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The Lone GOP Vote!

Posted by italco on February 14, 2010

“Mr. Corker, in the middle of his first term in the Senate representing Tennessee, said he “absolutely” would be willing to buck his party if necessary to pass a bill cracking down on financial market abuses and creating new rules to prevent firms from becoming “too big to fail.”

The comments came the day after Mr. Corker and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D, Conn.), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, announced that they would be negotiating the wide-ranging legislation after Mr. Dodd reached an impasse with the panel’s top Republican. Mr. Corker, speaking Friday in an interview to be run on C-SPAN on Sunday, suggested discussions on Capitol Hill on regulatory overhaul matters have not always been made in good faith.

“Do you want to get to yes or do you want to get to no as quickly as possible,” Mr. Corker said, suggesting he thinks that he and Mr. Dodd can craft legislation that receives “overwhelming” support from both sides of the aisle.

Mr. Corker’s decision to work with Mr. Dodd puts him at odds with his party, not least because he is still new in terms of Senate seniority. He acknowledged the situation is “unpleasant” and “awkward,” suggesting he definitely isn’t being lauded by members of his caucus.

“I realize there are going to be repercussions,” he said. ”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703525704575061493013217772.html?mod=WSJ_newsreel_us

Repercussions? Why?

Isn’t this what we  want our representatives to do?

Is it the republicans  goal to “obstruct” the democrats ?

Are the Democrats excluding the republicans from being part the solutions?

The right points at the democrats and accuse them of excluding the republicans from being a part of the solutions and the left is pointing at the republicans and accusing them of obstruction…

Can we see what they come up with, in their “joint” bill, before jumping all over them?

I am extremely tired of all the finger-pointing and would really love to see a joint effort to find solutions instead of tearing each other apart before the attempt is even made.

Good job Senator Dodd and Senator Corker…stand by your principles and don’t cave to your party’s interests. This is the United States Of America, not the Divided States! Good luck and thank you.

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5 Responses to “The Lone GOP Vote!”

  1. Just found your site and I think it’s great. Gotyou bookmarked so I can come back and check out some more articles.

    Personally I hope things get better and sooner then later would be great

  2. Lette said

    Hey Italco! Good to see you’re still beating the drum! 🙂

    • italco said

      What a sight for sore eyes…How are you doing Lette? Drum beat is just getting louder and louder…they are dropping out of the race left and right. 2010 is going to be fun. Will you and that man of yours be stirring it up this election cycle?

  3. Just wanted to let you know that your blog is not showing up properly on the BlackBerry Browser. Anyway, Im now on the RSS feed on my laptop, so thanks!

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