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  •  That seems to have been the rather specific... (2+ / 0-)
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    point of having Biden make his "won't change a thing" statement. Won't mean a thing in a month and a half, but it's enough for folks desperate to claim this isn't happening. One statement in a sea of speeches. One or two more parsing references to the cuts that are coming won't change the mind of someone who's already got what they think is a convincing storyline.

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 01:21:13 PM PDT

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    •  It's time to start organizing (1+ / 0-)
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      another "Million Man March" on Washington on behalf of Social Security.  Spring is a good time for demonstrations.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 01:30:09 PM PDT

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      •  Never mind the spring (1+ / 0-)
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        That may be too late. The worst is likely during the lame duck congress. We need a movement to occupy the lame duck.

        Trickle Down Economics 101: They get the golden parachute, we get the golden shower.

        by NoMoreLies on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 02:54:27 PM PDT

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