Skip to main content

View Diary: Democrats content to wait, watch Republicans sweat over fiscal cliff (108 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Exactly why so many these days (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Beetwasher, puakev, ancblu

    pay no attention whatsoever to the right and the pundits...

    Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    ¡Boycott Arizona!

    by litho on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 04:15:03 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Problem is, the politicians do pay attention (0+ / 0-)

      and as a result the right and the punditry class end up having far more influence on the course of the debate than warranted.  It looks like President Obama finally understands this, as do most Democrats.  But there are still many "centrist" and "serious" Democrats, and moderately conservative Republicans, who take their cues from the pundits and are too easily startled by right-wing rhetoric and gestures.  

      “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution. It’s on’y th’ people iv the United States batin’ a carpet.” - Mr. Dooley

      by puakev on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 04:33:48 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Speaking of politicians' being startled (0+ / 0-)

        (i.e., having their political careers threatened), when is Jim DeMint scheduled to exit the senate?

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 05:37:13 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (136)
  • Community (62)
  • Memorial Day (31)
  • Culture (26)
  • Environment (24)
  • Science (21)
  • Civil Rights (20)
  • Law (20)
  • Rescued (20)
  • Labor (19)
  • Media (19)
  • Elections (18)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (18)
  • Education (17)
  • Marriage Equality (16)
  • Republicans (16)
  • Economy (15)
  • Ireland (14)
  • Racism (14)
  • Climate Change (13)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site