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"Not A Moment To Be Lost": Ayotte, Cruz, Kyl and Capito Show The Way

natch Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:39 PM
"...but the Republicans resolute unwillingness to try and communicate the real situation leaves it a victim of the president's relentless messaging." Absolutely, and this is what was during the campaign for President. I don't know if the republicans have lost the talent for retort or if Boehner is incredibly simple or what but republicans no longer have the ability to convey its message.
Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 6:41 PM
It's hard to have a "talent for retort" when your party's message appears to be: "we're happy to grow the federal government just as fast as the D's, but what we really want to do is talk about abortion and religion". Is it any wonder that independents didn't come to the rescue?

And as if having no coherent message wasn't bad enough, the R's refused to hold BO responsible for any of his massive, stinking policy failures and philosophical weaknesses. I mean, really, the R's should have been able to run Howdy Doody and beat BO in a landslide.

It's time for the R's to get a bigger tent and a new ringmaster. I suggest they begin by hiring a libertarian to teach them what "principle" means. Thomas Sowell will do.
natch Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:40 PM
...what was MISSING during...

The only thing worse than losing in politics is quitting after a loss since the vast and great American sport of politics never stops, and increasingly doesn't even pause for the holidays.

Which is why I am grateful for Kelly Ayotte, Ted Cruz, Jon Kyl and Shelley Moore Capito.

In the weeks since the election, New Hampshire Senator Ayotte could have gone to ground as most of her colleagues have done, adopting a wait-and-see attitude that minimized political risk and profile. Instead she teamed with Senate veterans John McCain and Lindsey Graham to insist that Ambassador Susan Rice, presumptive nominee...