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Time for Introspection, but Not Surrender

Bobby85 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:59 PM
strangerinyownland......As I said in an earlier post, Repubs need to just stand down and let the Dems have everything they want. Alcoholic recovery is an excellent examply. This could be the revolution many of us want. But, without firing a shot. Liberals are childish. Let the child have all the cake they want and, maybe they will remember the stomach ache it gave them. A side benifit of this would be that the lamestream media absolutely could NOT ignore a devastated country. There are some martial arts parallels.....using your opponants aggression and/or momentum against him. YES it would be ugly. But i suggest it would be quicker than a death by a thousand cuts
Rock Strongo Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 5:56 PM
I agree. Boehner's first inclination is always to cave in anyway, so they might as well give the people what they voted for. What's the downside? We're going down the shltter anyway, and if the republicans offer even token resistance they will be blamed for the mess by the media, the ever-growing "free stuff" crowd will buy it, and they will lose in a landslide next time.

I'm just thinking long term (assuming we survive the short term). A catastrophe is coming regardless. Republicans should let the left be its sole author.
Rock Strongo Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:10 PM
What Obama needs above all else is someone to blame for the disaster he creates. Don't give him the chance.

What's the best the Republicans can do anyway? Prevent tax increases on "the rich?" Does anyone have confidence that Boehner will hold that line? He'll cave anyway, so he might as well play the "bi-partisan compromiser" so he can at least say he was willing to give the president's plan a chance to work. Maybe when the Obamaphone crowd is being herded off to the rice paddies they will finally see the light. Doubtful, but possible.

Has the nation gone irreversibly blue? Did intraparty disunity sabotage Mitt Romney's presidential quest? Or is there some other explanation for the nation's re-election of a president with the worst record in decades?

 

I received an email from a brilliant conservative friend who wonders whether Republicans can ever win another election and thus whether the nation is forever lost. I ran into a college student at church the Sunday before the election, and despite his strong conservatism and high intelligence, he admitted confusion about the candidates' respective positions after the presidential debates.

My first reaction after...