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John Lewis leads sit-in on House floor over guns
« on: June 22, 2016, 06:17:42 PM »


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John Lewis revived Wednesday one of the most evocative forms of protest from the civil rights movement -- the sit-in -- to demand House Republicans move on gun control.
In a move rich with historic symbolism, the civil rights icon and Democratic congressman from Georgia led a dramatic protest inside the House of Representatives. He and fellow Democrats sat down at the front of the chamber in an unusual demonstration of civil disobedience challenging Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/22/politics/john-lewis-sit-in-gun-violence/index.html

Still sitting, as of this post.  Interesting, although the question has been asked, what if the Rethuglicans lose the House, and sit against Obamacare next year.......
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Re: John Lewis leads sit-in on House floor over guns
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 07:21:20 PM »
A couple dozen people will do nothing. If they had 50-100 maybe it could do something. There's 435 members of the House. They need way more than what they have.

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Re: John Lewis leads sit-in on House floor over guns
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 08:36:03 PM »
A couple dozen people will do nothing. If they had 50-100 maybe it could do something. There's 435 members of the House. They need way more than what they have.

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Perhaps, but this is still a problem for the Rethugs. Ryan has to deal with it, and depending on how he handles it this could be another win for Dems either way.

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Re: John Lewis leads sit-in on House floor over guns
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 08:37:30 PM »
Well, I just heard that they have over 100 House Democrats and some Senators with them. They just want a vote on a gun bill, they have no illusions with Republicans in control that one would pass.

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Re: John Lewis leads sit-in on House floor over guns
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 11:06:44 PM »
Next we will be fighting on the House floor like some of those 3rd world countries do.
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Re: John Lewis leads sit-in on House floor over guns
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 11:12:09 PM »
Next we will be fighting on the House floor like some of those 3rd world countries do.

Fine with me as long shit gets done.

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