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'Me Too' Republicans

m90 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 7:41 AM
The real problem is media exposure. People actually think Sarah Palin said she can see Russia from her house. They didn't care what she actually said. Tina Fey got more quotes in the news than Palin. Meanwhile every gaff of Obama/Biden was ignored. Coould a Republican candidte write a book where he admits to being a drunken drug user as a teen and not have it plastered all over the news?
Doug5049 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 7:46 AM
Sarah Palin said you can see Russia from Alaska. You can. The island Big Diomede, part of Russia, is 2.4 miles from Little Diomede, part of Alaska. On a clear day it is easy to see one from the other. In the winter it is possible to walk across the ice from one island to the other.
hvogel Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 7:58 AM
But Tina Fey, in her Sarah Palin persona on SNL, said, "I can see Russia from my house." That silly line got all the coverage and the majority of voters came to believe Sarah Palin actually said it. In an election, it doesn't matter what you actually said. It matters what the voters think you said.
Many ideas presented as "new" are just rehashes of old ideas that have been tried before -- and have failed before. So it is no surprise that the recent "Growth and Opportunity Project" report to the Republican National Committee is a classic example of what previous generations called "Me too" Republicanism.

These are Republicans who think that the key to winning elections is to do more of what the Democrats are doing. In effect, they say "me too" on issues such as immigration, in hopes of gaining more new votes than they lose by betraying their existing supporters.

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