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Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound
Washington Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Dan Balz

Posted on 08/01/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Republicans may yet win the elections in November. They may end up in control of both houses of Congress come January. But in the final week before a lengthy August recess, they have shown a remarkable capacity to complicate their path to victory.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014; 2014midterms
There are plenty of specifics to disagree with in this article, but the fundamental thesis is correct, in my opinion.
1 posted on 08/01/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Only 35% of all registered voters nationally support Obama’s administrative amnesty plan and only 25% of Black voters support the plan, too. It’s a loser for Obama and the democrats. And the blacks are even more against it. So all the GOP needs to do is fight executive amnesty and they win in November.

2 posted on 08/01/2014 4:34:27 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SoFloFreeper
the fundamental thesis is correct, in my opinion.

I agree. Though I believe they'll come up short in November, their clumsy machinations of late may complicate the gains they could otherwise make.

3 posted on 08/01/2014 4:35:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think the bigger question is: If they do win, what difference will it make? Not much judging by their current behavior.

4 posted on 08/01/2014 4:37:11 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: jimbo123

Which is exctly why they’re for it!

5 posted on 08/01/2014 4:39:59 AM PDT by gr8eman (Bill Arch Stanton!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The ruling coalition is united around several things that the people are against. They are skilled at setting up phony issues (or issues that don’t concern the Federal government) to break up the formation of any possible other coalition.

Republicans and Democrats agree that the purpose of the State is redistribution. How much, and to whom, and under what circumstances, there are disagreements. But no elected officials of either Party believe that it is wrong to take from you and give to another of their own choosing, for reasons that make sense to them.

Republicans and Democrats agree that you have “rights” - lots of them. They also agree that any question ABOUT your “rights”, or whether or not something IS a “right”, should not be decided by a political process because that is “divisive”. So, they both agree that the voice of “the People” as contemplated in Articles IX and X can only be voiced by nine unelected life tenure judges, and that five of them, at any time or for any reason, can give new “rights” and take away old ones, particularly if those old ones arise out of majority voting.

Republicans and Democrats all believe in “diversity”. They, ignoring completely the results of all social science research on this subject, and contrary to millennia of human experience and wisdom, believe that the more “diverse” our country, its institutions, and any private entities within her become, the more cohesive and productive we will become.

Republicans and Democrats almost all believe in “free trade” and “immigration”. These things are good for various constituencies of both parties while they wreck the economy and the nation.

Many of the People, perhaps a majority, do not believe in any of these things. But in our existing system, captive as it is to the MSM-mandated “process” for choosing between two parties in Congress, neither of whom will change a thing, leaves the People with no voice.

Something’s gonna blow.

6 posted on 08/01/2014 4:44:05 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The GOP is the party of GIVE.Obama.POWER (GOP),
RomneyCare, open borders, infinite budgets,
covering up FRAUD for Holder and Obama,
backstabbing conservatives through surrogates,
arming al Qaeda, and RomneyMarriage.

Where are they conservative?


7 posted on 08/01/2014 4:50:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: jimbo123

>> all the GOP needs to do is fight executive amnesty and they win in November

But they’ll have to solve the intractable problem of obtaining permission from the Chamber of Commerce! And they just don’t want to bend their picks on that.

8 posted on 08/01/2014 4:59:11 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I was gonna say, those Chamber of Commerce fat-cats paid good money for those Republican politicians living the good life in Washington and they damn well want their payout.

Getting amnesty passed so the rich bastards can have their cheap labor is what it’s all about (on the R side anyhow) and if any of those store-boughten ninnies think they can welsh out on their side of the deal, well... the fat cats can make things mighty uncomfortable for them.

9 posted on 08/01/2014 5:08:18 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: ScottinVA

Dan Balz’s a liberal... his ‘concern’ for the well being of Republicans is suspect... to say the least.

10 posted on 08/01/2014 5:13:33 AM PDT by GOPJ ( NBC - - "Nothing But Crap" network ... jerk smirk scum...)
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To: Diogenesis

The Republican’s 2014 grand electoral plans will end with a Thad - I mean, with a thud.

11 posted on 08/01/2014 5:17:05 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bookmarked for after Nov 4th.

12 posted on 08/01/2014 5:22:21 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: SoFloFreeper

Always love it when Democraps offer election advice to Republians.

13 posted on 08/01/2014 5:50:39 AM PDT by wdk535
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To: wdk535

it’s even funnier when they take it and use it.

14 posted on 08/01/2014 5:58:40 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Jim Noble

“The ruling coalition ...

Something’s gonna blow.”

One of the best posts I’ve read in some time. I agree with it completely. We are in a mess.

15 posted on 08/01/2014 6:16:51 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Diogenesis
Got this in the e-mail...I don't know who wrote it...but it sure is scary...

Saul Alinsky died about 42 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today.......

Recall that Hillary did her college thesis on his writings and Obama writes about him in his books.

Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Education: University of Chicago.

Spouse: Irene Alinsky.

Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals

Anyone out there think that this stuff isn't happening today in the U.S. ?

All eight rules are currently in play.

How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:

There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

1)Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control– Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools

8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States ?

Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin's original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule.

Stalin described his converts as"Useful Idiots." The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.

If people can read this and still say everything is just fine…they are “useful idiots.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."

16 posted on 08/01/2014 6:31:19 AM PDT by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
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To: Jim Noble
I highly recommend Ian Fletcher's Free Trade Doesn't Work one of those books one has to order (and usually pay full price. Totally professionally done
17 posted on 08/07/2014 12:09:42 AM PDT by cycjec
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