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Ten Takeaways from the GOP Retreat
National Review Online, by Robert Costa & Andrew Stiles

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/18/2013 11:45:33 AM

Williamsburg, Va. — Due to the rainy weather, House Republicans aren’t having a grand time at their retreat this week, which is being held at the sprawling Kingsmill Resort. Few members have played golf, or ventured to nearby Colonial Williamsburg. But inside the hotel, which is surrounded by armed guards, Republicans are quietly planning their debt-limit strategy and talking politics in a ballroom overlooking the James River. So far, prominent pollsters and journalists, such as Charlie Cook and William Kristol, have hosted briefings. During meals, several motivational speakers, including a blind mountain climber, have attempted to inspire the

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Read it and weep. Charlie Cook and Bill Kristol are a couple of the prominent journalists to attend? Oh sigh. After reading this I am not encouraged.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/18/2013 12:05:15 PM     (No. 9124463)

What the need to have is a good arse kicking by Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/18/2013 12:10:43 PM     (No. 9124476)

"Read it and weep." I did and I am trying not to weep. The choice of speakers ? Charlie Cook and Kristol? The most telling thing is Boehner´s part in the retreat. He´s "sitting back and listening.. " No vision, no leadership, no new fresh ideas. Ah well, they have their pensions and jobs, whatever...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OregonTrail, 1/18/2013 12:55:35 PM     (No. 9124612)

Good lord. They´re down at the mouth after the election. The election was stolen, people!
Go to Politichicks and read the article on voter fraud and you´ll be even more depressed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: absalom, 1/18/2013 1:18:11 PM     (No. 9124680)

#4, W/respect, voter fraud is a bogeyman. In virtually every battleground state, all of which Romney lost decisively, Executive
(Gov, Secy of State, AG, etc.)and Legislative
Offices(Senate Leader and Assembly Speaker) are held by Republicans, Are we to believe they all conspired w/the Dems in massive voter fraud??? Way beyond absurd. Fraud was marginal and occurred in blue states that are solidly D. Reality is that Romney was a feckless and incompetent candidate and the majority of voters knew it in their bones.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: absalom, 1/18/2013 1:20:23 PM     (No. 9124687)

#4, W/respect, voter fraud is a bogeyman. In virtually every battleground state, all of which Romney lost decisively, Executive
(Gov, Secy of State, AG, etc.)and Legislative
Offices(Senate Leader and Assembly Speaker) are held by Republicans. Are we to believe they all conspired w/the Dems in massive voter fraud??? Way beyond absurd. Fraud was marginal and occurred in blue states that are solidly D. Reality is that Romney was a feckless and incompetent candidate and the majority of voters knew it in their bones.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sunsong, 1/18/2013 2:05:45 PM     (No. 9124796)

Unity is good. Working together is good. Greatly improving PR is good.

Raising the debt limit a little is good. It will help to keep this issue front and center - until there are real spending cuts.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 1/18/2013 2:06:49 PM     (No. 9124801)

My takeaway from the article is continued pessimism about reining in Democrat spending, and prevailing in the 2014 elections. Just more "go along" mentality. More than ever, a new conservative party is needed that will vote with the Pubs when they´re right, and stand up when they´re not.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/18/2013 2:35:46 PM     (No. 9124846)

It´s an interesting read.
Nothing wrong with it.

They meet like this at the start of each new Congress, as I recall.

There are things that can be done with the debt limit, etc., and the article covers that.

Realistically, you can only do so much when you own only the House.
You have the WH, the Senate and the media against you.

Play for the long term, then.
Stay in the game in order to be in position to win the 2014 midterms.
Own the House and Senate by Jan. 2015.
Get the WH back in Jan. 2017.
We can own it all again.

Krauthammer has pointed out that the remedy is to win the next election.
Bamster has shot himself in the foot with his riling of the NRA and gun owners.
Be thankful Bammie has aroused his biggest enemies.
Second terms are historically very ugly for incumbent presidents and their party
in Congress.
We can beat this very ugly man with a nice big Ugly Stick.
Looking forward to the 2014 midterms.
Everyone is going to hate Obamacare next year.

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