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Robert Ariail for October 14, 2013

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    Dtroutma Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Very appropriate, but it’s really tiresome knowing how things actually work under House and Senate rules, as well as law, that have allowed REPUBLICANS to bring about the real road blocks for the last 5 years! The barricades NPS people had to erect should have been signed “brought to you by John Boehner”, because it is some of those regulations from Bush era, and REPUBLICAN “micro-managing” from the HOuse budget process that led to the “shut down” and the types of “non-essential” elements that had to go first. (Just like the last “shut down’”.

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    disgustedtaxpayer  almost 6 years ago

    I’ll wager our Founders never planned on political party rivalry.We were supposed to have a Citizen congress, 2 houses, with short terms and little pay or perks. The old-fashioned duty to serve the People, then leave to live under laws made.Too bad our Constitution omitted a 1 or 2 term limit for one citizen! The federal Bureaucracy was largely unplanned for, also. A limited number of Servants in Congress and limits on the scope of government interference in the Private sector was a vital need. But now we have an unmanageable government and an unsustainable debt. Debt should have been outlawed for federal and state governments.-If true Justice existed, most of the Democrats and Republicans would be in prison, along with many appointees and bureaucrats.

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    ARodney  almost 6 years ago

    Re-elect people who actually know how to govern, and actually want to govern. Do not vote for incendiary bomb-throwers like Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert, whose only role in the government is to try to break it for everyone so that they can point at it and say “Look! It’s broken!”

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    Enoki  almost 6 years ago

    Don’t vote! It only encourages them!

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    Dtroutma Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Okay, here’s another little “something”: It’s almost impossible to find good, qualified, and dedicated people any more, in EITHER party willing to take on the job, especially in the House, with the incompetence of the “media” and the high cost of campaigning, and constant need to fundraise, rather than legislate.

    One thing to help would be strong election reform, and the reinstatement of the “fairness doctrine” on the public owned airwaves at least. The amounts spent on campaigning, even in “minor” positions, or small Congressional districts has reached the totally absurd!

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I get real tired of this false equivalency thing when it’s the (expletive) Republicans who is to blame.

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    zapcat  almost 6 years ago

    My new bumper sticker! RE-ELECT NOBODY!

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Google “national park shutdown 1995” or 2005 for references. It’s a non-issue, as the National Park system is required, by law, to close down in the event of government shutdowns..You are complaining about the collateral damage caused by the Republicans, rather than the issues or solutions themselves.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Churchie: with limited staff, and mandates of what CANNOT be done any more, the monuments had to be closed, even though I personally didn’t want to see the Lincoln, WWII, or “the wall” closed off, recent vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial, “tagging” at “The Wall”, and other damage DOEs give adequate, sadly, rationale to keep “the public” away, when monitoring staff aren’t around, and maintenance people have been sent home to boot.

    It’s really getting irritating seeing clowns from the right try to maneuver around their own blame, and not only that, but foment rebellion, and in the case of the Confederate battle flag being displayed, these are NOT PATRIOTS, but antithetic to patriotism, or the rule of law, and our most “public” of twits speaking, is an insult that should NOT be forgotten or forgiven.

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    oneoldhat  almost 6 years ago

    tell them to vote on parts of the budget they agree on

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    pirate227  almost 6 years ago

    Do any of you cons want to explain how the continuation of this shutdown is the Democrats fault when the GOP changed House rules so that only the majority leader (Cantor) or his designee can bring the Senate bill opening the government to the floor?

    HRes 368

    Go ahead, I dare you.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Churchie: you mean the 200 TEAparty folks march. Also the fact the dude was waving both the USMC flag WITH the Confederate battle flag demonstrates one of the greatest problems now extent in our ’volunteer military".

    The nut case from “Freedomworks” saying that anyone but an evangelical “Christian” must apparently leave the country, doesn’t show much knowledge of the Constitution, civil rights, or common decency.

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    adherent#1  almost 6 years ago

    Don’t kick ’em: Just CAN ’em, period!

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