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Old 01-20-2018, 04:05 PM
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Cryin Ass Republicans With All The Power

Dear cryin ass Republicans who hold the power in this country,
Sorry you can't get shit done. Boo hoo. When you blame Democrats for your personal failings, I hope you will remember this, maybe chant it to yourselves as a mantra:
Eat Shit.

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Old 01-20-2018, 04:11 PM
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TBH, I am at a loss to figure out how they can't get that sort of basic thing done when they do control the senate, house and white house.
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:31 PM
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TBH, I am at a loss to figure out how they can't get that sort of basic thing done when they do control the senate, house and white house.
Because of the supreme and unassailable Power of Schumer!!1!!!!

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Old 01-20-2018, 05:42 PM
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I did have a wee giggle earlier... was watching coverage of the Women's March in New York as they had Trump's tweet up that exhorted women to come out and "celebrate" his first year in office, just as a woman walked by with a large sign that unmistakably read, "Fuck Trump!"

It's a toss-up if this was my favorite sign or the one another woman held that read, "Where to start?"

(Had hoped to attend my own local march with friends but am instead icing a knee that got bingled during a hike earlier this week. Timing of that sucked.)
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:50 PM
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Fucking Republicans.
They control everything and still can't get shit done (which is actually fortunate).

The Dems introduced some sort of uhhhh "thing" to let the military keep getting paid, and "Support Da Troops" McConnell killed it.

The talking heads are blaming the shut down on Schumer instead of the Repubs.

We have Trump still trying to hold everyone hostage so he can fuck the Dreamers and DACA and get his fucking wall and kill the Russia investigation.

We have the Freedom Caucus, for whom no act is ever extreme enough to placate them.

We have the ones that want to kill Social Security and Medicare and Obamacare - to pay for the rich people tax breaks.

AND that still doesn't touch Trump's and his Russian friends efforts to destroy this country.

It's Treason.
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:10 PM
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...and get his fucking wall...
Wait just a minute. Are Republicans asking Americans to pay for that? But, but Trump said....and American idiots everywhere believed that... Mexico! Mexico!
It was the single most important dumb thing he campaigned on. The one dumb fucking thing that was common to all of his stops.
"Wall. Mexico. 10 feet higher. Mexico pays for it. Believe me. Haha Republicans sure are stupid. (Hey- that wasn't on the script! I told you fuckers I had a hard time reading!)"
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:33 PM
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Wait just a minute. Are Republicans asking Americans to pay for that? But, but Trump said....
2016: 'We're gonna build a wall and Mexico is gonna pay for it!'

2017: 'If the American taxpayer doesn't pay for my wall, I'm gonna shut down the government!'
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:38 PM
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just as a woman walked by with a large sign that unmistakably read, "Fuck Trump!"
*shudder* Not if you paid me.
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:47 PM
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Sen. Cecil Turtle McConnell sez they can't do anything until trump tells them exactly what he wants. The one thing El Cheeto Grande does well is never letting anyone know what he wants, even on the rare occasions when he himself can remember for thirty seconds.
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:48 PM
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They couldn't get healthcare done, and had to settle for a sulky half-hearted effort to fuck things up further. And the reason is somewhat heartening in a way: reality over rhetoric. For all that they all professed to hate Obama and the ACA, turns out their working class base do want healthcare. Their base may be fucking stupid, and have been suckered into voting against their interests for decades; but their stupidity is finite. Talking about "fuck Obama, abolish the ACA" got Republicans elected; but they realized that actually doing would get them kicked out of office by the same people who voted them in.
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:54 PM
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Some guy said that if both parties can't work together and the government shuts down that it is all the president's fault. Oh, yeah that was Trump talking about Obama.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:00 PM
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Because of the supreme and unassailable Power of Schumer!!1!!!!
Nah, it’s The Obama. The man has been wiretapping Donald, transporting millions of illegals across the boarder to vote for Hillary, and fucking with AHCA, all while giving the world the appearance that he’s windsurfing in the British Virgin Islands, chilling with Richard Branson, and having casual conversations with David Letterman and Prince Harry. The Dude makes conspiracy seem easy, and he looks dope doing it. I understand they’re going to do another remake of the Ocean’s franchise after the chick-lit version bombs, and it’s just going to be called Obama’s One; in the opening scene, he explains to George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon that while he appreciates their enthusiasm for the project, they’re just going to be in his way while he singlehandedly heists the biggest load of highly enriched uranium Russia has directly from the storage vault under the Kremlin just to spite Vladimir Putin. After that, Marvel has him slated to do a retro Nick Fury movie, and then he’s going to join together the Bond, Bourne, and Mission Impossible franchises in being the central linking character who trained everybody, and while he’s at it he’ll fold in Rocky and do a cameo in the next Expendables just to secure his place in action movie history, because fuck it, he’s Barack Motherfuckin’ Obama. The man is an unstoppable monster, and it’s no wonder Alex Jones is so bloated and angry about it.

As for the Republicans, they’ve spent so much effort on becoming the part of obstructionism they no longer know how to actually do anything productive. You can thank their Master of Morals, Mr. Family Values and Compassionate Conservative Numero Uno Newt Gingrich and his Contract On America for this. Before Squishface McSquidfucker grabbed the wheel and started drivng the truck straight downhill, the Republcans were a most center-right party that made handwavy motions about “fiscal responsibility”, e.g. making government smaller and less effective and pandered to the self-proclaimed “Moral Majority” but largely devolving into basic pragmatism on most topics that affected voters. Since Gingrich (the first Speaker of the House to be censured for ethics violations and the man who served his first wife divorce papers in the hospital as she recovered from cancer surgery) the GOP has been a hypocritical leviathan steered by corporate interests and power brokers into manufacturing an excuse for the Second Gulf War, operating an extralegal torture prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, and promoting the notion that their higher duty was “making sure President Obama’s a one-term president.” They’ve had eight years to formulate an agenda and draft legislation for their notion of what health care and immigration reform should look like, and yet they were literally handwriting a bill behind closed doors on the eve of their attempt on a vote. That their agenda and their party structure was hijacked by a demogogue with even fewer morals or good sense would be laughable if it didn’t mean we now have a human circus peanut as leader whose idea of a good day is offending the head of state of some strategic ally followed by cheating at golf at one of his tacky clubs, then finishing off with a giant piece of beautiful chocolate cake and Twittering out whatever passing thought goes through his mind while taking a 3 AM dump to evacuate his bowels of the meatloaf and Starburst (only cherry and strawberry) residue.

I had a point when I began all of this but it has since become mired in moral ambiguity like an idealistic Robert Redford in an election movie.

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Old 01-20-2018, 07:00 PM
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:01 PM
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TBH, I am at a loss to figure out how they can't get that sort of basic thing done when they do control the senate, house and white house.
Because it would require them to govern.

Which would require them to listen to the ideas of others, as opposed to simply steamrollering them.

Which would require them to admit that other people have ideas, and aren't either blocks of matter with noise-holes who will do things if you make the right noises at them, or terroristic militants who want to destroy all that is good and right in the world.

The Republicans have drawn in too many ideologue morons, the Useful Idiots who actually believe the propaganda the Kochs and Reagans sold them so they'd have people vote in favor of massive tax cuts, and outright sociopaths who have no ideology beyond personal advancement. They're incapable of arguing persuasively, as in being persuasive to people who don't already agree with them, because, for the ideologues, We Don't Negotiate With Terrorists is the limit of their thinking when dealing with people outside their circle, and, for the sociopaths, other people don't matter and if you can't stop them from making noise by making pleasant happytalk you can have your security escort them off the property.

The sociopaths don't really care, because they're too mentally damaged to understand consequences until those consequences actually happen to them. It's all there in the DSM.

The ideologues want a hill to die on. Well, guess what: Dying is easy. Governing is difficult.
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Some guy said that if both parties can't work together and the government shuts down that it is all the president's fault. Oh, yeah that was Trump talking about Obama.
And it’s still Obama’s fault. Because, birth certificiate, emails, illegal voters, immigrants, cycle and repeat.

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Old 01-20-2018, 07:06 PM
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If the great Orange doesn't quit talking about that stupid wall, I am gonna lose it. It's never gonna happen. No body will ever agree to finance the thing. Mexico included.
It is single most ignorant idea he has.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:12 PM
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It is scary to think, but I believe that stupid wall fantasy got him where he is today. Nevermind tax policy or geo-political strategy. A fucking imaginary, impossible wall appealed to the American moron to put this doofus in the Oval office. Democrats are surely responsible, somehow.

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Old 01-20-2018, 07:28 PM
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Obama stole The Wall. Trump built it the day of his inauguration and paid a bunch of Chinese workers rice and fishheads to assemble it overnight. Mexico paid for it (even though they say they didn’t) and it stopped millions of illegals from running over in droves. Then Obama just took it. He folded it up and put it in his pocket, and just walked away with it.

Like a boss.

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Nah, it’s The Obama. The man has been wiretapping Donald, transporting millions of illegals across the boarder to vote for Hillary, and fucking with AHCA, all while giving the world the appearance that he’s windsurfing in the British Virgin Islands, chilling with Richard Branson, and having casual conversations with David Letterman and Prince Harry. The Dude makes conspiracy seem easy, and he looks dope doing it. I understand they’re going to do another remake of the Ocean’s franchise after the chick-lit version bombs, and it’s just going to be called Obama’s One; in the opening scene, he explains to George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon that while he appreciates their enthusiasm for the project, they’re just going to be in his way while he singlehandedly heists the biggest load of highly enriched uranium Russia has directly from the storage vault under the Kremlin just to spite Vladimir Putin. After that, Marvel has him slated to do a retro Nick Fury movie, and then he’s going to join together the Bond, Bourne, and Mission Impossible franchises in being the central linking character who trained everybody, and while he’s at it he’ll fold in Rocky and do a cameo in the next Expendables just to secure his place in action movie history, because fuck it, he’s Barack Motherfuckin’ Obama. The man is an unstoppable monster, and it’s no wonder Alex Jones is so bloated and angry about it.

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Obama stole The Wall. Trump built it the day of his inauguration and paid a bunch of Chinese workers rice and fishheads to assemble it overnight. Mexico paid for it (even though they say they didn’t) and it stopped millions of illegals from running over in droves. Then Obama just took it. He folded it up and put it in his pocket, and just walked away with it.

Like a boss.

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Priceless!

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Old 01-20-2018, 08:28 PM
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C'mon, now. You knew they were going to shut down that Mueller investigation one way or another...
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:18 PM
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It is single most ignorant idea he has.
I sadly expect that you are wrong.
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:29 PM
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Mexico and their former president Vincente Fox:

"We're not paying for the fucking wall"

Mexico and current president Enrique Peña Nieto

"It is evident that we have some differences with the new government of the United States, like the topic of the wall, that Mexico of course will not pay"
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:30 PM
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Some guy said that if both parties can't work together and the government shuts down that it is all the president's fault. Oh, yeah that was Trump talking about Obama.
That was THEN. It doesn't apply to hisself.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:06 PM
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C'mon, now. You knew they were going to shut down that Mueller investigation one way or another...
A shutdown won't affect the Mueller probe.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/politi...own/index.html
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:28 PM
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http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/politi...own/index.html
A Justice Department spokesperson confirmed to CNN that employees in the special counsel office are considered exempt from furlough and "would continue their operations in the case of a lapse in appropriations."



Excellent. I bet Trump and his buddies were hoping a shut down would derail it.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:41 PM
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TBH, I am at a loss to figure out how they can't get that sort of basic thing done when they do control the senate, house and white house.
Do you not understand that we need 60 votes to pass the Senate? Are you aware that Republicans only have 54 seats in the Senate?

This shutdown belongs solely to the Democrats. They would rather stand up for illegal aliens than pay our soldiers. Says volumes about their lack of ethics.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:49 PM
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Do you not understand that we need 60 votes to pass the Senate? Are you aware that Republicans only have 54 seats in the Senate?

This shutdown belongs solely to the Democrats. They would rather stand up for illegal aliens than pay our soldiers. Says volumes about their lack of ethics.
They could change the rules if they wanted to only require 51 votes, but have chosen not too. And it's totally ridiculous to say it belongs "solely to the Democrats" went the Republicans couldn't even get 50 votes on their own without Democratic help. Several Republicans voted against the bill along with most of the Democrats. Further, Chuck Schumer offered Trump to pay for the wall in exchange for the DACA deal supported by both parties, and he rejected it.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:52 PM
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Do you not understand that we need 60 votes to pass the Senate? Are you aware that Republicans only have 54 seats in the Senate?

This shutdown belongs solely to the Democrats. They would rather stand up for illegal aliens than pay our soldiers. Says volumes about their lack of ethics.
Nah, the real lack of ethics comes from big lies like that one you are repeating.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.bcfbd46b819e

Soldiers will continue to be paid, and as usual I expect right wingers like you to be more upset with people telling you the straight dope rather than taking to task the ones that are misleading you into sounding like a dummy.

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Old 01-20-2018, 10:54 PM
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Do you not understand that we need 60 votes to pass the Senate? Are you aware that Republicans only have 54 seats in the Senate?

This shutdown belongs solely to the Democrats. They would rather stand up for illegal aliens than pay our soldiers. Says volumes about their lack of ethics.
Without illegal immigrants, who would you look down on?
This is on both sides. There was a time when compromise was the way things got done. Everyone gave some and took some.
However, did you blame the Republicans on the last shutdown in 2013? Where were your pretend screams of rage over soldiers not getting paid?
Did you forget that your Orange Idol is a draft dodger? Did you forget his disrespect for POWs? How about when he was so glad about not having to get a Purple Heart "the usual way"? Must have been a hell of a comfort to the legless soldier hearing that.
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I sadly expect that you are wrong.
Okay, maybe not most, but pretty ignorant. Maybe we should let him build it. It might keep his mind off of Korea and the big button on his desk.
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:08 PM
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Incidentally, I have to qualify that if no deal is made by February that then the military can be without a pay check, but I can not see the Republicans to be that foolish, but then IIUC there was an attempt by the Democrats to fund the military with a measure that was shut down by the Republicans just because they need to keep their bargaining CHIPs.
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:19 PM
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Without illegal immigrants, who would you look down on?
This is on both sides. There was a time when compromise was the way things got done. Everyone gave some and took some.
Yeah, and then Democrats/liberals began insulting and reviling everyone who took even a slightly different view than they, and then after a few decades of that shit the Republicans started playing the same game, and here we are now.
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:22 PM
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Yeah, and then Democrats/liberals began insulting and reviling everyone who took even a slightly different view than they, and then after a few decades of that shit the Republicans started playing the same game, and here we are now.
A few decades? Cite?
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:29 PM
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So, trump is golfing, right?
I don't think so. Air Force One is grounded except for "constitutional responsibilities". He had to skip his party at Mar-a-Lago.

Does anyone know if golf is mentioned in the Constitution? Do we need to get the Supremes involved?
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:31 PM
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My daughter's fiance is in South Korea now in the Army. He told her tonight that Trump said Democrats were fighting to keep the military from getting paid because they care more about illegal immigrants than our own service members.

Where is he getting this notion do you think?
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:35 PM
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One can only hope the voters will FINALLY have learned fucking never to vote in a fucking piece of Republican filth.
Nah as we can see they will continue to put the blame on Democrats regardless of ridiculous the excuse. I guess it's the only way they can live with themselves.
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My daughter's fiance is in South Korea now in the Army. He told her tonight that Trump said Democrats were fighting to keep the military from getting paid because they care more about illegal immigrants than our own service members.

Where is he getting this notion do you think?
There can not be a sadder spectacle when one remembers that he is getting it from 5 time deferments Mr Bone Spurs...
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:12 AM
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That's awesome. Someone should probably tell them.
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There can not be a sadder spectacle when one remembers that he is getting it from 5 time deferments Mr Bone Spurs...
That's Cadet Bone Spurs, to you.
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Do you not understand that we need 60 votes to pass the Senate? Are you aware that Republicans only have 54 seats in the Senate?

This shutdown belongs solely to the Democrats. They would rather stand up for illegal aliens than pay our soldiers. Says volumes about their lack of ethics.
Sen. McCaskill (D) put up a resolution to keep paying the military. Majority Leader McConnell (R) objected, and killed it.

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Old 01-21-2018, 10:27 AM
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"Schumer Shutdown" does slip off the tongue quite well though.

To his idiot supporters, that's all the evidence they need.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:38 AM
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It’s kind of like a football team whining that they lost the Super Bowl because the other team didn’t want to help them win.
To paraphrase some Republican about 8 years ago - “We’re the opposition party. We oppose. That’s what we do”
Democrats don’t want to help advance the Republican agenda. They’d rather do nothing. Get it?

Fucking snowflakes.

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Old 01-21-2018, 10:46 AM
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Yeah, and then Democrats/liberals began insulting and reviling everyone who took even a slightly different view than they, and then after a few decades of that shit the Republicans started playing the same game, and here we are now.
What country are you from? In the 80's the GOP conservatives managed to turn the word 'liberal' into a vile insult such that no-one wanted to be called that. Methinks you are projecting just a tad.
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I did have a wee giggle earlier... was watching coverage of the Women's March in New York as they had Trump's tweet up that exhorted women to come out and "celebrate" his first year in office, just as a woman walked by with a large sign that unmistakably read, "Fuck Trump!"

It's a toss-up if this was my favorite sign or the one another woman held that read, "Where to start?"

(Had hoped to attend my own local march with friends but am instead icing a knee that got bingled during a hike earlier this week. Timing of that sucked.)
I started yelling “Lock him up” as the march went past the Trump Parc building and the entire crowd took up the chant. And I had this awesome hot pink hat with a fur band and a huge pom-pom that I bought from a street vendor. Good times.

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Its called the filibuster.

The last shutdown was a minority party shutting down the government over Obamacare.

This time a minority party is shutting down the government over DACA.

The only real difference that isthat there was no chance of the 2013 shutdown accomplishing anything. Democrats were never going to repeal Obamcare. This time Republicans seem to be open to the idea of doing something about DACA but they just keep finding reasons not to.
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Sen. McCaskill (D) put up a resolution to keep paying the military. Majority Leader McConnell (R) objected, and killed it.
Of course he did because McConnell is essentially and unironically the cartoonish villain from every B-movie you’ve ever seen. He doesn’t seem to have an agenda of his own other than being an obstructionist penis wart. Even Paul Ryan at least has a reason to exist (P-90X workouts and hypocritically eliminating public benefits to people in ned) but the only thing getting McConnell out of bed in the morning is the opportunity to show off his shit-eating turtle snapper of a grin and give the cameras a thumb’s up after engaging in closed door shenanigans to fuck the American public (including his voters) in order please his corporate benefactors.

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The only real difference that isthat there was no chance of the 2013 shutdown accomplishing anything. Democrats were never going to repeal Obamcare. This time Republicans seem to be open to the idea of doing something about DACA but they just keep finding reasons not to.
Even though there is no practical, ethical, or fiscal benefit to eleminating the DACA order, and the only real reason to do so is to make the xenophobic point that “America is for Americans!” which is just short of chanting, “White is right!”

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Yeah, and then Democrats/liberals began insulting and reviling everyone who took even a slightly different view than they, and then after a few decades of that shit the Republicans started playing the same game, and here we are now.
So decades ago the Democrats are to blame for today's shutdown because the Republicans are imitating them. That's kind of a stretch, don't you think? Political insulting and reviling everyone with a slightly different view began thousands of years ago, before the birth of Christ.

Are you listening to Rush Limbaugh archives from the Reagan-Bush era or something?
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