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Runaway Slave. Watched it last night. Excellent film. Who else has seen it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg-bAv1GQS4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

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*Well it just goes to show you* liberals are ÀSSHOLES!!!!!

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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Is that last comment anything like the "kettle calling the pot black." Most African-American are conservative, so that lie about them not liking conservative African-American is laughable.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX , United States

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Absolutely! Black people are conservatives they're racist and they don't care about poor people

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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How come most conservative African-Americans vote overwhelming for democratic candidates. So what does that say about the so-called conservatives gop.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX , United States

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Blacks Unite for a Better America

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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racists

Americ@nLiber@l @ about 4 years ago

Detroit, MI 48226, USA

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Conservative is a muddled word. It seems to mean different things to different people. I would not say most blacks are conservative by a long shot.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Exchange Place North, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Can you put some color (no pun intended) around your definition of conservative bhaven?

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Exchange Place North, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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(OK, the pun WAS intended.)

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Exchange Place North, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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how would you know most blacks aren't conservative. I just know at the least 85% of the blacks who attend religious services on a regular basis live a more conservative lifestyle than liberal. But they vote 90-96% democratic, why is that when the gop

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Temple, TX 76504, USA

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claims to be the conservative party. To me living a conservative lifestyle is not drinking, smoking, treating people with respect regardless of their age, or their position in life. it's not about cutting taxes, building a stronger military, trying

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Temple, TX 76504, USA

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to control people bedroom, who they choose to fall in love with.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Temple, TX 76504, USA

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Interesting! I live a liberal lifestyle without the recycling and all that bull crap

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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I agree the main stream gop is not conservative.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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Conservatism is a undeniably about smaller limited govt, the side effect of which is lower taxes. The started goal had become the latter instead of the former. Both parties are spending whores.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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(stated)

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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Religion doesn't make you conservative so I'm not sure how that's relevant in your assessment of black conservatism. I say most blacks are not conservative because they are not. At least around here. That is based on their expectations of the role

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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of govt.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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You should watch this film.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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You're right your definition of conservatism is muddle because the role of government shouldn't and doesn't dictate what determines a conservative lifestyle. "STOP DRINKING THE TEA PARTY B.S"

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Temple, TX 76504, USA

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No thanks on watching the film, the promo was all I needed to see to know it was a bunch of right wing bs. With the likes of welfare queen Star Parker, nut job Rev. Jesse Lee(women should be barefoot and in the kitchen) Peterson, Armstrong(paid by

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Temple, TX 76504, USA

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the gop to lie) Williams. Thanks but no thanks.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Temple, TX 76504, USA

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What bs? I'm not a tea party guy. I'm a libertarian plain and simple.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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PAWN!!! What a good little pawn :-) I'll bet you didn't read the affordable healthcare act either! There's something going on in the black community and the Democrats are going to fix it for you :-)

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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If i weren't white this wouldn't be funny! Jesus Christ B come on! Well, at least your name isn't Thinker. You should watch the movie anyhow, it's such a cool concept

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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He is the worst vm offender when it comes to party lines isn't he. At least that's where my vote goes. Ds so it, it's good. Rs do the exact same thing and it is bad.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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Wait a minute B's a guy?

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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I agree with you on the party line thing but liberals are just such ÀssHolEs!!!!

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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Hey I just made up a joke! Okay here it is:

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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pinky is good for his slapsticks comments. your last comment is utterly ridiculous because everything you're complaining about President Obama is doing

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Temple, TX 76502, USA

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were gop policies or their idea

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Temple, TX 76502, USA

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What do black Republicans call a black female Democrat? ÀSSHO!!

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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It would only be ridiculous if I didn't complain about bush or any other R doing the same types of things.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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I anchor my opinions and positions on principle and principle alone. Party is never a factor.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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if you say so. How's the President destroying the country?

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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he's taking away white right!! next thing we know we'll be looking at "blacks only"drinking fountains

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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Another comical asinine response from pinky without proof or merit. Still waiting to hear how President Obama is destroying the country. But not the do nothing or block everything republicans in the legislative branch of government.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Here's an example of my white rights being taken away. I'm a honky and you're a n*****

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

13567-13601 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136

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No you still have that right to be an ignorant unemployed wannabe comedian ####.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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In saying you can call me honky but I can't call you(-+-+) NOT FAIR

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Center, OH 44615, USA

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See you just did, but I thought you said that right was taken away. An you're still doing your silly slapstick routine. Now i know why your an unemployed wannabe comemdian.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX , United States

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I do not have the right to call you BLANK

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Center, OH 44615, USA

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bhaven, I'd like to offer you the lead role in a documentary I'm considering making. It's called Runaway Student.

Angelus @ about 4 years ago

Johnson City, NY 13790, United States

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domesticated pawn

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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See what I'm taking about? You want to turn this thread into Obama vs republicans?!??

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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I have the power to do that?

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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Not you pinkie

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Stroud, PA, USA

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I'm an idiot!!!!!

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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yeah that's what B was doing'- Never have the natives been so restless.THAT was Obama's goal and he was successful

Mr. Pink @ about 4 years ago

Brunswick, OH, USA

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How's that when you claim you're a libertarian. Just answer the question how is the President destroying the country? That's the favorite saying for the people on the right. When the President only power is to sign bills into law.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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It's pretty hard when nothing has came to his desk in 3 1/2 years.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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64 bills signed this year; the two sides come to agreement more than they would like people to think. Still they want to stay elected so they feign difference in calculated ways.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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As disingenuous as it all is, the result has actually proven to be better for the American economy historically.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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http://m.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/signed-legislation

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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anything substantive in those bills, or were they legislative fluff? woohoo! they came together to name a post office!

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Kutzky Park, Rochester, MN

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http://mutualfunds.about.com/b/2012/08/30/who-is-best-for-the-economy-stock-market-republicans-or-democrats.htm

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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Skål, there is a mix of everything present

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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you're right they renamed post offices, bridges, air traffic control centers, and parts of the tax code. such diversity!

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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Funny, but there is more substantial legislation on that list.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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That Freedom to fish act bill sign in to law, will do great things for our stagnet job market and economy. The bill naming a bridge in St. Louis will help our crumbling bridges across the U.S.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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I thought the the stimulus was supposed to solve that anyway.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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Anyways, my point was not quantity but presence. The secondary point was that our current situation has historically shown to be the best political combination (given a system dominated by two parties)

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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BS. You stated a number because you thought it would be something you could point to and say "see, they worked together 64 times." All but about 6 were fluff.

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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Why would I brag about 64, that's minute compared to years where the Congress and President are aligned. Not getting everything you want is usually a good thing.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Montgomery, IL, USA

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Sorry Skål but you got me wrong on this one

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Montgomery, IL, USA

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then what exactly did you mean by "64 bills signed this year; the two sides come to agreement more than they would like people to think"? because it sounds to me like you said that number shows significant agreement does happen

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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That was in response to BHaven's claim that nothing has hit his desk in nearly four years. I'm sure he was being obtuse; I simply balanced the angle

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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followed by the next sentence on feigning difference in calculated ways - I assume that your argument here is so they not to appear to be in agreement too much no other interpretation of that entire post makes sense

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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That would be accurate

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL, USA

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oops, missed a few words there. sure, they can come to agreement on post offices and bridges, but agreement on important stuff is hard to find. compromise is viewed as weakness

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/08/14/conservatives-to-sen-alexander-time-to-retire/

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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According to your assessment they come to agreement on 'significant' legislation 10% of the time. Is this out of the ordinary?

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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Also, President Obama has vetoed only two bills so far as a President. And I believe both of those were with the Democratic led House

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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That's not an accurate way to calculate what you are trying to ask: you have an incorrect denominator

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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Ok, what do believe the denominator should be

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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the total of all bills proposed in a legislative session. your 10% was the percent of bills passed that were not fluff. it leaves out all non fluff bills that were not passed from the denominator

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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and fluff bills not passed, for that matter...

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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Hold on, 64 total bills passed correct? 6 of those were not fluff. 6/64

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Montgomery, IL, USA

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Bills that didn't pass are irrelevant

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Montgomery, IL, USA

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not when you are trying to determine the percent where an agreement occurs that's crucial and exactly what you count

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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Ok, if you want to analyze it from the committee level then this will get immensely complicated.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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not so much agreement, huh?

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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I'll stick to my statement nothing has came across desk in 3 1/2 years that would benefit the welfare of the U.S.. Naming a bridge after Stan "the Man" in St. Louis won't help repair the 6500 across the U.S. in desperate need of repair.

Bhaven87 @ about 4 years ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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that's not exactly true either, bhaven.

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55901, USA

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Nothing I said was inaccurate. We simply have contextual differences on what constitutes 'working together'.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Montgomery, IL, USA

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Comparing the number of passed non fluff bills to all passed bills isn't a measure of working together, i.e. 6/64 - no matter what the context is.

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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It is one measure because it shows can agree on issues of substance. It was my opinion that many hardline stances stem from the desire to protect a political identity.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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In essence, you are comparing a subset of what was agreed upon (6) versus all things that were agreed upon (64). saying they came to agreement on legislation 10% of the time doesn't make any sense whatsoever,

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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If an issue has little direct/visible impact on a particular constituency then it is one where agreement is often attainable.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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Because they came to agreement on all 64 by definition. Wrong denominator.

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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Social conservatism is blocked by democrats, libertarians, and liberal republicans. Fiscal conservatism is blocked by democrats and liberal republicans.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL, USA

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So?

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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Party doesn't matter, the voter base electing the politician matters.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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If the HOR is the only portion of Congress left that provides a voice to Libertarians and social conservatives.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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The Senate and Presidency are and have elected by the cities. Cities always lean socially and fiscally liberal. My point is that there are two minority groups blocking any type of clear path for any legislation.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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So now you are saying they don't agree often because different constituencies are being represented by the house, senate, and potus? (Assuming all assertions are true)

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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Everyone else is, for the most part, is just one big happy family

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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No....I'm saying if there were no House and the Senate was held by the Republicans that you would see much more passed legislation

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Montgomery, IL, USA

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Like the Bluth's?

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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Because lack of agreement right now is holding that back?

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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Lack of agreement based on philosophical differences not party affiliation.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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Time for bed, thanks for making me think. I appreciate it.

AMI @ about 4 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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In practice, distinction without a difference

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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Have a good one

Tjaden Froyda @ about 4 years ago

Rochester, MN 55902, United States

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What seems to be lost on everyone is that it is SUPPOSED to be difficult to pass legislation. That is by design. I prefer gridlock in the Congress. That means they are not doing any more damage. You make it sound like if only they could pass more

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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laws all our woes would be fixed.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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Seen the national debt lately?

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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Bad example, the national debt hasn't increased in months...LOL.

Angelus @ about 4 years ago

Johnson City, NY 13790, United States

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Good point.

Arlington Heights @ about 4 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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