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April 28, 2011

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Phelan M. Ebenhack/A.P.

1. What goes around, comes around.

2. And they want you to believe that the left is history.

3. Next, those GOP Congresspeople, especially the radicals, could use a little more focus.

4. The demographic here, and placement of the Congressman in between the old guy and the young guy in the same row, is interesting. It speaks to the GOP wedge strategy. Give the old folks their social security, but cut it to ribbons for the young guy and hope the oldsters, pacified, settles down and young guy doesn’t expect much more.

5. Yes, the cross is completely relevant. Beck and the Tea Party worked hard in ’09 framing the anti-government crowd as the God fearing people.

(caption: Maria Reynolds, 52, second from left, shouts out to Rep. Daniel Webster during a town hall meeting in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Congressional Republicans are getting mixed reviews as they pitch their budget plan to constituents back home. Webster faced heckling, boos and shouting matches between supporters and opponents during an hour-long meeting. Some of the roughly 300 people in Orlando wore stickers that said “Hands off Social Security.” Webster defended the budget blueprint authored by Ryan that would cut social safety-net programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.)

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