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  •  no. (0+ / 0-)

    there are none left worth mentioning.

    Teabuggers lurch to the beat of their own drummer, and nothing, no fact, no truth, and no economic statistic will sway them from their goal. Pity many of them do not even know what that goal might be. All they know is that the present form of govmint is wrong, and must be torn asunder.

    you cannot negotiate with fascist teabuggers.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 12:50:46 PM PDT

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    •  Let's count (0+ / 0-)

      60 Teabaggers and 278 Repugs in Congress.  

      The minority rules?  Why not negotiate with the others?  I think they'd actually like that and as Joe and Nancy et al like to say "take their party back"...unless of course you like gridlock for its own sake.

      "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

      by EdMass on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 12:56:24 PM PDT

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      •  The minority have held the rest hostage for years. (0+ / 0-)

        In case you haven't noticed, roughly 40 Senators have prevented almost anything that could help Americans be passed for 5 years not.  I'm surprised that anyone could even pretend to be surprised that a minority of the House have now taken the House speaker hostage as well.

        Negotiate as much as you want with the rest of the House, but until you get the Speaker to agree, it simply doesn't matter.  He's the one who controls what gets to a vote.

        •  I'm just really tired (0+ / 0-)

          of this victimhood meme and there's nothing to be done.  That wasn't the case in the past even when we Dems were not in the majority.  Why it is "true" now or have we just stopped trying?

          "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

          by EdMass on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 01:25:00 PM PDT

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