The Do Nothing Congress

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    It's called a philly buster. It was decried by the Republicans when they had the majority. It is now part of their religious belief that they are a minority. If you want to know why so little is being done, look in your own back yard.

    72 times.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/w...Reference/Times Topics/Organizations/S/Senate
     
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    Only assholes blame the whole group for what a few assholes do, or at least that's what some asshole told me.
     
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    I don't recall blaming the whole Right Wing in my statement, Del.:eusa_liar:

    I blamed the Republicans who are fillibustering. That's not the whole fucking Right. Only the assholes who are elected and playing these games.

    Please stick with you sandwitches, .:lol: I would like to add: asshole, but I won't.
     
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    do you get dizzy when you spin this hard?
     
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    Spin? As in they haven't used the fillibuster to stall the Dems?
     
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    it's a two way street, bucko.
    are you going to tell me the dems never fillibustered important legislation?

    really?
     
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    The do nothing congress eh ?

    You mean the one that came up with a petition to slander a private citizen based on something they knew was not true ? Or the one that comes up with resolutions condemning something that happened several decades ago ?
     
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    The Huffington Post & Thom Hartman both have great op ed pieces where they describe the gop's plan to block all progress for the last 1.5 yrs so they could say the dems did nothing. If they are capable of that, why would anyone put it past them to create this crisis? They even have the balls to blame it on the dems. And you see some people believe it. Fortunately only 44 percent believe.

    Do you think they REALLY believe that or do they realize deregulations went too far. I think they truly know they are fos.

    One other thing. Why isn't anyone saying the $10 bill a month spending in iraq is responisble for the mess we are in. It's causing inflation, which hurts consumer confidence, which hurts employment, etc.

    And the gop, for some reason, don't want iraq oil paying for reconstruction. Maybe because then that would mean less for the oil companies. So we keep paying. How many yrs now? 6?

    And Mccain wants to stay, obama wants to get out. No brainer. Get the fuck out! At least financially.
     
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    And yet the SAME was true with the Republicans they NEVER had close to 60 votes and even lost the Senate for 2 years under Bush. GO figure.
     
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    If your honest and not a partisan, go back and check how many times the Dems filibustered in the 6 years that the right owned everything.

    Whenever they tried, the right would scream for an "up and down vote" then. Now they don't like that anymore.
     

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