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Mon Oct 19, 2020, 06:58 PM

Mitt Romney for Senate Minority Leader.

That would be a starting point for the Republican Party to reform itself.

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Reply Mitt Romney for Senate Minority Leader. (Original post)
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 19 OP
Renew Deal Oct 19 #1
bullimiami Oct 19 #8
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 19 #9
tman Oct 19 #2
bullimiami Oct 19 #3
irisblue Oct 19 #4
JI7 Oct 19 #5
unblock Oct 19 #6
RockRaven Oct 19 #7
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 19 #11
SMC22307 Oct 19 #10
roamer65 Oct 19 #12
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 19 #13
Sherman A1 Oct 19 #14
NCjack Oct 19 #15
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 19 #16
NCjack Oct 19 #17
NCjack Oct 19 #18
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 19 #19
NCjack Oct 19 #20

Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:00 PM

1. I have to wonder if getting rid of the filibuster would help with bipartisanship

Because people can't hide behind procedural votes. It might force people to engage.

Maybe also a rule that a bill sponsored by 2 or more members from different parties is given a vote. It would weaken the Senate Majority leader a bit.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:06 PM

8. 1) the filibuster is undemocratic. it takes a compromised senate and make it more so.

2) really all bills should come to the floor. have a procedural vote to consider any bill. up/down majority.
if that passes the senate works up the full bill for a vote.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:13 PM

9. I like those ideas.

I really think Joe and Mitt could work together. Mitt was Gov. of MA. and he worked with the Democratic State gov. to get a healthcare from which the ACA built on.

I can see that the Republicans could benefit longer term if they accepted their minority status by jettisoning the QAnon/dumbells that are being elected in their Party. Let these morons and lunatic followers run wild with a 3rd Party that is politically ineffectual. Work to promote the basic legitimate agenda of the USA with the Democrats and get real with building a Party platform that is not anti-Democrat Party, but more Eisenhower in thinking. Let Mitt and sane Republicans tinker on the margins of Democratic legislation. but accept that fundamentally changes in social and economic policy are going to happen.

I hope there is a day when liberal and Republican are not mutually exclusive ideas.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:01 PM

2. lol

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:01 PM

3. no it wouldnt. that weak pos can go eat frog legs with trump.

i dont care who they put. until this generation of traitors is gone they should be relegated to the far back back back bench.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:01 PM

4. Their problem. I hope they wither away like the Whigs and Know Nothing Parties myself

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:02 PM

5. Can't see it happening

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:03 PM

6. impeaching Donnie and many others would be a good start

Yes. Impeach and convict him after he's out of office just to ban him from ever holding an office of public trust.


If republicans can't go along with that, then they won't have changed a bit.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:06 PM

7. IMO, Romney is almost as much of a selfish, cynical opportunist as Rubio or Cruz.

He just hides it better.

I don't see any reason to think Romney would improve anything substantive about the GOP. He's a vulture capitalist, he's a religious wacko, he's an enthusiastic proponent of plutocracy. Fuck him.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:25 PM

11. He was Governor of MA. He signed on to Mass Care.

It was a building block for the ACA....and it was developed in the Democratic statehouse.

Mitt can work with Democrats. He's got baggage, sure....he's corporate vulture. But he's the best choice we can hope for.

McConnell will continue to be an asshole and the current marginalization of the GOP will coninue to spiral into oblivion.

The post-election question for the Republican Party has to be.....are they the Party of Trump or Eisenhower? If it's the latter, they need to start with someone who will work with Democrats to end this Trumpian disaster.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:19 PM

10. LOL Mr. 47 Percent? LOL Sure. (n/t)

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:26 PM

12. Let's nuke the filibuster.

Then it won’t even matter if they make a potted plant minority leader.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:31 PM

13. That's a given.

McConnell would approve! If the table was switched, he'd damn well do exactly that. Time for the adults to take charge and get things done.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:53 PM

14. That will be up to the republicans

who are left after November.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:04 PM

15. I hope Moscow Mitch is the Minority Leader. The shithead Repukes deserve that misery.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:11 PM

16. Do the rest of us need it, though?

Do we want to keep the pro-Trump Republican Senate calling the shots for the minority opposition? Or do they elect someone that will work to get legislation by partisan, rather than party line vote? As a country, we'd be better off supporting a Republican leadership with Mitt as the Minority Leader.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:18 PM

17. The spineless Repuke assholes deserve Mitch. Also, all of the Repukes trained for the job

under Mitch -- just be a random selection, one worse than Mitch could be selected.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:20 PM

18. The spineless Repuke assholes deserve Mitch. Also, all of the Repukes trained for the job

under Mitch -- just be a random selection, one worse than Mitch could be selected. (e.g., Cruz)

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Response to NCjack (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:31 PM

19. Well, here is my point....next election cycle.

Will QAnon/Evangelical whackjobs/militia terrorists be the futre of the GOP or do they cut bait and work themselves back to a viable political party that debates on the margins, not on the vision? I'm thinking back to the '56 Republican platform.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:42 PM

20. I'm thinking that every time we show bad Repukes some slack and then some kindness,

we end up on the outside and they are running govt. We must get reapportionment done, get the McConnell senators out, and get some new-age GOPers in.

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