Past House GOP tactic proves useless to Democrats

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 25, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    Re: Pagan | 8:56 a.m. April 25, 2011

    When our government has to borrow $0.40 of every $1 dollar we spend the time has come for the GOP to be the party of "No'. The voters have sent a message that the Democrats have heard loud and clear. Probably why so many of them in the House are voting with the Republicans.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2011 8:56 a.m.

    'When Republicans were a Senate minority in 1991-1992, there were 59 cloture (filibuster) filings. When President Clinton took office, with Republicans remaining the minority in the Senate, that number shot up to 80 in 1993-1994.

    *'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10

    *"Majority Does Not Rule in Filibuster-Filled 111th Congress" By Josh Smith
    National Journal - Thursday, December 16, 2010

    *'Senate Republicans Block Defense Bill, 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal' - By MATTHEW JAFFE and DEVIN DWYER - ABC News - 09/21/10

    Thats right.

    Republicans voted against the ENTIRE defense budget...

    than allow openly gay serve in the military.

    The Republican party. The party of 'No.'

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    April 24, 2011 8:49 p.m.

    Sides schmides! I just want the 'one' political party in Washington to stop the insane spending. The dems and the pubs have the same game plan; ruin America. Well the game is up. We can no longer afford anymore games.
    And the answer is not job destroying more taxes on whichever class you wish. It is to cut the fat and to stop spending!
    I think you have bought as many votes as the grandchildren of this country will ever be able to pay off.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    April 24, 2011 7:57 p.m.

    RE: DC - 6:46 p.m. April 24, 2011
    Alexandria, VA
    Bro. Schroeder, put down the cool glass of koolaid. Your rant is just as bad as anything any ditto head out there could come up with supporting the other side. Both parties are at fault.

    Reply: Your right, Happy Easter. But right now, I don't trust any side. Both are as crooked as a $3 bill.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    The reason it worked for the Repubs in the last session at all was some Dem members needed to appear fiscally responsible to their constituents at home. Voting for the last session's agenda made that difficult and many of those middle of the road Democrats lost to Republicans in traditional Republican districts won by Dems during 2006 and 2008.
    The Repubs this session need to appear more fiscally responsible than ever so it is difficult for the Dems to find ways to "trap" them on votes that they do not want to show the folks back home. Really it didn't work to well for the Repubs either they had no success in blocking the Dems legislative agenda during the first two years of the Obama administration. Nice try though keep up the good work and enjoy the minority status that you won with your arrogant ignoring of the country's needs.

  • BobP Port Alice, B.C.
    April 24, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    In 2012 Obama wil be unelected.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    April 24, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    "...Norm Ornstein, a senior fellow, at The American Interprise Institute, said Republicans have developed the procedure as a 'potent weapon of embarrassment.' They focused, he said not so much on offering alternatives as entraping Democrats with 'gotcha' proposals...".

    "...Republicans...focused... not so much on offering alternatives as entraping Democrats with 'gotcha proposals'...".

    This unintentioned indictment/blame came from the reddest of the red conservative policy drivers.

    The American Enterprise Institute.

    Not MSNBC, CNN, Huffington, Media Matters, Move on, New York Times, Los Angeles Times or others that like to lampoon Republicans.

    While our country is in serious trouble, the Republicans, offering no alternatives, are sitting on the sidelines, joyously clapping their hands, high fiving each other, screaming "gotcha".

    All this exposed, not by Democrats, but by one of the Republican Insiders.

    And voters keep buying this stuff.

    Will 2012 be any different?

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    April 24, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    Years and years of spending money we didn't have led to the problems we are facing today, not one party after 4 months in control of one chamber of Congress. We're either going to have to raise taxes or cut spending if we want to keep the lights on - which one will it be?
    Bro. Schroeder, put down the cool glass of koolaid. Your rant is just as bad as anything any ditto head out there could come up with supporting the other side. Both parties are at fault - hyper-partisan rhetoric will only lead to more of the same.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    April 24, 2011 5:05 p.m.

    It's no news that the GOP caused the United States to crash and defaulted on its debt in 2011, and Democrats say they don't want it to happen now, but the GOP says, it's ok, we are filthy rich, so let's walk out, after we write up a Bill calling it "National Karaoke Week" and have more fun, while the poor and middleclass rot . If the U.S. starts missing interest or principal payments, borrowers would demand higher and higher rates on new bonds, as they did with Greece, Portugal and other heavily indebted nations. Who wants to keep loaning money to a deadbeat nation that can't pay its bills?. A House Budget Committee Chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. and House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio by using an obscure parliamentary maneuver to change, delay and even kill Democratic priorities that caused this default that would likely trigger another financial panic like the one in 2008 and plunge an economy still reeling from high joblessness and a battered housing market back into recession. U.S. stock markets would likely tank devastating roughly half of U.S. households that own stocks, retirement gone.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    April 24, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    Title: "Past House GOP tactic proves useless to Democrats"

    But THESE GOP tactic's won't prove useless to anyone, and get through just fine.

    Count on that Utah, and, other States that hide illegals in them.

    Birthright Citizenship highlights another key area where our elected officials allow our immigration laws to be abused by illegal aliens--instead of protecting U.S. citizens and legal residents. This practice of granting automatic citizenship to the children of illegal aliens only encourages more people to come to the United States illegally.

    Thankfully, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has introduced a bill in the 112th Congress to eliminate this practice. H.R. 140 is an excellent first step into reversing the birthright citizenship loophole, but it will need more support in order for it to come for a vote on the House floor.

    With the U.S. House more focused on increasing immigration enforcement, there is a good chance the bill will pass if it comes up for a vote. Please don't delay. Send this critical message to your U.S. House Member, urging them to support H.R. 140 against birthright citizenship