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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:26 PM

Say the Republicans win...

And say they get their way on the economy.... actually fulfill their campaign promises.

Unemployment would go to 12%. We would enter recession (prolonged negative GDP)

The housing market would collapse further. Bankruptcies would double or triple. (Most are health related.) The defecit would double while government simultaneously stopped providing services.

And the Republcans would be punished for the total and absolute refutation of everything they have ever said about anything... they would be swept from power.

And they would then re-take the House two years later.


For a party with an elephant as a symbol, it's irronic that they rely on short memories for their ongoing survival.

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cthulu2016 Apr 2012 OP
warrior1 Apr 2012 #1
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joshcryer Apr 2012 #4
dawg Apr 2012 #5
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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:28 PM

1. The GOP vision of a “perfect” America

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:31 PM

2. I love your closing line!

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:59 PM

3. I think you may be underestimating what the rePIGs will say and do

For one thing if they win, they will interpret it as mandate to go slashing regulations and budget at the federal level.
Secondly, when things take a turn for the worse, they will re-frame their message to say that not enough budget cutting has been done to heal the economy. In fact they will always be looking for more reasons to heap hardship on the poor and minorities in their quest to cure them of any atom of reliance on any government support/help. So I don't see them backing down at all and the voting public is so easily swayed that they always buy the rePIG lies anyway. The only exception is when Dems truly fight back by leaning left rather than go with the BS blue-dog/DLC/New Dem crap.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:01 PM

4. This is why I think some authoritarians want the Republicans to win, so that the whole system falls.

Then they can rebuild their society through revolution.

Or so they think.

This result would be murderous, catastrophic.

World War III.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:25 PM

5. "and they would be punished ...."

No they wouldn't.

They would blame Obama and the Democrats and half of this dumbass country would believe them.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:07 PM

6. Don't forget SCOTUS, it may already be beyond the tipping point

If Rmoney gets elected and makes a single SCOTUS appointment, it could take decades to fix it. That may not help because a partisan SCOTUS can do huge damage in far, far less time. We may be truly screwn.

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