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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 10:54 AM

Pic Of The Moment: 2014 Congressional Year In Review



Infographic: Congress by the Numbers in 2014

Estimated Cost of Election 2014



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: 2014 Congressional Year In Review (Original post)
EarlG Dec 2014 OP
sinkingfeeling Dec 2014 #1
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #8
world wide wally Dec 2014 #2
red dog 1 Dec 2014 #19
onehandle Dec 2014 #3
imthevicar Dec 2014 #30
Cosmic Kitten Dec 2014 #4
pathansen Dec 2014 #5
niyad Dec 2014 #6
SpankMe Dec 2014 #7
niyad Dec 2014 #9
Dustlawyer Dec 2014 #10
MADem Dec 2014 #11
bobclark86 Dec 2014 #12
turbinetree Dec 2014 #13
czarjak Dec 2014 #14
bulloney Dec 2014 #15
jjewell Dec 2014 #16
Initech Dec 2014 #17
Quixote1818 Dec 2014 #18
red dog 1 Dec 2014 #20
SoapBox Dec 2014 #21
AngryDem001 Dec 2014 #22
Major Hogwash Dec 2014 #23
Cha Dec 2014 #28
Turbineguy Dec 2014 #24
valerief Dec 2014 #25
3catwoman3 Dec 2014 #26
Cha Dec 2014 #27
Cha Dec 2014 #29
Initech Dec 2014 #33
thesquanderer Dec 2014 #31
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2014 #32
Initech Dec 2014 #34

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 11:01 AM

1. Absolutely disgusting!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 01:23 PM

8. You beat me to it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 11:15 AM

2. Thank you again, Supreme Court

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:45 PM

19. Move to Amend: We the People, Not We the Corporations

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 11:22 AM

3. Lazy Obama voters made their year. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:18 AM

30. Lazy My ASS!

 

Give us real Democrats worth voting for. Not the current crop of Banker suck ups and Dinos. You Fine folks put the blame in the wrong place consistently. Blame the Voters (Who have no real choice anyway) That's all this place is good for! Look at our Party leaders! Hillery!? Really we are gonna have another Clinton Sellout!? this is supposed to get us excited!? BTW I went to the polls for all the good it did. And for my vote, The Democrats in Jersey Just sold out our right to a public question on water privatization. Thanks DINOS! So don't hand me this crap like it means anything!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 11:24 AM

4. In any other country people would cry dictatorship...

or some other term to describe an oppressed population.

16% approval and 94% incumbency!?!?!?
CLEaRLy THe ELEcTIOnS ArE RIgGEd!!1!!1!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 12:06 PM

5. What a joke!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 01:07 PM

6. absolutely disgusting.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 01:16 PM

7. 95.4%? Meet my uncle: Jerry Mander n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 01:29 PM

9. just think of the good that could have been accomplished with all that money, time and energy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 01:45 PM

10. This is why we must join all the various groups fighting their issues together, because none

will be successful with a bought Congress! We must demand Publicly Funded Elections and an end to campaign contributions. Bernie has said this is his number one issue, so we must show him enough support to throw his hat into the ring! Just doing that will get this solution out and provide a place to rally everyone. It's time to stop bitching and do something! You can start by spreading this message everywhere and to everyone you know! Happy Holidays!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 01:57 PM

11. Some smart PAC should turn this into a fifteen second ad. No voice-over (except for the blind).

Just the printed information, with appropriate "sound effect" punctuation. It would kick ass.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 02:11 PM

12. People like their congressman, but hate

everyone else's.

My congressman didn't get re-elected because of campaign contributions. He got re-elected because there was poor turnout, the challenger was the same as the last two who lost in pretty much all but name, and did I mention the turnout sucked?

So here's a question: If Democrats control the redistricting and make a rural district that voted for Obama in 2008, but it keeps getting won by Republicans, is it still gerrymandering?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 03:53 PM

13. Oh Goody

Next two years
We get the smirk
We get the jerks,
And finally we get the twerps
Get ready folks the hypocrisy is not going to get any better
and that
I am glad I did not vote against my self interests and it was not DINO's and republicans

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 07:09 PM

14. Sad, sad, sad....

Whomever has the most money wins. Still.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 07:20 PM

15. And this wasn't even a Presidential election.

I cringe to think how much will be spent for the 2016 elections.

Thank you corporate whores Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy and Roberts

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 07:25 PM

16. I believe...

this what P.Diddy meant when he said "Vote or Die!"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:33 PM

17. America: the best government money can buy!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:53 PM

18. Sometimes it just feel hopeless. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:58 PM

20. K&R...Thanks for posting, EarlG

Citizens United MUST be overturned!
https://movetoamend.org/

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:24 AM

21. It makes me sick.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:28 AM

22. Congress is useless

unless you are a banker.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:34 AM

23. EarlG for Speaker of the House!!!

Snicker, snicker.

What the hell, it can't get any worse than it is now.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:51 AM

28. EarlG would be great.. We knew him when!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 01:16 AM

24. The

worst congress money can buy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 02:30 AM

25. Gerrymandering and voter suppression and a corrupt SCOTUS work! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:15 AM

26. Fuzzy...

...math.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:50 AM

27. No, the people who voted the majority of GreedOverPeople in and those who stayed home aren't

asking for it! Yes, they are. they approve and ruin the Country for the rest of us.

Mahalo EarlG

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:52 AM

29. Koch $$$$$$ buying our country.. piece by piece.

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 06:34 PM

33. Ah yes the wannabe dictators.

They should just declare themselves dictators and get it over with. It's the waiting I can't stand.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:47 AM

31. "Money spent" misses the point.

The total amount of money spent has very little bearing on the 95.4% re-election rate. What's actually relevant is the differential in money spent by incumbents vs. that spent by challengers. Incumbents spent 6x more than challengers in the House, and 12x in the Senate.

https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/incumbs.php

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 06:34 PM

34. The best damn government money can buy.

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