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  •  They are betting the public will sour when (3+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, Fury, sethtriggs

    taxes go up.   A lot of people can't even tell you the name of a single congress member, even their own.....much less name off the Speaker of the House.  Everyone knows who Obama is but much less know who Boehner is.

    However, the voter will notice a tax bill that is higher, and unemployment that exists no more etc.  The republicans are betting that the public will blame the President for that.  That's their strategy.

    We must educate them to why this has happened and honestly why it is a better deal once they bring back unemployment and middle class tax January.   We must also educate low info voters to how the republicans operate and how congress works.

    Anything is better than cutting SS.

    •  Except polls show things are not (2+ / 0-)
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      Fury, sethtriggs

      as bleak as you paint them.  Polls show the public is aware, and they are blaming the republicans. So if the republicans hope that the public will suddenly change their minds---particularly when the first thing the Democrats do to fight the effects of raised taxes for everyone is propose a tax cut bill for the middle class---well then I think the GOP's hopes for this are about as solid as their hopes that Romney was going to take Ohio and Florida in the end.  Oh yeah, and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Iowa!  And Wisconsin!

      No, I don't think so. I know it's hard to believe after 2010, but if you realize that the republicans LOST the faith of the American people between 2010 and 2012, which is undeniable, then you begin to know how small the corner they have painted themselves into is.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:43:00 PM PST

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