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Wed Oct 25, 2017, 12:30 PM

 

Do Flake, Corker and McCain really want to show courage? Here's how

Senators Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and John McCain (R-Arizona) have a really great opportunity to really cause a sea change in the Senate for the remainder of this year and all of next.

Each Senator should hand in a letter stating that they have changed their party affiliation from Republican to Independent. Then, each let's the leadership know that they will be caucusing with the Democrats.

This will result in a 51 to 49 split in favor of the Democrats and everything changes. They can keep their current chairmanships, but all others change. Schumer now calls the shots on what legislation reaches the floor and who will chair all the investigations.

You 3 guys really want to show me that you want to save the country, we need more than words. Do this, together, and now you've shown me something.

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Reply Do Flake, Corker and McCain really want to show courage? Here's how (Original post)
louis c Oct 2017 OP
SHRED Oct 2017 #1
SouthernIrish Oct 2017 #2
Kleveland Oct 2017 #3
SHRED Oct 2017 #4
LonePirate Oct 2017 #5
Doitnow Oct 2017 #13
GoCubsGo Oct 2017 #6
matt819 Oct 2017 #7
Tobin S. Oct 2017 #8
bearfan454 Oct 2017 #9
Honeycombe8 Oct 2017 #10
Mr.Bill Oct 2017 #11
Jim Dandy Oct 2017 #12
louis c Oct 2017 #18
CakeGrrl Oct 2017 #14
Tiggeroshii Oct 2017 #15
Jim Lane Oct 2017 #20
Tiggeroshii Oct 2017 #21
VaBchTgerLily Oct 2017 #16
usaf-vet Oct 2017 #17
imanamerican63 Oct 2017 #19

Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 12:32 PM

1. BIG K&R

 

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 12:59 PM

2. Yes

K & R

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 01:00 PM

3. Brilliant wish!

You wanna' see miracles?

Well, that would be close to one...

That and really seeing the Grand Orange Obnoxious Nimrod go down.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 01:03 PM

4. I let them know...thank you!

 

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 01:04 PM

5. Short of doing that, their words of protest are meaningless. Actions are needed, not words.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 02:43 PM

13. Speaking of which----today, Rethugs voted to deny class action suits against banks. Included

in that vote were McCain, Flake and Corker. Rethugs are ALL the same. They always vote the same. Lie, Cheat and Steal is their motto in EVERY case. Without fail. No heroes there.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 01:24 PM

6. Yep, they're still in their party,

and still voting for The Dotard's agenda. Nothing courageous about that.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 01:38 PM

7. They won't

Because they are cowards.

They are stating obvious truths, of course, and the words are welcome. But they have also chosen not to run for re-election. Like most of today's Republicans, they lack the spine, the courage, to take action that goes against the GOP. It's better to quit, get the RW post at a think tank or university, maybe an ambassador's job in the next D administration. But do something that takes courage? Not these Republicans. Cowards one and all.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 01:44 PM

8. K&R

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 02:02 PM

9. K and R

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 02:10 PM

10. That would work, I think. But they won't do it. Just like Dems wouldn't do it.

You don't just leave your party because you don't like the President. You and the others still have a common agenda. And your ideology hasn't changed to Democratic.

But you're right...that would get their attention.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 02:38 PM

11. I think Flake and Corker

will be running for President in 2020, and they want to do it as republicans. There is a good chance Trump will be out of the picture by then and either of them could beat Pence for the nomination. Pence is an incompetent corrupt moron religious nut case, and will at least be badly tainted by Mueller's investigation, if not taken out.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 02:39 PM

12. kick

 

Great post!

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Response to Jim Dandy (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 03:27 PM

18. Thanks

 

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 02:43 PM

14. Flake and Corker are all talk until proven otherwise.

As of today, Flake voted with the banks and doesn't believe there's any basis for a 25th Amendment removal of Trump.

Wake me up when he and Corker vote against Trump policy.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 02:44 PM

15. They need to save switching till after the midterms

Not having control makes us the opposition party with no power and that in itself gives a huge advantage in the midterms. If we don't get back the senate in the midterms, then they can switch their party affiliation even if for a short time, to get the most important pieces of legislation passed. But switching now could in the long run do more harm than good.

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 07:11 PM

20. But by then Flake and Corker will be gone.

 

Their late switch would have an effect only in any short lame-duck session in the two months between the election and the swearing-in of new Senators.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 07:24 PM

21. Myrkowski collins and mccain

And depending on what needs to be done that can make all the difference if all they have is a lame duck session

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 03:02 PM

16. That is Brilliant! dont't think they would ever do it though

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 03:13 PM

17. Nice thinking out of the box.... or

should I say out of the swamp.

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