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  •  if they're voting for Michele Bachmann (0+ / 0-)

    they probably want to get rid of social security completely.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 05:36:58 PM PDT

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    •  Do you really believe that? (0+ / 0-)

      Her district now includes a county that has more moderate Republicans. Republicans that are quite happy with the new fiber optic loop made possible(in part) by the stimulus. Graves made no mention of this at all. In this part of the district they like public works projects. Bachmann did not campaign on privatizing SS.

      Some people have short memories

      by lenzy1000 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 06:12:01 PM PDT

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    •  Not necessarily. And why would they have to feel (1+ / 0-)
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      that way, with all the ammunication that this Administration and some corporatist Dems give them?

      Reference the Politico piece that I posted in a comment below--Republicans these days have an advantage with the senior vote, whether or not we like it.

      Part of that is because of the Administrations's cuts to Medicare Advantage, that almost one quarter of seniors are enrolled in.

      Seniors Fled Democrats In Midterms

      By: Byron Tau
      November 7, 2010 03:35 PM EDT

      In an election marked by dramatic defections from the Democratic Party, older voters swung hardest, seemingly threatened by President Barack Obama’s mantra of change.

      Voters over 65 favored Republicans last week by a 21-point margin after flirting with Democrats in the 2006 midterm elections and favoring John McCain by a relatively narrow 8-point margin in 2008.

      Concerned by changes to Medicare and compelled by a Republican Party that promised a return to America’s glory days, seniors played a crucial — and often understated — role in races across the country. They were unswayed by ubiquitous Democratic warnings about Republican changes to Social Security. And they put a series of campaigns out of reach for Democrats.

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      hiddennplainsight

      by musiccitymollie on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 06:42:47 PM PDT

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