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GOP Puts Spotlight on Feckless Senate Democrats

Luscious Lars Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 5:23 PM
Which is why Al Franken, a liberal's liberal, who is up for re election in MN in 2014, won't come out in favor of Obama's proposals on gun control, including the ban on semiautomatics with a pistol grip, and 10 round limits for reduced capacity magazines. He wants to, he needs to, get re elected first. He doesn't want to make any votes which may jeopardize his Washington gig. He loves it. Remember when Paul Wellstone said he'd only serve one term in the Senate? That was before he got to la la land (D.C.) and found out how cushy and glamorous the job was, not to mention the lucrative salary. He dropped that principle in a heart beat and ran for a second term, using the excuse that there was just too much more he needed to get done. Right.
Have the House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or just a viable one? Maybe so.

They certainly need one that is at least the latter, if not the former. Barack Obama is up in the polls since the election, as most re-elected presidents have been. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows him with 52 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval. Other public polls have similar results.

In contrast, the NBC/WSJ poll reports that only 26 percent have positive feelings about the Republican Party and 51 negative feelings. Toward Speaker John...