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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:59 PM
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84. The GOP's goal all along has been to block Obama at every turn ...
make sure he can't deliver in full on any promise, and, when he does delivery something we want, to make sure that it includes something that would discourage you.

Their strategy is comprised of 2 primary tactics.

1) Rile up their insane racist base so that they gain a view percentage points during the elections.

2) Do what they can to knee-cap the President, so that they discourage folks like you, such that the dems LOSE a few percentage points in turn out.

Obama won by about 6%. If their tactics can cause a 3% swing in BOTH #1 and #2, their nut job candidate has a shot to be President.

People at times complain about the chess metaphor regarding Obama. As a person who plays chess, an activity I often find useful is to "spin the board".

Stop playing from YOUR side of the board, and go sit on the other side of the table and try to determine what the other side is doing, and WHY they are doing it.

When I "spin the board" on today's political situation, the GOP's strategy and tactics make perfect sense.

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