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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:56 PM

Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House

Source: The Hill

Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House
By Jordy Yager - 06/27/12 06:57 PM ET

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to stage a walkout during Thursday’s vote on whether to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

The CBC is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday to discuss the details of the walkout and is planning to circulate a letter to House Democrats requesting that they join them on the Capitol steps for a press conference during the contempt vote.

The move comes less than 24 hours before the House plans to vote for the first time in history to hold a sitting attorney general in contempt of Congress for not complying with a congressional subpoena. Holder is the first black attorney general in U.S. history.

The walkout is reminiscent of a similar move made by Republicans in 2008 during a Democratic-led vote on whether to hold two senior staffers in President George W. Bush’s administration in contempt of Congress.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/235229-black-caucus-to-stage-walkout-during-holder-contempt-vote-in-house

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Reply Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House (Original post)
kpete Jun 2012 OP
The Wielding Truth Jun 2012 #1
mucifer Jun 2012 #2
freshwest Jun 2012 #3
clang1 Jun 2012 #4
ancianita Jun 2012 #14
jillan Jun 2012 #5
polichick Jun 2012 #7
Kteachums Jun 2012 #6
clang1 Jun 2012 #8
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jun 2012 #9
hack89 Jun 2012 #11
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jun 2012 #19
hack89 Jun 2012 #20
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jun 2012 #21
alp227 Jun 2012 #25
SunSeeker Jun 2012 #10
gordianot Jun 2012 #12
TrollBuster9090 Jun 2012 #13
Nancy Waterman Jun 2012 #22
Firebrand Gary Jun 2012 #15
clang1 Jun 2012 #16
Carla in Sequim Jun 2012 #17
adigal Jun 2012 #18
Mosaic Jun 2012 #23
Beacool Jun 2012 #24

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:03 PM

1. Anyone with a commitment to doing what is just, should walk out with them!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:05 PM

2. I'm sure the media will ignore it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:10 PM

3. They need to set up interviews with all media to meet them on the steps to tell the truth.

We've got enough on this board to send Issa running with his tail between his legs. And they are bound to have more that we've seen here. Hope Pelosi is out there or calls media to re-iterate her statement that this is for vote suppression and nothing else. They have no case.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:10 PM

4. They ALL need to WALK OUT. Every Democract NEEDS to,

 

They ALL need to WALK OUT. Every Democract NEEDS to, ANY of them, Republican or Democrat, that still believes in Democracy and Freedom needs to walk out. Refuse to participate in the CHARADE. THIS IS ABOUT PATRIOTISM. THOSE THAT WOULD DO THIS ARE PATRIOTS.

It is simple.

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Response to clang1 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:01 PM

14. Every last damned Democrat worthy of the name should walk the hell out.

Does anyone remember this?


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:42 PM

5. I hope more Democrats join them. Maybe the Progressive Caucus?

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Response to jillan (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:59 PM

7. I hope so too!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:53 PM

6. Good Luck to the true Dems tomorrow!

The walkout is a great idea! To hold this vote is complete disrespect of our President. I hope all the Uglicans end up looking like worms on the end of a hook they made for themselves.

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Response to Kteachums (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:08 PM

8. They MOCK much more than

 

'is complete disrespect of our President'

the President.... They MOCK the CONSTIUTION AND EVERYTHING ABOUT WHAT OUR COUNTRY MEANS TO PEOPLE.


THEY MOCK ALL OF US. FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THAT TO YOUR OWN DEMISE. BECAUSE IT IS PART OF THE ROT.












Meanwhile.....The Progression continues.....Tyranny

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:22 PM

9. The question is: Why don't the rest of the Democratic Party join the CBC?

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:49 PM

11. Not everyone is in a safe progressive district

where they can walk out without suffering some political repercussions? Just my guess.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:01 AM

19. I'm well aware of that, but CBC is left all alone. Where's the progressive causus?

The Hispanic Caucus. There are still some liberals in the Democratic Party.

Just my guess...

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:52 AM

20. I think all democrats in safe districts should join them. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:25 AM

21. Yep! I wish that would happen.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:00 PM

25. Also, how many members need to attend for quorum?

I was thinking something like the 2011 Wisconsin Senate walkout.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:36 PM

10. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:50 PM

12. The GOP House IS contemptible.

The Senate is hopelessly broken, the Supreme Court is owned by Radicals, money is concentrated by those who sell us out. Bless the Black Caucus.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:01 PM

13. Why limit it to the Black Caucus? I've got a better idea:

How about ALL the Democrats walk out during the vote, and the 30 blue-dogs that are going to vote with the Republicans because they're scared shitless of the NRA get locked out of the Democratic caucus for the remainder of the year.


If they're so anxious to distance themselves from Democratic policy on gun control...heck...it will be even BETTER for them, politically, to be BANNED from playing with the other Democrats!



The bottom line is this: The massive amount of gun violence that's happening in Mexico, AND spilling over the border into the U.S. is ENABLED by these NRA-Duped asswipes. Forget the contrived scandal about the AFT 'walking' guns to Mexican drug dealers. The fact is that 99.99999999% of the guns in the hands of Mexican drug gangs got their because the NRA and their asshole stooges RESIST ANY AND ALL ATTEMPTS to even KEEP TRACK of who's buying assault rifles in the United States! All a drug dealer has to do is give some unemployed American kid $10 000 to walk down to the corner gunstore in Pheinix and buy him $5000 worth of assault rifles, and keep the change, and it's all perfectly legal thanks to the NRA and their puppets in Congress. Including Democratic puppets.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:10 AM

22. Exactly right!!

The underlying story of the whole Fast and Furious saga is the hold the NRA has over our politicians and how it has used that to
handcuff the ATF and systematically destroy any gun laws.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:06 PM

15. The Hispanic Caucus should join them as well, this is really about VOTING RIGHTS!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:44 AM

16. Before they walk out they may wish to ask the congress

 

Why is Isaa involving the NRA in a gun running operation that is destablizing Mexico. That is a question that NEEDS to be asked.
Mexico has already issued a Diplomatic Complaint over this....


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Response to clang1 (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:50 AM

17. This thread may answer your question

One wingnut started this 'theory' just to keep this going.
Let me know what you think.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002836708

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:23 AM

18. The coup continues

They will get rid of that black man in the White House one way or another. I fear for this country, I truly do.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:37 AM

23. Good for them

You have to make them understand they are now a permanent minority.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:10 AM

24. Didn't our side go after Bush's AG, Alberto Gonzalez?

Did the Hispanic Caucus walk out en masse?

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