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  1. DarrylS

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    Another congressman with the Beltway Disease, its symptons include excessive belching, frequent whining, need for excessive cash and stamping their feet unless they get their own way.. power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.. no where is it more evident than it is in the Senate..

    Ala. senator blocks nominees over Air Force tanker contract - FederalTimes.com

    Report: Shelby Blocks All Obama Nominations In The Senate Over AL Earmarks | TPMDC

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    Re: Alabama Senator Blocks Obama Appointments until he gets earmarks..

    The programs in question are not earmarks. If the nominees are qualified, certianly the Democrats could find at least one moderate Republican(Snow, Collins...) for the 60 votes.
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    Re: Alabama Senator Blocks Obama Appointments until he gets earmarks..

    So you assume that the Northup Grumman Tanker is superior to the Boeing Craft, perhaps Earmarks is a poor choice does not diminish the gluttonous behavior of Shelby..
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    The only assumptions I make is that this has nothing to do with airplanes and everything to do with politics. There are no political downsides now to opposing the Obama administration.
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    Guess the situational ethics of the right rears its ugly head once again, this whole tanker is a bloated golden calf.. pitting various political forces, against an extablished bidding system..

    Perhaps they should circumvent the whole congressional process to achieve their goals, rather than going through established competitive processes..

    No downside??? not sure about that the party of no may take a few hits on these types of shenanigans.. opposition for the sake of opposition or for personal gain is not a very endearing process...

    Imagine how the folks from the northwest feel about this type of thing..

    Better still delete the whole thing from the defense budget.. there are enough tankers to go around, and they are not all that effective fighting the wars we are facing right now..

    Shelby has been in the senate for 23 years now, and has considerable power and all of these folks make term limits a salient discussion..
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    What is going to do now that he has held up 237 nominations and Northup has dropped out of the running...???

    Shelby is one of those congressional dudes, aka nihilists, who whines about Congress being broken, all the while he helped break it..

    Northrop drops out of bidding for $35B tanker - TheHill.com

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