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  •  It's Boehner's call (4+ / 0-)
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    skillet, The Marti, Timothy J, OldDragon

    Like Susan Gardner said, the ball is in Boehner's court now.

    And I hope that, now that he has won four more years, Obama will not be a slave to compromise at the expense of principle.  Insisting that the wealthy pay their fair share is our baby.  Shoveling trillions into the maw of defense is the baby of the Republicans.  Hopefully, Obama will have the backbone to tell the Republicans, "Either the wealthy will pay their fair share, or the cuts to defense will happen as scheduled."  THAT, if anything, should make the Republicans more serious about finding an answer to the money problem than they have been in the past.

    •  We'll see if he learned from his 1st term (1+ / 0-)
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      OldDragon

      Also this time around, health care reform is off the table.  It's done.  The Tea Party is broken and will have a difficult time remaining relevant so there won't be any ground swell birther nuttiness this time.  I would suspect you are going to see more assassination plots uncovered and really fringe activity but the Tea Party ended up being a political liability.  Obama won't have to worry about the secession segment either.  Everybody knows he is going to finish in four years so no more reload talk.

      Obama knows the Republican leadership and how they operate so now we find out if he understands the limits of their cooperation and how he should proceed to accomplish his objectives.  It should be fascinating to see it unfold and tell us a lot about the reality and benefit of his budget and debt policies.

    •  It is in our court. Grassroots activists elected (1+ / 0-)
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      chuck utzman

      him. Gave him a majority senate. Majority Leader Reid has already said Social Security is off the table. He needs to be thanked.

      WH and congress critters need to be reminded that the grassroots activists have come to collect. Over 300, 000 Kossacks. Act Blue Orange to Blue?

      Congress critters are Kossacks A few Kosmails wouldn't hurt either.

      President Obama needs to be reminded who elected him, that we are waiting to collect.

      2012-2016 President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Warren. For a LIFETIME, federal judges. Get the filibuster changed. Harry, the people have spoken. To all Democrats: do not reach across the aisle, your hand will get cut off. Steamroll.

      by CuriousBoston on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:50:39 AM PST

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