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I Love Karl Rove!

Kyll-Why-T Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 10:27 AM
Yeah, more Allen West, Michele Bachman and Sarah Palin, that's the answer. Funniest post ever.
Only a couple problems...... The hardcore devotees will simply see it as fighting fire with fire and a necessary evil if Dems are to compete with Repubs. Those that are less involved in politics are just going to change the channel with a shrug. Same thing as the whole "You didn't build that" motto, it just isn't going to resonate with anyone except Fox News watchers (who already dislike Obama). Conservatives are going to have to get a better grasp on the American public if they want to get some attention. Well, positive attention anyway. They can always get lots of negative attention with another debt ceiling fight.
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Economy Shrinks Due to Military Cuts

Kyll-Why-T Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:34 PM
That's interesting....it was Repulicans that opposed the TEMPORARY cut in payroll taxes to begin with. Every met a Republican that didn't love a tax cut? Sure, if it mostly benefits working folk rather than the wealthy. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/us/politics/26dems.html?_r=0 Continued Cluelessness from faux-Conservatives.
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Economy Shrinks Due to Military Cuts

Kyll-Why-T Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:30 PM
No need to wait, go ahead and get a job now. I would imagine there's plenty of jobs that fit your skill set down there in the deep south.........Grill Technician (Mc Donald's), Customer Service Representative (Wal-Mart greeter), Sanitary Utensil Specialist (Applebee's dishwasher), etc. Don't let that pesky 40 hour work week scare you off, there'll still be plenty of time for drinkin' shine and Klan rallies on the weekends.
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Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

Kyll-Why-T Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:03 AM
I would suggest that it has more to do with a lack of funding for 3rd parties as well as a lack of truly top tier candidates. Look at 1992 when Ross Perot spent a pile of cash and nearly got a viable 3rd party up and running. They were included in the presidential debates, held some congressional seats and even a governorship or two. But as they failed to continue finding good charismatic candidates the bit of money that was there dried up and by 2002 the Independece party was pretty much a thing of the past. Find a source of money and a good spokesperson/leader and you'll have a 3rd party.
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Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

Kyll-Why-T Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:56 AM
And swing voters have no interest in candidates that appeal to the base (think Paul Ryan, Rick Santorum, or Newt Gingrich). The only real hope I see for Republicans in the short term for a candidate with national appeal is Chris Christie, the question is whether or not the base would consider voting for him. In preliminary polls he's the only candidate that not only gets within 10 points of Hillary but is running almost dead even with her. Second, policy is an issue. I'm not saying things should be completely revamped, but things need to get tweaked. Why go for a "no-abortion ever" approach when most of the country considers themselves pro-life, but not to that degree? Why insist on keeping or reviving tax cuts for the...
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Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

Kyll-Why-T Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:50 AM
It's absolutely true that Dems are celebrating the demise of the Republican party way, way too soon. There's little doubt that the pendulum will swing back to the right at some point, but there's some key issues to tackle before that can happen. First, a clear leader is going to need to step. And where this gets really interesting is that this leader is going to need to appeal to both the base and the elusive swing voters (those that are either independent or are willing to vote against their usual party affiliation). Right now the party base won't vote for the candidates that appeal to swing votes that could be peeled off of the Dem party (think Jon Huntsman or Tim Pawlenty).
Or the person that can see the forest for the trees and understands that advocating an uncompromising position is a sure way to lose the war even if a few battles are won. Feel free to keep insisting on your way or no way and you can insist you're right to the other irrelevant nuts left by the wayside.
Smartest thing Republicans have done in some time. It takes away the "Crazy House Republicans don't care about the nation and whether it defaults" argument and totally focuses attention to the Senate and the lack of a budget. Plus the public would likely (enthusiastically) get behind the idea of no-pay for no-work idea of tying the budget to congressional pay. I strongly suspect Boehner is WAY sharper than he gets credit for.
Yeah, it's genius alright. It starts off with Levin ripping Marbury v. Madison because that was the decision that essentially gave the court it's power to declare laws unconstitutional and then goes on to bash the court for not declaring other laws unconstitutional (McCain Feingold for instance). In other words his opinion of the court has nothing to do with constitutionality or the framer's intent, but everything to do with whether or not they decide the way he thinks they should. Hypocrisy, selective memory, and having/eating cake anyone?
Costa Rica has no military. What happens when Costa Rica's neighbor sees all those American fat cats living there all ripe-for-the-taxing and decides to annex Costa Rica?
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