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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:26 PM
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Does anyone else feel like the tide is turning?
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 08:26 PM by The Backlash Cometh
I'm beginning to sense that the Republicans may have pushed as far as they'll be able to go with public support, and the Dems are picking up traction. And then I thought to myself, wouldn't you figure this would happen just as the world was coming to an end?
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:28 PM
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1. Doesn't Bill O'Reilly control the tides?
I seem to recall reading something along those lines.

Sonoman
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:32 PM
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6. He must cuz he said the moon doesn't
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:59 PM
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20. Hey, Maddie....
Did you ever get that coffee?

I have found better, since.

www.BlueBottleCoffee.net

Sonoman
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:38 PM
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29. Oh Fantastic! We did try it and it was delicious!
We will try this new recommendation too!

Thank-you Sonoman!
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 06:18 AM
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38. You need a massive dense body to control the tides
So, it's Rush who controls them.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 11:30 AM
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43. His massive ego has a bigger gravity field than the Moon...
so, yes, that is correct.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:29 PM
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2. I definitely feel as though the tide is turning...
And you can forget the crap about the world ending...

It isn't!

Obama lit a fire yesterday.....some of us are fired up, and some are burned.

Guess which party is which?

;)
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:30 PM
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3. Maybe if they can find their spines and throw the corporations out of Washington.
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:32 PM
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7. That is one thing that would please both sides.
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:31 PM
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4. The water is sucked out at the beginning of a tsunami then bam!
A giant wall of water.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:31 PM
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5. Yes!
I do! However; I don't think the Repuglicans will not stop their overreaching...I think they are self destructing and apparantly they aren't aware of it..
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HERVEPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:33 PM
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8. Not I
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littlewolf Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:33 PM
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9. Oh yeah .. it worked so well in WI ..... NOT ....
I don't think it is there yet .....
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:34 PM
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10. and with Jesus returning on May 21st it seems things are right on schedule
:sarcasm:
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:44 PM
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30. Well it might not be so bad if he did come..........
He is a socialist after all. :rofl:

Sometimes I find myself WISHING for the fucking Rapture. Get rid of all those impediments to progress and maybe build something on earth worth happening.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 07:07 AM
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39. The Bible says 144,000..... not enough to make a big difference IMO
but the rest of them knowing that they didn't make the cut might be fun
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:46 AM
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40. If he misses that window there's always December 2012
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:36 PM
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11. I'm feeling somewhat optimistic.
The Republicans will always try to push as far as they can, of course, but I'm thinking(hoping) Obama and the Democratic Party have had enough and are fighting back.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:37 PM
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12. They are in dire straits and PPP agrees with you
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bad news for Congressional Republicans


PPP's newest national poll finds that after a little more than 3 months in charge House Republicans have fallen so far out of favor with the American public that it's entirely possible Democrats could take control of the House back next year.

43% of voters think that House Republicans are doing a worse job now than the Democrats did, compared to only 36% who think the GOP has brought an improvement. 19% think things are about the same. 62% of voters thinking that the Republicans have either made things worse or brought no improvement to an already unpopular Congress does not bode particularly well for the party.

46% of voters say that if there was an election for Congress today they would vote Democratic, compared to only 41% who would vote Republican. That five point advantage for Democrats is only a hair below the margin Republicans won by in the national popular vote last year. A victory of that magnitude for the Democrats next year would at the very least result in the party taking back a large number of the seats it lost last year, and it could be enough to take back the outright majority- hard to say at this point without knowing how good a number the GOP can do in redistricting.

The key to this strong movement back toward the Democrats right now is the same as the key to the strong movement away from the Democrats last year- fickle independents quickly growing unhappy with the party in power. Exit polls showed independents supporting the GOP by a 19 point margin last year at 56-37. Now only 30% of those voters think that the Republican controlled House is moving things in the right direction, compared to 44% who think things were better with the Democrats. Given those numbers it's not much of a surprise that independents now say they'd vote Democratic for the House by a 42-33 margin if these was an election today, representing a 28 point reversal in a span of just five months.

<more>

http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/04/bad-new...
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:47 PM
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18. So 41% of Americans are fascists?
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 08:52 PM by MedleyMisty
God, that's scary.

If people had any sense, the Republicans would be finished as a party and we'd come up with some new ones. We need a lot more parties. Me, I'm personally liking the Pirate Party. :) And in our new multiparty system, the Democrats could take their rightful place as conservatives who are more sane and less fascist than Republicans. And those of us who aren't conservative could go to the new parties that would actually be on the left, the Democrats could represent the interests of sane conservatives without being bothered with leftists, and everyone would be happier.

But yeah - as long as nearly half of us support fascism, I don't see the tide turning or any reason to feel optimistic. More a reason to feel completely terrified.

Err - if this is not the best-written post, I fasted in solidarity with the Libyans today and my brain is low on calories.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:05 PM
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24. Gracie Allen ran for President on the Surprise Party ticket
She advocated dispensing with a vice president because she wanted no vice in the White House.

41% and trending downward. Had there been strong leadership, that numbers would have gone the other way. Scary world we live in, but I'm not giving up.
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devils chaplain Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:40 PM
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13. Not really...
I still sense the vortex of chaos. Volatile times. So much depends on where the economy goes over the next year or two, and if there are any major conflicts developing or escalation of current ones.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:42 PM
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14. I do but, I don't want to jinx it so
I'm going to hold my breath and :bounce: :)
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:44 PM
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15. no
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:44 PM
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16. Not feeling it here
Bit I was someone negative on Obama during the nominations, so...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:45 PM
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17. I want to see how they attempt to con the elderly out of
Medicare. These scumbags never learn - you can't try to sell shit in a jewelry box by calling it diamonds.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:50 PM
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19. I hope so, but people have been saying the tide's turning for years here
I guess like a broken clock, though, you're bound to be right at some point.
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:01 PM
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21. No. This country has some very hard days ahead of it.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:02 PM
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22. If There Was Ever A Time To Pivot...
We'll see.

:shrug:

:hi:
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:04 PM
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23. No. And the very public
ascendancy of the Koch brothers and their billions doesn't exactly give me the warm & fuzzies either.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:08 PM
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25. not til we tax the rich, end the wars, and get medicare for all
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:11 PM
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26. No, I'd figure this sense of optimism would occur just as the election season neared.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 09:58 PM by JohnnyRingo
It's time to return to our democratic values as we've done every four years for decades.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:11 PM
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27. Turn on the TeeVee news (except for Rachel)
That'll snap ya back to reality real fast. Oh, and for good measure, do a little dial surfing across AM radio during any weekday.
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:22 PM
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28. uh, hell no. real shit has not even started hitting the fan yet, metaphorically speaking.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:45 PM
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31. No
Things look better at the moment because there is no election campaign on now, so the Mighty Slime Machine
has eased up a bit. They will be back.

The other side has so much money that it will be an uphill battle to hold the White House and the Senate.
All they have to do is hit the insurance companies up for a billion or six (they can always raise their rates
again to pay for it), and the Koch brothers will kick in a few more billions.


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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:47 PM
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32. I'm cautiously hoping that they have overreached
and their nefarious agendas have been exposed to daylight.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:25 PM
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33. I've been around way too long to be optimistic. If we just had a
detailed specific plan I'd feel better. All we get is rhetoric that is basically generic. I don't feel that anyone is really working on any problem other that getting elected.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:31 PM
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34. No, not really. Sorry.
The tide of shit has almost reached the apex of ebb/flow, but we aren't there just yet.

When the tide of shit recedes, in the end, it's still just another wave of shittyness slapping your ankles.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:42 PM
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35. Its become increasingly obvious that the DEMs have the REAL HIGH GROUND
That the GOPers are frauds and selfinterest.....they care not for anyone else cept their own....this disqualifies them from the high ground group
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Shandris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:17 AM
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41. Increasingly obvious, yes.
To US. Not to the mainstreamers, who think nothing more of politics than 'Must be Obama's fault, everyone can't be wrong'.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 02:06 PM
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44. Our Union Brotherss and Sisters have the fight of their lives...along with the rest of us 70%ers
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 02:08 PM by opihimoimoi
fighting poverty.

The WANTITALLs must be defeated else we be econ slaves forever.

BRING PELOSI BACK... we sure could use her Leadership... The Baggers... and.....Boner ain't shit....The Baggers are making it worse for the

Nation. GOPers plans suck.

We need the Grownups in charge....not childish bullying....Vote Blue
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:44 PM
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36. I am eager to see the puke facist teahadist party kick their own chair..nt
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:47 PM
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37. No. Wish I did, but no.
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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:58 AM
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42. Yep Yep The tide is definitely turning. Sometimes you have
to do things in a way so as to make the other side introduce the subject that you really want to tackle.

By insisting on making "deficit deficit deficit" the new 9-11 fear, republicans have unwittingly put tax raises on the rich on the table.

Obama jumped right in there kicking ass. To boot, they were suckered into doing so by the so called "cuts" that everybody has been moaning about.

The tide is definitely turning. It won't be long before the public insists on tax raises on the rich.

I have been listening to the other moan and wail and cry about "class warfare and taxes on the rich ever since the speech. It's music to my ears.

Yesterday I watched C-span and there was a lively debate in the house between democrats and republicans about taxing the rich, etc.

It's only a matter of time now.
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