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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:56 AM

Ted Rall Toon: It Worked for Dems

http://smirkingchimp.com/thread/ted-rall/47887/cartoon-for-february-2nd-2013-it-worked-for-dems

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unhappycamper Feb 2013 OP
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BlueStreak Feb 2013 #3

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:58 AM

1. Ouch.

The man does not pull his punches.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:07 AM

2. Wait

"They're getting replaced by minorities and youngsters who hate immigrant bashing, gay hating, or starving government"

"Are you suggesting we sellout our cherished principles?"

"It worked for Democrats"

...is he suggesting that by supporting immigrant and LGBT rights and government Democrat have sold out their "cherished principles"?

Or is he suggesting that Republicans, unlike Democrats, still have "cherished principles"?

Is this an ad for the Republican comeback?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:31 AM

3. Funny cartoon, and food for thought, but

while it certainly rings true at the Presidential level, just the opposite is true at the Senate, House, and state legislature levels. At those levels, the people winning elections are those that stand strongly for principles.

It is the Tea Party that provided the winning margin in the House. It is people like Franken and Warren who gave us the unexpected victories allowing up to hold the Senate.

Americans did not really agree with Reagan's policies, but they LOVED the fact that he had conviction about what he believed. Our biggest problem is a lack of core convictions among the Old Guard in our party. In fact, all of them are post-Roosevelt people, and most of them are post-Vietnam/post-Watergate, and as a consequence they have never had to take a stand on any important issue.

Empty damn suits -- most of them.

My apologies to the heroes in Congress (people like Sherrod Brown, Waxman, Sanders, Grayson, etc -- you know who they are.)

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