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That’s right Republican Congress, make yourself even more unpopular. Attack a living icon John Lewis and try to reprimand people who actually care about our nation and its citizens. This was no political stunt, this was and organic manifestation of the frustration with the lack of leadership in congress. When 83% of Republicans want gun background checks and 89% of NRA members wanting the same, why would Republicans be so hard-headed? They are addicted to the money from the NRA. And so now they want to reprimand the Democrats who had the nation watching cell phone video on C-Span of their demonstration. The American people were riveted. So please yes reprimanded Democrats and see where that gets you.
The Republicans cheated. That’s nothing new. What is new is that they misunderstood what today means to the citizen of the United States. This was not a run-of-the-mill happening in Washington. This is going to have long-term ramifications. I believe that the look you saw on Paul Ryan’s face when he was trying to call the house to order was his realization that his speakership would end in January. The will of the people that’s what Congress is supposed to be. And it’s clear that the will of the people is not being heard. And it’s not just gun safety, it’s climate change, infrastructure, spending in places where the need is great. Paul Ryan wants the world to go on in his vision. His replacement of the Affordable Care Act that he unveiled today and was eclipsed by the Democratic sit-in showed he doesn’t understand the American people. He wants to pay people who cannot afford health insurance through tax credits. You have to have money to pay for it in the first place and paying for it afterwards is basically like saying I’m not giving you health insurance. No today we saw something important happened in Washington. And returning until July 5th is not going to quiet it down. Hell, that’s all we’ll be talking about until July 5th. And it’s definitely time to disarm hate. AVB http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/housegoptakeback-224699
The Optics of it all. This is pure genius on the part of the Democrats who started the sit-in. And what’s most ironic is that they’re holding the house hostage that wants to vote on a bill that will remove fiduciary responsibility from people that handle your money. The only people in the world that want this bill to go through are the banks. To make it simple this law was passed under President Obama’s administration and it says that if you handle someone’s money you must handle it responsibly. The banks hate this because acting responsibly is not in their nature. So now the eyes of the nation are looking at a cell phone transmission from the floor of the house and in half an hour speaker Ryan will call the house to order to vote on a bill that only the banks want. This is going to set them up for 30 second commercials over and over again between now and November. This is a nightmare for Paul Ryan. And nobody deserves nightmares more than Paul Ryan. This is why the Republicans no longer call the Democratic Party by its name and only say the Democrat Party. Because this is democracy at work at its finest. AVB http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/22/politics/john-lewis-sit-in-gun-violence/
Could Democrats in the Congress finally be getting a backbone? Honestly, I have been waiting for this kind of action for way too long. This is unprecedented and quite creative on their part. Since the house is not in session there is no video or audio but house members are streaming live using their cell phones. This is it illegal but they are most likely to get away with it. They are fed up with the inaction over gun safety and our country and are mad and are not going to take it anymore. Republicans, and the words of President Obama, enough is enough. We need gun safety in this country. AVB http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/22/politics/john-lewis-sit-in-gun-violence/