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Awkward family/pet photos (enjoy)

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Romney's "real" message

"I will be able to work with the people who have held the US hostage for 3.5 years, because they have been holding a place for a republican president since the evening of Obama's inauguration.

These people and the corporations/banks who own & operate them have been withholding finance, support and assistance to the public, to ensure that a democratic president would fail, thus setting the stage for a republican (even one they do not like much) to assume their "rightful" place at the helm...even if it created misery & suffering for the American people they are sent to serve."

They are little more than extortionists who have been crushing every plan that could have helped all along, but are so indignant at the fact that a democrat dared to win the election that they are willing to tank the economy to get their way.

Really since Nixon, and especially Reagan, republicanism has been the default position for the presidency. Any dem president who manages to get into office is either pilloried and run out of office (see Carter), or has to bend to the desires of the republicans to get along, and rarely accomplishes anything that the democratic base sees as worthy (see Clinton)...and even when they "play ball", they are never "safe"..(see Clinton).

Dems in congress almost always are willing to compromise with the nastiest republicans, because they see a "penny" as something to be semi-proud of, even though they asked for a "quarter".

Republicans (of late) are unwilling to budge on anything not proposed by their membership, and even then if too many wishywashy dems go along, they will even shitcan their own ideas, just so they are never accused of compromise.

The "dinner check" analogy is not adequate

What happened is like:

Your ne'er-do-well relative found your credit cards (with no balances) and your debit card (bank account was loaded with cash)..and while you did not even know they had the cards, they blew through the money, and maxed out your cards.

Since they were YOUR cards, you now have to pay it all back or face financial ruin.

Imagine if you thought you had zero balances and money in the bank and suddenly found out you were $50K in credit card debt, and your bank account was wiped out.

Could you "pay it all back" and still carry on a normal life within 3 years?

So, who will MSNBC give the new show time-slot to?

I'm betting on Michael Steele

edited because Bashir is moving into Dylan's slot & leaving the earlier one open

I am doing the same for my old bookmarks


Imagine a brokered republican convention

I can see Newtie racking up delegates in the south & the hyper-teabag people primaries.

Primary voters tend to be zealots.
Republicans loathe Romney
Even though they may not love Newt, they may turn out just to vote against Romney.

Romney has money, and this is his last-hurrah

He can probably win the more "sane" primaries, but between Ron Paul & Newt, there may be no clear winner..or a winner that could be palatable for a chance to unseat that "black-man-in their-white-house".

I can almost hear the scheming now.

I could see Jebbie stepping up with a promise to be a one-term president to "save America".

Why would he want to be a one-termer?

Here's why.

Bushies have always had a "dynasty" fantasy. [link:journals.democraticunderground.com/SoCalDem/183|The Litter Box Dynasty]

Poppy & Babs are still living, (but getting frailer by the minute). The Bush family would love to impact history by being the ONLY family in history to have a First lady who was also mother of TWO presidents/Father who was president & who had two sons follow him IN HIS LIFETIME.

I can see Jebbie coming in to "save the party" with Chris Christie as his running mate. Those two, as onerous as WE know them to be, would blow Romney/Newt/anyone else out of the water.

He could "do his one-term thing", and then Christie could run (and possibly win 2 terms with Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio as veep).

Republicans are bold, and as aggressive as a cornered, wounded animal, and they take big risks.

A one-term Jeb president could act with impunity, and would be aided by all those republican governors, the stacked SCOTUS and the republican house. We sometimes think of him as "the smart one", but he's still a Bush, and the same "handlers" would be on-deck to "help" him..

Scheming, die-hard Republicans could see this as a way to dominate for 20 years

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