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  •  What's remarkable is their legislative (3+ / 0-)
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    effectiveness.  They've demonstrated countless times that they don't need to "win" elections to drive the legislative agenda.  Right now, as we speak, Obama is negotiating with Republican members of the Intelligence Committee to give them the Benghazi memos they demanded--without sharing the memos with Democrats who are by law entitled to see them.

    The whole brouhaha over Republicans and voter antipathy is a phony issue.  Until the Republican legislative agenda loses big on economic and social issues (at least) at the federal level, I'm done with that teapot tempest.  Waste of time and getting to be suspiciously distractive

    Acceleration is a thrill, but velocity gets you there

    by CarolinNJ on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:15:02 AM PST

    •  As Bill Maher said, the Wrong-Wing "cares more (0+ / 0-)

      about a mailing list than a majority" (e.g., wealth / financial staying power trumps nominal political power ).
      Especially if a vocal obstructive minority is sufficient to obstruct a progressive majority anyway.

      "..The political class cannot solve the problems it created. " - Jay Rosen

      by New Rule on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:32:33 AM PST

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      •  Mightily helped along by nominal Democrats. (0+ / 0-)

        A minority needs fifth columnists and there are plenty among ballot line Democrats whose legislative priorities are Republican.

        Acceleration is a thrill, but velocity gets you there

        by CarolinNJ on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 11:02:38 AM PST

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