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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Yes, when you're dealing with the enemy. But you can't possibly want political parties to treat each other like the enemy. All the people on the Hill have been elected by people and they represent a proportion of the population.
    Obama is always referring to the GOP as the enemy and "the other side"

    The Congresssmen are just following his lead.

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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    From my perspective, the problem in Washington D.C. is our elected officials are way too busy being Republicans and Democrats and not Americans. The big difference between our elected officials in Washington and the boy scouts is the boy scouts have adult leaders.
    Rather sophomoric perspective...

    These are legitimate policy differences and adults can reasonably disagree about those preferences.

    House Republicans are active ng responsibly here as they are passing budgets, CRs, and proposing modifications to actually deal with their opponents. This is unlike the Democrats who are stamping their feet, screaming insults, and refusing to engage.

    This is the only reasonable perspective on this matter.

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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    This is true, my question is: why is he allowed to get away with it? Is this a black thing?
    Well, he is not getting away with, hence the shutdown.

    Obama's actions and words demonstrate that implementation should be delayed. Yet, he and his pals to insist on implementing the ACA.

    2500 waivers. These he can do under the law, however, that the waivers were necessary demonstrates that the law is not ready to be implemented.

    Delaying the employer mandate - this fundamentally changes the law. What is or beings mplemened is not what Congress enacted and the President signed. Again, this demonstrates that the ACA is not ready to be implemented.

    Govt subsidies for congressional staff - another fundamental change that was not enacted and authorized by Congress. Another demonstration that this ought to be delayed and, in fact, repealed.

    These are reasonable points, yet Democrats characterize this as business as usual, nothing unusual, and ordinary. And label anyone points these things out as racist, evil, terrorist, unhinged, crazy, etc. Why?

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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by JMak00 View Post
    Rather sophomoric perspective...

    These are legitimate policy differences and adults can reasonably disagree about those preferences.

    House Republicans are active ng responsibly here as they are passing budgets, CRs, and proposing modifications to actually deal with their opponents. This is unlike the Democrats who are stamping their feet, screaming insults, and refusing to engage.

    This is the only reasonable perspective on this matter.
    interesting poll today as who is to blame for the shutdown.

    25% blame republican congressional leaders
    24% blame President Obama
    20% blame everybody, both parties
    17% blame the tea party
    8% blame democratic congressional leaders

    I suppose if you add republican congressional leaders, the tea party and everybody together you have 62% coming down hard on all Republicans. If you add President Obama, everybody and democratic congressional leaders you have 52% coming down hard on the democrats

    My conclusion is Republicans get more of the blame by 10 points, not a huge difference. But the majority of Americans are saying it is a pox on both parties.

    It is all a matter of perspective and the only perspective that counts are the voters. What surprised me, even shocked me was the number who are blaming the president. But it looks like Reid and the democratic senate are basically getting a free pass so far. But both sides are getting tainted by this. The one big difference between now and back in 1996, was in 96 everyone was blaming the congressional republicans and not Clinton. Today the congressional republicans and Obama are basically tied for the blame.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Yeah ok.... That's why you continually bitch about conservatives and their business' not being "equal" enough when it comes to salary.
    NOPE, as a Libertarian (a real one), I continually bitch about GOP pols constantly interfering in the free market to exacerbate inequality. . .

    Why Texas Bans the Sale of Tesla Cars

    As for the 9 y/os opening lemonade stands, I'm sure they're equally pissed at corporations like Coca Cola lobbying GOP legislatures to make cops go after the stands instead of doing something useful w/their time.

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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Obama is always referring to the GOP as the enemy and "the other side"
    The GOP is the other side. On the one side, there are freedom-loving individuals who want to cut taxes for current and future generations.

    And on the other (GOP) side are the lackeys (like boehner) who want to spend the country into bankruptcy by waging stupid trillion dollar wars and dolling out billions in oil co. and bank subsidies/bailouts, and then foot that bill on the middle class.

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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    interesting poll today as who is to blame for the shutdown.

    25% blame republican congressional leaders
    24% blame President Obama
    20% blame everybody, both parties
    17% blame the tea party
    8% blame democratic congressional leaders

    I suppose if you add republican congressional leaders, the tea party and everybody together you have 62% coming down hard on all Republicans. If you add President Obama, everybody and democratic congressional leaders you have 52% coming down hard on the democrats

    My conclusion is Republicans get more of the blame by 10 points, not a huge difference. But the majority of Americans are saying it is a pox on both parties.
    It is, but GOP pols have always been the biggest spenders.

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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    It is, but GOP pols have always been the biggest spenders.
    I would say their rhetoric never matched their actions
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    I'm rooting for your Braves.
    Cuccinelli wants the government open now, but said it was okay to go over the brink in 2006. Northern VA. will not be happy.
    And now Cooch wants Cruz to help him.
    You need to add big-time governor races to your blog. I'll help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I would say their rhetoric never matched their actions

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    Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Writes Letter to Congress Telling Them to Grow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I'm rooting for your Braves.
    Cuccinelli wants the government open now, but said it was okay to go over the brink in 2006. Northern VA. will not be happy.
    And now Cooch wants Cruz to help him.
    You need to add big-time governor races to your blog. I'll help.
    I guess I could, but I haven't been that interested in the governor's races. If I would do something like that, I would have two blogs each month. One for the senate which really interests me and one for the governors. Perhaps it might be better for you to concentrate on the govenors and I'll take the senators and we can help each other.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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