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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2010, 04:57:54 pm »

And, had she won, we wouldn't have to worry about these teabaggers since she's white and all.

lol. Most of the Teabaggers are not racist. They're just against Democrats trying to establish "big government." Since many Republicans called Hillary Clinton "the closest thing to a European socialist" back in 2007, I'm pretty sure we would have still had a Tea Party movement if Hillary would have won. And to be honest, I don't think Hillary would have handled domestic policy much differently than Obama. Maybe Hillary would have pushed through a public option for healthcare reform if she had enough Democrats in Congress (which would have made the Teabaggers even angrier than they are now), but other than that I don't see Hillary doing anything differently when it comes to domestic policy. And the economy would still have been about the same, so Hillary would have been just as unpopular as Obama is right now.
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2010, 09:26:41 pm »

Republicans aren't "back,"  Democrats are "out."  There's a difference.  Obviously as the only other major party Republicans stand to gain quite a bit from Democratic misfortunes.  However, the Republican "resurgence" will be short lived.  Even if they retake Congress, any attempts to deliver on the "Tea Party agenda" and the inevitable failure of these attempts will send them further into the hole come 2012.  Republicans are still running on the Reagan coalition + 1994!  They need a new message if they want to hold onto power.  If you strip away the politics and propaganda, Democratic ideas are more popular than Republican ideas.  The Democrats have just done a piss-poor job of standing up for themselves as usual.

This sounds about right.  Instead of running to the center, the GOP has gone batsh**t even worse than Bush.  Sure they will pickup seats despite that this year, but it won't be as bad as 1994.  I could actually see the GOP nominating Palin(POTUS)/Quayle's son or Steele/Jindal (VP) giving the Democrats even more states this time than in 2008.  Bush actually had his head out of his ass with Hispanic voters.  This GOP wants to isolate them and they will pay in the end for it.
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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2010, 08:30:24 am »

The GOP wants to block unemployment extensions and give tax cuts to millionaires that's what they want in 2010 and what Sarah Palin wants to do in 2012 and Mitt Romney, I dont think people want to go back.
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