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Better Republican Communication Needed

MoreFreedom Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:22 PM
Yet another R pundit says the Rs need to communicate better. I say the need to ACT more like fiscal conservatives when they vote. Most Rs claim to be fiscal conservatives, but don't vote that way. So Cushman's advice is completely irrelevant unless the Rs actually vote like fiscal conservative. If they were fiscal conservatives, they'd propose budget cuts and vote for them. They wouldn't cave in on the debt ceiling (twice now for nothing but the sequester) nor vote to continue "green investments" that result in billionaires bundling campaign cash for Obama as they have. Even Paul Ryan's budget INCREASES government spending each year in the first decade by 3.1%. Instead they use Keynesian arguments for spending.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 2:03 PM
I 100% agree.

The GOP can't be the freedom party only when out of power. They want to talk the talk, they need to walk the walk.

"First you win the argument -- then you win the vote," is the now well-known quote from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. President Ronald Reagan was the last Republican president who understood and used that strategy.

President Barack Obama and his team also understand the phrase and are using it to their advantage. They are making a full-court press in the public arena to lay out their argument against sequestration and for more taxes.

"In a few days," Obama said this week in Virginia, "Congress might allow a series of immediate, painful, arbitrary budget cuts to take place -- known in Washington...