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Republicans, Over the Cliff
American Conservative, by Rod Dreher

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Posted By:MissMolly, 10/1/2013 12:17:01 PM

Peter Suderman speaks for me: What Republicans have right now is a lot of talk. What they don’t have is a workable legislative strategy. Not on Obamacare. Not on the debt. Not on tax reform, the unsustainable entitlement state, or on any of the big domestic policy issues that Republicans say they care about, or that actually confront the nation today. Part of coming up with a plausible strategy is going to be recognizing that right now, the GOP is the minority party in Congress, and that there are limits to what it can meaningfully accomplish until that changes. They

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/1/2013 12:26:30 PM     (No. 9544793)

Fine. I´ll take over the cliff.

Better now than when ALL the money is gone and blood is running in the streets, not too far down the road.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/1/2013 12:35:48 PM     (No. 9544819)

I´m not sure I agree. To be sure the RINOs run a huge risk of losing key support. But the battle is over a law most Americans don´t want, never wanted and will never like. Sometimes one has to do the unpopular to achieve results. Often, taking the road less traveled is called leadership.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lavalette, 10/1/2013 12:48:15 PM     (No. 9544839)

This sounds like advocating a "win first, then fight " strategy. Somehow that seems backwards.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tisHimself, 10/1/2013 12:52:29 PM     (No. 9544848)

The usual white board liberal republicans certainly seem to have a rooting interest in seeing the republicans cave.

It would be horrible for the conservative populace to recognize that the establishment could have been fighting against the expansive socialism of Obama. Too bad we can´t just defund the collective mediocrity of republican political consultants.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Raristotle, 10/1/2013 1:23:33 PM     (No. 9544900)

Rod Dreher is a writer who dubbed himself a "Crunchy Conservative". His core instincts are always liberal, like David Frum and David Brooks. He´s one of the folks who knows what is economically correct but can´t relinquish the desire to hang out with "Sustainable Living" folks at the organic farmers´ market. It´s unfortunate that he feels this struggle because Dreher can be a good writer, when not talking about his desire to walk on both sides of the political street.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hicokid, 10/1/2013 1:34:58 PM     (No. 9544927)

Endured an 11 plane ride sitting next to this guy. Thinks he´s a Republican. Works appeasing liberal editors. That´s pretty much his game.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hicokid, 10/1/2013 1:43:18 PM     (No. 9544939)

11hr

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Reply 8 - Posted by: reilly, 10/1/2013 1:46:35 PM     (No. 9544945)


Thank you, Mr. Dreher. You´ve said your piece. Now, vote Democrat and get lost.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Darling, 10/1/2013 1:56:28 PM     (No. 9544959)

They are not the minority party in congress. They are precisely one half of the congress. The president+the senate is not a monarchy. The republicans are not there to roll over because our childish always-in-a-snit president can count on the senate to do his bidding.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mws50, 10/1/2013 2:14:43 PM     (No. 9544987)

Will someone tell the clueless Rod Dreher that ALL spending bills originate in The House. That, all by itself, gives The House tremendous power

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jimK1, 10/1/2013 2:16:55 PM     (No. 9544989)

The last time the RNC called asking for money, they were told not only no, but hell no. They haven´t called back and anything that comes in the mail goes to the trash. I don´t have a representative worth a bucket of warm spit (Dingell) and our Senators are both communists. The clowns that the establishment puts up against them are pathetic at best. Get someone that has integrity and will fight, I´ll be happy to donate. Until then, I pick and choose to whom I will donate.

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