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  •  How Do You Fail To Understand That (0+ / 0-)

    We are dealing with unprecedented situations that may require non-conventional solutions?

    Perhaps Obama was serious when he maintained he was going to change the way business is done in Washington.

    Let me ask you this:

    You Seem To Think Your Focus On Minutiae Prevails.
    It doesn't.
    18 months from now, in local congressional districts across the country, if Dem rep A is running on protecting SS, and GOP loony rep B is running on whatever the fuck he's somehow cobbling together...Who YOU gonna vote for?

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    by Beetwasher on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:02:22 PM PDT

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    •  Your entire premise (0+ / 0-)

      is that Obama can propose this and look like a moderate and then democrats can oppose it and look like defenders of ss. This premise is based off the idea that the average voter pays enough attention to tell the difference between the views of the leader of the DP and the views of congressmen in the DP. Sorry but they don't. You haven't done anything in your reply to even address that criticism. You may understand 11th dimensional chess but you screw up big time when you start to think the average voter does.

      "if Dem rep A is running on protecting SS, and GOP loony rep B is running on whatever the fuck he's somehow cobbling together...Who YOU gonna vote for?"

      First of all, Rep A might be running on protecting SS but the GOP candidate will be running on the same thing, just like they did when Paul Ryan proposed to gut Medicare, they ran on protecting and preserving Medicare. So I imagine folks in that district will vote for their party and independents will be so confused by all the lies that who knows who theyll vote for. They certainly wont perceive any reason to vote for the Dems.

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