McConnell on BB Amendment: Amend the Constitution, Elections haven't worked

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    The original article from ThinkProgress that includes the video and link to the article below:

    Mitch McConnell: We Must Rewrite The Constitution Because ‘Elections’ Haven’t ‘Worked’ | ThinkProgress


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nPCYT8A96g&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - ‪McConnell Hates Democracy‬‏[/ame]

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    Of course, McConnell wants to pass a "balanced budget amendment" which would require a 2/3 majority in order to raise taxes. But that's not all:

    The worst idea in Washington - Ezra Klein - The Washington Post

    Can you imagine what the reaction would be if President Obama said we need to amend the constitution to change gun laws because elections haven't worked? Or President Obama saying we need to amend the constitution because elections haven't worked about anything?
     
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    Great idea.

    Also criminal prosecution for raiding the Social Security "Trust Fund"
     
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    Can't imagine you would be saying the same thing if the President said elections have failed on ____ and therefore we need to amend the constitution.
     
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    This takes the cake.

    Nothing in the Constitution was meant to restrict the collection of revenue for the government.

    This whole Norquist "Starve the Beast" bullshit has gone way to far.
     
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    This will become law eventually, stock up on your klenex's and deal with it.

    Ps. How many threads do you need to bash one member of congress? If we all pointed out legislators that we deemed kooks their wouldnt be and serious discussion going on.... just sayin
     
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    See, this is an Amendment that benefits the American People and hampers the growth and reach of Government, that's why it's a good thing.
     
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    You used to be sane and had some passing familiarity with the US Constitution. Did you mean some other Constitution? Progressives amended the Constitution to get the result you described and that's why we're in the world of hurt we're in today
     
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    If McCain had done the absurdly stupid shit that Obama has done, yes I would.
     
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    This is little more than a tacit admission that McConnell and other leaders in the Senate and the House are incapable of doing their job. It's actually a justification for new leadership.

    Sadly, they're considerably more concerned with their own jobs then they are concerned about the welfare of the country. They're afraid to make modest changes on taxes to help balance the budget. Democrats are afraid to cut entitlements. So, they take negotiating positions that almost insure failure. If they were more concerned about the country than they were about their own legislative careers, they would do the right thing for the county and let the chips fall where they may.
     
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    So instead of actually addressing what was said, you decide to go with the whole "SUCK IT" route.

    Furthermore, how many threads do you need to bash the President? If a member of congress or President says something newsworthy, there will be likely a thread about it.
     

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