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      N2Doc
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      A Republican lawmaker said Wednesday he will vote for a set of House rule changes drafted by the incoming Democratic leadership — a rare move for what is typically a strict party-line vote and one, he said, could mean “consequences” from the GOP leadership.

      Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) said he was compelled to support the new rules after incoming House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and fellow Democratic leaders made good on promises to include process changes he had pushed as co-chairman of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. Those provisions were aimed at opening up the legislative process to bipartisan compromise and dissuading hostage-taking behavior by the ideological fringes of both parties.

      “This is a step in the right direction, and I want to show that it’s time for both sides of the aisle to set aside this partisanship and start working together,” Reed said Wednesday. “I’m glad to support them.”

       

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      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/02/gop-congressman-will-support-democratic-rules-says-hell-face-consequences-it/?utm_term=.e2a3edba3bdd

       

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      djean111
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      And golly, those rules may as well have been written openly by the GOP.  Or the Third Way.

      Note this well – any time today’s corporate politicians talk about bipartisanship – we are getting screwed over.

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      There are more clubs in DC than passed bills. Every day I hear of a new committee or caucus or ‘working group’.

      And don’t get me started on the Defense jargon!  Operation World Salvation…also known as Operation Fek You Up.

      Pretty words.

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      mmonk
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      Babel 17
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      There are more clubs in DC than passed bills. Every day I hear of a new committee or caucus or ‘working group’.

      And don’t get me started on the Defense jargon! Operation World Salvation…also known as Operation Fek You Up.

      Pretty words.

       

      Made me lol, and think of the show VEEP, and the group, The Jeffersons, that Jonah started.

      Here he is, speaking of the victory they just achieved.

      There’s a clip of The Jeffersons in action in Congress (Veep S6E7 – The “Jeffersons” Vote No), but the audio is way out of sync, and it’s at a NC17 level of over the top profanity.

       

       

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      Babel 17
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      “A bill so horrible, courtesy of Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic establishment, that Republicans rush in to save it”

      I’m pretty certain that Russian! operatives thought this up. 🙂

      Because bad outcomes for the Democratic establishment can all be traced back to Russia!, am I right?

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        They can then insist that we cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to pay for all the spending they did in 2018. We knew they were going to demand that already but we did not know they would be led by Nancy and the fellow idiots.

        jwirr

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