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The world turned upside down

Brad Bannon NAILS IT:

“Out of touch and out of luck” should be the new Republican Party slogan. A new survey by the Pew Research Center indicates that three of every five (60 percent) Americans believe the Republican Party is out of touch with America. Why would so many Americans think the GOP is out of touch? Let me count the ways.

Republicans are on the wrong side of public opinion and public interest on so many issues that I couldn’t possibly discuss them all here…

The same Pew Research Center shows that seven out of every 10 Americans favor President Obama’s proposal to increase the minimum age from $7.00 to $9.25 an hour…

President Obama’s proposal to end the sequester is a balanced plan to reduce the federal budget deficit by $84 billion in the Fiscal Year 2013 with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases.  Congressional Republicans refuse to compromise and so the sequester with draconian cuts in national defense and education programs stays in play…

[A] clear majority of Americans (56 percent) also support a ban on assault weapons. Only two of five people (41 percent) oppose the proposal. Despite an urgent need and public support or the assault weapon ban, congressional Republicans absolutely refuse to consider the proposal…

At the surrender ceremony after the British defeat at Yorktown in 1781, the British band played “The World Turned Upside Down.” Republicans, like the British, will realize that America has changed only after they lost the battle and the war. A new generation of selfless voters, the millennials have replaced the baby boomers as the focus of American politics but Republicans are stuck in a time warp in the 1980s. As the world changes, Republicans cling to the past as hard as Fox News hangs onto the myth that it is fair and balanced.

God bless their pointed little heads.

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  1. dogrescuer

    And don’t forget, these are the people who believe the universe was created by God 6,000 years ago!

  2. expdoc

    Hmmm, I don’t remember seeing that in the Republican Party platform.

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