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Rand Paul shuts down the Federal Government
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 08, 2018 10:34PM
Remembering his recent hometown headlines, I'd like to give Rand Paul a big hug for pulling this asinine stunt.

The second government shutdown of 2018 is set to begin at midnight after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) repeatedly blocked the Senate from voting on a two-year budget agreement that includes an extension of federal funding.

Both the Senate and House needed to pass the two-year budget deal by Friday to prevent the second shutdown in less than a month.

But Paul demanded a vote on an amendment to keep budget caps in place and refused to allow a procedural vote until he got it. Senate Republicans tried up until the deadline to begin voting on the bill, but Paul would not relent. The Senate recessed after 11 p.m. without taking action.

"What you're seeing is recklessness trying to be passed off as bipartisanship. ...[Leadership is] holding hands, and there's only one bad guy standing in the way. One guy that's going to keep up here until three in the morning," Paul said during a more than hourlong floor speech.

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has directed federal agencies to prepare for a lapse in funding, which may only last until early Friday morning.
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Re: Rand Paul shuts down the Federal Government
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 08, 2018 10:51PM
His neighbor needed to kick his ass harder
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Re: Rand Paul shuts down the Federal Government
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: February 08, 2018 11:08PM
Trump asked for it and his paid butt-licker delivered.

Trump assumes that the dems are going to cave again just like last time and he'll get his name on a big useless wall.

...And he's probably right. This lot of dems hasn't got any skill at all for manipulating public opinion. Last time, they had a righteous cause and managed to let themselves be portrayed as villains in the press, then took a dump on their alleged principles. No reason to believe they'll do otherwise this time.



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Re: Rand Paul shuts down the Federal Government
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 09, 2018 12:51AM
Paul briefly becomes more hated than Cruz.



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Re: Rand Paul shuts down the Federal Government
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 09, 2018 09:08AM
Oh, come on. Let Rand Paul be Rand Paul.

Nutjobs gotta be nutjobs.
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Re: Rand Paul shuts down the Federal Government
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 09, 2018 09:28AM
Back in business.
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Re: Rand Paul shuts down the Federal Government
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: February 09, 2018 09:46AM
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vision63
His neighbor needed to kick his ass harder

I love you! patriot smiley

But, violence isn't the answer. Maybe his neighbor could filibuster him?



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Re: Rand Paul shuts down the Federal Government
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 09, 2018 12:14PM
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rjmacs
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vision63
His neighbor needed to kick his ass harder

I love you! patriot smiley

But, violence isn't the answer. Maybe his neighbor could filibuster him?

The violence is now past tense. I recommended "harder." If you're gonna fight, fight.
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