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Democrats push problem
solvers in House contests

Washington Post, by Paul Kane

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 4/6/2013 11:38:26 PM

Democratic Party officials believe that Kevin Strouse is exactly the kind of candidate who can help them retake the House next year. He’s a smart, young former Army Ranger — good qualities for any aspiring politician. But what party leaders really like is that Strouse doesn’t have particularly strong views on the country’s hottest issues. Immigration? Tax policy? “Certainly I have a lot of research to do,” Strouse acknowledged in an interview Thursday as he announced his candidacy in a suburban Philadelphia House district. Strouse’s candidacy reflects an emerging

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 4/6/2013 11:48:30 PM     (No. 9263404)

Now the Democrats are the "problem solvers" and not partisan? Unbelievable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/7/2013 1:41:05 AM     (No. 9263436)

This is the same tactic they used in 2006 to win the House. Back then they all called themselves independent voices for their district.There´s really no such thing as a democrat problem solver.Still,it amazes me how if a dem is a vet,it carries a lot more weight than a GOPer.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bdog, 4/7/2013 1:49:05 AM     (No. 9263439)

Low information politicians for low information voters.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 4/7/2013 1:54:49 AM     (No. 9263444)

Anyone else recalling the Demotivation poster, the one that reads something like "if you think the problems are bad, wait till you see our solutions!"?
Many of our worst problems are the direct - and often predicted - result of forced top down solutions to rather small problems. Ready for another energetic effort with the same results?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chance_232, 4/7/2013 2:01:52 AM     (No. 9263448)

There is no such thing as an independent, non-partisan problem solving democrat. Once elected, without fail, they all become part of the problem and vote the democrat line. Any democrat that tells you differently is a liar. The fact is that liberals cant get elected in most districts and have to disguise themselves as moderates or conservatives to get elected.

And any republican that feeds you that line, rest assured that he/she is a closet democrat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: belwhatter, 4/7/2013 2:13:17 AM     (No. 9263454)

Nothing like having blotting paper to vote for.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: miceal, 4/7/2013 2:19:49 AM     (No. 9263456)

Sorry, but if this "young former Army Ranger" had his "Sierra" together, he´d be running as a True Conservative, NOT as a RAT! Consider where he is running, Pennsylvania RAT Central.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/7/2013 6:39:45 AM     (No. 9263500)

If Strouse doesn´t have any opinions on anything, he sounds perfect for demonrat brain-washing immediately after taking office. What´s his platform going to be? "I don´t know". "I have no opinion on that". "I don´t remember".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 4/7/2013 7:58:52 AM     (No. 9263553)

Hmmph....I see RAT candidate who was Ranger good. Republican candidate who was Ranger crazy right wing zealot. Now I see how they characterize via party!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/7/2013 9:08:07 AM     (No. 9263654)

Being stupid and wanting to solve problems are all that is needed . Worked just fine for Balack Obama.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/7/2013 9:30:17 AM     (No. 9263685)

The biggest problem they have created sits in 1600 Penn Ave. Until that is solved, nothing else is going to move.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/7/2013 10:35:35 AM     (No. 9263795)

Why bother to do research? If elected, he´ll vote the way San Fran Nan tells him, exactly the way the "blue dogs" did. If voters fall for that trick again, they deserve what they get.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MDConservative, 4/7/2013 11:25:21 AM     (No. 9263852)

Selling Dems as "Independent voices for their district." Republicans don´t get it in a low-info world. It´s not about winning an ideological argument...it´s about winning votes, and any vote will do.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/7/2013 3:35:05 PM     (No. 9264173)

Liars, thieves, and busy bodies are now problem solvers?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/7/2013 4:50:37 PM     (No. 9264245)

A former Army Ranger running as a Democrat? What sort of parallel universe is this?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 4/7/2013 6:59:06 PM     (No. 9264367)

Don´t know about problem solvers, but the Democrats have plenty of problem creators.

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