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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:38 PM

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) protesting outside the US capital


Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) speaks to a gathering outside the US Capitol to protest inaction by Congress to pass legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff, December 28

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Reply Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) protesting outside the US capital (Original post)
Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
hfojvt Dec 2012 #1
Skidmore Dec 2012 #5
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #6
hfojvt Dec 2012 #8
bluestateguy Dec 2012 #12
FarPoint Dec 2012 #2
Historic NY Dec 2012 #3
RainDog Dec 2012 #4
msongs Dec 2012 #7
DoBotherMe Dec 2012 #13
Berlum Dec 2012 #9
madrchsod Dec 2012 #10
Cha Dec 2012 #11
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #14

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:46 PM

1. I wish he would use his power to help the working class

But there he is, fighting for a deal.

A deal which is guaranteed to be bad.

The middle class does not make $280,000 a year. Most of the middle class does not even make $80,000 a year.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:08 PM

5. Oh, jeez.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:23 PM

6. I find myself int the odd position of reccing and agreeing with your post as well.

It is cool to see one of the cooling saucer class actually out applying pressure to dumpsterfires to do their jobs rather than a Sherman's March of Gremlinhood and shitting in the bed. You gotta admit it is more than most.

Still, no question there is nothing that is a deal for us to be had and that we are getting austerity no matter what, no matter how stupid it is.

Folks talk about chess all the time but as far as I can tell, we are in check. We can dance around and avoid being mated for a bit, maybe grab a piece on occasion but the game is over, we can't win because our strategy was to concede pieces and maybe get them to give up a few and come together as one.
Which is not a part of the game. It either takes some real buy in from the opposition or a willingness to flip the board to change the game. You aren't going to start out playing chess and subtly but surely transform it to a cooperative D&D type thing before the set is over. Not gonna happen.

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:36 PM

8. I would prefer to see us win a game of chess

because even flipping the board is not gonna change the game.

But it would be nice if we were even TRYING to win.

If "our" supposed side actually opposed tax cuts for the rich, and argued FOR investment over austerity. Instead of apparently agreeing with the "other" supposed side that "tax cuts are good, and austerity is necessary".

But admittedly I have sort of a personal grudge against Harkin too, because I donated to the Fallon campaign to defeat Boswel (in the primary)l and Harkin came out in support of Boswell.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:59 PM

12. Whatever

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:53 PM

2. Go Tom...or I mean Senator Harkin!

Yes! Make it happen. Get the the attention of America!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:07 PM

3. Democrats turning the screws on Republicans...

its freaking about time.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:08 PM

4. k&r n/t

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:35 PM

7. so who paid for those professionally created signs? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:13 PM

13. It's usually Union print shops or

social democracy special interest groups. Dana ; )

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:38 PM

9. Somebody needs to stop the Republicans from crapping on America

Good on Senator Harkin for standing up to the Republicans who are screwing America's finances.

AMERICANS OVER 1% MILLIONAIRE REPUBLICANS

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:42 PM

10. how dare he actually call attention to the republican`s bullshit.

what next? more democrats speaking out? oh my, we can`t have that.

just in case......

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:52 PM

11. Thanks Play.. Good for Senator Harkin actually

getting out there and doing something that shines the light on the cockroaches.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:18 PM

14. k/r. I love this guy.

He would have made a great President.

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