The Democrat's Dilema for 2012

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  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
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    With the people of this country sending a message to Washington and the Obama administration the democrats are now in a serious predicament.

    On the one hand they have to keep their base happy. If they don't they may not get a good enough turnout to take back seats or hold their current status in 2012

    On the other hand if they are seen as obstructing legislation that the new republican house tries to pass as a result of the mandate the voters just gave them they will surely lose even more seats in 2012.


    So how do they balance keeping their base happy while not appearing to obstruct the wishes of the people who voted in a republican majority in the house.

    What do you think the dems should do? Walk a tightrope, play to the base, or concede to the republicans on the big issues such as reversing obamacare and spending cuts?



    Dont get me wrong the republicans face a similar problem. They can't let the democrat administration in the white house and majority in the senate make it appear that they "didn't do anything" in the next year and a half before 2012 begins in earnest. If that is the perception then they will be voted back out again.
     
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    Who gives a shit about the Dems dilemma? Or the GOP's dilemma? The dilemma you describe is how each party can do as little as possible yet still hang onto or gain more power.

    The real dilemma is how to turn around a $1.3 trillion dollar budget deficit ............ together.
     
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    "The People" didn't really send a message to President Obama, the Chamber of Commerce and 30 millions dollars did..

    And basically what is going to happen over the next to years is an attempt to impeach Obama, roll back FinReg, Health Care Reform, and the Stimulus. All while giving big sweetheart tax breaks to big oil and Corporate entities.

    The Merger between Corporate America and the American Government is almost complete.
     
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    Cancel Obamacare, close down unnecessary military bases overseas, stop givind aid to foreign countries, raise import tariffs, put an export tax on grains that we feed the world with, stop bailing out companies with tax money, stop printing money to purchase debt, stop passing defecit budgets

    Its not really rocket science is it?
     
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    Yawn.
     
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    what a crock of shit. stop parroting the talking heads in the media. try pulling your head out of your ass and start thinking for yourself?

    these same idjits are the ones who said the GOP was dead after the 2008 election.

    :lol:
     
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    Yawn away.

    Ex-Arco BP apologist Joe Barton is heading up the Energy commission.
     
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    To bring it to your level obama is run by SEIU, other labor unions, and George Soros :cuckoo:
     
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    Uuuhhhhh...you do realize the GOP can't even DREAM about impeaching Obama unless they had BOTH chambers, right, Sallow?
     
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    Is that all you have devnell? You suck as bad as always.
     
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