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September 20, 2010



If the election is to be decided by the economy, the Democrats have already lost. "It Could Be Worse," true or not, is nobody's rallying cry. "Those Nutty Republicans" isn't likely to go far, either. The Dems have gotten themselves in a position where they can't even promise in good faith to defend Social Security. Instead, they offer the people an inspiring choice between the party that wants to gut the program and the party that just wants to force you to work till you're seventy for fewer benefits.

John Petty

Which is why "the (much-derided) base" may decide to do something else on election day besides vote.

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