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Michael Steele Forced to Admit Where the Fault Lies

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  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    Today I saw Michael Steel being grilled by a female correspondent on MSNBC, and she asked him why the Republicans were so lazy and dragging their feet, especially in terms of their NOT offering anything as a solution to the overwhelming peoples' request for new gun registration for each and every gun purchase. He hemmed and hawed saying that the Republican Leadership IS currently working with its members to try and come to some consensus. She then reminded him that it was the House where all this bickering and divisiveness was stopping progress on anything and everything, and he said well, you can't expect the House, where one group is over here (he stretched left his arm out all the way), and the other is over there (he stretched right his arm out all the way), to reach ANY sort of agreement. Now even a Republican has admitted the source of political stagnation in our country. I sure hope the American voters remember this in 2014, and on to 2016 as well.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    The MSNBC hostess must have missed the news story that Senate Democrats have watered down the Feinstein Bill, it appears that both sides are having reservation about final passage of the Bill,and have removed not only several different types of weapons from the ban list,but also removed the portion that had limited the number of rounds in a magazine. I am telling you ,neither side gives a damn about us, the citizens. Those Democrats only changed/ reformed /edited,the Bill because they feared a backlash from their base and they fear not being re-elected even more.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: The MSNBC hostess must have missed the news story that Senate Democrats have watered down the Feinstein Bill, it appears that both sides are having reservation about final passage of the Bill,and have removed not only several different types of weapons from the ban list,but also removed the portion that had limited the number of rounds in a magazine. I am telling you ,neither side gives a damn about us, the citizens. Those Democrats only changed/ reformed /edited,the Bill because they feared a backlash from their base and they fear not being re-elected even more.
    Yes you are absolutely right; I just wonder if the masacre would have taken place at a school here in FL ( the kid had; heard this morning more than 1000 rounds in his dorm and and even posthume received high capacity clips in the mail) so if this would not have been prevented, I sure would have liked to see the faces of our "backtracking" leaders.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    When you change your ideals and viewpoints just to insure your own position of power, it's time to go. I would rather lose my position of power and prestige based on my standards and ideals,rather then win as a hypocrite, but thats just me.
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    I feel the same way, and you can bet that my income is not in the hundreds of thousands of dollars/year. Any Democrat kow-towing to ANY request to back off Senator Feinstein's bill should be voted out, just as if they were Republican office-holders. Send them back to the private sector and see how much of an income drop they might notice.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I just hope we remember all these shannigans in 2014 and vote accordingly, and if there are any town hall meetings with any of these people both democrats and republicans, that question about changing their vote should be answered to our satisfication.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: I just hope we remember all these shannigans in 2014 and vote accordingly, and if there are any town hall meetings with any of these people both democrats and republicans, that question about changing their vote should be answered to our satisfication.
    I sure hope so together with you; but now comes the "but" do not forget the NRA and the "new" GOP they could screw us up; because the CPAC showed that rthey have not changed their tune.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I don't think that they changed their tune more than likely they decided to go back to their base line beliefs, and no more current new wave thinking,from what I gathered just by watching some sound bytes from both sides of the issues,they believe that the electorate is ready for the old fashioned way of running the country, whether or not they disguise it as getting rid of the old guard,or hoping for new blood with fresh (old way thinking) the fact remains the same , this country is in for a culture revolution similer to the 60's awareness of Politics in general,I believe in a smaller government,:ie, way too many Commissions, Advisiory Boards,and Panels,etc. I think that these politicians should put in a full weeks work to be paid,there is no need to spend so much time campaigning both for self and other party member candidates,run on your record,you are still a State Senator or State Representive, if your doing your job as your constituents wanted you do, then there is little need for campaigning on the Sunday talk shows.
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    And that's just it. The Republicans have to decide if they will follow the TeaParty in doubling down. They know it is a mistake but can they swim against the tide? CPAC is following the guidelines of A.L.E.C. in all its policies. This means they have corporate backing. Ryans idea regarding privitizing medicare is an ALEC idea backed by ones who will profit from that change. I think the TP believes the money more than they believe their own message.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I think Rand Paul and Paul Ryan are both Tea party devotees and yet they are at odds with each other on the Budget issue, they both seemed to be in agreement with the concept of a smaller government but with different ways to get there, the GOP is in some sort of disarray,but not so confused as to not be able to field viable candidates for 2014, so pay attention to both party candidates, it is not unusual for these candidates to say one thing and then do something else.