Can Democrats Landslide the Republicans?

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    Ralph Nader wants to know.
    He frequently asks this question of Congressional Democrats:

    "If you agree that your Republicans counterparts in Congress are the most craven, corporatist, fact-denying, falsifying, anti-99 percent, militaristic Republicans in the party's history, then why are you not landsliding them?"

    Ralph provides a list of eight initiatives he believes could result in a Democrat landslide next November. Numbers 2,3, and 4 are my favorites:

    "Second, announce the filing of legislation that declares immediate drafting of all able-bodied and age-qualified children and grandchildren of all members of Congress any time that branch or the president plunge us into another war..."

    "Third, cut the huge, bloated, wasteful military budget, really end the wars, and switch the expected savings into repairing and renovating America through a public works program all over the country with good-paying, non-exportable jobs.

    "Fourth, shift much of the tax burdens to activities we do not like, such as pollution, huge Wall Street speculation, corporate crime waves and profits from systemic product waste. Even Exxon/Mobil supports the idea of a carbon tax, which would help the environment. The motto: tax what you burn before you tax what you earn."

    Can Democrats Landslide Republicans? | Common Dreams
     
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    He may not win as big as he did in 2008 but he will win again. Nothing I see suggests its going to be close. The only time I even consider it is when rigthies insist they are going to win.

    I have 2 x $100 bets with people who think Mitt or Santorum or Newt are/is going to beat Obama. LOL.
     
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    They would if Americans were capable of taking the long view of government policy. Sadly most of us are incapable of thinking past the next election or business quarter.
     
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    Why not go the whole route and ask if the OWS rabble can overthrow capitalism?
     
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    Right, we just cant wait for democrats to require that all 401k money be invested in Government as a democrat had already suggested.
     
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    If he has you as an advisor, I am sure America's future is assured
     
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    Even if gas spikes to $6-$7 a gallon because of war with Iran or if UE levels in this country remain above 8%? If Obama gets another term, do you see him "reforming" Social Security for Wall Street's benefit?
     
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    Or if Democrats and Republicans offered any real choice when it comes to issues affecting Wall Street or the Pentagon:

    "Chief among them is that the two parties are vigorously dialing for the same commercial dollars to finance their campaigns. The resultant inhibitions and self-censorships bring the parties' real agendas closer together, erasing the bright lines that make elections clearer choices for voters..."

    "With the two parties often seen as Republicrats or DemReps, due to the lack of credible, distinct differences on military, foreign policy, trade, agribusiness, energy and corporate crime/welfare subjects, among others..."

    Can Democrats Landslide Republicans? | Common Dreams
     
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    Capitalism is hardwired for self-destruction.
    OWS is simply pointing out the obvious to those who are still sleeping.
     
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    No, I'm thinking it will be close, but it depends on the nominee and the economy come November.
     

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