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Memo to House GOP
Weekly Standard, by William Kristol

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Posted By:zephyrgirl, 1/24/2014 3:31:00 PM

Election Day is almost nine months off. But right now Republicans seem almost certain to hold the House of Representatives and are likely to take the Senate. Which raises the inevitable question: How might the GOP seize defeat from the jaws of victory? Two occasions stand out, two obvious obstacles ahead that could lead to disastrous Republican stumbles, two pitfalls on the path to a happy GOP Election Day. Republicans are pretty good at falling into such pits. One is the increase in the debt limit, which Congress will have to deal with in the next month or two. The other

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Too bad the Republican leadership won´t take Kristol´s advice.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 1/24/2014 3:45:01 PM     (No. 9704472)

Under the current situation, I believe he may be right. Nothing can change until we have another serious economic crisis which will be 100% Obama and Democrats fault. Only in the next Obama recession will there be a chance to change course.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/24/2014 3:53:26 PM     (No. 9704484)

This is one of the best things Kristol has written.

Should be a Must Read.

It´s a No-Broehner.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tenncon231, 1/24/2014 4:06:53 PM     (No. 9704496)

OK Bill, who is lining your pocket this time since your success with the muzzie bros was so successful! s/o

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/24/2014 4:17:59 PM     (No. 9704508)

Never underestimate the ability of the Stupid Party to screw up. Again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: redgrains, 1/24/2014 4:53:52 PM     (No. 9704535)

What Kristol says here is both a Must-Read AND a Must-Do.
Even with the cowardly leadership in the GOP, this economy cannot endure another cycle of Obama and a DRat controlled Congress.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/24/2014 7:52:15 PM     (No. 9704672)

Once the Republicans bring so-called immigration reform to the floor they will quickly lose control of it, Obama and the liberal Democrats will see to that.

There is not much that the Republicans could do worse right now then hand the liberal Democrats tens of millions of future foreign born socialist oriented voters by way of an amnesty and much increased immigration. The only thing worse then that is to use immigration reform as a way to flood the legal US labor market with cheap foreign labor, an action that would hold down the wages of a lot of American workers, and turn them off as far as voting in the future for the Republicans.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/25/2014 12:06:17 AM     (No. 9704842)

FTA: “Bringing immigration to the floor insures a circular GOP firing squad, instead of a nicely lined-up one shooting together and in unison at Obamacare and other horrors of big government liberalism.”

Bill assumes the right-wing of the Cartel Party is really interested in repeal/defunding Obamacare or fighting the horrors of big government. I haven’t seen any evidence that these are issues of import to the Grand Old Progressives. Their much ballyhooed 100% vote against Obamacare is looking a little threadbare three years down the road.

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