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Forum Post: The Ten Hardline Conservatives Pulling the Strings of the GOP Shutdown

Posted 9 months ago on Oct. 14, 2013, 12:42 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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It’s an important angle. Yet it also obscures what should be an obvious question: Since when do freshmen senators or one- or two-term reps push their congressional leadership around? Historically, it’s been the reverse. And since when does a newcomer to the Senate such as Ted Cruz (R-TX) have the right to tell House Republicans what to do? If there’s only a relatively small group of lawmakers who think defunding the law is a dandy idea, why has every budget resolution with such a provision won more than 200 Republican votes in the House of Representatives during the showdown? Why is this supposedly silent majority of Republicans so docile? Why don’t they push back?




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[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13351) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

When? Since Citizens United. This represents an ongoing Criminal Conspiracy engaged in Sedition against the United States Government.

Where this Criminal Conspiracy has had a negative impact on our national defense capability, it must be recognized, this Sedition has risen to and has committed Treason against the United States government.


[-] 0 points by shooz (17792) 9 months ago

Because if they shut up for just a minute, they will realize they have to raise taxes on the 1% and the Koch's teabagge(R)s don't want that to happen.