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May 25, 2005

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But the question then is... how do you call out a bully without opening yourself up to being called a "sissy?" I completely agree with your analysis.. the Republicans truly are bullies... down to their core. Machismo to the max is how I would describe these people. Everyone who has dealt with people like this know that they inevitably have underlying insecurities and weaknesses. So what are these weaknesses that they are covering for? And how do the Dem's exploit them?

It is only a day since the "compromise" and I have already seen several Republican trial balloons relating to the notion of taking the nominations that the Democrats agreed to and then breaking the agreeement. Obviously, if the Republicans think they can get away with breaking their word without significant political cost, they will do it.

Surprised?

And, wasn't it boring! I tried to avoid it. I wanted them to shut up and vote. As stated above, there was little of substance in any of the speeches. Maybe Congress should have their debates only in sign language. Can you imagine the peace and quiet.

Bullies know what they are doing. They long ago abdicated any sense of responsibility to anyone except themselves. They enjoy the power of winning and are incorrigable. Democrats must hold them responsible with questions such as: why do you (my Republican neighbor) support refusing veterans' medical benefits? They will answer: I do not! We must be prepared with the facts. They will continue to refuse the information because it is not in their interest to hear the actual facts. They are only interested in their own status. Facts are only used to insure their own position. If we perservere with the facts, they will collapse because most people in this country are actually moral.

Bullies know what they are doing. They long ago abdicated any sense of responsibility to anyone except themselves. They enjoy the power of winning and are incorrigable. Democrats must hold them responsible with questions such as: why do you (my Republican neighbor) support refusing veterans' medical benefits? They will answer: I do not! We must be prepared with the facts. They will continue to refuse the information because it is not in their interest to hear the actual facts. They are only interested in their own status. Facts are only used to insure their own position. If we perservere with the facts, they will collapse because most people in this country are actually moral.

The only way to handle a bully, is to go right up and smash him in the face. Not literally of course, but with sharp words. Say something like this on the Senate floor " the Republican party is turning America into a one party fascist dictatorship and I will not stand here and condone it "! When they repugs cry foul... now you get your opportunity to expound on what you said and refuse to apologize. That's what the Rethuglican party does and it's been working great for them. It's time the Democrats stand up for principal no matter what the cost. When this happens, the American people will see the repugs for what they are and what they are doing to our country.

To all the Democratic Senators and Congressmen... Get in the fight or go home!!!

J. Soul

Great comments to you all. I agree with J. Soul 100%. Stand up and call a spade a spade. A great example of calling out the Repugs would be the testimony Galloway recently gave on the Oil for Food scandal. Norm Coleman left that room with his tail between his legs! Barbara Boxer has been doing an outstanding job of exposing the Repugs by using their own statements against them. Also, how can Democrats think they can compromise with the Repugs? Democrats only lose credibility when they agree to compromise with people that have shown they cannot be trusted.

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