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Old 09-30-2013, 04:39 PM  
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Moderate House Republicans may Revolt Tonight

New York Republicans Peter King and Michael Grimm have apparently whipped their colleagues and discovered that they have at least 25 republicans willing to join the Democrats to sign and enact a discharge petition. (For those who don't know what a discharge petition is, they are very rare since it basically requires rebelling against the house leadership. If a discharge petition has enough signatures, then a bill is forced to the house floor for a vote).

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Old 09-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #16
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And yet, when we don't turn out to vote republicans don't have a lot of success. Go figure.
That's funny. The trend I keep hearing about is that the D's capture the youth vote, and that's why they beat the R's for POTUS. Twice. With a shitty candidate. Go figure a bunch of kids don't really buy into the Bible thumping, gay bashing, war mongering, fat cat douchebags who have controlled the Republican party for a while. Hey. Maybe the Republicans should try something different.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #17
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It is obvious they don't want us. I really don't even consider myself a republican any more due to the establishments attempts to push us out.

But I completely disagree about the need. The most success the Republican Party has had in modern times has been when conservatives show up to vote. When they do not, they tend to lose. You need us more than you want to admit.
The most damning piece of evidence for the failure of the Republican party is that perhaps Mitt Romney truly represented them.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:21 PM   #18
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Hey. Maybe the Republicans should try something different.
I like them fractured, spineless, and completely confused.
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Peter King former IRA supporter and Dave Lane is cheering him on. Go figure.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:32 PM   #20
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I like them fractured, spineless, and completely confused.
I don't. Both of the major parties are bloated crap, pandering to the ignorant and fearful. Since corporations are pouring billions of dollars into both sides to maintain the status quo, I'd rather neither party was too badly handicapped. Ideally we'd have a population that could see through this bullshit but we are apparently becoming a nation of illiterate morons with no attention span.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:39 PM   #21
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That's funny. The trend I keep hearing about is that the D's capture the youth vote, and that's why they beat the R's for POTUS. Twice. With a shitty candidate. Go figure a bunch of kids don't really buy into the Bible thumping, gay bashing, war mongering, fat cat douchebags who have controlled the Republican party for a while. Hey. Maybe the Republicans should try something different.
Don't worry those kids will be balding, frustrated, frightened middle-aged midwesterners in 20 years or so.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:42 PM   #22
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Don't worry those kids will be balding, frustrated, frightened middle-aged midwesterners in 20 years or so.
I don't know. How many people change political parties?
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:46 PM   #23
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The House just finished voting, and have sent over another amended CR to the Senate.

12 Republicans defected on the final vote. No idea yet how many were moderates and how many were far-right tea partiers voting no because it wasn't strong enough.

9 Democrats voted yes, but they all held off until the GOP got their 218 votes. So, they probably would have voted no if needed, and Pelosi gave them a hall pass once they were no longer needed.
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The House just finished voting, and have sent over another amended CR to the Senate.

12 Republicans defected on the final vote. No idea yet how many were moderates and how many were far-right tea partiers voting no because it wasn't strong enough.

9 Democrats voted yes, but they all held off until the GOP got their 218 votes. So, they probably would have voted no if needed, and Pelosi gave them a hall pass once they were no longer needed.
Heard Bachmann was one of them
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I don't know. How many people change political parties?
I don't know. I did, but it was Libertarian to Republican and then out altogether.
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I don't know. I did, but it was Libertarian to Republican and then out altogether.
I went from Republican to Independent
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You have more staying power than I do. I'm done.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #28
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You have more staying power than I do. I'm done.
Me too. I really say **** em' all. I think there are people on the right I agree with and some on the Left I agree with. But I am tired of this status quo level of bullshit that people like McCainm Reid and Pelosi have reigned over for far too long.
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The Senate has just now killed the CR that the House sent over. Took them less than 45 minutes.
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The Senate has just now killed the CR that the House sent over. Took them less than 45 minutes.
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