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Republicans 0 - Democrats Won

Conservative Ideas Defeated Again

Since the day following the 2012 general election, this political observer told friends and Republican elected officials the following: 

Say to the President (hopefully while on live TV), “Mr. President you are positioning the United States to go in the wrong direction.  You are taking us directly into a disastrous financial mess which will devastate the American people.  Your plan will create a slow or no-growth America which will not add employees to private payrolls.  But, you won this election and have the right to promote your course of action.  We Republicans will not vote yes, but we will not vote no and stand in your way.  When you do take America into this foreseeable upcoming financial disaster, do not point an accusing finger at Republicans.  You will have earned all the credit for yourself.” 

Unless Republicans thought the President’s plan was a formula for success, they should have let the Democrats have their ‘victory’ then sat back and waited for the predictable results. 

It was obvious on November 7th to this political observer that arguing, stalling, and negotiating with this President and his allies in the Senate was going to make Republicans look weak and give the President and the Democrats a bigger victory when Republicans finally cave-in to political reality. 

Here we are at the end of the year, Republicans decided to play the President’s game and the results were predictable.  Republicans look weak.  When economic disaster does arrive, the Democrats and their allies in the press will say, the President tried to save the situation but the Republicans would not let him. 

There is nothing unusual here for a Republican team that has repeatedly learned how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. 

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Regionman January 04, 2013 at 11:28 PM
As for working hard, I grew up on a farm and learned the value of hard work. After my layoff, I have devised 3 separate part time income streams to replace a portion of my lost income. Two of those involve some pretty heavy physical labor. Don't even talk to me about hard work. I have 40 years of it under my belt. Please explain to me why you used the term "family money"? Is that a bad thing? Also I am glad you agree with me when you say, "The American Dream is not a sure thing ". When I said we have the right to pursue happiness, but happiness is not guranteed, that is exactly what we are talking about. No one is guaranteed happiness and prosperity, only the pursuit. And your illustrious president cannot guarantee you prosperity either, only a marginal existance at best. I give to charities because I want to.
Regionman January 04, 2013 at 11:33 PM
For every dollar that is given there is a 15% deduction, so the effective gift is $.85. It still costs me alot more to give than not to give, even with the tax deduction. I could save money for my greedy little self if I didn't give, but that's not the point. As for guns, thousands of people die because other people kill them. Guns have to be used by a person. They don't kill on their own. Oh.......and by the way, as a side news bulletin, 64,000,000 legal gun owners killed no one yesterday.
Caffeinated January 05, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Needlesslyverboseman. Termpaperman. Pointlesstangentman.
mike k January 05, 2013 at 04:47 AM
you couldn't comprehend an intelligent thought if it landed on your pointy little head.
ReverePaul January 05, 2013 at 06:32 AM
"Your illustrious President thinks that every middle income person is "rich" because he just raised our payroll taxes." While I'm sure you think the 2% raise of taxes is the end of the world, taxes are a part of societies everywhere so deal with it. The ones that Obama really taxed are those households making above 450,000. The middle income person makes from 51,000-123,000 thousand so I don't know where your going with that. And also for the term "family money", I was showing you that not all rich people need to work hard for their money, all they need to do is be in the family. I know quite a few of those people. Also, 31,940 people died from guns last year, so basically we're willing to sacrifice deaths every year so gun owners can look at their guns in a box or go out to hunt? Why don't you go tell the people of Sandy Hook that number and see how they react. Are you going to tell every single person affected by gun deaths every year that others don't use guns to kill so it's fine to have a ridiculous amount of guns in our society? When people shoot a gun, their intention is to kill or to hurt something? How is that good in society? And can you also explain the need for assault rifles in our country?

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