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  •  For my entire lifetime (11+ / 0-)

    the question has been "How much of the New Deal should we give away to the conservatives this year?"

    Just once, I would like to see the Republicans eat the consequences of going all in on a losing hand.  Just once, I would like to see Democrats walk away with more chips than they started with.

    Politics means controlling the balance of economic and institutional power. Everything else is naming post offices.

    by happymisanthropy on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 05:10:39 PM PDT

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    •  If they don't, then what's the point of (3+ / 0-)
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      LI Mike, RandomNonviolence, caul

      electing Democrats?

      Indeed, if this style of "negotiation" is allowed to persist, w/Republicans being able to hold the country hostage without consequences,what's the point of electing majorities? As long as the Repubs have those 80 Teabag districts, apparently they can hold any majority hostage.

      I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 07:22:25 PM PDT

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