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  •  My eyes glazed over on this video - and I'm (0+ / 0-)

    pretty much a political junkie. I can't imagine the average citizen would have the patience to see this video through to the end. And even if Joe Average got through the video, I think there's a good chance he would find it infuriating that at a time our country has serious problems we are arguing about what seems like idiotic minutiae. No wonder people turn a blind eye to politics.

    •  Really. It got over 40,000 likes when I posted it (3+ / 0-)

      on another news community. You don't give the general public much credit. I believe they are hungry for the truth and many are surprised they did not hear about his from mainstream media.

      "In this world, hate has never yet dispelled hate. Only love can dispel hate." ~ Buddha

      by Leslie Salzillo on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 03:54:48 AM PDT

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      •  I knew about this rule change at the time (2+ / 0-)
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        but I can't now recall the source. Quite possibly it was someone's blog. I'll check my bookmarks from that period and see if I can find it.

        I remember it distinctly because my reaction at the time was that it was a dirty rotten trick and one which led to the very real threat of destabilizing the country's economy.  

        I always wondered why more wasn't made of this rule change; after all it enabled them to force the government shutdown, just as it was designed to do. Now I realize why - it just wasn't reported by mainstream media.

        I also wondered at the time why this power was ceded to Eric Cantor and not John Boehner - perhaps they didn't trust the Speaker enough...

      •  That's good news. I'd be extremely happy to be (0+ / 0-)

        wrong about my assessment of the general public.

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