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  •  Ok, there's no solution here (1+ / 0-)
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    Mike Peterson

    I read this diary twice and still didn't see a solution for how we get more votes in the Senate.

    Imploring the President to "fight", or "lead" does do one damn thing to change a Blue Dog Senator's mind.

    The President has made it clear that he is going to sign a bill and it's up to us to see that it is a great bill. Those who elect the Senators must go do whatever it takes to get those Senate votes.

    We need solutions on how to increase the vote count, this diary is nothing but self-congratulatory fluff.

    "Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so." ...Bertrand Russell

    by sebastianguy99 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 11:56:04 AM PDT

    •  And in your reply (1+ / 0-)
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      pointsoflight

      I didn't see one solution from you either.  He does need to fight.  If you are asking the Blue Dogs to put their neck out of you knowing they are in red districts, then seems like you have to first put your neck out.

      Mr. President this is your first domestic test. You never accepted half-ass from us as staffers and we cannot accept half-ass from you as President.

      by HRCDemographic4Obama on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 12:12:03 PM PDT

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      •  So what? (0+ / 0-)

        I will not apologize for expecting rec'd diaries to discuss solutions in the middle of the biggest domestic battle in decades.

        That is my expectation, yours may be different, I don't really care. All I know is that we've had plenty of diaries like this and not enough that deal with the actual problem which is the Senate.

        I want solutions, there are lots of smart and talented people on this site and I want some solutions for a change.

        "Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so." ...Bertrand Russell

        by sebastianguy99 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 04:35:22 PM PDT

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