to give them.

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Just keep telling yourself that it's not the republicans fault. Sooner or later you might just believe it!

 

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't abuse the filibuster. When Democrats include Republicans in writing bills, their bills won't NEED to be filibustered.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't use fear as a political weapon. You mean like screaming "War on Women"?

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't tell outright lies. You mean like Barrycare would "only" cost us $900 Billion and everyone could keep their insurance?

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have a war on women. Fear mongerer.

Keep telling yourself that republicans aren't only out to protect the 1%. While Obama continues to give $85 Billion/Mo to Wall Street.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't wreck the economy. Obamaconomy: Worst. Recovery. Ever.

Keep telling yourself that republicans didn't lie about WMD. Three investigations said they didn't.

Keep telling yourself that republicans don't have any racists in their party. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, George Wallace, Bull Conner, AlGore Sr, Robert Byrd.

Keep telling yourself that republicans are for less government intrusion unless it pertains to female reproductive rights. Babies have rights too.

 

Just live in your little conservative bubble and leave the real conversation up to the adults in the room.

Thanks for teeing that up, numbnut.

 

Why is it that 'Life' ends when the heart stops beating and abortion is allowed when the heart starts beating?

Yep, liberals want gun control because it might "save one life", yet they don't care about a million babies being aborted every year.

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House Republicans are working hard in an effort to make the 113rd Congress even worse than the 112nd. If the last Congress wasn’t enough of a disastrous lesson in how constant obstruction hurts the nation, get ready for even more.

 

“Welcome to divided government. A big part of our job has been to stop bad things from happening.” So said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner who also repeated Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s assertion that the GOP’s only goal is to stop anything President Obama and the Democrats try to do.

 

Those “bad things” that Democrats and President Obama have tried to accomplish include the rebuilding of America’s crumbling infrastructure, providing accessible and affordable health care for every American, getting America onto a clean energy grid and off of foreign oil, creating jobs, passing meaningful immigration reform, protecting women’s health, strengthening voting rights and civil rights for all, passing common sense gun control regulations designed to prevent mass shootings, regulations to keep our air and water clean, regulations to prevent future economic crashes, and the list goes on and on.

 

What’s unbelievable is that all of these things were at one time supported by the Republican Party itself. But rather than work with Democrats to find compromise on all of these important issues, Republicans have run to the extreme right because they refuse to work with the first African-American President, revealing the deep racism that is entrenched in the GOP. To that end, the GOP has obstructed bill after bill in the Senate, filibustering over 360 times since 2007. And you can forget about moving anything through the Republican controlled House.

According to NBC News,

This lack of production has created a lack of confidence among the American public. According to a new Gallup Poll, only 10% of Americans have confidence in the current Congress, a new low.

 

Incredibly, Congress ranks lower than the banking institutions that nearly collapsed the economy and lower than the labor unions that conservatives seek to destroy. But even though Republicans are sabotaging the country in an effort to block President Obama’s Democratic agenda, the American people have far more confidence in him than they have in Congress. 36% of Americans are confident in the Presidency which should be a sign to Republicans that Americans support the policies that the GOP have been obstructing.

 

But it would seem Republicans don’t care what Americans think. Despite 90% of Americans supporting gun control legislation, Republicans flatly rejected the will of the people and blocked it from going forward.

 

More recently, House Republicans killed their own farm bill because it didn’t cripple the food stamp program enough to suit their tastes.

 

House Republicans have moved so far to the right that they can’t even bring themselves to vote for bills they need to survive as a party. Immigration reform miraculously passed the Senate with bipartisan support, yet House Republicans are poised to sabotage that too because they see anything good that passes as a political and policy victory for President Obama.

 

Even though not passing it will destroy any credibility Republicans have left with Latino voters, the House GOP cares more about blocking anything that will make the first African-American President look good.

 

This is the fourth straight year that Congress has ranked so low confidence. Three of those last four have been marked by Republican control of the House combined with Republicans obstructing the Senate.

 

Only the American people have the power to change this. The 2014 midterm election is just over a year away and if Americans want Congress to improve, the only answer is to kick Republicans to the curb and give Democrats a filibuster proof Senate and majority control of the House.

 

Staying at home and not voting is precisely how we got the current Congress in the first place. That is why it is the responsibility of every citizen to make their vote count and send a message to Republicans that if they want to be elected in the future, they need to drastically change their policies.

 

If we want a Congress that listens to Americans, we need to vote for people who actually care more about the people than they do about their extreme base.

 

Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/01/fosters-congress-piece/#ixzz2XuXPdBWF

 

 

 

 

For progressive progress....They are doing a bang up job!

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House Republicans are working hard in an effort to make the 113rd Congress even worse than the 112nd. If the last Congress wasn’t enough of a disastrous lesson in how constant obstruction hurts the nation, get ready for even more.

 

“Welcome to divided government. A big part of our job has been to stop bad things from happening.” So said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner who also repeated Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s assertion that the GOP’s only goal is to stop anything President Obama and the Democrats try to do.

 

Those “bad things” that Democrats and President Obama have tried to accomplish include the rebuilding of America’s crumbling infrastructure, providing accessible and affordable health care for every American, getting America onto a clean energy grid and off of foreign oil, creating jobs, passing meaningful immigration reform, protecting women’s health, strengthening voting rights and civil rights for all, passing common sense gun control regulations designed to prevent mass shootings, regulations to keep our air and water clean, regulations to prevent future economic crashes, and the list goes on and on.

 

What’s unbelievable is that all of these things were at one time supported by the Republican Party itself. But rather than work with Democrats to find compromise on all of these important issues, Republicans have run to the extreme right because they refuse to work with the first African-American President, revealing the deep racism that is entrenched in the GOP. To that end, the GOP has obstructed bill after bill in the Senate, filibustering over 360 times since 2007. And you can forget about moving anything through the Republican controlled House.

According to NBC News,

This lack of production has created a lack of confidence among the American public. According to a new Gallup Poll, only 10% of Americans have confidence in the current Congress, a new low.

 

Incredibly, Congress ranks lower than the banking institutions that nearly collapsed the economy and lower than the labor unions that conservatives seek to destroy. But even though Republicans are sabotaging the country in an effort to block President Obama’s Democratic agenda, the American people have far more confidence in him than they have in Congress. 36% of Americans are confident in the Presidency which should be a sign to Republicans that Americans support the policies that the GOP have been obstructing.

 

But it would seem Republicans don’t care what Americans think. Despite 90% of Americans supporting gun control legislation, Republicans flatly rejected the will of the people and blocked it from going forward.

 

More recently, House Republicans killed their own farm bill because it didn’t cripple the food stamp program enough to suit their tastes.

 

House Republicans have moved so far to the right that they can’t even bring themselves to vote for bills they need to survive as a party. Immigration reform miraculously passed the Senate with bipartisan support, yet House Republicans are poised to sabotage that too because they see anything good that passes as a political and policy victory for President Obama.

 

Even though not passing it will destroy any credibility Republicans have left with Latino voters, the House GOP cares more about blocking anything that will make the first African-American President look good.

 

This is the fourth straight year that Congress has ranked so low confidence. Three of those last four have been marked by Republican control of the House combined with Republicans obstructing the Senate.

 

Only the American people have the power to change this. The 2014 midterm election is just over a year away and if Americans want Congress to improve, the only answer is to kick Republicans to the curb and give Democrats a filibuster proof Senate and majority control of the House.

 

Staying at home and not voting is precisely how we got the current Congress in the first place. That is why it is the responsibility of every citizen to make their vote count and send a message to Republicans that if they want to be elected in the future, they need to drastically change their policies.

 

If we want a Congress that listens to Americans, we need to vote for people who actually care more about the people than they do about their extreme base.

 

Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/01/fosters-congress-piece/#ixzz2XuXPdBWF

 

I say good. The less the goverment does, the better.

 

BTW are you going to squirt some tears?

 

LOL

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The house is doing a great job. Stopping the dems is the upmost priority. This whole idea that the latinos are never going to vote GOP is a load. They were never going to vote GOP anyway. If the idea that the GOP will make it easier to start a business, keep taxes and regulations low, and reduce unemployment does not penetrate the latino mindset then they deserve the poverty the dems are going to give them.

Actually, Latinos have many socially conservative positions - family, education, independence of the church from state interference - to which the GOP could have appealed, and even carried, but they weren't smart enough.

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