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Old 11-30-2012, 03:13 AM
 
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The Silent Majority is no more. The Reagan Revolution is officially dead.

America is transforming into a vision first laid out by Bill Clinton twenty years ago...
And back on earth you have a President that won by just over 2% margin, a Senate that is held by the Democrats with 2 seats, a House that is STILL overwhelmingly Conservatives and States that are overwhelmingly controlled by Conservatives.

The Democratic party control is in worse shape than it was 4 years ago. Obama certainly won but you're being delusional in thinking this is some kind of mandate from the American population. He barely won and I'll point out again the Democrats have less control than they did after 2008. The politics of this country are pretty much unchanged since the 2010 elections, that's reality whether you want to face it or not.

Obama had his chance the first two years he was in office and he blew it. LOL

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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I was thinking the same thing. Democrats sure like to forget that inconvenient House of Representatives.
They should just either not show up or vote 'present' like 0dumbo did. Just wave at the idiots as they keep on going down the street.

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They need to do what the President wants. Their man lost and our man won.
Ah, that's the team spirit. You'll share the blame with your fellow dimocraps when the country collapses! Go, team, go!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:53 AM
 
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Surely there are no pictures of prior presidents playing golf, right?
Oh there is....I'm sure you enjoyed waxing poetic over the Bush golf pics...don't you enjoy these equally?
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:56 AM
 
Location: 77441
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Surely there are no pictures of prior presidents playing golf, right?

not near as many as obama-lama-ding-dong
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I was thinking the same thing. Democrats sure like to forget that inconvenient House of Representatives.
Well, if the GOP wants to take the responsibility of $900 billion in defense cuts to stick up for the elite's tax cuts, go right ahead. If they do that, they'll join the Whig Party in history.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:10 AM
 
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The GOP will cave anyway.

Let obama have everything he wants.

There can be no more blame after that.

If it works out well, good for everyone, if not, it will be proof for most that his policies do not work.

Is obama man enough to take responsibility? I think not.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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not near as many as obama-lama-ding-dong
Nobody cares how often a President golfs as the long as they are performing teir duties, which conservatives will never admit Obama is doing, so we don't listen to their criticism.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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The GOP will cave anyway.

Let obama have everything he wants.

There can be no more blame after that.

If it works out well, good for everyone, if not, it will be proof for most that his policies do not work.

Is obama man enough to take responsibility? I think not.
I can go with that. The problem is that the GOP is deadly afraid his policies will work and, thereby, discredit their entire ideology.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:15 AM
 
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I can go with that. The problem is that the GOP is deadly afraid his policies will work and, thereby, discredit their entire ideology.
they will not and can not possibly work.

Never have, never will.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:19 AM
Status: "Nevertheless, America's baseball team -- Roar, Tigers, ROAR!" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The real final say rests with the hundreds of thousands of people who run small, independent businesses, and who have to deal with the unrealistic expectations of both an army of bureaucrats and the sleaziest portions of a labor force that has come to expect too much.

Within that culture, there is usually room for accomodation -- provided both parties understand what is and is not feasible. The spirit of the law might be recognized, but sometimes the letter of the law is too cumbersome to satisfy, and enforcement too costly.

What's even worse is that sometimes innocent, deserving people "fall through the cracks". But here again, local control can sometimes allow for better protection, just as it can recognize and shun the professional parasite who tries to "work the system".

I expect to see more and more examples of this coming to light -- scenes out of Steinbeck's Cannery Row, as the follies of the dreamers run up against the realities of the street.
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