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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 02:34 PM
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48. The near destruction of the Democratic Party at this point ... after decades ...
Edited on Thu Aug-18-11 02:35 PM by defendandprotect

of infiltration by Koch Bros. funded DLC and their 20 years or more of influence

over the party --

Obama's presidency was intended to reverse W's evils --

rather we've ended up with an attack on the core principles of the Dem Party --

the New Deal, labor, unions -- health care !!! Yikes!!

With Obama's drones flying over Pakistan and obama taking us into a second decade

of the W wars!!!

Obama is over -- the question is whether we will save any thing of the party!!

But, now, things have monumentally shifted.

With the steady erosion of Obama's new polling numbers on overall job approval (40%), handling of the economy (26%), the federal budget deficit (24%), creating jobs (29%), Afghanistan (38%), education (41%), foreign affairs (42%), terrorism (53%), we are looking at a reelection campaign in deep jeopardy.

And we liberals and progressives aren't the only ones taking note of that.

Right now, Jeb Bush is weighing all of this against the hurdle of 'is it TOO SOON?' That is the only thing that has thus far held him back from a run for the WH. As long as he thought there was little to no chance of anything other than an embarrassing defeat in a match with Obama, he did not want to tarnish himself with that type of loss. That would have buried the "fresh face" named Bush, forever.

Again, the outlook has monumentally shifted. Obama's position is vulnerable now, with his relentless pursuit of right wing policies, blessed by corporate-bred advisers, and made infinitely worse with the administration's attacks on those who fought for his victory in 2008. And Jeb may be now willing to take the gamble.

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