Republican campaign platform for 2010: If elected, we will crash the economy

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  1. B_talltpaguy

    B_talltpaguy New Member

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    So, now we know what the Republican campaign platform will be... They are running on a promise that if they win back the House and Senate majorities, they will literally shut down the federal government, crash the economy and blame it on Obama for pushing a 'radical agenda' (as if threatening to destroy the national economy isn't 'radical'?)

    lol... These washed up dinosaurs are through!


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  2. houtx48

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    Does'nt Newt have a couple of more wives to divorce before he can run for anything? People have not forgotten he needs to sit down and stfu.
     
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    Even though the ideology is a complete failure that just doesn't stop them like the Birthers facts don't stop them.
     
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    Just when you thought the GOP strategy couldn't get any worse... now this. Earth to the sensible Republicans... can you take your party back please? You're making things WAY too easy. :rolleyes:
     
  5. D_Martin van Burden

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    I'm calling a bluff, especially since Newt's previous stab at doing this was a symbolic gesture after Clinton's proposals for universal health care. I think Newt is hoping that he can rally up enough people to join in his tantrum. At the same time, what with a prolonged War on Terror in which de-funding it would cause some patriotic backlash or even aggressive efforts at border control, he's just asking for opponents to ask how he can shut down everything. Hence, the mental and verbal acrobatics.
     
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    This is mostly posturing, and sounds like a realtor telling you that the housing market is on it's way back up.

    I don't think that the GOP is going to win a majority in either house, come November, as the healthcare bill will probably help the Democrats out. I hate it, but it looks enough like reform to enough people that it will hurt some of the beating they're going to take on the economy. If they manage to get something resembling immigration reform too, then definitely they will do good.

    The GOP doesn't have a whole lot to stand on, now they they lost on opposing healthcare. They're very fractured.
     
  7. lucky8

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    It's amazing how all Republicans are suddenly Ron Paul...
     
  8. B_talltpaguy

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    ^But without any logic or reason behind their arguments.
     
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    No, that's just like Ron Paul, with the exception of Foreign Policy.
     
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