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No, they're not.. sorry, you're misinformed. actually I'm glad you're wrong..

House Democrats File Petition To Force Immigration Vote

House Democrats gather at the Capitol to introduce a procedural move that would force a House vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

With only 199 House Democratic members, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) knew before, during, and after a Democratic leadership-led press conference on the steps of the Capitol that a procedural motion aimed at forcing a vote on comprehensive immigration reform would fail to garner the required 218 signatures needed to send an immigration bill to the House floor without first being passed out of committee. That discharge petition requires a bipartisan miracle and House Republicans have been unwilling to budge. But the Democrat-led effort is intended to call out Republicans who have called immigration the “800-pound gorilla,” but have done little to come up with a solution.

At the conference, several Democratic leaders and celebrity America Ferrera expressed their hope that the “Demand A Vote” discharge petition for the House Democrat-introduced comprehensive immigration bill would successfully make House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) allow a vote on immigration reform. Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) said, “one person should not stand in the way of the will of the country.” Separately, during general speeches on the House floor, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) said, “we have created a dysfunctional immigration system that does not meet our needs” while Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) touted the benefits of immigration reform, saying that the bill would “supercharge the economy of our great nation.”


House Democrats Arrested In Immigration Reform Protest

"The protest came after more than 160 rallies for immigration reform were held across the country on Saturday, and slightly less than a week after House Democrats introduced their own immigration bill based on two pieces of bipartisan legislation: one from the Senate and one approved by the House Homeland Security Committee.

But the action also came during a government shutdown and a brewing fight over raising the debt limit -- and after months of House Republican leadership firmly stating that they will not hold a vote on the Senate immigration bill or anything else that a majority of GOP members oppose."


Members of congress calling for comprehensive immigration reform stand in unison before they were detained by police in front of the U.S. Capital Building in Washington on Oct. 8, 2013.


Yes We Called It! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

I see a post is hidden that got a little carried away with the knee jerk Obama hate..

There's too much good news coming with Obama now.. they need something to whine about and bring out their stupid ass "used car salesman" shit.. brought to them by the great derper.

Yeah, those who tried to REPEAL it 50 Times Wasting Tax Payers' MONEY and those

who are pissed it's not single payer Right freaking now.. so it's no good. They will not be pleased its only getting stronger and on it's way.

Baby steps.. first baby has to crawl>>>> then walk>>>> before he or she can run.

Thank you for the question, Skinner. The question that's getting a thousand

deflections.. Crickets from the OP, so far..

I'm waiting with bated breath.

It's very CLEAR and anyone who doesn't see that is trying to

deflect from the question just like the OP is doing with the "idolize" attack. Classic greenwald.. want to shut down discussion? Attack and deflect. Double down and never admit you're wrong.. it takes someone like the President to admit when they're wrong.

Hey... notice I didn't say "democratic" president.

The question is this..

"Because my impression is that DU hasn't been discussing "questioning" vs "idolizing." We're been discussing "insulting" vs "not insulting". So I ask: Is it obligatory that the president be rhetorically shat upon?" Skinner

Especially a President who's standing on the front lines between us and

fucking Koch Industries and the 5 Extreme Court.

Criticize your head off but don't Demonize to the point you grind yourself into fodder for rw hate sites. And, don't contribute to making DU a freaking Hate Site.

".. learning how government works"?! Pesky details when the keyboard is right there itching to throw out cheap pot shots at the President. Who btw shows respect to his enemies but is not accorded the same by assholes teabaggers and some who are more interested in their clicks.

Thanks BlueCali

"Hey.. I Investigated Myself.. It was the best $1 Million Bucks of Taxpayer's..."

Good Grief, fresh.. I know he's an asshole because of the way

he treats Gays.

Thanks for this.. the more you know..

I don't have a used car salesman story, gulliver.. but, really just want to say..

great writing and heartwarming.. your story was riveting!

I believe it!
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