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Subject:  Re: Cashing In On A Massacre Date:  1/5/2013  10:02 AM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  664334 of 757320

I think it will be politically difficult in the short run....and long run because it's always easy to paint someone who isn't spending like crazy as not caring for the poor and all that. Look at what is happening with Sandy relief, the republicans hold up a bill of 60 billion because over half is pork and not only are democrats pounding them but republicans are too.

This is exactly what I'm talking about. Republicans should be *loudly* denouncing all the pork in the bill and criticizing anyone -- Republican or Democrat -- who added pork to it. They should have stood up to Chris Christie and said that they absolutely will not stand for such a fiscally irresponsible bill. They could have used this opportunity to begin to brand themselves as the fiscally responsible party, but they won't. They will just continue to let people beat them up.

We need *leaders* with sound principles. Instead we have a bunch of cowards with shaky principles.
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