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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:41 AM
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David Broder to voters: "pull the trigger" on "Republican regime"
WP: Will Voters Pull the Trigger?
By David S. Broder
Thursday, October 12, 2006; Page A27

....The voters have been pointing a symbolic gun at the Republican regime in Washington for many months now. All that remains is for them to pull the trigger on Election Day....

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What is driving public opinion is an overall impression that those in office -- meaning mainly Republicans -- have let things slide out of control and need to be relieved.

What voters may not know is that the same judgment has been reached by a significant number of people who are part of -- or close to -- the Republican majority. If I have heard it once, I have heard it a dozen times: Major Republican figures, including top officials of several past GOP administrations and Congresses, say, "We deserve to lose this election."...

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Fortunately, the voters have the power -- if they pull the trigger on Election Day -- to create a new plot for the Washington drama. This election campaign has been a learning experience for candidates of both parties, incumbents and challengers alike. They have been bombarded with messages from their constituents, telling them that the public is tired of the partisan bickering, tired of the gridlock and eager to elect people who will focus on the real problems and work together to find solutions.

If that lesson is reinforced by the election results, Washington will change. Congress will be run by people who talk with each other, across party lines. And even the White House may learn that it needs to end its isolation and engage more broadly at home and abroad if it is to salvage some substantial accomplishments from Bush's final two years in office.

That kind of fundamental change in the political environment is possible -- indeed, it is imminent and will be welcomed. But it will happen only if voters pull the trigger. Elections do matter, and this one matters more than most.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:48 AM
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1. Broder is a moderate conservative
Never has he been labeled a liberal. It seems he has learned total power totally corrupts. No one should be voting GOP. We need balance for conversations to even begin.
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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:50 AM
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2. Wow. Broder speaks from the American center, actually right of center
Just not nearly as far right as the extremists now in power. This is powerful stuff, a judgment against this administration and this Congress is solidifying.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:02 AM
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5. I think this is the Establishment speaking, and it's, as you say...
powerful.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:14 AM
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8. does the Corp Media finally feel the tides shifting???
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:56 AM
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3. just do it

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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:06 AM
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4. Broder needs to take a good look in the mirror.
After cheerleading the neo-fascists into power, he's having buyer's remorse. Awww, poor baby.

Instead of taking 'personal responsibility' for what he helped to create, he sluffs his monumental bad judgment off on the voters that he helped to delude.

And just where the hell does he get this over-the-rainbow scenario that everything will be nice-nice if the Democrats win congress?

What a dumbass! Does Broder expect that the slash-and-burn neo-fascists that he shilled for are ever going to be nice?

Broder is both irresponsible and delusional. He's Drudge with a Washington press pass. :puke:
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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:06 AM
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6. And now that it looks likely that Dems will have real power,
he suddenly gets bipartisanship fever. His take that voters are throwing out the repubs because they are sick of the partisan bickering smacks, well, something self serving and unpleasant.

KB
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:12 AM
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7. I'm impressed--but will Broder stay sane through another stolen election?
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 09:13 AM by librechik
what will he do when the Pukkkes somehow pull off a miracle Diebold turnaround? Will he hop back on the "oh well, they have the power (if not the law) on their side" bus? (like he did last time and the time before?)
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