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    Re: GOP gets ready to say 'yes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Interesting...

    The GOP's backing away from some of their hardline positions is exactly what I was referring to when I started this thread. I wonder just how much pressure are they really feeling from their constituency?
    Backing away from those positions is going to ensure they LOSE next November. For every "moderate" vote they gain, they'll lose two Conservative votes.


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    They are also getting pressure from within the party from traditional and more moderate republicans finally....hard right stances and hard left stances always lose
    Better to LOSE the election the right way than to win it the wrong way.

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    Re: GOP gets ready to say 'yes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Interesting...

    The GOP's backing away from some of their hardline positions is exactly what I was referring to when I started this thread. I wonder just how much pressure are they really feeling from their constituency?
    I don't find it surprising in any way. There is an election coming up.
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    Re: GOP gets ready to say 'yes'

    As is generally the case, the reasons for what all is going on amount to the same: it's a political game.

    The strategy for the Republicans since Obama took office was to stop him everywhere they could, even if this meant slowing economic growth, and cast the blame on Obama. It worked fairly well in 2010, as they re-took the House and narrowed the margin in the Senate. But the Democrats, as expected, are fighting back, framing the upcoming tax issue as whether to tax the rich or the middle class. Seeing as they could lose that argument at the ballot box next year, the Republicans may yet be looking for a compromise.
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    Re: GOP gets ready to say 'yes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Seeing as they could lose that argument at the ballot box next year, the Republicans may yet be looking for a compromise.
    Only if they are looking to lose even more support at the ballot box.

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    Re: GOP gets ready to say 'yes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Only if they are looking to lose even more support at the ballot box.

    Wrong...they will gain support if they stop this absurd stonewalling to protect the rich that america is seeing through

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    Re: GOP gets ready to say 'yes'

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Wrong...they will gain support if they stop this absurd stonewalling to protect the rich that america is seeing through
    They will gain the support of the Moderates, who can be swayed back the other way by a pretty face in a tv ad two weeks before the election. Meanwhile they will lose, PERMANENTLY what has been the base of their party for decades, the CONSERVATIVES.

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    Re: GOP gets ready to say 'yes'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i actually just thought of it....wonder why it's never been mentioned?
    it makes too much sense, and doesn't let anyone stand on a high horse and attack anyone else.

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    Re: GOP gets ready to say 'yes'

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    They are also getting pressure from within the party from traditional and more moderate republicans finally....hard right stances and hard left stances always lose
    ,.... are you aware that with now Mitt Romney on board, every single Republican running for President has committed to reforming Medicare?

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    Re: GOP gets ready to say 'yes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Only if they are looking to lose even more support at the ballot box.
    Depends on whether you're talking about the primaries or the general election. The middle, who consistently decide general elections, wants a government that is lean and efficient but also gets the job done.
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