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Dems move to force Republicans to reopen the government
http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | October 4 at 1:45 pm | By Greg Sargent

Posted on 10/04/2013 11:23:59 AM PDT by redreno

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To: Paine in the Neck
>> Peter King is rapidly becoming the House’s John McCain. <<

Peter King has been the House's John McCain since at least 1998. Conservatives have just been in denial about it.

41 posted on 10/04/2013 12:34:41 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: redreno

At last count, as many as = we’re just making it up.


42 posted on 10/04/2013 1:35:37 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Da Coyote
Dems say that if they get enough signatures, they’d be able to force a vote by October 14th.

Their constituencies cannot hold out that long.

43 posted on 10/04/2013 1:37:24 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: oblomov

House Republicans are NOT “keeping the government closed”. Democrats are!!!
Republicans have voted 4 (FOUR!!!!) times on individual bills that fund all necessary parts of government.

Dems are just throwing a tantrum because they can’t have things their way (one big lump bill without Obamacare), if they can’ play like they want they’ll just not approve anything.

The dems know if the Repubs are able to do this this time, that the House has just realized they have the useful power of the purse and could have been using this all alongm but somewhere along the way had given it up. The House might actually start to use it to reign in Big Government. It scares the democrats to death to think the Republicans might have figured this out.

It is the Dems fault, not the Republicans!

Republicans need to be super aggressive in getting that message out. Dems are holding up funding! Say it over and over until someone finally listens!


44 posted on 10/04/2013 1:41:32 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
the Constitution says that the President may convene one or both Houses of Congress.

DANG IT CofC !

If you hadn't said that, no one on O'bama's team would know!

;-)

45 posted on 10/04/2013 2:30:40 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: redreno

I see this story as very good news. There’s no way the Dims would even be thinking about this if they were decisively winning the PR war, like all the media say they are. I think they are the ones feeling the pressure, being willing to end the shutdown with such a maneuver. Highly unlikely it happens though — for the very same reason. If the moderate RINO types think they are at least breaking even holding the line, they have no reason to risk political suicide by signing a Pelosi-led petition.


46 posted on 10/04/2013 2:46:59 PM PDT by lquist1
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To: LibLieSlayer

“No, too many of the 18 that were supposed to cave have promised Conservative talk show hosts that it was all lies. dims always lie... it is all that they have.”

More data on how big of a lie this theme of the crazed liberal mediots is:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3075008/posts

Analysis: Shutdown strategy has wide U.S. Republican support
Reuters ^ | October 4, 2013 | Caren Bohan and Fred Barbash

Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 2:27:10 PM by LucianOfSamasota


47 posted on 10/04/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: apillar
I hope the Republican house leadership is making sure that it is known that any Republican House member who’s name appears on said petition will become persona-non-grata in the party and lose his or her committee assignments.

Yeah but they'll be lionized on the Sunday talk shows, be hailed as heroes, and get a big smooch from Nancy Pelosi and...oh scratch that last one.

48 posted on 10/04/2013 3:48:16 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Grampa Dave

The enemedia is the enemy!


49 posted on 10/04/2013 4:28:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: redreno

Every republican who agrees with this should be kicked out of the party. Tell the to go ahead and officially join the democrats.


50 posted on 10/04/2013 5:00:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: EBH

“Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania,”

Now THAT is a disappointment.


51 posted on 10/04/2013 5:59:24 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: redreno
The Speaker can use his power to determine when each bill reaches the floor.

How would the Dems get by this? Make the Boner whine and cry till he agrees to their demands?

52 posted on 10/04/2013 10:27:35 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: boxlunch

Agree completely. I was reacting only to the idea that the GOP would cave on this...they must not cave.


53 posted on 10/05/2013 1:07:59 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: LibLieSlayer

“The enemedia is the enemy!”

It has been for a long/long time.


54 posted on 10/05/2013 8:45:57 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: max americana

This is a “MUST READ” - scary stuff.

http://freepatriot.org/2013/10/08/pentagon-warns-radical-changes-coming-u-s-next-fortnight/


55 posted on 10/14/2013 8:51:49 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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