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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:21 AM

19. It's The "I've Got Mine" Attitude...

The biggest problem of the beltway is it's an industry town...one that isn't suffering the same fate of thousands of small towns that saw their factories close up and jobs get outsourced. This is a boom town where billions are flowing through K Street and legislation is bought and sold...and we live in a 24/7/365 election cycle now. There's a growing industry in elections...thanks to Citizens United...the money has never been better and the good times are rolling. Meanwhile the rest of the country can rot.

Reid has been a poor leader and not only allowed the rushpublicans to push through that 60 vote rule once but twice. He now claims he won't be fooled again. Care to bet a shiny dime on that one? The problem is the Senate lives by "protocol" and this is upheld even at the expense of the best interests of millions. It's all about "process". And it's a reason why their popularity is in single digits...but they don't care. Once you're in the beltway bubble you're insulated and isolated from the problems of the "little people".

Sorry to sound so cynical and pessimistic but I see obstruction as a succesful tool that continue to be used against this President and Democrats and that there's little push by the DCCC or DNC to really get things in gear for November yet.

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