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At Last, Republicans Make Their Case to Main Street

Andy544 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 11:49 AM
The RINOS are trying, desperately, to 're-brand' and 're-invent' themselves in the eyes of the millions of conservatives who have now walked away from the GOP. Meanwhile, four of them last week stood smilingly with their counterparts in the Demagogic Party and in the name of 'compassion' (and political expediency) called for open Amnesty for tens of millions of more illegals. Living in the unreal Washington DC 'bubble world' of big money and compromise, the RINOS are making the significant mistake of believing their own rhetoric and b.s., and believing the American people are stupid...
MoreFreedom Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:18 PM
From my perspective it isn't that "RINOS are making the significant mistake of believing their own rhetoric and b.s., and believing the American people are stupid". Instead it's RINOs lying to conservatives that they are conservative, and turning around and voting for more governemnt. They do belive republican citizens are stupid to believe them, but also expect their votes given their opponent wants even more government.
Jeff2422 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:09 PM
It is far too often that we are left the choice between big government and an itsy bitsy amount of less government. No discussion of closing any of the 20 or so Departments or Agencies. No discussion about the GAO's report over a year ago that there is at least $200 billion in duplicative effort. No discussion about the bloated federal salaries that has hundreds, in some cases thousands, of federal employees with 6 figure base incomes when in 2004 there was just a hand full in any department. No discussion about the feds hiring 95 people per day. No discussion about the fact that nothing was done about the GSA and similar waste in other departments. DC area has less than 3% unemployment and housing prices are through the roof. (cont)
Jeff2422 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:12 PM
The reall answer is make DC live like the rest of us. Fat chance of that happening when both parties exempt themselves from the laws and rules the rest of us have to live by.
Andy544 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 3:55 PM
exactamundo, jeff. Something big time WRONG in a country where the ONLY sector that is prospering is the FEDERAL sector, and the area around the National Capitol! What this nation has become is NOT the nation the Founding Fathers envisioned....

The House Republicans, in serious trouble with public opinion as they blinked facing the "fiscal cliff" over New Year's, seem suddenly to be playing a more successful game -- or rather, games -- an inside game and an outside game.

The inside game can be described by the Washington phrase "regular order." What that means in ordinary American English is that you proceed according to the rules.

Bills are written in subcommittee and committee and then go to the floor. When the House and Senate pass different versions -- likely when Republicans control the House and Democrats have a majority...