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  •  Maybe it's because Reaganism failed as did Bush (3+ / 0-)
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    plf515, zett, Nisi Prius

    ...I & II and the Rep Party of small gov't and conservatism has not resurrected, leaving the fringes in disarray. It may be a mistake to write off voters who don't support Dems (e.g., Republicans, moderates, Ind) just because their current field is clearly a bunch of nuts and Obama will be re-elected.

    The real conundrum is why tow a centrist line just to the left of failed Reaganism.

    There are many Americans who cling to a belief in Small Federal Gov't and dismissing that large contingency as racists, as in some of the comments, or fringe may be a strategic mistake. A new huge voting population of 70+ million retirees plus 90+ million millenials is up for grabs. They should be in the Dem base already! So far, the Democrats are poised to not lose. That's not enough to earn the next 30 years of loyalty.

    Anybody who wants to write off traditional Republican voters as racist 1%'ers is taking on a lot of strategic and tactical risk. More importantly, we would be far better occupied by a bold, assertive internal housecleaning. Democrats can't stand too long on the luck of getting a batshit set of opponents.

    Eliminate the Bush tax cuts Eliminate Afghan and Iraq wars Do these things first before considering any cuts

    by kck on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 01:23:27 PM PST

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