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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #21)
Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:44 PM
ladjf (17,077 posts)
22. My sympathies are with you all the way.
However, relating back to your sentence: "We have to take charge here, with social networks, and demand they do what is right. "
We can SAY that we have to take charge or we can DEMAND that they do what is right
but things we say and demand to do a thing to move the Republicans from their recalcitrant position. They will only move in the face of overriding power, a level of power that I don't think we (the Dems) have. If when had total control of both the Senate and the House, it would be a "piece of cake". It wouldn't even be necessary to either say or demand anything.
But, we're not a "toothless tiger" either. I think we are going to have to use the strategy used by good football teams, which is we have to take advantage of the opponent's weakness. We are dealing with Republican men who aren't very smart on average but are uncommonly stubborn to the point that they are willing to take losses just to prove their points. (in their minds)
Obama is smarter than they are and he will surround himself with some people with good brains. I believe that they will succeed in getting the tax code revised to our satisfaction. He will need to be much more forceful than he was during the first four years. He will have revise his "game" just as he did in the second and third debates.
You will recall that in debates 2 and 3, he took no crap off of Romney. Had there been a hundred more debates, he would have won them all.
I see his first term as "debate one" and the second term as debates 2 and 3. I think he will handle Boenner, Cantor and Turtle Man just as he did Romney. I will be disappointed if he starts giving stuff away in the name of compromise.
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