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Posted by sofa king in Latest Breaking News
Sat Jan 22nd 2011, 03:23 PM
Just watch the circus as it unfolds. Watch the ignorant teabaggers haul weapons into Congress and introduce insane and stupid bills which will become the bread and butter of the media. Watch this annoyingly moderate President start skewering the Republicans on every single 70-30 issue there is, from health care to taxes to benefits packages.

Here's how I know it's going to happen: because it already has happened. The taxes for the rich issue? That one is already in the bag. The Republicans held our taxes hostage for a vanishingly small 3% of the population that counts for all of the money, but practically none of the votes. The Republicans cannot redeem themselves, because the Democrats in the Senate control when a saving vote for the Republican Senators will come, and that will be FUCKING NEVER.

End of story. Seven out of ten voters in every state will watch every single Republican twist on the vine on this issue--the rest are too stupid and evil to engage. Fifty million voters got the best raise they've had in years thanks to the Dems raising the minimum wage. Half of us have no health care and are watching right now as the Republicans try to keep it that way. Everyone who gets a job in the next two years will thank the Dems, while everyone who gets fired will be fired by a Republican. All of us are going to take note as disgusting candidates like Gingrich, Palin, and Santorum attract insane amounts of corporate cash while thumping nakedly divisive and racist issues.

But here's the thing: you can only lie to voters as long as the truth hasn't bit them in the ass already--and it has; you can only steal an election in America by getting close enough to steal it--and they won't; you can only frighten people who have something to lose--and millions of us don't have anything left to lose anymore. The ruse has worn thin. President Obama isn't just going to win, he's on a 500+ electoral vote trajectory, with coattails 5,000 miles long.

The hard work was drawing his opponent into the uncomfortable position of having to sacrifice its electoral viability in exchange for keeping rich assholes rich. He already did that, and the Republicans cannot make that go away, and they cannot make us forget it. We should allow ourselves to enjoy this time, because the years 2010-2012 are going to be the textbook example of how to overcome a corrupt oligarchy by generating overwhelming public support against it.

And you don't even have to believe me, 'cause I'll be right here to tell your dumb asses "I told you so" in November 2012. And when Thomas and Scalia announce their retirements just before Christmas of that year, I'll tell you again.

Edit: 2014. I'll give myself until 2014, because the Republicans in the Senate will be defending 23 seats over the next two elections. I'm betting they'll lose at least half of those, which will push Dems in the Senate into the 65-67 seat territory by January 2015, by which point every Bush v. Gore Republican on the Supreme Court will have to go or risk being kicked.

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