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Thursday, November 09, 2006

"They got way too arrogant"

I was talking this morning to a friend of mine who has done quite well for himself. I asked him how much he thought the outcome of the election was going to cost him in tax increases. He told me that he didn't really care - he voted straight Democrat up and down the line. He's never been a straight party line voter, but in the past 20 or so years I've know him, I'd be willing to bet that 90% of his votes were for Republicans.

He continued: "I couldn't be happier with what happened. I've got enough money that it doesn't really matter what they do to the tax structure [this is a HUGE change from the past for him, which probably indicates how really angry he is on the other stuff], but I'm so pissed off at the Republicans. They got way too arrogant and there are more important things that they should be dealing with."

Hopefully the "now in the minority" Republicans will get this kind of message and listen to it.

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

The stuff like tax increases won't actually hit home until it happens. It will be especially risky for the dems to raise taxes while the economy is humming along. The best time politically to raise taxes is when Clinton did it, during a perceived bad economy. If the economy turns down after the tax increases, dems will lose in a landslide election.

Again, minorites have the benefit of not having to propose legislation or come up with plans. Dems will now be proposing stuff like state controlled health care, global warming taxes, etc... The liberal ones have been telling their districts this is what they are for.

The public needs to be reminded why they voted dems out of power in 1994.

10:34 AM, November 09, 2006  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

My favorite recent gripe comes from the Pat Bucannan/Federal Farmer wing... those who said they were staying home or voting for democrats to punish the non-conservative republicans.

Their recent complaint: Now it could be possible that Bush may compromise with the Dems over Immigration... well DUH what a revelation! Why did you stay home then you idiots... why do you think the immigration measure failed this past year...maybe because the Congress was all Republican?

10:37 AM, November 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems to me that the economy is doing well enough now that, regardless of what Dems do, the GOP can lambast them in '08 for "ruining the economy." It would help to make the case, of course, if Republicans could put up a united opposition to the more obvious idiocies.

J. Ewing

1:16 PM, November 13, 2006  

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