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  •  Ummmmmmm, is the Pope Wiccan? (2+ / 0-)
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    Alma, Ohiodem1

    They know no shame. To accept the apology without raising a complete ruckus tells me all I need to know.

    If a parent lets their kids be exploited in any way for any purpose, that should be blared from the rooftops and receive more than a haughty speech. There ought to be some butt-kicking and deal breakers extracted for such an outrageous act, IMHO, even if he folds on the vote.

    To be honest, OD1, despite your valid appeal to higher instincts,  Driehaus' reaction is not sufficiently strong for my taste. I'd be puttin' on my kid's Doc Martins and would have a neck vein-popping discussion with those who put my kids on display.

    Yes, I'm glad he protested, but his reaction is likely as sincere as the apology. Mean -- and uncharacteristic -- of me to draw that conclusion, but if that's how he protects his kids, what do the voters and his constituents mean to him? His position on HCR gives us a large part of the answer.

    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. -- Sir Winston Churchill

    by bleeding heart on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 11:08:21 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe President Obama should also (2+ / 0-)
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      condemn this act.  He clearly put his kids off limits, as well as Sarah Palin's kids off limits during the presidential campaign.

      Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

      by Ohiodem1 on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 11:12:06 AM PDT

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      •  Caught me on a bad day :) (1+ / 0-)
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        and beyond furious at the form dance taking place in Congress. You are right in so many ways and I'm basically saying, "I don't wanna play nice anymore!" At the same time, our side doesn't have the ethical and moral deficits to deal with the other side at a level they can comprehend.

        I also don't think the R's learn anything unless it costs them money, and by money, I mean big money, not just a few thousand in chump change.

        So, I own my own negative feelings today and can offer up only my personal accountability for my bad attitude along with this song that aptly describes how I feel [with apologies to those who take exception to a word used in this song; no offense intended]:

        You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. -- Sir Winston Churchill

        by bleeding heart on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 11:29:53 AM PDT

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        •  At minimum, our reps in congress need to (1+ / 0-)
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          let the Republicans and everyone else know that:

          1.  Since they have refused to negotiate in good faith, or to negotiate at all, they need to be reminded that they are the minority, and that their chance to negotiate is over.
          1.  We need to move about a dozen bills through to the President using Reconcilation or whatever parlimentary maneuver is necessary get them through.
          1.  The louder the Republicans squawk, the more we should put through in this fashion, and we can legitimately say to them, and the media that there is no working with the Republicans, they are all in on making the president and the COUNTRY fail so that they can regain POWER and nothing else.
          1.  After about a month of this, as we get closer and closer to the election, and to their own primaries, the heat will be so hot on them that they will start begging us to negotiate with them.
          1.  We should (actually Harry Reid should) start to bring a bunch of the 290 or more stalled bills in the Senate to the floor for votes or real filibusters.  If the Republcans want to show the entire world that they are all in for failure, so be it, make them do it.

          I truly believe that this would end the gridlock or the Republicans would have been proven to be totally at odds with good governance, and that they would be given the biggest ass-kicking that the American voter can possibly give out.  They would be lucky to garner 25 per cent of the vote in November.  I am willing to risk this.  Are there any other progressives/liberals who are willing to take this risk.  This would be so damn noisy it would swamp Fox, Rush, Beckie, Vanity-Scamity-Hannity, and all the rest.  Let's go for it!

          Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

          by Ohiodem1 on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 11:47:00 AM PDT

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