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  •  We'll have Obamacare (6+ / 0-)

    not a real budget, a temporary one that stupidly is set at the current sequester level, and we will have a debt-ceiling increase, I think for a year.

    And really bad hangovers.

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

    by Joan McCarter on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 02:12:58 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks, ... (6+ / 0-)

      ... I'll update my Fantasy Congress picks accordingly!

      Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

      by Hey338Too on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 02:16:27 PM PDT

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    •  Will the hangovers be from (0+ / 0-)

      the drinking games during the speeches?

      I find it worthwhile, though difficult, to think more or less equally in terms of three time horizons.

      The immediate fight, and the one looming after that, on specific issues.

      The next election cycle, in terms of candidates, resources, technology, and above all GOTV.

      The next generation, where ongoing demographic shifts will work radical transformations.

      History tells us that major steps on major issues usually take about 50 years, although a few (like Jim Crow) hold on even longer. That was true for votes for women in a number of countries, ending slavery in the British Empire, and LGBT rights, counting from the publication of Advise and Consent, well before Stonewall. But in each case, we have to take up the next round of the same issue. Women's economic rights, the return of voter suppression, and whatever comes after Marriage Equality will all be just as hard fought as the earlier battles.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 01:13:26 AM PDT

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