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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Nuclear Option, GOP Firing Blanks

Posted by Bob Brigham

It doesn't matter who you have on the team roster, what matters is who you put in the game. While the GOP has the White House and both chambers, in the battle for the constitution they aren't fielding their best team. I'm not just talking about Manny Miranda's screw-ups, I'm talking about the ad I just saw on Drudge:


Fill in the Blank

OK, if they want me to fill in the blank, how about I fill in the blank about that Social Security card linked to Bush. How about I fill in the blank with Bush's poll numbers on the Social Security issue the up or down vote people brought into the debate (and tied to Bush).

Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. May 10-12, 2005. N=1,011 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3); compared to same from 1/12-13/05:

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job President Bush is doing in each of these areas? Handling of Social Security issues."

Approve: 31% (40%)
Disapprove: 59% (49%)

That is a helluva shift so far this year, the public has soundly rejected Bush's Social Security privatization.

But now the "nuclear option" crowd is dragging Social Security into the fight against the institution of the Senate. People need to realize that this lust for absolute power has serious implications when it comes to whether the GOP will break the rules (to change the rules) to end Social Security like they are trying to do with the filibuster. It is the "nuclear option" lobby who is linking Social Security to the quest for total GOP domination -- be worried, they will stop at nothing, least of not the rules.

Posted at 12:29 AM in 2006 Elections - Senate, Nuclear Option, Republicans | Technorati


How about this for a fill-in-the-blank: "I win."

Posted by: Left in the West [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 21, 2005 01:00 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

That has got to be the worst partisan ad I have ever seen in my entire life. Only Phil A. Buster remotely compares.

I was talking with Bob last night, and had to stop him several times to ask him what the ad was supposed to mean. I think he thought I was kidding at first. After looking at it a few times, I really had no idea what the point they were trying to make was. At all. In the least.

Posted by: Tim Tagaris [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 21, 2005 01:32 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment