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  •  They won't "drift into irrelevance" (6+ / 0-)

    as long as they control the House.  They have to be worked with, or their votes peeled off to support Democratic proposals, or their voters have to rise up and register displeasure with their positions, to for a change for the better.  

    Already House Republicans are making the charge to their constituents that "tax hikes on the rich" actually means "tax hikes for YOU."  Republicans consistently refer to "Obama tax hikes," not "tax hikes on the rich."  I can't count the number of Republican voters who have voiced this belief on the public airways since the election.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:07:12 AM PST

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    •  gopers can still remain relevant on a state and (0+ / 0-)

      local basis, while losing consistently in national elections, thereby futhering their states rights advocacy.

      The goal being the prevention of enacting helpful legislation by knuckle dragging governors.

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