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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 10:31 PM

 

Stone Cold John McCain saves the day

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 10:34 PM

1. He wants his maverick back

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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 10:59 PM

2. Collins and Murkowski Stood Up for Womankind Over the Threats of Men

 

Two female senators, perhaps the most moderate Republicans in the Senate, have gotten many well-deserved thank-yous for going against their party and voting down a “skinny” repeal of Obamacare late Thursday night. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have stood stalwart against a few instances of GOP B.S. this year, including the Senate’s initial Obamacare repeal attempt and Betsy DeVos’ nomination as Secretary of Education.

But their votes on Thursday came at a particularly critical moment, under extreme pressure and gendered attacks from members of their own party. One unforgivably doofy Republican Congressman from Texas said on a radio show that he would like to have a duel-to-the-death with the “female senators” who stood in the way of Obamacare repeal, but since they are but ladies, he would hold himself back. (Wonder if he’d roll back that statement now that John McCain, a verifiable man, cast the final, deciding vote against the legislation.) When asked about Murkowski and Collins, a Republican Congressman from Georgia said someone should “snatch a knot in [the Senate’s] ass,” meaning hit them. Trump specifically targeted Murkowski on Twitter, riling up his supporters to go after her, and the Secretary of the Interior threatened to stop Alaska drilling projects if she didn’t vote the president’s way.

Weaker legislators might have stuck to the party line in defiance of their consciences. (See: the Republican senators who said they’d only vote for the bill if they got a guarantee that it wouldn’t become law.) Standing up to a crowd of peers making glib references to physical violence and real threats to legislative priorities could not have been easy.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/07/28/collins_and_murkowski_stood_up_for_women_over_the_threats_of_men.html

The REAL Heroes!

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Sat Jul 29, 2017, 01:20 AM

3. This gives some amazing insight into what happened

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