Republicans fight each other, blasted for shutdown as conservatives reach new lows in polls

  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 01, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    Republicans' Shutdown Fight Exposes Simmering Civil War
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-30/republicans-shutdown-fight-exposes-simmering-civil-war.html“The circus created the past few days isn’t reflective of mainstream Republicans -- it projects an image of not being reasonable. The vast majority of Republicans are pretty level-headed and are here to govern,” said Representative Michael Grimm, a New York Republican.

    “This is a moment in history for our party to, once and for all, put everything on the table. But at some point we’re going to come together and unify,” Grimm said, adding that the “far-right faction” of the party “represents 15 percent of the country, but they’re trying to control the entire debate.”


    GOP popularity tanks amid shutdown
    http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/10/01/new-low-congress-gop-popularity-tanks-amid-shutdown/Approval for Congress and the GOP hit all-time lows this week as the government shut down...

    Just 17% of the country–the lowest approval rating in Quinnipiac University’s polling–approved of the way GOP lawmakers are dealing with current issues, and 74% disapproved, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. That has ticked down two points from the August Quinnipiac results.

    Democrats didn’t avoid disappointment from people, either, but their approval rating stood at 32%, up one point from the August poll.



    The GOP’s shutdown game plan
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/frame_game/2013/09/obamacare_shutdown_compromise_how_republicans_invented_a_fake_middle_ground.htmlWhat they’re hiding is the absurdity of the Republican position: that a law passed by both houses of Congress, fully debated in a subsequent presidential election, and unsuccessfully challenged in more than 40 legislative votes by the losing side should be subject to repeal, defunding or delay because a single party, narrowly controlling a single chamber of Congress, otherwise refuses to fund the rest of the government.

    Sorry, Republicans. Nothing in the Constitution authorizes a single house of Congress to retroactively veto U.S. law by refusing to fund the rest of the government. The manner in which you’re attempting this blackmail—on party-line votes, engineered by the party that lost the popular vote—doesn’t help. The Senate and the president have no legal or moral obligation to humor your demands.



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  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 01, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    Guardian: Shutdown is Republicans' fault

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/30/government-shutdown-blame-republican-partyThere is a frustrating tendency in American political reporting to adopt a position of "both sides-ism" – as in, "both sides" are equally to blame for the nation's chronic political dysfunction. Sometimes, it must be said, this assessment is correct. After all, the US political system was practically designed to breed legislative gridlock.

    Not this time, however.

    There is one party that is solely to blame for the first government shutdown in 17 years. And it's the Republican party.
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    Oct 01, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
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    Oct 01, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    franktats saidWhat does this have to do with "All Things Gay?" Except that you're looking for attention?

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    Oct 01, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
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    franktats saidWhat does this have to do with "All Things Gay?" Except that you're looking for attention?

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    I posted this in the Politics section. Admin moved it. Proving again that when you assume, you make an ass of yourself.


    Liar.

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    Oct 01, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    franktats said
    TroyAthlete said
    franktats saidWhat does this have to do with "All Things Gay?" Except that you're looking for attention?

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3468529



    I posted this in the Politics section. Admin moved it. Proving again that when you assume, you make an ass of yourself.


    Liar.

    This is just the kind of garbage that admin doesn't want in the "All Things Gay" folder.


    As usual you have no idea what you're talking about -- but if you want to take it up with admin and embarrass yourself go right ahead. Once they tell you that they moved it, then maybe you'll stop being so angry and whiny but probably not.

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    Oct 01, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
    Vulnerable Republicans scared radical conservative shutdown will end their careers

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/vulnerable-republicans-end-the-shutdown-97654.htmlSome House Republicans facing perilous paths to reelection in 2014 are beginning to budge on the government shutdown, calling for the party to compromise and move on from its fight over defunding Obamacare.

    “Republicans fought the good fight. The fight continues but is not advanced by a government shutdown that damages our economy and harms our military,” Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell said in a statement. “The time has come to pass a clean CR to reopen the government.”