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Senate GOP letter calls for blocking most bills (GOP goes after NPR, Dems warm up Big Bird for bout)
KWES ^ | 11/30/10 | DAVID ESPO

Posted on 11/30/2010 8:43:37 PM PST by Libloather

Senate GOP letter calls for blocking most bills
Updated: Nov 30, 2010 11:01 PM EST
By DAVID ESPO
AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans intend to block action on virtually all Democratic-backed legislation unrelated to tax cuts and government spending in the current postelection session of Congress, officials said Tuesday, adding that the leadership has quietly collected signatures on a letter pledging to carry out the strategy.

If carried out, it would doom Democratic-backed attempts to end the Pentagon's practice of discharging openly gay members of the military service and give legal status to young illegal immigrants who join the military or attend college.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has made both measures a priority as Democrats attempt to enact legislation long sought by groups that supported them in the recent midterm elections.

A nuclear arms treaty with Russia that President Barack Obama wants ratified would not be affected, since any debate would take place under different rules than those that apply to legislation. Even so, its passage is not assured as Republicans are seeking concessions from the White House.

Officials who disclosed the new Republican maneuver did so on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss it.

**SNIP**

"Despite what some Democrats in Congress have suggested, voters did not signal they wanted more cooperation on the Democrats' big-government policies that most Americans oppose," McConnell and incoming House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote in an op-ed article published in the Washington Post.

(Excerpt) Read more at kwes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gop; jdhayworthisapos; jdhayworthsucks; letter; npr; senate
GOP goes after NPR, Dems warm up Big Bird for bout
1 posted on 11/30/2010 8:43:46 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

convenient...now that the food supply nationalization act has been passed...


2 posted on 11/30/2010 8:46:27 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Libloather

GROW A SPINE, DUMBWITS!


3 posted on 11/30/2010 8:48:08 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: stefanbatory
Congress has apparently gotten out of the practice of conducting hearings on these acts ~ particularly if it involves food.

The target is supposed to be an e-coli event or two, so the law proposes increasing inspections and providing for proactive responses.

Sounds good I guess.

Fact is the e-coli came from wild hogs who are still out there roaming around passing it on to all and sundry and mostly because Californians no longer hunt like normal people.

Unless there's some secret provision in the bill that gives everybody a rifle, or otherwise arranges for the disposal of the wild hogs this bill doesn't do anything.

4 posted on 11/30/2010 8:58:40 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: Libloather

also, exactly how often does Big Bird appear on national pubic radio? I’m pretty sure he’s a tv character...


5 posted on 11/30/2010 8:59:02 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Libloather

but taxpayers only contribute to 1% of the total fund, whats the big deal, cut it


6 posted on 11/30/2010 9:16:34 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Libloather

Looking at how the voting on the food bill went, I’d say this letter is 100% BS. Fodder for us Tea Party types. I’m not buying it.

Unfortunately, I think the same thing will happen on the DEAM vote. Buncha frigging RINOS.

The RATS are running as hard as they can, trying to inflict as much damage on our country as possible by the end of the year.

I sincerely hope the Repubs are already working on bills for early January seeking to defund as much of this as possible.

Damn glad I’m old. Feel really sorry for the rest of y’all.


7 posted on 11/30/2010 9:17:33 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: stefanbatory

The food nationalization, and the $1-billion-plus slavery reparations act.


8 posted on 11/30/2010 9:19:31 PM PST by Piranha (Obama won like Bernie Madoff attracted investors: by lying about his values, policy and plans.)
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To: Libloather

Kill the lame duck.


9 posted on 11/30/2010 9:26:26 PM PST by Humble Servant
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To: Piranha

The phony reparations bill’s on its way to Obummer’s desk. Ka-ching!


10 posted on 11/30/2010 9:47:43 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: stefanbatory
convenient...now that the food supply nationalization act has been passed...

It's just been stopped in the House, due to the fact that it has aspects that affect the raising of revenue, which of course, can only originate in the House.

Close call, though.

11 posted on 11/30/2010 9:48:00 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I’m sure Nancy LEgosi will see to it that this bill rises from the dead...


12 posted on 11/30/2010 9:49:27 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Libloather

Total BS. Mookowski and the Maine Twins have Aunt Esther disease. The Pubs have hung out the US taxpayes out to dry since Reagan.


13 posted on 11/30/2010 9:52:24 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: stefanbatory
I’m sure Nancy LEgosi will see to it that this bill rises from the dead...

The Dems are going suicidal. They don't care that what they're doing will ensure Obama's defeat in 2012.

In fact, they're willing to destroy the career of every sitting Democrat, if that's what it takes to legislate their Glorious Utopia into being.

The 112th Congress and President Palin are going to have their hands full repealing all this junk and shutting down federal agencies.

14 posted on 11/30/2010 9:56:00 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Libloather

Blocking you say?

When at least 8 of them voting against:

EARMARKS BAN BILL

and when at least 10+ of them voting for:

FOOD POLICE BILL

Yeah! We need to clean up the Senate Republicans. Remove the OLD TIMERS!


16 posted on 11/30/2010 10:34:04 PM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance)
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To: Libloather

If the GOP’s tie statement meant anything, Mitch Oconnell just about folded before the talks began (hope he didn’t buy the hype that he was going to see a king or something). Showing up in a royal blue tie and the GOP House reps both had on red ties. It’s on in the House.


17 posted on 11/30/2010 11:08:30 PM PST by swheats (All stop. Forward rudder)
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To: Libloather
If carried out, it would doom Democratic-backed attempts to end the Pentagon's practice of discharging openly gay members of the military

It's doomed son, I say DOOMED!!!


18 posted on 11/30/2010 11:36:06 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (What's black and white and red all over? HINT: Think White House)
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To: Libloather

That’s great that they intend to block things. When are they going to start rolling back government?


19 posted on 11/30/2010 11:45:33 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

When Republicans get a majority in both houses and a Conservative in the White House.


20 posted on 12/01/2010 1:26:02 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Libloather

Destroy Hussein’s agenda. Period.


21 posted on 12/01/2010 2:38:42 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: goldstategop
A nuclear arms treaty with Russia that President Barack Obama wants ratified would not be affected, since any debate would take place under different rules than those that apply to legislation. Even so, its passage is not assured as Republicans are seeking concessions from the White House.

Yeah, that piece of crap needs to be tossed, too. No concessions. No passage. Putin and his pal Hussein can shove it.

22 posted on 12/01/2010 2:40:36 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Libloather
Senate Republicans intend to block action on virtually all Democratic-backed legislation unrelated to tax cuts and government spending

I hope that to be true but with the number of liberal Republicans in the senate I just don't believe it.

23 posted on 12/01/2010 3:22:50 AM PST by South40 (If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. ~Thomas Paine)
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To: Libloather
If carried out, it would doom Democratic-backed attempts to end the Pentagon's practice of discharging openly gay members of the military service and give legal status to young illegal immigrants who join the military or attend college.

What kind of sick freak draws out these two issues as the most significant and noteworthy concerns? Never mind. The left is reprehensible.

24 posted on 12/01/2010 3:47:01 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Windflier
The Dems are going suicidal. They don't care that what they're doing will ensure Obama's defeat in 2012. In fact, they're willing to destroy the career of every sitting Democrat, if that's what it takes to legislate their Glorious Utopia into being.

I couldn't care less about their careers. They could all hang themselves I wouldn't shed a tear.

25 posted on 12/01/2010 4:00:29 AM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Libloather

Who cares about NPR how is that going to save our childrens future?

This is static just like the earmark issue nothing more than a diversion strategy.


26 posted on 12/01/2010 7:13:15 AM PST by RINOS ARE RADICALS
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To: Libloather

Can we all call Kyl’s office and tell him ....to say NO to START.

msm reports that he’s wavering.......ggggggrrrrrrrrrrrr


27 posted on 12/01/2010 7:25:20 AM PST by Carley (IT'S THREAT ANALYSIS, NOT RACIAL PROFILING)
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To: stefanbatory

It is obscene that taxpayer dollars should go to Childrens Television Workshop.

They generate many many millions of dollars with their ‘products’.


28 posted on 12/01/2010 7:26:26 AM PST by Carley (IT'S THREAT ANALYSIS, NOT RACIAL PROFILING)
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To: Carley

Yup, Sesame Street is a profit center for PBS, and the revenue it generates helps provide funding to their unprofitable programs.


29 posted on 12/01/2010 7:35:02 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: convertedtoreason; All
These democrats who still control Congress in this Lame Duck session , are PURE EVIL. democrats waited until after the election , and now every day they are ramming down our throats a country destroying bill.

I'm glad Republicans are doing this. Thank you Republican McConnel.

Hopefully this will stop the Dream act which is Amnesty for illegals and their families back in the 3rd world.

I'm praying to the Creator that this Amnesty is stopped. It is much more horrible than anyone has imagined,intended to create millions of new democrat voters like those that helped democrat Reid, Boxer, etc win.

If Republicans so somehow stop Amnesty and OTHER socialist bills in this Lame duck session then an apology to Republicans is in order from you democrats who somehow blame Republicans when Democrats have overwhelming numbers.

30 posted on 12/01/2010 7:39:19 AM PST by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: tanknetter
Sesame Street is an advertisement for its Licensed products which reap in hundreds of millions a year.CTW is now called Sesame Workshop and is a "non-profit". If Sesame Workshop is a "non-profit" then so are Tyco, Mattel and Milton Bradlee.
31 posted on 12/01/2010 8:03:00 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Windflier

Can you elaborate or point us to the info where the House has stopped this bill?


32 posted on 12/01/2010 8:10:06 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rurgan

I heard that at least one Republican will be eager to vote for the DREAM Act!

Lugar, does the name ring a bell?

Lizarrda Mukow is also doing her fair share of crappy positions and vote.

Good luck to that!


33 posted on 12/01/2010 8:21:36 AM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance)
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To: 4rcane

That’s what the left tries to claim.
The publicly funded portion of NPR is more like 60% when you count all the indirect taxpayer funding.

You can really catch the left with this one - if it’s only 1%, then what’s the big deal if we cut it?


34 posted on 12/01/2010 8:23:59 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Libloather

http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-threatens-to-shut-down-government-over-tax-debate-2010-12


35 posted on 12/01/2010 8:45:37 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: convertedtoreason; All
You didn't even read the article.

99% of your democrats if not all will vote for the Dream act and all of these Democrat socialist bills as they all democrat senators voted for government controlled healthcare. All Republican senators voted against Government healthcare. this shows democrats are pure evil socialists one and all and that the democrat party has to be destroyed.

Who cares about a handful of Democrats who call themselves Republicans. You want us to believe all this Ocean of regulations crippling our freedom and businesses and Ocean of illegals invading are all the fault of a handful of politicians. .

IF this dream act is stopped it will be that 98% of Republican Senators voted to stop it. guess 98% is not good enough for you “purists”. Yet you don't point the finger of blame at the culprits the democrat party which includes the liberal mainstream media.

Be proud that you helped defeat the ONLY thing (the Republicans) standing in the way of democrats/socialism as these votes show. Be proud of that while you sit on a corner babbling to yourself about your “RINOS” . be proud of your service to the democrat party when your democrat master beats you as you labor all day in a government rice paddy and you get a few grains of rice per day for your service.

Get a clue. no one cares what you say

36 posted on 12/01/2010 8:47:03 AM PST by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: rurgan

And you didn’t even give a second to consider what I really meant.

Republicans in the Senate are all posturing.

KILL THE LAME DUCK SESSION!

That’s the only guarantee to kill any Democrat bill!

And stop acting like a prophet of doom! Gosh!


37 posted on 12/01/2010 9:12:00 AM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance)
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To: stefanbatory

“convenient...now that the food supply nationalization act has been passed...”

The Senators had promised that to their corporate owners.


38 posted on 12/01/2010 2:07:33 PM PST by devere
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To: Red_Devil 232
Can you elaborate or point us to the info where the House has stopped this bill?

You've probably seen this by now, but here it is:

House May Block Food Safety Bill Over Senate Error (That Dang Constitution)

One more:

Snafu could stall food safety bill

39 posted on 12/01/2010 2:38:18 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Senate Republicans intend to block action on virtually all Democratic-backed legislation unrelated to tax cuts and government spending.
Thanks Libloather.
40 posted on 12/01/2010 8:28:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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