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  •  Will there ever be a time we can look back and say (52+ / 0-)

    '"Remember when the United States was so politically paralyzed that it risked its credit rating and international credibility by refusing to hike the debt ceiling?'

    Or will we be listening to this same bullshit bickering until the Republicans take back power because the American people want leadership?

    I said to a fellow Kossack back in 2006 that "All we had to look forward to was a four or eight break form the Republican and conservative bullshit."

    He was disgusted with me for saying it but I was wrong. We didn't get that break and you think this bullshit is better? Well I guess what in means to be a loyal Democrat is to be in the constant state of lowering your standards.

    Fuck that I stick with the label "purity troll" and the slogan "Make him do the right thing." Not like this place where they had to work so hard to figure out a way to make Obama switching from taxing the top 5% for health care reform to taxing the health insurance of Union and state employees in Blue States sound like the actions of a Democrat.

    •  It's so hard to stay engaged, (4+ / 0-)
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      I know, but take it from this 61-year-old, it's worth it. We woke their rage in 2010. I was hoping it wouldn't be this intense, but the depr... uh, resession... brought out the fear in everyone, which magnifies everything. I've been re-reading Loeb's Soul of a Citizen; Living With Conviction in Challenging Times. Highly recommend it.

      "A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by CoyoteMarti on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 06:51:13 PM PDT

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      •  2010 was a No-Show Election for young voters (2+ / 0-)
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        and for low-info voters.

        The damn fools let GOPer propaganda determine their choices.

        This whole bit about "purity troll" and the slogan "Make him do the right thing" is 99% delusional. Again and again this White House gets as much as they possibly can.

        Meanwhile the "Twinkie" accounts on internet sites replay/rewhiine/repuke the GOPer talking points. they get paid tiny amounts of money to do it.

        Angry White Males + Crooks + Personality Disorder psychos + KKKwannabes + "Unborn Child" church folk =EQ= The Republicans

        by vets74 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 03:18:18 AM PDT

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        •  He's been a lousy negotiator.. (1+ / 0-)
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          He has not gotten the most he possibly could.  He's been a terrible negotiator on several occasions, deciding to punt rather than make hard choices that would cause any pain.  That's what we call 'leadership' - it's been lacking.

          When the Bush tax cuts came up back in January, he should have balked.  And even if he failed, he should have shut down the government for a few weeks or this.

          As it is, he's caved a few times and nobody - certainly not me - believes he will stand firm.  He's a guy who laments a lot, but then goes into the dealership and buys the car at sticker-price.  

          We might have been better with McCain - then at least a solid Democratic opposition would grow.  Right now we have a leader who never punishes anyone for bad behavior, who is feared by nobody, who continues with the olive branch too long - basically an over-eloquent putz.

          He's playing the centrist instead of fighting for the American people & our interests.   Sure, he's not W - but don't give him such an easy pass. We're still in Afghanistan, and all those bankrupting tax cuts are still in effect.  Stop admiring him so ardently.

          A nation of sheep will surely beget a government of wolves.

          by BlabberMan on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 12:27:23 PM PDT

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