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  •  HUH?... (6+ / 0-)

    It may be just me, but perhaps you should take a little more time to  think and proof-read before posting.

    I am sure you have some important information to share with us, but I find it hard to decipher what it is , exactly, that you would like us to do and, more importantly, WHY.

    I get that defense cuts are necessary, if only because we neither need nor can afford such a bloated MIC as we currently have. What I don't get is how a GOP Leadership decision in the House affects the future of an Independent member of the Senate.

    Then again, maybe my friends are right and my ability to read and comprehend is leaving me as I get older :-)

    •  Par for the course for this poster (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      pollbuster, ssgbryan, skohayes, OIL GUY

      Nine of thirteen efforts got zero recs.

    •  A republican Seator was kicked out of him committe (0+ / 0-)

      So has all other Ron Paul supporting Libertarian Republicans,

      amash.house.gov/issue/defense

      You are right that the Senate is a different place, than the House.

      However people used to be booted out of committee for sex crimes or standing trial for corruption, not votes.

      Most of us know who Burnie is, others know Reps in their own district.

      A shadow group in the House will have no effect in final compromises without similar efforts for those who get along of defense waist issues to form a shadow caucus in the Senate.

    •  Rep. Justin Amash was on the Budget committee (0+ / 0-)

      He made strong pleas for cutting defense spending. Peace Action claims that the Reps working the hardest toward not having automatic cuts on the military are the most anxious to avoid the cliff at all costs.

    •  Your right to a point (0+ / 0-)

      However, a shadow caucus in the House would need a similar shadow caucus in the Senate to have any effect on the final conference votes

      We don't like it if one Rep punches another. we shouldn't like Libertarians being without committee assignments any more even if you don't like their politics in general.

      Politics takes on a new low. With the Military Industrial mess ending up with more power than ever unless there is a lot of backlash.

      •  They're NOT Libertarians (0+ / 0-)

        They're registered Republicans. Because ONE representative might agree with progressives on cutting defense spending is no reason to support his Tea Party roots that want to deny rights to gays and women.
        They're only calling themselves libertarians to distance themselves from the loser Tea Party types.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:26:52 AM PST

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