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GOP scrambles to show it has ideas

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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 07:08 AM
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GOP scrambles to show it has ideas


www.politico.com

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor — the man Democrats dubbed “Dr. No” — is taking great pains these days to prove he has a raft of ideas of his own.

Stung by the Democratic barbs, the House’s No. 2 Republican is unveiling a “Solutions Center” on the Web to address simple questions Americans are asking themselves in the face of economic calamity: “How will I keep my job?” ... “How will I keep my house?” ... “How will I grow my savings?”

The goal is to answer the questions with Republican proposals that contrast starkly with legislation offered by President Barack Obama and his congressional allies.

Cantor acknowledges that Republicans “need to work to make sure the message gets out” around a still-popular president with a dramatic command of his bully pulpit.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 07:08 AM
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Hey... you got any ideas?

Nope not me... how bout you?

Haven't a clue...

Hey does anybody in here have anything we can use... any ideas?

How bout Barack Obama is the anti-Christ who doesn't have a legitimate birth certificate and is a secret Muslim who is going to sell us out to the terrorists, communists, socialists, NWO and the banks?

Sounds good to me... now how about some tea?



www.politico.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 14-4-2009 by grover]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 07:22 AM
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To be fair I am sure there are plenty of good, sane thinkers Republicans out there with serious ideas worth considering...

There is only one problem... they are nowhere near the halls of power and the hard right movement conservatives who've hijacked the GOP doesn't want to hear anything other than its own voice.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 07:43 AM
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Sounds more like Eric Cantor is trying to lay the groundwork for a run in 2012 then anything else. I think he'll have a hard, uphill battle, trying to run against Charlie Crist and/or Bobby Jindal. As I see it, those are the two best bets for the Republicans in 2012.

Anyone who says Newt or Jeb or Sarah .... nope. Won't happen.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 07:49 AM
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reply to post by FlyersFan
 


Jindal would have to work extremely hard to overcome that idiotic response he gave after Obama's address to congress... he came across so poorly he made Palin look deep... and you know the Democrats will have a field day with it if he tries to run.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:00 AM
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Originally posted by grover
Jindal would have to work extremely hard to overcome that idiotic response he gave after Obama's address to congress...

Yes he did fail miserably. However, Obama screwed up over and over, got caught in lies over and over, and has a very serious lack of experience yet the people voted for him. So considering that Jindal has that one bad speech compared with the numerous lies and flubs of Obama ..... I'd say Jindal is still top in the running.

Eric Cantor can dream and try to lay groundwork .... and that's what I think he's doing .... but it'll be Jindal or Crist in 2012 (or both) IMHO.

(and saying that they will be the GOP pick(s) doesn't mean they have my support
)



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:04 AM
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Someone has to have a spine and say no to all the idiotic things the Dems are doing in Washington. They are acting like they know they'll never be in complete control again and are trying to spend as much as possible and grow the government as big as possible before they get voted out.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:58 AM
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And who better to know all about idiotic things than the Republicans huh?

I will say this about Cantor... at least he comes across like he has a mind to speak of as opposed to sounding like he channels Mr. Rogers like Jidal or tries to get away with that wink nudge Oh gosh darn vacuousness of Palin's.

To Flyfan: If the polls are to be believed your opinion of Obama is the minority opinion by a significant margin.

[edit on 14-4-2009 by grover]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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FF said:

"However, Obama screwed up over and over, got caught in lies over and over, and has a very serious lack of experience yet the people voted for him"

Grover replied with: "...your opinion of Obama is the minority opinion by a significant margin."

How is that an opinion, Grover? All the things FF said are fact.

Did BO get caught lying? Yes. Multiple times. He's gone back on multiple campaign promises. If you don't call those lies, what do you call it? He just changed his mind?

Did BO screw up? Yes, though he has made apologies.

Is BO inexperienced as a politician? Yes, he has even said so himself.

So where's the opinion, Grover?

[edit on 14-4-2009 by sos37]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 04:15 PM
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Like I said based on the polls the majority of the people like Obama and his policies... so yes it is your opinion... now don't make me go dig out those polls.


April 13 (UPI) -- More than two-thirds of Americans asked expressed at least a fair amount of confidence in President Barack Obama's economic decisions, a Gallup poll indicated.

Seventy-one percent of Americans surveyed said they have a fair to great deal of confidence that Obama's economic actions, poll results released Monday indicated. The level of confidence is higher than that given to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, or leaders of either party in Congress, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.

Obama received almost universal confidence from Democrats, two-thirds support from independents and just more than one-third from Republicans, Gallup said.

www.upi.com...



Americans have grown more optimistic about the economy and the direction of the country in the 11 weeks since President Obama was inaugurated, suggesting that he is enjoying some success in his critical task of rebuilding the nation’s confidence, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

These sometimes turbulent weeks — marked by new initiatives by Mr. Obama, attacks by Republicans and more than a few missteps by the White House — do not appear to have hurt the president. Americans said they approved of Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy, foreign policy, Iraq and Afghanistan; fully two-thirds said they approved of his overall job performance.

www.nytimes.com...



Overall, 55% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance so far. Forty-four percent (44%) disapprove. The President’s overall approval has stayed between 55% and 59% every day since March 5.

By contrast, just 31 percent of respondents said they had a favorable view of the Republican Party, the lowest in the 25 years the question has been asked in New York Times/CBS News polls.

www.rasmussenreports.com...


Need I go on?

[edit on 14-4-2009 by grover]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:55 PM
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FF never said that the majority didn't favor Obama. FF made three factual statements and you read into it what you wanted to see, as usual.

Post polls all you want - the only thing that you've proven is that the party that supports Obama clings to him brainlessly and sheepfully no matter how many lies he tells and no matter what he does to hurt this country, just as you say the right clings their old ideals.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:27 AM
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let the left post all the polls they want everyone knows poll number depend on what they are asked and how they are asked if gallop and rassmussen went in to the heartland of the country those polls would be very different.

let the left think the republicans are in disarray let them be over confident that lord almighty obama is the second comming

let obama continually screw up as hes done in the past 5 months

its that over confidence and complaceny that will guarantee a republican win.

for better or worse republicans didnt have back to back losses for the record.

the left is control for now. but the growing number of dissatisfied people who dislike obama and his policies might yet change the nation agian.

the same polls place congress and pelosi approval rating at all time lows for whatever thats worth becasue they all still have jobs.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Sounds more like Eric Cantor is trying to lay the groundwork for a run in 2012 then anything else. I think he'll have a hard, uphill battle, trying to run against Charlie Crist and/or Bobby Jindal. As I see it, those are the two best bets for the Republicans in 2012.

Anyone who says Newt or Jeb or Sarah .... nope. Won't happen.



OH god

Canter - the weasel looking feller?

He is about as "presidential" as a salad folk, Jindal is a lop - However I think Crist is working with some rough goods - I also prefer him above the other folks mentioned

JEB
YAAAAHAAAIIIIIAH


Removed Snide Comment

[edit on 4/15/2009 by semperfortis]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:40 AM
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THE REPUBLICANS CAN FIX THIS!!!

Can we reelect Bush or somethin???

Hope so!

GEORGE/JEB 12!

Mod Edit: Big Quote – Please Review This Link.

[edit on 4/15/2009 by semperfortis]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:51 AM
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Originally posted by sos37
reply to post by grover
 



clings to him brainlessly and sheepfully no matter how many lies he tells and no matter what he does to hurt this country


Sounds like me describing YOU when Bush was in...

Your fellow struck the match and poured the gas

If Obama pulls off a fricken miracle with this mess JR fired up, GOP will be in the toilet
for a good long while.


2012 GOP national convention dialogue in full - party platform


Terror terror commie terror commie terror lazy. Obama terror Osama terror vigilant... Steadfast evildoer commie wmd Obama socialist socialistism commie.


CAN'T wait for it!

[edit on 15-4-2009 by mental modulator]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 12:54 AM
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[edit on 15-4-2009 by neo67]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 05:57 AM
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Originally posted by sos37
FF never said that the majority didn't favor Obama...

... the only thing that you've proven is that the party that supports Obama clings to him brainlessly and sheepfully no matter how many lies he tells and no matter what he does to hurt this country.


IF the majority favor Obama and think that he's doing a good job then yes the idea that he isn't, is your opinion... in case you don't know that's what an opinion is.

In case you don't know polls (unless specifically focused) interview a wide range of people... Democratic, Republican and independent...

In case you don't know that's why they are a snap shot of the nations attitudes and opinions.

[edit on 15-4-2009 by grover]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 06:14 AM
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This post didn't take long to degrade into the same crap we heard in the build up to the election. The republican party does appear desperate to come up with their own Obama.

They tried Steele, because he is black like Obama. That didn't seem to work.

They tried Jindal because he is a young and articulate minority... like Obama. That didn't work either. That was actually really embarrassing.

If they weren't so hell bent on dividing and undermining the country, it would be entertaining. Unfortunately, the country is in the toilet thanks in no small part to what the last republican administration did to the country.

I don't think Obama is doing us any favors, but the blind hypocrisy shown by the republican party is pretty absurd.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 06:44 AM
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I think this needs to be reiterated:


Three months into his presidency, Barack Obama stands out as perhaps the most trusted figure in American politics.

In a new Public Strategies Inc./POLITICO national survey of 1,000 registered voters, Obama outdistances figures on both the left and the right in earning the public’s trust, with two-thirds of respondents saying they trust the president “to identify the right solutions to the problems we face as a nation.”

Of those who said they trust the president, 31 percent said they trust him “a great deal.” An additional 35 percent said they have “some” trust that Obama will find the correct solution. Thirty-one percent said they trust Obama either “not very much” or “not at all.”

Voters were asked the same question of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Republican Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and the two major political parties. Among those choices, only the Democratic Party was trusted to find the right solutions by a majority of voters, 52 percent to 40 percent. Forty percent of those surveyed said they trusted the Republican Party, compared with 54 percent who did not trust the GOP.

www.politico.com...


Note that is says all registered voters... not just Democrats or those who voted for Obama... and if you don't understand the implications of that... it means Republicans and independents as well.

If the Republican party remains married to the same old disproven ideas and moves even further to the right and If the Republican party remains the party of no without any ideas other than attack attack attack they are going to remain in the wilderness for years to come. Because no matter how they fuss and fume its obvious that at least right now that the people prefer Obama and the Democrats over them.

[edit on 15-4-2009 by grover]



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 09:54 AM
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They have AN idea, OP. Lower taxes on the rich!
(one idea is it, the others are stolen)

That way everyone else has to pay more! You know, trickle UP?

The dems had a woman running and the repubs promtly threw Sarah in.
It is all so amazingly shallow and superficial. Like a fancy game show.
And still the little peeps fall for propping up the greedy rich, yet again!
Astounding!
Now can we all agree our country was hi jacked long ago? Geez......
I can only base my judgement on how it affects me personally,
and I have to say I am paying less taxes lately.......hmmm.....
just a personal observation, does no good(for me)to even care,
ever hear of the electoral college?


Edit to add: I make WAY less than 250,000$ a year!
It shouldn't matter if you have morals.
Capitalism breeds greed without any morals, are we surprised now?




[edit on 15-4-2009 by dodadoom]



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