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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:59 AM

Former Romney Adviser: Blind Devotion To Tax Cuts Hurt Republicans In The Election

Source: think progress

Former Mitt Romney adviser Dan Senor conceded that in the aftermath of President Obama’s re-election, Republicans can’t start every economic debate insisting on lower tax rates and must do a “better job of thinking through how to talk about middle class economics.”

“We have to spend meaningful time over the next several years developing a policy agenda that reflects our principles but is modernized,” he said during an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “Unless we address the core issue of middle class economics with innovative ideas,” Republicans will continue to struggle in future elections.

Senor also agreed that Republicans must tackle immigration reform, arguing that the party “has been suffering on the issue of immigration for years.” “I think the problem transcends Mitt Romney. I don’t think his position helped the Republcian problem, but I think it predates him.”
Since the election, several prominent Republicans have called on the GOP to lead on the issue, though they remain split on whether to tackle the problem in a single comprehensive reform or piecemeal.



Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/21/1226341/former-romney-adviser-gop-should-reconsider-blind-devotion-to-tax-cuts/



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Reply Former Romney Adviser: Blind Devotion To Tax Cuts Hurt Republicans In The Election (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
SemperEadem Nov 2012 #1
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #16
onehandle Nov 2012 #2
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #3
Dubster Nov 2012 #4
William Seger Nov 2012 #5
DallasNE Nov 2012 #6
AgingAmerican Nov 2012 #7
demscantwin Nov 2012 #8
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2012 #9
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #17
Major Hogwash Nov 2012 #10
JDPriestly Nov 2012 #11
WeekendWarrior Nov 2012 #12
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Nov 2012 #13
NCarolinawoman Nov 2012 #15
silhouete2 Nov 2012 #14
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2012 #18
behindenemylins Nov 2012 #19

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:07 PM

1. that and trying to strip women of basically all of their rights to reproductive self determination

and minorities of their voting rights...

it's not as simple as saying "oh, if we didn't hammer on about tax cuts, we'd be in". If he thinks it was that simple, then he's a simpleton who should never be considered for any managerial position anywhere.

they attempted to grind anyone that wasn't a rich white xtian male under their boot heel... and that plan backfired.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:16 PM

16. Oh Yes! +1

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:07 PM

2. Onehandle: Blind Devotion To Hooded White Sheets Hurt Republicans In The Election. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:16 PM

3. The message for lower tax rates needs to be nullified.

By educating the voters about the truth. It isn't about lowering the tax rates for everyone. It is intended primarily for the rich.

And that those taxes provides the services that the voters receive. Whether they are direct or indirect services. There are some that it is mostly the business that benefits with bigger bonuses with little benefit to the consumer and to very few consumers.

We could lower taxes but what are the consequences? Higher prices, less production when consumers don't buy, less innovation, fewer jobs, etc. Public safety becomes an issue on so many levels. There are other ways citizens can lower their taxes. Move to areas that have no or lower property taxes and local govt taxes. Move out to the boonies in never never land away from police and fire protection services. Away from good schools. Away from nearby businesses that receive tax abatements paid with your local taxes.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:18 PM

4. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:23 PM

5. In other words...

... they must find some way to deceive a majority of Americans into voting against their own best interests.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:25 PM

6. A "Better Job Of Thinking" Echo's Colin Powell

Not once, but twice Powell admonished Romney to "think". With advisors like Dan Senor doing Romney's thinking for him is there any wonder people came down on Romney so hard in the "thinking" department. That was certainly on display when Romney famously said "whatever it is that I said, I stand by it". That was Palin league.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:28 PM

7. It's the ideology, stupid

Their ideology is flawed and broken. Rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic will not fix anything.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:47 PM

9. Blind Devotion to EVERYTHING that the GOP stands for

Not just tax cuts for the rich. Every GOP idea is a loser.

Cut everything - except defence.
Deregulate Wall Street
Deregulate Food and Drug Safety
Global Warming is a hoax
Torture is acceptable
Texas Textbooks Rule!
Privatize everything
U.S. should be a Fundamentalist Christian Theocracy
War on Workers
War on Women
War on Voters
War on Science
War on Gays
What the heck - War on Iran

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:42 PM

17. +1

The faux news flock follow like cattle responding to the prod. They vote against their own best interests. It is not just them, it is the crazies in congress and senate. It is the 1%.

Our water, air, food, is systematically being poisoned. Climate Change is here. The big banks are going to run us right back into the ground. This will happen if the deregulation that they are calling for comes about.

In the end it is the passion of the Rich to own the world, they will deliver their "cattle" to the slaughterhouse...along with the rest of us.

What the Rich and the lawmakers don't seem to understand is that the almighty dollar will not save them from a changing climate, poisoned food et all. They breath what we do...they eat what we eat, they drink our water.

The GOP has become the party of Bind men and Fools!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:01 PM

10. It should read: Bush former advisor Dan Senor

Romney didn't come to the point of never abandoning tax cuts all on his own!
Gimme a break, Romney wasn't that consistent in his flip-flopping!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

11. Because they are absurdly wrought with inconsistencies, it is

impossible to take the GOP "values" seriously.

The rich are the job creators.

But if you can't find a job, it's your own fault. Tough luck.

So, how can a poor person who has no money create a job if the rich are the job creators and pretty much the only people capable of creating jobs?

Our most critical problem is our deficit. So let's reduce taxes for the rich and lower tax revenues while we are at it.

My logical response to them: We need to invest in our domestic economy to create jobs. If the rich wanted to create jobs, they could, but they have shown over the past nine years that that is not what they want to do. Cutting their taxes makes no sense. Raising their taxes and investing the increased tax revenues in public projects will create the jobs where we need them -- right here in the U.S.

It goes on and on. Per Republicans, single mothers are immoral and lazy. On the other hand Republicans but want to let women have birth control or abortion. It's wrong for a woman to bear a child she can't take care of, but it's wrong to prevent the birth also. Men, of course, not even rapists, are responsible in any way.

Marriage is sacred and defined as between a man and a woman. But the divorce rates in Republican states are generally higher than those in very Democratic states.

Republicans are tough on crime but insist that everyone should be able to carry a gun and think that killers who claim they killed in self-defense should not bear much of a burden to prove their claim.

The Republican Party is not even trying to make sense these days. All they want is to grab money for themselves.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:48 PM

12. Gee, you THINK? nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:41 PM

13. Yeah that was it Dan... if these are the lies you have to tell yourself in order to sleep....

1.It was also, never showing his tax returns (except 2 incomplete filings) while showing McINsane 20 years for the VEEP JOB.
2.NOt telling Lush to STFU when Lush attacked a college girl
3.Telling illegals to SELF DEPORT
4. Saying Arizona's RACIST laws should be a model for the country
5. The 47 Percent
6. BAIN CAPITAL
7. Telling a college student in New Hampshire primaries when asked what Rmoney was going to do for him and MittWitt replied, "That's the other party."
8."Corporations are people too, my friend."
9. Standing with Mourdock
10. "I like to fire people."
11. Car elevator, magic underwear, lying for the lord, Annies tax-deductible horse, pushing his kids face in butter, pushing a classmate down and cutting his hair - in no particular order.
12. Being a commercial for the ETCH-A-Sketch
13. Being an empty, lying suit with no moral compass.

I could go on for days... but you get my drift.

Dan Senor. GO AWAY.

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Response to NYtoBush-Drop Dead (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:27 PM

15. Now THAT is a good summary!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:09 PM

14. That, and....

... their policy on immigration
... their policy on abortion
... their policy on women's rights
... their policy on procreation
... their policy on gay marriage

ETC---ad nauseum, ad infinitum

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:47 PM

18. Ya think?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:53 PM

19. I don't give a damn about their bogus confessions

Any person or group that financially holds hostage endless masses of dupes to constantly bend over for the rulers of any country, in my view, would gladly be brown shirts for Joseph Stalin or Ayatollah Khomeini. They're despicable cowards through and through.



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