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Thu Oct 17, 2013, 05:52 PM

Just based on my FB feed and reading conservatives conversations and postings, the feeding frenzy

is well underway. Vote them all out! No, save 18. No screw the 18, most of em voted for..., McConnell memes already about the earmark. Yep, there is much gnashing of teeth. Onward to 2014!

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Reply Just based on my FB feed and reading conservatives conversations and postings, the feeding frenzy (Original post)
silvershadow Oct 2013 OP
Efilroft Sul Oct 2013 #1
kwolf68 Oct 2013 #2
arcane1 Oct 2013 #4
BlueToTheBone Oct 2013 #6
Efilroft Sul Oct 2013 #8
Pakhet Oct 2013 #3
SunSeeker Oct 2013 #5
BlueToTheBone Oct 2013 #7
SunSeeker Oct 2013 #9

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 05:54 PM

1. Conservatives on my feed went stone cold silent.

The only exception was my right-wing roommate from college, and even he was glad the shutdown was over so the people hit the hardest can once more get the help they need.

Otherwise, the Ayn Rand Brigadiers and Baggers were silent.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 05:56 PM

2. Yea I get that too


Not sure what to make of it...I have about 10 or so FB friends who post over and over. I am guessing they are waiting on their marching orders.

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Response to kwolf68 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 06:14 PM

4. Yep, they don't yet know what to think about it, and the repubs don't have a unified "message".

And it's a pleasure to behold

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 07:36 PM

6. Right wing? Translate that sentiment as

I'm being hit and I need help still. Unless he is a repentant RWer

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 09:43 PM

8. He's an odd duck, actually.

In college, he had a signed portrait of Reagan and would stop dead in his tracks if the school's bell tower played some patriotic song. He was so far right, he was left, if you catch my meaning.

Then came Gulf War II. He totally believed the WMD angle, despite my repeated calls for sensibility. It was all star-spangled bullshit from him until his sister's husband got a fourth deployment, and she was stuck home with the kids and a nervous breakdown. Then his younger brother went gay, and he had to come to terms with that, which he has with a vengeance, I must say. He has become an equal rights crusader for LGBT people.

Like I said, not the usual winger.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 06:04 PM

3. And my sister is posting Jeff flake quotes

F*** flake.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 06:27 PM

5. Yeah, the right is really pissed about the "Kentucky Kickback " that was slipped into the bill.

But it just goes to show how sick conservatives are. That was not pork, but important infrastructure spending that will put people to work.

It was for a crucial Ohio River construction project, just the sort of thing we need right now. The provision authorizes $2.8 billion in funding for the Olmsted Locks and Dam on the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois.The entire commercial navigation system of the Ohio River faces a choke point near Olmsted, where two locks and dams with century-old technology are barely cobbled together and at risk of failure.

Repairing crumbling infrastructure is exactly what we should be doing. The blow back against McConnell by conservatives is just a happy byproduct.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 07:38 PM

7. I hope they parlayed that into an agreement for moving

infrastructure bills into legislation.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 08:58 AM

9. It was a bipartisan decision, so hopefully we will see more of this.

Although the funds will go toward a dam and locks river project in McConnell’s home state, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said that he and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) were responsible for its inclusion in the final version of the bill.

“According to the Army Corps of Engineers, 160 million taxpayer dollars will be wasted because of canceled contracts if this language is not included. Sen. Feinstein and I, as chairman and ranking member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, requested this provision. It has already been approved this year by the House and Senate,” Alexander said. And a Democratic Senate aide told CNN that McConnell didn’t advocate for it to be in the bill.

http://www.newsweek.com/three-choice-cuts-budget-pork-clean-budget-455

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