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Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:07 PM

 

Sherrod Brown: Short notice for secret meetings, staff not able to view TPP. How is this democracy?





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12 hours notice for hearing, secret meetings, staff not able to view #TPP. How is this democracy?

https://twitter.com/SenSherrodBrown/status/588765613130153985

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Reply Sherrod Brown: Short notice for secret meetings, staff not able to view TPP. How is this democracy? (Original post)
Cheese Sandwich Apr 2015 OP
dgibby Apr 2015 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #2
donnasgirl Apr 2015 #8
GoneFishin Apr 2015 #3
Atman Apr 2015 #4
msongs Apr 2015 #13
BeanMusical Apr 2015 #15
awoke_in_2003 Apr 2015 #24
KoKo Apr 2015 #5
KoKo Apr 2015 #6
Cheese Sandwich Apr 2015 #7
KoKo Apr 2015 #20
rhett o rick Apr 2015 #9
BeanMusical Apr 2015 #16
Dont call me Shirley Apr 2015 #10
WillyT Apr 2015 #11
Jack Rabbit Apr 2015 #12
polichick Apr 2015 #14
pansypoo53219 Apr 2015 #17
JDPriestly Apr 2015 #18
KeepItReal Apr 2015 #19
aspirant Apr 2015 #21
Enthusiast Apr 2015 #22
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #23
2banon Apr 2015 #25

Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:09 PM

1. It isn't, but as Jimmy Carter said, we're no longer a democracy. n/t

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:14 PM

2. Give 'em hell, Sherrod! He is one very smart and compassionate Senator.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 02:27 PM

8. Yes

And one that I would back in a NY minute.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:20 PM

3. I expect this from Republicans. But the President is party to this shit. Where's the transparency?

Where is any semblance of a democratic Democratic Party?

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:21 PM

4. Many of these so-called legislators stand to make millions/billions off of TPP.

They're perfectly happy to fast-track this bill. That just means they can retire or move on to their next million-dollar lobbying gig.

We're being totally suckers. Hate to say it, it appears as if President Obama has his finger in the pie, too.

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Response to Atman (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 03:16 PM

13. finger in the pie? finger? It is totally his pie from raw ingedients to oven nt

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Response to Atman (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 03:27 PM

15. "Obama has his finger in the pie"

For a second that scene from American Pie popped into my mind.

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Response to BeanMusical (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 10:58 PM

24. Well, someone is getting fucked. nt

 

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:28 PM

5. Thanks! Recommend..

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:42 PM

6. "Cheese Sandwich" You should post this in "DU Video & MM" where more can view it...

Here's the link:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1017


Posting late in the day (if you are an East Coaster) is good so that those who come home from work or the West Coasters have more time to watch it.

Welcome to DU

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Response to KoKo (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 02:15 PM

7. Hi

 

Thanks for the welcome. Go ahead and re-post it if you would like to.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 05:23 PM

20. okay! n/t

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 02:42 PM

9. Notice that those that support this travesty are keeping silent?

 

Well except they are openly disparaging those that oppose it. Nice.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 03:33 PM

16. They must be at their echo chamber trying to come up with some new lame one-liners and buzzwords.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 02:53 PM

10. Thank you Senator Brown!



Corporate Global Coup d'états.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 02:58 PM

11. HUGE K & R !!! - THANK YOU !!!

 


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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 03:03 PM

12. When I wrote my congressman and senators yesterday, that's exactly the point I brought up

Even discussing the TPP under these circumstances is just wrong.

To vote on the TPP now would be like signing a contract without reading it. Worse than that, it would be like signing a contract when the seller grins and says "trust me, you don't need to read it."

In short, the default position for any representative of the people should be at this time to vote NO, regardless of ideology or party. This is not the way to conduct public business.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 03:17 PM

14. The president, like the pope, must know best...

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 03:48 PM

17. this is for mushrooms,trade pacts need sunshine. CRAPITALISM!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 04:14 PM

18. Thank you, Senator Brown. Excellent.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 04:19 PM

19. This whole TPP negotiation process reeks of disrespect

Secrecy from the American public

Secrecy from members of Congress

And the attitude that you don't need to know what's in the agreement before it is passed is somehow acceptable.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 05:40 PM

21. If I understand this

Fast track needs 60 votes to pass the filibuster. That means 54 repubs + 6 Dem turncoats

If fast track is passed, then only 50 votes are necessary for approval with 54 Repubs waiting anxiously to pass it.

Wyden not showing up is appalling and since he has his name on this shameful Fast Track revision I assume we can count on him voting yes. That leaves only 5 Dems to jump ship, pathetic.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 05:53 PM

22. This is my Senator!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 05:53 PM

23. I wish Sherrod Brown would run for the WH. He has been asked why he hasn't.

He didn't say 'no', he said he hadn't thought of it until he was asked.

I hope he is thinking about it now.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 11:36 PM

25. K&R

 

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