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woldnewton Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:38 PM
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Tom DeLay is threatening Republican holdouts of CAFTA as we speak...
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 11:08 PM by woldnewton
There are 9 Republicans that have not voted... 1 Dem.

214 have voted in favor. 210 against... The 9 Republicans want to vote against the bill, but DeLay is threatening them...


CALL THE MEDIA! DeLay is HOLDING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOSTAGE!! He's pulling a Medicare and Patriot Act repeal vote... again!!


Update circa 'bout 5 minutes after midnight on Thursday morning. IT PASSED. WE LOST... again. :(
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:39 PM
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1. Kick, Recommend And LET YOUR REPS HEAR FROM YOU!!
CAFTA is a total outrage. Not even Freepers want it!
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woldnewton Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:52 PM
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10. NOT JUST YOUR REPs...
CALL THE MEDIA!

AND BTW, I REALLY don't think this should have been moved... it was just fine where it was -- this IS "Late Breaking News"... grumble...
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:41 PM
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2. And HE'S the SOB who was saying the "Democrat" congress was
bullying its members to vote against their principles. goddammit, such fucking typical repuke tactics! accuse the other side of the filth you yourself are using each and every day, damn i want to see these people totally destroyed, they deserve ruin and agony all their days, what filth, goddamn....
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:41 PM
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3. What is your source?
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:51 PM
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8. watch it here
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:42 PM
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4. Nazi
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:51 PM
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7. what an ugly head that redneck has
repubs are such white trash. filth.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:49 PM
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5. DeLay us headed straight for hell...
Need a kick?
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:50 PM
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6. 211 against
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:52 PM
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9. Is it still 214 yea? nt
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woldnewton Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:52 PM
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11. PLEASE CALL THE MEDIA!
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 10:52 PM by woldnewton
I will get a list ready for you if this keeps going on into the wee hours of the night.
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woldnewton Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:55 PM
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12. I think it passed minus some of the holdouts; votes weren't necessary :(
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 11:06 PM by woldnewton
More updated list:

Bobby Jindal and Charles Boustany, both from Louisiana

Rob Simmons from CT

Charles Taylor from NC

Steve Chabot from OH

Mike Fitzpatrick from PA

Jo Anne Davis from VA,
Shelley Moore Capito from W VA.


I also think I heard them say the name of Steven LaTourette from Ohio as well, but I'm not sure.



Marty Meehan has since voted against.


Anyone taping C-SPAN by any chance and has a complete list? If so, could you confirm if it was indeed LaTourette from Ohio? Also, which of the 8 Repubs eventually voted yes, leaving only 7 not voting? Well, I guess I don't care any more. I'm bummed. :(
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:59 PM
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14. others:
Rep from N Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, another from Louisiana - didnt get names.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:57 PM
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13. Delay said to the media this morning that arms will be broken
into a thousand pieces and he will have his 218 votes.

They even talked about it on mike on the floor of the house.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:01 PM
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15. Someone should make a citizen's arrest
of this piece of human garbage.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:06 PM
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16. Yep
But he announced he was going to commit a crime and now eighteen hours later he is doing it. No one even said you had better not.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:10 PM
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17. DeLay's an ass.
Ass is too weak a word, really, but there you have it.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:14 PM
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18. Don't the people of Sugarland have any shame?
DeLay is the worst @&other&^$(++!_)($^#(sonof$&^#(#($((#hitas((#^$*)_)(_~~"":><*ucker>>-={<"/ [br />(I just cant put what I feel in public print).
Excuse me while I go take a blood pressure pill.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:16 PM
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19. Our whole Congress was told he would do this, and they did nothing
Tom said I am going to do this and no one said no. They complained but didn't say no.

They are all asses.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:21 PM
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20. DeLay will probably lose his seat next year.
Given the public's high opposition to CAFTA, tonight's passage won't help matters come election time.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:31 PM
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22. They all should. All 435 let this happen. And the MSM plays along
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:35 PM
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23. I think you're being a little over dramatic on the "all 435,"
because those who voted "nay" couldn't do much beyond their own vote.

But Americans CAN vote them out next year. They can vote our all 435 if they want. But if Americans voted for these people in the first place, putting them in positions of power, then there is a certain level of blame to be placed on the soon-to-be-screwed electorate.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:48 PM
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24. I must have been unclear,
Tom Delay said this morning that no one was leaving the floor until he got his votes, even if he had to break arms into thousands of pieces to do so.

All 434 did nothing about it all day. Then when Delay proceeds to do exactly what he said he was going to do, they all let him do it.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:50 PM
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25. What could they have done?
I mean that sincerely. I know little-to-nothing about Congressional procedure, but other than their vote, I see no way of successfully combating DeLay's statement.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:58 PM
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26. The rule is the vote is over when the clock runs out
they could have all stopped voting. Game over.

They are the ones who all stood around waiting for Delay to declare vote over.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:23 PM
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21. It is very cool to force these assholes to do their business in public. nt
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:01 AM
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27. Delay was laying low like the roach he is because of his 'ethics'
difficulties, let's hope he'll be very sorry he stuck his head out of the hole he was hiding in.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:10 AM
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28. Why isn't that piece of shit in jail???
I can't stand that arrogant, crooked, bully...
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:59 AM
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29. What Happened to the Ethics Investigation of Delay?
It doesn't surprise me that Delay is still twisting arms in the House.
What does surprise me is that the coverage of the ethics investigation seems to have fizzled.
Lots of corrupt Republicans, but more blond missing girls.
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