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It's Hard to Be a Republican

Joe296 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 9:14 AM
Article is right on point. It is just easier to win as a Democrat than it is for Republicans. The Democrats simply use their "Five Pillars of Demagoguery" to win. Women, minorities, senior citizens, gays and the resentful. You have a table with two steak dinners on it. Behind one is a Democrat and behind the other is a Republican. Someone walks up and says, "wow, those look great, can I have one?" The Dem says, "sure take it, it is free". The Republican says, sure, but you are going to have to work for it". Which dinner is the person going to take?
Allan60 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 9:40 AM
It's definitely true that it is easier to smear in this day and age of 24 hour TV than it is to explain complicated ideas.
Even when the economy is terrible, when the incumbent Democratic president has not been able to demonstrate success on job creation or growth, and even when the standard of living for Americans is declining on his watch, the country will choose a Democrat "who cares about the problems of people like me" over the Republican. That alone is enough to make Republican heads spin for some time.

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