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  •  I think the White House should handle the (6+ / 0-)

    secessionists in the same manner one would handle a 2 year old having a temper tantrum because they were not allowed to have candy before dinner. Let them sit in the floor and scream and cry--while ignoring their behavior. Then when they have calmed down, and are ready to behave nicely, they can talk to the parents about what they would like to do next.

    •  Agreed 100% (3+ / 0-)
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      tonyahky, Sue B, FiredUpInCA

      but since the White House is obligated to respond to this temper tantrum, what can they possibly say?

      "Thanks for sharing your valuable opinion"?

      We've been spelling it wrong all these years. It's actually: PRO-GOP-ANDA

      by Patriot4peace on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:19:06 AM PST

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      •  That would be okay--or how about (2+ / 0-)
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        PSzymeczek, TLS66

        "Awww, poor babies--do you need your binky now?"

      •  They are in no way obligated to (0+ / 0-)

        respond to these. I can't believe that somebody on this site would believe that they are. Just what law requires them to respond, in your estimation?

        •  WhiteHouse.gov terms of participation (0+ / 0-)
          AS OF OCTOBER 3, 2011:

          To cross the first threshold and be searchable within WhiteHouse.gov, a petition must reach 150 signatures within 30 days.

          To cross the second threshold and require a response, a petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days.

          https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

          The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

          by FiredUpInCA on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:50:27 AM PST

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          •  That is just what the White House (2+ / 0-)
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            kpardue, Catte Nappe

            internet dept. wrote on their own website. They are not bound to do it just because they themselves said they would. You also forgot to mention the part where they say that there are some petitions that for legal reasons they are not going to comment on. This is all voluntary on their part; their is no law that says that the White House must even have a petitioning site, nor is there any law that says they must respond.

            If you are so convinced that they "must", what is it that you think happens to them if they don't?

            •  Gah! (1+ / 0-)
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              raines

              Those crazy guys at the Internet Dept.  Who knows what they will be up to next?

              If they only knew that the penalty for making goofy statements  about internet petitions is death by beheading.

              Awww, you guys. I'm sure all will be forgiven if you just take the damn site down and say you're sorry. I know. I know. Who would have thought anyone would be crazy enough to believe that?

              Just a nice polite note to the Dept. of Ag., and include a small box of chocolates just to show sincerity.

              How the Hell would I know why the Dept. of Ag.? Just send the note. And promise not to do it again.

              There's real fruitcakes out there in the bushes and they are armed. When they get liquored up they might hurt somebody. So don't fool around.

              Facts matter. Joe Biden

              by kpardue on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:16:22 AM PST

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      •  Obligated to respond? (1+ / 0-)
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        MKSinSA

        Not exactly. As I understand the deal they won't respond unless the petition reaches a certain threshhold of support, but they don't have to respond if they don't want to.

        "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

        by Catte Nappe on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:20:17 AM PST

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