Senate Democrats’ priority: Handicapping GOP’s presidential contenders with ‘tough votes’

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    Remember how they wailed, Republicans are more worried about making that Dear Leader a "one term" President.
    well that was then, this is now. Isn't the Democrats awesome?

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    posted at 9:01 am on March 25, 2015 by Noah Rothman


    It wasn’t all that long ago that partisan liberals in the commentary routinely chided the Senate Republican minority over their members’ myopic obsession with obstructing the president’s agenda.

    These voices asked when the GOP would commit to governing rather than simply serving as a stick in the Senate’s spokes.

    The truth of the matter is that parliamentary procedure provides both majority and minority parties many opportunities to “obstruct,” “delay,” or “refuse to govern.”

    It’s one thing for a party to block initiatives that will have effects with which it disagrees. It’s something else for one party in the Senate to devote its focus entirely to kneecapping the political careers of those members of that institution looking to run for the presidency. That appears to be the Democratic Party’s priority today as the party’s Senate members are reportedly preparing to press forward with some “tough votes” that will force the upper chamber’s presidential aspirants to choose between appeasing the conservative base and appealing to a general electorate.

    Via The Washington Post: (the DNC mouthpiece)
    all of it here:
    Senate Democrats priority Handicapping GOP s presidential contenders with tough votes Hot Air
     
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    If Boehner has any balls at all he'll pull a Dingy Harry and not let any Democrat bills leave his desk.
     
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    Your dummy's are in charge now Steph! Right? Why aren't they rolling? :lmao:
     
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    Make the bastards fund
    Infrastructure
    Put a nice healthy increase in science
    and demand to sit down to discuss reforming our educational system

    The republicans would just go on vacation. They don't give a damn about the American people.
     
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    He'd shut down the government and kill all funding towards maintaining this country as a world power. The treasonous piece of shit.
     
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    So, it's just fine and dandy when Dingy Harry (a treasonous piece of shit if there ever was one) does it, but it's treasonous when Boehner does it? If that's your stand, you sir are the piece of shit!
     
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    This is legitimate legislative maneuvering by both political parties. More often than not it is the Democrats who try to avoid up or down votes, especially when up for reelection.
     

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