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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:59 AM

Maybe the Dems should go back to DC.

I think it looks terrible that everyone went home. Couldn't the Dems return to their seats in Congress and demand action? I know it may be an empty action but the Dems being home enjoying their break like the Republicans looks awful to me.

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Reply Maybe the Dems should go back to DC. (Original post)
Raven Dec 2018 OP
JI7 Dec 2018 #1
applegrove Dec 2018 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #3
Raven Dec 2018 #4
JI7 Dec 2018 #7
uponit7771 Dec 2018 #5
Raven Dec 2018 #6
JI7 Dec 2018 #8
Raven Dec 2018 #9
JI7 Dec 2018 #10
Raven Dec 2018 #11
JI7 Dec 2018 #12
uponit7771 Dec 2018 #16
littlemissmartypants Dec 2018 #13
Golden Raisin Dec 2018 #14
Sunsky Dec 2018 #15
MineralMan Dec 2018 #17
Demsrule86 Dec 2018 #18
gratuitous Dec 2018 #19

Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:02 AM

1. fuck that , this is Trump's fault . and Democrats don't control congress right now

 

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:02 AM

2. Dems have done nothing wrong. The experts say a wall is not the best

way to spend money on the border. Why should they play into Trump's narrative.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:03 AM

3. Congressional sessions are specifically determined to start and stop at certain times.

If members of Congress hung around and didn't go home at the end of a session, they couldn't conduct any official business because they're in recess until January 3. They have no capacity to act when they're not in session so they'd just look dumb, like they're pointlessly grandstanding - which is exactly what they'd be doing.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:11 AM

4. I know they can't conduct business, I'm not stupid, but they

can sit there and say "we're here and we're waiting for Trump and the Republicans to do their sworn duty." Why not?

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Response to Raven (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:19 AM

7. because it's bs

 

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:13 AM

5. There's video of stupid ass saying that he owns the shutdown Dems should be playing that

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:14 AM

6. I think the optics are terrible. The Dems should be in Washington.

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Response to Raven (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:20 AM

8. what bs

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:21 AM

9. Really? Wait and see.

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Response to Raven (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:23 AM

10. wait and see what ? democrats don't even control congress right now

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:32 AM

11. It doesn't matter who controls Congress right now...most people don't know or care. What

matters is that it looks like our representatives have gone home to play, have a vacation and a paycheck and have left everyone in the lurch. I know there is nothing they can do but they can shame the Repubs by just being there and demanding that Trump and the Repubs act. There are people really hurting because of this shutdown and regardless of whose fault it is, I think it looks terrrible that we're not there raising hell.

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Response to Raven (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:37 AM

12. people ARE raising hell. congress members do work away from dc also. most of their

 

constituents are not in dc.

just because it's not on cable news doesn't mean nothing is happening.

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Response to Raven (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 11:52 AM

16. That doesn't make sense

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:12 AM

13. Just no. eom

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 04:23 AM

14. No. The Democrats should have already produced a brief TV ad

of the December 11th Oval Office meeting with Pelosi and Schumer in which Trump said/boasted he takes complete responsibility for government shutdown and be running the ad nationally nonstop. No "high road". The shutdown was caused and occurred under a Republican-controlled Congress with a Republican squatter in the Oval Office. The shutdown is totally on the Republicans. Of course now, the Democrats will be left to clean up the mess when they take over on January 3rd.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 08:02 AM

15. No. ...and what should the Republicans do?

IMO the optics would look terrible/weak if the Democrats gave into Trump's BS. Trump has already owned this shutdown. The Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would've gotten better support in the house, while the house Republicans chose to pass a partisan (non-starter) bill. Trump and the house Republicans should be in DC. Yes, the liar- in- chief will rant and rave on Twitter about the evil Democrats (what's new?) Yes some in the media will blame both sides, but the facts are on our side and there's tape. I love the strength the Democrats are displaying nowadays. Keep it up.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:00 PM

17. Oh, they will. On January 3, 2019.

They'll go back then, when they're the majority in the House of Representatives and can actually do something. Yes, indeed!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:45 PM

18. No, Fuck Trump. He and the GOP are in charge.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:48 PM

19. They can't call the House into session

They're in the minority until Thursday, remember? They can sit around in the Capitol with no lights, no heat, and look like pouty children, because that's precisely how they'd be portrayed by Republicans and in the media. If the minority party being in the minority "looks awful" to you, I'd suggest an adjustment of your vision.

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