As a recent critic myself of Republican leadership, I would like to congratulate Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor and the entire Republican leadership in the House and the Senate. They have succeeded in luring the President and his minions into a deal they will come to regret. All the wise guys disagree with me. Of course, the progressive media are crowing about President Obama´s great victory. They are touting his brilliant negotiating skills. They are positively giddy with schadenfreude for conservatives.
Sorry #2 - won´t happen with current leadership. They have lost too many´s confidence and trust. we expect them to roll after an appropriate amount of huffing and puffing, and everything they do is a repeat.
If I might point out, the Republican´s leadership record over the last several elections isn´t too stellar.
I´d love to hang my hat on 2014 but I no longer trust our election system. I think the Obama WH turned the nat´l database from SS over to his miscreant handlers, who in turn programmed all citizens in a cheater database, tied to the machine programming.
As for the debt clg debate... I think we will see success if they manage to appropriate on an as needed basis, not a windfall.
I agree that keeping the House and gaining control of the Senate are the immediate jobs for the Republican Party. With this, we can stop/slow down the attack on our economy in the next couple years.
Next, of course, is purging out the RINOs.
In addition, it is vital to reach the average sit-com viewer with a barrage of short, attention-getting television ads that get the conservative point across (while being entertaining) as soon as possible.
Good analysis by Razar. I like his thought process and agree wholeheartedly with him. The last paragraph sums it up very nicely.
FTA: "In closing, let me say that I claim no window into the future. Ten-year plans are unreliable at best, dangerous at worst. Anyone who cares about actually winning the ongoing fight with progressivism should join as broad a coalition as we can muster. No egos. No pride in winning arguments among ourselves. And a special message to the gloom-and-doomers: shut up! You are giving aid and comfort to the enemy. We have a war to fight." And a war to win.
We need to resist our impulse to "purge the RINOs." Any governing coalition of 51% will include impure factions. We need to get more movement people into leadership without fracturing the coalition with the establishment types. I am not too unhappy with the fiscal cliff results and don´t think we should overplay the debt ceiling card. I think our focus should be on the power of the House to send up rational spending bills piecemeal like Mike Razar says, and work on consistent energetic messaging.
The strategy every step of the way should be to talk about unemployment, unemployment, unemployment, and unemployment. Offer to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for Keystone approval. Trade higher taxes on the rich for expanded drilling on federal land and seed money for new pipeline projects. Protest the tax hikes and debt ceiling raises vorciferously as counter-productive and harmful to the economy, but acknowledge the necessary quid pro quo with the Centralized planners across the aisle. Forget about budget cuts and shutting down the government until AFTER you have a majority in the House and Senate. To get there the GOP is going to have to convince Americans suffering these hard timed that they are for something other than throwing temper tantrums and firing spit wads at leadership.
Maybe a win for big government Republicans. I can´t see how higher deficits are a win for America.
So the only way America wins on this is if it positions the Republicans to get serious spending cuts in the debt ceiling talks. He makes no mention of this. Other articles have made this claim, but they were relying on an unbiased media for their argument.
The notion that the fiscal cliff would have pushed us into recession is just leftist economic blather. The fact that he claims this and makes little mention of spending cuts pretty much gives away his RINO views.
"All great generals have had to resort to tactical retreats at times."
This is all the GOP does anymore, we won back the House in 2010 and we haven´t had a single substantive legislative achievement at the federal level. I applaud the fact that we now control more state legislatures and governorships...and the real ground we seem to be winning is at the state level. But at the federal level the GOP has nothing but "tactical retreats" for the last two years. Sorry, but enough is enough, these guys gotta start getting some wins or else stop asking my suppport. I´ll save my time and money for where it´s effective, in my own backyard.
General Lee won almost every battle up to Gettysburg in 1863 and lost the war. Obama may have just hit his high water mark on his own Cemetery Ridge, with higher taxes. I think his gun control push will also backfire. They can´t get more the 600k to his inauguration in DC. He is already down to 50% in the polls. Can anybody see the wax dripping from his wings. He is clearly flying to close to the sun.
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