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Surprise: New Senate Budget Chair Won't Say if Democrats Will Finally Pass a Budget

grabberde Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:39 PM
There is no better example of how bankrupt today's GOP is than the efforts of that party to restrict voting. A political party that was interested in promoting the democratic values that make our country great would seek to increase voting, and let the chips fall where they may on election day. Instead, the GOP cowers in fear from the electorate, and chooses to combine a suppression of democracy with the money from conservative sugar daddies in an attempt to gain political power regardless of the cost to our democracy.
grabberde Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:39 PM
While these GOP efforts are focused primarily on reducing the vote among members of Democratic leaning groups, such as students, African Americans, the poor, and Latinos, the undermining of democracy being carried out by the GOP affects us all by weakening the fundamental core of our political system. It is up to all of us to fight back by protesting against the restrictive laws that the GOP is trying to pass, helping register voters, and making sure that everyone who wants to vote on election day is able to comply with whatever hurdles the GOP is able to put up.
grabberde Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:39 PM
It's perfectly understandable why the Tea Party phonies and the far right Republican Party want to limit the franchise. They believe in the original intent of the Constitution. They would be perfectly happy to go back to 1789 when only free white men who owned property (including other human beings) could vote.

New boss.  Same (result) as the old boss?

Murray, the No. 4 Democrat in leadership, made no promises Democrats would pass a budget with her at the helm, but she said she’s never turned down a job because it was too tough. “We are deep in discussion about what we need to do from now until the end of the year. That will totally determine our path forward. As I’ve said repeatedly, we’ve got to have a balanced approach. This election was about that: Our president ran on it, our numerous Senate candidates said...