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  •  How about some Presedential signing statements (0+ / 0-)

    that fire up the base get tacked on to some bills?  

    They may be viewed inside the White House as small political potatoes but don't you think that during a famine of dissillusionment maybe that starch is enough to nourish our folks to keep the faith?  

    And it frames the discussion to things that democrats want and most importantly, things that democrats and progressives want to talk about.  

    Yes it will upset the nut-sackers and wing-nutty types and yes, it is threatening for administrationers who are crouched in defensive positions who will have to adopt a new attitude if not a new strategy.  

    Hope they haven't forgotten how to go on offense.  

    Rahm, Gibbs and the beltway boykins  seem to just dump it in from the blue line and start skating backwards.  Hell, even Caribou Barbie could beat that system.

    O, you powers that be, listen to  'ThatsNotFunny' and our other disillusioned brothers and sisters, you need their votes.  

    Give him a reason to go out and feel good that he's voting D, go on, I dare ya.

    "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

    by jakewaters on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 10:24:07 AM PDT

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    •  Not one pithy add-on in a signing statement? (0+ / 0-)

      Why on earth not?  

      Sure, GWB's signing statements were excessive but, come on, not one noble gesture toward one extraneous thing that our side would applaud in almost 2 years?

      Could these be the missing messages, a huge cache of political capital that has not been tapped, the real stimulus we are in need of?

      Would our highly principled administration rather be remembered for 4 years of being holier- than-thou than for haveing spent 8 years  using every bit of leverage and avenue for good that they could?  

       

      "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

      by jakewaters on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 10:55:45 AM PDT

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