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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:45 PM
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GOOPER Senators refuse to work past 2:00 bc they're mad about the HC bill - LOL!
Gawd. What a bunch of juveniles. Sheesh. SO. It's OK for THEM to use reconciliation and do end-runs around normal procedures but when Democrats do it it's a major SIN! Pretentious Hypocrisy is the HALLMARK of Republicans, I always say.

Too bad this little hissy-fit they're having doesn't mean we can stop PAYING them after 2:00.

Jeeeze. A roomful of six-year-olds would be more mature than this.


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Senate Republicans fuming over the passage of health care reform are now refusing to work past 2 p.m. -- a tactic they can employ by invoking a little-known Senate rule.

On Wednesday, the Judiciary Committee was forced to cancel a hearing as was the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tweeted today : "Disappointed. Rs refusing to allow hearings today. Had to cancel my oversight hearing on police training contracts in Afghanistan."

Sen. Mark Udall also complained that he had to delay a hearing on the cause of Western forest fires.

Making good on Sen. John McCain's threat to withhold all Republican cooperation from Democrats in the Senate in retribution for the majority party using reconciliation to pass health care reform, the GOP used the rule that states committees can only meet when the chamber is in session with the unanimous consent of all members. That consent has almost never been withheld -- until now.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/24/gop-senators-r...
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:49 PM
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1. The health care bill was passed without using reconciliation
Reconciliation is only being used for the changes.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:50 PM
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2. Working to rule. Do they think they are in some kind of union or something?
I've never heard of capitalists working to rule or going on strike before.

Oh, on second thought, the Republicans in Congress aren't real capitalists at all. They are actually employees of the people who are paid by the U.S. government. So, I guess they can go on strike and work to rule all they want.

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LiberalLoner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:53 PM
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3. Will they keep this up the rest of President Obama's presidency? I mean
refusing to work past 2:00 PM? I could see it happening, which really sucks. :(
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:56 PM
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5. maybe until November
when we sweep from the congess
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:55 PM
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4. The Waterloosers are having a poutrage tantrum
How perfectly republicon
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:56 PM
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6. Turdblossom said there would be a permanent GOP majority and they believed him.
Now they think Democrats have somehow cheated them out of their birthright. Let them shut the governmant down. It will play just as well for them as it did when that pulled the same trick against Clinton.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:58 PM
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7. the more they do this, the more they look like obstructions AND it's easier to change the rules!
bring it on, morans!
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:17 PM
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8. The party of NO becomes the party of NO work
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 03:19 PM by ashling
at least that's what I put as my status on Facebook


In another thread I suggested that Democratic Chairmen should call hearings to convene at 4:00 AM
However, I realize that that would not be appropriate ...








2:00 AM would be appropriate
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:45 PM
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9. Wait until they walk out, overturn that rule with a clear majority
that would have happened even if they had stayed, and then fine them for shirking their responsibilities.

Make it a nice big fine, too.
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Blue Meany Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:48 PM
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10. Can they use Homeland Security to track them down and bring
them back like they did in Texas?
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Bodhi BloodWave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:17 PM
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11. well, if they don't want to work past 2pm
lets fix that the easy way, from tomorrow on, all congressional days starts at the point of midnight :)
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ProgressOnTheMove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:19 PM
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12. This alone should be enogh to vote them out they simply don't want to do the job till a lobbyist ...
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 04:25 PM by ProgressOnTheMove
turns up. And they're not turning up for the GOP because they know their vote mostly doesn't count. This shold be the ad campaign for 2010, the GOP not prepared to work for their paycheck, when hard working Americans sure work for theirs.
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