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  •  You seem to be overlooking the fact that we're (2+ / 0-)
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    apimomfan2, Eric Nelson

    dealing with hostage-takers who are also demonstrably suicidal.  Their dogma is all-important to them, more so than even their political careers.

    It is exceedingly difficult to bring any pressure to bear on those willing to blow themselves up for the sake of their cause.

    So, rather than accept that their actions are somehow now valid, the situation perhaps represents contending with political realities.  We do not have a mechanism to charge all the TeaBaggers with treason and punish them.  If we did, the Cheney Administration would have used it far more frequently to destroy it's political enemies.

    •  So Was Catfood Commission Treasonous? (0+ / 0-)
    •  Hunter is not unaware, but rather is doing what.. (0+ / 0-)

      ..Liberals must do.
      No bipartisan bill is going to pass. It will come down to a clean bill or the absolute justification for executive overide of the debt ceiling. He knows this too. As does the President imo

      We need the Liberal heft. Now more than ever.

      This is my opinion stated for the record when this all pans out. If I'm wrong I will eat crow - but then, that will seem like a luxury compared to this pile of shit legislation

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