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Congress Passes War Funding & Iraq Timeline Bill; Bush Vows Veto

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by RokSki, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2007/04/26/veto_awaits_iraq_troop_withdrawal_bill?mode=PF
     
  2. ScottyDan

    ScottyDan Member

    Re: Congress Passes War Funding & Timeline Bill; Bush Vows Veto

    Is it November 2008 yet?
     
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: Congress Passes War Funding & Timeline Bill; Bush Vows Veto

    Nope, and even then we'll be talking about the midterms in 2010.
     
  4. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Re: Congress Passes War Funding & Timeline Bill; Bush Vows Veto

    I thought the best -- or saddest -- story I've read was about a month ago and written about a local first-term representative who the other side was already gearing up to "get" in the next election (it is a volatile seat historically and generally changes hands every six years or so) so he's spending lots of time and energy fund raising and campaigning and gearing up for the next election -- even though he'd only been on the job for about 50 days or something.

    What a country -- do these people even legislate anything any more?
     
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: Congress Passes War Funding & Timeline Bill; Bush Vows Veto

    Z, did it say when would he be up for re-election?
     
  6. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Yes, he is a congressman, so it is a two-year term, meaning Nov. 2008.


    I mean, is it too much to ask these people to focus on their actual job for at least one year?
     
  7. Change the way we finance campaigns, and maybe they can.
     
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    We should merge this with the 'What Can You Not Do?' thread.
     
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Amend the Constitution, & we'll change the way we finance campaigns.
     
  10. Yes, yes, money is speech.
     
  11. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    I think George Will said that once or 10,000 times ::)
     
  12. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    How about we get a VIABLE third party in this country, something that both the GOP and the Dems have to fear around election time,so these assclowns stop taking advantage of us?

    (I'm a newbie and I hate to have my first post be in a political thread, but a third party is something I care about)
     
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