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What the Democrats should give the Republicans, to help them save face

byLaurence Lewis

In the interest of bipartisan comity:

*"We're not going to be disrespected, we have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."*

-- Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), quoted by the Washington Examiner, on the government shutdown.

This should be the Republicans' reward:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/03/1243601/-What-the-Democrats-should-give-the-Republicans-to-help-them-save-face

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#### Whisp

(24,096 posts)#### Coyotl

(15,262 posts)#### dreampunk

(88 posts)That's all they should get. Take the cost of the shirt out of their paycheck.

#### NuclearDem

(16,184 posts)#### Lil Missy

(17,865 posts)#### mmonk

(52,589 posts)back at 'em.

#### DonViejo

(60,536 posts)appropos

#### MgtPA

(1,022 posts)On vinyl.

#### DonViejo

(60,536 posts)#### L0oniX

(31,493 posts)#### librechik

(30,628 posts)#### MiniMe

(21,610 posts)I think we should give them a pie

#### mountain grammy

(26,211 posts)Or maybe an amendment adding a Medicare for all option to the ACA....

#### Myrina

(12,296 posts)"We're gonna get something. I don't know what that something is, but dammit I want SOMETHING and I'm going to scream until I puke - even though mommy offers me everything on the candy rack. Because I don't know what I want, I just know I want to act like a little shithead."

#### Jackpine Radical

(45,274 posts)Every time I get to a thread a little late and am about to post something, I discover that someone else has pretty much jumped what I was about to say.

#### rurallib

(61,796 posts)they wanted to cut Obamacare - that seems like a reasonable place to start - and end.

#### Brigid

(17,621 posts)The . . . Um . . . Contents . . . Of their litterbox.

#### PotatoChip

(3,186 posts)#### justabob

(3,069 posts)their hairballs.

#### PotatoChip

(3,186 posts)#### Half-Century Man

(5,279 posts)Or a chance for a never ending field trip to the real world outside of politics?

#### Amonester

(11,541 posts)Give *these* tearorists a one-way ticket there.

ENOUGH!

#### florida08

(4,106 posts)#### Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)Maybe a coupon for a free box of dum-dums.

#### Brigid

(17,621 posts)Cruel and unusual punishment, you know.

#### Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)excellent point.

#### a2liberal

(1,524 posts)I think this might be an acceptable thing to give a bit on. Just a bit though, maybe make them pay 25% of the cost of the shirt.

#### ChoppinBroccoli

(3,730 posts)#### MSMITH33156

(879 posts)their base is stupid enough to think it still exists.

#### landolfi

(234 posts)is to get to shine the President's shoes every day for the next year. They can each take a turn, and when we run out of Repigs, they start over again. And when the shoes are shined, they should have to genuflect and say "Here are your shoes, Massa." If they are lucky Obama won't spit on them and just tell them to get the fuck back to work.

#### MADem

(135,425 posts)#### Thav

(946 posts)an "I'm with Stupid" shirt, only the arrow is pointing straight up.

straight down.

#### Zorra

(27,670 posts)#### L0oniX

(31,493 posts)#### ffr

(22,528 posts)Makes it more well rounded, don't you think?

#### av8rdave

(10,547 posts)#### bigbrother05

(5,995 posts)#### Motown_Johnny

(22,308 posts)#### awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)#### krispos42

(49,445 posts)And a Happy Fun Ball.

#### bluesbassman

(19,028 posts)#### caseymoz

(5,763 posts). . . with eyeholes, that says, "I shut down the government and all I got was this face-saving bag."

#### OLDMDDEM

(1,460 posts)The Finger!!!!

#### bigbrother05

(5,995 posts)Should have a graphic of Cruz, the Koch bros, and Palin grinning from ear to ear.