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Should Republicans Just Give Obama What He Wants?

Dan_NV Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:56 AM
Voting present is the coward’s way out and that is what Republicans are seen as, “cowards.” The Republicans have a plan, they have a budget and they have a proposal for stabilizing Medicare and Social Security. Put it on the table, put it in writing, announce it as a baseline for negotiations and stipulate that there will be no further proposals until and or unless the Dems provide the same. Yes, the Dems will demagogue the Republican plan to death but failing to produce an alternative, in writing, with specifics, puts the ball and the blame fully in their court. You achieve both objectives with this approach, you end endless negotiations with yourself and you place all responsibility on the Dems.
westriversd Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:14 AM
They have gotten by with it for the past four years and Republicans can't "put the ball in their court" when they have no one that can convince the majority of minimally informed/caring voters that the Dims screwed it up. All the press needs to do is put GOP in the headlines of a story and blame them for something. People then don't read the story which might actually show the Dims were the guilty party.
JRusso Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:03 AM
No matter what happens, Dan, the GOP will be blamed and Americans will believe it.
HarryReidAllAmericanFag Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:59 AM
The message won't get out because the media won't let it and it is too complicated for all the idiots who vote democratic to understand.

It's over. The left won. We can put everything in writing we want but it won't matter.

Even proposing to cut one million dollars from the budget will be viewed as "draconian".

What should conservatives make of this provocative post from "RB" at the Right Sphere, which basically counsels Congressional Republicans to just get out of the way and let Obama have his way on the fiscal cliff?  Though I have some fundamental quarrels with the premise, I must confess that RB's "let it burn" playbook is certainly appealing on some level:

I’ve been watching the negotiations – if you can call Republicans negotiating with themselves while Obama still hasn’t put a plan on the table “negotiating” – over the “Fiscal Cliff” for weeks and it’s time for...