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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:34 AM

The "Morans" Finally See The Light: "Public is not behind us & thatís a real problem for our party

Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan neatly explains why the upcoming fights might be a problem for the GOP:

The public is not behind us, and thatís a real problem for our party.


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/us/politics/obama-speech-leaves-gop-stark-choices.html

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Reply The "Morans" Finally See The Light: "Public is not behind us & thatís a real problem for our party (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
spartan61 Jan 2013 #1
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #2
Amonester Jan 2013 #5
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #6
Amonester Jan 2013 #8
spartan61 Jan 2013 #16
spartan61 Jan 2013 #15
progressoid Jan 2013 #3
Bigmack Jan 2013 #18
Marr Jan 2013 #4
Wind Dancer Jan 2013 #11
PotatoChip Jan 2013 #13
vinny9698 Jan 2013 #7
denbot Jan 2013 #9
lumberjack_jeff Jan 2013 #10
butterfly77 Jan 2013 #12
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #14
rustydog Jan 2013 #17

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:44 AM

1. "Public is not behind us."

Gee, ya think? And how long did it take you to realize this? The American people are sick of the crazy GOPers and their Tea Party sub group. Either go away or start doing the job you were hired to do. As long as you only care about your next election and how to satisfy your corporate masters, the public will never be behind you.

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Response to spartan61 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:48 AM

2. Sadly, many (R's) still do not get it

They really and truly can't fathom that regular people are not behind them.

As an aside, it was -2 degrees in East Lansing this morning

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:47 PM

5. Also as an aside, we now know why it was -6 degrees in Plattsburg this morning:

Sudden Stratospheric Warming Split the Polar Vortex in Two

Not Enough ICE in that CAP anymore is one big factor.

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Response to Amonester (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:24 PM

6. Yes

It is global climate change .... the only reason I pointed the temp out in East Lansing to the previous poster is that s/he has a Spartans Avatar.... My daughter is now a student at Michigan State and called hysterical about how cold it is (MSU has a HUGE sprawling campus that will insure an uncomfortable walk to class)

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:17 PM

8. Yes, it is global change caused by increasing warming overall.

If you can, give her the link to the DU thread I provided so she can educate the willfull ignoramusses.

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:40 PM

16. My heart goes out to your daughter.

I walked on campus in those kinds of temps many years ago. Not fun!

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:36 PM

15. OMG

I can't imagine walking on campus in that temp. I lived in Maine for many years, but as cold as Maine gets, that damp cold from the Great Lakes feels so much colder. I hope you get an early spring.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:40 PM

3. And your party isn't behind the public.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:07 PM

18. The Repubs are behind us all the way... I've felt them there many times. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:44 PM

4. That is such a telling statement. A party is supposed to BE the public.

These people have come to see their political party as a kind of ruling entity, and public support as wholly incidental.

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Response to Marr (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:35 PM

11. Yes, it is a very telling statement!

They've learned how to steal and gerrymander in order to "win" seats.

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Response to Marr (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:53 PM

13. Good point. They are completely out of touch w/the public.

...And history shows us that things rarely go well for the power elite when they disregard, or are blindly ignorant to the will of the people.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:29 PM

7. The GOP/tea party need to massage the messege tax subsidies to big oil yet cut to food stamps

Once they can convince us that cutting food stamps to feed children is a winner and that oil subsidies is also a winner, they will then become viable once again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:29 PM

9. DERP N/T

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:30 PM

10. Ya think? n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:52 PM

12. Many still don't get it...

they don't seem to get that what affects the so called "least of these" will affect them at some point.

I guess some of their base is are finally tired of unemployment,homelessness,home invasions,crime and thefts at their businesses,not enough customers,climate changes,etc...They want austerity.

They are still digging.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:56 PM

14. Are they finally turning off the Faux Snooze freak show?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:01 PM

17. No you defective dip-shit the problem is:

YOU ARE NOT BEHIND THE PUBLIC!
You hate the public, you favor "corporations are people my friend" and the uber wealthy. You hate hispanics, blacks and women, you demonize the LGBT community then are surprised when your ass is kicked in a national election.

You don't want to change your party and it's beliefs, you want to change your dialogue to "fool" those you hate into voting for you as you continue to screw them over and demonize them for scared white men..

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