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Thu Sep 18, 2014, 08:02 AM

And the cynics tell us bipartisanship is dead - HAH!

As long as we're debating how to conduct endless war for endless profit, we'll get all the bipartisanship a defense contractor could ever want!

[font size=5]House Grudgingly Approves Arms for Syrian Rebels[/font]
WASHINGTON Sep 17, 2014, 8:56 PM ET
By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA Associated Pres

(AP) The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

The 273-156 vote crossed party lines to an unusual degree in a Congress marked by near-ceaseless partisanship. Top Republican and Democratic leaders backed Obama's plan seven weeks before midterm elections, while dozens of rank-and-file lawmakers in both parties opposed it.

The provision was added to spending legislation that will ensure the federal government operates normally after the Sept. 30 end of the budget year. Final approval is expected in the Senate on Thursday.

Even supporters of the military plan found little to trumpet. "This is the best of a long list of bad options," said Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va.

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Reply And the cynics tell us bipartisanship is dead - HAH! (Original post)
markpkessinger Sep 2014 OP
jamzrockz Sep 2014 #1
merrily Sep 2014 #2
KoKo Sep 2014 #7
99Forever Sep 2014 #3
sendero Sep 2014 #4
A Simple Game Sep 2014 #5
CrispyQ Sep 2014 #6
raouldukelives Sep 2014 #10
kath Sep 2014 #20
KG Sep 2014 #8
Art_from_Ark Sep 2014 #9
librechik Sep 2014 #11
Liberal_Dog Sep 2014 #12
valerief Sep 2014 #13
markpkessinger Sep 2014 #17
valerief Sep 2014 #18
Tierra_y_Libertad Sep 2014 #14
daleanime Sep 2014 #15
kmlisle Sep 2014 #16
kentuck Sep 2014 #19

Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 08:06 AM

1. When it comes to things the MIC

 

, Wall street and Israel wants, you will always get bipartisan cooperation in Washington. But when it comes to what we the people want, then you will the party squabbling and debating like there is no tomorrow.

I just hope someone with some sense in the senate filibusters this bill

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 08:10 AM

2. Wars are people, my friend.

(sorry to insult the intelligence of DUers who don't need the emote for a post like this)

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Response to merrily (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 09:30 AM

7. +1

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 08:20 AM

3. Anyone still wondering why...

.. so many of us are disgusted by "the lesser of two evils"?

If I gotta hold my nose, you ain't gettin' my vote. Ever. Again.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 08:22 AM

4. To use a word ruined by a malefactor..

.... "ditto".

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 08:36 AM

5. I've been there for ten years or so.

Americans need to start putting America first instead of party first. And yes that does include the Democratic party. The only way the best candidate wins is if you vote for the best candidate. The best candidate is often the Democrat but not always, educate yourself.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 09:23 AM

6. "If I gotta hold my nose, you ain't gettin' my vote. Ever. Again."

Me too. I've been voting for the lesser of two evils for years & all I see is the dem party shifting further & further to the right. I've had three repub friends tell me that they would happily vote for HC.

Starting another war right before the mid-terms - maybe dem leadership thinks it will fire up the base, but then I have to ask, "Who is the base?"

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:09 AM

10. If it were just a slightly less evil "lesser evil" I would'nt feel so inclined myself.

I'm right there with you.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 03:12 AM

20. Utterly fed up with having to put a clothespin on my nose to vote for the lesser of 2 evils. There's

Not a big enough clothespin in the universe that would enable me to vote for HRC.

NOT. Gonna. Do. It.
No. Way. No. How.

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:03 AM

8. repooks happy to help the prez do the wrong thing.

oy.

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Response to KG (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:06 AM

9. As Bullwinkle J. Moose would say,

"Yeah, funny how that works out".

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:09 AM

11. oh, I think a few donations from the MIC will soothe them

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:10 AM

12. Sad But True

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:33 AM

13. Why doesn't the republic party just rename itself the anthrax party? nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 02:20 PM

17. We can't very well lay all of the blame on the GOP when elected officials from our own party . . .

. . . are every bit as willing to get suckered into another war.

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 03:47 PM

18. Or not anthraxed.

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:52 AM

14. I'm sure the money will be well spent and lead to another glorious victory in Iraq...or..Syria..or..

 

Lybia...Afghanistan...Pakistan..Yemen..never mind.

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:58 AM

15. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 01:11 PM

16. what happened to cutting welfare to corporations to balance the budget for this?

Snark

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 04:15 PM

19. And when they want to vote themselves a raise...

They can be bi-partisan when it serves their purpose.

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