SCOTUS & the House to Check Obama

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    After Obama eking out a win, it is up to SCOTUS and the House to check the president and Senate. Liberal whining of partisanship and gridlock be damned. There is too much at stake here to pay much attention to the supporters of a lame duck president with no mandate.

    Buckle up and dig in your heels. The liberal agenda is bound for failure and the country still has hope.

    Health to the Justices, and courage to the House.
     
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    If the House doesn't cooperate look for a Dem takeover in '14. The country isn't going to look very favorably on a party that drives us over the cliff for petty partisan reasons. There's no reason a grand bargain can't be struck on the expenditure AND revenue sides. It's in Boehner's court. Will he lead the country and his party over the cliff?
     
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    Obama is leading the country to the cliff. That's how we got there in the first place. The point is not to go off the cliff. I am really not worried about the Republicans losing the House. Some may want to forge a suicide pact with the president, but I doubt it'll be the House.
     
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    He didn't eke out a win, he won hands down. No buckling up and digging in the heels. We've had too much of that already.

    It's time for the Democrats and the Republicans to start reaching out across the aisle. The country has a great deal at stake here. It's our and our grandchildren's future. Forget the demeaning remarks about the opposite party and just hope that Washington does some serious soul searching now.
     
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    lame duck president?

    how stupid are you?

    rhetorical question.

    as for the court... there will be two more justices, at least, appointed this term.

    not so sure that's going to work out for you,
     
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    i agree... but compromise doesn't mean we do what the right wants. as long as they dissuade themselves of that idea, the grown ups should prevail.
     
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    I do not recall you advocating the Reid compromise with the House the last 2 years. Now suddenly the House needs to do as they are told?
     
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    If they don't work out a deal in the next few months, it will be suicide. Maybe for the country, but definitely for the Republicans. Last Tuesday the voters made it clear that they don't accept the Republicans' characterization of Obama and will punish those who continue to play political games with the country's future. Last Tuesday was the warning, in '14 they'll face the music. For their and our sake, let's hope it's not the Funeral March.
     
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    The grown ups? You mean like stomping your little foot and REFUSING to send to committee any bill from the House that doesn't say what you want it to say? Like Reid has done for the last 2 years supported by Obama. Like that?

    And I love how you claim only the Republicans should "compromise", you may want to look the word up and learn its meaning. BOTH sides have to do it for it to work.
     
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    How does compromise equate with "do as you're told"? That's just the talk of those determined to be intransigent. We've been told about Obama cutting food stamps. What are the Republicans willing to do? The ball is in their court. Let's hope for the sake of the country they don't swing and miss.
     

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