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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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatTargeteer View Post
    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.
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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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    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?

    484121_10100943986959594_455081867_n.jpg
    I'm not sure where you got your chart, but I'm not sure it's entirely accurate. I'm guessing it's a Democrat source, because it indicates that the Senate has voted on a jobs bill but the House has not. Well, the House hasn't worked on the same bill that the Senate has (presumably the one the President pushed for in the past year), but they have voted and passed SEVERAL pieces of legislation aimed at helping create private sector jobs. Only one of them has been brought to a vote by the Democrat controlled do-nothing Senate. It actually passed and was sent to the President for his signature.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/us...signature.html

    Despite wide bipartisan support, the act was opposed by left-wing organizations such as the AFL-CIO, NEA, and (surprise!) the AARP.

    Here is a list of other job-related pieces of legislation passed by the House that are collecting dust in the Senate:
    http://www.gop.gov/indepth/jobs/tracker

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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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    Talk about a complete waste of time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    name one act/bill that the democrats brought to a vote 30+ times?
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    The onus is on you, Combat, to identify at least one example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LutheranHusker View Post
    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 huskrthill View Post
    I'm not sure where you got your chart, but I'm not sure it's entirely accurate. I'm guessing it's a Democrat source, because it indicates that the Senate has voted on a jobs bill but the House has not. Well, the House hasn't worked on the same bill that the Senate has (presumably the one the President pushed for in the past year), but they have voted and passed SEVERAL pieces of legislation aimed at helping create private sector jobs. Only one of them has been brought to a vote by the Democrat controlled do-nothing Senate. It actually passed and was sent to the President for his signature.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/us...signature.html

    Despite wide bipartisan support, the act was opposed by left-wing organizations such as the AFL-CIO, NEA, and (surprise!) the AARP.

    Here is a list of other job-related pieces of legislation passed by the House that are collecting dust in the Senate:
    http://www.gop.gov/indepth/jobs/tracker
    It is ABSOLUTELY from a left-leaning source, but less partisan, I would argue, then the hack job of a link that you provide.

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    The previous 32 times could be probably summed down to a half dozen or so, however this latest I agree with calling to a vote. This is the first time it has been presented after the SCOTUS decision making it a tax.

    BTW, how many democrats voted for this repeal along side of republicans?

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