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Classic headline from The Hill: GOP losing patience with Obama, Dem leaders. Which is hilarious, because as Stirling points out, Obama's giving them a war, trillions for bankers, "entitlement [cough, spew] reform," keeping the insurance companies in the business of denying us care and sucking our blood -- and he's getting the left to buy into it.

Yes, the Republicans have had enough.

And like everyone who's "had enough," they want more....

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Submitted by koshembos on

The media has decided to associate human feelings with organizations. So the Republicans are angry means that we should shake in our boots, the Republican are impatient means that we should change what we are doing, they had enough, we should reconsider.

Well, how about we ignore the Republicans.

Submitted by jawbone on

doing--for the Dems and for Obama (from Salon):

UPDATE: Those claiming that Obama has masterfully depicted the Republicans as arrogant obstructionists by extending the hand of compromise should review this latest Rasmussen Reports poll, which finds the public split almost evenly on whether they support the Obama/Democratic economic recovery package, with a clear trend towards increased opposition.

This is what happens every single time: the Democrats do everything possible to "accommodate" the Republican position and then get attacked anyway (they voted in large numbers for the Iraq War in and then got attacked for being soft on Terror in 2002; they voted for virtually every Bush "Terrorism" policy and the same thing happened, etc.). Here, they did everything possible to change their bill to please Republicans and nothing is happening except full-scale GOP opposition accompanied by a constant barrage of GOP attacks against them as big-spending, reckless, wealth-transferring liberals.

Ultimately, the success of this program will be measured by whether it produces successful results, so why shouldn't Democrats use their majority to enact the policy they think is most likely to achieve that? That's true on this issue and in general.

The polling is showing a clear downward trend for support for the Obama Stimulus.

This was added to a post about the Dick Armey insults to Joan Walsh--and the general hypocrisy of the Repubs who demand bipartisanship from the Dems while trashing the Dems at the same time. Armey sometimes gets some good lefty blog press bcz he will take stands on privacy and a few other civil liberty issues. He is, however, on the whole a loathesome politician--this post gives some good background.

There are some other links in the quoted part from Greenwald; just click through and check them out at his site.

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Submitted by Damon on

How many times was he warned? Everyone saw this coming from a mile, away. The Republicans don't ever give; they only take. You don't play with pit vipers unless you want to get bitten.

Now, if Obama doesn't want to get bitten again, well, ignore them. But, that just makes too much sense, and, well, not being a progressive, he probably wants to hear what they have to say. Remember, this is the guy whose staff has always bragged that he loves to sit in rooms with people he doesn't agree with, for hours, and argue with them.