Caslon Predicts, Part 2

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    Dec 29, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    Remember, I predicted that the Repugs will get their asses handed to them in 2012, because their promises are contradictory...slash spending, but don't raise taxes.

    There's an Op-Ed piece in the Wash Post that is seeing it the same way pretty much:

    "...But during the lame-duck session, it seemed to dawn on GOP leaders that they begin the new Congress burdened with great expectations - but lacking commensurate power. It's going to be a challenge for Republicans just to maintain party unity, much less to enact the kind of conservative agenda they promised to their enthusiastic, impatient voters. ...

    Republicans face what, for them, is an unpleasant but inescapable reality. Ideologically, most Americans describe themselves as moderate or conservative; but when it comes to getting assistance from the government, most Americans are moderate or liberal. ..."

    Or as I might put it. To these Tea Baggers etc, Big Government is only when the money is going to someone else. When the money is coming to them, it's what they pay taxes for. And they are gonna scream bloody murder if it stops coming to them. ...But cut spending!

    This is gonna be fun to watch!
  • GQjock

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    Dec 29, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    Ordinary wisdom points that way Cas

    .... but let's not forget that the republicans have a 24 hour a day
    spin machine that has been churning out right wing propaganda for more than a decade

    and as we have seen it has the best ratings of all "ahem" news shows that are out there
    Even though we've seen that .... and this proves a point
    That this UNNAMED "news" station has the most uninformed viewers

    ...... The deity that I don't believe in Help us all icon_confused.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 29, 2010 1:49 PM GMT
    Well since the election, so far so good for the dems in 2012.

    I absolutely agree the next two years will be interesting to analyze.
    Will the "repugs" continue saying "no" without any serious alternative?
    Will they actually do something productive?

    I would agree with some of what Cas has pointed out, I'm looking forward
    to see what Boener and the Republicans come up with... if they can.

    Lots to look forward to...
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    Dec 29, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    You guys forget or choose to ignore that the Republicans came up with concrete ideas for health care at the summit called before the bill was pushed through. I recall Ryan and Cantor weighed in, but all Republican ideas were dismissed, including tort reform because the trial lawyers are one of the several special interests the Democrats cater to. The fact that select groups are allowed to opt-out now shows the lousy framework that the bill represents.

    From my perspective, there is no use engaging in debates on this topic. You guys can make your predictions all day, keep your slogans 'party of no', wish things your way, etc. It doesn't matter.
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    Dec 29, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    Don't mind me..carry on.
    I'm just waiting for the Canadian perspective and some pics of dead seals