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The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

ksatifka Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:27 PM
And the GOP is holding a losing hand. I guess you would prefer to go down with the ship. The only reason that the GOP has retained control of the House is due to gerrymandering that occurred after they swept the 2010 election and could redistrict due to the census. I've read that nationwide the Dems received more total House votes than the GOP.
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:37 PM
Ousider:

Americans do not like wimps. If the GOP gives up without a fight, they are doomed. Americans want people in Washington who will actually FIGHT for what is right. If the GOP proves itself incapable of doing so (yet again) even more people will abandon the GOP. Many of us have already done so because of their past refusal to make a stand.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation:

"We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation."

That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner's face and tell him, "Give me a call, Tim, when you're serious," suggests that the speaker feels he is...