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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 11:21 AM
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GOP Reps Pick Tea Party Rally Over National-Security Votes
When it's a choice between strengthening the Patriot Act, or showing up for the Tea Party Patriots, what's a GOP lawmaker to do? We'll give you one guess...

Several Republican members of Congress yesterday blew off votes on the signature anti-terror legislation of the post 9/11 era to attend Michele Bachmann's Tea Party rally against health-care reform.

Reps. Steve King of Iowa, Trent Franks of Arizona, Randy Forbes of Virginia, Jim Jordan of Ohio, and Louie Gohmert and Ted Poe of Texas all took time out yesterday for the "Super Bowl of Freedom," as Bachmann has called it. And all missed votes in the House Judiciary committee on Republican-sponsored amendments to the reauthorization of the Patriot Act -- measures that would have toughened the Act, but narrowly failed. Those votes took place, a committee staffer confirmed, between noon and two -- the very time when Republican lawmakers were rallying the Tea Party troops on the Capitol steps.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/11/patriot_games_gop_reps_pick_tea_party_rally_over_n.php

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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 11:30 AM
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1. Why do they hate America?
I'll wait with baited breath for Liz Cheney to come out and condemn these cowardly actions that will lead to the weakening of our national security. :sarcasm:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 11:38 AM
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2. This is another point to bring up to all of those god-fearing patriots
Like Tommy boy Tancredo..........
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 11:43 AM
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3. I hope she has a tea party every day.
Maybe all the republicans will show up and we can then get some work done. She better make good on her "tea parties" because from what the papers are saying even the republicans are looking around for a good replacement for her. They are tired of her extremism.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 08:20 PM
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4. I'm waiting for sanctions now I have a feeling she is going to have some issues
with her behavior. If a Dem had done this during the reign of Bush, they'd be in Gitmo. Nancy P needs to step up to the plate and kick Bachmann's ass.
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