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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

1960Republican Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 10:26 AM
I made plenty of money, paid plenty in taxes. It's about time everybody else does. My peers were sole proprietor businesses, partnerships, Chatper S corp. types. We were all in the $200,000, $300,000 yearly earned income and capital gains range. At the club, they'd all talk and laugh about how much they "expensed," off the business income, hid rental income. I never had the guts, just paid whatever the CPA said I owed. It was never too much. I've always been ashamed of those guys. Funny, they all got out of serving in our military, too -- they had hid in college.. I did not. I had to serve. "Just sayin'," as they say. Maybe I'm dumb, but I'm still here, with a clear conscience, and no fear of a knock at the door. How nice.
rman859 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 11:32 AM
Good for you! You are a Great American.
1960Republican Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:58 PM
rman -- not "Great," merely obeying the law, and grateful to have been born in this nation.
Given the expectations raised by the Republican punditocracy -- that Mitt was headed for a big victory -- the jolt of defeat hit especially hard.

Now, what had seemed an orderly retreat has taken on the aspect of a rout, with Beltway Republicans calling for abandonment of fixed positions all along the line.

After Senate candidates Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Todd Akin in Missouri bollixed the question of abortion in cases of rape, Republicans are being counseled to downgrade or dump the social issues. As young people seem to support same-sex marriage, why not be good libertarians and get on board?...