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  •  David Waldmans words: check this out.. (1+ / 0-)
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    jamess
    So, are we done with filibuster reform? Is this the last we'll see of any changes? Certainly we should not consider the job done. But it's also still possible that Harry Reid won't consider it finished either. And that's likely part of the bargain. Mitch McConnell remembers Oct. 6, 2011, even if the rest of us don't. If things get out of hand again, this is a tool Reid carries in his back pocket.
    [snip
    Even more important, though, is that we remember the part we played in the drama. And here it's important to note both the historic nature of our ability to force our way into the most insider-y of insider games, and how little even all our shouting, begging, cajoling, petitioning, and e-mailing really moves the needle. It does move, but it suggests that major change is going to be a long term project, and is going to require us to multiply our force by a couple orders of magnitude. - emphasis added
    That is why you've got to stick around jamess

    This is you - Makin a difference !

    •  maybe so (2+ / 0-)
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      Eric Nelson, Words In Action

      but still the pace of change,

      is still way, way too slow.


      I'll be old and gray before they even get anywhere close -- to even discussing -- what I want.



      Franklin D. Roosevelt's “The Economic Bill of Rights”

      -- Franklin D. Roosevelt American Heritage Center

      In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.

      Among these are:

      The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

      The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

      The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

      The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

      The right of every family to a decent home;

      The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

      The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

      The right to a good education.

      All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

      America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.


      Sadly most of FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights never got enacted into Law -- it got all caught up in Political gridlock, or something.


      The People still deserve these things -- now more than ever.  

      Yet STILL the People are being served a continuing and unending menu of GOP Gridlock,

      with a side of Conserva-dems as a calamari appetizer.


      Uummmh Good!@!     not.


      Here's how the game is really Rigged.

      by jamess on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 02:22:56 PM PST

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