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Tom Toles

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  1. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 6 hours ago

    it is!!

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 6 hours ago

    Straight up or down votes on the Country’s legitimate business that’s what’s wanted.
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    If Congress Folk are truly representing the folks that elected them, their straight up or down vote IS democracy at work. A few people gridlocking the voting process from the top down is NOT.
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    Boehner, McConnell, Reid and The Friends of the Filibuster MUST get the hell out of the Country’s way forward.
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    Vote vote vote. And vote for people who WILL vote.

  3. Noreen Klose

    Noreen Klose said, about 6 hours ago

    Reopen Ellis Island. Make ALL the travelers stay there for 42 days. This country USED to have common sense. You do not allow sick people unlimited access to our people. TB and other diseases were wisely quarantined. Keep our country safe.

  4. Noreen Klose

    Noreen Klose said, about 6 hours ago

    By all, I meant from the infected region.

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 5 hours ago

    After November 4th, Harry “The Blocker” Reid will be demoted and now Barry 0 will have nobody to blame but himself for not getting laws signed.

  6. old1953

    old1953 said, about 3 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Are you really so far out in fantasy land that you believe you’ll have more than 60 votes in the Senate next January? Or did you believe that nonsense about “doing away” with the filibuster? Hint: they didn’t.

  7. mikema50

    mikema50 said, about 3 hours ago

    @ConserveGov
    The gNOp filibuster is what has stalled the senate. for the most part. There are many, many court appointments that the gNOp has held up for years dragging the judicial system to a crawl.
    What about those hearty, health plan covered at our expense, gNOp house members voting dozens of times to repeal the ACA so that millions will lose their health insurance. That is some immoral waste of government time right there.

  8. Reppr

    Reppr said, about 2 hours ago

    Ebola…Contagious? Gee, I wonder how anybody got that idea!

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 hour ago

    @mikema50

    “There are many, many court appointments that the gNOp has held up for years dragging the judicial system to a crawl.”

    I, too, believed this, but this part of your post piqued my curiosity enough to look it up. One would think that since the Senate has had all year of being able to confirm Federal judges by a simple majority that there would be little backlog. This does not appear to be the case.

    There are 874 Judgeships with 63 (7.2%) vacancies with 32 nominees pending. (There are two additional nominees pending for future vacancies) I had to ask myself
    1. Why are so many nominees unconfirmed?
    2. More curiously, why are there 31 vacancies and no nominees?

    It makes me think that the Democrats and Republicans were in cahoots about getting some nominees filibustered (the Dems didn’t want the nominee either?).

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 28 minutes ago

    @Noreen Klose

    All they have to do then is to is go to Canada or Mexico and drive across the boarder.

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