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Talk about being stuck in the past.  Get a load of this:

The Republican leadership's brilliant plan for winning the 2006 elections:  Lying to people about trial lawyers, gay people, and the estate tax.  Whoo-hooo!  But that's not going to work this time, not now.

More after the jump. (Also posted at Mercury Rising. (And check out ProgressiveSouth's diary, too.)

Then again, I shouldn't be surprised:  Republicans still pass around Clinton jokes to one another, a good five years after the Big Dog left office.  You didn't see Democrats in 1979 habitually telling each other Nixon jokes every single day; apparently Republicans have nothing better to do.

This is as good a time as any to point out that the anti-estate-tax drive is being pushed by 18 of America's hyper-richest families, who are worth over $185 billion (yes, BILLION).  The repeal of the estate tax would not put a dime into the pockets of the vast majority of Americans, but it would give these 18 Royal Families a $70-billion-plus gift.

Originally posted to Phoenix Woman on Wed Apr 26, 2006 at 08:10 AM PDT.

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  •  Tag/Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)
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    sp0t, irate, PBen, shergald, brownsox, fiddlingnero

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    •  UGH!!!! (1+ / 0-)
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      I can understand losing another election to Diebold/ESS/Sequoiya (how ever you spell that last one!), but if we lose another election to the same fear-and-wedge crap as the last two, I am going to lose it!!!

      The Moral Majority - all those Christian conservatives left on Earth AFTER the Rapture....

      by sp0t on Wed Apr 26, 2006 at 08:23:19 AM PDT

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  •  I think that Iraq and immigration top the list (0+ / 0-)

    of public concerns, and it is likely that Republicans will take immigration reform over Iraq, apart from local issues, into the election. We will see if it backfires, and leads to an upsurge of voter registrations among Hispanic Americans, who have been low on the participation scale in past elections. They have something personal to care about. If it can bring school children into the streets, it can bring their parents to the voting booths.

    Cats are not absurd.

    by shergald on Wed Apr 26, 2006 at 08:59:24 AM PDT

  •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

    I had a wingnut email me this gem - "I'd rather hunt with Cheney than drive with Ted Kennedy".  So their lame jokes go way farther back than Clinton.  So very creative!  Can't they come up with anything new?  Oh wait, I forgot who we were talking about.

    For the record, I emailed back, "But would you ride with Laura Bush?"

HK, PBen

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