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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:23 PM
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GOP says compromise not on the agenda if they retake the House
Edited on Fri Oct-22-10 01:27 PM by kpete
Source: The Hill

GOP says compromise not on the agenda if they retake the House
By Michael O'Brien - 10/22/10 11:46 AM ET


Republicans aren't interested in compromising with President Obama on major issues if they retake the House or Senate, a senior GOP lawmaker said.

"Look, the time to go along and get along is over," said Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.), the chairman of the House Republican Conference. "House Republicans know that. Weve taken firm and principled stands against their big government plans throughout this Congress, and weve got, if the American people will send them, weve got a cavalry of men and women headed to Washington, D.C. that are going to stand with us."

Pence said his party wouldn't compromise on issues like spending or healthcare reform, two of the weightiest items on Congress's agenda next year, when the Republicans could control one or both chambers.

"Look, there will be no compromise on stopping runaway spending, deficits and debt. There will be no compromise on repealing Obamacare. There will be no compromise on stopping Democrats from growing government and raising taxes," Pence told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Thursday evening. "And if I havent been clear enough yet, let me say again: No compromise."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/125383...
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:25 PM
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1. How does THAT change anything? The fuckers haven't compromised since Obama was sworn in!
Are they so stupid that they think this is news? Never mind. I know that answer.

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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:44 PM
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15. It wasn't before and nothing changes
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 02:00 PM
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28. they haven't since 1994
remember when Newt and company shut down the US government?

Standing put was Bill Clinton's finest moment.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:29 PM
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40. Yeah, the FIRST Contract ON America
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 10:55 AM
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74. In other news: Water is wet. nt
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 11:22 PM
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70. I would say it should be news
This should be a top issue brought up in any media coverage of the impending elections. Because there are a whole arseload of "disgruntled" voters, tired of gridlock, tired of nothing getting done, tired of partisanship, who plan to "vote the bums out" so that they can see some change in Washington.

Knowing that the pubs plan to keep the status quo NO MATTER WHAT should be a key fact in election coverage. But its not. News aint informative anymore.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:26 PM
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2. Any questions? Now GOTV....otherwise these fuckers will gridlock DC for 2 years and then blame Obama
...
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 01:08 PM
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55. they're already blaming Obama
the repugs have attempted to stall, get their shite passed or dilute true legislation, and still they vote "no." And, then they blame the democrats for every fekkin thing, because the democrats even if they wanted couldn't pass a really active, progressive agenda to get this country economically back on track. You have economists, like Krugman, say more needs to be done-you have Galbraith saying the SS concern is bullcrap--and repugs have damaged us for the past eight damn years and they're telling the american people "sure we screwed you royally, but hey we have the solution to all of those problems we basically created." Another words, let us fleece you and screw you some more while our global fatcat friends get even fatter on your money and while we strip away more of those programs that are supposed to aid you, make sure we create more slave labor unsafe jobs so you and your family can circle the drain.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:27 PM
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3. It's the un-dead, just like in a George Romero movie.
What a god damn mess.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:28 PM
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4. At least Republicons are fessing up to their Totalitarian-Fascist proclivities
Edited on Fri Oct-22-10 01:28 PM by SpiralHawk
Ptoooey on all that totalitarian-Republicon shit.

I am an American. Thus, I will vote for no Republicons, but rather for Americans who believe in and act upon democracy...
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 02:01 PM
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29. Republicans are no longer a valid electoral party
They basically admit they want to dismantle any opposition and rule over a one-party state.

They belong in the ashcan of history with other totalitarian parties
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:28 PM
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5. I want to see them crying on election day
GOTfreekinV peoples
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:32 PM
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6. Now there's a fucking shocker!
If we maintain control, we should steamroll these assholes.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:32 PM
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7. Fine
I want this president to produce a stack of vetoes as high as the eye can see.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:48 PM
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18. It wont even get that far
All the bills have to go through the senate before they see the President's desk. Let them try and ram things through only to see them die in the senate chamber. Pres Obama's hands will stay clean and the teabaggers will go crazy.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 02:11 PM
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31. That is also true
Much of the Contract on America died in the Senate in 1995, and that was with an outright Republican controlled Senate too.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 11:19 PM
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69. Hey...
That sounds a lot like the last 2 years.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:33 PM
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8. WHY do they always have a scorched earth policy while the Dems are timid as mice?
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:02 PM
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35. That's precisely what aggravates me about the Dems. It's futile to try to work with the GOP.
If they don't get it now, they simply don't want to.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:33 PM
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9. Good for them!
There's a lot of people here that are PISSED that compromise has been "on the agenda" so often for Democrats. While I don't agree with anything the repukes want to do, I'd like to see Dems try to emulate them a little more in that way.
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Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:35 PM
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10. Sounds like this should be a political ad
wish I had the talent to create it
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:37 PM
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11. That's the GOP platform.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:40 PM
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12. The future is orange and useless.

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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:41 PM
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13. No time to compromise, they'll be holding impeachment hearings

Those slimey bastards will dream up SOMETHING to justify impeachment hearings. That's all we'll hear about for the next two years, to hell with the economy, to hell with the unemployed, to hell with sick people, to hell with the environment. Deja Vu all over again.

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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:43 PM
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14. It is my way or the Highway--typical GOP tactics. and they cry
crocodile tears accusing Democrats falsely.

They wasted 6 mos of the Democrats time right after
the Dems took over. Dems courted, pleaded and got
My way or the Highway for an answer.

What is new????
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Cognitive_Resonance Donating Member (733 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:45 PM
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16. The only solution is to defeat them. These words will come back to bite them. nt
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:46 PM
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17. OK Dems...
Edited on Fri Oct-22-10 01:46 PM by indimuse
It's TIME to take the TRASH OUT! Get out the VOTE! Vote EVERY PIECE OF TRASH REPUKE OUT! NOW! ;)

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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:48 PM
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19. Should have been off the table
the last two years...
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:48 PM
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20. Boehner will get about as much through the Senate as the Dem's. Which is nothing.
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:49 PM
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21. But, "Latinos for Reform" Insists That Hispanics Should Send Democrats A Message By Not Voting!
Still, I suspect that this group, which is airing ads in Nevada, which purport to attack Democrats from the left, is actually nothing more than astroturf.
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countrydad58 Donating Member (274 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 10:32 AM
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54. They are
They are a Puke group. Lawrence O Donnel Had one of the leaders on his show & exposed him as a Repulican operative & Lobbyist! Lawrence called him out as trying to suppress the vote.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-24-10 05:13 PM
Response to Reply #21
73. too bad their isn't a Congressional Republicans for Reform group, urging GOP pols to
do the same.
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pasto76 Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:52 PM
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23. this is exactly what Pres Obama should have been doing to them.
the only way to get radicals like this to listen and compromise is to proverbially beat the snot out of them, choke them against the wall, and then let off once they submit. I wish they would wake up and realize they arent fighting against rational people.
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mcollier Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:44 PM
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43. Its gonna take the oblivious non-voter
to join responsible Americans and vote for responsible public candidates. I wish more people would use facebook as a means to encourage others to get out to vote.
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 01:15 PM
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56. we need another FDR
with a smile on his face and a knife behind his back. All of the compromise, and bills becoming repuke bills, and still these cretins won't vote for it. It's all politics and power, they could care less about the american people. And, why can't people see, they don't give a damn about the american people, just their political gain. They could care less if we are suffering--to me, they are truly sociopaths--so how can the american people buy into their bullshite?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:55 PM
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24. Sow bi-partisanship; reap the bag o' wind.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:57 PM
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25. Clue in a non-American on how legislative repeal works down there
Obviously if the GOP tries to repeal some legislation Obama can just say "nope!" the first time. Is the supermajority the only way to push through that, or can they immediately re-repeal with the same vote margins they had on the first attempt?
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 04:02 PM
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45. They would need control of 2/3 of the Senate and House to override any presidential veto.
So basically, yes, a supermajority is the only option they have.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 04:30 PM
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46. I see; thanks! (nt)
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BanTheGOP Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:57 PM
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26. This will be the Mother of all lame duck sessions
We should pass EVERY BILL that advocates the end of capitalism as we can. In addition, Obama should appoint EVERY federal judge vacancy with the most progressive, preferably young judges, even graduates right out of school if necessary, so that if the heathens try to reverse the new bills that advocate the end of capitalism, they can rule against the republicans.

Screw how "this looks." This is fargin' WAR, and the republicans need to be destroyed....ANY WAY POSSIBLE.
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 01:57 PM
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27. Well if they do win a majority, then nothing will get done.
And that would do no good for their current coalition. They indeed need to capitulate because the default is far worse for them - an essentially executive government.
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 01:20 PM
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57. and if nothing gets done, then the people will suffer
not that a repug would care about that--it's the almighty corporation that counts. But, if the government stagnates on economic reform, we, the proles, are going to suffer more than ever. Why doesn't the repugs just put signs on all of us saying "cheap, slave labor for hire to the highest global bidder."
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 02:06 PM
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30. "... the time to go along and get along is over"
When did it start?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 02:40 PM
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32. Okay, so suppose they take over and it will only be by a slim margin...
how, exactly does that change the virtual gridlock?

the repubs won't have enough votes to do anything, yet, I bet, they will suddenly scream from mountain to mountain how the Dems are OBSTRUCTIONISTS!!!

Which in turn will be reported ad nausium on faux news.

Then the mouth breathing morons will march out parroting the talking point, "when the dems were in charge, the repubs tried working with them, but the dems didn't want to hear anything they had to say".

more of that good ol' revisionist history.

If they take control, mark my words.
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TatonkaJames Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 02:55 PM
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34. If they do it will prove one thing...
There are a lot of stupid people in this country.
You'd be able to explain this to them so they can see the irony
(if it happens) and they won't get it. Why ?
Because there is an amazing amount of stupid people in this country.
Example, Christine O'Donnell supporters. After her 1st Amendment debacle
the other day, anyone who votes for her is simply stupid. Do we want soccer
moms as representatives or statesmen ? (unfortunately statesmen like we had
decades ago are no longer around).
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 09:25 AM
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51. There has always been an amazing amount of stupidity in this nation, only difference now is...
faux news uses it for ratings.
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 01:35 PM
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58. what do you mean? Faux news
catapults, validates stupidity. Panders to those with their preconceived prejudices--"see even faux news thinks the big brown guys are out to get us." (my example).
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 10:19 PM
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65. I guess I didn't state myself clearly.
they base their ratings on it. Therefore they broadcast it.

cheers!
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lafayettelonewolf Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 02:52 PM
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33. Simple explanation
These people want us GONE! As in adios, sayonara, see ya hate to be ya, don't let the door hit you in the ass type of gone! They want to take everything that we've worked hard for and sell it to the highest bidder. And they've done it for 30 years now. We need to realize that this is their plan all along, AND NOT TO FORGET AS WELL!!! The "Grand Oligarch Party" wants nothing more than total elimination of anything that makes the United States of what it was. And that is why they're using issues like guns, religion, abortion, etc. to push their dangerous bankrupt agenda.

I live in Indiana all my life. I know how tough it is to be in a conservative state, and it's not fun.

P.S. Note to Mike Pence: YOU CAN KISS MY ASS!!!
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TatonkaJames Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 10:26 AM
Response to Reply #33
53. Bravo !
It is as simple as that - thanks for putting it so succinctly.
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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:07 PM
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36. Thanks for the warning
Edited on Fri Oct-22-10 04:05 PM by felix_numinous
we'll make sure that doesn't happen!!!!

See you at the polls!!!

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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:16 PM
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37. If the Dems in the Senate stand firm ( a BIG if) we'll be lucky to have.........
...........two years of NOTHING of consequence getting passed. Pretty much like the last two years when the Dems had 255 seats in the House AND 60 in the Senate. For all practical purposes we have a Democratic party that is in no way the party of FDR, and a Republican party that is in no way the party of Dwight Eisenhower. I early voted and I will say I did not vote for a Republican and very few Dems that were in local races. Everyone can guess who I voted for Gov, US Senator and my US Representative.
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L.Torsalo Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:36 PM
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41. Pres. Obama
has a legislative success rate in office second only to LBJ. He has passed a huge number of initiatives. But it goes unreported by the rightwing-dominated "press". Google it, you'll see.
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:43 PM
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42. Obama is no fucking LBJ. Google LBJ.
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Heywood J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 05:53 PM
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47. I dunno...
He is presiding over a sizable bloody land war in Asia in which atrocities are being perpetrated...
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 08:43 PM
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48. Ok, I left out the disclaimer; "Except for Viet Nam". Obama is STILL........
.....presiding over TWO wars and didn't even come close in the number and especially QUALITY of domestic programs. The two most liberal Presidents of the 20th century and maybe in US history are FDR and LBJ. Carter, Clinton and now Obama are ALL conservatives.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 06:53 PM
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64. You are absolutely right.
There is another element that President Obama needs to incorporate into the next two years. By nature he and his administration are not "Braggers". They don't brag about their successes, they don't ut commercials out about their success. Their marketing of the successes MUST improve.

Welcome to DU! :hi:
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chriscruzan Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:17 PM
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38. Welcome to My World
This is the entire platform of all the repubs running in Indiana. Oh, and the 'Traitor' Bayh's personal pick to run in his stead, Brad Ellsworth, is using the same kind of BS in his adds. Once again, the citizen's of this country are screwed by Evan Bayh. I can not bring myself to vote, in any way, that would help Dan Coats take a Dem held Senate seat. That being said, I feel I and any Democrat in the state of Indiana are being held hostage by a Blue Dog traitor.
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:25 PM
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39. If it wasn't for his fathers "name" Evan, if he had to make a living............
.......on his own, would be drinking everclear in a gutter in Indianapolis. He is a dumbfuck of the highest order.
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husky92 Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 03:46 PM
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44. They're Total Assholes
Pres. Obama's mistake from Day One was trying to be a good guy and work with these asses and look what is going to happen next month. These guys are scumbags and could care less about compromise. They are beholden to big business and screw the little guy. If Obama and the Democrats had shown some balls the last two years and emasculated these right wingers we wouldn't be having this discussion. But no, everyone tried to play nice. When will Democrats start playing dirty. I'm tired of the passive response to things. That attitude of "we're not going to stoop down to that level" is pure BS. This isn't the 50s or 60s now. It's a very down and dirty game. Democrats refuse to play that was and it is going to cost them big time. The arrogance of these guys is amazing. All the right wingers accuse Pres. Obama of being arrogant, but all I have to do is see Mr. Bottle Tan Boehner preening on TV and my blood pressure goes off the charts. I want to be optimistic, but I can't be with the polls and rhetoric that is coming from the media. All I heard from these s0called Democrat strategists was by stonewalling and being obstructionists to Pres. Obama that the Republicans would pay the price in the midterms. Well, the midterms are here in less than two weeks and I can see the butt whuppin' comin'. I wish I could think differently, but we blew this one big time. We're going to have people like Boner, Cantor and others running things. You think we'll get anything passed that Pres. Obama wants? NO CHANCE. Plus we're going to have a few additional nutbags on the loose in Congress. I can't wait for the likes of Rand Paul, Buck and others in the Senate and some of the other lunatic fringe in the House. Some country we have here!!
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 01:52 AM
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49. I'm shocked.
:eyes:

Why on earth did the president think he could work with these people?
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 11:13 PM
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67. 'cause it's hard to tell the difference between the republicans
and a large plurality of the "Democrats" in Congress?
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 05:48 AM
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50. If only the Democrats had done the same...
Fuck this bipartisan nonsense. These people are moral monsters. You can't do business with terrorists.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 11:28 AM
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75. +1
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 09:30 AM
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52. gasp! nooooo -- really?
winning the general should have been a clue card -- bipartisan footsie has us in the trouble we're in now.

if they had legislated from the left we'd be in much much better shape.
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 02:02 PM
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59. two years ago
Edited on Sat Oct-23-10 02:03 PM by newspeak
in congress the most progressive economic bills should have been introduced with little concessions, and after the repugs and blue dogs said "nay", I would have shouted it on every damn media outlet that the repugs have said "no" to relieving the suffering of the american people and said "no" to regulate, to hold those accountable. That in order to get true economic turn around, we need those in office who will support the American people. It's been two years of concessions, watering down some bills and the scrapping of others--real reform means showing the people that there is stagnation brought to you by the repugs. I would have pointed out that Reagan increased the deficit by about 128% and Little Boots increased it about 89% and had one of the worse job creations record in the last eight years--why are the repugs concerned about the deficit now? That we may increase the deficit, but it is the consequence of righting wrongs and getting the people back to economic stability.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 04:50 PM
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60. It's a neoliberal party - the days of progressivism are gone.
It's about incrementally selling off the role of government
And where isn't sold off creating mandated partnerships with
Corporations.

They're not racist or horribly sexist -- those are feel good issues now and even better PR.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 04:56 PM
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61. But of course, WE should be just like the Republicans.
The Republican "no compromise" bullshit has gotten them so far, hasn't it? Lost seats in Congress every election for the past 14 years save for two.

-Lost the election in 1996 and lost seats Congress.
-Lost seats in the 1998 midterms.
-Bush lost in 2000 and the GOP lost seats in both houses of Congress.
-Bush barely won in 2004.
-The GOP lost the House and Senate in 2006.
-McCain lost the election in 2008, and the GOP lost even more seats in Congress.
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creon Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 04:57 PM
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62. Obvious
It is all that they have.

They have been reduced to right wing zealotry, living off fear and anger.
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onestep Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 06:48 PM
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63. So what now
they admit they are fascist pricks?
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 11:12 PM
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66. quelle surprise
Edited on Sat Oct-23-10 11:12 PM by ProudDad
And the Obama administration promises not to do anything without "reaching across the aisle" to achieve "bipartisanship"...

In other words, we're screwed either way...

And the two right-wings of the Corporate War Party and their employers win...as usual...
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 11:15 PM
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68. The last time "Progressives" were in the ascendant
they were Republicans -- You've heard of Fighting Bob LaFollette, right? The last Progressive Senator...

Mr. Wilson (D-warmongering racist) took care of the Progressives...
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-24-10 03:47 PM
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71. well I was a Wellstone fan, and I'm definitely
a Bernie Sanders fan. Too bad, there are not more sanders, graysons and wellstones in congress.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-24-10 05:12 PM
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72. If they don't win, the Democrats better adopt that as their motto or be sued for malpractice
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 11:54 AM
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76. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award
And if we hold the House and Senate and continue to compromise with them, then Obama has to go.

:headbang:
rocktivity
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