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Old 01-21-2010, 08:51 AM   #21
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However, I DO believe that Peggy Noonan has hit the Nail on the Head with this paragraph:



Peggy Noonan: The Risk of Catastrophic Victory - WSJ.com
The Pubbies will pretend to start caring. They are already trying to pretend to be teabaggers and take credit for the movement. They'll win a bunch of seats and feel fat and sassy and continue down the Republicrat road to ruin. The only thing that can work is for people who are still sane to get involved in the primaries and get candidates who aren't corrupt in BOTH parties.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:24 AM   #22
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One Pollack was 1,500 won and a kilogram of corn was 900 won, so people barter one Pollack for a little less than two kilograms of corn.

You can't get a plug nickel for a Pollack in South Florida.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:58 AM   #23
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Yeah, the Republicans are benefiting from being not-Democrats, but I haven't seen anything affirmative from them.

They need some sort of written list of their principles and ideas, and a promise to implement them. They could frame it as some sort of legally-binding agreement with the U.S. electorate... perhaps a "contract" of some sort with the American people... Hmmmm... Could be a winning strategy.

Of course, the trick would be to stick to it...
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:11 AM   #24
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Yeah, the Republicans are benefiting from being not-Democrats, but I haven't seen anything affirmative from them.

They need some sort of written list of their principles and ideas, and a promise to implement them. They could frame it as some sort of legally-binding agreement with the U.S. electorate... perhaps a "contract" of some sort with the American people... Hmmmm... Could be a winning strategy.

Of course, the trick would be to stick to it...
That's brilliant! Sort of a "new deal" between government and the people. Relief to the unemployed and badly hurt working people, some sort of reform of business and financial practices, and of course, recovery of the economy from the recession.

You're on a roll, Shizook!
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:48 AM   #25
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Hi Guys,

So, having established that the Demopublicans are really only one mixed-up animal, and not really separate (but equal) at all, why not seriously consider a third party?

(Putting on my Libertarian Party hat.....) How about tiny and Constitutional government? How about local voters dealing with local issues, and the Fed sticking to what it is supposed to do: "...repel foreign invasion". How about, until the IRS is actually abolished, sending your income tax to your State Governor and having him or her negotiate with the Fed for what your state gets back, and not giving the money to the Fed if they don't make a good deal?

Stop the money, and the government will sit up and listen. Anything less is whistling in a graveyard, and will have the same not-quite profound affect.

Just, as always, my opinion........right, of course, but still, my opinion.....
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:01 PM   #26
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So called Conservatives had been in control of the house for 11 years and total control for 7. Yet Deficit spending shot out of control.

Care to explain? Liberals are supposed to spend like drunken sailors, but why has the right been doing it all along? Who represents the right anymore? Did the Gov shrink or expand under Conservative control? Did the budget get balanced under any conservative in the last 20+ years? Who represents your Ideals anymore?
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That's brilliant! Sort of a "new deal" between government and the people. Relief to the unemployed and badly hurt working people, some sort of reform of business and financial practices, and of course, recovery of the economy from the recession
Of course, this "new deal" should not prolong the economic crisis by another five-ten years and require a World War and the subsequent rebuilding of a shattered Europe by an untouched United States to rescue it from universal acknowledgement of failure. And it should not include entitlement programs that will become unsustainable and untouchable. And it should leave out any proven economic policy failures like Keynesian government stimulus spending.

But aside from that, sure.
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #28
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One Pollack was 1,500 won and a kilogram of corn was 900 won, so people barter one Pollack for a little less than two kilograms of corn.

You can't get a plug nickel for a Pollack in South Florida.
Two Pollaks walk into a Bar..........
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:42 PM   #29
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Yeah, the Republicans are benefiting from being not-Democrats, but I haven't seen anything affirmative from them.
Much like 'Bama benefitted from being "Not Bush or Clinton"........
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