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    Republican screw 9/11 First Responders

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/th...xrs=share_copy

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/201012100025


    GOP blocks 9/11 first responders bill; ABC, CBS, and NBC ignore the story

    December 10, 2010 2:17 pm ET by Eric Boehlert

    It was kind of a big deal.

    The bill is officially known as the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 and is named after a first responder who died from a respiratory disease attributed to his rescue efforts on the morning of the Sept. 11 terror attack. The bill easily passed the House in September with a rare bout of bipartisan support. The bill's backers expected passage in the Senate, as well.

    But yesterday, every Republican senator voted against the bill. The action was part of the GOP's obstructionist strategy of not allowing any senate action to proceed until the chamber votes on a bill that will continue to Bush era tax cuts, including those for the very wealthy.

    The fact that the 9/-11-related legislation was defeated was news. Period. The fact that it was defeated as part of the larger Republican strategy to tie the Senate in knots made yesterday's vote even more newsworthy.

    But not at ABC, CBS or NBC. Last night, all three evening newscasts failed to report on the fact that Republicans had voted down a previously bipartisan bill designed to provide medical coverage for Sept. 11 emergency workers. At the major networks, that development was not considered newsworthy.

    That's pretty remarkable. But the larger point here is that Republicans are now practicing an unprecedented brand of obstructionism and they're doing without having to pay much of a political price. Why? Because the press is giving them a pass. The press is pretending what Republicans are doing is normal and everyday. It's not. It's radical.

    UPDATED: Guess which show last night did cover the fact that Republicans voted down the 9/11 first responders bill? The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

    Fuck the Republicans and Fuck Mitch McConnell for fighting against the 9/11 First Responders Bil - watch the clip with Stewart and the First Responders and watch asswipe McConnell crying on camera. Fuck him.
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

    #2
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/th...rst-responders

    I'm glad someone is talking about this. All the outrage about 9/11, what a bunch of bullshit. But thank GOD that all the firefighters and cops who are suffering or who have become ill (or died) because they did their jobs with courage and fulfilled their duties giving the ultimate full measure, ALL of them who make more than $250,000 a year can have a tax break. Yippee...
    Last edited by patfromlogan; 12/17/2010 9:32pm, .
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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      #3
      While in power, Republicans used 9/11 as a high value card, now that they are not in power, they have to use 9/11 against the Democrats in order to score politically, so right now that means giving Obama and the Democrats a hard time with anything the American people might view as a "win" for the party in power.

      They are also taking advantage of the fact that the many American Democrat congresspeople seem to be a bunch of snot nosed pussies who are no longer supporting their president, because of *gasp* approval polls. Once the going get tough, the Dems fall apart.

      I would not blame the media though...I would blame the Democrats and their failure to communicate the issues themselves. Instead they let the Republicans play their (standard) dirty pool politics with the wishful thinking that doing nothing is the appropriate counter-response.

      The Democrats can easily continue to lose more power by doing exactly what they keep doing. Republicans, on the other hand are riding this wave of anti-incumbent sentiment off a cliff, imo. As they take power they better fucking fix what they broke or else the majority of the American electorate are going to realize they've been had, again, by the same idiots who just fucked up the first eight years of the decade.

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        #4
        I got a bit into this over last night.

        I'm disgusted beyond words.

        For the last ten years, there has been pretty much one reigning definition of a modern knight:

        That of a New York City Firefighter.

        Not because of the whinning US media,
        but because the world saw what happened that day.
        Because, in a world where courage and sacrifice are really just hollow pattern reserved for movies and books, a bunch of people proved that they would walk the walk.

        That there is even discussion about whether to give them the medical treatment they need, or not, is a shame for democracy, and a shame for the American society.
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          #5
          Originally posted by E. Nog View Post
          While in power, Republicans used 9/11 as a high value card, now that they are not in power, they have to use 9/11 against the Democrats in order to score politically, so right now that means giving Obama and the Democrats a hard time with anything the American people might view as a "win" for the party in power.

          They are also taking advantage of the fact that the many American Democrat congresspeople seem to be a bunch of snot nosed pussies who are no longer supporting their president, because of *gasp* approval polls. Once the going get tough, the Dems fall apart.

          I would not blame the media though...I would blame the Democrats and their failure to communicate the issues themselves. Instead they let the Republicans play their (standard) dirty pool politics with the wishful thinking that doing nothing is the appropriate counter-response.

          The Democrats can easily continue to lose more power by doing exactly what they keep doing. Republicans, on the other hand are riding this wave of anti-incumbent sentiment off a cliff, imo. As they take power they better fucking fix what they broke or else the majority of the American electorate are going to realize they've been had, again, by the same idiots who just fucked up the first eight years of the decade.
          Couldn't have put it better. The Democrats are spineless pussies and the Republicans are dirty assholes.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Bono Saturnalia! View Post
            http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/th...xrs=share_copy

            http://mediamatters.org/blog/201012100025


            GOP blocks 9/11 first responders bill; ABC, CBS, and NBC ignore the story

            December 10, 2010 2:17 pm ET by Eric Boehlert

            It was kind of a big deal.

            The bill is officially known as the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 and is named after a first responder who died from a respiratory disease attributed to his rescue efforts on the morning of the Sept. 11 terror attack. The bill easily passed the House in September with a rare bout of bipartisan support. The bill's backers expected passage in the Senate, as well.

            But yesterday, every Republican senator voted against the bill. The action was part of the GOP's obstructionist strategy of not allowing any senate action to proceed until the chamber votes on a bill that will continue to Bush era tax cuts, including those for the very wealthy.

            The fact that the 9/-11-related legislation was defeated was news. Period. The fact that it was defeated as part of the larger Republican strategy to tie the Senate in knots made yesterday's vote even more newsworthy.

            But not at ABC, CBS or NBC. Last night, all three evening newscasts failed to report on the fact that Republicans had voted down a previously bipartisan bill designed to provide medical coverage for Sept. 11 emergency workers. At the major networks, that development was not considered newsworthy.

            That's pretty remarkable. But the larger point here is that Republicans are now practicing an unprecedented brand of obstructionism and they're doing without having to pay much of a political price. Why? Because the press is giving them a pass. The press is pretending what Republicans are doing is normal and everyday. It's not. It's radical.

            UPDATED: Guess which show last night did cover the fact that Republicans voted down the 9/11 first responders bill? The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

            Fuck the Republicans and Fuck Mitch McConnell for fighting against the 9/11 First Responders Bil - watch the clip with Stewart and the First Responders and watch asswipe McConnell crying on camera. Fuck him.
            But tax breaks!

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              #7
              http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/12/...pt=T1&iref=BN1

              "The Christmas Miracle we've been looking for has arrived," said the statement issued by Schumer and Gillibrand, adding: "We are pleased to announce that we crafted an agreement that will allow this legislation to pass the Senate, and the House, this afternoon. We thank our Republican friends for coming together to fulfill America's moral obligation to the heroes of 9/11."
              Fuck politics.

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                #8
                Where do you get your news from? It was of low news value because it was not associated with the Tax increase argument. It had something to do with being crammed in at the last moment without going through committee and the objectors wanted to know exactly how the money was going to be spent. Plus it violated the dems policy of cut spending for every new program you institute.

                The Dems could pass anything they wanted to since 2007 all they had to do was convince every Democrat.

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                  #9
                  Fact is that the Republicans held out. Tom Coburn told DingyHarry Reid they were not that far apart.

                  twofuckingbillion$US$dollars were trimmed off

                  how?

                  The lawyers get no more than 10%.

                  Now for you people not in the know, a US lawyer typically gets 30%.
                  Carter Hargrave's Jeet Can't Do

                  http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=31636

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                    #10
                    Fuck this bill... All my heart and allegiance to the 9/11 responders, but what this legislation is... is a chance for Democrats to finally play their 9/11 card; victims. It's not a world for lefties if there are no victims.

                    Seriously. Grow the fuck up. I wasn't even hardcore military, I was In The Navy (sans lisp (can I say that in a post-DADT world?)). I knew going in that I was putting my life on the line for the greater good, and FF/LEO generally know the same thing. Now, all of a sudden, they are better than us just because of 9/11? That's not the way a true patriot would view the situation. Real heroes assume the risk, and accept the consequences.

                    The Heroes of 9/11 deserve everything We The People can give them, but the partisan bullshit surrounding this bill is theatrics and manipulation to the fullest.

                    This matters to America even less than the DADT repeal - you know, those 13,389 or so ex-military over nearly 2 decades that were dumped because they dicked or licked while serving.

                    We're talking about what, a couple of hundred people maybe? Yet, Congress has to turn its attention to these relatively few individuals while the tax deal they tried to put off in its favor affects the entire country?

                    Putting this bill ahead of the problems of the entire country is, imho, a disservice and an insult to those 9/11 responders that were professional and respectable enough to put their lives on the line on behalf of the entire country.

                    Unfortunately, this is just one more example of Democrats trying to make one small group "more equal."
                    Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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                      #11
                      It is GREAT that somebody has the courage to talk about this! This kind of shit will never stand if righteous people know about it.

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                        #12
                        This is all about attaching politically charged programs to a bill. That way if one side doesn't approve of the ENTIRE thing and votes against it, the other side can point and say...REPUBLICANS DONT LIKE 9/11 RESPONDERS!!!

                        It's bullshit...don't be fooled by political gamesmanship.


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                          #13
                          Originally posted by tgace View Post
                          This is all about attaching politically charged programs to a bill. That way if one side doesn't approve of the ENTIRE thing and votes against it, the other side can point and say...REPUBLICANS DONT LIKE 9/11 RESPONDERS!!!

                          It's bullshit...don't be fooled by political gamesmanship.
                          True story. Both sides pull this crap all the time. The Democrats and Republicans don't care about you. All they care about is funding their own interests and lining their pockets. The Republicans are slightly more transparent about it, but really... if the Democrats actually cared about the ghetto then there wouldn't be a ghetto.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by wetware View Post
                            True story. Both sides pull this crap all the time. The Democrats and Republicans don't care about you. All they care about is funding their own interests and lining their pockets. The Republicans are slightly more transparent about it, but really... if the Democrats actually cared about the ghetto then there wouldn't be a ghetto.
                            That would be nice.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by tgace View Post
                              This is all about attaching politically charged programs to a bill. That way if one side doesn't approve of the ENTIRE thing and votes against it, the other side can point and say...REPUBLICANS DONT LIKE 9/11 RESPONDERS!!!

                              It's bullshit...don't be fooled by political gamesmanship.

                              Which bill was attached to this politically charged program?

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