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Sun Mar 10, 2013, 08:58 PM

57. Imo, the GOP is trying to leverage this ...

for short-term, and narrow, political benefit. If our party as a whole had determination then we could leverage this for great gains.

The GOP, as exemplified by the performance on "This Week", cannot engage in substantive, pointed, discussion regarding their opinion on SS. The GOP has a base which, while enjoying the storm and thunder of their leaders denouncing big government programs, is demographically centered on a huge percentage of people who every day come closer to needing SS as does a drowning person need a life preserver.

The GOP needs to be engaged on this issue every day, the GOP needs to be labeled on this at every opportunity.

We need our ducks in a row, yes. We all know the position our party is thought to have, it makes sense and can stand up to scrutiny. Let's stick to it and sick Krugman, and other people with a history of being correct, on them if and when the GOP screws up its courage to engage.

I hate to say it but we need to get the administration on exactly the same page as those like Krugman.

Let that happen and we can roll the GOP in 2014.

P.S. "They were wrong on WMD's and they're wrong on SS." Sound catchy?

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