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(RealClearPolitics)   It's 1980 all over again   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Iranian Hostage Crisis, negative campaigning, President Jimmy Carter, electoral colleges  
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2934 clicks; posted to Politics » on 28 Sep 2012 at 11:04 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-28 10:35:43 AM  
4 votes:
I love this new Republican talking point, except for the fact that it's blatantly wrong:

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Note how at this point in the race in 1980, Reagan was leading in the polls.
2012-09-28 11:12:37 AM  
2 votes:
1980 all over again? It's a shame that Jimmy Carter isn't running, isn't it?

By the way, Reagan played the GOP like the chumps that they are. He played to the base and once he got elected, he raised taxes at least seven times and worked intimately with the Democrats in Congress to get things done.
2012-09-28 12:06:34 PM  
1 vote:
I love how the rightards are having such a total denial of reality these days when it comes to the election.

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2012-09-28 11:20:35 AM  
1 vote:

gittlebass: is it just me or in the last 2-3 weeks have most of the conservatives gone full blown conspiracy? i know its been bad, but it seems to have gotten worse with this vast left wing conspiracy crap, how can they not just see they have a flawed candidate who stinks on ice? is it because they've been brainwashed by the media to think everyone is against them? or just ignorance? Is the irony of the "koolaid drinkers" lost on them?

We're actually entering dangerous territory, because we are laying the groundwork over the next few decades for a complete and total breakdown of the very legitimacy of the government. If you truly start believing that elections are systematically rigged, Congress has a perpetual 10% approval rating and the Supreme Court is hopelessly partisan, there really isn't much of a government left anymore.
2012-09-28 11:16:38 AM  
1 vote:

Rincewind53: I love this new Republican talking point, except for the fact that it's blatantly wrong:

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Note how at this point in the race in 1980, Reagan was leading in the polls.

Indeed. What a joke this pathetic 1980-equivalency thing is. 

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2012-09-28 11:16:04 AM  
1 vote:
I don't get how you can call this a "1980" when every moderate polling outlet has Romney winning over a thousand electoral votes.
2012-09-28 11:14:30 AM  
1 vote:
Romney is a Reagan now? I will believe that when Jessica Alba becomes my girlfriend.
2012-09-28 11:13:16 AM  
1 vote:
GOP Mythology is just adorable.
2012-09-28 11:13:07 AM  
1 vote:
Reality check: Romney is no Reagan.
2012-09-28 11:10:18 AM  
1 vote:
More like 2004 with the parties switched. Romney even has the same "rich, out of touch" vibe that Kerry sorta had.

In any case, the main point of the article seemed to be "If Romney can win the debates, he'll win." No way Romney isn't going to win the debates.
2012-09-28 11:05:31 AM  
1 vote:
More like 1984.

/take that how you will
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