Signs There is a Split in the GOP
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Growing Divide

Opelousas, LA

#62 Sep 15, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/14/gop-...

GOP, Tea Party Face Growing Divide

Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn.

They're demanding that Congress use upcoming budget votes to deny money for putting in place President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law, despite warnings the strategy could lead to a government shutdown.

They're upset that Republicans didn't block a Senate-passed immigration bill.

Many are outspoken opponents of any U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war.

A recent Pew Research Center survey found that more than 7 in 10 self-identified "tea party Republicans" disapprove of the job performance of GOP congressional leaders.

Since: Mar 13

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#63 Sep 15, 2013
Curious wrote:
OK, one more time, "do you want POTUS to OK bombing of Syria", or are you happy with the possible peaceful solution that will, in time, destroy the stock pile of chemicals"?
As far as religion, I like to keep it simple, God wants us to treat others as we would want to be treated. To the point, easy to follow.
The bible was written by man centuries ago. If you chose to read, memorize and repeat quotes (often as a strike against someone), please keep it to yourself. All that BS is lost on me and you come across as a miserable angry depressed woman.
Again, go out and do something for someone in need. It is the best feeling in the world. You will feel closer to God then. If you don't believe me, ask others who have done this.
I don't want to hurt your feelings, but I am firm in my thinking that GOD does NOT start wars or hate his children, that would be GREED of material things and control of others in order to keep the spoils.
You didn't hurt my feelings you reiterated what I said. He is a just and loving God. He doesn't start wars...He finishes them.
Voice of Reason

Opelousas, LA

#64 Sep 20, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/20/bill...

Bill O'Reilly Blames 'Fanaticism' For Obamacare Defunding Fight (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly dismissed Republican attempts to defund Obamacare on his Thursday show, calling it an example of "fanaticism."

The GOP has been riven by internal conflicts between members who want to vote to defund the health care program once again, and members who have said the effort is doomed.

O'Reilly apparently agreed with the latter, as he made clear on his show.

"Fanaticism on the right is also harming the country," he said, adding, "There is no way Obamacare is going to be defunded. It is not going to happen."

O'Reilly then spoke to Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer, who wants to defund the program.

"What you are trying to do...is impossible," he said. "Do you not know that?" He added, "I just think it's destructive to your cause."

My opinion: THIS IS THE EXTREME WASTE you should be railing against (still voting against Obamacare to the point of shutting down the Gov't). Obamacare is here to stay, so why not fix what needs fixing instead of wasting time and money on these childish temper tantrums!

My best advice to you Tea Baggers, send Ted Cruz and he likes of Ted Cruz packing. Seems like he is using you to advance his so called "CAREER".

Take advice from he new Pope. Stopped being OBSESSED!

Since: Mar 13

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#65 Sep 20, 2013
Voice of Reason wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 2013/09/20/bill-oreilly-obamac are-fanaticism-right_n_3960625 .html
Bill O'Reilly Blames 'Fanaticism' For Obamacare Defunding Fight (VIDEO)
Bill O'Reilly dismissed Republican attempts to defund Obamacare on his Thursday show, calling it an example of "fanaticism."
The GOP has been riven by internal conflicts between members who want to vote to defund the health care program once again, and members who have said the effort is doomed.
O'Reilly apparently agreed with the latter, as he made clear on his show.
"Fanaticism on the right is also harming the country," he said, adding, "There is no way Obamacare is going to be defunded. It is not going to happen."
O'Reilly then spoke to Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer, who wants to defund the program.
"What you are trying to do...is impossible," he said. "Do you not know that?" He added, "I just think it's destructive to your cause."
My opinion: THIS IS THE EXTREME WASTE you should be railing against (still voting against Obamacare to the point of shutting down the Gov't). Obamacare is here to stay, so why not fix what needs fixing instead of wasting time and money on these childish temper tantrums!
My best advice to you Tea Baggers, send Ted Cruz and he likes of Ted Cruz packing. Seems like he is using you to advance his so called "CAREER".
Take advice from he new Pope. Stopped being OBSESSED!
It should be "possessed". O'care is utterly evil.
Voice of Reason

Opelousas, LA

#66 Sep 21, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text> It should be "possessed". O'care is utterly evil.
Says the 'self proclaimed' disabled person who is enjoying the fruits of its tree. Have you even read the new law???? A link was provided. What exactly do you disagree with?

Have you ever thought about what will happen to you (your family) if your cancer comes back and the old rules (ins. company HUGE commissions bonus returns to execs) are reinstituted? Who will want to insure you? I know, based on your posts, you will NOT want other taxpayers to pay your bills, you know become part of the 47% that Mitt R. said was bringing the country down, would you?

Keep in mind, Boehner said himself, no new laws and will let the insurance cos. go back to making their own rules with NO OVERSIGHT. All the Repubs that said they have a better plan that will save taxpayers money (Paul Ryan) used OBAMACARE savings. No Obamacare, No savings! No more patient protections!

Again, why do you think the GOP is spending so much TIME AND MONEY to get rid of Obamacare NOW? Because like Romneycare, they know it will be successful over time and save taxpayer money while reducing profits!

This is the split in the GOP! Long time GOP reps want to move on and the Tea Baggers want to stay stuck. What a WASTE of taxpayer money!!!!!!!!!!
Cruz in Trouble

Opelousas, LA

#67 Sep 24, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/politics/

Doesn't look like the GOP Senate is behind Ted Cruz.

They should make signs that say, "shut up and sit down".
insight

United States

#68 Sep 24, 2013
Voice of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
Says the 'self proclaimed' disabled person who is enjoying the fruits of its tree. Have you even read the new law???? A link was provided. What exactly do you disagree with?
Have you ever thought about what will happen to you (your family) if your cancer comes back and the old rules (ins. company HUGE commissions bonus returns to execs) are reinstituted? Who will want to insure you? I know, based on your posts, you will NOT want other taxpayers to pay your bills, you know become part of the 47% that Mitt R. said was bringing the country down, would you?
Keep in mind, Boehner said himself, no new laws and will let the insurance cos. go back to making their own rules with NO OVERSIGHT. All the Repubs that said they have a better plan that will save taxpayers money (Paul Ryan) used OBAMACARE savings. No Obamacare, No savings! No more patient protections!
Again, why do you think the GOP is spending so much TIME AND MONEY to get rid of Obamacare NOW? Because like Romneycare, they know it will be successful over time and save taxpayer money while reducing profits!
This is the split in the GOP! Long time GOP reps want to move on and the Tea Baggers want to stay stuck. What a WASTE of taxpayer money!!!!!!!!!!
I like your thinking!
NewsFlash

Mandeville, LA

#69 Sep 28, 2013
Is Ted Cruz the new Sarah Palin?

How long before he will crash and burn like her?

For a while I thought B. Jindal was the new Sarah Palin.

Stay tuned. It is about to get C-R-A-Z-Y again!!
Womans Right

Mandeville, LA

#70 Sep 29, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/28/anit...

Anita Perry: Abortion 'Could Be A Women's Right'(VIDEO)

Anita Perry, wife of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), declared Saturday that abortion "could be a women's right."

When pressed on women's rights by Texas Tribune's Evan Smith at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, the First Lady of Texas said, "That's really difficult for me, Evan, because I see it as a women's right. If they want to do that, that is their decision; they have to live with that decision."

Click on the link and you will hear her say it. WOW. She must have taken a truth pill that day. She will have some 'es-plaining' to do when she gets home.

Since: Mar 13

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#71 Sep 29, 2013
Murdering an unborn child is not a woman's right. Ms. Perry is confused and needs to think before she speaks.
Incredible

Opelousas, LA

#72 Oct 1, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/ny-d...

NY Daily News' Shutdown Cover Is Incredible (PHOTO)

Incredible, but spot on!
I have a secret

Opelousas, LA

#73 Oct 1, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/gop-...

GOP Lawmakers Push Obamacare Change That They Don't Actually Like

WASHINGTON -- In the latest round of the government shutdown showdown, several congressional Republicans are pursuing a policy that they either privately disavow or readily admit is unfair.

In his final offer to the Senate Democrats before the shutdown deadline was hit Monday night, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) demanded an end to the federal health care subsidies that aides and lawmakers receive when purchasing coverage through the newly created exchanges.

According to POLITICO, however, Boehner privately worked behind the scenes to save those very same subsidies, which existed before Congress was forced to purchase coverage on the exchanges and are estimated to be worth between $5,00 and $12,00 annually. Boehner's own staffers, moreover, worked diligently to ensure that his negotiations with Democrats to maintain the subsidies remained a secret.

Though many Republican members were willing to vote Monday night for ending the subsidies, at least 20 philosophically oppose the move, a GOP aide on the Hill told The Huffington Post on background in order to speak freely on party divisions.

The move - which has been championed by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)-- nevertheless has emerged as the preferred face-saving option for Republicans eager to see an end to the standoff.

After telling reporters that the GOP "can't win" a shutdown fight, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) floated that idea that the Vitter amendment would be a way for House conservatives to potentially claim a modicum of victory.

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Since: Mar 13

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#74 Oct 1, 2013
How convenient for the Demwits. Obama gave his little non-speech yesterday and then tucked tail and ran. He didn't have the integrity to answer even one question. Since we'd already heard that same speech since 2009, it's no surprise he didn't stick around. He's got nothing new to say unless someone else writes it for him. All he did was stomp his feet and threaten the American public. Then today he had the audacity to say that our nation shouldn't have to endure this type of behviour, from the "Republicans". He'll continue to blame the right, and the left will buy it hook, line and sinker...flopping around on the floor like gasping fish. He is an embarrassment and an insult to America. What he's essentially doing is spitting in the faces of those of us who work and pay taxes. Were it up to him and his worshippers, government would own all businesses here. 800,000 gov't employees are not collecting their pay because of the Demwits. This is disgusting. But on a happier note, one of the departments that closed down is the EPA. No big deal, they're not really all that essential. More like an annoyance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will stop its seasonal flu program, which will actually save lives. Most folks don't realize that all those flu shots are loaded with dangerous chemicals that, while supposedly stopping the flu, cause numerous other issues like autoimmune disease and cancer.
I have a secret

Opelousas, LA

#75 Oct 1, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
How convenient for the Demwits. Obama gave his little non-speech yesterday and then tucked tail and ran. He didn't have the integrity to answer even one question. Since we'd already heard that same speech since 2009, it's no surprise he didn't stick around. He's got nothing new to say unless someone else writes it for him. All he did was stomp his feet and threaten the American public. Then today he had the audacity to say that our nation shouldn't have to endure this type of behviour, from the "Republicans". He'll continue to blame the right, and the left will buy it hook, line and sinker...flopping around on the floor like gasping fish. He is an embarrassment and an insult to America. What he's essentially doing is spitting in the faces of those of us who work and pay taxes. Were it up to him and his worshippers, government would own all businesses here. 800,000 gov't employees are not collecting their pay because of the Demwits. This is disgusting. But on a happier note, one of the departments that closed down is the EPA. No big deal, they're not really all that essential. More like an annoyance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will stop its seasonal flu program, which will actually save lives. Most folks don't realize that all those flu shots are loaded with dangerous chemicals that, while supposedly stopping the flu, cause numerous other issues like autoimmune disease and cancer.
You really don't have a clue, do you?

Since: Mar 13

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#76 Oct 2, 2013
I have a secret wrote:
<quoted text>
You really don't have a clue, do you?
Oh do enlighten us with your "secrets".
GOP Behaving Badly

Opelousas, LA

#77 Oct 14, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/13/hous...

House Republicans Changed The Rules So A Majority Vote Couldn't Stop The Government Shutdown

In its effort to extract concessions from Democrats in exchange for opening the government, the GOP has faced a fundamental strategic obstacle: They don't have the votes. A majority of the members of the House have gone on record saying that if they were given the opportunity to vote, they would support what's known as a "clean" continuing resolution to fund the government.

So House Republican leaders made sure no such vote could happen.

In the hours working up to the government shutdown on Sept. 30, Republican members of the House Rules Committee were developing a strategy to keep a clean CR off the floor, guaranteeing the government would remain shut down.

Though at least 28 House Republicans have publicly said they would support a clean CR if it were brought to the floor -- enough votes for the government to reopen when combined with Democratic support -- a House rule passed just before the shutdown essentially prevents that vote from taking place.

Where was all this effort when 90% of Americans wanted a "universal background check"?

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