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Old 10-24-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Interestng metaphor

Dems predicting ‘earthquake’ election - Andy Barr - Politico.com
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Carville likened the Washington political environment to pre-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, saying that “there will be nothing left standing” after the election. He added that Republicans stand to lose “not just an election but a generation of voters.”
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Interestng metaphor

Dems predicting ‘earthquake’ election - Andy Barr - Politico.com
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Carville likened the Washington political environment to pre-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, saying that “there will be nothing left standing” after the election. He added that Republicans stand to lose “not just an election but a generation of voters.”
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Kind of like 1980, when Reagan came to office, in a landslide that I predicted to the folks at the Officer's Club at Fort Lee, VA. They looked at me like I was crazy, but it was the right call. This time we'll see another landslide, back to where we were 28 years ago, towards the center, we've had enough of supply side / voodoo economics and "free" markets and the hatefulness of pulpit pounding neanderthals like Falwell, Robertson, et al.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Yes, the comparison to Reagan is an apt one. . . it is obvious to a lot of us, now that "Reaganomics" does not work for the middle class, and does not work at all, longterm. I am hoping that we can, this time, remember the past, so that we do not repeat it!

Obama / Biden '08
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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Carville likened the Washington political environment to pre-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, saying that “there will be nothing left standing” after the election. He added that Republicans stand to lose “not just an election but a generation of voters.”
Carville could be right. The brand is damaged.

The Republicans will have to rebuild the party and redefine the base. Don't be surprised if you start seeing guys like Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum and George Allen joining with old Newt Gingrich in making the rounds in the talk shows again! They are probably the ones who will be called upon the rebuild.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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"Until November 5, we are still the underdogs." ~ Michelle Obama

Keep talking, keep fighting, don't be complacent. And make sure everyone you know that can vote does vote.
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Yes, the comparison to Reagan is an apt one. . . it is obvious to a lot of us, now that "Reaganomics" does not work for the middle class, and does not work at all, longterm. I am hoping that we can, this time, remember the past, so that we do not repeat it!

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let's make the comparison to Reagan after the election. To do it now is to set ourselves up to be being compared to Dewey after the election.
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Yes, the comparison to Reagan is an apt one. . . it is obvious to a lot of us, now that "Reaganomics" does not work for the middle class, and does not work at all, longterm. I am hoping that we can, this time, remember the past, so that we do not repeat it!

Obama / Biden '08
It did work for the middle class. They paid less in taxes in 1989 than they did in 1980. And the wealthy paid more in taxes in 1989 than in 1980.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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Yes, the comparison to Reagan is an apt one. . . it is obvious to a lot of us, now that "Reaganomics" does not work for the middle class, and does not work at all, longterm. I am hoping that we can, this time, remember the past, so that we do not repeat it!

Obama / Biden '08
What?! Not repeat it? I wish we could! The country grew the most under Reagan's two tenures, now I know you people are nuts. I pray to God that there is another person like Reagan to run someday, the man was brilliant.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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What?! I pray to God that there is another person like Reagan to run someday, the man was brilliant.

Your prayers will be answered on January 20 when Barack Obama is sworn in as POTUS.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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What?! Not repeat it? I wish we could! The country grew the most under Reagan's two tenures, now I know you people are nuts. I pray to God that there is another person like Reagan to run someday, the man was brilliant.
Reagon merely had some brillant moments, like in his proclamation before the Berlin Wall. But his running up the federal budget did not make him brilliant.
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