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maxrandb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 02:02 PM
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If Dems behaved like Repubs, this country wouldn't be governable
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and we are almost there. Imagine for a minute that Democrats actually did what a lot of us on the left wanted them to do? How many of us have looked at the 58-2-40 numbers in the Senate, and the 256-178 numbers in the House and dreamed that this time, the Democrats will behave like Republicans and Step on their Throat.? How many of us dreamed of the complete destruction of the Republican Party.

I know I did. I dreamed that Democrats would stomp such a festering hole through the Repub Party that they would have no choice but to crawl, bleeding and moaning to the margins of power where they belong.

Think about that for a minute. Does that sound familiar? Imagine that I had said destruction of the Democratic Party instead. Isnt that what you hear 24/7 on hate radio throughout this country?

People have asked why we dont have a similar hate fest on the left 24/7. I believe that you cant find a similar hate fest on the left because Democrats actually care more about the country than they do about party. Democrats just arent made that way. We dont hate, because you cant get shit done with hate. Sure you may win a few elections, and feel that your hatred is validated, but youre not going to get shit done with hate. And you know what? People are going to hate you anyway, simply because you get shit done. I say; it must suck to be them.

Fortunately, Democrats care more about the country and doing the right thing than they do about party. I guess thats why I have a love/hate relationship with the Democratic Party. Democrats actually look for pragmatic and sensible solutions to the countrys ills. Its why you never see Democrats marching in lockstep to simply say No because they despise the opposing party. Without a willingness to do what is best for the country, despite party affiliationWE BECOME UNGOVERNABLE!

President Obama is President of the United States. Not President of the United States of Progressive and Liberal Ideology. I know that a lot of Progressives feel that Obama has compromised too much, but without compromise, we become ungovernable.

This country has made progress, but lets not kid ourselves, that progress has taken blood, sweat, tears, and most importantlyTIME. Its why every major advance that has been made is described as a struggle. The struggle for Womens Rights. The struggle for Workers Rights. The struggle for Civil Rights. The struggle to end slavery. The struggle to provide Public Education. The struggle for Medicare/Medicaid. Folks, theres a reason they are called struggles.

If the Teabaggers throw their little temper tantrums and take a few seats back in the next election, fuck em. If 8 years from now, the country elects a Republican President, the temptation will be to do the childish things Repubs have done, and simply say no to everything, and block the President at every point. The problem with that is the country then becomes ungovernable, and that truly would mark the end of our little experiment in Democracy.

Thank God we have the Democratic Party to behave like adults, despite how much we wish they wouldnt.
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  -If Dems behaved like Repubs, this country wouldn't be governable maxrandb  Jan-19-10 02:02 PM   #0 
  - The country's governable? It seems like the right has absconded with it...  villager   Jan-19-10 02:04 PM   #1 
  - Saw a while back that ungovernable was going to be the new catch phrase, blaming it all on us.  timeforpeace   Jan-19-10 02:04 PM   #2 
  - Well  maxrandb   Jan-19-10 02:14 PM   #8 
  - Its not so much the way the GOP governs thats bad  DJ13   Jan-19-10 02:10 PM   #3 
  - The republicans are bullies, but that does not make us wimps  treestar   Jan-19-10 03:11 PM   #20 
  - Yeah, thank God Dems didn't obstruct Bush more,....  burning rain   Jan-19-10 02:11 PM   #4 
  - Oh, yeah, it's so much better to have a functioning government half the time -  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-19-10 02:12 PM   #5 
  - What did they get?  maxrandb   Jan-19-10 02:22 PM   #9 
     - Who ever said the GOP was about social progress?  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-19-10 02:51 PM   #16 
        - They didn't get Robert Bork on the court  treestar   Jan-19-10 03:13 PM   #21 
           - You have to reach back to the 80s to find something the republican  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-19-10 03:21 PM   #24 
              - I'm not the most educated  treestar   Jan-19-10 03:27 PM   #26 
              - You do realize, don't you, that they CANNOT win on those social  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-19-10 03:40 PM   #30 
                 - I don't believe any of their propaganda, I just believe them when they tell me  treestar   Jan-19-10 04:45 PM   #32 
                    - Re-read post #30. Then read it again.  RaleighNCDUer   Jan-19-10 04:50 PM   #35 
                       - I guess you're saying their voters are just puppets  treestar   Jan-19-10 04:58 PM   #37 
              - We stopped Bork! Take the half loaf!!!  JVS   Jan-19-10 03:30 PM   #29 
              - You think that's a small thing?  treestar   Jan-19-10 04:47 PM   #33 
              - privatizing social security failed in 2005  tabbycat31   Jan-19-10 03:50 PM   #31 
  - An incorrect assumption in your argument is that the goals (policies) of both sides  T Wolf   Jan-19-10 02:13 PM   #6 
  - I'm not assuming any such thing  maxrandb   Jan-19-10 02:27 PM   #11 
  - To me, you seemed to be saying that compromise with the enemy is the way in which things  T Wolf   Jan-19-10 02:46 PM   #14 
     - Except I'm not calling 30-35% of my fellow Americans "the enemy"  maxrandb   Jan-19-10 02:53 PM   #17 
        - Pukes may live in this country, but they are not my "fellows" by any stretch of the  T Wolf   Jan-19-10 03:05 PM   #18 
  - Obama always claimed he would try bipartisanship  treestar   Jan-19-10 03:14 PM   #22 
  - Wait, it's governable now?  vi5   Jan-19-10 02:14 PM   #7 
  - I think The White House or Obama said it's not, in response to having trouble getting HCR or  timeforpeace   Jan-19-10 02:38 PM   #13 
  - What do the Rebubs do when they are in power  NeeDeep   Jan-19-10 02:23 PM   #10 
  - So what would you have the Dems do  maxrandb   Jan-19-10 02:34 PM   #12 
  - ..."only 40 seats in the Senate" (actually 38 plus the traitors on our side) seems to give them  T Wolf   Jan-19-10 02:48 PM   #15 
  - I agree with your point, but your math is wrong. They have 40 + the two traitors  JVS   Jan-19-10 03:29 PM   #28 
  - We could stop the wars.  JVS   Jan-19-10 03:27 PM   #27 
  - True but it's on the American people that they go for these wars; they don't  treestar   Jan-19-10 03:15 PM   #23 
  - "Ungovernable"? It is the other way around - the representatives REFUSE TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE!  grahamhgreen   Jan-19-10 03:08 PM   #19 
  - It's called "enabling" and it isn't the way to go.  JVS   Jan-19-10 03:27 PM   #25 
  - What a bizarre rationalization for the country currently being ungovernable  depakid   Jan-19-10 04:50 PM   #34 
  - True, but the big question is: when the Dems act like Dems, is the country governable?  damntexdem   Jan-19-10 04:56 PM   #36 

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