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    Apparently you slept through the first two years of Obama's presidency when Democrats controlled large majorities in both houses of congress and still managed to give the tea party most of what they wanted?

    Lesser evilism is killing us. It will not reverse the course we are on. All it will do is slow it down. I used to think we could solve this problem at the ballot box. Thanks to Obama and Citizens United, my eyes are now wide open.

    As Keith Olbermann said in his latest Special Comment, the solution to this problem is masses of Americans in the streets, and not just for a few hours of feel-good flag and sign waving. Until we the people realize that we have the power to bring our fascist state to its knees, but that it will take real sacrifice, we will never turn the tide.

    •  Bullshit. (0+ / 0-)

      Republican filibusters -- heard of that ????

      Obstruction is obstruction.

      Angry White Males + Crooks + Personality Disorder psychos + KKKwannabes + "Unborn Child" church folk =EQ= The Republicans

      by vets74 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 04:38:34 PM PDT

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      •  No End to the excuses (0+ / 0-)

        It gets old, really. Democrats could have changed the filibuster rules and chose not to. Democrats could have forced Republicans to feel some pain for their filibusters by having to carry them out. Democrats could have twisted arms in their caucus and broken Republican filibusters, but they didn't. Democrats could have done anything other than throw their hands up and declare that it takes 60 votes to pass anything in the Senate, as though that was simply the new normal.

        Is there any point in having Democrats at all? It seems they are monumentally weak and incapable of doing anything to fight the right no matter whether they have a minority or a majority.

        •  Blame Obama for GOPer sabotage. (0+ / 0-)

          Please, try that during the 2012 election cycle !!

          Bet your house on it.

          Angry White Males + Crooks + Personality Disorder psychos + KKKwannabes + "Unborn Child" church folk =EQ= The Republicans

          by vets74 on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 02:02:34 PM PDT

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