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  •  Your average voter will not pay attention to even (11+ / 0-)

    this modicum of nuance.  All they will hear from the Repubs is Dems want to hurt them.  Those Dems who object and say they didn't support the President on this will mostly be seen as just making excuses.  The repubs will not hesitate to accuse Dems who disavow the chained CPI as supporting it - they will lie.  Theaccused Dems will be on the defensive and will look weak.  People hate weak.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 11:56:36 AM PDT

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    •  & Repubs will run ads on Dems saying 'he/she was (5+ / 0-)

      for it before he/she was against it' and there are a lot of clips for them to use, hell they can google Pelosi's stance in just a two week period to show her going from calling it 'cuts' to saying it "strengthens Social Security" to now saying she opposes it.

      Maybe they'll throw in Dick Durbin's call for another Cat Food Commission.

      without the ants the rainforest dies

      by aliasalias on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 02:12:57 PM PDT

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    •  It can't wait till the election season is (2+ / 0-)
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      cranked up. Has to be now. And has to be expressed in votes.

      They must vote against or speak loudly against the President on this, and do it now before the campaigns crank up again.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 05:39:44 PM PDT

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