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Re 'The Breakdown: How Can the Democrats Close the Enthusiasm Gap?'

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The curent policy menu of the Democrats is built around three options that are fueling the current great popular rebellion.

#1 The stimulus needed to be oriented to the needs of the US for rebuilding bridges, sewers and other infrastructure, instead of the Porkulus that is perceived as a payoff to the teachers unions.

#2 Cap-and-trade is designed to be very harmful and job-killing and cannot accomplish even a small fraction of its aim. The problem is the sun's variable nature, which we cannot control, and every single Republican Senate nominee is benefiting from this stupid policy.

#3 Healthcare reform should have been politically neutralized and not allowed to become so poisonous. The bill should been a compromise, with movement only on points that majorities of both Democrats and Republicans could agree. Obama might have coasted to a now-doubtful second term while looking like a hero, and much of the Republican opposition would have collapsed.

No wonder the Democrqts are demoralized, because it is hard to sell such a shoddy product.

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby, PA

Oct 9 2010 - 6:13pm