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  •  Rep. Steve LaTourette said the same (15+ / 0-)

    In his presser announcing his retirement today

    "For a long time, words like compromise have been like dirty words," he said. "I always believed that the art of being a legislator is finding common ground."

    LaTourette specifically lamented Congress' failure to pass a highway infrastructure bill, saying, "It breaks my heart." He also indicated that stalemate on deficit reduction played a significant role in his decision.

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    "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty." Edward R. Murrow

    by Betty Pinson on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 10:15:05 AM PDT

    •  Infrastructure???? (1+ / 0-)
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      elwior

      Good Heavens, where have YOU been, Rep. LaTourette? Infrastructure is EVIL SOCIALIZM!!!(TM) and must be stopped at all costs!!! Surely you must have gotten Norquist's memo way back when?? If you're not rich enough to have your own private jet, then toughie, ol' boy!! Roads are for the little people!!

      •  Speaking of Norquist (2+ / 0-)
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        elwior, parsonsbeach

        This rash of resignations and public protests by GOP members of Congress makes one wonder whether the GOP leadership is working behind the scenes to pressure all of its members to sign Norquist's odious, reactionary pledge.

        "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty." Edward R. Murrow

        by Betty Pinson on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 01:17:32 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for the link. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Mother Teresa: "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

      by Amber6541 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 03:16:16 PM PDT

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