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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 07:17 PM

The failure of the "Buffet Rule" is an early birthday gift for the President. I'm sure he

knew this was not going to pass, as popular as it was with the American people. The repubs look very bad on this, and it becomes obvious to the least observer of politics that the only people they care about are the 1%. It may not look like a gift, but I do think it is. The President can use this with confidence for the rest of the campaign.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 07:36 PM

1. It's a nice little sound bite to work in...

...especially since I believe that come general election, Romney et. al. are going to want to get away from primary issues and try to nail Obama on the economy.

I guess they're fucked if they do and fucked if they don't.

Of course, that's what you get by striking the kind of Faustian bargains they did with their wingnut base.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 07:44 PM

2. Did any repubs vote for it?

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 07:47 PM

3. I think I saw Snowe's name and one other repub, forget who..n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:01 PM

4. It was Collins, not Snowe who voted for it.

That is what I just read on DU.

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Response to spartan61 (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:07 PM

6. Sorry, I should have checked. Thanks...n/t

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Response to spartan61 (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:34 PM

9. And just to be complete, Pryor (D-WV) voted against. (nt)

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:06 PM

11. OMG, I missed that one.

I thought I checked the YEA list carefully, but I guess not carefully enough. What is Pryor trying to prove? Is his NO vote so the bill can be brought back to the floor?

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Response to spartan61 (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:08 AM

14. He appears to think only a Republican can stay in office in WV.

So he votes like one.

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Response to monmouth (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:38 PM

10. And a 'Democrat' from Arkansas, Pryor, voted with the repugs. Wouldn't want to offend the Waltons.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:07 PM

5. I dunno I think Obama would have like to win that issue. But he can still use it.

 

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:08 PM

7. I think Obama knew it wouldn't pass...

And now it adds fodder. He would've liked to have it pass, but yeah, it's going to be an election issue.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:17 PM

8. Elizabeth Warren will be getting a gift too . . .

I guess Scott Brown draws the line in his "bipartisanship" when it comes to taxing his donors.

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Response to janet118 (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 08:50 AM

13. I wish there could be another Warren video like the one where she talks about how the rich

don't get to the top by themselves alone. That one went viral like crazy. It was wonderful to see it play over and over again!

But she needs to do another one. Maybe on the Buffett rule, talking about "fair share" which anybody can understand and which is hard to argue against.

I don't want to see Brown slide through because Warren isn't being aggressive enough. I don't think she nearly as well known as he is (except to us, of course, here at DU!).

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 12:51 AM

12. R votes against the rule and it fails, then Obama Wins.....

R votes for the rule and it passes, then Obama Wins,

I guess in the 2nd scenario....more of us smile.

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