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  •  Time For A Bipartisan Speaker (0+ / 0-)

    Incorrect.  

    Yes, there is no bipartisanship in the House LEADERSHIP.  You have Pelosi, all Democrat, you have Boehner, all Republican, and you have the Tea Party, three factions in other words.  They couldn't agree on the time of day.

    But there are plenty of folks in the House who understand what the voters wanted, that they wanted folks to get together and COMPROMISE and to get stuff DONE.

    If Boehner and Pelosi put it in their pants and withdraw as candidates for Speaker then those eighty folks in the middle, who have been recruited by Republican Simpson and Democrat Shuler, would be free to work some deals and create some coalitions.  You think there aren't Democrats in the House who would love to see the Obama second term be a productive one, and wouldn't be willing to make some deals on a bipartisan speakership in order to accomplish that?

    Look around; open your eyes; think outside of the box.  There's more than one way to skin this cat.

    •  I disagree that this is, in fact, what the last (0+ / 0-)

      election showed:

      folks in the House who understand what the voters wanted, that they wanted folks to get together and COMPROMISE and to get stuff DONE.
      We really don't want "compromise" if that means even further cuts to education funding, social programs and SS, Medicare, and Medicaid and other safety nets.

      The "compromise" the voters want is for the 1% to start giving up some of their ill-gotten gains from the past 20 years.  We want THEM to "compromise" now.

      However, the congress has become a fully rotten, corrupted and dysfunctional body now that the Tea Party and its rich enablers have finally slithered through its doors in large enough numbers.

      There is no "compromising" with extremists.  And it is NOT what 99% of the American people want.  

      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:34:34 AM PST

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