Skip to main content

View Diary: Could Johnson's absence throw the Senate into chaos? (141 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Time is their greatest weapon (0+ / 0-)

    You're right.  The public would come to accept it over time if we couldn't get control back quickly.  It would be like "learned helplessness".  All the republicans would have to do is wait it out.  How far can they push the envelope before there are riots in the streets?  Well, with the ICE roundup and the Military Commissions Act, I'm thinking a pretty long time.  People wouldn't like it one bit but no one wants to get shipped to Gitmo.  So, after a few months, and some egregious parlimentary procedures, the senate would stay in GOP hands.  Could they?  Sure.  
    Would they?  Time will tell...

    -3.63, -4.46 "Choose something like a star to stay your mind on- and be staid"

    by goldberry on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 12:51:15 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  While Iraq continues to go down the shitter (0+ / 0-)

      And the House is trying to actually get things done, you really think this would be a winning tactic?  Time is not on the GOP's side in the least.  

      In Britain they admit to having royalty. In the United States we pretend we don't have any, and then we elect them president.

      by Asak on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 12:55:07 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  You'd be surprised (0+ / 0-)

        at what people are willing to tolerate.  Thomas Jefferson says it himself in the Declaration of Independence:

        "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."

        I'm not advocating full scale rebellion but if the GOP tried to thwart the will of the people by preventing the Democrats to take charge, I can't think of anything short of a full scale rebellion that would get them to back off.  Can you?  

        -3.63, -4.46 "Choose something like a star to stay your mind on- and be staid"

        by goldberry on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 01:26:07 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site