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  •  One simple result: (12+ / 0-)

    Get rid of the republicans in the House. Whatever one may say about the Democrats, they don't have an ideological problem with funding the government's day-to-day operations without a quid pro quo for themselves.

    "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

    by Australian2 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 05:44:47 AM PDT

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    •  Which I keep hearing can't happen for at least (4+ / 0-)
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      10 years, AFTER the next round of gerrymanders...

      How many economic and environmental problems do we really, responsibly think we can put off that long?

      And, let's face it, even then it's extremely doubtful change will come apace or even more than incrementally better...

      I mean, it's not like electoral politics actually changes the ownership of government.

      What's the point of letting neoliberals into the tent when neoliberalism is burning down the campground?

      by Words In Action on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 06:06:43 AM PDT

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    •  Which has absolutely nothing to do with the (1+ / 0-)
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      question I asked.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:46:21 AM PDT

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      •  You asked how to ensure that standing (0+ / 0-)

        law is enforced.

        My response was: elect Democrats, who will fund the enforcement of laws as they stand rather than holding the operations of the government hostage to their ideology.

        Because I can tell you this: so long as the Republicans have a say over budgetary matters, there's no way that gun registration laws (even the current ones, with all their loopholes) will be properly enforced. The GOP will make sure that enforcement agencies don't have the resources to do their jobs.

        "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

        by Australian2 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 01:21:07 PM PDT

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        •  Illinois is run by Democrats. (0+ / 0-)

          And has been for a very long time.

          Doesn't seem to matter.

          LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

          by dinotrac on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 02:13:54 PM PDT

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