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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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Whom are they prepping for 2016 though?

Which "heavy hitters" are they saving for us? Mitch Daniels? Chris Christie? Jeb Bush? Jon Huntsman? :shrug
Who are the "rising stars" in the GOP? Who's being groomed for potentially becoming POTUS? Where is the party going? Unless they dump the Tea Party wing and move back to a more sensible, rational position, I see no future for them with diminishing returns at all levels of government. I don't like to write political obituaries but, unless they can crack into more diverse demographics, I don't see much of a future for the Republican Party. They may have a strong corporate-backed propaganda arm between cable news networks, especially Fox, as well as hate radio that may help them remain competitive in Congressional and local races but those old cranks aren't going to be around forever either.

If we keep our eye on the ball and can keep Democrats in power for a few years, we might finally be able to turn back the tide on right-wing ideology and all of the money in the world isn't going to matter.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 06:11 PM (3 replies)

So he's outright admitting he's not going to worry about the poor?

He does realize that poor people vote, right? I know Republicans are trying to make it more difficult for them to but still.....................
Republicans have never been friends of the poor, of course, but none of them would just come right out and say something so classless and clueless.

He's a real firecracker today/last night, isn't he? My biggest worry about Romney has always been that he would have an easier time fooling indies and moderates into believing that he could be a moderate Republican POTUS and/or "compassionate conservative" like GWB but it seems like the more and more confident he gets that he's going to be the nominee, stuff like this just comes pouring out of his mouth. Maybe it won't be as hard for Obama to contrast with Romney as I had feared, particularly if the election is ultimately framed as the 1% vs. 99%. There's no way that Romney will be able to pivot back enough to win THAT argument IMHO.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 11:43 AM (1 replies)

Why would they want Romney in the WH if it does?

Just another "hail mary" pass by the public that *maybe* he might be able to fix the economy with the same failed Bush policies that got us into the mess in the first place? I know that it's, unfortunately, entirely possible and that voters can be illogical (see 1994, 2004, 2010) but would that really work out for the Repubs? And if he gets in and he and the GOP Tea Party can't fix things (we know how much they already suck at governing), well, then what? Voting for the Republicans- any of them- in November would be pretty much throwing up our hands and throwing in the towel for this country IMHO. I know that there's still people still able and willing to pull the levers for them b/c they believe Fox News and hate radio and hate Obama and Democrats so much but still...............
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:05 AM (1 replies)
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