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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:39 AM
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There is one aspect of the bill which I think is the key element to the Republican Waterloo.
I felt using their term is fitting for this and I find that this bill has many good things and most of which start immediately, other great things take some time to start. But the key thing that will win it for the democrats, and there fore win over Republican voters not even just Independents---although I can see them assuming it to be reparations. It is simply, the Rebate Check to close the donut hole in medicare. Anyone with a grandparents, or one parent, or knows an elderly neighbor or anyone on medicare (parents and so on) and they hear their neighbor received a rebate check----will start believing Obama does not want to put their parents or family members on death panels but actually wants to help. And from here we will see a domino affect. The elderly or those on medicare won't pass this up because they need it.

Once it starts with the older people will move down little by little. Many will still revolt from it, stupidly. But the GOP will be massacred in November because of it. People will ask them these questions and say, "You told me they would cut medicare. I received money back. You lied!" And it will be a cycle.

It will turn into a mess in November because everyone on Medicare will have had their checks and it will fuck up the GOP.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:48 AM
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1. Republicons = Waterlooser Whiners
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 06:48 AM by SpiralHawk
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:50 AM
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2. I love the sig and I agree. n/t
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:50 AM
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6. Waterloosers!
that's a keeper! :thumbsup:
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:13 AM
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3. Wishful thinking I suspect
Congress has tried sending out checks before. The money is gone quickly and folks forget fast. Like I've said before, part of the "sales job" aspect of this that congress is going to have to fight is the tendency of the GOP and really every clueless HR manager and boss looking for an excuse. If they make changes to their health care plans, or change the cost structure, or really just about anything that they feel they can blame on "Obama care", they will. I remember a guy wanting to just whine in general that complained about having to have a "politically correct carborator". Everyone nodded in agreement, even after I asked what the heck that was. The GOP constantly finds these all purpose causes of anything they don't like.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:19 AM
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4. With our help..
we need to pound it remind them everyday especially when we see the GOP start their talking points for each day.Dems are too slow to react.
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:36 AM
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5. Excellent point...K and R
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:21 AM
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7. The more time passes and the more good things come from the bill
the less people will be taken in by the GOP lies.
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