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  •  And there's nothing we can do to stop it (2+ / 0-)
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    dc1000, MichaelNY

    If you're one of the few Democrats left in the General Assembly, be prepared to vote "No" a lot!  We'll see what the public reaction is going to be to esepcially the radical social stuff the GA is likely to pass.

    •  Only hope you Hoosiers have is Pence's ambition (1+ / 0-)
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      for higher national office.  If he still has ultimate designs on the WH, he needs to forecast where the country will be in four or eight years and factor it in to at least some extent.  If he goes hard right wing agenda, his chances of winning the WH likely disappear.    

      President Obama would have been a Republican in the 1980's.

      by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:20:26 PM PST

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      •  You presume he wants to win the presidency (4+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY, sawolf, KingTag, lordpet8

        I'm beginning to think the dream of of GOPers is to go whacky in the primaries, spend billions in the GE and then sign a huge book deal.  

        Why bother being President?

        "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

        by rdw72777 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:23:23 PM PST

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      •  Pence won't moderate himself (1+ / 0-)
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        and if he tries it won't go over well with either the public or the state party.  He might try to run on some bullshit like George Bush did by being a "compassionate conservative" (and even that I highly doubt) but he'll always run as a dyed in the wool conservative.

        I think a lot of Republicans are looking at Romney's utterly humiliating limp through primary season last cycle and are taking notes.

        NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

        by sawolf on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:38:22 PM PST

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      •  but (1+ / 0-)
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        if he blocks any of the hard right agenda, it will hurt his chances to win the nomination. If he runs in 2016, it will be as a true believer, which is consistent with his record in the House.

        SSP poster. 43, new CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

        by sacman701 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:52:22 PM PST

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        •  It didn't kill Romney's chances (1+ / 0-)
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          he passed a healthcare mandate into law, was pro-choice, and anti-coal.  All anyone needs to do is be in denial for so long, even you believe your own lies.

          Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

          by KingofSpades on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:57:27 PM PST

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