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John McCain ran on the economic policies of George W. Bush word for word and still got 46% of this country to vote for him.

Everyone is currently asking the same questions:  

Why are Republicans trying to destroy the Stimulus Plan by larding it with tax cuts for the wealthy?  What is their motivation if they know fully well these cuts do nothing to stimulate the economy and worse, they're damned likely to make things even worse.

People, you're asking the wrong question.  

For a politically saavy group, it's shocking that you don't already know exactly why Republicans do what they do.  

Republicans will do what they need to in order to represent their base, which consists of two important main groups.  

  1.  Big business
  1.  A giant group of average morons who somehow still think Republicans represent their best interests, despite little things like Iraq, Katrina and taxing average morons heavily while giving tax breaks to the wealthy.

Which is why Republicans are more than willing to gut the Stimulus Package in any way they can, no matter how deep the abyss we will all sink into if the plan fails to work.

The time is now to stop wondering why and take advantage of any majority (however slim) you might have to crowd the airwaves with the same message:  Republicans are playing politics and it's costing you jobs and income.  

Why is that well-oiled Obama Message Machine so quiet right now?  

The election was pattycake compared to the kind of bare-knuckled brawl you need to win right now.  I suggest you get to it, pronto.

Originally posted to codyjarett on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 07:57 AM PST.

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  •  I can only assume this (1+ / 0-)
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    Tropical Depression

    is suppose to be motivational.  I'm doing I'm able to make my voice heard.

    And you're right, the "loudest" republicans are inhuman jerks.  And maybe it does work.  Indifference, apathy, avarice and greed all work.  Until it doesn't.

    They bow down to whom they serve.  We all do.  The thing is the left tends to care about others, not just ourselves.  My thoughts are that the repubs wish we'd just "go away".  What they can't see is that if we're gone, they'll still want more.  "Me, gimme mine."  And they'll start eating their own.  It'll be like watching the Discovery Channel during shark week.  The feeding frenzy - where gutted sharks, already dying, are still caught up in the bloodlust and are eating pieces of themselves.

    Bloody, vile, and disgusting.

    Why is that well-oiled Obama Message Machine so quiet right now?

    Probably because we tend to talk a little more quietly and listen more intently than the Rupublican Noise Machine.

    "Ancora Imparo." ("I am still learning.") - Michelangelo, Age 87

    by Dreaming of Better Days on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 08:09:57 AM PST

  •  SOUTH CAROLINA DON'T NEED ANY MONEY (2+ / 0-)
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    SherwoodB, IreGyre

    GOV SANFORD WAS ON MSNBC AND HE SAID HE DOES NOT NEED NOR WILL HE TAKE ANY OF THE STIMULUS MONEY LETS MAKE SURE HE DOESN'T TAKE ANY

    •  Good - Don't send it. Spend it elsewhere. (1+ / 0-)
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      IreGyre

      Man is not a rational animal. Man is a rationalization animal.

      by Pacific Blue on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 09:27:10 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Said this elsewhere (1+ / 0-)
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      IreGyre

      But I'll reiterate.  Let's call the Rethuglicans bluff.  Pass the ERRA with this amendment:

      a) Blue states get the spending.

      b) Red states get the tax cuts.

      c) Nobody, no corporation, no organization, no entity can lay claim to either the spending or the cuts if they weren't in the respective states as of Jan 20, 2009. ie, you don't get to move to a Blue state to get the benefits of spending; nor can corporations move to Red states to capture the tax cuts.  This clause prevents ghettoization of the Blue states.

      The likely results: employment booms and the economy recovers in the Blue states and the Red ones choke.  The Rethugs get voted out of office and sanity returns to politics and government.

  •  And if the Republicans "win" this round (3+ / 0-)
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    sabredance, IreGyre, Pacific Blue

    in any way..they will become even more obstructive...thinking they are still in charge and can still get their way...tax cuts for the wealthy..ship jobs overseas..import foreign workers at lower wages..stop health care...and continue to weaken and destroy Unions and labor..while spending massive amounts on their friendly "war" contractors...

  •  Contemplate this (3+ / 0-)
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    sabredance, EthrDemon, IreGyre

    A giant group of average morons who somehow still think Republicans represent their best interests, despite little things like Iraq, Katrina and taxing average morons heavily while giving tax breaks to the wealthy.

    84% of the population lives in major metropolitan areas. Yet, every State gets 2 Senators.  That means rural states like Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota get an inordinate of power over the lives of people living in Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York.  Since most of these States send us moronic Republicans who know nothing about the problems in major cities and have no care for it, we have country bumpkin ignoramouses like John Boehner or Jim Inholf, representing the tiniest minority, getting to have inordinate power in the House and Senate over the will of the majority.

    I sometimes think we have come to a place whereby the Constitutional rules for representation no longer serve our country's best interest.  

    Man is not a rational animal. Man is a rationalization animal.

    by Pacific Blue on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 09:26:07 AM PST

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