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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 09:21 AM
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Pelosi's 100 Hour Plan- THIS Is What America Voted For. She Has A Mandate!
Edited on Wed Nov-08-06 09:22 AM by cryingshame
Repeat this over and over DU'ers... Pelosi had a plan just as Gingrich did and it's posted below. The margins were huge. She has a MANDATE!



Day One: Put new rules in place to "break the link between lobbyists and legislation.

Day Two: Enact all the recommendations made by the commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Time remaining until 100 hours:

Raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, maybe in one step.

Cut the interest rate on student loans in half.

Allow the government to negotiate directly with the pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices for Medicare patients.

Broaden the types of stem cell research allowed with federal funds
All the days after that: "Pay as you go," meaning no increasing the deficit, whether the issue is middle class tax relief, health care or some other priority.


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Danascot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 09:24 AM
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1. MANDATE! MANDATE! MANDATE! MANDATE!
C'mon DUers, chant it up! 'Til everyone in the country gets it!
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 09:34 AM
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5. Memorize her points and repeat! MANDATE
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:16 AM
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15. Without Jeff ...
Gannon...I have no Man Date....well someone in drag will have to do...
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Black Adder Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:16 AM
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16. Congrats America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My first post on DU and speaking for most Canadians, I want to congratulate all America for what happened last night...
I must say you had us really concerned for the past few years...
Welcome back...
Now, set your sights on the WH in 2008 and finally put an end to the insanity..
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C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:25 AM
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18. Welcome to DU, mon ami!
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:56 AM
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24. Welcome Black Adder, we're working hard! It's nice to gain back a modicum of respect
in the eyes of the world.
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Black Adder Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 03:30 PM
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63. you got that and more.. Congrats... N/T
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 09:44 AM
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58. Hi Black Adder!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 09:28 AM
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2. I was so pleased that the one issue she highlighted last night was Iraq
She said something about how by voting for Democrats, that's one of the things the people spoke loudest about.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 09:28 AM
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3. Day One: She just stated the rules would stay as they are
She said they were rules put into place by the Democrats when they were last in the Majority and that they did not need changing. :shrug: but the others on the list should be a go from the get go.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 10:39 AM
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12. SHIT!
We absolutely need new rules to control lobbying influence because that affects everything else.

When is day one? Has she already broken this very important campaign promise?
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Lil Red Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 05:26 PM
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51. They won't actually take control of the House until January. (n/t)
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Kashka-Kat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:38 AM
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20. Dare I say it... flip floppery.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 04:15 PM
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46. Enforcement of existing rules would bring huge change
What we've had all this time is three branches of government--and their cronies--that believe that rules do not apply to them. Their attitude all along has been that they don't need no stinkin' laws because they are above the law.

Well, there's a new sheriff in town.

Don't jump on Nancy P before she even gets started.

Hekate

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Kashka-Kat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 04:16 PM
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47. good point...
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 09:55 AM
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61. I am sorry if I appeared to be "jumping on Nancy"
I was just informing people of what I had just heard her say. We will see if she needs to be jumped on by her actions. I have high hopes things are going to remarkably better in America. I know Republicans will say it is all Reagan's policies just kicking in or whatever but the Democrats have always benefited the American people and IMO will continue to do so..
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 09:32 AM
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4. mandate? I thought she was married
:P
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 09:47 AM
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6. MANDATE!
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 09:48 AM
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7. Give 'em hell Nancy!!!!!
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 10:00 AM
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8. Mandate!
:kick:
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 10:10 AM
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9. I'd LOVE to see Pelosi add revocation of the Alternative Minimum Tax
I know, I know -- it would primarily affect the upper middle class -- but there is a method to the madness:

1) It would affect WAAAAAY more Americans, many of whom lean GOP, than revoking the Paris Hilton Tax (i.e. the estate tax -- hey, if FReepers can call it the "Death Tax"...) -- and co-opt their support.

2) Dems could accurately lay claim to "doing more to lower and abolish taxes" than the GOP

Of course, this should be step one of STEALING the tax issue from the GOP, and adding a plank to the 2008 Democratic platform calling for two things:

-- the abolition ofthe IRS in favor of two smaller agencies, an Office of Receipts in the Treasury Dep't, and an Office of Audit in the Justice Dept.
-- a call to scrap the tax code and appoint a blue-ribbon panel to rewrite it from the ground up.
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 10:12 AM
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10. Oh, one other thing: MANDATE!
Edited on Wed Nov-08-06 10:12 AM by johnfunk
MANDATE!
MANDATE!!
MANDATE!!!
MANDATE!!!!
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 10:13 AM
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11. While you're cutting student interest rates, might I suggest you INCREASE the Pell Grant size?
It will help millions of poor students.
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moodforaday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 10:44 AM
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13. Anything there about
habeas corpus, military tribunals, torture, extraordinary rendition, Halliburton, mercenaries in Iraq, signing statements?
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:58 AM
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27. Er, this is the first 100 HOURS. It'd be nice to get American voters fully on our side
by taking on bread and butter issues first.
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 03:22 PM
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44. yes good point
hopefully that is the intent of the 100 hour plan.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 01:37 PM
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37. did you really think the dems would take on those really important issues?
heh. not likely. not now. not ever.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 10:55 AM
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14. Torture? Habeas Corpus? The WAR?
Where are they on the list?
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:22 AM
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17. That will be next the 100 hours
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 12:08 PM
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31. NOT. GOOD. ENOUGH.
I want the Eighth Amendment restored NOW, not a hundred days into the 110th Congress!
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 02:09 PM
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39. 100 hours.
That's 4 days.
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Kashka-Kat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:55 AM
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22. good question
makes sense to fix broken process first before tackling specific issues -- eg lobbyist power, etc.-- but if they're already backing away from that then I dunno...

Interest rates on grants-- couldnt that wait till next week?
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 05:37 PM
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53. Excellent question
Those should be the top priorities.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:36 AM
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19. MEDIA ===we have to address media consolidation.....the airwaves
must not be populated by RW mouthpieces!!!
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Kashka-Kat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:50 AM
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21. Bring back the Fairness doctrine
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:59 AM
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28. I second that! n/t
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Lil Red Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 05:32 PM
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52. All in favor, say "I."
:7 I I I I (ad infinim)! :7
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 02:11 PM
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62. "I" definitely!
Hey, welcome to the DU Lil Red!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :party: :party: :toast: :toast: :bounce:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 12:21 PM
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32. Do we really want that or do we just want Liberal/Progressive alternatives?
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Kashka-Kat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 02:08 PM
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38. I really want it- for the same reasons it was initiated in the first place
otherwise airspace for propaganda can be, and is, sold to the highest bidder...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:55 AM
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23. I. Can't. Wait!
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:57 AM
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25. Repeal of the "Torture Bill" is MISSING from the first 100 hours...
WTF is Pelosi thinking? We didn't elect a Democratic majority in the House in order to play footsie with the Bush regime.

An attempt to repeal the Military Commissions Act must be in the first 100 hours, not the next.
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NoBushSpokenHere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 02:58 AM
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56. Hmmmmmm Repeal *AFTER* 9.11 Investigations :) nt
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Treclo Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 11:57 AM
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26. Mandate!
mandatemandatemandatemandatemandatemandate
MANDATEMANDATEMANDATEMANDATEMANDATEMANDATE!!!!!

Go Nancy, Go!!!
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Raiden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 12:01 PM
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29. Sounds like a great plan
$7.25 minimum wage sounds GREAT!!! :kick:
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 12:05 PM
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30. K+R
Everyone needs to read this and hold her to it. Let's make it happen with no excuses.
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oc2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 12:24 PM
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33. The senate and the WH will no doubt try to run interference and slow all this to a crawl.

The House must be ready to shut down all spending bills if they try.

It is not going to be a nice time on Capital Hill, it is all out war. And if Pelosi does not see it, she does not deserve to be the speaker.
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 04:31 PM
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49. Me reading the tea leaves thinks ye might be correcto-mundo
Dumping Rummy for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates would be my first clue
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W2Hague Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 12:29 PM
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34. Impeach-Convict-Remove....
...and then send 'em all to the Hague.
BruinDesign is back today with an open letter to Madam Speaker Pelosi.
http://www.bruindesign.com

Time to take our country back.
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 01:20 PM
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35. Here we go!
We're on our way
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wildflowergardener Donating Member (863 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 01:36 PM
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36. Veto?
Edited on Wed Nov-08-06 02:28 PM by mbergen
Just a question - what is to stop the president from Vetoing all this?

Will we have enough to over-ride it, or will there just not be enough in the Senate?

Now maybe Bush will be afraid to veto these things because the people have clearly spoken - but I won't put anything past him anymore.

I'm just afraid to get my hopes up too much.

Meg
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 02:45 PM
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40. Let him Veto all he wants, every one hurts the Pukes.
The more he vetos he does the more we can bash the Pukes as obstructionists. PAYBACK'S A BITCH!
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 03:21 PM
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43. agree. make his squirm
but i have a feeling we'll all be pleasantly surprised how much he cooperates, suddenly.
remember, the moderate republicans are threatening to leave
for example, all republicans in the northeast are discontented.
* is on thin ice, all around.
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Lil Red Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 05:40 PM
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54. Is it possible that...maybe...
Some of the Republic senators may see their careers (and their control of the Senate) prematurely ended by unfortunate scandals arising from House inquiries?

One other thing...if I'm dreaming, DON'T PINCH ME!
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 02:45 PM
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41. We dont need no stinkin' science hereay

... Kudos...I love it.
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 03:19 PM
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42. a little after that we need election reform
Edited on Wed Nov-08-06 03:23 PM by whrab
in there somewhere too
immediate concern
so they can't steal it in 2008

diebold probably knew better this time, or the margins were too great... but we know what they are capable of.

edit: i realized this doesn't need to happen in the first 100 hours.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 03:24 PM
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45. Force all federal reporting to accruel accounting
That all budgets show the full debts due, and not just the cash accounting they get by with
today that allows them to concel trillions endebted on their watch.
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odona Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 04:25 PM
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48. Pelosi's Plan
Nancy has said she has no plans to mount an impeachment process against Bush...but (and this is key) is there a plan to impeach Cheney?
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 09:50 AM
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60. Hi odona!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 04:34 PM
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50. MANDATE!

Damn straight!


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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 07:15 PM
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55. Agree with every, single proposal!
Nice.

:applause:

-Laelth
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ddbaj Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 03:05 AM
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57. 100 hour plan!
This should kill the "Dems have no plan" meme they love to spit out at Fox.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 09:49 AM
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59. Pelosi has chosen some good issues for the first 100 HOURS.

More time is needed to educate voters about many other issues. I doubt that most Americans are familiar with many of the other issues being mentioned in this thread. The media has not done what it should to educate the public and Democrats have rarely had a chance to appear on talk shows to discuss these issues.

Habeas corpus? How many understand what that is and what has happened?

Warrantless wiretaps? How many understand that warrants are easily gotten through FISA as needed? They've been sold as a way to "find out who Al Qaeda's talking to," playing on Americans' fears.

Warrantless secret searches? Same as with wiretaps.

Fairness Doctrine? Some aren't old enough to remember the Fairness Doctrine, some don't realize we ever had one, others may not realize we don't have one now. ("Well, the opposition party always gets to have a speaker on after the president gives the State of the Union address -- isn't that fair? Why do we need a Fairness Doctrine?")

And so on and so on.

Americans aren't dumb but most watch a little TV news, maybe glance through a newspaper; they don't follow the news like DUers do. They don't trust the media but they don't always realize how much the media focuses on fluff stories, parrots White House press releases, and ignores serious issues.

That doesn't mean Americans don't care. Americans were shocked by the government's unpreparedness and apparent indifference toward helping Katrina victims and refugees. Obviously, a majority have had it with the Iraq war. Many are aware and indignant that our borders are unprotected, cargo uninspected, checked baggage uninspected by airlines while passengers are made to take off their shoes. They know about jobs being outsourced. They know prices are rising faster than paychecks.

It's going to be up to Democrats to educate Americans about the issues they don't know about and to give them more information on the issues they are aware of.

Let the party leaders -- Pelosi, Dean, whoever will lead the Senate -- know what issues we want addressed and ask how we can help educate the public about the importance of these issues.

Also tell them we don't want them being too bipartisan, too cozy with the people who have done away with habeas corpus, approved warrantless wiretaps, etc. We'll have to keep after any Dems wearing pink tutus and let them know we'll work to put another Dem in their seat if they don't work for party principles.

But first congratulate Pelosi on her plans for the first 100 hours of the new Congress. Don't be ungrateful for a good start.


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