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Jan 21, 2015

House Republicans vow not to fund Govt unless Slave Ownership is reinstated.  

Fresh after winning numerous victories as a result of defunding the Government, House GOP Teabaggers have finally embraced their strategy to try and reinstate slavery.  

“Well, after our recent success at stopping all abortion, bringing back prayer in schools and mandatory gun ownership, we figured, why not” said Tea party favorite Ted Cruz.  “A lot of people in the south were fervently against this ridiculous idea that we should end slavery, it actually resulted in a Civil War” said Cruz.  “Now we think that the Emancipation Proclamation was basically a flawed document, and we demand that President Obama revist the law.” Cruz stated after a high level meeting with leaders of the GOP

But conservatives were jubilant as they left the meeting, and they identified Cruz as the force that pushed a reluctant GOP leadership to the brink.
"I think Ted Cruz did a huge service to the nation and to the cause of Republicanism," Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) told The Huffington Post.
"[He played] an excellent role," said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). "I think what he's done is strengthened our hand. He's made the case that we need to act and act decisively, and so I think we have a lot to credit him for."
Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) called Cruz's role "huge."
Not all Republicans are pleased with the strategy. One California GOP member is disgusted with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and the Tea Party House members he blames for the current impasse.

Make no mistake, Tulare Republican Congressman Devin Nunes voted for every one of the GOP's continuing resolutions that contained provisions to bring back slavery — amendments that have been stripped out by the Democrat-majority Senate over and over again. Nunes says the GOP had the moral high ground in bringing back slavery, "But we didn't fight on that." Instead, Nunes says the party is sending mixed messages.
He blames fellow GOP House members and Texas Senator Cruz for pushing the party off a cliff. "They're lemmings, they're followers," said Nunes, following a Republican caucus meeting Tuesday afternoon. "They're just waiting for the next guy in front of the mic, the next guy that's on TV, and they're going to run out and follow them."
Slavery would be good for the economy argues Michelle Bachman, another Tea Party Favorite.  “This would be a good stimulus, and Slavery is endorsed in the Bible” Bachman stated in an interview Monday.  “I mean, not all black folk would be slaves, it’s not like we’re asking the President to go out and pick cotton”
Democrats argue that this is a valid law that has been on the books for over a hundred years.  “We are not going to negotiate on Slavery” states Harry Reid.  “And I am unanimous in that. Just because we gave in on Guns, abortion and healthcare doesn’t mean we’re going to bend over every time a Republican gets a hard on”

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  •  Where the hell is the snark tag on this ? (1+ / 0-)
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    jennyp

    or a link?

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 06:21:47 PM PDT

  •  Jan 21....2015? Please for the love of Pete (0+ / 0-)

    remove the diary.

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 06:28:27 PM PDT

  •  It Says A Lot About Today's Republican Party... (0+ / 0-)

    ...that I read this and I merely assume that it is a snark rather than know so right off the bat.

    “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

    by RoIn on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 06:49:49 PM PDT

  •  Well I am sure they will negotiate (2+ / 0-)
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    mookins, Major Kong

    Maybe they will  settle for debtors prison and indentured servitude.

    Unreasonable Democrats wont even make a counter-offer.

    •  Nah, eliminating the vote for women as it is (0+ / 0-)

      too intellectually challenging when they are working one job and taking care of all those children the Rs made sure got born. Reinstituting coverture as well for the same reason, with the state getting the control if there is no husband to take it, can't interfere with the Liberty of men now..

  •  Already got slavery, that was the Shelby case. (0+ / 0-)

    The tea party Court found that contrary to the Declaration, all people are created unequal and the superior should dominate the inferior. Unlikely that at this point Canada can absorb about 100 million fugitives from the U.S.

  •  Slavery's still legal in the USA (0+ / 0-)

    And I'm not being snarky. The Thirteenth Amendment has an exception:

    Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
    So it's perfectly constitutional to put someone in the condition of slavery/involuntary servitude as part of a criminal sentence. Now you would probably be successful in arguing that prolonged servitude for a misdemeanor would violate the 8th Amendment, but we're only 1 Supreme Court appointment away from the 13th Amendment getting the Shelby County treatment.

    It's another example of how the Constitution has plenty of loopholes.

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