Sorry, couldnt resist. You're in a system that THRIVES on pandering and you're complaining about it? If you're tired of getting wet, dont stand in the rain.
We call anti-tax people extreme because I dont really see a successful way to fund a government that we can live with that doesnt have anything to do with taxation. Any and every successful civilization and empire from the dawn of civilization to now has operated with the principle of taxation and I dont see any viable alternatives presented by any of the anti-tax people.and the only reason why people call anti tax advocates "extreme" is because the dems have gone so far left. Barry Goldwater or Reagan would still be mainstream in the GOP, JFk and HHH would not be welcome in the dem party later folks
The entire movement are like broken records; they repeat "Lower taxes, less government" over and over but dont really seem to have any solid plans except take issues one-by-one. A reactionary movement is not noteworthy; anyone can be reactionary on their own.
As for O'Donnell, I find her interesting in the same way I find the drunk guy who just fell down three flights of stairs interesting; they provide a source of entertainment. Schadenfreude if you will. I dont think the witch comment made her un-electable, but it certainly didnt help her case any. If she was smart, she'd have dismissed it as a slight bout of verbal diarrhea with no real meaning and moved on. Instead, she took the rookie move and is dwelling on it, trying to explain it and rationalize it. Dumb move for any political figure.
The voting masses do NOT respond to logic, people are swayed more by emotion than logic. You can spend hours building a perfectly logical argument about something and have it smashed to pieces by someone wielding the baseball bat of an appeal to emotion.
See my last post
Nancy Pelosi keeps losing Democrats on tax cuts - Jonathan Allen - POLITICO.com
Dem letter: Keep tax cuts for rich - John Maggs - POLITICO.comAt least 38 House Democrats have now come out publicly in favor of at least a short-term extension of current income tax rates for couples earning more than $250,000 and individuals over the $200,000 threshhold — bucking calls from Obama and Pelosi to let taxes increase on wealthier Americans.
Forty-seven House Democrats broke with Democratic leaders Tuesday to call for an extension of current capital gains and dividends tax rates for the wealthy.
One of you will end up here next!
How do we know?
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
They have to know that Christine O'Donnell will be a major source of humor and humiliation for the tea party movement. That's why they feel a need to bring up Nancy Pelosi, as if anyone here is a fan.
Christine O'Donnell is a Sarah Palin clone gone amock! I thought Palin shooting moose from a helicopter was nuts! O'Donnell and her "witch crafty" ways....:
Serioulsy though, I'd be very surprised if O'Donnell won her Delaware Senate bid. She's just too far "out there" to truly be taken seriously. As Reps have said about Pres. Obama's past, such is the case for Christine O'Donnell. It's not just her far-right political views; it's her overall character that's been brought into question. I just don't know of many level-headed people who'd be willing to get behind her. Her party will support her but in the end unless she has those Independent "crossover" votes, she can't win. Her past has come back to haunt her. Her campaign, though not a train wreck, certainly is a mangled mess that may need more than the jaws of live to rescue her at this stage.
Can you say, "Character assasination"? No? How 'bout "SELF-MUTILATION!"
Last edited by Objective Voice; 10-06-10 at 01:29 PM.