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  •  We negotiate with our opponents (1+ / 0-)
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    because we have to. This has nothing to do with liking. If anyone thinks that the President gets to have his way because he won an election, they are delusional. We do have to negotiate with the majority Party in the House. That's just a fact.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 03:56:20 PM PST

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    •  Fair enough. (1+ / 0-)
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      Yet, it makes you wonder who truly has the power.

      "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin

      by politicalceci on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:42:24 PM PST

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      •  It's a distributive system, (1+ / 0-)
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        a strength and a weakness. The parliamentary system is much more one of the winner pretty much calling all the shots. For good or ill, our system needs a lot of wheeling and dealing.

        For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

        by Anne Elk on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:49:17 PM PST

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