Nasty Letters To Crooked Politicians

As we enter a new era of politics, we hope to see that Obama has the courage to fight the policies that Progressives hate. Will he have the fortitude to turn the economic future of America to help the working man? Or will he turn out to be just a pawn of big money, as he seems to be right now.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

GoPpigs know they don't have to Filibuster-Reid just caves in

Instead of requiring GoPpigs to talk when they Filibuster, gutless Harry just says "eff it" and pulls the bill. His excuse? Can't get 60 votes. So the GOP gets off scott free and says gutless Harry can't get enough votes!
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Journalistic balance vs. truth

As Steve Benen detailed yesterday, a new study from the Campaign for America's Future found that Republicans have broken the single-term record for filibusters this year already, with more than a year to go in the session:

* Ending the disastrous occupation of Iraq.

* Providing health insurance to millions more kids.

* Empowering Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices.

* Taking away handouts to Big Oil so we can invest in renewable energy.

* Repealing the effective ban on embryonic stem cell research.

* Investing more in health research.

* Making it easier for workers to join unions.

* Investing more in fighting poverty and training workers.

Reid has been accused, by Republicans and Democrats alike, of filing these so-called cloture motions to cut off debate very, very quickly, rather than letting the Senate continue to work its will through debate and amendments. This is a "record" that Reid and Republicans both should take "credit" for
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