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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 1:24 PM
The truth about conservative Republicans -- that you don't really give two hoots in hell about the future of the nation so long as you keep in good standing with the Tea Party.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 1:20 PM
The Senate can amend any spending bill the House sends it. Thus the House only has the ability to obstruct. So technically, the House can prevent something from being funded by not voting for it. But the result is (and was) the shutdown which was blamed on who? Conservatives. Gotta learn to choose your battles. It is an undeniable fact that Obama will veto any attempt at repealing Obamacare that passes congress. It is equally undeniable that the Senate Democrats will never allow such bill to pass the Senate.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 1:02 PM
But how did he put himself at risk? Yes...he's being criticized from moderate Republicans. However, if he was catering to the TP types, then he did so and only improved his stock.
Setting aside the constitutional issues (which I don't disagree with). By your argument, not setting a standard for, say, knowing multiplication by third grade, opens the door for never having to know it. You say, "why can't he learn it in 4th grade?" Fair enough, but what if he doesn't (because he's still more interested in reading than in math)? At some point, you must admit he's behind in math and take remedial action. You and I both know that it is important to know how to do basic math and I suspect you wouldn't want your child to know to know how to do it. THAT is the point of minimum standards...to provide a benchmark to measure progress to identify areas where improvement are needed. There's nothing particularly new or earth-shattering about that. Note that this says nothing about the constitutionality of the federal gov't doing this.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 8:56 AM
Or could it be that perhaps...just perhaps....he is right?
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 8:54 AM
Cruz grandstanding is not doing anything to improve or unite the party. This is EXACT what the Democrats want. He's playing right into their hands.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 8:52 AM
Agree. Current GOP leadership has done an awful job. We need to pull our side together in a workable strategy to win back the Senate and the Presidency.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 8:50 AM
First WIN back the Senate. THEN hold their feet to the fire.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 8:49 AM
It amounts to the same thing.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 8:47 AM
Shutting down the government is always bad for conservatives. Like it or not, the reality is that they would get blamed for it NOT the Democrats. Dr. Sowell is not turning defeatist. He's just being pragmatic. Something some conservatives would be well advised to consider.
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Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 8:44 AM
So... Delaware Republicans were tired of "a RINO". They voted him out. Their preferred candidate LOST in the general election. Delaware Republicans now have a Democrat in his place. Good strategy. Fix the problem by making it worse.
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