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  •  Yes but it can still be hung (7+ / 0-)

    Around democratic necks next year to depress turn out.

    I swear the Democrats just like losing elections.

    What continually boggles my mind though is you'd think at some point simple pragmatism would cause them to do the politically smart thing since the 1% has no incentive to bribe them when they are voted out of office.

    •  How'd that ad go? (0+ / 0-)

      "you, or six people in your party who are not you, made a proposal during negotiations that never came to a vote, that in fact contradicts your previous vote on authorizing the supercommittee in the first place in that it didn't touch entitlement, and by the way, this same chart shows how out of touch we republicans are on taxes?"  Votes matter -- they voted for the Ryan budget.  They're fucked on medicare.  This is a fancy way for the republicans to vote to raise the debt ceiling by rolling the lunatic fringe, who, it should be noted, saw this coming.  The debt ceiling bill was even less popular among conservatives than any other group.  As concerns the democrats, they'll attack for insufficient austerity, which will be the case with all the republican supercommittee proposals Kerry and Becerra and so forth themselves reject.  

      The argument about attacking dems to the left on medicare ignores that they only did so in the context of the Affordable Care Act.  Take that out of the picture, they have nothing to say on the issue.

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Fri Oct 28, 2011 at 02:16:48 PM PDT

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