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Maybe Republicans Should Try Being Popular

absinthe48 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:29 AM
Bush 43 tried the popularity route, with his efforts to expand government spending and create all sorts of new programs, not to mention his successful efforts to blow the housing bubble. The GOP would still be pushing gun control if the grass-root activists had not intervened.
annfan_777 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:52 AM
The Democrats blew the housing bubble, not Bush. And the GOP has never pushed gun control. You are clueless.

Republicans don't control the U.S. Senate and they don't have the presidency. Instead of wasting time and energy in doomed efforts to defeat President Obama's Cabinet nominees or sucking up to illegal aliens, why not focus on issues where Republicans can be off-the-charts popular while forcing Democrats into taking stupid positions?

After the slaughters at Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., Tucson, Ariz., and Newtown, Conn., every sentient person knows we need to do something about institutionalizing the mentally ill and -- at the very least -- keeping guns out of their hands.

That happens to be impossible right now....