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An Ongoing Political Conversation: Begun 11-9-12

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Yes Matt and bump on the middle path.I'm not saying I'm a centerist but do try to understand the opposing point of view.Sometimes am surprised that it makes sense.

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Another take on today's meeting between Obama and Romney:


USA TODAY: Obama, Romney maintain awkward tradition


https://usat.ly/U4dVOH 


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Most of these post-elections are stilted, but some blossom into friendships. Jimmy Carter, who unseated President Gerald Ford in the 1976 election, later did events with his defeated opponent.


President George H.W. Bush, defeated by Bill Clinton in 1992, later became friends with the president who defeated him, to the point where President George W. Bush joked that Clinton had practically become a member of the family.




Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

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A very interesting Op-Ed, message for the current players, and "get well" card for Bush 41:


Lupica: George H.W. Bush has led such a great American life (New York Daily News: link below)


http://soc.li/QSduKFm


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There really is no place for him in the current Republican Party. Bush the elder isn’t nearly mean or stubborn enough. He is too much of a gentleman, possesses too much of a quality almost gone from modern politics, both sides, a quality called grace.


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What he has done, though, in the 20 years since he left the White House, is this: Grown in stature, and made us all take another look at him, at this time when so many politicians — especially from his own party — have shrunk to the size of hobbits. Pray for him to get well soon. The country needs him as much as it ever did.


 




Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

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Well said SGT405!


Ok, so it's 33 days til we hit this "fiscal Cliff", and it seems like a compromise is paramount.   I briefly ovderheard someone mention that JFK  had hindsight on  how to prevent us from reaching the debt ceiling?.


I'm a bit confused at this point, but I am concerned for fellow Americans and my girls.  I'm hoping someone more in the know of economics, can present  their idea of a neutral resolution on how to remedy this slop, cliff, or possible just media infused hysteria.


I'm looking forward to see the responses as I'm still (trying) to figure out some things in politics.


Oh yeah, I'm also curious to know why the heck don't windows roll down on an aircraft ?. lol(J/K)


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I'm glad you asked.


The Fiscal Cliff:


http://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/american-civics/v/the-fiscal-cliff




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Jon Stewart's commentary on efforts to avert or, barring that, "redefine" the fiscal cliff:


Daily Show: Cliffpocalypsemageddonacaust - Totally Solvable Budget Problem (link below) 


http://on.cc.com/VaGyNe




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I'm glad you asked.


The Fiscal Cliff:


http://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/american-civics/v/the-fiscal-cliff


 


It'm still trying to wrap my head around the whole kitten kaboodle, but that site is an awesome portal for anyone interested in learning economics and ect...  Thanks Matt



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Jon Stewart commentary on filibuster reform in the Senate. As usual, so hilariously insightful and true. It also explains the whole mystery of how it is possible to change Senate rules regarding filibusters when you'd think a filibuster could stop such a change.


The Men Who Stall on Votes


http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-december-3-2012/the-men-who-stall-on-votes




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I think the problem is very simple, but very large. First, the government is spending more than we as a nation can afford. Way more. Unless that is fixed it doesn't really matter which of us is paying more etc.... it just degenerates to bickering while the culprits are happily spending away. Second, people who want the job of politician bad enough to succeed at getting it are almost always improperly motivated these days. I have NEVER seen a politician that cared more about the lives and livlyhoods of his/her constituancy than about their own success, reputation, smoozing, popularity, future book deals, insert whichever is applicable for that individual. Congressmen and such should make a median income, get no special priviledges, and maybe we'd get some interested in doing a good job, not just about re-election.


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Jon Stewart calls out the 38 GOP senators who voted against the UN Treaty on Disabilities.


Please Tell Me This Is Rock Bottom


http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-december-5-2012/please-tell-me-this-is-rock-bottom




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3 January 2013


 




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Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

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22 January, 2013





Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”