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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
    I do not know what the official reason is or what all the political pundits say about it. I believe it is party over country. Each party is trying to use every little or big situation to enhance their power or seats or office holders. The House does things and passes things that they know the senate will never approve and the senate tables most things from the house in order to avoid a vote that would rouse up some constituents to vote against its incumbents. Give and take has become a thing of the past. It is said politics is the art of the possible, but both sides want the impossible.

    One could say the republicans hold a mighty big grudge against the democrats for the the election of Obama and the democrats hold a mighty big grudge for the republicans taking back the house. If these were the early 1800's there would have been a bunch of duels by now.
    Interesting to contemplate! Too bad we're much too grown up for that, isn't it? :

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Someone needs to inform that little lady that there are times when you don't compromise.
    When you've already lost?

    The no compromise silliness is not something that is appropriate here. This is where you stop being childish and go to work.

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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
    What's even more sad is the no. of male Senators and Congressmen that will write her back asking for pictures of her in summer outfits.
    I can't believe you posted this. Or that someone "liked" it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Interesting to contemplate! Too bad we're much too grown up for that, isn't it? :
    What was it that someone told me a while back. What is the use of being a grownup if you can't act like a kid once in a while. Something like that.
    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 Perotista View Post
    What was it that someone told me a while back. What is the use of being a grownup if you can't act like a kid once in a while. Something like that.
    I think it could also be referred to as "thinning the herd?" :

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I think it could also be referred to as "thinning the herd?" :
    Could be
    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 Kobie View Post
    I didn't say blackmail. "Do what we want or we shut down the government" is extortion. "Do what we want or we crash the economy" is blackmail.
    I am not quite sure. But I heard the President had used the B or E word. I know public German radio said he had accused the Republicans of extortion and I believe I read it in either the NYT or Washington Post, but I did not hear the speech.
    Last edited by joG; 10-05-13 at 05:10 AM.

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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
    The idea of small children being involved in any way w/politicians doesn't seem like a good idea. . .

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    You will note, I did not comment on the child's Ideas.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    All we have to know is that Obama is granting waivers of the law to some groups and not to others. Is it the right of a President to allow some groups to escape the law of the land and charge others?

    There doesn't appear to be an easy answer to this.
    Such as what groups?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Democrats once again relying on children as propaganda props

    #smh
    As opposed to WW2 vets in wheelchairs. Nevermind that the vets won't get their "meals on wheels" because of the Republican shut down...but hey, they sure do make a good props for photo ops in front of the veterans memorial, don't they?

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