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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Five Democrats saved House Republicans from an embarrassing floor defeat Wednesday, voting with the GOP on a farm bill rule that controversially included language blocking a vote on U.S. involvement in Yemen. The rule ― which set up consideration for the farm bill ― waived a War Powers Resolution -- based measure that could have given Democrats a floor vote on ending U.S. assistance to the Saudi-led coalition blamed for thousands of deaths and widespread starvation in Yemen.

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"Reps. Jim Costa, Al Lawson, Collin Peterson, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Scott helped the GOP ensure the House won't consider a companion bill to anti-Saudi legislation soon expected to pass the Senate"

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-12-13 01:39 AM | Reply

Is this the farm bill that changes hemp farming rules?
If there is one thing I want to see out of the lame-duck House, it is for them to get that lil victory.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-13 01:47 AM | Reply

This shouldn't surprise anyone.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-12-13 07:05 AM | Reply

Oh I am not surprised I know there is a lot of Dems willing to kill a lot of people for money just like pretty much all repubs politicians.

The only solution is to vote bad neo-liberal Dems out and replace them with good leftie Dems

#4 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-12-13 07:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Reps. Jim Costa, Al Lawson, Collin Peterson, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Scott helped the GOP ensure the House won't consider a companion bill to anti-Saudi legislation soon expected to pass the Senate"

Every one of them should face primary contests. Scumbags. They should be forced to defend their defense of the murderering Prince from Saudi Arabia.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-13 10:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Stop with your purity tests, only centrist pragmatism will save us all. Four more wars!

#6 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-12-13 06:38 PM | Reply

Shall we reignite yesterday's debate about how dems just need to accept "reality" and keep electing "liberals" who take donations from corrupt plutocrats?

Because this is what it gets you.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-13 07:30 PM | Reply

What it gets you is control of the House where you can effect a lot of issues progressively, just not all of them.

But I know, I know. If it isn't perfect, it isn't good at all.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-13 07:47 PM | Reply

Capitalists have no moral values of any kind. They don't care about the 9-11 attack on US soil, they don't care about the 85,000 people that have already died in Yemen from bombing and the embargo, they don't care about the mass dysentery and starvation going on putting millions of lives at risk.

This war started because the Saudis don't like the religion of the last President the Yemenis people elected and the USA is supporting this effort. Not that the USA doesn't overthrow democratically elected leaders themselves all the time.

Ryan is scum of the earth, just like Trump, McConnell, and the recently fired Sessions & Kelly, who may be replaced with the scumbag Jared Kushner, because no one else will take the job.

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-13 07:59 PM | Reply

What it gets you is control of the House

#8 | Posted by Corky

No that's what having a republican president as bad as trump gets you.

Sellout dems is what got us trump in the first place.

But of course our biggest sellout fan is here to say dems winning the house is proof that people dont care if dems are corrupt so we can just keep nominating corporate puppets.

We listened to you last time. And lost.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-13 08:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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"We listened to you last time."

You didn't listen to Bernie.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 08:16 PM | Reply

We listened to you last time. And lost.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2018-12-13 08:07 PM | REPLY

Corky is a 2 time loser. He lost in 2008 and he lost in 2016. His track record for winning is nonexistent.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-13 08:16 PM | Reply

You didn't listen to Bernie.

Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 08:16 PM | Reply

Regurgitated worthless talking points is all you have left. How sad.

#13 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-13 08:18 PM | Reply

"Regurgitated worthless talking points is all you have left."

Bernie said vote for Clinton.

You two didn't.

FACT!

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 08:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Bernie said vote for Clinton.

You two didn't.

FACT!

Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 08:20 PM | Reply

You gave us a horrible corporatist puppet. I refused to vote for that.

FACT Sweetie.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-13 08:22 PM | Reply

"You gave us a horrible corporatist puppet. I refused to vote for that."

Not only that, you still think Clinton would have been at least as bad if not worse than Trump!

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 08:27 PM | Reply

The only reason Trump or Bush ever won is because of the horrible electoral college, which needs to be gotten rid of.

#17 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-13 08:31 PM | Reply

"The only reason Trump or Bush ever won is because of the horrible electoral college"

Laura and Speaks like being reminded that Clinton got the most popular votes for President that anyone has ever gotten.

Makes them feel special in their bubble, that so few can figure it out like they did. Oh look there's JeffJ in there with them, not voting GOP because he's mad about things too!

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 08:36 PM | Reply

The only reason Trump or Bush ever won is because of the horrible electoral college, which needs to be gotten rid of.

#17 | Posted by bayviking

There is no ONLY reason. There were a ton of deciding factors.

The electoral college was one.
Clinton being a sellout wall street whore was another.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-13 08:39 PM | Reply

Laura and Speaks like being reminded that Clinton got the most popular votes for President that anyone has ever gotten.

#18 | Posted by snoofy

Snoof needs to be reminded that a sellout corporate puppet democrat couldnt even beat donald the con man trump.

She got a few million in donations, and america got a traitorous moron in the white house. Wonder if she thinks it was worth it, since you clearly do.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-13 08:41 PM | Reply

And that's why both parties are the SAME!!!
-NulliSheepUtin

#21 | Posted by censored at 2018-12-13 08:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Laura and Speaks like being reminded that Clinton got the most popular votes for President that anyone has ever gotten.

Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 08:36 PM | Reply

That's not how White Houses are won dear. Popular vote doesn't mean diddly squat. Yep you learnt absolutely NOTHING from 2016. How tragic.

#22 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-13 08:47 PM | Reply

Barack got 69 (nice) mil in '08, the record.

#23 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-12-13 08:49 PM | Reply

"That's not how White Houses are won dear."

But it is how democratic elections are supposed to operate, dear.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 08:56 PM | Reply

"Snoof needs to be reminded that a sellout corporate puppet democrat couldnt even beat donald the con man trump."

Did you want her to?
You preferred Trump, right?

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 08:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Did you want her to?
You preferred Trump, right?

#25 | Posted by snoofy

Thats how you know your argument is weak.

When you try to say that admitting no one wants sellout dems is the same thing as preferring trump.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-13 08:59 PM | Reply

- We listened to you last time. And lost.

Says the guy whose candidate couldn't win a Dem primary, much less a much more conservative general election.

Which was just another case of Puridopians making the supposedly perfect the enemy of the good enough.

- Clinton being a sellout wall street whore was another.

According to you, so was Obama... and Warren and every other Dem in Congress that didn't buh-lieve that unilateral disarmament was a great idea.

So you making that point about Clinton as if she were different than most Dems is really just not very persuasive. Which is about the nicest way of putting that.

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-13 09:42 PM | Reply

According to you, so was Obama... and Warren and every other Dem in Congress that didn't buh-lieve that unilateral disarmament was a great idea.

#27 | Posted by Corky

According to ME?

Ok liberal warrior, what was YOUR reaction to obama filling his inner circle with the bankers who funded his campaign after wrecking the economy and not punishing a single one of them?

I supposed you were cool with it, since dem corruption doesn't bug you.

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-13 09:46 PM | Reply

Says the guy whose candidate couldn't win a Dem primary, much less a much more conservative general election.

#27 | Posted by Corky

Says the moron who still cant admit that swing voters in a populist election would have voted for sanders long before they'd vote for clinton.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-13 09:47 PM | Reply

Says the moron who still cant admit that swing voters in a populist election would have voted Says the moron who still cant admit that swing voters in a populist election would have voted for sanders long before they'd vote for clinton.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2018-12-13 09:47 PM | REPLY

In a heartbeat.

#30 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-13 09:52 PM | Reply

Ryan sucks. Bigly.

#31 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-13 10:06 PM | Reply

#28

I'll take that as the 'Yes' it is. Thanks for admitting that your diatribes about Evil Hillary, kinda like Trump's, are just nonsense because you see all Dems as the same on that topic.

If they don't unilateral disarm... and likely lose because of it as no Dem has ever done that nationally and won, well then, they just aren't perfect enough for you. Even though they vote for the reform you want; it's even in their Platform. Silly you.

- swing voters in a populist election would have voted for sanders long before they'd vote for clinton.

There's little evidence of that at all. As you've been schooled do often, rwing populists and lwing populists are not the same thing.

Plus:
Bernie Sanders Would Have Lost the Election in a Landslide

www.motherjones.com

www.thedailybeast.com

But hey, keep fighting the Dem Primary and pretending Bernie would have won the general... and ignoring Bernie when he tells you and Laura Belle the facts of life.

Apparently you both aren't ready for those facts.

#32 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-13 10:10 PM | Reply

Says the guy whose candidate couldn't win a Dem primary, much less a much more conservative general election.

In a world where we are investing Russian influence in the general election.

Why is it so difficult for democrats to admit how it would have been extremely easy for the DNC to influence the primaries.

#33 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-12-13 10:14 PM | Reply

#33

Why is it so difficult for some people to admit what Bernie did... that they didn't.

#34 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-13 10:22 PM | Reply

Bernie is currently #6 in Dem polling.... behind Corey Booker and Joe Biden, for F's sake.

www.cnn.com

#35 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-13 10:25 PM | Reply

Bernie is currently #6 in Dem polling....

Might help his numbers if he switched parties again.

#36 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-13 10:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sad that Corky hasn't learnt one damned thing about 2016. He regurgitates the same same BS Tripe as per the usual.

#37 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-13 10:28 PM | Reply

"When you try to say that admitting no one wants sellout dems is the same thing as preferring trump." - #26 | Posted by sheepleschism at 2018-12-13 08:59 PM

#38 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-13 10:33 PM | Reply

"...since dem corruption doesn't bug you." - #28 | Posted by sheepleschism at 2018-12-13 09:46 PM

#39 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-13 10:33 PM | Reply

"... that swing voters in a populist election would have voted for sanders long before they'd vote for clinton." - #29 | Posted by sheepleschism at 2018-12-13 09:47 PM

#40 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-13 10:34 PM | Reply

#37

Not an argument. Had you listened to Bernie, you would have done the right thing for your country rather than for yourself.

#41 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-13 10:36 PM | Reply

"When you try to say that admitting no one wants sellout dems is the same thing as preferring trump."

Given the choices you had, it was the same thing.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-13 10:39 PM | Reply

"Clinton being a sellout wall street whore was another." - #19 | Posted by sheepleschism at 2018-12-13 08:39 PM

#43 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-13 10:43 PM | Reply

"We listened to you last time. And lost." - #10 | Posted by sheepleschism at 2018-12-13 08:07 PM

#44 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-13 10:44 PM | Reply

"Shall we reignite yesterday's debate about how dems just need to accept "reality" and keep electing "liberals" who take donations from corrupt plutocrats?" - #7 | Posted by sheepleschism at 2018-12-13 07:30 PM

#45 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-13 10:46 PM | Reply

Had you listened to Bernie, you would have done the right thing...

In Kansas you can vote for Mary Poppins and the Republican is still going to win.

#46 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-13 10:56 PM | Reply

"In Kansas you can vote for Mary Poppins and the Republican is still going to win." - #46 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-13 10:56 PM

That's true.

But every "not Mary Poppins" vote signals support for the Republicans.

Even in Kansas.

#47 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-13 10:57 PM | Reply

No one knew voting was so complicated.

#48 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-13 11:02 PM | Reply

#46

True, but LauraBelle has made it clear that she would not have voted for Clinton keep Trump out of the WH no matter where she lived, Kansas or Oz.

She was all like, "I`ll get you my pretty and your little dog too!".

#49 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-13 11:45 PM | Reply

#19, speaksoftly, like a Wall Street Whore

While I do not disagree with your claim regarding Hillary, she won the popular vote. So the existence of the anti-democratic electoral college is the only reason the planet must endure Trump. That substantial popular vote victory was in spite of out of control Republican gerrymandering, a major ongoing national election scandal.

#50 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-14 08:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Aw crap Bernie Sanders most popular senator in Morning Consult poll

#51 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-12-14 02:28 PM | Reply

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