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To Create Boom, GOP Needs to Change Tune

moberndorf Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 7:01 PM
Jack, I assume, is a graduate of a government school, perhaps in Chicago, and was outside smoking when they were teaching the kids how to read...

Obama comes out the victor in the messaging battle of the fiscal cliff negotiations. CNN contributor Ruben Navarrette Jr. said: “He is so good at the business of politics that he’s really outmaneuvered them.”

How did he do this? According to John Judis in the New Republic, “He campaigned publicly. He framed the issues. He put the Republicans on the defensive in a way that he failed to do during much of his first term.” 

Even the far-right agrees. In a post titled: “GOP drift losing ‘cliff’ message battle,” Mike Flynn argues: “The GOP is...