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Republicans to America: Screw You June 23, 2016

Posted by lawrencemerithew in non-fiction, Opinion, politics.
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A short post, shooting from the lip.

Yesterday, members of the Democratic party staged a sit-in in an effort to force votes on gun-control legislation. House Speaker Paul Ryan twice gavelled the House into session to deal with totally unrelated business. One was a failed attempt to override a presidential veto.

In the second case, a Democratic representative tried to ask a question regarding procedure, namely whether opposition to a bill would have its customary right to control 30 minutes of debate on the measure. The acting chair refused to answer that inquiry, asking only if the representative wished to record the yays and nays on said issue passed by voice vote. Not only that, the acting chair claimed “in the chair’s opinion, the ayes have it” BEFORE the Democrats even had an opportunity to express their side of the voice vote.

In other words, the Republican majority chose to ramrod legislation with no allowance for discussion.

The same thing they claim President Obama has been doing for 7 years.

Today, cries are becoming louder for the delegates to be free to vote their “conscience” at the Republican convention. Forget the fact their presumptive nominee was awarded the majority of delegates. Forget the fact the presumptive nominee won more popular votes than all other candidates combined, and more than any other candidate in primary history.

Their reasoning? “We must allow the delegates to vote in the best interests of the party.” No mention whatsoever of the PEOPLE.

I’m sorry, I was brought up to believe political parties and their candidates were selected to work the will of the PEOPLE.

The Republicans have revealed their true colors. They have only one agenda: control the country, and by extension the world, AT ALL COSTS.

Republicans want to screw the people? My response: Republicans, SCREW YOU.

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