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More storm clouds for Democrats

And I mean that literally.

By Ezra Klein  | October 26, 2010; 9:33 AM ET
 
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That's the FoxNews forecast!

Posted by: bdballard | October 26, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Let us get clear, when the GOP state that they want less government, what they really mean is that they want NO government and more Corporate Rule, because government will get in the way of their schemes! They pretend they want to lower taxes for the American people all the while knowing that the loopholes they put in place for the wealthy means that Corporations and wealthy Americans pay very little taxes or No taxes at all, which means Average Americans have to carry and Shoulder all the tax burden.

The GOP/Tea Party want to lower Social Security benefits and/or tie Social Security to the stock market. They want to reduce the benefits going to our Verterans; they want no regulation of Wall Street, banks, insurance and credit card companies; They want no spending on America's roads, streets, sewer system, infra-structure, rail roads, and public education/schools (to further "dumb-down" Americans)! They say No to any Investment in America (water, air, clean technology) and her people. However, they don't mind Spending the millions of dollars on Wall Street stocks and bonds, phony ponzi schemes and real-estate deals, all the while America continues to further decay into a third-world country. The Simple & Awful truth, is that Republicans do not want and they Fear a government for the people and by the people. Their desire is for America to go back to the times when the rich get richer and the poor get poorer! That's what they are fighting for, not for average Americans, but for their greedy way of life and for power.

What the Republicans Really Don't Want You To Get Educated On!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9jLrrRg8rw

Posted by: wdsoulplane | October 26, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Seriously? Good grief...

Well, I guess this is an "outside event" not controlled by campaigns, mentioned in your previous post.

It's also a sad parable of the broader power disparity between the two groups' demographics.

Posted by: Trogdorprof | October 26, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

the only" silver lining in the cloud," so to speak, is that many elderly people now already mail in their ballots.
during the obama campaign, there was a gigantic effort made in voter registration and gotv, to encourage and inform people about the convenience of mailing in their ballots.
i have been calling older democrats, and the majority have said that they already mailed in, or are planning to mail in their ballots.
let's hope...........

Posted by: jkaren | October 26, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Ummm, the elderly are not voting for Democrats this year. There's this little matter of stripping $500 billion from Medicare.....

I'm singing in the rain Just singing in the rain What a glorious feeling I'm happy again

Posted by: bgmma50 | October 26, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Dems, break out the rain boots and umbrellas!

Posted by: scarlota | October 26, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

"I'm singing in the rain Just singing in the rain What a glorious feeling I'm happy again"

"Hey, Dems, break out the rain boots and umbrellas!"

honestly, if as highly intelligent republicans, you can look at the republican candidates, and current republican leaders, and feel any degree of inspired confidence or pride in the intellectual leadership, ideas and direction of your party....that is great.

how you can look at your crop of candidates, and feel like "singin' in the rain," is beyond me.

Posted by: jkaren | October 26, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

The 7-day precipitation forecast is only accurate about 40% of the time, according to NOAA. On the other hand, I don't think we're going to put millions of people back to work by next week either.

Posted by: AuthorEditor | October 26, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

jkaren, I don't think I've ever in my life felt any degree of inspired confidence in either party's crop of candidates. I feel like singing in the rain because I love gridlock.

And scarlota is no Republican.

Posted by: bgmma50 | October 26, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Of Course, for the last month or so of early voting Democrats have been going to the polls in the most marvelous weather here in Ohio. So many that the R's are getting rather hot under the collar. A liberal group in Cincinnati took a bus load or so of registered High Schoolers to the polls on the Students Lunch Hour, with the school's permission. since nobody got any lunch the buses went somewhere for Ice Cream. The R's accused Driehaus of bribing High School Students to vote for him.

And Sunlite is pored

WE can live with a dark and rainy day, because demoralized R's, given choices like Angle and O'Donnell and Miller will decide that those dingbats aren't worth getting wet for, and stay home. out upon the Just and the Unjust. The Rain, it Raineth every day, upon the just and the unjust fellah. But mostly on the just because the unjust has the just's umbrella.

Posted by: ceflynline | October 26, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

"Ummm, the elderly are not voting for Democrats this year. There's this little matter of stripping $500 billion from Medicare..... I'm singing in the rain Just singing in the rain What a glorious feeling I'm happy again Posted by: bgmma50"

Of course by now the electorate has figured out just who loses that %500 billion. The very rich who could actually afford Medicare part D. IO couldn't afford it on what I will be getting in pensions from the State of Ohio and the SS System. That will be in the $35k to $45K take home range.

Medicaire part D was welfare for the Rich, and the rich Insurance Companies that sold it to them.

Of course those same %500 Billion came out of us $60k a year's income taxes, and from massive borrowing from China. Income redistribution, Republican Style.

Posted by: ceflynline | October 26, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

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