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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:49 PM

Gridlock begins. Boehner joins filibuster fight against Democrats.

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55254887/78311550/Boehner_joins_filibuster_fight_against_Democrats

Evidently, nothing is going to get done in the next Congress, either. This is the next best thing to winning the election for the GOP. All they have to do is be uncooperative and they'll be able to shut the government down, which has been their main purpose all along.

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Reply Gridlock begins. Boehner joins filibuster fight against Democrats. (Original post)
tonybgood Nov 2012 OP
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #1
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #2
elleng Nov 2012 #4
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #3

Response to tonybgood (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:58 PM

1. The Republicans wouldn't survive

Boehner and McConnell led the GOP into a disastrous election that that they should have won - after all, we're still in a depression. They will soon be deposed, particularly if they double down on their losing bullshit.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:14 AM

2. In a way, I almost hope that they do.

The majority of voters have spoken, they want this country to move forward and get the stuff that needs to be done, done.

If the Republican leadership doubles down, digs in their heels and goes the route of intransigence, their losses in the nest mid-terms will be historic.

The current polling is stupendously against any deliberate attempt to shut down the government. If the Republicans in leadership go the obstructionist route, they will lose support of their own members as the voting public voices their anger at them.

Fear of losing their seat overcomes the fear of reprisal from a party already deeply engaged in schism, and is tilting toward a full-blown internal civil war.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:21 AM

4. Damn right, and we've got to see to it that this occurs.

HISTORIC losses!

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Response to tonybgood (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:16 AM

3. President has put his plan out there and now

he should step back and let Congress do the job that they are paid to do
if boner finds he can not do the job then he should resign

The President should take all of his advisers out of the negotiations

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