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At Last, Republicans Make Their Case to Main Street

RedRum Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 11:02 AM
We will see if the GOP's "rebranding" efforts work. It worked well for Democrats in '92 (remember the phrase "new Democrats" - led by Bill Clinton?). At least the Republicans have decided to fight back. If they lose control of the House and more Senate seats next year, at least they went down fighting. The Romney campaign approach was entirely too passive, complacent and deferential to Obama. With a message highlighting how GOP policies will help average Americans, better candidates (PLEASE - no more Akins or Murdochs or O'Donnels!) and a willingess to fight back against liberals, the GOP can make 2014 their turnaround year. I also challenge those who opposed Obama but sat at home on election day to get out & vote!
MoreFreedom Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:22 PM
Be careful. Such rebranding is mostly talk and often planned lies. Instead watch how our R congressmen vote. Consider all the spending and debt ceiling raising they've done. They didn't get anything but worthless promises from Democrats for it. One should conclude they really want to increase debt and spending.

If Republicans really wanted less government, they'd vote that way. Instead they vote for more. Fortunately there are a few voting for less government.
llee823 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:16 PM
The reality is that the lies are coming home to roost and most Republicans realize that. You are seeing more conservatives elected because the economy has a way of making the truth obvious. The economy is struggling to recover, government spending has not helped as was promised, and people are beginning to see the consequences of out of control spending. SS and Medicare ARE problems, and most people under the age of 65 see where we are headed if we don't fix them and soon. Obama can claim we don't have a spending problem, but reality speaks differently. Republicans better start with the truth, because the truth can't be hidden much longer.

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...