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McConnell Cancels August Recess Due to Democratic Obstruction

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posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


CNN (Woof and a Dim Senator) said that McConnell cancelled August recess to keep vulnerable Dimocrat Senators from campaigning that month.

Well.. if the SOB's weren't trying to block Trump's nominees and legislation.... They brought it upon themselves. Aholes.




posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: carewemust








Well.. if the SOB's weren't trying to block Trump's nominees

Maybe they want the next president do have the nominations....? Remember?



posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 07:33 PM
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posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: xuenchen


CNN (Woof and a Dim Senator) said that McConnell cancelled August recess to keep vulnerable Dimocrat Senators from campaigning that month.

Well.. if the SOB's weren't trying to block Trump's nominees and legislation.... They brought it upon themselves. Aholes.

President Trump has to nominate people for Congress, which has a Republican majority and no longer has a filibuster for nominees, to actually vote on them.

I fail to see how exactly Democrats are 'obstructing' anything.
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posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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They aren't. Republicans hold all of the power, but since their party is so fractured, they can't agree enough to pass most of their legislation. They want Democrats to vote for Republican proposals to make up for the Republicans who won't vote for those specific Republican proposals, and then are complaining when that doesn't happen.



posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 09:59 PM
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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: Greven

They aren't. Republicans hold all of the power, but since their party is so fractured, they can't agree enough to pass most of their legislation. They want Democrats to vote for Republican proposals to make up for the Republicans who won't vote for those specific Republican proposals, and then are complaining when that doesn't happen.



Yeah it's called bipartisan politics.

Not vermin lemming politics.




posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 10:04 PM
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Its surprising that Republican Senators expect the same respect from Democrats, that they afforded Obama's nominees.



posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 10:28 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: enlightenedservant

Its surprising that Republican Senators expect the same respect from Democrats, that they afforded Obama's nominees.


LOL What respect? Republicans had an unprecedented amount of stalling against Obama's nominees. You guys even stalled for nearly an entire year with Obama's Supreme Court nominee Garland just so the next President could fill Scalia's place. So if you really want the same "level of respect" that your side showed Obama, then we haven't even come close to repaying your "respects" yet. Come back in 6 and a half more years and then we can have this conversation.



posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 10:33 PM
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originally posted by: burgerbuddy

originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: Greven

They aren't. Republicans hold all of the power, but since their party is so fractured, they can't agree enough to pass most of their legislation. They want Democrats to vote for Republican proposals to make up for the Republicans who won't vote for those specific Republican proposals, and then are complaining when that doesn't happen.



Yeah it's called bipartisan politics.

Not vermin lemming politics.


You guys only want "bipartisan" politics when it means Democrats voting for Republican proposals.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 05:31 AM
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You have to be kidding, right?

Obstruction, distraction, prevention and subversion is what the Republican party spent the lions share of a decade doing during the Obama administration, blocking every effort made to move positive legislation through the ratification process.

For McConnell to be complaining about the behaviour of the Democrats, given that the policies they have been blocking are NOT positive motions which will benefit the people, but instead awful corporate sponsored shillery in the vast majority of cases, is UTTERLY ridiculous.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 06:18 AM
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Whilst you are correct (to a point), do you not actually think this is part of the problem? Two wrongs do not make a right and this constant attitude of "they did it so we will too" means nothing actually ever gets accomplished.

It's the same all over the world.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 09:56 AM
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(In all honesty, the strategy here is to do as much of their agenda as they can before November, in case the political tide turns against them in Movember. And blaming Dems for everything that might possibly make them “look bad” and make their base upset is part of the game. 🙄)



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 10:13 AM
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So he has announced the cancellation of the August Recess !! 😃

That'll get em going on the appointments confirmations !!


No, he knows they will lose control of both houses in November. They need to confirm as many appointments as possible before the impeachment proceedings begin.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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Now we know why itch McConnell is scared !!

😃



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 03:52 AM
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Two wrongs don't make a right, its true. However, there is a pretty big difference between blocking things which are not politically expedient for your parties financial backers, and blocking things which damage the progress made in terms of civil rights, regulation of corporate entities, and environmental protection over the last few decades.

The Republicans blocked Obama on every small move he tried to make or that the Democrats tried to make during the Obama administration, regardless of whether those moves were good or bad, regardless of whether those moves were popularly supported, or any other damned thing. Such was the extent of that blocking, that despite being the President for eight years, Obama and his administration really only had a few months in which to get any of their policies passed without using Executive Orders to get them through. The rest of the entirety of those eight years, there was so much opposition to what he had suggested and had been put forward by his administration, not to mention the Democrats as a whole, that there was no hope of getting anything passed.

Now, while I would say that, like any appeaser of the corporatist situation in America, Obama was no angel and did some utterly reprehensible things, allowed some reprehensible things to occur on his watch, the real problem with the mans Presidency was that every time he tried to do something positive, that would have set up America for the future, he was stymied.

But the current President is not being blocked from doing forward thinking, intellectually driven things that will benefit the future of his country and its people. He is being prevented from doing things which are root and branch designed to wind back every advance, every slight bit of societal progress, every single positive step forward made in the United States since the civil rights movement. He is being prevented from doing things which increase the power of corporations at the expense of the power of the people, being prevented from creating legislation which damages the ability of people to be free in the nation in which they live, being scrutinised because his attitudes toward other members of the species are morally degenerate in their nature, psychopathic in their outworking.

There is a pretty yawning gulf between the motivations involved in the attempts to block this President, and the attempts to block the last President. In short, Obama was blocked, largely speaking, because the Republicans did not like the man, and because his succeeding would have destroyed the legitimacy of the Republican mindset, leave alone the party itself, not because the policies which were prevented from becoming new law, were in any way bad or wrong. Trumps proposals are being blocked because the overwhelming majority of the things he is attempting to do are objectionable on a moral and constitutional level.



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