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Thu Jul 7, 2016, 11:07 AM

the contrast is striking between gop and dem reps

I was watching cspan this morning. Each rep has 5 minutes to make a statement on whatever topic they find important to bring to the attention of the speaker.

First was rep Capuccio , a democrat from Massachussets. He gave a brilliant speech on the necessity to have actual votes on "no fly, no buy" and the other bill to plug loopholes in background checks. He pointed out that the gop reps were afraid of standing up for their convictions and actually have an up or down vote on those issues. Instead they manoeuvered using congressional rules to twarth any attempt.

Following him was Jacky speirs , D from california. She too was pushing for the weapon bills. In doing so she had a poster showing the 54 people who died in 51 other mass shootings in june of this year and read their names.

Al green (D), from texas followed up and gave a powerful speech on the fact that black men are being killed by police. He emphasized what happened in the last two days and called for the speaker to assemble the house and do something about it.

Next was a republican. What did he talk about ? A bill to recognize a sport team for having performed so well in the championship....

How can he stand up there without shame and waste time on a trivial matter when issues of importance are being debated.

He was followed by Maxine Waters (D) who also pushed for gun control and the killing of black men. She dared the speaker to try to bring them to the ethic rule commitee regarding their sit-in.

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Iliyah Jul 2016 #1

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Thu Jul 7, 2016, 11:23 AM

1. Dems are the adults in a room full of children.

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