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When the GOP takes the Senate
The Hill [DC], by Judd Gregg

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/15/2014 4:52:19 AM

Conventional wisdom is clear that the next Congress has a considerable likelihood of being a Republican Congress. That same consensus also holds that if the GOP does indeed take control, the next two years will be marked by confrontation with the White House and even less actual legislative action than the present Congress has accomplished. To be fair, there is some compelling logic behind these conclusions. President Obama has clearly opted out of the role of governing through legislation. He has become the most defensive president since at least World War II, blaming the Congress not just for all the ills of the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steph_gray, 7/15/2014 5:34:49 AM     (No. 9924892)

Alarm bells go off whenever I see a politician using the phrase "make things happen." What things, and for what reason? It does not follow that any of the "things" Gregg wants to "step on constituents´ toes" to accomplish are good things.

His snark about Cruz also gives away his nasty motives. No thanks!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Policom, 7/15/2014 6:41:33 AM     (No. 9924978)

How about this. When Congress sends a Bill to the Senate it might actually be brought up to be voted on. Than Obama can either sign it or not.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Judith, 7/15/2014 6:49:08 AM     (No. 9924989)

Has this writer LISTENED to the rhetoric from the republican party recently? There is no difference between the two parties. This is what comes of "holding your nose" and voting for some slightly less left leaning candidate. You wind up with one political party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/15/2014 6:54:01 AM     (No. 9924993)

We have Wolves in Sheep´s clothing in the GOP. Don´t let them fool you. Lord, look how much trouble they are giving Ted Cruz? And why? If they want USA restored, why are they giving Cruz trouble? Why have they done nothing to stop the MADNESS of Obama and Holder? Think about it. I have no hope with GOP either at this point in time. They´ve shown their evil ways as well..what exactly have they done to stop this insanity? NOTHING.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman, 7/15/2014 9:09:49 AM     (No. 9925214)

The first 100 bills through the Rep senate should do nothing at all except repeal some previous legislation. THAT would be what I call "getting something done"!

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