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November 8, 2008

Daily Kos ‘Our long national nightmare is over’ (Wake Up Republicans…Do You Remember How To Articulate?)


From The Daily Kos: 

“The great undoing has begun:

Obama Positions Himself to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions on Environmental, Social Issues

By Ceci Connolly and R. Jeffrey Smith
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, November 9, 2008

‘Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse the president on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team.

A team of four dozen advisers, working for months in virtual solitude, set out to identify regulatory and policy changes Obama could implement soon after his inauguration. The team is now consulting with liberal advocacy groups, Capitol Hill staffers and potential agency chiefs to prioritize those they regard as the most onerous or ideologically offensive, said a top transition official who was not permitted to speak on the record about the inner workings of the transition.’     

‘Elections, my friends, have consequences.’


‘In my view, the Republicans’ problem doesn’t lie with their leadership, it lies in their inability in recent years to articulate conservative principles and apply them to legislation in a way that the American people find persuasive. To a great extent, their ability to do this was undermined by the fact that some Republicans were more interested in cementing their own popularity through spending increases. Being in the minority may well free Republicans to go back to taking principled, conservative stands on legislation. If so, good leadership will be important, but so will having a number of articulate, persuasive spokesmen to frame the issues and the make the case for the Republican side in a way that resonates with the public.’

Judging from the above nugget at the Daily Kos, the Repub’s better get their collective shit together and quick. If they plan on standing around to articulate Alexander Hamilton and Reagan….they are pathetically out of practice. Dump Boehner. This is the game…the big one. If you are not upto it…stand aside, if you have one damn McCain bone in your body…stand aside. If you haven’t guessed, unless you are going to build a kickass coalition with Blue Dogs, any bipartisan BS or compromise is not in the cards for the Regressives…play that game and they will knee cap you and then we will tar and feather you. Fight or get the hell out of the way.  Excuse the asshole with the sign….but, he isn’t going to care about your sensibilities, is he now? 



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