Who's Sorry Now?

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GOP vs. Dems

The Republicans are better at two things than the Democrats. One it lying. The other is getting their word out to the public. The GOP mouthpieces work overtime to promote the Republican agenda, usually obstructionism. They have yet to come forward with a health plan, an immigration plan, and education plan, a clean air plan, and energy plan -- oh, the list of what's missing is endless. But what isn't endless is their obstruction to any constructive plans. Getting their two-cents worth of criticism out in the public airwaves and print is where they excel.

Learning from one better at something is a valuable lesson. And now the Democrats are finally waking up and their voices are going to be heard, loud and clear. They, unlike the Republicans, are going to have a unified message. One the GOP is going to find hard to defend if facts are any indication. (That's never been a problem with the Republican'ts). They're from the school of "When the facts are in your favor, pound the facts. When the law is in your favor, pound the law. And when neither are in your favor, pound the table."

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said to The Hill on Friday,

“Americans are fed up with House Republicans' gridlock and obstruction, but most importantly, they're frustrated with the lack of progress on issues that matter, like working together to create good jobs, protecting Medicare and reducing our deficit in a balanced way.”

we win

Democrats are hoping to regain the House. Some may say that history is on the side of the Republicans in mid-term elections as the presiding president's party usually loses seats. Well, that didn't happen when George Bush had midterms. His party gained seats despite the public's displeasure with him at the time. So using history as a gauge isn't always a perfect barometer.

Another point in their favor is the GOP’s miserable approval rating.

Only 22 percent of voters approved of the job performance of congressional Republicans in a July 22 McClatchy-Marist poll. A third approved of congressional Democrats, and 41 percent offered a favorable view of President Obama’s job performance.

Perhaps that's soft in attack, but hard to defend in it's generality. He went on to say about the Democrats message:

It is intended to highlight what Democrats believe are a series of GOP blunders that stem from the party’s Tea Party-fueled conservative wing. A major focus will be the push by some conservatives to force a government shutdown unless the White House agrees to defund ObamaCare.

Well, that ain't gonna happen. So let's sit back and settle in to watch the factious, once Grand Old Party, implode. Should make for some fun watching.

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  • Mark

    To me the problem with Republicans is the emergence/entrenching (or re-emergence) of so many flat-out hateful and backwards positions in their platform.
    The anti-gay angle is so 1950 and it offends me. Society (especially socially) is experiencing such a dramatic shift in thinking and values. Republicans are still stuck in the past and could use a little lesson on the way young people view the world. On women, marriage, abortion, immigration, and foreign policy (the vast majority) they are lost. In various ways, this often makes the Republican party come off as anti-intellectual and anti-everyone who isn't a white male. That is not the America we live in.

    They are particularly obstructionist, no doubt. And that bratty behavior spawns the President to expand and exploit executive authority. We all suffer as our constitutional processes are diminished.

    But what I will never forgive the Republican party for (and the Democrat party as well for being sucked in) is the War on Terror. War on Drugs I can forgive. War on poverty...forgiven. War on Terror? Cheney opened the door for the Pentagon and the defense industry to profit in blood. That was it for me. I don't trust these Republicans anymore because they are addicted to war and maintaining our world hegemony. They are obsessed with it...where is the party of Eisenhower? That is why I am so angry with Obama. Get us out already. Enough excuses. Terrorism, largely, is nothing more than an extension of a false bogeyman of a new Cold War. Without Russia, what were we to do? The Republicans rediscovered it under Bush Sr....have grown it like a cancer...and infected us all in fear and stupidity. Our liberties and common sense went next. I'd like to see this site take him to task a bit more often...considering his Nobel Peace Prize and all. Or have we all here been convinced that dead Yemeni and Pakistani children reduces the threat of terrorism?