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Crisis averted, for now

October 18, 2013

Congress finally got together Wednesday and passed its favorite kind of legislation — taking a national crisis and putting it off for a few more month....

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Oct-20-13 11:57 AM

Cliches are not facts, Journal. And it is disingenuous, at best, for you to say that "the government" kicked the can down the road.

The Un-American Tea Party faction of the moribund Grand Old Party shut down the legislative branch of the U.S. Government. It was a crime against We the People.

Republicans are not only wrong in their obstructionism of the wishes of a democratic majority of We the People over the last five years, they are guilty of conspiracy to commit (and may have committed) sabotage, treason, and sedition.

Give up your uninformed "opinion" and "editorial" sections, Journal, and stick to covering local news, valley views, local sports (okay, maybe the weather, when necessary), and the obituaries--and that ultimate cliché, "kicking the bucket" down the road.

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Oct-21-13 12:46 PM

Agitprop - you sound like the King of England after the Boston Tea Party. " We the People" would include everyone , a real leader would have brought everyone to the table before there was a shutdown . Under a democracy are they not entitled to their opinion? If they are so bad , vote them out of office. You passed Obamacare even though a majority of the people didn't and still don't want it. To get preexisting conditions and 26 year olds on their parents policy , they didn't need to ram this fiasco thru. Minnesota had a great model that could have been followed. The Journal is allowed to it's opinion the same as the NY Times ,or do you wish to have only Democratic newspapers, you better have them ram that thru also.

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Oct-21-13 12:55 PM

I find it how so many are afraid of so few (Tea Party), their is a small percentage of the US that calls themselves Tea Party , yet people are so afraid of them . You act like they shouldn't be allowed to vote, didn't we have this issue in the past ( women , African Americans)? Time for someone to act like a real leader and pull the country back together instead of pulling it apart. The first part to getting what you want in a negotiation, is gaining trust and respect - not name calling. Negotiating means both sides have to give , I don't think the Rep. gained anything out of this shutdown. If he would have gave them the one year extension for individuals it would have been over before the shutdown and it would have been more fair to the individuals, especially as poor as the exchange is operating.

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Oct-21-13 6:51 PM

What do women, African-Americans and the Tea Party have in common?

I give up.

Interesting headgear?

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Oct-22-13 7:17 PM

Dear Deerhunt, are you sure you're operating with a full rack? In no way is ANYONE (especially a duly and democratically elected black POTUS) required or obligated--by duty to King, Queen, Knight of Columbus, or Knave of Texas--to negotiate, compromise, or otherwise associate with racists, sexists, obstructionists, anarchists, or scofflaws who wish to do this nation and its people harm by perverting and subverting their established system of government. Mr. Obama is a member and present leader of the Executive Branch and the Democratic Delegation in Congress. He is NOT part of the Legislative Branch and does NOT write "bills" and laws. "Balls," said the Queen, "if I had them I'd be King!" I don't believe I've ever said or written that people aren't entitled to their own opinions; it's the expression of UNINFORMED opinions to which I object.

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