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Better Republican Communication Needed

RoyClinton Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:57 PM
I agree with MoreFreedom that Republicans don't really want to cut spending. They are also afraid to tell Americans the truth that some of us, or all of us, will have to do with less. Except for a few people like Rand Paul who are willing to put their money where their mouth is (and I hope he doesn't cave at some point too), Republicans are afraid of losing votes if they cut spending.

"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...