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  •  I hope the campaign makes (13+ / 0-)

    a big fuckin' deal of McConnell's, really the entire GOP's, position. Because it is pretty much the dictionary definition of sedition.

    The GOP can't win on ideas. They can only win by lying, cheating, and stealing. So they do.

    by psnyder on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 01:08:28 PM PDT

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    •  Why have they waited 4 years (2+ / 0-)
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      to make this a big fuckin' deal?

      How many divisions does OWS have?

      by Diebold Hacker on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 03:13:31 PM PDT

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    •  It's not like this strategy.... (1+ / 0-)
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      was any kind of secret on McConnell's part....

      Hell, he boasted about it on the front pages of the NY Times:

      WASHINGTON — Before the health care fight, before the economic stimulus package, before President Obama even took office, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader, had a strategy for his party: use his extensive knowledge of Senate procedure to slow things down, take advantage of the difficulties Democrats would have in governing and deny Democrats any Republican support on big legislation.
      On the major issues — not just health care, but financial regulation and the economic stimulus package, among others — Mr. McConnell has held Republican defections to somewhere between minimal and nonexistent, allowing him to slow the Democratic agenda if not defeat aspects of it. He has helped energize the Republican base, expose divisions among Democrats and turn the health care fight into a test of the Democrats’ ability to govern.

      “It was absolutely critical that everybody be together because if the proponents of the bill were able to say it was bipartisan, it tended to convey to the public that this is O.K., they must have figured it out,” Mr. McConnell said about the health legislation in an interview, suggesting that even minimal Republican support could sway the public. “It’s either bipartisan or it isn’t.”

      Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

      by dweb8231 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 05:21:54 PM PDT

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