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Union Yes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 09:14 AM
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What favors have Republicans done for themselves regarding making themselves electable in 2010?
What have they done to reach out to voters and make themselves as a party more attractive to voters?

Any achievements that they can brag about?

Is opposition to Health Care Reform political suicide today and/or in November?

I don't fear 2010 because the GOP ain't done itself any favors.

BUT..

The Dems had soon better achieve something or we all should fear November.
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lwcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 09:16 AM
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1. Chris Floyd explains it
Edited on Wed Mar-17-10 09:16 AM by lwcon
http://chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-late...

And what is Barack Obama's agenda? What is his political program? It breaks down into three main elements: unwinnable wars, unconscionable bailouts, and unworkable, unwanted health care "reform" that forces people to further enrich some of the most despised conglomerates in the land. It is, in every way, a recipe for moral, economic and political disaster. It is a gigantic anchor tied around the neck of the Democratic Party, and it will drag the whole lumbering wreck back to the bottom in short order.

It also provides a fertile breeding ground for the willful, belligerent ignorance of the Right to thrive. With such an egregiously stupid and destructive agenda at work in the White House, opponents need only say that they are against it, and they are guaranteed a wide following. Who would not be against unwinnable war, unconscionable bailouts and unworkable boondoggles serving rapacious elites? The actual positions held by these opponents the actual policies they will pursue once in power are given little scrutiny in such circumstances. The opponent represents change from a hated status quo and that's enough. Later, when their odious positions come to light, it is too late.

Where have we seen this dynamic at work before? Oh yes, it was way back in November 2008. Barack Obama represented change from the hated status quo, from the agenda of the ruling Republican party. And what was that agenda? Why, unwinnable wars, unconscionable bailouts and the assiduous service of rapacious elites. The actual positions held by Obama the actual policies that he would pursue once in power were given little scrutiny.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 09:17 AM
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2. GOP allies bought control of most media in the 80s and 90s. Biggest favore EVER done for them.
Edited on Wed Mar-17-10 09:18 AM by blm
And it will keep favoring them until the media's fascist agenda is scrutinized and exposed.


Doesn't matter WHAT they do just how newsmedia spins it to protect them.
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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 09:54 AM
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3. What have they done? Nothing.
The problem is that a substantial plurality appear to prefer "nothing" to Democrats these days.

It will take a miracle for November to not be ugly. Right now the only question is HOW ugly.
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