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Maybe Republicans Should Try Being Popular

tibby2 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 6:27 AM
Perhaps the reason Democrats want to protect the mentally ill is out of self-preservation. After all if you totally exclude mental health records then it would be easier for Democrats to get guns. You don't actually have to fix a problem if you can fix the blame for a problem. It makes for reelectability if you can always appear to be working on fixing problems. Once you actually fix a problem then you have lost that issue for the next election. Democrats love to proclaim that they are for freedom while they take away liberty.
Phuket Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:09 AM
Which begs the question, tibby, are there truly sane Democrats?

Exhibit A = Alan Colmes v Bill O'Reilly on Monday
Exhibit B-C-D-E=Keith Olbermann
Exhibit F-G= Al Sharpton, Piers Morgan
Dan7309 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:37 AM
On the mark with that one, Phuket.

Republicans don't control the U.S. Senate and they don't have the presidency. Instead of wasting time and energy in doomed efforts to defeat President Obama's Cabinet nominees or sucking up to illegal aliens, why not focus on issues where Republicans can be off-the-charts popular while forcing Democrats into taking stupid positions?

After the slaughters at Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., Tucson, Ariz., and Newtown, Conn., every sentient person knows we need to do something about institutionalizing the mentally ill and -- at the very least -- keeping guns out of their hands.

That happens to be impossible right now....