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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    democrats care more about ending this government shutdown. there are roughly 200 democrats in the house of Representatives, and they have been so far united. all it would take for a successful discharge petition is for 18 or more republicans to break ranks with their party, sign the petition, and vote for a clean bill that funds the government.
    It would only take six Senators to break ranks with Harry to support House legislation...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    democrats care more about ending this government shutdown. there are roughly 200 democrats in the house of Representatives, and they have been so far united. all it would take for a successful discharge petition is for 18 or more republicans to break ranks with their party, sign the petition, and vote for a clean bill that funds the government.
    The Dems had two chances already to end it. They showed no interest at ending what they caused.
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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    The Dems had two chances already to end it. They showed no interest at ending what they caused.
    Actually, they had three or four...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yes, that is what it takes to get legislation passed in the Republican controlled House. Why would the Democrats be so united behind a bill that has so many exemptions and is so unpopular in the nation? How many Republicans are there in the House today?
    With two vacancies, I believe there are 217 Republicans in the House today.

    Who knows why the Dems are behind Obamacare? Your guess is as good as mine. Are they expecting an exemption?

    Greetings, Conservative.

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    democrats care more about ending this government shutdown. there are roughly 200 democrats in the house of Representatives, and they have been so far united. all it would take for a successful discharge petition is for 18 or more republicans to break ranks with their party, sign the petition, and vote for a clean bill that funds the government.
    My bet is if you get that number then those seats are vulnerable in 2014. What you don't seem to understand is that it is the President who gave exemptions and isn't negotiating with the "People's House"

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Actually, they had three or four...
    and the reason they rejected it because they are tired of negotiating over something that has been attempted 40 times prior.

    40 differant votes at stopping, derailing, sabotaging, defunding, repealing, or out right destroying the affordable care act.

    Why is it that the Affordable care act has to be destroyed? Is it because conservative fundamentally oppose any government involvement in healthcare?

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    and the reason they rejected it because they are tired of negotiating over something that has been attempted 40 times prior.

    40 differant votes at stopping, derailing, sabotaging, defunding, repealing, or out right destroying the affordable care act.

    Why is it that the Affordable care act has to be destroyed? Is it because conservative fundamentally oppose any government involvement in healthcare?
    Because those that it is intended to help cannot afford it...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Because those that it is intended to help cannot afford it...
    tell that to the one million people who have visted the healthcare.gov website around the time this tweet was posted

    https://twitter.com/HealthCareTara/s...66762661670912

    or that enrollment is beating expectations.

    Obamacare Enrollment Is Beating Expectations | ThinkProgress

    if you don't believe thinkprogress, then look at the links it provides.

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Don't know where you get your information but it does seem that you don't understand Congressional Districts nor the fact that the majority in this country remain conservative.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=2012...&bih=599&dpr=1
    LOL....the majority of the people of this country are "conservative"....sorry Charlie....wrong again. Most people in this country are moderate...which is why the teabaggers pushing the GOP to the extreme right spells the death of the GOP.


    BTW....you do realize....at least I hope....that the red areas on the maps you posted represent by and large the areas of the country were the population is low. Why don't you look at actual numbers of people voting which is a more accurate indicator of the electorate. Over 1 million more people voted for democrats in congress during the last election than republicans....oops...I know why you tried to post irrelevant maps rather than numbers....its because the numbers don't match your rhetoric. Doh!
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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    tell that to the one million people who have visted the healthcare.gov website around the time this tweet was posted

    https://twitter.com/HealthCareTara/s...66762661670912

    or that enrollment is beating expectations.

    Obamacare Enrollment Is Beating Expectations | ThinkProgress

    if you don't believe thinkprogress, then look at the links it provides.
    I would venture to guess because most believe it is free...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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