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Posted: 8/12/2011 4:57:20 AM EDT
Meet the eight freshmen keeping Congress in session this summer

Eight House Republicans are earning their stripes this month while blocking President Obama from making recess appointments.

The rest of their House colleagues are home in their districts for the traditional August recess, but the group first-term lawmakers has pledged to hold pro-forma sessions in the lower chamber every three days for the remainder of the summer, effectively blocking the Democrat-controlled Senate from adjourning.


The group of freshmen, which consists of Landry, Harris, and Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), Allen West (R-Fla), and three-term Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), has agreed to each take one of the nine remaining days over the course of the summer to preside over the House.


I say good on them! I think I'll write 'em an email to say thank you.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:58:41 AM EDT
Nice to see someone actually put in a little work.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:59:47 AM EDT
Good for them

Fuck obama
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:02:58 AM EDT
Good
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:05:41 AM EDT
Recess appointments are always abused, we should get rid of them
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:05:53 AM EDT
About fucking time the good guys started using the rules to keep the communists from having their way with the country.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:08:58 AM EDT
Outstanding. Until they do it to Republicans.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:10:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:12:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:17:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Badass03:
Good for them

Fuck obama


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:18:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Badass03:
Good for them

Fuck obama


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:22:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 5:22:50 AM EDT by david_g17]
Originally Posted By TexasDoubleTap:
Outstanding. Until they do it to Republicans.




it's not the end of the world.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:22:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By caexpat:
Meet the eight freshmen keeping Congress in session this summer

Eight House Republicans are earning their stripes this month while blocking President Obama from making recess appointments.

The rest of their House colleagues are home in their districts for the traditional August recess, but the group first-term lawmakers has pledged to hold pro-forma sessions in the lower chamber every three days for the remainder of the summer, effectively blocking the Democrat-controlled Senate from adjourning.


The group of freshmen, which consists of Landry, Harris, and Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), Allen West (R-Fla), and three-term Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), has agreed to each take one of the nine remaining days over the course of the summer to preside over the House.


I say good on them! I think I'll write 'em an email to say thank you.


good, it seems like there are at least 8 members of congress who realize that obama does not have our best interests at heart
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:22:30 AM EDT
Good for them. You can't win unless you play the game.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:23:39 AM EDT
I sent a thank you to each one of them, let them know thier work does not go unoticed.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:24:18 AM EDT




Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:25:23 AM EDT
Looks like thank you notes are in order.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:44:11 AM EDT
Good on em'

Made me smile
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:46:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:00:00 AM EDT
Jeff Landry's really impressing me lately. I hope he keeps going!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:02:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Badass03:
Good for them

Fuck obama



This...


- georgestrings

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:03:33 AM EDT
Jeff Denham (R-Calif.)


Whoa!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:04:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Badass03:
Good for them

Fuck obama


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:04:42 AM EDT
Allen West
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:05:09 AM EDT
Phone calls of support are in order
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:07:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By m-dc:
I sent a thank you to each one of them, let them know thier work does not go unoticed.


I you can post their emails I'll squeeze some thank yous throughout the day as I gat a chance.

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:11:52 AM EDT
I was reading the list thinking that Congressman West better be in this list and was relieved to find his name.

Are they actually accomplishing anything or just stopping O from making the appointment? Not a dig, just curious as it looks that way from the article.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:15:01 AM EDT
During a recent speech, didn't Obama demand that the Congress and Senate go home for the recess? I think he even went on to say he'll take care of the economy matters while their gone, because they couldn't get past arguing or some bullshit like that. Yes, I'm paraphrasing, my memory isn't perfect.

Kind of ironic though that he said this just days ago, while wanting to make 8 appointments during the recess.

Good on those freshman Republicans to stick around.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:06:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
About fucking time the good guys started using the rules to keep the communists from having their way with the country.


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:12:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JINXR:
During a recent speech, didn't Obama demand that the Congress and Senate go home for the recess? I think he even went on to say he'll take care of the economy matters while their gone, because they couldn't get past arguing or some bullshit like that. Yes, I'm paraphrasing, my memory isn't perfect.

Kind of ironic though that he said this just days ago, while wanting to make 8 appointments during the recess.

Good on those freshman Republicans to stick around.


Yes. He wants them all to go home and "find out what the people want," so he can race back to DC and start making some recess appointments. Fuck that coward.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:17:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MRW:
It's about time some R's started playing the game. Dims do it all the time


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:21:49 AM EDT
We should have pizza delivered to them so they don't have to leave, even for a second.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:28:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:30:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CRC:
Phone calls of support are in order



Absofuckinglutely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:31:51 AM EDT


Outstanding!

I need to go write some emails.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:49:55 AM EDT
Unheard of in my 35+ years of following politics memory bank.
FUCKIN-A and KICKIN ASS!!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:50:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasDoubleTap:
Outstanding. Until they do it to Republicans.

Liberal entitled scumbags give up their recess?
You gotta be joking , right ?
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:51:52 AM EDT
Just called the Ohio Reps and thanked them.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:54:06 AM EDT
Thank you guys. Glad to see West's name there.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:55:29 AM EDT
Sounds like a good tactical plan.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:57:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Badass03:
Good for them

Fuck obama


+1
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:57:10 AM EDT
So how long before Zero and the MSM tries to paint this as as Tea Party Rebellion?


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:00:46 AM EDT
I am glad to see someone from Calif.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:10:41 AM EDT
Good for them!

The social democrats have put enough communist morons in position they do not deserve to be in.

Save America. Vote for anyone but a democrat.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:14:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:14:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Badass03:
Good for them

Fuck obama


1. This

2. As long as you don't mean the wookie
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:29:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:32:51 AM EDT
Why the fuck do they make it so fucking hard!! I tried to contact each one to say thanks but I run into zip code authentication failure. I know I don't fucking live in their district or even theri state but I wanted to say thanks! I guess I'll have to use the MF PHONE!!!!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:39:44 AM EDT
Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

Cool, my vote is working!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:41:32 AM EDT

finally some positive news
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:42:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 8:45:23 AM EDT by futuremodal]

Originally Posted By m-dc:
I sent a thank you to each one of them, let them know thier work does not go unoticed.


Not that I'm lazy or anything (okay, I am lazy ), but could you or someone provide some hotlinks to their websites so I can also thank them?

ETA - I see someone already is that. Thanks.
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