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  •  Basically by asserting (2+ / 0-)
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    that McConnell occasionally abandons hard-line radicalism when it's politically expedient to do so.

    Spending bills, immigration reform, Ernie Fletcher, stuff like that.

    They've got some stuff to work with, actually; McConnell is out for himself, not for the conservative movement.

    Joe Lieberman likes to be called an "Independent Democrat". I like being called a "sexual dynamo".

    by Arjun Jaikumar on Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 01:53:24 PM PST

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    •  That's another strength for Horne - (3+ / 0-)
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      McConnel won't be able to hit him on any "liberal" position on immigration he may hold, b/c McConnel was an early supported of Bush's immigration proposal.

      If this race becomes a race primarily about the Iraq War and the obstructionist Republican minority, I seriously think Horne will win.

      -6.00, -4.41 "The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions" - poet James Russell Lowell

      by Deano963 on Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 01:59:53 PM PST

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      •  Filling the Iraq egg basket is a blunber (0+ / 0-)

        The Iraq "mistake" (actually the neocon dream to destroy the new deal the middle class by destroying the currency) is not going to do anything other than become more and more boring as the Democrats realize that they can't just yank all the troops out and still have a functioning American economy.  Most of them already knew that but some take a little longer.  All the outrage and screeching is wonderful theater but reality intrudes.  All Bush has to do is to threaten to cut the payroll and the blustering is over.  Bush says gimme $70B for the war and Nancy Nice says "Oh please, Yer Assholiness, can we have $11B in alms for the poor"?  "No", he says and Nancy Nice say, "OK".

        The recession and the inflation are going to change all of this focus on Iraq and that will not be good unless the Democrats have something other than Iraq on which to lean.  Nancy Nice should be asking the "asshole in chief" where the $70B is coming from and suggesting rather blatantly that Bush, who keeps running his mouth about "fiscally responsible", needs to figure out how he is going to pay for all his Republican imperialism.  I may be a tad too early, but unless there is a major upheaval in terrrrrrrrrrrrism or some Iran stupidity, the Repukes are dead meat on the economics.  But that assumes that the Democratic and Republican parties are not just wholly owned subsidiaries of the corporate new world order; a chimera of a two party system.

        About the only thing the Repukes can wave around concerning any possible fault of the Democrats regarding the forthcoming economic mess is the minimum wage thing. And that isn't going to fly.  This is THEIR economy and they will have to eat it. We do not do ourselves a disservice by citing the repeal of Glass-Steagall or the capital gains tax giveaway signed into law by Clinton as the underlying reason for the Housing bubble. These were Newt Gingrich and Phil Graham initiatives legislated by the Republican Congress and there was general agreement that the Fed was to oversee the financial sector. This and all other "regulation" failed just as soon as George Bush was "selected".  And Glass-Steagall had already been partially crippled by time it was repealed. Faith in the Fed?

        So it is time to move along to the new order of business:  The Economy.

        "I know no safe depository for the ultimate power of society but the people themselves" -- Jefferson

        by TheTrucker on Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 08:07:45 PM PST

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