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    Do not equivocate on SS.  Unfortunately, I suspect this won't be the case and Democrats will continue to speak on the Republicans turf about "strengthening SS".

    On Perry, his support will go up, not down, in terms of his primary support.  Why?

    1.  Republicans like hearing anything that seems to refute what Democrats are saying.
    2.  He isn't saying anything uneducated voters will reject.  He basic case is SS needs fixing.  He just used a dramatic term.  His other option was flip flopping.  Republicans will reward the strength vs the policy 10 times out of 10.
    3.  If you wonder what happens to people who try to outflank Rs to the left on entitlements, look no further than Newt Gingrich.
    4.  Republicans will circle the wagons in the face of what seems like a media attack.
    5.  Remember when Senator Obama said he would negotiate with Iran.  The media pounced, to presumed front runner pounced, the President held strong, and it would up helping him.  This is no different.

    If Dems don't strongly create a far left firewall on SS, we will soon see a bunch of articles comparing SS to a Ponzi scheme and I guarantee non political voters will start buying the nonsense.

    Stop laughing and ACT.

    "But once John Boehner is sworn in as Speaker, then he’s going to have responsibilities to govern. You can’t just stand on the sidelines and be a bomb thrower." - President Obama, 12-07-2010

    by justmy2 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:44:20 AM PDT

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