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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:58 PM

Repubs want everyone to believe that nothing has changed with the election...

They are still living in a world of delusion.

The Democrats gained seats in both the House and Senate and won the White House by a landslide proportion.

Nothing will change unless the Democrats do not want it to change. Will they be extorted once again by the criminals in the House? Or will the White House stand up to them this time?

Yes, they can make all kinds of threats. They will let the economy go off the fiscal cliff. They will not approve of raising the debt limit once again. They have a lot of no good they can do.

It could be argued that the President had to extend the Bush taxcuts the last time around because of the threats they made not to extend unemployment. Maybe they will make the same threat again?

If the President does nothing again and if Senator Reid does not change the filibuster rules in the Senate, then maybe, nothing has changed??

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Reply Repubs want everyone to believe that nothing has changed with the election... (Original post)
kentuck Nov 2012 OP
Tippy Nov 2012 #1
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #2
kentuck Nov 2012 #3
ruffburr Nov 2012 #8
quinnox Nov 2012 #4
spanone Nov 2012 #5
kentuck Nov 2012 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #7
kentuck Nov 2012 #9
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #11
kentuck Nov 2012 #13
Harry_Scrote Nov 2012 #10
Scuba Nov 2012 #12
reformist2 Nov 2012 #14
Skidmore Nov 2012 #15
kentuck Nov 2012 #16
Skidmore Nov 2012 #17
woo me with science Nov 2012 #18

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:03 PM

1. They want us to think nothing has changed...I would like to take that word MANDATE and

shove up their ass, nose, or what ever

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:06 PM

2. Let's not let them. We didn't allow them to fool us during the campaign

and we definitely will not allow them to fool us now we've won in a landslide and have given our president a MANDATE.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:08 PM

3. What would you suggest we do?

That we haven't already done??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:17 PM

8. As Dem's and DUer's-

What WE can do is every time the repubs try to stall this or that We BOMB the shit out of the offending rep/sen with petitions, e-mails ,tweets, facebook, etc.Just a thought

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:09 PM

4. Don't negotiate with terrorists

 

Another duer put it colorfully, but it is true. These current House repugs are fiscal terrorists, and are trying to get what they want through despicable tactics. Don't reward them. Don't negotiate with fiscal terrorists. (by the way the "fiscal" part of that term is my own invention)

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:09 PM

5. if i were Obama i would construct the largest bully pulpit in the world and use it to hurt the right

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:11 PM

6. That should be his goal...

if he wants to help the American people.

When he gets up in the morning, make it his duty to tell the American people what these no-account, good-for-nothings are doing. Use the bully pulpit to defeat them in 2014 and then something might get done? That would leave him two years. Otherwise, it's going to be another 4 years of the same crapola.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:14 PM

7. I thought Reid needed 60 votes to change

The filibuster rules? Did I hear that wrong?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:17 PM

9. Yes.

They can change the Senate rules by a simple majority when the new Senate convenes...if they want to?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:34 PM

11. Really? Why hasnt he?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:23 PM

13. Because he thought the Repubs had a good chance of taking over the Senate...

since there were about 22 Democrats running for re-election and only about 10 Repubs. The rules would then apply to Democrats also.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:28 PM

10. Another example of cognitive dissonance

On one hand, there was this spiel about this being a monumental "Do or Die" election. But since they didn't win it, they are walking this monumental claim back as best they can.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:35 PM

12. Tell them good luck with that. MANDATE 332

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:24 PM

14. Let Obama negotiate with congress next year, not this lame-duck congress!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:26 PM

15. We need to push back and be vocal about understanding what they are doing and

get across that we will accept not hing less than they come to the table.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:32 PM

16. The people have fucking spoken!

How loud do they have to speak !!

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Response to kentuck (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:41 PM

17. Just because one shout went up doesn't mean that

we need to fall silent again. We need to continue until there are results. There are some of these folks who haven't internalized the message yet and still others who appear to have earplugs in.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:50 PM

18. We have a mandate. Our greatest danger is


that our own party would decide not to use it.

Did you see this excellent post by Dragonfli? http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021791044#post12 Our greatest danger comes from corporatists within our own party, who would argue us into passivity...again.

It's time to stop legitimizing the right-wing propaganda, no matter who is shoveling it. It is time to expose and label it for what it is.


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