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Common sense voting

October 7, 2013

On election day I hope that common sense voters remember who is responsible for following issues; shutting down government, gun control....

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USABorn

Oct-10-13 3:57 PM

rick424 - 8:12 PM

"In the 1995 shutdown, President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich talked everyday until a compromise could be reached."

"And it pretty much ended Gingrich's career."

Sorry, but that had nothing to do with Gingrich's career ending. Better do some research before commenting.

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FortySixand2

Oct-09-13 10:16 PM

LOL! Rick, that one is going to leave a mark! Ouch! Yeah, it was Gingrich's Waterloo for sure!

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rick424

Oct-07-13 8:12 PM

"In the 1995 shutdown, President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich talked everyday until a compromise could be reached."

And it pretty much ended Gingrich's career.

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FortySixand2

Oct-07-13 6:43 PM

The disconnect on the right is just astounding. You immerse yourselves in your conservative media caccoon and somehow forget how we do things. Trying to overturn a settled law 42-43 times even though you have no possibility of succeeding is waste, fraud, and abuse. You despise government, and yet want to control what you despise. That's sociopathic. The republican party is a clear and present danger to our nation and the democratic process.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-07-13 6:14 PM

In the 1995 shutdown, President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich talked everyday until a compromise could be reached.

That resulted in welfare reform, a balanced budget and "the era of big gov't is over".

President Obama has never displayed any ability for leadership during his entire career. Even Democrats have complained that he does not consult with them. His cabinet rarely meets with him.

We have an absence of leadership in the White House.

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SteelerFan

Oct-07-13 2:45 PM

idiottwo: 'what absolutely kills me is we continue to HAVE to raise the debt, pass spending bills to cover costs we are incuring that we can't possibly pay back. How is that responsible? How can we spend such levels without a plan to pay it back?

Barack Obama call it 'unpatriotic' in 2008.

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spike2

Oct-07-13 2:26 PM

Yes we vote Marino out. Obama is out in 2 no matter the opinion . Vote them all out. Starting over can't be worse.

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leaningright

Oct-07-13 1:50 PM

Common sense tells me that what we have right now isn't working.

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rick424

Oct-07-13 11:03 AM

"So, do we vote him out?"

Of course!

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johnnyad3

Oct-07-13 9:07 AM

It is Rep. Boehner's fault. He can't lead his House members. He and the rest of the House knew the ACA attached to the bill would not pass but they sent it to the Senate anyway. Stupid is as stupid does and the republicans in the House aced stupidity.

"On election day I hope that common sense voters remember who is responsible for following issues; shutting down government, gun control."

What, and throw them out? Does that include Rep. Marino? He knew the Senate was not going to pass a bill that attached defunding the ACA. Hence the shutdown. So, do we vote him out?

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CMReeder

Oct-07-13 8:57 AM

How nice to hear Republicans have no responsibility. Which means they have a right to be very irresponsible.

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enigma

Oct-07-13 8:52 AM

You may dislike Obama but the Congress is worse. -Spike

How can you get worse that refusing to negotiate and then accusing the other side of refusing to compromise? How can you get worse than intentionally inflicting as much pain as possible on the American people to get your way? This administration is spending more money keeping people out of the national parks than it would cost to keep them open. There's no money to run them, but unlimited funds to keep you out. How does that work? There have been 17 'government shutdowns' and never before have barricades been put up around monuments to keep people out. Obama is a thug and he must have some great dirt on Harry Reid to make him go along with his crimes against the American people. Yes, Congress may be useless, but Obama is evil. Evil is worse.

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leaningright

Oct-07-13 8:47 AM

The President is the commander, ultimately he is responsible. He can't seem to bring the two sides together so it is his failure in my eyes. No negotiating is not working is it?

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CMReeder

Oct-07-13 8:10 AM

Sorry but voters voted for people who promised a shutdown if they did not get what they wanted. Now they are blaming the other side.

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idiottwo

Oct-07-13 7:18 AM

what absolutely kills me is we continue to HAVE to raise the debt, pass spending bills to cover costs we are incuring that we can't possibly pay back. How is that responsible? How can we spend such levels without a plan to pay it back? These guys will be out of office and the debt will crush future officials.

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Capricorn1

Oct-07-13 7:13 AM

You may dislike Obama but the Congress is worse. -Spike

I couldn't agree more! And as far as I'm concerned, congressional elections are MUCH more important than the presidential election. Nothing gets done because of partisanship in Congress. The buck stops there and that's why I think it makes no sense to have term limits on our president, but not our congressional leaders.

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VinceKnauff

Oct-07-13 6:55 AM

Democrats would rather go down with the ship than give an inch on Obamacare. Republicans have offered numerous spending bills that were refused by Harry Reid in the Senate because they did not include Obamacare spending. Harry Reid and Senate Democrats, at the bidding of the President, are the ones responsible for the shutdown. How can you dispute that?

On that note, I would like to see comment from our friends on the left here regarding some of the petty and childish choices made on what is "closed" because of the shutdown? Seriously. The WWII memorial in DC is more secure than our southern border right now. The public sees this childish behavior and will remember it in 13 months, I am sure.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-07-13 6:38 AM

President Obama is playing high speed political "chicken" with his approach to determining what areas of the federal government to operate and what to keep open. He realizes that with a republican controlled congress that he is a lame-duck president for the rest of his term so he is hoping to create enough animosity by creating the most pain for Americans in an attempt to get them to replace republicans with democrats in the House in the mid-term election.

He is hoping the public will be distracted and forget Benghazi, the red-line in Syria, Iran continuing on their quest to nuclear weapons, tighter EPA controls which phase out coal fired power plants, failures with TARP and the invisible shovel ready jobs but that money still went to his rich-friend campaign supporters, expansion of ethanol which drives up costs of food, etc.

He wants to roll out his full socialist agenda. Common sense is reducing spending, balancing the budget, and reducing federal debt.

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MrShaman

Oct-07-13 6:32 AM

On election day I hope that common sense voters remember who is responsible for following issues; shutting down government, gun control." - Howard Ebner

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AGREED!!!!! Mitch McConnell made that "fairly"-clear...right from the START (of Obama's Presidency)!!!

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spike2

Oct-07-13 6:13 AM

You are seriously saying Obama shut down the government? Nothing was resolved in Congress . They have to negotiate with each other first. Are you seriously saying you trust any Congressman to make a decision about a matter of importance in your life? You may dislike Obama but the Congress is worse.

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ArtFold

Oct-07-13 3:44 AM

Barack Obama is personally responsible for the government shutdown. As far as gun control, that's a whole host of misguided people.

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