Republican Recipe to Lose:1. Threaten to cut Medicare and Social Security2. Threaten abortion rights3. Threaten to deport illegal immigrants4. Threaten gay rights5. Threaten affirmative action6. Threaten union rights7. Threaten food stamp and unemployment benefits8. Threaten "pre-existing condition" insurance coverage9. Threaten the possibility of another Middle East War10. Protect "the rich" from tax increases-------------Democrat Recipe to Win:1. Promise to keep Medicare and Social Security the same2. Promise free contraceptives and access to abortion3. Provide illegal immigrants (or at least their children) amnesty4. Promote gay rights5. Promote affirmative action6. Promote unions7. Promote food stamp and unemployment benefits8. Protect "pre-existing condition" and guaranteed issue insurance coverage9. Promise to limit wars (except "drone" wars)10. Promise to tax "the rich" more--------------The Republicans have been buying the wrong Cookbook. Is it any wonder that politicians are more successful making promises than making threats? Promises beat threats every time.----------------------Historical political Cookbook recipes44 BC: Bread and Circuses1598: A chicken in every pot (Henry IV coronation speech)1832: Bank reform - and land lotteries (Andrew Jackson)1904: Square deal (T. Roosevelt)1936: New Deal (F. Roosevelt)1964: Great Society (Johnson)1986: Immigrant Amnesty (Reagan)2000: Tax cuts (G.W. Bush)2012: All of the above - and gay marriage, too (Obama)------------------The world of politics is a B.F. Skinner Box with rats pressing levers for goodies.The Democrats were giving the rats free food and Republicans were threatening the rats an electric shock.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQtDTdDr8vs;-)
To the Republican recipe, add:11. Calling women who disagree with you "sluts"12. Talk about whether rape is "legitimate" and its result as "an act of God"
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