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Protecting their own

October 28, 2013

In the history of the U.S. Congress, few members have been expelled or censured. Not because they didn't deserve it, but because they protect each other....

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rmiller

Oct-30-13 10:49 PM

Tis interesting now, watching the Dems trip over each other.... even people who voted for Obama are scratching their heads as they read their cancellation notices from their insurance companies. But, he promised you didn't he? As I stated on another LTR, cancellation notices know no political affiliation, just the numbers.

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USABorn

Oct-30-13 2:52 AM

CMReeder - 1:49 PM

"The richest member of the House is a Republican."

The lion’s share of McCaul’s wealth is owned by his wife, Linda McCaul, the daughter of Clear Channel Communications CEO and founder Lowry Mays. He MARRIED the money just like John Kerry married the Heinz fortune!

Now if you want to discuss people like Piggy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein, they got their wealth thru funneling government contracts to their loving hubbies!

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CMReeder

Oct-28-13 11:59 PM

Not as dumb as you hypocrite.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-28-13 2:31 PM

Mr. Reeder:

Once again you demonstrate your utter lack of intelligence.

Republicans don't hate the wealthy nor complain about them, but you say we're hypocrites because we don't.

How dumb are you, really?

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CMReeder

Oct-28-13 1:49 PM

The richest member of the House is a Republican.

Look at all the money Romney made that isn't even close to those who bankrolled his run for President. The right is so blind to their own hypocrisy.

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Capricorn1

Oct-28-13 1:25 PM

Yes, they buy villas in the Dominican Republic and liberals just keep re-electing these people while complaining about the wealthy.

It demonstrates the utter hypocrisy of liberals. -Erik

Not to mention the millions they take in campaign donations from the wealthy they despise so much.

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Alsever

Oct-28-13 12:19 PM

when are the Republicans going to demand Cruz show his birth certificate? Hispanic surname but born in Canada????

Bet you none of those mentioned can produce a DD-214!

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eriklatranyi

Oct-28-13 12:11 PM

John Zook:

Yes, they buy villas in the Dominican Republic and liberals just keep re-electing these people while complaining about the wealthy.

It demonstrates the utter hypocrisy of liberals.

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JohnZook

Oct-28-13 12:07 PM

Just how many millionaires are made in Congress? You would deny them that opportunity to better themselves. Just ask Charlie Rangel; how does a Rep. afford a villa in the Dominican Republic? Hmmmm?

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CMReeder

Oct-28-13 11:45 AM

No they are not!

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eriklatranyi

Oct-28-13 11:15 AM

Mr. Reeder:

You can laugh all you want.

The Tea Party is helping to replace entrenched politicians.

What is anyone on your side doing to get rid of crooks like Nancy Pelosi (insider trading, husband gets gov't contracts) or Charlie Rangel (tax cheat)?

Your side is doing nothing.

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Capricorn1

Oct-28-13 10:53 AM

The problem is that too many people want government to do things for them and will vote for the guy who promises the most stuff. -Enigma

You are exactly right and this leads to entirely too much pork barrel spending. No politician would ever get in office if he ran on the platform to support the Constitution.

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enigma

Oct-28-13 9:35 AM

Term limits might help, but they will not solve the problem. The problem is that too many people want government to do things for them and will vote for the guy who promises the most stuff. Along with this we have been convinced to follow a party. What we have now is a system where you choose from two people, both of whom have the parties interest and not the people's in mind. Until the people take take the parties back from the elite few who run them we will have more of the same even with term limits. We have been complacent, allowing government to monitor itself, and they have taken full advantage. These TEA Party candidates are chosen by the people and not the parties. That's a good start.

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CMReeder

Oct-28-13 8:35 AM

'At least the Tea Party is cleaning up the GOP.'

LOL!

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CMReeder

Oct-28-13 8:26 AM

LOL

Marsha Blackburn is not a senator.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-28-13 7:38 AM

At least the GOP is being cleaned-up by the Tea Party.

Yes, the scary Tea Party that wants to spend less and make the gov't leave you alone.

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spike2

Oct-28-13 6:27 AM

and none of those named will ever be elected to a higher office. Therefore, term limits will remain.

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VinceKnauff

Oct-28-13 6:17 AM

..because too FEW people like those..

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VinceKnauff

Oct-28-13 6:15 AM

This is a pollyannish view that none of us will see happen in our lifetimes. We can yell 'throw the bums out' all we want but we never seem to, because too people like those you listed ever run, and when they do the party machine sees that they don't succeed.

It's great to wish big, but I do that too when I buy a lottery ticket. Your hopes here have as much chance of success as that lottery ticket I bought.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-28-13 6:10 AM

Term limits is just talk from congressmen and local political parties. It will probably take grassroots actions on the part of the citizens to get it pasted.

Even the people that support term limits balk when they get a "good" one in congress. They want them to stay there and continue to do good.

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gavinf56

Oct-28-13 5:20 AM

Do you really think Cruz, Paul, or any other of your "true Republicans" are going to vote to limit their terms in office?

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USABorn

Oct-28-13 3:22 AM

Right on Ms Lewis! Interesting to see how far ahead dems are in the total count!

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