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« #15 : May 29, 2013, 02:13:18 PM »

The irony of a US Senator saying a group should be ignored for low ratings with the American public  . .  . wow.  Even more ironic when you look at what some people view as the TOP TWO problems facing America:

"Americans' concerns about the federal budget deficit and government dysfunction rose high enough in January to knock unemployment out of the top two slots on Gallup's "most important problem" list for the first time since 2009."


To much focus on the personalities, too little focus on the policy
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« #16 : May 29, 2013, 02:59:11 PM »

BACHMANN GTFO

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« #17 : May 29, 2013, 03:32:12 PM »

BACHMANN GTFO

lol, ^^^^ part of the reason Americans dont have much ground to stand on when they complaint about "government dysfunction." 

Too many people who view politics as a blood sport

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« #18 : May 29, 2013, 05:07:10 PM »

Michele Bachmann's Complete Legislative History (source: www.govtrack.us)

Bills Sponsored    58
Referred to Committee (aka: went nowhere)   53
Reported by Committee (Got out of committee)   1
H.R. 850 (112th): To facilitate a proposed project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, and for other purposes.
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)   3
H.Res. 373 (111th): Expressing support for designation of the month of September as “National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month"
H.Res. 923 (110th): Recognizing the State of Minnesota’s 150th anniversary.
H.Res. 789 (110th): Honoring public child welfare agencies, nonprofit organizations and private entities providing services for foster children.
Passed House   1
H.R. 45: To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
Signed Into Law   0

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« #19 : May 30, 2013, 11:04:52 PM »

Whatever happened to the Tea Party? Did they go back to watching WWE, going to gun shows, and picketing abortion clinics?  Haven't seen much of them much since the last election. Thought they were going to "right" the ship and hold Congress to the fire - another story manufactured by FOX News?

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Harry Reid: Americans don't care about the Tea Party

As Republicans and Democrats continue their tussle over the federal budget, Republicans are paying too much heed to the Tea Party -- even though the rest of the nation has soured on the conservative movement, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid charged today.

Speaking on the Senate floor today, Reid cited a new CNN poll showing that the Tea Party is viewed just as negatively as the Republican or the Democratic parties, the Washington Post reports. Reid said Republicans shouldn't let "let the Tea Party call the shots" in the budget negotiations.

"The people who care about the Tea Party are a very small number who care about them positively," Reid said. "Those who care about them negatively is very high; it's 50 percent."

In the CNN poll, 47 percent said they had a negative opinion of the Tea Party while 32 percent said they had a positive opinion and 14 percent had no opinion. Both the Democratic and Republican parties received 48 percent unfavorable ratings.

As the two parties continue to butt heads over the budget, they are laying the blame on each other in anticipation of a possible government shutdown. Government operations will come to a halt if a budget for the rest of the fiscal year is not passed by April 8. Democrats have been doggedly arguing this week that House Republicans are too beholden to the Tea Party.

In fact, it is the more conservative elements of the House Republican caucus that are in part holding up the passage of a budget bill. Ten House Republican freshmen rallied outside the Capitol Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reports, to protest the Senate's lack of action on the budget. They said they would accept no less than the $61 billion in spending cuts the GOP-led House already passed.

"We will not settle a split-the-baby strategy," Rep. Martha Roby (R., Ala.) said. "We want real cuts."

Roby and 30 other House freshmen sent a letter today to Reid saying they'll rally on the steps of the Capitol every day until the Senate passes a budget bill.

"The House heard the calls of the American people and offered $61 billion in cuts, but the Senate has not sent us a Continuing Resolution in return," the letter says. "We have received nothing from the Senate except denials of the dire straits of our nation's fiscal health."

Meanwhile, House leaders said today they'll pass a symbolic bill on Friday to try and press the Senate to act.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20048864-503544.html

The most disturbing thing about this post is the knowledge that there are actually people that think anything Harry Reid states is actually credible?

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« #20 : May 31, 2013, 07:18:24 AM »

Tea Party was a cool idea in the beginning . Despite the narrative the left tries to push , it did START as a grassroots movement of concerned citizens ....  but it jumped the shark a long time ago .

What is your point? I was wrong? Ok. You win. I was wrong.

           

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« #21 : May 31, 2013, 12:23:17 PM »

Methinks Morgan has a crush on Bachmann.

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« #22 : May 31, 2013, 12:26:50 PM »

BACHMANN GTFO

It's might be time for some serious self-evaluation when I see that I agree with Morgana....

...for now, I'll just score this as an anomaly.


Hell, brees might not be as accurate as manziel.

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« #23 : May 31, 2013, 01:25:44 PM »

BACHMANN GTFO

It's might be time for some serious self-evaluation when I see that I agree with Morgana....

...for now, I'll just score this as an anomaly.

its right, but incomplete.  We need less Bachmanns but also less Morgans and CBWs (i.e. less people devoted to party politics above all else)

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« #24 : May 31, 2013, 01:48:02 PM »

CBW devoted to a particular party's policies?

That's a tad unfair.


...how does this blue font thing work again...?

nevermind..got it.


Hell, brees might not be as accurate as manziel.

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« #25 : May 31, 2013, 01:51:24 PM »

CBW devoted to a particular party's policies?

That's a tad unfair.


...how does this blue font thing work again...?

nevermind..got it.

lmao

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« #26 : May 31, 2013, 04:22:22 PM »

Do not anger the comrade.  He will send yet another perfectly good thread down the blackhole.

What is your point? I was wrong? Ok. You win. I was wrong.

           

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« #27 : May 31, 2013, 09:41:15 PM »

I love how you idiots can't seem to separate the fact that I'm a liberal from the fact that I'm a democrat. I have supported very few SPECIFIC POLICIES. What I've supported, was liberal positions, and I always will, because a liberal is what I am. What's funny is that you retards seem to have missed how numerous times in various threads I've expressed how little I care for Harry Reid myself. Of course you missed it. Because unless you're on the Obama conspiracy train and of the "everything the government has ever done is evil" mentality, then you are a partisan. LOL at the buffoonery...
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« #28 : May 31, 2013, 09:53:02 PM »

I love how you idiots can't seem to separate the fact that I'm a liberal from the fact that I'm a democrat. I have supported very few SPECIFIC POLICIES. What I've supported, was liberal positions, and I always will, because a liberal is what I am. What's funny is that you retards seem to have missed how numerous times in various threads I've expressed how little I care for Harry Reid myself. Of course you missed it. Because unless you're on the Obama conspiracy train and of the "everything the government has ever done is evil" mentality, then you are a partisan. LOL at the buffoonery...


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« #29 : May 31, 2013, 09:56:56 PM »

Name a specific policy by the Obama administration that I've supported, Vinny Peanuts. Please, be as specific as possible.

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