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    Re: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Which means we are probably back to the 2012 election, which Repubs are still in denial of.
    IMV, the gaffes from Speaker Cruz and the House loons like Neugebrauer have moved that needle to the Dems.
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    What I am saying is everybody is taking a hit over this stupid ploy. Especially among independents. We both know die hard Republicans will back the house no matter what and die hard Democrats the president and senator reid. I would say those whom are blaming both parties are the independents who have no party affiliation. So if the 20% mark is right about blaming both parties, I would say they are independents and they would make up approximately half of all who classify themselves as so.

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    Re: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Yes the Republicans are hypocrites, but no more than the Democrats. Partisans from both sides continue to do the same thing day after day, month after month, year after year, election after election and expect different results. Are Republicans hypocrites yes? Are Democrats hypocrites yes? It amazes me that some people are still surprised or upset by it.










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    Re: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Which means we are probably back to the 2012 election, which Repubs are still in denial of.
    IMV, the gaffes from Speaker Cruz and the House loons like Neugebrauer have moved that needle to the Dems.
    Oh, I have no doubt that even among independents, the Republicans are taking more of the blame.
    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: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Cuccinelli refused to be photographed with Cruz tonight at Cooch's fund-raiser.
    Cooch only spoke for 10 minutes and then left before Cruz spoke.
    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Oh, I have no doubt that even among independents, the Republicans are taking more of the blame.

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    Re: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Cuccinelli refused to be photographed with Cruz tonight at Cooch's fund-raiser.
    Cooch only spoke for 10 minutes and then left before Cruz spoke.
    Unless something unforeseen arises I would say Cuccinelli is dead meat.
    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: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us...rnment.html?hp

    With all the rifts opening in the GOP, the one tenet the party stood united for was that the federal government was too big and spent too much money. Surely such a bloated monstrosity such as this could go without a few days of spending, so the House Republicans had no problem shutting down the government by refusing to pass a clean CR.

    Fox News even took to calling the shutdown a "slimdown." It's like a diet for the government! Isn't that cute?

    Now, however, after receiving near universal condemnation and blame for the situation, the House Republicans attempted to pass a series of piecemeal funding approvals for various popular, very visible programs.

    The party that pushed the last debt ceiling crisis that resulted in the Sequester that cut funding to nutrition programs for women and children, cancer research, national parks, the entire District of Columbia, and the VA, now wants to fully fund these and other programs and is calling the Democrats cruel for refusing to reinstate these vital government services.

    And now, faced with the negative press of having withheld paychecks from more than a million government workers, the House unanimously passed a bill to give full back pay to all furloughed employees.

    To wit: the party that HATES excessive government spending now cares deeply about the continuation of the good work our government does.

    The party that RAILS AGAINST WELFARE QUEENS will now pay more than a million people to not go to work and go home and watch TV.

    The one "plus" of a government shutdown, saving the government billions of dollars in wages, is now replaced by the country's largest temporary expansion of welfare.

    All in protest of a government program that pays for itself and shrinks the deficit.

    Has the party of "fiscal responsibility" completely revealed its underlying hypocrisy, unable to stomach the actual results of their most ardent beliefs?
    Very true. It's a hypocritical to say "shut down the government" and then try to pay people for not working. I'm for back paying people that show up and work despite shutdown, but you're right, paying people for not being at work makes no sense.

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    Re: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Very true. It's a hypocritical to say "shut down the government" and then try to pay people for not working. I'm for back paying people that show up and work despite shutdown, but you're right, paying people for not being at work makes no sense.
    So true.

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    Re: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Very true. It's a hypocritical to say "shut down the government" and then try to pay people for not working. I'm for back paying people that show up and work despite shutdown, but you're right, paying people for not being at work makes no sense.
    Yep, the whole thing smacks of lack of discipline. If you're going to shut down the gov't out of principle, at least own it and don't go blaming the other side.
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    Re: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Which means we are probably back to the 2012 election, which Repubs are still in denial of.
    IMV, the gaffes from Speaker Cruz and the House loons like Neugebrauer have moved that needle to the Dems.
    You're the one in denial, along with the rest of your ilk. Obama wasn't the only one elected, and even if he was no one owes the son of a bitch one second's worth of worship. He had zero mandate because the House and Senate remained the same. In fact the states gained more Republican governorships. So you can just stick that bit about who got elected, and won.
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    Re: Does Piecemeal Funding Reveal the Republicans to be Hypocrites?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Yep, the whole thing smacks of lack of discipline. If you're going to shut down the gov't out of principle, at least own it and don't go blaming the other side.
    Well, to be fair, both sides are complicate in the shutdown. The Reps for demanding things they know they won't get, and the Dems for not negotiating what-so-ever. Not paying people for not working should be a universally obvious thing.

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