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Movie Quotes – Day 345

But… but maybe he’s only a little crazy like painters or composers or… or some of those men in Washington. — Miracle on 34th Street

Right now, the Republican-led House of Representatives is disregarding the people who put them in power and overwhelmingly voted to increase their majority in the next Congress so that they can make nice with President Obama and get home for Christmas.  The new spending bill fully funds Obamacare, the President’s end-around amnesty, and a plethora of other things that ought to be show stoppers.

Makes me wonder why we bothered to go to the polls in November.  Giving the President and his ilk a drubbing was supposed to give the opposition a back bone and boot them in the ass to stand up to them.  Once again, I’m disappointed and I really don’t know why I expected anything else.

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  1. Roy

     /  December 12, 2014

    I would be curious what the percentages were. Right now, it only takes a few RINO’s to tip the balance towards the donks. If 49% stand their ground, it’s not enough. Each House rep is voted for in a *local* election, so it matters more to me how my local rep voted. I have no say over the representatives of other districts. (…like John Yarmouth for example.)

    Please don’t misunderstand. I am not disagreeing with you, and I am as disappointed as you are. But keep in mind that the House is made up of 435 members, all elected from an individual local district. My rep, Brett Guthrie, almost always votes the way I want him to, so the “throw them all out” refrain rings hollow to me.

    Let’s see what happens in January when the new House and Senate are seated.

    • You’re right, Roy. My Rep is Massie, and he’s one of the good ones, IMHO. I’m more frustrated with the House and Senate leadership that is willing to reach across the aisle rather than go ugly early and stop taking steps backward.

  2. The problem lies in thinking of the Republicans as “the opposition”. The R’s and D’s are simply two sides of the same coin. Their differences are no more than skin deep.

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