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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:22 PM
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Here is the problem with the Obama White House, as I see it
The problem is the White House is determined to negotiate with Republicans to give away as little as possible of what we have in order to keep what we've already got but has been unsuccessful in doing so.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:23 PM
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1. What exactly do we have left to give up?
:shrug:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:25 PM
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2. They're playing defense with wolverines.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:39 PM
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3. Our two party system is like pro wrestling
They yell and scream at each other in public.

They beat on each other, and toss their opponent out of the ring.

Once the rubes have stopped cheering and they are no longer watching and the gate receipts are counted, they go off ans share a shower together.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:40 PM
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4. +1
That's clever AND absolutely true!
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:43 PM
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6. true
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:43 PM
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5. They use "bipartisanship" as cover for pushing corporate policy.
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 03:45 PM by Marr
The Democratic leadership has gone out of it's way to stomp on liberal ideas and include corporate ones. The party politics is just a show-- and an old, tired one.

Personally, I think HCR was hammered out in Obama's private meetings with the insurance industry last summer. Everything since then has been politicians deciding who's going to take credit for what.
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:46 PM
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7. The problem with this White House
is they spend a LOT more time talking to industry big shots than they do talking to normal people.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:00 PM
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8. Well said. I would have put a period after the word "Republicans" in your post. Your
post is more poetic!
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:23 PM
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9. The problem is the White House is determined to negotiate with Republicans to give away as MUCH as
possible of what we have in order to keep The Corporations happy
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