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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 07:25 PM
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Waxman: Republicans 'rooting against the world'
He speaks softly... :)

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2009/06/29/waxman-repub... /

Waxman: Republicans 'rooting against the world'
@ 3:32 pm by Michael O'Brien


Republicans are "rooting against" the U.S. and the world by way of their votes against climate change legislation, the economic stimulus, and healthcare reform bills, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) asserted Monday.

"They want to play politics and see if they can keep any achievements from being accomplished, for fear they might become beneficial to the Democrats," said Waxman, one of the principal authors of the climate change legislation passed by the House on Friday, on MSNBC.

"So they're rooting against the country," Waxman added. "And I think in this case they're even rooting against the world, because the world needs to get its act together to stop global warming. I wish they were playing a more constructive role."

Waxman said that his climate change legislation would have to "defy conventional wisdom" in the Senate, where many observers have said it would have trouble attracting enough Republicans and centrist Democrats to survive a filibuster.

"I think we have to defy conventional wisdom and move this important legislation forward," the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee said. "It's going to help us become more energy independent, and that's important for our national security."
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 07:35 PM
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1. He better worry about those 44 Dems who voted against it.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 07:41 PM
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3. I imagine he is worried about anyone who voted against it. nt
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 07:37 PM
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2. "Smirk." - Republicon Homelanders
Edited on Mon Jun-29-09 07:38 PM by SpiralHawk
"Since we are such pathetic Wide-stance Fail Freaks, we thought we'd take the world down to our level. Smirk."

- Republicon Homelanders
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 07:54 PM
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4. "Wide-stance fail freaks"
:rofl: :thumbsup:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 09:31 PM
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5. K&R
:kick:
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checks-n-balances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 09:43 PM
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6. They put personal gain & party before the whole country
Naturally those things are more important than nature or the rest of God's children, especially those in the "world."
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-30-09 04:34 AM
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7. if the Republicans had any sense they'd get behind this and share some of the credit
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-30-09 04:47 AM
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8. Yeah, it's that "sense" part that always trips them up.....
:shrug:


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