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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’

The class warfare the rich don’t understand

The class warfare the rich don’t understand

    Al Jazeera The class warfare the rich don't understand   The Masters of the Universe evaded responsibility and defiantly demanded more sacrifice from their victims, says author. By Heather Digby Parton, Last Modified: 10 Oct 2011 09:43 "Those who own the country ought to govern it." - Founding father, John Jay   There have been rumblings in the corners of the Tea party movement for some time, but the minute president Obama announced that he was going to ask ... Full Story

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

  The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is up in arms over a new report that indicates a vast number of voters are being disenfranchised in the 2012 elections. The DSCC press release states According to the report, 5 MILLION voters – more than decided the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections – could be affected by this coordinated GOP effort to skew the 2012 elections. Not surprisingly, the suppression effort specifically targets traditionally Democratic voters. ... Full Story

Redistricting Fight continues, two views

Redistricting Fight continues, two views

Senate Democrats Kill Two Redistricting Bills In Less Than 24 Hours This evening Senate Democrats voted to kill House Bill 11-1319, the Colorado Communities redistricting map, in the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. The bill’s presentation came hours after Senate Republicans forced Democrats to assign the bill to a committee after enacting a procedural move to have every bill read at length until Democrats conceded to hold a public hearing. “This is the second ... Full Story

The voice of democracy

The voice of democracy

AT LAST! The voice of democracy is heard again in our land! Thank you, Mr. President. The U.S. keeps see-sawing between two political philosophies – democracy and plutocracy – so different that we no longer communicate. This takes a toll on our nation. Republicans are the plutocrats. They believe that the wealthy are smarter and more deserving that the rest of us, that they have earned the right to govern, and that government should be run for their benefit. Their golden age was the ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Budget Deal

Udall Statement on Budget Deal

  Mark Udall’s statement regarding the budget agreement reached tonight between Democrats and Republicans: April 8, 2011 “I congratulate both Democrats and Republicans for coming together and agreeing on a budget compromise.  Shutting down the government would’ve affected tens of thousands of Coloradans and their livelihoods were at stake.  Military families were worried about receiving their paychecks, farmers would’ve waiting for operating loans to put seed in the ... Full Story

Political statements about government shutdown

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Representative Cory Gardner May Shut Down Government In Pursuit Of Radical Social Agenda It has become clear that Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) and House Republicans may shut down the government tonight unless they get their extremist agenda that restricts women’s reproductive health care even including cancer screenings. Shutting down government would come at the expense of the 13,272 federal workers in Gardner’s district. This ... Full Story

The GOP and Attacks on Women

The GOP and Attacks on Women

  Since Republicans took control of the House of Representative in January, ther has been a concerning set of priorities revealed through the proposed legislation put forth by Speaker of the House John Boehner and his colleagues, many of which have attacked women. Whether we look at the failed GOP proposal to redefine rape in a way completely antithetical to women’s rights, at restricting access to legal and safe abortions, or at many other proposals, the storyline is clear. In ... Full Story

Senate President says mid-session mark reveals stark

  Republican “attack on the state's most vulnerable citizens continues” DENVER—Today, Colorado Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) offered the following comment as the legislature approaches the mid-session mark on Monday, March 14: “The mid-session mark reveals the stark and sobering differences between Democrats and Republicans. The Republicans’ extreme agenda would lavish almost a billion dollars of tax breaks on special interests, but deny kids the break they ... Full Story

Udall: Republicans and Democrats Need to get Serious

Votes Against Both R and D Proposals – Neither Represents a Viable Path Forward Saying that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans had come up with an acceptable plan for funding the government through the end of the year, Mark Udall today voted against proposals drawn up by leaders in both parties.  He released the following statement after the vote: “It’s time for my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to trade their swords for pencils and start working together on a viable ... Full Story

Republican State House Candidates Caught with Serious

Republican State House Candidates Caught with Serious Criminal Histories

Press Release DENVER – As revealed today in a Denver Post Story by Lynn Bartels and follow up on Coloradopols.com, numerous Republicans running for the Colorado State House have significant criminal backgrounds. In light of this news, Pat Waak, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party released the following statement: “With dozens of Republican state legislative candidates with criminal records as serious as wife-beating, drunk-driving, financial mismanagement, and threatening a ... Full Story

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