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At Last, Republicans Make Their Case to Main Street

goshawk Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 5:07 AM
Michael Barone, When you wrote; "Yes, there's a certain amount of theater and contrivance to this. But that's often true in politics." it was almost laughable. Politics is nothing but "contrived theater!" Everything politicians say and do is An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive the Citizens or evade responsibility for some stupid thing they've done. You then wrote; "It's not clear how successful the House Republicans' outside game will be." It should be clear that they will not be successful at all because it is still a *contrived game* they play, and the majority of people are wise to their schemes.
Just an old soldier... Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 7:31 AM
I disagree that a majority of people are wise to their schemes. If that were true than 0bama would not be President and half of Congress wouldn't be there.
goshawk Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:38 AM
No, I don't think so. Given that it was massive voter fraud that got him elected. Regardless of what the majority wanted. Then again,that's another reason the Republicans won't succeed. They won't get a backbone and fight the corruption head on!

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...