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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:55 PM
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Time for Obama to dissolve Congress and call for a General Election
Edited on Thu Jul-28-11 11:17 PM by itsrobert
If only he could do that. The republicans would be shitting bricks.

Note: This course of action is not meant to be taken seriously.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:57 PM
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1. Dumb post
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:59 PM
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:03 PM
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10. Watch Your Grammar Young Man!
"Serious" is an adjective. You need the adverbial form, "seriously."
"It's not to be taken seriously."
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MinimunMan Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:12 PM
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19. That would be like Emperor Palpatine dissolving the Imperial Senate.

Not good.
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:12 PM
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18. I suppose you've never had any experience with parliamentary systems of government. nt
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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:58 PM
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2. Remind me of something...
Edited on Thu Jul-28-11 10:59 PM by FBaggins
...what country is he President King of again?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:59 PM
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4. China. We're communists now, I think. nt
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:59 PM
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3. Why not?
He could appoint a financial manager to replace them. Nobody follows the constitution or rules anymore anyway.
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 02:39 AM
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22. Undoubtedly recruited from either
K or Wall Street.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 06:13 AM
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23. Exactly.
It's what the Republicans are doing in certain states with their governors.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:59 PM
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5. The advantages of parliament.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 10:59 PM
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7. "You are no Parliament,
I say you are no Parliament; I will put an end to your sitting."

I was never a big fan of Oliver Cromwell.
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:00 PM
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8. The American People Elected This Congress and the House By A Landslide
And the Tea Party Republicans were pretty clear about what they were going to do. Heck, Laurence O'Donnell even mentioned back in November 2010 that the debt limit fight got that much harder.

So, we got exactly what they promised, a bunch of right wing extremists pursuing their warped view of no government utopia.
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:03 PM
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9. I think more than a few Americans are having buyer's remorse right now
Edited on Thu Jul-28-11 11:08 PM by itsrobert
n/t
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:05 PM
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13. No, they were promised jobs. That's what they voted for
Edited on Thu Jul-28-11 11:05 PM by EFerrari
not these theatrics.
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 03:18 PM
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24. By cutting spending?!?!
And what did we get? Spending cuts.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:12 PM
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17. Not just O'Donnell I predicted this
and I wish I could have a nice, pipping hot, slice of Crow pie.

Anybody who was paying attention knew this was coming.
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:04 PM
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11. If he coulld call for a general election, McCain would be
whining because he is not a General. ;)
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:05 PM
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12. Get Democratic majority in the Senate to pick a fight with the Republican
majority in the House over an adjournment date when it comes to it, and Obama could adjourn Congress "to such Time as he shall think proper" if they can't agree (which they wouldn't, since the fight would be manufactured).

I do not advocate that, but it's possible to do. Article II, Section 2:

"he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper"
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:08 PM
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14. Thanks. That's some great information.
Adjourn them until 2013? (note: not to be taken seriously)
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:11 PM
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15. Draft them and send them to Afghanistan. nt
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:11 PM
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16. Alas this is not a parliamentary system
if it were, these kids would call for a vote of no confidence.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:33 PM
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20. well according to many DUers...
he is king and can do whatever the hell he wants at anytime...so maybe he can do that?
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Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 11:34 PM
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21. I would prefer that
Obama:

1. Declare an end to hierarchy.

2. Use the word DoublePlusGood in a speech.

3. Reboot the Matrix.

4. Move the White House to Disney World in honor of Baudrillard.

5. Officially designate all Americans as Sovereigns and welcome them to the new Tribe.

6. Recognize Lilliputians as a nation.

7. Have a meeting with the elders of all of the indigenous tribes of the world.

8. Break out a bong and fire it up with his staff on television with a new slogan: "Illegal? What gives?

7. Start a new, Department of Consciousness to replace Homeland Security.
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