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  •  Put pressure on the Republicans they are the ENEMY (8+ / 0-)

    not the president.

    The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

    by cherie clark on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:01:41 PM PST

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    •  Tactically, that's maybe wise (3+ / 0-)
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      First off, I refuse to consider Republicans to be an enemy.

      Secondly, John Boehner and crowd would blow my thoughts off in a heartbeat.  As someone who worked on his campaign, the President is less likely to.  Thus, I think the President is the party to the negotiations I am best situaated to influence.  Absent that influence, I am likely to end up with no one representing my interests.

      This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

      by Mindful Nature on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:08:22 PM PST

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      •  There is nothing wrong with encouraging the (0+ / 0-)

        President, let him know we have his back and are counting on him to bring it home for us. As for the Republicans, every letter or fax or phone call we make to them reenforces the FACT this election was a mandate, something they want to wish away. If we don't apply pressure to them we don't have the President's back at all, we are sending him into negotiations with a base that elected him and then largely deserted him when the going got tough the last time. You are so magnanimous to the republicans and not to the President, I mean WTF? Working on his campaign is not the same as working to help him succeed.

        The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

        by cherie clark on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:31:09 PM PST

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        •  He is the freaking president (5+ / 0-)

          he is also the only party in washington who stands a prayer of a chance to respond.

          It isn't magnaminous to Republicans, it's basically the sttrategy that works.  Remember we have a pretty good notion that raising a fuss works.  Being silent does not.

          And also, we need to raise a fuss on those decisions on which the Republicans have no input at all!  Don't forget, we CANNOT take executive branch decisions for granted at all and a large number have gone against us.  

          My representatives are all Democrats (one of whom also needs pressure and I write to her also)

          This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

          by Mindful Nature on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:53:38 PM PST

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      •  How about an adversary? (0+ / 0-)

        They are adversaries or enemies but I guess I understand your reluctance to speak in confrontational tones. Speaking to them directly, while it may be futile, would be what you do to an adversary before you crush him like a bug.

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