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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 11:35 AM
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Poll question: Which Republican ideas are worthy of bipartisan support?
Obama's economic recovery plan includes tax breaks for businesses, but I thought the election was a repudiation of GOP ideas. It's funny that when Bush won by a razor thin majority--or more accurately lost by enough to steal it--he claimed a mandate for an undiluted far right agenda. The only concessions he made was to put expiration dates on tax cuts, fully knowing that anyone who didn't vote to renew them could be accused of raising taxes.

Oddly, when Bill Clinton won more decisive victories than Bush, and Obama won even more decisive victories than Clinton, they both rushed to embrace the far right. In Clinton's case, their thanks was to pass the right wing agenda when Clinton pretended to propose it, and simultaneously, call Clinton far left and try to impeach him for his personal behavior.

So what is the upside of including these grossly failed republican ideas in Obama's economic recovery proposal? Is it just a bribe to keep the business community from pulling out the big PR guns to kill the overall package?

Or is it a failed belief that these GOP ideas actually work?

Which GOP ideas are worthy of bipartisan support?

Poll result (4 votes)
trickle down economics: give tax breaks and subsidies to rich & big corporations & hope they use it to help middle class & poor with jobs (1 votes, 25%)Vote
deregulation: business people are responsible enough to do the right thing on pollution, compensating workers, worker safety, selling safe products, and dealing fairly with other businesses. They do (0 votes, 0%)Vote
over-regulating education: unlike business, what public schools need to flourish is MORE regulation and no more money. They also need to teach to tests sold by cronies (1 votes, 25%)Vote
privatization: why have the government do something when a major donor can do it for twice as much and give you a job when you leave office? (0 votes, 0%)Vote
faith and corporate based science: If it isn't in the Bible or an oil, coal, or nuclear company's best interest, it just isn't true. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
pre-emptive war: Just because we spend more on our military than the rest of the world combined, doesn't mean we can't claim a country is a threat, invade them, and try to give their oil to corporate (0 votes, 0%)Vote
leadership from the dregs of brahman gene pool: the best and brightest belong in the board room. The mentally and morally deformed belong in the White House (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Free speech belongs to whoever can buy all the microphones (2 votes, 50%)Vote
health insurance company profits are more important than people's lives. If you can't figure out how to beat the scam, you don't deserve to live (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Going to the bank should be as exciting as going to Vegas--you should never know if you are going to lose your house or life savings (0 votes, 0%)Vote
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  - Good one.  donco6   Jan-09-09 11:39 AM   #1 
  - You left one out that I support:  damntexdem   Jan-09-09 11:40 AM   #2 
  - I vote for that one.  nyc 4 Biden   Jan-09-09 01:02 PM   #11 
  - Where's NONE OF THE ABOVE??  ananda   Jan-09-09 11:40 AM   #3 
  - I needed room for more choices!  yurbud   Jan-09-09 11:41 AM   #4 
  - Exactlly NONE! ZERO!  GreenTea   Jan-09-09 01:12 PM   #12 
  - Most of them already have bipartisan support  Uzybone   Jan-09-09 11:43 AM   #5 
  - That's the truth, really. NT  MADem   Jan-09-09 12:37 PM   #10 
  - And now we get to the real heart of the matter.  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-09-09 11:44 AM   #6 
  - Other; the one at the very end.  Uncle Joe   Jan-09-09 11:46 AM   #7 
  - ha! note that I got a couple of takes on these options--scary  yurbud   Jan-09-09 12:11 PM   #9 
  - NONE - Name one fucking idea, ideology republicans have ever come up with  LaPera   Jan-09-09 12:11 PM   #8 
 
donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 11:39 AM
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1. Good one.
I see they're all still zero. LOL!
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 11:40 AM
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2. You left one out that I support:
The GOP should put up idiot candidates who ensure that their tickets lose.
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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 01:02 PM
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11. I vote for that one.
Say it with me..Palin 2012!
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 11:40 AM
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3. Where's NONE OF THE ABOVE??
lol
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 11:41 AM
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4. I needed room for more choices!
It was too easy to come up with ten bad ideas.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 01:12 PM
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12. Exactlly NONE! ZERO!
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 11:43 AM
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5. Most of them already have bipartisan support
the suddenly robustly spined Democrats in Congress sat hand in hand with Bush and voted for them too. Glad we have a relative newcomer here to clean house.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 12:37 PM
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10. That's the truth, really. NT
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 11:44 AM
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6. And now we get to the real heart of the matter.
Obama says he wants to be "post partisan". He wants to "reach across the aisle" and claims that "not all good ideas come from Democrats".

Well that sounds reasonable on the surface. When it comes to the average American citizen you could probably find common ground and good ideas with many who have voted for Repuke candidates in the past.

But as for Republicans who have actually HELD office in the last 30 years, what GOOD ideas have they had?

Richard Nixon created the EPA and started Earth Day. Otherwise, he was pretty much a fucking bastard who owed his entire career to the Bush Crime Family, but I'll give him credit for those things. But I can't think of any good ideas that have come from a Repuke administration since then. Or Repukes in Congress. And most definitely NOT the traitors in PNAC.

So why reach out to those who have proven themselves incapable of any good ideas for nearly 40 years?

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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 11:46 AM
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7. Other; the one at the very end.
When they all decided that campaigning with Plutonium was a better idea than being associated with Bush.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 12:11 PM
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9. ha! note that I got a couple of takes on these options--scary
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 12:11 PM
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8. NONE - Name one fucking idea, ideology republicans have ever come up with
They are corporate pigs, polluters, anti workers, anti health care, anti new deal, pro war, imperialist, fascist liars, greedy, hateful elitist!
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