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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Being a "party of No" makes sense when you can't offer valid alternative solutions to real problems and you have to rely on your ideology just to survive. I don't care if the Republicans always stay as the "party of No" because even if the Dems can't offer perfect solutions, they at least have something to offer.
    Oh spare us.

    The liberals were the party of "No" in the 90s when the Republicans ran Congress and when Bush was in office.

    This really is by far some of the dumbest selective memory you liberals have ever tried to employ.
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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Preposterous hyperpartisan BS.

    You call them "the party of No" when they oppose YOUR agenda. Well big shock... mostly they don't agree with your agenda! Duh!

    Saying No to gov't expansion is not a bad thing in many people's eyes, sorry.

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Well Chappy, see how well it goes when you go with simply partisan bitching instead of talking about actual issues? We win on the issues, let's leave the mindless mud slinging for the other guys.
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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Preposterous hyperpartisan BS.

    You call them "the party of No" when they oppose YOUR agenda. Well big shock... mostly they don't agree with your agenda! Duh!

    Saying No to gov't expansion is not a bad thing in many people's eyes, sorry.
    They had a chance to be involved. Alot of their own ideas were in the damn bill. Its a tactic to get re-elected, nothing more. If you bog down the governing party, it makes people think they can't get anything done, and boom you get elected to be supposedly better. IT was a strategy developed by the Republicans during the Clinton administration.

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    And it fit when Bush was in office for you guys.

    This really is pathetic. You really think that conservatives are going to say yes to liberal ideas and vise versa?

    Stupidity doesn't even begin to describe this tactic.
    Some of us don't live in a world of ideological extremes.
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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Oh spare us.

    The liberals were the party of "No" in the 90s when the Republicans ran Congress and when Bush was in office.

    This really is by far some of the dumbest selective memory you liberals have ever tried to employ.
    Tex, before you start shooting your uninformed mouth off, you might want to actually check the statistics.
    The frequency of filibusters – plus threats to use them – are measured by the number of times the upper chamber votes on cloture. Such votes test the majority's ability to hold together 60 members to break a filibuster.

    In the 110th Congress of 2007-2008, with Republicans in the minority, there were a record 112 cloture votes. In the current session of Congress – the 111th – for all of 2009 and the first two months of 2010 the number already exceeds 40. The most the filibuster has been used when Democrats were in the minority was 58 times in the 106th Congress of 1999-2000
    The Republicans in minority have nearly doubled the highest total than the Democrats in minority.
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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well Chappy, see how well it goes when you go with simply partisan bitching instead of talking about actual issues? We win on the issues, let's leave the mindless mud slinging for the other guys.
    Nonsense! I'm in agreement with Palin and Jindal and the conservative regulars are with Gingrinch. Clearly our local right wingers haven't gotten the latest talking points from headquarters.
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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    They had a chance to be involved. Alot of their own ideas were in the damn bill. Its a tactic to get re-elected, nothing more. If you bog down the governing party, it makes people think they can't get anything done, and boom you get elected to be supposedly better. IT was a strategy developed by the Republicans during the Clinton administration.
    Oh please. The bill has been passed, and the Dems are no better off for it. In fact they might even be worse off.

    Do you honestly believe that Republicans in Congress personally liked the bill, and only voted against it because stopping it from passing would help them, which isn't even true?

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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Oh please. The bill has been passed, and the Dems are no better off for it. In fact they might even be worse off.

    Do you honestly believe that Republicans in Congress personally liked the bill, and only voted against it because stopping it from passing would help them, which isn't even true?
    Can I suspect that if they had liked it, they still would have voted no?
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    Re: Some Republicans embrace 'Party of No'

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Can I suspect that if they had liked it, they still would have voted no?
    You do have a point, and that would probably be true with many of them. But NOT so that they could then portray the opposing party of not being able to get anything done; and frankly it is insulting to America as a whole to say that voters would fall for such an obvious tactic. If they liked the bill and voted against it, it would be because it was an unpopular bill and they would've personally (as opposed to collectively as a party) gotten voted out if they had voted for it.

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