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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:03 PM
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The Repub spin is on and a (R) Congressman just blatantly lied on CNN -
The Congressman had a short snip on CNN. Framed their proposal solely in terms of military pay. An accurate point of their proposal, to an extent, but *totally* disregarding the rest of the package. And Dem's agree with ensuring military pay. We disagree with the package and the political gamesmanship.

This is the spin -

They are supporting the troops. Dem's aren't. Geez, this one was so predictable. And such a tacky political ploy.

He then went on to his closer - "We don't get any checks either during a shutdown."

That's not true, as far as I understand it. Congress is an "essential function" under a government shut down, no? They get paid, as scheduled.

(Sorry, I didn't catch his name. It was brief on site, walk on clip.)
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:06 PM
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1. If It Weren'T For Lying, My Friend, They Could Not Speak At All
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:27 PM
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6. Yeah. I'm too old to be surprised, yet just shake my head at times.
And remain in the game.

Good to see you around Mag.
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Blue Meany Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:06 PM
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2. So, no problem...all they have to do is submit a separate bill
to continue military pay and then Dems will support it. Why haven't they done that?
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:37 PM
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7. They CLAIM they've submitted such a bill, but it of course has lots of unacceptable
stuff attached to it that they're not being as vocal about. The DEMS should submit the stand-alone bill and see how the Republicans deal with that.
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Life Long Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:07 PM
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3. I hate them. n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:37 PM
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8. I really do, too. Despicable human beings. nt
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:08 PM
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4. I hope the American peops can see through this obvious BS nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:39 PM
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9. We're not being as vocal about why this particular bill is BS - my great hair-puller-outer,
our messaging sucks.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:23 PM
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14. I know, they get their crap picked up and repeated on command!
Including that the USA is broke, blah blah
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:13 PM
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5. The President can determine who gets paid. He will take care
of the Military. The Republicans in House again trying
to be too cute by half. They make a big deal about
the Military thinking they are boxing the President
in. Just another trick.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:43 PM
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10. I saw that too but because when he said that, I snapped up my head
from my monitor and looked the the TV. Moments earlier they were playing the military angle and I rolled my eyes and went back to work. Then he said that they also would not be paid, I nearly broke my neck snapping back to the TV.

Fuckers are evil.
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StarburstClock Donating Member (583 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:48 PM
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11. Stop watching CNN, it's propaganda for idiots
All they do is lie. Seriously, does any thinking person need to expose themselves to constant abuse?
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:49 PM
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12. and I'm sure that they had a Democrat on as well, you know, for "balance"
right? :eyes:
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:26 PM
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15. LOL. Nope...
:hi:
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watercolors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:07 PM
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13. I believe it was Pence, heard also they don't get paid,
complete BS!!
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:31 PM
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16. Thanks. Yeah, it was Pence.
:hi:
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