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    Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    At least one Republican Congressman thinks things need to change. We can only hope that we will see more rational behaviour in the coming months

    Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    With the failed attempt to hold hostage funding for the Department of Homeland Security over President Obama's immigration policies still a open sore, the Republican Party has many other difficult votes on its horizon, the New York Times reports.

    And U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent doesn't see the effort getting any easier even through his party has its largest majority in years, he tells the newspaper.

    "We really don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break over here on our side," Dent, R-Northampton-Lehigh, told the Times. "So how are we going to get 218 votes on transportation, or trade, or whatever the issue? We might as well face the political reality of our circumstances and then act accordingly."
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    Re: Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    At least one Republican Congressman thinks things need to change. We can only hope that we will see more rational behaviour in the coming months
    So youre saying Dems are obstructionist?

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    Re: Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    To reauthorize Federal support for passenger rail programs and for other purposes - 318 YEAS
    Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act - 405 YEAS
    Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act - 357 YEAYS

    Seems like the guy is full of it. 145 bills have already passed one chamber. 99% of them in the House. The problem is the Senate.

    Oh wait the Senate passed A resolution designating March 3, 2015, as "World Wildlife Day".

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    Re: Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    Who needs votes?

    Obama passes what he wants to pass without Congress. He is king.

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    Re: Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    At least one Republican Congressman thinks things need to change. We can only hope that we will see more rational behaviour in the coming months
    Agreed.

    Congress needs to pay the bills and stop abdicating their Constitutional responsibility to do so by turning everything into an un-winnable proxy war against presidential policies, no matter how ill fated or constitutionally questionable those policies may be.

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    Re: Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Who needs votes?

    Obama passes what he wants to pass without Congress. He is king.
    No he doesnt.


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    Re: Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No he doesnt.
    And we know tis makes you sad.

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    Re: Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    And we know tis makes you sad.
    Again: No it doesn't.


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    Re: Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    The GOP is broken, they've been broken for awhile. But until they start to take some serious beatings at the state and local elections, nothing will change.
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    Re: Charlie Dent to NYT: We don't have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    The GOP is broken, they've been broken for awhile. But until they start to take some serious beatings at the state and local elections, nothing will change.
    Apparently you slept through the mid-terms.

    Not that they're taking advantage of the ass-whooping they delivered in November.

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