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(Fox News)   Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"   (latino.foxnews.com) divider line 93
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2013-06-24 11:15:08 AM
Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.
 
2013-06-24 11:17:05 AM

dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.


You "SHOULD" wait until you know what is in a bill before you form an opinion on it.
 
2013-06-24 11:18:11 AM
WHY WON'T OBAMA JUST LEAD UGHHH
 
2013-06-24 11:19:29 AM

dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.


Why would you automatically be opposed to something you know nothing about? Talk about close-minded.
 
2013-06-24 11:28:53 AM
This is a dumb headline. Sessions didn't say he didn't know the general outlines of the bill; I'm sure he does, and he opposes them. I think he's wrong to oppose them, but its not a thing specific to Sessions. It's his party's position on this.
 
2013-06-24 11:36:23 AM
I don't know what they have to say,
It makes no difference anyway,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
No matter what it is or who commenced it,
I'm against it.

Your proposition may be good,
But let's have one thing understood,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
And even when you've changed it or condensed it,
I'm against it.
 
2013-06-24 11:39:38 AM
Sessions is just burned up that made himself look like a fool during Sotomayor's confirmation hearings.
 
2013-06-24 11:55:58 AM

cameroncrazy1984: dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.

Why would you automatically be opposed to something you know nothing about? Talk about close-minded.


You should vote against it until you've had an opportunity to know what is in it.

Is that unreasonable?

Or do you think it's a good idea for vote for something when you don't know what it does?
 
2013-06-24 12:04:35 PM

dittybopper: cameroncrazy1984: dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.

Why would you automatically be opposed to something you know nothing about? Talk about close-minded.

You should vote against it until you've had an opportunity to know what is in it.

Is that unreasonable?

Or do you think it's a good idea for vote for something when you don't know what it does?


I would think it would be more sensible, then, to be of neutral opinion. Or to say "I cannot form an opinion on this, since I do not know what I am talking about."

Unless you're cool with folks going "I don't know anything about guns, therefore I'm opposed to them." Somehow I doubt you'd think that was a salient argument...
 
2013-06-24 12:04:45 PM

dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.


A United States Senator "SHOULD" know precisely what's in a major bill currently under consideration.
 
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2013-06-24 12:05:28 PM
He knows it will bring more brown people.
 
2013-06-24 12:06:03 PM
Pass it, then read it. Duh.
 
2013-06-24 12:09:14 PM
"That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?"
 
2013-06-24 12:09:35 PM

dittybopper: You should vote against it until you've had an opportunity to know what is in it.


Or you could abstain...
 
2013-06-24 12:09:56 PM
You got to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it!    Duh!!!!
 
2013-06-24 12:10:02 PM
Boner has to pass it in order to see what's in it.
 
2013-06-24 12:10:11 PM
"If Obama's for it, I'm agin' it!"
 
2013-06-24 12:11:43 PM
I was distracted by the linked article in the side bar:

"Brazil Creates Testicle Mascot 'Mr. Balls' To Promote Cancer Research"
 
2013-06-24 12:12:26 PM
The Republicans want immigrants to be able to read and speak English in 10 years, or they get thrown out. Sessions has been in Congress for 17 years, yet he is unable to understand legalese, the language of the government.
Throw him out. No appeal.

It is your FARKING JOB to understand this shiat.
 
2013-06-24 12:12:38 PM

dittybopper: You should vote against it until you've had an opportunity to know what is in it.

Is that unreasonable?

Or do you think it's a good idea for vote for something when you don't know what it does?


If it's at the point where there's an actual vote, and the Senator in question doesn't know what's in it, that Senator has failed to do their job.
 
2013-06-24 12:13:07 PM
Libs wrote it, so it's probably a bad bill.  Probably another "more free money to illegals" bill.
 
2013-06-24 12:15:33 PM
so, subby, if they don't know what is in the bill by default they should vote for it?
 
2013-06-24 12:16:01 PM
Start readin'. Or, here's an idea, how many people on your staff? Divvy it up between five or six of them, have them give you a synopsis of what's in their 2 or 300 hundred pages, use that information to form an opinion.There are just so many ways for you to do your job. Why don't you want to do your job?
 
2013-06-24 12:16:23 PM

Danger Mouse: You got to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it!    Duh!!!!



I'll take "another quote mis-quoted and taken out of context for the sake of partisan propaganda" for $200, Alex.
 
2013-06-24 12:17:14 PM
Most transparent administration EVER!

Or, we could give legislators enough time to read the bill.  You know, transparency.  What we were promised.
 
2013-06-24 12:17:17 PM

SlothB77: so, subby, if they don't know what is in the bill by default they should vote for read it?


Yes. How f*cking hard is it to do your job with an entire paid staff? At least get the summary.
 
2013-06-24 12:17:25 PM
Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it, because the ignorant teabagger electorate will boot me out of office if I vote for it."
 
2013-06-24 12:18:07 PM
The whole "read the bill" thing is such a red herring.  Of course Congressmen and Senators don't read bills themselves.  They have staff members who can read bills for them and provide summaries.
 
2013-06-24 12:18:35 PM

SlothB77: so, subby, if they don't know what is in the bill by default they should vote for it?


Maybe they could, oh, read it? Or not vote at all on the grounds of not knowing what the fark they're voting on?
 
2013-06-24 12:18:42 PM

Mathematics of Wonton Burrito Meals: Libs wrote it, so it's probably a bad bill.  Probably another "more free money to illegals" bill.


Plus no GOP voters seen running across the border
 
2013-06-24 12:19:33 PM

dittybopper: cameroncrazy1984: dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.

Why would you automatically be opposed to something you know nothing about? Talk about close-minded.

You should vote against it until you've had an opportunity to know what is in it.

Is that unreasonable?

Or do you think it's a good idea for vote for something when you don't know what it does?


But the whole thing is he refuses to vote for the bill to be put up for debate. He complains that nobody has had time to read it, and therefore it shouldn't be debatable. It hasn't even reached the floor yet. This is why our Senate is so farked now, because nobody even debates stuff anymore, they just filibuster things.
 
2013-06-24 12:19:40 PM

Aarontology: dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.

You "SHOULD" wait until you know what is in a bill before you form an opinion on it


A vote on the a "SHOULD" wait until senators are able to know what's in the bill.
 
2013-06-24 12:20:32 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: Yes. How f*cking hard is it to do your job with an entire paid staff? At least get the summary.


Great.  Legislation by Cliffs Notes.  And it worked so well with Obamacare.
 
2013-06-24 12:21:12 PM

Galloping Galoshes: Aarontology: dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.

You "SHOULD" wait until you know what is in a bill before you form an opinion on it

A vote on the a "SHOULD" wait until senators are able to know what's in the bill.


And if certain Senators choose not to read the bill, and remain willfully ignorant to justify delaying any action?
 
2013-06-24 12:21:33 PM
"The trustees have a few suggestions they would like to make."

"I think you know what the trustees can do with their suggestions."
 
2013-06-24 12:23:43 PM

Galloping Galoshes: UrukHaiGuyz: Yes. How f*cking hard is it to do your job with an entire paid staff? At least get the summary.

Great.  Legislation by Cliffs Notes.  And it worked so well with Obamacare.


You hire competent people to perform tasks, then delegate those tasks to them.  That's Leadership 101.
 
2013-06-24 12:23:59 PM

imontheinternet: The whole "read the bill" thing is such a red herring.  Of course Congressmen and Senators don't read bills themselves.  They have staff members who can read bills for them and provide summaries.


You should tell Sessions about this.
 
2013-06-24 12:24:44 PM
You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.

God damn this is so wrong it physically pained me to read
 
2013-06-24 12:25:49 PM

Galloping Galoshes: UrukHaiGuyz: Yes. How f*cking hard is it to do your job with an entire paid staff? At least get the summary.

Great.  Legislation by Cliffs Notes.  And it worked so well with Obamacare.


As opposed to "legislatin' with your gut", or "because God said"? If you can't do the job, get the f*ck off the ballot.
 
2013-06-24 12:26:41 PM
Reading the bill and knowing what is in a bill is your mother-farking job.

"I didn't do my job" is not a valid reason to vote yes or no on anything. Abstaining is the only reasonable thing to do.
 
2013-06-24 12:27:09 PM
They don't want to read it because then they'd have to find another excuse to be against it.

Ignorance is bliss.
 
2013-06-24 12:27:17 PM
Your phone can probably read it to you, Senator.
 
2013-06-24 12:28:32 PM
What is it with Republicans and not reading bills?  Do they honestly not read any bill and just assume no one else has either?  Or is this purely a political play, assuming that their dumber voters haven't read the bill and are incapable of doing it either and will be impressed by them admitting they're too lazy to read the bill as well?

Or both?
 
2013-06-24 12:29:16 PM

Arkanaut: dittybopper: You should vote against it until you've had an opportunity to know what is in it.

Or you could abstain...


If your shortcoming of knowledge is down to a lack of reasonable opportunity to properly consider the contents then the responsible thing to do is oppose the bill, at least until reasonable opportunity has been afforded.

If it's down to your own reluctance, negligence or incompetence then you need to shut the fark up, quit and let someone who gives a damn do your job.
 
2013-06-24 12:31:09 PM

Lord_Baull: Danger Mouse: You got to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it!    Duh!!!!


I'll take "another quote mis-quoted and taken out of context for the sake of partisan propaganda" for $200, Alex.


It's not a quote or misquote unless you have quote marks. Like this:

"We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy."
 
2013-06-24 12:32:02 PM

Galloping Galoshes: Aarontology: dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.

You "SHOULD" wait until you know what is in a bill before you form an opinion on it

A vote on the a "SHOULD" wait until senators are able to know what's in the bill.


Are you saying that the 6 months of time that the bill has undergone drafting and the years of broad framework before that, the major media coverage, and the dozens of paid staff members have resulted in insufficient time and resources for a Senator to understand at least the salient points of the legislation, if not every why and wherefore?
 
2013-06-24 12:32:03 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: SlothB77: so, subby, if they don't know what is in the bill by default they should vote for it?

Maybe they could, oh, read it? Or not vote at all on the grounds of not knowing what the fark they're voting on?


Who's got time to read?  He's got lobbyists to meet, fundraisers to attend, and CEOs to bend over for.
 
2013-06-24 12:33:09 PM

Galloping Galoshes: Aarontology: dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.

You "SHOULD" wait until you know what is in a bill before you form an opinion on it

A vote on the a "SHOULD" wait until senators are able to know what's in the bill.


All this time spent crying would be better spent reading the farking thing.
 
2013-06-24 12:33:16 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: dittybopper: Senator Sessions: "I have no earthly idea what's in this immigration bill, but I'm opposed to it"

You *SHOULD* be opposed to it until you know precisely what's in it.

A United States Senator "SHOULD" know precisely what's in a major bill currently under consideration.


Right now no one has had time to read and understand the bill since they just dropped something like 1500 new pages of changes last week.

Vote it down now. Bring it back after a few months when it's been properly analyzed.
 
2013-06-24 12:33:49 PM
He had a whole weekend to read it.
 
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