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Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« on: March 29, 2017, 11:28:03 am »
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Republicans are having trouble realizing that “as the heads of the government, they actually [have] to do something beyond angrily shaking their fists at the world,” Salon’s Matthew Sheffield has pointed out. That’s a lesson that may come too late for GOP, as a government shutdown is looming.

A shutdown is “more likely than not,” Axios reported on Monday, pointing to April 29 as the day that the government will cease its routine functions after the last continuing resolution on funding expires. The last time the government shut down was in 2013, an event that lasted for two weeks. But that shutdown was a political maneuver, designed by Republicans who vehemently opposed former President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. But this isn’t 2013, and the Republicans aren’t against anything. They just have an inability to govern.

“There are some folks in the Republican House caucus who have yet to make the pivot from complaining to governing,” Republican pollster Whit Ayres recently told the Associated Press. “And this is a White House controlled by a politician who is not really trying to lead a party.”

The Republican congressional leadership is so desperate that it’s starting to consider approaching moderate Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus — a group that President Donald Trump singled out during a press conference last month — because the ultraconservative coalition known as the House Freedom Caucus is unlikely to work with the party to pass anything. That message was repeated by Rep. Ted Poe, R- Texas, who announced on Sunday he was stepping down as a member of the House Freedom Caucus.

“Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do,” Poe said in a statement. “Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. It is time to lead.”

Trump has a lot of work to do to have the government functions properly. The anticipated date of a shutdown would be the president’s 100th day in office.



http://www.salon.com/2017/03/27/republicans-are-facing-another-government-shutdown-and-they-may-not-be-able-to-stop-it/

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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 07:03:02 am »


A message to the majority leader & the house speaker:

Enjoy the arcade antics in D.C. while you can.

When the Democrats sweep the House & the Senate with 'undesirables' (read: women) after November 2018 and the two of you lose your positions, the extreme liberties Democrats are going to take to govern will surpass anything the previous party ever did.

We had a laundry list of suggestions, reforms, measures, and repeals to carry out before the country was conned & held up in 2016.

It's 2018, and that laundry list has tripled.

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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 07:10:54 am »
Republicans can only destroy.  They cannot lead or build. Trumpism is a death cult.

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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 07:17:56 am »
Republicans can only destroy.  They cannot lead or build. Trumpism is a death cult.



Agree w/ you 1 trillion percent!  :) :) :)

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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 07:34:33 am »
In the future, perhaps a Democratic Senator should introduce legislation that incur severe  penalties for the majority political party (in both the House & Senate) for failing to keep the American government functional.


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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 05:42:24 am »

"It's Made Of Jell-0!"

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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2018, 10:30:41 am »
Senator Chuck Schumer, the Minority Leader manages to persuade the Majority Leader on DACA & CHIP. 

Unfortunately, the Majority Leader is only concerned with 'Lifestyles of the Bytch & Infamous'


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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2018, 07:26:10 am »
44 former Senators wrote a letter in the Op-Ed section of Washington Post, 'We Must Defend Democracy'

Don't have the full article, however, here are a few fragmented excerpts:



"The likely convergence of these two events will occur at a time when simmering regional conflicts and global power confrontations continue to threaten our security, economy and geopolitical stability."

"It is a time, like other critical junctures in our history, when our nation must engage at every level with strategic precision and the hand of both the president and the Senate."


The former senators go on to write that the U.S. is at an "inflection point" in which the core principles of democracy and national security interests "are at stake."

"at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake, and the rule of law and the ability of our institutions to function freely and independently must be upheld."

The letter notes that at other times in U.S. history, the Senate has been the body to stand up for democracy during times when it was threatened.
 
"Today is once again such a time," the senators write.

"Regardless of party affiliation, ideological leanings or geography, as former members of this great body, we urge current and future senators to be steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy by ensuring that partisanship or self-interest not replace national interest."


"We are on the eve of the conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation and the House’s commencement of investigations of the president and his administration. The likely convergence of these two events will occur at a time when simmering regional conflicts and global power confrontations continue to threaten our security, economy and geopolitical stability."

 



Max Baucus, D-Mont.
Evan Bayh, D-Ind.
Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.
Bill Bradley, D-N.J.,
Richard Bryan, D-Nev.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo.
Max Cleland, D-Ga.
William Cohen, R-Maine
Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
Al D’Amato, R-N.Y.
John C. Danforth, R-Mo.
Tom Daschle, D-S.D.
Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz.
Chris Dodd, D-Conn.
Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.
David Durenberger, R-Minn.
Russ Feingold, D-Wis.
Wyche Fowler, D-Ga.
Bob Graham, D-Fla.
Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Gary Hart, D-Colo.
Bennett Johnston, D-La.
Bob Kerrey, D-Neb.
John Kerry, D-Mass.
Paul Kirk, D-Mass.
Mary Landrieu, D-La.
Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.
Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.
Richard Lugar, R-Ind.
Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.
Ben Nelson, D-Neb.
Sam Nunn, D-Ga.
Larry Pressler, R-S.D.
David Pryor, D-Ark.
Don Riegle, D-Mich.
Chuck Robb, D-Va.
Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
Jim Sasser, D-Tenn.
Alan Simpson, R-Wyo.
Mark Udall, D-Colo.
John W. Warner, R-Va.
Lowell Weicker, I-Conn.
Tim Wirth, D-Colo. 
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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2018, 03:01:06 am »
Emperor puppetine's government shutdown during the Christmas holiday sparks warm thoughts and well wishers...


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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2019, 07:44:26 am »

Trackdown - The End of the World (1958)

A con man named Walter Trump comes to town filled with gullible people promising to save it's citizens from impending doom.

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Re: Republicans are facing another government shutdown
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2019, 09:42:54 am »
Country first, indeed...