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Tue Jul 22, 2014, 03:10 PM

How Democrats could shut out Republicans in 2014 election

Democrats have let this charade of Republican obstruction go on long enough--the public gets it.

To underline the point, Democrats in the Senate could do away with the filibuster, pass some big legislation that would be popular across the political spectrum, and then Obama could say, "Give me the House of Representatives, and I'll sign these bills when they get to my desk."

Democrats have done a good job of letting Republicans prove they're batshit crazy, but now they have to prove they will actually go to bat for the American, and not just incrementally lick around the edges.

One thing I admired about the Bushies is they went to the mat for their bad policies, right up to and often past what they could do constitutionally to get their agenda through.

And they did that for shitty, destructive ideas.

Democrats in Congress will suggest something good, and as soon as Republicans furrow their brow or start to clear their throat, the Dems say, "Nevermind!" and run away.

Republican obstruction might cost the GOP votes, but it won't get people to the polls to vote for Democrats.

That has to be earned.

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yurbud Jul 2014 OP
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2014 #1
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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 03:15 PM

1. You mean like ...

 

The Senate passing Immigration Reform or President Obama's Jobs bill or Enda? You mean those things that the public (right and left) continues to ignore?

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 03:17 PM

2. "From 'batshit' to 'bat!"

 

Either that, or the party as a whole can recycle that great slogan from Louisiana politics:

"I'm not nuts!"

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