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Fighting Spin With the Truth

RichardsKY Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:04 AM
I still think the only winning strategy for the Republicans is to admit they have lost this battle and focus on winning the war. They should step aside and let Obama implement the plan he proposed. The Republicans can say "Mr. President, you won the election, and though we believe your policies will not succeed, we are willing to give you the opportunity to pursue them. We believe the American people will judge your policies by the results. We will let you set the bar. Tell us what the economy will be like 4 years from now if we follow your path and we will judge your performance by that expectation." Neither the president nor his advisors understand the economy - the world - well enough to succeed.

The Republicans offered a plan -- in writing -- to avoid the "fiscal cliff." It includes $800 billion in revenue increases, which demonstrates the GOP's reluctant assent to increasing the tax burdens on Americans.  The White House has rejected the proposal out of hand.

The sheer audacity of the President's last proposal shows that Obama sees this as the opening salvos of 2014.  Republicans need to do a better job explaining their position in a way that will allow them to make a strong case for themselves (and for electing more of them) in 2014.

To that end, here are...