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    Looks like the national Republican leadership is abandoning Bob Shaeffer.
    17 Oct 2008 07:21 am
    Republican sources in Colorado and Washington say that the National Republican Senatorial Committee plans to pull out of the state by next week, an acknowledgment that its independent expenditure resources would be better spent on defense elsewhere.

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    Bad news for big oil?
    I think Udall wants to raise taxes. Do you think otherwise?
    Are you not attracted to Udall BECAUSE you think he will do what he thinks is right, in the form of raising taxes?

    Please tell me: Are you committed to Udall because he will strenghthen the economy WITHOUT raising taxes?

    Or do you think, as I do, that Udall will really support tax increases, and support more revenue for the programs run by the federal government?

    It's two simple questions that I pose to you: Do you think Udall would advocate tax increases? In the face of a recession, do you agree?

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    Democrats WILL raise taxes . . which in itself, at the right time might not be so bad an idea . . The National Debt has to be paid somehow.

    However, the problem with the Democrats is, they want to raise taxes for all the wrong reasons . . Mostly to buy votes from those who pay no taxes . . For all the Santa Claus programs Obama and his "Old Guard Democrats" have (and are) promising, which will give non achievers some of what those who earned it are getting.

    The philosophy of the Democrats is this . . Keep 'em poor, but give 'em enough to want to vote for us every four years . . . That's the biggest reason they have to go out and register the "poor and disenfranchised" . . it's nothing altruistic, but an easy way to buy votes!

    Also . . The Democrats don't represent the "Working Man" anymore, they represent the Union that takes the "Working Man's" Dues and then invests it in politicians who force the Government to pick up the tab when the Union's retirement fund is stolen by the Union Bosses . .

    Bottom Line . . if they're an incumbent, vote for someone else!
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    large, you need a better argument: the labor force is no longer 'union'.

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    "The philosophy of the Democrats is this . . Keep 'em poor, but give 'em enough to want to vote for us every four years . . . That's the biggest reason they have to go out and register the "poor and disenfranchised" . . it's nothing altruistic, but an easy way to buy votes!" ----------Large

    Said like a True Red, Repub

    My social security check says different. Hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by none View Post
    large, you need a better argument: the labor force is no longer 'union'.
    I never said it was . . The Labor Unions have lost membership by the droves in the last 20 years, mostly because they ceased to offer anything but payment of dues as a reason to belong . . They haven't represented their rank and file since the late 40's . . and have openly screwed the same rank and file since the 60's . .

    But . . they're trying to change that, and that's one of Obama's promises, Card Check, dissolve the right to work laws, etc . . he's said as much . . as have many of the Democratic Leadership . .

    At one time unions were necessary, and they offered many reasons for existing . . now they're no more than an income for a group of leftist advocates and a large source of campaign funds for the Democratic Party. Currently one of the largest is the NEA, which does little for the education of our children but keeps the same old Congressmen in office, term after term!

    Digger, if you have to depend upon your SS Check . . you're an idiot . . and it's be a lot bigger and sounder had LBJ and the 69th Congress not cleaned out the Fund and left an IOU that screwed the next generation . . It has nothing to do with Red, Republican or anything else and understanding that $75 a month out of your paycheck for 20 years doesn't entitle you to $40k a year now . . SS was FDR's lie to the public, or at least a dream given fools by a Politician . .

    You criticize the "Donkeyphants", but offer little in the way of ideas, either left or right, and while criticism is fine, comprehension of history is also important . . Few seem to understand who did what 20-30 or so years ago, and those things have a direct impact upon what happens today . . and tomorrow . .

    Afghanistan is a fine example of Political thinking and history coming back to bite you in the A$$ . . Obama wants to abandon Iraq and pursue the Al Queda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan . . but we won there back about 1987 with a surrogate army against the Russians, we invested almost a trillion dollars to do that, and then walked away, leaving the tribes to fight for the spoils . . thus . . The Taliban and General Zia's Islamic Radicals from Pakistan . . who hosted who? Al Queda and bin Laden.

    What goes around comes around! And Obama and the Democratic Congress wants to repeat the mistake . .
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    Well, it's official. I wonder what two consecutive losses will do to Dick Wadham's reputation as a campaign manager?
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is pulling out of the battle for Colorado's Senate seat, yanking its ads from television stations across the state beginning next week, according to an NRSC spokesman.

    That decision leaves Republican Bob Schaffer on his own to try and close what some polls show is a double digit gap in the critical closing days of the campaign for Colorado's open Senate seat.

    The decision of the national Senate committees to give up on a state is traditionally taken as a dour sign for a campaign, but in this case it's muddied somewhat by the decision earlier this week of the Democratic Senate committee to pull out first a sign, Democrats said, that Schaffer was too far behind to be considered a threat.
    Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established. - George Carlin

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