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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    The real question is what do we do with the House besides stop Republican initiatives?
    Looking foolish by going after Trump, instead of working for the people and winning the next election hands down.
    C'mon, give me something to vote for.
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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Looking foolish by going after Trump, instead of working for the people and winning the next election hands down.
    C'mon, give me something to vote for.
    Anything they work on will be blocked.

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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    We gave Democrats back control of the House for two reasons:

    1)Stop the Republican legislative agenda.
    2)Aggressive oversight.

    Oh well, one out of two isn't the worst.

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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    We gave Democrats back control of the House for two reasons:

    1)Stop the Republican legislative agenda.
    2)Aggressive oversight.

    Oh well, one out of two isn't the worst.
    Glad to know "bully tactics" instead of proactive legislation was such a priority. Fiddle away while Rome burns, eh?
    Liberals: Demanding the freedom to write laws to take freedoms away from people they don't agree with.

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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelier View Post
    My model Presidency is LBJ's.... he knew how to make things happen. Listening to the recordings on his phone conversations with Congressmen and Senators is to hear a master at work. It's like watching Leonard Bernstein conduct the New York Philharmonic. Whether you agreed with his politics or not, it's a thing of beauty to listen to him apply "The Treatment" to Dick Russell or Ev Dirksen.

    I've heard all of the hand-wringing before... Nixon resigned, Ford was listless and Carter couldn't anything passed even when the Democrats had a huge majority. Congress was broken, the country is ungovernable.... malaise... blah blah blah.

    But then, somehow, Reagan made it work again... and then, after him, Clinton did too. And they both did it with hostile Congresses. How? The same way LBJ did... but constantly staying engaged. By twisting arms. Day in and day out. That's how you make the system work.... you've got to fight day and night, tooth and nail to get your bills passed. Very few Presidents get that.
    LBJ was a crude bully who wasn't so magnificent as you portray. He was skillful though. He got away with offing JFK.

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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    Quote Originally Posted by nitroexpress View Post
    LBJ was a crude bully who wasn't so magnificent as you portray. He was skillful though. He got away with offing JFK.

    Did LBJ Say, ‘I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for 200 years’? | Intellectual Takeout
    Oh great... another conspiracy theorist.
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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelier View Post
    Oh great... another conspiracy theorist.
    Happy to make your day and bring a bit of light to your shade.
    To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    Quote Originally Posted by nitroexpress View Post
    Happy to make your day and bring a bit of light to your shade.
    I'd be careful - you get any lighter and you're apt to blow away on the next breeze.
    "He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know." --- Lao Tzu

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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelier View Post
    I'd be careful - you get any lighter and you're apt to blow away on the next breeze.
    I'd take your advice, but it's been proven wrong so many times that I'll pass.
    To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
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    Re: What do we Dems do, once we win the House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Looking foolish by going after Trump, instead of working for the people and winning the next election hands down.
    C'mon, give me something to vote for.
    Spare us the concern trolling. The house -has- been working. The SENATE has failed, thanks to McConnell.

    Democrats in Congress are passing lots of bills. Republicans are ignoring them. - Vox

    Vox is not a source I'd usually use, however, the house has been legislating, and the senate has been refusing to vote or even discuss the bills.

    The house GAVE you something to vote for, you're just ignoring reality.
    #BDS

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