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Rand Paul blocks Senate from approving 9/11 victim compensation fund

Rand Paul blocks Senate from approving 9/11 victim compensation fund


Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) tried to win the Senate's consent to approve the House-passed bill, which would reauthorize funding until fiscal 2090. The bill cleared the House in a 402-12 vote last week.

But Paul objected, pointing to the country's growing debt and arguing that any new spending should be offset by cuts to other spending.

"It has long been my feeling that we need to address our massive debt in the country," he said. "And therefore any new spending … should be offset by cutting spending that's less valuable. We need to, at the very least, have this debate."

Posted by Trumpocalypse | Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:12 PM (1 replies)

Who is Jason Johnson?

And why is he always attacking Democrats?

He’s on Ari Melber’s show tonight and instead of condemning Trump for being a racist, normalizes by saying ‘he’s not the first racist President we’ve had and not the last racist President’. Johnson then goes on to attack Democrats.

I’ve seen him several times now and he always seems to be attacking Dems.
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Tue Jul 16, 2019, 06:24 PM (11 replies)

Happy 50th Anniversary Apollo 11

Posted by Trumpocalypse | Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:00 AM (2 replies)

Hope anyone here in NYC tonight is safe

and well.
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:40 PM (6 replies)

Maureen Dowd defends Nancy Pelosi

I don't usual read Maureen Dowd but she makes a lot of good points here. And posted most of the article due to the Times pay wall.

Scaling Wokeback Mountain

By Maureen Dowd
Opinion Columnist

WASHINGTON — I was feeling on edge. Writing a column that sparks an internecine fight among the highest-profile women in the Democratic Party is nerve wracking.


Pelosi told me, after the A.O.C. Squad voted against the House’s version of the border bill and trashed the moderates — the very people who provided the Democrats the majority — that the Squad was four people with four votes. She was talking about a legislative reality. If it was a knock, it was for abandoning the party.

That did not merit A.O.C.’s outrageous accusation that Pelosi was targeting “newly elected women of color.” She slimed the speaker, who has spent her life fighting for the downtrodden and who was instrumental in getting the first African-American president elected and passing his agenda against all odds, as a sexist and a racist.

A.O.C. should consider the possibility that people who disagree with her do not disagree with her color.


But Congress is not a place where you achieve radical progress — certainly not in divided government. It’s a place where you work at it and work at it and don’t get everything you want.


“We fought for years to create the majorities to get a Democratic president elected and re-elected, and they’re going to dither it away. They have not decided what’s more important: Do they want to beat Trump or do they want to clear the moderate and centrists out of the party? You really think weakening the speaker is the right strategy to try to get rid of Donald Trump and everything he stands for?”

In the age of Trump, there is no more stupid proposition than that Nancy Pelosi is the problem. If A.O.C. and her Pygmalions and acolytes decide that burning down the House is more important than deposing Trump, they will be left with a racist backward president and the emotional satisfaction of their own purity.


Posted by Trumpocalypse | Sat Jul 13, 2019, 05:21 PM (40 replies)

House Dem Shreds AOC and Colleagues for Playing the 'Race Card'

House Dem Shreds AOC and Colleagues for Playing the ‘Race Card’: ‘Their Ignorance is Beyond Belief’

By Connor Mannion Jul 11th, 2019, 4:19 pm

A House Democrat blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive allies for their ongoing feud with House Speak Nancy Pelosi, saying “their ignorance is beyond belief.”

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) fumed at AOC and other House progressives for their dispute with the House speaker, and accused them of playing “the race card.”

“What a weak argument, because you can’t get your way and because you’re getting pushback you resort to using the race card? Unbelievable. That’s unbelievable to me,” Clay said according to The Hill. “I could care less. I could really care less. I agree with the Speaker. Four people, four votes out of 240 people, who cares.”

Posted by Trumpocalypse | Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:35 PM (83 replies)

Who are the top 10 you'd like to see in a debate?

Mine are:

And a utility outfielder to be named later.
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Mon Jul 8, 2019, 11:38 AM (11 replies)

Unwanted Ivanka

Posted by Trumpocalypse | Sat Jul 6, 2019, 08:55 AM (6 replies)

No Bill Maher Booker and Trump were not saying the same thing

More and more Maher is revealing himself to be a rich, entitled, out of touch white guy.
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:48 AM (5 replies)

Bill Maher loves Tulsi Gabbard??

Does he know her history and all her positions or does he just see an attractive woman that he wants to f*ck?

Just adding a link: https://www.thedailybeast.com/bill-maher-treats-tulsi-gabbard-with-kid-gloves-i-love-you-and-i-love-hawaii?ref=scroll
Posted by Trumpocalypse | Sat Jun 29, 2019, 03:49 AM (9 replies)
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