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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-22-10 01:36 PM
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26. What's that got to do with the price of turnips in January?
And how many Middle Eastern Congresscritters do we have anyway?
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  -What the hell is wrong with making deals? maxrandb  Dec-22-10 01:19 PM   #0 
  - "You get seven wishes", he said.  FiveGoodMen   Dec-22-10 01:21 PM   #1 
  - You know  maxrandb   Dec-22-10 01:36 PM   #27 
  - You might be surprised to learn that Rush and I use thousands of the same words  FiveGoodMen   Dec-22-10 01:38 PM   #29 
     - No  maxrandb   Dec-22-10 01:48 PM   #38 
  - said it before and will say again, every compromise was surrender and invited new demands.  sad sally   Dec-22-10 04:48 PM   #61 
     - deal making  pokerfan   Dec-22-10 05:13 PM   #65 
        - Heh.  Foo Fighter   Dec-24-10 01:16 AM   #77 
  - Tell that to the republicans when they're in power.  DireStrike   Dec-22-10 01:21 PM   #2 
  - Blah blah blah...  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:24 PM   #9 
  - I think you misunderstand.  DireStrike   Dec-22-10 01:37 PM   #28 
     - So we can be as ruthless and ugly and WRONG as they are?  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:38 PM   #30 
     - No, were supposed to make deals with the ruthless, ugly, wrong people.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-22-10 02:22 PM   #51 
     - What?  Kweli4Real   Dec-22-10 04:49 PM   #62 
        - Two more years of what caused the whole mess in the first place  niceypoo   Dec-24-10 01:39 AM   #81 
     - Seems to be effective.  DireStrike   Dec-22-10 09:00 PM   #71 
     - Exactly.  Foo Fighter   Dec-24-10 01:11 AM   #76 
  - Republican politicians have the mentality of children  Lisa D   Dec-22-10 01:28 PM   #14 
  - Well said...  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:28 PM   #17 
  - Wrong. They compromise too.  treestar   Dec-22-10 01:40 PM   #33 
     - Republicans from 2000-2006 compromised, significantly? Show me.  DireStrike   Dec-22-10 09:01 PM   #73 
        - Crickets... n/t  Foo Fighter   Dec-24-10 01:19 AM   #78 
  - Many on DU don't understand that when you demand all or nothing deals  NeedleCast   Dec-22-10 01:21 PM   #3 
  - Yep... unless you are a despot...  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:22 PM   #4 
  - There's deals and there's deals!  Rosa Luxemburg   Dec-22-10 01:23 PM   #5 
  - It's an after effect of BushCo, IMO.  tridim   Dec-22-10 01:23 PM   #6 
  - Exactly right...  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:25 PM   #11 
     - Exactly JuniperLea. Good point.  Crystal Clarity   Dec-22-10 01:56 PM   #45 
  - Kick Ass Post  Lisa D   Dec-22-10 01:23 PM   #7 
  - The rule in deal making is to NOT tell the other side everything you're willing to give up  hobbit709   Dec-22-10 01:24 PM   #8 
  - Ummm... that actually IS deal making...  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:28 PM   #15 
  - You've never haggled at a market in the Middle East have you?  hobbit709   Dec-22-10 01:33 PM   #23 
  - What's that got to do with the price of turnips in January?  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:36 PM   #26 
     - The one side tells you the asking price  hobbit709   Dec-22-10 01:43 PM   #34 
        - The part before the big "but" is pretty much what happened here...  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 02:27 PM   #54 
  - not quite  mitchtv   Dec-22-10 01:52 PM   #41 
  - exactly  mitchtv   Dec-22-10 01:50 PM   #39 
  - Bingo.  jtown1123   Dec-22-10 01:53 PM   #42 
  - and you are privy to this information in what way?  Whisp   Dec-22-10 02:22 PM   #53 
  - And you are assuming ...  Kweli4Real   Dec-22-10 05:03 PM   #63 
  - Well maybe they are mad at a system that allows one person  walldude   Dec-22-10 01:24 PM   #10 
  - What deal did B*sh make to go to war in Iraq?  harun   Dec-22-10 01:26 PM   #12 
  - That's nonsense...  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:29 PM   #18 
  - Why does the OP have to go away?  Lisa D   Dec-22-10 01:32 PM   #22 
  - The surrounding circumstances have plenty to do with it  treestar   Dec-22-10 01:43 PM   #35 
  - If you recall  maxrandb   Dec-22-10 02:05 PM   #47 
     - Public Option was just too important. Obama should have gave them  harun   Dec-22-10 03:09 PM   #56 
        - And you know this, because ...  Kweli4Real   Dec-22-10 05:11 PM   #64 
           - What do you think it would have taken?  harun   Dec-22-10 07:13 PM   #70 
              - There was absolutely nothing ...  Kweli4Real   Dec-23-10 07:09 PM   #74 
  - I've remained fairly optimistic towards negotiating deals...  Earth_First   Dec-22-10 01:27 PM   #13 
  - You're right...  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:31 PM   #21 
  - But we don't know what the "deal" was  maxrandb   Dec-22-10 01:45 PM   #37 
  - I love a deal  Stevenmarc   Dec-22-10 01:28 PM   #16 
  - There Is Nothing....  WiffenPoof   Dec-22-10 01:30 PM   #19 
  - There is no pat answer, making a deal can be good, bad or neutral.  Uncle Joe   Dec-22-10 01:30 PM   #20 
  - I agree  Johonny   Dec-22-10 02:20 PM   #49 
  - An observation on the republikan game plan  randr   Dec-22-10 01:33 PM   #24 
  - Thanks for the post randr  maxrandb   Dec-22-10 02:13 PM   #48 
  - Very well stated ... n/t  Kweli4Real   Dec-22-10 05:15 PM   #67 
  - Indeed, governing is deal-making  gratuitous   Dec-22-10 01:33 PM   #25 
  - Nice goal post moving you got going there...  JuniperLea   Dec-22-10 01:39 PM   #31 
  - So what have you seen exchanged for stuff that should have/could have been pro forma?  gratuitous   Dec-22-10 01:53 PM   #44 
  - You mention shelves, stick pens, clown noses, and plucking pigeons in your post...  cottonseed   Dec-22-10 04:36 PM   #58 
  - Highly recommended.  treestar   Dec-22-10 01:39 PM   #32 
  - In the words of Robert F. Kennedy:  girl gone mad   Dec-22-10 01:43 PM   #36 
  - Good stuff  BlueJac   Dec-22-10 01:52 PM   #40 
  - +1. n/t  Laelth   Dec-22-10 01:53 PM   #43 
  - Obama is a cold-hearted intellectual, as opposed to the empathic kind as RFK.  WinkyDink   Dec-22-10 04:43 PM   #59 
  - That quote is one reason why Bobby Kennedy is one of my favorite politicians  Art_from_Ark   Dec-24-10 12:17 AM   #75 
  - Excellent post. n/t  Foo Fighter   Dec-24-10 01:37 AM   #79 
  - Making a deal under adverse conditions is one thing,  MoonRiver   Dec-22-10 02:00 PM   #46 
  - It accomplishes something! Most it seems are happier with nothing as long as one shouts angrily  stray cat   Dec-22-10 02:20 PM   #50 
  - It all depends on the quality of the deal. It is a means to an end, not an end.  TheKentuckian   Dec-22-10 02:22 PM   #52 
  - Its phony outrage meant to to be a diversion from any success Obama and Dems achieve.  phleshdef   Dec-22-10 02:27 PM   #55 
  - Giving billions to billionaires is a fundamental betrayal of Democratic principles.  WinkyDink   Dec-22-10 04:45 PM   #60 
  - "Phony" outrage? Please define the difference between phony outrage and real  Foo Fighter   Dec-24-10 01:44 AM   #82 
  - Nothing. But caving in on basic principles is what is wrong.  damntexdem   Dec-22-10 04:26 PM   #57 
  - As if Lee had a choice.  rug   Dec-22-10 05:14 PM   #66 
  - I agree with the necessity of 'making deals'  Elmore Furth   Dec-22-10 05:18 PM   #68 
  - Giving away your daughter for only one goat -- deal making.  EFerrari   Dec-22-10 05:20 PM   #69 
  - It's fine, when your side actually comes out of it with something.  HEyHEY   Dec-22-10 09:00 PM   #72 
  - Nothing  Confusious   Dec-24-10 01:38 AM   #80 
 

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