I notice the author of this story only interviewed one source herself (freshman
Utah senator Mike Lee) and only included one brief, indirect, eight-month-old
quote from a Democrat. I know journalism as an industry has suffered some
serious setbacks in the past few years, but has the bar really been lowered so
much that a cobbled-together, lopsided piece like this is considered acceptable?
For a moment I wasn't sure if I was reading a newspaper article or a GOP press
Isn't is ironic that many voters went with Mr Newt because "he knows how
Congress/Washington work." Is it not past time we elect a President who
knows how Congress/Washington should work!
**When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections,
cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 (From Dems) to a record 139 in
2007-2008.' (From Republicans) **'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP
Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif -
Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10 **'Hatch, Republicans challenge tax
cut expiration' - By Becky Bruce - Deseret News - 12/01/10
"WASHINGTON, D.C. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are drawing a line in the
virtual sand, vowing to keep all legislation off the Senate floor unless
Congress extends the Bush-era tax cuts..." Keep all
legislation, off the Senate floor... unless congress extense the
Bush-era tax cuts. Does this SURPRISE anyone? With the
GOP actively preventing this country from moving FOWARD... rather
than be out of power? G O-bstruction P-arty.
Here is the ironic thing about the article. For years we hear the liberals
complain about the wars being "off the budget". Now, we see that it
has been 3 years since the senate passed a budget, and all the liberals can do
is complain about the Republicans?Don't you liberals ever realize
that it is because of attitudes like this that you have a reputation of being
'Don't you liberals ever realize that it is because of attitudes like this that
you have a reputation of being hypocrites?' - RedShirt | 12:02 p.m. Jan. 24,
2012 **'Brewer Finally Backpedals: I Was Wrong About Headless
Bodies' 09/04/10 - By Ben Frumin - Talking Points Memo While
previously: (Republican Gov. of Az. Jan) **Brewer: Illegal immigrants are
beheading people 07/01/2010 Fox News **Sen Kyl mocked for making
up numbers in abortion debate By Sara Israelsen-Hartley DSNews 04/12/11 ' Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz) was speaking on the floor of the Senate about
his opposition to funding Planned Parenthood because abortions are "well
over 90 percent" of what they do. (sic)According to data from Planned
Parenthood, abortion procedures account for 3 percent of their total services,
with STD testing and treatment and contraception tying for the top spot with 35
percent each. Article Do conservatives realize that calling someone
a 'hypocirte'... is an insult? Or have they done it so
much... they fail to realize what a civil conversation is? "The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological
weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech
To "Pagan | 12:52 p.m." so what does your disjointed rant have to do
with the hypocrisy of the liberals, unless you are just pointing out that you
really are hypocrites.If you want to prove me wrong, show us that
you are not a hypocrite. Don't use Republican Progressives as an example
because they are liberals too.Or are you saying that liberals wear
the title of hypocrite as a badge of honor?I can't tell with you
because your rants typically have no coherancy.
So the senate can't pass a budget (Democrat controlled) but they Dems are
furiuous (Gingrich is a liberal too) with Romney because he pays his taxes.
'If you want to prove me wrong, show us that you are not a hypocrite.' -
RedShirt | 1:18 p.m. Jan. 24, 2012 Really? 'Prove to me
that you are not a hypocrite?' Isn't that 1) a litte interprative
and 2) still being insulting? I have not called YOU, or any
conservative a hypocirte. I will call out a Double Standard, but I
don't resort to insults. Also, why should I present anything else,
when I factually PRESENTED x3 examples of that Double Standard, you are now
ignoring? Even 3grandslams | 1:24 p.m., ignored the 139 filibusters.
Kinda hard to claim Democrats have control...when Republicans BLOCK
everything. I also do not call your post's 'rants' or being 'not
coherant'. It's like you get a FREE PASS to be uncivil, regardless
of what the moderators claim to want civility. Are you going to ask
for my birth certificate next? I've already proved your claim false.
I have no need to engage you further, since you bring nothing to
the conversation but accusations, and insults.
If I don't do my job, I don't get paid. I imagine that holds true for everyone
except for members of congress. If the house and senate can't get their
collective act together, they shouldn't get paid. If they didn't get paid, a
bi-partisan budget would get passed quickly. Don't pay the Bums and throw them
Absolutely ridiculous and inexcusable. As if we really needed more
evidence, this is just another sign that the American method of government has
completely failed. The whole system needs to be taken back to the drawing board.
The only reason the house has passed one in that span and the senate hasn't is
because the house doesn't have a filibuster that requires 60% of people to vote
If the majority of the people are dissatisfied with Congress and the Senate,
Why do they continue to reelect their Federal representatives?Our
newspapers are continually telling us that we are on the cutting edge of
everything. Why don't we have politician reform and kick our Hatch, Bishop and
Matheson? Could we do any worse?
@Iron Rod, sure we could do worse. We could elect Wimmer, Sandstrom, or