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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-06-10 07:12 PM
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13. At least irrelevant.
Right NOW, the weak-kneed U.S. Senate Democratic leadership is the biggest problem facing the nation.

Imagine if they had had the guts to kill the filibuster rule at the beginning of this Congress ... health care reform would be a done deal by now; card check would be law by now; all of Obama's appointees would be in office by now; so on and so forth. If there was majority rule in the U.S. Senate then the progressive agenda would be well on the way to changing this country for the better.

Right NOW, Harry Reid and the Senate leadership could use a version of the 'nuclear option' to end the Republican 'tyranny of the minority'.

So, if the Republicans are a problem, it is only because the 57 Democrats plus one are letting 41 Republicans and one schmuck (Lieberman) be a problem. In the bigger picture, the minority status of the Republicans and their reactionary extremism is making them irrelevant to the governing of the country.

If you want this obstructionism to end, don't focus on the Republicans ... aim like a laser on Harry Reid and tell him to restore democracy to the United States Senate.

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  -The biggest problem facing our nation is the Republican Party. kentuck  Feb-06-10 06:11 PM   #0 
  - Amen  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-06-10 06:12 PM   #1 
  - My NEW Bumpersticker!  DontTreadOnMe   Feb-06-10 06:22 PM   #2 
  - Mostly agree  abq e streeter   Feb-06-10 06:22 PM   #3 
  - I disagree, they are a *symptom*, the "problem" is much deeper  Go2Peace   Feb-06-10 06:29 PM   #4 
  - I wish! Then all we would have to do is not elect them and it would fix everything  stray cat   Feb-06-10 06:30 PM   #5 
  - and a lot of the stupid people who follow them..  butterfly77   Feb-06-10 06:32 PM   #6 
  - Wrong. The Republican party is dead  leftstreet   Feb-06-10 06:33 PM   #7 
  - At least irrelevant.  earthside   Feb-06-10 07:12 PM   #13 
     - Perhaps the reason little change is happening is actually because  tavalon   Feb-07-10 03:56 AM   #26 
     - That type of thinking, outside of the box, is dangerous.  kentuck   Feb-07-10 05:26 AM   #27 
     - Nicely stated!  DisgustedInMN   Feb-07-10 09:07 AM   #28 
  - The Real Problem Is the Global Corporation  Demeter   Feb-06-10 06:37 PM   #8 
  - Nodding avidly!  jotsy   Feb-06-10 06:40 PM   #9 
  - Corporarepublicans spread out across the world. They must all go for a better world.  glinda   Feb-06-10 06:49 PM   #12 
  - Either that, or unemployment.  timeforpeace   Feb-06-10 06:43 PM   #10 
  - And why are companies not hiring...?  kentuck   Feb-06-10 07:57 PM   #19 
  - Of course! It's so darn simple. And simple is good.  timeforpeace   Feb-06-10 10:06 PM   #21 
  - I've seen you defend Repubs a lot, but not once defend a Democrat.  Forkboy   Feb-06-10 08:04 PM   #20 
  - it's corporatists, of either stripe  amborin   Feb-06-10 06:46 PM   #11 
  - ADD THE MEDIA...they appear to be worst  Bitwit1234   Feb-06-10 07:15 PM   #14 
  - "They don't believe in government...." EXACTLY. They "believe" in taking every penny FROM US.  WinkyDink   Feb-06-10 07:16 PM   #15 
  - If you are looking for an argument  pscot   Feb-06-10 07:19 PM   #16 
  - The biggest problem is that we are talking about "parties" instead of "people".  Alias Dictus Tyrant   Feb-06-10 07:20 PM   #17 
  - yep. politics is not a sport.  Odin2005   Feb-06-10 10:09 PM   #24 
  - I would edit this to say......  Lint Head   Feb-06-10 07:26 PM   #18 
  - It's been that way since Reagan.  The Gunslinger   Feb-06-10 10:07 PM   #22 
  - No, the real problem is the CORPORATISM infecting both parties.  Odin2005   Feb-06-10 10:08 PM   #23 
  - The Rich GOP want to take all their money and invest it in Bric countries (Brazil, Russia,  applegrove   Feb-06-10 10:31 PM   #25 
  - That should be a paid ad on the superbowl..  Toots   Feb-07-10 09:14 AM   #29 
  - I disagree. It's the conservative faction in the Democratic Party  PHIMG   Feb-07-10 10:04 AM   #30 
  - The subject line itself deserves a KNR. ...KNR nt  wroberts189   Feb-07-10 10:20 AM   #31 
  - disagree.  tomp   Feb-07-10 10:24 AM   #32 

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