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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I was closer than most. I predicted GOP with 52 seats.
    You were? Hmmm...maybe i was thinking of some other faux conservative... so tell us how defunding an unpopular law will result in GOP loss.
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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You were? Hmmm...maybe i was thinking of some other faux conservative... so tell us how defunding an unpopular law will result in GOP loss.
    Sorry, this conversation is over. I'm not taking your bait.
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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Sorry, this conversation is over. I'm not taking your bait.
    Typical...run away.
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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

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    Typical...run away.
    One last comment before I ignore you. When you try to bait me by calling me names, it's not called running away. It's called disengaging one's self from a troll.
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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

    Its the only play in the GOP arsenal that they know.....oh....well that....and reading "Green Eggs and Ham".
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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

    Funny how the republicans only have the balls to shut down the government in non election years.

    They had a bill that the house sat on for 500+ days, they never brought it up for a vote. Do your freaking job House of Representatives.
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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Obamacare is here to stay, whether you like it or not. The GOP will ensure their utter defeat in 2016 if they attempt to defund it.
    Just the opposite, doing this would bring many distaff republicans back to the party. Remember, Obamacare is still unpopular with voters and will be even more so by 2016.

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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

    Yet Democrats did not pursue this GOP screw-up on shutting down the government with a years full of hit ads as the GOP did after the ACA roll-out.
    That's how you lose an election, by playing Dukakis all over again .

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration



    In contrast, last time the GOP shut down the government:

    Poll: Major damage to GOP after shutdown, and broad dissatisfaction with government - The Washington Post



    Polls: Shutdown nightmare for Republicans - Tal Kopan - POLITICO.com
    Poll shows Republicans taking blame for government shutdown - Los Angeles Times
    Boomerang! Poll Reveals GOP's Government Shutdown Bolstered Obamacare's Popularity By 20% - Forbes
    Poll: Government Shutdown Damages GOP - Business Insider

    I'm sure that this time, a government shutdown will be positive for the GOPs image. Flight attendants, PR appointees and HS students will support this and it will give the GOP an even bigger majority in 2016. Using the shutdown option will also bring in support from Independents. They seem to be in favor of such things.
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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    If this logic is correct then frankly they've ensured their defeat by winning in 2014,
    since they won in 2014 on the backs of promises to defund and attempt to tear down and replace Obamacare.
    What has the House put on its floor to replace ACA?
    Another broken promise of the Boehner/Cantor years .

    So taking your logic...if they do what they've actually campaigned to do (let's get this on the record, Dana is on the record supporting Politicians, for purely political reasons lying to their constitutents and refusing to do what they campaigned to) they'll lose big in 2016....and realistically, if they give the big middle finger to their constituents and refuse to even TRY to do what they were elected to do then they'll probably ALSO lose in 2016.
    You know full well that polls are in opposite directions as to what Americans want.
    They want the next Congress but are for issues these GOPs are firmly against .
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    Re: Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Yes, shut the damn government down. Impeach Obama too.

    Match your words with action. Bring it on.
    I don't recommend a shut down. I think the best way to expose Obama is to keep the legislation coming, and let him veto everything he doesn't like. He has no more shielding from that sack of **** Reid to protect him from facing the issues. Let's see how he performs without someone running cover for him.
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