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You would think that they have learned.  But 3 weeks after I left on holiday, I come back to exactly where we were when I left.  
But we are in good news, bad news situation.  The Good News is that the Democratic Party appears to get it.  They understand what needs to be done, and what cannot be done.  The Bad News is that the GOP still doesn’t get it.  
The GOP, particularly in the House, still thinks that allowing the richest 1% to PAY LESS THAN THEIR FAIR SHARE while everyone else struggles is a WINNING STRATEGY.   Well, Stupid is as stupid does.   And Stupid is the only word to cover the GOP current behavior.  

“Americans prefer letting tax cuts expire for the country's top earners, as President Barack Obama insists, while support has declined for cutting government services to curb budget deficits, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Fewer than half the Republicans polled favor continuing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.
There's also a reluctance to trim Social Security, Medicare or defense programs, three of the biggest drivers of federal spending, the survey released Wednesday found. The results could strengthen Obama's hand in his fiscal cliff duel with Republicans, in which he wants to raise taxes on the rich and cut spending by less than the GOP wants.”

The Republicans are afraid of losing their primary if they vote with the Democrats to avoid the fiscal cliff.  What they are forgetting is that winning a primary does not guarantee winning an election.  
If the GOP allows us to go over the fiscal cliff while protecting the rich, they are writing their own demise.   It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the scenario that will play out.   But just in case the Dems don’t get the obvious, here it is.      If they do, the Dems just get good strong candidates to run against them starting in January.   Then for the next 2 years, just go around the district reminding everyone that it was their Congressman who caused their pain.  It was their Congressman that raised their taxes while protecting the rich.   It was their Congressman that cut their Medicare or Social Security benefits.  It was their Congressman who allowed deep cuts to Defense.  
I guess they didn’t learn from 2008 or 2012.  Too bad for them, GREAT NEWS FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY!
Look, we’ve already seen that spending lots of money, protecting the rich and ignoring the will of ALL THE PEOPLE  and BLAMING the Democrats for their policy failures doesn’t get them elected.  It just won’t work in 2014 ESPECIALLY if their opponent has very deliberately spent the last two years running against those policies.    
And if the Dems are really smart, they will run women and Latinos in those districts where there was heavy support.    Make it a trial run for 2016.
Look we have seen that when the GOP goes against the will of the people for their own political purposes THEY LOSE!  So let them lose!  Good Riddance to their crazy power hungry agenda.  It’s bad for the country.  Hell, it’s bad for the world.     Let them dig themselves into a deep enough hole that no amount of money or no political candidate (even Jeb Bush) can dig themselves out of.  

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