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  •  My rabidly republican friends (4+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, DrCoyle65, bryduck, ichibon

    Are already blaming the president for the shutdown. A couple of them are on furlough over the shutdown and screaming it's Obama's fault. I pointed out this was on the house, blame the speaker of the house, who had the votes to prevent this but chose not to. No reply to that one except 'yeah, can't blame the guy in charge bwhaha'. I pointed out boehner IS the guy in charge on this, and he decided to listen to Ted Cruz and not the people. GOP blows up economy...blame Obama...and how do we get past this? They are too full of hate to listen

    Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.-Terry Pratchett

    by Shippo1776 on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 07:55:44 AM PDT

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    •  You can't; this is why many of us (2+ / 0-)
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      advocate for doing everything possible to win the political games we can. Bully pulpit where the President blames the whole R party, names individual Congresspeople, etc. (Which to his credit he has been doing lately, but we've been begging him to do it for 4.5 years.) Congressional votes that pin R Congresspeople down, repeatedly and followed up by as many townhalls/press conferences/etc. by Dems placing the blame squarely where it belongs. Rinse and repeat, all year long. Hammer the message home in as many ways and as often as humanly possible, from all Dems in office and out. Over and over and--you get the idea . . .

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 09:20:49 AM PDT

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    •  You might ask (2+ / 0-)
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      Shippo1776, ichibon

      ... why it is that a law that was passed by Congress and ruled constitutional by the SCOTUS should be thrown out by a President and Senate because a party that doesn't have the votes to repeal it says so?

      And exactly what does the ACA have to do with passing a  CR?

      "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

      by gsbadj on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 11:09:09 AM PDT

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