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Now Congress Is Fighting Over Sports Teams
Publius Forum ^ | 07/29/10 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 07/29/2010 11:16:15 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus

In one of those "it's gotten so bad that…" stories, McClatchy's James Rosen reported today that Congress is so rife with partisan warfare that they can no longer even agree to sign onto each other's harmless resolutions that celebrate sports teams for one success or another.

"The once-routine resolutions honoring hometown squads or stars sailed through Congress for years with nary a discordant note or vote -- but no more," Rosen gravely wrote.

Rosen went on to reveal that our elected officials are finding resistance to their once easily passed resolutions meant to honor local, hometown sports teams in both the House and the Senate.

So what is going on?...

Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: bipartisanship; congress; willrogers
Crazy days we live in, eh?
1 posted on 07/29/2010 11:16:15 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

WHY is our congress proposing, let along passing, resolutions that have NOTHING do with their constitutional obligations?


2 posted on 07/29/2010 11:23:45 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I’m okay with it as long as we can pass a resolution to ban the Green Bay Packers.


3 posted on 07/29/2010 11:28:27 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I agree with you, for sure.


4 posted on 07/29/2010 11:30:27 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: SJSAMPLE

“WHY is our congress proposing, let along passing, resolutions that have NOTHING do with their constitutional obligations?”

Because the taxpayers are subsidizing the sports teams, the Congress things think they need to celebrate them.


5 posted on 07/29/2010 11:58:13 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Is this evidence of the end of civility in the halls of Congress?

So congress people can tell lies about our troops and that's okay, but refusing to pass a resolution honoring someone for playing a game is not civil?

Good grief.

6 posted on 07/29/2010 12:04:29 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MEGoody
Is this evidence of the end of civility in the halls of Congress?

So congress people can tell lies about our troops and that's okay, but refusing to pass a resolution honoring someone for playing a game is not civil?

Good grief.

Do you not understand sarcasm when you see it?

7 posted on 07/29/2010 2:37:40 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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