Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

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    Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    This is just more proof that the wingnuts are not interested in compromise .. or even governing for that matter.


    A bi-partisan bill, sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, and Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican was filibustered by the wingnuts in the senate.


    ... party-line vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bipartisan energy bill ...


    “Today’s failure to move forward on a bipartisan energy efficiency bill is yet another disappointing example of Washington’s dysfunction,” Portman said.


    “It’s a sad day in the U.S. Senate when more than 270 organizations – from business to environmental groups – can get behind a good, bipartisan effort, but we can’t get votes on a few amendments to pass it.”


    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/12/senate-republicans-forfeit-vote-on-keystone-xl-pipeline-by-blocking-energy-bill/

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    "Bi-partisan" is such an ugly word for the gop-ers.

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    Dingy Harry Reid 'bipartisan'? LOL .


    Reid has blocked a simple up or down vote on Keystone for years....


     Republicans have been fuming over the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) not to consider any GOP amendments to the bill.


    Just before the vote, Reid said Democrats have already agreed to hold a vote signaling Senate approval of the Keystone pipeline if Republicans agreed to support the broader energy bill today. 


    Reid objected to a request from Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to allow votes on five amendments.


    “That’s what I want to do,” Reid said of the original plan. “He [McConnell] doesn’t want to do that, I object.”


    McConnell then offered a deal that would let the Senate consider the GOP’s various amendments on the condition that they can only pass with 60 votes, essentially giving Democrats total control over whether they pass or not. But Reid still objected.


    In the end, only three GOP senators voted with Democrats, even though there are seven Republican cosponsors of the bill.


    The energy bill joins a growing list of bills that have died in the Senate after partisan bickering. After making requests for amendment votes — something that used to be the norm in the upper chamber — Republicans have often been faced with Democratic opposition, which in turn prompts GOP members not to support the legislation.

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    "Bi-partisan" is such an ugly word for the gop-ers.


    "I won." -- Barack Obama, January 2009


     


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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    How can a bill be 'bipartisan' if the Senate majority Leader refuses to allow any amendments to it by Republicans ?

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:
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    "Bi-partisan" is such an ugly word for the gop-ers.


    "I won." -- Barack Obama, January 2009


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    Why do you have a problem with that factually correct statement?


     

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    I'm not the least bit surprised. The bill would have enabled ordinary Americans by the tens of millions to avoid buying as much fossil fuels. Just like with wind and solar, such things must not be allowed see the light of day.

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

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    How can a bill be 'bipartisan' if the Senate majority Leader refuses to allow any amendments to it by Republicans ?


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    A republican co-sponsored it with a Dem.  Thats how its bipartisan.  You forget the definition?

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    Why do you have a problem with that factually correct statement?


    I think it's you who has the problem Mr Bi-Partisan. That is, assuming that you're being intellectually honest.


     


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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

    How can a bill be 'bipartisan' if the Senate majority Leader refuses to allow any amendments to it by Republicans ?



    The bill was sponsored by seven wingnuts.


    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, had offered a vote on a separate bill to take the final decision on Keystone out of Obama’s hands and give it to Congress if Republicans allowed passage of the energy bill.


    It's called 'compromise' for a reason. The Dems were willing to pass legislation that would remove the possibility of a PotUS veto on Keystone, something the wingnuts have been pushing for years.


    That is how a divided Legislature is supposed to work, give and take with each side compromising.


    The wingnuts will have none of it and are just being insolent.

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:


    Why do you have a problem with that factually correct statement?


    I think it's you who has the problem Mr Bi-Partisan. That is, assuming that you're being intellectually honest.



    Ya, let's talk about who's being "intellectually honest"...


    Bush claims mandate, sets 2nd-term goals / "I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," Bush told reporters. "It is my style."


    baby-Bush won by 3 million votes with 286 electoral votes.


    Obama won by 5 million votes and 332 electoral votes.


    It would seem, especially by the wingnut rules, that Obama was indeed factually correct, even a bit understated by wingnut standards.

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    Why should a bill about energy efficiency contain amendments about the Keystone Pipeline?


    Besides - the Senate has no say about the Keystone Pipeline.

     
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    They must be slipping.  Why no attempt to add an amendment to the bill to defund Obamacare?

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    I hope for certain peoples sake that the next time there is a Repub president, that all the Dems are oh-so-cooperative and work with the pres...otherwise....

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    GOP strategy memo, Late 2008 


    That just shows you how ineffectual most Republicans are.


     


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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    I hope for certain peoples sake that the next time there is a Repub president, that all the Dems are oh-so-cooperative and work with the pres...otherwise....


    There will be no cooperation and that will be called "standing on principle."


     


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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:



    I hope for certain peoples sake that the next time there is a Repub president, that all the Dems are oh-so-cooperative and work with the pres...otherwise....
    There will be no cooperation and that will be called "standing on principle."



    Ya'll can't even argue one specific example without folding like a lawn chair and starting with the crystal ball predictions.


    It's called 'compromise' not 'cooperation' ... do you folks even understand the difference?

     
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    How can a bill be 'bipartisan' if the Senate majority Leader refuses to allow any amendments to it by Republicans ?


     


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    A republican co-sponsored it with a Dem.  Thats how its bipartisan.  You forget the definition?


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    Some of the co-sponsors withdrew after Harry Reid pulled some of his slick partisan trickery.

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

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    "Bi-partisan" is such an ugly word for the gop-ers.


     


     


     


    "I won." -- Barack Obama, January 2009


     


     


     




    "If Obama is elected, oppose everything he does in order to break him and make him a one term President."


     


     


     


    GOP strategy memo, Late 2008 -- 


     


     


     


     Another liberal delusion, the idea that there was a grand racist conspiracy to oppose Obama from Day One. It is called principled opposition to his leftist policies,  which policies have failed miserably.


     


    The liberal delusion: If only the GOP had rolled over and worshipped the President,  Obama could have stopped the oceans from rising... 


     


     


     

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    Why any Republican would sign up on a 'bipartisan' bill in the Senate is amazing, given what the dictatorial Reid is doing .....Dingy Harry is just playing politics, kneecapping Republicans , to get cheap headlines from the liberal media peanut gallery.... 

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

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    I'm not the least bit surprised. The bill would have enabled ordinary Americans by the tens of millions to avoid buying as much fossil fuels. Just like with wind and solar, such things must not be allowed see the light of day.


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    Reality is a concept with which you are but vaguely familiar...
    "wind and solar" have been subsidized to the tune of tens of billions in our tax dollars to Obama cronies...and they havent produced energy at a reasonable cost...called "failure".

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

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     Another liberal delusion, the idea that there was a grand racist conspiracy to oppose Obama from Day One.


     



    The GOP strategy memo was leaked to the press. Not really interested in debating reality with you.

     

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    Again, liberals dont want to debate, because they are losing most debates.

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

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    This is just more proof that the wingnuts are not interested in compromise .. or even governing for that matter.


     


    A bi-partisan bill, sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, and Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican was filibustered by the wingnuts in the senate.


     


    ... party-line vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bipartisan energy bill ...


     


    “Today’s failure to move forward on a bipartisan energy efficiency bill is yet another disappointing example of Washington’s dysfunction,” Portman said.


     


    “It’s a sad day in the U.S. Senate when more than 270 organizations – from business to environmental groups – can get behind a good, bipartisan effort, but we can’t get votes on a few amendments to pass it.”


     


    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/12/senate-republicans-forfeit-vote-on-keystone-xl-pipeline-by-blocking-energy-bill/" rel="nofollow">http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/12/senate-republicans-forfeit-vote-on-keystone-xl-pipeline-by-blocking-energy-bill/


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    A bi-partisan bill? It just means it is designed to scroo everyone and that the crony capitalists and bureaucrats reap the benefits. The fact it is not going to happen is a blessing for us all.

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

    Questions which will not be answered by the phony bipartisan libs....

    Why isnt there a vote on the Keystone pipeline? Wouldnt it be 'bipartisan' to allow such a vote ?

    Why does Harry Reid not allow any GOP amendments to bills he puts forward ?

    Why does Harry Reid kneecap GOP Senators who co-sponsor bills in good faith, expecting that Harry Reid would act as a leader and not a dictator,  and allow amendments to the bill to be put forward ? 

     
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    Re: Gop-ers shoot down bi-partisan energy bill that would have allowed for a vote on the Keystone pipeline.

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    A bi-partisan bill? It just means it is designed to scroo everyone and that the crony capitalists and bureaucrats reap the benefits. The fact it is not going to happen is a blessing for us all.


     




    Heh, heh, heh ... and you base this 'observation' on what exactly?


    Senator Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican statement:


    "It's a sad day in the U.S. Senate when more than 270 organizations - from business to environmental groups - can get behind a good, bipartisan effort..."


    To paraphrase your comment in another thread: "How do you expect to have meaningful dialogue when one side dismisses it out of hand without having the vaguest inkling of what was in the bill?"

     
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