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  •  I'm not sure if (3+ / 0-)
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    You're ill informed or what. But the reason Reid won't allow amendments is that all the amendments are truly terrible pieces of legislation that would further harm this country and generally have nothing to do with the original bill in question. Examples include trying to ammend evey bill with an ACA repeal measure, or trying to gut food stamps so poor people can go even hungrier. That's the kind of "compromise" you want?  

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

    by dankester on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 02:01:46 PM PDT

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    •  He wasn't arguing the merits of legislation (0+ / 0-)

      He was pointing out that by not allowing amendments on certain bills, it adds more poison to an already toxic environment. Our hands are not clean.

      New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

      by AlexDrew on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 03:39:18 PM PDT

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      •  What a preposterous argument (1+ / 0-)
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        That by not allowing their radical agenda through even more than it already has been enacted, we have contributed to the toxicity.  

        So there is a reasonable amount of destruction and outright killing of vulnerable people through degradation and kleptocracy we should agree upon?  

        "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

        by dankester on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 04:43:04 PM PDT

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        •  Allowing a vote is not the same as (0+ / 0-)

          allowing it "through". Reality. Based. Community. When Bob Dole did this, i did not go over well with us either. We do not have clean hands my friend.

          As for your second paragraph, how did you end up there?

          New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

          by AlexDrew on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 05:09:12 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, cuz Repubs wanted to cooperate and be (0+ / 0-)

        all bipartisany with Pres Obama.  Look at ALL the nominees they've cheerfully passed.  And they were this close to helping us on PPACA...then Reid hurt their feelings.

        Sheesh Alex.  With this, your support of Cuomo and charter schools, and your charming Schumer (D-Wall St) quote (is this how YOU feel about "left-wing blogs"?) I continue to wonder if this is the best place for your views.

        NSA: The Only Part of the Government that Listens to You :o(

        by JVolvo on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 05:39:20 AM PDT

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        •  As for Cuomo, he was elected with 62.6% (0+ / 0-)

          of the vote, not bad eh. If you line up his stance on issues with people on this blog, they would match up over 90% of the time.

          As for charters, in inner cities/blue cities, there are some shitty schools going back generations. Parents are tired of the cycle repeating itself. They deserve a choice. Charters will fade if certain people allow public schools to be fixed.

          As for Schumer, the quote is there to remind everyone how progressive blogs are looked upon by most elected officials. Most of the blogs have gone from activism to become debate societies. I suspect the activism would come back overnight if we ever lose the White House again.

          New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

          by AlexDrew on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 04:24:01 PM PDT

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