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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:12 PM

Republicans, the party of zero solutions, skewer Democrats' 'fringe' ideas

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Source: Daily KOS

As they gear up for 2020, Republicans are resurrecting their go-to campaign strategy: fearmongering. They didn't have to spend any time dusting it off after grinding it home on immigration throughout the 2018 midterm elections, which did not end well for them. So what's the scary demon emerging in 2020? "Socialism" and a supposed compendium of Radical Left-ness that threatens to swallow the republic whole. Gasp!

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Republicans are so giddy over the wellspring of aspirational ideas from Democrats, they can't wait to put them on trial. Yep. After failing to have a fresh thought since the Reagan era, the GOP is allergic to newness. The struggle is real, folks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who panned taking "pointless" show votes on government funding last month, now wants to put the squeeze on Democrats by forcing them to vote on the Green New Deal, which is a nonbinding resolution. "We're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell gleefully told reporters Tuesday.

Absolutely, let's do that, Mitch. Let's get Republicans on record for the do-nothing policies of yesteryear that landed our planet in this hot mess in the first place.... Democrats shouldn't bat an eye. The Green New Deal is a 13-page document with the apparently controversial goal of achieving “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers.” And thank goodness Democrats are refocusing the nation's attention on a problem that the U.N. is warning will have dire, potentially irreversible consequences unless a major course correction is undertaken in the next 12 years.

The fact of the matter is, the broad policy goals behind most of these "fringe" ideas enjoy popular support.

Read more: https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1834539

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:29 PM

1. Not true

The Republicans have lots of solutions:
Climate Change? Cut taxes on the wealthy.
Campaign Reform? Cut taxes on the wealthy.
Economic Calamity? Cut taxes on the wealthy.
Rising Healthcare Costs? Cut taxes on the wealthy.
Diaper Rash? Cut taxes on the wealthy.
Opioid Crisis? Cut taxes on the wealthy.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 09:00 PM

2. +1

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 09:19 PM

3. Locking ...

This is an opinion piece and Daily Kos is not a reputable mainstream media news site/blog for LBN purposes

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