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Pistarkle Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 09:57 AM
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55. Donít Cry For Me Argentina!
Edited on Fri Dec-10-10 10:07 AM by Pistarkle
I hate the thought of having to compromise on the tax cuts just as much as you do, but no compromise is only in your corner when YOU have the upper hand. Right now, the Republicans HAVE the upper hand Ė more than enough ďnoĒ votes in the Senate to keep tax cuts for the wealthy in ANY compromise. If Democratic candidates didn't ignore the President and used the tax cuts for the wealthy issue in their 2010 Campaign messages - like he suggested to them in the first place, perhaps 90% rather than 40% of eligible voters would have came out to vote in the midterms and the Democrats would have the upper hand regarding the tax cut controversy.

Because of the midterm results, Republicans will be in charge of the House and the 60 vote filibuster-proof Senate on the side of Democrats will be out the door come January 1st. At least now a compromise will benefit the middle class, the poor, and the unemployed and small businesses with the extension of unemployment benefits, tax cuts for the middle class, payroll tax cuts, and incentives for small businesses to create jobs. Itís not the best of both worlds, but itís better than nothing. After January 1st when the Republicans are in charge of the House, you can be guaranteed that those benefits will be Ďgone with the windí.

WE criticized the President and Democrats when we didnít get the public option but WE didnít fight for it. We let the Tea Party and health insurance industry do ALL of the squawking and we didnít start raising Cain until after the fact. WE must deliver the upper hand. WE must speak out in ONE voice. WE must shame the Republicans into ending those tax cuts THROUGHOUT the next two years. WE must hold local rallies. WE must fight for our rights in local AND national newspapers, internet, radio and media outlets. WE must email, fax and call Republican Congressional offices EVERY DAY. We must let Tea Party-backed Republicans know that if they continue to fight for the wealthy and ignore the middle class, the poor and the unemployed, WE WILL vote them out in 2012 and WE must mean it!
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  -So, let me see if I have this right. dgibby  Dec-09-10 12:33 PM   #0 
  - Maybe this is the "chess" part?  leftstreet   Dec-09-10 12:34 PM   #1 
  - Yep -  progressoid   Dec-09-10 12:42 PM   #12 
  - HIs people have said he is a fierce advocate  gratuitous   Dec-09-10 12:47 PM   #20 
  - Exactly. And, in chess, you know who gets sacrificed? Us pawns.  paparush   Dec-09-10 12:53 PM   #24 
  - Right you are!  leftstreet   Dec-09-10 01:00 PM   #26 
  - He better stick to chess, then,  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:03 PM   #28 
  - !!  leftstreet   Dec-09-10 01:06 PM   #32 
  - Thanks, you heard it here first! n/t  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:15 PM   #35 
  - I agree, good metaphor.  Poboy   Dec-09-10 01:18 PM   #39 
     - Thanks. n/t  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:52 PM   #47 
  - oh no not that one again.  robinlynne   Dec-09-10 03:53 PM   #48 
  - I guess.  Canuckistanian   Dec-09-10 09:09 PM   #52 
  - It's not a done deal until Congress votes...  JuniperLea   Dec-09-10 12:35 PM   #2 
  - Looks like it's not gonna vote on it  MNBrewer   Dec-09-10 12:41 PM   #11 
  - Cool everyone will be so happy  Egnever   Dec-09-10 12:51 PM   #22 
  - I hope they hold the line on this.  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:17 PM   #38 
  - Like a chicken with its head cut off ...  eomer   Dec-09-10 01:03 PM   #27 
  - This picture SUCKS, no matter what letter is behind the name. nt  polichick   Dec-09-10 12:36 PM   #3 
  - Actually - it just makes him stupid.  DURHAM D   Dec-09-10 12:36 PM   #4 
  - He pre-surrenders, and lacks any convictions. He is bullied and a coward.  Poboy   Dec-09-10 12:37 PM   #5 
  - "his surrender blunts any fight on our side" therein lies the chessmastery. nt  glitch   Dec-09-10 09:49 PM   #53 
  - Stockholm Syndrome.  TexasObserver   Dec-09-10 12:38 PM   #6 
  - Collaboration.  Individualist   Dec-09-10 12:44 PM   #16 
     - Or a Trojan Horse.  dgibby   Dec-09-10 12:58 PM   #25 
        - Trojan Whore. n/t  Lance_Boyle   Dec-10-10 10:17 AM   #57 
  - I'll wait to see what really happens in the end, but it seems like it might backfire  AndrewP   Dec-09-10 12:39 PM   #7 
  - On MSNBC right now Rep. Cummings is talking about this issue  eleny   Dec-09-10 12:39 PM   #8 
  - In re: your last sentence - That bites. Says it all. nt  DURHAM D   Dec-09-10 12:43 PM   #14 
  - !!  leftstreet   Dec-09-10 12:43 PM   #15 
  - Cummings is right.  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:05 PM   #31 
  - I thought thats what people here wanted  Egnever   Dec-09-10 12:40 PM   #9 
  - Well, yes, when he stands up and takes charge for the values of the enemy, that's a problem.  readmoreoften   Dec-09-10 12:43 PM   #13 
  - I thought that's what people here said he could never be. eom  Hello_Kitty   Dec-09-10 12:44 PM   #17 
  - Should be a fitting example of how he cant be  Egnever   Dec-09-10 12:53 PM   #23 
     - What was it they said about LBJ?  JuniperLea   Dec-09-10 01:11 PM   #33 
        - "They" didn't say it about LBJ. Rather, LBJ himself said it:  kath   Dec-09-10 08:06 PM   #50 
  - You think people around here want Obama to circumvent Congress?  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:12 PM   #34 
  - Bad thing is he let the other party do all the deciding  somone   Dec-09-10 12:40 PM   #10 
  - Amazing. I mean, even Conservadems are incredulous about this one.  inna   Dec-09-10 12:45 PM   #18 
  - Maybe it's to make the point  BadgerKid   Dec-09-10 12:46 PM   #19 
  - Well, he sure got the Dems in Congress all fired up,  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:50 PM   #45 
  - "Hostage Holder-in-Chief" n/t  Ganja Ninja   Dec-09-10 12:50 PM   #21 
  - Still listening to people that think they, and triangulation, got Bill Clinton elected twice  DefenseLawyer   Dec-09-10 01:04 PM   #29 
  - yes maam it's a dayum shame K & R  democracy1st   Dec-09-10 01:05 PM   #30 
  - Amazing  Spoonman   Dec-09-10 01:16 PM   #36 
  - You should tell him that,  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:45 PM   #42 
  - Good writing. Good post. Thanks. nt  ladjf   Dec-09-10 01:16 PM   #37 
  - Thanks. n/t  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:48 PM   #43 
  - And even conservatives and independents don't respect turning on your own this way.  DirkGently   Dec-09-10 01:19 PM   #40 
  - I think you have an excellent grasp of the situation.  Edweird   Dec-09-10 01:21 PM   #41 
  - Thank you. n/t  dgibby   Dec-09-10 01:48 PM   #44 
  - What you said. In a nutshell. Rec'd n/t  Catherina   Dec-09-10 01:51 PM   #46 
  - what's wrong is that Congress allowed him to step in front of them in defending middle-income cuts  bigtree   Dec-09-10 04:00 PM   #49 
  - K and R (nt)  bigwillq   Dec-09-10 08:07 PM   #51 
  - There is much wrong with this picture  tavalon   Dec-10-10 09:12 AM   #54 
  - Donít Cry For Me Argentina!  Pistarkle   Dec-10-10 09:57 AM   #55 
  - Donít Cry For Me Argentina!  Pistarkle   Dec-10-10 10:04 AM   #56 
 

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