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  •  what is the point ... (1+ / 0-)
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    is it to make Republicans look dumb, or to get stuff done?

    I hope it's the latter.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:08:02 PM PST

    •  Can't Get #2 Done Till #1 Helps Us Rid Ourselves (3+ / 0-)
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      of Republicans.

      Oh crap.

      I really mean "conservatives" and there are thousands of them in our conservative party.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:33:18 PM PST

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    •  They are not mutually exclusive (4+ / 0-)

      The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains. – Paul Simon, "Train In The Distance."

      by Omir the Storyteller on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 10:53:47 PM PST

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    •  Not look dumb but (2+ / 0-)
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      to accurately reflect what they are doing.  So if they look dumb they look dumb.  They have been allowed to take actions that have no consequences.  Well the consequences are that to date they have made Congress look inept as a whole.  That actually aids their cause as they ride they myth that Congress/Government is broken - as though they weren't the major factor in things not getting done.  If it becomes obvious why things don't get done, logically speaking, they would cease with the frivolous obstruction.

      "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

      by newfie on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 04:24:18 AM PST

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    •  Unfortunately, #1 works to get #2 done (1+ / 0-)
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      Republicans who want to get things done and realize compromise on both sides is necessary to get things done will not look dumb. Just the "out-of-touch with the 21st century" politicians will look dumb. Tea Party demise would be accelerated if Americans had to listen nonstop to their claptrap in a filibuster.

      There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu

      by OHeyeO on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:42:11 AM PST

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