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To: KeyLargo
from the article: "Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean says Republicans will have to change their philosophy and not just their ground game in order to win in the future."

Can someone explain why Democrats feel compelled to offer Republicans "advice" on how to win elections?
What's up with that?
Wouldn't you expect that Dems want to keep their election-winning secrets, well, secret?

Of course, I can think of some answers, but none involve even an ounce of good faith or generous spirits in those Dems offering "advice".

18 posted on 12/12/2012 7:57:57 AM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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Tea-party caucus chief: Make Obama ‘own economy’
Republicans ‘need to stop genuflecting to political events’
Published: 14 hours ago

by Taylor Rose Email | Archive
Taylor Rose is a Washington, D.C., staff reporter for WND.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Fleming, R-La., told WND Republicans in Washington “need to stand by our principles” while Barack Obama and “the left” have the bully pulpit on financial plans for the country.

“In the long term we have to really understand that panicking and genuflecting to political events of the moment is actually a bad idea,” he said. “We need to stand by our principles. If we fail to do that, we will lose our base.”

He said the evidence that standing on principle is a good idea was shown in the most recent election. Of the 22 Republicans who voted in 2011 to oppose House Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling increase, 18 won reelection. Two others retired.

He said a solid adherence to the longstanding principles of smaller government, lower taxes and self-reliance will be important.

“Republicans who cave to this [tax increases]…will see primary challenges in the 2014 elections. … They will find a lot of opposition in their districts in the next couple of years,” he said.

He referenced Democrat Howard Dean’s recent statement in an interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell in which the former Vermont governor said: “The truth is, everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. That’s a good start, but we’re not gonna get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board.”


22 posted on 12/12/2012 8:03:39 AM PST by KeyLargo
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