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  •  Yes, they are. (0+ / 0-)

    ...and, yes, they know when they're being screwed.  Or, at least, think they know when they're being screwed.  All a lot of people in this country are going to know, if this deal weren't to go through, is that they "got screwed" out of a tax cut and the people they'll blame are the democrats because democrats have proven time and again that they suck at messaging and I have no faith whatsoever that they'd be able to shine the light of blame where it belongs.  

    The fact that so many on this site think that the public at large will thank them for this tax cut being blocked are in just as big of a bubble as they like to say President Obama is in.  

    Sure, ask most people if they think the wealthy deserve a tax cut and most will say no but if it comes down to the wealthy getting a tax cut "too" and them not getting one at all, you're nuts if you think most people out there wouldn't choose letting them have the damned tax cut.  

    "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." ~Maya Angelou

    by abbysomething on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 07:01:44 AM PST

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    •  It's amazing how consistent (2+ / 0-)
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      Obama supporters are in the belief that voters, i.e. regular people, are stupid. It just goes to show not only were they never Democrats, they aren't truly democrats, either.

      •  It's amazing how consistent.... (0+ / 0-)

        the critics are at leaping to conclusions, just as you are accusing me of the same.  Thank you for showing me how a "real Democrat" behaves.  lol

        How about "ignorant".  A lot of voters out there are ignorant to the actual underlying politics.  Many people live in the here and now.  They don't think down the road.

        Take a couple of my sisters for example.  They vote Democrat usually.  They are not very politically informed and tend to shun any deep discussions on politics.  They hear little soundbites and just typically lean to the Democrats but, right now, they're scratching their heads as to what the Democrats are doing by standing in the way of this tax cut.  That is, until I tried to explain to them the downsides to letting the bill go through.  So now they don't seem to know what to think.  Their own financial situations, which are not good, have them still wanting the tax cut to go through even though they don't think the wealthy deserve them.  But, now that they know that Social Security could be at risk, along with some other downsides I pointed out, they're freaked out about that.

        I have no doubt that there are a lot of people out there like my sisters.  Those that aren't really loyal to any party but vote for whoever they think is helping them.  If they feel the Democrats aren't, they'll vote for who they think will or they will just stay home from the polls.  

        "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." ~Maya Angelou

        by abbysomething on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 07:40:45 AM PST

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