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House OKs Debt; Giffords Brings Down The House
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1 Aug 2011 | David Espo

Posted on 08/01/2011 5:17:13 PM PDT by edpc

.WASHINGTON (AP) — Emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default sped through the House Monday night, a scant day before the deadline for action — the dramatic vote made all the more memorable by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' first appearance in Congress since suffering a head wound in a shooting six months ago.

The vote was 269-161, but all eyes were on Giffords, who drew thunderous applause as she walked into the House chamber and cast her vote in favor of the bill.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: budget; congress; debt; giffords
Why not? It was already a circus.
1 posted on 08/01/2011 5:17:20 PM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc

Well good for her that she came back

Too back she didnt learn anytthing


2 posted on 08/01/2011 5:21:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Sounds like she’s re-programed to me.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 5:23:36 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: edpc

The debauch continues. The Pustule on the Potomac is a bit more swollen than it was this morning.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 5:24:18 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Gabby is ‘my’ Congresscritter. They could have put a sock puppet on Pelosi’s hand and had the same thing as Giffords...


5 posted on 08/01/2011 5:24:29 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: edpc

Our government has become a sideshow.


7 posted on 08/01/2011 5:26:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: edpc
Giffords, who drew thunderous applause as she walked into the House chamber and cast her vote

How squalid. This is what trauma psychologists call pathological tenderness.

8 posted on 08/01/2011 5:26:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 9422WMR

Watch the video. She spoke to people. That she can is a miracle. I hope she thanks God.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 5:27:50 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think she probably learned quite a bit. this type of event tends to clarify things in a persons life.

I’m personally happy to see the bill passed, but I guess I’m probably in the minority here at FR. and I’ll tell ya, that doesn’t stop me from respecting the heck out of our side , the Tea Party, and freedom lovers.


10 posted on 08/01/2011 5:28:04 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: edpc

11 posted on 08/01/2011 5:28:10 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“Our government has become a sideshow.”

Correction

Our government has become a Freakshow. (NO, I’m not calling Gabby a freak)


12 posted on 08/01/2011 5:29:18 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Chuzzlewit
I’m personally happy to see the bill passed,

With over $2 Trillion in new debt?! On top of THIS?!



13 posted on 08/01/2011 5:31:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: diverteach
(NO, I’m not calling Gabby a freak)

I understood that. DC is now the marxist capital of the world.

14 posted on 08/01/2011 5:32:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Our government has become a sideshow.

Had to turn off the tube and go take a little walk outside after the vote.

It was one of those enough is enough moments.

15 posted on 08/01/2011 5:32:49 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: edpc

The Democommies are in the Carnival business here.


16 posted on 08/01/2011 5:33:30 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: The Cajun

Yeah. I find 2012 uncertain. I don’t believe the marxists are going to allow fair elections. They’ve come so far......


17 posted on 08/01/2011 5:34:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I, for one will just say this. She was elected by her constituency. She endured a bullet to the brain. Six months latr she returned to her duty as a member of the House of Representatives. It is a miracle for her, and for her family.
Although I do not agree with her vote, I also do not agree with all of the protected ones who voted yes as wellm, that have not endured what she did.

Godspeed to her. I pray that she will learn the error of her ways in her vote.


18 posted on 08/01/2011 5:34:37 PM PDT by Shady (Capitalism works for men who do. Socialism works for men who don’t The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Shameless lot, the bunch of them.


19 posted on 08/01/2011 5:35:47 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: 9422WMR
You know...that's cruel.

You can say what you want...but that's over the line.

FWIW-

20 posted on 08/01/2011 5:36:55 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: edpc

I guess it’s no different from pushing in drooling Thurmond or drooling Byrd in a wheelchair and holding their hands on a button and pushing it for them.


21 posted on 08/01/2011 5:37:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: edpc
Emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default sped through the House Monday night ... The vote was 269-161

We're screwed.

22 posted on 08/01/2011 5:39:10 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: edpc

She looked 50% of what she once was. She’ll never quit. All our Democrat rulers are lifers. They only leave when voted out or they die on the job.

Washington DC is addictive. It’s a non-stop party, no recessions. Everyone will kiss your arse like you are a god. And every maitre de in town will kiss your arse and find a table for you if you are a Senator or Representative


23 posted on 08/01/2011 5:43:42 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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To: Shady

I’ll add that those who actually died were mostly ignored. If she’d been a Republican the story would’ve lasted 3 days. I still thank God for her recovery.


24 posted on 08/01/2011 5:45:45 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Terry Mross

Watch the video! She walked in under her own steam and spoke to people.


25 posted on 08/01/2011 5:47:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: edpc

Timing is everything...


26 posted on 08/01/2011 5:47:54 PM PDT by madison10
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To: edpc

I plan on not voting for The Honorable Sue Myrick.


27 posted on 08/01/2011 5:53:55 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: dennisw

She’ll run for the Senate, and probably win the seat..The Lifetime movie will air a month before election day..


28 posted on 08/01/2011 5:54:01 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: edpc
Her totally unnecessary appearance was just what this dog and pony show needed.


29 posted on 08/01/2011 5:54:30 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

you don’t think I know the details? good grief, I’ve been following this..

this is a 10 to 20 year fight.. it’s been 50 to 60 years of going the wrong way, and it ain’t going to change over night. our side appears, and I say this guarded..it appears.... that our side is making just a smidgen of headway.


30 posted on 08/01/2011 5:56:15 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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Giffords’ reappearance was no sweat for the Dims .. they’ve been raising the dead at polling time for decades.


31 posted on 08/01/2011 5:57:30 PM PDT by tomkat (Palin/West '12)
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To: Chuzzlewit
that our side is making just a smidgen of headway.

Nope. This bill is a disaster.

32 posted on 08/01/2011 5:58:55 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: edpc

DemocRATS are such a bunch of drama queens. This was just more of their bull****!


33 posted on 08/01/2011 6:39:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: edpc

DemocRATS are such a bunch of drama queens. This was just more of their bull****!


34 posted on 08/01/2011 6:43:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Chuzzlewit

The only way substantive cuts are going to be made to this debt is that every last member of the Gimme Stuff Party is voted out of Congress. They and their Dem constituents have placed this country on the road to economic oblivion for the past 50 years.They care not a whit about the future of this country or for the children and grandchildren they have burdened with their selfishness and need for instant gratification...End of rant


35 posted on 08/01/2011 6:49:25 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: DJ MacWoW

Very true. Thanks for remembering them as well. No one should have to go through that. Ever.


36 posted on 08/01/2011 6:51:15 PM PDT by Shady (Capitalism works for men who do. Socialism works for men who don’t The numbers do not lie.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
We have Maxine Water, Sheila Jackson Lee, Patty Murray and Joe Biden in Congress.

Gabriell can out think any of those clowns so let her serve out her term and see how see does in her re election campaign if she wants to stay in office.

2013 is going to a bit different than 2009 and Pima county will get the representation they deserve.

37 posted on 08/01/2011 6:51:25 PM PDT by rdcbn
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