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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:38 AM

Don't gloat...

... as tempting as it is. Hold back the "I told you sos".
Believe me, its not easy - especially for me.
But we need to fix the country now. We have to heal the nation.

We don't know what kind of House the President will be facing tomorrow, but I believe he too will offer an olive branch to the Republican House leaders.
And the GOP legislators will be looking at their constituents, gauging their mood. There will be a small recalcitrant minority, obviously, but the majority of the rest can be won over.

Remember, several studies have indicated the economy will be booming again within the next two years, and more than twelve million jobs will be created in the next eight. The only thing that could possibly scupper this is if the GOP continues with their obstructionist policies and make inroads in 2014.

I know this sounds like a cliche, but for the good of the country, we need to come together.

Okay. Now, I've to head to my regular forum and try not to gloat.

And Mr. President, congratulations.

ps: Mr. Axelrod, you are a legend. Rove should crawl in your presence.


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Reply Don't gloat... (Original post)
FleetwoodMac Nov 2012 OP
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #1
gauguin57 Nov 2012 #15
FleetwoodMac Nov 2012 #21
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #2
longship Nov 2012 #3
FleetwoodMac Nov 2012 #20
Polldancer2012 Nov 2012 #4
Amonester Nov 2012 #9
Swede Atlanta Nov 2012 #5
Floyd_Gondolli Nov 2012 #6
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #7
IfPalinisAnswerWatsQ Nov 2012 #8
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #13
FleetwoodMac Nov 2012 #19
FleetwoodMac Nov 2012 #17
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #10
FleetwoodMac Nov 2012 #18
genna Nov 2012 #11
forestpath Nov 2012 #12
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #14
FleetwoodMac Nov 2012 #16
leftynyc Nov 2012 #22
Paladin Nov 2012 #23

Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:40 AM

1. K&R nt

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:33 AM

15. My only Facebook posting this morning said I was in a "gloat-free zone"

But it's a free country. Gloat if you want. I just choose to have a personal moratorium on that for a couple of days, in the name of unity.

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Response to gauguin57 (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:17 AM

21. +1

I've been reaching out to dozens since yesterday.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:44 AM

2. Sorry - I can't stop myself

I had to look at these obnoxious stickers throughout W.Va., Ohio and Ky. after 2004 while Bush was destroying the country



Republicans were downright vile in their gloating of their ugly 2004 victory - so I'm going to take a little delight in rubbing this one in the wingnuts' and the birthers' faces for a few days.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:50 AM

3. Schadenfreude is bliss!

When the enemy digs such a deep hole, what remains is nothing other than schadenfreude.

But we have an advantage. We have rationality. We have science. We have experience. We have compassion.

No country can profess to be a leader if they don't lead everybody.

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:16 AM

20. "we have an advantage. We have rationality. We have science. We have experience. We have compassion"

Absolutely.
This is what we need to show.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:10 AM

4. I disagree with one thing

 

Why were House Repugs re-elected? Some new pubs even won seats. They weren't elected to go and be friends with PBO. They will claim to have a mandate from THEIR voters to obstruct and stonewall PBO's agenda.

I sincerely HOPE that PBO doesn't start a bargaining game to bring some pubs on board.

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Response to Polldancer2012 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:15 AM

9. Let's push for the Executive Branch to find the means to go around their obstructions!

Write e-mails, bookface, et al.

Organize!

Goal: Defeat the Obstructionists in the Mid-Terms!

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:10 AM

5. No, I won't gloat, however.....

 

with usual participants on a local blog I will not hesitate to reinforce my pleasure at the outcome. I am always respectful whereas some of the other participants, not all, use terms like "libtards", "socialists", etc. for progressives and who were as early as today predicting a Robme landslide, I will not be able to withhold myself.

But you are right. We still face a Senate minority that, unless Reid "mans up" and changes the filibuster rules, will taunt and hold the nation hostage with the threat of a filibuster. We still face a House led by Boehner, who tonight said he will never go along with any form of revenue increase if that means a tax increase (the proverbial fiscal cliff), or someone else who might be even more intransigent.

I can only pray the Republicans realize the voters, contrary to what 2010 might have seemed, have decided to leave Democrats in control of the White House and the Senate. And that for them to have relevance they must demonstrate leadership and not obstructionism. But I think the Tea Party, the racist, homophobic, xenophobic haters, will continue to hold the House Republican caucus hostage.

So be prepared for more of the same. I wish it wasn't so.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:12 AM

6. Fuck that

 

I'm gloating. We've earned at least 24 hours of gloating.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:14 AM

7. I'm basking in gratitude and relief, if that's OK with you.

Last edited Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:06 AM - Edit history (2)

And I'll GLOAT all I want!!

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:15 AM

8. THIS POSTER JOINED TWO DAYS AGO

 

Just saying

I'm gonna gloat all I want

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Response to IfPalinisAnswerWatsQ (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:00 AM

13. Hmmm...

Newbies ought not to lecture the old-time DU-ers

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:14 AM

19. I don't think this is a lecture...

but I apologize if it sounded so.

But my date of joining does not invalidate my opinion.

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Response to IfPalinisAnswerWatsQ (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:12 AM

17. And?

Does that make my opinion any less valid than old timers?

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:16 AM

10. Crush the spirits of the birthers and extremists

reach out to the moderates and the reasonable ones

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:13 AM

18. Exactly!

But we won't be able to do if we don't stand taller.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:18 AM

11. After watching these elected Republicans and radioheads be disgustingly racist for 4 years

I have to disagree.

They put forth the worst bigoted stuff they could come up with and Obama had to remain silent.

He can't speak, but I sure as hell can say these mf=ers were dead wrong. Their hate LOST by the barest of margins in a lot of states.

Our ideas of working together as equals WON. If that isn't something to shout out to the rooftops, I don't know what is.

Obama has to govern, but I have to live in the toxic soup Republicans have sowed.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:19 AM

12. That's the only thing they understand.

 

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:28 AM

14. I'll gloat all I want.

We can NOT work with these assholes, because they absolutely refuse to do anything for the good of the country. They have to be crushed.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:12 AM

16. How are you going to crush them in the next two years?

What happens when the House continues with their obstructionist actions, further stalling the recovery?
Just saying.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:49 AM

22. Sorry, I'm due for a bit more gloating

The Democrats kicked ass last night after having 2 billion dollars in disgusting ads thrown at them. Come back next week.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:35 AM

23. Sorry, Too Late.


I'm gloating like a proverbial motherfucker, and I intend to go on gloating for the foreseeable future.

And shop that tired old "Democrats must play nice" meme somewhere else, OK? It doesn't play very well around here, anymore. That's what winning a couple of national elections in an historical fashion will do to you.......

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