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The Expansionist
Thursday, February 12, 2009
 
Republicans Kick Obama in the Teeth, Again. President Obama's idiotic attempt to cozy up to Republicans has been met with another vicious rebuke. New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, who lured Obama into a trap by pretending to accept nomination as Commerce Secretary, sprang that trap today and announced that he just realized that he was a bad fit for an Administration with which he has no sympathy. Oh yeah. He only now realized that. All his years in office did not prepare him to know that, when the offer was first extended. What a bunch of bullsh(asterisk).
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How many times do Republicans have to say "This is war" before President Obama fites back and crushes the bastards underfoot?
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The people did NOT vote for bipartisanship. They voted to OUST the Republicans and institute something completely new. Isn't that what "change.com" was all about? CHANGE?
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The change we wanted was not in the nastiness between parties, but in the policies in place in Government. Let the Republicans be as nasty as they want. They just show themselves to be horrible, miserable excuses for human beings, as indeed they are. To avoid nastiness at the cost of compromising away all Democratic, Liberal principles is beneath contempt. Learn. The Republicans are your ENEMY. The Republicans are the PEOPLE'S enemy. The Republicans are the WORLD'S enemy. Crush them, destroy them, leave them in burning tatters so that some responsible new party might emerge from the embers.
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Obama needs to make a brief public statement:
When we came to Washington, as huge victors in the November election, part of what we hoped to accomplish was to change the tone in Washington and replace partisan bickering with constructive discussions above partisan rancor, to see what we could achieve, working together, for the public good. All our efforts to reach out to the Republicans have been met with vicious, ugly, partisan sniping and active disrespect for me, for the Democratic majority in both houses, and, by extension, for the great majority of Americans who voted to oust Republicans and institute change.
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I now say to Republicans, We get it. You don't want bipartisanship. You don't want to work for the American people. You just want to appeal to your base of fanatical, Radical Rightwingers. You are welcome to them. We have no interest in compromising our principles to accommodate the worst people in this country. You can have every last Radical Rightist in the Nation. We will work for the benefit of the rest, the decent people of the United States, and the world.
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You can consign yourselves to the trash heap of history and become the latter-day Whigs, if you like. We will march into the future as the victors of this election, and, if we do what the people sent us here to do, of many other elections yet to come. We are not so arrogant as to speak of a "permanent Democratic majority", as Karl Rove and his ilk spoke of a "permanent Republican majority" not so long ago. Because that kind of talk can make us as delusional and isolated in fantasy as the Republican Party has become. Instead, we will touch base not with our "base" as a party but with the American people, keeping ever in mind their interests, not the interests of the Radical Right, the fanatics, the doctrinaire free-market and free-trade loons who have brought us to the verge of planetary calamity.
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We are changing the rules, because that's part of what the people want changed. We will abolish the filubuster, and thus end the tyranny of a radical minority over the legislative process. We have the mandate of the people to do the people's bidding, and not be stopped by recalcitrant economic and social troglodytes, from moving into a future in which the benefits of the economy go to the many, not the few.
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We have the majority. We should not need more. And once we have abolished the filibuster, which we will do even if it is the only thing we get done in the Senate in the next entire month, via round-the-clock Senate sessions if need be, we will push thru every single act that we feel the Nation needs. If not one Republican votes for our program, so much the better. Once it works, we can go to the people in the next elections and say "The Republicans wanted you to suffer. They wanted us to fail. They did everything in their power to stop us from reinvigorating the economy and spreading the wealth to working people, out of the hands of capital and back in the hands of labor. Now we ask you to enlarge our majorities so we can see thru our program of change to make the United States not just the greatest but also the fairest Nation on Earth."
(The current U.S. military death toll in Iraq, according to the website "Iraq Coalition Casualties", is 4,244 — for Israel.)



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