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...is that the Repug ploy of Deny, Distract, Demonize, and Delude isn't going to cut it now that they own the House. To continue to do nothing while jobs don't materialize and corporations continue to run the tables is sheer political suicide and will only remind the electorate about what put Obama into the WH in the first place.

It was  good politics (not "policy", mind you) on THEIR part to avoid specific plans at all costs as long as the Dems owned everything, but now that they own the House, the entire GOP is going to be framed by what ideas come out of their chambers. I heard Rachel tonight as she opined about how denying this President at all costs will be the "order du 'jour", but the Repugs are seriously underestimating voter fickleness if they think that they can score points with subpoenas, legislative stalling, and negative campaigning as long as the economy doesn't improve. I strongly suspect that they WILL try to steer the overall agenda over to social issues such as gay marriage, perceived threats to Christianity, chest thumping about who's more patriotic, and what they consider in true Beckian philosophy to be the overall decine of Christian White America... in other words, non economic issues that will avoid any fractioning with the Teabaggers.  

FOX News, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh WILL dictate the news and set the agenda (and mainstream news will surely follow suit). They will do whatever they can to avoid dealing with a specific House agenda as long as they can "wag the dog" with a social/theologic/testosterone-fueled diversion which will deny Obama any economic advances while looking like they're doing something without offering a plan of their own and thereby keeping the TRUE Agenda concealed (tax breaks for the Super-rich, easing of Wall Street regulations, cuts in Social Security and Medicare, and more political clout to Corporate America), the revelation of which would seal their fate in 2012.

Originally posted to macleme on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 11:51 PM PDT.

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  •  You know, I watched the presser with (2+ / 0-)
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    macleme, mayim

    The President today. I saw and heard people from reputable news organizations (and one from Fox News) ask questions--which he answered--with a tone which was frankly disrespectful and nasty.

    What I heard from the President is that he is disinterested in name-calling. I heard that loud and clear.

    Hey, I publish a weekly diary that involves calling people "Douchenozzles". I might just have to take a cue from KO and stop the name-calling. KO has done so. I might have to follow suit.

    Maybe it's time to stop behaving like we're in 8th grade. That being said, it's time for House Republicans to start to GOVERN, and that is going to be a heck of a challenge for them. Because the President, ultimately, has the veto-pen.

    May we have some civility? Pretty please?

    "I'm not threatened by your post-secondary education"--sign seen at Restore Sanity Rally

    by commonmass on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 11:59:45 PM PDT

  •  Whistling Past The Graveyard? (0+ / 0-)

    Libruls would still be blamed if the Senate too went Republican.

    Nevermind that Obama is a corporatist winger who hands trillions to bankers but can do little for homeowners in distress for fear undeserving might get benefit of a hold on fraudulent foreclosures.

    It is still us libruls to blame for all the ills of the country.

    Would that you were right.

    Best,  Terry

  •  I'm anticipating a huge "side show". (1+ / 0-)
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    MadGeorgiaDem

    Impeachment of the President.  A big flashlight on the "wrongs" committed by this administration over the past two years.  Etc., etc.

    That's what they did to Bill Clinton, and it's the only way they'll get their followers to swallow the fact that nothing is improving (and will probably decline) under their stewardship.  

    Buckle up.

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