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  1. #1 "What Issue Will The Liberals Run On?" 
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    What Will They Run On?

    This is from Hotline, not the Onion: “House Dems will spend the Pres. Day recess marking the one-year anniversary of the $787B stimulus act, embracing a bill that has them in some political hot water.” Perhaps Nancy Pelosi has a wry sense of humor.

    She’s sent a memo to her fellow Democrats telling them to pull out all the stops: “Pelosi’s memo offers suggestions for events highlighting the stimulus’s impact, talking points issued by VP Biden’s office and information on jobs, small business benefits and infrastructure projects by district.” Then again, she might be completely out to lunch.

    It seems impossible that Pelosi would still imagine that the stimulus bill is a winning issue.

    After all the polling showing the overwhelming majority of voters dubious about the merits of the bill and the unemployment rate well in excess of 8 percent, which the Obami promised would be the ceiling for unemployment if we only spent another $787B we didn’t have to begin with, how can she send her troops out to tout this much derided non-accomplishment?

    Well, let’s face it: the Democrats haven’t done anything else.

    It’s not as if the Lilly Ledbetter law is going to get the crowds on their feet. It’s not as if House Democrats can brag of having walked the plank on cap-and-trade only to have it stall in the Senate.

    The stimulus bill is all they have, you see.

    In that respect the liberal bloggers and the double-down-on-ObamaCare contingent have a point: without some other significant accomplishment, the Democrats will have a measly record to run on in November.

    Passing a monstrous health-care bill that everyone hates may not be the solution, of course. The opposition is riled up enough and independents are wary enough of the Democrats’ big-government power grabs.

    However, the need to have some accomplishment on which to campaign does suggest that the Democrats would be wise to come up with a popular version of health-care reform, along the lines which the Republicans have been touting.

    Jeffrey Anderson suggests: “The president would stand a better chance of success if he could bring himself to consider sensible, targeted solutions designed to achieve incremental but tangible gains.”

    Changing the tax treatment of individually purchased insurance plans and “ending runaway malpractice lawsuits, allowing Americans to buy insurance across state lines, and allowing companies to offer lower premiums for healthier lifestyles” are a few measures that would likely gain bipartisan support and give the Democrats something real to crow about.

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/bl...p/rubin/237121
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    They can run on supporting the President 100%! Run on how historic it is and how racist it would be to not support our First Black President! If they are not re-elected then Obama's legacy goes down in flames and the first Black administration is a failure. This can't be allowed to happen. We don't want to be known as a racist nation, do we?

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    They will run on their usual socialist things like giving the unproductive in our society everything they need so that they will not feel bad because they will have everything else that those of us who work have.
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    They are going to hope the voters forget the past year (two years come November) by trying to change the subject. :D
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    They will run on still needing more time to sweep up and gop obstruction.

    "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." -Barack Hussein Obama
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