"Will the Dems cave into the spin? What spin? "The Dems are being obstructionists by opposing a quick confirmation of Gates so he can get to work."me:
Dems (should say): "Pick a better candidate and we will help confirm him in record time. The public voted for us BECAUSE you have a bad habit of putting loyalists in charge instead of the most qualified people.""
"the good news is that the Dems can (finally, hopefully) own & embrace the 'obstructionist' label."
"Well put. What's scary is that the Dems (or Repubs) weren't willing to take a stand against torture (Military Commissions Act)."me (may 05):
"like ive previously said, the dems have to hijack the word 'obstructionist' from the repugs. say it loud. say it proud. and we can use the bolton delay as proof that the dems did the right thing fighting for the filibuster."me (july 05):
"* btw - as i mentioned a couple of months ago, the dems should get out ahead of the pack and appropriate the 'obstructionist' label - particularly wrt the scotus noms, but beyond that as well. harry reid should stand in front the cameras and echo kofi: "Are we gonna obstuct? Hell yeah!
if the christofascists try to appoint someone who will remove a womans right to choose, the american people *want* us to obstruct that nomination.
if the Schiavo Repuglicans try to interject themselves into private family matters, the american people *want* us to obstruct.
if the radicalright try to take away social security, the american people *want* us to obstruct.
if these people try to lie us into another unnecessary war, the american people *want* us to obstruct
they can call us the Party of No, and they can shout OBSTRUCTIONIST all they like - we say BringItOn! the american people can see this country is moving in the wrong direction, and they can see that the Radicals that have hijacked the goverment are going to make it even worse.
we need to put a brake on these people so they dont do any more damage.
are we gonna obstruct? hell, yeah!"
etc etc etc
the radministration is guaranteed to 'complain' about 'obstructionism' so the dems might as well appropriate that term for themselves and negate it from the outset.