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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    The GOP said more than once, let's just vote on it. Reid said "no".

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    The GOP said more than once, let's just vote on it. Reid said "no".
    What Reid did by changing his vote is SOP, it's done all the time. If his vote was yes and it lost, he would be unable to bring up the bill again.


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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post

    You should really learn something about the way the Senate works. You are making yourself look more foolish with each post. McConnell pushed to vote on the bill, which MEANS THE BILL WOULD BE DEBATED AND VOTED ON !!!! The cloture vote which Reid insisted on was to DEBATE the bill and vote on it, but McConnell had already agreed to that !!!
    McConnell tried to push for a vote because he knew it wouldn't pass. Reid, also knowing it wouldn't pass outsmarted him and rejected McConnell's bluff until Reid knew he had the votes.

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    You really think the BBC article was correct.
    I never said anything about that article other than to show perry the BBC retracted the portion he quoted from it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post

    Here's another quote from a Democratic defector:
    Senator Webb Statement on Tonight's Cloture Vote on American Jobs Act

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    Read more: Joe Lieberman | American Jobs Act | Senate Democrats | The Daily Caller

    How many more quotes would you like ???[/QUOTE]
    WTF?? You're quoting Democrats who were against the bill initially. That's why McConnell pushed for a vote, knowing there weren't enough Democrats on board. That's why Reid rejected McConnell in the first place. That's why Reid made some changes to the bill to get more votes on it and why Republicans filibusted it.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Which is what I already said.. as long as the movement resonates with the vast number of others who are not protesting, it can gain traction. If it doesn't resonate with the rest of the population, it fails and dies or gets violent and frustrated.

    Dude... fact of the matter is, it could be 1 million people (still < 1% I might add) or 10 million people and the reasoning is the same. You want to look big by accusing me of moving the goal posts - fine. Doesn't change a thing... the OWS movement is going no where and the longer it sticks around NOT making an impact, not being clear and not being coherent the more it will be ignored. In case you haven't noticed, American's don't have a very long attention span.
    Must be resonating then, as it has grown across the country! Even conservatives like you are discussing them on a daily basis.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    McConnell tried to push for a vote because he knew it wouldn't pass. Reid, also knowing it wouldn't pass outsmarted him and rejected McConnell's bluff until Reid knew he had the votes.
    pssst..... Reid never had the votes. Did you read the vote count ?? And why did he want a vote............because he WANTED the Republicans to vote it down.

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    WTF?? You're quoting Democrats who were against the bill initially. That's why McConnell pushed for a vote, knowing there weren't enough Democrats on board. That's why Reid rejected McConnell in the first place. That's why Reid made some changes to the bill to get more votes on it and why Republicans filibusted it.
    Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing...........you should try it sometime.

    These three Dems, as well as the two that voted against cloture, were against the bill as it was presented, after Reid made the minimal changes to it. FIVE Dems were against this political theater posing as a bill.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    pssst..... Reid never had the votes. Did you read the vote count ?? And why did he want a vote............because he WANTED the Republicans to vote it down.



    Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing...........you should try it sometime.

    These three Dems, as well as the two that voted against cloture, were against the bill as it was presented, after Reid made the minimal changes to it. FIVE Dems were against this political theater posing as a bill.
    whatever, gill. 63% of americans want this bill passed, so republicans are being obstructionist and are NOT representing their constituency.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    whatever, gill. 63% of americans want this bill passed, so republicans are being obstructionist and are NOT representing their constituency.
    Let me make sure I understand you correctly.........

    Are you claiming that our representatives should take a poll and vote accordingly on all issues ????

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Let me make sure I understand you correctly.........


    Are you claiming that our representatives should take a poll and vote accordingly on all issues ????
    They have a choice to vote the will of the people or be voted out the next election. Viva la peaceful revolution!
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post

    Let me make sure I understand you correctly.........

    Are you claiming that our representatives should take a poll and vote accordingly on all issues ????
    I would think not, otherwise, we wouldn't need representatives. But the Republicans in the Senate did vote differently from what most Americans wanted. I don't see a reason not to highlight that. Conservatives sure did when Obama signed his healthcare bill.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They have a choice to vote the will of the people or be voted out the next election. Viva la peaceful revolution!
    Absolutely.........we saw a wonderful example of that last November.

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