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  •  Really? We are STILL thinking 'bipartisanship' (0+ / 0-)

    exists??

    Come on, people. It's over. Our government is nothing but a charade.

    Bipartisan anything has been long dead.

    All we have is kabuki and democrats insisting on not winning.

    And bullshit.

    That's why you can buy a large military-style gun and 40000 rounds of ammo but if you smoke pot, cops are waiting to fuck you up.

    Guns kill, pot doesn't. What do republicans support?

    What do democrats aid and abet them in doing?

    That's fucking stupid and this political system ACTIVELY protects that level of fatal stupidity.

    Well, bipartisanship lives in the war on drugs and the protection of gun regulation overhaul.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 05:21:28 AM PST

    •  How will you feel about Kabuki (2+ / 0-)
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      if the Dems win big in 2014?  There are two years here for bringing the heat, most of it focused on fiscal idiocy, the destructiveness of Reaganomics, the fact that red states are welfare states.  We don't just need a bluer Congress we need the Tea Party governors and Secretaries of States out on their asses. We need state legislatures that aren't ALEC conduits.  We need Republicans so damaged they can't control school boards or water commissions or judgeships.  

      I don't believe anyone on the left thought the nutters would let this happen.  If they're going to, how about we focus on them and stop the "both sides do it" stuff?  Calling Democrats weak is straight out of the Atwater play book.  Why is it so popular on a Dem site?

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 05:35:41 AM PST

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      •  It is still kabuki. (0+ / 0-)

        Another way of stating what you have posted is that it is worth the 2 years of needless pain and anguish in order for democrats to WIN an election.

        Other than that, and the fact that dems are utter weakings in saddle shoes and pink Izod polo shirts, we agree.

        People on the left often have a VERY annoying habit of wanting to be 'very positive' and all happy about things. Repubs are the fucking enemy, nothing less. NOW it seems some are seeing this:

        I don't believe anyone on the left thought the nutters would let this happen.
        Here we are - they are having big ol wet dreams about the damage about to be done to the country.

        Stop viewing republicans as people of any sort of good faith and start realizing they are an insidious enemy.

        They aren't 'neighbors'.

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 05:41:45 AM PST

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        •  There was rejoicing here when the deal (2+ / 0-)
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          was made.  Republicans don't allow draconian cuts to Defense, this will force them to deal.  

          Ooops.  They're stone crazy racists who lost to a black guy twice and cannot wrap their heads around it.  They're also destroying individual states and need to be got rid of.  

          There's no two years of suffering here, there's public outrage forcing compromise, then 2 years of making the point that without public pressure we'd be doing jackshit about anything.  Nothing changes until reality sinks in.

          People who watched videos of Romney saying he'd cut SS, Medicare, Medicaid said "He'd never do that.  It's just politics, they say things like that but they'd never do it." Those are the people who need to get it:  Republicans WILL do that, gleefully.

          I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

          by I love OCD on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 07:16:02 AM PST

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        •  Lee Atwater said it decades ago (0+ / 0-)
          It's OK as long as Blacks get hurt worse.
          Only now it's Blacks, other minorities, women, the poor, the young, the old, the sick...and they wonder why they can't win elections without the gerrymander. When (not if) we can de-gerrymander just Texas, replace Scalia on the Supreme Court, and do almost anything real about the filibuster, it will be over for the Republicans. I predict that they will go the way of the Federalists and the Whigs, but that some new pro-corporate party will arise from a split between the Democrats and the Progressives.

          Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

          by Mokurai on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 07:58:54 AM PST

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