64%

— The percentage of Republicans who believe that GOPers in Congress will make a sincere effort to work with Obama and other Democrats, according to a new Gallup poll. Almost 90% of Democrats believe members of their party will reach across the aisle.
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Dan504
Dan504

I want to wish all the swampland bloggers...even those with whom I have had many heated exchanges, a very happy Thanksgiving.  One of those thankful things we need to acknowledge is that we are able to voice our diverse opinions and that we are all Americans  who are in this fight together.  Enjoy the gifts you have been fortunate enough to receive with people you love,

BluegrassBetty
BluegrassBetty

I'm sure the Dems will reach across the aisle but it won't do any good.  The GOP still doesn't get it.  They will continue to obstruct any and all proposals made by the Presidfent.  They just don't get it that the voters do NOT support continuing tax cuts for the rich.  If they keep it up hopefully most of them will finally get voted out in 2014.  Voters need to start voting for people who will get things done, not just have a temper tantrum about their losses. 

fitty_three
fitty_three

In paulejb, there's no change.  That much is clear.

paulejb is lying regardless of whether he's asleep or awake.

fitty_three
fitty_three

I keep trying to reply but 'new comments' keeps bailing me out!

Anyone have a solution?

paulejb
paulejb

More polls in the era of Obama.

"Why One Poll Says 45% Would Rather Skip Christmas"

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49880517

This is the New Normal that the majority voted for just two weeks ago.

paulejb
paulejb

@53_3 ,

Even the fact that your master won re-election does not cheer you up, 53. You are really a bitter old soul, aren't you?

paulejb
paulejb

@53_3 ,

It might have an idiocy filter which screens you out, 53.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb 

They voted to skip Christmas?

How hard did you hit your head on election night?

MrObvious
MrObvious

@sacredh 

If they continue like this 2014 and 2016 will be devastating. Red meat ain't working anymore.

sacredh
sacredh

paulejb, the country has changed and it's going to keep on changing. The republican party is moving in the opposite direction. They're not changing and they're not adapting to a changing political environment. They have no one but themselves to blame. Their rightward tack has resulted in 4 more years for Obama. It may have cost them the Supreme Court. If they want to become even more entrenched and unwilling to change, then they can kiss the White house goodye for the next several elections.

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The country isn't going to change to accomodate the republican party. The republicans have to change to accomodate the country. Until they accept reality, they can accept defeat.

sacredh
sacredh

fitty, they're between a rock and a hard place. Every four years the white majority goes down 2%. The minority vote increases by 2%. Women are 54% of the electorate. They don't appeal to women or minorities. They don't appeal to young voters either.They lost the presidency again. They lost seats in the senate and in the house. They lost all but one battleground state. Virginia is now a blue state. In 4 years it will be even bluer. Colorado has gone from a reliable red state to a likely blue state.

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Where is their path to the White house? They move to the center and they lose the base. They move further to the right and they lose even more of the moderate vote. They're turning themselves into a regional party and their base is dying off.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@sacredh  

2012 was the last election they had a chance to win without a bigger tent.  

fitty_three
fitty_three

My attitude toward you is not my attitude toward life.

My attitude toward you is more in keeping with my attitude toward scabies.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

Nah, if that was the case you wouldn't be here. Must be the servers themselves.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@MrObvious

It wants to automatically scroll to the new comment and I lose the comment window I was writing in.

paulejb
paulejb

@MrObvious @paulejb ,

Actually, many Obama voters voted for Christmas every day with food stamps and welfare and free condoms.

paulejb
paulejb

@sacredh 

Change to what, sacredh? Should the GOP take up the neo-Marxist ideas that motivate Barack Obama and the looters and pillagers that make up the Democrat party.

sacredh
sacredh

MrObvious, changing demographics favor the democrats. They will continue to favor the democrats. The extreme right wing doesn't believe in demographics anymore than they believe that they got rejected in this election. In all probability, we're going to have a white candidate in 2016 and we'll get back the white rascist democratic voters that we lost in 2008 and 2012. Yes, there are rascist democrats. I work with a few. I wouldn't be so sure about 2014. Republican conservatives are motivated even in the off-year elections. democrats, not so much. I wouldn't be the least surprised for the conservatives make gains in 2014 and set themselves up for a stinging defeat again in 2016.

sacredh
sacredh

paulejb, Romney wanted to slash taxes 20% across the board. He wanted to increase spending on the military by 200 billion a year. He wanted to eliminate the estate tax. Do you really think that the middle class didn't realize that they would be the ones that got kicked in the teeth under a Romney presidency? The gravy train for the wealthy takers is slowing down.

paulejb
paulejb

@sacredh ,

But what happens when Democrats run out of other people's money to fund the gravy train for the takers?

NP042
NP042

@paulejb @sacredh And as usual, there's more to the story than just headlines.  From Paulie's link:

But last year, after requests for display spots exceeded the space allotted, the city held a lottery to allocate spaces. Atheists won 18 of 21 spots. A Jewish group won another. The traditional Nativity story that used to take up 14 displays was crammed into two.Controversy erupted, and as a result, the city decided the lottery would become increasingly costly. Last June, the City Council voted to ban all private unattended displays.

In October, Nativity scene proponents filed suit in federal court to allow the traditional Christian displays to continue. In a 27-page tentative ruling, Collins denied the group permission to erect their displays this year while the case is pending.

Maybe you should read the links you include so you don't look like a fool?

paulejb
paulejb

@53_3 ,

Scabies is it? Sorry for your affliction, but it does explain your sour disposition.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

We will see, Mr Obvious? Your man won now let's see what the voters have wrought?

Ironically common sense.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

but common sense tells me

Seriously dude, there's nothing you've said or done over the past years that indicate that you have any idea what common sense is.

paulejb
paulejb

@MrObvious @paulejb ,

I actually hope that you are right, Ob, but common sense tells me that this nation is in for a very rough road in the next four years.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

If that were true they wouldn't have voted for job killer Barack Obama. ObamaCare is already destroying jobs even before going in to full effect.

It's alright. You were wrong before the election and the next 4 years will show you to be even more wrong. 

paulejb
paulejb

@MrObvious @paulejb 

If that were true they wouldn't have voted for job killer Barack Obama. ObamaCare is already destroying jobs even before going in to full effect.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

ctually, many Obama voters voted for Christmas every day with food stamps and welfare and free condoms.

Not that any of that have to do with Christmas, but most people rather have a good job. But feel free to believe the swill people feed you. That makes you ignorant. And like Christmas it can be a bliss.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@paulejb

For starters, end your stupid race commentary.  Period.

7,000,000 black American votes is a lot of votes.

sacredh
sacredh

paulejb, nobody is talking about confiscating every penny held by the wealthy. We're talking about having those making over 200k a year (250k for married couples) paying the same rate they paid prior to the Bush tax cuts. Taxes have to be raised and social programs have to trimmed some and slowed. The right likes to froth at the mouth and pretend like an extra 2% (above the 200/250k) is the end of the world. They're greedy MFers that have the social conscience of a snake. They want all of the benefits and none of the responsibilty. They've looted this country long enough. You folks lost the election. Deal with it.

paulejb
paulejb

@sacredh ,

If you confiscated every penny held by the wealthy it wouldn't even cover one year of the Obama deficits.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

Obama is spending 24% of the GOP year over year. What can not continue, won't.

We know - ending our conflicts, realigning our war spending, removing tax cuts etc will fix that. Calm down.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

More welfare, food stamps, free condoms and dependency are what we got for Obama's spending spree.

Don't be a boob; most of that spending is extended tax cuts and paying for our conflicts.

paulejb
paulejb

@MrObvious @paulejb ,'

 More welfare, food stamps, free condoms and dependency are what we got for Obama's spending spree.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

And we got something for the other 11 billion dollars? You jest.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@paulejb

$11,000,000,000,000 is GOP debt.

$5,000,000,000,000 is the price of fixing the GOP f*up in 2008.

fitty_three
fitty_three

I hope you refused all government help, paulejb.

Or are you just a hypocrite with a fistful of dollars?

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

By your comment it's clear that you'll remain ignorant until your dying breath.

It's alright; this country will continue to function even with a dysfunctional rightie tribe.

paulejb
paulejb

@MrObvious @paulejb ,

Democrats survive by buying votes with money they confiscate from the people who earn it.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb

They will continue to win since a lot of their money comes from small donations. Don't worry - big money lost.

paulejb
paulejb

@53_3 ,

You're right. Left wing judges have a lot in common with crazed Mullahs.

fitty_three
fitty_three

For you, it's a distinction without a difference, paulejb.