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  •  It Doesn't Matter What The Legislation Is, The (1+ / 0-)
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    Republicans don't want a black man as President.

    Why even discuss the legislation?

    Republican opposition doesn't have diddly squat to do with the specific legislation.

    Democrats should simply move forward and use reconciliation (or creative ways of making it work) as the mechanism to pass the legislative agenda of our President.

    •  Hey look, a squirrel! (1+ / 0-)
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      You know, you might be correct about 50+% of the GOP, but if you want to create a diversion, start talking about racial politics instead of Wall Street.

      You're right that Republican opposition has nothing to do with the legislation.  But I don't think it helps to talk about Obama's blackness.  All that does is muddy the track.  And that gives the advantage to the GOP.

      Full Disclosure: I am not Ben Leming. But I think he's pretty cool.

      by Benintn on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 10:17:44 AM PDT

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      •  Just Clarifying The Reason Why The Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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        are in lockstep opposition.

        That is why I said that Democrats need to move forward and forget about this silly game of "bipartisanship".

        I agree blackness doesn't need to be a part of the discussion, the teabaggers and their enablers are doing a good enough job with their "I want my country back", "socialist, communist in the Whitehouse", "tax revolt", and "government takeover" as the dog whistle for blackness.

        250 is the new 180

        by kerplunk on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 10:56:03 AM PDT

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        •  Do you know how we get a bill passed (1+ / 0-)
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          with 41 Senators in opposition?

          This is regulatory reform.  You can't pass a bill like this through budget reconciliation.  So, a filibuster can hold.  That means we need to play ball with the GOP or we don't get financial reform.

          Do you have another suggestion?

          Full Disclosure: I am not Ben Leming. But I think he's pretty cool.

          by Benintn on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 11:09:14 AM PDT

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          •  That's Why I Mentioned Finding Creative Ways Of (0+ / 0-)

            getting legislation passed.

            I don't consider caving to the Republicans creative and that is what bipartisanship has come to mean.

            The President and Democrats could look at their entire legislative agenda and identify those that could be passed by reconciliation because they meet the rules and prioritize those to the top.

            They could pick out pieces of larger legislative bills that could be passed with reconciliation and make those individual bills.  At least some Democratic priorities could be passed before Democrats lose the House this Nov.

            The Republicans have shown they aren't going to work with Democrats no matter what so why pretend they are and waste time with bipartisanship?  It's a delay tactic and a loser for Democrats.

            250 is the new 180

            by kerplunk on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 07:57:06 PM PDT

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      •  He Look, Bipartisanship! (0+ / 0-)

        Again.

        250 is the new 180

        by kerplunk on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 10:58:48 AM PDT

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