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Frank1453 Wrote: Oct 08, 2013 9:30 AM
I'm not a Dem-Lib. But, I think there's a real disconnect between the Republican party and working Americans. I don't like Obamacare. I'm pointing out that the GOP dropped the ball by ignoring this issue when they should have seized initiative about it. As long as the GOP is more about Sheldon Adelson than Joe Sixpack, the Obamas and Clintons will have a gap to drive their steamrollers through.
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Inarticulate Republicans

Frank1453 Wrote: Oct 08, 2013 9:04 AM
Fair enough. But home come in twelve years controlling both houses of Congress (with a brief interruption in the Senate) from 1995-2006, the Republicans never came up with their own plan for covering the uninsured? The Republicans justifiably poke holes in Obamacare, but when the ball is in their court, they act just like the "party of the rich" they're accused of being.
America needs a political movement along the lines of what Pat used to campaign on -- a capitalism that puts the American worker first. The Left used to mean labor (wage-earners) and the Right was management (investors). Today, the Left is those dependent on government (either as direct beneficiaries or at a job like Diversity Coordinator that wouldn't exist without government meddling), leaving the wage-earner without a political advocate. Too much of politics today consists of each party playing to their base, and trying to convince the worker why the other one is worse for them. The Tea Party and Occupy Movement actually have this in common. The middle class is tired of being given the "choice" of having their income directed toward the rich who haven't earned it, or the poor who haven't.
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