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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    They left the mainland in the dead of winter, to visit the beautiful sunny warm beaches of Puerto Rico, but nice attempt at tossing in the old red herring.
    Trix, you stated that dems would be upset if Trump left the country. There was no red herring here, just a simple factual response to your statement. They also went for a weekend, long after Mitch McConnell had adjourned the Senate.

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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    I'll give you a D for your intellectual dishonesty but a B- for your mediocre efforts.
    You are in no position to grade her until you can get your own grades in passing territory.

    Trump's Plan B for the use of recovery funds is definitely a good topic to explore.

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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    What part are you having trouble understanding? McConnell is not going to waste time with votes on things Trump has no intention of signing into law. In the meantime the Senate needs to use its time on the backlog of confirmations the Democrats have been slow walking for months. Their resistance bull **** is getting old. It's time they do their damn jobs.
    Perhaps McConnell should stop playing toady to the POTUS, and run his Senate. Perhaps it might be instructive to the POTUS to note how many Senators support the bill sent to them to reopen the different departments of government that have been shut down due to a temper tantrum.

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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    Perhaps McConnell should stop playing toady to the POTUS, and run his Senate. Perhaps it might be instructive to the POTUS to note how many Senators support the bill sent to them to reopen the different departments of government that have been shut down due to a temper tantrum.
    Perhaps McConnell is doing what he is suppose to do in running the Senate. Quite frankly if the president will not sign the bills what is the sense in continuing with vanity votes that mean nothing. The Democrats have a backlog of votes pending in the Senate due to their blatant resistance movement when it comes to anything pertaining to this president. It's high time they put their big boy and big girl pants on and start fulfilling their job description.

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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Greetings, trixare4kids.

    With the devastation that Puerto Rico suffered during the 2017 hurricane, does anyone know how many hotel rooms were needed by Nancy Pelosi and others who traveled to Puerto Rico this past week, and were rooms available for rent? It doesn't seem logical to expect first class service from a population who are doubtless still cleaning up the mess caused by a hurricane, but I'm sure they're doing the best they can while hoping that we will lend them money to get them on their feet again.

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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Don't forget the economic stimulus this gives the island. I guess you guys mostly would only care about that if it was a red state.

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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Perhaps McConnell is doing what he is suppose to do in running the Senate. Quite frankly if the president will not sign the bills what is the sense in continuing with vanity votes that mean nothing. The Democrats have a backlog of votes pending in the Senate due to their blatant resistance movement when it comes to anything pertaining to this president. It's high time they put their big boy and big girl pants on and start fulfilling their job description.
    Where is it outlined that McConnell should refuse votes on legislation passed along from the House? It is amusing that holding a vote on opening government agencies is "a vanity vote", yet countless votes on repealing Obamacare were considered patriotic. I think you should find a pair of big boy pants for McConnell. He seems to be very very scared of the President.

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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    Where is it outlined that McConnell should refuse votes on legislation passed along from the House? It is amusing that holding a vote on opening government agencies is "a vanity vote", yet countless votes on repealing Obamacare were considered patriotic. I think you should find a pair of big boy pants for McConnell. He seems to be very very scared of the President.
    That's pretty much exactly the post I wanted to make.

    But then I said "meh". Because what's the point in posting to someone who thinks a vote to fund the government is a vanity vote?

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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, trixare4kids.

    With the devastation that Puerto Rico suffered during the 2017 hurricane, does anyone know how many hotel rooms were needed by Nancy Pelosi and others who traveled to Puerto Rico this past week, and were rooms available for rent? It doesn't seem logical to expect first class service from a population who are doubtless still cleaning up the mess caused by a hurricane, but I'm sure they're doing the best they can while hoping that we will lend them money to get them on their feet again.
    You do realize that Puerto Rico is a territory of the US and Puerto Ricans are citizens of the US? They pay some federal taxes, and also pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.
    You do realize that tourism is their major business, and if people want to pay to use their hotel rooms that is a very good thing in their road to economic recovery? You do realize that if we choose to not help "clean up the mess" all the inhabitants of Puerto Rico can move here whenever they choose to? The tone of your post indicates you are not aware of those facts.

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    Re: Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    Where is it outlined that McConnell should refuse votes on legislation passed along from the House? It is amusing that holding a vote on opening government agencies is "a vanity vote", yet countless votes on repealing Obamacare were considered patriotic. I think you should find a pair of big boy pants for McConnell. He seems to be very very scared of the President.
    News Flash beep beep beep.

    Republicans control the Senate, McConnell is head honcho. What he wants to bring to the floor is what will be voted on. Get use to it, San Fran Nan can push all the votes she wants to in the House but that doesn't mean squat because Republicans control the Senate.

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