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Tit for Tat in US politics

is4junk          10 November 2015 02:53 PM

I have trouble keeping score of the republican/democrat actions - but I imagine that all of these will either get a response, or were a response to a prior action, or were somehow OK'ed (by who?)All of these hit at the heart of congress - surely someone is keeping score.

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melian 11 November 2015 09:56 AM

If this goes unanswered, does it mean the republicans are just the lapdog opposition?

Perhaps, there is simply nothing that Republicans can retaliate with? The judicial branch tends to favors Democrats more (70% of lawyers donations goes to Democrats) and until there is a Republican Attorney General there might be nothing they can do.


is4junk 11 November 2015 01:53 PM

The Republicans can't respond to these 'tats' now. They will have to wait at least for the white house and maybe a majority in both houses of congress.

As for the judicial branch - I think they have racked up quite a score as well. But as far as I know no one has tried to settle it since FDR's court packing threat.


ChristianKl 11 November 2015 04:43 PM

The Ted Stevens prosecutorial misconduct. If this goes unanswered, does it mean the republicans are just the lapdog opposition?
The Bush justice department goes improperly after a Republican senator.
In what way does this have to be answered?


is4junk 11 November 2015 05:20 PM

You are correct sir! The republicans scored on themselves. I should have checked the timeline better.


ChristianKl 12 November 2015 08:34 AM

How about updating in a direction where things aren't simply about Republicans scoring on Democrats and vice versa?

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