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  •  So, you folks do it instead. (1+ / 0-)
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    Neon Mama

    With regards to the Republicans not owning up to which of them has health care; that seems like something that can easily be researched and the Democrats can post the list on the web for them.
    Same goes for the bills in the rules committee. Make a stink about it. Complain about not having 72 hours to read it, get in front of every microphone and complain about the hypocrisy and post the text of the bills on your websites and stall proceedings any way you can to get those 72 hours. The Republicans have been eating your lunch for years Dems. They are not shy about getting in front of the cameras and complaining about every perceived slight, real or imagined, and you folks need to get in the game.
    I realize that as the minority party in the House you have little power, but I am getting so disgusted with the way the Democratic party seems so unwilling to use the same tactics the Republicans have been beating you up with for years. The best part is you don't have to lie to make your case the way they do, but you have to make the case.
    I want to see some fight from you folks, call them out, hold press conferences to expose the hypocrisy, but fight, anyway you can. Democratic timidity is as dangerous as Republican overreach.

    •  You miss the point (0+ / 0-)

      The republicans lie and the people their vote for lie and they repeat those lies and often include pictures of also lies. We have been posting this information for YEARS. They-Do-Not-Care. They either dont believe us, or they dont care.

      And When the Truth Finally Dawns: It dawns in fire! But, There's one they fear. In their tongue, he's Dovahkiin: Dragon Born!

      by kamrom on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 06:20:39 AM PST

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        orlbucfan

        I'm well aware that the Republicans have been lying and that their noise machine amplifies it. My point is that it's not enough for us, the blogosphere, to write and talk about it, it's important for our representatives to take up the fight in a loud manner.
        Of course we've been posting it for years and all of us who come here have seen it. The problem is that is merely preaching to the choir.
        Our representatives need to speak up on the national stage, they need to take the fight back to the Republicans.
        The Democratic House refused to take up the tax cuts before the election because they thought it was more important to coddle the blue dogs then to win in November.
        They refused to investigate any of the Bush era crimes. You don't see any reluctance by the Republicans to investigate Democrats do you?
        I'm sick and tired of listening to Republicans trash Democratic policies at every turn, lying about them incessantly , but when the Dems get on the tube all they want to talk about is bipartizanship and cooperation.
        They're not even willing to fight for the end of life counseling, because the Republicans will start screaming "death panels" and the Dems wet their pants and pull the regs.
        The Dem Reps need to start fighting instead of running away.

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