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    The House has just approved a bill that would ensure back pay for the federal workers missing paychecks due to the shutdown. The measure passed 411-7. All seven 'no' votes came from Republicans.



    Justin Amash (R-Michigan) Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) Glenn Grothman (R-Wisconsin) Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) Chip Roy (R-Texas) Ted Yoho (R-Florida)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadH View Post
    I'm curious if he was actually surprised by the behaviour of his fellow party members.

    Edit: I guess he isn't judging by his comments.
    Why would he continue to be such a staunch supporter of a party that outright vilifies his religion? Self hatred?
    He could be a believer in the other stuff the GoP stands (or claims to stand) for, and still hoping that the bigotry is relegated to a few, well, bigots.
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    Alabama Congressman and "War on Whites" veteran Mo Brooks lost his goddamned mind with John Brennan on CNN this morning, comparing the lack of a border wall to 9-11, and when confronted about his hypocrisy on a president's ability to use executive power on immigration during the Obama administration today, flipped his s*** completely, claiming 15,000 Americans are dying because of Mexicans able to cross the border ANNUALLY and that CNN is biased against his viewpoint.

    The GOP is insane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    The House has just approved a bill that would ensure back pay for the federal workers missing paychecks due to the shutdown. The measure passed 411-7. All seven 'no' votes came from Republicans.

    Justin Amash (R-Michigan) Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) Glenn Grothman (R-Wisconsin) Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) Chip Roy (R-Texas) Ted Yoho (R-Florida)
    Well, looks like I might have to get around to profiling Andy Biggs and Chip Roy. The other five are CSGOPOTD alumni.

    EDIT: Roy was in the queue for September 2019 already. Biggs is there now, don't know when I'll get around to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    AOC is winning me over as well. She's going to drive the old farts on both sides of the aisle batshit insane, and have the time of her life doing it. Young, capable, don't-give-a-fuck-about-protocol firebrands like her is what the Dems need.
    My biggest concern about AOC, is that she may be moving too fast and may burn out too quickly or that if she makes a mistake (she is, after all, a freshman), it might make for a very short career.

    When the public latches on to someone, that person can easily fall off their pedestal.

    Another problem may be that she lets this go to her head and loses her way. Or gains some much attention that she can't get anything done, that she becomes the Congressional 'Red Shirt'.

    That kind of early popularity has a number of pitfalls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    AOC is winning me over as well. She's going to drive the old farts on both sides of the aisle batshit insane, and have the time of her life doing it. Young, capable, don't-give-a-fuck-about-protocol firebrands like her is what the Dems need.
    I'm at work so I can't post Youtube clips, but there's an interesting one of Whoopie Goldberg on The View going off on an highly critical of AOC rant. It was basically, "How dare this young person come in and tell us what's what!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    My biggest concern about AOC, is that she may be moving too fast and may burn out too quickly or that if she makes a mistake (she is, after all, a freshman), it might make for a very short career.

    When the public latches on to someone, that person can easily fall off their pedestal.

    Another problem may be that she lets this go to her head and loses her way. Or gains some much attention that she can't get anything done, that she becomes the Congressional 'Red Shirt'.

    That kind of early popularity has a number of pitfalls.
    I won't argue with anything you said, and you could well be right. However, the alternative is to be another sit in the corner, speak only when spoken to, toe the line party drone. The Dems already have to many of them, and it could be argued their inaction helped put Donald Trump in office when they deferred to Hillary Clinton being the party's standard bearer back in 2016. While I positively hate regurgitating the election, but as much as the GOP caught all kinds of holy hell, were ridiculed and made a national laughingstock for having too MANY candidates, the Dems were never called on the carpet or questioned for having too FEW. I suspect there had been more than the handful of candidates who ran back then, but they stayed on the sidelines, letting Hillary run almost unopposed (save for Bernie Sanders) because of some ridiculous notion that it was "Her time". At least that was how I read the situation. Perhaps the Dems need a few rabble rousers like AOC to stir the pot, not to the level of the Tea Party of course, but adding a few hard chargers to wake up and energize the party.
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    Personally if Warren were to run she's have my vote and then some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjowski View Post
    Personally if Warren were to run she's have my vote and then some.
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    It's like the cult of Caligula all over.
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    I don't get this.

    The GOP controlled the entire government for the last two years.

    Why now to start with this wall fiasco? Couldn't they have done it sooner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla2099 View Post
    I don't get this.

    The GOP controlled the entire government for the last two years.

    Why now to start with this wall fiasco? Couldn't they have done it sooner?
    They did not have the votes even then, but it would have been harder to blame Democrats if they had forced the issue when they still had the House.
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    Joint statement from the SCOTUS: RBG is cancer free! 0 traces of cancer.
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    Here's a fun story to lighten the mood.

    Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims win legal victory in lawsuit against InfoWars and Alex Jones, after judge grants families’ discovery requests, allowing access to InfoWars’ internal marketing and financial documents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastieRunner View Post
    Joint statement from the SCOTUS: RBG is cancer free! 0 traces of cancer.
    Best news I’ve heard all month.
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