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Waxman may ouster Dingell

The leftward maneuvering has begun even among the Democratic party. Booting Dingell and ignoring seniority is an undeniably lurch to the left.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122712026911041461.html#articleTabs%3Dar...

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Wow. If they're already this ruthless among themselves................

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Yup looks like Obama's promise of bi-partisanship is a big fat lie. He can't even tolerate some conservatism in his own party. Below is the paragraph that I found most telling of what is in store for this country with Obama at the helm.

"Those supporting Mr. Waxman, 69, say his views are more in line with those of President-elect Barack Obama. Mr. Dingell is in some ways more conservative than many in his party, and some Democrats argue that leaving him in charge of a key panel could squander a historic opportunity."

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But the Dems kept Lieberman in. We hate Lieberman but it's what Obama decided to do. Obama is no longer campaigning, now he's getting ready to legislate and he wants every vote he can get. Look for some serious left leaning from Repubs who want to get re elected.

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You completely misunderstand Republicans. Republicans are stewing right now because the party has abandoned its roots and lurched to the left. The party will only resurrect when it returns to its conservative roots of small government and individual liberty, and when it finds someone charismatic to give voice to its beliefs, it'll be back. The new party lies in people like Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal.

Of course, to come back they need to find a way to deal with the media. Maybe the media will start coming around when they notice that they get blacklisted if they write anything construed as critical of the administration.

The political pendulum has swung back and forth throughout history. We're currently farther left than we've ever been, and there's only one way it's going to swing now. I think the Dems are going to start losing seats in 2010.

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civetcat wrote:
But the Dems kept Lieberman in. We hate Lieberman but it's what Obama decided to do. Obama is no longer campaigning, now he's getting ready to legislate and he wants every vote he can get. Look for some serious left leaning from Repubs who want to get re elected.

Once again you show your ignorance.

It is not the president's role to legislate. His job is to manage our country. It is congress's job to legislate.

Think I am wrong - go to your favorite source, Wikki, and look for role of executive branch.

Here is a definition to assist you in your learning.

Main Entry: leg·is·late
Pronunciation: \?le-j?s-?l?t\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): leg·is·lat·ed; leg·is·lat·ing
Etymology: back-formation from legislator
Date: 1805
intransitive verb
: to perform the function of legislation ; specifically : to make or enact laws
transitive verb

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Expat we love the idea of Republicans going more conservative but I think a loyal opposition is a more usefull choice. By swinging more to the right there won't even be a chance of any veto or being heard. I've no idea what it would take to start winning elections but one thing I do know is the ecenomic ideas have been proved disasterously wrong, racism is dying out, people don't like our gov being run by fundamentalists, there just isn't much anywhere to go. Libertarians? Greens? Palin is permanent food for comedy until she fades, lets hope she represents your party forever.

CVC I'm kinda aware of the 3 branches and their role, heck I even know which one the VP is in. But I'll let you in on something for free. When a party elects a president by a huge margin and sweeps the congress and the senate that president becomes the de facto leader of the party. Omba rules by consent, most people figure he has the best ideas. If he'd put the word out to get rid of Lieberman that would have been the end of it. He was right about not attacking during the election, he's probably right about how to push legislation through.
You want to find out about enacting new legislation type in Roosvelt or Johnsons in that search engine.
What is going to happen is they are all going to work together. Watch out.

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Blah blah blah, why can't you just admit you're wrong? Perhaps, you misspoke which we all do, but why not just say that instead of some meaninless rant.

You may be right about Obama leading the party, but that doesn't change the fact that you said it is time for him to legislate and that is not a function of the president.

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Blah blah blah yourself. Insert "prapose a legislative agenda" and stop being pedantic.

Oh. and pushing a legeslative agenda is a function of a President since Roosvelt, esecially when you control both houses and have a mandate from the electorate. Buy guns.

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Sure pushing a legislatve agenda is one thing, but again that is not what you said. Just admit you're wrong.

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Check the record, Civet -- Socialism has been a bigger failure in world history than any other economic model. There's a reason China and Russia implemented capitalist reforms to their economy.

"Loyal opposition?" That's one of the stupidest expressions I've heard yet. Republicans can oppose all they want as long as they're loyal to Obama? Right. Sieg heil, moron.

Racism is dying out? I beg to differ. If anything, people like you are keeping it alive and well by claiming that any difference of opinion with a person of color is racist. The left wing is full of people like Jackson, Sharpton, and Farrakhan who rely on racism for their careers, and who would be out of a job if people thought they weren't being oppressed. Which side is always the first to bring race into any discussion?

And personally, I'd much rather have my government run by a person who believes in God than someone who doesn't believe in any authority higher than himself.

So what I keep hearing from you is a lot of hate. You've just now revealed deep prejudices and hatred toward people of faith. Slamming people for their religion makes you a religious bigot.

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