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The Old Congress Has To Go

February 14, 2014

To The Reader’s Forum: Now that the “State Of The Union Address” is over, all the politicians are trying to give excuses for not working for the people that elected them....

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50s4ever

Feb-15-14 5:53 PM

The only trouble with getting rid of the old guard is if you fill congress with new younger people with limited time to serve, things could go bad quickly. There's no guarantee this bunch would be honest or dedicated. We could end up with a bunch of Weiners or McKinneys, or Obamas.

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50s4ever

Feb-15-14 1:33 PM

Ooops. Guess I better wake up! God, I hate apologies.

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50s4ever

Feb-15-14 1:32 PM

Hey pit. You in your own time zone? Your comment is five min later than mine...

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50s4ever

Feb-15-14 1:29 PM

You gotta admire America. We got about 5% of the African slave trade, and 99% of the ones still living off the hardships of their ancestors. Racism won't die. It's too profitable. If you're black or defending blacks, you can make pretty much any idiotic claim and get away clean.

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crosshairs

Feb-15-14 12:04 PM

because the left wants to keep it alive.pure and simple.

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independent61

Feb-15-14 9:05 AM

RACISM will never DIE.

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Oelwyn

Feb-15-14 8:14 AM

'It is never mentioned by Republicans,but..'It's for a very good reason. Mission accomplished.

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Oelwyn

Feb-15-14 8:02 AM

Mitch McConnell-Palin-Perry -West-Rove-Boehners-et.al..They couldn't have been more shocked at losing their 'bought and paid for'election-Scalia- Thomas-Koch Bros,(a&b)-If your memory is that bad 'L8tly' I'm sure Dementia is covered by the ACA as a preexisting condition. Trump-McCAIN-&etc..

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FedUpL8ly

Feb-15-14 2:08 AM

It's never been mentioned by Republicans but Democrats made a loud and long series of speeches after both Bush wins that their main goal was to defeat Republicans. That's what politics is all about but, as usual, only Democrat whiners make a big deal out of it.

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FedUpL8ly

Feb-15-14 2:04 AM

OK Oelwyn, please give me the date, who the Republicans were and the news source that proves your argument. I still maintain the Republicans didn't make defeating Obama their main priority until after Obamacare was being shoved down our throats. If Americans were paying attention to current political events and had really studied Obamacare, the law would have had at least the 55% of the people wishing it had never been passed. That, by the way, is the per cent from the most recent national poll.

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50s4ever

Feb-14-14 6:00 PM

I think you're wrong on that overdrive. Maybe 20 yrs off.

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Overdrive

Feb-14-14 4:28 PM

Since we're all being a little extreme, I'll join the party. I blame the south. Before Southern Democrats became Republicans in the 70s, both parties functioned a lot better.

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50s4ever

Feb-14-14 3:12 PM

Ole you forget Obama had both houses for two years. If he was going to make GOOD change, he could have done it then. He isn't what you people thought he was, and is what we were afraid he was. And we will all pay.

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Harold

Feb-14-14 12:55 PM

Sorry, poor grammar. If the president was someone Mr. Carutis did not agree with, would he then blame congress for blocking the president's wishes?

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Harold

Feb-14-14 12:52 PM

Mr. Carutis is a true liberal. The president is not boss of the congress. Our forefathers put the three branches of government in place as a check and balance. If the president was someone Mr. Carutis did not agree with would he blame congress for blocking the president's wishes then? Congress is doing just what they should in my opinion, block the liberal ideas of a socialist president from becoming the law of the land.

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Oelwyn

Feb-14-14 12:41 PM

I'll be in the NONFICTION section.

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Oelwyn

Feb-14-14 12:34 PM

fedupgr8tly:Heard with my own ears-watched with my own eyes-The RED FACED republicans standing shoulder to shoulder proclaiming this President a one termer and vows to obstuct him on every level-A HOLIDAY from Governance by the GOP-BEFORE the AFC was PASSED by both houses.Instead of closing in like a pack of dogs and exposing their posteriors for public scrutiny-many now regret their" positions. The truth cannot be denied no matter your helium laden denials.

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nonfiction

Feb-14-14 11:49 AM

Want to fix Congress? Have a Non-partisan group draw up the congressional districts (like they do in Cali) to eliminate gerrymandering and polarizing figures in the house. Take the money out of the elections, reverse citizens united, and have public campaign financing like they do in Germany.

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50s4ever

Feb-14-14 11:18 AM

Does anyone recall Reid and Pelosi telling us on TV that they run congress, regardless of who the prez is? Reid even blocks some of Obama's wants. He really has to go, along with the hierarchy Schumer, Durbin...and yeah, a couple R's too. Break that wall of superiority.

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Howard

Feb-14-14 10:32 AM

A very articulate letter and look what happens. The same old naysayers here are acting exactly like those on Capital hill. Ironic much?

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fulcrum3

Feb-14-14 10:31 AM

A great article by Ed Carutis, unfortunately the wingnuts jumped in with the typical extreme comments. It's not one side or the other, it's playing the hand that was dealt. Compromise and move the country forward.

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FedUpL8ly

Feb-14-14 10:01 AM

Ewok, take a good, long look at current members of Congress. There are a great many Republicans who are not career politicians but very few Democrats have had careers outside of politics most of their adult lives. It's the same as saying they're all crooked. Well, they all are not crooked. Failure to recognize and acknowledge that fact is just as bad as the person who blindly votes party line and is so partisan that can't accept criticism of someone in "their" Party.

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FedUpL8ly

Feb-14-14 9:54 AM

Another gravelspit comment full of insight? and wisdom?

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FedUpL8ly

Feb-14-14 9:52 AM

Oelwyn, time to admit the truth and quit repeating the same old MSNBC garbage. Republicans didn't refuse to work with Obama until after Obamacare was shoved down our throats. I, for one, applaud anyone who intends to defeat those who voted for this abomination. Look at how many Democrats have been defeated or have refused to run for reelection since Obamacare became law. More than a few knew it was bad news or we wouldn't have seen the "Cornhusker kickback", "Louisiana Purchase" and initially Harry Reid exempting the entire state of Nevada from Obamacare. Additional proof that Republicans were, and still are, correct in their opposition is that Obama has changed the law nearly 30 times already in order to delay the bad effects of Obamacare until the next election. A good and just law would need no changes.

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FedUpL8ly

Feb-14-14 9:38 AM

What a myopic letter. How many times have we heard Barack Obama say he will not compromise on an issue. If you think it hasn't been dozen of times over the last three years (he always got his way the first two years), then you haven't been paying attention. The American people, in 2010, rose up and overwhelmingly voted out members of Congress who blindly followed Obama policies. Unlike Bill Clinton, Obama has refused to compromise after an electoral beating. Those Congressmen who resist Obama's stated goal of "fundamentally transforming America" are doing what the were elected to do. Better to do nothing than give us another Obamacare or Dodd-Frank.

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