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    Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    A House Republican lawmaker says many of his fellow GOP colleagues in Congress, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), donít live in ďpolitical reality.Ē [WATCH VIDEO]Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) said that shutting down the government ďover a deep matter of principleĒ didnít add up. He defected on a key vote during the shutdown, and called for a ďcleanĒ government-funding bill.


    ďRevenues have to come up a bit because itís a conservative principle that one generation pays for the goods or services that it benefits from,Ē Rigell said as he marked up a white board to explain his extensive calculation leading to the politically unpopular conclusion.
    But politics factors into that equation, Rigell noted, as he tied the idea together with the word ďr-e-a-l-i-t-y.Ē
    Asked if Cruz recognizes political reality, Rigell calmly responded, ďNo.Ē


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    Glad to see at least one (im sure there is more) are actually connected with reality. Hope a lot more will follow Representative Rigell's example.


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    Re: Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    Rino!


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    Re: Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    While one's definition of political reality is principally different, I would agree about the latest adventure.
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    Re: Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Glad to see at least one (im sure there is more) are actually connected with reality. Hope a lot more will follow Representative Rigell's example. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    If you like what Rigell is doing, it is obviously dead wrong.
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    Re: Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    Meh, I think its way too soon to claim that the shut-down had zero results. If the ACA continues to perform and do whats been doing for the last month (as far as huge increases in premiums...its very likely) the GOP gets to go into mid-terms saying "we did everything in our power to stop it....even something really unpopular." Latest polling has 70% of the country wanting what the last GOP continuing resolution would have done which is delay the individual mandate. But who knows, time will tell.

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    Re: Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Glad to see at least one (im sure there is more) are actually connected with reality. Hope a lot more will follow Representative Rigell's example. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    I'm sure many RINO's and progressives enjoy "musical chairs" I'm sure the "geeks" or kids who would rather do their homework and tired of being bullied and given the time period have no desire to play the game because they're busy working on 3rd grade ideas that could potentially give them an insight into mister "I always have a chair" 20-30 years later....

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    Re: Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    Oh Gnoes! I RINO who thinks that the key to success is to play nice and do what the dem's wants is critical of other Republicans! Whatever shall we do? Wherever shall we go??
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Oh Gnoes! I RINO who thinks that the key to success is to play nice and do what the dem's wants is critical of other Republicans! Whatever shall we do? Wherever shall we go??
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    Re: Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Oh Gnoes! I RINO who thinks that the key to success is to play nice and do what the dem's wants is critical of other Republicans! Whatever shall we do? Wherever shall we go??
    You know... it's nonsensical to call someone a RINO when most of the party actually agrees with him. The Tea Party Savages are a minority - a vocal minority, but a minority none the less.
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    Re: Republican: Many in GOP donít live in political reality

    Savages? Pray tell how are the tea party savage?
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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