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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:42 PM

That crying you hear is the Republican Party. That crunching is Obama eating their lunch.

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You know that lost bewildered look on the faces of the people at Mitt Romney's Victory Party?
There is a whole lot of that look in Washington today.

The crying you hear is the Republican Party who has just come to the realization that they have had their asses handed to them on a plate.

This is the new Republican World:

They are at an all-time low in unpopularity. Root canals and Republicans are loved equally in the United States.

They are in the middle of a civil war. Neither side can win without the support of the other. Their united front that has stayed firm from the Reagan area until now just fell apart.

The Republican hate for Obama has blinded them. They have reached this pinnacle of power through carefully hiding their agenda behind propaganda and Fox News. President Obama lured them out into the open with his carefully crafted chess game where he played the weak bird with the broken wing. Flap, flap, "look at me! I'm practically a lame duck!" Obama lured them out into the open and in their haste to not get trapped, he managed to trip them up and split their party.

King is calling for people to no longer donate to the Republicans. Cantor is working on a coup. The right is ready to eat anyone who broke from the party line. The Speaker of the House has been turned into a laughing stock. He's at the point where, in the White House he told Reid to "Go Fuck Himself." This is not a healthy party.

For the first time since Reagan the right voted to raise taxes on the wealthy. (This is pretty big, really. Consider that Obama has, somehow, managed to get the right to break on their number one priority). Now what do they stand for?

Social Security and Medicare live to see another day.

We may still see cuts to the defense department...the real cause of our overspending and debt.

Obama it seems, has one trick up his sleeve after another. The Republican sleeves are empty of tricks. Just propaganda and lying left. Romney was proof of that.

The up-and-comers in the Republican party all have fatal flaws. Rubio is deeply connected to a crooked FL Republican Party. He has lied about his family history and their terrifying escape from Castro. Jebby is still a Bush, no escaping that. Ryan? Palin? They have chosen such whack-jobs as their number 2s the last couple of cycles that they leave themselves with only a head whack-job. McCain should have disappeared ages ago but he had to stay and carry the Republican flag...otherwise that left the job to Palin. Ryan is the supposed next guy in line but he just voted to raise taxes. They have no heir apparent.

Demographics are swinging away from the Republicans. Angry rich old white men can only live so long. The younger generation has a hard time with all this anti-condoms, anti-abortions, anti gay, anti-modernity that the Red side offers. They just don't get it and they don't get all riled up about it. The wedge issues that have served the right so well, are losing a lot of their power. They will find new ones, but it takes a while to build up a nation-wide hate pogrom.

The crazy thing about this is that Obama set this trap last year. Remember, the Republicans came out of the first fiscal cliff hurting. It was like watching some idiot on YouTube shooting himself in the foot. So, Obama agreed to put things off and stepped back. I can't help but wonder if he didn't think to himself "These dillweeds just did it once. I wonder if they would fall for it again?" See, he set the same trap twice. And the Republicans walked right into it and just shot themselves in the other foot. And, WTF? Did Obama just manage to get them to agree to shoot themselves again in a few months when we go through this again? My brother used to try to talk me into touching the electric fence when I was a kid. He got me to do it once. He got my less bright cousin to do it twice. Obama just talked them into touching the fence a third time.

So, that crying you hear is the Republican Party crying because their huge over-reaches, brought on by what they thought was a broken-winged lame duck President (luring them out again--flap flap), have finally brought their party to a civil war. They have just passed taxes. Leadership is under question. They feel like they did when they announced Romney didn't win afterall.

The real beauty is that they are crying not only for what just happened to them, but because they know they are going to go through something worse in the next couple of months and years. Every Yes vote is now a Tea party Target--In fact, once the dust clears, the Tea Party will go on the war path and there will be no stability in the party until they stop eating their own. This Yes vote just offered up a whole new banquet of Republicans to the Tea Party Cannibal Buffet. No Republican walks away from those primary battles without being beat up. Some of them so badly that Democrats end up winning in places they were supposed to lose.

They are crying because they know in the near future that Obama will be handing them their asses on a plate over and over again. The new congress will be dealing with immigration (I think Obama is just about ready to cement the immigrant voting block as solidly Democratic...but first he is going to let the Republicans say a whole bunch of nasty things on the record.) They cry harder when the remember that Sandy Hook just put gun control on their plates and, once again, they go into a bargaining session with the President with their position as undefendable as their position on Sandy relief, or taxing the rich, or cutting benefits to the very poor or not paying your credit card debt on the government level. Instead of representing half the country, the Republicans are crying because they have turned into monsters and they just don't seem to be able to stop themselves no matter what. And in the coming months they will be shooting themselves in the foot over and over again. Perhaps that is Obama's game. Death from 1000 cuts...but in this case self-inflicted cuts. Christie certainly jumped into the fray today as he attacked Speaker Boehner in a way I've never seen a governor do to the speaker. More fracturing in the party. Every Republican has to choose if Christie did a good thing or a bad thing. Regardless, the speaker is weakened again by his own party. Et tu Brute?

So, sit back ladies and gentleman. Our President is winning on some big fronts. Yes, we are giving up some stuff in the process, not every win feels like a big win, but we continue to bargain from a place of strength. We just won the election. Our leadership is Pelosi, Reid, Biden and Obama. Um, y'all must have noticed that they are ALL ass-kickers. Romney? Ryan? Boehner? That other guy that looks like a turtle? C'mon people. As I said, they have no heir apparent. We have Hillary Clinton if she wants it. Our next 2nd might be Elizabeth Warren. We already have excitement building to put up our best in the next presidential. They have...well, Paul Ryan voting for taxes. Romney pumping his own gas. Grover norquisting about while the party flounders.

We have chosen well. The future is ours to lose. Now, someone hand me John Boehner's sandwich. I want a bite of their lunch.


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Reply That crying you hear is the Republican Party. That crunching is Obama eating their lunch. (Original post)
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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:44 PM

1. "We have only ourselves to blame."* - Republicans

* Historic moment. Republicans admit and fully accept (at least in my imagination) their full-on responsibility for their own degenerate FAIL.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:51 PM

3. Sadly, they have failed only in protecting the rich...their true goal.

but the scales are still heavily tipped in favor of the rich, I'm afraid.

:0(

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:45 PM

2. Well said.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:57 PM

4. Thanks Bob!

If you are in DC, what is the conversation there? I'm curious what the natives would be saying.

:0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:01 PM

5. Need something to wash that down with?

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:06 PM

7. Make mine a double :0)

very good!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:56 PM

42. and a milkshake

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:16 PM

72. lol

ok...and a milkshake!

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:51 PM

91. this is the first thing i thought of too!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:54 PM

78. Don - you nailed it good! I'll have a double too! nt

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:03 PM

6. What a truly delish post

and yes their Reagan revolution is dead.

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:16 PM

10. Oh, I don't think it is dead...they play too dirty to be dead

think of the movie Friday the 13th...

The bad guys keep popping up every time you think they are dead.

The right has tasted power and they will never give up trying to get it back. And they are willing to lie and cheat and have their picks put into place by courts instead of by the people.

I wonder if history will see it as a coup? The judges of the father place the son in power over the man who got more votes. If that had happened in Haiti we'd probably say it was a coup.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:43 PM

17. I will never forget that

It was a coup

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:54 PM

20. yeah...it pretty much was

luckily for us it was by corporate america and not the religious right.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:31 PM

32. Two words - debt ceiling.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:33 PM

35. Come on, touch the fence again

maybe this time it won't hurt!!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:57 PM

43. in reality the dead can't rise as long as there is bright light shining on them

so we keep the lights on, keep the social media full of
honest facts, share share share educate inform.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #43)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:54 PM

52. and, of course, count on Obama to keep doling out the rope

so they can continue to hang themselves.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #52)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:38 PM

86. 'Killing them with kindness' is a good strategy. Still give them room (rope) to change...

They made their choices, and didn't listen to the voices of the people begging them to do better. I hope this momentum works all the way through the next four years.


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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:25 PM

73. Oh hell, I said it was a coup the day it happened

I was in absolute shock. All my life the news media (and by that I mean respectable journalists like Cronkite and the LA Times) had used the words "bloodless coup d'etat" to describe events in banana republics and tin pot dictatorships that had just happened here.

You are right about their inability to stay dead. Only in lovely works of fiction do you ever get to permanently kill Sauron and Voldemort, although their authors wisely noted that smaller evil still remains in the world anyway.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #73)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:31 PM

82. I've never understood why we weren't in the streets in protest

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #82)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:35 AM

94. I found out much later that protestors lined the way at the Inauguration

That piece of news was pretty thoroughly suppressed in the media. I had the LA Times. I had the TV machine. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing.

I felt absolutely alone.

It was not until the fall of 2002 that a friend steered me toward DU and I found a haven. (Note: DU is no longer a haven of sanity and information. But it certainly was then.)

In the run-up to the Iraq invasion I witnessed the media turning news into propaganda. As I joined hundreds and then thousands of residents of my small city in street marches, week after week, nobody in the media noticed.

We might have been the only ones in the entire nation protesting, for all the notice we got.

That was the point at which I joined DU, and found that people were engaging in protest all over the country. They posted photos and reports in real time that gave the lie to media reports of "a few dozen" or "a few hundred" wacko hippies showing up.

It took a very very long time for the media to bother to notice us.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #94)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:48 PM

111. Seeing the pictures of protests is BIG

DUers are so good about sharing those pictures and NOTHING makes me feel better than knowing I have friends out there like that.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:09 PM

8. The funny thing

is that they will try again with the debt ceiling...

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:28 PM

12. They will be bargaining from the same position but with fewer chips

Yeah...somehow they got themselves into the same bargaining position that got them in this bad position to start with...except now the things they really wanted are off the table.

They have a whole 'nother round of losing ahead of them...and that, my friend, takes us right into the next election.

(scary though....lots of money going into a non-presidential election. this will take some master work to not lose any seats...or even more to gain some)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:36 PM

15. Yeah the debt ceiling fiasco

was about spending cuts that were supposed to come with the "fiscal cliff". Obama outmaneuvered them on that and they are looking at the same thing again with the debt ceiling....

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:04 PM

23. I'm disgusted with the amount of negative politics that all this has created

and i wish we didn't have to have leaders who go to such ridiculous extremes.

I just want D.C. to be filled with our best and our brightest who do the job we pay them for.

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:58 PM

21. refusing to pay your payment on borrowed debt is a weak bargaining position

whoever is choosing to battle from that position is in a no-win fight from the beginning.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:11 PM

25. I agree 100%, and Pres. Obama's opening salvo to that effect was very strong.

Anybody with a lick of sense sees how stupid the Republican anti-responsibility, pro-debt jihad is. The analogy I keep thinking of is a vengeful husband withholding payment to the power company to make his spouse miserable.

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Response to klook (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:15 PM

28. or not paying your child support.... to spite your ex

and with no concern for the kids.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:42 PM

37. Yes, apt and sad analogy, which happens all too often in the (sur)real world. (n/t)

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:57 PM

93. Pass bill in Senate eliminating the debt ceiling and send it to Boner

 

Wash, rinse, repeat. We can bang this drum all day. The people are now paying attention.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:16 PM

9. This is exactly what I have believed all along!

Great rant!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:34 PM

13. I think Obama is only part way through his game...

There is much more to this than meets the eye. I'm curious what tricks he has up his sleeve because, finally, I think the right has emptied out most of their tricks. Obama is just getting started.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:28 PM

11. I really enjoyed this.

If you don't already, you should do this as a standup monologue. I read it aloud to mr pup and we both howled.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:42 PM

16. It does lend itself to comedy. If Boehner cries today, it will be, well, a perfect day

that would just be the frosting on my cake.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:50 PM

19. Send it to him.

You could pull that trigger and your cake would be frosted!

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:07 PM

24. I bet he's crying plenty today...we just haven't got to see it...yet

lots of the day left for boner to come out crying.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:12 PM

80. Thank you, Don! Excellent,excellent OP.



I have always believed that our President would make this happen.Oh, and you are right, he has many other cards yet to play. This is going to be a great four years!

Thanks again!

Cheers,
She

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:15 PM

27. I really enjoyed this.

Me too yellerpup. My wife will love it and we will both howl
while reading it together in a couple of hours!!!

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Response to coldbeer (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:23 PM

30. well, let me welcome you to DU and may you and the mrs howl many times

Welcome!

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Response to coldbeer (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:24 PM

31. Yes, savory and sweet

with a nice undertone of well-illustrated bitterness to set off the victory lap. I'm sure Mrs. coldbeer will appreciate the sheer deliciousness of this DonRedwood piece.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:37 PM

36. and, in this political climate, starts gun control debates

a split party defending an unpopular position....

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:35 PM

14. Excellent!

K & R

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:44 PM

18. Good Post

Dems need to just enjoy this. This was almost toal victory and we can take up spending soon when the Dems and Obama have a much stronger hand with the Republicans having just ceded any leverage they have with nothing in return.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:53 PM

51. and with that, out goes the last congress and in with the new

debating gun control, taxes, debt ceilings, gay rights and more....but from a weakened position.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:00 PM

22. Awesome post! TYFT!

I will be sharing this one with friends and family.

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Response to nachosgrande (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:53 PM

41. Welcome to DU! You'll have to share what the family says...

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:12 PM

26. Great post! Total beat down. However, I'll pass on the whitebread sandwich.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:42 PM

49. LOl.. I was thinking the same thing. I wanted to

go find a nice hearty dark bread sammie.

There's this..



And, a milkshake..



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Response to Cha (Reply #49)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:05 PM

53. Oh man, that looks good.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #53)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:16 PM

88. LOL! Oh, how I miss the DUzies.

It's great to see that humor still exists on this board.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:22 PM

29. Im sorry, but I disagree...

root canals are more popular than Republicans. After a root canal, the pain eventually subsides.

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Response to rateyes (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:31 PM

75. Root canals serve a useful purpose & your health improves afterward

Plus they give you anesthetic during the procedure.

I can't say any of that about the GOP. Crap! They even refused to deal with the Superstorm Sandy bill! (another piece of genius that will have party members leaving in droves; I expect some defections even in Congress)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:31 PM

33. Truly awesome post, Don.

And enthusiastic and rec'd!

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:14 PM

55. Thank you much BlueCali!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:33 PM

34. Root canals actually fix something.

Republicans do not.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:22 PM

57. true. they are more like the cavity then

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #57)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:32 PM

61. That is apt.

Apt! I say!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #61)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:07 PM

71. i'd agree!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #57)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:37 PM

76. The GOP is the great big horrible abscess leading to the root canal

I've had a bunch of root canals, unfortunately. Thanks gods for dental insurance and a savings account. I'd be damn near toothless if not for that; as it is my dentist commented that I'd had an impressive amount of reconstructive work done in my jaw.

He, GOP! Does the word infrastructure mean nothing at all to you?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #76)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:39 PM

77. Their goal seems total collapse

But for what purpose?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:45 PM

38. How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #38)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:28 PM

58. just keep the hide so we can stuff it for Hillary Clinton's Oval Office.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:45 PM

39. I like your whole observation. But what I worry about is these seats that are

 

gerrymandered will vote for a teabagger and then the dem might loose anyway because these areas are republican. I hope your right and people will have enough and throw the bums out.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:35 PM

62. we're gonna have to fight for every single vote, that is for sure

but obama is doing a pretty good job as branding the Republicans in a pretty negative light.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #62)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:51 PM

67. Your right he is but remember these districts are really red districts. I pray your right.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #67)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:53 PM

68. I know there is no hope in many places....

But there are a lot of purple spots out there tottering on the edge of going blue. :0) Think of our Senators from Missouri, North Dakota and Montana. :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:47 PM

40. yeah, 85% of the Bush tax cuts are permanent

the estate tax got cut in half, the AMT got permanently gutted.

What a huge defeat for Republicans.

And cow excrement really IS chocolate ice cream.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:44 PM

65. I like how you put that!

Some big losses to their untouchable tenants. :0) Love that.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:59 PM

44. Well said!

I completely agree.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #44)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:47 PM

66. Well said to you too! (since you agree :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:04 PM

45. the slurping sound you here is Obama drinking their milkshake.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #45)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:45 PM

90. haaahahahahaa!!!! LOVE this!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:09 PM

46. Excellent grok. Thank you! n/t, k/r

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Response to reflection (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:06 PM

54. grok?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #54)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:15 PM

56. Sorry, an old Heinlein reference.

I thought it was firmly rooted in the mainstream now, but perhaps not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grok

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=grok

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Response to reflection (Reply #56)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:30 PM

60. been a loooooong time since I read that book.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:16 PM

47. Well done, DonRedwood!

Perfect synopsis of today's Republican Party.

The President has eaten their lunch everyday since election day, 2008. They must be starving.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:41 PM

48. KnR, Don. Tasty lunch.

Now can Obama get their lunch money too?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #48)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:00 PM

70. how about their gun money? election reform? dream act?

He is going into the next few months with some big wins under his belt.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:51 PM

50. Brilliant, Don.. thank you for the

wrapup as it stands now.

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Response to Cha (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:57 PM

69. "As it stands now" :0) yeah....will all be different tomorrow.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #69)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:40 PM

89. I saw your OP on another site just now..

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:29 PM

59. Pride and arrogance have a common ground.

Because, this kind of posture is self-supported, it does not rely on affirmation, because, being of the most sensitive of senses there lays an easy hurt.

America now understands there are good actors that can put on a good Hollywood show. Entertainers can be trusted but some are deceivers giving the impression of leadership under the star spangled banner of patriotism, yet are nothing more than the amanuensis of the lobby. These entertainers hold America in a trance of goodwill but like Reagan or Schwarzenegger fail miserably to really serve everyone
.
That pride and vanity is that ego of the too big to fail. We are given the appearance of accomplishments as the job creators handed the bill of their failure.

That is not success at all. And they are not the job creators, we the people are the job creators. It is actually as a wimpy sandwiching, no, worse, a poor reflection to what America really should have. A feast, a jubilee, where there is forgiveness in loans is followed by a living wage for retired people, even double social security, no taxes for the elderly, free education and free healthcare. That’s just the beginning. No it is not crazy to think of such things in America. There is a dream act for everyone

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Response to polynomial (Reply #59)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:40 PM

63. welcome to DU!

I agree with you--I'd rather everyone was treated better and fewer were allowed that insane level of wealth that they skim from our pockets.

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Response to polynomial (Reply #59)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:48 PM

113. Like that very much. Welcome to DU.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:43 PM

64. It's a dam shame that our government has been reduced to some form of 3D chess game...

We are fortunate in that...
1) Obama is one heck of a chess player.
2) Republicans tend to bring checkers to a chess match.
For now!
Have no doubt that in many board rooms CEOs are berating their GOP co. employees.
The powerful will be searching high and low for more capable tea bagger lapdogs to advance in primarys.
The well financed Clear Channel propaganda machine will get a fresh dose of steroids.
The Teapublicans will be back and more vicious than ever.
Their apparent illogical form of governing is simply the logic of those bought and paid for.

It is time to begin working toward 2014.

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Response to wandy (Reply #64)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:26 PM

74. "republicans tend to bring checkers to a chess match" is my favorite thing from DU today

Best things I've seen on here today!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:06 PM

79. Don't forget Alan Grayson as a potential POTUS! He has principles &

is a tough cookie & is intelligent!

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Response to caledesi (Reply #79)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:05 PM

87. you think?

interesting idea....

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:15 PM

81. wait, wasn't Obama supposed to be opening up cans of cat food for the elderly?

what went wrong? same with Medicare - he was going to fudge with it and make middle class people suffer!



they provide such great entertainment, those.

lordy lord, what fools.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #81)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:38 PM

83. no...the old people would be gone after the death panels

I think the old people were the catfood.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #83)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:00 PM

85. Death Panels = Sister Sarah

We have Sarah Palin fans here. Being a 'cheerleader' for Obama is looked upon with such disdain by that handful of Hairs on Fire.

They will lay low for a while now - until Glen Greenward drops another anti-Obama turd for them to chew on in ecstasy.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #85)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:46 PM

112. Sarah got it from Rush. He helped get a GOP majority to prevent Hillary's Death Panels:

Clinton health care plan of 1993



The Clinton health care plan was a 1993 healthcare reform package proposed by the administration of President Bill Clinton and closely associated with the chair of the task force devising the plan, First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Bill Clinton had campaigned heavily on health care in the 1992 U.S. presidential election. The task force was created in January 1993, but its own processes were somewhat controversial and drew litigation. Its goal was to come up with a comprehensive plan to provide universal health care for all Americans, which was to be a cornerstone of the administration's first-term agenda. A major health care speech was delivered by President Clinton to the U.S. Congress in September 1993. The core element of the proposed plan was an enforced mandate for employers to provide health insurance coverage to all of their employees through competitive but closely regulated health maintenance organizations.

Opposition to the plan was heavy from conservatives, libertarians, and the health insurance industry. The industry produced a highly effective television ad, "Harry and Louise", in an effort to rally public support against the plan. Democrats, instead of uniting behind the President's original proposal, offered a number of competing plans of their own. Hillary Clinton was drafted by the Clinton Administration to head a new Task Force and sell the plan to the American people, a plan which ultimately backfired amid the barrage of fire from the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and considerably diminished her own popularity. By September 1994, the final compromise Democratic bill was declared dead by Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell...

The 1994 mid-term election became, in the opinion of one media observer, a "referendum on big government — Hillary Clinton had launched a massive health-care reform plan that wound up strangled by its own red tape." In that 1994 election, the Republican revolution, led by Newt Gingrich, gave the GOP control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate for the first time since the 83rd Congress of 1953–1954, ending prospects for a Clinton-sponsored health care overhaul. Comprehensive health care reform in the United States was not seriously considered or enacted by Congress until Barack Obama's election in 2008.


More at the link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_health_care_plan

I understand the feelings of those who supported her in 2008, up to a point when I remember those days. Those who couldn't get over that she lost the primary to Obama, I have no use for. We'll never know what kind of POTUS she would have been, but she was farther to the right than I liked.

I listened to Rush in those years on the radio to see what was up. He was on the air at least 3 hours IIRC, replayed on the weekends. He went long and hard on how the health care bill would install death panels, like Nazi Germany, to decide who was worth living.

He focused on scaring the elderly and those with disabled people in their families. I watched people who had never voted GOP go to the polls to change the House so that they wouldn't be killed. No kidding.

Whisp
, the next misrepresented poutrage will appear soon, but the people writing this stuff are in the real world, libertarians. That they seek to destroy our unity here by scaring us about compromises to the social safety net, the 'death of the liberal class' etc. are quoting people who are neither liberal, progressives or believe in the social safety net to begin with. Ironic and pathetic at the same time, a very well funded divisive technique.




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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:42 PM

84. I'm not so thrilled by this incremental turn.


It's historic, I'll grant you that. But there is so much more to go to reverse the damage. And I believe Obama and the Dems with their current numbers could do more. A lot more.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #84)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:23 AM

96. I'm With You

I just fail to see this as an epic win for Dems. More like a loss avoided. SS not cut, film at 11. THIS is something to celebrate? Yikes!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:55 PM

92. Fantastic read, DonRedwood!

GREAT antidote to the DU Obama bashers too, who were managing to drag me down sometimes.


When he was first elected I said he will go down in history as one of our best.
I love seeing that proved out.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #92)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:24 PM

109. THanks Blanche!

You have figured out how I deal with DU! When all the negative stuff gets to me I write an essay that says how I feel. Then, in the comments, people like you pop up and I feel like I'm with friends again. :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:26 AM

95. K&R

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:39 AM

97. Great post!

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Response to Richard D (Reply #97)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:44 AM

100. Thread Just Quoted By Stephanie Miller!

Nice post.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:38 AM

98. Stephanie Miller is reading this post on her show. n/t

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Response to JackBeck (Reply #98)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:50 AM

101. How cool is that?!!! Go, DonRedwood!



(And many thanks for the mention of Wishadoo)



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #101)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:47 PM

105. I hope it helps you out!

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Response to JackBeck (Reply #98)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:55 AM

102. I heard it!

Nice!

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Response to JackBeck (Reply #98)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:25 PM

103. Wait, what? I don't understand!

stephanie from current tv?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #103)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:37 PM

104. Yes, but since I'm at work I'm listening to the radio stream.

But will watch today's show when I get home tonight after work.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:38 AM

99. Stephanie is reading your post this morning.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #99)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:19 PM

106. Do you know what part she read?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #106)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:36 PM

110. She read a good bit of it.

They were having a great time sharing it. At the very last she rementioned the broken wing lame duck part & acted it out as she has signing off. Good theater.

It made me so tickled to hear her mention DU & you should be very proud. Probably millions heard between radio & TV.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:49 PM

107. Agree with all except "sit back". We need to stay on the president, especially concerning soc. sec.

and medicare, and taxation of the wealthy. Remember, the new session of Congress (possibly with Issa, West, or Cantwhore as speaker) could be pretty bad. And theres still a debt ceiling negotiation coming up where the T-baggers will want concessions.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:22 PM

108. rec

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:51 PM

114. Nice job

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:34 PM

115. I looked at that photo and remembered a major blunder that nancy reagan made

back when she was First Lady. She appeared at some gathering (I forget if her crap-ass husband was there, too and she was introducing him, or what the exact circumstances were) but I think it was fairly early during the reagan ordeal. And she stepped up to the podium and blurted out how wonderful it was to see all those pretty white faces out there.

The machinery fumfered some attempt at a response or a spin, to take the edge off and excuse any misstatements - along the lines of "oh heavens, she didn't mean THAT!!!" And whaddya know? All these years later, there they are again...

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