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  •  Republicans didn't believe the polls (1+ / 0-)
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    on the election, either, and see how that worked out for them.  If they shut down the government or hold the country's ability to pay its debts hostage, the majority of Americans (including the upper 2%) will be out for blood.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 05:08:03 AM PST

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    •  check out Roger Simon today (4+ / 0-)
      Unfortunately, this is more than sour grapes. It is another attempt to delegitimize Obama. The first attempt was the “birther” movement, which tried to make his 2008 victory illegitimate by claiming Obama had not been born in the United States. (That in 2012 Romney warmly and publicly embraced Donald Trump, the most high-profile person to question Obama’s birthplace, speaks for itself.)

      But birtherism failed to catch on. And now it has been replaced with the theory of “racial destiny”: Obama was born a minority and so minorities (and anyone else who can be easily bribed) will vote for him. Simple as that.

      http://www.politico.com/...

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 05:32:12 AM PST

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      •  Roger Simon is, how can I say it delicately? (0+ / 0-)

        an idiot. and a water boy for the RWNJ's.

        "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

        by gritsngumbo on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:38:32 AM PST

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      •  Greg - these same people didn't have (0+ / 0-)

        any problem with McCain's being born outside the United States.  I don't remember anyone's questioning his legitimacy as a candidate.

        These people won't stop.  And neither will the Republicans in congress - both houses, both leaders.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 02:54:59 PM PST

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