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House Demsí 2014 battle plan: Whole lotta gun control and minimum wage
Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2013 | Allahpundi

Posted on 02/22/2013 10:56:40 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

I’d love to tell you that this strategy is nutty but after the last election I assume it’s already been vetted and deemed foolproof by an elite team of liberal Nobel-prize-winning behavioral scientists and supercomputer-enabled statistical models. Meanwhile, somewhere in Virginia, the GOP’s strategy squad is pushing colored thumbtacks into a paper map of the U.S.

If you’ve been wondering where O’s out-of-left-field push for a minimum-wage hike in the SOTU came from, this is where. It polls well, and right now his only chance to get anything important done in his second term is by pushing dumb yet popular ideas in hopes of leveraging them to reclaim the House in 2014.

In an interview today, DCCC chair Steve Israel told me the party’s House candidates will be running aggressively on Obama’s proposals to reduce gun violence and raise the minimum wage. Both will be incorporated into a broader indictment of the GOP as so imprisoned by ideological extremism that the party has been rendered incapable of tackling the major challenges facing the country.

“Both the minimum wage and reducing gun violence are priority issues in the districts we need to win,” Israel said. “Both are a reminder to suburban independent voters that House Republicans are extreme, and out of touch. On both, House Republicans have rejected solutions and have embraced obstructionism, turning their backs on millions of hard working American families.” Israel said Dems would use both issues in TV advertising against GOP candidates.

Polls show broad support for raising the minimum wage and for Obama’s gun proposals, particularly expanding background checks. Many House Republicans represent safe districts, and are insulated from broader public opinion...

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2014; banglist; congress; corruption; democrats; elections; guncontrol; minimumwage; obama; secondamendment
They believe their own press releases?
1 posted on 02/22/2013 10:56:46 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama’s proposals to reduce gun violence

What "proposals to reduce gun violence?" Not one of them is designed to stop the blood from flowing... rather they just want the bloodflow to be more heavily shared by the law-abiding. Why da whities livin' in da suburbs get it all quiet when da homies in da 'hood be dyin' evah day?

2 posted on 02/22/2013 11:12:31 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOP will not beat the Dems if they counter the minimum wage with more Free Trade and Illegal Alien Amnesty. The GOP is dumb enough to attack liberal Dems with programs they already support (Free Trade, Amnesty)

I just hope the GOP is not so stupid as to cave on the 2d Amendment


3 posted on 02/22/2013 11:15:31 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: ScottinVA
Obama’s proposals to reduce gun violence

It must be a misprint. What it means to say is, "Obama's proposals to reduce law abiding citizens gun rights"

4 posted on 02/22/2013 11:29:29 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: ScottinVA
Obama’s proposals to reduce gun violence

"Gun violence" is a euphemism for gun ownership.

It makes more sense if you read it that way.

5 posted on 02/22/2013 11:38:06 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing like free bread and circuses to keep the masses placated. That’s what the Democrats need. Wait, we have free food already. Nevermind, all we need now is circuses.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 11:44:14 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Liberals want unrestricted control over your lives.


7 posted on 02/22/2013 11:57:18 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: BuffaloJack

The paRty of stupid, is just the other side of the same coin.


8 posted on 02/22/2013 12:07:48 PM PST by bicyclerepair (Zombies Eat Brains. Half of FL is safe.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recently read that they also want to get over 30 million more into the mental health clinics. We don’t see any real efforts to allow an increase of production of useful things on American soil. Only seeing many proposals to reroute chunks of recirculating debt.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 1:45:44 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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