I´ve just returned from a few days in Washington, where the conversation continues to center on whether Republicans can regroup and rebound from their disappointing defeat in the November election. Thoughts on what the GOP must do range from improving their Spanish to standing up in gay weddings. But I think 2014 will be a huge Republican year. The reason: Obamacare will be in place by the time Americans next go to the polls, and they´ll have tasted the true costs of a law they didn´t want in the first place.
The November debacle proved that all ills can be laid at the feet of Republican boogeymen, and a majority of low-info and imaginary voters can be turned out to validate it. The merits and the truth truly do not matter. Dots will not be connected back to Obamacare, not now, not then, not ever. Not by the MSM and not by the lo-fos, whose ranks will be swelled by national automatic registration.
Only a charismatic figure could advance conservative ideas nationally - the ideas themselves are too dry and hard to win the day. And even then such a candidate must deal with the all out character assassination from the same political and media forces that will simultaneously provide all out cover for his/her opponent, however ridiculous the case on both counts.
Big year for the GOP in 14? It is difficult to see that coming. Big year for reliably red states to pick up population from death-spiral blue ones? Now you´re talking.
#4 is right. As Stalin said it´s not who votes but who counts the votes that really matters. Somehow the Democrats have taken control of the counting. It´s odd to me that the large Democratic cities and counties always report their election results last. Any suburban and rural Republican leads always seem to disappear when the urban votes are tallied. They know the number they need and come up with it. I believe that voter fraud in Chicago gave President Kennedy Illinois and the 1960 election. That successful voter fraud emboldened the Democrats who have perfected the fraud since then.
"Low-foes" That´s a keeper #5! They are the true majority and the ones that vote, vote for free stuff. The higher than thou, arrogant liberals truly are happy telling the low-foes what to do, where to go to college, and how to help the machine. The union dues they pay line the politicians pockets, who drone on TV reenforcing the liberal talking points, over and over to masses. It´s really very sad.
To judge by my daughter´s office, people are now understanding the trick played on them by lifting the payroll tax and reinstating it after the election. The office staff and the patients are starting to resent the provisions of Obamacare and they have hardly begun to come to grips with most of them. My dughter added up her taxes and insurance and was staggered. She has just begun to pay. Fortunately for her and her husband, they own the house free and clear. Otherwise they would not be making it. What will younger people do?
Younger people will be slaves of this government, not the government by the people, but the government machine out of DC; they no longer represent we the people, they represent themselves and their own interests.
#5--low-fo´s! That´s a keeper! There are liberal talking points and then there´s less money in one´s paycheck. That got their attention. In less than a year, another huge bite (Obamacare) will begin. The low-fo´s turn out to put Obama in office, but they´re reliably no-shows for the midterms. That means a good year for the GOP. Watch what Obama is doing right now--he is trying to jam as much ´hope and change´ as he can through Congress. He knows 2013 and 2014 are his windows.
I don´t know about 2014. The dems are cunning and averse to ethics. They do a great job, with the ACORNS, etc., of finding the lo-fo´s in the communities, getting them registered, incentivising them to vote (beer, cigarettes, cash), getting them to the polls and then instructing them who to vote for.
I think one of Romney´s biggest mistakes was not speaking to these people directly. Saying ´I´ll repeal Obamacare´ scared these people. He should have told them why obamacare was bad for them and the country, and that he would do something to make health care better for them, giving them a few examples.
It could work to the Republicans´ advantage if they choose to run with the issue. They need to remind voters (especially the Lo-Fo´s) that Democrats are fully responsible for any and all dissatisfaction they have with healthcare, including long waits in the waiting room, higher premiums, higher costs, and that tedious government-run website they´ll have use to find a doctor.
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