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Offline Cincinnatus

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57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs
« on: October 04, 2013, 04:11:34 PM »
A great deal of attention has been given to the fact that a bout a dozen Republicans have broken ranks and want to approve a clean CR. But what about this?

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Fifty-seven House Democrats have broken ranks with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer to vote with Republicans to fund parts of the government like veterans programs, national parks and the National Institutes of Health.

Sixteen of those Democrats voted for all six targeted appropriations bills, introduced at the behest of House Speaker John Boehner, including measures to fund the National Guard and Reserve, NIH, national parks, the District of Columbia and two separate votes for veterans programs. (The House of Representatives voted twice to restore funding for veterans programs, once Oct. 1 and a second time Oct. 3.)
 
Of those 16 Democrats, 10 face tough re-election campaigns in 2014:

» Ron Barber, D-Ariz.: R+3 district
» Ami Bera, D-Calif.: Evenly split district
» Pete Gallego, D-Texas: R+3 district
» Joe Garcia, D-Fla.: R+1 district
» Jim Matheson, D-Utah: R+16 district
» Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.: R+12 district
» Patrick Murphy, D-Fla.: R+3 district
» Scott Peters, D-Calif.: D+2 district
» Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.: R+1 district
» Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.: R+1 district

Additionally, nine Democrats who voted for one or more of the targeted funding bills are also facing tough re-elections:

» John Barrow, D-Ga.: R+9 district
» Tim Bishop, D-N.Y.: R+2 district
» Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.: D+2 district
» Sean Maloney, D-N.Y.: Evenly split district
» Rick Nolan, D-Minn.: D+1 district
» Bill Owens, D-N.Y.: Evenly split district
» Collin Peterson, D-Minn.: R+6 district
» Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.: R+14 district
» Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.: Evenly split district


http://washingtonexaminer.com/57-democrats-join-house-gop-to-fund-key-departments-programs/article/2536826
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Re: 57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 05:54:35 PM »
Wow.  Just wow.

Now let's see similar movement in the Senate. 
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Re: 57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 08:40:36 PM »
Wow.  Just wow.

Now let's see similar movement in the Senate.

I hope this places the final nail in Mary Landrieu (going along with Reid)
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Re: 57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 08:43:56 AM »
I hope this places the final nail in Mary Landrieu (going along with Reid)

I think it will..
"Die-hard conservatives thought that if I couldn't get everything I asked for, I should jump off the cliff with the flag flying-go down in flames. No, if I can get 70 or 80 percent of what it is I'm trying to get ... I'll take that and then continue to try to get the rest in the future."

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Re: 57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 08:47:48 AM »
But according to some members of this forum the republicans are loosing the argument badly!
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Re: 57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013, 08:50:24 AM »
But according to some members of this forum the republicans are loosing the argument badly!

I'm willing to eat crow...
"Die-hard conservatives thought that if I couldn't get everything I asked for, I should jump off the cliff with the flag flying-go down in flames. No, if I can get 70 or 80 percent of what it is I'm trying to get ... I'll take that and then continue to try to get the rest in the future."

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"We must continue to go into space for humanity.” - Dr. Stephen Hawking

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Re: 57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 09:45:10 AM »


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