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Why Republicans Are Suddenly Afraid of Obama

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, elections, republicans, democrats, GoodNews )

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After their midterm triumph, you'd think they'd be lining up for a chance to run against him. But they're not


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Evelyn Z (300)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 3:30 pm
Is there any doubt? Really?

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 3:33 pm
I keep saying it and I will keep saying it. The mid-term election of 2010 wasn't about putting republicans in power; it was a 'kick the bums out' election that the republicans just happened to benefit from because they were the minority. If you take a look at the outcome you'll see there were also republicans that got kicked out.

The turmoil in Wisconsin is energizing the middle class and making them realize the mistake they made in electing so many business owned republicans. Not only will Obama win another 4 years in the White House, but he will likely have a congress that is completely controlled by democrats, including a filibuster proof Senate.

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 3:36 pm
I think it also taught the Dems to get off their a$$es and vote in all elections!

Mike S (86)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 4:07 pm
Great article. Noted and thank you Carrie.

Toni C (508)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 4:15 pm
The crap that's gone on since the midterms needs to be factored into the equation, too... there just aren't many Republicans out there right now that are winning any brownie points They've shown their true colors and the large working class of America doesn't like what it's seeing. We need to stand up, united and strong and vote them suckers right back out of office!! [Providing, of course, they don't get kicked to the curb before then...]

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 5:08 pm
That was thought provoking! Thank you.

Jae A (316)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 5:30 pm
As for that 'vote' thing...I wouldn't totally count on that ...remember the 2000 elections when all our votes were taken away from us. So much can happen, very quickly, between now and the next much so that we might not even have one..who knows...'Only thang I knows', is that I don't have a clue about that and that I'm not ruling out possibles from all directions.

Jussss say'n........

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 5:45 pm
Noted...thanks for the great article...and comments. We can only hope....and vote...and keep signing petitions and making phone calls.

Walter Firth (45)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:13 pm
Noted. They have reason to be afraid of him he is a true democrat and upholds the rights of workers and the principles of democracy,the principles they are trying to destroy.

Dave Colorado (11)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:27 pm

Wouldn't any/every "true democrat" (whatever that's supposed to mean) have questioned Bush's repeated, public, voluntary, inadvertent, loose-lips-sink-ships 9/11 witness/confession statements IF there were any such thing as a "true democrat"? (When Reps fail to question Bush's statements, that seemingly reveals that they put party loyalty ahead of loyalty to the Constitution, which, of course, is treason! If Dems were honest, they'd point that out to voters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But Dems are NOT honest!!!!! And when Dems fail/refuse to question Bush's publicly-made treason confession statements, that betrays the fraudulence of the entire U.S. political system -- one in which I wish more caring/intelligent people would stop taking sides!!!)

(remember, it only takes 1 counter-example to disprove a theory...)

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:58 pm
Good article and very thought provoking....noted and thanx Carrie

William Y (54)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 10:20 pm

Agnes H (144)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 11:05 pm
I hope they're right because the Republicans are just putting America back into the Middle Ages of Europe with child labour. No Social Security, I'm doing click to give for the Veterans as they've taken money away from them they want to take this away in that State and so on! Taken Money away from the SSA because that adds to the deficit, they want to get rid of the Unions. Just think about all those things and where would America then be?

Lisa H (180)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 12:14 am
As angry as I have been at Obama's lack of spine, the events of the last few weeks have again made him the lesser of the evils. I will vote for him again, to make sure my vote is AGAINST Repugs and TPs.

Melissah C (389)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:28 am

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 5:05 am
I think they're slitting their own throats with their extreme stance against the common people. They are all elitists. People are starting to realize that.

Anne P (174)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 7:05 am
Americans have finally woken up to the fact that Republicans are owned by the wealthy elites, and will do their bidding no matter the consequences to our economy and the middle class. In my half-century of life, I have seen this scenario played out over and over. Give the R's enough rope and they will always hang themselves. They have no viable candidate for the 2012 presidency and if Sarah Palin "goes rogue" and runs as an independent Tea Party candidate, the fun will really begin. President Obama has an excellent chance of being re-elected either way.

Thomas H (37)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 7:32 am
Interesting! Thanks, Carrie!

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 8:55 am
What is there to be afraid of for them?

Arielle S (313)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 9:19 am
I still think the Repugs never dreamt a black man would be elected and they let down their guard - it won't happen again. By hook or by crook (and there're plenty of those), they intend to win next time. Of course, right now, the Repugs are busy slitting their own throats so if the election was held tomorrow, no worries. But a lot can happen in a few months....

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 9:51 am
While it is true, as one commentator mentioned that, "Americans have finally woken up to the fact that Republicans are owned by the wealthy elites;" they apparently don't realize that the Democrats are also owned by pretty much the same set of wealthy elites! Thus, a political centrist who is also a corporate owned and operated free market capitalist, such as Obama, easily appears to be a progressive hero of the people. Well, given how effectively the two-party cabal has limited the choices, Obama is a better choice than anyone the Republicans have put up. This, however, shouldn't be misconstrued to mean that we now actually have a government that cares about the people or what people need. Someday, the American people are going to have to decide that maybe they deserve something better than treading water or drowning. We need a multiparty system.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 9:56 am
It never ceases to amaze me how ordinary people so horribly misuse seemingly clear terms, such as energy or theory. One commentator has stated, "It only takes one counter-example to disprove a theory..." Well, without commenting on the political aspects of that person's comments, all I want to say is that such extreme comments indicate a lack of understanding as to the definition of the term, theory, at least as how it is used scientifically. Also, a single counter-example is what is known as an anomaly and would not be sufficient to disprove a theory.

Krasimira B (175)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 10:54 am
Noted with thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 11:19 am
The real question is "Why are Republicans so afraid...of everything?" Their campaign platforms and overall philosophy is based upon fear whether it's fear of others, fear of loss, or fear of change. It seems that managing the fear level is a big part of their strategy.

IE Ries (237)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 11:53 am
This latest ploy by Republicans at union-busting isn't about "saving money," it's about trying to cut off major campaign donation avenues for the Democrats. In effect, they are trying to make the USA into a one-party system, folks. You know, the kind of one-party states we Americans call "communist" and "dictatorships" and other names for nations whose people have declining basic rights or freedoms.

Does anyone really want to live in a one-party system that is increasingly turning the nation into an oligarchy run by corporations with their paid-off puppet politicians at the helm? Because that's where we're headed, make no mistake.

I've always wondered how Americans could taut democracy and civil engagement when we are limited to a two-party system! At least in Europe, for example, there are multiple parties to represent the peoples' interests and positions. But not here. Oh no, every time a party tries to get traction, be it the Libertarians, or The Greens, or anyone else, our friends in the Two-Party System quash it as quickly as possible. And NOW the Republicans have shown their hand of cards by revealing - perhaps inadvertently - that they are trying to eliminate any competition and turn this nation into a one-party system they will dominate like the religious zealots do in Iran.

Make no mistake - both of these parties are heavily invested in keeping control and quashing other parties from gaining a foothold. Neither of them want competition, and both members of both want to stay in office as long as they can, any way they can. Neither are really in touch with the American people, though a few in each part are probably shining exceptions to that rule and probably do genuinely care about doing the people's business. But most of them? I don't think so and ESPECIALLY many of the Republicans. Their union-busting ploy really revealed their true motives here, and it wasn't to save money, it was to turn us into a one-party system.

Beware, folks. I'm sure the Founders are hoppin' mad right now looking down on this situation from the Hereafter.

. (0)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 12:01 pm
noted, thanks,, also, the comments are great!

IE Ries (237)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 12:03 pm

Meant to post this, I want to cite it as my source for my position and conclusions:

Patricia Geller (34)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:32 pm
He had and has my vote!!!

Jeannette A (137)
Friday March 4, 2011, 10:30 pm
I still believe that this man has the ability to make headway in a political environment that would destroy most people.
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