6 December 2013
Have you ever known some guy or gal that at every turn shoots themselves in the foot? I once had a public debate with a guy that made my points for me every time he opened his mouth…..like shooting ducks in a barrel….and the GOP seems to have this syndrome….they in the past have taken victory and snatched out defeat….all because they just cannot shut up….with every town hall they piss off more people that would have possibly voted their way in the future…..
We all have seen this in action…..part of the problem is that there are too many sand lot bullies in the Tea Party that rubs off on the GOP every time they have something stupid to say….and that is about every time they open their mouths…….the adults in the party have relinquished control to the sub human bullies……
What brought his post on was the thought I had, after reading a good opinion piece…..the GOP has the upper edge, right now, because of the insanity that is Obamacare….but there is a budget debate to look forward to next year….they cannot do too much damage this year for they only have about 5 working days left before they take another break…..a break to try out those new knee pads they will get for Xmas…..this is the piece that I referred to earlier…..
(Newser) – The conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal sounds pretty hopeful that the troubles of ObamaCare will translate into solid GOP gains in next year’s midterms. But the editors also see signs
that Republicans are going to once again blow it with a “stupid, futile budget standoff.” This time, it’s defense hawks such as Rep. Buck McKeon who might break party ranks, thanks to Pentagon cuts mandated by current law. His intent is honorable, say the editors, but he and fellow hawks need to stand down for the sake of the party.
“If 20 or so GOP Members vote with Nancy Pelosi to ditch the budget caps, Republicans can’t pass a government funding bill before the current continuing resolution expires early next year,” they write. “This could trigger another shutdown and pell-mell political retreat that makes the GOP again look like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.” Republicans have to remain united—the lesson they should have learned from the last budget mess—and “Boehner must finally show enough leadership and toughness to keep his Members in line.” Click for the full editorial. (Meanwhile, a Politico story suggests that a genuine deal is in the works to avoid a shutdown this time around.)
The big question to ask is……will the GOP pee in their chili–again?
Please let the thoughts fly.
14 November 2013
31 October 2013
Uncle Ted has promised to stop attacking fellow Repubs……pause here for snickering…….how long do you think it will last? I say January 2014 at the start of the mid-terms….he will go into his usual attack mode….thoughts?
29 October 2013
28 October 2013
25 October 2013
In these days of high adventurism in the Congress we have a problem brewing…well I think it could be a problem….The Tea Party.
I understand the rationale behind the party and I can understand where they are coming from but I cannot see how they can stay within the GOP. The feeling is that the TP could hurt the GOP in every landing a national government again….that it keeps the party split and with that split unlikely to win an election.
I was recently talkjing to a moderate Repub friend and he felt the only way for the party to survive was for the TP to split off and try it on their own…..he told me about an article that was written by a former speech writer of GW…….
(Newser) – Former Bush I speechwriter David Frum has a few words for Tea Party politicians who might be considering a split from the GOP to form a third party: Good riddance. Such a split might be the only hope for the party’s long-term chances, writes Frum at CNN. Tea Party backers, for instance, would rather keep the government shut down and allow the government to default rather than give even an inch to Democrats and the White House. It’s all principle and no pragmatism.
Tea Party “extremism contaminates the whole Republican brand,” writes Frum. “It’s a very interesting question whether a (Tea Party) bolt from the GOP might not just liberate the party to slide back to the political center—and liberate Republicans from identification with the Sarah Palins and the Ted Cruzes who have done so much harm to their hopes over the past three election cycles.” On that note, Frum counts at least six Democratic Senate seats that should be in the GOP ledger. So for Tea Party pols threatening to bolt if the GOP compromises, Frum counters, “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Click for his full column.
There are many true conservs that feel this way….the more the TP gains the more they see any hope of winning a national election…..I feel for them….I had that same feeling many years ago…..it is a sucky feeling.