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Don't Expect Obama or the Democrats to Block Republicans Like Republicans Blocked Democrats

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A Republican Senate take-over victory on November 4th could be just the first blow to hopes for positive change, let alone retaining any progress made in recent years. Most analysts expect gridlock-- and that's the best hope-- one that may not be very realistic.
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They're saying the odds are there will be a Republican majority in the senate. The only bulwarks blocking passage of troglodyte laws and policies by the house and senate working together will be two potential factors-- Democratic filibusters and presidential vetoes by Obama. Good luck.
The Democrats have a shameful record of spineless responses to Republicans. I predict that Harry Reid, if the Democrats keep this loser in position as senate Minority Leader, will not be nearly as aggressive in blocking Republican trouble-making with filibusters and, before issues get that far, in committees. We can expect the senate democrats to be a leaky bulwark, especially on social issues where the DINOs, if any survive, like Mary Landrieu.
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Then there's the amazingly predictable President Barack Obama. We can predict that he will operate as he has in the past, non-progressive, to the right of presidents Nixon, Eisenhower and even Reagan on many business issues, and operating as a highly incompetent negotiator, asking and settling for far less just to get things done, even if they're bad things. Obama has a history of appointing close, close friends of big banking and big finance-- the Robert Rubin family of experts at taking care of the one percent at the expense of the ninety-nine percent.
There's every reason to expect that Obama will disappoint the left, and even disappoint Democrats.
One more thing-- once/if the Republicans take the senate majority, there's a possibility that independent Angus King of Maine will flip and caucus with the majority Republican party.
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So, what to do? Go local. Work on making change happen outside of congress. Go local and get involved with boycotts.


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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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