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An open letter to the Republican leadership

December 1, 2010

Dear Senator McConnell, et al.,

I must commend you, sirs. Your duplicity is monumental:

We need to show the American people that we care more about them and their ability to pay their bills than we do about the special interests’ legislative Christmas-list.

Preventing a repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and an extension of jobless benefits, and the ratification of a nuclear arms treaty under the guise of “fiscal responsibility,” when what you’re really doing is holding the legislative process hostage until your fiscally irresponsible demands to extend the unpaid for Bush era tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans is pure genius.

Bravo. Yours is a performance for the ages.


Satan, a.k.a. Lucifer, a.k.a. The Prince of Darkness, a.k.a. Richard Bruce “Dick” Cheney

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  1. December 1, 2010 3:56 pm

    This is unbelievable, not in that Republicans would attempt something like this; that something like this is legal. This seems to be a football field size hole in the Democratic process, no? Not having studied the political process nearly as extensively as you have; is there something that Obama could do to cut this bull shit out?


    • December 1, 2010 4:04 pm

      I’m a bit rusty on the legislative process itself to be honest, but this actually has little to do with Obama. Senate rules and procedures are decided upon by the Senate itself – and my guess is that they were set up this way to keep one party from being able to steamroll the other out of the process entirely. So the President doesn’t enter into it at all due to the whole separation of powers thing. In this case, all Obama could do (and coincidentally what I think he actually should do) is maybe go on TV and call these Republicans out for what this really is – a shakedown by the rich to keep their taxes almost criminally low. I think he should use those words too, and show some fight for once. There I said it…


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