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G.O.P.: You Broke It, You Bought It September 21, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Economy, McCain, News, Obama, Politics, Repiglicans.

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Most big issues are owned by one or the other political party, even though they will find nominal supporters in both. Many Democrats have voted for tax cuts, but the Republicans have owned the issue. Republicans have voted for a higher minimum wage, but that’s the Democrats’ franchise. Under the pressure of popular opinion, the loser in the argument gets dragged along, like it or not.

In the current campaign, one of the signatures of the Republicans’ problem is that they are losing hold of some of their pet issues. It’s not the first time. Bill Clinton robbed them of their welfare rants and neutralized them on law and order (not necessarily with good policies). Now the GOP reputation on national security has suffered a well-deserved drubbing. Obama threatens to one-up them on tax cuts. (Remember, this game is not founded on a struggle for good policy.) Source Article



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