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  •  The problem I have with that thinking is that (1+ / 0-)
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    you end up potentially becoming just as dangerous and reckless as your enemies.  Our democracy is broken.  That's a reality.  But the solution CAN'T be to act undemocratically.  Like the President said in his victory speech, politics is 'hard' and 'messy.'  There aren't going to be easy fixes here.  We've been in a decade long process of taking back our democracy from the right-wing.  We've had set backs, but I believe we're making progress.  But we can't stop now.  We have to keep winning and working until we've legitimately beaten these guys through the democratic process.

    •  I didn't say anything about (0+ / 0-)

      acting undemocratically. I said "govern without them". Particularly since the Republican party is no longer concerned with governance, if we want to actually, you know, govern, we're going to have to find workarounds, yes, within the system that we have, to actually govern.

      I didn't say that we violate our system of government. I just said that we should ignore the Republicans. They have demonstrated adequately that they are not acting in good faith and that they can not be trusted to honor any commitment they might make. We have to do it without them.

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