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    They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result -- well, allow me to introduce to you the House GOP. Today, they voted for the 33rd time to repeal the Affordable Care Act (2nd vote to repeal entirety of act). It will now go to the Senate where it will, once again, be voted down. If, by some crazy circumstance, the Senate confers its agreement it will be vetoed by the President and face zero chance of veto override.

    Understanding this, why does Speaker Boehner and Whip Cantor insist on spending so much time in meaningless symbolism while refusing to act on any kind of jobs bill or stimulus?

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    Same reasons democrats do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    Understanding this, why does Speaker Boehner and Whip Cantor insist on spending so much time in meaningless symbolism while refusing to act on any kind of jobs bill or stimulus?
    Because it's election season and for either house of Congress to do anything other than grandstand for political points just won't do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskermedic View Post
    Same reasons democrats do it.
    Come on. That old "both sides do it" argument does not apply here. The Dems have never, ever wasted the people's time and money on a single issue the way the Pubs have on this one.
    Some days it just isn't worth the effort to chew through the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    Come on. That old "both sides do it" argument does not apply here. The Dems have never, ever wasted the people's time and money on a single issue the way the Pubs have on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result -- well, allow me to introduce to you the House GOP. Today, they voted for the 33rd time to repeal the Affordable Care Act (2nd vote to repeal entirety of act). It will now go to the Senate where it will, once again, be voted down. If, by some crazy circumstance, the Senate confers its agreement it will be vetoed by the President and face zero chance of veto override.



    Understanding this, why does Speaker Boehner and Whip Cantor insist on spending so much time in meaningless symbolism while refusing to act on any kind of jobs bill or stimulus?

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    It might be the "Princess Bride" is a favorite among current pub leaders.

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    It's passed all three branches of our govt but yet the pubs still do this ad nauseum.

    This is a good example of why the pubs are a party that lost it's way and is the walk the dinosaur party.

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    If they were smart they'd get w/ the times on some key issues. Healthcare one and more obviously immigration. A smart Pub party would go strong after the hispanic demo and cut lose the stone age Sheriff Joe type pubs. They really could have luck w/ Hispanics. Many are conservative by nature w/ the Catholic stuff as their background.

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    It might be the "Princess Bride" is a favorite among current pub leaders.
    No, that can't be it...otherwise, they'd never have fallen victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatTargeteer View Post
    Prove me wrong.
    Some days it just isn't worth the effort to chew through the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    Prove me wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    Prove me wrong.
    Talk about a complete waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatTargeteer View Post
    Talk about a complete waste of time.
    name one act/bill that the democrats brought to a vote 30+ times?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    Prove me wrong.
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