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• How is it we can't have a pledge like Norquist's - that any Democrat who votes to cut Social Security in any way will be primaried and replaced with somebody who will defend one of the best things America ever did for itself?

• Who exactly do we have to hit with the Clue By Four before the Democratic establishment stops funding campaigns of people willing to violate the pledge? (see above.)

• How stupid do establishment Democrats have to be to fall in line for a Grand Bargain that won't last 5 seconds past a Republican return to power?

• Why does anyone with more than half a brain believe Republicans are serious about shoring up government, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or anything else the 1% has in its sights?

• How much of this is being driven by the Pete Peterson crowd and the money behind them?

• How much of this is the Very Serious People (aka the People Who Keep Getting It Wrong) drowning out any alternatives to the Common Stupidity?

• If you were facing trial in a court of law for a crime you didn't commit with Obama as your lawyer, do you think he'd fight like Hell to try to get you off, or would he "come to the center" and tell you to be happy with a reduced sentence?

• How many more times does President Obama have to play Charlie Brown to the Republican's Lucy and the Football before he 'gets' it?

• Why exactly is it Democrats seem driven to reject their own base to chase approval from people sworn to destroy them?

• Why is it only Joe Biden who seems to be capable of sounding like someone who doesn't spend every thinking moment inside the Beltway Bubble - and will they ever stop ridiculing him for it?

• If the Democratic establishment and the consultant class isn't willing fight for 50 states like Howard Dean, could they at least tell us how many they'll settle for, and which ones, so we can move and let the rest secede?

• How much longer will Democrats continue to believe the only way to win elections is to fear Republicans more than their own base?

• Can someone PLEASE tell the President if he doesn't stop negotiating with himself, he'll go blind?

• Where did all the smarts that steered Obama through a campaign into a second term go once the election was past?

• Is it possible moderate Republicans are alive and well after all - and are running the Democratic establishment and the media?

• When will someone say the best way to deal with budget deficit is to ignore it and put people back to work first? (Besides Paul Krugman, that is.)

• Are we having another 'pivot to the center' moment where both sides work together to screw the voters?

• What exactly did we have an election for, anyway if the goal now seems to be to erase the differences between the two sides? (see above question.)

• Would it be impolite to mention the only time Republicans take firearm regulations seriously is when Republicans start getting shot?

• Could someone suggest to the Theocrats that every time they tell us God is letting bad things happen to us because we've been ignoring him, they're really helping the atheists win?

• If Superstorm Sandy had attacked the East Coast with assault weapons, would we finally be having a 'serious conversation' about climate change?

• Think anyone will finally realize the real deficit problem is the attention deficit disorder that seems to keep anyone in Washington from thinking any farther than the next news cycle?

• Why is the administration leaving so many judgeships vacant, and leaving so many partisan holdovers in place to keep sabotaging the administration's policies? (see above point.)

• Why does the administration keep pulling Democrats out of elected offices to fill appointed positions, instead of turning to up and coming candidates with the potential for growth and future political stardom? (again, ditto.)

• Whatever happened to Mitt Romney - and why didn't it happen sooner? And can it happen to Paul Ryan? Soon, please?

• How is going over the fiscal cliff any worse than giving Republicans what they want and more? Didn't they build that cliff in the first place?

• Has anyone in the White House considered the possibility that one can be "the adult in the room" and still be a sucker?

• Will the Human Turtle and Orange Man save Middle Man from himself by saying "No" once more, or will they agree to let him screw himself? (Deja vu all over again.)


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  •  Tip jar (8+ / 0-)

    Got questions? Got answers? Feel free to share.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 03:48:54 PM PST

  •  Hot damn! (3+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude, Wendys Wink, xaxnar

    Now, that's what I'm talking about!

  •  They will not stop (2+ / 0-)
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    Wendys Wink, xaxnar

    ridiculing Joe, because they are a class of people, and I include all the wannabees, who believe that Washington DC is America, and the other 99% of the country is simply tolerated.

    I am working on a plan to devolve the Federal Government to the States, and move everything except the Wite House out of DC.

    I fancy Seattle for the House of Representatives ... Nothing like a drop of rain to concentrate the mind.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    by twigg on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:08:36 PM PST

  •  Move the legislature to the middle of the desert (2+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar, chicklet

    in New Mexico and then charge them $1K for each drink of water they want (solve the debt problem real quick) and make them live in tents and eat only chili pods. Lower their salary 75% and their benefits be the same as the poorest of the poor.

    I could go on forever...

    Hope has a hole in it when Republicans come, bringing shackles and sorrow; branding their greed on the backs of the poor. - Wendy Connors

    by Wendys Wink on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:14:11 PM PST

  •  There Is No Billionaire Fighting to Make the USA (3+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar, chicklet, flowerfarmer

    liberal, who a Democratic Norquist could leverage. Sure there are a number who support various liberal causes but none of them's willing to fight to make the country liberal.

    And there's no major economic sector like big energy, big defense, or big finance that's intrinsically liberal and able to finance thinktanks and election contests all over the country.

    There's also no major liberal imperialistic cultural movement that works to take over the country like rightwing evangelicalism.

    So that's why there's no Democratic Grover Norquist.

    As for party bases, the Republican base supports the goals of the billionaires and their corporate and religious rightwing enterprises. So the Republicans run toward their base.

    The Democratic base however opposes big money by wanting to regulate and constrain it for the benefit of the people. So the Democrats run from their base.

    We've spent almost half a century methodically making our system work this way.

    Smarts and Obama? Campaigning is not the same as governing. For campaigning you need to motivate voters. The months immediately following an election are the time our government is most able to govern against the interests of the people because of the long wait till the next election. That's why we see a fire sale on screwing the people in DC and the states right now.

    This at least isn't our fault. It's the framers'.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:52:10 PM PST

  •  Maybe a different game is being played, eh? (1+ / 0-)
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    This health care system is a moral atrocity. Dr. Ralphdog

    by AllisonInSeattle on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:55:22 PM PST

  •  first question (1+ / 0-)
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    the RW radio megaphone made grover, and bush, gingrich, clarence thomas, rove, etc., what they are today and dems will never have that kind of coordinated unchallenged bully pulpit.

    sadly it continues to kick our ass, as evidenced by the compromising some blame on obama.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:28:30 PM PST

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