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  •  And exactly what do you think (47+ / 0-)

    Obama needs to do now?  Start speaking as crazy as the teahatters?

    No.  He is doing exactly what he perhaps should have done in 2011 and that is to say no.

    Congress has to do their jobs.  By saying no, they will be forced to unless they want to join the rest of us.

    •  Well, I have been spelling out but it's been ignor (0+ / 0-)

      It's been ignored by the types that read a line of two and look for what some other person has concluded and added their teensy little put-down and went on about what they do. For the past several days I have been saying that the so-called "Tea Party" should be referred to a "Team Tyranny" and explained the laws they have broken. I've also explained the the fact that the lack of precedent makes it hard to know what to do except keep saying no. But that is not working this time and it's gone too far. "Manning up" was explained to examine both that history sometimes has meant what no one wants--bloodshed and tear gas but that just may be an inevitability of the human condition because some people can't be reasoned with.

      To lie on the oath of office and act with allegiance to a separate cabal started by Grover Norquist is an offense which could be said to disqualify a Congress-person's validity. Refusing to fund the governmnent over an upheld law is extortion. There are a number of other crimes this faction have committed, and by manning up, I meant, using the law and the DOJ we entrusted to him to bring them down.

      I have had his back and said a numbr of times how I respect and even love the President, but his prescedent of caving years ago has emboldened these criminal posers who don't know our history, how democracy works or what the debt celing means. That makes for a no win situation by waiting them out. The law is the way to TAKE THEM OUT. Investigate, indict, marginalize and get the real Congress to act like the real Congress.

      I won't be answering any of the brain dead remarks in the rest of the comments although a few were fair. At least some read. But more quibbled with terminology than tried to understand that we are out of time and just standing fast on not giving in is not enough. President Obama may need some push from his allies to USE THE LAW to take away the power of those who break the law to get what they want regardless of the harm to people and the country.

      I got one comment on my other post trying to talk about what options are left other than just playing by the old rules. It was time to say it more colloquially to make the point. And just about everyone either missed it or just savaged me to join the mob. Now I know for sure what a waste of time writing on here is. See you off the cliff or after this gets kicked down the road and the President is still making deals to buy more time to win by doing nothing to answer the lousy way he is being treated and the lousy way we are being treated who voted for him. Switching from observing politic that the other side refuses to observe to law and fighting using the law WILL work. And the country at large would give him a standing "O" and put his face on a new bit of currency. But that kind of action whether expressed calmly in prose or emotionally in street talk seems to be above the heads of most of the respondents on this "diary".

      "Education Is Not the Filling of a Pail, But the Lighting of a Fire" W.B. Yeats

      by RareBird0 on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 06:18:19 AM PDT

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