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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:57 PM
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White House promises "no compromise, no discussion, no negotiation" with Democratic Congress
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006
It's Lonely At the Top
How the election became a referendum on an isolated President--and how it is likely to reshape American politics
By KAREN TUMULTY, MIKE ALLEN

... If lame-duck Presidents are to achieve anything, they often have to look for ways to go around Congress, especially when it is in the hands of the other party. Clinton used Executive Orders and his bully pulpit to encourage school uniforms, impose ergonomic rules on employers and prevent mining, logging and development on 60 million acres of public land. White House press secretary Tony Snow says Bush may take the same bypass around Capitol Hill. "He told all of us, 'Put on your track shoes. We're going to run to the finish,'" Snow said. "He's going to be aggressive on a lot of fronts. He's been calling all his Cabinet secretaries and telling them, 'You tell me administratively everything you can do between now and the end of the presidency. I want to see your to-do list and how you expect to do it.' We're going to try to be as ambitious and bold as we can possibly be."

In fact, when it comes to deploying its Executive power, which is dear to Bush's understanding of the presidency, the President's team has been planning for what one strategist describes as "a cataclysmic fight to the death" over the balance between Congress and the White House if confronted with congressional subpoenas it deems inappropriate. The strategist says the Bush team is "going to assert that power, and they're going to fight it all the way to the Supreme Court on every issue, every time, no compromise, no discussion, no negotiation."

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/printout/0,8816,15520...
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:59 PM
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1. Are they saying this like it's a new strategy?
Because the Bush administration hasn't exactly been the Reasonables with anyone, least of all anyone who isn't in the right political party or tax bracket.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:00 PM
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5. LOL
That pretty much says it all right there.

:rofl:
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:59 PM
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2. Good. Then let's impeach him
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:00 PM
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3. I hope bush does exactly that
That will put the gop in minority status for a generation. I believe pelosi will play him like a strad and beat him like a drum.
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PurpleChez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:00 PM
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4. Bring it on.
Screw the little asshole.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:00 PM
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6. What will have changed?
K & R

:kick:
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:00 PM
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7. So what's new? He's always been an insufferable asshole that way. -eom
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:01 PM
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8. sounds like a good plan
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:02 PM by ps1074
to fight terrorists, not democrats... Assholes :puke:

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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:01 PM
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9. Well, thanks, blivet! Sharing this childish determination...
...to get your own way with the American people can only make it easier for a Dem-led Congress to put the blame for not accomplishing anything squarely where it belongs.

So much for being a "uniter, not a divider." Likewise the myth of "bipartisanship."

surprisedly,
Bright
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:01 PM
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10. "I'm a uniter, not a divider."
"Don't vote for Republicans, they lie"
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:03 PM
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11. Ready for the gutting of the regulatory agencies?
Apparently we ain't seen nothing, yet.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:06 PM
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12. It is simply astonishing.
They're getting their asses kicked left and right, the vast majority of the nation disapproves of their hate and fear tactics, and THIS is the message they want to get out to the voters? Vote for the US, or we'll ignore the wishes of The People even more? What the fuck is in these people's heads? I really, honestly don't understand it. To whom is this message supposed to appeal, and WHY? Is turning out the backwash going to help them at the polls? I really just don't get these people.

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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:09 PM
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16. Another attempt to get the base fired up, its
the only play they have if you think about it.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:06 PM
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13. He'll be too busy answering subpoeanas to do any of that...
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:06 PM by truebrit71
...Democratic Congress = Chimp's Ass in a sling.....
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:06 PM
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14. Sounds like the Gauntlet has been thrown down
All bets are off Chimpy.
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:06 PM
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15. He's the greatest gift to Dems since Herbert Hoover.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:09 PM
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17. clintons approval rating wasnt abysmal though
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:15 PM
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18. Is the uniter being two-faced?
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mrdmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:15 PM
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19. Here is my take, Mr. Bush Jr. and his cronies cannot speak to anybody
with a hint of liberalism in their rhetoric. That means there will be no communication with a Democratic House or Senate, he will treat the congress with the same tactics that he uses on North Korea, i.e. he will need a go-between and if something goes right, Bush will take credit for the action, if something goes wrong, Bush will blame the go-between and the Democratic Party. With a willing Media, this should not be a problem for Mr. Bush Jr. That is the plan!
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:15 PM
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20. Little Lord Pissypants WANTS the terrorists to win?
If the shoe fits...
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:24 PM
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25. To whom is this message supposed to appeal, and WHY?
It is a call for War on anyone that opposes Busholini Fascism. It is meant for the Fascists, Neocons and RW Fundies.
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stevietheman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:17 PM
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21. More time to investigate then!
If the Bush Regime is going to take away the ability of a Dem Congress to pass the legislation it wants, that's only more time to hold hearings about Bush's malfeasance, and they can do a lot of that with witnesses, including those who have left the administration.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:19 PM
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22. "stay the course"
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:20 PM
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23. Good That should make the Impeachment easier
He deserves no less than to be thrown out on his sorry corrupt lyin ass.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:20 PM
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24. In a related story a large shredding services truck was seen heading to the
Cheney bunker. (Didn't I see a shredding seen in a bunker in "Downfall"?)

They must really believe Dems will retake the House and the criminal investigations will begin.

http://www.wonkette.com/politics/dick-cheney/shreddin-w...

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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:25 PM
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26. Way to unite the country
loser.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:26 PM
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27. They will when the subpoenas arrive.
Or, at least their lawyers will.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:31 PM
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28. The whole problem w/the bush administration is that ...
"...the Bush team is "going to assert that power, and they're going to fight it all the way to the Supreme Court on every issue, every time, no compromise, no discussion, no negotiation."

For God's sake, that is why the nation is so screwed up, they refuse to compromise or negotiate. EVERYTHING they have done is a failure, basically because they had no idea what they were/are doing, and a little discussion might make things a tad more realistic.

These people are insane.

If there are to be investigations, let them defend their decisions...(well, they are indefensible). They wanted the power, they messed u-p incredibly; the nation has paid for their stupidity, now it is time to hold them accountable.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:35 PM
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29. So much for CONGRESS being obstructionist.
If Dumbass and Deadeye Dick are SO sure that the Pubes will maintain control in Congress, why are they crying and stamping their feet about this?
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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:41 PM
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30. Remember: "The adults are in charge now" Jan, 2001
Like Bush* and Cheney ever grew up. These are just the leftovers from Nixon's thugs. The truth be known, they used Ronald Reagan as a prop.
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