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  •  I wish I could beleive this (8+ / 0-)

    but I don't. The Rethugs will just keep trotting out the same old "Trickle Down/Don't tax the job creators" B.S. that's been working perfectly for them for so long now. As long as they can keep fooling enough idiots into believing it, they have no reason to ever stop doubling down on it.

    As for the Dems, we've seen before what kind of a fight they put up on our behalf. I expect a lot of smoke and noise, and then another "compromise" that sells us a little further on down the river, just like always.

    Here's hoping that my pessimism based on experience will be proven wrong, just for once.

    Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

    by drewfromct on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:01:07 AM PST

    •  Agree 110%. (4+ / 0-)

      It amazes me how short people's memories are when it comes to politics.  So far, nothing has changed except Obama who turned Repub critic for the re-e-lec-tion season.  It's a matter of time before that transient conversion completes its cycle imo.

      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

      by accumbens on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:15:47 AM PST

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      •  I would have agreed in the past... (2+ / 0-)
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        but this election showed me something I wasn't ready to believe:

        American voters are no longer buying the GOP trickle down.  It was Romney's plan for the election.....he tried repeating it in all kinds of guises, but in the end, the electorate understood, and Obama and Clinton helped them realize, that what the GOP was selling was Bush economics and they clearly realized that Bush economics had been in operation for a decade and had created a disaster.

        Enough of them now KNOW that the concept does not work and cannot work.  The math just does not compute and there is no hard evidence that it has worked.

        I was afraid the voters would drink the Kool Aid again, but the fact that Obama won despite the negative economics he had to battle with for the past four years, indicates that they are just not that stupid...even though Rove and Romney and Armey were operating on that principle.

        Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

        by dweb8231 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:04:41 AM PST

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