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  •  I think Prez should retain his executive powers... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and be prepared to suppress Right wing reactionary conservative anti-democratic counter-revolutionary civil war.

    The closer we get to actual real filibuster-proof progressive, liberal, moderate Super Majorities NOT rotten with Blue Dog ilk, the moar freaked out the Right (and, it would seem, the purported left opposition) will get.

    Because Then we'll actually be materially capable of kicking Right wing ass all up and down both sides of the aisle, on every piece of legislation, like so many here seem to think we woulda, coulda, shoulda done while hostage to Right wing majorities, since day one of this administration, with all those remnant Blue Dogs in there.

    The Right is Already calling for, and acting out, political assassination, mass murder and civil war.  

    That rhetoric and practice will only get all the more hysterical and draconian, in direct relation to the relative left/right plurality in the House and Senate.

    Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

    by Radical def on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 04:20:16 PM PST

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    •  We have laws that govern (1+ / 0-)
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      those kinds of acts.  We don't need to solidify a unitary executive (Bush crossed way over the line).  No one should have that kind of power.

      Remember your history, my friend.  Rome started out as a Republic, but the Romans handed power to Caesar thinking he'd wield it temporarily to protect them and give it up.  Big mistake.  Huge.  The Roman Empire ruled by ever more crazy dictators was born.

      I'll keep my republic, please.  

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 09:37:04 PM PST

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