Mark Warner would like for Democrats, Independents and Republicans to work together for the sake of our great country. The country and its people should come first. Highly partisan politicians are hurting the USA. Please give consideration to helping Mark put the system back on track, Thank You.
To Amherst County Democrats
Lately it seems like the House of Representatives is where substantive, bipartisan legislation goes to accumulate dust on a shelf somewhere.
We’ve had some important breakthroughs in the Senate where Democrats and Republicans came together to pass a responsible overhaul of our broken immigration system, and a farm bill that provides essential food assistance to struggling families.
But on these issues and more, compromise in the Senate has given way to gridlock in the House.
Part of the problem is what’s called the Hastert rule. The leadership dictates that no bill will be introduced on the floor of the House unless a majority of the majority party supports it.
Will You Join Me and demand an end to the Hastert rule so Democrats and Republicans can come together, find common ground, and confront the most pressing issues facing our country?
When I ran for this seat five years ago, I promised to govern as a radical centrist – bringing together like-minded Democrats and Republicans who understand that we need to compromise in order to get things done.
But if every bill has to garner support from the majority of the Republicans in the House – instead of a majority of all of our country’s representatives – then the American people are losing out.
We simply can’t let procedural gamesmanship and partisan politics get in the way of doing what’s in the best interest of our country – and I’m counting on your help to put some pressure on the leadership to change business as usual.
Please add your name and demand an end to the Hastert rule.
Thanks so much for your help,
Missouri state fair sends out rodeo clown in Obama mask, saying 'We're going to stomp Obama now'
Who would believe grown adults would engage in such stupidity. The announcer is a school superintendent in charge of the education of the children of Boonville, Missouri. This half baked republican nutjob is a school superintendent. Boonville, Missouri must be quite a place.
The rodeo at the Missouri state fair this weekend demonstrated just how post-racial our society really is, sending a rodeo clown out in a Barack Obama mask as:
Rodeo announcer Mark Ficken, president of the Missouri Cowboy Rodeo Association and a school superintendent, announced a special guest: "President Obama."
Working up the crowd, Ficken said, "We're going to stomp Obama now."
"As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don't you move," he said. "He's going to getcha, getcha getcha, getcha."
A clown on the arena floor chimed in: "Hey, I know I'm a clown. He's just running around acting like one. Doesn't know he is one."
That's right, rodeo clown. The president is "running around" ignorant of something that's obvious to you. Ha ha ha, the black man got above himself and thinks he's better than a rodeo clown, how dare he, let's get a crowd to cheer at the idea of a bull running him over.
If you read this and are tempted to think "oh, but this might just be about party and policy, not race," consider that "another clown ran up to the one wearing the Obama mask, pretended to tickle him and played with the lips on the mask."
(And if you were tempted to think this wasn't about race, you haven't been paying attention the past five years or you're just really, really in denial. Wake up Amherst County republicans.)
Oh, and in case you missed it, the announcer reveling in the idea of "stomping" Obama? That guy is a school superintendent.
He's in charge of the education of the children of Boonville, Missouri. Good to know the kind of attitude coming from the top in those schools.
If you can't see that republican nutjobs are destroying America then you are as blind as an Amherst County Republican and they are too far gone to be helped.
The Republican Lawmakers Who Want To Impeach Obama
The past week’s uproars about the Obama administration have had some Republican lawmakers revisiting one of the party’s favorite pastimes: impeachment.
For much of his time in the White House, President Obama has faced threats of impeachment from Republicans on Capitol Hill.
His transgressions? Everything from using executive orders for his own agenda to being an impediment to theirs. TPM compiled a list of some of the members of Congress — all Republicans — who have invoked the “I-word” during the Obama years.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)
Calling Benghazi “most egregious cover-up in American history,” the Oklahoma Republican floated the suggestion last week.
He predicted that impeachment may no longer be a taboo subject. “People may be starting to use the I-word before too long,”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
Backing up Inhofe, Chaffetz said Monday that he won’t take the possibility of impeachment off the table because he didn’t
know what other details related to Benghazi will emerge. “It’s certainly a possibility,” Chaffetz said, as quoted by the
Salt Lake Tribune.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
As the White House readied its gun control proposal in January, Obama said he would implement some of his ideas through
executive action. That mere suggestion was enough for Stockman to issue a statement threatening to thwart the White House’s
efforts “by any means necessary” — including impeachment.
Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL)
The freshman Florida Republican indicated he was receptive to Stockman’s idea, saying in January that “all options should
be on the table” as the White House sought gun control measures. Congress, Radel said, “needs to hold the President
accountable for the decisions that he’s making right now.”
Louie is a Texas GOPer, that's all you need to know.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Arguably the least surprising inclusion on this list, Gohmert in January blasted Obama, saying the president had “already
abused the law enough times that it’s just been staggering.” Gohmert told Newsmax that using an executive order to
implement gun laws would be sufficient grounds to impeach Obama. “It’s not a president who steps up and says: ‘You know
what? Previous Congresses have passed the law — and it’s been signed into law, and I disagree with it, so I’m just going to
create new law — and as I speak, so shall it be,’” Gohmert said.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
It may come as a surprise to some that, when she was asked in 2010 if Obama should be impeached for failure to secure the border, the doyenne of the tea party stopped short of a full-throated endorse ment. “Whether or not this is an impeachable offense is one that the Congress would have to make a determination on,” Bachmann said at the time.
But by 2011, Bachmann was in the throes of a Republican presidential campaign and ready to make a “determination” on
impeachment. Asked by a voter in Iowa if she would “impeach him and get him out of the way,” Bachmann said repeatedly that
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
In the summer of 2011, when he was still a member of the House of Representatives, now-Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) told a tea
party group that Obama risked impeachment if he eschewed congressional approval to raise the debt limit. “This president is
looking to usurp congressional oversight to find a way to get it done without us,” Scott said. “My position is that is an
impeachable act from my perspective.”
Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
About the same time as Scott’s remarks, King took to Twitter to declare that discussion of defaulting on the nation’s debt
was pretty much a waste of time. Such a scenario would obviously lead to Obama’s impeachment, he said. End of story.
Steve has calf muscles the size of watermelons from lugging a chip on his shoulder for the past 25 years.
STOP talking about default. The 1st dime of each $1 of revenue services debt. Obama would be impeached if he blocked debt
payments. C C and B!
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) July 25, 2011
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