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Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

3129 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 1:33 PM
The way to "win" is to let the government collapse. It will be a great opportunity to observe which agencies are really needed as compared to those who are redundant or exist merely to provide jobs for public employee union members. When those Obama supporters of both parties get their 1st paycheck under the old Clinton tax law in January, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are going to lose a lot of support. The Democrats in Congress will discover the administrations popularity is not as good as they thought. Viva la revolucion.

Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wowed the Beltway conservatives last night, which is a little bit like the British cheering a successful evacuation from Dunkirk. The GOP indeed lives to fight another day, and that day will be here quickly as 2014’s candidates are already declaring –Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for the United States Senate in West Virginia and former Governor Michael Rounds for the same in South Dakota.

Which weights the negotiations over the fiscal cliff with a great deal of political as well as economic significance. The parties purport to care about the latter, but they are...