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    squarewheel, cardboardurinal, neroden

    because the GOP hadn't shown themselves to be obstructionist assholes during Obama's first 2 years?

    really?

    •  Seriously, Rs were destroying US under Gingrich (1+ / 0-)
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      jeopardydd

      It became supremely obvious under Bush II.  It's not like more-of-the-same is going to wake up that many more people.

      Unless we have Democrats in the Senate who are willing to end the filibuster, and a Democrat in the White House willing to fight for the party platform, we have Republicans in control of the federal government.  Except that people don't notice it.  Better to have it be clear who's destroying the country.

      Quite possibly the best thing that could happen would be a Republican majority of 51 in the Senate an 41 Dems willing to filibuster everything.  Then the filibuster would be abolished and we might make some progress next time.

      Unfortunately I don't believe we will even get 41 Dems willing to filibuster, because we have too many spineless wimps in the Senate Democratic Caucus.

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Tue Sep 06, 2011 at 11:40:22 AM PDT

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