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Democrats head to broad way show during the Shutdown....

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Dozens of Congressional Democrats flocked to Puerto Rico on Friday to watch the opening weekend of Hamilton amid the ongoing government shutdown, in a trip that organizers hope will allow them to lobby for additional federal funding to the impoverished island.

According to Luis Miranda, a Democratic consultant and the father of Hamilton director Lin-Manuel Miranda, the trip will provide an opportunity for members of Congress, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, to see the need for further investment to Puerto Rico, with the island recovering from the impact of the 2017 hurricane that devastated large swathes of its infrastructure.

“They’ll get to experience firsthand the needs of the island, so that they go back and sort of fight (President) Trump and the Republicans,” he said in an interview with CBS News.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertain...ico-for-hamilton-broadway-show-amid-shutdown/

Nice to see our Democrat friends in congress being able to go on vacation in a time like this.
 

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The House passed a bill to reopen the government. It's all on McConnell now.
 

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The House passed a bill to reopen the government. It's all on McConnell now.
Ah, yes... The F*** America! Bill -- passed because they knew it would never be signed.
 

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Ah, yes... The F*** America! Bill -- passed because they knew it would never be signed.

Thanks for agreeing it's a republican shutdown.
 

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Ah, yes... The F*** America! Bill -- passed because they knew it would never be signed.

How dare they pass legislation to reopen the government.

The gall of them. They don't care about this country at all.
 

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So, the actual story of this thread is Democrats are visiting a part of the United States which is in need of attention, while Republicans are refusing to reopen government.

Thanks for reporting. It's nice to have Puerto Rico back in the news.
 

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Maybe a few on here can convince them to take a Dutch airliner from Holland to Malaysia.
 

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How dare they pass legislation to reopen the government.

The gall of them. They don't care about this country at all.
They're a little late to the show.
 

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Nice to see our Democrat friends in congress being able to go on vacation in a time like this.
I don’t care for political junkets, but at least the Democrats are trying to help bring attention to a group of Americans needing assistance. What have Republicans done over the last three weeks, aside from carrying Trump’s water?

Ah, yes... The F*** America! Bill -- passed because they knew it would never be signed.
:2rofll:
 

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Thanks for agreeing it's a republican shutdown.
Thanks for agreeing that the Democrats have no desire whatsoever to reopen the government.
 

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They're a little late to the show.

It's a long-running show. So, it's nice to see Puerto Rico get some attention instead of it all going to the stooge in the White House.

Another smart move from the Democrats.
 

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Thanks for agreeing that the Democrats have no desire whatsoever to reopen the government.

Did the house pass a bill and send it to the senate? Why yes they did. Did the senate vote on it? No, talk to McConnell since he isn’t doing his job.
 

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It's a long-running show. So, it's nice to see Puerto Rico get some attention instead of it all going to the stooge in the White House.

Another smart move from the Democrats.
The funny thing is, Democrats truly believe that what Puerto Rico needs right now is... Hamilton.
 

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Thanks for agreeing that the Democrats have no desire whatsoever to reopen the government.

They passed a bill to do just that. The fact that you and other members of the **** America party don't like that it didn't contain funding for the wall is irrelevant.
 

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The House Dems sent a bill to McConnell and McConnell won’t bring it to a vote. Tell McConnell to do his job and put the house bill up for a vote.
The House Democrats don't want their bill signed.
 

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They passed a bill to do just that.
Knowing it would never pass. Yes, I agree with you, they don't want to open the government.
 

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The funny thing is, Democrats truly believe that what Puerto Rico needs right now is... Hamilton.

Oh no. How dare Puerto Ricans indulge in a little culture.

Shame on them.


Once again, good to see Puerto Rico in the news and awesome to see Democrats taking a look around to scope out what Puerto Rico really does need. That should be something the president is doing. Just one more part of his job that he is not up to. So kudos to Democrats for picking up the ball.
 

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Knowing it would never pass. Yes, I agree with you, they don't want to open the government.

Sure they do. It's clear that McConnell and Trump don't.
 

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Oh no. How dare Puerto Ricans indulge in a little culture.
Because if there's one thing Puerto Ricans lack, it's culture... right Democrats?

God, I hope you guys nominate Beto... just to cement how clueless you are.
 

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Thanks for agreeing it's a republican shutdown.

I don't think matters. It requires both sides to agree on something and neither one will. An impasse is an impasse and why would either side cave when both were elected to voice their own side? It is their duty to.
 

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The House Democrats don't want their bill signed.

That’s your own ridiculous opinion. The fact is a bill was sent and McConnell won’t put it to a vote. It’s mcconnell that won’t do his job.
 
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