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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:23 PM
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Levin: GOP Blocking Of Committee Hearings Is 'Blind Obstructionism'
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 05:25 PM by cal04
http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/levin-...

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) released the following statement today in response to Senate Republicans' refusal to hold committee hearings, including a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which Levin chairs:

"It is astounding to me that Republicans have taken a step of such pointless, blind obstructionism. It cannot achieve their goal of obstructing health care reform. Instead, they are obstructing a hearing that has nothing to do with the health care debate and everything to do with the defense of our nation. And they have disrupted the schedules of senior commanders who in two cases have traveled thousands of miles from their troops, and who would be providing the Senate with information on pressing national security topics such as North Korea's nuclear program, Chinese military capability and the threat of cyber-warfare. Our national security should not be held hostage to Republican pique over health care."



Levin: GOP holding national security 'hostage'
The Senates top Democrat on military affairs on Wednesday slammed Republicans on Wednesday for holding national security hostage in their attempt to obstruct healthcare reform.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/88927-levin-gop-hold...
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:27 PM
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1. Another reason to show Dems a new talking point that will win them elections
GOP are fucking lazy and obstructionist - They need to go, they are arcane. They obstruct the future.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:30 PM
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2. Can they have the meeting without them?
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prairierose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:38 PM
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3. That is what I was wondering....
if the repugs do not want to do their jobs--ok but the Dems on the committees should go ahead and complete the work that needs to be done without them.
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