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  •  And you know (7+ / 0-)

    That was essentially the GOP plan for 2012, too. That's why they blocked every imaginable idea that might have improved the economy at all, to deliberately sabotage Obama's re-election efforts. I mean, they admitted that up front.

    And I think it will be the GOP plan any time a Democrat is in the White House.

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    by David Nir on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 12:09:43 PM PDT

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    •  Well I disagree with your last sentence (0+ / 0-)

      I think at some point they really will wake up and try to change their approach.  It will take more failure for that to happen, but repeated failure usually works in getting a major party to stop doing whatever it's been doing.

      The GOP has dug itself quite a hole, and I suspect a loss in 2016 is enough to make a critical mass of them revisit all they've tried.

      Plus, there is an element of their malevolance today that is racial, and that will be gone in 2016...the next Democratic nominee isn't going to be black or Hispanic or Asian.

      45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 07:17:21 PM PDT

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      •  I don't see why any of that has to be the case (1+ / 0-)
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        Republicans paid absolutely no price for trying to thwart the recovery and make the economy worse and it was wildly successful in 2010 and even in 2012 to an extent.

        However I'd imagine that the next time we have the trifecta they won't be able to filibuster everything like they did in 2009 and 2010, but why wouldn't they try to screw things up if all the blame falls on the incumbent Democrats?

      •  Your thesis (1+ / 0-)
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        Depends on the GOP being honest with itself about its appeal in a broad sense, and about the changing demographics of this country. Have we seen any sign of that yet? We might, one day. But the GOP as the Party of No is very much with us right now and for the foreseeable future.

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        by David Nir on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 09:01:04 PM PDT

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