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  •  Loudy support higher taxes on the plutocrats, (2+ / 0-)
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    and make sure the electorate knows it in 2014.  Rub it in that Republicans opposed it.  Even if taxes don't get raised, it could help.  

    Clean renewable energy is popular.  Democrats who support it win more often that Democrats who remain silent on the issue.  OTOH, Republicans who talk about renewable energy lose more often than Republicans that remain silent.  Good for us either way.  

    Renewable energy brings national global security.     

    by Calamity Jean on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 04:33:54 PM PST

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    •  How is that going to work under Obama? (1+ / 0-)
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      He ran twice on raising taxes on those making more than $250K.  In his first term he had large majorities in both houses of Congress.  The Democrats could easily have raised taxes at that time, and they should have done so, along with a number of other measures before embarking on HCR (which became an absolutely ineptly handled fiasco).  Unfortunately, they didn't.  

      Then Obama ran a second time on the same thing.  He got into office and first thing he decided to compromise, failing to achieve his stated goal.  

      Now you expect Dems to run on raising taxes?  Credibly?  

      •  Not really. (0+ / 0-)
        In his first term he had large majorities in both houses of Congress.  
        He had a nice majority in the House, but because of the filibuster needed 60 votes in the Senate.  Al Franken wasn't seated for months, and shortly after he arrived Ted Kennedy died, so Obama had a filibuster-proof majority for a relatively short time.  

        Plus, in my earlier comment I was referring mainly to candidates in House and Senate Democratic primaries and in the general election for Congress.

        Renewable energy brings national global security.     

        by Calamity Jean on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 10:15:30 AM PST

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