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(Slate)   When did the Democratic party finally grow a spine and stand up to the GOP?   (slate.com) divider line 28
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2013-10-05 02:01:04 PM  
4 votes:

Mrbogey: It's annoying as all hell.


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Bless your heart.
2013-10-05 01:58:59 PM  
4 votes:

Zeno-25: Stand up to a loudmouthed bully, break their nose, then watch them go wailing back to mamma.


I prefer to think the Democratic turn-around went a little like this.
2013-10-05 01:46:27 PM  
4 votes:
I don't know, but it should've happened a long time ago. Better late than never, I suppose.

Mrbogey: Somacandra: Mrbogey: What gives with Democrats perpetually whining about how weak their leadership is.

You sound CONCERNED.

You don't understand "concern trolling". I'm not arguing for Democrats to have spines rather for Democrats to stop deluding themselves over the tenacious tactics their leadership employs. It's annoying as all hell.

Democrats lie so easily to each other that lying to themselves just comes naturally I suppose.


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You are a pathetic person. Just so you know.
2013-10-05 11:27:24 AM  
4 votes:

Mrbogey: What gives with Democrats perpetually whining about how weak their leadership is. What is the psychological payoff on that delusion?


10am is a little early, to be drunk, isn't it?
2013-10-05 02:10:08 PM  
3 votes:

IlGreven: Behind closed doors, everyone swears.  It is, and should be, notable when you swear in public.


paulfite.files.wordpress.com

Go fark yourself.
2013-10-05 09:44:06 PM  
2 votes:

bk3k: The fact that Obama has no demands at all except "Don't wreck the country you stupid assholes" is now clearly his strongest card.  It is because of this that the GOPs message of "Obama won't negotiate so he is at fault" falls flat on everyone outside the echo chamber and even upon a few within it.  His demanding of nothing gets him more than any demand ever could.


Thankfully, demanding absolutely nothing in negotiations is Obama's strong suit.
2013-10-05 02:26:05 PM  
2 votes:

DamnYankees: 2010 happened - pretty much every blue dog lost in that election (which was about as predictable as the sun shining, since blue dogs are dumb as fark). What was left over was a more liberal caucus.


If only those Blue Dogs had a clue........

i39.tinypic.com
2013-10-05 01:53:52 PM  
2 votes:
They learned that letting them 'cry it out' is an effective form of parenting a small child.
2013-10-05 01:51:20 PM  
2 votes:

Mrbogey: Democrats lie so easily to each other that lying to themselves just comes naturally I suppose.


I picture an old church lady saying this, while pursing her lips in a completely-uninformed-but-convinced-she's-correct sort of way.
2013-10-05 12:03:30 PM  
2 votes:

Mrbogey: What gives with Democrats perpetually whining about how weak their leadership is.



You sound CONCERNED.
2013-10-05 11:58:52 AM  
2 votes:
there is no choice anymore - the GOP is on a death ride and going to destroy the country. the Democrats actually like the country and don't feel like destroying themselves along with the Republicans.  so...if your choice is cake or death, the DNC picked cake.
2013-10-05 11:13:48 AM  
2 votes:

Mrbogey: What gives with Democrats perpetually whining about how weak their leadership is. What is the psychological payoff on that delusion?


Politics entails compromise, which to feeble minds can appear as weakness.
2013-10-05 10:22:00 AM  
2 votes:
FTA: Washington Rep. Jim McDermott after voting no on one of Thursday's GOP bills. "You can't deal with 'em. This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost. People in my district are calling in for Obamacare-affordable health care-in large numbers. These guys have lost, and they can't figure out how to admit it." Why would House Democrats give away what the Supreme Court and the 2012 electorate didn't? "You can't say, OK, you get half of Obamacare-this isn't a Solomonic decision," McDermott said. "So we sit here until they figure out they farkin' lost."


I can't believe he said that.  Sorry, I'm not used to hearing my politicians swear so openly.   It's the same feeling I get when I hear it from my parents.   In other words, he must be very pissed off/angry to express himself like that.
2013-10-05 09:17:02 PM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Mrbogey: What gives with Democrats perpetually whining about how weak their leadership is. What is the psychological payoff on that delusion?

10am is a little early, to be drunk, isn't it?


Mrbooger's bridge is federally operated and it's been closed.  He's been furloughed and has a lot of free time.
2013-10-05 04:16:35 PM  
1 votes:

eddiesocket: The only way the shutdown ends is if enough Democrats agree to defund Obamacare or enough Republicans agree to fund Obamacare. Which do you think is going to happen?


The cynic in me is going with "defunding Obamacare" no matter how Constitutionally-protected or how overwhelmingly it was voted into law.

I'd be real surprised if the Republicans backed down. The propaganda is just too effective.
2013-10-05 04:10:42 PM  
1 votes:

Target Builder: whidbey: Infernalist: The GOP is doomed.

I'd love to believe you. Unfortunately, Americans are not ready to embrace any sort of system of progressivism. They want the Lie of the American Dream, and they would vote for it again.

Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?


Let me guess: Help help you are being oppressed.
2013-10-05 02:53:52 PM  
1 votes:

Mrbogey: Behold. What voting Democrat can do to a mind.


fark me, you're phoning it in today. I don't even want to give you a pity argument. There's no substance. There isn't even anything to get annoyed by. You're bringing out rice cakes of trolling. I never thought I'd feel bad about a troll not doing his job well, but... this is just lame.
2013-10-05 02:46:39 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: When did the Democratic party finally grow a spine and stand up to the GOP?


Or more like why is Slate writing a fluff piece on the Democrats?

And as long as there is still a shutdown, there's no indication the Democrats are fighting for shiat.


No need to be mad, broseph.  Also, standing still is fighting when the other guy wants the hill you're holding.
2013-10-05 02:38:45 PM  
1 votes:

mispelled username: They have to push back because the GOP will never agree to a budget and just use the expiration of CRs to pass their entire agenda every few months.


Which is why they are breaking the GOP now. This is the temper tantrum in the grocery store, with the whole world watching. "I told you you are not getting that toy. If you keep acting like this, I am going to cancel your birthday".
2013-10-05 02:25:30 PM  
1 votes:
It's delicious watching the Republican Party continue to eat itself. Omnomnom.
2013-10-05 01:49:34 PM  
1 votes:

Zeno-25: Stand up to a loudmouthed bully, break their nose, then watch them go wailing back to mamma.


GOP/Tea Party = Eric Cartman
2013-10-05 01:47:17 PM  
1 votes:
Stand up to a loudmouthed bully, break their nose, then watch them go wailing back to mamma.
2013-10-05 01:46:03 PM  
1 votes:
This was the perfectly WORST fight for the GOP to choose.

They gave Democrats no room to retreat, the Democrats lose nothing by fighting, and the GOP offered Democrats nothing in return for a surrender (or partial surrender),

So what would ANY opponent do in the similar situation? Fight like your political life depended on it.

...

"Art of War" was a business cliche in the 1980's, but Sun Tzu nailed it when he described how you want to set the environment of a fight before you start the fight. The GOP violated those principles in almost every way.

ericwongmma.com
2013-10-05 01:38:40 PM  
1 votes:

FloydA: raerae1980: FTA: Washington Rep. Jim McDermott after voting no on one of Thursday's GOP bills. "You can't deal with 'em. This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost. People in my district are calling in for Obamacare-affordable health care-in large numbers. These guys have lost, and they can't figure out how to admit it." Why would House Democrats give away what the Supreme Court and the 2012 electorate didn't? "You can't say, OK, you get half of Obamacare-this isn't a Solomonic decision," McDermott said. "So we sit here until they figure out they farkin' lost."


I can't believe he said that.  Sorry, I'm not used to hearing my politicians swear so openly.   It's the same feeling I get when I hear it from my parents.   In other words, he must be very pissed off/angry to express himself like that.


McDermott is a badass.  I absolutely believe he said that.  I am proud that he is my Representative.


He's my rep too. He's 200 years old and awesome.
2013-10-05 01:37:15 PM  
1 votes:

raerae1980: FTA: Washington Rep. Jim McDermott after voting no on one of Thursday's GOP bills. "You can't deal with 'em. This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost. People in my district are calling in for Obamacare-affordable health care-in large numbers. These guys have lost, and they can't figure out how to admit it." Why would House Democrats give away what the Supreme Court and the 2012 electorate didn't? "You can't say, OK, you get half of Obamacare-this isn't a Solomonic decision," McDermott said. "So we sit here until they figure out they farkin' lost."


I can't believe he said that.  Sorry, I'm not used to hearing my politicians swear so openly.   It's the same feeling I get when I hear it from my parents.   In other words, he must be very pissed off/angry to express himself like that.


Would you say...it's a big farking deal?
2013-10-05 12:47:05 PM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Mrbogey: What gives with Democrats perpetually whining about how weak their leadership is. What is the psychological payoff on that delusion?

10am is a little early, to be drunk, isn't it?


Not only no... but hell no
2013-10-05 12:08:21 PM  
1 votes:
the GOP talking point about this being all Obama's fault is still being pushed by the rank and file...but I see it getting destroyed over and over and over on facebook by people who normally avoid politics like the plague.  I'm not sure what to think about that development....
2013-10-05 11:43:25 AM  
1 votes:
We Democrats have always had solid spines. We just pick our battles wisely and are will to compromise to get the better good done for all.

If we were just black and white, absolutely binary in our decision processes, we'd be Republicans.
 
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