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    Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    Americans, by a lopsided 72-22 percent margin, say shutting down the government is not the answer.
    Would the GOP fare better by refusing to raise the country’s debt ceiling to stop Obamacare? Not much: Americans oppose that approach 64-27 percent.
    The survey confirmed what many Republicans have worried about for weeks: Shutting down the government may harm the GOP brand with independents and damage the party’s very real prospects for holding the House and retaking the Senate in the 2014 mid-term elections.
    Dear beloved, we gather here today to mourn (or celebrate) the death of the Tea Party Movement. Begun as a direct response to Obama's election, these savages have ensured that they don't get their way and nobody else does either. Also, let us take a moment to remember that they have, in their selfish way, irreparably harmed the Republican party. It will take Republicans years to recover from this. However, I am sure that after they lose the house in 2016, they'll return to their senses. Let us pray that St. Palin and St. Bachman will chime in this discussion and make it all worse for an already moribund Republican party.
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    Re: Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    I hope they keep the government closed through the next election then we'll see how the polls respond on election day. The people can vote to have their government or have it with obamafarce.

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    Re: Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy
    Dear beloved, we gather here today to mourn (or celebrate) the death of the Tea Party Movement. Begun as a direct response to Obama's election, these savages have ensured that they don't get their way and nobody else does either. Also, let us take a moment to remember that they have, in their selfish way, irreparably harmed the Republican party. It will take Republicans years to recover from this. However, I am sure that after they lose the house in 2016, they'll return to their senses. Let us pray that St. Palin and St. Bachman will chime in this discussion and make it all worse for an already moribund Republican party.

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    Overall Critique: Somewhat entertaining. I think several of your ideas have merit, however you'll have to forgive me if I don't invite you to eulogize at my funeral. Wit was somewhat lacking in points. You seem to lack confidence in your jokes as you reveal the punchline at the beginning of the eulogy when you say "to mourn (or celebrate)." This takes away some of the uncertainty in the peice and decreases the enjoyment and humor of it. A eulogy is meant to celebrate the life that was, not the death that is. I like your idea in presenting a eulogy here as it creates an interesting conflict between style and message, but I think you would have been better served to posit the dead (the tea party, in this case) in a more positive light to further the contrast between their purpose and their impact. Doing so would have better represented the irony you believe the Tea Party represents, which you believe has caused their own purported demise. I think you could have detailed the relationship between the tea party and republicans more thoroughly to further detail the irony. You could easily have stated that the tea party goal of revolutionizing the republican party was the goal they most aptly succeeded at, doing so in a positive light in accordance with the eulogistic style of the writing. All-in-all, I think you started with a good idea but did not put enough effort into making it truly witty. I would probably recommend a rewrite.

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    Re: Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    I hope they keep the government closed through the next election then we'll see how the polls respond on election day. The people can vote to have their government or have it with obamafarce.
    We'll take the Obamacare version with a healthier population and lower healthcare costs, thanks.
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    Re: Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    We'll take the Obamacare version with a healthier population and lower healthcare costs, thanks.
    Speak for yourself. Not to mention Obamacare achieves none of that.

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    Re: Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    We'll take the Obamacare version with a healthier population and lower healthcare costs, thanks.
    Too bad Obamacare won't do that...it will hamstring the country though.
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    Re: Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Too bad Obamacare won't do that...it will hamstring the country though.
    So let's get out in front of it and hamstring the country!
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    For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
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    And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

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    Re: Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    The Republicans are digging their own grave. The party has become a complete and utter joke as they have allowed the teabaggers to control the direction of the party. This is no longer "The party of Lincoln" or even "The party of Reagan"....today's GOP is so out on the fringe that there is no longer room for reasonable Republicans, let alone moderates and Independents. To them I say "Welcome to the Democratic Party"...our tent is large enough for you.
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    Re: Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    So let's get out in front of it and hamstring the country!
    There have been 17 government shutdowns....the longest under Clinton. We survived those, now, didn't we?
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    Re: Poll: Americans reject GOP shutdown strategy

    Funny really. I thought it was the Presidents job to act within the budget the House grants him. No budget left? Didn't he see it coming? I would have thought he would slow down the spending, when there was time.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    Dear beloved, we gather here today to mourn (or celebrate) the death of the Tea Party Movement. Begun as a direct response to Obama's election, these savages have ensured that they don't get their way and nobody else does either. Also, let us take a moment to remember that they have, in their selfish way, irreparably harmed the Republican party. It will take Republicans years to recover from this. However, I am sure that after they lose the house in 2016, they'll return to their senses. Let us pray that St. Palin and St. Bachman will chime in this discussion and make it all worse for an already moribund Republican party.

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