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Old 03-24-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Senate Republicans fuming over the passage of health care reform are now refusing to work past 2 p.m. -- a tactic they can employ by invoking a little-known Senate rule.

On Wednesday, the Judiciary Committee was forced to cancel a hearing as was the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tweeted today : "Disappointed. Rs refusing to allow hearings today. Had to cancel my oversight hearing on police training contracts in Afghanistan."
GOP Senators Refusing To Work Past 2PM, Invoking Obscure Rule

Will they dock their own pay for the hours lost?

Not only do they say the Federal Government is broken, they prove it!

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Old 03-24-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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nap time, apparently Grumpy McSame says he's not going to work at all, i wonder if anyone will notice. J.D. Abramoff should have a ball with that gift
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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So much for "Country First!"

The GOP is absolutely pathetic...bunch of babies.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: just here
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Well you know, if they're not going to work then fire them. Simple.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Well you know, if they're not going to work then fire them. Simple.
That sounds so nice and simple, particularly since we're the ones who gave them their job in the first place! But for some reason, it never seems to work out well; people insist on putting them right back in office.

I always figure, vote someone else in. If they aren't doing the job, then don't re-elect him or her. There are plenty of people in the United States; sooner or later office seekers will get the message: you don't get to keep your job unless the people believe you're doing it well.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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Ah, good plan, grid lock congress in the middle of a financial crisis and 2 wars. Then blame democrats for something. Watch the base eat it up because they're dumb.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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nap time, apparently Grumpy McSame says he's not going to work at all, i wonder if anyone will notice. J.D. Abramoff should have a ball with that gift
Maybe Glenn needs nap time too. This is just a big ole hissy fit from the right.

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Old 03-24-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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Lazy conservatives can't even get to work, daaaamn.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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LoL, throwing a hissy fit because they didn't get what they wanted?

Shows the level of maturity and bravery I expect.

They shouldn't get paid for the day then, since they are so concerned about people getting benefits for not doing work.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Lazy conservatives can't even get to work, daaaamn.
They've got to get down to the country club. You can still play 18 holes when you start @ 2:00.
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