StlSluggers wrote:As to your ploy comment, AA, of course it's a ploy. Aren't they all? I didn't realize I needed to concede that separately, as I figured it was a given.
Anyways, if you guys want to get something right, don't tell me that the Republicans are selling out when they are still getting something for themselves. That's smart politics on their part, and I can admire anyone for making a smart move when an opportunity presents itself.
OK, I'm seeing the different sides of this and I agree with all of you at least to a degree. I understand, as much as just about anyone else, that very rarely is any issue black/white or even liberal/conservative.
This comment though I'm having trouble with; while this was a "ploy" by the republicans, you say that it's smart politics by trying to get something you want out of an opportunity presenting itself. I agree, but this is just a deliberate attempt to make democrats look bad... they knew it wouldn't be approved. Now if it's smart politics, I disagree. Perhaps it is to die hard Republicans but I'm relatively on the fence, and something like this makes me a little disgusted. Not that democrats do much better, but Frist and Santorum today are whining and pointing fingers at democrats like they're the bad guys for, as the title of this thread suggests, not caring about the poor; just hating the rich. What is that supposed to do, turn more rich people against the democrats?
Besides, last I checked, other than minorities, many lower class Americans vote republican anyway. And we all know they're not going to win the minority vote anytime soon.
I just don't understand it, it seems desperate to me. And hasn't Santorum made enough of an ass out of himself? He's already regarded as the most up-for-grabs seat in the senate; just a few weeks ago he held a press conference to announce WMD's were found in Iraq, only to have the DoD AND the White House reject his claims.
Santorum is desperate, and this just makes it that much more obvious.
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